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Carl Bridge Opens Show in Edward J. Duffy Art Gallery

Carl Bridge Opens Show in Edward J. Duffy Art Gallery
Meredith Berry-Toon

Carl Bridge, a multimedia artist and educator living in Western Massachusetts, opened his show in the Edward J. Duffy Art Gallery on Friday evening, January 12. His artistic explorations span from sculpture, painting, mask making, and costuming to creating musical instruments and performing live—art forms  the vast majority of these are currently on display in the Gallery.

Carl’s foundation in visual art was shaped through childhood by his father, who was the Head of the Visual Arts Department at Noble and Greenough School, MA. “I feel very grateful to have visual arts be such a strong force in my family,” he remarks. “I find much inspiration from my brother and many of my cousins who are artists, sculptors, and craftsmen. I recognize how blessed my twin Martin and I were to have our father nurturing our artistic explorations through instruction and encouragement.”

With this early exposure to a variety of processes and materials, Carl was drawn towards theater and stagecraft as it brought many disciplines together into an immersive experience where art can come to life. After studying scenic design at Boston University, MA, Carl worked in the entertainment industry creating props, puppets, creatures and characters, while also performing as a puppeteer. This experience has brought a wide range of skills into his teaching and personal artwork. As an educator, Carl notes that his personal artwork has shifted to include materials that he encourages his students to explore, in part to demonstrate that with patience and effort, one can achieve strong results with simple matter. 

The show runs through February 8 and is available for viewing by the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m in the Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery.

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Photos of Art Opening