New Galleries Open in the Berkshires
Debut receptions at The White Gallery in Great Barrington and Sohn Fine Art in Stockbridge on Saturday, April 30
Over the past eight years, Tino & Susan Galuzzo have made The White Gallery in Lakeville, CT, a cultural hub in northwestern Connecticut. Now, they are expanding into Great Barrington with a second location in a restored 19th century farmhouse on South Main Street (above). “Our Lakeville space is very intimate, very homey, and this new space is much more open,” says Tino, who is especially excited about being able to show large paintings and sculptures. “We’ve always show outdoor sculpture, and we have a lawn to show it here, too, but now we have space for it inside as well.”
The White Gallery’s opening exhibit features contemporary glass art by Adam Waimon and paintings (right) by David Dunlop, who is one of the stars of the the Lakeville gallery. “David has such a huge following from his PBS series, Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop ,” says Tino. “His work has evolved from the landscapes he’s famous for. Now, he’s making what I call cityscapes. They’re more abstract, but they are incredibly beautiful really appeal to a broad range of collectors.
The Galuzzos are very civic-minded dealers (they annually host “Blue & Gold at the White,” an exhibit of work by students at the public Housatonic Valley Regional High School), and they are joining forces with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for their Great Barrington debut. “We will donate a portion of all sales in the month of May to Berkshire Taconic’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund,” he says. “Susan believes strongly in this program because it provides direct assistance to people in crisis when they need it most. She likes the simplicity and effectiveness of it. We want everyone in the Berkshires to know that we are committed to being part of the community.”
Cassandra Sohn (left) is reaching out to the community at Sohn Fine Art at 6 Elm Street in Stockbridge. While the inaugural exhibit features her large, abstract seascapes—un-manipulated and poetic images (below) taken in Ko Chang, Thailand—she is asking regional artists to submit work for a summer show called ‘A Summer Ramble”, which will honor the 19th century Berkshires poet William Cullen Bryant. In fact, Sohn will be holding a workshop and organizing an exhibit this summer at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead.
Sohn Fine Art will do double duty as Sohn’s studio and as a printing center for other artists. “We can do iris and giclée prints 44 inches wide and as long as you want,” says Sohn, who teaches photography at IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires and Berkshire Community College. “We can do prints on anything—watercolor paper, metallic paper, fabric. Our goal is to help artists bring their vision to life.”
The White Gallery
924 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA; 413.528.3631
Opening reception Saturday, April 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Sohn Fine Art
6 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA; 413.298.1025
Opening reception Saturday, April 30, 5 - 9 p.m.