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Massasoit Community College Receives Diverse Art Donation from Local Artists
October 10, 2012
Brockton, MA - Massasoit Community College is proud to hold a reception on Monday, October 15, 2012, to celebrate the donation of 26 original works of art through The Art Connection, a nonprofit organization that places artwork in local community service agencies. The reception will be held at the Massasoit Community College Brockton Campus Student Center at 1 p.m. Tours of all  works of art will be offered by student ambassadors.   Artists, The Art Connection staff, and Massasoit faculty, students, and staff will be in attendance.

View photos here.

The Art Connection and Massasoit Community College have worked together to transform academic buildings, study spaces, and gathering areas into a more nurturing environment for students, staff, and visitors.  Art was chosen by a committee comprised of college students and staff who reviewed many works of art and selected works in a variety of media by 22 artists.  Artists include Ann Miller with a collage entitled, “Muscleroot”.  Here is what she said about her collages:

If you look long enough and closely enough at anything organic, you will see that it is in motion, growing, changing, sloughing off the old, dying and being reborn. I like to look closely at things that grow and move: tree branches and bark, brooks running around stones, leaves, ferns unfolding. I think of my pieces as landscapes in which the places are internal or imagined. In my work I hope to capture the rumble and whoosh of energy moving, to make intimate, momentary connections to places that are in the process of becoming something else.

You will also view a fine new addition by Janet Fuchs entitled “Jelly Dance”; we have two others from Janet Fuchs.

We have added a piece by Catherine Carter who was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in Massachusetts. Ms. Carter has presented solo shows at the Genovese/Sullivan Gallery and the Danforth Museum of Art through its New England Currents Series. She has also exhibited her paintings at national museums including the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the New Bedford Art Museum. Her work has been on display at the United States Embassies in Oman and Cameroon as part of the Art in Embassies Program. Ms. Carter’s artwork is also held in public collections such as the Boston Public Library.

Massasoit Community College is a comprehensive institution offering a full range of degree programs, transfer and support services-including an extensive Academic Resource Center, and credentialed certificates in a wide array of fields. For more information please visit or contact the college’s program manager, Roland Blanchette at

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. This simple but powerful idea has resulted in hundreds of installations into scores of organizations, giving those who often have the least access to art direct contact in their own communities. Within these healing environments, the original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, inspiration, comfort, and hope. The Art Connection’s art placement program is made possible through the generous support of individual donors and is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information, visit The Art Connection’s website, email, or call (617) 338-7668.
For more information on Monday’s event call Professor Roland Blanchette at 508-588-9100 x1706.
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