bodyART & Through Different Lenses Opening at GALA

May 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
GALA - Galleries at LynnArts
25 Exchange Street
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GALA’s (Galleries at LynnArts) next public event, the opening reception for “bodyART” and “Through Different Lenses”, will be on May 24th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at 25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901.

“The human form has always been a subject of art, so a show based on that theme is no surprise” says GALA President and Gallery Director Annette Sykes. “What is going to be a surprise is where this show will take the human body and its place in art.” GALA has chosen to not only include traditional portraiture in this show, but move beyond and highlight nontraditional representations and methods. There will a live component to this opening with performance art and interactive pieces. GALA will also welcome Haig Demarjian as a guest jurer. Haig trained primarily as a printmaker, earning his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and received both an MA and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a career that expands over 25 years, his artwork has been exhibited internationally and spans a broad range of media from fine art to commercial illustration to motion picture film.

The second show opening that night, “Through Different Lenses” is a two person show featuring the works of Elizabeth Hall and Nicole Werth. The show will explore how perspective and the lens through which you see the world can color your perception and experience. Hall, a photographer, and Werth, a painter, took on similar locales and themes to pair pieces that show how shifting time, seasons, or vantage point can greatly changes how you perceive a object or a space. “Perception is your own private understanding of the world. Through art, creators are able to share their viewpoint of the world around us, and encourage the viewer look at the world around them in a new way” says Werth.

For more information, please visit For more information on Haig Demarjian, please visit For more information on Elizabeth Hall, please visit For more information on Nicole Werth, please visit

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