Downtown Art Gallery


Westfield Creative Arts Day and Evening Classes

Painting, drawing, calligraphy, quilting, mandala workshops, and seat weaving.  Classes now forming!
To apply and for more information visit:

Classes meet at the Westfield State Downtown Art Gallery in the Rinnova building, 105 Elm Street, Westfield
(413) 478-9423

Mary Teichman Ferry Street

Impressions: Night and Day
Calligraphy and Prints by Mary Teichman
and Paintings by Barbara Johnson

January 28 - March 1, 2014
Reception: February 20
Downtown Art Gallery

Abandoned Docks
Mary Teichman
Artist Statement

Ferry Street Courtyard
Barbara Johnson

Temperal Carroll ONeil Temporal Peaceful Dove

The Eleventh Hour Ties That Bind

Temporal & Terrestrial
(Egg Tempera & Drawing)

Featuring WSU Alum Diane Savino and Carol A. O'Neill, Banjie Nicholas, and Leslie Anderson

March 6 - May 3, 2014

Reception:  March 6, 5:30 - 8:00 with refreshments and live music
Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery
105 Elm Street, Westfield, MA
Caroll O'Neil
Peaceful Dove
Banjie Nicholas
The Eleventh Hour
Leslie Anderson
The Ties that Bind
Diane Savino

Temporal & Terrestrial: Paintings & Drawings
The Renaissance was known as a time of rebirth, when innovative ideas in art and science brought humanity out of the dark ages.  This period in time also reflected an interest in nature and humanistic learning, with an emphasis on the commonplace.  Art was inspired by classical Greco-Roman traditions and ideas. Artists again connected with the human form and investigated nature by observing it from life; they sought to capture the beauty and mystery of the natural world.

Many early Renaissance artists projected their ideas through the labor-intensive methods of egg tempera (powdered pigments mixed with egg yolk and water), as well as silverpoint and gilding.  These artistic processes have been revitalized by the contemporary artists in this exhibit—Diane Savino, Carol A. O’Neill, Leslie Anderson, and Banjie Nicholas.  Nature is the common denominator linking the artists together beyond their shared media.  These women artists strive to bring something new and challenging to their art-historical lineage.  The earth is sacred ground and original stories abound.  The worlds that each artist recreates are combinations of the observed and images drawn from the imagination.  Nature and human nature are once again aligned, and the artists render them through the vehicle of realism.

--Diane Savino
Independent Curator

Through the Bedroom Window

Paintings by Laura Tryon Jennings, Westfield State Alum

May 6 – June 14

Reception: Thursday, May 15: 5:30 pm  – 8:00 pm
Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery
105 Elm Street, Westfield, MA

The Universe According to Josh Simpson

A city-wide celebration of internationally noted glass artist, Josh Simpson

June 28 – September 28

Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery
105 Elm Street, Westfield, MA