EASTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Elusie Gallery is expanding its art exhibit this summer in hopes of giving local artists a greater opportunity to exhibit their work.
The Easthampton Art Gallery hosts local exhibitions throughout the year, but this season has decided to host three different artists at the same time.
Gallery owner Jean-Pierre Pasche said it can be difficult for artists to see their work, so it’s important to create opportunities for them to have their work seen by a wider audience.
The artists on display hail from western Massachusetts and as far away as Vermont, each with their own style of painting, from landscape portraits to abstract oil sculptures.
One artist, Hampden County resident Marlene Rye, has created several nature-related paintings based on her inspiration for the area’s forests.
“A local artist from Holyoke. She’s just across the mountain here,” Pasche said. “She mainly works in pastel on a type of sandpaper specially designed for pastel paintings, and she also does oil paintings on canvas.”
The art exhibition will run until the end of August, Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pasche said all exhibits will be available for purchase.