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STCC’s Carberry Conversations Series Continues with Visual Artist Jorge Costa

SPRINGFIELD — Carberry Conversations, presented by Springfield Technical Community College’s Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, continues on Friday, Oct. 1 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. with a virtual conversation between associate professor and gallery coordinator Sondra Peron and adjunct professor and visual artist Jorge Costa.

This conversation between a photographer-philosopher and an artist-activist is likely to cover a wide range of topics including design inspired by nature, the connection between climate change and food politics, and race and architecture. The event is part of Hispanic/Latinx History Month at STCC. To attend the virtual event, register at stcc.io/costa.

Costa is a visual artist and an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College, Springfield College, and STCC. His work explores a variety of media, forms, and content, including research on biomimetic design, microbiology, bio-architecture, climate change, and the Anthropocene.

Costa has collaborated with other artists and shown his work in a variety of spaces, including the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Waterfront Artist Coalition; Brattleboro (Vt.) Museum & Art Center; A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton; Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sanford Meisner Theater, Chelsea, N.Y., Artists Space, Tribeca, N.Y., Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan; Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge; and Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.jorgecosta.space.

Carberry Conversations is a series of virtual talks throughout the academic year between Peron and several past exhibiting artists whose work has been on view at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery since 2013, as well as STCC’s own art faculty. Conceived in response to the ongoing pandemic, these conversations function as a space to connect working artists and photographers to STCC and the Greater Springfield community covering a wide variety of topics, including origin stories, impact of current events on the artistic process, and the function of art and photography during times of crisis. The exhibition is supported in part by the School of Liberal and Professional Studies and the Fine Arts program.

The gallery reopens later this month a new, in-person exhibition in B28 with collages by Keith Hollingworth, “40 Black Writers.”

All Carberry Conversations are free and open to the public via Zoom.