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Spring/Summer 2018

GERALD SHEFFIELD, pride

On View: May 24 – June 22, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday May 24, 5pm – 7pm

Artist Talk: Thursday May 24, 5pm - 6pm

pride

pride, (Acrylic and Flashe on panel) 24x36 inches, image courtesy of the artist and Gallery 6/67 

Sheffield draws propositional interventions between ancient and contemporary history as a tool to provoke skepticism of the hierarchal forms, shapes, and language embedded in western hegemony. Each mark made is preceded by a rhetorical gesture sourced from his personal experience serving in the US Army and being deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.

URBAN TEXTURES, BETTY VERA

June 28 – July 21, 2018

Opening reception Thursday June 28, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk Wednesday July 11, 6-7pm

DOWNSTREET ART THURSDAY JUNE 28, 5-8PM

Artist talk Wednesday July 11th  6pm – 7pm

"Urban environments are full of abstract designs created accidentally or intentionally by human activity. Scuffs and scrapes, stains, grid lines, surveyors’ markings, and graffiti fascinate me.  There are surprising juxtapositions of materials and texture in the urban environment. I like to create artwork in direct response to what I see." - Betty Vera

Betty Vera, security

image shown: security, Jacquard tapestry Cotton
Photo: Roman Iwasiwka

HEADS AND TALES, CHARLES GIULIANO

July 26 – Aug. 25, 2018

Opening reception Thursday July 26, 5pm - 8pm

Artist talk Wednesday Aug. 8th 6pm – 7pm

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones, Image courtesy of the artist

The exhibition Heads and Tales is a retrospective covering four decades of images. They were created to illustrate newspaper, magazine, and on line articles focused on all aspects of the arts from jazz, rock and the fine arts to theatre. Each photo will have accompanying text about it’s moment in time and Charles' relationship to the subject.

 


Fall 2018

SHEL•TER

On View: Aug. 30 – Sept. 23, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday Aug. 30, 5pm – 8pm

A group exhibition exploring all the definitions and meaning of the word shelter. Focusing on the relationship to the social, political, and environmental understandings of shelter. How does lack of safety and security from physical and emotional elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish?


Spectrum: EXPLORING GENDER IDENTITY

On View: Sept. 27 – Nov. 18, 2018

Opening reception Thursday Sept. 27, 5pm – 8pm

A group show exploring the very complicated question, what is gender, anyway? Gender is very different from sex. Gender isn’t what’s between your legs, it’s what’s between your ears. In other words, gender is how you think and feel about yourself, and how you behave or express yourself in the world. Because people have all sorts of thoughts and feelings about their genders, people have all sorts of gender identities.


99 CENT AFFORDABLE ART SHOW

On View: NOV. 29 – DEC. 29, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday Nov. 29, 5pm – 7pm

The 99 Cent Affordable Arts Show celebrates the artwork of local and regional artists and includes sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, cards, collages, fiber, book arts, photography and printings. All artwork can be taken from the gallery when it is purchased. The show is a combination of talented artisans, creative gift ideas and a wonderful warm inviting atmosphere to shop in, all the while supporting local and regional artists.

 


Spring 2019

WOMEN ARTISTS: DECONSTRUCTING THE STATUS QUO

On View: Jan. 24 - Mar. 24, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday Jan. 24, 5pm - 7pm

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, inequality persists. With this show we intend to shine a light on underrecognized regional female artists and raise the awareness of their work and illuminating narratives they offer on the world we live in. We hope this show can help level the playing field for women artists in the region.


RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW

On View: Mar. 28 - April 21, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday Mar. 28, 5pm - 7pm

RECONNECTING presents vivid examples of recent work demonstrating the success of our alumni since their graduation from MCLA and the meaningful influence they and their work have on their current communities. It is a unique opportunity for the college to present the work of our alumni in our downtown gallery highlighting the impact of a creative liberal arts education and MCLA's contribution to a vibrant North Adams.


MCLA SENIOR ART SHOW

On View: April 25 – May 26, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday May 26, 5pm – 7pm

This exhibition serves as the annual culminating event that provides graduating artists with the tools they will need to further their careers as they learn how to display and install their art and more.