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Taiga Ermansons

Taiga Ermansons "Onyx"

Northampton, MA


Artist's Statement

I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw the wood veneer chairs we were given to re-imagine. I admired the elegant design and utility of the sled base and waterfall front edge. I didn’t want to change a thing! After weeks of staring at the chair, I found my fit. I placed a black onyx bead within the slender empty space of the cutout design on the back of the chair. And it felt just right. 

Taiga Ermansons was born and raised in New York City and lives in Northampton.  She works with drawing, installation, and social art.  

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40 local artists and designers creatively paint, decorate, cut, drill, and embellish 40 chairs. The exhibition culminates in a fundraising party and silent auction of the chairs on February 28, 2016. Exhibition runs January 27 – February 28, 2016


Rita Edelman "Graffiti"

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Sean Greene "Concentricationator"



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Join us as we close this exhibition with a silent auction of these amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
5–7:30 p.m.

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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The evening includes sumptuous edible creations by award-winning UMass Catering Services, music by UMass’ finest musicians, and a beer and wine cash bar.

Did you find the chair of your dreams?
Be sure to attend and do some bidding!

Proceeds from this event will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an important educational resource for our community