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Holyoke Renaissance: A New Exhibit at Wisteriahurst

CONTACT: Kate Preissler, Director, Wistariahurst

(413) 322 – 5660 x. 5167


August 22, 2016

New Exhibit Opens this September at Wistariahurst

Holyoke Renaissance: Rising from the Ashes

HOLYOKE, MA: During September and October, Wistariahurst will be a hosting a new exhibit-Holyoke Renaissance: Rising from the Ashes. Three area artists will showcase architecture as art when they present their work in a joint exhibition celebrating the renaissance of the City of Holyoke. The exhibit by artists Debra Dunphy, Nancy Howard, and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor, will feature various views of the old industrial city of Holyoke and its architectural designs.

Holyoke is currently undergoing a transformation that is renewing much of the downtown after suffering from urban blight for decades. Works on display will include local landmarks and streetscapes from around the city and will be presented to shine a light on the beautiful art and architecture in the city.

The exhibit will run from September 10, 2016 through October 29, 2016. Gallery viewing hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00AM – 2:00PM and Saturdays from 12:00PM – 4:00 PM. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, September 18 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM and will be free and open to the public. Admission to the Galley is available for a $3 suggested donation. For more information or to view a schedule of other upcoming events, please visit our website at


Wistariahurst is an educational and cultural center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

Today, Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of public programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations and serves the community through educational programs, community partnerships, history projects, and outreach activities. More information is available at

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