Slideshow–Exhibitions & Events

pic Brunch

pics Crank_Kids

2014_Duy_Huang

2012_Gravity-Stop

2011_UML_Play

2011_Play_Artbotics

2011_Mural_Parker_Lak

2010_Workshop

2010_Gotta-Have-It

2010_Gotta_Have_It

2010_Gotta_have-it

2010_Gotta_Have_It (2)

2010_Fibrous_Forms

2010_Dustcatchers

2009_The_Space_Between

2009_Life-isArt_is

2009_Artbeat@Armory_Park

2008_Sensory_Memories

2009_Art_Beat

2008_State-of-Flux

2008_Zine_Art

2008_Mask

2007_Sushi-Smackdown

2008_Energize

2007_Transformations_Dixon

2007_Juried_Exhibit

2006_Surender_Night

2006_New Horizons

2006_New_Volumes

2006_figure_ground

2006_Figure-Ground

2006_Expanded-Sculpture

2006_Expanded_Sculpture

2005_Screenings_Beard

2005_119_Gallery

8-2010-slideshow 325

8-2010-slideshow 302 - Copy

8-2010-Scroll

8-2010-slideshow 060

8-2010-Scroll (2)

8-2010-Rocha_Mural

8-2010-Mike_Dailey

8-2010-Jessica_Workshop

8-2010-Jessica_Workshop (2)

8-2010-Halloween

8-2010-Greg_Kowalski

8-2010-eye_formation_mural

8-2010_oddville_Vaudville

1-Blender

2xxx_Toy-Death

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We’re featured in the Globe!

 
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119 Gallery, which promoted contemporary and digital-media art, has put on the market a mixed-use, 3,450-square-foot space at 119-123 Chelmsford St.

“Easy access to the highway, and it’s just steps from the train (Gallagher Terminal),” said Peabody, of LAER Realty Partners. “It’s just a mile from downtown.”

The ground floor, which covers 1,700 square feet, was home to the art gallery. It includes an entrance area, complete with handicapped-accessible restrooms, and leads into a wide-open space with hardwood flooring.

Read more here.

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XFest 2015

Friday February 27-Sunday March 1, FREE
Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St, Holyoke MA

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Open Field Initiative, 119 Gallery and Gateway City Arts present XFest 2015, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.

The format of the festival is simple and challenging: on Friday and Saturday nights 24 visiting artists and 72 local artists perform in 24 20min sets, 12 sets per night. On Saturday afternoon we plan to run workshops and open sessions. On Sunday afternoon local artists meet and local groups perform.

“Improvisation can give us the skills to deal with many social and aesthetic issues of the twenty-first century. Although we have become adept at talking about aesthetic hybridity, cultural alerity, crossing borders (both earthly and cyber), and global fusion; few of us have really studied what physical and intellectual practice will make our bodies and minds ready for this brave new world … Improvisation can lead us out of our habitual responses by opening up alternative experiences – new physical sensations and appetites … Although this practice begins with attentiveness to corporeal experience it also develops a mental flexibility that can provide an intellectual map with which to chart new pathways for negotiating awkward and difficult crossings.”
~ Ann Cooper Albright, Taken By Surprise

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27

  6:00pm – Dinner, meet & greet.

  7:00pm – Videos by Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin (stage 1)

  7:30pm – Shayna Dulberger, Matt Weston, Mitchel K Ahern, Heather Downing (stage 2)
  7:50pm – David Drucker, Chris Welcome, Andy Allen, Kristen Dye (stage 3)
  8:10pm – Jill Burton, Jack Wright, Adam Matlock, Noell Dorsey, Gregory Kowalski (stage 1)
  8:30pm – Zach Darrup, Arkm Foam, Ben Hersey, Mickey O’Hara (stage 2)
  8:50pm – Alex Pelchat, Jeff Balter, Stephanie Marie Germaine (stage 3)
  9:10pm – flandrew fleisenberg, Scott Prato, Matt Azevedo, Mia Friedman, Steve Norton (stage 1)
  9:30pm – Bonnie Kane, Michael Peters, Joey Bastardo, Forbes Graham (stage 2)
  9:50pm – Brendan Landis, Farley Miller, Conrad Benjamin, James Ham (stage 3)
10:10pm – Steve Norton, Matt Robidoux, Leslie Ross (stage 1)
10:30pm – Evan Lipson, Brian McCorkle, Adam Bosse, Michael F Dailey Jr, Gene Nichols (stage 2)
10:50pm – Al Margolis, Jimmy Hughes, Dave Seidel (stage 3)
11:10pm – Dave Grollman, Andrea Pensado, Vic Rawlings (stage 1)
              – Jenifer Gelineau – mc
              – Robo Rob – dj
              – Jonas Behrs, Gregory Kowalski, Katherine Liberovskaya – video
              – Asimina Chremos, Teresa Czepiel, Loren Groenendaal, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement (stage 1)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

