Sister City Showing: Pittsfield’s Storefront Artist Project – The First Five Years

Sister City Showing: Pittsfield’s Storefront Artist Project – The First Five Years

The show is being curated by Peter Dudek and Maggie Mailer, current and past directors of the Storefront Artist Project, respectively. For the North Adams exhibit, Dudek and Mailer selected group of artists specializing in a wide assortment

of mediums. All of the participating artists are active in the Berkshire area – a region that rapidly is becoming known as the “cultural corridor,” according to Sean Riley, MCLA Gallery 51 manager.
The artists will include Jon Anzalone, Victoria Burge, Rachel Champion, Richard Deon, Gail Downey, Eric Drury, Peter Dudek, Christine Heller, David Lachman, Maggie Mailer, Nicole Peskin, Carla Repice, Gabrielle Senza, Emily Silver, Monika Sosnowski and Doug Truth.

“Both MCLA Gallery 51 and the Storefront are excited about creating this exchange between our ‘cultural sister cities,’” Riley said. “The artistic and cultural communities of both cities have been expanding side by side for several years. The goal of this exhibition is to bring Pittsfield artists to MCLA Gallery 51 to share the work they are creating and to open dialog with the North Adams community. This dialog will be extended as the Storefront is planning to host an exhibition of North Adams artists in the near future.”

For the past five years, the Storefront has sponsored studio spaces, exhibitions, after-school programs and artist residency projects involving artists of local, national and international renown.
The exhibition will be on display through June 24. MCLA Gallery 51 is at 51 Main St., North Adams. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, 413-664-8718, or go to and

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MCLA Gallery 51

The work of more than a dozen artists from the Pittsfield Storefront Artists Project will be exhibited in MCLA Gallery 51 in “Sister City Showing: Pittsfield’s Storefront Artist Project – The First Five Years,” which will open on Thursday, May 31, at a reception from 6-8 p.m., 51 Main St., North Adams. The exhibition will run through June 24. The reception and the gallery are free and open to the public. For more information, (413) 664-8718.
Richard Deon
acrylic and aluminum enamel on canvas
34″ x 49″

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