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MCLA GALLERY 51 ANNOUNCES '99 CENTS AFFORDABLE ART SHOW

11/17/16

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that its “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” will open on Thursday, Dec. 1. Just in time for the holiday season, all art will be priced between 99 cents and $99.99, and can be taken to go to be given as gifts.

The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 51.

The “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” celebrates the artwork of local and previously featured artists at MCLA Gallery 51 and includes sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, postcards, collages, photography and printmaking.  All artwork can be taken from the gallery when it is purchased.

Participating artists include: Stephanie Boyd, Valerie Carrigan, Paul Chojnowski, Carrie Converse, Arthur De Bow, Zoe Doucette, Peter Dudek, John Estes, Richard Harrington, Sarah Haze, Jennifer Huberdeau, Ellen Joffe-Halpren, Amrita Lash, Corwin Levi, Larry Lorusso, Jonas McCaffery, Julia Morgan-Leamon, Melanie Mowinski, Josh Ostraff, Wilma Rifkin and Mollie Trova.

In addition to the exhibition opening, for the third consecutive year, MCLA Gallery 51 will partner with Frog Pond Creative to bring Unsilent Night, a “mobile sound sculpture,” to the streets of North Adams.

Unsilent Night composer and creator Phil Kline – who has taken his unique sculpture around the United States – will lead an expansive chorus of boom boxes. According to Kline, the project came about from his “love of experimental electronic music and memories of caroling as a kid.”

The public is invited to participate in the Unsilent Night procession, which will start at 5:15 p.m. at MASS MoCA’s courtyard in front of “tree logic,” the upside down maple trees installation, and ends with hot chocolate at the opening of MCLA Gallery 51’s “99 Cents Affordable Art Show.”

For more information about Unsilent Night, and to learn more about how you can participate, go to http://www.northadams.unsilentnight.com/

The “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” will run in MCLA’s Gallery 51 through Friday, Dec. 30.

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The gallery is open Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 413-662-5320 or go to www.mcla.edu/gallery51.

  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/ .