Friday, November 02, 2012
Tom Grady portraits celebrate passage of a lifetime
101 Portraits: a Lifetime at a Glance, an exhibit featuring oil paintings by Tom Grady, Assumption College's visiting assistant professor of art, opened in October 2012 at The Sprinkler Factory Gallery, 38 Harlow St., Worcester, Mass. The collection features Grady's paintings that were completed over the past 18 months. Each portrait represents a different age, from birth to age 100. This series captures the diversity of age in the community, celebrating the individual and passage of a lifetime. Each painting is 18”x18” oil on canvas.
In addition to his professorship at Assumption College, Grady also teaches studio classes at Worcester Art Museum. His education includes a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Grady has exhibited his work in various galleries around the New England region. He has received several Juror’s Choice Awards for his figurative painting at the Copley Society of Art and The Gallery at Worcester State University.
101 Portraits, which is funded in part by a 2011 Faculty Development Grant from Assumption College, was on view throughought October. It received considerable media coverage on Oct. 10 and 11, having been featured in Worcester Magazine and the (Worcester) Telegram & Gazette, on NECN's Worcester News Tonight, as well as in The Auburn News and Southbridge Evening News.