You’re invited to come out and explore Pittsfield’s
Upstreet Cultural District’s shops, restaurants and galleries to check out artwork by dozens of talented local artists this Friday.
Friday, June 7 | 5pm-8pm | Downtown Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District | 413-499-9348 | FREE
Gerard Natale first began to
paint when he joined his local art association at the age of thirteen. As a young man he continued to learn the craft of painting in an apprenticeship with Boston painter Thomas R. Dunlay. The kick-off
reception takes place from 3pm to 5pm.
Berkshire Medical Center | 725 North Street | 413-447-2776
More than 40 Michael Rousseau original oil paintings are featured at yBar. Enjoy an artist reception during First Fridays Artswalk. The show derives its name from the way artwork was displayed in Parisian salons of the 19th and 20th Centuries—in close proximity to each other, covering
yBar | 391 North Street | No cover
Ian Grey is an award winning photographer, print maker and author who lives and works in Berkshire County. In early 2008, Grey was awarded the Grand Prize in Sigma’s national
Faces in Nature contest. He has freelanced as a photojournalist with newspapers throughout Massachusetts, including the Berkshire Eagle and Boston Herald.
Aerus Electrolux | 383 North Street | 413-442-1544
Artist June O’Connor Ostrander was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She has been taking photographs for many years, with shows in Dublin and Sheffield and Great Barrington, Mass.
June enjoys photographing many different subjects.
Wild Sage | 333 North Street | 413-447-7000
Treescapes by Tracy Levesque @ Gallery 25
Nicknamed “Van Gogh’s little sister” for her vibrant lineal expression, bold use of color and passion for painting nature, Tracy Levesque’s work is truly a celebration of existence. Stop by for refreshments at the opening reception and you’re also invited to join Artswalk Chair Mary McGinnis on a free guided tour of Artswalk kicking off from Gallery 25 at 5:15pm.
Gallery 25 | 25 Union Street | 413-499-9348
Scott Taylor @ NUarts Studios and Gallery
Scott Taylor is a Berkshire painter who has been creating art for most of his life. Stop by to visit some of NUarts’ 19
different artist studios and the opening reception of Scott’s solo show,
Crossroads, featuring artwork that touches on darker places that most, if not all of us have experienced during our life time.
NUarts Studios & Gallery | 311 North Street, 2nd floor | 413-841-1659
Shaun Kennedy @ TREEHOUSE Children’s Boutique
Shaun Kennedy is a self-taught local artist who grew up in Berkshire County. As an elementary school teacher, he has learned how children view the world and his artwork reflects
this playful, fun, and childlike spirit. He is an acrylic-on-canvas painter whose subject matter consists of brightly colored Pop Art-like images of animals and nature, all with cleverly hidden mini-images within each work.
Treehouse Children’s Boutique | 305 North Street | 413-344-4435
Cuba @ Steven Valenti’s Clothing for Men
Cuba is a collection of contemporary photography by Berkshire County artist
Elaine Radiss. She will be showing photographs from her recent trip to Cuba. Radiss was inspired by the vitality of Cuban street life, the warmth of the people
and the gorgeous colors and textures of the buildings.
Steven Valenti’s Clothing for Men | 157 North Street | 413-443-2569
Sub Stratum @ The Marketplace Café
Jennifer Kimball is an artist living and working in Pittsfield. Jennifer likes to use images that strike her – either by their content, composition, or color. She works with found
paper materials, layering them with different paints, pencil, markers, and other mediums. She then scrapes or cuts away certain elements, reworking the surface again. In this way, a simple image becomes not so simple, but layered – literally and figuratively.
Marketplace Cafe | 53 North Street | 413-358-4777
Peg Dotchin @ Maria’s European Delights:
Peg Dotchin will be displaying her oil, pastel and charcoal landscape paintings, inspired by living in the Berkshires. Dotchin has a studio at the
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.
Maria’s European Delights | 146 North Street | 413-442-5100
Geoff Bell-Devaney @ Bisque, Beads & Beyond
Geoff Bell-Devaney is a self-taught artist who primarily works with acrylic on canvas. When he sits down to work, he has no idea of the image that will ultimately come forth. Each
painting slowly emerges, line by line, color by color. Each work is an object of mystery, slowly emerging on to the canvas.
