What is New England Visionary Artists Museum? The mission...to serve the legacies of artists who dedicated their lives to producing images derived from the wellspring of inner vision.
The collection includes artifacts from the lives and works of artists who touched the Anchor House of Artists since its founding in 1997, works with a special visionary focus by living artists, and more.
Location: 518 Pleasant Street Ground Floor Northampton, Massachusetts 01060, U.S.A
June through July 2018
TINY: the thirty-six footer Smolenski's "Tiny", watercolor and acrylic on paper, is a life's achievement for him, taking several years of concerted effort; an achievement, but it has not swayed him from his incredibly driven appetite for making outlandish, outsized creative actions that include unpredictably behaving assemblage, light painting, and experimental performance and music. "Tiny" stretches thirty-six feet of the museums' exhibition area length. ChromaDepth® 3D lenses, available at the museum create an aquarium of color sensation in the exhibition area. Also on view, his "Chomandalas" use digital slices of TINY manipulated around an axis; thus he creates images of universal self-unity. Other works that led him to and were inspired by TINY are on exhibit.
He paints withlight: with subjects chreographed to move with light sticks, he creates frozen moments and projections. Much of his work celebrates the life of his recently deceased mother. He composes music for the synthesizer and host performances that combine light and sound. Read his words.Hear his explication.See his variety of works. His search for the unworldly through art makes him a visionary with unending energy.