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“Beasts” Mixed-Media Artwork Comes to Hanover Theatre

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

Mixed-media artwork exhibition Beasts by Jane Moore Houghton is coming to the Hanover Theatre’s Franklin Square Society Lounge at 2 Southbridge St on November 10, 2014.

Presented by ArtsWorcester, the artwork will stay at the Hanover until February 28, 2015. On November 10th there will be an artist reception from 6:00-8:00 pm, an event that is free and open to the public.

Houghton creates portraits of endangered and at-risk animal species, employing acrylic, gouache, watercolor, graphite, ink, tissue and vintage papers. The initial whimsy of her figures quickly gives way to a gravity that "engages the viewer in a meditation on human behavior and [its] impact on the co-journeyers of our planet." 

In several of the pieces, Houghton mimicked wallpaper designs often seen in regal dining rooms and civic buildings, where, as she puts it, "policy talks and political decisions are made that affect our planet." 

After the opening viewing is by appointment and also free and open to the public. To make an appointment please email [email protected] or call 508-755-5142.  Parking for the opening and viewing appointments is available in the City's Federal Square lot, across Main Street from the Hanover Theatre.

 

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