September 4, 2010 at 10am to September 11, 2010 at 12pm
A one week, plein air competition in Easthampton, MA!Participating artists will be painting within the city limits of Easthampton, at an outdoor location, and not from a photograph between September 4-11.Artist reception and award ceremony during Art Walk, Sat, September 11, 5-8 p.m.Contact The Nashawannuck Gallery for participation information. www.nashawannuckgallery.comSee More
Ellie Rulon-MillerPioneer Valley PunksEllie Rulon-Miller is a student of journalism, focusing on photojournalism,at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she is an AssistantEditor of the Arts & Living section at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.She has been learning and developing her skills in photography for threeyears. Her current project, "Pioneer Valley Punks," depicts area punks bothin and outside of the scene, showing how they function outside of thesetting they are…See More
Pioneer Valley PunksEllie Rulon-Miller is a student of journalism, focusing on photojournalism,at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she is an AssistantEditor of the Arts & Living section at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.She has been learning and developing her skills in photography for threeyears. Her current project, "Pioneer Valley Punks," depicts area punks bothin and outside of the scene, showing how they function outside of thesetting they are typically associated…See More
Chris and Lea from Saturday continue on and are joined by Ali Osborn, Leah Moses and Leah Prescott. BRIC's natural building workshop continues, and the Expandable Brass Band descends to make collaborative sound!See More
11am: Pedal People sponsored Bike Lab 1-4pm: Tanya Rubins of the Best Damn Poetry Show hosts a Poetry Open Mic plus featured performance by Northampton’s Poet Laureate Lenelle MoiseGuerrilla gardeners unite! Lisa DePiano of Montview Farm will lead a seed ball workshopA whole new cast of…See More
CAN provided. Label ready for your mark!Get support from your community for the things you want to create!Here's how to join Valley Art Share's CAN CAN project:* From July 22nd-25th, during Northampton's annual Sidewalk Sale,walk on over to Art in the Park (next to the Academy of Music).* Bring $2 (or more) for shipping and handling.* Pick-up a clean soup can.* Write your name and creative project idea onto the label provided andsee if our community will put cold hard cash into your CAN!*…See More
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Clay, Words, Other
I am an artist and writer. I exhibit and teach at the Gaslight Gallery in Westfield, MA . I also design and create dance and theater costumes.
"My art is based on the exploration of various artistic mediums and methods. Beauty is all around us. To be able to see it, and capture the idea or image and share with others is a joy to me. I explore what medium best shows the the idea of feeling, and enhances the image. Sometimes it is a painting, others a collage. It could be digital painting, a photograph, a sculpture. Art is an experience, and I thank you for sharing it with me."
MEDIA AND METHODS
In addition to working with the traditional artist media of photography, pens, pencils and paints, I also explore collage and textile arts. Once I have created a piece in one of these mediums, I try to translates it into a digital media, to further explore the possibilities.
"I attended Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX with a Double Major of English and Art, with a Teaching Emphasis My Art studies were broad field art, including drawing, painting, textile arts and graphic arts. Courses taken included: Elementary School Child Growth and Development, Approaches to Teaching Reading, Multi-Cultural Education, Secondary Art Projects, Art in Public Schools, Elementary Art Projects, Music for the Classroom Teacher.
I left my idea of teaching behind due to the political climate of the educational system in Texas at that time. It left me at a bit of a loss as to what I wanted to do, so I entered a series of more practical jobs.
Since leaving school I have continued to take classes and workshops in an ever widening area of arts and crafts, teaching many of them in volunteer settings. In several of the last classes I have attended, the teachers have said to me that I really should be teaching the class, not taking the class. This led me to realize that I have finally come back to that original goal of teaching art and encouraging creativity in our lives. "