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You are invited to participate in a Community Exhibit about

 

Resistance & Resilience:

 

Participation is free and open to all ages and experience.

Submit a poem, painting, drawing, photograph, collage, etc. that relates to the themes. We will include at least one piece per person.

Some size restrictions apply. Call ahead if your work is larger than 3’ in any direction.

Bring work to The Art Garden on Nov. 22, 25 or 28.

 

Opening Reception:

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

 

6 – 8 pm (performances at 7 pm)

 

Call by Nov. 28 if you have a story, poem, song or other performance that you would like to share during the reception. Performances are limited to 5 – 7 min.

Come see the Exhibit: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 1 – 5pm, until Dec. 28.

The Art Garden is located in the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum building.
Access to our parking is via Elm St. Please see our map!

Questions? 413-625-2782 or csartgarden@gmail.com

Thank you to the following Local Cultural councils whose resilience and support keep our communities vibrant: Ashfield, Buckland, Colrain, Charlemont/Hawley, Conway, Heath, Leyden, Plainfield, Rowe & Shelburne!

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Stop in to The Art Garden before April 1st to see
our Small Things Matter Community Exhibit!
There are 144 pieces by 66 artists in this delightful show.

There are prints, collages, paintings, paper cuts, assemblages, drawings, fiber works, photographs, tiny sculptures, tiny poems and more.
All of the pieces are under 5″ (all dimensions.)
Artists range in age from 6 years old to (well, I didn’t ask.)

This exhibit is supported in part by the following local cultural councils: Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, Colrain, Conway, Heath, Leyden, Plainfield, Rowe & Shelburne! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Please note: During the month of March, The Art Garden will be open during these hours: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 5 pm, and Mondays 3 – 5 pm. It is also a good idea to call first if you are coming from afar: 413-625-2782.

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, April 8th is our 3rd annual

Fabulous Hilltown Draw-Around

from noon – midnight

at the Cowell Gym in Shelburne Falls!

For updates see The Art Garden’s Facebook page!

 

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We’ll have temporary art installations throughout the rail yard (made with found, repurposed and natural materials, paper and light.) We’ll also have hot cocoa
and a fire. Dress warmly so you can enjoy walking around!

The opening reception of our community exhibit: Small Things Matter will take place inside The Art Garden. (See the next post for details about the exhibit
and how you can still participate.)

Check out our map for directions. Close parking access is via Elm Street.
Depot Street is unplowed. If you park at Salmon Falls Artisan Showroom,
you can hike in.
For handicap access, please use Elm Street and drive around
to the left of (behind) our building. We hope to see you!

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Photograph by Laura Iveson. Graphic design by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider.

Photograph by Laura Iveson. Graphic design by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider.

The Art Garden invites you to participate

in the Community Exhibit:

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Here’s how it works:

Reflect on the theme! winterwindow4blog

What are some

of the small things

in your life

that

make a difference

in the quality

of that life?

The pragmatic in me thinks:

paper clips,

twist ties,

buttons,

&

tape, staples and scissors

(all indispensable small things

to a group of self-directed

elementary-aged artists.)

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What are some of the small things you care about?

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My list includes my friend Elisabeth’s beautiful, almost 70 year-old hands with their stubby thumbs, the fan of laugh lines that emanate from Bob’s eyes and the sound of John’s “How are you, Dearie?” on the phone.

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 What

small

things

do

you

do

to

nurture

yourself,

your

family,

your

friends,

your

community?

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Do you recycle?

shovel

your elderly neighbor’s

walkway?

volunteer at a

community

meal?

buy

locally

grown

food?

Skylar, Jen and Delia with mittens they made (from re-purposed sweaters) to give to families in transition.

Skylar, Jen and Delia with mittens they made to give to families in transition.

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Are you contributing

[something small]

to the larger battles

against poverty,

intolerance,

habitat loss,

injustice,

racism,

bullying,

species extinction,

pollution,

oppression,

hunger,

or hatred?

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The small things we do add up.

Which is partially why we are doing this exhibit NOW.

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We invite you to make “small” art that reflects your ideas, feelings, and/or interpretation of the theme: “Small Things Matter”.

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Write a small

poem.

Create a tiny book

from a short story.

Make a small

painting,

collage, sculpture,

drawing, print,

assemblage,

photograph,

& & &

All work (even written pieces)

must have dimensions (height, width, depth)

under 5″

(that includes borders and frames!)

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Because of this size restriction, you can also mail your submission[s] to us at:

The Art Garden
4 Union Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

Please include a SASE for return of your work and an Artist Information Form
(see below to download) to be included in the exhibit folder.

Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2017
(if you would like your work to be part of our Winter HooPla event and the official opening on January 28.)

Participation is free and open to all ages and experience. Work will be accepted throughout February and added to the exhibit after the opening, until there is no space left on the walls. Show closes April 1.

