6 PM | The event starts with a mixer at Project Art. Refreshments will be provided by The Old Creamery
PROJECT ART, 54 Main Street, where you can view GrowlerFest, a celebration of unique ceramic vessels to hold beer – Growlers!
7 PM | The ArtSalon presentations will begin across from Project Art at the CUMMINGTON COMMUNIY CENTER. $5 – $10 Sliding scale admission fee
Presenting Artists: Cynthia Atwood | Lyn Horton | Alexandra Jelleberg | Peggy Klineman | Mara Superior
A brief Q+A with the presenters will follow the presentations.
Cynthia Atwood received a BA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Kansas and a MFA in Visual Arts/Sculpture from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cynthia creates objects about the body with sensuous humor and some provocation. She is interested in the unrecognizable, the repressed, and the mystery of our associative, psychological state in regards to our perception of what is beneath our skin? Her work is an exaggerated reference to the body. It reflects the paradox of intelligence opposing bestiality, the body couture. https://www.cynthiaatwood.com/
Lyn Horton received her formal artistic education with BFA and MFA degrees at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She worked as an assistant to Sol Le Wit and as editor, co-author and executive assistant to Edwin Schlossberg. Her art has been in solo and in group shows throughout the United States and including in Vientiane, Cambodia. Aside from creating art, Horton wrote for nearly all the Jazz Music Publications on creative improvised music, more generally known as avant-garde jazz. http://lynhorton.net/
Alexandra Jelleberg grew up and attended college in North Dakota where she received BAs degrees in both painting and ceramics. She continued her studies in ceramics at Newcastle Maine and art history at Arizona State University. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Project Art, where she also works as program director for events and studio happenings as well as gallery associate at Ferrin Contemporary. http://www.alexandrajelleberg.com/
Peggy Klineman was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her MFA degree in ceramics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and BA degree from the University of Arizona. While living and working as a designer in NY, she studied painting at Cooper Union and at the Art Student League of New York. She now lives and works in Worthington, MA.Klineman has exhibited her work widely throughout the Northeast. https://peggyklineman.com/home.html
Mara Superior grew up in New York City and studied at The Pratt Institute and the Hartford Art School, received a BFA from the University of Connecticut and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Mara was one of the founding partners of Pinch Pottery / Ferrin Gallery in Northampton, Ma. Mara lives and works in western Massachusetts with her husband, artist Roy Superior. She exhibits throughout the United States and is represented by Ferrin Gallery. Her work can be found in many public and private collections including the White House Collection of American Craft, the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and the LA County Museum of Art. http://www.marasuperior.com/
This program is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, by and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg, and by an anonymous donor to support artist honoraria.
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.