Wednesday, January 27, 2016


OPENING THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 PM

SAQA member Maryann Gallaher, a member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, has two pieces which have juried into the "Future Traditions: Furniture and Textiles" exhibit. Her studio is located on the third floor (319) of Lorraine Mills at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket and she is offering refreshments for an open studio January 28th at 3:30pm, prior to the opening of the exhibit on the first floor

By Maryann Gallaher

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative has announced the opening of “Future Traditions: Furniture and Textiles” on Thursday January 28th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The first of its kind to be presented at PAC, this dynamic and multi-faceted show is the brainchild of artists and curators Shaun Bullens and Brooke Erin Goldstein.  Thirty-one innovative works by twenty-five artists from Rhode Island and Massachusetts will be on view.  

Jurors, Goldstein and Bullens, comment, “The ‘Future Traditions’ exhibit allows us to see furniture and textiles as vital forms of artistic expression.  Included are such diverse pieces as Anna Shapiro’s Mother Lode, a sculpture that creates a visual and conceptual balancing act between crochet, wood, cast iron and painted fabric and Brian Skalaski’s Fan Table that explores the use of negative space to re-imagine a familiar form in a traditional material. “
The opening reception will be held at the PAC Mill Gallery, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, 1st floor, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. There will be live music by Naushon Hale and refreshments.   Exhibit continues through March 3rd, 2016.  

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