The artful mind oct nov 2017 issuu com

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Glass is an amazing medium. Whether in front of a furnace or a grinding wheel, the nature of the glass allows it to be formed by who holds it and the only limit to its potential is the imagination, and of course the technical acumen of the maker. It must be the only medium from which so any different artistic techniques can be used, and so many uses are yet to be discovered. Out of necessity and the inherent nature of the medium, working with hot glass is a quicker process than when it is cast or cold worked; as a result, much of the available glass is hot glass. Because it is not quite as mesmerizing as glass blowing, and it is so time consuming to make, many people do not realize that cold working can take months for one piece. Realistic, abstract, simple, or complex sculptures may be realized through these process’. This October, Schantz Galleries will feature works by artists whose work is Cast, Cut and Cold, including: Mark Abildgaard, Michael Behrens, Alex Bernstein. Latchezar Boyadjiev, Peter Bremers, William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Fiaz Elson, Robin Grebe, Eric Hilton, David Huchthausen, Sidney Hutter, Vladimira Klumpar, K. William LeQuier, Pavel Novak, Karsten Oaks, Christopher Ries, Martin Rosol, Thomas Scoon, Winnie Teschmacher, Bertil Vallien, and Steven Weinberg. The gallery is open daily 10:30-5 during the Autumn months. Schantz Galleries is open Daily, Autumn hours are 10:30-5; 3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-3044,

Dance is of all things the most concentrated expression of happiness and everyone needs to find happiness, to search for an ideal escape.





Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash, a solo exhibition by Berkshire-based artist Morgan Bulkeley, will be on view at the Berkshire Museum from September 29, 2017, through February 4, 2018. Humorous and ominous at the same time, Bulkeley’s vivid images offer compelling scenarios where humans are pitted against nature, with nature holding the advantage. Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash is a significant career retrospective covering five decades of work, from drawings created in 1967 to a recent series of paintings depicting a vibrant array of birds. The exhibition encompasses carved and painted wood masks and panels, paintings, sculpture, and a sitespecific installation. Geoffrey Young, of the Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is the guest curator. Morgan Bulkeley, born in the Berkshires in 1944, was raised in Mount Washington, where his parents, both naturalists, cared for many wild animals. He graduated from Yale University in 1966 with a B.A. in English literature. After a stint in the Coast Guard, he spent a year in Newark, New Jersey, and then 14 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, painting and sculpting. In 1985 he returned to his childhood home where he lives with his wife, environmentalist Eleanor Tillinghast. Bulkeley has had solo shows at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Mass., the Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery in Kent, Conn., the Carone Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the deCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass., among others. Bulkeley has had eleven solo shows with the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Mass. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call 413-443-7171.

-Violette Verdy


Portrait of principal dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company, Abdiel Jacobsen by photographer Christopher Jones for an upcoming show in New York City at 2 Rivington Street from Feb. 27 through March 5. Print size: 32” x 40”

collins | editions

Opening in 2005, as Berkshire Digital, we did fine art printing mainly for artists represented by The Iris Gallery of Fine Art in Great Barrington before opening our doors to the public. We do color calibrated printing on archival papers. These archival prints, also known to many people as Giclée prints, can be made in different sizes from 5x7 to 42” x 80”. Photographers & artists also use us to create limited editions of their images. In addition to the printing services, collins | editions also offers accurate digital photo-reproduction of paintings and illustrations for use in books, magazines, brochures, cards and websites. See a complete overview of services offered, along with pricing at The owner, Fred Collins, has been a commercial and fine art photographer for over 30 years having had studios in Boston and Stamford. He offers over 20 years of experience with Photoshop™ enabling retouching, restoration and enhancement to prints and digital files. The studio is located in Mt Washington but drop-off and PU is also available through Frames On Wheels, located at 84 Railroad Street in Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-0997. collins | editions studio is located at 220 East St, Mt Washington, MA 413-644-9663 or email me,

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