Exhibition Dates: On view from May 12 through June 17
Admission: Free and open to the public during business hours
Nationally-recognized artist Sarah Hutt’s exhibit “My Mother’s Legacy” features a 1,000-line poem wood-burned into the bottom of 1,000 wooden bowls. “On each bowl is written a line from my memory that reflects a mannerism, advice, or a remark I attribute to my mother. The bowls are piled randomly onto tables, where the viewer must pick up each bowl to read it. The act of lifting each bowl reminds me of my mother, because she had the habit of turning things over to see where they were made,” shares Sarah.
When Sarah was 13, her mother died of breast cancer. Over the years, she carried around so many memory fragments that she could not fit together to fully understand who her mother had been as a person. In 1995, she began to write all the things she could remember. Out of that list came these lines that are “My Mother’s Legacy.”
Sarah Hutt is a mixed-media sculptor whose work uses everyday objects to create interactive content to engage the viewer focusing on memory, dreams and the reality they create. She is a graduate of the Boston Museum School and winner of a 5th year Fellowship (with additional studies at Boston University and Mass College of Art). As a working artist, she exhibits her work and serves as a visiting artist and lecturer to numerous museums, galleries, and organizations throughout the country. Sponsored by The Cordelia Family Foundation.
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About the James Library & Center for the Arts
Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.