Events

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Nov 12, 2017—Feb 25, 2018
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Ferrin Contemporary artists Sergei Isupov, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Beth Lipman are among the diverse group of fifty-seven artists interpreting the Sabbath — the day of rest — from their own unique perspectives and engaging with its contemporary relevance. All work is three-dimensional as artists explore the theme through ceramic, wood, and glass.

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SELECTIONS FROM
HIDDEN MESSAGES 


Highlights from Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages,  originally shown at Erie Art Museum, are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA. The exhibit includes one of Isupov’s larger-than-life figural sculptures with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows. Hidden Messages is available for exhibition at other galleries and museums.
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FIGURE—GROUND WORKSHOP


Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov
September 17–23, 2017
at Project Art, Cummington, MA
This week-long intensive workshop explores the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface, and development of a personal narrative. The workshop will combine hands-on demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and lectures.
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This towering sculpture was produced by Isupov in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skælskør, Denmark, in July 2017.
Image courtesy Pricilla Mouritzen.
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This group exhibition was produced during artist residencies at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.
Presented at
Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Denmark
September 30—October 30, 2016
and at Officinesaffi, Milan, Italy
June 22–July 14, 2017
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SMALL WORKS BY SERGEI ISUPOV


Mugs, brooches, and other small objects are available through Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop.
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BUILDING 13 OPEN HOUSE

JOIN US!

 

Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the gallery and art library at The Artist Book Foundation.

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 5–7pm
Building 13, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Beer, wine, and refreshments will be served

1st FLOOR
CYNTHIA-REEVES
Ferrin Contemporary

2nd FLOOR
The Studios at MASS MoCA, a program of Assets for Artists
The Artist Book Foundation

FEATURING

 

CYNTHIA-REEVES: Thomas Jackson — exhibition and artist working on-site
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Ferrin Contemporary: Sergei Isupov — Selections from Hidden Messages, ceramic sculpture
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The Artist Book Foundation: Mary Sipp Green — Summer Vistas and Atmospheric abstracts, autographed copies of Green’s beautiful monograph, “Every Hour of the Light”
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The Studios at MASS MoCA by Assets for Artists: Open Studios
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• Art in the Building 13 Common Area
Giselle Hicks — tile painting produced at Arts / Industry Kohler Co., former resident artist at Project Art, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary
Yechel Gagnon — custom-made and hand carved plywood, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES

The Chalet: Bella — live music in MASS MoCA’s riverside beer garden
Bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm.
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A complex of beautifully restored 19th-century mill buildings, which includes the museum galleries and multi-venue center for the performing arts, the MASS MoCA campus is a constellation of creative artists, innovative programs, cultural institutions, businesses, and lovers of great art, food, and drink who come together to infuse the historic factory setting with vibrant culture and commerce.

Building 13 is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, at the south end of the museum campus.

SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

 

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, located on the campus of MASS MoCA, lies in the heart of the Berkshires.

The gallery is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

SUMMER HOURS: now open daily 11am–5pm.

PETER PINCUS


New Work
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary.

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RAYMON ELOZUA


Sculpture & Photography
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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KURT WEISER


Ceramics & Prints
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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SOLID SOUND
WILCO’S MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25 at MASS MoCA

Please note that parking will be limited. To visit the gallery, park in town and walk over or call ahead to make an appointment for a temporary pass, 413.346.4404.

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POW! POTS ON WHEELS


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25

Courtyard A at MASS MoCA during Solid Sound

Thursday, June 29th during DOWNSTREET ART

This collaborative group of potters will bring their 17-foot van to connect with the community by making and inviting visitors to create simple​ ​ceramic pots.

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DOWNSTREET ART 2017


Thursday, June 29, starting at 5:00pm

An evening program of visual and performing art events including exhibitions, video screenings, and site-specific installations throughout downtown North Adams and the MASS MoCA campus.

Save future DOWNSTREET dates: July 27 & August 24.

