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
Join Ceil Rossi at the next Amherst Arts Night Plus as she demonstrates the art of carving and painting gourds, and enjoy the works in our 4th juried art show. Moving Day is our theme this year and we asked artists to present their own visual representation of what it means to move in, move out or move on. Ceil Rossi has accomplished all three as she transplanted herself and her art to the Pioneer Valley from Arizona. Amherst Arts Night Plus takes places on the first Thursday of every month. The next one is November 3, from 5pm to 8pm.
The Amherst Historical Society fall schedule is featuring some exciting events. Our next “History Bites” lunchtime lecture is on Friday, October 21 at 12:15 pm with “Roots of Utopia in Florence, MA” on October 21 by Steve Strimer .
Be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Amherst House Tour, which will take place on Saturday, Novermber 12, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm. This popular event is one of our largest fund raisers–we will have more details and tickets available online soon.