‘Menagerie’ exhibited at HCC's Taber Gallery

Date: 10/17/2014

HOLYOKE – The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College (HCC) is pleased to welcome an exhibit by Ashfield artist Peggy Grose called “A Menagerie” now through Nov. 7, with a reception on Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p. m. and a gallery talk at noon.

There will also be an evening reception on Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit’s theme comes from its content.

“I didn’t start out to make a menagerie,” Grose says in her artist’s statement, “but in gathering up art for this show I noticed animals figuring highly. The best ones I see as being totemic, standing for qualities of the spirit; and also as disguised portraits of people I know. These assessments come after or towards the end of the work. I’m hoping to be inspired to carry on further in this direction.”

Grose was born in 1953 in New York City and grew up in Dennis. She attended the Cambridge School of Weston, Cape Cod Community College and the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She has been living in Ashfield for the last 14 years and painting for the last 45 years.

The Taber Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during regular school sessions. It is free and open to the public and located through the HCC  Library lobby on the second floor of the HCC Donahue Building, 303 Homestead Ave.

For more information, contact Amy Johnquest, director of the Taber Art Gallery, at 552-2614.