June 22 & 23 2019 Hilltowns Western MA

JUNE 22 & 23 2019
throughout the Hilltowns

HOURS: 10 – 5 pm

GARDEN TOURS: Ongoing with June Ferrin

2:00 Saturday  | Mara Superior | Painting on Porcelain
2:00 Sunday     | Lily Fein | Hand-building with Porcelain

GUEST CHEF: Alice’s Kitchen

Our spring open house is in conjunction with second annual weekend-long Hilltown Open Studio Tour  organized by the Hilltown Arts Alliance featuring thirty artists across five Hilltowns in Western Massachusetts. The participating artists engage in a variety of media and the tour encourages discussion of their work on both the technical and creative sides. The tour is an admission-free event, and many of the artists will have work for sale. Meander timeless backroads, rolling hills, farms, forests, and mountain streams as you make your way between studios. You may begin at any studio or see the group show of work by artists on the tour are on view and pick up a map at the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street.

Click HERE to view the Hilltown Open Studio Tour Map.

We welcome Alice Cozzolino of Alice’s Kitchen as our guest chef.  She and partner, Amy Pulley, formerly of the Old Creamery, live and work on their nearby Honey Hill Homestead. The culmination of a life-long caring for their land, Honey Hill Homestead now offers weekly prepared foods, catering, cooking classes, pollinator plants and more Order ahead or just stop by and learn about their weekly prepared foods. In addition to the lunch menu, their a la carte selections offer tasty treats and take home foods.

Alice’s Kitchen will offer some of the following items: Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto, Caramelized Onion Baguette Sandwiches * Turkey Wraps * Stuffed Grape Leaves * Endive Salad Canoes with Pear, Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans & Aged Balsamic Vinegar * Pesto Tortellini Skewers * Veggie Egg Rolls * Pizza * Cookies * Watermelon Slices * Herb Tea Tonic * Ginger Honey Lemon Tea * Chai


On View at PROJECT ART for Hilltown Studio Tour 2019


Join us for the opening of Ferrin Contemporary’s summer gallery, June Ferrin’s Garden Tour and open studios at Project Art. We welcome our newest resident artist, Lily Fein and feature works by resident and visiting artists, June Ferrin, Sergei Isupov, Kadri Parnamets, Paul Scott and guest, Mara Superior.

This event is in conjunction with the weekend long Hilltown Open Studio Tour with 26 artist studios in all media in four nearby Western Massachusetts towns.

MARA SUPERIOR, is a frequent, short term resident artist and actively engaged in creative collaborations with the other artists at Project Art.  The 2017 recipient of MCC’s prestigious artist fellowship award, her work is in numerous museum collections throughout the country and in New England including the Peabody Essex Museum, MFA Boston, Fuller Craft, RISD Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art. Known for detailed works in porcelain, she will be introducing “The Pollinators”, a new series on a range of forms that feature birds, bees and the plants they support. Represented by Ferrin Contemporary, her work can be seen at Project Art and in selected exhibitions at the gallery’s North Adams location in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA campus. Based in Western Massachusetts, Mara lives in nearby Williamsburg and maintains her primary studio at East Street Clay Studios in Hadley.

Demonstration: 2:00 Saturday | Mara Superior | Painting on Porcelain

Click HERE to learn more about Mara Superior.


LILY FEIN is the newest resident artist at Project Art. Arriving in January of 2019, since her graduation from Syracuse with a BFA in ceramics in 2016, she has been traveling and working in residency programs including the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; Craigardan in Upstate New York; The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA and Japan. She employs simple hand building techniques of pinch and coil to make utilitarian pots and sculptural vessels using the most challenging of clay bodies, porcelain. Her time at Project Art has focused on developing a body of new forms that morph and change, and curve and twist with unexpected interruptions and intersections. Her work invites and encourages touch with soft surfaces that reveal the imprint of her fingers on shapely, pleasing, delicate shapes. When not working in clay Lily enjoys dipping in creek beds (including the Westfield River) and playing in her band, The Glue.

Demonstration: 2:00 Sunday | Lily Fein | Hand-building with Porcelain

Click HERE to learn more about Lily Fein.


JUNE FERRIN captures the light and blooms of her extravagant flower gardens in her watercolor paintings. Graduating from UCLA in the 1950s, Ferrin has been an active artist and teacher throughout her life and continues to teach a weekly watercolor class on Wednesdays in the art room of the now closed, former Berkshire Trail Elementary School. Her current work will be on view during the HOST tour. Living and working in Cummington, June’s glorious inspirational flower gardens surround her home and visitors are welcome to tour her gardens and enjoy the view of the Westfield River when stopping by at Project Art during the HOST tour.

GARDEN TOURS: Ongoing with June Ferrin



RESIDENT ARTISTS recent works by resident ceramic artists Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets will also be on view. OTHER ARTISTS  selected works by Project Art’s visiting artists and other artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary.