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Smith College Museum of Art Presents Sheila Pepe: Red Hook at Bedford Terrace
Sheila Pepe, American, born 1959. Red Hook at Bedford Terrace, 2008. Nautical tow line, cotton yarn, and shoelaces. Purchased with gifts from the Smith College Museum of Art Visiting Committee in honor of Ann D. Johnson. Image: Derek Fowles Photography. This exhibition is supported by the Museum of Art Program Fund and the Maxine Weil Kunstadter (class of 1924) Fund.


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 Museum’s 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 Director’s office, where she worked with Mrs. Johnson. Pepe’s 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 ship’s 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 Museum’s permanent collection.





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