Solo Show in Northampton this July at the Oxbow Gallery!
"Motion" is an exciting collabortive show between painter Marlene Rye and dancers Beth Znosko, Margaret Bowrys and clark dance theatre! The show will include a public dance performance at the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, as well as a body of landscape paintings inspired by, and created in conjunction with, a series of dance performances.
A landscape is a series of figures moving through time and space. Rye paints nature through the eys of a child, capturing anf revealing that secret space where trees become dancers, circus performers, magicians, and all things fantastical.
The show will run from July 4th - July 28th.
July 13th from 5-8pm
Performance at 7pm
The performance will consist of choreographed and improvisational dance as well as Marlene painting. Come out and see how Marlene collaborates with dancers to create her landscape paintings!
Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA 01060.
Gallery hours are Th - Sun from 12-5 and by appointment, 413-297-0991.
Check out clark dance theatre at www.clarkdancetheatre.org
Summer Art Camp!
This summer art camp is different! I know that there is no one size fits all, and so the emphasis in my studio is keeping projects open ended so as to harness each child's creativity. What participants imagine is what they create. Everyday a project in a different medium is introduced where the kids are encouraged to find their own voice. Students will also have daily free time to try out different mediums where they can really stretch their creative minds. A strong emphasis is placed on fine art as the students will try printmaking, oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpture, collage and drawing. My job is to nurture and coax their creativity and I am constantly amazed at where their imagination takes us!
"Tell me that is not the adults here to tear us away from this art paradise."
"Everyday that I get to come to your studio, is the best day ever."
"I wanted to make what seemed like and impossible sculpture, but every step of the way you assured we could figure it out. I am so proud of my sculpture!"
These are just some of the things kids say that have taken my art camp over the years!
Session 1: August 12 - 16, 9am - 12pm, ages 6 - 12.
Session 2: August 12- 16, 1pm - 4pm, ages 10 - 16
Session 3: August 19 - 23, 9am - 12pm, ages 6-12
Session 4: August 19 -23, 1pm - 4pm, ages 10 - 16
The cost is $150/session which covers all materials.
The studio is located Marlene's 1000 square foot space in the Paragon Arts and Industries Building, 150 Pleasant Street, Easthampton MA
Check out examples of student work at Marlene's Teaching Blog! www.marlenerye.wordpress.com
Directions to my studio:
My studio is in the Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton at 150 Pleasant Street.
From downtown Noho.
Take Rt 10 towards Easthampton (at the Academy of Music)
When you see the Easthampton Savings Kiosk on your left take a left onto Oneil.
When you see the American Legion Building, take a left into the parking lot and then an immediate right to follow alongside the building next to the American Legion Building.
Park by the yellow overpass and enter the door with the 150 over it.
I'm the 1st studio on the left on the 3rd floor.
My Work in a Film!
This winter one of my paintings will be seen on the big screen! Look for my painting in the film "How Do You Know" which stars Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, and Paul Rudd. The painting "Halloween II" www.marlenerye.com/content/halloween-ii is in Owen Wilson's character's apartment and is seen a lot in the film! Here's a link to a screen shot of Reese Witherspoon in front of the corner if the painting....www.reese-pics.com/displayimage.php. Go see the film to see the whole painting several times :)
More opportunities to see my work.
My studio is in the Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton at 150 Pleasant Street. If you can not make the open studio on October 1st, feel free to come out another time!
email (mrye@MarleneRye.com) or call (413-297-0991) to set up an appointment.
And the winner is .... Pam Ritchie!!!
Thanks to everyone that joined the village to help a family in need! We raised $2800 and 6 artists donated art supplies to the son! I was hoping to raise $600 for this family and thanks to 89 supporters we more than quadrupled my original goal. The family got to make the trip to see their family in NC and they had lots more money to help with their ongoing medical expenses. I am truly touched by the kindness in the world. The winner of the raffle will get a painting of mine worth $2800. Wow!!!! Thank you all!