Up The Line: The Montserrat – RAA Connection
Jun 20 – Jul 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 20, 2 - 4 pm
This exhibit features a collection of works from Montserrat College of Art’s past and present faculty as well as alumni. Many of Montserrat’s founders were also members of the RAA.
Opening Reception: June 20, 2-4 pm
Two lectures will be offered:
- A gallery talk highlighting many of the pieces in the exhibit by Montserrat’s Gallery Director & Curator, Leonie Bradbury, June 27th @ 3 pm
- An historical look at this creative connection given by Montserrat Professor, Ethan Berry, July 18th @ 3 pm
This exhibition features the work of alumni and faculty of Montserrat, and continues the outreach initiative the Association began several years ago. Executive Director Carol Linsky says “The future of the organization lies in expanding our audience and reaching out to the younger generations of art lovers. For the past several years we have tried to make invitational shows of work by artists not already members of the RAA part of our summer exhibition schedule. The infusion of creativity these artists brings to our galleries is exciting and stretches our boundaries in a positive way.”
The show is being curated by Leonie Bradbury, Director & Curator of the Montserrat College of Art Galleries. Based on a common theme of landscape, the exhibition will feature the work of Daisy Adams, Joan Bediz, Judith Brassard Brown, Erika Buschmann, Loren Doucette, Stacey Durand, Morgan Dyer, George Frary III, Tim Harney, Amanda Hawkins, Andrew Houle, Colin McGuire, Barbara Moody, and Alyssa Watters. Each of these artists brings his or her unique interpretation to the subject, most times breaking the boundaries in a non-traditional approach.
Montserrat College was founded in the sixties, a time when people were questioning the status quo and seeking new solutions. Many of its founding members were also exhibiting artists of Rockport Art; and so, it seemed a natural fit to host Montserrat at Rockport and show the connection between the two groups. A connection that continues to this day, as many of the juried artists of the RAA attended Montserrat College of Art.