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Meet the Artist - Bozena Chmielewska Gieryk at Valley Hands

December 9, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm
Bozena was born with an artistic talent in Olsztyn, Poland. Everyone around her knew from an early age that she had high artistic abilities. "I painted on everything I could get my hands on, including my younger brother." After moving to America in 1990 her art was put on hold as she adjusted to a new life. It was not until 2007 that Bozina began really focusing on a career in painting. She loves oil painting but also dabbles in watercolor, jewelry making and is also a certified interior…See More
Dec 8, 2011
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Meet the Artist - Bozena Chmielewska Gieryk at Valley Hands

December 8, 2011 at 12pm to December 10, 2011 at 6pm
Bozena was born with an artistic talent in Olsztyn, Poland. Everyone around her knew from an early age that she had high artistic abilities. "I painted on everything I could get my hands on, including my younger brother." After moving to America in 1990 her art was put on hold as she adjusted to a new life. It was not until 2007 that Bozina began really focusing on a career in painting. She loves oil painting but also dabbles in watercolor, jewelry making and is also a certified interior…See More
Dec 2, 2011
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Demonstration: Woodburning by Woodburned Angel at Valley Hands

June 10, 2011 at 4pm to June 11, 2011 at 5pm
Watch Art Develop: Woodburning by MeridethArtist: Merideth Berthiaume, Woodburned AngelJoin us for a demonstration: Friday 4-8pm and Sat. 1-5pmAddress: The bright orange awning at 342 Pleasant St, Rt 5City/St: Northampton, MAWeb: www.valleyhands.com Merideth has been woodburning 'for a lifetime'. She has been well known locally since the 1980's, working with various techniques and in different mediums. Most recently she is focusing on pyrography, and…See More
Jun 5, 2011
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Watch Coin Carving at Valley Hands - meet Don Farron at Valley Hands

April 22, 2011 at 1pm to April 23, 2011 at 5pm
Don FarronDon Farron from Woodcock Studio will be visiting Valley Hands and demonstrating his craft this Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23rd.He offers carved coins that can be golf markers, pendants or medallions, coin jigsaw puzzles,key chains, guitar picks or money clips.  Be amazed as he carves coinswith his miniature blade. This intricate andfading craft is fascinating to watch.Join us, pull up a chair,chat with the artist andWatch Art Develop.See More
Apr 17, 2011
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Ladybug Event at Valley Hands

November 12, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
John Laviolette from East Longmeadow has written and published his first children’s book, ‘Does A Ladybug Snore?’ Join him and illustrator, Dorene Pennell from Granby, for a book signing Friday 6-8pm to celebrate this exciting event. Bring the kids, there will also be Ladybug projects to help create. Refreshments and snacks. Go to www.valleyhands.com for more information.
Nov 6, 2010
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Artist Demonstrations at Valley Hands

October 8, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Friday, Oct. 8th, 4-8pm at VALLEY HANDS, 342 Pleasant St. Northampton. Featuring Karen Ducey from Moon and Sundries. All her pieces are handcrafted by her and include wallets, bags and purses, T-Totes, pressed leaf jewelry, buttons and more. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Origami. Devin Dumas, age 11, will be our teacher. Pull up a chair, chat with the artists and Watch Art Develop. Go to www.valleyhands.com for more information.Contact:…See More
Oct 6, 2010
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Artist Demonstrations at Valley Hands

October 8, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Friday, Oct. 8th, 4-8pm at VALLEY HANDS, 342 Pleasant St. Northampton. Featuring Karen Ducey from Moon and Sundries. All her pieces are handcrafted by her and include wallets, bags and purses, T-Totes, pressed leaf jewelry, buttons and more. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Origami. Devin Dumas, age 11, will be our teacher. Pull up a chair, chat with the artists and Watch Art Develop. Go to www.valleyhands.com for more information.Contact:…See More
Sep 29, 2010
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Music, Wine, Snacks & Artists Creating! at Valley Hands

September 10, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Join us 4-8pm for wine, snacks, an art project for all to create and of course, Artists Creating! Featuring Mike Kangas and his larger than life collages, Christina Nieves will be expressing herself through her art and Zoe Ma will be showcasing her jewelry & altered art dolls. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Origami. Devin Dumas, age 11, will be our teacher. Pull up a chair, chat with the artists and Watch Art Develop. Go to…See More
Sep 9, 2010
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Music, Wine, Snacks & Artists Creating! at Valley Hands

September 10, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Join us 4-8pm for wine, snacks, an art project for all to create and of course, Artists Creating! Featuring Mike Kangas and his larger than life collages, Christina Nieves will be expressing herself through her art and Zoe Ma will be showcasing her jewelry & altered art dolls. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Origami. Devin Dumas, age 11, will be our teacher. Pull up a chair, chat with the artists and Watch Art Develop. Go to…See More
Sep 9, 2010
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Zentangle® Drawing Series: Basics and Beyond at Valley Hands

September 9, 2010 at 6:30pm to October 7, 2010 at 8:30pm
Instructor: Mimi Lempart, Certified Zentangle® TeacherPre-register by email mimi.lempart@gmail.comor phone 413-584-0496Four Thursdays : September 9, 16, 23, and October 76:30-8:30 p.m. at Valley HandsEach class is held for 2 hours and costs $33 per class. A basic supply kit will be provided for $7.00 at the first class. All other materials will be provided.Class 1 Introduction to Zentangle®Learn terminology and 8 patternsClass 2 Learn 6 patterns plus variations and enhancersCombine tangles…See More
Aug 20, 2010
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Watch Glass Beads being Made and listen to Acoustic Guitar July 9th at Valley Hands

