Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Open Studios Countdown: THREE DAYS LEFT!

Time is ticking down to our annual Open Studios / Holiday Sale 2017! Hope you're planning to join us! Here's the schedule:

Friday, November 17, 5 to 8 p.m. open studios, 8 to 11 p.m. dance party with Pumpkin Head Ted

Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., open studios plus steel drum ensemble El Caribe

Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., open studios plus guitarist Butch McCarthy.

All weekend: Food service by Destination Soups of New Bedford.

Along with art, food, and music, you can visit a fun house!

A geodesic dome fun house, that is. Jared Friedman, who is the son of Hatch Street artist Pat Kellogg, has set up his project in Pat and Mike Hecht's studio, # 404. Come by during open studios and discover this seven-foot geodesic sphere, an experience that Jared says is like entering a disco ball.

Of the experience, the artist explains: "The viewer enters the structure and sits down on a cushion on the floor, the door shuts, and everything is completely dark. After a short time, there is a flash of light, and all surfaces inside are revealed as mirrors. Soon the lighting begins to change, both of its own accord, and in response to the viewer's position and movements. The experience is by turns exploratory and meditative."

Stop by and check it out! For details on Jared's project, visit: https://www.jared-friedman.com/portfolio/geode-1-fun-house/

The studio will also feature Pat and Mike's artwork, plus you can cover your holiday gift list from Pat's offerings of beautiful hand-made jewelry.

Here are images showing the dome being set up in the studio space:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Only 10 days to our popular annual Open Studios / Holiday Sale at Hatch Street! We start Friday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a party for all with live music by Pumpkin Head Ted. Our event continues on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday features live music throughout the day by steel drum ensemble El Caribe, and Sunday will include live performances by guitarist Butch McCarthy. Food all weekend by Destination Soups.

When you come to visit, stop by Richard Connor's space in Studio 410. Richard represents the estate of Joseph Edwards Alexander (1947-2008), a prolific painter who studied at Swain School of Design in New Bedford and explored a wide range of genres including landscape and abstraction.

Richard was struck by Alexander's artistic achievements at first sight, and currently mounts exhibits of the late painter's work locally and nationally. The Hatch Street open studios event is a great opportunity to discover this New Bedford artist, both by viewing his creations and by talking with Richard, who clearly admires him and deeply connects with his work.

Check out this video, documenting a 2014 show of Alexander's work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sX6f7kMOJY

Richard Connor shows visitors a selection of Joseph Edwards Alexander's canvases at a previous open studio event. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Open Studios Countdown: 14 DAYS LEFT!

Only two more weeks until the Hatch Street Open Studios / Holiday Sale event kicks off!

Our doors open on Thursday, November 17, with a Special Preview from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance party for all from 8 to 11 p.m. on the second floor, with live music by Pumpkin Head Ted. The weekend continues Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday features live performances by steel drum band El Caribe, and guitarist Butch McCarthy plays live on Sunday. Food will be available both days from Destination Soups.

To give you an idea of what you can see when you visit, this blog will be highlighting various artists in the building as we count down to opening day ...

MICHAEL PIETRAGALLA runs Floating Stone Woodworks in Space # 406 at Hatch Street Studios. Here he has been crafting custom-designed furniture since 1997. His pieces are influenced by Asian design sensibilities, and are held in private collections across the United States. His work has been featured in solo shows in New Bedford, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Michael Pietragalla at work in Studio 406 at Hatch Street.

Michael Pietragalla's Tea House Table

Custom Made Bench by Michael Pietragalla.

Don't miss the chance to visit Open Studios and view Michael's work in person. We look forward to seeing you at our event!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Gearing up for open studios!

Mark your calendar! Our popular annual Open Studios / Holiday Sale event is less than a month away!

We have expanded to three days this year, with even more for visitors to experience. In addition to viewing the studio spaces of 60+ artists under one roof, you can see exhibits by guest artists from the Southcoast area, and enjoy music by Pumpkin Head Ted (Friday), El Caribe (Saturday), and Butch McCarthy (Sunday).

The festivities kick off on Friday, November 17, with studios open from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a party open to all on the freshly renovated public space on the second floor of our building. We open our doors again throughout the weekend, with hours on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available during the weekend by local favorite Destination Soups.

There is plentiful free parking, and our building is handicapped accessible.

Details, plus a listing of Hatch Street artists and our guests, are available on our website: HatchStreetStudios.com

See you there!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tap in to your creative juices!

Come to Hatch Street Studios and find your medium! Two talented artist/teachers will be offering classes in clay and painting this fall, and you are invited to sign up.

Ceramic artist CHRISSY FEITEIRA will be offering a foundation clay class in Studio # 302, once a week for four weeks on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m., October 26, and November 12, 9 and 16. Students will make one-of-a-kind functional pieces using slab, coil and pinching techniques, to be glazed and kiln-fired. Class sizes are limited to 8 students to ensure a hands-on, personal experience. No experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to let go and have fun! A $160 fee includes all materials. Reserve your seat online at ChrissyAnnCeramics.com - go to "Classes and then Handbuilding Classes Fall Session for Thursday evening."

Painter and ceramicist LORI BRADLEY will be offering a series of free one-day workshops in Studio # 211. Students will paint a finished work of art using Lori's fun and easy-to-learn techniques. All ages are welcome; beginners are encouraged. The schedule is Thursday, November 2 or Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 9 from noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, December 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Lori also offers group sessions. For details, contact her at loribradley@comcast.net.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Come to closing event for unique print series

Less than a week left to see "Biorhythms," a exhibit of prints by Brooke Mullins Doherty at Hatch Street's own S&G Project Gallery.

The artist says of her work: "For the past four years, I have been exploring events in my life and my reactions to them through a weekly monotype series, my Biorhythms prints. The prints are trace monotypes, combining the positive print of white paper with drawn ink lines with the negative reversal of the image that is left on the inked plate. I follow a changing set of rules within each year's prints that guide my process and imagery, but the overall rules involve taking time to reflect on my week and its most significant occurence before making the print, which provides visual form to my life as well as structure to my studio routine."

Gallerist Denn Santoro invites the public to a Closing Reception on Saturday, September 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., when Brooke will discuss her concepts and techniques in detail. A group of artists in the building will also be opening their studios for your visit during the event.

Don't miss the experience of this unique presentation! The gallery is located in Space 306 at 88 Hatch Street in New Bedford's North End.

For details, visit the gallery's website at sandgprojectgallery.com, email them at contact@sandgprojectgallery.com, or reach them by phone at 774.279.2606.

An installation view of "Biorhythms" at the S&G Project Gallery.

Above and Below: Prints by Brooke Mullins Doherty.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Lines of Communication

Hatch Street artist Catherine Carter will be part of a three-person show titled "Lines of Communication" at Fountain Street Fine Art in Boston, along with artists Jim Banks and Joel Moskowitz. The exhibit runs from September 6 to October 8, and includes three public events: the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.; an Artist Talk and Poetry Reading on Sunday, September 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.; and a First Friday Reception on October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The gallery, located at 460C Harrison Avenue #2, is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6, and by appointment: 617.292.4900.

One of Catherine's paintings to be included in the show is "Amber Tendrils," acrylic on canvas, 40" square, 2012.