Art Exhibits

Jewels for Walls: Sculptures of Mireille Clapp

August 2-27, 2014Image of wall sculpture

Mireille Clapp, formerly a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UMass Amherst, has been a full time sculptor and artist since 1995.

As an artist, Clapp has not abandoned science. Her sculptures use the logic and understanding of materials to create the whole. The results are contrasting surfaces and highly original use of various materials.

She says of her work: “My indoor work is mixed media wall sculpture, and has been referred to as “Jewels for Walls.”   I use many different materials, primarily metals, steel, copper, aluminum, bronze and brass which I combine with contrasting materials such as wood, cloth, glass, stone and coral. Sometimes I apply paint to provide rich color effects. I always strive for surprising textural relationships. I am particularly fascinated by the tension between order and disorder and so my pieces often combine organic and geometric shapes.”

In addition to small indoor sculptures, Clapp also creates sculpture for outside exhibition. Her work has been on exhibition throughout New England, and in New York, Florida and China.

She will hold an opening reception on August 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room Gallery. This will be an opportunity for people to come and meet Clapp and discuss her unique art.


Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.

For information on Acton Memorial Library Artists' Exhibition Opportunities please click HERE.