Summer is well under way here in Williamstown. Spring Street is bustling with activity between the Williamstown Theatre Festival, sports campers at Williams College, and visitors brought by the Clark Art Institute, WCMA, and MassMoCA. The Williamstown Theatre Festival is enjoying resounding success. The opening show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was unbelievable and received rave reviews from the New York Times.
CAROL AUST - Dual Spolights
Congratulations are due to several of our artists who have recently received recognition in national publications. It is always exciting to see our artists collect accolades for their superb work.
David Lussier had an eight page article in American Artist, who interviewed him about his style and technique. Copies are available on request.
|Ben Shattuck’s 2nd show was incredibly successful. His works managed to sell out with from a list of waiting, eager clients. He continues to meet success since graduating from Cornell in 2008. Shattuck is certainly a rising star in New England!|
Several artists have brought in new, exciting paintings. Jane Bloodgood-Abrams has arrived with stunning illuminist landscapes and Bill Shattuck brought us an invigorating new series of paintings that highlight his interesting technique of hand sanding his surfaces.
The porcelains by Brother Thomas are so beautiful. When they were unpacked upstairs, my first viewing stopped me in my tracks, bringing a moment of intense gratitude for the extraordinary nature of his gift of art, for the man, our friendship, for the capacity to experience such wonder.
This month, the gallery looks especially beautiful; everywhere you turn, there is an awe-inspiring creation. It makes me proud to be in this business, and lucky to work with folks who appreciate and make art a priority in their lives. It takes not only talent, but also incredible dedication and sacrifice by an artist to do what they do.
Picasso Looks at Degas, the new exhibit at the Clark, has certainly met and exceeded expectations. Garnering both national and international accolades, the exhibit shows Picasso in a light never before explored. The comparisons with Degas provide a window into the mind and inspiration of one of the greatest artists of the modern era. There are some works on exhibit that have never been outside of France. It is truly a show not to be missed. If the summer brings you a free day, stop by Williamstown to catch the exhibit before it moves to Barcelona.
We are extremely excited about the addition of a new, emerging jeweler. Jamie Joseph makes exquisite rings, necklaces and bracelets using large, brilliantly colored stones. Working out of Seattle, her husband cuts the stones and she makes the jewelry. Quite the working relationship!!!
Petria Mitchell recently brought in a new series of paintings that will be featured in our August Show. Her conceptual, abstract landscapes continue to impress and evoke a myriad of emotions. The new additions have a brilliant and varied palate and the paintings range from small to extremely large. Check out the Current Show section on the website to explore the works!
QUINTESSENTIAL SUMMER MOMENT
Tjasa Owen portrays those warm summer moments, when we pause to notice the raking light. May you enjoy the rest of the season.