R. Michelson Galleries invites you to celebrate Children’s Illustration with us, beginning November 18th. While we not be joining together for our usual author/illustrator reception “in person” opening, this year, we look forward to celebrating both online, and with masked and distanced gallery visits!
Earlier this year, Robert Masla was hard at work on his upcoming exhibit, Catching the Light: Then and here- Here and Now, scheduled for October 2020. Then came COVID-19 and his attention shifted. This new collection of paintings depict the various unheralded but much needed essential workers that have come into the spotlight during the COVID era. Included in this group is the burgoening protest movement, essential now more than ever.
This exhibit will be on view in the gallery through the month of October. Masks and appropriate social distancing is required.
Mr. Masla will be at the gallery Friday, October 2, from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday October 3rd, from 1pm to 8pm
Fifty years ago, a small group of Amherst residents who loved the town’s many natural spaces saw the local forests and farms being lost to a wave of rapid development. These passionate conservationists created The Kestrel Trust in December 1970 to support the Town’s efforts to protect its vital farms, forests, and riverways.
Over the past 50 years, thousands of dedicated volunteers and supporters have continued this work to save land for people and for wildlife throughout the Pioneer Valley. Caring for this special place we all call “home” has always been at the heart of what Kestrel Land Trust does: And, it will continue to be our mission for the next 50 years and beyond.
From the Mount Holyoke & Mount Tom Ranges, to the rich Valley farmlands, and the hilltown forests, support from people like you has enabled Kestrel to conserve more than 28,000 acres. We believe in connecting people to the land through the arts, history, and culture to ensure future generations care about the special places that make this region a great place to live.
For generations, artists have played a critical role in inspiring people to care about the future of our land with their artwork. The works in this exhibit celebrate this connection and our shared love of the land. Kestrel is grateful to the artists and R. Michelson Galleries for supporting our continued efforts to conserve the Pioneer Valley with proceeds from this exhibit. – Kari Blood, Kestrel Land Trust