Contemporary Works at Sharon Arts
by Brian Goslow
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is celebrating the grand reopening of its Sharon Arts Center Gallery with an exhibition built around “The Thing in the Spring” series of concerts and art events presented by the Glass Museum that takes place annually in downtown Peterborough.
The reopened gallery, which features new walls, floors and museum-quality lighting, was renovated by Dennis Mires and builder Hutter Construction and will provide area artists with a new professional showcase for their work.
This will be Western Massachusetts-based photographer Elisabeth Fuchsia Parker’s fifth year as Thing in the Spring’s primary photographer; the Sharon Arts exhibition will feature her videos and photos from past years’ events along with work from a new series she’s started about how artists relate to the spaces in which they create things, and how they relate to their tools and/or instruments.
“For this show, I’ve pulled a portrait of each artist and portraits of each of them through their chosen objects and spaces, but each shoot yields a larger number of images and some additional accompanying text that comes from conversations we have while shooting,” Parker said.