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“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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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.