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Shutesbury Artist Collective, Five local artists open their homes to you!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017)  Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.

We heard from:

  • Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
  • Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature’s colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
  • Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.

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The Contemplative Feast May 7 Roots to the Sky

Flyer April 4/29/17

Come set up a grounded foundation to EXPAND into spring time. Movement explorations, meditation, writing, Gourmet Organic Vegetarian Gluten-Free Lunch and more. May 7th: Theme: Roots to the Sky! Weather permitting we will spend time outside! Location Shutesbury, MA

Are you craving a space to slow down your busy life and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling disconnected from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?

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Art Maker: Leslie Cerier | Photographer, organic chef

Thursday, December 15, 2016; Daily Hampshire Gazette by Kathleen Mellen

Shutesbury photographer and organic cookbook author Leslie Cerier’s grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne.

“Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork,” Cerier says, “ and those paintings live inside of me.”

Like the Impressionists, Cerier says, she’s passionate about light, water and landscapes.

“My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter.” Continue reading

Vegetarian cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers festive recipes for the holiday table

Leslie Cerier has been teaching about local, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cooking for more than 30 years.


For the Gazette; Friday, November 11, 2016

Creating a vegetarian menu for Thanksgiving? Try this combo: Tempeh Stew, Red Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms and cranberry sauce. Continue reading

Nov 12&13, Shutesbury Artist Tour & Sale

Nov 12&13 Shutesbury Art Tour and SalePlease come and spread the word. Celebrate our first Artist Tour and Sale for 5 Incredible Women Shutesbury, MA Artists Nov 12&13 10AM-4PM From Photography to Wearable Art to Sculpture and much more! Continue reading