DownStreet Art ThursdayJuly 30, 4 – 9pm
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DownStreet Art Thursday   July 30, 4-9pm

DownStreet Art is a program ofMCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

Bank Galleries

Mountain One Bank Gallery, 93 Main StreetWilliam Beattie, Pastel Landscapes

Clarksburg artist William Beattie will show his landscape works. Drawn from local landscapes and his travels, Beattie creates richly colored pastel and painted landscapes. On view through August 25.

Adams Community Bank Gallery, 31 Eagle StreetChad Joiner

5 – 6 PM

Adams Community Bank Gallery will feature the work of Milford-based photographer Chad Joiner with an opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. According to Joiner, “The images transmit a feeling of remoteness and contain some form of monument that provides the viewer with evidence of its former life.”

Exhibition Openings 6-9 PM

C Gallery, 33 Main StreetFor more information

Joanna Gabler, Our River

Working in partnership with the Hoosic River Revival (HRR) on the exhibition, Joanna Gabler will exhibit her digitally manipulated photographs taken at various points along the Hoosic River. Along with Gabler’s photos, the Hoosic River Revival will showcase historical and current images along with renderings of a future Hoosic River landscape.

Chris Page,SkywalkReflects observations of the daytime sky during walks over a defined duration of time. In a continuation of his exhibition “Sky Walk,” Page conducted a guided meditative walk on the grounds of the Clark Art Institute.
Opening across the hall in the C Gallery Annex is “Finite Infinity,” a collaborative installation by visual artist Richard Harrington, composer Forrest Larsen, and sound artist Phil Van Ouse. As a collective, they take their inspiration from the isodipole textures designed by neuroscientist Dr. Jonathan Victor. Their installation is a continued experimentation of the unique perspective of and relationship between light and matter. Harrington will exhibit his dramatically lit geometric sculptures with a soundscape provided by Larsen and Van Ouse.
LatitudePRESS: Letterpress as a public art project

49 Main Street

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Inspired by a 1763 mathematics manuscript describing instructions for setting up a sundial, four artists respond to the drawing of the sundial. The artists work with their own themes and interests to comment on time specifically in relation to the cosmos, family, documentation and historical vs. contemporary technology.

The artists, Erin Malkowski, Tara O’Brien, Erin Paulson, and Charissa Schulze, all hold an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and make artwork-using technology equally as obsolete as a sundial. The artwork will range from books, both traditional reproductions to artist books, pressure prints, letterpress, and fiber arts.

Rocco Scary and Margaret Noel, MCLA Gallery 5151 Main Street

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A two-person exhibition of Margaret Noel’s collages and Rocco Scary’s handmade paper, sound and sculpture pieces will be exhibited at MCLA Gallery 51. Both Noel and Scary work with themes of memory, absence, and what remains.

Cardburg, Neck of the Woods Gallery87 Main Street

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“Cardburg,” is an installation created by the Teen Summer Residency at MASS MoCA with Artist-in-Residence Kate Carr. During the three weeks prior to the opening, the teens – with guidance from Carr – have been creatively repurposing discarded cardboard to construct a maze-like environment.

Clockpunchers, Common Place Gallery87 Main Street

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“Clockpunchers” a group exhibition featuring the work of MASS MoCA employees. Curated by Commonfolk member Misa Chappell, and featuring work by: Allison Gageant, Brad Bator, Mary Redstone, Misa Chappell, Chris W. Hunt, Darlene Arnold Lapierre, Nate Massari, Doug Dale, Kathline Carr, Kenny Rivera, Ben Forbes.

Then and Now, Berkshire Artist Museum159 East Main St.

Summer Hours: Wed-Sun 12PM-5PM

(413) 664-9550

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Opening celebration for “Then and Now,” a companion to this summer’s other exhibition at BAM, “Then and Now” presents current work by some of the artists represented by their 40-something year old pieces in “That ’70s Show.” Also on view are: “Fresh Paint Gallery”, recent work by Berkshire artists, “Berkshire Classics”, older work by Berkshire artists. The Museum Annex is currently exhibiting “A Chapel for Humanity” and “W.C. Drawings”.

