Faculty Art Show
Taber Gallery presenting online exhibit of faculty artwork
The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College is presenting a virtual exhibition of original art by members of the college's Visual Art faculty.
"Holyoke Community College is fortunate to have a rich variety of highly creative and dedicated visual art faculty members," said Amy Johnquest, Taber Gallery coordinator. "While we look forward to a time when we can once again safely exhibit on campus, this fabulous selection of work will whet your appetite for the live and in-person faculty show we're planning for the Taber Gallery in 2022."
Contributing faculty members include:
Alix Hegeler (painting, printmaking), Benj Gleeksman (graphics), Bill Devine (drawing), Christopher Willingham (drawing), Cynthia Ludlam (drawing, 3D design), Douglas Breault (drawing, 2D design), Felice Caivano (3D design), Joe Saphire (digital studio, photography), John Calhoun (2D design, drawing), Lahri Bond (illustration, 2D design), Margie Rothermich (2D and 3D design, drawing, ceramics, sculpture), Tara Conant (photography), and Vance Chatel (graphics).
The Taber Gallery made its first foray into virtual exhibitions last spring with its 2020 Student Art Exhibition, which can still be viewed online at: https://2020hccstudentartexhibition.blogspot.com/
"The arts are incredibly important during this strange time of social distancing," Johnquest said. "Art can act as a transport to bring you beyond the walls of confinement. Art can be a conduit to push you to think beyond your thinking. Art can provide comfort and inspire creativity. It can bring us together when we must remain physically apart. Although our campus has been shut down, the Taber Gallery is fortunate to be able to continue exhibitions online. We look forward to a future when we can safely reopen our physical space. Till then, enjoy these virtual galleries."
Featured Art: (Thumbnail) London Walls, by Alix Hegeler, 2020 Handmade Book: Lithography, aluminum and copper. (Above): Help is Here by Benj Gleeksman, acrylic and marker on paper.