Come celebrate the month of March and two of its most famous symbols - the wild weather and the Hare - this month in the Gallery at Washington Street. Originally inspired by English musician Maddy Prior’s “The Fabled Hare,” this exhibit’s themes espouse shape-shifting; the Hare’s endurance amid danger; Carroll’s March Hare; a Cheshire smile; and wild, oppressive weather that gives way to the first signs of Spring.
March is a favorite month of Gretchen Graham, the exhibit’s producer. “March is a wild time, a larger-than-life time, a magic month with an edge. The weather, the weird air and fantastic light—I love it all. There’s a sense that something big is happening all around, and even within you and if you don't pay attention and get on board, you'll be left behind.” Graham has chosen works that reflect these intensities. The multimedia exhibit features photography, illustration, painting, and poetry by Tara Lumb, Vanessa Thompson, Lee Kilpatrick, Peg Graham, Gretchen Graham, Kristen Packard, Jill Comer, and Erin Zuniga. “These works reflect the nature of the month and Prior’s song-a vibrant response to the fabled season and symbols of March,” says Graham.
The opening reception is Saturday March 14, but if you’re late, you’re late, for this very important date, don’t worry! There will be a closing reception on March 28 after gallery hours, from 5–6 p.m. You can also view the work later that evening while enjoying the music of the band level/service/radio in the gallery later that evening.