Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017
HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
STUDENT ART
EXHIBITION
APRIL 18 - MAY 11

RECEPTION: THURSDAY, 
APRIL 20th,    7 - 9 pm
AWARDS ANNOUNCED - 8:00 PM - 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 fl of Donahue Bldg.; the (temporary) Media Center on the 1st floor of the Donahue bldg near Rm 168; and the Art Dept. on the 3rd floor of C bldg; All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions (excepting the Taber Gallery which is open Mon - Thurs. 9am - 5pm)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

IMPRESSIONS OF HOME
Art by residents of Friends of the Homeless 
-an overnight shelter for adult men and women
Feb. 27 - March 30, 2017

Gallery Talk & Reception 
Wed. March 22
11am - 1pm, talk begins at noon
with Alicia Shibley, Friends of the Homeless arts program facilitator



“Impressions of Home” is a body of work completed by individuals that reside at Friends of the Homeless, an overnight shelter for adult men and women. During 2016, an art program was developed for our residents to promote creativity and offer a safe harbor for visual and emotional expression. “Impressions of Home” explores a theme that is unique for every individual who deals with homelessness. It allows our residents to share their personal stories of resilience with the community. 

“Impressions of Home” at the Taber Gallery provides a small showing from a larger collection of work that will be up for auction at our second annual fundraiser at the Log Cabin. 


Alicia Shibley an HCC graduate from the class of 2013 is an intern and arts program facilitator at Friends of the Homeless in Springfield, MA. She will be giving a talk about the work she is involved with on Wed. March 22, at noon. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Arrival Via Departure

Julian Parker-Burns 




Walking Planet, 2012, 3’ x 3’, mixed media photo collage

Jan. 23 - Feb 17, 2017
Gallery Talk & Reception - Wed. Feb. 8th 11am - 1pm, talk begins at noon
Evening Reception: Thurs. Feb. 9th, 5:30 - 7:30PM
Due to campus wide snow closing the evening event has been rescheduled to 
THURS. FEB. 16, 5;30 - 7:30

This exhibition's gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am - 5pm during regular school sessions.

Artist's Statement 
My art is about the experience where actuality and vision meet – the reality of a given space or time and the preconceptions and associations that are brought to that moment and place. As a third culture kid, a diplomat's spouse and an American expat I have made a life as a professional stranger. I am always living between cultures and drawing connections between what is in front of me and what associations come to me as a result.  For it is when we are presented with a seemingly fresh set of circumstances that we are forced into leaving our expectations behind and a unique side of ourselves is then revealed.  From this experience of clarity or insight we may connect with ourselves, each other and our environment in a more genuine manner.