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Offsite Exhibits

Arlington Center for the Arts offers a variety of offsite exhibits where local artists are matched with local businesses and institutions in and around Arlington, MA! If you would like to be considered for an exhibition opportunity, check out our rolling Offsite Exhibit Call for Artists. If you are a local business or organization looking to bring local art to your walls, please reach out directly to our Operations Director, Pam Shanley at pam@acarts.org.

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aLUMENation

Works by Shehab Hossain

On view starting June 2024

Artist Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8pm
 

From the artist:

"I bend and freeze time in my photos.  What’s your superpower?

I am a South Asian visual artist specializing in urban night photography and light painting.

My craft is making photos of my light painting strokes in urban environments. I use various camera exposure duration to illuminate objects and locations, capturing the essence of time within a singular photographic frame. Treating the setting as a dimly lit stage, I utilize theatrical and cinematic techniques to masterfully shape the composition, evoke mood, and guide the viewer's gaze. My strokes of augmented colored light becomes a performance as I dance my orchestrated layers of light through a scene while drawing and painting objects to build my composition. At times, I use existing light sources and trails to complement the scene. The shutter closes and freezes the movements and light strokes within a single long exposure. My creative energy is ignited by the expansive realms of interdimensional travel depicted in science fiction. Through the medium of light-painted orbs, I encapsulate the essence of creativity, crafting symbolic gateways to uncharted dimensions. Abandoned spaces serve as ideal backdrops, facilitating portals into inter dimensional exploration. Each orb I meticulously craft extends an invitation to transcend reality, unraveling mysteries with every stroke of light.
 
My photos celebrate a unique look on old places. The plot of my night photos is mostly of places we are accustomed to seeing in daylight. My favorite places are abandoned spaces. The final prints on canvas, metal or glass bring out the vibrancy of ambient and light painting within
these nocturnal scenes.

My award winning and published photographs have been featured in exhibitions in various cities and are part of several private collections around the world. I currently live and practice my craft in Boston, Massachusetts."

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Location: Workbar Arlington

1167 Mass Ave, Arlington MA 02476

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Past Offsite Exhibits

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Reflections of Light
works by: Lidia Kenig-Scher and Rita Tavilla
On view: April 2023 - April 2024

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A Sense of Place and Space
works by: Lisa Nelson and Cheryl Hayman
On view: May 2022 - March 2023

Vibrant blue, yellow, and green artwork with curvy, colorful lines throughout.

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Nature & Urban Scenes
works by: Dan Cianfarini, Gayna Hoffman,
Stephan Miller, and Pam Shanley
On view: November 2021 - May 2022

A painting depicting a castle and a body of water.

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The World Around Us
works by: Patricia Crotty, Jeanette O’Connor,
Jonathan Shanley, Tracy Vartenigian Burhans
On view: July 2020 - October 2021

A colorful abstract artwork.

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Stone, Water, and Air: Expressions of Nature
works by: Denise Konicek, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi,
Janet Smith, and Karen Swyers
On view: January - June 2020

Artwork of rocks and sticks in the shape of a balanced scale.

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Color Me Vivid
works by: Martha Ingols, Gloria Jewel Leitner,
and Louise Musto Choate
On view: July 2019 - January 2020 

Vibrant yellow, green, and red artwork of a building.

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Pattern | Color | Texture
works by: Al Hiltz, Henry Olds and Denis Wogan
On view: December 13, 2018 - May 2019

Artwork of a room with peeling green walls, four differently colored chairs, and a door opened to darkness.
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