COMING OCTOBER 9 GREGORY STONE (1947-2016) MEMORIAL RETROSPECTIVE envisioning a better world as a life's work
About NEVA museum.
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
October 9 to November 30 Public Reception: Friday, October 12, Arts Night Out 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gregory Stone was a well-known Northampton Renaissance artist pioneer who came to town in the 1970’s. He established a celebrated career both locally and nationally. Stone is remembered by his friends and associates as an unusually charitable person, often expressing his humanitarian impulses through direct action. He helped the homeless, he helped the war victims of Nicaragua through the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, he found beauty in the resilience of the common person. Many agree that by Stone’s empathetic treatment of subjects—laborers, disabled, or victims of war—he was an artist who sought a vision of a better world. Over forty of his works spanning his career including paintings, drawings, table sculptures, and maquettes from several bronzes & public sculptures are shown in three galleries. Some works will be for sale.