In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Hosmer
|October 2-30||Landscapes by Elizabeth Lehman, Adell Donaghue and Anita Hunt|
|October 10||Midnight to Midnight Digital Slideshow #3|
|November 3-29||Photographs by Bill Rowley, Len Seeve and Fred Ranaudo|
October 2-30, 2014
Reception Friday October 10, 5-8 PM (Arts Night Out)
Anita Hunt's visual tales of dark and light are deeply rooted in the places near and dear to her in rural western Massachusetts. She has been making prints of all kinds for more than 30 years and is currently etching on copper, using traditional methods combined with newer, less toxic materials. Anita is a Past President of the Monotype Guild of New England, a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists and the Boston Printmakers. She is a long time member and instructor at Zea Mays Printmaking, a community of artists dedicated to practicing safer, sustainable processes. She exhibits her work internationally. Recent exhibits include: Stand Out Prints 2014 at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis; 88th Annual International Competition at the Print Center, Philadelphia; Global Print 2013, Douro, Portugal; 8th British International Mini Print Exhibit, London; Delta National Small Prints Exhibition; Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial; 5th and 6th La Biennale Internationale d'Estampe Contmporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada; New Prints 2010/Autumn and 2010/ Winter, IPCNY, New York, among many others.
Exhibition statement: For the Hosmer Gallery exhibit I will show a selected group of etchings created during the last three years. My recent work acknowledges and mourns the unraveling of nature. The changing landscape reminds me to pay close attention, celebrate the moment and take nothing for granted. These prints express grief and loss, but also posses a deep appreciation for the fragile, temporal beauty that remains.
Having developed a strong sense of place and love of the natural world from her childhood in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Elizabeth Lehman prefers to paint outside directly in the landscape, usually returning to the same location in different seasons and at various times of day. Her recent work depicts views near her current home in Western Massachusetts along the Connecticut River and neighboring uplands.Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Elizabeth has an A.B. in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College. Her painting teachers include Marion Miller, Marjorie Portnow, and Richard Yarde. She is represented by the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
Adell Donaghue shows recent drawings and etchings in graphite, ink, gouache and mixed media.
Artist Statement/Bio: Growing up in Connecticut in the 1960s and '70s, my cultural inheritance included regular exposure to art collections in Hartford and Manhattan. As a child, I copied the drawings of the Old Masters, including Pontormo's apostles and Rembrandt's landscapes. In elementary school, under the tutelage of Jesuit thinkers, I began reading Kafka, Camus and Hermann Hesse. The confluence of old world art and existential thought continues to inspire the visual narrative in my work. My art observes the historical practice of drawing as I comment on American culture with brush and pencil.
Graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting in 1988, I had little interest in academia or museum work, the dominant fields for employment at that time. I turned to graphic design. After five years in the high tech industry, I founded Adell Donaghue Design. For over twenty years, my teams produced award-winning projects for the commercial and non-profit sectors.
In 2010, I retired from the design world. Packing my car with art supplies and my dog Lily, I drove from my home in western Massachusetts across the United States, stopping along the way to paint bucolic landscapes and highway scenes as a way of documenting American wanderlust and cultural decline.
The combined practice of road travel, studio and plein-air work has yielded a series of paintings, drawings and prints which explore the American landscape and cityscape as places of lost promise, hope and longing.
November 3-29, 2014
Reception Saturday November 8, 2-4 PM
Fred Ranaudo of Florence is a 20-year Valley resident. He divides his time between reinventing old homes, teaching yoga, playing music and finally entering the digital age of photography (albeit kicking and screaming.) This show is his first digital offering.
Artist statement: "These photographs are the products of a month long trip to China in Dec-Jan of 2012. Many of the photos were taken on the island of Xiamen located along the China coast just south of Taiwan. The balance of the pictures are from the Hakka region of Fujian province, several hours inland. Two more disparate cultures would be hard to imagine. The ultimate urban environment in Xiamen is crowded, noisy, energetic, polluted, and straining toward western affluence, while the Hakka people of Fujian are trying to retain the integrity of an ages old clan-based subsistence lifestyle even as they acknowledge the needs of its young to spread their wings. It was not my intention to document so much as be sensitive to visually interesting moments, some particularly Chinese and some more peculiarly human."
Bill Rowley lives and photographs in Florence. While he rules out nothing as a subject or approach, most of his recent work has been macro in scale and abstract in style. In this "Macrostracts" collection, Bill provides a sampler of some of the techniques and approaches he has used in recent years to obtain his distinctive images.
Len Seeve is a Psychiatrist living in Amherst, MA, where he is an active member of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists. He has been photographing for 40 years. His work has been shown at several locations in the Pioneer Valley area, including solo exhibits at the Springfield Museum of Art, Jones Library, Forbes Library, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, the Baystate Medical Center Galleries as well as the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro. The images in this show were taken in Vietnam and Laos.
Artist statement: "The subject matter of my photographs almost always plays a secondary role. Each of my works is intended to be viewed as a study in shape, color, and texture. The subjects I choose are widely varied -- buildings and bridges often emphasize a certain stark geometric structure; natural scenery can serve as a foundation for experimentation with color and focus. Whatever the subject, my works are images first, reproductions [of reality] second."
|2014||December||Joan Dix Blair||monoprints|
|Annie Bissett||woodblock prints|
|2015||January||Forbes Library||Treasures of Special Collections|
|February||Meredith Howe Jones||photographs|
|March||Louis Leone||handcrafted wooden vehicles|
|Diana MacKenzie||mixed media: abstract|
|April||Walter Cudnohufsky||watercolors of Ashfield|
|May||Northampton High School Student Show|
|June||Prevention Coalition||Photo Voice|
|Pat Bega||mixed media|
|July||Phyllis Kornfeld, curator||Works by incarcerated artists|
|Leslie Tane||graphic design|
|Greg Saulmon||photographs: urban birds|
|August||Beth Filson||scratchboard etchings|
|Marjory Lehan||paintings & sculptures|
|Dan Chiamis||photographs: dolls & figurines|
|September||Carmine Angeloni||photographs: landscape impressions|
|Jane Morrison||oil paintings: Greece|
|Joan Anderson||watercolor landscape paintings|
|October||Northampton Arts Council Biennial Juried Exhibition|
|November||Tracey Eller||collaborative photo portraits|
|Leonore Alaniz||botanical prints|
|Fred LeBlanc||black & white photographs|
|December||Jim Schlessinger||photographs: landscape|
|Mona Shiber||mixed media|
|2016||January||1 in 8: The Torso Project|
|February||Laura Radwell||digital photo abstraction|
|Caren Hyde||acrylic landscape paintings|
|Sandy Walsh||oil paintings: nature|
|March||Wilbraham Art League||many artists, various media|
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For further information, phone 587-1013.