In conjunction with the Eighth Annual International Women’s Day Conference, “The Power of Women in the Arts,” on March 7, 2009 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the Harrison Gallery and many other cultural organizations and institutions throughout Berkshire County will be participating in a month-long Festival of Women in the Arts.
The Harrison Gallery will host three special events with a focus on, and in the spirit of, celebrating talented local women artists and their craft.
Ever wonder how a Chicken Tank is made? Or any bronze sculpture for that matter? “Chicken Tank,” a bronze sculpture by Susan Read Cronin, will be the subject of the artist’s talk entitled “How To Make A Chicken Tank By The Lost Wax Bronze Casting Method”.
“The Last Snow Series began several years ago and continues each spring. The last snow patches in the spring are ethereal spots of vanishing light. This series is part of my ecological art statement; Global Warming is represented in the melting snows.”
Presented in parallel with the exhibition, “The Last Snow Series” featured at the Berkshire Museum, Harrison Gallery artist Jamie Young will discuss her inspiration and speak to several original works of art in the series.
Many women have chosen occupations in trade, applying their artistic skill to produce unique and beautiful, and most importantly, functional items. On Friday, March 20th at 3:00 p.m. three to four local Harrison Gallery craft artists will discuss their pursuits in terms of business, along with the challenges of retail and production.
Following in the many foot steps of “To the Rescue”, “Boing!”, with only two sculptures remaining in the series, has become one of most popular Cronin pieces to enter the gallery. Another sculpture coming close to extinction is “Sometimes You Feel like a Nut”, with just three remaining. We are encouraging all fans, clients, and passer-byers to venture into the gallery and greet these amazingly witty and whimsy friends!
John MacDonald has become a familiar name among clients and patrons alike at the Harrison Gallery. After finishing up the larger works he created for our successful American Realist show last December – John has brought us a series of smaller 16 x 20 works. Each one like a small jewel captures and projects the one of kind atmosphere of Williamstown from season to season.
So, take a peek in the windows when bopping down Spring St. or click here to view the rest of John's paintings.