Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Art and Artifacts from the 
Highland Hardware Store in Holyoke
Sept.8th thru Oct. 1st
Gallery Hours: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm During regular school sessions
Reception/Gallery Talk - 
Wed. Sept. 16 from 11am - 1pm - Talk begins at noon

Harry Craven, owner of the Highland Hardware and Bike Shop has had a lifetime interest in collecting Holyoke memorabilia and historical photographs and has made this collection a part of of his store. A family run business since 1946, just about every square inch of wall space displays scenes, objects, curiosities and signage from Holyoke’s past. Amongst this Harry and crew have also created some (hardware themed) objects de art of their own. Dean Nimmer, an art professor from HCC and regular at the Highland Hardware Store, convinced Harry to allow him to curate a show in the shop and invited 20 artists to embed their art within the store’s inventory. In conjunction with this, Amy Johnquest, curator of the Taber Art Gallery has removed some of the existing artifacts from Highland Hardware and Bike Shop and is exhibiting these selections, now placed out of context from the store, in an art gallery installation.

untitled, detail from in-shop hanging of found hardware objects, salesmen’s samples, wire, chain, etc.

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Student Art Exhibition

April 13th - May 7th
Reception Thursday April 16th, 7 - 9pm
Awards announced at 8pm in the library lobby

The HCC Student Art Show is held in 3 locations throughout the HCC campus:  The Taber Gallery and the Library Showcases on the 2nd floor of the Donahue bldg;  the Art Dept. on the 3rd floor of C bldg; and in the Media Center on the 3rd floor of G bldg. . All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions (excepting the Taber Gallery which is open Mon - Thurs. 9am - 5pm)

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Book Show - artwork from the new book "Creating Abstract Art" by Dean Nimmer

 Jan. 26th (Held Over thru March 18th!) 2015

Reception/Gallery talk - Wed. Feb. 18th

11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins at noon

If you would like to purchase one of Dean's books on line go to:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


oil paintings
Dec. 1st thru Dec. 18th, 2014

Reception/Gallery talk - Wed. Dec. 3rd

11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins at noon

Evening Reception - Thurs. Dec. 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

gallery hours: Mon - Thurs. 9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday, September 29, 2014


Card Image: Night Owl (detail) 2013, cut paper, glue, paper mache, wire, watercolor

Oct. 7th thru Nov. 7th, 2014

Reception/Gallery talk - Wed. Oct. 22nd
11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins at noon

Evening Reception - Thurs. Oct. 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm

Current Gallery Hours: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm (during regular school sessions) 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Visual Art Faculty Show

Gallery hours for this show are Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 5pm during regular school sessions.
The Taber is kicking off the school year with a
Visual Art Faculty Show!

• Robert Aller • Lahri Bond • Felice Caivano • John Calhoun
• Tara Conant • Cynthia Consentino • Frank Cressotti 
• William Devine • Alix Hegeler • Leland Johnston • Amy Johnquest 
• Phil Lawrence • Chris Lizon • Dean Nimmer 
• Margie Rothermich • Michael Tillyer • Frank Ward 
• Adero Willard • Christopher Willingham • Beverly Wodicka 

Sept 2 through Sept 25th

ReceptionWednesday Sept. 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm 
There will be a Q & A with the participating faculty starting at noon