Monday, November 29, 2010


While you're counting down the days until Shedding Light's reappearance on Dec. 11, 2010, please plan to attend the closing of the Amherst Biennial exhibit Sunday Dec. 5 at East St. School in Amherst, MA. My projection installation titled, "I dwell in Possiblity -" exploring identity + place will be up from dusk - 8pm.

The Details...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting there... The giant spool of cable was rolled out to Far Shed yesterday ready to be hooked up to the electrical panels at either end. It felt great to visit the barn again + to feel the soft earth beneath my feet, the mist in my face + to see Pleiades sailing in the distance. Thanks to Derek for helping out.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pleiades at Swartz Farm

If you happen to drive by Swartz Family Farm in the next few weeks you might see 7 beautiful felted wool sails navigating the field along Rt. 116. Nov. through Dec. 11, 2010.

This installation, called Pleiades by Nancy Winship Milliken is part of the Amherst Biennial. It straddles performance, sculpture and installation as the artist repairs and responds to the changes made by time and weather. (As you plan your viewing please note that the sails are taken down in predicted high winds and rain).

For more information please visit to view images, artist statement, and a video showing the process of making the felted sails.

If the weather works in our favor Pleiades will be sailing the field during Shedding Light's return on 12-11-10!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Save the Date 12-11-10

Shedding Light returns on 12-11-10! FOR 3 NIGHTS ONLY!
What an auspicious date to relight the shed! If you missed it last year or wish to see it illuminated again please come by.

This lighting will mark the opening of an exhibit of photographs of last year's installation. Anita Licis-Ribak, Charlotte Meryman, Donald David, Stephanie Oates, Terry Rooney and myself will be among the artists showing their own views of the barn and light and landscape. In addition we'll be showing the beautiful film about Shedding Light by Catherine Stryker of ACTV.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 12-11-10:
3 - 5 PM @ the Nacul Center Gallery (592 Main St., Amherst, MA)
6 -10 PM Relighting of Shedding Light @ Swartz Family Farm (11 Meadow St., Amherst, MA)

Hope that you'll join us!