Year Round Spaces

 MAKERS MILL – The Mill Chill Auction/Fundraiser

JULY 21 6:30 – 9:30 PM AT 51 MAIN STREET, NORTH ADAMS

 

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Makers’ Mill located at 73 Main Street in North Adams is a creative space that builds community and fosters new learning opportunities around a shared passion for making.

Come join your community for a night of art, silent auction, food and fun!  The auction/fundraiser for Makers Mill will take place Friday, July 21st 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Gallery 51 and MCLA Design Lab.

This event is focused on bringing the community together and raising funds for the Mill through a silent auction of local and locally-connected art and goods.

At Makers’ Mill, we support makers and artists in a number of ways—through affordable shared studio space and storage, start-up entrepreneurial support, and teaching and community engagement opportunities. In turn, these makers support the Mill by helping us build a stronger community through better programming. Our continuing goal is to grow the Makers’ Mill community and to expand our support for new makers through workshops, mentoring, and community-building.

Click here to purchase tickets!!  Tickets: $40.00   Member tickets: $30.00

For some of the featured auction items please click on this link

 MASS MoCA

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1040 MASS MoCA Way | Wednesday through Monday, 11am-5pm

“MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.” MASS MoCA exhibits works by many of the most important artists of today–both well known, and emerging–with a focus on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.

Admission: Adults $20, Seniors / Veterans $18, Students with ID $12, Kids (6–16) $8
Kids 5 and younger free, Museum members free
Admission to Kidspace, our child-centered gallery, is always free. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit www.massmoca.org.


Kidspace @ MASS MoCA

 

 

1040 MASS MoCA Way | Wednesday through Monday, 11am-5pm

Kidspace is a child-centered gallery and studio space within MASS MoCA. Hands-on, educational activities allow children to connect with the space’s current exhibition through their own creative work.

Currently on View: Here Comes the Sun

Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe repurposes unlikely, provocative materials into compelling animal sculptures. Colorful shotgun casings and golden varying caliber bullets are brought together to form a lion, for example; leather sneakers are arranged into a leaping puma, and an army helmet becomes a turtle’s shell. In an interview, Uribe underlines the irony inherent in his choice of materials: “People kill animals to make shoes; I make animals out of shoes.” The result of Uribe’s distinct approach is a joyful, yet challenging experience for viewers of all ages.


FERRIN CONTEMPORARY

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1315 MASS MoCA Way | Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY exhibits contemporary art by mid-career and established ceramicists. In addition to being a gallery, it serves as a project incubator space.

Meet the Artist: KURT WEISER on Saturday, July 15, 3–5pm for a conversation about his work at the gallery. Event is free and open to the public.

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KURT WEISER: Selected work from current projects by Kurt Weiser are on view at Ferrin Contemporary. Rhythmical black-and-white designs are featured in Weiser’s large-format linoleum cut prints and on his ceramic forms.

 

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SERGEI ISUPOV: SELECTIONS FROM HIDDEN MESSAGES

Spanning the 20 years Isupov has lived and worked in America, the exhibition “Hidden Messages” at Erie Art Museum, shown in early 2017, formed a semi-autobiographical wunderkammer — a collection of curiosities. Highlights from this show are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, including one of Isupov’s larger-than-life figural sculptures with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows.


CYNTHIA-REEVES           

CYNTHIA-REEVES at 1315 MASS MoCA represents an international roster of established artists who share a process-apparent sensibility in their work. The newly renovated gallery has long embraced work that provokes a discourse around the convergence of art and science.

 

Current Exhibition: MABEL POBLET: BUOYANCY  on view July 15 – August 19

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CYNTHIA-REEVES presents an exhibition of new projects by Cuban artist Mabel Poblet in collaboration with composer Andres Levin. The show runs from Saturday, July 15 – August 19 at CYNTHIA-REEVES, located on the campus of MASS MoCA at 1315 MASS MoCA Way. As part of the gallery’s new project initiative, the artist will work on-site from July 9-15 to create a site-specific sound installation.
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MCLA Gallery 51

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51 Main Street | Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-4pm

MCLA Gallery 51 primarily exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. It is a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Student work is featured annually.

Cloud Headed | On View: June 29 – July 19

Artists: Michelle Aldredge, Mark Mulherrin, Heidi Pollard, Jarvis Rockwell, Stephanie Williams, Sam Trioli, Anna Von Mertens. Also included in the exhibit will be selections from the collection of Jamie Franklin.
In “Cloud Headed” the sky and all its depths and layers are explored through the artist’s eye. Across time immemorial, humans have looked up at the sky and wondered what lies beyond. We have prayed to gods above, looked through telescopes at distant galaxies, and pondered the very origins of our existences. For “Cloud Headed,” a selection of artists offer their own mixed-media visions of the view beyond our planet and how we look towards that destination. Whether people in prayer, depictions of heaven, constellations and astronomical imagery, or a more singular vision, these artists are examining both experiences beyond our daily comprehension and what investigating those experiences looks like.
“Cloud Headed” exhibit’s curator is Corwin Levi, a mixed media, project -based artist and curator whose practice centers around transforming ideas into experiences.

Outside

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10 Ashland Street| Open Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays, 12-5pm

Outside is a storefront gallery in downtown North Adams, MA showcasing emerging ideas in art and design.

