The Harrison Gallery been voted "The Best Gallery of the Berkshires" by The Lift, Boston's image based on-line guide to the mountains of New England. Promoted by CBS4 Boston television and CBS radio, this voter-based review selected The Best of Businesses across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Thank you to all who chose The Harrison Gallery as their favorite gallery!
Eng Tay's oil on canvas painting "Joyful Music II" received much acclaim this past month as the cover piece of Berkshire Home Style magazine. While the Eng Tay show ends on March 27th, several of his etchings, oils, and bronzes will remain here at The Harrison Gallery for display throughout the year. Congratulations to Eng Tay and many thanks to Jennifer Stoner of Berkshire Home Style, who has followed Eng Tay's work for years and has been so enthusiastic.
We would like to share with you that Susan Read Cronin's bronze sculpture "To the Rescue" is nearly the end of its edition. As an edition of 12, there is only one remaining in the series. "To the Rescue" has brought so much joy to all of our lives. When we have featured this piece in our gallery's window we hear laughter and see children and adults alike pressing their noses to the glass. The visual caricature and captured actions of "To the Rescue" tickle even the most 'mature' of us. This scene that comically, yet so humanly, vies a rather plump squirrel against an army of rescuing nuts will be much missed when the series is retired.
The Harrison Gallery welcomes artist Rey Milici to our gallery. From Northampton, MA Rey shows his realist works internationally, most recently in exhibition in London. While long labeled 'photorealistic', Rey's paintings are intentionally softer in line. He is intensely focused on capturing a sense of spirit of time and place. We invite you to see more of Rey's work and peruse his bio on our artist pages.
Gurhan representative Melanie Serin made a much anticipated trip from SOHO to show us the new spring line of 24 kt hand hammered gold jewelry, as well as to display a selection of one-of-a-kind design pieces. This was a day of luxurious extravagance and our cases our now filled with many new Gurhan pieces, including several iridescent opal rings. We are particularly pleased with some of this seasons stones that he is incorporating – sliced aquamarines, moonstones, and citrines.
We also enjoyed a trunk show event with jeweler Sally Craig. With truly distinct style Sally Craig presented her latest jewelry featuring her distinctive hand-woven gold and oxidized silver designs. The show highlighted several different weaving techniques and patterns. We are delighted with how much everyone enjoyed seeing Sally's latest collection, thank you Sally for spending so much time with us and describing your weaving and stamping processes.
These past couple of months have been invigorating – so many new pieces of art have come into The Harrison Gallery. Long awaited paintings by Nick Patten, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Petria Mitchell, Gracia Dayton, and Jamie Young, sculptures by Mark Davis and porcelain artist Hideaki Miyamura are now here. All of the new pieces are well worth a preview; images are now up on our artist pages.
We also had a visit from The Dovetail Joint and now have several new Tiger Maple Sofa Tables, Jelly Cupboards, and a wonderfully crafted Corner Cupboard in our show room. Simple, clean silhouettes enhance the natural 'striped' beauty of this hand crafted Tiger Maple furniture. Crafted in the tradition of 18th century and colonial period furniture, it is the individual attention to design and the 'special' details that set the cotemporary pieces by the Dovetail Joint pieces apart from other historically referenced furniture.