Monthlong exhibition at Lesley art center spotlights 55 from Cambridge, Somerville

Oil painting “Sylva and Farid” by Wen-ti Tsen
“Concord, N.H., No. 6: Sylva and Farid” by Wen-ti Tsen is among the works on display at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center from Thursday through Aug. 9.

070815i In-Sight artistsIn building its Lunder Arts Center – opening it this past winter as a consolidation of its Boston art school into a campus that was otherwise entirely in Cambridge – Lesley University assured the city it would “deepen our relationships with our neighbors and alumni around the arts,” and an exhibition opening Thursday shows how the university follows through.

“In/Sight,” displays work by 55 professional artists from Cambridge and Somerville in a monthlong show juried by Randi Hopkins, associate director of the Boston Center for the Arts, with Bonnell Robinson and Andrew Mroczek, the director and associate director of exhibitions at Lesley’s College of Art and Design.

Painting, prints, photographs, collage, sculpture and mixed media are included in a show that “is a tangible example of how Lesley envisions the new Lunder Arts Center as a nexus for the arts in Cambridge and surrounding communities, inviting neighbors in as viewers as well as exhibitors,” said John Sullivan, director of communications for the university, in a press release.

The show “celebrates the talent and diversity of the artists of Cambridge and Somerville,” he said.

According to the university:

Cambridge and Somerville support the arts in numerous ways – through grants, exhibitions and events – and Lesley University seeks to participate in recognizing local artists and making its contribution to this vital community and exciting art scene.

“In/Sight” starts with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. It runs through Aug. 9 in the Roberts Gallery of the Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square.

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