Art in the Time of COVID-19:

UPDATE 4/7: How are you all doing? Hoping you and loved ones are healthy and in good spirits and have ample supplies of TP. If you're an essential worker, thank you for all you're doing, you're a superstar.

Artists and galleries/venues: send me your virtual/online classes and exhibits for the listings. Keep an eye on the calls for art, like the ones from Hosmer Gallery and Hawks & Reed in the listings below.

I'm still adding to the new Valley Artist Directory - artists please send me your details. Any galleries and small shops that are selling the work of local artists are also welcome. This is still very much a work in progress.

Also still adding to the list of resources on facebook and linktree, and sharing links on facebook with more info that may be helpful. Self-employed artists should keep an eye on the mass.gov COVID-19 unemployment info - the state is still waiting on federal guidelines to implement unemployment benefits under the CARES Act. Artists and businesses and non-profits check out the SBA COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance program.

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This Week's Newsletter: April 7, 2020

 

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April 7, 2020
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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Virtual Exhibition: Rethinking the Boundaries

Artist: Ponnapa Prakkamakul
Start Date: April 6, 2020
End Date: May 31, 2020
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/online/article/prakkamakul

Ponnapa Prakkamakul creates work in which site investigation and immersion play important roles. Engaging with the landscape through searching, studying, sketching and collecting organic and non-organic materials to paint with, she investigates environments using the painting process as a tool to form connections with her surroundings. She identifies this act of fostering connections to new places as being an immigrant, or as she states, "cultivating a sense of place in a new land through art."

 

Shapeshifting

Artist: Nan Salky
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: May 2, 2020
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/salky-shapeshifting

Nan finds inspiration and materials for her art in her wanderings through antique stores brimming with vintage ephemera. She is drawn to certain faces and expressions, finding humor and playfulness in the process of transformation. In her studio, formal portraits are collaged and embellished with exotic birds, flowers and impossible combinations of detail. Her pieces are completed with repurposed antique frames that help hold their place in the past.

Contact: gallery@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Rodney Madison

Artist: Rodney Madison
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: April 30, 2020
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: kmoe-ptown.com

The exhibition features 12 oil, acrylic and collage mixed media works. Hailing from the South Side of Chicago and born in 1959, painter Rodney Byron Madison is currently a featured artist at kmoe Gallery in Provincetown. A self-taught artist it wasn't until later in life that Mr. Madison submerged himself into art and painting. Armed with a masters degree in education, he spent many years in leadership roles as a teacher and activist. Madison lives in Hadley with his wife Elieen.

 

Illusion of Away

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 13, 2020
End Date: May 8, 2020
Location Name: R.W. Kern Center
Hours: 9am-4pm
Address: 893 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: sites.hampshire.edu/rwkerncenter/2020/01/23/the-illusion-of-away-eco-art-night

A exploration of "away": where our waste goes, and how we reconcile our role as consumers and humans. Work by Pioneer Valley and student artists. Artists: Dara Zierlein, Madge Evers, Jonathan Wright, Karen Chapman, Ann Mcneal, Marti Olmstead, Stein Feick, Mathew Wage, Mateo Garcia, Juliana Lillis, Hannah Cunningham, Tei Park, Ryu Jeongha.

Contact: Meredith Luchs
kern@hampshire.edu
413-559-5949

 

Explorations of Unseen Connections

Artist: Anne Burton
Start Date: February 6, 2020
End Date: April 30, 2020
Location Name: Hall gallery at the Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

These works on paper arise from musings about the human condition in space and time. This series explores human connections and passages on earth, in the "firmament", higher worlds, and multiverses. It has, in part, been inspired by my experiences as a volunteer at the Hospice of the Fisher Home. My images emerge as I search for the comfort of a visual construct to make order out of the unknown.

Contact: Anne Burton
annestudio@comcast.net
413-230-1041

 

Roni Horn

Artist: Roni Horn
Start Date: January 31, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2–5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

For more than forty years, American artist Roni Horn has developed a richly diverse practice that spans drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, and books. Exploring wide-ranging topics including human identity, ecology, landscape, weather, and language, Horn's work intermingles material and context, complicating relationships between object, subject, and viewer in the process.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Life Is But a Dream

Artist: Ron Morin
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 31, 2020
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/life-is-but-a-dream

Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas and a few include mixed media. Using a limited palette, the paintings depict everyday objects in impossible situations. I paint "quiet" surrealistic scenes that are usually subtle and hopefully thought provoking. The objects in my paintings are treated realistically, but in situations that could only exist in a dream.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

An Examination of Humanity

Artist: Akinbo Akinnuoye, Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 31, 2020
Location Name: MAP Space
Hours: Mon-Wed 12-5pm
Address: Eastworks / 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/an-examination-of-humanity

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Meat for Tea presents Le Cirque des Tartes

Artist: Jennifer Coates
Start Date: March 7, 2020
End Date: June 7, 2020
Location Name: Sonelab
Address: 142 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: meatfortea.com

In celebration of the 14th anniversary of Meat for Tea, this gala event includes an exhibit of the paintings of Jennifer Coates.

