North Adams, MA - Sharon Case has been named the new curator of the Community Art Program at North Adams Regional Hospital, succeeding Debi Pendell in the position. Sharon is an artist who lives and works at the Eclipse Mill in North Adams. Her work hung in the very first exhibit that Pennell curated at the hospital.
“I have had the delight of working with Sharon on a number of various projects over the five years we have both lived here and she is a wonder to work with - efficient, responsive, caring, intelligent and creative, Pendell wrote.
Pendell decided to step down in order to concentrate on studio work and teaching her classes and workshops.
“I will miss curating these exhibits…the feedback…has been deservedly glowing - from patients, hospital staff, visitors, and the artists. This enormously positive response has served to continually renew my faith in the power of art to affect all people on so many levels, and the power it has to bring various parts of the community together in a shared endeavor,” Pendell wrote.
Despite challenging economic times, the senior management at NARH believes in the importance of the Community Art Program and wants it to continue. Toward that end, Carson will research and apply for grants and other sources of funding as well as curating and hanging new exhibits. Her contact e-mail for The Community Art Program is email@example.com