Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative: Hank von Hellion

Date: July 10, 2021 - November 28, 2021 at Wed. through Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Presented By: Worcester Art Museum

Hank von Hellion is a Worcester artist who works with street art, graffiti, illustration, installation, and photography. Having painted several outdoor murals in Worcester, he will create a site-specific installation at the Worcester Art Museum. It will respond to museums as places of contradiction, both empowering and at times elitist, in light of his own experiences as a developing artist. Von Hellion's work is informed by his experiences growing up in the punk subculture, and reconciling his understanding of his art and identity in light of this. He says, this experience “shaped a virulent belief that action in the face of injustice is the responsibility of each and every human being and should be something we demand from ourselves at any personal cost.”

Von Hellion is Managing Director of the Worcester PopUp at the Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC). He is a freelance artist and muralist, workshop instructor, and creative consultant and independent curator for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative (CMAI) expands the Worcester Art Museum's ongoing commitment to the vibrant art community throughout the region. Launched in December 2017, CMAI showcases the extraordinary and multi-faceted talents of artists who live or work in the greater Worcester region with a solo installation in the Sidney and Rosalie Rose Gallery.

Image: Hank von Hellion, Bad Advice Club, 2021. Courtesy of the artist, © Hank von Hellion 2021

Free with Museum admission

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