Artful Giving (November/December 2013)
November and December will be exciting months at Main Street Gallery. Not only will the artist members be showing their own original artworks, but each artist is inviting their favorite artist to show with him or her. The stunning array of artworks--paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, fabric design and artful furniture-- are a visual feast! If you are looking for artwork to complement your home or gifts for family and friends, you will find much to tempt you.
The gallery’s annual and highly popular RAFFLE OF ARTWORKS donated by member artists will only heighten the excitement. While the raffle won't take place until the December second Saturday opening reception on December 14, the artwork to be raffled will be on view starting November 9. You can also buy your raffle ticket starting on that date. THE PRICE OF A RAFFLE TICKET IS ONLY $25 and only as many tickets as there is artwork will be sold. So don't miss out as a ticket assures you of getting one of the artworks. This is a great way to own an affordable and original work of art and you can feel doubly good about your purchase as a portion of the proceeds will go to the Cambridge Food Band.
The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The Artful Giving exhibit will run through Dec. 27.
More information on the RAFFLE OF ARWORKS: What could be better than being assured of winning an original artwork AND helping a Cambridge charity? You can do both at Main Street Gallery's ever popular, CAN'T LOSE ART RAFFLE! For just $25 you can purchase a raffle ticket that assures you of getting an original artwork created by one of the gallery's artists. In the spirit of the season a portion of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a Cambridge area food bank.
The raffle will be held in conjunction with gallery's Second Saturday artist's reception December 14 from 5-8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Stop by the gallery, which is located at 447 Race St., and see the works to be raffled which are currently on display. The gallery's hours are from 11-4 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Environment (September/October 2013)
Main Street Gallery presents “ENVIRONMENT” to feature wood carver Eddie Wozny and painters Annie Compton and Linda Epstein
On Second Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Main Street Gallery will host an opening reception for it’s newest exhibition, "Environment". The gallery is pleased to spotlight the stunning work of reknowned wood carver, Eddie Wozny, who is responsible for the large and beautiful wildlife sculptures leading into the grounds of the Hyatt Resort Hotel in Cambridge. In addition to Mr. Wozny’s sculptures, the gallery is excited to feature the work of two popular gallery artists, Annie Compton and Linda Epstein, who for several years have spent much of their time painting together in the same environment. The work of other gallery artists, who will be adressing the theme of “Environment” will be on view as well.
Main Street Gallery, is an artist run cooperative at 447 Race Street. The reception will be from 5 to 8 pm and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through November 2nd.
The Small Works Show (July/August 2013)
Small works with a big impact is the focus of the Summer show. In addition, guest artists have been invited. These are all involved in producing "arty" books and will share their experiences with us. The Salisbury Book Artists participated in this event and produced some really unique works of art. Here is a sample of their exhibits:
Main Street Gallery Grand Re-Opening in May to feature Works by Theresa Knight McFadden
Come and join us as we inaugurate our beautiful new space and introduce you to an expanded roster of artists at Main Street Gallery’s grand reopening at 447 Race St. in Cambridge. The gala opening reception will be a very special event not to be missed. It will take place from 5-8 pm on 2nd Saturday, May 4 and is free and open to the public. Celebratory refreshments will be served. The artist's theme for May is “The Women in Our Lives” and featured artist, Theresa Knight McFadden will be showing an installation of her sculptural mixed media work which supports that theme. McFadden’s installation chronicles the work of four generations of women in her family. “I realized that the women in my family had done some very difficult work to survive and raise their families in an era when things were not always easy for women. I wanted to recognize in an artistic way what they, and so many other women did,” said McFadden. Ms. Knight McFadden, who lives and maintains her studio in Cambridge, has been working in clay and mixed media for almost 20 years, ever since she was asked to substitute teach a ceramics class for a colleague who was ill. “I had been a painter up to then but that class really opened me up to the possibilities of merging paint and clay and I’ve been working with the two ever since. “ Ms. Knight McFadden holds a master’s degree in fine art from the University of Maryland and is professor emerita in art from Northern Virginia Community College.
MSG Features Gallery Artists (April 2013)
Come and discover the unique and creative artwork made by an expanded roster of artists at the Main Street Gallery in Cambridge! The gallery, which is located at 447 Race Street, is a cooperative which is run by the member artists. Their one of a kind works include paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, wood furniture, handmade bags and woven basketry. There will be an opening reception on Second Saturday, April 12, from 5-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The Photography of Karen Peck (February/March 2013)
Featured in the gallery from February 8 – March 2 is the innovative photography of member artist, Karen Peck. A Cambridge resident, Ms. Peck will show her recent photographic and collage work, which is bold and charged with color.
Re-opening at 447 Race Street (January 2013)
Join the co-op members at the re-opening of their 447 Race Street location. The gallery has moved just across the road from the old location on Muir Street. Come on in and share in the celebration and enjoy the work of the many new members who are now displaying.