MCLA's Annual Art Sale: '99 and Nine: We Are Mused!'


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present its annual affordable art show beginning on Thursday, Dec. 5, which will feature artwork in a range of styles and mediums from local and national artists. All pieces are priced to sell from 99 cents to $99.99.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m., for "99 and NINE: We are Mused." The show will be open every day through the end of December, with all art to be sold on a "cash and carry" basis. Gift wrapping will be available.

According to Gallery 51 Manager Julia Morgan-Leamon, "99 and NINE: We are Mused" lowers the price point while giving a nod to artist inspiration and whimsy.

"The 99 cent show has become a North Adams tradition. We're bringing many wonderful artists' work into the gallery at one time. It's not only an opportunity to enjoy the art, but it's a shopping opportunity not to be missed," Morgan-Leamon said.

In the gallery, nine MCLA students are creating larger-than-life silhouettes of themselves - or "muses" - to be displayed throughout the exhibition. During the show, the students will be present to help gallery visitors and answer any questions they may have.

The nearly 30 artists will include Morgan-Leamon, as well as Peter Boudreau, Michael Vincent Bushy, Danielle Christensen, Laura Christenson, Andrew Davis, Sara Farrell, Claire Fox, Richard Harrison, Sara Haze, Jennifer Huberdeau, Wendy James, Thamar Jean- Fedestin, David Lachman, Amrita Lash, Jake Margolin, Barbara May, Melanie Mowinski, Dina Noto,  Hideyo Okamura, Rich Remsberg, Wilma Rifkin, Ben Ripley, Christina Rosati , Josh Simpson, Christina Stott, Diane Sullivan, Nick Vaughn, Ven Voisey, Dan and Mary Weissbrodt, Colleen Williams and Cathy Wysocki.

"99 and NINE: We are Mused!" will be on exhibit through Dec. 30.

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

The gallery is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is at 51 Main St. in North Adams.  For more information, (413) 664 8718, or go to Gallery51.