An ancient word inspires a contemporary exhibit.


def; a type of bi-directional text from the Greek bous, ox and strophus, turning. As oxen plow a field every other line is flipped, or reversed or mirrored.

curated by Joan Benotti & Ann McArdle

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August 23 through September 16

Opening Reception: August 25,  5 - 7pm

8 artists explore ideas of progression, regression, rhythm, pattern, relationships between people and things, time and place, in paint, paper, film, photography and word.

Joan Benotti, Paul Cary Goldberg, Ann McArdle, Valerie Weigand McCaffrey, Nick Neyeloff, Conny Goelz Schmitt, Linda Lagano Sojda and Juni Van Dyke


Free weekend workshops and events throughout the show.

September 1, 3-5 Writing around the Fold, a writing and paper play workshop for all ages withGloucester Writers Center’s Amanda Cook.

September 8, 3-5 Making Books, with Misaki Nishimiya, a drop-in workshop for all ages. Come make a simple folded book.

September 16, 4-6 Live performance of More, Ann McArdle's  4-minute play followed by q&a with writer, actors and director and a mini theater-lab with director and acting coach Nick Neyeloff. Nick’s film adaptation of More is included in the exhibit.