Over 100 regional artists have created one to three 5″x7″ works for ATHICA’s spring fundraiser, the Mystery Triennial, which includes anonymously hung artwork ranging from paintings, collages, photographs, shadowboxes, dioramas, assemblages, metalwork and more. “I always tell people to buy art that they love and not worry about names, but I know name recognition is important to the more serious collectors,” says gallery manager Tatiana Veneruso. “But I discover new artists all the time, so exhibitions like this are a great way for newcomers to stand out and be noticed. It also gives an opportunity for artists to deviate from their recognizable styles and try something new.” Pieces will be sold for $60 each, or two for $100—at which point the identity of the artist will be revealed—with all proceeds benefiting the gallery. In addition to displaying more new media and commissioning site-specific work such as next year’s solo installation by Bethany Collins, funds help support educational programming like an artist-in-residency recently started with Chase Street Elementary. The exhibit will remain on display through Sunday, June 15. The Mystery Triennial is from 6–9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and for gallery members, or $15 at the door.
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