Piecing It All Together: The Cut-Paper Collage Art of Noelle Horsfield

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Piecing It All Together: The Cut-Paper Collage Art of Noelle Horsfield

Time: September 10, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Street: 17 New South Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website or Map: http://www.nohoarts.org
Phone: 413-584-7327
Event Type: artist, reception
Organized By: Northampton Center for the Arts
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2010

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Center for the Arts Presents Collage Art by Noelle Horsfield in September Exhibition

“Piecing It All Together” celebrates the cut-paper collage art of Noelle Horsfield. Her exhibition is the first of ten monthly shows scheduled in Center’s East Gallery from September 2010 through June 2011. Horfield’s collages, on display from September 7-30, are infused with a rich vibrancy that never fail to delight the viewer and make people smile. The artist welcomes guest to an Arts Night Out opening reception 5-7 pm on Friday, September 10.

"I create lovely cut paper collages using a wonderful palette of papers in a myriad of colors, textures, and patterns,” says Horsfield. “Each collage is made up of hundreds of tiny bits of paper painstakingly cut and applied by hand, sometimes adding layer, after layer, in order to create a multifaceted, dimensional piece of art. As a result, my finished collages sometimes have an almost sculptural feel. The subject matter for my work ranges from whimsical collage portraits of historical figures to everyday events such as birthdays and time with family. However, above all else, I am interested in presenting my viewer with images that both celebrate our unique diversity and unite us in our humanity. I approach each new subject as an exciting opportunity to unite colors, patterns and textures with my own sense of wonder at the world, creating a meaningful piece of art that will delight and inspire my audience."
Noelle Horsfield grew up among a menagerie of animals on a farm in Southern Ohio. As a very young child Noelle was encouraged to explore and create art of all kinds, and this sense of excitement in the world informs her creative pursuits to this day. She has worked in a variety of media including clay, hot glass, painting, jewelry, mosaic, and currently, cut-paper collage. Noelle and her husband Scott moved with their family of pets to the Northampton Area 2 years ago. They now live in Florence, where Noelle works in her home studio.

Regular gallery hours at the Center for the Arts are 11am-4pm, Tuesday through Friday. More information is available at www.nohoarts.org.

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