Greylock Arts

Interview on Kadmus Arts

Monday July 25, 2011

Kadmus Arts Logo

We are so excited to have been interviewed about Everything Must Go! and Greylock Arts by Kadmus Arts for their wonderful podcast series. Thank you Ana Maria Harkins! Listen to the podcast.

- Matt & Marianne

Electronic Art Workshop

Wednesday July 13, 2011

We had great fun this past Saturday hosting a free Electronic Arts Workshop as part of our DownStreet Art exhibition, Everything Must Go! by Ephraim and Sadie Hatfield.

The workshop began with a brief overview of electronic art, followed by projects working with simple circuits. Participants brought small objects to motorize and even soldered their own works!

Many thanks to MCLA Gallery 51 for letting us use their wonderful space.

We will be doing a second workshop on Tuesday, August 9th, from 6-8 pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

- Matt & Marianne

Welcome Fay

Friday June 3, 2011

Image of Fay Bartow, B-HIP intern

Greylock Arts is pleased to welcome Fay Bartow, who will be working with us through the B-HIP program this summer. Stop by and say hello to Fay.

-Matt & Marianne

Articulated Opening Reception

Sunday November 21, 2010

Larry Alice has always been one of Greylock Arts greatest supporters. He was a huge help with Lumens, he has never not let us borrow his projector, and while he hasn’t taken credit for it, we think he un-clogged our utility room sink. All of this plus his prior show, Mental Problems, at the Eclipse Mill Gallery, we still think of as one of the best exhibits we’ve seen since moving to in the Berkshires. And so it is with extreme pleasure that we show Larry’s latest body of work, Articulated, at Greylock Arts. Video from the opening can be seen above. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of Larry!

- Matt & Marianne


Patterns of Play Opening with Princes of Persuasion Performance

Wednesday September 22, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Patterns of Play opening on Friday. And extra special thanks to all the artists as well, who made this our most fun show yet. Check out the video above to see highlights from the event including excerpts from a fantastic performance by The Princes of Persuasion.

- Matt & Marianne

Not For Sale Opening Event

Monday August 2, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in Thursday evening’s opening event for Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield‘s Not For Sale. Anyone who missed the opening still has time to stop by and call in. The installation will be up through the end of October. And be sure to check out the video above.

We’d also like to send out a special thanks to the many people who helped along the way: Tim Alibozek, Larry Alice, John & Carol Baer, Andrea Barrett, Keith Bona, Martina Caruso, Christian Cerrito, Michael Chapman, Jana Christy, Peter Dudek, Valeria Federici, Jill Gilbreth, Barry Goldstein, Tom Igoe, Maria Mazzocco, Lisa Nilsson, Dan O’Sullivan, Rich Remsberg, John Schimmel, Jonathan Secor, John Seven, Diane Sullivan, Sandra Thomas, Shawn Van Every, and Ven Voisey.

And thanks to the following local merchants: Fred at Berkshire County Network, Mary Ann at Doran Carpet Center, Bob at Fastenal, Jeff at Verizon, and everyone at Aubuchon Hardware, Greenburg’s, KMS Signs, Radio Shack, Samford & Kid, and Stanley’s Lumber.

- Matt & Marianne

Richard Harrington's Polyhedra Series: Three Stellated Icosahedral Sieves

Thursday July 15, 2010

Greylock Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Harrington’s Polyhedra Series: Three Stellated Icosahedral Sieves are on view in our windows throughout the month of July. Our windows are visible from the street 24/7, though we highly recommend seeing the works in the late afternoon / sunset — the shadows they cast are exquisite.

- Marianne

Art & Technology Talk at Bascom Lodge

Tuesday July 13, 2010

Thanks to Peter Dudek for bringing us up to the Bascom Lodge for an art and technology talk Monday night. We discussed the technology behind the upcoming Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield installation Not For Sale. The project makes use of the Arduino micro-controller platform as well as the open source telephony project Asterisk. And since it was the eve of our third birthday, we also took it as an opportunity to recap our many accomplishments as Greylock Arts. It has been a fantastic three years! We felt so fortunate to celebrate our birthday in this way, with so many of our friends, and on the summit of our namesake, Mount Greylock.

- Matt & Marianne

Not For Sale Previewed at DownStreet Art

Saturday June 26, 2010

Pictured above, Marianne previews Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield‘s Not For Sale at the DownStreet Art kickoff event Thursday night in North Adams. After some intense rains earlier that afternoon the sky cleared up, the hot summer air cooled down, and people from across Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont came out for the now annual arts festival. DSA is spearheaded by Jonathan Secor and the great folks at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Greylock Arts participated in the inaugural DSA back in 2008 with Lumens, and after taking a year off, we’re back at it in 2010 as we produce the Hatfield’s upcoming interactive storefront window installation. Unfortunately Ephraim & Sadie could not attend. But it was great to see people react to their simple demonstration. And we look forward to seeing all of what Ephraim & Sadie have in store for us when Not For Sale officially opens next month. Follow the Hatfield’s on Twitter, Like them on Facebook, or read their blog as they prepare for the July 29th opening.

