Eastworks Open Studios: Where The Creative Spirit of The Pioneer Valley Comes Out From Behind Closed Doors

Eastworks Open Studios
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, Massachusetts
November 3 and 4, 2018



One of the most distinctive features of Easthampton’s streetscape is the network of 19th- and early 20th-century mills across the city, including Eastworks. Daily, thousands participate in and benefit from the contemporary reuse of our city’s vast and historic buildings. Zoom in, if you will, for a closer view of the engines of creativity and commerce stirring behind Eastworks’ expansive facades of windows and brick. 

Over 150 artists, businesses, organizations and residents work, create and live on the five floors of our building, and more than 50 of them are opening their doors for Open Studios on Saturday, November 3 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and Sunday, November 4, 2018 (noon - 5:00 PM). The Open Studios event is the only two days of the year that Eastworks' creatives and entrepreneurs welcome friends, neighbors and strangers with open doors. The event is free and open to all.

Meet celebrated artists and artisans in many media, learn about their processes and shop in their studios. Experience fitness and wellness demonstrations, a film festival and musical performances. View an exhibition benefiting the city’s youth arts initiative. Browse pop-up retail spaces for a variety of goods, from candles to graphic novels to hand drums to vintage wares and fabrics. These are but a few of the experiences you will encounter when you visit. We hope you will reserve plenty of time to explore the offerings from the top to the ground floors. There’s that much to see.

Find a full listing of the Open Studios 2018 participants below.

We can’t wait to share what’s happening at Eastworks with you.


GROUND FLOOR

18 Prodigy Mini Golf and Gameroom

Prodigy is a game hall like no other featuring challenging minigolf, video game consoles, table sports and board games for humans ages 13+.

20 Crossfit Stronger Than Yesterday

Using constantly varied functional fitness movements, our highly trained coaches will help you build strength and endurance while enjoying a fun and supportive community.

32 Amy Thompson Avishai

Documentary and fine art photographs. Photographer, educator and consultant offering workshops, classes and mentoring. All levels welcome. Prints and cards for purchase.

40 Rebecca Bleecher

Abstract and representational paintings, collage, charcoals, mixed media and cards in vintage, antique and contemporary frames.

47 Heather Beck Studio

Creating one-of-a-kind custom jewelry and magical objects in fine metals to enhance your life. Specializing in wedding bands, engagement rings and teaching classes.

47 Tiny Anvil

Handmade brass jewelry.

49 Nitika Bhatnagar

Energetic abstract art where vibrant colors and sensations play together to open your heart in soulful splendor.

50 Ben and Becca Brody

War photography and fiber arts.

59 Healy Guitars

Handmade guitars; full service repair shop.


FIRST FLOOR

102 Easthampton Media

Community-based, hands-on television and locally produced media programming. Your opportunity to produce and air your programming on Charter channels 191, 192, 193.

111 TopatoCo Pop-up Shop

Graphic novels and more from independent web-based creators.

118 Evolv Fine Art Printing

Museum quality giclee printing and painting reproduction for artists and photographers.

120 The Community Acupuncture Center of Easthampton

A community acupuncture clinic offering skilled acupuncture at an affordable rate.

121 Events at Eastworks / 121 Club

Enjoy your food truck meal in 121 Club. Bar will be open and serving. Meet Events at Eastworks staff.

121 Rosenberg Fund for Children

Supporting targeted young activists and the children of activists through financial assistance and community building.

125 Strength for Life® Health and Fitness Center

Integrated chiropractic care and fitness training to help you develop the strength, flexibility and agility you need to enjoy the freedom of good health.

126 Ora Care

We sell a variety of CBD-infused products. All our products are organic.

137 Mill Arts Project (MAP) Gallery / Easthampton City Arts

Future Forward: A Benefit Art Exhibition to Support ECA's Youth Arts Initiative 

142 The Coffee Mill

Coffee shop featuring local products and local art.

145  Eastworks Artists Pop-up Gallery (Events at Eastworks Office)

Tracey Eller: Specializing in portrait, editorial and lifestyle photography
Susan Tefft: Works on paper: drawing, painting, writing and photo transfer mixed and layered with collage.
Brittany Arita: A self-taught lettering artist whose work embodies personal reflections on and reactions to pop culture and current events.

