MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Senior Thesis Exhibition


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Pathways to Perception," a group exhibition of this spring semester's graduating art majors. The show will open April 25 and will run through June 2.

The public is invited to attend a free opening reception in the gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

"Pathways to Perception" will showcase the work of the seven spring 2013 graduating MCLA art majors, David Camilo, Carrie Converse, Andy Cross, Adam Duchemin, Will Dunbar, Nicole Proulx and Eric Walsh. The work in this exhibit will span a variety of mediums including - but not limited to - painting, sewing, photography and digital imagery. Thematically, the show will touch upon a number of subjects - from science and childhood memories to madness and the human condition.

According to Duchemin, "Everything in the world is connected. Though we may be using different mediums, practicing different skills, or dealing with different themes, we are pieced together through our art. ~All of us see the world differently, but through our art we create a lens to share our vision."

"Together we create an in-depth discovery of the mind to explore why we do things that are either physical or mental," said Walsh.

The Pathways to Perception senior exhibition is coordinated by MCLA art professor Melanie Mowinski, who has helped this semester's graduating class to work together to prepare artwork and materials for the exhibition.

According to C. Ryder Cooley, MCLA Gallery 51 manager, Mowinski and her students have shared many formative experiences in their artistic journey together as students and teacher, which is reflected throughout the exhibit.

"What separates our group from others is the range of individual perceptions and mediums to tell our stories, yet together we tell an even greater story of significant aspects of the human condition and how we interpret the world around us," said Converse.

MCLA's Gallery 51 is at 51 Main St. in North Adams, Mass., near the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus. The Gallery is open every day, 10-6. ~To learn more about the Gallery and upcoming shows, go to Gallery51 .