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ArtsWorcester Biennial 2017 - Opening Reception

Art - Exhibit

Friday, May 5, 2017
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

660 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
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Join us for the opening of the "Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial" on Friday, May 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at 660 Main Street.

Teen Night: Monday, May 8, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Viewing party co-hosted with Airspray: Friday, May 19, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Gallery hours through June 2: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.

Since 1985, the ArtsWorcester Biennial has exhibited the region’s best visual art, with an extraordinary range of works by leading and emerging artists. This year’s independent juror was Samantha Cataldo, of the Currier Museum of Art, who selected 56 works from a pool of 330 submissions.

In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, this year’s winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will have an installation in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum in the 2017-18 season. All prizes will be announced at the opening reception

Congratulations to the following artists for their inclusion in the Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial. Their 56 works were selected by Samantha Cataldo of the Currier Museum of Art from a pool of 330 submissions.

Aula Alayoubi, Worcester, MA
Lisa Barthelson, Rutland, MA
Amanda Bastien, Leicester, MA
Lora Brueck, Worcester, MA
Marion Buricatu, Shrewsbury, MA
Jim Collins, Brimfield, MA
Aimee Cotnoir, Sutton, MA
Carrie Crane, Boylston, MA
Robert Dec, Worcester, MA
Louis Despres, Worcester, MA
James Dye, Worcester, MA
Katie Dye, Worcester, MA
Margaret Emerson, Spencer, MA
Madge Evers, Haydenville, MA
Colleen Fitzgerald, Shrewsbury, MA
Sharon Freed, Worcester, MA
John Garton, Northborough, MA
Melinda Goodhue, Gardner, MA
Tom Grady, Holden, MA
Leslie Graff, Sutton, MA
Meaghan Hardy-Lavoie, Worcester, MA
Scarlett Hoey, Worcester, MA
Chelsea LeBeau Hueter, Westford, MA
Lynne Johnson, Bolton, MA
Alison Keller, Manchester, NH
John LaPrade, Worcester, MA
Christine Latini, Clinton, MA
Ted Lilley, Brookline, MA
Dylan MacLeod, Rochdale, MA
Susan Mampre, Rutland, MA
Anne McNevin, Milford, MA
Carlotta Miller, Worcester, MA
Kat O'Connor, Worcester, MA
Victor Pacheco, Worcester, MA
John Pagano, Paxton, MA
Katherine Rasche, Worcester, MA
Barbara Roberts, Worcester, MA
Joan Ryan, East Boston, MA
Piyali Samant, Auburn, MA
Robb Sandagata, Lowell, MA
Stephanie Schechter, Providence, RI
Bill Scully, Jamaica Plain, MA
Susan Sedgwick, Holden, MA
Jack Sikes, Holden, MA
Amaryllis Siniossoglou, Cambridge, MA
Justin Sliwoski, West Boylston, MA
Edwin Smith, Worcester, MA
Cherish Springer, Worcester, MA
Michelle Stevens, Westborough, MA
Sophy Tuttle, Medford, MA
Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Jefferson, MA
Agnes Wyant, Worcester, MA

The juror of this prestigious event is Samantha Cataldo, Contemporary Arts Curator at the Currier Museum of Art. In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, this year’s winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will have an installation in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum in the 2017-18 season. Prize winners will be announced at the opening.

The opening reception is free and open to all. Free parking for this event is available in the lots belonging to the Freemasons, at Ionic and Beacon Street.

After the opening, gallery hours take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment, through June 2, 2017.

Image: Opening of the "Sixteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial" in May 2015. Photograph by Yoni Asulin.

Cost: Free

Woo Pass: Double Woo Points

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School

Website: http://www.artsworcester.org
Phone: 508-755-5142

Last Modified: April 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM

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