Christin Couture: The Nearest Faraway Place Encaustic Landscape Paintings
Exhibit: May 5-June 26 Reception: June 10. 4-6pm Music: Rosemary Caine >more info
Carl Nardiello: Winter's Bone Digital Photography
Exhibit: May 5-June 26 Reception: May 13. 4-6pm Music: Al Canali >more info
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, June 11 & 25, 2-4pm REBECCA CLARK Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop $20 + $5 materials fee for each class preregistration required
If you're fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out a few hours to work with a new medium, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. These classes allow you to experiment while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, each 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 touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels. You may sign up for one, or both. If you sign up for both, the second session will hone in on already acquired skills from the first session.
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 23, 2-4pm
MARY TEICHMAN, Holyoke, MA Color Etching Mary Teichman has been making prints since 1975. Her gallery talk will include slides and print samples describing her process. In her words, "My multi-plate color etchings are triggered by things I observe: a color or texture, a slant of light--especially those that evoke memories. I am fascinated by the quality of light at night, and by the shapes emerging as my eyes adjust to the darkness. My layered technique, with its possibilities for rich color and dense blacks, lends itself easily to night scenes." Join us!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, August 6, 2-4pm JULIET BACCHUS of Juliet Rose Pottery, Monson, MA Juliet Bacchus 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, Bacchus 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 Bacchus.
The Figure Speaks: Clayworks by Marilyn Andrews, Cynthia Consentino and Claudia Olds Goldie
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 24, 2-4pm
ARCHIE NAHMAN of Greenfield, MA 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!
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. Enjoy our unusual small businesses, meet the artists, relish the food of our restaurants, walk in natural beauty, and experience HOME.
The 2nd Saturday in June has the Deerfield River as it's theme. We have a very special exhibit to celebrate the river, Christin Couture's exquisitely small paintings of Salmon Falls, our namesake and village of Shelburne Falls own waterfall. Christin lives on the river, we see her house just down the river from the gallery through our windows, and her encaustic paintings document her years of enjoying the view of the Falls. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!