The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On View at City Hall: Northampton Streetscapes: Views of City Storefronts

On View at City Hall: Northampton Streetscapes: Views of City Storefronts

Arts Night Out Opening Reception: March 10, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Show runs March 10 – April 11.

Inspired by local artist such as Scott Prior, Bill Rohan, and Greg Stone, Northampton native John Dunphy took his first painting lesson at the Guild Art Center back in 1999. Since then, Dunphy has created a number of paintings depicting various street scenes and storefronts in and around New England. The majority of his work is of local landmarks that will be familiar to those who live or work in Northampton and surrounding communities.

The City Hall exhibit will feature streetscapes from Northampton and Florence. They include images of landmark building such as the Hotel Northampton and the Academy of Music, as well as the ghosts of businesses past, including the South Street Variety Store and the JavaNet CafĂ©. The exhibit will also include the artist’s latest work, an oil on panel painting of the Pie Bar in Florence. Dunphy’s wife, popular artist and art instructor Debra Dunphy, will add to the exhibit with one or two of her own works of the local area.

The exhibit will feature original oil paintings and giclee prints of 14 different scenes.

City Hall Gallery
Second Floor – City Hall
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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