February First Fridays Artswalk

February First Fridays Artswalk
Friday, February 7th, 5 to 8 pm

Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 25 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long!

(In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on February 7th!)

Join Artswalk Chair Mary McGinnis on a free guided tour beginning at 5pm at Gallery 25 at 25 Union Street, across from Barrington Stage Company’s Main Stage.

The fun doesn't stop at 8! Join us for the Artswalk After Party from 8-10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue. Free and open to the public!

Artswalk Highlights:

JD Logan at The Marketplace Café
53 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

JD will present a collection of acrylics on canvas entitled "Imaginary Landscapes" for the month of February. There will be an artist’s reception, free and open to the public, on Friday, February 7th, 5 to 8 pm. For more information on JD, visit jdlogan.com

Julie Street Photography at The Kinderhook Group Real Estate
Crawford Square, 137 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

A collection of Julie Street's nature photographs in black and white and color will be shown at Kinderhook for the month of February. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 pm during Artswalk.

"Pineapple Heaven" at Bagels Too
166 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

"Pineapple Heaven" features a series of vivid, colorful oil paintings of pineapples by Karen Carmean as well as other artists. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 pm during Artswalk.

2 Galleries and 2 Exhibits at The Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

"Assemble" features works in collage, assemblage and mosaic by 14 Artists from the Berkshires and beyond. It will be shown in Gallery W. Local artist Leo Mazzeo will exhibit “Inspection and Introspection Redux” in the Colt Gallery. This will be a special complete showing of an intriguing series of oil paintings. Opening receptions will be held Friday, February 7th, from 5-8 pm, followed by the the Artswalk After Party from 8-10. For more information, visit http://www.galleryw.org/.

Peggy Rivers at the Berkshire Community College Intermodal Gallery
1 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

Layered fantastical oil paintings by Peggy Rivers are on display in "Survey". An opening reception will be held from 5-8 pm during Artswalk. For more information on Peggy, visit http://www.peggyrivers.com/

"Beyond the Canvas" in the Brothership
Building Window

141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

Jackie Kearns exhibits a collection of oil paintings on a variety of surfaces such as tables, chairs, lampshades and other usable furniture in "Beyond the Canvas".

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

See a preview of "Ten Spot", featuring ten leading contemporary Berkshire artists, part of the 3rd Annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LichtensteinCenterfortheArts.

Unusual Wedding Rings & More
Crawford Square, 137 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

A solo show by Dr. Rodrigo Santamarina. Santamarina uses acrylics, pastel, and occasionally mixed media and favorite painters are Van Gogh, Munch, Picasso, Diego Rivera, Wilfredo Lam, Miro, and Matisse.

Other Participants:

Berkshire Medical Center / 725 North Street
Margaret Martin displays bird and nature photographs in the BMC main lobby. A reception will be held from 3-5 pm on February 7th.

NU Arts Studios and Gallery / 311 North Street
Each artist interprets the “10 x 10” theme in the gallery in multiple mediums and sizes, on view through March. Artists will also have their studios open from 5-8 pm during Artswalk.

City Hall / 70 Allen Street
View artwork by Lichtenstein artists including Michael Rousseau, Peg Dotchin, Mario Caluori and Sean McCusker.

Crown Plaza / 1 West Street
Watercolors by Marguerite Bride on exhibit in the lobby and second floor until early spring, 2014.

Relish / 117 Fenn Street
Watercolors and acrylics on view by Chip Schnackenberg.