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Explore ‘Nature up Close’ at Westfield State University Arno Maris Art Gallery


The Westfield State University Arno Maris Art Gallery will host an artist reception for the exhibit “Nature up Close: the Work of John Colt” on Thursday, September 24 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Colt was largely inspired by nature. His artwork often portrays elements of the natural world with abstract qualities including luminosity and delicate lines and shapes. Colt’s artwork hangs at a number of institutions including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Wright Art Museum, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.   Colt’s wife Ruth Kjaer will be at the opening reception to answer questions about his artwork, inspirations, and lifetime achievements.

Colt’s artwork will remain at the gallery until October 17. The Arno Maris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Ely Campus Center. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday. For more information, please call the gallery at 413-572-4400. 

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