Please join us on Friday, October 6th, from 5-8 pm as we celebrate the history of NU Arts (formerly Art on No) in downtown Pittsfield during our Reunion Show at NU Arts Studios & Gallery. In the past decade, NU Arts has housed an evolving group of over 40 working artists, musicians and writers from the Berkshires. Our amazing lineup of alumni artists include Marge Bride, Scott Taylor, Deb Carter, Leo Mazzeo, Scott Taylor, Susan Himmel, Sherry Steiner, Millie Kelly, Stacey Healy and Lisa Merullo.
Marguerite Bride, well-known for her “Local Color” series of the Berkshires, will be featuring Custom Watercolor House Portraits. She will explain the process, provide detailed information packets and share her portfolio of now more that 150 house portraits.
Deborah Carter is a multi-media artist who designs and sews women’s apparel from upcycled fabrics. She will be showing Chaos, Conversations and Cruising, a new triptych created from the recycled remains of her kid’s toy box. Check her out at smoothstoneclothing.com.
Susan Himmel is a watercolorist and mixed media artist who creates paintings inspired by nature and her surroundings. She will be showing new works in mixed media from her Fake Nature series. See www.susanhimmelart.com.
Sherry Steiner from Housatonic one of the original members of ArtOnNo will be showing select very small one of a kind carved clay pieces from a solo exhibit at the O.K. Harris gallery in NYC. See www.sherrysteiner.com.
Leo Mazzeo will be showing work from a new series, including an 18 x 36 oil and spray paint on canvas. See leomazzeo.com.
Scott Taylor, Lisa Merullo, Stacey Healy and Millie Kelly are also showing new works.
As a community-based artist collective, NU Arts has been a part of Downtown Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk since its inception, opening its doors for open studio events and group shows. Members have also shown at various North St venues, as well as in galleries across Berkshire County and in NYC. NU Arts has featured art shows by local high school students as well as grant funded expressive arts programs such as Arts in Recovery for Youth. Our role in the arts and the larger mental health community is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Department of Public Health, and the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention.
At NU Arts, our eclectic mix over the years has included teaching artists and art therapists, oil and acrylic painters, mixed media artists, portraitists, watercolor artists, jewelry makers, sculptors, fashion designers, performing artists, video artists, writers, musicians and more. We occupy the entire second floor of the Greylock Building at 311 North St, with twenty artist studios and an upstairs gallery, open by appointment.
Presently, we are accepting new applicants to join our group and work in our two available studios. For more information, please contact NU Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.nuartsgallery.com. And please do join us for our Reunion Show. As always, it will be a lively show with music, food and refreshments, and a chance to see the ever evolving history of our local working artists in their studios.