About The Little Gallery
Deb Koffman at her The Magic Lamp Book Launch, October 18, 2015.
Formerly Deb Koffman’s Art Space, CPC’s 137 Front Street building in Housatonic, Massachussets was used by the late author and artist Deb Koffman to explore her own art and expression and also provide exhibitions, workshops, and events as a safe space for public creative expression.
Originally a garage for the three-story brick Harvey F. Shufelt Block in Housatonic village built in 1912, Deb Koffman transformed the space into a live/work duplex, initially living on the upstairs level and providing exhibitions, performances, and workshops downstairs. Deb hosted book launches (of which she had many!), open mic events, music performances, movement and meditation sessions, and art classes. She eventually moved into a house in Housatonic but continued using the building as Deb Koffman’s Art Space until she died of metastatic breast cancer in 2021.
A feature of the ground level of the building is a small adjoining room with street access that Deb called “The Little Gallery” where she exhibited experiential installations. After the Koffman family donated Deb’s building to the Center for Peace Through Culture (CPC) on July 1, 2022, CPC adopted the name “The Little Gallery” to be used for the whole building, with the idea that big things, big ideas, and big hearts rise from small places—from individuals that impact the community as a whole.
Thanks to the generosity of the Koffman family, the Center for Peace Through Culture will continue Deb Koffman’s powerful legacy of inspiring conflict resolution, and cultivating mindful, peaceful, creative exploration and expression through the arts.
debkoffman.com | Deb Koffman’s art, books, blog, and more
Mindfulness Blog | Deb Koffman’s personal mindfulness blog archive
Soul Support Column | Archive of Deb Koffman’s editorial column on The Berkshire Edge
YouTube Archive | Deb Koffman’s personal YouTube archive
IWOW on CTSTV | Open mic archive on Community Television for the Southern Berkshires