FARMINGTON – The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus ushers in the new year with the impressive exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Ordinary.” The show will be on exhibit from Jan. 20 to March 22. An opening reception featuring refreshments, stage performances and the sounds of a troupe of local hand drummers will be held from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25. The event is free and open to the public.
Transcendence is a collaborative, multimedia exhibit featuring over 35 visual artists and writers. Curated by five artists who helped create the 2013 Emery exhibit, “Spiral, A Journey Without End,” this new showing explores transformational responses in a wide array of media.
Paintings reveal unique voices. Sculptures speak to ascensions. Metals defy their origins. Words recall poetic memories. Color, form, space and light are assembled in a thoughtful, inspiring continuum from door to door. Interactive pieces invite viewers to participate.
“We want this to be about remembering and recording those moments in our lives that have been magical, profound, transforming or inspirational,” said Mary McFarland, a Farmington fabric artist who spearheaded the vision for creating both this and the Spiral exhibit.
The show is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.