Please read more about one of our recent artists-in-residence, Samantha Bates! ...
Meet Samantha Bates, a current artist-in-residence who came here looking to explore materials, and was able to do just that by spending some time over at the North Adams Makers' Mill. Hear about the process from the artist herself:
"In approaching my time with The Studios at MASS MoCA, I knew I wanted to push the material investigations of an important piece from last year. The previous work used the tone of the cotton cord unaltered by my hand. I explored the tonality of browns and grays in a nuanced study while building the piece. All the color was pursued through additive yarn sewing, embroidery, coiling, and weaving.
At Makers' Mill, I was able to dye the material for the first time. It has truly opened up the work to new possibilities and a greater potential. This river piece will grow beyond 20 feet in length and 10 feet in width to overwhelm the architectural skeleton of what ever space it is housed in.
I am looking forward to approaching this river with care, time, and inhabiting labor as I make this new shelter.” - Samantha Bates
Visit www.sambatesart.com to see more of her work.
Thanks to the many people who came by to weave in our parklet during the Annual Downtown Celebration! Downtown was packed with people, music, food, activities--so nice to see our downtown flourishing!! NAmazing <3 ...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Building 13, on the campus of MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Followed by Bella at The Chalet presented by MASS MoCA
Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the galleries and art library at The Artist Book Foundation.
Open to the public. Refreshments will be served
The Studios at MASS MoCA, a program by Assets for Artists
The Artist Book Foundation
North Adams Makers' Mill
CYNTHIA-REEVES - Thomas Jackson, Emergent Behavior (exhibition and artist working on-site)
The Artist Book Foundation - Mary Sipp Green, Summer vistas and Atmospheric abstracts (autographed copies of Green’s beautiful monograph, “Every Hour of the Light”)
Ferrin Contemporary - Highlighting artists from Massachusetts
Sergei Isupov, Selections from Hidden Messages (ceramic sculpture)
Mara Superior - 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship recipient
The Studios at MASS MoCA by Assets for Artists - Open Studios
Art in the Building 13 Common Area:
Giselle Hicks, tile painting produced at Arts / Industry Kohler Co., former resident artist at Project Art, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary
Yechel Gagnon - custom-made and hand carved plywood, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES
Building 13 is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, at the south end of the campus. A complex of beautifully restored 19-century mill buildings, which includes the museum galleries and multi-venue center for the performing arts. The museum campus is a constellation of creative artists, innovative programs, cultural institutions, businesses, and lovers of great art, food, and drink who come together to infuse the historic factory setting with vibrant culture and commerce.
Directions to Building 13 on MASS MoCA’s Campus:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see CYNTHIA-REEVES / Ferrin Contemporary on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2).