Pieces from Pictures  | On View: July 7th – August 31st 

Opening Reception: Friday, July 7th, 6:30 – 9pm

Solo exhibit of new work by  Elizabeth Corkery

Outside Gallery is excited to present an installation of new work by Australian artist Elizabeth Corkery. Pieces from Pictures generates a symbiotic relationship between cinematic sequence and sculptural ensemble, using the gallery as a mechanism for installation to present ideas of duration and simultaneity. The piece builds on Corkery’s collective body of work that has explored the traditional boundaries between prints/architecture, surface/depth, image/matter, while making more explicit the relation between spatial perception, bodily motion and perceived passages of time.

Using the 1936 lm The Great Ziegfeld as her point of visual reference, Corkery has created a new sequence
of sculptures, photographs, fabricated pedestal structures and panoramic wall covering. The Great Ziegfeld is a compelling example of how early motion pictures presented the (emerging) lm image in (established) theatrical terms. The site, history and even performers of the theatre world were adopted as content and character for many early lms. Cinema was directly adapted from live stage shows, using the environment of the theatre as a site for narrative-driven action.

 


Gravity Gallery

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44 Eagle Street  | Saturdays, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Gravity Gallery is a think tank space that is committed to enhancing the cultural environment by hosting visually stimulating exhibitions.

Better Days | On View: June 23 – July 22

Artists: Paul McMullan and Sarah Fagan

“Better Days” is a two-person exhibit.  In the back room Sarah Fagan’s work focuses on physical objects. Fagan balances these objects arrangements with an intentional use of emptiness. With a muted palette and thoughtful application of space, the artist invites the viewer to meditate on the harmony between absence and presence.

In the gallery’s front room artist Paul McMullan sculptural forms deal with clay as a collage material. He incorporates the use of photo-silkscreen, painting, decals, molds and various handbuilding techniques to achieve a complex object.

 


Berkshire Artist Museum

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Opening June 21

159 E Main St. | Wednesday – Sunday 12-5

free for Berkshire County Residents

The Berkshire Art Museum is dedicated to exhibiting work by regional artists. While past exhibitions have primarily featured two-dimensional media, the museum’s 2017 season will focus on three-dimensional work.

VOLUME 

Over 30 3-D artists exhibiting – from large indoor and outdoor sculptures to tabletop sculptures to pottery.

With four areas of focus in the VOLUME exhibition – large sculptural works presented inside and outside (“Esculturas Grandes”), smaller works presented on pedestals (“Esculturas de Mesa”), ceramic pieces (“Vessels”), and sculptures by New Yorkers (“New York-North Adams Shuttle”), the Berkshire Art Museum – in its 4th season – has given all its new exhibition space for sculptural works

The variety of material on exhibition is great, as the exhibiting artists incorporate such materials as wood, plastic, glass, clay, metal, digitized/kinetic technology, fabric, paper, and so forth.   Equally varied are the processes – from fabrication to cast, from traditional metal welding to interactive electronics, and so forth.


 

Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery

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38 Eagle Street
Open Wednesday through Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm

Working space and gallery by local artist Martha Flood who designs and produces The Woodlands Collection, custom manufactured fabrics inspired by natural textures and patterns we encounter in the New England landscape. The nontraditional 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.


Eclipse Mill Gallery

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243 Union St. Studio 102 | Friday through Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment

The Eclipse Mill live/work community is home to artists and artisans working independently as well as collaboratively in a wide range of media. Though the Eclipse Mill Gallery often exhibits work by residents, it also features guest artists from near and far.

Reconstructions: Sarah Fagan | On View May 25 – June 25

“Reconstructions” features the subdued yet complex work of Sarah Fagan. Her delicate works on paper reflect the fractured space and functionality of boxes that once contained everyday items such as hand soap, bottles of pills, or chocolate candy.

The gallery will also contain blocks and objects of various sizes and materials that can be moved, stacked, and arranged. Gallery visitors are encouraged to construct their own artworks and explore the exhibitions’ themes of construction and reconstruction.


River Hill Pottery

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243 Union St. Studio 104 | Thursday through Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment

“At River Hill Pottery we have combined our creativity and experience to bring to you some of the most beautiful baskets in clay. Each piece is handmade with care and craftsmanship for you to enjoy. It is our desire for you to have a piece of pottery that will give you a lifetime of joy. The uncommon basket for an extraordinary life.”


Visitor Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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115 State Street, Building 4 | (413) 663-6312Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm (call to verify)

A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The tunnel was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountain, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY. 200 men lost their lives building the tunnel, which is still being used today. An audio-visual presentation takes visitors back in time, where the sounds of dripping water, pickaxes against stone, explosions, and debates re-create the hardships and heroism of the tunnel’s construction.


North Adams Museum of History and Science

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State Park, 115 State Street, Building 5A | Open Saturday, 10am-4pm

The North Adams Museum of History and Science is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting North Adams’ colorful past. Exhibitions primarily focus on local history. The museum also features opportunities to engage with science, such as an interactive model of the solar system. Admission is free.

EXHIBITS ON: Local History, Anasazi Indian Artifacts, Architecture, Ballooning, Business and Industry, Coury’s Drive-In, Discovery Room, Downtown THEN and NOW, Early Farm Life, Everyday Life, Fire and Police, the Gift Shop, Grandma’s Attic, Immigration, Jumpers, Medical, Military,  Moderne Studio, Natural Science Center, Parade of Personalities, Politics, Railroad History and Layout, Religion, Temporary Exhibit Gallery, and School Days.