Marion Art Center opening new exhibit April 21

Apr 4, 2017

The Marion Art Center is opening a new “Black & White” exhibit on April 21. An opening reception will run from 6-8 p.m., and there will also be artist talks on April 29 at 11 a.m.

The new exhibit will feature works from Anthi Frangiadis, Kim Gatesman and Allen TenBusschen. The works will be on display through May 20 throughout both of the art center’s galleries.

The artists talks will be at the art center and will give the artists the chance to discuss their work and creative process as part of ArtWeek Boston. This presentation will be free and open to the public.

Frangiadis is an architect, planner and artist. She is also a proprietor of the Drawing Room, a design showroom within her architectural office that features original artwork and furnishings by many New England artists. Frangiadis is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Large in format and at times complex in composition, her bold mark making in charcoal is an expression of energy, strength and endurance.

Gatesman attended UMass Dartmouth and received her Master’s in Arts Administration from Boston University. She works as a printmaker for both Riverside Art in Somerset and in her private studio, Third Switch Press in New Bedford. Her current body of work explores the fundamental forces of electricity and magnetism. Through experimentation and the issue of both traditional and digital printmaking techniques, she makes these unseen physical forces visible and discovers a vocabulary of marks that are produced when these forces are manipulated.

Michigan native TenBusschen is a graduate Brigham Young University and currently resides in New Bedford. He has always been interested in lines, patterns and shapes, and his two-dimensional bird images explore the subtle and sometimes extreme intricacies of the species. Each bird, while being part of the large whole, contains certain variations that make it unique – a notion TenBusschen emphasizes, that is reflected in the human race as well.