Exhibit: June 30-August 27 Reception: August 12, 4-6pm Music: Adria Sternstein Foster, Flute & Daniel Foster, Viola >more info
Tom Wyatt: Reflection and Illusion Photographs on Metal
Exhibit: June 30-August 27 Reception: July 8, 4-6pm Music: Loren Feinstein, improvisations >more info
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY Sunday, July 30 & August 20, 1-4PM REBECCA CLARK, Deerfield, MA Soft Pastel Workshop 3 hours, 1-4pm, $25 +$5 materials fee Preregister & pay by contacting the gallery
Back by popular demand, we are offering 2 more Pastel Workshops by Becky Clark this summer. Learn more or try pastels for the first time. Now three hours long, the class allows students to really sink into their work. If you're fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This workshop will allow you to experiment while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the session will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. In a very short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels. We will begin with mark making, move on to shadow and light, then still life, and end with the basics of landscapes. Several types of paper, all pastels and necessary tools are provided.
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY Sunday, August 6, 2-4pm
JULIET BACCHAS, Monson, MA Pottery Demonstration: African Coil Building
Juliet Bacchas demonstrates the African coiling technique with which she hand builds her vessels, and then the process of cutting through a vessel to create pattern. Taught by the Jamaican master potter Cecil Baugh, Bacchas carries on his tradition of excellence. Come to learn something new for your own clay work or to simply enjoy seeing the process of handbuilding in clay.
Coil-built vessel with cut-through patterns by Juliet Bacchas.
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm
INGE JOCKERS of Colrain, MA Trunk Show of Fine Silver & Gold Jewelry
Jewelry fascinates us – the unique beauty of handmade jewelry even more. Inge will talk about her inspiration and the techniques she uses to achieve the rich textured and sometimes rough beauty of her jewelry. Have you heard about the traditional Korean technique Keum-Boo? Inge will explain and demonstrate how she works with Silver and Gold and she will tell you about the gemstones that enhance her creations. Inge's work will be on display. Choose a unique piece as a gift for yourself or a special someone.
Exhibit: September 1 - October 29 Reception: September 9, 4-6pm Music: Loren Feinstein, improvisations
Liz Canali Explorations in Felt: Texture & Color Exhibit: September 1 - October 29 Reception: October 14, 4-6pm Music: Al Canali, original songs and blues
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, September 10, 2-4pm
BELINDA LYONS ZUCKER of Montague, MA Spirit Doll Making Workshop Call or email to preregister $TBA includes all your matl's
At the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be taking home a completed Spirit Doll. Belinda will bring doll 'bodies' for you to embellish with beads, embroidery, words, fabrics or items you have brought from home, creating a doll imbued with a unique character. Belinda taught here years ago and people are still asking if she is going to teach another class. Here it is, sign up now!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, September 17, 2-4pm
DANE DONATO of Greenfield, MA Diddley Bow Making Workshop Call or email to preregister $40 includes all your matl's
At the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be taking home a diddley bow. Also called the One String, Pluck-Tar, and Jitter Bug, the diddley bow was considered a starter instrument for budding guitarists. Little known outside of the Deep South, its influence on musicians who would develop the blues and early rock and roll cannot be understated. In fact, Ellas Otha Bates, who adopted the stage name of Bo Diddley, named himself after the Diddley Bow.
Everything you need will be provided, including a high-quality wooden cigar box, wooden neck, steel guitar string, tuning machine, and necessary tools. Even someone who has never picked up a file or drill will go home with a working instrument with a lot of soul.
If we are lucky, Dane will give us a performance of a little Beowulf in Anglo Saxon and Modern English on his reproduction of a 7th century lyre!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, September 24, 2-4pm
ARCHIE NAHMAN of Greenfield, MA Talk, Slides and Demonstration
How does he do that? What are these parts? What did they do when they were part of a machine? Archie will answer all these questions and more during this Artists in the Gallery event. Nahman was a machinist in his work life, now he is making art from machine parts. For this talk, Archie will bring in a box of grimy, old parts of machines and share how he transforms them into beautiful, shiny tables, clocks and candlesticks. This is your chance to see his work taken apart and reassembled, possibly incorporating some new part! Archie’s talk and demo will include a brief slide show illustrating some of the inventive creations he’s made over the years. Bring your inventor’s hat, Archie is sure to spark some new ideas for you!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, October 8, 2-4pm
LIZ CANALI of Heath, MA & DONNA GATES of Shelburne Falls, MA Ode to Paulus Berensohn "To Spring from the Hand" a documentary on Paulus Berensohn followed by a pinch pot demonstration in both felt and clay
Donna and Liz work side-by-side one last time! Liz Canali has been part of the staff at Salmon Falls Gallery for the past 5 years and is moving to Florida after the reception for her exhibit Explorations in Felt on October 14. She will be greatly missed! Come join Liz for this remarkable film and then a pinch pot demonstration with curator and friend Donna Gates.
Both Liz and Donna have been influenced by the meditative exploration of pinching pots as presented by Paulus Berensohn. See the film and then watch Liz pinch a pot in felt while Donna pinches one in clay, the techniques are amazingly similar!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Saturday, October 15, 2-4pm
PEG CONSIDINE of Westfield, MA Painting on Silk, Demonstration & Talk
Learn how Peg approaches the design and process of making her vibrant silk paintings.
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Saturday, October 29, 2-4pm
RACHEL GUNNARD of Shelburne Falls, MA Trunk Show & meet the artist!
Join architect and jewelry designer Rachel Gunnard for a trunk show featuring new and classic jewelry designs in Sterling silver, brass, and 14k gold. She'll bring a wide range of sizes of rings and bracelets, as well as best selling earrings and necklaces perfect for holiday gift giving. She's bringing some lovely statement and one of a kind pieces, perfect for grand entrances at holiday parties!
Andrew Quient An Intersection of Pottery & Architecture: Ceramics & Drawing Exhibit: Nov. 3 - Dec. 31 Reception: December 9, 4-6pm Music: Chris Eriquezz, guitar
Big Wheel Press Letterpress Broadsides Exhibit: Nov. 3 - Dec. 31 Reception: November 11, 4-6pm Music: Blue Moon Trio
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
RACE DAY! The Bridge of Flowers Road Race happens bright and early on the second Saturday of August. The gallery opens as usual at 11am when most of the running will be over. The event at Salmon Falls has nothing to do with running, but does celebrate the beauty of our New England landscapes, something local runners enjoy everyday while putting in their miles.
Trina Sear Sternstein: Imagined Landscapes is our featured artist and exhibit. Her daughter, Adria Sternstein Foster, Principal Flutist for the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and son-in-law, Daniel Foster, the Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra will play the reception. Join us from 4-6pm on August 12. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!