Christin Couture surveying the featured exhibit of her "Nearest Faraway Place" series just after it was hung.
For over a decade in all weather and seasons Christin Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking Salmon Falls, her ’nearest faraway place' close to home in Shelburne Falls. Its protean nature converges in a spectacle of light and mood constantly colliding and shifting yet retaining its iconic form as place. From such a bonding fully understood moments unfold their monumental intimacy.
"Afterward, in the studio, using various mediums and tools (oil, beeswax, pigment, acrylic, colored pencils, brushes, fingertips, knives….) the process itself challenges me to reflect this feeling of eternal wildness joined by rapture."
Christin Couture has a BFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, did post graduate work at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, studied at the Art Students’ League of New York, and in Bologna, Italy. She has received Fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and Fondation Karolyi, Vence, France. She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries across the country and abroad. Writings about her work have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, the NY Times, Art in America, the Boston Globe, NY Press, UNO Mas UNO, Mexico City, Preview Magazine. Her paintings are included in both private and public collections. She lives with her husband, 3D artist William Hosie, in Shelburne Falls, MA and New York City.
Belinda Lyons Zucker
"Jane" one of the fiber figures by Belinda Lyons Zucker
BELINDA LYONS ZUCKER
FLY AWAY HOME: An Exhibit Of Dolls And Figures From Black Folklore
Two squares from the "Ladies Moral Compass Quilt" sewn in 2017 by community members in and around Charlemont, MA