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2020 Virtual Programming

Although Gallery 51 doors are closed to the public, we are excited to bring you alternative programming. As we all continue to adapt, this page too will be updated to reflect changes. We thank you for your continuing support and look forward to your participation. Those events marked with an * involve a call for participation. 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


APRIL 

Screenshot of the video call from Genevieve's workshop. You can see a small thumbnail image of everyone on the call.

 

3-Part Online Workshop with artist Genevieve Gaignard on the following Wednesdays: 15th, 22th, and the 29th from 5 - 6:30 pm*

View artist in residence, Genevieve Gaignard, discuss her Origin, Practice, and Navigation of the L.A. Art Scene in this 3-part workshop series. MCLA students joined Genevieve to learn about each other's practice, share methods, and advice. Recordings of this series are available below. In May this series opens to the public, so email veronica.preciado@mcla.edu to reserve your spot as space is limited. 

Her Origin Story - 15th

Her Practice - 22nd

How She Navigated the LA Art Scene - 29th

 

MAY

Photograph of gallerist Andrea Dabrila

Portfolio Reviews *

Gallery 51 is pleased to offer Portfolio Reviews to practicing artists. Invited gallerists will spend 30 minutes with each artist virtually. They will discuss up to three works selected by the artist. These reviews are geared towards emerging and mid-career/established artists. What to know and how to prepare for the portfolio reviews will be shared later on the site. The deadline to apply is May 19th, but we still encourage you to apply. This program in on going, so applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can access the application here. For frequently asked questions, click here

We are pleased to announce that Andrea Dabrila, Associate Director of Gallery NAGA in Boston, will be the guest gallerist to conduct the first of our Portfolio Review Sessions, to be held later this month. Gallery NAGA has been exhibiting and selling contemporary art on Newbury Street in Boston since 1977, with a primary focus is painting, and they represent many of the most highly regarded painters working in Boston and New England. Click here to learn more about Gallery NAGA.

Learn about the artists participating in this month's Portfolio Reviews:

Lee Anne Dollison

Carlos Grasso

Josef-Peter Roemer

 

And So It Goes Exhibition flyer with samples of the students work and link to the virtual exhibition

Friday the 1stMCLA Senior Exhibition And So It Goes Opens Online

Reserve your ticket for their virtual launch featuring Artist Talks from 5 - 7 pm

  

Screenshot of the video call from Genevieve's workshop. You can see a small thumbnail image of everyone on the call.

 

3-Part Online Workshop with artist Genevieve Gaignard on the following Wednesdays: 15th, 20th, and the 27th from 5 - 6:30 pm*

Please join artist in residence, Genevieve Gaignard in this workshop series about her Origin, Practice, and Navigation of the L.A. Art Scene. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about another artist’s practice, share methods, and advice. This series is open to the public, so please email veronica.preciado@mcla.edu to reserve your spot before they are filled. You will have the opportunity to interact, so we ask that you have two questions prepared.

Her Origin Story - 13th

Her Practice - 20 th

How She Navigated the LA Art Scene - 27th

 

Photograph of painter Galen Cheney standing next to two of her abstract paintings

 

Saturday the 16th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Galen Cheney at 12 pm

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. Local painter Galen Cheney will be our first Featured Artist, giving you a virtual tour of her studio and introducing you to her practice. Her education as a painter began at Mount Holyoke College and continued at The Maryland Institute, College of Art, where she received her MFA and was mentored and critiqued by Grace Hartigan, Sal Scarpitta, and Hermine Ford, among other important artists. Nearly 30 years later, she continues to push herself and her work with honesty, commitment, and fearlessness. Deep diving into her own creative process, Cheney is a physical artist whose richly layered paintings embody her curiosity about and exploration of materials and her own psyche. Learn more about Galen here. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing. 

