Shop Talk Sessions

Join current resident and experimental musician, Gahlord Dewald, a stand up bassist, here from Hawaii, for a Shop Talk Session, and talk improv music, its challenges as a musician and what’s new and current.

Saturday September 24, 11:05am – 1 pm on the lawn (weather permitting) of the 32M Center, beside the Ashuelot River.

Contact us to reserve time with Gahlord: https://32mcenter.org/artwork-residency/

Free for musicians; reservations needed one day in advance.

Ashuelot River
32M Center for Creative Work

We the willing…

(Meanwhile, Meg, being a long distance vision holder of 32M, visits the Columbia Museum of Art in SC to catch the end of an M. C. Escher exhibit…)

I caught wind of a passing opportunity — a door about to close on a chance to see artwork made by otherworldly skill. It was the last day of the M.C. Escher exhibit, so I hopped right in my car and made the trek. I wasn’t sure how I would feel seeing these works, as they had only ever been images of images relayed to me, thrice removed from their origin. But their essence rang through time and space regardless and I knew I would feel something. And I was right.

At first I wondered how everyone around me wasn’t exclaiming out loud at these pieces! Somehow they happened to be right in front of us. Inches from our faces. It felt like it could be a fluke that we were standing there so close to them. Felt like they were artifacts from another planet; treasure from another world. Their forms so unfathomable you could hardly see the line where they went from drawing, born of someone’s hand, to an immaculate and grand image. Something else entirely. A portal. It was one of those days where each moment felt touched, fated. I could feel the presence of these works settling deep inside me somewhere… ancient gears turning, something unlocking in the depths.

“I am myself: a light. In me you find your fate. So be not blind to the truth shining from my glow.” — Candle Flame, from XXIV Emblemata, 1931 woodcut, M.C. Escher

We all have a unique expression… the possibility of this same force to flow through us — the ability to translate from our own inner world to this one. To be a bridge. Some might still be looking for the key, some might have their door flung wide open.

All that matters is that we try.

We, the willing

— Meg

Sun Printing: create beautiful botanical prints

Saturday August 7, 1-4 pm

Join us for an afternoon of sun printing using natural botanic materials for images. We will work outside weather permitting. (Participants are asked to have been vaccinated, thanks.)

$35.00

sun printing workshop

Location: 32 Main Street, Ashuelot, NH 03441

contact info: 347-441-0089 to reserve a place

limited registration

Some student work/trade available for select workshops. Please inquire.

We will be sun printing using textile paints to create botanical images.