Valley News – Art Notes: Duckworth Museum opens last show of namesake’s work – Google Alerts

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of a long-running art project: The finel exhibition of Aidron Duckworth’s work opens with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden.

As already documented in this space, the museum is in its final year. Set up by a trust that Duckworth created before his death in 2001, the museum has hosted 33 shows of its namesake artist’s work. “Exhibition XXXIV” is devoted to Duckworth’s images of multi-faceted, multi-dimensional faces.

Also opening at the ADAM on Saturday are “Lush Surface,” new paintings and works on paper by Boston area artist Anne Johnstone and “Sharp Focus,” new sculptures by New York City artist Dan Waller.

Other exhibitions at the Duckworth Museum include: “Tactics/Being Close” a site-specific, interactive sculptural collaboration by Lucy Pullen and Tom Butter; “Tree and Vessel,” an exploration of traditional Bonsai by Norwich native Kyle Morrison; and “Bugs About/Diagonal Science,” recent sculptures in a variety of media by Langdon Graves. Through Sept. 8.

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon has hired Heidi Reynolds as its new exhibitions manager. Reynolds has been filling the job in an interim capacity since June 14, after the departure of Mila Pinigin, who left to seek a master’s degree in Florence, Italy.

An Upper Valley resident since 2004, Reynolds studied photography at Columbia College in Chicago and has worked for both Northern Stage and the Montshire Museum of Science, AVA’s interim Executive Director Hilde Ojibway said in a news release this week.

AVA is expected to name a new permanent executive director in August.

Openings and receptions

Three places in Chelsea will hold receptions for current exhibitions from 6 to 8 on Friday.

Chelsea Public Library. “Sadie’s Fancy Work,” embroidery by Sadie Kennedy, of Chelsea. Through August.

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