An Image is Worth
a Thousand Words

Juried multimedia exhibit

Exhibit Dates: May 27–June 12, 2021
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:00–4:00pm

We all know the old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

The adage was first said by Henrik Ibsen, and was a little different than what we know now: “a thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.” Over the years, through translations and appropriations, the exact wording has changed, but the sentiment remains the same: complex or nuanced feelings and thoughts can sometimes best be summed up in a single image.

See how these selected artists use their craft to express what is too complex for words alone.

Congratulations to the Award Winners
First Place: Gordana Nikolic, Misunderstanding
Second Place: Meg Seymour, True Colors
Third Place (tied): Elisabeth Malloy, Spring Cleaning
Third Place (tied): Patrick Scully, Gods of Life and Death
Honorable Mentions
Charles McCaughtry, Harvard Glacier, Alaska
Linda Ouellette, Fallout
Evan Thompson, Wild Place
Marc VanDermeer, 42nd Street
Diane Ward, Shattered Lives

View the exhibit program

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