North Adams owed its development into a small but important industrial city to its abundant water supply, above all, the Hoosic River. Often this reliable source of power and drainage for its factories overflowed its boundaries and flooded neighborhoods of the city with its water, which eventually became toxic from the wastes of the textile and dyeing factories. In the 1950s the US Corps of Engineers constructed concrete flood control chutes some 45 feet wide and 10-15 feet high, funneling the two branches of the Hoosic River through North Adams’ downtown. Today the factories are gone. A smaller North Adams, with slightly over half the population it enjoyed at its industrial peaks around 1900 and 1950, must now rebuild its economy and quality of life.
Joanna Gabler, “Emigrés – Where is Home?” at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown: October 25-November 5, 2013 – Opening Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm.
74 Shank Painter Road
Provincetown, MA 02657
On view in the Gallery Ehva in Proveincetown is “Nature Transfigured,” an exhibition of works by Joanna Gabler, painter and photographer. The art in this exhibition is the fruit of Joanna’s passion for photography and her quest for uncovering the mysteries of nature. Sensitive to color and form, she goes out into Nature, seeking her own personal vision. She considers her art to be inspired by and co-created with Nature. By using photography and developing it further through digital media as a creative tool Gabler’s goal is to add a new dimensions and possibilities to physical reality, which exist there in potential, remaining invisible until the artist’s inner eye discovers them. Gabler calls her images “transcapes,” because they are landscapes transfigured by her artistic vision.
STILL LIFE with BAER
Joanna Gabler, Richard Harrington, Henry Klein,
David Lane, Bruce MacDonald, Barbara May, Emily May,
Ann McCallum, Michael Miller, Julia Morgan Leamon,
Viola Moriarty, Anna Moriarty Lev, Katherine Pavlis Porter,
Dan Rose, Martha Rose, Sam Wickstrom
Catered reception open to the public with refreshments
7 East Hoosac St. Adams, MA
Saturday, June 2nd, 4:00 to 7:00
For more information contact BAER’S DEN BAKERY & DELI:
Tel: (413) 776.7310
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Joanna Gabler will be exhibiting her most recent works in the David and Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown during the month of November.
Joanna Gabler is a painter, photographer and digital artist who has lived and worked in Williamstown over the past 9 years and exhibits online as well as locally, in New York, and in Warsaw, including her most recent exhibition of Orchid Mandalas in Warsaw University Botanical Garden this past September.
As an avid walker and photographer she became totally immersed in the beauty and splendor of the Nature in Berkshires and spends many happy hours walking in the woods and taking pictures. The result comes as a several thousands of photographs in her archive and a new way of working on her art, which she developed.
She describes it as painting with photography and calls her images “transcapes,” or transfigured landscapes.
In celebration of Orchid Day, the Warsaw University Botanical Garden is presenting an exhibition of Joanna’s “Orchid Mandalas,” her transformations of orchids, she photographed when visiting the Botanical Gardens in June 2011.
The ephemeral strands that connect us; a gesture, a sound, a touch – may trigger cascades of meaning. A glimpse of something peripheral to the main event, catches attention, and is gone — slipping into the crowd. “Play the Moment Composers’ Collective” weaves together strands of light and sound to form a tapestry of improvised narrative.
The Brill Gallery is situated on the ground floor at the north end entry of the Eclipse Mill, and the mill is the first major building as one approaches the city from the east. The recently renovated, enormous, four storey red brick, former textile mill is now full of art galleries, studios and live/work studio residences. Within the Brill Gallery, with its large north facing small pane industrial windows, the artworks were displayed studio style with paintings and photographs either framed or pinned, some hung, some leaning on walls from the floor, and all numbered, titled, catalogued, and priced. Natural and track lighting showed the works well and all the artworks themselves were of great quality and variety.