NORTHAMPTON, MA.- Smith College Museum of Art presents Sheila Pepe: Red Hook at Bedford Terrace, on view through October 5, 2008. Artist Sheila Pepe will come to the Museum in July 2008 to create an installation that was commissioned by the Museums Visiting Committee in honor of Ann Johnson, a former staff member of long-standing who retired in June 2006. Pepe first came to SCMA twenty years ago as a security guard and subsequently worked in virtually all departments of the Museum, including an internship in the Directors office, where she worked with Mrs. Johnson. Pepes artistic practice includes site-specific installations made from a variety of materials, which have been shown at national and international venues. At Smith she will be working with 800 lbs. of ships towline, yarns, shoelaces, and crocheted and knitted materials created by Smith students/volunteers, who will be given instructions for their fabrication by the artist. This work, titled Red Hook at Bedford Terrace, will enter the Museums permanent collection.