stART Space hosts arts writer B. Amore on Saturday

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MANCHESTER — stART Space will hold a dialogue, art tour and reception at 5 p.m. Saturday with art critic B. Amore and artists Gregory Smith and Michael Watson.Amore recently wrote a review of an exhibition connecting the artworks of Smith and Watson, curated by Michael and Carolina Ellenbogen who own stART Space in Manchester, that was published in Art New England.Saturday, Amore joins the artists and curators for a dialogue from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The show runs through May 11."Both sculptors demonstrate a respect for the concept of `truth to materials,'" Amore wrote. "The essential nature of their chosen medium is clearly present, transformed by the mystical process by which matter becomes art. Their experiments with form and space open our eyes to new ways of seeing sculpture."B. Amore has spent her life between Italy and America. She studied at Boston University, University of Rome, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, and is the recipient of Massachusetts Cultural grants, a Fullbright Grant, and a Mellon Fellowship. Her art and poetry reviews are published in Sculpture magazine, Art New England, the Rutland Herald/Times Argus, and VIA.Michael Watson received an MFA in fine arts from Parsons School of Design in 2013. He is a multidisciplinary artist who engages primarily with found objects, recycled materials and organic detritus to produce process-based abstractions and installations. He explores the space between being, substance and imperceptibility using materials and objects as a substitute for the body.Gregory Smith began his sculpture studies with Isaac Witkin and Brower Hatcher at Bennington College. His steel and copper sculptures are at once both whimsical and serious, reserved yet resonant. His use of line creates a sense of solidity while letting the space breathe, setting up a dialogue between the line and the negative space, and his use and application of color give an added sense of depth and dimension.stART Space, an art gallery featuring non-representational artworks, is located at 263 Depot St. in the Manchester Shopping Center.For more information, email gallery@startspace.art or call 802-768-8498, log on to www.startspace.art or find them on Facebook at /startspaces.

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