Situated in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, the Spencer Presentation Gallery serves as a teaching gallery and art history classroom, providing opportunities for the professors and students to discuss the works while in class.
Art by both high profile and emerging artists are presented in the Spencer Gallery; artists and themes directly relate to the curricula of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The mission of this gallery is to provide our students a unique experiential learning environment to stimulate critical thinking and creative inspiration. While studying art history, they are surrounded by works of contemporary art. The gallery was donated by W. Thomas and Suzanne M. Spencer.
Zoe Matthiessen: Ecocide
Thursday, October 4, 2018- Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday – 12 – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 – 7 p.m.; Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 – 4 p.m.
Closed on: October 8, November 21 – 25 and December 22 – January 2, and January, 21
Zoe Matthiessen: Ecocide, features 20 original illustrations from the award winning artist Zoe Matthiessen. The exhibition is located in the Spencer Presentation Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College. Ms. Matthiessen is a self-taught artist living in New Haven, Connecticut, and was recently accepted into the Society of Illustrator’s 60th Annual Exhibition and chosen to be included in American Illustration 37. Ms. Matthiessen contributes regularly to both The American Bystander and to The Nation, has produced work for The Environmental Defense Fund, and has held her weekly spot “Ecocide” in New Haven Independent for the past year.
Selected as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Artists of 2018" by Art New England Magazine, her work also made the cover of the March/April issue of the print publication. Deeply concerned with political and environmental issues, she remains hopeful despite all evidence to the contrary, creating art to raise awareness and to effect change.
Please join us on Thursday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m. for an artist talk in the Spencer Presentation Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts. Ms. Matthiessen will discuss her work, inspiration, and also do a question and answer period. A light reception will follow. The exhibition, gallery talk, and reception are free and open to the public.
If you have any questions regarding Zoe Matthiessen: Ecocide, or would like to schedule a group gallery visit, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org