The ArtSalon goes to Ashfield

Location: Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main Street

Date: Friday, September 26th
Refreshments at 6:30pm and Presentations begin at 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation

Beverly Duncan - AshfieldBeverly Duncan is a contemporary botanical artist who paints aesthetically pleasing and scientifically accurate watercolor paintings of the flora of an area. She has received numerous awards for her paintings, including the first “Best of Show” at the ASBA at the Horticultural Society of New York exhibition. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan, Fine Works on Paper, LLC, New York. Her work is found in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. Beverly also illustrates for numerous books and publications. www.asba-art.org/member-gallery/beverly-duncan

Acadia_Stones_9Peter Kitchell: “I have been in these parts for about half my life now. I fled the city, the art gallery world and museums. Now I do custom work, and no, life is not simpler than it used to be. By working only with art consultants, it’s closer to a dependable living though I try to run a complete service shop, usually combining building, printing, painting and photography in large ambitious pieces. Often I am working in new materials I have limited experience with, operating on that edge between failure and success. This is usually semi public art, like the common spaces of Baystate Hospital in Springfield.” www.peterkitchell.com

beckie-kravetz-02-pressBeckie Kravetz studied mask making at the Yale School of Drama, and apprenticed with sculptors in Italy, Mexico, Guatemala and Spain (as a Fulbright fellow). From 1987 until 2005 she was the resident mask-maker and a principal makeup artist for Los Angeles Opera, where her skills helped transform Placido Domingo among many others. Beckie has created masks for theater, opera, television, film and international commercials. Her theatrical masks gradually evolved into art masks, busts and full figures. She currently works in ceramic and bronze as well as a variety of theatrical materials, and exhibits in museums, galleries and theaters nationwide. www.bksculpturestudio.com

Template 1Maya Machin attended Hampshire College and concentrated on early childhood education and ceramics. Because Hampshire does not have a ceramics department, her studio and all classes in this area were at the University of Massachusetts. In 2003, she began a three year apprenticeship with Mark Shapiro in Worthington, MA where she learned the thousands of skills it takes to run a pottery business, including wood-firing, throwing on a treadle wheel, and soaking up some of Mark’s infinite skills and techniques. During and after this apprenticeship, she also studied under and/or assisted David Stuempfle, Michael Kline, Kim Ellington, Naomi Dalglish, and Michael Hunt at Penland School of Crafts. www.mayamachinpottery.com

jim-murphy-Vermont-Farmland-loresJim Murphy is a native of Norwood, Massachusetts, born in 1947. Encouraged by his parents, he absorbed himself in drawing as a child. A a young man studied at Massachusetts College of Art, graduating in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. After a nearly 30 year hiatus from oil painting he returned to the discipline at the urging of his wife, Diane. He has found his most stimulating and satisfying painting experiences in the coastal areas of outer Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Maine; the wooded hilltowns of Western Massachusetts; and in the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. www.jimmurphyfineart.com