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This Week's Newsletter: September 16, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 16, 2014
Issue #315

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New Prints

Artist: Carolyn Webb
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Reception Date: September 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.carolynwebb.net

Williamsburg resident and artist, Carolyn Webb, presents new woodcuts, linocuts and photopolymer etchings. Thirty percent of proceeds from sales to benefit the "Lisa Wenner" garden in honor of Lisa's devoted service to the library.

Contact: Rochelle Wildfong
meekins@cwmars.org
413-268-7472

 

Fall Fest Art Show

Date: Saturday, October 4, 10am-3pm
Location Name: The great room at Ware Town Hall
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com

Hosted by the Ware Historical Society. More information on website. Image: "Eagle Over Enfield" by Les Campbell.

Contact: C5D6L34@verizon.net

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Shifting Perspectives: an artists' forum

Artists: Rebecca Muller, Chris Nelson, Taiga Ermanson
Date: Thursday, September 18, 7:30-9pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.GalleryA3.com

Shifting Perspectives accompanies inMomentTime, an exhibit of sculpture by Rebecca Muller, with special guests Taiga Ermanson and Chris Nelson. Taiga Ermanson is an artist and museum educator. She works with drawing, installation, and social art. Chris Nelson focuses on site-specific/responsive installation art. He has also worked as an educator, gallery director, and curator. The Art Forum series is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

A Tribute to Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich

Artists: Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich
Start Date: September 4, 2014
End Date: October 25, 2014
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Hours: Tue-Wed 11am-6pm, Thur-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street, Suite 101
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.FOLCWALD.com

FOLCWALD is proud to present their grand opening retrospective on the life and works of Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich, one of the most influential artisan couples from the Mid-Century Craft and California Design movements, most famous for their innovations in jewelry and sculptural arts.

Contact: Deborah Foucault
art@Folcwald.com
413-367-5303

 

The Texture of the Soul

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 10, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tues 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 180 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/fac/augusta/

Curated by Kate Jansyn, this group of New York City artists turn contemplation into complex texture and passionate color, offering us a way of seeing magnificence in ordinary things. The artists, working in fabric, paper, and paint include Michael Wilson, Carin Kulb Dangot, Carlos Luis DeMedeiros, and Kathleen Jansyn

Contact: Emily Everett,
emilyeverett@admin.umass.edu

 

Five Decades, Paintings Prints and Drawings, 1945-1995

Artist: John Grillo
Start Date: September 11, 2014
End Date: October 11, 2014
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125a Herter Hall, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst

A survey exhibition tracing the formal and conceptual evolution of the artist's expansive oeuvre across a period of sixty years. Throughout the long course of his rich and prolific career, John Grillo has proven himself to be an artist of uncommon aesthetic intelligence and originality who has kept painting alive - kept it vital and inventive as well as amusing and telling - as a medium of humanistic discourse.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

inMOMENTtime

Artist: Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 4, 2014
End Date: September 27, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.GalleryA3.com

An installation of small constructions made from shards of metal, and site-specific constructions of rebar and wire mesh. The materials bear the marks of erosion, and carry the impact of time and weather on matter. Circular pieces, punctuated by long, narrow marks, spiral across a long wall and form a kind of timeline. Muller explores the concept of perceptual displacement: where we stand shifts the way we see things.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

I Heard the Shadows Calling

Artist: Nan Salky
Start Date: September 3, 2014
End Date: September 29, 2014
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.nansalky.com

A mixture of drawing and mixed media assemblage that takes us on a journey into a realm of dream and mystery. Images that embody a sense of quiet order, of flight and liberation, appear alongside those of darkness and disintegration. The rich sweetness of childhood is captured and then torn asunder, bringing us fully into the experience of the fragility of life. What lay hidden is exposed, and what was feared is brought to light and loses its grip. Art Walk reception: Thursday, September 4, 5-8pm.

Contact: 413-835-0197

 

Zephyr

Artist: Deborra Stewart Pettengill
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

The sculptures in this exhibition continue a metaphorical exploration of transition, joint dependence, support and coalescence. The pieces are interconnected by a common formal theme, repeated within each piece and reiterated throughout the body of work. These elements are cut from flat, woven geometric shapes, and formed into organic modular units and gathered into a relationship with other similar forms. Each work becomes a point of reflection, and meditation.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Living Paint

Artist: Sarah Meyers Brent
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Reception Date: Sunday, September 7
Location Name: Hampden Incubator Project Space, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Sarah's works explore the viscous ooze at the creation and termination of life. Using globs of dried paint, recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers, her mixed-media pieces flow out of and accrete to the canvas and walls.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

it rises in to wide open space

Artist: Tim McDonald
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Studio Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

