Friday, September 15th, 2017
6:30pm, presentations begin at 7pm
$5-$10 sliding scale admission fee
At the Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA
This month’s ArtSalon will be at the Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, 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.
The ArtSalon event is in conjunction with Park Hill’s annual Art in the Orchard. Art In the Orchard is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our productive fruit gardens. The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long. A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile. This year’s exhibition is the fourth biennial which features all new works by sculptors as selected by our credentialed jury.
Wander the garden and then bring a picnic and blankets to enjoy presentations by the years presenting artists.
This program is supported in part by The Easthampton City Arts
resenting artists are: Sloan Tomlinson, Seth Lepore, Tiny Dance Project, Laura Radwell, Sharon Ligorner
Sloan Tomlinson is an multi-medium artist: photographer, illustrator, designer, sculptor, fine art printer, and curator of the annual Monster Arts Project of Easthampton, MA. Sloan has been creating art since he was a toddler wanting nothing more than to grow up to be an artist, or an entomologist. Tomlinson combines his love of natural science, animal biology, and entomology with his artistic approaches. Sloan runs a fine art and photographic printing business out of his home studio in Hatfield, Massachusetts. https://www.sloantomlinson.com/
Seth Lepore is a performing artist, educator and connector. He has created eight solo shows since 1997 and currently tours the audience-driven monologue Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names. His crash course The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist has been hosted by Springboard for the Arts, SIU Carbondale, Pierce College, Assets for Artists, The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and Easthampton City Arts+. He is the co-founder of Mass Collaborative which runs Easthampton Co-Lab. Sethums Co.Lab
Tiny Dance Project – Kelly SIliman is a dance artist and educator. She holds an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College and a BA in Theatre Arts from Stetson University. Kelly is the Program Director for the Northampton Center for the Arts, and also teaches dance classes for the Center. She is the director of the Tiny Dance Project, a performance ensemble that began with the question of what dance and performance art would look like without high-tech resources. As an educator she is interested in examining and questioning the hierarchies, myths, and assumptions of the dance/performance community, locally and globally. http://www.kellysilliman.com/
Laura Radwell, a native New Yorker, is an artist and a designer who has been living in Massachusetts since the 1970s. She began to paint in the late 1980s, and over the years explored various media including sculpture, calligraphy, and photography. In 1986, she started a communications and design business which demanded most of her time. After a long hiatus, she recently returned to her studio and her brushes and oils. Drawing from inner impressions of nature, she conjures places and spaces which she thinks of as abstract landscapes. The punctuated, highly colorful, atmospheric works arise from memories and moods, woven with threads and layers of emotion. While years ago she painted more representationally from from the outside in, her present work emerges from the inside out. www.lauraradwell.com
Sharon Ligorner is an abstract artist working primarily in encaustics and collage. With a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, she spent a year at SACI in Florence, and a residency at Skowhegan.Sharon recently showed at Francesca Anderson Fine Art in an exhibit featuring a handful of encaustic artists who were published last year in Encaustic Art in the 21st Century. Selected recent group shows were at Geoff Young Gallery, Herter and Hampden Gallery at UMASS, and Grubbs Gallery at Williston. Sharon showed solo at ECA+ Gallery and the Western New England University in 2012. She will co-exhibit at Elusie Gallery in Easthampton with Nancy Natale in November. sharonligorner.com