Art Gallery Reception at Springdale Barrel Saturday

FRAMINGHAM – Have a beer, explore art. That is the concept of the new exhibit by the Framingham Contemporary Artist Group at Springdale Beer in Framingham.

The group art exhibit titled Spring is Coming, Let’s Dance, curated by artist Sorin Bica, opened earlier this month, and on display through April 16.

There is a reception with the artists on Saturday, April 1 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The exhibit features 11 artists and more than two dozen works of art. Exhibiting artist include Marjorie Anderson, Laura Schiff Bean, Sorin Bica, Catherine Gruetzke Blais, Marie Picard Craig, Douglas Cross, Mia Cross, Peter DeSimone, Becky Kisabeth Gibbs, David Wells Roth, and Carlos Felipe Zamora.

The Framingham Contemporary Artists Group a group of artists that live or work in Framingham.

Springdale Beer, is the brainchild of Jack’s Abby Brewery. And is located next store to the beer hall.

“We were asked back then if we could bring local art and mix it with the Hall’s relaxed, playful atmosphere,” said Bica. “We’ve started with large, striking, contemporary paintings and the response was tremendous.”

The area is attracting a new, younger crowd which is now exposed to contemporary art, said Bica.

Meanwhile, Jack’s Abby and Springdale has added a separate showing area, for private events, which became the main gallery, filled with amazing work, added Bica.

On Saturday, the artists will be on hand to give tours, talk about the exhibit, and the cultural direction we’re moving towards, said Bica.

The goal is to rotate exhibits every 6 to 8 weeks.

Springdale Beer is located at 102 Clinton Street in Framingham. The gallery hours are Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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