GALLERIES ONE & TWO: The Asparagus Valley Potters Guild, Group Exhibit >more
Exhibit: November 1 – December 31
Reception: Saturday, November 2, 5-7pm
Above, left to right: Donna McGee, Andy Quient, Tiffany Hilton and Rick Epstein
The Pioneer Valley was once known as the Asparagus Valley because it was one of the largest producers of asparagus in the country. That is until the late 1970s when a blight overtook all the asparagus grown here.
Here's where the pottery part comes in: Founding member Michael Cohen decided to contact eight potters he knew and who he thought might enjoy the opportunity to get out of their studios, learn from each other, have a wonderful potluck meal and discuss the idea of forming a guild. The first meeting was at his house in August 1976 and was a great success. They adopted the name "Asparagus Valley" and the guild is now 33 years old.
Our Holiday Specials ...
November 20 - November 27
10% OFF Anything you can eat off, cook with or serve on!
15% OFF Everything* in the Gallery + refreshments and great music from Slight Change as part of the Moonlight Magic town wide celebration
We're open at 10AM, Moonlight Magic happenings begin at 4PM, music from 6-8PM
*Sorry rugs are only 10% off
November 30 - December 11
10% OFF Furniture on the floor and anything on the wall!
December 12 - December 18
10% OFF Decorate your house .... Objects in glass, wood, metal or clay!
December 19 - December 24
10% OFF Decorate yourself or your favorite person .... Fiber arts and jewelry!
GALLERIES ONE & TWO
EXHIBIT: March 1 through April 29
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 16, 2-4pm, snow date: Sunday March 17, 2-4pm
MUSIC: Loren Feinstein
READING & RITUAL: Saturday, April 20, 3-5pm
Gallery One: The Torsos
Gallery Two: Experiential Space, come and participate in the project!
One in Eight: The Torso Project, is a compelling exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors and their female family members and friends. Each torso is accompanied by a statement telling the woman's story. All proceeds from sales of photographs of Torsos goes to support Forest Moon and their programs.
MAY 4: SHELBURNE FALLS ART WALK 4-8pm
GALLERY TWO: Melody Mason: Elemental Watercolors
Exhibit: May 3 – May 27
Reception: Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm
Music: JMPT Quartet
I am continually captivated by water: simply being in it, feeling it flow against my body, the sound of it, the way it dances, ripples and swirls. My inspiration to photograph in streams comes from my love and spiritual connection with nature, along with my desire to paint. The camera and the water work together in a way that allows me to create my own style of painting. Like a plein-air artist, I enjoy working in nature and creating with all that is offered to me in the moment.
In a stream, I am able to observe a facet of nature's artistry previously invisible to me. The flowing water is a constant reminder that every photograph will always be a co-creation of artist and the elements. I am not able to control all aspects of the final image, and I don't wish to. Instead, I actively seek to frame my personal vision by using the complex characteristics of water, while embracing the element of surprise and mystery.
Melody Mason is a fine-art photographer with a background in commercial photography and video production. It was her free-lance work, creating photography and videos for theatrical and dance productions, that motivated her to explore a personal vision with still-photography. Along with winning numerous awards, her work has been published in magazines such as Camera Arts, Color, and Silvershotz. Her water images, and an article about her experience photographing in streams, was published in Nature Photographer's 2012- 2013 winter issue.
GALLERY ONE: CHRISTINE LABICH
The Valley Brilliant:
oil paintings of light and color inspired
by the treasured landscapes of the Pioneer Valley
Exhibit: May 3 – June 30
Reception: Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm
Music: JMPT Quartet
Spring by Christine Labich
Christine Labich’s work explores the interconnectedness of the natural world with our own human hearts. A long-time meditator and student of the nature of reality, she draws on her experience as a naturalist to observe carefully the light, color and forms in our world and to evoke the space and longing of human feeling in the landscape. Her work grows out of a sense of place, and her current place is the Pioneer Valley. Christine was named “Best Visual Artist” by the 2011 Valley Advocate “Best Of” awards. Her paintings have won many national awards, including the 2012 Giovanni Martino Family Award for Landscape in Oil, and her work is held in private collections throughout the country.
GALLERY TWO: MARCIA WISE
Oil Paintings -- Reflections
Exhibit: May 31 – June 30
Reception: Saturday, June 8, 2-4pm
Music: Tim Danyliw playing a Tong Drum of his own creation
CHINA CUP JUMBLE oil painting by Marcia Wise
Long influenced by Impressionism, and the shimmering illumination, light-filled skies and flickering reflections on water, I focus on light and color. With color choices, I build on optical effects of complementary hues and play with the visual buzz of vibrant afterimages that emerge as I work.
Reflections have always caught my eye, held my interest and been the source of inspiration for me in my artistic career and in my day-to-day life. From the play of light dancing on water, reflecting the colors of that particular moment in time, and how it shines in rest momentarily on common objects such as these cups, to my own inner reflections of the events of my life, I am a captive observer. I am observer of both worlds - my own inner reactions to what I see and the reactions of how light dances over and across, through, above and below all space. Representational form gives way to more abstract expression, back and forth I go from one to the other. The rhythmic patterns of reflections draw my eye and become my artistic expression.
