Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Annual Pittsfield Contemporary Juried Art Show Partners With WordXWord Festival

Annual Pittsfield Contemporary Juried Art Show Partners With WordXWord FestivalA Dozen Pittsfield Based Artists Explore the Word at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield’s community arts center, hosts the fourth annual juried exhibit of contemporary art by artists living or working in Pittsfield, entitled Pittsfield Contemporary 4. This year the show includes a theme incorporating words, in conjunction with the 3rdannual WordXWord Festival, a celebration of words spoken, written and sung to be held at over 15 venues in downtown Pittsfield, August 13-20, 2011. The show is cosponsored by PittsfieldContemporary.com, an independent, free online publication documenting, promoting and discussing new visual art generated in the hub of the Berkshires: Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Twelve Pittsfield-based artists were juried into the show with works which incorporate images and themes of language, text and words. The featured artists are Edward Pelkey, Grier Horner, Jay Elling, Jennifer Kimball, Joel Curran, Julie Wosk, Lisa Merullo, Michael Bushy, Michael McKay, Mike Carty, Phil Bastow, and Rebecca Weinman.
The exhibit opens on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 with a reception from 5-7pm.  This event is free and open to the public. Come meet the artists and enjoy their new work. There will also be a collaborative Word X Word/Pittsfield Contemporary block party on Sunday, August 14th featuring barbecue and music. The Pittsfield Contemporary 4 exhibit runs until Saturday, August 20th and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is open Wednesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm and is free and open to the public. 
For more information about the exhibition, call 413-499-9348 or email mmoyborgen@pittsfieldch.com.
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Pittsfield Contemporary Show
July 22nd - August 20th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22nd 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12 noon-5pm
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-9348
mmoyborgen@pittsfieldch.com

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