Join us in downtown Pittsfield's new Upstreet Cultural District on Friday, May 4 from 5-8 p.m.! Below you'll find a sneak preview of many of the featured artists and locations, listed from north to south. Other participating locations include Marge Bride at theCrowne Plaza, Joan Palano Ciolfi in the windows of Paul Rich & Sons, Sean McCuskerat Steven Valenti Clothing for Men, & more. Look for the ArtsWalk banners at each location (thank you WJ Blueprint!), and pick up a map downtown or print one out below.
Berkshire Medical Center presents Rare Breeds, a series of oil paintings of rare barnyard birds by Marion Grant on display in the Berkshire Medical Center lobby during the month of May, from Silver-Laced Wyandotte to Golden Campene chickens!
Ferrin Gallery presents a special preview of work by artist Michael Allen Lowe, one of the artists in their summer show COVET. Meet Michael and enjoy his provocative works that combine classical and contemporary references.
Y Bar hosts an exhibit by local artist Phil Bastow entitled Serious Business, featuring mixed-media paintings paired with ceramic works from local artist Mike Boroniec, whose work has been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, Ferrin Gallery and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.
Y Bar | 391 North St. | No phone
Aerus Electrolux: Nicholas Bobrovsky
Aerus Electrolux hosts a show of work by Nicholas Bobrovsky featuring 20 years of paintings. Bobrovsky will be on location for a demonstration of his work. The show features watercolor and icons (pictured left)—an ancient form of religious art created with egg tempera or acrylics. He has painted a large number of icons commissioned by individuals, churches or orthodox institutions.
Gallery 25 presents Bones & Bodies, a collection of figure drawings and anatomical prints by artist Michael Vincent Bushy. Bushy's drawings are primarily in charcoal and deal with the figure, both as a study and a narrative device.
Mad Macs presents art and artists who use 21st century technologies as a part of their creative process. Berkshire native Sally Tiska Rice is this month's featured artist at their Digital Gallery at 21 Union Street behind Mad Macs.
TheArt on No artist collective presents its 5th annual spring open house. Tour the gallery space and artists' studios, enjoy refreshments & music, and meet the artists, including Marguerite Bride, Daniel Brody, Deborah Rufo Burrato, Joan Palano Ciolfi, Ellen Joffe-Halpern, Kathy Gideon, Annie Laurie, Sophia Lee, Leo Mazzeo, Dawn Meltzer, Lisa Merullo, Sam Ponder, Philip Pryjma, Dee Randolph,Harrison Searles, Eric Shuman, Claudia Shuster, Nathan John Strother, and Scott Taylor.
TREEHOUSE Gallery hosts Peg Dotchin's paintings of children in a show entitled All the Children. Dotchin's work reflects questions of universality among common childhood influences. Does each culture re-interpret children's stories using their own experiences? How do these experiences influence children's thoughts, feelings and desires? Dotchin's images explore some of these topics.
The walls of Spice Dragon will feature the large scale photographs of the award-winning local fine art photographer David Ricci, whose work has been shown at the De Cordova Museum, Penn Station, and the Berkshire Museum, and is in the collections of the LA County Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum of Art in Cambridge, the Danforth Museum of Art & elsewhere.
Berkshire Community College presents an exhibit by Daniel Brody. Working in ink on paper and acrylic on un-stretched canvas, Daniel Brody creates abstract works that explode and blossom with biomorphic shapes. His architectural renderings for clients have been published in The New York Times and exhibited at The New York Historical Society.
Berkshire Carousel welcomes the public to glimpse its gallery, featuring carousel figures and a Pittsfield history exhibit which includes local historic scenes that will eventually be displayed on the Berkshire Carousel.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: Berkshire Art Association College Fellowship Show
The Lichtenstein Center for the Artshosts the juried 2012 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show featuring six Berkshire college art students. The exhibit runs from April 21 to May 12, with gallery hours Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12pm-5pm.
The Marketplace Café presentsthe paintings of Kathryn Jensen in a show entitled Hilltowns in Spring. Jensen's paintings feature traditional, rural buildings against the hills and waterways of Western Massachusetts.
Brix Wine Bar & Bistro presents artist Kate Knapp, an accomplished painter from the Berkshires. Knapp's distinctive work is bold, passionate and strongly influenced by color and light, reflecting her intimate relationship with nature.
Berkshire Museum | 39 South St. | 413-443-7171 | $13 adults, $6 children; members & children three and younger FREE
The Colonial Theatre: Nicholas Whitman
Berkshire Theatre Group presentsthe photography of Nicholas Whitman in theThe Colonial Theatre lobby. Whitman will be in attendance as will copies of his book, The Colonial Theatre: A Pittsfield Resurrection, which documents the history and restoration of The Colonial Theatre.
Empty Set Projects: Monika Pizzichemi, Marcel Bova & Michael McKay Open Studios
At long last, the mysteriousEmpty Set Projects opens its doors to the public, featuring the studios of artists Monika Pizzichemi, Michael McKay, and Marcel Bova. Across from the Colonial, and not to be missed!
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