Project Description


BerkshireNow: Joan Palano Ciolfi

June 5 through August 30, 2015

The new BerkshireNow gallery space at the Berkshire Museum features a show  of vivid, color-rich paintings by Joan Palano Ciolfi, June 5 through August 30, 2015. Trained in fine arts, graphics, and textile design, Ciolfi has explored the use of various mediums. Ciolfi’s show features recent works, all completed in the last two years. The abstract landscapes are based on Berkshire views, with trees and clouds interpreted with layers of texture in saturated, deep colors. Her brilliant use of simple images and powerful interplay of light convey breathtaking beauty.  Ciolfi’s work has been published nationally and collected throughout the United States.

BerkshireNow is the new Berkshire Museum exhibition program designed to showcase the work of artists living in the Berkshires. Selection is by invitation from the Museum, based on alignment with the Museum’s mission and existing exhibitions programming. Artists eligible for BerkshireNow exhibits include, but are not limited to, those working in experimental, 2D, 3D and new media, craft, photographers, and graphic designers. BerkshireNow exhibits include solo and group shows curated by the Museum, as well as group shows organized by art organizations.

PCClogoBWOutfitting the nine-hundred-square-foot gallery space for the new exhibition series was made possible in part by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council.