41 Park St. Adams - Open Studio

November 20, Open House 2-6PM

By: - Nov 18, 2021

 On Saturday, Nov. 20, at 41 Park St. Adams there will be an  Open Studio / Open House from 2-6pm. It features the artist Alvin Ouellet and Lynda's Antique Clothing Loft.

During good weather months it is likely to run into the artist Alvin Ouellet painting city-scapes in and Adams and North Adams. He also spends time in the woods.

A former faculty member of MASS Art he is an accomplished printmaker. He also experiments with digital imagery.

In 2019 he exhibited at Real Eyes Gallery in Adams which was reviewed for Berkshire Fine Arts.

This was his artist's statement.

My paintings, prints and digital images explore the interactions of the built and natural environment and result from close observations of light, value, color and form.

I seek to create imagery that envelopes the viewer. I peer into, behind, above, around and through changing scenarios; bending spaces in order to reveal their dynamic interior life and exterior forms. By utilizing multiple and curvilinear perspectives, I attempt to "take it all in" as if I were floating through space in order to capture the dynamics of time, change, motion and meaning.

What fascinates me about the visual interactions of the built and natural environment are the narratives these relationships depict about the forces and people who envision, construct, occupy, adapt and re-create forms and spaces over time. The juxtaposition of the architectural and natural forms, in their current state of life and decay, visually indicate stories about the forces of time, history, purpose and meaning.

By painting, printing and collaging cityscapes, landscapes and interiors from various vantage points, I want my work to challenge viewers to perceive the built environment as a natural manifestation of our ideas about home, shelter, community and civic life.

Far from being opposites, the built and natural environments are part of a continuum of life in which a skyscraper is no less a part of nature than a cocoon created by a moth.

The establishment of Lynda Meyer features the most extensive collection of antique clothing in Massachusetts. Her clothing spans from 1860 to 1960.