The thirteen studio artists at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios are celebrating the spirit of the ‘artistic journey’ in their show titled “Journeys: 13 Perspectives.” A culmination of creative experiences are highlighted in this annual summer exhibition. As an added attraction, the Brush studio artists have invited the UMass Lowell Literary Society, to write ekphrastic poetry based on the artworks on view in the gallery. The poetry will be read at the artists’ opening reception, and will later be displayed to compliment the exhibit.
Ekphrastic poetry is a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art. Poets viewed the artwork and selected pieces that moved them to create their literary art. This process resulted in a powerful collection of vivid poetry.
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is pleased to announce “Massachusetts Artists 2015: Showcase of Contemporary Art," a biennial exhibition of artists living or working in Massachusetts. A wide variety of styles and techniques are on display from April 18 through June 6. Artists accepted into the exhibit come from Amesbury, Andover, Boston, Boxborough, Brookline, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Dracut, Groton, Hopedale, Ipswich, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, Northborough, Rochester, Salem, Somerville, Stoughton, Stow, Tyngsborough, and Wrentham.
Artists included in the exhibition: Janet Albert, Jessica Aye, Judith Belben, Adrien Bisson, Jane Coder, Linda Demers, Samuel Dionne, ZsuZsanna Donnell, Dave Drinon, Craig Eastland, Gillian Frazier, Barbara Guilmet, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Marjorie Kaye, Mary-Ellen Latino, Robin MacDonald-Foley, Marshall Marice, Hanna Melnyczuk, Crissie Murphy, Paul Noel, David Phoenix, Sarah Roche, Sally Russell, Emily Sandagata, Denn Santoro, George Shaw, Laurie Simko, Robert Thurlow, Sophy Tuttle, Miranda Updike, Tom Veirs, Neil Wilkins, Timothy Wilson, Janet Wolahan, and Deborah Wolf.