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”, 22″x26″, watercolor. (c)Marguerite Bride.