February 27 – March 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 6-8:30PM
(Newton, MA) The New Art Center (NAC) is pleased to announce the opening of
Connecting Threads, on view in the NAC’s Holzwasser Gallery February 27 – March 15, 2015. This exhibition showcases the work of two NAC faculty members, Sarah Kahn and Karen Weinhaus. Through their intricate mixed media compositions, these artists explore moments of reaction and repair in their personal lives. In their words: “We drop, gather, and re-connect threads whenever there is loss or disruption in our lives. This show narrates our passages of loss and disruption, our threads of connection.”
Sarah Kahn graduated from Bennington College with a degree in art and early childhood development. She has since been committed to mixed media collage and abstract compositions that encourage viewers to draw upon internal imagery, personal memories, sensory responses and unconscious processes. Using color, texture, and form, Sarah focuses on placement to evoke meaning. Sarah is currently represented by Soprafina Gallery in Boston’s historic S.O.W.A district.
Karen Weinhaus earned a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University before working for several years as a children’s book designer/illustrator in New York City. Her recent work consists of sewn fabric collages and stitched drawings that explore explores stories and line.
About the New Art Center
The New Art Center supports the development of visual artists and cultivates a community that appreciates art.
The New Art Center offers a supportive culture that takes art and artists seriously. We serve over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops. Our faculty includes some of the region’s most esteemed art educators. In a setting that is welcoming and conveniently located, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that has served children, teens and adults at all skill levels since 1977.
We have one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, and attracts over 4,500 visitors annually. The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program is well respected in New England’s visual arts community. This program is a unique vehicle for curators and artists to collaborate and present thoughtful, innovative concepts. It is the foundation of our Connections Program for gallery education.
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The nearest T stop to the New Art Center is Newton Highlands on the Green Line (D/Riverside), then take the #59 North bus on Walnut Street, exit at CVS. Call the MBTA at (617) 722-3200 for schedules + fare information. The NAC is also accessible from the Mass. Pike, Route 128, or the Newtonville stop on the commuter rail (Framingham line).