MPA Winter Exhibitions Open this Thursday, December 7
Mark your calendars and join us this Thursday, December 7 from 7-9pm as we open our winter exhibitions, sponsored in part by the Young Family.
Emerson Gallery: Moving Beyond Beauty: Reverence and Reclamation
Atrium Gallery: To March is to Love: Weavings by Janel Leppin
December 7, 2023 – February 17, 2024
Opening Reception: December 7, 2023 7 – 9pm
Artist Talk: January 20, 2024, 1-3pm
Tea & Talk: February 8, 2024, 11am
Moving Beyond Beauty
This exhibit brings together five artists—Adjoa Jackson Burrowes, Jacqui Crocetta, Maggie Gourlay, June Linowitz, and Elzbieta Sikorska—who make work that is at once aesthetically pleasing and philosophically compelling. Visual attractiveness and the expression of deep and sometimes unsettling ideas live together, as each artist feels an urgency to address love, concern and reverence for the natural world. Beauty, created through skillful and inventive use of materials, becomes the doorway through which the viewer enters into a sincere dialogue about our fundamental need to experience and learn from nature and our ever more pressing responsibility to honor and care for it.
To March is to Love
Leppin’s whimsical and moving fiber art represents the dichotomy of a wondrous and fragile world, weaving textiles and used clothing to create unexpected textures and patterns. Her work mirrors the struggle between action and complacency, inviting us to engage with and contemplate our humanity.
Learn more at MPAart.org.