Recent Work by Marguerite Bride

GALLERY 25 WILL FEATURE THE WORKS OF MARGUERITE BRIDE

Gallery 25 will feature the works of Marguerite Bride in a solo exhibit during the month of August.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3, 5 –8PM, in conjunction with Pittsfield’s “First Fridays Artswalk” activities.  The theme of the exhibit will be food…colorful produce, bustling marketplace scenes, restaurants, and other wonderful places to eat, crockery, and even a scene from a meat market.  Most of the works will be watercolors, however there will also be some hand colored prints and even one oil.

A regular exhibitor in local and regional art shows, her paintings appear regularly in magazines throughout New England.  Last year, her painting, “Christmas on Park Square 1912”, was selected to be the official holiday ornament for Pittsfield’s 250th birthday and also adorned the cover of Mary Verdi’s Christmas CD.  Her paintings will also appear on the Berkshire Carousel which will come to life next year.

Bride was recently named the new artist to create the yearly image for the Pittsfield Parade.  For this year’s theme of “Movie Classics”, her painting depicted movie icons viewing the Pittsfield Parade while standing in front of the old Palace Theater.

Bride, who resides in Pittsfield, paints and teaches at her studio at 311 North Street in Pittsfield; she has specialized over the years in scenes of the Berkshires (“Local Color”) and also custom house portraits.  She had a career in eastern Massachusetts as a software engineering manager and before that as a registered nurse and in 1995, she and her husband, Ed, moved to the Berkshires.  After taking classes at the then called Interlaken School of Art and at BCC, she struck out on her own as a painter in 1999.  She has now completed over 130 scenes of the Berkshires and 100 plus custom house portraits.

Gallery 25, 25 Union Street, Pittsfield is located across the street from Barrington Stage.  Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12-5PM, and also 1/2 hour before every Barrington Stage show and during intermission.  More information about the artist may be viewed on the artist’s website:  www.margebride.com.  The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

"Red Lion Inn-Summer"

“Red Lion Inn-Summer”, 22″x26″, watercolor. (c)Marguerite Bride.

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“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors” Exhibit, July 5-29, 2012

“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”

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“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors” Opening, July 6, 2012

“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”
“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”

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“A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”

GALLERY 25 WILL EXHIBIT AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF PASTELS BY WALTER BOGAD

Walter Bogad will show an eclectic collection of his works in pastel at Gallery 25, 25 Union St, Pittsfield, MA entitled “A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors”.  An artist’s reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, July 6, 5-8PM and the show will run from July 5 to July 29.

While practicing orthodontics for 40 years, Dr. Bogad attended the Art Student’s League in NYC as well as the DuCret School of the Arts in Plainfield, NJ.  He was also mentored by his uncle, Charles Johner, a graduate of the National Academy of Design, with whom he painted landscapes in and around the northeast.  Bogad’s evocative landscapes and interiors give the viewer a sense of place to which one would like to return.  He is a member of the Housatonic Valley Art League and has co-chaired the summer shows for many years. He currently lives with his wife, Suzanne, in South Egremont, MA in the summer and in Lake Worth, Florida in the winter.

Gallery 25 is located across the street from Barrington Stage.  Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12-5PM.  More information about the artist may be found on the gallery website: gallery-25.com/artists/walter-bogad/. “A Potpourri of Pastels: From Watches to Warren Street to Landscapes and Interiors” is free and open to the public.

"Larry's View-Berkeley #2"

“Larry’s View-Berkeley #2″, pastel, 10″x8″.  (c)Walter Bogad.

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“Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large” Exhibit, June 1-June 30, 2012

"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"

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“Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large” Opening, June 1, 2012

"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"
"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"

 

"Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large"Photograph by Nicholas De Candia.

"Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large"Photograph by Nicholas De Candia.

"Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large"Photograph by Nicholas De Candia.

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“Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large”

ROSELLE KLINE CHARTOCK APPEARS IN GALLERY 25

“Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large” is a collection of collages that are varied in content, appearance and size, though many of the pieces, indeed, reflect the exhibit’s title, as they represent the artist’s attempt, for the first time, to work larger than she has in the past.  Chartock, professor emerita of education (from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) has, for the past seven years, shared her work in several venues, and now for the first time appears in Gallery 25, 25 Union Street, in Pittsfield, MA from June 1 to 30.  Chartock’s opening reception will be on June 1, 5-8PM.

Chartock is inspired by the variety of images, particularly of women and fashion, that she finds in vintage and contemporary magazine advertisements and she has used several of these images in one of the larger collages here.  Other pieces include a canvas created for an event commemorating the successful attempt in 1938-9, to save children from being rounded up by the Nazis.  And two of her works utilize the same 1920’s photograph of her father (“Shoe-man” and “Piano Man”).  A friend has called Chartock’s work “elegant but irreverent,” and another of her collages, “Mosaic,” in fact, may deserve that label.  She says of her work, “Collage offers me endless possibilities, from abstract design to representational story-telling of sorts; and I love when the viewer stands and wonders what a particular collage is all about.  Also included in this exhibit are some smaller works that may provoke questions and, hopefully, at the same time, bring pleasure to the eye.”

Gallery 25 is located across the street from Barrington Stage.  Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12-5PM.  More information about the artist may be found on the gallery website:  gallery-25.com/artists/roselle-chartock/.  “Roselle Kline Chartock:  Working Mostly Large” is free and open to the public.

 

"Colette a Caresse (Colette Caressed)"

“Colette a Caresse (Colette Caressed)”, 8″x6″, mixed-media collage. (c)Roselle Chartock.

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