‘100 Mile Village’ art show held at MCC on Main

By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Manchester - posted Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Co-curators Kenyon Grant and Quron Brown take a moment to enjoy the exhibit before the open house gets underway. Photos by Lisa Stone.
Co-curators Kenyon Grant and Quron Brown take a moment to enjoy the exhibit before the open house gets underway. Photos by Lisa Stone.

Quest Arts and MCC on Main recently hosted the art show “100 Mile Village,” which features artists who give back to the community. The exhibit at MCC on Main on Aug. 8 featured local artists Kevin Boudreau, Napinda Chatchaisucha, Javon Conaway, Ludwig Eslao, Dorothy Hall, Jennifer Jacobs, Ashleigh Kay, Anthony Napoletano, Sean Rossitto, Rachel Rubenbauer, Ben Sarnoski and Adam Viens.

“All of the artists have pitched in and set up the exhibits. That is the theme to this event. We all need to pitch in and work together,” said co-curator Kenyon Grant. “If everyone works together, nothing is impossible.”

The title, “100 Mile Village,” represents the size of Connecticut. “Connecticut is 100 miles wide, but we are really just one village. We need to work together to make dreams possible,” said Grant.

Quron Brown, the other co-curator, was the artist who designed and painted the artwork that appears in the window. “It took me a few hours to do it, but I am really pleased with the way it came out,” Brown said. “All of the artists are willing to help with anything that we need assistance with. This entire event is a group effort. It only took three days to put this exhibit together. I am very proud of the artists’ work, on and off the canvas.”

The co-curators are hoping to make this exhibit an annual event. They both have been involved with other art shows, but this was the first time that the two combined their talents for one art exhibit.

One wall displayed the artwork of D.L. Hall and Ben Sarnoski. Their pieces consist of black-and-white pencil drawings as well as colored pencils. Adam Viens proudly displayed his mixed media pieces that have a combination of metal, concrete and other industrial materials in the artwork. One piece was named “Wiring,” and his other piece was named “Property Line”.

For more information on future art exhibits, call 860-647-6030 or visit www.mcc.commnet.edu/mcc-on-main.


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