Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m.—SPRINGFIELD—The Great Hall is pleased to announce that Stephanie Kyriazis, chief of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint-Gaudens NHS will help introduce the ‘Wildlands’ exhibition at the Great Hall during the opening reception to meet the artists. The free public reception will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.
‘Wildlands’ celebrates public lands and national parks, and the beauty and experiences enjoyed in publicly owned wild spaces. The show’s intention is to put a spotlight on preservation and how societies come to value and live in balance with natural resources in a time of climate change, development and political stresses that threaten our wild places. The exhibition runs through March 30.
Kyriazis will speak briefly about the connection between national parks and art and will be joined by several of the artists who will share their own travels in the wild and how those experiences influenced their work.
Artists in the show include: Susan Abbott, Marshfield; Rich Cofrancesco, Springfield; Walter Cudnohufsky, Ashfield, Mass.; Ailyn Hoey, Rockingham; Joan Hoffmann, So. Royalton; Jessica Houston; Montreal, Que.; Charlie Hunter, Bellows Falls; Pat Musick, Manchester Center; Oliver Schemm, Grafton; and James Urbaska, Newfane.
Painting by Joan Hoffman
“Cathedral Peaks” by Joan Hoffman is part of the “Wildlands” exhibit opening at the Great Hall in Springfield.