August 29/ September 22- "A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia)"
Get ready to step into a double self-portrait of Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin steeped with the iconography of the American Dream in A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia), a panorama of visual and performative art. The husbands Nick and Jake will commandeer Gallery 51's physical space with a blend of performance art, video, sculpture, drawing, and sound, to create an immersive, building-wide mixed media performance that reveals the artists' experiences of their same-sex marriage and expresses their deep ambivalence towards their new standing as a Normal American Couple.
Come and witness the vibrant, abstract paintings of Janet Picard in the "Regarding Nature" Adams Community Bank exhibition. Janet Picard is an artist currently living in Brattleboro, VT. Her oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont landscape, the dunes of Cape Cod, fascination with color and the act of painting in itself. Merging actual places with imagined visions, she intends to transport viewers into a fantastical world that is pulsating with energy and mystery.
The Politics of ____ examines how art can ignite conversation between artist and viewer, viewer and viewer and viewer and self. The works exhibited move beyond what is assumed when thinking about political art. The show is PRESS' first ever Call for Entries exhibition.Ten submissions were selected from a very competitive pool of entries resulting in a show that features eleven different artists from as far as Washington State and as near as Church Street, North Adams.
And as always, the PRESS team will be operating the Vandercook press and printing the give-away-card-of-the-month throughout the evening!
Curated and collected by award winning photo researcher Rich Remsberg,HISTORYLAND is a show comprised of found images and media footage. This show is comprised of a variety of items collected by the artists through a variety of places and means and features found photographs, video, and sound recordings will be mixed in with postcards, matchbook covers, scrapbooks, dolls, candles, bottles, toilet tank balls, locks, and radios along thematic lines ranging from the solar system and religion to flying saucers and Watergate for an unusual look at the American cultural landscape.
August 29/ September 23 - "Blue Variations", Cathy Doocy and Brittany Gabel"
"Blue Variations" is an exhibition with oil paintings by local artist Cathy Doocy and glass work by local artist, Brittany Gabel. The exhibition features two artists in which the hue of blue is predominant. The sky is more often than not, the focus of Doocy's landscapes, as the sky is full of movemen and clouds have endless varieties. In contrast, Gabel explores the flowing forms of sea life for this exhibit.
Jennifer Huberdeau's "Working Class" is on view at The Transcript Gallery, located within the North Adams Transcript office at 85 Main Street, which will feature the works of three local artists this season, two of which are staff members. Painter and Adams native Jennifer Huberdeau's recent body of work pays homage to small business owners and service industry workers in the Northern Berkshires.
Come join us for an evening of family creativity! We'll provide the supplies you supply the creativity! Music by local singer / song writer Mary Verdi! There will be Spin Art with Tim Vecchiarelli. Clay Station 1 where you can try throwing on the wheel or handbuild a tile or pot. There will be Chalkapaloosa Extravaganza on the sidewalk. Or you may just want to draw on the wall.
July 25/ September 3 -"The Forest of And And And."
The current Gallery 105 exhibition will be extended for an additional two weeks for this DownStreet Art celebration. Come and be whisked away again by the whimsical and surreal art of Tatiana Klacsmann. Her work consists of drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures which uphold her aesthetic appreciation for beauty and precision over efficiency.The Forest of And And And calls into question the separation of beauty and monstrosity. As mythical creatures whose bodies fuse disparate pieces, chimeras represent both unity and division. Mounted directly to the wall, the chimeras are fantastical hybrids which occupy a liminal space between reality and the imagination.
Martha explores the art of the Floral Pattern Design for Fabrics and Wallpapers.Working space and gallery by local textile artist, Martha Flood. Her designs are often inspired by textures and patterns found in the Berkshire woodland environments. The nontraditional natural images are examples of cutting edge pattern design and advanced digital fabric printing technologies. 2013 Yankee Magazine Best of New England, Editor's Choice Winner
Ben Mancino is a local nature photographer and MCLA Arts Management student. Mancino's photography consists of nature scenes, macro perspectives, and matchless portraits. Each photograph contains a distinct and timeless essence making Mancino stand out from the crowd. Come and see his work exhibited in a pop-up artist's booth on Holden Street.
Tom McGill explores different creative media to articulate something of his experience of the world. He often uses iconic cultural, social, and religious images, both in and out of their usual contexts; common objects, cultural artifacts, and portraits also are featured. Come and see his work exhibited in a pop-up artist's booth on Main Street.
Arts Organization Activities
MASS MoCA, Kidspace, The Clark & IS183
Holden Street 6:00pm
MASS MoCA & Kidspace, as well as art school IS183 and The Clark Art Institute will be offering child-friendly arts activities and information about their upcoming events on Holden Street. In addition, beads artist Sara Fischer will be vending her bead-work jewelry.
Rambling Poets will bring us 'pop-up' poetry performances around downtown North Adams. Poets will be placed in front of gallery spaces, on Holden St, and on Main St throughout the night. Come and stumble upon multiple entertaining and thought-provoking poetry experiences.
inhabit (artifact) is an examination of corporeality, practice, and place making by choreographer/performer Kerri Countryman. The site-specific performance takes place in and around "CARAVAN PLUS; The Collective Works of Eiko & Koma” exhibition. The piece draws from elements found in Eiko & Koma's work. The audience is free to come and go as they please for the duration of the performance, while also viewing the exhibition. A city trolley will take visitors from Main Street to the Caravan exhibition and back. Following the performance, there will be an informal artist reception from 8:15 to 9pm.
The Vermont Joy Parade is a seven piece ensemble featuring banjo, trumpet, accordion/piano, guitar, upright bass and drums/percussion, playing a fervent and eclectic blend of Americana, indie-rock, old-time, country blues, dixieland, Cajun, jug, and klezmer known as "all-time music" or "suspender fusion". Their alchemical blend of alternately rambunctious and soulful tunes has been received with enthusiasm by people from all walks of life all over America and Europe.
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