Chair Dreams…interpreted

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September 14th – October 31st

by Rosalyn Driscoll
by Rosalyn Driscoll

The opening and artists’ reception of Chair Dreams is from 2-4pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014.   The exhibit will continue until October 31, 2014.

Object Trouvé
Object Trouvé

Chairs are interesting because their physical form implies the human form. They are designed the way that they are because we are designed the way we When presented with this unusual title, some artists’ eyes lit up… and the results will be on display at the Deerfield Arts Bank.

Visual artists from the Valley and way beyond have interpreted this theme each in their preferred medium…paint, sculpture, embroidery, assemblage, collage and metal. Some artists made chairs, some painted chairs, some made paintings of chairs, or used chairs to show paintings.

by Dorit Jordan Dotan
by Dorit Jordan Dotan
Elijah1 by Judith Joseph
Elijah1 by Judith Joseph

Others showed the role of chairs in our lives, in rituals, and in history. Chair Dreams…interpreted by visual artists is designed and curated by the gallery owner, Jane Trigère.

by Martha Brouwer
by Martha Brouwer

Complementing the exhibit are 4 events to suit all tastes:

Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm: Classic Chairs of the Twentieth Century.   A slide lecture by Arnold Friedmann, retired professor of design in the Department   of Art, Architecture, and Art History at U-Mass. He will show Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Bertoia, & Thonet chairs.

Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 4 pm: Chair seat weaving & caning demonstration  by Priscilla Williams.

Tuesday, September 30 (5:30-7:30 pm): Chair Massage at $1/minute

Sunday, October 19 at 3pm: Concerto (artist and program TBA)

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