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Girl and Fence by Alicia Dwyer's; charcoal on paper mounted on metal

Girl and Fence by Alicia Dwyer; charcoal on paper mounted on metal

You can seem some new FACES in Groton next Tuesday, when the Groton Public Library host a reception with the artists who created its current FACES art show, next Tuesday, July 16th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. FACES is an exhibit of portraits executed by artists of many different media and styles, on exhibit in the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library through Friday, August 30, 2013.

According to the press release from gallery curator Deborah Santoro, “This show seeks to showcase the portraits that artists have hidden away in their studios. The artists in FACES use the human face as a starting point for expressions that are both personal and charged with meaning. Using a variety of media, from photography both digital and darkroom-based, to video, ceramics, and painting and junk metal, these artists plumb the depths of the human psyche. Come see Paul Quintin”s junk metal sculpture “Prisoner” and the intriguing ceramic forest faces made by Eleonora Lecei, a widely exhibited sculptor and art instructor at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School.”

“A first for the gallery is the inclusion of video art by internationally exhibited video artist and art professor at UMASS Lowell, Ellen Wetmore. Her single channel video “Searching for Dora Maar” pays homage to cubism in a humorous way while riffing on Pablo Picasso”s portraits of his mistress, Dora Maar.”
Searching For Dora Maar by Ellen Wetmore; single channel video

Searching For Dora Maar by Ellen Wetmore; single channel video

“The Groton area abounds in FACES talent — artists with a Groton connection include Katharine Bell, Petra Breen, Eleonora Lecei, Hanna Melnyczuk, Martha Oldham, Paul Quintin, Ellen Wetmore. Other aera artists to come and see include Beth Andrews, Jean Butler, Alicia Dwyer, Lynn Horsky, Ronald Hubbard, Doreen Manning, Jill Pottle, and Suzanne Révy.”

“And who knows- you just might see a FACE that you recognize!”

This exhibit was made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. Library hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-9, Friday 10-5, and Saturdays 10-3. For more information, go to the library”s website at www.gpl.org (click on ‘Events and Activities” and ‘Art Gallery”) or email the curator, Deborah Santoro, at artem6@comcast.net. If you are traveling to see the show, it is recommended that you call first to see if there are events taking place in the gallery.