3rd On 3rd Gallery To Open Exhibit Saturday

Pictured are some of the works to be included in the “Hope in the Dark” art exhibit, which will be on display at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery from Saturday through Feb. 24. Submitted photos

A new art exhibit set to debut at Jamestown’s 3rd on 3rd Gallery this weekend is attempting to bring about a silver lining to the gloomy global events of 2016.

Located on the third floor at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the gallery will present the new exhibit, “Hope in the Dark,” beginning with an opening reception Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — operating in conjunction with Doors Open Jamestown 2017.

Featuring the works of both regional and international artists, the impetus for the exhibit stems from a single concept: there is always hope. Many individuals perceive the previous year to have ended on a negative note, as the world at large faced several challenges including famine, war, terrorism, climate change and political upheaval.

Consisting of work by 24 international artists in all disciplines — including sound art, photography, mixed media, installation and film — “Hope in the Dark” offers a diverse look from many different viewpoints at the themes and ideas of hope. Additionally, there will be an interactive “wall of hope” similar to the New York City subway wall of post-it notes, where members of the community are invited to add their hopes and dreams for the future in the form of words or images.

Regional artists whose work will be represented include Riko Chandra and Karen Glosser. Included among the participating international artists are Amber Agha, Tom Meskell, Susu Laroche, Crhis Rivers Nuttall, Jacqueline Kerr, Kristine Petersone, Lady Kitt, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Serena Laborante, Candice Flaherty and Glenn Fitzpatrick.

The exhibit will run through Feb. 24. 3rd on 3rd Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. when exhibits are offered. Private viewings may be scheduled by calling Len Barry, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts marketing and communications director, at 664-2465, ext. 227.

For more information, visit reglenna.com or find “Hope in the Dark” on Facebook.