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    Tuesday
    Nov272018

    Psychedelic Turners Falls Coloring Pages 

    This amusing folio of 8, 11 by 11 inch scenes to color will be available by the end of the week! Scenes include: Kafka at the Creemee, Shady Glen with Alligators, LOOT where Cats Rule, Rock Dam Jam Band...Perfect gift for TFMA fans. $20 a set, includes letterpress cover on super weird paper, all tied up in a nice package with ribbons. Come to the Nook and pick one up before the Holidays: TH, Fri, 12-6, Sat 12-5, Sun 1-4.

    Wednesday
    Nov212018

    NO RULES at Nina's Nook

    Mary Hakkinen is a Franklin County artist working across diverse mediums, but primarily in creating small-scale sculpture. She has made living for 20 years making fairies, elves and mermaids. Mary spends a lot of time these days searching for old objects to put together in her mixed-media boxes and her works on canvas, and has a lot of fun creating these unique constructions.

    Come see her work in an exhibit called “No Rules” at Nina’s Nook in Turners Falls, November 23 through December 24. Hours in December are Thursday, Friday 12 to 6, Saturday from 12 to 5, Sunday 1 to 4 until Christmas. Open late December 14 during the Wonderful Night in Turners Falls holiday shopping event, and also by appointment: 413.834.8800. 


    Wednesday
    Sep262018

    "Face Forward" at Nina's Nook October 11-November 17

    October 12 through November 17 at Nina’s Nook: 

    Julianne Jones presents their new work “Face Forward,” an exhibition of paintings and works on paper featuring anonymous decorative faces as well as self-portraits. These “funky face” pieces range in size from miniature canvases to full grown lengths of paper and medium sized canvases. The exhibit includes screen prints and lithography prints drawn on or pasted over with original and scanned doodles. The show aims to immerse the viewer with expressive characters brought to life from paper and paint; their inquisitive stares begging to be met. 

    Jones’ collage and print paintings incorporate print media like monotype, lithography, and screen prints with pieces of other paintings on paper, each adding diversity in texture to the paintings’ surface; their mosaic-like pieces challenge the notion that painting and printmaking are separate artistic actions. A hallmark of their work is the complexity they achieve through layering line, color, and shape.

    Julianne Jones is a Franklin County artist who has exhibited work throughout the Valley, as well as the Berkshires, Hudson NY, and Brooklyn NY. Jones’s work has delved into themes of fat femme body image as well as racial inequality and other social injustices.

     

    IMAGE

    Self Portrait. Julianne Jones. Marker, acrylic, pastel, and oil on paper collage, on canvas. 2018. 16 x 20 inches.

    Thursday
    Aug162018

    Summer Winds Down at Nina's Nook & Cranny

    As August closes down, I have had to remove moldy furnishings from my cranny where I haven't been able to sit out in for many a day due to the torrential and unpredictable thrunderstorms we have been having this summer. The lack of sunshine in my cranny has been great for growing giant coleus plants, but mold and mushrooms have flourished as well!

    This year, I did not try to have outdoor receptions for art shows, and in fact I missed posting one show of sculpture by Ron Edwards on this webiste entirely, concentrating instead on all the ways "social media" can spread the word.

    I have felt less ambitious about the store, now in its seventh season. Maybe because I am not making much new work. I wish I had more time to make the arts and crafts I used to, but I've been playing with a few music groups and that has consumed my time, as well as projects with Exploded View and at my house and yard. 

    At the Nook through September are the digital collages of Diana Pedrosa of Turners Falls.

    Diana Pedrosa is a multi media artist who goes by the alias ixchelailee or ixchel. She combines past photography education and passion for image transfer with her tactile inclinations towards fibers and patterns. 

     

    Her materials include pattern paper, electrical, scotch, & gaffer's tape, found and appropriated images, photographs & photocopies, glue and paint and most recently, digital photo editing programs. 

    Recently, she has designed and printed a full deck of custom playing cards, available for pre-order @ 26.00. Viewable on her Instagram account @ixchelailee.art.

     

    Thursday
    Mar292018

    Join us for Your Exquisite Corpse!

    Engage in this interactive art exhbiit, Your Exquisite Corpse,  coming to Turners Falls and Greenfield during the statewide ArtsWeek! We will be presenting this project April 29 at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Fa1ls  from 11 to 3:30 and at Hawks & Reed Performing Art Center in Greenfield on May 4, 5 and 6.