Eclipse Annual Exhibition and Open Studios

Work by North Adams Artists

By: - Oct 10, 2018

Eclipse Annual Exhibition
Eclipse Gallery
Friday, October 12, through Sunday, November 4
Reception for the artists: Friday, October 12, 6 to 8 PM
Open Studios
Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14
243 Union Street
North Adams, Mass. 01247

The Eclipse Annual Exhibition features work by artist residents of the Eclipse Mill, an artist/loft complex located at 243 Union Street, in North Adams, Massachusetts 01247.

The special exhibition opens with a reception from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, October 12, and runs through Sunday, November 4. The gallery hours are noon to 5 PM, Thursday through Sunday.

The artists on view in the gallery include: Larry Alice, Grover Askins Books, Brill Gallery, Sue Ann Connaughton, Liz Cunningham, Richard D’Amato, Beth Davis, Julia Dixon, Lynn Gall, Charles Giuliano, Barry Goldstein, Susan Graber, Bill Guild, Bonnie Guild, Rick Harlow, Astrid Hiemer, Wayne Hopkins, Joanna Klain, David Lane, Marjorie Minkin, Dawn Nelson, Linda O’Brien, Opie O’Brien, Debi Pendell, Diane Sawyer, Gail Sellers, Phil Sellers, Sarah Sutro, Cathy Wysocki and Betty Vera.

The exhibition coincides with the annual Open Studios event which occurs, Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. During this weekend, in sync with Open Studios, the gallery will be open from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Participants in Open Studios include: Grover Askins (108), Ralph Brill (109), Lynn Gall (105), Beth Davis (209), Joanna Klain (107), Marjorie Minkin and Richard D’Amato (307), Dawn Nelson (204), Debi Pendell (205), Diane Sawyer (304), Gail and Phil Sellers (104), Scout Millinery (201), Sarah Sutro (203), Mary Weissbrodt (103) and Betty Vera (210).

 The annual Open Studios is a much anticipated and popular event. It provides an opportunity for the community to meet artists in studios where work is created.

There are 40, generously scaled, live/ work units. The complex is one of several 19th century industrial buildings in the area which have been reconfigured for the arts. The vast MASS MoCA campus was originally home to Arnold Print Works and later the Sprague Electric Company.

In the 19th century, the industry of Northern Berkshire County entailed aspects of processing cotton. The Eclipse Mill produced thread which was woven elsewhere and then printed.

The residents of the Eclipse Mill represent a broad spectrum of the arts. The gallery will feature the visual arts including painting, fiber, puppets, sculpture, works on paper, and photography.  In addition Open Studios also offers an art gallery, book store, and pottery studio/ gallery. The corridors of the complex, on four floors, display numerous works by Mill residents.

The Eclipse events are free and open to the public.