  

Photograph of the artist Gerald Sheffield

 

Saturday the 30th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Gerald Sheffield at 12 pm

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. Our second Featured Artist, Gerald Euhon Sheffield II, is an artist and educator living and working in Los Angeles, California. Sheffield’s work explores the margins of representation regarding national identity, cultural heritage and western art history as it relates to everyday life within the US. The artist is currently working on a series of paintings and drawings reflecting on the intersections of Black life and Central Asian Muslim society - based on his experiences living abroad in Uzbekistan on a Fulbright Grant in 2019. Visit Sheffield's site to learn more. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

JUNE

Photograph of gallerist Anna Farrington

 Portfolio Reviews *

Gallery 51 is pleased to offer Portfolio Reviews to practicing artists. Invited gallerists will spend 30 minutes with each artist virtually. They will discuss up to three works selected by the artist. These reviews are geared towards emerging and mid-career/established artists. What to know and how to prepare for the portfolio reviews will be shared later on the site. This program in on going, so applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can access the application here. For frequently asked questions, click here

We are pleased to announce that Anna Farrington, Director and Founder of Installation Space, will be the guest gallerist to conduct our Portfolio Reviews in June. The INSTALLATION SPACE is a gallery featuring immersive, interactive, interpretive, and informative art exhibitions. It is located on Historic Eagle Street in North Adams. Click here to learn more about Installation Space.

 

 

Weekly Zoom Sessions with Genevieve Gaignard on the following Wednesdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 5 - 6:30 pm

Program updates, event launches, and engaging activities come together in Genevieve's weekly online sessions. Join her to stay up to date and connected to our diverse art community. 

 

Wednesday the 3rd: Genevieve Gaignard Kicks Off the Countdown to the Misfit Parade and Prom from 5 – 6:30 pm

Maybe you never got to go to prom, had a bad experience, just felt like it wasn’t for you, this is FOR YOU. Genevieve will introduce this upcoming community event, so you can start planning. Showcase your creative side! Celebrating our differences and sharing our artistic and cultural capital.

 

 photograph of artist Gladys Kalichini with a camera

 

Saturday the 13th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Gladys Kalichini at 12 pm

We are excited to have visual artist Gladys Kalichini join us as a Featured Artist. Kalichini is a visual artist is known for painting, digital work, and installations that explore history and the marginalization of certain groups. Originally from Lusaka, Zambia, Gladys is also a researcher who has been a part of multiple projects while being a member of the SARCHI research group- Geopolitics of Africa. Gladys Melina Kalichini received her MFA from Rhodes University in South Africa and continues to exhibit across the globe.You can read about some of her work here and hereA recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

Wednesday the 24th: Submissions Open for Misfit Prom Lip Sync Videos*

Artist Genevieve Gaignard will introduce this collaborative project during her weekly session on the 24th from 5 - 6:30 pm. Song selection and filming guidelines will be provided then. Submit your best musical renditions!

 

Thursday the 25th: Down Street Art #1 (DSA)* from 5 – 7 pm

Virtual Misfit Parade and Prom Happy Hour Launch Party

Join us as we kick off the launch for our Misfit Parade and Prom! We will have a virtual party and happy hour including a theme inspired drink. Let’s start planning for an exciting summer event!

 

Photograph of artist Todd Elliot standing in front of some of his design projects

 

Saturday the 27th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Todd Elliott at 12 pm

We continue to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe with artist Todd Elliott. Elliott is a multi-disciplinary artist who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. He now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by learning to make new things, Todd shares these experiences as a Community Education Instructor at the Pacific Northwest School of Art. His work is inspired by shapes and forms used in architectural motifs, transpiration design, typography, and logos. Join us for a studio tour and discussion of current projects. You can learn more about his practice on his website. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

JULY

Portfolio Reviews *

Gallery 51 is pleased to offer Portfolio Reviews to practicing artists. Invited gallerists will spend 30 minutes with each artist virtually. They will discuss up to three works selected by the artist. These reviews are geared towards emerging and mid-career/established artists. What to know and how to prepare for the portfolio reviews will be shared later on the site. This program is on going, so applicants will be accepted on an on going basis. You can access the application here. For frequently asked questions, click here.

 

Gallery 51 Podcast Inside the White Cube

A podcast about art industry insights from those who’ve been inside. Details to be added soon.

