NUarts Studios & Gallery – #The100DayProject Berkshire Meetup
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
311 North Street, 2nd Floor , Pittsfield, MA 01201
Four NUarts Studios & Gallery artists ~ Karen S. Jacobs, Caroline Kelley, Peggy Morse, and Joan Rooks participated in this year’s social media challenge known as #The100DayProject. Each artist chose a specific creative focus and posted new work daily for 100 days on Instagram. This year marked the sixth year of this amazing project as a “free global art event that anyone can participate in.” The project has exceeded over one million posts at the #The100DayProject.
To celebrate NUarts Studios & Gallery will highlight #The100DayProject artists on October 4th from 5:00 – 8:00pm. NUarts is also taking this artistic experiment further and hosting a #The100DayProject Berkshire Meetup. Area artists who have participated were invited to present examples of their projects at NUarts! We are also extending this meet up to November 1, 2019 First Friday Artswalk as well!
NUarts artists who have participated are:
Karen S. Jacobs – Studio 13 – considered the 100 Day Project an opportunity to keep creating after a total knee replacement. Drawing flowers became her theme, she found her drawings become more intricate and she started to mix pastels into the florals.
Caroline Kelley – Studio 10 – used the open-ended theme of abstraction which resulted in 100 six inch acrylic paintings. Color, shape, form and space were her main focus. So many variations occurred with daily practice.
Peggy Morse – Studio 11 – whose goal during her third year participating was to paint abstracts with a more expansive mark-making vocabulary. The hashtag that she chose, “#everythingithinkimmissing,” is the title of a poem by Danna Faulds which became her anthem as she strove to stay mindful in both art practice and life.
Joan Rooks – Studio 16 – found the #100DayProject a lesson in discipline and an interesting example of how an idea will change and develop over time.
Berkshire Meetup #100DayProject artists are:
Jamie Badore – Pittsfield, MA – participating for the 2nd year, states that his goal was to have fun creating without judgement.
Julia Hobart – Stockbridge, MA – who last year spent100 days drawing circles, felt the need to return to circles, spend time playing with them, mixing them together and using other materials within each piece. The focus for Julia was to keep pushing the creative process.
Leo Mazzeo – New Ashford, MA – began the project as a way to reconnect and reinvigorate his creative process. He chose to do sketches in a sketch book because he really wanted to get back to basics while tuning up his drawing skills.
Melanie Mowinski – Williamstown, MA – created a series of drawing that she could work on wherever she visited. She wanted the work to go beyond diary writing and drawing. And thus, combined map, memory, and observation with various stencils of the figure. She didn’t feel the need to do a drawing a day. She just had to make progress.
Richard Peck, Copake Falls, NY – used his time running each day to observe the sun and sky and inspire him to create a monopring each day for 100 days.
Deborah Sadowy – used multi patterns of light to orient itself in water through images and color. The pieces depicted this imagery as seen from sunrise to sunset.
Other NUarts artists who plan to participate on Nov. 1st are Kathy Gideon and Sally Tiska Rice. Light refreshments will be served
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