Questions?

Email Jane Wegscheider at csartgarden@gmail.com or call 413-625-2782.

 

Downloadable form to complete for each submission:
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mccbirdsinging4blogThis exhibit is supported in part by
the following local cultural councils:

Ashfield,

Buckland,

Charlemont/Hawley,

Colrain,

Conway,

Heath,

Leyden,

Plainfield,

Rowe

& Shelburne!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Handmade paper with poem by Sappho, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider

Handmade paper by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider. Poem by Sappho.

 

 

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The Art Garden invites you to participate

in a Community Exhibit

that explores the theme[s] of

Uncertainty, Transitions and Change:

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How it works:

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How does uncertainty affect you?
What are some daily transitions you [and your family or friends] experience?
What changes do you wrestle with and/or embrace?

Detail of an artwork created by ARTeen, Micah Goldstein, using her broken mobile phone.

Detail of an artwork created by ARTeen, Micah Goldstein, using her broken mobile phone.

Pema Chodron (sorry for the missing umlauts) begins her book,
Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change,
with this quote from Agnes de Mille:

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”

What role does ‘not knowing’ play in your creative process?
What images, stories, ideas and questions do you have about any or all of this?

Detail from a mixed media piece by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider; title: "The Spaces Between"

Detail from “The Spaces Between” by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider 

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things

are

changing!

Finches peck

at the dead-looking

seed heads

in my yard

that

once

were

brilliant flowers.

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Colorful and falling leaves here in Shelburne Falls
have an extraordinary beauty,
even as they herald colder weather to come.

Uneasiness, tension and deep anxiety are plaguing many
in these last weeks before our national election.

How do we weather all the

uncertainty4blogthat we face?

 

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A painting, poem, drawing,

photograph, story, collage,

sculpture, performance, etc!

Participation is free and open to all ages and experience! All work* that relates to the theme[s] will be included. *Some size restrictions apply.

Please call ahead if your work is larger than 3′ in any direction.

 

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Please deliver your work to The Art Garden

between November 3 – 5 (1pm – 5pm.)

Call if you need to arrange a different time: 413-625-2782

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November 12, 6pm – 8pm

Our receptions are fun intergenerational events. Performances start at 7pm.

Please call before November 8 if you have a story, poem, performance, song, or other off-the-wall idea that relates to the theme[s].

Questions?  Call 413-625-2782 or email csartgarden@gmail.com.

 

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You can view this Community Exhibit through December 10, 2016

Mondays through Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm

at The Art Garden, 14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA

(in the same building as the Trolley Museum.)

Please use Elm Street to access our parking.

This Community Exhibit is supported in part

by the following Local Cultural Councils:

Buckland,mccsignpost4blog

Charlemont/Hawley,

Colrain,

Conway,

Heath,

Leyden,

Plainfield,

and

Shelburne!

 

 

 

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One of over 30 Frida paintings by Ardath Garfield.

One of over 30 Frida Gladheart paintings by Ardath Garfield.

Please join us on Saturday, April 30th from 3pm – 5pm for the opening reception of an exhibition of watercolors by Ashfield artist, Ardath Garfield. Ardath’s whimsical and poignant paintings celebrate the life of her imaginary character, Frida Gladheart. Ardath will talk about her work at 4pm.

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Please join us on Saturday, January 30, from 4pm – 8pm

for the opening reception of a community exhibit about Winter!

 

Hedgehogs by Elisabeth Radysh

Hedgehogs by Elisabeth Radysh

There are over 60 works of art created by more than 30 artists, including many installations that are scattered around the Trolley Museum’s rail yard for our first Outdoor Winter Celebration.

Robin Huntley, Laura Iveson, Mark Ostroff and Jane Beatrice Wegscheider covered some nasty graffiti with this flock of ravens

Robin Huntley, Laura Iveson, Mark Ostroff and Jane Beatrice Wegscheider helped the Trolley Museum respond to graffiti with this flock of ravens

Birch Archway created by Samantha Crawford, Dan Mendoza, Laura Iveson and James & Eli Smith.

Lit Birch Archway created by Samantha Crawford, Dan Mendoza, Laura Iveson, James Smith and Eli Smith.

Join us both inside The Art Garden AND outside in the rail yard between 4pm – 8pm.

Performances will take place inside between 6pm – 7pm.

Click HERE for a short video about the exhibit, created by Philippe Simon for GCTV. Thank you Philippe!

Thank you to all the artists and volunteers for sharing your work and time!

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Thank you Laura Iveson for your vision, collaboration
and dedication to community celebration!

This exhibit is supported in part by the following Local Cultural Councils:

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Ashfield,
Buckland,
Charlemont/Hawley,
Colrain,
Conway,
Heath,
Leyden,
Plainfield,
and
Shelburne.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!

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