The ArtSalon Goes to Snow Farm of Williamsburg!
Artists from the Pioneer Valley Present Their Work: Carolyn Clayton, Sally Clegg, Gabriel Phipps, B.Z. Reilly, Vick Quezada, 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096, Thursday April. 26th, 2018, 6:30pm, Presentations begin at 7pm, $5 – $10 Sliding scale admission fee
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Williamsburg, MA (Thursday April. 26th, 2018) – The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community.
This month’s ArtSalon will be at the Snow Farm 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096. Presenting artists are mostly working artists and organizations doing incredible work out of Holyoke. 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 a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, The Williamsburg Cultural Council Grant, and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg.
Presenting artists: Carolyn Clayton, Sally Clegg, Gabriel Phipps, B.Z. Reilly, Vick Quezada
Clayton was born and raised in Northampton, MA. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from the University of Michigan, along with a certificate in Museum Studies. In 2016 she was awarded the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Sculpture. She has recently participated in residencies at Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina, the A-Z Institute for Investigative Living in Joshua Tree and Tomma Rum in Ljusne, Sweden. Clayton is a member of the 2018 North Adams Project cohort, a program of Assets for Artists and MASS MoCA, which inspired her to relocate her life and studio practice to North Adams last summer. http://carolynclayton.net/bio/
Sally Clegg is a multidisciplinary artist from Pelham Massachusetts. She is a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Drawing & Printmaking, and recently completed a residency at Mass MoCA. She is a studio monitor at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence. Her work will be part of Four Ways In, a group show at A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery April 4-29.
Gabriel Phipps is a Boston-born artist, curator and art educator. He received his BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and his MFA in painting from Boston University in 2000. For the past eight years he has been represented by the Howard Scott Gallery, in New York City. He has recently shown at the John Davis Gallery, the Painting Center and looks forward to exhibiting in Western Massachusetts at Readywipe Gallery and the Williston Northampton School. Among his honors is a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency. His paintings have been profiled in New American Paintings, Art in America, Hyperallergic, and Painters’ Table. He has twelve years of college level teaching experience, having taught across disciplines at Massachusetts College of Art, SUNY New Paltz and most recently Indiana University Bloomington, where for three years he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting. www.gabrielphipps.com/
B.Z. Reily is a mixed media artist whose works repurpose found and natural objects into sculpture, collage and printmaking. She has facilitated public art projects with schools and community groups such as The Young @Heart Chorus. B.Z. has been a public school art educator, artist-in-resident, and teaching mentor for over 40 years and her work has been shown at galleries and museums throughout New England. She also facilitates and teaches adult workshops at Snow Farm and the Eric Carle Museum. www.bzreily.com/
Vick Quezada’s sculpture, multimedia, and performance are informed by the complex structure of cultural hybridity. Quezada’s work interrogates the meaning that indigenous histories, culture and memory produce in the contemporary moment. Through carefully selected materials, Quezada appropriates objects and then reconstructs them to alter their cultural symbolism. Within their performative works they draws from pre-Columbian history as a method of creating tension between western ideology and indigeneity. www.vickquezada.com/index.html