 

Weekly Zoom Sessions with Genevieve Gaignard on Wednesdays: 1st, 8th, 15th, and the 22nd from 5 - 6:30 pm

Program updates, event launches, and engaging activities come together in Genevieve's weekly online sessions. Join her to stay up to date and connected to our diverse art community. 

 

Wednesday the 1st: Submissions Open for Virtual Photography Exhibition - Curated by Genevieve Gaignard*

Local photographers are encouraged to submit photography for this virtual exhibition curated by Genevieve Gaignard. She will provide you with all submission requirements during her weekly session on the 1st from 5 - 6:30 pm. 

 

Photograph of artist Sula sitting at a desk by some of her sculptural work

 

Saturday the 11th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Sula Bermudez-Silverman at 12 pm

Join us as artist Sula Bermudez-Silverman discusses her practice and current projects through an online discussion. Originally from New York, Bermudez-Silverman now lives and practices in Los Angeles after completing her MFA from Yale. Her conceptual work investigates multiple social issues of race, gender, and economics. Her Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent continues to be a source of inspiration and curiosity. You can see some of her multidisciplinary work here. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

Wednesday the 15th: Submission Deadline for Misfit Prom Lip Sync Videos* at 5 pm

 

Thursday the 23rd: DSA #2 from 5 – 7 pm

Misfit Parade and Prom Lip Sync Video Screening Event - Live Streamed

Join us in viewing all of your hard work and musical skills during this live streaming of Lip Synced videos arranged by Genevieve Gaignard. 

 

Photograph of artist Kim Faler smiling

 

Saturday the 25th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Kim Faler at 12 pm

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. Faler is a local, multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, and photography. Her art practice unpacks the emotional weight found within everyday objects and architecture. By adjusting what is deemed foreign and familiar, she questions the value that we have placed on our memories, routines, and on our own understanding of the passage of time. You can introduce yourself to her practice here. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

Wednesday the 29th: Virtual Photography Exhibition Submission Deadline at 5 pm

 

AUGUST

Portfolio Reviews *

Gallery 51 is pleased to offer Portfolio Reviews to practicing artists. Invited gallerists will spend 30 minutes with each artist virtually. They will discuss up to three works selected by the artist. These reviews are geared towards emerging and mid-career/established artists. What to know and how to prepare for the portfolio reviews will be shared later on the site. This program is on going, so applicants will be accepted on an on going basis. You can access the application here. For frequently asked questions, click here. 

 

Weekly Zoom Sessions with Genevieve Gaignard on the following Wednesdays: 5th, 12th, 19th, and the 26th from 5 – 6:30 pm

Program updates, event launches, and engaging activities come together in Genevieve's weekly online sessions. Join her to stay up to date and connected to our diverse art community. 

 

Wednesday the 5th: Virtual Photography Exhibition Opening

Link to the show will go live from Genevieve Gaignard’s weekly session on the 5th from 5- 6:30 pm. 

 

Photograph of artist Anina Major with her ceramic work

 

Saturday the 30th: G51 Featured Artist Series* - Anina Major at 12 pm

We want to highlight and showcase the talented artists in our community and across the globe. Anina Major is a Bahamian-born artist that works with topics of identity, slavery, the female body, and more. While she predominately works in ceramics, she also utilizes glass, found object, tapestry and installations to effectively convey her message. Visit her site to see and read about her practice. A recorded discussion will also live on the site for later viewing.

 

Saturday the 22nd: Misfit Parade and Prom * from 5 – 7 pm and 7 pm – 12 am

A Showcase of community creations, by creatives of all levels and all ages. 

Take a look around and you know it’s true: North Adams is Out of This World! 2020’s Misfit Prom and Parade will be an unearthly ode to outsiders from the furthest reaches of our galaxy and beyond. Join the interstellar freak show decked out in your best alien attire and sci-fi fashions to celebrate our community, uplift our artists, and toast to our own wonderfully diverse dimension.

Maybe you never got to go to prom, had a bad experience, just felt like it wasn’t for you, this is FOR YOU. Showcase your creative side. Celebrating our differences and sharing our artistic and cultural capital.

 

*Parade route and Prom location TBD

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