The Goodnow Library will host a reception and art presentation with a local artist

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SUDBURY – Goodnow Library is pleased to invite the community to attend an art exhibit and presentation featuring a well-known former Sudbury artist later this month.

The DovBer “Barry” Marchette Artist Reception will be held Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room at 21 Concord Road on Sunday, May 15. Marchette will begin his presentation at 3 p.m.

Marchette, a prolific artist and professor of 20th century art history, will talk about modernism and the creative process through modern art movements, and his own work. More than 30 years ago, Marchette lived in Sudbury and served as the city’s director of cultural affairs. Two of his large outdoor sculptures can still be seen in town today.

The presentation will place particular emphasis on the profound changes in the approach to art that began with the first movements of modernism. Marchette will be assisted by Lauren Basler, Executive Director of the Brighton Senior Centre.

A large selection of paintings on paper, canvas and wood by Marchette will be exhibited at the Library throughout the month of May.

“We are honored to be able to host this exhibit for Sudbury residents and visitors,” said Library Manager Esmé Green. “Art enhances self-expression, and it’s a great way to see and learn first-hand what that process means. We’re thrilled to have Barry, with such a deep and worldly artistic background, returning. where it all began and provides insight into a younger generation of artists.

About the artist

Trained as a professional sculptor, DovBer Marchette has been an active artist for 50 years, exploring original ideas about the creative process. He mainly works on 3D assemblages of wood, paint and objects, as well as painting, drawing and photography.

He studied at the Mass College of Art and the California College of Art, and taught studio art and 20th century art history at the Art Institute of Boston for 16 years. He also developed unique methods of teaching art to children.

In recent years, DovBer has shown its work in Italy, with seven exhibitions in the Italian region of Tuscany in recent years. He is currently exhibiting there in the town of Fiesole.

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