As we mentioned before, we had fun at Pittsfield’s Third Thursday last week, but the best part of the day was finally making it to the Leslie Ferrin Gallery, which we had heard so much about but never visited.
The current exhibit showcases Pittsfield artist Joe Goodwin’s glowing abstract acrylic paintings and Lucy Feller’s evocative “Wish You Were Near” postcard series, but the bright and spacious gallery has room for both solo exhibitions and separate sections for ceramics works, ceramic teapots, and individual works.
Ferrin started exhibiting ceramics in 1979 in Northampton, formally established the Ferrin Gallery in 1987, moved the gallery to Lenox in 1999 and, in 2004, began showing painting, photography and mixed media sculpture in both individual and group shows. In 2007 she moved the gallery to its current location in Pittsfield.
Ah, but not just one location in Pittsfield. We came across works by Ferrin-represented artists at Mission Bar & Tapas, and when we found out that more of Gordon Chandler’s sheet metal sculptures were at Jae’s Spice, we made a beeline down the street to see them. In fact, Ferrin has been very successful at networking with other businesses to create satellite art exhibitions for her artist roster both in the Berkshires and nationwide.
Upcoming Events at the Ferrin Gallery:
- Joe Goodwin artist talk in the gallery on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm.
- Lucy Feller artist talk in the gallery on Saturday, October 10 at 3:30pm followed by a reception with the artist from 4-6pm
- Locally Thrown/Locally Grown, A series of four events focused on ceramics. On Columbus Day Weekend, October 9–11.