The Pioneer Valley has a lot of talented local artists and craftspeople!  And we are proud to carry their work. When you’re looking for practical, beautiful, interesting and unique gifts (or even things for your very own self!) come and see what we’ve got.  We’ve got beauty!


On display at the Elmer’s Store

For the month of October, 2013:



We Are Determined to Be Starved Before We Are Hungry;
 a further study of hunger, desire and deprivation
During the month of October (Artist’s Reception October 6, 3-6pm), at Elmer’s Store in Ashfield, Janice Sorensen will be showing a collection of new work and the older work that inspired their creation.  The materials for her new work, which Ms. Sorensen calls Palimpsests, include previously painted canvasses (which she buys at tag sales and thrift shops), spray paint and masking materials.  Palimpsests are defined as: 1. A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writ­ing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. 2. Something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface.
Her previous works, watercolors, are from a body entitled, We Are Determined to Be Starved Before We Are Hungry, making this show “a further study of hunger, desire and deprivation.” There will be an Artist’s Reception on October 6, 3-6pm with music by Della Green.
“Janice Sorensen is able to make colors speak in a highly expressive and dynamic manner that adds another layer of meaning to her already personal narrative.”  -Richard Yarde


Elmer’s Store Gallery

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