By Cory Willey
Small Works, the Meeting House Gallery in New Marlborough’s opening show of the season, asked regional artists to submit pieces with the sole requirement that those pieces be kept under a certain physical size.
Working within a constrained, finite physical space in place for the show, the result is nearly 100 works bearing boundless creativity across a variety of media.
When we have a juried show we often choose something that is specific only in one area,” said Elizabeth Lombardi, former chair of and current volunteer for the Meeting House Gallery Committee. Many of the other shows in the gallery — located in the lower level of the historic New Marlborough Meeting House on Route 57 — are invitational, so Small Works provided an opportunity for any artist in the area to submit work.
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