"Rare Species of Mt. Tom" by Sophie Argetsinger

February 2–28, 2019
Species of Mt Tom illustration © Sophie Argetsinger
© Sophie Argetsinger

The Gallery at Arcadia will exhibit artwork by Sophie Argetsinger during the month of February. 

Rare Species of Mt. Tom features drawings and photographs by artist Sophie Argetsinger. The exhibition focuses on depictions of a variety of plant and animal species found at Mount Tom State Reservation in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Accompanying booklets, available for browsing or for sale, include the artist's drawings and additional information about the species depicted in the exhibit. 

Artist‘s Bio

Sophie Argetsinger has been drawing animals, monsters, and imaginary worlds since childhood. Through her illustrations, she enjoys connecting to nature and animals, as well as escaping into other worlds, and allows the viewer to do the same. She particularly likes drawing monsters and other 'undesirable' creatures in an accessible and relatable way. Sophie graduated from Smith College and is currently working as an illustrator and book designer in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She is most recently the author/illustrator of Protectors Nos. 1–10: An Illustrated Field Guide.

View more of Sophie's work on her website > 

→ This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 16 • 1:00-3:00 pm

FREE. Light refreshments provided. Accompanying books will be available for purchase.

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