Mosesian Arts Center’s ‘Reclaimed’ Exhibit Features Trash Transformed into Art

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The Mosesian Center for the Arts announces “Reclaimed” art exhibition on view April 20 through July 7, 2017.

Trash transformed. Urban waste and the imagination of artists intersect to create a large-scale exhibition that will leave viewers awe struck and inspired. This juried group exhibition promotes recycling and resource conservation by encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different, and creative forms. Featuring work by Lisa Barthelson, Peter Bradley Cohen, Thomas Deininger and over forty artists who work with reclaimed – recycled and repurposed – materials.

“This ambitious exhibition is part of a series here at the Mosesian Center for the Arts designed to encourage visitors to engage with art, and the artists who create it, in unique and meaningful ways.” says Director of Exhibitions Kimberly Thompson Panay.

Exhibiting artist Lisa Barthelson explains that “the concept for the ‘family debris’ series began to form in my mind, as I cleaned out, and purged boxes and bags of my children’s old toys and clothes. Many of the objects are plastic and metal, destined to take years, decades or more to degrade – what better art medium, archival to a fault.”

Juror, and prolific collage artist, Molly Scannell notes “I look forward to seeing the show, meeting some of the artists in person, and hearing about their perspective on recycling/reclaiming materials. I am inspired and honored to witness the creativity involved in making something new from something old from other creative people. I love the concept of ‘reclaiming’ in my own work and am excited to see the other artists’ interpretation of that in their work.”

Celebrate Earth Day and explore the “Reclaimed” exhibition at the opening reception party on April 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening is free to attend and will include an art scavenger hunt where visitors will examine collage, assemblage, sculpture and more while exploring the exhibition and mingling with the artists behind the work. Hunt winners will take home an original collage by guest juror Molly Scannell.

“Reclaimed” is on view and open to the public April 20 to July 7, Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. and during evening theatre events. For more information about this exhibition and opening reception event please visit

About The Mosesian Center for the Arts: Located in just six miles from Downtown Boston, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue located in Watertown, Massachusetts. This 30,000 sq. ft. former US Army arsenal is home to the 380-seat Main Stage Theater, a 100-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Galleries, 2 Rehearsal Halls, Education Classrooms, and Resident Artist Studios. Offerings include visual and performing arts productions, classes, and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Center is home to the award-winning Watertown Children’s Theatre as well as New Repertory Theatre, Professional Theatre Company in residence.

One thought on “Mosesian Arts Center’s ‘Reclaimed’ Exhibit Features Trash Transformed into Art

  1. I am interested in showing my work locally. Could you write me about upcoming exhibits at the Center’s gallery? I heard there will be a member’s exhibit soon with an August 28 deadline for submissions.


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