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‘Luminous Planes’ Define Susannah Auferoth’s Paintings at the Grubbs Gallery

Shimmer by Susannah Auferoth; photo by David Hillberby Photography

Kicking off the 2017-18 exhibit schedule at the Grubbs Gallery will be Holyoke-based painter Susannah Auferoth. Auferoth uses oil paint and often resin and/or wax on wide stretches of paper or board, resulting in compositions that resemble flat horizons. Color palates differentiate each piece, as do the grades of hue in each stratum, and the subtle markings on each plane. Continue reading

Group Exhibit of Fiber Art Blooms in Grubbs

Vivika DeNegre’s piece with inspiration photo by Rosemary DeLucco Alpert. Photo and caption dianewrightquilts.blogspot.com

A group exhibit featuring the work of a dozen fiber artists from Southern Connecticut is now on display at the Williston Northampton School’s Grubbs Gallery.

“Double Take: Photo & Fiber,” which includes both fiber artwork and the nature photographs that inspired them, opened March 6. A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery on March 23 from 2-4 p.m.

The collective work was created by Sisters in Cloth, a group who drew their name from a Progressive quilt with a batik motif that they created together. Sisters in Cloth started in Guilford in 2000 and the group’s collective work has appeared in such venues as Haskins Labs at Yale University, Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Garde Theater in New London, and Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

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Diane Englander to Exhibit at Grubbs Gallery

“Red Slashes Through Green” by Englander

Between 2006 and 2007 Diane Englander went from working for local New York City nonprofit companies concerned with poverty and disenfranchisement to being a full time collage artist. Works by Ms. Englander will be exhibited at the Williston Northampton School’s Grubbs Gallery from January 30 to February 27.

“I was brought up going to galleries and museums,” said Ms. Englander. “My own expressive energy must have simmered internally for years, occasionally emerging in photography, in quilt making, in other tentative explorations, and certainly in providing opportunity and materials for my children to create.”

Since 2007, Ms. Englander has exhibited her work at more than 15 galleries, schools, and other venues in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio. Ms. Englander’s work has been featured on the Painters’ Progress and Lisa Pressman Art blogs. She has won both the Allied Artists of America Award from the Butler Institute of American Art and the Artist’s Grant from the Vermont Studio Center.

Grubbs Gallery is located at 40 Park Street, Easthampton, in the Reed Campus Center and is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to noon.

“Flume” Opens in Grubbs Gallery

Flume, an exhibit by Western Massachusetts artist Deborra Stewart-Pettengill, will be on display in the Grubbs Gallery from August 29 to September 30.

The show is based on a collection of sculptures inspired by her previous show GATHER. In Flume, Ms. Stewart-Pettengill experiments with creating a sense of motion and direction within a tightly contained space. “These pieces challenged me to investigate the nature of value within the realm of transparency, and fragility,” said Ms. Stewart-Pettengill.

“Designing them to be installed directly on the gallery wall allowed me to keep each form fluid, and flexible as it relates to the particular space in which it is located,” she said.

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Ali Moshiri Exhibits at Grubbs Gallery

Influences from Kandinsky, Miró, and Rothko can be seen in the colorful canvases that jump off the walls of the Grubbs Gallery, which now resembles a modern art gallery of the 1930s with Ali Moshiri’s Surrealist paintings.

Born in Iran, Moshiri was educated in the United States and England.  He returned to Iran for medical school, completed his residency in Cincinnati, and then began working at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1984.  According to his website, as, “a young and untrained, but passionate, artist, Moshiri’s sketchbook was a constant companion in his spare time.”

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Grubbs Gallery Exhibits Bon Bons: Repurposed Manufactured Materials

SHUTAN 2011 Bldg Tar ClustersBon bons, meaning “bon, or good,” typically refers to small confectionery treats. The exhibit at Grubbs Gallery from March 2 to April 20, while not of confection, serves up a small sampling of how different manufactured materials can be re-purposed and made into art.

Suzan Shutan’s work straddles the worlds of two and three dimensions. Her art is driven by its materials, most of which come from manufactured products such as roofing paper, yarn, straws and beer can holders that have been manipulated to comment in part upon the accumulation of cultural debris.

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Grubbs Gallery Exhibits Portraits and Figurative Sculptures by “Go Figure” Members

Evelyn I hear music by Viki Gable

Members of Go Figure Sculpture Studios in Holyoke, MA, will present a group show of portraits and figurative sculptures in clay and bronze at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center of The Williston Northampton School from November 3 through December 30, 2011.  An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Participating artists are:  Esthela Bergeron, Harriette Block, Elizabeth Caine, LeaAnn Cogswell, Cynthia Consentino, Viki Gable, Betty Gerich, Lee Hutt, Betsy Koscher, Christina Mastrangelo, and Lauren Mills.

Go Figure Sculpture Studios, a not-for-profit entity, is located in the Canal Gallery Building, an old paper mill that has been converted to artist studios. Founded by sculptor Lee Hutt, the studio exists to give artists and opportunity to work from life on a regular and affordable basis. While they do not offer formal classes, they are open to new members of all levels. Teaching is done informally as members are always available to advise one other.  Studio members, who live locally and as far away as Boston and Burlington, CT, have been juried into national competitions and have won awards and recognition in various professional art venues.

Farmer harriette blockThe exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and selected Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, go to www.williston.com/grubbsgallery.

Grubbs Gallery Exhibits “Ultimate Antarctica” Photography

mead eagle seal grubbsDan Mead and Sally Eagle will exhibit “Ultimate Antarctica” at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center of The Williston Northampton School from September 6 through October 31, 2011. An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

These photographs seek to capture the character and scale of the wildlife and landscapes of Antarctica, a place where Mead and Eagle spent twenty-four days in 2009. Although many of the species are threatened or endangered, the show is not a “photographic elegy,” says Jennifer Sahn, editor of Orion Magazine, but “a celebration of the great diversity of life to be found at the underside of the Earth.”

Dan Mead, a former educator turned psychotherapist, and Sally Eagle, entrepreneur and first Executive Director of the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation, have traveled extensively and studied with leading photographers such as David Muensch, Jack Dykinga, and John Shaw. Their photograph “Sand Sprinters” won a Highly Commended Award in a BBC/London Natural History Museum annual contest in 2008, and is now part of the Wild Planet exhibit sponsored by the Natural History Museum in London. Mead and Eagle have lived in western Massachusetts for 30 years. With this project, the husband and wife team celebrate their seventh continent visited and photographed together.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and selected Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, go to www.williston.com/grubbsgallery.

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