Worcester Windows “Fire & Ice” Opening Reception


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Worcester Windows “Fire & Ice”

 Opening Reception



Worcester, MA- The City of Worcester in partnership with the Worcester Cultural Coalition are pleased to announce the opening reception of  “Fire & Ice” on Friday, Dec 1, 7pm-8pm in the basement level of City Hall.

The exhibit will be presented in conjunction with the City’s Festival of Lights celebration. The winter exhibit its located both at the Community Gallery in the basement level of City Hall, 455 Main St, Worcester MA and at the Bay State Savings Bank located at 28 Franklin St, Worcester MA 01608.

Culturally and historically juxtaposition of these diametrically opposing things, the fire element with ice compound, has and can symbolizes many things: the sun and the moon; summer and winter; desire and hatred; the all too familiar scenes of the warmth of heat taking away winter’s chill; and appears in songs, literature, and gods and goddesses a numerous pantheons.

Works selected for the “Fire & Ice” exhibit demonstrate an array of different art forms including mixed media, acrylic & oil paint, and photography. Jurors for this exhibit include Clark University Professor Frank Armstrong; Photographer & Worcester State University Professor Catherine Wilcox-Titus; and Public Art Administrator & Art in the Park Project Director Gloria D. Hall. In addition the exhibit is curated by both Gloria D. Hall and Priscilla Messinger.

Artists’ whose works are on display are:

Bethany Emmi

Bib See

Cathy Taylor

Cheryl Rosen

Darya Kuruna

David Wackell

Dawn Naylor

Francisco Borges-Rivera

Janet Schwartz

Jason Travers

Jody Doherty

Kisha Tracy

Leara N Morris

Matt McKee

Patricia Hegedus

Piya Samant

Priscilla Messinger

Stephen Shaw

Steve Davi-Alaska



All Worcester Windows artwork is for sale and any artwork sold helps to contribute to Worcester’s thriving artistic community.

Worcester Windows is supported by: The City of Worcester, the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and the Worcester Alliance of Photographers with sponsorship by: L.B. Wheaton, CC Lowell and Hunchback Graphics.

About the Worcester Windows Program:

Worcester Windows is a community gallery program which uses storefronts throughout downtown Worcester as exhibit space to enhance the City’s downtown area. In addition, Worcester Windows provides display opportunities for local emerging and established artists. Originally intended simply as a means to provide exhibit opportunities, Worcester Windows has grown dramatically by successfully raising the awareness of Worcester as a Creative City. This initiative brings artwork to the public forefront, showcasing local talent, and establishing itself as a true community gallery through which many of the exhibiting artists sell their artwork.