HRR was honored to have been asked by Joanna Gabler, a well-known Berkshire County artist, to share Downstreet Art exhibit space. Ms. Gabler explained: ‘I have been impressed with the River Revival’s work since its beginning in 2008, and now that their dream for a revitalized, accessible river is at the design stage, I decided it would be interesting and exciting to share their plans for the Hoosic along with my photographs of the same river’.
The section of the River Revival exhibit titled ‘Discovering our Past’ features an interactive 4′ x 5′ detailed 1942 map of the downtown encouraging participants to pinpoint locations of favorite stores, where they or their grandparents lived, or note special memories of the area.
‘Imagining our Future’ includes the design of the South Branch pilot project showing how the river will meander within the athletic fields, reconfigured to embrace the river, making the river more accessible to all. HRR’s portion of the exhibit is primarily the creation of Ellie Wachtel, our intern from Williams College, who has done extensive research on the transformation of the river.The combined exhibit was been on display in North Adams at C Gallery, corner of Main and Marshall Streets in North Adams.