Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The relief prints of Adrian Rodriquez are among the works of 25 artists on display starting Tuesday at Maud Morgan Arts, in Cambridge’s Agassiz area.

The first Maud Morgan Arts Faculty Exhibition begins Tuesday — with an opening reception Sept. 13, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. — to introduce artists teaching for the first, fall semester at the newly completed community arts center.

The 25 artists are “impressively talented and experienced,” well known in their respective fields and with records of exhibitions and awards, said Catherine Kernan, interim director of the community arts center. Many hold teaching positions at area institutions.

Registration is open for fall classes, which start Sept. 16 and run for 10 sessions ending in late November. Nearly 50 for all ages and levels are open, center officials say, each taught by veteran artists.

Featured at the faculty exhibit will be, according to a center press release:

  • The “very different” relief prints of Annie Silverman and Adrian Rodriquez.
  • Ceramicists Stephanie Young, Tiffany Playford, Kate Ledogar and Jameson Copp and ceramic sculptors Allison Newsome, Ann Hirsch and Bevan Weissman.
  • Distinguished sculptors Ann Lilly and Gina Kamentsky, showing kinetic pieces in metal.
  • Phyllis Ewen, a mixed-media artist whose pieces are also dimensional, and the dimensional prints of Debra Olin.
  • Painters and printmakers Heddi Siebel, Randy Garber, Jan Arabas, Wendy Prellwitz and Boriana Kantcheva, Nancy Popper and Laura Tangusso.
  • Book artists Deborah Davidson and Barbara Fletcher.
  • Well-known painters Mela Lyman, Bea Modisett and Raul Gonzalez

Visitors to the opening reception are invited to tour the center, complete after 20 years of planning and construction, enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists and learn about the program of classes and events being offered.

After the opening reception, the free faculty show remains in the newly renamed Fay Chandler Gallery through Sept. 23, viewable Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Sacramento St, Cambridge. For information, click here.