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Inaugural Exhibition: The Promise of Light

February 25, 2009
The Promise of Light, X  oil on canvas 72 x 120 inches  2007 © Gabrielle Senza

The Promise of Light, X. Oil on canvas, 72 x 120 inches 2007 © Gabrielle Senza

Champagne & Chocolate Opening Reception!

Celebrating BAK’s Inaugural Exhibition: The Promise of Light

In honor of the 1st Annual Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts, the Berkshire Art Kitchen at 400 Main Street in Great Barrington will present “The Promise of Light” an exhibition featuring the most recent series of atmospheric landscape paintings by internationally recognized artist, Gabrielle Senza.
Largely self-taught, Gabrielle explains: “Drawn to Nature from a very early age, I traced raccoon tracks in the sand along the water’s edge, and drank colors from the sky.  Nature has been my mother and my teacher.  Through nature I found art.  Through art, I found solace.”
A widely exhibited artist, Senza’s work is included in the collections of The New York Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Lifetime Entertainment, Fidelity Mutual and numerous private collections around the world.  She is the founder of The Red Collaborative, a creative arts initiative that empowers survivors of abuse through public art collaborations; and the Berkshire Art Kitchen, Berkshire County’s newest gallery of contemporary art.

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Joe Wheaton, sculptures                  John Lawson, mardi gras beadwork

Also on view in the gallery are the whimsical abstract works of B.A.K. artists John Clarke, John Lawson, Karen Skelton and Joe Wheaton, as well as a fine collection of handmade jewelry, pots, crafts, artists books and more.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 28, 4:00-6:00 pm with champagne, chocolate and live acoustic music by John Clarke. RSVP suggested.

Telephone: 413.717.0031 or e-mail:

Gallery hours are by appointment and most weekdays 11 – 2, Wednesdays until 5pm.

Call 413.717.0031 to set up a visit.

The Berkshire Art Kitchen is committed to promoting unique opportunities for creativity, connection and change.  Believing in the power of each individual’s capacity to make a difference in the world, BAK donates a portion of after-tax profits to organizations that improve social and environmental conditions around the world.

Special thanks go out to BAK’s sponsors for helping to make these events possible!
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