The Grubbs Gallery serves two important purposes. First, it is a valuable educational tool for our Williston community. Second, it supports both regional and non-regional artists, artisans, and sculptors, providing them with an unique exhibition space on a beautiful campus in the Pioneer Valley--which itself is rich with artists.
Director of the Grubbs Gallery, Marcia Reed selects monthly exhibits that will exposes students to some of the vast artistic styles and media that exist. Individual exhibitors are asked to give a gallery talk and/or to discuss their inspirations, techniques, and medium choices with a studio class.
The students find these sessions beneficial and enjoy asking the guest artists questions: why they paint in a particular style, how their work is political, why a certain subject interests them, how long a piece took to complete, and everything else that comes to mind!
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The Williston Northampton School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students in seventh grade through post‐graduate year. The 125‐acre campus offers a challenging learning environment with a rich academic curriculum, leadership opportunities, and a full range of extra‐curricular activities in the arts and athletics. Located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley the school is within 15 miles of Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire colleges, and the University of Massachusetts. Willistonʼs community of 550 students provides a diverse and culturally rich educational experience for students.