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SAVE THE DATE
HOPS + POTS


Friday, July 28, 6–8:30pm

Local Beer, Food, Studio Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
at Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington

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PARKING MADE EASY


MASS MoCA’s main parking area is adjacent to
Ferrin Contemporary in Building 13. Start or end your day with us. Explore The World of MASS MoCA and Downtown North Adams for more local art, food, and beer.

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Mint Museum Founder’s Circle & James Renwick Alliance
HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES TOUR
A Visual Arts Experience in Western Massachusetts
October 19–22, 2017
curated itinerary focused on studio ceramics and glass for up to 20

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.
If your group (of ten or more) is interested in your own curated tour of the arts in the Berkshires, let us know. We’d love to help you plan.

Sergei Isupov
Sergei Isupov
Josh Simpson
Josh Simpson

Every year, cultural tourism attracts visitors from all corners of the globe to the Berkshires, drawn by the opportunity to experience contemporary art and culture at world-class institutions, including museums, theaters and galleries.

Director Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, a specialist in contemporary clay, with the help of Mark Leach, Independent Arts Writer, Museum Consultant, and Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, will curate a four day/three night tour of Western Massachusetts with a focus on studio ceramics and glass.

Guests will make connections with key people in behind-the-scenes experiences with curators and artists. They will experience the Berkshire’s slow food movement at a range of fabulous dining experiences. Two special meals that include sampling local crafted beers and farm produce will be presented on locally-made tableware. These will take place in the studios of Josh Simpson and at Project Art with Sergei Isupov and resident artists.

Studio visits include:
• artists-in-residence at the studios at MASS MoCA
• various artists working in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts
ceramicists: Mark Shapiro and Mara Superior
sculptors: Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets
visiting artist: Paul Scott
glass artists: Josh Simpson and Wesley Fleming

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FRIENDS OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT present LESLIE FERRIN on COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS

Sunday, June 4, 2017, Leslie Ferrin: “Current Trends in Collecting Contemporary Ceramics, 1950–Present on at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

Aimed at seasoned collectors as well as those just starting out, Ferrin will present a slide-illustrated lecture and lead a discussion on emerging trends in contemporary ceramics, curation, and collection.

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Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 4–6pm
Artist Reception and
Conversation with Raymon Elozua
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

On Sunday, May 28, MASS MoCA doubles in size with the opening of Building 6’s enormous gallery space. The celebration includes music, indoor bike path, good food, parade, and a live concert by CAKE.

In Building 13, at Ferrin Contemporary, you’re invited to an artist reception between 4 to 6pm, with light refreshments and conversation with sculptor Raymon Elozua. On view will be selected works from current projects by Ferrin Contemporary’s represented artists.

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Clay Politcs with Justin Rothshank

October 15, 3–5
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Gallery open Wed–Sun, 11–5.

Join us in the gallery to meet one of the featured artists in KNOW JUSTICE,  Justin Rothshank for a discussion of Clay Politics

At 4:00, Justin Rothshank will join in conversation with Elenor Wilson, editor of the Studio Potter journal, in the gallery at Ferrin Contemporary.

They will discuss the ways in which contemporary ceramics and art is used to raise awareness of social and political issues. The exhibition, KNOW JUSTICE: Brooke & Justin Rothshank, incites conversations about justice, our political system, and the structures that govern them.

Elenor Wilson the editor of Studio Potter journal and an independent artist living in Western Massachusetts. She has traveled extensively as an artist, including residencies in Taiwan, Finland, and throughout the U.S.

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KNOW JUSTICE — PREVIEW

Join us at Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
on Saturday, August 13 for a PREVIEW of KNOW JUSTICE.

Justin Rothshank will present a tablescape of original decal-printed ceramics depicting the 44 US presidents.

KNOW JUSTICE
September 10–November 13

presents a two-person show by Justin and Brooke Rothshank focusing on American politics, the Supreme Court, and presidential history. Brooke’s miniature watercolor portraits are complemented by Justin’s decal-printed tableware.

Save the date: KNOW JUSTICE DISH+DINE Saturday, October 15, panel 3–5, dinner 6–9
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