Moving Day, the Amherst Historical Society’s 4th Annual Juried Art Show
The Amherst Historical Society invites visitors to view Moving Day, its fourth annual juried art show, open now through December 11, 2016. This is the fourth annual art show hosted by the Amherst Historical Society and Museum. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Strong House in conjunction with Amherst Arts Night Plus. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.
We asked artists to present their own visual representation of what it means to move in, move out or move on. Gilles Giuntini, our juror, awarded first prize to Matthew Mattingly for the oil on canvas painting Let the People Out, second prize to Sally Dillon for the hand felted wool piece Amethyst Brook, and third prize to Ellen Kosmer for her mixed media collage What’s Left Behind.
AHS Fall Programming
The Amherst Historical Society fall schedule is featuring some exciting events. Our next “History Bites” lunchtime lecture is on Friday, Dec 2 at 12:15 pm with Peter Thomas giving a lecture titled “Saints and Sinners: The Second Parish Congregational Church in 19th Century Deerfield.”
Check our Events Calendar for more upcoming lectures in this series. Our most recent talk was “Diversity in Our Past: Students of Color at Massachusetts Agricultural College” by Rob Cox.