Ann Getsinger, Watershed, 2019, Oil on linen; [source, The River Art Project].
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 21, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Stockbridge Station Gallery, 2 Depot Street. Situated in the antique train station, this year’s exhibition event is held in the vibrant, yet traditional, gallery space featuring paintings of the rivers by six Western Massachusetts artists, along with important environmental literature.
For the third year, The River Art Project will strive to help with donations from a portion of sales to support three organizations that are actively working to protect the Hudson and Housatonic Rivers: The Hudson Riverkeeper, the Housatonic Riverkeeper Initiative, and the Housatonic Valley Association. Through past efforts, the project has united various factions of the Berkshires and nearby communities with the goal of protecting our natural waterways through, education and awareness.
The exhibition features six recognized painters from the Berkshire region who work with the river as subject: Bart Elsbach, Michael Filmus, Ann Getsinger, Mary Sipp Green, Scott Prior, and Jim Schantz. Artists are uniquely situated to arouse public interest through the visual expression of nature’s beauty. The River Art Project does precisely that—harnessing the allure of the river as a catalyst for advocacy. The six participating artists evoke diverse landscape art traditions to create both exquisite works of art and inspiring agents of change.
River Art Project 3 Friday, June 21 – Sunday, July 28,
Open Thursday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stockbridge Station Gallery, 2 Depot Street, Stockbridge, MA