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Douglas Thayer

Douglas Thayer "Big Joe's other Brother"
" Big Joe’s other Brother "

Florence, MA

"Big Joe’s other Brother"

Website: www.douglasthayer.com

Artist's Statement

My work combines the use of wood and cast concrete. I feel good proportions and very simple details are important. “Less is more” is a typical guide for me when designing new pieces.

I quickly saw a need for a different base for the “Chair” project.  A tapered cast concrete block was my choice. I added a pigment to the wet concrete to add color and allowed for irregularities in the casting process add a small level of detail to the form.  

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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

David Teeple "Sitting in the Brandywine River behind Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford PA circa 1975"

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Jane C. Thurber "Bands of Time"


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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