The Gallery is celebrating the holidays with a new collection of distinctive artwork and original handmade crafts from local artists. Every year the Gallery presents a much anticipated holiday exhibit. This year’s show is titled “Holiday Glow” and features the artwork of Terry Wise, Susan Himmel, and Jennifer Pazienza, as well as several other talented artists and crafts people. Join us for a festive opening reception on Friday, November 27th, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm with live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and dessert. The opening reception is an excellent opportunity both for collectors and art lovers to meet the artists and to share their excitement regarding the selection of work they are especially proud to present. “Holiday Glow” will run through January 12th.
Since its inception in 2011, The Good Purpose Gallery has exhibited the work of area artists in a variety of styles and media. The diversity of styles has long been a point of pride for the gallery and our holiday show is an excellent showcase for the many different approaches artists take to create their unique pieces.
Terry Wise, a local artist from Stockbridge, MA, has been trained as a textile designer and translates much of that experience through her paintings. Using block print patterns to create images of texture and warmth, she brings to life everyday objects and scenes.
Susan Himmel is an artist from upstate New York who fell in love with the Berkshire hills and has drawn much of her artistic inspiration from the beautiful scenery in the area. Working in both paints and mixed media she explores light, shadow, and color from the world around her.
Jennifer Pazienza is a recently retired art education professor with the University of New Brunswick. For her, beauty compels replication—the means by which we renew our search for truth and our regard for that which is life giving. As an artist and educator her work attempts to recreate the call, response, and relationship she experiences for herself and for others.