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Our 2014-2015 Art for a Change program will begin again on
Wednesday, November 19th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
Inspiration for the evening: Environmental Issues & Climate Justice

Click here for more info.

Poster design by Diana Hardina.

Join us for a benefit Halloween Ball at the historic Cowell Gym*
in Shelburne Falls on November 1st, from 8pm to 1am.

Proceeds benefit youth programming
from the Shelburne Recreation Committee and The Art Garden.

Dance your bones off while supporting two good causes!

We’ll have local beer, wine and cider for sale, and free snacks!
DJ dance music and a costume contest!

$10 entry fee with sliding scale. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

*The Cowell Gymnasium is located at 51 Maple Street.
Please wear soft-soled shoes to protect their new floor.

Questions? Call The Art Garden at 413-625-2782.

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The Art Garden is participating in Northampton’s 75%+ReUse Art Show and Sale this Saturday, October 18th, from 9am to 3pm at the Smith Vocational High School. We will be selling artworks (created by volunteers from our collection of re-purposed and up-cycled materials) as a fundraiser for our After School Creative Studio program. 

We’ll also have an activity table where people (of all ages) can make shaker sticks using wire from old telephone cords and the bottle caps, beads and buttons people have donated to us.

The Art Garden is dedicated to re-purposing, re-cycling and up-cycling materials (that would otherwise end up in the waste stream.) Our bins and boxes are full of supplies that have been donated to us from members of our community!

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On September 21, 2014, 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City.

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Among

them

were

many

from

western

Massachusetts,

including

three Art Workers

from

The Art Garden:

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Valerie Caro, Phyllis Labanowski, and Jane Beatrice Wegscheider.

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[Besides the unflattering hard hats] we wore and carried 75 ribbons

from our What Do You Love About the Deerfield River? public art installation.

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The

red,

orange

and

black

color-coded

ribbons

had the latin

and common names

of endangered,

special concern,

threatened,

and

invasive species

from our watershed

written on them.

Phyllis wore the key

on her backpack.

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 CompleteWithBirdWhistlesFromIstanbul4blogWe

 also

 had

 whistles

 that

 sounded

 like

 real birds

 (brought

 from

 Istanbul

 by

 Phyllis.)

 They

 brought

 smiles

 to many faces

 (including ours)!

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It was exciting to be a part of such a well-organized, engaged, diverse, and creative display of activism and LOVE!

Please join us at our first 2014-2015 Art For A Change workshop in November. We will focus on the climate issues before us, and how we, as artists, activists, and community members, have and can address them.

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Stop by The Art Garden
during our regular hours (Mondays through Saturdays 1pm – 5pm)
to see our current

Summer at The Art Garden display!

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After a busy Summer at The Art Garden, we are taking a short break before we begin our Fall programming.
The Art Garden will be closed from September 1st through 12th.

 

Join us on September 13th, from 6pm-8pm
(during the Shelburne Falls Art Walk)

for a Celebration of Summer at The Art Garden:
a display of images and objects from our summer programs, and summer community art projects;  including giant Deerfield RiverFest fish, Green River Festival musical art instruments, and our collaboratively-made River of Songs magnetic poetry sculpture.

 

And the official unveiling of a new canvas mural on the outside of our building, painted by our after-school and summer program participants.

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Visit The Art Garden to see a playful installation and exhibit
inspired by the Bridge of Flowers:

FLOWER POWER

is on display through August 12th!

You can visit the exhibit Mondays through Saturdays, 1pm to 5pm.

 This mixed-media “Wild Carrot” painting,WildCarrot4blog created by The Art Garden’s summer intern, Greenfield Community College student, Hannah Chase,
is one of 44 individual and collaborative pieces in the exhibit.

There are 43 artists represented,
including 19 pre-school aged photographers.

The whole exhibit
functions as an installation,
created collaboratively
by Bridge of Flowers gardener,
Tish Murphy,
Art Garden board member,
Laura Iveson,
our summer intern, Hannah Chase,
and The Art Garden’s director, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.