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Maria Denjongpa: Spirit Creatures

Fri, June 7th - Sat, July 6th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th, 6-8pm

North Shore-based artist Maria Denjongpa creates vibrant, expressive “spirit creatures” out of paper mache. Each individual sculpture is created by shutting off the cerebral part of the brain and letting form, shape, expression and color emerge organically. Denjongpa’s explains her interest in spirits as “the fears, joys, vulnerabilities and pride that reside in the bones of animals and people.” Each sculpture sparks both a light-heartedness and at the same time a certain unexplainable mystique, achieving the artists’ intention of exploring the concept of spirits.

The Switchboard gallery has come alive with these unique pieces of artwork, and will be on display and available for purchase until Saturday, July 6th, 2019. For more information and to book a private showing, contact us at theswitchboardhaverhill@gmail.com.

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past exhibitions


Abstractions: Paintings by Erica Licea-Kane

Fri, May 3rd - Sat, June 1st, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm

“In Between" 2015. Acrylic medium, acrylic pigment, 20x20x2”.

“In Between" 2015. Acrylic medium, acrylic pigment, 20x20x2”.


Greg Moutafis: Comics and Illustration

Fri, March 29th - Fri, April 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, March 29th, 6-8pm

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2018 HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS SHOW

November 2nd - December 31st, 2018

We are pleased to announce our first Holiday Small Works Show in the gallery at The Switchboard, featuring artwork from artists from the Merrimack Valley and beyond! This soon-to-be-annual show will offer our community the opportunity to purchase artwork at affordable prices and form relationships with local, working artists. This years’ opening was held on Friday, November 2nd, and we’re proud to announce it was our most well attended event to date, bringing together Haverhill residents and beyond!

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We are excited to welcome Erica Licea-Kane, artist, educator, and last years' recipient Artist Fellowship in Painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to the gallery at The Switchboard! This is Erica’s first time showing her work here in Haverhill, and we’re excited to introduce her unique paintings to the Merrimack Valley community.

Erica's work is rooted in her background as a textile artist, created not from traditional fabrics, but by piping acrylic medium through a pastry bag, creating intricately layered pieces that are a must-see! Some see aerial, topographic imagery, while others connect to Erica’s methodical process. “The act of making my work is as important to me as the meaning of the work along with the universality of fabric and its significance to women,” Erica explains. “The formal issues attached to abstract painting and design are never far from my thoughts and significantly inform my work. I create abstract paintings from a weavers point of view.”

Join us Friday, May 3rd from 6-8pm as we celebrate another full-time artist and long-time Switchboard supporter. Erica will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served. See you there!

 
 

 
 
 

Kicking off the 2019 Gallery Programming at The Switchboard is Greg Moutafis, a Merrimack Valley- based artist working in a variety of media including illustration, cartooning, design, and painting. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, he has illustrated projects for a diverse group of publishers, agencies, and colleges, in addition to years of commissioned work for private collectors.

Included in the show are original sequential art and illustrations, prints, framed wall art, and copies of the artists’ recently published graphic color graphic novel, “Boom!Squad”. See you at the Gallery to enjoy Haverhill’s spectacularly diverse art scene!





 
 
 
 
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Photography Credit:    Andy Twyman Photography

Photography Credit: Andy Twyman Photography


HER VOICE CARRIES, Haverhill, MA

Mural painting: September 20th - October 5th, 2018

HVC Project: Ongoing throughout 2021

The Switchboard is proud to present Her Voice Carries, a mural project by Rochester, NY- based artist, Sarah C. Rutherford. We will be exhibiting Rutherford's artwork and assemblages in the gallery as she paints the first in a series of national murals here in downtown Haverhill.

Find out more HERE.

KaeLyn , 2017

KaeLyn, 2017

Imani , 2017

Imani, 2017


JOE LOVASCO, Mixed Media Medley

Saturday, Sept 1st - Saturday, Sept 15th, 2018

Time Spent , 2014 Mixed media

Time Spent, 2014 Mixed media

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We are pleased to welcome the mixed media work of Joe LoVasco into The Switchboard! This body of work represents early experiments in collaging beginning in 2013, when LoVasco started to refine his colored pencil and scored paper collages down to abstract shapes. Considered by the artist to be "drawings," LoVasco's work is a unique, warm introduction into the joys of abstract work.

LoVasco is also currently exhibiting a new body of work at Gentile Brewing Company in Beverly, MA. Check out SJ Art Consulting's site for more information.


 

QUEENS OF THE KINGDOM: Illustrations by Amy Titus, Natalie Kassirer, and Madison Safer

May 4th - August 31st, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 5-8pm

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Artists Amy Titus, Madison Safer, and Natalie Kassirer stand in front of their work in the gallery.

Artists Amy Titus, Madison Safer, and Natalie Kassirer stand in front of their work in the gallery.

Kassirer, Safer, and Titus bring a unique presence to the gallery walls of The Switchboard. Though varied in style, their work seems to intersect through the play with and exploration of the blurring of boundaries between the animal kingdom, ourselves as humans, and our oft precarious relationship to nature. We are honored to present their inspired illustrations to the community of Haverhill.

All work is available for sale and can be viewed during our gallery hours, Thursdays 5-8pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm, or by appointment.

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BRIAN CANTY, New Work

Feb 2nd - April 27th, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 2nd, 5-8pm

Closing Reception: Friday, April 6th, 6-8pm

The Switchboard is proud to announce our first exhibiting artist, Brian Canty. Brian is a Haverhill native who works primarily in watercolor. His paintings depict rich landscapes infused with a visceral sense of familiarity, based in part by his keen appreciation for our unique NewEngland backdrop.

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"Cool Stretch," 2017. Watercolor on Arches paper.

"Cool Stretch," 2017. Watercolor on Arches paper.

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