Spring is coming and the artists at Main Street Gallery in Cambridge are presenting a show that is all about change. Each of the gallery’s members is currently exhibiting work that in some way reflects a change, either in their world or the world around them. The temperature outside is changing, the landscape is changing and certainly our country’s political temperature and landscape are changing. Come see how the artists have translated the theme “A Change in Atmosphere” in their artwork.
In addition, there will be a literal change in the gallery’s atmosphere as visitors encounter a fresh new way of viewing each artist’s work. The idea for a change in presentation came about when one of the co-op’s members sadly passed away in December. On reading her obituary and talking to members of her family, several gallery artists realized how little they had known about her past as an artist. They then began to wonder what they didn’t know about each other’s artistic past.
To address that concern, the exhibition committee decided to exhibit the gallery member’s work in a fresh, new way. For the March/April show, each artist has a section of the gallery dedicated to her or his work only. There will also be a picture and written biography of each artist as well, detailing their life as an artist, working methods and achievements. The gallery hopes that this new point of view will allow the viewer to see a larger body of each artist’s work and, along with reading their biographies, come to a fuller understanding of their individual style and the tenor of the message they are conveying.
“A Change of Atmosphere” continues through April 30. The gallery is located at 518 Poplar Street in Cambridge directly across from Jimmie and Sook’s Restaurant. There is parking on the street and behind the gallery. There will be two Second Saturday receptions on April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. The receptions are free and all are invited. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, visit www.mainstgallery.org or call 410-330-4659.