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“The Painted Image” Art Show at QCC on April 17

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, Mass. –   The Quinsigamond Community College/ARTSWorcester Art Gallery opens a new exhibit on Tuesday, April 17 with a display of works by Tom Grady.  His collection, titled, “The Painted Image,” will be on display through June 29 at the QCC Administration Building Corridor Art Gallery, at 670 West Boylston Street.

The public is invited to attend the opening night reception on April 17 starting at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 123A.  Admission is always free, and regular viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Grady will be exhibiting both paintings and drawings, which cover his work over a three year time span.

“This body of work is a document of my artistic process and shows an evolution of ideas, which are constantly in flux and transition,” Grady states. “Each painting serves as a stepping-stone to the next.”

Inspired 16by th and 17th century European painting, Grady uses a variety of glazing and impasto to create an illusion of form through dramatic lighting.   He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.  Grady currently teaches at the New England Institute of Art and has been part of numerous group and solo art exhibitions throughout New England.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.