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#The100DayProject at NUarts

Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2018

Four NUarts Studios & Gallery artists ~ Laura Didyk, Caroline Kelley, Peggy Morse, and Sally Tiska Rice ~ participated in this year’s social media challenge known as #The100DayProject.  Each artist chose a specific creative focus and posted new work daily for 100 consecutive days. This year markedthe fifth year of this amazing project as a “free global art event that anyone can participate in.” The project has exceeded over one million posts at #The100DayProject on Instagram.

NUarts Studios & Gallery highlighted these 100 Day Project artists and hosted a 100-Day Project Global Meetup during FFAW on Sept 7. Included in the meetup was an exhibition of regional 100 Day Project Guest Artists:

  • Julian Rocca
  • Jamie Badore
  • Annamaria Sebastino
  • Richard Peck
  • Kira Smith

Caroline Kelley has always been fascinated and enchanted by trees so she chose to draw a tree everyday for her project. It’s led to an exploration of sinewy tree trunks and graceful branches, and drawings of trees that are sometimes realistic and sometimes fantastical.

This is my third year participating and it’s been one of the most formative, difficult, and rewarding things I’ve done as a creative person. At the end of each project, I have a huge, new, surprising body of work, and I’ve improved and grown as an artist in ways that keep revealing themselves. ~ Laura Didyk

Peggy Morse:

This social project gave me the stimulus to create a large body of work after a long abstinence from painting; the community on Instagram is so supportive and inspiring!

When the 100 Day Project was discussed at a NUarts meeting, I thought, “This might encourage me to get my creative groove back by posting works in progress, a little at a time, on Instagram. It has been a tough couple of years as I continue to heal from a spinal injury that has left me partially paralyzed. The 100 Day Project has been a great asset in getting my creative juices flowing again.”  ~Sally Tiska Rice
Sally Tiska Rice has auctioned off 12 matted watercolor paintings with 100% of the proceeds going to Berkshire County Kids Place and Violence Prevention Center, which provides an interdisciplinary, cooperative team approach to address the needs of children subjected to violence.
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