Ferrin Contemporary & Cynthia-Reeves1354 MASS MoCA Way

6 – 8 PM

Glazed & Diffused, Ferrin Contemporary

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Glazed & Diffused is a survey exhibition focused on a select group of international artists chosen for their use of fired clay and glaze pigment to convey abstract content featuring: Raymon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, and Beatrice Wood. Their sculpture, objects, vessels, tile, and site-specific installations reveal intended, abstract results using fluidity, abstraction and color theory. It will be on view through August 16.

Open Studio & Accordian Party!Martha Flood Design Studio and Fabric Gallery

Martha Flood, The Woodlands Collection

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Martha is celebrating her 5th year Anniversary in her Eagle Street Studio and playing a little music! When she’s not practicing the accordion, Martha designs and produces “The Woodlands Collection”, custom manufactured fabrics inspired by natural textures and patterns encountered in the New England landscape.


See of Darkness/Drawing Water, Linda Ford For more information

For DownStreet Art, Ford will be performing “Drawing Water”, alongside the installation “SEE of Darkness”, created as part of her investigation into the tradition of fly-tying and casting techniques.
This temporary installation will be unveiled at the July 30
opening and will be on view through August 23.
Wall Drawings, Jarvis RockwellGallery 107, 107 Main Street

Rockwell will once again be on hand to show his works-in-progress. “Wall Drawings” include miniature toy figures as well as hand drawn illustrations. Rockwell uses miniature figurines as “smaller distortions” of human beings. He juxtaposes three-dimensional sculptures with two-dimensional drawings to create a realm that is in-between reality and fantasy – his interpretation of a transitional between life and death. He explains that “death is the sloughing off of the three dimensional.” Rockwell hopes to provoke his viewers to question the place where our souls go after death.

Freeman’s Grove Benevolent SocietyDowntown Edition

109 Main Street

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The second installment of Freeman’s Grove Benevolent Society (FGBS) by Michael Chapman. As Chapman describes “A vignette wherein Taxidermy the Taxidermist has been spending countless hours at the Freeman’s Grove Benevolent Society, slaving away on his greatest masterpiece — Cari Boo! With only his rug Bear Fleur as a companion, Taxidermy may be going insane. He is preparing for his biggest reveal yet… as the masses descend upon North Adams from far and wide, they will remember nothing other than the majesty of Cari Boo”.

Participatory Art Projects

ReVision30 Eagle Street

ReVision, a participatory Chalkboard Art Project, continues to elicit responses from the North Adams community. Encouraging participants to share their vision for a future North Adams through four written prompts on each of the four chalkboards installed on Eagle Street. Responses are documented and shared via Facebook, and a blog created for this project at www.revisionnorthadams.tumblr.com.

Makers Mill73 Main Street

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Pop inside to check out the studio and mingle with other makers. Learn how you can join North Adams new makerspace.

Local guest artist Valerie Carrigan of Messenger Press will lead a free workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors will learn how to make their own pop-up card holder.

Crossing Guard Parade Brigade


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Crossing Guard Parade Brigade makes every mini-journey into a lively parade, complete with accordian, bright colors, and megaphone. Made possible in part by the Northern Berkshire Cultural Council. 


At our July 30 Kickoff, stop by to see our friends at: 

  • IS183
  • Clark Art Institute
  • Art About Town
  • MCLA
  • Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Each month, DownStreet Art invites our neighbors to share information about their programs and events.

Music on Main Street

Bang on a Can Plays DownStreet Art6:30PM

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Bang on a Can Performers Jenny Yum and Pascal Le Boeuf bring the Bang on a Can Festival to Main Street.

Flannel Dan and The Panhandle Band8:00PM

A fun multi-piece house band from the Common Folk Artist Collective.

After Party

Arc Iris presented byCommon Folk Artist Collective


87 Main Street

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Yes folks. Arc Iris is coming back to North Adams. Maybe you saw them open up for Lone Bellow at MASS MoCA or maybe you saw them somewhere else, either way you probably fell in love and so did we… so we’re bringing ‘em back! So if you didn’t see them yet or you need to see them again, come on down to Common Place Gallery and see what all the hype is about. Very limited seating. Tickets $5 at the door. Email to reserve your spot! Please include your name and phone number in the email.

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