Gilbertsville Expressive Movement will present a group exhibit featuring the work of six 2019 ‘Artists-in-Residence.’
The “Expressions” show will be featured at the GEM Gallery & Sculpture Park in Gilbertsville from Sept. 28 through Oct. 13, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
According to a media release, The GEM Residency Program, which is in its second year, chose six artists from 90 applications. The artists were provided with private studios, and access to the GEM Sculpture Studio (metal fabrication and welding shop), materials and an opportunity to spend time creating new works.
For GEM, the release said, it was an opportunity to bring in outside artists to engage with the community. The artists held workshops and Open Studio nights and invited the community to meet and talk with them and be involved in their workshops.
The 2019 resident artists are four visual artists Katrina Coombs (Kingston, Jamaica); Haley Manchon (Lambertville, New Jersey); Richard Whitten (Providence. Rhode Island); Gianluca Bianchino (Little Falls, New Jersey); were joined by two sculptors, Kelly Cave (Philadelphia) and Julia Sinelnikova (Brooklyn). The exhibition will feature the works that they created during their time spent at GEM.
“I was pleasantly surprised to see how talented and how dedicated to their work that these resident artists were,” Jay Roth, the Residency Program coordinator, said in the release. “They have some really special works displayed in the ‘Expressions’ exhibition in the gallery and in the sculpture park.”
The sculptors created public sculptures that will be on permanent display in the 14-acre GEM Sculpture Park.