Hosmer Gallery

In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Hosmer (1954-1999)
Upcoming Exhibits 2017 | Exhibit History | Information for Artists, Applications | Hours

Applications are available now for 2017-18 exhibits. The deadline is February 5, 2017.

Workers, painting by Miriam Wells

Workers, painting by Miriam Wells

Owlet by Patricia Dorr Parker

Owlet by Patricia Dorr Parker

Baby Chickadee Pair, wood carving by Janice Doppler

Baby Chickadee Pair, wood carving by Janice Doppler

Miriam Wells: Paintings and Drawings
Janice Doppler: Bird Sculptures
Patricia Dorr Parker: Close to Home

January 4-30, 2017
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, January 14, 1-4 PM

Paintings by Miriam Wells

Miriam is an artist, carpenter, and historian living in Turners Falls, MA. Her work features two main themes: labor, and the urban landscape. She paints men at work, and people at play in post-industrial landscapes. Her carpenter coworkers have been a source of inspiration, as have the abandoned mills of Franklin County.

Close to Home: Drawings and Paintings by Patricia Dorr Parker

This collection of work is an exploration of Patricia’s discoveries made during her frequent walks here in and around the Pioneer Valley. She finds the beauty of frequenting the local woods and terrain over and over again invites one to notice more and more. One is able to develop a deep sense of connection and belonging to place. By closely observing familiar surroundings in a curious way she reveals the ordinary in a new light.

Patricia has been a lifelong art maker and has always enjoyed the outdoors. She lives in Florence and maintains a studio at 1 Cottage Street, Easthampton.

Janice Doppler: Bird Sculptures

Janice began carving in 2002 when she wandered into the Wendell Gilley Museum on Mount Desert Island in Maine where the resident carver was working on a bird. She watched for such a long time that he handed her a knife, a piece of basswood, and invited she to try. She has been carving ever since.
Janice’s carvings have won awards in multiple competitions. In the past year her work has been displayed at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Artspace Gallery in Greenfield, the Science Library University of Massachusetts, and a Bird and Wildlife Expo sponsored by Rhode Island Audubon. Her work can be viewed at http://birdcarvingsbyjanicedoppler.weebly.com

“Creating a bird that looks like it might fly away requires skilled craftsmanship spread through dozens of hours paying intense attention to detail, and an artist’s awareness of line, shape, texture, and color. Expressing a moment in the life of a bird is an art that starts with imagining the shape of the bird and how it will be mounted before I pick up a piece of wood.”

Gallery Hours

Monday 9-9 ; Tuesday 1-5 ; Wednesday 9-9 ; Thursday 1-5 ; Friday & Saturday 9-5 ; closed Sundays and holidays.

 

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