Morini Gallery Juried “Abstractions”
Committed to Supporting Local and Regional Artists
The Morini Gallery at the Mass Arts Center (formerly MMAS) features its upcoming juried exhibition “Abstractions.” Within this theme, artists will express interpretations of the vague, but essential elements that portray notions of Time, Place and Memory. These visual notions may precipitate deep feelings from the past or display one’s hopeful vision of the future, all inviting the viewer into a place of thoughtful emotion and curiosity.
Artwork chosen for this exhibit will be listed on this web page on February 9.
Show dates: March 2 – April 23
Artwork Drop-off: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10am-3pm, and Monday, Feb. 27, 10am-3pm at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA (Rear of building). Artwork must be hand-delivered; no shipping.
Artists Gallery Reception: Saturday, March 4, 5-7pm, Cash Bar
Artwork Pick-up: Monday, April 24, 10am-3pm, and Tuesday, April 25, 10am-3pm
JUROR – Amalia Tagaris
Amalia Tagaris (website) is a first-generation Greek-American contemporary artist who shares her time between her studios in Brookline, MA and Kennebunkport, ME. Her mixed media artworks are mostly abstract in style, and are often a combination of encaustic medium, photographic imagery, fine Japanese papers, and oil paint. Her technical background in computer science, combined with training to see light, and develop composition through a camera’s lens at the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA, have contributed to her visual language and skill as expressed in her artwork.
Over the last several years Amalia has spent much time exploring the versatility and luminous characteristics of encaustic wax painting. She has taught encaustic workshops out of her studio, and has exhibited in many regional juried exhibitions. Notably, in 2021, Amalia was selected to show her encaustic artwork, titled “Envy”, in the “Women in Abstraction” exhibition at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Her past curatorial experience has allowed Amalia the opportunity to work with a variety of artists and exhibitions, including abstract, contemporary, and traditional styles.
She has a deep appreciation for the creative process and the many ways in which art can communicate ideas, emotions, and experiences. She looks forward to viewing and selecting submissions for the “Abstractions” Interpretations of Time, Place & Memory exhibition at the Mass Arts Center’s Morini Gallery in March 2023. A range of factors will be considered, not only on quality, originality, and relevance to the show’s theme, but the artist’s technical skills, the conceptual strength of their work, and the impact that it has on the viewer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a cohesive and thought-provoking exhibition that showcases a variety of abstract artworks that will engage the audience in a meaningful way.