DownStreet Art December 2014



87 Marshall Street
Open daily 11am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays

MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, exposure our visitors and bold visual an performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need. MASS MoCA exhibits works by many of the most important artists of today -both well known, and emerging- focusing on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.

MASS MoCA’s galleries are open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children 6–16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit

Kidspace @ MASS MoCA


87 Marshall Street
Open daily 11am-6pm

It’s Only Human examines the human figure from the inside, an unexpected and often unfamiliar perspective apart from the medical and scientific world. Presenting the works of two internationally-acclaimed British artists—Nick Veasey and Marilene Oliver, who both use state-of-the-art medical imaging technology to reveal what’s going on underneath our skin—the exhibition confronts issues that children (as well as adults) grapple with in everyday life. By exposing the commonalities of our human core, the exhibition and accompanying education programming for local students will prompt discussion not only about the artistic process of employing medical equipment but also the deeper meaning of the human mind, body, and spirit.

Featuring: Nick Veasey & Marilene Oliver

Independent Art Projects

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Independent Art Projects 
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Open Saturdays & by Appointment

Independent Art Projects presents solo and group exhibitions by pioneering, emerging and established artists presented by galleries from NYC and New England. Presenting contemporary art of all medium, the space operates as a project room, providing galleries, artists, curators and collectors a forum to show current projects, new works and offer special events.

Currently on View:
January 10 – February 22: Tomás Munita & Lionel Smit

February 28 – March 29: Shona Macdonald: Uncanny Valley

MCLA Gallery 51

51 Main Street
Open daily 10am-6pm

MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2005, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

January 29 – March 22, 2015: Winter Green

Art and Science team-up together to generate dialogue around the subject of plants. Beating Winter Blues with Winter Green, MCLA Gallery 51 provides the venue for artistic and scientific botanical dialogue. Experience underwater gardens, trebuchet-method pollen-flinging, prairie grasses, invasive species, and other genius genera greening the planet, inhaling carbon dioxide and exhaling precious oxygen.

PRESS Gallery

2015 Press Calander

49 Main Street
Wed-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Letterpress as a Public Art Project

Melanie Mowinski, assistant professor of visual art at MCLA and proprietress of PRESS, will be operating the Vandercook Universal III. The space is a gallery and a workshop in downtown North Adams.

Come celebrate the release of the 2015 Mantra Calendar! And visit six print installations in the gallery made by MCLA’s  235 Art class that explore how the print becomes installation.

Adams Community Bank Gallery


31 Eagle Street
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. Sat 10am-12pm

Featuring local and regional artists.

September 25: This Year’s Nature by Andrew Davis

“These paintings are natural landscapes that I have created in the past year. For the most part I work directly from observation, usually in one, two or three sessions. Moving from California to the Berkshires has had a tremendous effect on my artwork. I am including a few paintings from 2008, the year I moved here, so the viewing public can see the changes themselves.”

MountainONE Gallery

93 Main St.
Wed-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

September 25: Art in the Water by Thomas Mikelson

During a trip to Venice in 2009, photographer Thomas Mikelson became captivated by the images reflecting from the surface of water in the canals. Thomas Mikelson says of his work “The surface of canals become like canvasses of dancing art.  Once it caught my attention, I looked everywhere for it, never knowing just what I was expecting and then being surprised by it, often faster than I could get my camera ready.” The resulting images formed the series “Art in the Water,” which will be exhibited at Mountain One Bank Gallery.

An early reception will be held from 3-5pm.

William Oberst Studio

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16 Holden Street Visit by appointment.
Please call (631) 398-4011

The working studio of realist painter of people and landscapes.

“We all have a shared humanity. Should any of my pictures survive for the next three hundred years, I would hope that people in that distant future see, in my art, how we felt about each other in the twenty-first century, and how we felt about being alive. I would also hope that those future viewers recognize something of themselves in my work.”

Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery


38 Eagle Street
Wed-Fri 12-6:30pm, Sat 12-5pm or later

Working space and gallery by local textile artist, Martha Flood. Her designs are often inspired by textures and patterns found in the Berkshire woodland environments. The nontraditional natural images are examples of cutting edge pattern design and advanced digital fabric printing technologies. 2013 Yankee Magazine Best of New England, Editor’s Choice Winner.

September 25: “Path of the Hearth Fire” Martha embraces the Fall Equinox with new work that connects with the radiance of fire and which speaks to our need for light and warmth as the earth spins towards the Winter Solstice. Studio open Noon to 8 PM.


 North Adams Museum of History and Science

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 5A
115 State Street
Thurs-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

Celebrate the rich history of North Adams.

River Hill Pottery

Eclipse Mill, Studio 102 243 Union Street
Sat-Sun 12-5pm

Pottery gallery and working studio of Gail and Phil Sellers.

“At River Hill Pottery we have combined our creativity and experience to bring to you some of the most beautiful baskets in clay. Each piece is handmade with care and craftsmanship for you to enjoy. It is our desire for you to have a piece of pottery that will give you a lifetime of joy. The uncommon basket for an extraordinary life.” Phil and Gail Sellers.

Eclipse Mill Gallery

Eclipse Mill, Studio 102
243 Union Street
Sat-Sun 12-5pm

This artist-run Eclipse Mill Gallery is located on the first floor of the Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, one half mile east of MASS MoCA on Route 2. Exhibitions feature artworks by Eclipse Mill resident artists, as well as other artists based in the area.

Now exhibiting: To Each Her Own

Brill Gallery

Eclipse Mill, Studio 109
243 Union Street
Thurs-Sun 12-6 and by appointment

Museum quality paintings, photography, and sculpture.

Now exhibiting: The Botanical Mind works by Chad Kleitsch

Visitor Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Western Gateway Heritage State Park
115 State Street
Open Daily 10am-5pm

Imaginative exhibits designed to reveal the impact of the railroad industry and the Hoosac Tunnel project.