155 Pioneer Valley Ballet

Observe classes and Nutcracker rehearsals from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday 11/3.

162 Crooked Stick Pops

Tasty treats from Crooked Stick Pops, art from Sarah Couming and local honey and bee lore from Carin Zinter (C & C Orchards and Honey Bee Sanctuary).



SECOND FLOOR
  
200 Andrew Sovjani

Fine art landscape and abstract photography

204 Volante Design

Volante Design makes high-end gamer clothing.

206 The Invisible Fountain / Luke Cavagnac

Hundreds of paintings to look at and buy. Colorful pop/folk “art for all.”

210 Survivor Arts Collective

Peer led, art infused support groups for survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Bystander intervention trainings. Trauma informed, consent based bodywork, regardless of trauma history.

217  Spitjack

Tools for food and fire: cooking tools for men.

220 Léa Donnan

Whobody: Traveling without Moving. The restoration/rehabilitation project of artist Lea Donnan. Whobody remixes found furniture, wall works, lights and plant sculptures with a mindful and mobile curatorial approach.

224 Studio Potter

The essential journal of ceramic art since 1972, published semi-annually in January and July.

226 Neal Parks Art & Design

Paintings and an ongoing drawing on photo project on display in this working studio.

230 Danielle Tait

A contemporary portrait photographer focusing on creating unique images for each client that capture their own individual personality.

230 Helena Sullivan

A contemporary photography studio specializing in creative portraits, personal branding sessions and high school senior portraits.

232 Russell Calabrese

A multi-discipline, multi-media, and mixed-media artist, as well as a three-time Emmy Award winning director.


232 Jeffrey Gatrall

Portrait, landscapes and figurative paintings.

234 Carol Ostberg

Handpainted furniture, art and ornaments.

238 Eva Camacho-Sanchez

An elegant fusion of the ancient art of feltmaking with modern techniques.

240 Steven Stankiewicz

Painter/printmaker.

240 Mie Kurahara

Acrylic on panels and mylar.

242 Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley

Dedicated to sharing the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested to help sustain and deepen meditation practice and bring wisdom and compassion into daily life.

246 Sacred Roots Healing

Restorative yoga with massage. 5-element shiatsu. Deep tissue and meditative massage. Therapists with over 10 years of experience. Home of Happy Valley Community Kirtan.

248 Suzanne Bagdade / Refinery

Sewing studio for the Northampton retail shop, Refinery. For Open Studios, handmade goods, as well as a broad selection of fabric and vintage goods, are for sale.

250 Kim Carlino

Abstract painting and drawing.

252 Z Wraps

Handmade reusable food wraps made from cotton fabrics, organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. We’re making sustainability beautiful.

THIRD FLOOR
  
301  Easthampton Co.Lab 

Saturday 12:00 – 5:00, come learn about us and see work, art and projects by members, family and friends. Presentations include animation, creative writing, professional translation and more.

330 The BagShare

Volunteer group which sews/creates reusable bags for community use, made from discarded materials.

334 World Songs

Handmade tongue/pan drums that are used in sound healing and meditation. No musical experience necessary. Also, sample jewelry sale of great colorful beaded and metallic jewelry.

335 Center for Perinatal Wellness, Jay Sefton, LMHC, Marigold Reiki

CPW: Expert clinicians for maternal mental health.
  
362 Prosperity Candle

Beautiful soy blend candles made by women artisans resettled in the Pioneer Valley from refugee camps.



FOURTH FLOOR

401 Marjorie Portnow

Plein air and studio paintings and prints.

405 Lauren Mills

Fantasy paintings, drawings, children's books, prints, cards, sculpture.

406 Dawn Siebel

Oil portraits of endangered species. Come meet my menagerie.

407 Julia Rowinski

Photographs, cameras and curious objects.

411 BMc Vintage Design

Resurfaced vintage silverplated serving pieces enameled in food safe colors. Making the antique contemporary using eco-friendly processes developed by Beth McElhiney.

420 Bob Marstall

Children’s picture book illustration, landscapes and portraits.