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Lowell Professor to Exhibit Work at NECC’s ArtSpace

Submitted by on August 30, 2018 – 7:35 pm

“Consider Trees.” is one of the pieces by Ingrid Hess on exhibit at NECC’s ArtSpace.

An art exhibit by Lowell artist Ingrid Hess that focuses on climate change will be the first art exhibit of the academic season on display at Northern Essex Community College beginning Monday, Sept. 10.

The large-scale exhibit, titled “Consumption: Considering Resources & Waste,” will hang in the Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace located in the Harold Bentley Library on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. through October 12.

Each of the works are comprised of 10-inch by 10-inch, framed pieces created with cut-paper and hand-drawn lettering. The frames are hung in a grid pattern to create a larger design.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours which are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Using hand-drawn lettering mixed with factual data on climate change, Hess has created graphic art that calls attention to water, earth, air, plastic, and trees. Each of these pieces is comprised of 25 framed works while a larger work titled “100 Things” features 100 framed pieces.

“Consider Water.” by Ingrid Hess.

Hess, who is an assistant professor of graphic design at UMass Lowell, will discuss the exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., during a welcome reception and artist talk.

“Many people consider climate change to be the most pressing issue facing our world today,” said Hess. “While it is difficult to admit, we all contribute to this problem. There are many things we can do to decrease our impact upon the environment, but no amount of behavior modification will solve the problem unless it includes reducing our consumption. Until we address how we consume resources the problem of climate change will continue to escalate.”

Her exhibit, she notes, asks viewers to examine their own relationship with natural resources.

Hess earned a bachelor’s from Goshen College and a MFA from Indiana University. She has published several books including “Mr. Magnificent’s Magical Merrimack Adventure,” and “An Amish Alphabet”. She has also been the recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Award, and The Rodda Book Award.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Haverhill Cultural Council as well as the NECC Liberal Arts Division & the Art Dept. For additional information contact or

Northern Essex offers an Associate in Art degree in General Studies: Art & Design that prepares students for transfer into a four-year program or for a career in photography, visual arts, graphic design, and multimedia.