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XFest 2015 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12465 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12465#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12465 Continue reading ]]> 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


  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)


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)


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 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12455 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12455#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12455 Continue reading ]]> Sunday January 25- Wednesday February 28, 2015


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 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12425 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12425#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:00:54 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12425 Continue reading ]]> 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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Up You Go, Little Smoke http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12174 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12174#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:00:22 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12174 Continue reading ]]> “The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac”
October 10 – November 22, 2014
Reception Sunday, October 12, 7pm

Cat de Leon "The Word"

           Cat de Leon, “The Word”

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After celebrating Kerouac in poetry and spoken word for many years, 119 Gallery is excited to host a multi-media installation about the poet, by Lynn artist Cat de Leon, opening October 10th. As part of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival weekend (October 9-13th), de Leon pays tribute to one of New England’s finest writers with her show “Up You Go, Little Smoke – ‘The Holy Hipness of Jack Kerouac.’” On display will be a number of large collages, several triptychs, art on window frames, charcoal portraits, aged photos mounted on metal, assemblages, and an audio collage.

Kerouac and his Beat cohorts left us their words, which still resonate with the artist, and his readers. After immersing themselves in de Leon’s spiritual offering, encompassing painting, collage, sound and more, gallery visitors will have more than words to call to mind the next time Kerouac’s name is evoked in Lowell. They will have the recall of a full sensory broadside, and perhaps feel a bit of the rapture of the artist and her subject. “Up You Go, Little Smoke” opens October 10th and runs through November 1st.

The reception takes place during LCK! Weekend, on Sunday October 12th at 7pm. During the reception, Kerouac’s unique blend of the spoken word, connected to the beat of jazz musicians, will be celebrated with a special performance by his friend and collaborator David Amram.


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Nothing Saves You More http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12141 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12141#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12141 Continue reading ]]> Thursday September 17 – Sunday October 4
Part of Lowell Open Studios
Reception: Saturday October 4 3pm
Justin Campaniello's Here To Stay Justin Campaniello, “Here To Stay”


Olivia Stanislas "Bedside Tourism Olivia Stanislas, “Bedside Tourism”

Nothing Saves You More is an installation of new prints and paintings by home-grown artists Justin Campaniello and Olivia Stanislas, curated by Victoria Belakhov. Exploring ideas about transience and experience, the artists express the paradox of trying to capture a moment in time, while being acutely aware of its ephemeral nature. Both the artists and received their training in art at UMass Lowell, and have exhibited at 119 Gallery. Campaniello and Belakhov both completed internships with with us. Meet the artists at their reception during Lowell Open Studios on Oct. 4th.

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our members look good together! http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11986 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11986#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:00:13 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11986 Continue reading ]]> Members’ Exhibition, 2014
Tuesday-Saturday July 16-August 9
Reception: Friday August 1, 6pm


Left to right: Dan Rocha/Steve Kinney, Dian Hosmer/Mary W. Hart

See a sampling of old and new members — in new combinations!

Reed Altemus, Kristen Angelos, Ellen Band, Marc Bisson, Rick Breault, Alexandria Drouin, Mary W. Hart, Tom Hart, Brian Hogue, Dian Hosmer, Steve Kinney, Stephanie Lak, Brett Mason, Ben Miller, Bethany Peck, Dan Rocha, Coleman Rogers, Darcy Schultz, Shawna  Spady, Emile Tobenfeld, Jeffu Warmouth, Denise Warren, Ellen Wetmore, Elaine Wood, Walter Wright, Dei Xhrist

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Lowell First Thursday http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12073 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12073#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=12073 Continue reading ]]> Thursday August 7 5pm


Members’ Exhibition, old and new members — in new combinations!

Reed Altemus, Kristen Angelos, Ellen Band, Marc Bisson, Rick Breault, Alexandria Drouin, Mary W. Hart, Tom Hart, Brian Hogue, Dian Hosmer, Steve Kinney, Stephanie Lak, Brett Mason, Ben Miller, Bethany Peck, Dan Rocha, Coleman Rogers, Darcy Schultz, Shawna Spady, Emile Tobenfeld, Jeffu Warmouth, Denise Warren, Ellen Wetmore, Elaine Wood, Walter Wright, Dei Xhrist

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42° 38’ 9.313” N 71° 19’ 1.581” W :: Duy Hoang http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11867 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11867#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11867 Continue reading ]]> 6.09 > 6.28
R: 6.13 > 5:00p


1/ Acknowledging the given space [119 Gallery]
1a/ Find landmarks
1ai/ Marks/holes/labels from previous exhibition [Perspectives VI]
1aii/ Scars of the given space
1aiii/ The given space
1b/ Marking the given space with indicators
1bi/ See [2],[3]
2/ Setting up rules and increments
2a/ Using Metric and U.S. Standard unit measurements
2b/ Using relative/body/object measurements
2bi/ Measure to the length of an object
2bii/ Repeat process to create increments
2biii/ Relate process for each set of indicators
2c/ Using colors
2ci/ Relate color for each set of indicators
2cii/ Repeat shape for each color
2d/ Using the given space
2di/ See [1a], [1b]
2dii/ Walls/floor/ceiling/floating wall/light fixtures/windows
2diii/ Given objects from given space
2diiii/ Given objects from basement of given space
2e/ Repurpose materials as indicators
2ei/ Indicators, see [3a]
2eii/ Materials from studio
2eiii/ Materials from given space
3/ Responding/intervening the given space with rules
3a/ Indicators
3ai/ Tape/paper/pins, etc. see [2e]
3aii/ Color relations, see [2c]
3aiii/ Increment relations, see [2a],[2b]
3b/ Placing indicators into the given space
3bi/ In relations to landmarks found in the given space, see [1a]
3bii/ Images from given space
3c/ Responding to the given space
3ci/ Apply indicators in the given space
3cii/ Let the given space shape the indicators’ expansion
3ciii/ Let the indicators build in the given space
3ciiii/ Let more rules/space be discovered beyond this initial process
3ciiiii/ Acknowledge/aware of the given space, see [1]




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PERSPECTIVES VI: UML Painting Dept http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11837 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11837#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.119gallery.org/?p=11837 Continue reading ]]> Tuesday May 20 through Saturday May 24

Reception Saturday May 31 6-8pm


Featuring paintings by:

Victoria Belakhov, Justin Campaniello, Britini Chandler, Stephanie Chang, Alexandria Derderian, Rebecca Dolan, Lars-Erik Miller, Channate Phauck, Carlos Pujols, Jensen Poutré, Joshua Rondeau, Eileen Ryan, Olivia Stanislas, Jessica Tawczynski

Exhibition curated by Stephen Mishol.

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