The North Shore arts gallery gets a brand new look
If you’ve taken a stroll down Frazier Avenue, you’ve likely walked past the Association for Visual Arts. If that stroll was recent, you were probably greeted with boarded-up window frames, traffic cones on the sidewalk, and a request to pardon AVA’s dust. However, this Friday, window frames will be filled, traffic cones will be put away, dust will be cleared, and the AVA gallery will celebrate its grand reopening.
The newly renovated AVA will include a new window stage, custom hanging installation fixtures, new gallery and exhibit lighting, a custom built reception area, and a new sound system.
In addition to showcasing the gallery’s renovations, the AVA reopening will include the salon show Examinations. The exhibit spawns from a partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art and lends the opportunity for exposure to up-and-coming local artists. Thirteen artists were asked to choose their favorite piece from the Hunter’s collection, and on camera explain how the piece speaks to them personally and how it affects their art. The video interviews will play alongside recent original works by each of the artists. More information, and a preview from one of the videos, can be found on AVA’s website.
Can’t make it to the grand reopening? Never fear. Examinations will show from AVA’s reopening all the way to July 29th, and the reimagining of the AVA gallery will stand anywhere between the next few months until the crumbling of society.
The reopening will start at 5:30 p.m. until 8. Admission is free.