Time on their minds: Artists interpretations

A sampling of work on display at The Time Project show at Featherstone. — Photo courtesy of Featherstone

A provocative exhibit that artistically explores the meanings of time, The Time Project: One Year, 11 Women, opens tonight, Thursday, Sept. 8, at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

The 11 contributing artists are: Marnie Stanton, Ruth Ginsberg-Place, Mindy Nierenberg, Tamar Etingen, Sandie Fenton, Kay Dolezal, Rachel Wood, Gail Bos, Valerie Miller, Joan Schwartz, and Beatrice Greene. Each brings her unique perspective and talents to her work.

The Time Project began in the fall of 2009 when the Boston area artists gathered and agreed to work on translating the meaning and concept of time to produce one work of art per week for an entire year. They also agreed to meet once a month to share their work. Using video, painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, photography, computer-generated images, mixed media, and writing, each artist self-defined her interpretation of time and chose the materials and path of her explorations.

A remarkable variety of experimental directions and art objects resulted. The monthly meeting provides an opportunity to share the process of creating and experimenting with new ideas. Most of the artists brought their knowledge and experience to the exploration of new materials and new mediums.

The Time Project: One Year, 11 Women opens tonight, Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Pebble Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts. The opening reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 6 pm. Beatrice Greene will perform an original piano composition. Featherstone Center for the Arts, off Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. 508-693-1850.