Current Exhibition

September 8, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 8, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Megan Herwig
    Megan Herwig, High Desert Homestead, Collage, 15"x38.5" unframed, 2017
In the Chester F. Sidell Gallery:
Encuentro de Colores, Encounter of 3 Colombian artists, Luz Piedad Curran- Gartner, Beatriz Correa y Angela Maria Santacruz.
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center brings together the light, color and texture of the artwork by Luz Piedad, Beatriz and Angela Maria influenced by the beauty of their beloved Colombia.

The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, Encounter of 3 Colombian artists, , Beatriz Correa Lopez, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran- Gartner. These three artists carry the colors in their souls. Their work bring together the light, color and texture influenced by the beauty of their beloved Colombia

Beatriz Correa Lopez: From Medellin,Colombia. “With my work I intent to offer a sensation of impact, an original adventure filled with honesty and life where texture and color are the main characters to engage the expatiator in an instant of peace and harmony”

Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez: “I have the ability to put in canvas the colors, textures, flavors, sent and the most intimate human expressions; transcending in my artwork the barriers of time and space”.

Luz Piedad Curran- Gartner: Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, Luz found her calling to art at the very early of age of seven where she was often caught repainting the pictures in her childhood books to make them "nicer".  She maintained her passion for art throughout her school years and attended the Medellin Institute for Art and Music where she received her degree in Fine Art.

In the Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery:
Experiments in Living
New work by Pittsburgh artist, Megan Herwig

Megan Herwig's cut paper and screen print collage structures explore the challenges of living in the unknown that is characteristic of vast uninhabited expanses of deserts, wildernesses and other remote locales. The unknown is filled with a sense of possibility and freedom, but with those come uncertainty and vulnerability. Are these homesteads representative of beginnings or endings, quiet solitude or crushing isolation? Sometimes these experiments are successful and sometimes things just don't work out.

Community Artist Exhibition:
Jason Asselin
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