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Art exhibits opening in November

Posted 11/06/14

Clara WainwrightQuilts, music posters and photos from global travel will be featured in Fitchburg State University’s art galleries at exhibitions opening in the month of November. Admission is free and open to the public.

In the Hammond Hall Art Gallery, 160 Pearl St., acclaimed quilt maker Clara Wainwright will be displaying works from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 17. Wainwright stitches together personal and moving stories using vibrant fabrics and community. Through a craft that has roots deeply sewn into the heart of America, Wainwright’s cloth narratives explore war, climate change, delight and fantasy. This exhibition will consist of a group of quilts made over the past 10 years that deal with life, politics and joy.

Wainwright will discuss her work in a gallery talk Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Hammond Hall.

In the Gallery at Sanders, inside the Sanders Administration Building, 300 Highland Ave., design and music aficionado Clifford Stoltze will share his “POSTGIG,” his traveling exhibition of original music posters. Stoltze, author of 1000 Music Graphics, will present original works by Modern dog, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending, The Small Stakes, Seripop, Hammerpress, The Decoder Ring, Hatch Show Print and many more.

Stoltze will talk about the collecting during a gallery talk Thursday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanders building.

At the media wall in Conlon Hall, 316 Highland Ave., images from photographer and cinematographer Nathan McGarigal will be on display from Wednesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Dec. 19. Through McGarigal’s work, viewers will take a trip across the bottom of three continents in this visual diary of wanderings across Argentina, South Africa, India, and Myanmar.

The Conlon Hall Media Wall is a digital HD video display measuring six feet by 10 feet that showcases creative work from students, faculty, alumni and regional artists.

McGarigal will discuss the work at a wall talk Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. inside Conlon Hall.

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