2015 Exhibition Schedule

January-February | March-AprilMay-June | July-August
September-October | November-December

Past Exhibitions: 2013 , 2014

 

January 10 – February 15
Galleries 1&2    
“Life After Life”  Ken Kipen
The exhibit Life After Life, consisting of 22  images selected from Kipen's lifetime of camera-work, depicts the forces in nature that ensure its continuity in the face of time-limited mortality for individuals and whole species.


February 28 – April 26
Galleries 1 &2 
“Garden Reveries”
What better time to dream about a garden than when the snow is deep and the temperatures low? Painter Kerry Stone and Rebecca Clark (pastels and paintings) will show works inspired by flowers: pansies in snow to gardens in full bloom, definite inspiration for spring. Ashfield Stone and Gabriel Dark Stonework will offer bird baths made from boulders, stone cairns and benches. Bob Compton's steel dragonfly sculpture helps you remember the patio or pond that it needs to be near. This exhibit will help you reimagine your own garden or possibly bring some garden beauty inside to hang in your own home.
Reception: Sunday, March 22, 2-4pm
Music: Fire Pond

pictured L-R: Kerry Stone "Morning in the Garden" (detail), Bob Compton "Dragonfly", Rebecca Clark "Crocuses in the Snow"

 

Saturday, April 25, 10:30 - 12:30

Want to try your hand at Pastel Drawing?
Fine Art Pastels for Adults with Rebecca Clark
Saturday, April 25 from 10:30 to 12:30 right here at the gallery

Rebecca Clark, whose artwork is part of our current exhibit Garden Reveries, will teach you how to handle fine art pastels. She's bringing all the materials you need, or bring your own if you like. Rebecca has taught art and pastel drawing for over 20 years, most recently at ArtSpace in Greenfield. No need to register ahead, just drop in. Suggested donation for materials is $5.


May – June

Exhibit: May 1 - June 28
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5-7pm
Music: FIRE POND

Gallery 2
“Kiln Partners”
(l to r) Pottery by Tom White, Sam Taylor and Hayne Bayless

Gallery 1
“Kiln Partners”
(l to r) Pottery by Mark Shapiro, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy and Steve Theberge

 

Exhibit: May 1 - June 28
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5-7pm
Music: FIRE POND


 

July – August

July 3 - August 30
Exhibits:
Gallery  1 - Molly Cantor
Gallery 2 - Karen Dolmanisth

Saturday, July 18
ArtWalk ... Town wide celebration of art, music and great fun!
Saturday, August 22
Performance and Artist Talk with Karen Dolmanisth

 


Art Walk Saturday, July 18, 6-8pm
Music from 4-6 by Dane Donato and from 6-8 by Lauren Feinstein
Meet the artists: Molly Cantor and Karen Dolmanisth


LOREN FEINSTEIN
Improvisational sax music - 6-8PM


Artist & musician: Dane Donato 4-6pm
Dane will play the Diddley Bows and Cigar Box Guitars he makes.
It's also your chance to try your hand playing one!


Dane (on the right) with a student and her Diddly Bow.

 

Gallery 1
"The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths"
Molly Cantor
An exhibition of ceramic and multi-media work exploring the beauty of faith and spiritual practice
in the form of illustrated place settings and 3-D installations.


Molly Cantor, Same Moon

Artist Statement:

One of my goals as a potter is to create useful work that reflects the beauty of the world around us. I hope to bring some of this beauty and a connection to the voice and hands of the maker into the user’s everyday life. Gathering and lingering around the table, sharing food and in-person conversation have become precious acts in our fast paced world. I like to imagine my work playing a small part in these acts.

For this project, I've created eight table settings, each representing a major world religion, spiritual practice, or belief system. Through speaking with and surveying several people from each group—official and lay leaders, congregants and community members—I've attempted to discover where, for them, the true essence and beauty in their religion or practice lies.  After gathering ideas and information I have been building and illustrating this set of plates, with hopes of capturing some of the beauty that’s been expressed. 

These plates, along with other works which grew out of this project were on display at Northfield Mount Hermon Rhodes Art Center Gallery in 2014. I hope to show at other venues in the future, and to host meals in the community, using these settings as a catalyst for discussion and connection building.      - Molly Cantor

 

 
Gallery 2
“WOOD STONE WATER and Plant Life Collaborations”
new works by Karen Dolmanisth

Indoor/Outdoor site specific installations
Pastel Drawings: onsite impressions made along the Deerfield River
Large Scale Charcoal Drawings: intuitions of Constellations and Galaxies, the Celestial Realm, in the Sky and Within

 



See samples of Karen Dolmanisth's art


 

September – October
Galleries 1 & 2
“Group exhibit”
Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists      


  

November - December
Gallery 1
"Woolgathering"
A collection of local wool and linsey woolsey blankets by Peggy Hart.
This new collection includes variations on traditional linsey woolsey fabrics.

Gallery 2
 
“Explorations in Felt”
Vessels, lighting and more by Liz Canali and invited guest artists

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND!
Look for the Flying Fish Flags when we're open.

Spring/Summer/Fall HOURS
May-December: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK,  10am to 5pm

WINTER HOURS
  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 10am - 5pm


Holiday closings: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

 

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