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Holding the Line: An invitational exhibition of MFA alumni from the Fibers program.

Curated by Charlotte Hamlin, this summer exhibition includes the work of: Miyuki Akai (MFA 2006), Kristina Goransson (MFA 2008), Dawne Hoeg (MFA 2001), Elaine McBride (MFA 1998), Arlene McGonagle (MFA 1998), Paula Erenberg Medeiros (MFA 2012), Linda Senechal (MFA 1998), Myra Serrins (MFA 2002), Jodi Stevens (MFA 2010), and Emily Wolf-Walker (MFA 2009).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2014

Holding the Line
May 28 -- Sept. 11, 2014
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth -- Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford

New Bedford, MA--UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts proudly announces its upcoming, invitational alumni exhibition entitled Holding the Line in the Crapo and University Galleries at the Star Store Campus in historic Downtown New Bedford. This diverse artistic showcase represents the recent work from ten alumni of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Fibers; these artists represent a vibrant community of makers, all of whom continue to produce masterful studio work in an exciting range of media.

The curator, Charlotte Hamlin, selected the artists and their work with a specific theme in mind: "Holding the Line certainly refers to the linear qualities of most textile materials such as thread and yarn but also expands beyond the customary associations of textile objects -- clothing, domestic linens, women's work. Artistic work in the realm of fibers puts forth the maker's point of view, often taking a stance whether the principle be cultural, psychological, environmental, or political. This work merges the refinement of technique with the individual voices of these nationally-recognized artists."

This summer exhibition includes the work of Miyuki Akai (MFA 2006), Kristina Goransson (MFA 2008), Dawne Hoeg (MFA 2001), Elaine McBride (MFA 1998), Arlene McGonagle (MFA 1998), Paula Erenberg Medeiros (MFA 2012), Linda Senechal (MFA 1998), Myra Serrins (MFA 2002), Jodi Stevens (MFA 2010), and Emily Wolf-Walker (MFA 2009). The exhibition is timed to coincide with Convergence, the biennial conference of the Handweavers Guild of America, July 14-19 in Providence, RI.

Holding the Line opens on May 28 with a reception on June 19th from 6-9 pm.

Gallery exhibitions are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 9:00 pm during AHA! Nights (every second Thursday each month -- June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11). All events are open to the public without charge.


Holding the Line
College of Visual and Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth (Star Store Campus), 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Exhibition Dates: May 28 to Sept. 11, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, June 19, from 6 - 9 pm
Guest Curator: Charlotte Hamlin
Featured Artists: Miyuki Akai (MFA 2006), Kristina Goransson (MFA 2008), Dawne Hoeg (MFA 2001), Elaine McBride (MFA 1998), Arlene McGonagle (MFA 1998), Paula Erenberg Medeiros (MFA 2012), Linda Senechal (MFA 1998), Myra Serrins (MFA 2002), Jodi Stevens (MFA 2010), and Emily Wolf-Walker (MFA 2009).

For publication-quality images and additional information, kindly go to: www.dropbox.com/sh/lb4b2pr6uc66eww/yf8d1Q9zUA
or contact: University Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth
715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, 508.999.8555
gallery@umassd.edu
www.umassd.edu/universityartgallery
www.facebook.com/UMassDartmouthGalleries

Author: "Charlotte Hamlin [Contact]"
Date: 28-5-2014

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