The Calm Before the Storm

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

September 16th – 23rd, 2017


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



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:





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