REACH: Opening Reception Text Size

Event takes place on April 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
238 Cabot Street Holyoke, MA 01040

REACH is a multi-city exhibition of contemporary practitioners in an alliance between the cities of Easthampton and Holyoke, MA. REACH will showcase over 25 local and national artists working in a variety of non-traditional formats.

The exhibition at Wistariahurst will feature installation, interactive sculpture, found media (the reuse of archived or appropriated video, documents, photographs, etc.) performance and future-media (media currently and soon-to-be-used under the umbrella of contemporary art practices). REACH aims to bridge the arts and spaces in the neighboring communities by encouraging interactive experimentation. Community members are invited to experience and participate in an array of contemporary art practices, which will be exhibited in traditional, non traditional and underutilized spaces. Among the artists exhibiting at Wistariahurst are Chris Nelson, Rosalyn Driscoll, Kim Faler and Alicia Renadette.

On Saturday, April 13, REACH will open at Wistariahurst and other collaborating downtown Holyoke venues such as City Hall, City Hall Annex, and the High Performance Computing Center from 10am to 4pm with live performances by Marilyn Arsem and other artists. Following the Holyoke opening receptions, a shuttle with performances on board will be available from Wistariahurst for transportation to Easthampton. Admission to Wistariahurst $3

The Easthampton opening receptions will take place from 3 to 9 pm at Easthampton City Arts+, an arts organization focused on creating a strong cultural identity for Easthampton and improving opportunities for artists in the Greater Easthampton area, and at Eastworks – a revitalized mill housing several city blocks of industrial artisans, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs.  From 9 to 11pm, Popcorn Noir – a theater and event location in Easthampton that offers free movies, a full range of popular studio films and all kinds of movies for all kinds of people, will be featuring a REACH One-Minute Video Film Festival.

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