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Alum Elise Thompson Featured in The Wassiac Project

Published May 15, 2019


“Calling” by Elise Thompson

“Ad Astra Per Aspera”

The Wassaic Project

37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassiac, NY 12592

FSU Art MFA ’16 Elise Thompson will be featured in Ad Astra Per Aspera, a group exhibition at The Wassaic Project in Maxon Mills. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 18th from 3-7pm. Two of Thompson’s paintings were selected for this huge group exhibition, and they will be located on a particularly funky floor of wild paintings and installations in Maxon Mills. This event is free and will continue through Saturday, September 21st.

“Scalloped” by Elise Thompson

From The Wassaic Project:

“The Wassaic Project annual Summer Exhibition is back. Ad Astra Per Aspera features nearly 70 contemporary artists across all seven floors of Maxon Mills. Our 2018 Summer Exhibition, Change of State, showcased art created during a time in which many people in our country have felt divided, angry, vindicated, or confused. This year, we’re going ad astra per aspera — ‘through hardships to the stars.’ The show, as always, will open with a parade throughout Wassaic on our annual Community Day. Students in our summer camps will explore the mill and create work based on the exhibition. Artists in our Summer Residency will look for inspiration to take back to their studios in Luther Barn. Visitors to our Summer Festival will take in lectures throughout the mill from artists in the exhibition. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the summer, people like you will stop by and pass through, up, and ad astra.”