October 26 – December 15, 2017 (closed Nov. 22-26) Reception, Thursday, October 26, 6 p.m -8 p.m Impact This exhibition focuses attention on the recipients the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the grant recognizes the contributions of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and crafts people. A Photographer’s Embrace: Stephen DiRado Featuring a selections from the Worcester artist’s body of work and includes photographs, film, and projected images. Known for his humanistic outlook and photographic series, DiRado’s work evolved from straight photography of people and places to intimate, empathetic images made in collaboration with his subjects. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist’s thirty-five-year artistic career. Image credit: Stephen DiRado, Bell Pond series- Butch, Natasha, Krissy and Tony, August 25th, 1983, silver gelatin print, 10” x 12.5"