In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Hosmer
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Part of the Hosmer Gallery is closed until further notice. Click for details
As of August 19, part of the gallery is open while awaiting final repair and painting. When that work begins, the current display will come down. The full gallery will reopen when restoration is complete.
Martha Ebner's show Lightness of Bone will be on display at Thornes Marketplace for Arts Night Out on September 12.
August 19 until [sometime in September, TBA]
The posters in this display were collected by Forbes librarians between 1914-1920 and are featured to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. They relate to many facets of the war including recruiting, war bonds and loans, and the home front. Most were printed in the U.S., including some in languages other than English which were designed to reach immigrant communities. There are a large number of posters from other countries as well, with France the best represented in the Forbes collection. The present posters were deacidified and encapsulated for preservation in the 1980s, and are a small sampling of the poster collection.
This statement from the Library of Congress poster collection describes these materials as well:
"During World War I, the impact of the poster as a means of communication was greater than at any other time during history. The ability of posters to inspire, inform, and persuade combined with vibrant design trends in many of the participating countries to produce thousands of interesting visual works. The posters range in style from anonymous broadsides (predominantly text) to graphically vibrant works by well-known designers."
August 2014 showing CANCELLED -- NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Ashfield artist and landscape architect Walter Cudnohufsky presents a solo exhibition of watercolors depicting the many moods of the New England landscape.
"Walter Cudnohufsky's paintings are steeped in the moods of the New England landscape, depicting old apple trees, birches, flowers and other pastoral vistas, including some inspired by the scenes at his farm in Ashfield, where he lives with his wife, Susan. His ultimate intent is to record what is unique in his rural surroundings." --Laura Roadley 3.22.13 Hampshire Gazette
Cudnohufsky's representational style borders on the fanciful and the semi-abstract. This is made possible by the effective editing of what he remembers while applying a well-developed sense of composition. This stems from his talent and experience as a skilled designer. With a color palette that ranges from subtle monochromatic to the brilliant hues of New England autumns and sunsets, his work is conceived, most of all, from assembled memories.
|2014||October||Elizabeth Lehman||oil landscape paintings|
|Anita Hunt||landscape etchings|
|Adell Donaghue||landscape drawings|
|November||Fred Ranaudo||photographs of China|
|Len Seeve||photographs of Vietnam and Laos|
|Bill Rowley||macro & plant photography|
|December||Joan Dix Blair||monoprints|
|Annie Bissett||woodblock prints|
|2015||January||Forbes Library||Treasures of Special Collections|
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