11:00am – Brunch

  2:00pm – Movement Workshop with Asimina Chremos (stage 1)
  3:00pm – Improv Workshop with Vic Rawlings (stage 1)
  4:00pm – Improv Workshop with Joe Burgio (stage 1)
  5:00pm – Improv Workshop with Jack Wright (stage 1)
              – open sessions in the green room, signup on site

  6:00pm – Dinner

  7:00pm – Videos by Torsten Zenas Burns (stage 1)

  7:30pm – Farley Miller, Jack Wright, Joe Brown, Emma Jones, John Singer (stage 2)
  7:50pm – Brendan Landis, Al Margolis, Neil Young Cloaca, Christos Koulendros, Gregory Tessier (stage 3)
  8:10pm – Chris Welcome, Nate Brennan, Duane Ingalls, Abdul Sherzai (stage 1)
  8:30pm – Alex Pelchat, Matt Weston, i’d m Theftable, Dei Xhrist (stage 2)
  8:50pm – Dave Grollman, Tom Crean, Kate Lee, Frank Turek (stage 3)
  9:10pm – Farley Miller, Scott Prato, Marc Bisson, Cybile Collins (stage 1)
  9:30pm – Jill Burton, Michael Peters, Rick Breault, Kevin Dacey, David Russell (stage 2)
  9:50pm – Zach Darrup, Andy Crespo, Ted Lee, Angela Sawyer (stage 3)
10:10pm – Bonnie Kane, Evan Lipson, David Kontak, Crank Sturgeon (stage 1)
10:30pm – David Drucker, Matt Azevedo, Nick Dentico (stage 2)
10:50pm – Shayna Dulberger, flandrew fleisenberg, Jenifer Gelineau, Michael Barrett, Steve Norton (Stage 3)
11:10pm – Brian McCorkle, Erich Haygun, Michael F Dailey Jr, Seamus Williams (stage 1)
              – Erich Haygun – mc
              – Robo Rob – dj
              – Jonas Behrs, Katherine Liberovskaya – video
              – Joe Burgio, Asimina Chremos, Teresa Czepiel, Loren Groenendaal, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement (stage 1)

SUNDAY MARCH 1

11:00am – Brunch

  2:00pm – ensemble inedit: Joe Burgio’s improvised movement and sound group (stage 1)
  2:20pm – Palimpsest: Laurie Amat, Dave Seidel (stage 2)
  2:40pm – Erich Haygun – monologue (stage 3)
  3:00pm – Oh Canada!: Farley Miller, Alex Pelchat, Walter Wright (stage 1)
  3:20pm – Les Trois Etoile: Duane Ingalls, Gene Nichols, Leslie Ross (stage 2)
  3:40pm – Ben Hersey – monologue (stage 3)
  4:00pm – Jack Wright Group: Jack Wright, Zach Darrup, Evan Lipson (stage 1)
  4:20pm – Phurnne: Andrea Pensado, Jenifer Gelineau, Stephanie Marie Germaine (stage 2)
  4:40pm – i’d m Theftable – himself (stage 3)

This year’s XFest features art installations by Alicia Renadette and Stephanie Marie Germaine.

Open Field Initiative is a support apparatus for new, cutting-edge music and arts. OFI is centered in the Pioneer Valley, provides support throughout the New England region, and is run collectively by practicing artists. 119 Gallery is a non-profit organization that promotes contemporary and new media art. Gateway City Arts is a flexible co-working space for artists and creatives, ideal for making, teaching, and performing art in a variety of disciplines. XFest 2015 is sponsored in part by the Holyoke Local Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Weathering Art at Brick Bottom

Sunday January 25- Wednesday February 28, 2015

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Opening Reception: Sunday January 25 4-6 pm

The water is rising…

Weathering Art brings together visual artists exploring what it means to be facing environmental catastrophe on local and global levels. Using traditional, innovative and experimental media the collected artists in this iteration of Weathering Art each convey an acute awareness of our precarious relationship with the planet.

Featuring the art of Lydia Eccles, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon, K. Gretchen Greene, Denise Manseau, Patrick Gentry Pierce, Anna Shapiro, Andy Siegel, sam smiley, Naoe Suzuki, Michal Truelsen, Ellen Young.

Curated by Mary Ann Kearns, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon and Curator Emeritus, Dan Osterman

Additional Exhibition Events include –

Saturday February 28 7PM
COLLAPSE INTERVIEWS: A Gathering of People With Nothing In Common
A movie by Lydia Eccles
2 hours with intermission, refreshments and discussion

More info and full schedule here.

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The precarious nature of things

Denise D. Manseau

Photoshopped JPG opI am drawn to the inherent elegance in the pattern of things—and the curious way order somehow finds a way to reassert itself even in the most chaotic formations. The work takes shape observing the relationship between natural and constructed environments—investigating the interconnectivity between the physical and spatial structures within the landscape and the cultural artifacts that reference the processes and systems existing in nature.

There is a dialogue between the landscape experience and my working process—accumulating marks arise out of experience and intuition—articulating rhythms in line and color—constructing surfaces in layers of thought. Abstract forms emerge—informed by the shapes, colors and sensations in the aesthetic experience of place.

