Anne Scanlon is the newest resident artist at Market Street Art Spot.

Anne Scanlon is the newest resident artist at Market Street Art Spot.

Market Street Art Spot’s newest resident artist is Anne Richeson Scanlon, a third generation artist who grew up under the wings of two professional artists – her mother, a potter and art teacher; and her grandmother, a printmaker.

Photography was her first medium beginning in middle school, and followed later by jewelry, glass and pastel. Being able to flow between the different mediums is natural for Scanlon.

“The principles of black and white photography are the foundation of any of my projects and color is the emotion,” noted Scanlon. “The layering of sheer over opaque glass for a jewelry pendant can impact the colors I use to blend in a pastel painting. Then, a pastel painting may influence the colors and textures I use in a necklace. I’ll begin a piece with one idea and then my subconscious

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When most other people are whining and crying about the pandemic, economy and lack of help and goods, Lorri Lee Miller is taking a bold step and opening a new business in Mount Pleasant — Main Street Art Center. An artist herself, she wondered why Mount Pleasant didn’t have an art center like all the other surrounding communities—Burlington, Fort Madison, Fairfield and Washington.

Aware of the substantial artist community within Mount Pleasant, and wanting a place to display her own art without having to travel to another town, she looked for an available space. Voila, 106 S. Main St., beside Brown’s Shoe Fit was available.

A 2,000 square feet building with a window on Main Street, it is ideal for what she wants to establish: a non-profit art center that will feature an art store, gallery, classroom and studio for artists who need a place to work. The Main Street

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The longest-running arts festival in the Pioneer Valley is back.

Cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 48th annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival will return on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We may not be as big as we normally have been, but currently we are at 90% capacity with over 90 exhibitors, food vendors and strolling musicians. And we have attracted the attention of about 20 new exhibitors this year,” said Robert McCarroll, a member of the Mattoon Street Historic Preservation Society, sponsors of the event.

Held on Mattoon Street in Springfield with its Victorian rowhouses, artists and crafters will be selling their creations in a variety of categories including painting and printmaking, photography, jewelry, wood, metal, ceramics, glass, fibers, and mixed media.

“For the first time in a long while we will have someone who lives on Mattoon Street exhibiting at our

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — When it chooses topics for exhibitions, the Cleveland Museum of Art spreads its attention around the globe, from Europe and the Middle East to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. At the moment, however, it’s in a New York state of mind.

Earlier this year, it displayed a selection from Bruce Davidson’s poignant “Brooklyn Gang’’ photos that documented the lives of rebellious white ethnic teens in the New York City borough during the 1950s.

Last month, the museum followed up with two new, Big Apple-centric shows.

Beautifully organized, the exhibitions focus on 71 prints by the early 20th century Ashcan School realists, and on 44 examples of mid-century street photography — pictures snapped without the subject’s knowledge.

Emily Peters, the curator of prints and drawings, formulated “Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900-1940,’’ which focuses heavily on New York subjects. Photography Curator Barbara

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