The Community Art Show will be on display at The LAVA Center in November and December.
Organizers Lindy Whiton, Charmae Bartlett and Christine Diani have gathered together thirteen Western MA-based artists—five photographers, four painters, three sculpture/installation artists, and a mixed media artist—for a diverse display of art that all centers around the theme of community.
“Community is a large topic for an art show and it allows for tremendous differences in interpretation. Community was chosen because we have been separated from it so much during this pandemic, and we need to find ways to keep it awake in our lives. This show is an attempt to safely bring people together and remind them not only of the importance of community, but of the benefits as well.”
(Biographies, statements, and more photos will be available soon.)
In lieu of a single reception, several of the artists will be highlighted at each Saturday Salon event, every Saturday in November and December (through Dec. 19), 1–4 p.m. The artists will be on hand to discuss their words and will, if applicable, have art and other items to sell.
Saturday, Nov. 7: Lindy Whiton, Charmae Bartlett and Christine Diani
Saturday. Nov. 14: Patricia Crosby and Arthur Schwenger
Saturday. Nov. 21: Jay Goldspinner and Glenn Yarnell
Saturday. Nov. 28: Cara Finch and JJ White
Saturday. Dec. 5: Sarah Ahearn and Dawn Marie Spaulding
Saturday, Dec. 19: Charmae Bartlett