Gallery

The Gallery at 3S is an incubator of ideas, facilitator of original content, and advocate for contemporary artists. Each year the gallery presents exhibitions that highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.

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TELLING STORIES
SEPTEMBER 3 - OCTOBER 24

Opening Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, September 3 / 5-8PM
Free and open to the public.
Opening Reception coincides with Art 'Round Town monthly gallery walk in Portsmouth.


Exterior shapes and interior spaces At first glance, artist Lynne Barr’s arresting geometric sculptures feel complete. It is not until you step closer and engage with them that they begin to tell their stories. Why are some things hidden? How do ideas and beliefs become mainstream? Who are the storytellers of today? Is it possible to hold onto a belief and still make room for others?

Artist Statement:
"Telling Stories
is a show which puts atheism on an equal footing, in a public space, with theism. Until recent years, I’ve been inclined to keep my life-long disbelief in a deity private. But the current populist normalization of authoritarianism, particularly in the US, which derives its support, in no small part, from far-right religious groups, disturbs me greatly. The unquestioning, enthusiastic embrace of authoritarian leaders, and the undermining of democracy, motivated me to explore the role religion might play in this political trend (continue reading)..." -- Lynne Barr

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BECOMING GREY
SEPTEMBER 3 - OCTOBER 16

Opening Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, September 3 / 5-8PM
Free and open to the public.
Opening Reception coincides with Art 'Round Town monthly gallery walk in Portsmouth.


Becoming Grey
is a celebration of women’s hair, identity, desire, and power.

Through audio interviews, video, and still photographs, Becoming Grey portrays women who defy stereotypical notions of greying and gender beauty. Photographer Nancy Grace Horton coaxes women to flaunt their grey hair and explore the feelings and motivations behind the search for identity in hair color. Designed to confront expectations and provoke conversation, the Becoming Grey installation embraces every woman’s journey, and advocates for realistic representations of female identity. (continue reading)

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"Telling Stories" is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
Virtual Gallery: GALLERYAT3S.ORG

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The Gallery is occasionally closed for private events or for exhibit installations, and occasionally open outside regular hours during public performances, by appointment and by chance.