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Art Gallery of Western New England University to Host Artist George Shaw

Published: September 07, 2017 | Categories: All News
Untitled painting by Artist George Shaw

The Art Gallery at Western New England University is hosting "Passages" an exhibit by artist George Shaw, now through September 28. The gallery, located in the St. Germain Campus Center, will host an opening reception Thursday, September 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will also be a gallery talk on Thursday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. where the artist will offer insight into his work.

George Shaw is an artist residing in Cambridge, MA, who graduated with honors from the Massachusetts College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting in 1983. George’s aesthetic interests also extend to his studies of classical architecture and restoration, and he recently attended the Boston Architectural College, receiving a Certificate of Historic Preservation.

In his artist statement, George states the following: “I believe that the search for meaning is at the core of our purpose. This search is a duality. By giving meaning to our existence we give meaning and purpose to existence. The goal is to unite or reunite our essence with the universe out there, to become one,” he says. He feels that within the classical idea in architecture, one can establish proportion, unity, and order to untamed reality, which is mirrored in his paintings and sculptures.

For Art Gallery hours call 413-782-1203. All gallery events are free and open to the public.