Throughout the month of April, Nahcotta presents an unconventional group exhibition titled ARC. On view from April 7 until April 30, the opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, April 7, from 5-8 p.m., concurrent with Portsmouth’s downtown art walk.
Comparable in theme to the gallery’s 2016 show What Goes Around (a group exhibition exclusively using a 12-inch circular panel as the foundation for each participating artist’s work), ARC launches a similar challenge to 22 of Nahcotta’s participating artists - though in this exhibition, the shape each artist must work with is not a simple circle, but a crescent moon. It seems only appropriate that the word “crescent," derived from Latin, is rooted in the definition of “create, thrive, bring forth.”
ARC promises an unbelievable range of perspectives, approaches, and interpretations, all sprung from the exact same half-moon shape.