Living in the COVID era has affected everyone. For Neil Waldman, it gave him a burst of energy and a drive to find a place to feel peaceful. Throughout the last several months he has striven to depict his inner locale, a place brimming with a pregnant calm, teeming with life and hope. See the new watercolors on our web site and in person at the gallery through the month of October.
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
Mo Willems’ 4th Annual Benefit Exhibit. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Shelter Sunday Coalition which provides essential services to those who are homeless and families in the Hampshire County Community
March 1 to March 29, 2020.
YOU ARE A GIFT
The struggles of the last year, it’s unkindness and pettiness, can obscure an important fact: living a generous life is a gift. I am reminded how lucky I am to be surrounded by good people. And you are one of them.
FANCY HOTEL MAGAZINES
Having spent a great deal of time in hotels this past year, I am acutely aware of the joys and comforts in knowing where I will spend the night. Consequently, proceeds to this 4th annual benefit exhibit will be donated to the Shelter Sunday Coalition.
Gallery talk Friday, September 13, 2019 6-8pm in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out. Richard Michelson and Hosea Baskin discuss Leonard Baskin’s sculpture and his career. Talk begins at 7pm.
Rebecca Leveille’s new works examine the concept of the “narrative envelope” as it relates to both communal myths and to personal experience. Her small works and large painted environments (paintings in the round) delve into the the subjectivity of both escapism and determinations of objective reality. Employing a vast array of the visual tools of narrative, figuration, and abstraction, she asks the viewer to at once surrender to and be critical of her provocations.
R. Michelson Galleries is pleased to present Linda Post: The Willing Suspension of Disbelief. This exhibition of large-scale oil paintings, saturated with dense color, reflects on narratives which delve into memories and dreams. Linda’s work examines the nature of womanhood, the space within relationships and the conjunction of dreaming and waking states. By exploring imaginative land and seascapes, she creates a sense of uncertainty and mystery. Please join us for the Opening reception on Friday, May 10th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out). See more images of the show here.
Literary works by Newly-Literate Grandmothers from Suncheon, South Korea
April 15-May 6, 2019
Reception: Friday April 26, 2019, 6-8pm
Speaking at the event will be Ms. Okhyeon Na, Director of the Suncheon Picture Book Library
These twenty grandmothers from Suncheon, Korea, did not learn to read and write as children because they were women, they were poor, and they were born in Korea in the early twentieth century. Through a program at the Suncheon Picture Book Library, they had the opportunity to learn much later in their lives and it has given them the ability to express their own life stories through writing and drawing. These Korean grandmothers, who went through life’s trials and tribulations, and survived the historical turmoil in South Korea, tell us their own stories in heart-warming and humorous ways. These are deeply personal stories that they can now write in their own words and pictures. These stories and pictures were compiled and published in a picture book which debuted at the Bologna Children’s Book Festival.
Deborah Rubin has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism since the mid 1970’s with a focus on nature. Her large-scale flower works made her one of the most sought-after floral painters in the country. “Cityscapes” is a bold new exhibition of urban landscapes. With their angular lines and flat planes, this series offers a sharp contrast to the organic curves of her well-known trees and flowers.
Please join R. Michelson galleries for the Opening Reception of Cityscapes on Friday, April 12th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).