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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

March exhibits at the Hosmer Gallery

Emily Tareila: A Score For Possibility
Emily Tareila is an artist, educator and facilitator based in Goshen, Massachusetts. She engages in long-term, place-based practices that reflect her lived experience, often evidenced in cyanotype photography, natural inks and dyes, plants, and writing. Her work is absorbed in the following questions: how might we learn to better care for ourselves, other people and the planet? How might we tend, mend and sustain this care? How we can support one another in the practice of being in and a part of the earth?
Emily has participated in projects and exhibited with Southern Exposure, National Monument Press, Monterey Peninsula College, The Nook Gallery, The Kadist Foundation, California College of the Arts, Herter Gallery, Eggy Press, Two Plum Press, IPRC Portland, Little Paper Planes, SFMOMA and Jupiter Woods, among others. She is currently a graduate fellow with the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst and a member of UMass' Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship. She received a BA from Bennington College and will complete her MFA in Studio Art at UMass-Amherst in May 2019.

Lou Peugh’s exhibit covers six years of her work in collage. “I started experimenting a bit on my own and wanted to learn more collage technique. When I took classes with Alexandra Sheldon, I was exposed to a whole new way to create art. Collage was freeing- I could be messy, casual, make mistakes and sometimes end up with an image I was happy with.” Lou’s background is in watercolor and oil painting.
“I have two distinct areas of interest- abstract color/ composition and the natural world.” The beauty of western Massachusetts inspires much of her work.

Lou works as an academic counselor at Greenfield Community College and does art in her free time. 

Bonnie Sennott: Abstract Embroidery
Bonnie Sennott, an artist and knitwear designer based in Amherst, is exhibiting abstract, improvisational embroideries. Among the works shown is her yearlong daily stitch journal, “A Year in Thread.” For 365 consecutive days, she stitched on linen with a color observed in nature in her backyard. Rooted in the natural world and seasons of western Massachusetts, each of the 12 “Year in Thread” pieces was begun on the first day of the month and ended on the last day. “Daily stitching is a form of meditation that can be practiced even on the busiest of days,” says Sennott. “Abstract embroidery appeals to me because it combines the linearity of drawing with the color and texture of painting.”
Sennott has shown her work locally in solo and group exhibitions at Northampton’s Center for the Arts, the Burnett Gallery/Jones Library in Amherst, Gallery A3, and Hope and Feathers Gallery. Her work has also been exhibited in shows at the Wistariahurst Museum, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and the Fitchburg Art Museum. A former member of Kingston Gallery in Boston, she holds an MFA from the University of Chicago.

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