Daffodils are Blooming . . .

Daffodils have been blooming in Kerry Stone‘s studio! Kerry’s vibrant sewn paper collages celebrate the arrival of spring.The collages of daffodils and tulips are made from recycled and hand painted papers as well as colorful papers from India.Kerry Stone paper collage sewn

Kerry is also teaching a sewn paper collage class at Snow Farm om May18-24. Snow Farm is a great place in Williamsburg, Ma that offers all kinds of wonderful art classes. See their link for more info www.snowfarm.org

The collage class will be playing with color, texture, rhythm and composition to make unique  cards, collages and simple books. We’ll make textured papers, use recycled papers and enjoy some specialty papers from around the world for our creations.

Welcoming New Member Nancy Howard

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Zinnias in Ironstone Pitcher painting by Nancy Howard

We warmly welcome Nancy Howard to Sawmill River Arts Gallery as our newest member. Nancy hails from Holyoke and we’re delighted to have her join us in the gallery.  Stop by and view her beautiful paintings and terra cotta planters, just in time for Spring!

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Terra Cotta Planters by Nancy Howard

 

6×6 Community Exhibit a Success!

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The 6×6 exhibit will be up through Feb. 23. Stop by to see and purchase our community’s creativity!

Our 6×6 community exhibit celebrated its grand opening on Saturday , Feb 8, with over 100 entries of handmade art by folks right in our community! With over 100 entries, from local artist ranging in age from 6 to 95,  the show is up through Feb 23. There is a wonderful array of artwork in many mediums from pencil, charcoal, oil ,acrylic, crayon, glass, fabric, altars,en-caustic, and mixed media. Seventh graders from Greenfield Center School added pieces to the show. All works are on sale for $36. The artist gets 80% of the sales. One hundred people came to see the exhibit on the opening day. The gallery is open Thurday- Suday from 12- 6pm. Come enjoy the creativity in our community!

Opening Reception: 6×6 Community Art

Join us for the 6×6 Community Wide Exhibit and Sale in February! The show will be up Feb. 8-23. Stop by during the opening reception Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each piece will be priced at $36; many art forms represented. For more info: 367-2885.

Welcome to our newest members

Welcoming Our Newest Members

We warmly welcome Joan Levy, gourd artist, and Sharon Loehr-Lapan, painter, to Sawmill River Arts!

Joan Levy has been surrounded by gourds since retiring from teaching. She loves growing them, hardening them, cleaning them, and finally feeling and looking at their unique shapes until they emerge in a new form. She uses a combination of wood burning, staining, painting with acrylics, carving, and basketry for design. Her gourds have transformed into vessels, lamps, vases, candle holders, shakerees, boxes, teapots, and bowls. Joan has played with different art forms her whole life and is mostly self-taught. She was able to take a year off from teaching to take art classes at Greenfield Community College.

Sharon Loehr-Lapan has been involved with art since she was a young girl, growing up in the Berkshires. When she went to college, she studied art but pursued a career in Special Education and has taught in many parts of the country including Utah, Delaware, and Missouri. She loved them all and found herself amazed by the different colors each landscape held. During her years as a teacher, art was never far away and she often used it with her students. She now has the opportunity to come back to the part of the country she started in, and pursue the art that started her journey.

Silver

John Moore’s finely crafted silver jewelry is on display in the Gallery at Sawmill River Arts.  John is a skilled artist who regularly supplements his inventory so if it’s been awhile make those plans to visit and see his work.

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