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Exotic Information Exhibit Set to Open at the Sprinkler Factory

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Marcel Proust by Peter Wise. One of the many works that will be featured at the Sprinkler Factory.

You can get a small taste of all the Worcester art scene has to offer beginning August 3rd at the Sprinkler Factory. Exotic Information will make good use of the large industrial size gallery space available in the Sprinkler Factory, with its ample wall space and high ceilings, to display a multitude of different curious and unique works of art representing numerous mediums including site-specific installation, assemblage, photography, sculpture, collages, glass and paint.

"It's the perfect place for the artwork to communicate visual information that can be appreciated from a distance or up close," says Luis Fraire, one of Exotic Information's participating artists and co-organizer of the show along with his wife Birgit Straehle.

"The main idea is to have a select few works from our favorite local artists and arrange the gallery in such a way where the art has lots of space and has room to breathe."

In addition to Fraire, other area artists showing their work will include Lisa Barthelson, J-me Johnston, Sean Carroll, Tim Furman, Brian Goodhue, Peter Wise, Amy Klausmeyer, Jodi Salerno, Todd Deal, Elizabeth Hughes, Elliot Salloway, Cory Shepherd and Ann Souza.

Art and the Sprinkler Factory

The Sprinkler Factor routinely presents group shows that draw crowds from a broad range of art fans in the Worcester area. The Factory building as a location for the arts has grown and changed over the years and has continually been an active place for Worcester artists. Several of the artists involved in this group show have participated in events here in the past and "feel very much at home within its walls," according to Fraire.

But this exhibit promises to be particularly noteworthy and a boon for both the local art community and, more generally, the greater Worcester community as a whole.

"This exhibit will be interesting for art lovers of all kinds. Using a diverse range of media, long time dedicated artists from the Worcester area will present their work in the ambience of a former industrial space," says Fraire.

"The show will be another example that the creative spirit is very much alive in Worcester. It's really a good thing when there is so much happening in the arts locally. We do anticipate that our show will be a positive experience for all involved and will lead to more opportunities in the future."

An opening reception will take place on August 3rd, 6-9 pm. The Sprinkler Factory is located at 38 Harlow Street in Worcester. Gallery hours are on Saturday, August 10,17 & 24, 12-3 pm.

For more information please visit the Sprinkler Factory website or find the event on Facebook.


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