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Sunday, June 9, 2019: Fresh Paint Springfield Wrap

A dozen artists — one from as far away as Australia — assorted friends, and a supporting cast of residents from ages 3–103, have just finished making Springfield a little more lively and a lot more beautiful than it was two weeks ago. From May 26 until today, nine previously nondescript walls bordering on eyesore status were transformed into vibrant murals through the alchemy of artistic vision and labor, and countless gallons and spray cans of paint — not to mention, a box store full of brushes, rollers, and masking tape, and enough paint-splattered clothes to start a new fashion label. You can get the full picture at Fresh Paint Springfield but in the meantime, here is Pixetera‘s admittedly limited take on what amounted to one big paint party. (Click on images to enlarge.) 

Mural artists in order of appearance:

#2-5: Wane One

#6-9: Colectivo Morivivi

#10-12: Kim Carlino

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Pixetera Pop-Up Show at Smith College Museum of Art

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Near Art Department

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Saturday, November 24, 2018: Picture Framing Department

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Thursday, November 15, 2018: Open Studios (Part Two: Stairwells)

The following images were taken at two open studio events in western Massachusetts this month: one at Eastworks in Easthampton, the other at Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield. The main attraction, of course, was the chance to see lots of art, talk with its creators, and check out their work spaces. Photography-wise though, what drew my attention was the old industrial mill buildings themselves, repurposed now to serve artists, craftsmen, and small businesses, but still showing signs of age in their details and public spaces. Yesterday, windows; today, stairwells. (Please click on images to enlarge.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Open Studios (Part One: Windows)

The following images were taken at two open studio events in western Massachusetts this month: one at Eastworks in Easthampton, the other at Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield. The main attraction, of course, was the chance to see lots of art, talk with its creators, and check out their work spaces. Photography-wise though, what drew my attention was the old industrial mill buildings themselves, repurposed now to serve artists, craftsmen, and small businesses, but still showing signs of age in their details and public spaces. Today, windows; tomorrow, stairwells. (Please click on images to enlarge.)

 

 

Monday, October 1, 2018: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum File (Part Five)

 

From the exhibit “Kids Design Glass” currently on view at the museum. (Click on images to enlarge.)

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum File (Part Four)

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For more information about the museum, please visit its Springfield Museums website page.

Friday, September 28, 2018: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum File (Part Three)

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Please note that the first four comments below refer to the original post that had only two images: a b&w version of the top composite that has since been removed and what is now the third picture. The middle one is a new addition because the photographer can’t decide which he likes best. 

For more information about the museum, please visit its Springfield Museums website page.