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Convergence Exhibit – Reception March 23

On display now at the Ashland Public Library is a series of my prints and paintings entitled Convergence. The title “Convergence” has two origins, and these two meanings themselves “converge” in the paintings. In part, “convergence” describes how, in ecclesiastical architecture in particular, celestial and terrestrial converge in built space.

Just like the earth and the sky come together at the horizon line, celestial and terrestrial come together in the built space of churches and cathedrals, where humans reach towards heaven in stone, and God descends to earth in the sacraments. In another sense, the title comes from the convergence of perspective lines at a vanishing point. In many of these paintings and prints the altar serves as the central vanishing point at which all the orthoganals meet – and where heaven comes to meet earth in the sacraments.

Fede I, Oil on Canvas, 12x12, Architecture, Price $600

Fede (Faith) I, Oil on Canvas, ©Michelle Arnold Paine

This painting, Fede (Faith) I, was chosen to be a part of Off the Wall, an exhibit of regional artists at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham in 2012, and it is finally able to be seen with all its siblings at this show.

The show comes down March 30, so only a couple of weeks left. The Ashland Public Library is at 66 Front Street, Ashland, MA. A “Meet the Artist” Reception will be held Saturday, March 23 from 2-4pm. I hope you’ll be able to join us! If not, and you’d still like to see the show, library hours are as follows:

Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm

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