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Worcester Windows’ Spring Exhibition is Now on Display

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

 

Lukas Godaire's 'Moonlight Paradise'

Worcester Windows, a community gallery program, has officially kicked off its annual “Spring Has Sprung” exhibition. The exhibit, which will be open for public viewing until May 31, uses storefronts throughout downtown Worcester as exhibit space to enhance the City’s downtown and to provide display opportunities for local emerging and established artists.

Originally intended simply as a means to provide exhibit opportunities, Worcester Windows has grown dramatically, successfully raising the awareness of Worcester as a Creative City by not only bringing artwork to the public and showcasing local talent, but in also establishing itself as a true community gallery through which many of the exhibiting artists have sold works.

Spring 2014 Exhibition

The “Spring Has Sprung” event features the following artists at the following venues:

Lukas Godaire: Bay State Savings Bank, 32-36 Franklin Street

Godaire uses the natural world as the center of his inspiration. He uses his thoughts and visions to dream up a landscape that is full of vibrant colors along with styles found in both abstract and realism to create a sense of wonder throughout his paintings. Lukas graduated from Worcester State University in 2012 with a B.A. in the Visual & Performing Arts where he used his talents in painting and music to provide an ambient atmosphere amongst his artwork.

Black & White - Worcester Alliance of Photographers: City Hall Gallery, 455 Main Street

The Worcester Alliance of Photographers is a place where both amateur and professional photographers meet to talk about technical aspects of photography, be create and share ideas. The WAP meets the last Thursday of every month.

Participating photographers and their works for this exhibit, which was curated by Tyler Trahan, include: Beth Erdmann, Tables for Ladies; Bob Bernier, Main and Grand; Mitch Russo, Ice and Lace Window; Dana Lane, Play Ball and Sinister Intentions; Denis Therien, Nubble Light; Don Ricklin, Dolphin Boy, One Chestnut Place; Howard Kong, Joie de Vivre; Jarrett Conner, Spellbound; Jurgen Lobert, Illuminating; Kayt Silvers, Greenway Fountain; Melissa Borgeson, Bubbles and Cove; Mike McCool,Shed in Winter, Millbury; Monica Alley, Good Apples; Paul Goodwin, Solitude; Priscilla Messinger, DeCordiva Head andHurdy Gurdy; Ron Jolicoeur, Boy in the Alley and N. Grosvenordale Mill; Russ Garre, 446 Main Street and Auburn Ice Cliffs; Scott Erskine, Calla Lilly Abstract; Wendi Kennedy, Worcester Firefighter.

Worcester Windows is funded in part by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the City of Worcester, and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, with additional support from the Worcester Alliance of Photographers and Bay State Savings Bank.

 

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