For artists to paint in nature today, though perhaps seen as “traditional” or “retro”, is actually an avant-garde act that is rapidly growing in a resurgent movement. It is a bold statement that flies in the face of pop culture and our societies conditioning of instant gratification and the illusion of separation from nature. By emphasizing the Sacred Landscape in art, we acknowledge our connection to and dependence on Nature and the precarious position of our relationship with Her and perhaps point a way back to honoring Her. –Robert Masla
The Pioneer Valley has seen a tradition of contemporary realism since the emergence of the Valley Realists in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Four contemporary realists carry on that tradition with a range of voices and perspectives.
New works by Rey Milici, Robert Brooks, Randall Deihl, and Nan Hill.
Artist reception: Friday, September 8th, 6-8 pm. In conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out
A celebration of Dr. Seuss with members of the Western Massachusetts Illustrator’s Guild. With the opening of the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA, the world is turning all things Seuss. The Western Massachusetts Illustrator’s Guild (WMIG) and R. Michelson Galleries is pleased to present over two dozen hatted cats from the past, present, and the imagination.
A group exhibit in conjunction with Kestrel Land Trust. Artists in a variety of media and styles bring attention to the land and its importance. The Mount Holyoke mountain range has been a beacon of inspiration for artists for hundreds of years and we invited the Land Trust and the artists to demonstrate why its so valuable and how to preserve it.
As many of you already know, Mark Meunier has been diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. We are celebrating Mark’s life on Saturday, November 19th from 5 to 7. Please join us and let Mark know what his friendship and artistic vision has meant to you.