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! Click here to see a video of all the variety of sculpture Archie makes!
ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY: Sunday, October 8, 2-4pm
LIZ CANALIof 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!