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ARTicles: Notes on the Arts
October 30, 2010 12:00 AM
Many who have visited the New Bedford Whaling Museum lately, or just sauntered by its canopied main entrance, probably have noticed a giant orange squid wrapped around a square column near that access. It is the artwork of Erik Durant, a New Bedford sculptor, an MFA graduate of UMass Dartmouth, and currently coordinator of the Fine Arts Program at Bristol Community College, where he has taught since 2006.
Durant is one of eight artists participating in a show of outdoor sculpture titled “In the Unequal Cross-Lights — Contemporary Sculptors Respond to the Whaling Museum Collections,” organized by Lasse Antonsen, director of the University Art Galleries, and in collaboration with the UMD College of Visual and Performing Arts, the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Whaling Museum. The eight artworks will be placed around the museum’s downtown campus, and will remain on view for a year.