The work develops in a state of being between—interpreting the relationship between mind and material—reconciling the division between form and formlessness—tracing the intangible structures between space and place to give form to my thoughts.

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Curse Purse + BIG MESS + ian kovac Jr. Jr. + New England Patriots + KSW Trio + PHURNNE

Saturday December 20 @ 8pm

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Curse Purse: [Northampton MA]
Miss Olivia, Ted, Matt
https://www.facebook.com/cursepursecursepursecurse
http://feedingtuberecords.bandcamp.com/track/message-cp
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BIG MESS: [Lowell MA]
Nick, Oliva, Nick
https://www.facebook.com/bigmessma
http://bigmessma.bandcamp.com/
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ian kovac jr. jr. [Boston MA]
https://www.facebook.com/ian.kovac.33
https://soundcloud.com/osrtapes/ian-kovac-jr-jr-camera-osr17
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New England Patriots: [Boston MA]
https://www.facebook.com/PATSTHEBAND
https://soundcloud.com/fool-diddly
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Koulendros Seidel Wright Trio: [Peterborough NH, Lowell MA]
Christos, Dave, Walter – electronics, percussion
http://mysterybear.net/
https://soundcloud.com/christos-koulendros
http://nohtv.wordpress.com
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PHURNNE: [Holyoke, Salem Lowell MA]
Jenifer, Stephanie Marie, Andrea
http://phurnne.bandcamp.com/releases

And the lineup is –

  8:30pm KSW
  9:00pm ian kovac jr jr
  9:30pm PHURNNE
10:15pm BIG MESS
11:00pm Curse Purse
12:00pm New England Patriots

Produced by Walter and Steph.

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Bad Smell + GNäRDS + Masingo + BopAnts

Saturday December 13 @ 8pm

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Bad Smell: Raph and Jane [Burlington VT]
https://www.facebook.com/wesmellbad
Bad Smell is the newest in trance/dance/france/pants excitement. Watch this –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6VgbutsqyM
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GNäRDS: Peter, Abdul, Jamie [Worcester MA]
https://www.facebook.com/gnardsworcester/timeline
GNäRDS started in July 2013. Our first Tape GNäRDS – DEEP! was just self-released by us. Come pick up a copy at a show! or we’ll mail you one for 7 dollars (shipping included!)
http://gnards.bandcamp.com/
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Masingo: Jimmy, Ben [Lowell MA]
https://www.facebook.com/masingomusic
Guitar and beer and drums and beer, duck & cover, listen up
http://masingo.bandcamp.com/
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BopAnts: Marc, Steph, Heather, Walter [Manchester, Nashua NH, Lowell MA]
Post pysch-rock from the heart of the sun, or somewhere, sounds everywhere
http://www.119gallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/20141107_bopants02.mp3

Produced by Walter

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Bent Knee + Omhouse + Speed Trials + Judy Chong

Monday November 24 8pm

MONDAY NIGHT THRILLS AND TRILLS! Let’s have a blast. Donate to the touring musicians and the venue, please !!!

Bent Knee

Bent Knee: [Boston MA]
Courtney Swain – vocals, keys
Ben Levin – guitar
Chris Baum – violin
Jessica Kion – bass
Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth – drums
Vince Welch – producer, sound design
Sound here.
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Omhouse: [Toronto ON]
Steven Foster
Evan Cartwright
Sam Tallon Gleason
Ben Harney
Sound here.
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Speed Trials: [Lowell MA]
Ben Raymond – guitar, vocals
Evan Kelley – guitar, vocals
Kevin Dwyer – bass
Jon Kohen – drums, vocals
Sound here.
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Judy Chong solo guitar, ukelele, vocals [Lowell MA]
Sounds here.

Produced by Vick.

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Slingshot Dakota + Petal + Choke Up + Hold Ups

Sunday December 7 @ 8pm

Wow! Hey! What a show! Come join us at the 119 Gallery for a fantastic night of music from some fantastic bands. There is no cover charge at the door, however if you could bring a few dollars to support our friends from PA that would be great. We’ll also be running a canned food drive, so 2 pieces of canned or non-perishable food are mandatory to get in. All proceeds will be going to the Merrimack Valley Food Pantry. This is a community art space, so please respect the art that may be on the walls or else where in the venue. Most importantly, don’t be a CONE HEAD!

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Bands:
Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem PA)
https://www.facebook.com/slingshotdakota
One of Topshelf Records’ best acts to date. Fantastic indie, emo punk that the whole family can enjoy!

Petal (Scranton PA)
https://www.facebook.com/petalPA
Newcomers to Boston indie label, Run for Cover Records, Petal is a rad gang of guys and dolls who produce awesome indie rock, an act that should not be missed.

Choke Up (Boston MA)
https://www.facebook.com/chokeupma
One of Boston’s favorite punk bands, Choke Up will literally kick your ass with their music. Put your dancin’ shoes on for these boys.

Hold Ups (Milford NH)
https://www.facebook.com/holdupsnh
Local favorites are gonna warm your toes right up for the rest of these rad bands. Some classic melodic hardcore pop punk for your little ear drums.

Produced by Vick

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