Contact: Elizabeth MacDuffie
meatfortea@gmail.com
413-230-7136

 

Photographs

Artist: Denise Riggs
Start Date: January 15, 2020
End Date: April 31, 2020
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/photographs-by-denise-riggs

I am a fine art photographer with a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I have lived in the Pioneer Valley since 2002. Instinctually, I approach a subject directly. I shoot what I see and call it what it is. I do not manipulate my images (outside of routine color correction), no cropping, no double exposure, and using only available light. I am intrigued with reflections; I feel their layered complexities bring out the finest elements of contemporary photography.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Inside out and Outside In

Artist: Binda Colebrook
Start Date: March 14, 2020
End Date: April 11, 2020
Location Name: Red Light Gallery
Address: 30 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.workroomdesignstudio.com

As a psychotherapist, Colebrook employs a series of maps to approach her work. They include maps of intersubjectivity (the psychological relation between people), of psychodynamics (how varying forces shape the development of the psyche), and of the ways in which bodies hold a person's history. In her artmaking, these maps function as underlays for a visual exploration and expression of the human condition.

Contact: hello@workroomdesignstudio.com

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed & a Taste of Blue

Artist: Bobby Davis
Start Date: February 25, 2020
End Date: April 18, 2020
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/482491462641784

Davis started photographing Jazz Greats by accident. While writing a student article on jazz guitarist Michael Gregory for The Collegian, Davis brought a camera when he saw no one shooting the event. Upon this, he was asked by the Amherst Record to share his photos for their article, and by Gregory, who was seeking press materials. Since then, his many years of shooting saw him documenting friends, family and his travels, but his passion remains in capturing jazz musicians in the Pioneer Valley.

Contact: Rachael Katz
info@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

BannerQueen In The House of YUM

Artist: Amy Johnquest
Start Date: March 13, 2020
End Date: April 25, 2020
Location Name: James Bickford Memorial Gallery at Holyoke Hummus Company
Address: 285 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2738634612890404

Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest is a mixed media artist. The moniker of "BannerQueen" stems from her interest in the advertising and art of traveling circuses and in particular, sideshow banners - she has been exhibiting her own versions and creating commissions for the famous and not so famous since 1999. She designed the Holyoke Hummus logo and hand painted their food truck. Presently her focus is on hand painting and altering photographs from the late 1800s, working directly on Victorian cabinet cards.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Spring 2020 Virtual Hosmer Gallery

Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and the spring 2020 exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery are rescheduled for next year, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Virtual Tour of to be listened into speaking Exhibit

Artist: Jamila Jackson
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/events/category/the-afromation-festival

A video tour of Jamila Jackson's thesis exhibit.

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

"Leaves"

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

A solo show of color prints. Blair's work is abstract, and the recent prints for the first time incorporate her thoughts of narration - as the cycle of seasons or a storytelling scroll. The exhibit title, "Leaves", considers the paper trail of a printmaker as well as leaves from trees. Blair is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence and a longtime resident of the Berkshires. joandixblair.com

Contact: Joan Dix Blair
blairprints@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

From the Studio, Drawings and Paintings

Artist: Marilyn Allen
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: see website
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Marilyn Allen, artist and teacher from Vermont, exhibits "From the Studio, Drawings and Paintings" inspired by a number of objects that live in her studio, some of which have been there for fifteen years. The roots of several different trees, photographs of artists whose work interests her and some odd still lifes are the subjects of these drawings and paintings.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

After Reprimand

Artist: Susan Mikula
Start Date: March 18, 2020
End Date: April 25, 2020
Reception Date: March 21, 5-7pm POSTPONED
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com/index.php?id=7993

Susan Mikula creates her cinematic photos using only available light to capture images on expired Polaroid film, then recreates the rich darks and subtle lights in large prints with a 19th century platinum/palladium process. The artist writes that this process "can work like form in a poem ... allow[ing] a specific kind of beauty to emerge; one in which an old camera and an empty hallway produce an image that could have been plucked from your own memory."

Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880

 

UNSEEN: Encaustics, Monoprints and Pastels from the estate of Mallory Lake

Artist: Mallory Lake
Start Date: March 18, 2020
End Date: April 25, 2020
Reception Date: March 21, 5-7pm POSTPONED
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com/index.php?id=7993

A curated selection of never-before-exhibited artwork by artist Mallory Lake. Best known for her pastels of Italian landscapes, Lake enjoyed experimenting with other techniques and materials throughout her life. Visitors will see pastels of Tuscany and Florence; velvety botanical monoprints; and encaustics, which use layers of wax and pigments to create a unique, luminous surface.

Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880

 

You, the drop, and I, the Ocean

Artist: Scout Cuomo
Start Date: January 30, 2020
End Date: April 17, 2020
Location Name: Smith College Alumnae House Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 33 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scoutcuomo.com

Though the winter months have drawn us away from feeling bodies of water hold us on a warm day, these paintings of the figure consumed by the ocean serve as a place to reflect upon our connection to exploring our inner depths and its home in the universe. These oceans of paint revel in the vast, colorful landscape of our connection to the multiverse of space and water.

Contact: Jonelle Dennis
jdennis@smith.edu
413-585-2066

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Works in Clay

Artist: Marilyn Andrews
Start Date: February 28, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Reception Date: April 18, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

This retrospective exhibit shows a body of sculptural work from 1983-2019, each one of them using the human figure to tell its story. "When I strip away clothing and hair, with their signals about gender and class, I have a powerful basic symbol to work with. When I depict figures as I see them around me, I get the same symbolic power with the weight of culture added. When I create an imagined figure I have a symbol of the Self removed to a perspective that moment-to-moment living can't access."

Contact: salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

inkling

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: March 10, 2020
End Date: April 11, 2020
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm or by appt
Address: Springfield Technical Community College, Pearl Street Entrance, Building 28
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/amyhcarberrygallery

Casis' work explores personal identity and its relationship to markers and patterns. The title 'inkling' can be defined as: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. It can also loosely refer to the ink of tattooing or a word taken from the Philippine word tinikling: a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. Casis believes visual information is contextualized is akin to moving and reshifting, where connections can be compelling and indelible.

Contact: Sondra Peron
speron@stcc.edu
413-755-5258

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Making Magic: The Art of Gary A. Lippincott

Artist: Gary Lippincott
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Fri 3-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Come visit the enchanting world of Gary Lippincott's fantasy art and whimsical illustrations. Gary has been riding to work on the back of a dragon for many years. His delicate, highly detailed, old-world style watercolors will elevate your imagination. Join us for an artist reception and brief presentation on March 21st, 5-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6069

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The ART of social distancing

Sponsoring Group Name: Hawks and Reed
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/HawksAndReed

Calling all artists who are crafting, creating and imagining their way through the strange days of this pandemic: we want to help showcase your art! Original drawings, paintings, poems, sculptures, photos or videos will be on display in the windows at Hawks and Reed. Eight windows, plus one television screen, will be filled with a rotating assortment of artwork through the month of April, and however much longer it takes to see the COVID-19 crisis through the other side. Email for more info.

Contact: info@hawksandreed.com

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This April, the Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! This exhibit will grow until the library building reopens, and stay visible for at least a month after that.

 

FNO 2020 Crosswalk

Sponsoring Group Name: Florence Night Out
Deadline: May 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Florence
Website: flonightoutcom.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/extended-fno-crosswalk-rfp.pdf

Though we won't be hosting this year's Florence Night Out, we’re still moving forward with our Call for Crosswalk Designs. The selected artist will be supported through a safe, socially-distant installation and their work be celebrated / featured on our original festival date, June 6. Open to all artists from Florence who are over the age of eighteen. Each artist may submit up to 3 designs. Designs should have high visibility and be recognized as a crosswalk. Full details and RFP on website.. Full details and RFP on website.

 

Work-Study Program at Snow Farm

Sponsoring Group Name: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Deadline: May 1 & June 1
Submission Fees: $25 application fee
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org

An opportunity for students, artists and craftspeople (ages 18+) to work at Snow Farm and gain valuable experience in exchange for tuition-free workshops, housing, and meals (when the dining hall is open). The program runs May-November in three, 7-week sessions. Applicants can apply to more than one session. Work assignments are varied and may include property maintenance, greeting and checking students, working in the kitchen and more.

