The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA), a 100-year-old community arts association, is proud to present several new exhibits at King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. The exhibits will run March 4 to April 16, with an opening reception on Sunday, March, 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibits include:
Through the Student’s Lens
Photographs, Ballroom Gallery
This exhibit looks at how seven student photographers from five North Shore high schools use photography to present their view of the world around them.
Connectedness – Amisha Kashyap
Photographs, Larrabee Gallery
Amisha Kashyap’s photographs explore the idea of connectedness. She shoots landscapes in New England and in this exhibit all the pictures are from Northbridge, Concord and Minuteman National Park in Lexington.
From the Hollow – Pamela Berkeley
Paintings, Dining Room Gallery
Pamela Berkeley paints what she sees as honestly as she can. Combining still life objects, landscape and sometimes portraits of people and animals intrigues her. Her main preoccupation in painting is the tension between the still objects close to the picture plane and the distant imagery that is farthest away.
The RED Show – MAA Artist Members
All mediums, Emerging Gallery
Over the years, the MAA has presented a series of shows with environmental themes.
The GREEN SHOW: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle took place in April 2009. The King Hooper Mansion was filled with works in various media depicting the beauty of our planet and the threat of possible destruction. A few years later, the BLUE SHOW took place. Works of art related to our precious resource, water, were exhibited, and just before the pandemic in January 2020 we organized the TREE SHOW.
Now, inspired by the Boston Globe headline, “Into The Red – Climate And The Fight Of Our Lives,” we chose to do the RED SHOW, featuring artworks inspired by climate change.
Marblehead Seascapes – Harikleia Kuliopulos
Paintings, Schrage Gallery
Until September 2021, Harikleia Harriet Kuliopulos’ view of Marblehead had been predominantly from the water looking towards land, since her family has been sailing in Marblehead since she was a small child. While painting a series of seascapes last fall, her view shifted; now land-based, looking out over the water. The series began an unexpected love affair as she both rediscovered her childhood wonder and explored her new view and relationship to Marblehead.
The MAA galleries are open and free to the public. The above exhibits will run from March 4 to April 16, and will be available for viewing in person Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. As with all MMA exhibits, the artwork will be available for online viewing in a virtual exhibit located on the MAA website www.marbleheadarts.org.