On Saturday, October 7th, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, True Grit Art Gallery will host an opening reception for ‘Portals: The Edge of Time’ — a solo exhibition of new assemblages by Middleboro, MA artist Katina Spileos Hayward. Katina was born in Quincy. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the Boston area including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Fuller Craft Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, and numerous area galleries. Extensive bodies of work include multi-media installations, artists’ books and mixed media collage as well as sculpture. Nature- based materials and found objects have a strong presence in her work.
Katina states, “Artists’ books and mixed media, have been the inspiration for my current body of work. It is a holistic series regarding loss and separation associated with grief. Ancient civilizations as well as the natural world and found objects are consistent components throughout my work. These sculptural pieces and prayer books explore ancient belief systems, mysteries of the afterlife and spiritual healing through prayer and meditation. Ancient Greek text and paper prayers symbolize the ‘messages from the beyond’. Hand- written paper prayers belong to the memory of my mother. This series is a personal documentation of process and understanding of the transport of the soul from the physical into the spiritual world.”
The gallery invites the public to come and meet this great local artist, view her works, and enjoy complimentary adult refreshments while socializing with other local art enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public. ‘Portals: The Edge of Time’ is up from its opening night through October 28th.
True Grit Art Gallery is located at 38 Center St in Middleboro, MA. Regular gallery hours are Tues 11-4, Wed thru Fri 10-5, and Sat 10-3.
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