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Art Gallery to Celebrate Women's History Month

Published: February 27, 2019 | Categories: Arts and Sciences, All News
Close up of a photo in the art gallery

In celebration of Women's History Month, Western New England University will present "Resolve," an exhibition by sculptor Fafnir Adamites from March 3 to April 12. The gallery, located in the St. Germain Campus Center, will host a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. followed by an artist reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Using felt-making, weaving, and other traditional craft processes, Adamites creates sculptures that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition, and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations.

"Using repetitious processes in the creation of the work allows me to physically engage with and meditate on the concepts I am working with, which can be a Sisyphean task," says Adamites. "Retracing the path of ancestors, repeating personal patterns, physically reenacting gestures—I acknowledge both my place as a maker within this context and the irresolvable nature of the concepts themselves."

A member of Boston Sculptors Gallery, Adamites has been awarded a number of local cultural council grants to help fund her work, which she exhibits regionally. She currently has work in several area group shows in Massachusetts and is preparing for two solo exhibitions in the fall at The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and The Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Adamites holds an MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Photography and Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches sculpture and fiber studio techniques at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Women’s Studio Workshop, Springfield College, Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and The Academy at Charlemont.

For information and directions to the gallery visit or call the University at 413-782-1203.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.