The Calm Before the Storm

An Exhibition of Original Snow Globes Inspired by Emily St. John Mandel’s “Station Eleven.”

September 16th – 23rd, 2017

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16th from 2-4pm

Reception will kick off Attleboro’s 2017 city-wide reading program and will include a recognition ceremony honoring each exhibiting artist and their work.

Free open to all.  Reservations are requested, but not required, by September 14th: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

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Since 2007, The Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the City of Attleboro’s The Big Read/Attleboro’s 1 ABC reading initiative.  In this National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program participants are encouraged to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and culture activities.

This year Attleboro will be reading “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Attleboro Arts Museum will respond to the novel with the mounting of The Calm Before the Storm – A Exhibition of Snow Globes Inspired by “Station Eleven.”  A team of invited artists will create snow globe sculptures/assemblages and 2D representations, that feature items and routine pleasures that they hold dear. Following the storyline of “Station Eleven,” the artists will capture the calm of a pre-apocalyptic world by spotlighting simple but cherished objects and scenes – and place them in the eye of an unpredictable storm. 

 

Partial list of Participating Artists:

 

 

 

 

8 Visions

Work From 8 Juried Member Artists

  • Exhibition: August 2nd – 31st, 2017
  • Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Wed., Aug. 2nd at 6:30pm
  • Free and open to all
  • Reservations are requested – but not required: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Exhibiting Artists: Pamela Benham, Cathy Chin, Betty Harrington, Wilson Hunt, Elizabeth Lind, Tracey Maroni, Kenneth Salome and Mandy Rusk-Shamrell.

 

Learn more.

 

 

Image: Betty Harrington

 

 

Blue Star Museums

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission or benefits to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

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NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet have announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. The list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. This list will be updated throughout the summer as more museums sign up. 

The program started on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and runs through Labor Day (Monday, September 4, 2017).

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About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

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About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military spouses, children, parents and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians, dedicated to supporting, connecting, and empowering military families. With our partners, Blue Star Families leverages data-driven insights to curate resources for military families, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 4 million military family members. Blue Star Families also works directly with the Department of Defense and senior members of local, State and Federal government to bring the most important military family issues to light. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. Visit bluestarfam.org for more information.

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