For Tim McDonal, drawing is an holistic and ritual activity of the body. The moment of making a mark is the ground of imagination (located in the body). Perception is a natural system; an ecology of mind in which the perceiver is not separate from that which is perceived. The initiation of a mark is a primary point of contact, of clarity, that is before language, before thought--an original root experience of imagination, a manifestation of our animal mind operating along a wild edge.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Walid Raad

Artist: Walid Raad
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 7, 2014
Reception Date: September 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad's work explores the experiences and representations of war through video, photography and performance. His work plays on the blurred boundaries between fact and fiction. Lecture by the artist: September 17, 4-5:30pm, Herter Lecture Hall 227.

Contact: umca@acad.umass.edu

 

Nathan Hilu's Journal: Word, Image, Memory

Artist: Nathan Hilu
Start Date: April, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Nathan Hilu's drawings-done in crayon and marker, on a "canvas" of shirt-insert cardboard from his neighborhood dry cleaner, and annotated with handwritten text that sometimes spills on to the back of his pieces-are exuberant, highly engaging examples of what experts call "outsider art."

Contact: 413-256-4900

 

It Came to Pass

Artist: Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: August 7, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30am-4pm, Sun 10-1pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

My latest series of photomontages, depicts sacred objects from currently functioning Lower Eastside, NYC historic orthodox synagogues. 1 room synagogues known as "stebbels" established early in the 20th century by newly arrived immigrants, are also shown. The photographs highlight only ritual objects such as "torahs", "tallism" and "seddurim." In this work the focus is to emphasize and express the intimacy and power of particular sacred objects.

 

Ashfield Exhibits/Events

The ArtSalon Goes to Ashfield

Artists: Beverly Duncan, Peter Kitchell, Beckie Kravetz, Maya Machin, Jim Murphy
Date: Friday, September 26, 6:30pm
Location Name: Ashfield Community Hall
Address: 521 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.theartsalon.com

A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community. Refreshments at 6:30pm and Presentations begin at 7pm. $5 Suggested Donation.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Paintings of Ireland: A Sense of Place

Artist: Vincent Crotty
Start Date: August 30, 2014
End Date: October 4, 2014
Location Name: Borgia Gallery, Dooley Center at Elms College
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elmsirishcenter.org/art-exhibition-by-vincent-crotty

My paintings have a lot to do with light, and with paint itself. I try explore the full range of what daylight and nighttime have to offer, tackling blinding sunshine, to absolute darkness, and every mood that exists in between those two extremes. Using layers of transparent paint, I try to create maximum depth and richness in a scene. Rather than vistas or panoramic scenes, I am often inspired by the true colors of Irish street life, pub interiors, and other ordinary places. --Vincent Crotty

Contact: Ellen Dziura
irishcenter@elms.edu
413-265-2537

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Art New England Cocktail Party

Date: September 18, 6-8pm
Location Name: MAP space, ste #137, Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/329077667270109

Join the Art New England staff in celebrating its September/October 2014 issue, featuring "Focus On: Pioneer Valley!" Meet ANE staff and fellow members of the New England art community. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and conversation! And see the "Recipher: Coding with Collage" show hanging in the MAP space!

 

Chaga, Bloodletting, Atlantis, Mars, Encino

Artists: Anthony Pasquarosa, Greta Svalberg
Start Date: September 17, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Reception Date: September 17, 6-8pm
Location Name: Fugitive Arts Project Space
Hours: Sept 20, 21, 27: 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 142 Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.fugitivearts.org

Anthony Pasquarosa's ink and watercolor drawings on paper and Greta Svalberg's mixed media works depict disparate subject matter covering foraging for chaga tea, medieval bloodletting, Mars Rover imagery, the lost city of Atlantis, transcendental commercial casting, and swimming in Encino, California. Images are culled from Warburgian research and observation that are reconstituted through recollection and recomposition.

Contact: Greta Svalberg
gretasvalberg@gmail.com

 

SQUARESVILLE

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F and sometimes on weekends
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Often the world of a painting is a four-sided proposition. Not lame but totally squaresville, man. Like a totally different meaning. Like height by width. Like any way you go you fall right off the planet. The planet that is the painting. Get it? Got it. Good.

Contact: Luke J. Cavagnac
luke@invisiblefountain.com
413-896-8073

 

Circle Dance

Artist: Marlene Rye
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 29, 2014
Reception Date: September 20, 1:30-3:30pm
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery, The Reed Campus Center, Williston Northampton School
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-12pm
Address: 40 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.marlenerye.com

Solo show of Marlene Rye's pastel drawings.

