Sarah Buckwald, ’14, Staff Writer
Paulina Amato, who recently graduated from Merrimack, had the idea last semester of opening a student run art gallery. This month, that idea will become a reality.
The gallery will reside in Augie’s Pub, which will give students many opportunities to get involved. “I believe that this gallery will be influential in attracting new students to the school as well as help promote and celebrate the diversity and talent of our peers,” Amato said.
Students will be able to hold art workshops as well as create their own pieces of art without having to worry about the price of materials.
The pub not only has a wonderful atmosphere, and will also give students a sense of community while browsing the artwork. The art gallery will be open during lunch and dinner for students to view exquisite displays of art by their talented peers.
Amato describes her goal as promoting the collaboration of students with different majors within the visual and performing arts department, while giving students a chance to experience and learn about the workings of an art gallery.
This gallery will be a great opportunity for students to advertise their work in a gallery setting as well as interact with peers, Amato said.
The gallery will be accommodating to new ideas from the students and alumni who contribute their art as well. Amato earned her bachelor’s degree in art history.
Since her graduation last semester, she has passed along the gallery idea to Merrimack students Jaclyn Caruso, Rachel Mueller and Molly Caynes.