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NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, Smith College's "On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space" project will feature "Kwan Yin," a 6-by-6-foot painting on cloth depicting the Buddhist goddess of compassion created exclusively for the site by Northampton artist and children's book illustrator Carlotta Hoffman.


Hoffman's piece is the fourth installation in the college's program to create community art space from the chain-link fence surrounding the construction of its new fine arts center next to College Hall. "Kwan Yin" will be on display on the fence facing Neilson Library through Dec. 15.


Members of the Northampton community who would like their artwork considered for the"On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space" project should contact Nancy Rich at (413) 585-2773 or visit the "Fence" Web site at http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/programs/index.htm.

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