Beacon’s own and Grammy nominee Bruce Molsky with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters are coming to the Towne Crier. Bruce “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones), is known for his ability to dig deep and transport audiences to another time and place and with the Mountain Drifters, they define the future of American trad music – banjo virtuoso Allison de Groot has deep roots in the old time tradition and yet she’s fearless when it comes to breaking new ground. Guitarist Stash Wyslouch, one of bluegrass music’s true genre benders brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus superb guitar and vocal chops. (more info)
This exhibition brings together Björn Meyer-Ebrecht’s two recent bodies of work: ink drawings that examine architectural space and sculptural work that references basic architectural elements such as platforms, benches, tables, or even full-size rooms. For this show Meyer-Ebrecht has created a sculptural installation consisting of a wall that divides the gallery into two spaces connected by a passageway. Simply titled “Divider”, the wall is painted with a three-color geometric pattern on the front side facing the gallery entrance. The back of the wall reveals its structure and consists of unpainted wood, Masonite panels and metal studs. Meyer-Ebrecht sees this work as both an abstract painting and as a utilitarian object. As the viewer passes from one side to the other the painting reveals itself as functional architecture: as a room divider. The shapes painted on the wall refer to geometric abstract painting, flags, political symbols, billboards, and film or theater sets. (more info)
Opening Reception – October 14, 5-8pm
There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres.
October Group Show: The Darkening Days
@ RiverWinds October 14 – November 5, 2017
Celebrating the Day of the Dead: Free talk
@RiverWinds, October 21, 2-4 pm
“October Group Show: The Darkening Days” explores this mysterious time of the year, on the cusp between summer’s sunshine and winter’s drear. The days grow shorter, nature entertains with one last burst of color, and ghouls roam the streets. For this month, RiverWinds is featuring photography – by Dan McCormack, Nancy Faulds and Mary Ann Glass — that explores the eerier side of October. In addition, artist Jennie Chien’s Day of the Dead altar will be open to all who wish to add a token to commemorate a loved one who has passed. On Saturday, October 21, she will give a talk on how to set up a Day of the Dead altar. The opening reception for The Darkening Days will be held at RiverWinds Gallery October 14, during Beacon’s Second Saturday, from 5-8 pm.
All shows are weather permitting (if raining, we will not perform) Parking is extremely limited. We encourage everyone to walk and/or carpool. Please plan ahead. (more…)