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Painter Celebrates 45 Years of Art with Cambridge Opening

Leslie Parker, painting. Photo by Nina Duncan. Leslie Parker, painting. Photo by Nina Duncan.

CAMBRIDGE — Artist Leslie Parke will be opening her studio gallery to the public for three special exhibitions this summer in celebration of 45 years of creating art.

Exhibitions will take place on the fourth floor of VARAK Park at 15 West Main St. in Cambridge. The studio exhibitions will be held on June 25, July 16, and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

A new show will be mounted for each exhibition, featuring work from each decade of Parke’s professional career hung throughout three galleries and her studio that span the entire fourth floor of the former seed packaging plant. The June exhibition is titled “Almost Black and White.”

“My studio is like an airport. I come to the same place each day, but where it takes me constantly changes,” Parke said, in a statement. 

Parke began her career in the shadow of New York’s postwar art movements during the second half of the twentieth century, following the Color Field artists. 

She has galleries in Boston, Houston, and Maine, but no longer holds major shows in the local region, so she decided to create opportunities for new and current collectors to see her work in person. These studio exhibitions will provide a unique opportunity to experience work from various decades exhibited together in never-before-seen ways.

“Being able to see my work in the context of my entire output makes you see the work in a new way. And the new work, benefits from being seen in person, as the light reflecting off the work changes throughout the day, and that is something that can’t be captured in photographs of the work,” Parke said.

For more information on Leslie Parke’s summer studio exhibitions, visit

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Masks are encouraged and social distancing will be respected during all events. An elevator to the studio is available. 

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