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Celebrate 20 Years of CVPA at the Star Store AHA! New Bedford, Masks required

When: Thursday, September 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Star Store, New Bedford Purchase Street, New Bedford
Description: The UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary in the heart of Downtown New Bedford at the Star Store Campus tonight during the AHA! Night from 6 to 8 pm with a variety of events and exhibitions.

Enjoy Skywoman Waits in the Spring Street Windows - a site specific installation and performance by Kate Frazer Rego, classical piano music by Yunhee Kim, CVPA Concentrate - collaborative project on the Star Store façade featuring works by previous UMass Dartmouth CVPA Artists-in-Residence led by Tracey Cockrell, as well as a reading of “Faculty Relations" directed by Salty Xi Jie Ng.

Celebrating the Star Store's transformation from the retail heart of the City to an essential part of New Bedford's creative downtown community, Star Store: Then and Now, is a visual postcard created in collaboration with Interior Architecture and Design and Fashion Design programs and visible from the Purchase Street windows.

The University Art Gallery invites visitors for the last day of the exhibition Black & White, by a beloved UMass Dartmouth professor, the late Marc St. Pierre, featuring a selection of mixed media drawings and collage with encaustic, as well as black and white photography.

Celebrate our new students as well - during the reception of their exhibition Glimpse installed at Gallery 244.

Also at Star Store Campus, you can visit DATMA's project by Swiss artist Zimoun: 280 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 13″ x 13″ x 13″ in Swain Studio. This intricate sculpture, using motion and sound, is also visible from the intersection of Union Street and Purchase Street. Organized by DATMA - Design Art & Technology Massachusetts as a part of their Water 2021 project.

Viera Levitt, Gallery Director UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740, Phone (508) 999-8555
Topical Areas: General Public, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Exhibits