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Elms College to Host Art Exhibit by Husband-and-wife Team

CHICOPEE — The Borgia Gallery at Elms College will present an exhibition of artwork by Andrae and Priya Nadkarni Green, married painters from Springfield.

“Ambidextrous” will be on display in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Feb. 4 to March 2, except college holidays and school closures. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. 

“After working on their individual practices over the past decade or more, Andrae and Priya are now showing their work together for the first time,” said Borgia Gallery Curator Cecily Hughes. “The exhibition began at two locations in Springfield last year and continues to various locations in the region, including Elms College.” 

Andrae and Priya have been married for the better part of the last decade. Although they work separately in their respective styles, they find inspiration in similar experiences and concepts. The couple recently began working together through public art projects, teaching together, as well as challenging each other to ‘paint battles’ where they both paint the same image in their own styles. 

This exhibition celebrates the spirit of competition, camaraderie, and partnership. Each time the show travels, the work changes, and it is a chance to see their works in conversation with each other — to observe the similarities, differences, and the overall effect of the two bodies of work in harmony.

Admission to the Borgia Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Dooley College Center on the Elms College campus at 291 Springfield St. in Chicopee.

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