Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

On View March 1 – April 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 6:00-8:00pm


ARTISTS

Krista Svalbonas, Photography

Krista Svalbonas work merges historical accounts of displacement with architectural photographs through a process of burning, which acts as an echo of the traumas of war that refugees have endured. The words of the refugees now form the complete image. Eventually made entirely of lace-like text, the buildings grow fragile, inseparable from the precarious lives they housed.


Matthew Borgen, Printmaking

Matthew Borgen’s prints, paintings, and installations appropriate imagery from comic books published during the first half of the 20th century, removing it from the normal narrative constraints of sequential art and recombining them by utilizing alternative strategies of organization.


Kiki Gaffney, Drawing

Kiki Gaffney’s work work juxtaposes animate shapes with design elements to explore the direct relationship between our natural and created ‘atmospheres,’ the analytical and sequential accuracy, and order in the mark making.


Rhea Dennis, Papermaking (in the Community Arts Gallery)

Rhea Dennis’s handmade paper paintings are made intuitively, as she finds meaning in the sometimes-random patterns made by manipulating the pulp. While she is inspired by nature, she chooses not to replicate it, creating instead a private language of personal line and color.