Contact: Dani Thompson
Dani@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Classes & Workshops

Figure Drawing Fridays - Virtual Edition

Date & Time: Friday evenings
Fee: $16
Website: facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

While we can't meet in person we are going to continue to run our drawing sessions via Zoom. To join: RSVP and pay the model fee via paypal ($16) to norsemanrealty@gmail.com. Everyone who pays in advance will receive the meeting invite. Watch our facebook page or the meetup page (search figure drawing fridays) to make sure we have a model for the week. Full refund if session is cancelled. Participants limited to to 8 for now to keep the zoom meeting sane and ensure everyone can be seen/heard.

Contact: gundy
figuredrawingnoho@gmail.com

 

Skies, Clouds And Sunsets with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: August 8-9, 9:15am-12:15pm (both days) NEW DATE
Fee: $145
Class Location: Center For The Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn to paint skyscapes with pastels in this two-day workshop. On day one we'll learn underpainting techniques, perspective and value relationships in clouds, and the unexpected colors that make convincing skies. On day two we'll paint a sunset, building and expanding on the techniques from day one. Both days include demonstrations, painting, and plenty of individual attention at your easel.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop with Akua Inks

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25
Fee: $145 for one day, includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotypes are one-of-a-kind, unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Come have fun and play with AKUA soy/water-based inks to create your prints! No experience necessary, all materials provided, three students max / class!! Next workshop: Saturday, May 23.

Contact: amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

 

Create an Illustrated Gratitude Journal with Maureen Moore

Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 9am-3pm
Fee: $35 DVAA Members, $40 non-members
Class Location: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Artist Maureen Moore will demo & teach how to create a personal, colorful, illustrated journal with just a very few tools and no special skills. Learn how to design, color, sketch & collage simple layouts to commemorate the simple pleasures of daily life into your own hand sewn mini journal. Beginner thru advanced. Will break for brown bag lunch.

Contact: dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org
413-225-3132

 

Upcycle Mosaic Flower Pot with Rhonda Wainshilbaum

Date & Time: Sunday April 19, 12-5pm
Fee: $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
Class Location: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Rhonda will show you how to attach colorful broken plate shards to a clay flower pot. All is provided, but you may also bring your own plates, tiles, mirrors, beads, stones, buttons, shells, etc to use or share. There will be a myriad of clay shards to choose from. No experience necessary. Snacks provided.

Contact: Gen Abate
genabate333@gmail.com
413-225-3132

 

MANDALA: An Artist Retreat with Karen Dolmanisth

Date & Time: April 26, May 24
Fee: $189
Class Location: Bird Hill Farm
Address: 145 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: eventbrite.com/e/mandala-an-artist-retreat-with-karen-dolmanisth-tickets-94895142927

One-day retreats facilitated by internationally recognized artist Karen Dolmanisth. The retreat is open to artists and non-artists alike--anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the meditative qualities of creating a mandala. The day-long retreat will be divided into two main sections with the morning being devoted to a survey of mandalas throughout history and across cultures. Guests will leave with instructions and materials to continue this practice into their daily lives.

Contact: Vance Chatel
chatel64@gmail.com

 

Broom Making Workshop with Eva Gaultney

Date & Time: Sunday, June 14, 9-11:30am
Fee: Sliding Scale $55 - $85 (includes materials)
Organization: Fabric of Life
Class Location: Farmhouse
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/broom-making-workshop

Attend a 2.5 hour workshop and learn the craft of broom making. You will learn the basics and weave one broom that will be cut into three brooms. Participants will learn the process of broom making and weave their own shaker combo broom.

Contact: Melissa Rudder
office@fabric-of-life.org
413-387-2684

 

Poem of Myself: Creative Expression for Those Affected By Cancer

Date & Time: April 30, May 28
Fee: free will donation
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/poem-of-myself-creative-expression-for-those-affected-by-cancer.html

Sometimes it is helpful to shift gears, pause, breathe, spend some quiet time with yourself and do a soul check-in. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, someone close to you does, or have lost someone, you are welcome into this gentle space of listening and creativity. I will provide a prompt that invites inner reflection; you come and enjoy nurturing space and all kinds of creative materials that assist you to give voice to the fullness of what you are feeling and experiencing.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. The perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition. Upcoming class: April 26. More dates on website.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm, until June 6
Fee: $110 per class ($100 seniors)
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Fifteenth year of uncommon success dedicated to the adage everyone can paint. "Thank you so much for our day filled with so much creativity and excellent teaching techniques, knowledge and generosity, Also thank you for the wonderful pictures, materials list, and homework assignment." --Diane

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing (winter)
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, still life and/or figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. Individual critiques offered as well.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

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