My work has been exhibited in group shows, solo shows, publications, and I have received awards and commissions. My work is currently represented by the James Gray Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca., The Larkin Gallery in Provincetown, Ma., Post Office Gallery in North Truro, Ma., and Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom in Shelburne, Falls, Ma. I love to travel and have lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Cape Cod, Ma., Martha’s Vineyard, Ma., Sarasota, Fl., Los Angeles, Ca., and Santa Fe, NM. I currently live in Western Massachusetts.
MUSICIAN/ARTIST TIM DANYLIW
Most of Tim's professional life has been as a photographer living in Connecticut. His award-winning photographs have hung in the Slater Memorial Museum and the New Britain Museum of American Art in association with the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. Now living in the Berkshires, Tim's visual gifts of seeing beauty in the ordinary inspires him to working with metal: the lowly propane tank is the source of the works he shows at Salmon Falls. Tim loves the process of making things that are fun and have an element of surprise. "I don't think of designing a lamp, I think of art that lights up!"
Tim’s latest explorations have brought propane tanks into the musical realm: beautiful to look at and soothing to hear, his Tong Drums are simple to play and create a peaceful trance-like feeling in listeners.
JUNE 8: RIVERFEST celebrating the Deerfield River
Events all over Shelburne Falls
JUNE 19: Yankee Motor Club Cruise Night, vintage cars on Bridge Street
JULY 13: SHELBURNE FALLS ART WALK 4-8pm
Saturday, July 13, 2-8pm
Meet the Artists of Salmon Falls
Reception for our Artists and the Public: 5-7pm
Music: Trine Cheile, Celtic Fusion
Sure, he can blow glass and she can make pots, but what can they do with Oil & Vinegar??
The gauntlet has been thrown down: Josh Simpson (pictured left) is always talking about his FAMOUS salad dressing and Lucy Fagella (pictured right) actually makes Garlic Graters which she claims one can use to make a really DELICIOUS oil & vinegar dipping sauce for bread. Sure they talk the talk, but can they walk the walk? I think you, our public, should be the judge.
Saturday, July 13 just around 6pm, both artists will do their best with the fabulous Badia a Coltibuono's Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Cavalli Balsamic Vinegar the gallery now carries. Watch them demonstrate their culinary techniques. TASTE the results. Are they artists in the kitchen as well as the studio????
You gotta be here to find out! This starts around 6-ish. This evening is also the town-wide Art Walk from 4-8pm, just a great night to be in Shelburne Falls.
Artist demonstrations from 2-5pm at the gallery:
- Jeanne Bennett, Sterling Silver Chain Mail
- Barbara Johnson -- Painting
- Belinda Lyons Zucker -- Polymer clay maskmaking for dolls and fabric figures
- Leonore Alaniz -- Botanical Printing
- Lilin Tseng -- Stringing a ball-jointed doll
- Rebecca Clark -- Pastels
- Jennifer Kapitulik -- Making a quilted potholder
- Liz Canali -- felting demonstration
- Bob Compton -- Blacksmithing from noon to 5pm
GALLERIES ONE & TWO
Lilin Tseng, Merryville Project, One-of-a-kind Mixed Media Dressed Sculptures
Exhibit: July 5- September 2
Reception: Saturday, July 20, 2-4pm
Music: Slight Change
Once I established the idea of creating the village, I chose one of the heads and several hands and feet I had sculpted before, made silicone molds out of them, and reproduced 20 sets of body parts from the molds by casting them in resin. All villagers are created from the same basic face, but they all have their own unique personalities and appearances. Although made from the same head, all of the sculptures in the series are one-of-a-kind. Skills involved in constructing them include sculpting, mold making and casting, armature building (which involves woodworking and soldering techniques), costume designing (which includes wig and shoe making, and sewing), needle felting for the animals, and mechanical engineering for villagers with movements. Due to limited funds I also do all the photography and web designing involved in the project.
The common ground for the characters I have created is that regardless of their appearances, financial situations, and social status, they all share the same attitude - every day above ground is a day worth living, a day to think of things to be grateful for, and a day to appreciate big or small things around us. Even on a bitter cold and windy day, one can still find beauty in the falling leaves or the tranquility of the icy snow.
AUGUST 10: Bridge of Flowers Road Race
AUGUST 18: Bridge Dinner [Iron Bridge will be closed in the evening]
SEPTEMBER 14: ART WALK 4-8pm
Two representational painters, two interpretations of the world at night. Adell Donaghue works in oil and Susan Tilton Pecora paints in watercolor, egg tempera and oil. Come see the light and beauty both these painters have found after dark.
GALLERY ONE: Adell Donaghue: Dusk to Dawn
Exhibit: September 6 – October 28
Reception: Saturday, September 21, 2-4pm
Pictured above left, "Nght's End in Provincetown" and on the right, "The Magic Hour", oil paintings by Adell Donaghue.
Read more about Adell Donaghue.
GALLERY TWO: Susan Tilton Pecora: Colors of the Night
Exhibit: September 6 – October 28
Painting Demonstration: Sunday, October 20, 2-4pm
Tilton Pecora's oil painting "After Hours", come see Susan demonstrate her painting techniques Sunday, October 20 from 2-4pm. Maybe she will finish "After Hours" the oil painting for us!
Read more about Susan Tilton Pecora.