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100 Hours in the 
Woodshed III
Jan. 27 - Feb. 20
Artist Kickoff: 
Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m.
Reception: Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Masterminded by collage artists Danny O and Scott Zieher, 100 Hours  in the Woodshed is a biennial gathering of artists from all over the country who, over the course of 5 days, create an art-show's-worth of art and more. It's time once again to hunker down, warm up and crank out art in the woodshed! 


A Lot of 
North Adams
Feb. 24 - Mar. 27
Reception: Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.

What happens when artists, gardeners, and community members get together for change? This exhibit will consist of site- specific installations by a variety of artists as a direct response to that question. A Lot of Possibilities, a project by artist Anna Lise Jensen, is an invite for sharing spaces, improving collectivity and thoughts on food, produce and art. 

Museum Studies Exhibition
Mar. 21 - Apr. 24
Reception: Mar. 21, 5-7 p.m.

This annual exhibition is curated by the students in the Museum Studies class as part of MCLA's Arts Management program. Students are involved in developing the exhibition theme, selecting the work, designing the exhibit space and installing the work, and developing related educational outreach programs such as workshops and performances.  2011's Museum Studies Exhibition was entitled ClosEncounters. 

MCLA Student Art Show
Apr. 28 - May 22
Reception: April 28, 5-7 p.m.

The annual MCLA student art exhibition showcases works by student-artists working in all disciplines.

If By Line:
May 26-June 19
Reception: May 26, 5-7 p.m.

Drawings by John Breiner (Brooklyn, NY), Alexis Grabowski (Cambridge, NY), and Joshua Vrysen (Easthampton, MA).  Curated by Ven Voisey.

Karin Stack:
The Grass is Green
Jun. 23-Jul. 24
Reception Jun. 23, 6-9 p.m.

Through an examination of the simulated sublime, artist Karin Stack finds herself caught between cynic and romantic. She creates images which are simultaneously parodying and embodying obsessive control and perfection of environment. Are they, as Philip Larkin asks, "a mirage or a miracle? ...a sham or a sign?" Stack walks this fence, straddles this line, teetering between these poles, embracing both.

Erin Ko:
We are the Music Makers
Jul. 28-Aug. 21
Reception Jul. 28, 6-9 p.m.

An exploration of old dreams and new nightmares, the transition from the ancient to the futuristic, the evolution of humankind as it trips through the Red King's dream. Through a variety of tech-infused mediums, Ko fuses various traditions and mythologies with science fiction, as a means of looking at contemporary culture's state of being caught somewhere between these realms.







Space Was The Place
Aug. 25-Sep. 25
Reception: Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m.

A look at mankind's constant disdain for the present, yearning for knowledge, and attempts to attain perfectability in the establishment of utopian otherness. This exhibition reclaims the failed, outsider, or otherwise abductive visionary dreams and ways-of-knowing of the past in effort to elucidate thought on the present. Including work by Alex Young/Chris Skinner, Steven Millar, Gary Nickard/Reinhart Reitzenstein/Patty Wallace, Hackworth Ashley, and Julian Osti.

Remixed Messages:
Artworks by
Gregory Scheckler
from 1990-2011
Sep. 29-Oct. 23
Reception: Sep. 29, 6-9 p.m.

A retrospective by North Adams artist and MCLA faculty Gregory Scheckler, including the unveiling of new allegorical paintings. This milestone show is Prof. Scheckler's 100th exhibit, spanning twenty-one years of innovation in drawing, painting, and photography.







Ben Ripley:
Photos of this Undescribed
Oct. 27-Nov. 27
Opening Reception: 
Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m.

Ripley's work uses a variety of actual and re-conceived 19th century photographic processes whose physical presence stands in contrast to the idea of an infinitely reproducible digital image.  Each photograph, and process itself points to questions about presence, description,  continuity, and the possibility of talking or thinking accurately about the visual world.







99¢ & Up: Art Mall
Dec. 1-Dec. 30
Opening Reception: 
Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Deals, Deals, Deals!!!  A call out to holiday shoppers!  Art is commodity, and this show is the time to buy!  For your consideration, we offer a selection of  affordable works: in a sense these objects are "priceless," but with a price tag somewhere between "99 cents" and "up."  What's it worth to you?