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“Most Incredible Kinetic Art”

Hotchkiss Mobile Studio
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Owner description: Artist's studio and shop featuring both indoor and outdoor mobiles.
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Hotchkiss Mobiles Studio is a most incredible kinetic art shop. If you visiting in the area you should make this place one of your stops. You won't be disappointed.
As you approach the store the lawn is littered with large imaginative works of art that twist and turn in the wind. I really like the large metal pieces constructed from simple shapes on the lawn and how they move. My wife preferred the pieces made with small colorful circles that spin in one direction around and around in the up and down direction while the shaft they are connected to and twist and turn with the wind left and right.
Once inside the store, you find the ceiling is a filled with moving art work of all shapes, colors and sizes. The floor and windows are also filled with great pieces. As a customer you are free to roam into his workshop in the back room of the store. This part of the store is unfinished but there are many more pieces on display. You can also see some examples of Hotchkiss‘s work at the museum store in the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield and Williams College Museum of Art at Williams College in Williamstown.
Once at Hotchkiss Mobiles you can also visit the other charming shops of West Stockbridge nearby. Next to Hotchkiss on Moscow Road is the entrance to a new attraction to West Stockbridge – the Turn Park Art Space. Turn Park is a marble quarry turned into a Russian themed sculpture garden with scenic trails and overviews of the region. We learned about it from a local merchant while visiting Hotchkiss. It does not appear to be widely advertised. But the merchant said it was lovely and encouraged us to visit it. Unfortunately we had other plans and had to leave town, but while visiting Hotchkiss you may want to check it out. From its website there is a suggested fee of $15 for general admission. So entry is by donation.

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

The owner artist works in several media, and has many nice pieces besides the mobiles. His studio is open. He has a wry sense of humor, but we appreciated that.

Thank David Z
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

They have beautiful items inside and out, from the comfy bench outside surrounded by unique mobiles, to the jewelry and glass art you can browse inside. They had a few novelty items like woven bags and funny magnets as well. Around the back of the building, there's apparently a boutique selling women's clothes, which we didn't visit. Inside there's a window where you can look into the artist's studio.

Thank HannahNJ
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

Incredible diversity of mobiles: they are made out of copper, steel, wire, colourful plastic and cloth. Every shape and design imaginable. Friendly artist explains his work.

Thank MandMUrban
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Over the years we've come back here over and over whenever in the area. Great selection of mobiles (made it their studio), but they also have contemporary jewelry, artwork, etc. Definitely worth a stop and look see. Close to Truc Orient Express and Rouge in West Stockbridge.

Thank RSG-foodie
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