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ValleyCAST hosts The Notion of Play: Hopscotch

Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery

Join ValleyCAST for an evening of art and music on Thurday, June 27, 2024 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM as we kick-off our 2024 Free Summer Concert Series and open the new gallery exhibit: The Notion of Play: Hopscotch

Hopscotch, layered with meaning, is imbued with physicality, psychology, entertainment, and challenge. This multimedia exhibition marks the grid in a child's game of Hopscotch as a starting point. It quickly diverges into various topics, including play, gender, mathematics, philosopy, literature, and art history. Extending across cultures, continents, and time, hopscotch imagery was discovered on painted greyware in Ancient India and has been reported to have been used as endurance training for soldiers in the Roman Empire. The exhibition plays hopscotch by evoking movement and conveying a sense of pssing through geographical areas or fields of endeavor. 

Two events in conjunction with this exhibit: 

Poetry Night on July 9, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Singh Performance Center

Hopscotch on the Plaza on Thursday, July 25, 2024 during the Free Summer Concert Series

Regular Heritage Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Extended gallery hours on Thursday nights until 8:00 PM during the 2024 Free Summer Concert Series until the exhibit ends.

Exhibit ends on August 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM after the concert.

Participating artists:

Nancy Agabian

Susan Denniston

Silvina Mizrahi

Sally B. Moore

Marsha Nouritza Odabashian

Jennifer Jean Okumura

Donna Pomponio

Celeste Nazeli Snowber

Above image: Marsha N. Odabashian 'Conversation with Rabbits'
Onionskin dyed paper, vellum and eggshells, embroidery floss, sponge, India ink and graphite.

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