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    New Items at Nina's Nook, December 22

    I know this is rather last minute, but inspiration abounds at the Nook! There's a new batch of really wacky slugs clinging to the walls--

    First of course it's Slithery Santa Slug!

    Accompanied by

    "Stunted Stella" and "Stepped on Steve".

    I thought at first, an amusing way to use up some of the smaller scraps, but I'm seeing "Stepped on Steve" leave the  store rather quickly!

    Also in the key of green:

    A new linen bag lined with black wool and bearing a handmade polymer embellishment. From a medieval-era replica pattern as is the one below:

    The week after Christmas I will be open  Wed and Thursday 4-6pm, Friday 2-6, Saturday 1-5.

    Then in January I am taking a break to replenish some items and do some painting! 

    Getting ready for the erotic art exhibit opening February  1: "Triple S:Sensual>Sexual>Smut"!!! 


    Peek at the Nook, October/November

    Some of the "Etwas" serving as incense holders. 

    Little Robot pendant

    Flo Rosenstock miniature vase

    Wall mirror reflecting Harry Williams photo 

    New arrangement of walls 


    Ariel Jones with some of her work at the Nook



    Accepting Submissions for February Exhibit at Nina's Nook

    Call for Artists:

    Have you created erotic art work  and not found the right venue for displaying it? Nina’s Nook provides an opportunity to explore the continuum from sensual to smutty during the “love month” of February.  Dust off those Chaucerian dioramas and naughty dream boxes. 

    Artists are welcome to submit up to three works for inclusion in the “Triple S: Sensual>Sexual>Smut” exhibit at Nina’s Nook in Turners Falls during the month of February 2012.

    Painting, Photography, Fiber, mixed media ( not to exceed 20 by 20 inches) and tabletop sized Sculpture welcome, as well as small functional/craft items that are erotic in nature (excluding clothing or food items). 

    Mail jpeg images on disc to Nina’s Nook  125A Avenue A Turners Falls MA 01376

    Or email images to with Triple S in subject line. Please mail/email contact information, brief artists statement relating to the submissions, dimensions and prices of work submitted for jurying, and a $10 check to Nina’s by December 23rd.    

    A limited number of works will be selected due to size constraints of the art space. Smaller work more likely to be chosen.  

    For further information please contact Nina Rossi 413.834.8800, email from this website, or find Nina’s Nook on Facebook.





    Becket Arts Center Exhibit Opening August 20

    More new work to show from this summer, and some favorites from the Burnett Gallery show earlier this year!

    This will be like bringing Nina's Nook to the Berkshires, since there will be pocketwheels and jewelry included with my fine art.


    The exhibit will be up until September 5, when Ariel's exhibit comes down at the Nook. 

    "Moon" acrylic 16x20, Nina Rossi 2011


    The Reception will be from 3-5pm. I will give an artist talk at 2pm.

    "Survival lamp" Ceramic, canvas, wire. Nina Rossi, 2011



    Ariel Jones to Exhibit New Work at Nina's Nook

    "New Work by Ariel Jones" will open Friday, August 19 at Nina's Nook in Turners Falls. Ariel Jones, mainly known for her portraiture, recently returned to Western Mass from the Cape and New York. In recent years she has turned to mixed media painting using photography, glazes, acrylics and pen.
    Her subject is mainly old architecture on the Cape and in Western Massachusetts. Isolating the buildings from from their environment Ariel creates iconic images of irony, humor and sometimes beauty. This focus expresses the same exploration of unique qualities found in her portrait work.
    Nina's Nook is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall art space located at 125A Avenue A (between Equi's Candy Store and Tognarelli Heating) in Turners Falls,MA.  An opening reception will be held from 7pm until 9:30 pm Friday, August 19.  Through September 5.

    Nina's Nook

    New Work by Ariel Jones, August 19-Sept 5. 
    Opening Reception from 7pm until 9:30 pm Friday August 19
    125A Avenue A Turners Falls MA
    SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS during the exhibit
    Thursdays 4-7, Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 1-5.

    413.834.8800  for appointments and other info.
    508-733-7462 for Ariel Jones info

    "Every day, it's the same old BS"


    "Dune Shack"


    Ariel Jones images