May 2017 BINGO Gallery: Daughters of Earth

Join us in the BINGO! Gallery for the opening reception of “DAUGHTERS OF EARTH” featuring “Surrender” by Jessica Kitch; an interesting piece created from a combination of acrylic, birch bark, wax, leaves, fire, & pen on canvas. Also featured is “We Are Water … Uncontainable” poetry by Sonrisa O’Toole, hand-painted by Sal deBethune and friends on reclaimed paper from Dolphin Studio.

Opening Reception for the installation will be Friday, May 5th from 5-8PM during Pittsfield’s 1st Friday Artswalk. There will be tastings from the vegan Shire Kitchen available in the gallery.

This is a free, family friendly, community event.

February 2017: Viva La Resistance! Women’s March Posters

Shire City Sanctuary is excited to be showing handmade posters, banners and placards from our regions Women’s Marches in our BINGO! Gallery for the month of February, 2017. If you haven’t been able to drop your poster off yet but want it to be included bring it along on Friday. This is an ever expanding show!

Viva La Resistance! will open as part of our citywide First Friday Artswalk on February 3 from 5-8pm in the lower level of Shire City Sanctuary.

In addition to the multitude of signs we are also lucky enough to be featuring a photographic slideshow of the Women’s Marches in NYC and DC created by Jane Feldman and Enid Farber. To find more examples of their work you can visit the following www.janefeldman.comand www.enidfarber.com

Carri Skoczek is our October Artist.

MISTRESSES OF MAYHEM and A FEW GOOD MEN

Artist statement: My work has always been about portraiture. I am fascinated by personality and human behavior. My work is a reflection of the world around me: a world of fashionistas, posturing wannabes, empowered bimbos, drunk girls, lonely men and aging hipsters. Most recently I’ve culled my subject matter from fashion magazines, pulp fiction book covers, and vintage pin up posters. I’ve been exploring female sexuality as a power tool.

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We are hosting an opening reception from 5-8 pm on Friday, October 2nd with refreshments and a meet and greet with the artist. At 7, we will be continuing our partnership with Bazaar Productions for Fringe Music, the free monthly music series. Our October performers are The Hands Free, an acoustic quartet comprised of James Moore, Nathan Koci, Eleonore Oppenheim, and Caroline Shaw. Their music draws from a twisted array of folk, jazz, and classical traditions to create lush sonic textures, intricate compositions, and wild improvisations.