The ArtSalon goes to Ashfield, March 25!

Friday, March 25, 2016
6:30pm, presentations begin at 7pm
$5 suggested donation
At Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield

This month’s ArtSalon will be at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield. The evening begins at 6:30pm with mingling and light refreshments, and presentations start at 7pm.
Food will be provided by Gloriosa & Co.
A brief Q&A period with the artists follows the presentations.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Presenting artists:
Hayley Wood
Frank Ward
Mary Barringer
Sarah Holbrook
Jane Lund

Hayley Wood has been Managing Director of Double Edge Theatre since 2015. Her relationship with the theatre began in 2008 when she made a series of puppets for The Disappearance. She continued to be a contributing artist, designing and executing large scenic paintings for both indoor and outdoor scenes in Summer Spectacles, and in 2011 Double Edge hosted an exhibit of her work, Hearing the Fruit Call, featuring dolls, puppets, and large-format photo collages co-created with her husband Mark Roessler, inspired by the poem “The Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti. In addition to being a painter at Double Edge, Hayley paints and draws landscapes and scenes from personal life and is a firm believer in keeping an art journal.

WardAshfield resident Frank Ward is a Professor of Art at Holyoke Community College. Ward has presented lectures and workshops in Central Asia in 2011 and 2015. In 2012, he served as a Cultural Envoy for the US Department of State in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In 2011, he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for his photography in the Former Soviet Union. Ward holds a MFA from Bard College. He is represented by Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM He blogs at

Barringer Crop

Mary Barringer has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Ohio University, the Museum School, and Penland School of Crafts. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on ceramic history, and was editor of The Studio Potter journal from 2004 until 2014. She lives in Shelburne Falls.



Sarah Holbrook started working in photography in New York City in the 1970’s before moving to Ashfield via Boston and Readsboro VT.  She now photographs with both handmade cameras and digital capture. Incorporating movement and low light in her work, she is inspired by snow, ice, night and water. She has exhibited throughout New England with solo shows in Boston, Wiscasset ME, Deerfield, Greenfield and Shelburne Falls.



Jane Lund is a nationally known artist who has been working for more than thirty-five years in pastel. Her pastel paintings have been published and exhibited widely and are in many collections, including the Decordova Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Springfield Museum of Fine Art, and the Arkansas Art Center. Among other awards, she has received a grant from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Bunting Institute Fellowship at Radcliffe College. Her work is represented by the Forum Gallery in New York City.