An exhibition of photographs by artist Mary Beth Meehan, entitled “City of Champions,” will be on display at the Oresman Gallery, Smith College Department of Art, from February 5-28, 2009. The work looks at the artist’s hometown of Brockton Massachusetts, one of the state’s older industrial “gateway” cities (such as Holyoke and Springfield) and explores the personal effects of the global economic and cultural changes underway there.
Mary Beth Meehan is an award-winning photojournalist who has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Time, and DoubleTake. Her work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International and the National Conference for Community and Justice, and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. A Providence resident, she was a staff photographer at The Providence Journal, and is currently a 2009 Photography Fellow with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She is a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Amherst College in 1989.
Gallery hours: M-F 10am -4:30pm; Sat and Sun 12pm - 4pm.