Cuban Odyssey: Photography by Elaine Radiss

Cuban Odyssey: Photography by Elaine Radiss
Cuban Has Arrived at Art On Main

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cuba has arrived at Art On Main

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cuban Odyssesy:Photography by Elaine Radiss

Opening reception is Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 5 - 7 pm.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"Cuban Odyssey: Photography by Elaine Radiss" Now Showing at Art On Main

“Cuban Odyssey: Photography by Elaine Radiss”

March 1 – May 1, 2014

Reception for the artist: Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 5 to 7 pm.

Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty

271 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Information: Peggy Reeves, Curator, (413) 528-2446

Open during regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily


Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main is very pleased to present “Cuban Odyssey: Photographs by Elaine Radiss ”during the months of March and April 2014.  While love of nature was her initial portal into photography, Radiss’s vision has expanded with experiences away from her garden toward life in far away cultures such as Tanzania and Mexico.  This latest body of work marks a departure away from her usual focus on the natural world and presents her photographic impressions of the people of Cuba as well as the rich, colorful culture of the country which has kept its doors only slightly ajar for travelers from the USA.

Happy to invite you into their homes, Radiss found the people of Cuba warm and open. The gorgeous colors inside and outside their houses and the textures of crumbling facades provide a wonderful backdrop for the images. “Cuban music was heard everywhere and the whole trip was a feast for the senses. Of all the bodies of work I have produced thus far, Cuba has been my favorite.” Though vicarious, there is no doubt that the viewer will feel some of the visual and emotional thrill of the Cuban experience while viewing these works. Travel along with us to Cuba at Art On Main.



Saturday, January 4, 2014

Marilyn Orner Cromwell: Recent Paintings opens today

Marilyn Orner Cromwell: Recent Paintings
December 28, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 5 to 7
Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty
271 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Contact Peggy Reeves, Curator, at (413) 528-2446 for more information
Great Barrington, MA – Marilyn Orner Cromwell will be exhibiting her recent paintings at Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty, through the months of January and February 2014.  A resident of Egremont, MA, the artist is also an art educator at Berkshire Country Day School and has taught art there for over 30 years.  She has a Masters in Creative Arts in Teaching from Lesley University.
Having raised her own children and juggled a committed teaching schedule for so long, Orner Cromwell is now more focused on her own studio practices.  With her children grown, she has moved her attention to creating oil paintings that concentrate on readily available still-life subjects.  Working with inanimate domestic objects as her main theme, she is able to work on aesthetic problems which she intentionally sets up to challenge herself.  Placement, light, color, compositional weight, spatial relationships and textural surfaces are combined to form an interesting problem for which she is drawn to paint a solution. 
Orner Cromwell’s work has been seen in solo and group shows throughout the country and locally at the Lenox Library and the Image Gallery in Stockbridge.
Art On Main is open during the regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty.  It is located in the center of downtown Great Barrington at 271 Main Street.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 5 pm.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Week of Deborah Hanson Greene: Watercolors

Don't miss the charming watercolors by Deborah Hanson Greene which are being exhibited until Friday, December 28, 2013 at Art On Main. 

Art On Main is open during the regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty at 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Deborah Hanson Greene: Watercolors

Deborah Hanson Greene: Recent Watercolors

November 2 to December 27, 2013

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, November 16 from 5 – 7 pm

Danish Bowl with Lemons
Animal Mineral Vegetable
New Marlborough Farm
Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main is pleased to exhibit the recent watercolor paintings of Deborah Hanson Greene at the office of Barnbrook Realty on Main Street in Great Barrington.  The spacious walls will showcase Berkshire landscapes and still-lifes which are matted, framed and under glass.  A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, November 16, from 5 to 7 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Greene, a Lenox native who returned to the Berkshires from the Washington-Baltimore area after a long hiatus, paints in-between her full-time development job with the Norman Rockwell Museum.  Her work has been accepted into juried exhibits in Annapolis, MD and Alexandria, VA and was represented by several galleries in the that area.  In 2009, The Marketplace CafĂ© in Sheffield hosted a solo show of her paintings.

A graduate of Vassar College, majoring in anthropology, Greene worked most of her life in the Midwest and Washington – Baltimore corridor.  She also spent a transformative nine months camping across Africa, and two months in Nepal, trekking and camping in Everest National Park.

Despite these world adventures or perhaps because of these experiences, Greene’s paintings reflect her intimate relationship with the local landscape and the everyday objects of her home and personal collections.  Appreciating the north light and familiar landscapes that inspired her to paint as a child, she returned to her childhood roots in the Berkshires where she shares her Victorian home with her boyfriend and two cats.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"iphone Artistry" an annual event?

Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main presents “iphone Artistry” an exhibit of cell phone photography by local artists of Berkshire Co. through October 2013.  A reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, August 31 from 5 to 7 pm at the gallery of Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington.


Smart phones, in particular Apple’s iphone have been around for less than a decade. In that short period of time they have become ubiquitous as the easy-to-reach, simple to use camera of choice for sharing images with friends as well as fine art photography.  With access to free or inexpensive apps for shooting, resizing, distorting, stylizing, framing, blending, texturizing, stitching panoramas, and painting, these self-contained units are also miniature darkrooms where creativity is unleashed using the many tools in a very big toolbox.

This exhibit explores the various approaches to iphonography by nine Berkshire artists.  Many of the photographs are created from images taken with the iphone camera but later put through one or more  post-processing steps.  Some use the basic iphone’s built-in lens while others utilize options most people are surprised to learn are available as options such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and panorama.   Most clearly demonstrated in this exhibit, is that in the hands of an artist, a camera phone can be an expressive vehicle, lots of fun and inspiring for the viewer.