Art Shows

Artist of the Month:
John Lipkowitz

The art of John Lipkowitz will be on display in the lobby gallery throughout the month of June 2018.

Artist’s statement: “I have always loved ‘living museums’ and in moving to the Berkshires in 2006 found Hancock Shaker Village practically around the corner. Over the years I had photographed there with a regular camera, but when I realized the possibility of using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app, the ability to mimic 19th-century photographic processes in the 19th-century village became compelling. Beginning in 2014 and continuing for several seasons thereafter, I amassed a portfolio of several thousand images using the evolving Hipstamatic and other antiquing apps. In this exhibit I am pleased to be able to show a select group of these images in formats including framed-and-hung and aluminum prints.

I am a retired New York City attorney with a passion for photography usually in connection with travels to places far from the Berkshires. The opportunity to experiment with the type of images presented here has incentivized me to photograph much closer to home.”

 

Art Shows at the Library

Each month, the Library displays works by local artists in the main lobby.  A biography of the artist and a list of the works, many of which are for sale, can be found at the circulation desk.  Thanks to board member Terry Wise for curating this revolving art gallery.  See the calendar for future artist showings.

 

Art show guidelines:

  1. Local artists are invited to submit images of their work to art curator Terry Wise at wises[at]bcn.net.
  2. Shows run for one calendar month.
  3. Artist is responsible for hanging and taking down artwork, with help from the art curator.
  4. If artist desires an opening reception s/he will be responsible for all related costs and set up. Receptions may be held on Tuesday or Friday evenings from 5-7:00 p.m.
  5. Library will post notice of the show on its website, Facebook, and enewsletter. All other promotion is the responsibility of the artist.
  6. Sales are to be handled by the artist. A 20 percent donation to the Stockbridge Library is expected on any sales generated by the show.
  7. Questions may be directed to art curator Terry Wise at wises[at]bcn.net.

 

For a printable set of these guidelines, please click HERE.