The Bushnell-Sage Library (BSL) has an exhibit space called the ART WALL for monthly artistic or cultural exhibits from our community. Our exhibit space is located on the main floor adjacent to the reading area, circulation desk and Children’s Department. It offers a 4’ high by 28’ wall expanse in two 14’ sections. All materials for display must be able to hang from an adjustable art wall hanging system.
June, 2016, Artist – Michele DiSimone
Michele grew up outside of Philadelphia and went to Massachusetts College of Art for just one year before moving to the Berkshires and starting a family. At some point during the almost 19 years that she has been raising her 3 children, she decided to put down the camera to stop documenting and start experiencing. However, with more recent technology, her iPhone has made it possible once again to capture photos at just the right moment without carrying a camera around. She started showing her work in the beginning of 2015 and this is the 5th show that she has had or been in. All photographs in this show were taken with her iPhone.
*All prints are available for reproduction by request.
**For more information, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/micheledisimonephotography
April, 2016 Artist – Eleanor Lord
Eleanor Lord has experimented with many different media, but for the last dozen years or so she has worked predominately in pastels. ” I love color, subtle or brilliant, and pastel chalk is almost pure color. I also love the directness of pastel – hand to paper”.
As a New England native the Berkshires and Atlantic coast have a strong allure to Eleanor and she rises to the challenge of drawing its movement power and endless variety.Ms. Lord has shown her work Hudson N.Y. and locally through the Housatonic Valley Art League.
Artist reception will be April 1, 2016 from 6 – 8:00 pm.
Jessica Nordoff grew up in North Egremont, MA
and currently resides in Great Barrington; her
earliest memory of shooting photos goes back to
age 7 when her subjects were the sweet cows that
resided on the farm next door. She has been running
around with a camera ever since. Her subjects are
animate and inanimate, natural and industrial,
and often abstract.
” I love to paint and I like to imagine my photographs
are painted. I feel what I see, and I am very much
interested in the relationships between colors, shapes
and textures as they relate to one another.I consider my
pictures to be portraits, but I rarely photograph
people” – Jessica
February, 2016 Artist – Joel Schiller
Joel Schiller brings his textural use of color to Bushnell-Sage Library. He is a retiree in Valatie, NY;and lived in New York while working in IT until about 5 years ago. He has been painting for 45 years and exhibited paintings at ‘The Work of Art”‘ gallery in Brooklyn, with the 14th Colony Artists in Millerton, and at the Columbia County Council on the Arts, but he paints mainly for enjoyment.
Joel says “I sort of challenged myself to try and find out if I could teach myself to paint, and to learn by trial and error, and I feel there is a certain advantage in this; you develop your own techniques and habits, ones that fit with the kind of paintings you are trying to do, whether or not they are taught in art schools, and that way you develop your own personal style.”
Joel uses acrylic paints; mixing them with various mediums and water you can get almost any kind of effect, watercolor-like, glossy, or matte resembling oil paint.
A reception for Joel Schiller’s work will be held Sunday, February 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
January, 2016 Premiere Artist – Anthony Nordoff
Anthony Nordoff is an acclaimed artist who grew up in NYC. He has shown in galleries in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Santa Fe, and the Berkshires since the late sixties. His work is in private collections in North America and Europe and can be seen at the 78th Street Gallery in Santa Fe, NM: www.78thstreetgallery.com
“I strive to create a visual language, to show the love and thunder, the tension and yield, the elements in that great space between earth and sky. Through that, streams mingled inspiration and spirituality. I boat that never-ending stream. I want to reach behind the details, back to the original forms, to the gestures which support and shadow the object. I work to show this creative gesture. Gesture as birth, gesture as creation, movements of air reflecting the bones of the earth.”