Friday, October 23, 2015
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LOST & FOUND COLLABORATION
An exhibit of vintage and contemporary architectural photographs opens in the Krikorian Gallery with a free reception on Thursday, October 22. The show is on view through November 21. Sponsored by Preservation Worcester, WORCESTER ARCHITECTURE: Lost & Found, documents well-known city landmarks extant in the 1930s and some of those same landmarks today. See what is missing! Historic photographs, from the Special Collections of the Worcester Public Library, are juxtaposed with contemporary architectural photographs by Thomas A. Lingner and images of architectural details and street life today by Randle Rae Stock. Sponsored in part by a grant to Preservation Worcester from the Worcester Arts Council.
NOW CALL FOR ART
Calling all artists born since 1975! We want to highlight your generation's work. The Worcester Center for Crafts is joining forces with ArtsWorcester in organizing a juried exhibition entitled NOW: New Work, New Artists which will be on view at the Crafts Center and Arts Worcester simultaneously from March 18 through April, 2016. Submission and guidelines are online; click here for all forms and guidelines . Deadline is January 15 so don't delay in making your plans and submitting your work. Juror: Roger Hankins, Director of the Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross. All artistic and craft media welcome. Come on craft artists! Let's make a showing. Sponsored in part by Worcester Business Journal.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Worcester, MA -- An exhibit of vintage and contemporary architectural photographs will be on view from October 22 through November 21, 2015 at the Krikorian Gallery of the Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester. Sponsored by Preservation Worcester, WORCESTER ARCHITECTURE: Lost & Found, documents well-known city landmarks past and present. Historic photographs from the Special Collections of the Worcester Public Library are juxtaposed with contemporary architectural photographs by Thomas A. Lingner and images of architectural details and street life today by Randle Rae Stock.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Worcester Center for Crafts that is free and open to the public. "This is an important show," says organizer Susan Ceccacci, Education Director, Preservation Worcester. "It shows us what we have, and what we have to lose when it comes to the Worcester's outstanding built environment."
The historical photographs originally appeared in an exhibit, entitled "Worcester Architecture," held at the Worcester Art Museum in 1937 and organized by the "dean" of American architectural historians, Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Contemporary photographs update this collection of historical images of Worcester landmarks with views of the buildings and the people who animate them today.
"We're proud to partner with Preservation Worcester and the Worcester Public Library on this exhibit as its purpose is to show us the rich resources that still exist while photographically alluding to what we have already lost," said Krikorian Gallery Director Candace Casey. The exhibit is underwritten in part by the Worcester Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a generous framing gift from the Worcester Public Library.
Related programming includes:
- An illustrated talk on Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30 entitled, "Rediscovering Jenne Magafan's Worcester East Middle School Murals," given by College of the Holy Cross researchers Sarah Valente and Nicole Landry and organized by Worcester Art Museum Director Emeritus, James A. Welu. The talk is free and open to the public.
- Author event on Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Susan Ceccacci will sign copies of her book Living at the City's Green Edge: Bancroft Heights, A Planned Neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Krikorian Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.