July 9, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
We have a fun and creative evening planned featuring local artists Katie Richardsonfrom Katie Ray Arts and Lisa Oram from Lo and Behold. They are sure to light up the evening with their flamework as they melt and create glass beads, bead crochet jewelry and more right before your eyes. Corlene Robersts will also be joining us with her guitar. Chat with the artists, pull up a chair, have a sip of wine and Watch Art Develop. Be seen at Valley Hands!…See More
Jul 7, 2010
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Artists Demonstrations at Valley Hands at Valley Hands

June 11, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
We have a fun and creative evening planned featuring local artists. Meet Lou Leelyn from Lou’s Upcycles. She will be creating new, functional pieces of wearable art sprouting from disposed, post consumer plastic packaging. And Kristilyn will be demonstrating her animation, comics and illustrations along with her live-action video works. Chat with the artists, pull up a chair, have a glass of wine and Watch Art Develop. Be seen at Valley Hands!…See More
Jun 6, 2010
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Artist Demonstrations at Valley Hands

May 14, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Valley Hands welcomes Lisa Robin Benson - Figures and Artifacts...."The simple beauty of the everyday is too often overlooked. I explore this beauty in drawings of the figure and artifacts. I use simple materials to show their essential form, harmony, and aesthetic. I strive to create images that are timeless, peaceful, and full of life."We also welcome Paula Erker Designer, Artwink Jewelry. She features charming handmade bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings that sparkle and dazzle. Each…See More
May 14, 2010
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Meet the Artists and Watch them Create at Valley Hands

April 9, 2010 from 4pm to 8pm
Friday, April 9th 4-8pm Join us for Northampton's Arts Night Out for demonstrations by our featured Artists. This month we welcome Art by Jaims / ink and acrylic and Mike Kangas / painting and collage. Have a glass of wine, pull up a chair, chat with the artists and Watch Art Develop.
Mar 22, 2010
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Zentangle Workshop Series - Feb 20 and March 27 at Valley Hands Creative Space

February 20, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm
Zentangle is a drawing technique that is both creative and relaxing. It is an easy-to-learn methodof creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.Workshop 1 - Saturday, February 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m.In this 2-hour workshop you will learn 6 basic design patterns and complete two 3 ½ x 3 ½–inch drawings.Workshop 2 - Saturday, March 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.In this 2-hour workshop you will learn 4 advanced patterns, plus enhancements, and complete two 3 ½ x 3 ½–inch drawings.Class limited to 8; ages…See More
Feb 4, 2010
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Meet the Artists and Watch them Create at Valley Hands at Valley Hands

December 11, 2009 from 4pm to 8pm
Join us for the Northampton Arts Night Out Gallery Walk Friday, Dec. 11th 4-8pm. Free Event. Meet Lisa Benson as she creates watercolors and mixed media on Japanese paper. Shelly Dziubek is unveiling a collection of her wire wrap and glass bead stemware inspired by the New England Winter. And Susan Rohm invites you to be a part of her ‘New Life Evolving Art.’ Chat with the artists, pull up a chair and Watch Art Develop. We have wine, snacks and you can even get a jump on your holiday shopping -…See More
Dec 10, 2009

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Are you an artist, arts organization or venue?
venue
What town do you live in?
Northampton, MA
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Clay, Sculpture, Words, Other
Artist Statement/Bio
My name is Dorene Pennell and I opened the doors to Valley Hands in the fall of 2008. I use the space at 342 Pleasant St as my studio creating floorcloths, murals and collages and some teaching. It's rewarding but here's a call for this space to be more and open the doors to the world. Thus came the idea to share my space - offering creative workshops by local artists, opportunities for artists to exhibit and demonstrate the 2nd Friday of each month and place your art on commission. Check us out!
Describe your organization or gallery
Valley Hands is a Creative Space designed to serve artists - the creative hands of the valley. We are filling a niche for area artists who don't have a visible, easily accessible location for their workshops or those who want to expand their client base into the Northampton area. Located in a storefront close to downtown at 342 Pleasant St., we are designed to be inviting, inspiring and fun! Afforble rent by the hour or daily to hold your Workshop, Event, Poetry Reading, Group Show... the possibilities are endless. Visit valleyhands.com
Website
http://www.valleyhands.com

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At 11:12pm on April 23, 2010, Angela Denison said…
Hi Doreen , I will try to stop by on Thursday to talk to you!
At 11:56am on June 4, 2009, Annie Bissett said…
Hi Dorene,
Got an email address? Would love to talk with you about scheduling a time.
annie*at*anniebissett.com
At 9:26pm on June 3, 2009, Scott Tulay said…
I will, and thanks again for the invitation. Scott
At 2:46pm on June 1, 2009, Scott Tulay said…
Hi Dorene,

Thanks for your comments about my drawings and for the invitation. Despite what I'm sure is a friendly and low-key environment, I don't think I'd be able to do a drawing in front of people, but I'm flattered you asked!

Cheers,
Scott
At 7:44pm on May 21, 2009, Colleen Blackard said…
Hi Dorene,

I actually took a peak at your website already, and loved it! I definitely plan on participating in the "Watch art develop" gallery in the near future.

Thanks for the comments,
Colleen
At 11:43am on March 20, 2009, Annie Bissett said…
Hi Dorene, I think it would be great fun to work in the storefront. Woodblock printmaking lends itself to being "performed" by both artist and spectator. I have an exhibit up right now at Forbes, so need to finish that before I make new commitments, but let's talk next month. -ab
 
 
 

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