Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2017
6:30pm, presentations begin at 7pm
$5-$10 sliding scale admission fee
At The Hawks & Reed Center for the Performing Arts in Greenfield, MA
This month’s ArtSalon will be atAt The Hawks & Reed Center for the Performing Arts in Greenfield, MA. The evening begins at 6:30pm with mingling and light refreshments, and presentations start at 7pm.
A brief Q&A period with the artists follows the presentations.
This program is supported in part by The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg and the Greenfield Cultural Council
Presenting artists: Jeff Grader, Beyon Wren Moore, KC Scott, Frank Gregory, Kelly Popoff& Nick Meyer
KC Scott works with the evocative quality of abstract images and a visceral response to the properties of materials such as the flow of wet on wet paint or the interaction of colors, resulting in high intensity works created with a simplicity of means.
Jeff Grader Springing from the wilds of Western Massachusetts, Jeff Grader finds inspiration in the woods, furry animals, zombies, and the contrasts that surround us all. Jeff holds a BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Since 1995, his visions have appeared in magazine articles, books, character designs, animations, Web sites, and countless advertising and marketing materials. In 2010, Jeff’s picture book Change: A Story For All Ages took the one and only Platinum Award given for Children’s Book Illustration in the 40th Annual International Creativity Awards competition. Most recently, Jeff has been focused on creative collaborations with his husband, Teddy. Their unique pairing of word and image has launched a successful line of holiday themed greeting cards. In 2018, Jeff and Teddy, also known as Warped Whimsy, will release the first in a series of children’s picture books.
Nick Meyer (B.1981) lives and works in Western Massachusetts with his wife, dog and two young daughters. He is the recipient of the Pace Gallery Award and the Barclay Simpson Prize. In 2005 he earned his BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2008. His project “Either Limits or Contradictions” (Published, Daylight 2017) has appeared in TIME Lightbox, Huck Magazine and Ain’t-Bad. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally and is included in numerous private collections.
Frank Gregory received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1985. Initially a landscape painter, he later focused his practice on large-scale public art commissions for state and federal agencies, creating permanent installations nationwide. He returned to making easel paintings several years ago, which have been exhibited widely and are in many collections. Frank is also self-employed in the art museum industry as a framer, mount-maker and exhibition preparator. He received an Orlowski-Freed Foundation Grant from the Provincetown Art Museum this past year. Frank maintains a painting studio and workshop in Greenfield Massachusetts.
Beyon Wren Moor is a Cree and Ukrainian multidisciplinary artist, musician and land defender. Her work exposes intergenerational trauma and its roots in colonization and continued state violence towards indigenous people. As a self-trained artist, beyon’s films have been screened internationally, while her illustrations have appeared in magazines, on record covers, and in the streets. Right now at Lupinewood, she is working on copper etchings and screenprints for a book called Voices: Indigenous Women on the Frontlines Speak, a fully illustrated collection of extensive interviews she conducted with indigenous women and 2-Spirit land defenders at the heart of resistance to colonialism on the west coast.
Kelly Popoff: Born in Akron, Ohio, Kelly Popoff is a full-time artist and educator living in Greenfield, MA where she teaches at Greenfield Community College. She has a MFA from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Notable honors include: The Artist Trust Resource Fellowship and Residency from the Vermont Studio Center and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Artist Grant, both in the past year; The Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant Promise Award in 2016; The Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist Award in Painting in 2016.