On exhibit in Gallery 175, from August 21 to October 29, 2016, is the work of three Pawtucket artists who have created posters in past years for the Pawtucket Arts Festival. The artist posters are sold as collectors’ items to support the festival.
Morris Nathanson, who created a whimsical poster for the 2007 festival, is exhibiting wooden reliefs created from scraps of distressed wood and hardware collected from the refurbishing of local mill buildings. Several of his pieces are inspired by the neighborhood in Pawtucket where he grew up.
C. C. Wolf, a well-known painter and long-time resident of the city is showing a series of colorful abstract paintings full of energy, patterns, and movement. She created the poster in 2013 that depicted the Pawtucket Bridge while under construction.
The Pawtucket Bridge was also the subject of the 2015 poster by photographer, Erik Gould, where he dramatically captured the art deco motif on the bridge piers. Erik is showing a series of photographs taken as he walked segments of the Moshassuck River.
Gallery 175 is located at 175 Main Street in downtown Pawtucket adjacent to the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and is open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit: gallery175.com.