"100 Hours in the Woodshed" brings together collage artists from around the Berkshires and the country to work together in an intensely creative 100-hour period. The original concept was created in 1988 by local artist Danny O and artist, poet and gallery owner Scott Zieher of Wisconsin. During this marathon collage experience, between 15 and 20 invited artists create new work.
A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became acquainted with the city in 2012 when both artists displayed work in Downstreet Art.
Participating schools include: BART Charter School, Berkshire School, Berkshire Waldorf School, Drury High School, Lee High School, Lenox Memorial High School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett Regional High School, and Wahconah Regional High School.
Common Folk will unveil its new home Thursday evening during DownStreet Art with a gallery opening and live music.
Common Folk, the local artist collective, has never really known a sense of permanency throughout its existence. The group has moved from location to location throughout the downtown as it grappled with funding challenges or compatibility issues.