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Pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors…abstract and representational…..landscapes, still lifes and portraits….a unique variety of painting technique and styles….you will be transported to another world and see things in a way you never have before…. join us and experience something different. Painting classes continue on Monday and Wednesday mornings 10-1:30pm at the studio and Thursday mornings out in the field. These classes are open to all...come to one or come again if it works for you. All levels and materials welcome. Private critiques available. Classes at Front Street are for those wishing to learn, those who just want to be involved in the pure enjoyment of art, and/or those who have some experience under their belt. Perfect if you are seeking fresh insight into watercolors, and other mediums. A teacher for many years, Kate Knapp has a keen sense of each student’s artistic needs to take a step beyond. Perfect setting for setting up still lifes; lighting and space are excellent. Peek in to see! Front Street Gallery – Front Street, Housatonic, MA. Gallery open by appointment or chance anytime. 413-528-9546 at home or 413-429-7141 (cell).

Situated in the antique train station, this year’s exhibition is held in the vibrant yet traditional gallery space featuring paintings of the rivers by six Western Massachusetts artists, along with important environmental literature. For the third year, The River Art Project will strive to help with donations from a portion of sales to support three organizations that are actively working to protect the Hudson and Housatonic Rivers: The Hudson Riverkeeper, the Housatonic Riverkeeper Initiative, and the Housatonic Valley Association. Through past efforts, the project has united various factions of the Berkshires and nearby communities with the goal of protecting our natural waterways through, education and awareness. The exhibition features six recognized painters from the Berkshire region who work with the river as subject: Bart Elsbach, Michael Filmus, Ann Getsinger, Mary Sipp Green, Scott Prior, and Jim Schantz. Artists are uniquely situated to arouse public interest through the visual expression of nature’s beauty. The River Art Project does precisely that— harnessing the allure of the river as a catalyst for advocacy. The six participating artists evoke diverse landscape art traditions to create both exquisite works of art and inspiring agents of change. River Art Project 3 Friday, June 21 – Sunday, July 28, Open Thursday – Sunday, 10:30-5 Stockbridge Station Gallery, 2 Depot Street, Stockbridge, MA



SCHANTZ GALLERIES Schantz Galleries is pleased to present forty works by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra, featuring his most recent innovations in glass. Tagliapietra, who will be at the opening event on Friday July 12, is pleased to introduce two of his newest innovations: Secret Garden (Laguna), a large installation of individually blown glass leaves in jewel-like aquatic colors inspired by Venice’s hidden parks, displayed as a group across the wall as if scattered by a gentle breeze; and Aurora, an LED illuminated glass panel, suggestive of the soft shimmer of the northern lights in the night sky. The title of this exhibition, Visionary honors Tagliapietra as an artist of foresight and imagination who transcends his thinking mind to embrace his intuition and access the mysterious and the beautiful. He sees and visualizes the unseen. He dares to experiment, demonstrating humility and vulnerability because he is not afraid of failure. Michelangelo said that “the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim to low and achieving our mark.” Well into his 80s, Lino Tagliapietra continues to push himself and his medium, endlessly shifting his mark in a way that leads the viewer beyond the expected and into the uncharted and profound. For Lino, to love glass is also to love life, to embrace the harmonious elements of life that are so uniquely reflected in glass, and to communicate this reverence through beautiful works of art. For Lino, the key to continuing to transform new forms, ideas, and techniques after more than seventy years is to “listen to the intuition and make space for the imagination, and must do it.” This good message has many applications. Glass art has been forever changed by Tagliapietra’s contributions to the field. As his audience, we are enlivened anew by his ability to visualize and capture the ineffable essence of the creative spirit. 3 Elm St, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3044

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