Bisque, Beads & Beyond | 141 North Street | 413-442-9300
Steve Hamlin @ Kinderhook Real Estate
Steve Hamlin’s watercolor paintings feature wildlife, pets, landscapes and seascapes. Hamlin travels New England and the east coast in search of adventure and new material to paint.
He has been elected into both the Wickford Art Association and the Kent Art Association.
Kinderhook Real Estate | 137 North Street | 413-499-7490
Carl Bowlby @ Decades of Health
Decades of Health will be showing the work of Pittsfield’s own
Carl Bowlby. Carl studied at NYU and was commissioned by the school for a painting that was displayed in the Violet Café. Carl has shown in Philadelphia and the Berkshires, and his work is also in private collections.
Decades of Health Holistic | 137 North Street | 914-424-5949
Becket, The Berkshire and Beyond @ Unusual Wedding Rings and More
Nancy Freedman features water colors and landscapes. She uses the play of light and shadow in her paintings.
Unusual Wedding Rings and More | 137 North Street | 413-236-9300
You’re invited to the opening reception of
FRESH: From Farm to Gallery, a celebration of locally-made food and art featuring twenty accomplished artists. Thirty percent of all art sales will benefit the new Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Click
here for more information.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Avenue | 413-499-9348
Searching for Harmony @ Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Offices
Kerry Stone’s home is her studio. She lives in Warwick, Mass. with her family. They have chickens running around the yard, two mischievous dogs, a cat and a rabbit. They have flower and vegetable gardens and a patio that inspires many of her paintings.
Her paintings can be found at Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, in Provincetown, Mass. and Sawmill River Arts in Montague, Mass. Stop by for an artist reception.
Downtown Pittsfield Inc. | 33 Dunham Mall | 413-443-6501
At Home in the Berkshires @ Onota Window
A new installation featuring IS183 faculty artists, including
Claire Fox, Andrew Davis and Monika Sosnowski on the theme of home. The artists in this exhibit all explore these concepts in their pieces, using a variety of media to communicate their unique interpretation of place and identity.
Onota Window | 74 North Street | 413-499-9348
The Historic Doors of the Berkshires @ Crowne Plaza
The Historic Doors of the Berkshires a collection of photographs by
Paul H. Hergenrother focusing on the iconic doors of Pittsfield. Of doors, Hergenrother says he is drawn to the capacious variety of their architecture and resulting personalities; each telling its own a story.
Crowne Plaza | 1 West Street | 413-499-2000
Vintage Photographs of Pittsfield @ Museum Facsimiles
Vintage Photographs of Pittsfield focuses on the years 1900 – 1915 and includes Pittsfield and the surrounding area. Stop by and help to identify some of the locations! Also on display will be fauvist
style still lifes by painter Kate Knapp.
Museum Facsimiles | 1 South Street | 413-499-1818
Sam Ponder @ Mad Macs
Sam Ponder’s whale sculptures are a great addition to the new
Mad Macs showroom space. Made out of gourds, Ponder’s whale sculptures underscore the connection between the Berkshires and whales via Herman Melville. Come have a whale of a time!
Mad Macs | 317 North Street | 413-445-5858
Autumn Ni Dubhghaill @ Brothership Building
Autumn Ni Dubhghaill features a piece from her the
Reed Ogham series in the Brothership Building window. Recently exhibited in Provincetown, Mass, Reed Ogham #3 is constructed of reeds gathered from local marshland and hawthorn thorns given by willing hawthorn trees. Composed
in English, translated to Irish then to the Ogham of ancient Druids, the translation reads: perhaps if you see, hawk or crow, speak softly for me, and say hello.
The Brothership Building | 141 North Street | 413-499-9348
During & After: Live Music @ Mission Bar & Tapas
Get entertained at Mission Bar & Tapas during the First Fridays Artswalk. The Sister City Jazz Ambassadors will play the first set from 5:30- 8pm, and will be followed by Rock Steady from 8:30-11pm.
Mission Bar + Tapas | 438 North Street | No phone | No cover
The new Whitney Center for the Arts on Wendell Avenue (formerly the Women’s Club) hosts an extraordinary art & theatre event that kicks off during the
First Fridays Artswalk! Over 60 regional artists and performers are together creating a beautiful journey through women’s lives. Not to be missed! One weekend only.
Friday-Monday, June 7-10 | 7pm, 7:15pm & 7:30pm | Whitney Center for the Arts | 42 Wendell Avenue | No phone | $25