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June 11th, 2016,



Wajima Nuri Ware by

Hiroshi Nakakado 


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SATURDAY, April 16th, 2016,   1:00 - 3:00pm


The Hammond Museum will open for the season on Saturday April 16th presenting three exhibits. There will be music by Chicks Candy Store and refreshments provided by Nisa Lee Events. Admission is free on opening day.


 The Oriental Brush Artists Guild will have their annual spring exhibit “Brush with Nature” of Chinese brush paintings in the Guild Hall. The exhibit is juried by noted artist Frank Liao, who will also have pieces in the show.

 The paintings exhibited will feature different styles of Chinese brush paintings.

The Oriental Brush Artists Guild meets the third Tuesday of each month spring and fall, at 11:00 am. at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.  After each meeting there is a free brush painting demonstration by an experienced Oriental brush artist using ink and watercolor. 


Joseph Cavalieri will feature his glass art work in the Hays Gallery.  His stained glass pieces are made using a technique that was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and uses enamel paints which are made of ground glass, metals and pigment. These paints are applied to the glass surface then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees fahrenheit (700 degrees celsius). Once cooled the glass is soldered together with lead. Joseph’s work is set into wall hung stainless steel light boxes with internal LED lighting. (


Keiko Ashida will exhibit her ceramics in the Goelet Gallery. Her pieces range from decorative tiles to sculptural functional pieces.

Keiko Ashida- Ceramics

Joseph Cavalieri - Glass Art

Oriental Brush Artists Guild



SATURDAY, June 11th, 2016,   1:00 - 3:00pm 

Live music by Chicks Candy Store and

refreshments provided by Nisa Lee Events.

Admission is free on opening day.



Guild Hall Gallery


A Celebration of the Hammond Museum's 5oth Anniversary of the Moon Viewing Tradition, curated by Bibiana Huang Mathesis in the Guild Hall Gallery.


The Artists:  Carla Goldberg, Chuck von Schmidt, Eda, Eleni Smolen, Elizabeth MacDonald, Harry White, Illse Schreiber-Noll, Karen Fitzgerald, Leslie Pelino, Lisa Breznak, Lori Robeau, Mimi Czajjka Graminski and Pam Smilow.


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Setsuhi Shiraishi / Hays Gallery


Having been interested in calligraphy during her childhood, Setsuhi became a calligraphy master at 22 years old. She is pursuing her own unique style of calligraphy while expressing the world of traditional calligraphy.

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Kelly O'Sullivan / Goelet Gallery 


In these works, I evoke the shine of the moon through the use of illuminated translucent porcelain, shown in both sculptural and functional pieces.


The glow is meant to remind us of connections and constants that remain despite the distances and losses encountered along our travels.


I am humbled by the interaction of light within the ceramic forms and its ability to emphasize emotion. The illumination acts to bring each form to life, bearing its soul.

Fall  2016 Exhibits


Of Pirates, Mermaids and True Love:
100 Years of Tattoo Art

Guild Hall Gallery

Last day November 11th, 2016


The exhibit Of Pirates, Mermaids and Love: 100 years of Tattoo Art in association with Lift Trucks Project is a compilation of antique “flash”.  Flash referred to the artwork created by the tattoo artist and displayed on sheets of paper for the customer to choose a design from.   

Tattooing became popular during World War II.   Some of the more popular tattoo artists such as Sailor Jerry, British tattoo artists Tom Berg and George Burchett and husband and wife teams Joe and Mabel Darpel, Dainty Dotty and Owen Jensen have pieces exhibited at the Hammond.

Some pieces in the exhibit with numbers crossed out or taped over represent the fact that the piece was used for years and shows that the cost increased.  Tattoos were particularly popular at carnivals and at ports where sailors landed.  Pieces such as the larger than life size cut out tattooed figures of girls in the exhibit would be used at the entrance in a carnival to draw in people. 

Some of the more popular themes were love, travel and superstition with sailors getting tattoos to remember their loved ones at home or to provide them with a safe journey. Homeward Bound with a ship in full sail by tattoo artist Chris Nelson is one of the pieces representing a safe journey.

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Colliding Worlds

3 D Installation by Anonda Bell 

Hays Gallery


“This is exhibition is titled Colliding Worlds as I am exploring the intersections between constructed and natural environments.  


The exhibition is comprised of only two works, each a large wall based work created from hand cut paper.  One is titled “Extinct: Botanicus” and is the complete work.  The other piece, a nine foot wide paper spider is from a larger series on the theme of biophobia. 

“Arachnophobia” is from the series “Biophobia”, and is titled after the very common fear of spiders.  “Biophobia” is defined as a sense of dis-ease in nature, and a derisive regard for climates and environments which are not man made or at least modified significantly by people.”

- Anonda Bell

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Ceramics by Paolo Staccoli 

Goelet Gallery 

“I’ve always been fascinated by beautiful things. Having had the good fortune of being born in Florence, I was able from an early age to see the numerous works of art left to us by our ancestors.  I never could explain why such genius lived and worked in this city of ours.  It was certainly also the merit of the patrons from that time.  Drawn by the exposure to and experience of art, I always painted and by the time I was 40 I became successful as a part of a group of painters that worked with Kens’Art Gallery in Florence.  But soon afterwards I casually approached working with ceramics. Although my colleague painters criticized my choice, thinking of that medium as a minor art, it gave me the greatest satisfaction. Through ceramics an new three dimensional world opened to me, that of sculpture, which I am still exploring. “



Paolo Staccioli

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