- Matt

Howard Cruse In New York

Saturday June 19, 2010

Marianne and I had the extreme pleasure of seeing dear friend Howard Cruse give a slideshow Thursday evening at Bluestockings in New York. Howard, along with fellow comics artists Jennifer Camper and Ivan Velez Jr., presented their work to a packed house. Howard read from his award-winning semi-autobiographical graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby. A 15th anniversary edition of Stuck Rubber Baby, available on Amazon, was released by DC Vertigo earlier this month. Howard is a truly amazing artist and storyteller, and one of our favorite people!

- Matt

Alchemy Initiative's Community Kitchen

Saturday May 22, 2010

Our friends at Alchemy Initiative have a goal to transform the cooking facility of the former church they inhabit into a full-service commercial kitchen. AI will then use the kitchen for teaching cooking classes focused around healthy eating and sustainability, they will rent to small local food producers, and they will have good old-fashioned community meals, bringing the community together with food. Help them raise the money they need, and pledge today!

Alchemy Initiative is an urban model of sustainability and community in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, MA. They work to inspire and empower the community to transform the common into something special. They are an intentional living laboratory and a catalyst for social change, promoting the principles of holistic living, art-making, and sustainability.

- Matt

Hoosac Harvest CSA & Square Roots Farm

Monday May 3, 2010

Video of our tour of Square Roots Farm.

Artist David Lachman, a longtime friend of bees and of Greylock Arts, has been working with a local group, Hoosac Harvest CSA, to increase food security in the northern Berkshires, and to facilitate access to sustainably-raised, locally grown food to residents across all income levels. The first expression of this is a partnership with Farmer Michael Gallagher and his new farm, Square Roots Farm, on Daniels Road in Clarksburg, Massachusetts.

Marianne and I are members of this new CSA, and on Sunday we joined other members at Square Roots Farm for a tour and potluck. Many thanks to Michael for showing and us around the farm, where we were able to see all the fresh vegetables that will be coming our way all summer long!

- Matt


Opening Reception for Natural Selections

Saturday April 24, 2010

Video of the opening reception.

Thanks to our community for coming out Friday night for the opening reception of Natural Selections. We all had a great time! I’ve never seen the food go like that. Poof! If you missed the opening, check out the video above, as well as artist Charles Giuliano’s coverage at Berkshire Fine Arts. The exhibit is open Saturdays through June 5th 2010.

- Matt


In Nature

Sunday March 28, 2010

It was the Berkshires unique confluence of arts and nature that brought Marianne and I to this area 3 years ago. Unfortunately, we’ve been so busy we haven’t had much chance to enjoy our natural surroundings. Yesterday we went on a beautiful hike through Clarksburg State Forest with 4 of our favorite people, John Seven, Jana Christy, Laura Christensen, and Greg Scheckler. John and Jana are a fabulous writer / illustrator super duo. Laura and Greg, pictured above, are 2 of our favorite local artists. Laura’s work was featured in the past exhibit Relics of Futures Past. Greg is Associate Professor of Visual Art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is also one of the talented artists we’re working with on our next exhibit, which explores artistic collaborations and explorations into the natural world. Yesterday’s hike was a great way to get fired up about our upcoming show. Natural Selections opens Friday April 23rd 2010, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

- Matt


Opening Reception for Arrested Time

Sunday February 28, 2010

Video of the opening reception.

Many thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather to attend the opening reception of Arrested Time. It was a true pleasure working with artist Nathaniel Stern and guest curator Jo-Anne Green on this one.

- Matt


Berkshire Creative Economy Council

Tuesday January 12, 2010

I was recently asked by Helena Fruscio of the Berkshire Creative Economy Council to join the council. It’s an honor to be selected, and I look forward to working with the other council members to strengthen ties between the arts and local business in the Berkshires.

- Matt


Opening Reception for Target

Sunday December 13, 2009

Video of the opening reception.

We had our largest turnout yet, and there were many new faces at the opening reception of Target. Many thanks to all our friends who came out in the cold to see art and to show their support for Joan and Kelly. If you couldn’t make it to the opening, stop by any Saturday through January 31 from 1 – 4pm or make an appointment.

- Matt


Art After ITP

Sunday October 4, 2009

Marianne was recently on a panel with artists Danial Rozin, Leo Villareal, and Marina Zurkow. She gave a presentation about the work that we do here at Greylock Arts, and then participated in a discussion about making and showing art after graduating from ITP. The event was part of a series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the graduate program.

Taken from the ITP website: ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.

Marianne and I are both graduates of ITP, where she is currently an Associate Arts Professor there. Much of the work that we exhibit comes from ITP students and alumni. Yay ITP!

- Matt


Relics Opening

Saturday September 26, 2009

Video of the opening reception.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Relics of Futures Past opening reception. It was truly a great time! If you missed the opening, the exhibit will remain up through November 15th. You can stop by Saturdays between 1 – 4pm or make an appointment.

- Matt & Marianne


The Arts and Artists of Adams

Saturday August 29, 2009

Many thanks to our great friend Astrid Hiemer for covering the arts and artists of Adams in a new series of articles at Berkshire Fine Arts. The first article covers the organizations that make their home in Adams: Topia Arts Center, Greylock Arts, and Bascom Lodge. The second article covers eight artists who make their home in Adams.

- Matt & Marianne