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Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest

Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest "Please Sit"
"Please Sit"

Holyoke, MA

"Please Sit"

Website: www.bannerqueen.com

Artist's Statement

Amy's paintings mix current events and pop culture with influences from the historical advertising of traveling carnivals and circus sideshow banners. Exploring her art through this genre, she has attracted commissions from notables such as Bruce Springsteen, The Disney Magazine, and Applegate Farms. Her chair, painted in the tradition of a sideshow banner, invites the viewer to sit and … well … have a nice day! Amy’s studio and home are located in the flats of Holyoke. Amy is also the director of the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College.

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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

Cassandra Holden "Peacock Throne"

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Heidi Johnson "Wallpaper"



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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

Buy Tickets Here

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