50 Shades of Red: Curated by Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Kathleen Jacobs, and Trevor Richardson

February 28 – March 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 - 4 p.m.

Herter Gallery

50 Shades of Red is an exhibition curated collaboratively by Anne LaPrade Seuthe, director of Hampden Gallery, Kathleen Jacobs, Director of Blueway Art Alliance, and Trevor Richardson, Director of Herter Gallery. Together, they have selected a broad range of works (both abstract and figurative) from 50 artists, in which the color red - or some variant thereof - plays a dominant role in the creation of the finished image.

The exhibition title has been annexed from the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James.  In this instance we have chosen the color Red because of its rich historical, religious, and cultural associations. Red has come to represent an extraordinarily important component of both our mental and physical experience of the world. It calls up a broad spectrum of human impulses, moods, and intellectually conditioned forms of response, and whatever is special and persists in the mind about our experience of it must basically be seen rather than said.

It is the intention of the curators to present a broad range of works—both abstract and figurative—in various media by 50 artists, in which the color red — or some variant thereof — plays a dominant role in the creation of the finished image.
The exhibition features the work of the following 50 artists:
Teresa Bonillo, Paul Bowen, David Brewster, Dina Brodsky, Steve Budington, Mel Carr, Cathy Choi, Michael Coblyn, Jeanette Cole, Joyce Conlon, Jesse Connor, Diana Cooper, Richard Cumming, Sally Curcio, Hanlyn Davies, Peter Dellert, Bill Donovan, Thom Dudley, Lyla Duey, Rick Fox, Joanne Freeman, Paul Goss, Linda Griggs, John Haverty, Kathleen Jacobs, Alex Kanevsky, Ken Kewley, Sharon Ligorner, SaraNoa Mark, Maureen McQuillan, Dean Momogenis, Aliza Morell, Susan Osgood, Maria Park, Dana Pasila, Gary Petersen, Rozanne Retz, John Roy, David Scher, Dale Schlappi, Mary Sherman with TCE, Stuart Shils, Al Souza, Jessica Tam, Jennifer Tibbetts, Jeremy Willis, Richard Yarde, Daniel Zeller, Deborah Zlotsky
Herter Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. (closed Saturdays) The exhibition is free and open to the public For more information contact Herter Gallery Director Trevor Richardson at 413. 545.0976 or email: info@blueayartalliance.org.