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Ellen Shattuck Pierce, opening reception Saturday, September 12, 2-5pm

Jocelyn Almy – Testa, Director
The Little Art Gallery Under the Stairs



(Lynn, MA – AUGUST 21, 2009 ) - - FLOOR PLAY– an exhibit showcasing relief prints and an
installation of floor tiles created from linoleum carvings by Ellen Shattuck Pierce will be on display at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs in the LynnArts, Inc building in Lynn, MA, thru October 10, 2009.

The public is cordially invited to an opening reception for FLOOR PLAY, a solo exhibition of Ellen Shattuck Pierce's new works, scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 2-5 pm.
In her FLOOR PLAY exhibit, print media artist Ellen Shattuck Pierce recycles linoleum carvings into a tiled floor. While inking linoleum blocks, Shattuck Pierce preferred looking down upon their shiny surfaces more then printing them on paper and placing them on the wall. Her linoleum floor consists of thirty 12 x 12" tiles, each individually pieced together from a fifteen year collection of the artist's used linoleum. "Floor Play" both embraces and subverts traditional ideas of polished kitchen linoleum by providing a glossy and menacingly carved floor. In addition, a suite of six related relief prints are on view.

In addition to the opening reception, the artist will also host a gallery talk about her work on September 26th at 1pm , during the Meet Me Dowtown Festival, hosted by LynnArts, Inc. , in collaboration with the City of Lynn. The Little Gallery under the Stairs will be open to visitors during the festival, and will also have a booth outside.

The Little Gallery Under The Stairs opened in June, 2006 in the lower level of the LynnArts Building in Central Square, Lynn, MA. The Little Gallery under the Stairs, also known as T.L.GUTS is the only independently owned for-profit gallery in Lynn, MA. Gallery owner Jocelyn Almy-Testa, says, “This little gallery gallery is a space where people get to tell their personal journies through visual arts, just as we did moons ago on the cave walls.” The gallery is also home to two art studios as well as an artist resource room where members of the gallery share artist's tools.

Almy-Testa specializes in artists whose works act as story tellers, conveying stories, journeys or points of view which are easily relatable to a larger audience, and cross cultural boundaries to express shared qualities of humanity.

The FLOOR PLAY exhibit is on display at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs thru October 10, 2009. The gallery is located in the lower level of LynnArts Inc., 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901.

Gallery hours: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, and by appointment. Free to the public.

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming workshops hosted at the gallery, email:
jocelynalmy@tlguts.com, call 781-715-1445.
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Claudia Waters' current exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum Congratulations Claudia!

“8 Visions” 
Exhibition: August 12 – September 12, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, August 14; 7 – 9 pm

Jurors Hope Turner, Founder/Owner of the Arden Gallery, Boston, MA and Leonie Bradbury, Director/Curator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Beverly, MA have chosen eight powerful and diverse member artists for this annual group show. 

2009 "8 Visions" Artists
Clare Asch - Marlboro, MA
Laura Harvey - Green Harbor, MA
Jenny Jope - Middleboro, MA
William Martin - Warwick, RI
Sarah Mott - Attleboro, MA
Cynthia Nelson - Narragansett, RI
Barbara Ottmar - North Attleboro, MA
Claudia Waters - Montclair, NJ " Claudia was a participant in the Balance: Mother's Who Create Exhibiti

Attleboro Arts Museum 2008 “8 Visions” Jurors
Ms. Leonie Bradbury
Director/Curator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Beverly, MA

Originally from The Netherlands, Leonie Bradbury graduated Summa cum Laude with a B.A .in Art History from the University of Minnesota in 1998. Followed by a M.A. in the History of Art from Boston University in 2001. As the Director, Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries, she curates contemporary art exhibits that feature a range of artists of national and international note. She has received two curatorial awards from the Association of International Art Critics.www.montserrat.edu/galleries/

Ms. Hope Turner
Founder/Owner, Arden Gallery, 129 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Hope Turner is the founder and owner of Arden Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. For 21 years the gallery has focused on exhibiting an eclectic mix of contemporary artwork by nationally recognized artists. The gallery mounts monthly shows of a wide range of styles and genres ranging from traditional to innovative artworks. 

During this time Hope has been a curator of art exhibitions and a juror of art shows. She has traveled extensively to catalogue and to inventory a substantial collection of artwork. Private collectors, as well as corporations, have depended on her for advice and direction in creating unique art-inspired environments. www.ardengallery.com