To welcome fall, Gateway Arts held their artists’ reception for their exclusive exhibit TechnoGateway at the Gateway Arts Gallery. With a focus on technology and new media inspired artwork, artists were able to express themselves in a fun new light.
During the reception, over 40 people were in attendance to view such a unique exhibit. Artists, family members, Vinfen staff, Gateway Advisory Committee members, and community members including a representative from Art New England joined together to see the display of artwork. The gathering served as a showcase of incredible talent. “It was wonderful to see different new media and digital work featured in the Gateway Gallery, and the public responded with such enthusiasm for the incorporation of technology in the studios,” shared Vinfen Marketing Specialist Justine Portmann Katz.
In 2017, a program called Bridging the Spectrum was established at Gateway Arts with the goal of meeting the needs of people with Autism spectrum disorder. Equipment was attained through the program and consisted of tablets, touch screens, and computers with specific software. Artists utilized this equipment in preparation for the exhibit and the works of art produced were spectacular.
Emily Bass, an Editorial Assistant at Art New England, experienced a special moment when she was moved by a work of art at the reception. “I smiled all night over the artists’ piece – his work is delightful! It’s so funny, I rarely am so viscerally moved by artwork but this piece had me smiling and laughing and telling all my friends for days after viewing. It was so refreshing to have such a beautiful interaction with a piece of art,” she shared.
With the exhibit wrapping up in the beginning of November, Gateway Arts has been preparing for their holiday exhibit $100 AND UNDER, which opens in early November, and their one-day Annual Holiday Fair in the beginning of December. Check out Gateway Arts’ website to stay up to date with their current exhibitions and exciting upcoming events.