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MFA Thesis Exhibition: Fielding

April 22 - April 26, 2019

An MFA Thesis project by Emily Tareila (and you, too)

Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5-7PM

Fielding is an ongoing exploration of place-making, spaces of learning and relationship building in formal and informal educational environments. The project engages themes of sustainability, care, empathy, play, curiosity, life-long learning and future world-making.

Come and spend time with the Engagement Station cart, attend and participate in events, both in and out of the LEG Gallery, feel and think with all your senses.


Events + Workshops + Celebrations During the Week: (all free and open to the public)

Image: Cyanotype Photography Workshop

Monday | 11:30AM-2:30PM | Meet in LEG Gallery

A workshop to learn how to make (and play with!) cyanotypes, a photographic process that makes images with the sun. We will learn about the history, the eco-friendly process, the elements and compounds used, gather materials and expose under the sun, marking this particular space/time context at UMass. Each participant will be able to take their work home.

Listen: Sound Bath event

Monday | 5-7PM | LEG Gallery

Inspired by Deep Listening events pioneered by composer and educator Pauline Oliveros, this gathering is an evening of facilitated listening exercises, listening with our whole bodies. We will listen to a set of tunes selected by guest curators from our community. Bread + butter and tea will be served.

Forage: Natural Inkmaking Workshop

Tuesday | 11:30-2:30PM

A workshop to forage and glean plants and kitchen scraps on approved areas of campus with which to make natural inks. We will learn about ethical and thoughtful sourcing practices, make, learn recipes and experiment. Bring some jars and a favorite paintbrush.

Reception Celebration

Wednesday | 5-7PM | LEG Gallery

Come as you are, bring a pal, there will be snacks.

Feast: Potluck Lunch

Thursday | 11:30AM-2:30PM | Franklin Permaculture Garden

Bring a dish to share, take a break, stay a while

Circle: Mending Workshop

Friday | 1-4PM | UMass Farmers Market (Goodell Lawn)

Inspired by women’s sewing circles and artist Fritz Haeg, this is a gathering for people to sew by hand for mending clothes, sewing patches and basic embroidery. Mend don't end! A part of the Clothing Repair Fair.


With gratitude to the UMass Studio Arts Department
...as well as the Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship, Talking Truth for Climate Change, the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Permaculture Gardens, UMass Farmers Market, the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, Brick CoWorkshop and CoFab Design

Made possible (in part) by support from the UMass Arts Council


Accessibility: The LEG Gallery space is an ADA accessible space on the ground level of the Studio Arts Building. There will be fragrant plants in the space but no synthetic scents or off-gasing. The space does use fluorescent lighting in evening hours and has lots of natural light. There is elevator access to gender inclusive bathrooms on the second floor of the building. Care animals welcome. There will be photographic documentation at events but people can choose not to be photographed. Children are welcome at all events but the Sound Bath event may not be appropriate for young children.


LEG Gallery | Studio Arts Building | UMass-Amherst
Gallery hours: 8AM-8PM
IG: @emilytareila
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