One of the intriguing elements of sculpture is that an almost unlimited variety of materials — some found in nature, others man-made — can be transformed into monumental works of art.
The New England Sculptors Association (NESA) is sponsoring a major exhibition at Bridgewater State University’s Maxwell Library in Bridgewater, MA. The exhibition, which is free, opens on September 7 and runs through October 15. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:45 am – 11:45 pm, Friday, 7:45 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm – 11:45 pm.
Sculptors from all over New England are presenting 60 works in bronze, marble, wood, plaster, aluminum, clay, paper, alabaster, mixed media, and even straw and rope. But it is not just about the materials, it is what they have become — the statements that the artist are making and how we react to them.
“NESA is delighted that this exhibition is at Bridgewater State University,” said Greg Spitzer, president of NESA. “The location makes the exhibition very accessible to both students and the general public.
“There will also be a chance for visitors to meet some of the featured artists during our special event on Sunday, September 18, Talking 3-D: Conversations with Sculptors. Artists will be discussing their work during the presentation that will be held in the Heritage Room of the Library from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.”
Sculptors who will have works in the exhibition include Elizabeth Archer, Andrew Barlow, William Bloomfield, Dave Borrus, Kathleen Brennan, Fielding Brown, Steven Alden Carpenter, Ryan Collins, Richard Creighton, Elaine Daly, Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, Jim Doubleday, Charles Hansen, Jen Hebert, Bob Hesse, Lynne Johnson, Robert Jones, Patricia Kelley-Borchert, Barrett Kern, Karen Klein, Andres Laverty, Eric Lintala, Madeleine Lord, Rob Lorenson, Maria Luongo, Fred Manasse, Joseph Montroy, William Moser, Joan Mullen, Patricia Musick, Judy O’Donnell, Walter Phillips, James Rappa, Derek Riley, Nick Santoro, Antoinette Schultze, George Shaw, Peter Spampinato, Greg Spitzer, Derrick Te Paske, and Melanie Zibit.
About the New England Sculptors Association:
Founded in 1948, NESA is one of the oldest sculptors organizations in the United States. It represents a diverse membership of nationally and regionally recognized sculptors. NESA sponsors juried shows throughout New England, has an active website with member gallery pages (www.nesculptors.com), and awards The Peter Abate Memorial Scholarship annually to a student in a sculpture program at one of several New England colleges.