Friday, January 3, 2014

Heaven & Enlightenment

In my hour of darkness
I've been honored to be offered two solo exhibits early this year, one in the Incubator Project Space at UMASS which will be featuring Beneath the Surface. This body of work documents a visitation from a turtle on a beautiful mountain lake during a meditation retreat. This experience during a time of family illness helped me get past the darkness & sadness of this time and inspired me to think beyond myself and create for the greater good.

That's why I started the Amherst Biennial, to help the artists in the Pioneer Valley receive the attention they deserve. This is documentation of this experience that enlightened me.

Beneath the Surface
Incubator Project Space, Hampden Gallery, UMASS -
Artist's Reception - Sunday, Feb. 13, 2 - 4 PM
Feb. 23 - March 13

xhttps://www.umass.edu/events/exhibition-terry-rooney-beneath-surface

The second exhibition, A Piece of Heaven, is the result of interviewing people over a two year period, to capture their "heaven on earth."
Both exhibitions will feature my monoprints from over a 15 year period, from conventional printmaking to non-toxic. Beneath the Surface were created at Zea Mays studio, (a non-toxic print studio in Florence, MA) '10 - '12 and A Piece of Heaven capturing heaven on earth, printed at Top Press Studio at Arts & Industry Building in the late nineties.

A Piece of Heaven
Amherst Town Hall
4 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA
March 3 - May 30
Reception, May 1th, 5 - 8 PM
Thursday Evening