Contemporary Visions of Greece’s Golden Age
"Glen Magna Gardens," Karen Fitzgerald
Exhibit Dates: Apr 22 to Jun 8, 2017
Artist Reception: April 23, 2 to 4 PM
Visit the Brush Art Gallery and Studios in historic downtown Lowell for “Contemporary Visions of Greece’s Golden Age.” Art work included was inspired by artistic ideals and achievements of the classical (500-323 BC) and Hellenistic (323-146 BC) periods in Greek history. Artists used this time period as an imaginative springboard for a contemporary twist on Greek sculpture, low and high relief, painting, pottery, frescoes, mosaics, and architecture. They considered the definition of beauty in human terms, with an emphasis on harmony, balance, order and moderation, vitality of life, clarity, and depictions of everyday life as well as mythology.
This collaboration with the Brush and the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society (HCHS ) was the idea of Marina Schell, one of their board members. After forming a committee with Mehmed Ali and Catherine V. O’Donnell, also HCHS members, a prospectus was developed which supported their mission.
The winner of Best in Show will receive a $1000 cash prize from the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society.
Thirty-three artists are included: Margery Appelbaum, New York, NY; Brandin Barón, San Francisco, CA; Janice Brand, Gloucester, MA; John Cascio, Lowell, MA; Donna Caselden, Gloucester, MA; Esther Donlon, Westford, MA; Karen Fitzgerald, Newburyport, MA; Carolyn Fleiss, Lexington, MA; Barbara Gilbert, Lowell, MA; Deirdre Grunwald, Lowell, MA; Chrissy Theo Hungate, Lowell, MA; Mary-Ellen Latino, Northborough, MA; Nancy Lessard, Dracut, MA; Eric Lintala, West Wareham, MA; Alfred Lopez, Westford, MA; Madeleine Lord, Dudley, MA; Roneld Lores, Lowell, MA; Maria Luongo, Newton, MA; Lois Mitchell, Hudson, NH; Helen Moriarty, Chelmsford, MA; Greg Moutafis, Haverhill, MA; Marilyn Pappas, Somerville, MA; Dan Rocha, Lowell, MA; Carol Schena, Melrose, MA; Barbara Schneider, Woodstock, IL; Kimberly Scott, Westford, MA; Elaine Seidel Shea, Billerica, MA; Don Sullivan, Lowell, MA; Robert Thurlow, Lowell, MA; William Turner, Milford, NH; Jennifer Vivier, Dracut, MA; Will Winslow, Lowell, MA; and Eleni Zohdi Lowell, MA.
ABOUT THE JURORS
, Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design BA, Stonehill College; PHD, Brown University; MA, Brown University
, PhD, Professor, History of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design BA, English and Art History, University of Michigan; MA, English Literature, University of Chicago; PhD, History of Art, Yale University
, Exhibitions and Fabrications Department, Art Handler, Worcester Art Museum M.A., Art history, Amherst, University of Massachusetts
This exhibition is sponsored by the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society, Michael G Conway Insurance Agency, Enterprise Bank, Alexander’s Pharmacy, and Jim and Effie Dragon.
ABOUT HELLENIC CULTURE AND HERITAGE SOCIETY
Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote Hellenic culture and heritage through a variety of activities, events, programs, publications and exhibitions. For close to thirty years, HCHS has promoted and celebrated Greek painters, sculptors, photographers, actors, writers, poets, musicians, historians, etc. The organization also serves as a repository for artifacts and materials pertaining to this heritage, collects oral histories, preserves documents and publishes works about Greek heritage in Lowell.