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    "On the Cusp" with Natasha Hanna

    Experience Natasha Hanna’s photographic art at Nina’s Nook from March 31 to May 7 in her exhibit called “On the Cusp.” Hanna’s lens brings the viewer into a magic world through a focus on the everyday scenes transformed with digital artistry. “My photos are on the cusp of dream and reality…the line in-between is so vague.” 
    Meet the artist at a closing reception at the Nook on Saturday May 7, 5-7 p.m. Nina’s Nook is open Thursday through Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment: 413.834.8800. It is located at 125A Avenue A in Turners Falls, next to the Black Cow Burger Bar.


    Review in Greenfield Recorder

    Nice write up by Trish Crapo



    Opening on February 4: 17 Mysteries and Signs: Tintypes in the Digital Age by Ruth West

    These art pieces touch the non-verbal part that comes with seeing. Each piece hovers on the edge of a full story.  Linear time is suspended by mysterious, dreamlike elements offering glimpses of a story that is just out of reach. Photography of the late 1800’s contained a process of making photos on lacquered iron called tintypes. This method was used to capture a wide variety of settings and subjects, as it required minimal drying time.  It documented time both mysterious and mundane, from civil war battles to carnival souvenirs. All had an eerie other world feeling, as the final photographs seemed to appear and disappear in puckered and cracked black and white.

    Using her Itouch, West set about creating a modern series that had the feel of historic Tintypes while taking the process deep into her personal mythology. Printed on aluminum, in intimate sizes 6”X6” , these pieces contain West’s fascination for showing only part of  a story. Subjects often have their backs turned to the viewer, or exist only in shadow. Locations are otherworldly. Words and signs appear as the focus of some pieces, dreamlike in their format.

     Prints are sold individually, or as a cluster.

    Ruth West is an internationally recognized artist who has been working with digital art for the last 30 years. One of the first two graduates of the University of Massachusetts with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Computer Graphics, Ruth West's art has grown steadily along with her chosen medium, digital art. She works with digital collage, flash interactivity, and web design.



    Little People at Nina's Nook

    Nina's Nook welcomes "little people" for the month of December. Six artists create figures from metal, wood, fabric, found objects, paper and clay. Edite Cunha, Lilin Tseng, Sue Huszar, Nina Rossi, Belinda Lyons Zucker, N. S. Koenings.  Dolls? maybe some are. Others are art objects, sculpture, curiousities. Mostly small and affordable, always unique.

    Frida dolls by Edite Cunha


    Assorted dolls by Edite


    Figure by Sue Huszar



    Baby by N. S. Koenings


    Three Men at Work paper figures by Nina Rossi

    Two figures by Belinda Lyons Zucker