Closing Reception: Friday, June 8, 5-7pm. Performance organized by The Thing in the Spring and Featuring Forbes Graham on trumpet and Andy Kivela on drums.
Exhibition Runs: May 4-June 10
NHIA is pleased to present a Lonnie Holley exhibition, "Who Locked Up the Rules?," co-curated with Matt Arnett and the organizers of the eleventh annual The Thing in the Spring! music and arts festival, which brings over 30 musical performers to various venues in downtown Peterborough.
Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. Objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic metaphor, are combined into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. His work is now in collections of major museums throughout the country, on permanent display in the United Nations, and been displayed in the White House Rose Garden. In January of 2014, Holley completed a one-month artist-in-residence with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida, site of the acclaimed artist’s studio.
This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nhia.edu/exhibitions.