Contact: Marlene Rye
Mrye@marlenerye.com
413-297-0991

 

Elemental Paintings

Artist: Marsha Lieberman
Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: October 8, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

The paintings in this exhibit are inspired by the physical world -- both the visible and the invisible. They have been created by extensive research and long hours of simply looking. While many of the pieces are of complex composition, my goal for each was to arrive at uncomplicated imagery. Several series are represented in this collection, spanning more than a decade of work. Common to all is the starkly simple forces, structures, and phenomena described.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
info@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

Recipher: Coding With Collage

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: MAP space, ste #137, Eastworks
Hours: (from Sept 17) Wed-Fri 5-8pm, Sat 12-7pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/780581645296511/

What does collage's inherent manipulation of content and context offer an artist? Ten diverse artists explore how the medium can be used to reinterpret and repurpose the messages and representations in mass communication into something more elusive and personal. Participating artists: Michael Church, Zach Collins, Heather Sky Fulton, Devin Grosz, Bronwen Hodgkinson, Evan Clayton Horback, Wim Maes, Travis Medford, Lilliana Pereira, Michael Sjostedt. Moderated Q&A with the artists: Wednesday, September 17, 7:30pm.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com

 

Esther S. White

Artist: Esther S. White
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.estherswhite.net/projects/hands/

This work is part of a series of monotypes exploring my personal experience with chronic pain and the tension between chance and artistic intention. These prints walk a line between abstraction and representation, where the hand pictured can stand in for myself, my body, my psyche.

Contact: Esther S. White
estherswhite@gmail.com
617-230-1297

 

all the girls

Artist: Erica Ann Flood
Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: September 27, 2014
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6 M-Th
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Explores notions of existence through photographs of four generations of females in Flood's family.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Underlying Movement

Artist: Rachel Thern
Start Date: September 3, 2014
End Date: September 26, 2014
Location Name: Loft Parlor
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.theloftparlor.com

An exhibition of works on paper by Rachel Thern. Thern works separately between two mediums, oil pastel and acrylic-based ink. These mediums are united in the insistence on the exploration of natural gesture through a process based form of repetition and interaction as a way to uncover patterns that emerge through this process. Curvi-linear and organic forms take shape, suggestive of biologic and biomorphic forms. Works from both series will be on view in gallery I and II.

Contact: Kim Carlino
loftparlor180@gmail.com
413-695-3514

 

Landscapes

Artists: Simone Alter-Muri, Harriet Graicerstein
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Artists' Statement: Depicting the landscape is a metaphor for the process of small changes that occur throughout the moments in the scenes of our lives. Harriet has been creating art throughout Simone's life. Each day in our own way are reminded of the special moments in life; the spaces between the branches, the transformation of the seasons. Even in the depth of winter, we know spring will occur. We are both affected by light and color and how these elements create an impression of space.

Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Pollinate: Celebrating Pollinating Creatures In Nature & Agriculture

Artist: Victoria Chapman
Start Date: August 5, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: Greater Chamber of Commerce Gallery
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A small series of stylized and colorful watercolor illustrations featuring pollinating species in New England to celebrate and educate about the insects and birds who keep our plant-life and food crops thriving. The works feature colorful, whimsical and celebratory paintings of pollinating creatures. These include native bumble bees, butterflies, ruby throated humming birds, humming bird moths and while not native, but important among local agriculture, the honey bee.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Kleingarten, City Gardens of Berlin

Artist: Erica Ann Flood
Start Date: June 26, 2014
End Date: September 17, 2014
Location Name: City Hall Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Thur
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

This exhibition is part of an in-process body of work focused on the Kleingarten of Berlin, city gardens or "colonies", originally designed as a calming, natural haven for the city's youth and working classes amidst the rapidly growing urban landscape. Flood is inspired by the tranquil isolation that makes the garden "another realm, full of fantastical plants, statues and the sounds of only wind and birds" apart from the bustle of the surrounding city.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Florence Night Out - Fall 2014 Edition

Artists: Mobile Art Boxes, various artists, musicians, performers, dancers
Date: September 19, 5:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Downtown
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.florencenightout.com

Interactive Mobile Art Boxes (MABs), where artworks explode from within the box, will delight all ages at this fall's FLORENCE NIGHT OUT (FNO). Six MABs will house interactive, multimedia installations and occupy surprising areas all over downtown Florence. Visit open studios, art openings, live music, dance performances, painting classes, crafts and more at this FREE event.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
flonightout@gmail.com
413-320.2828

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

DUPLICITY

Artist: Denis Luzuriaga
Start Date: September 16, 2014
End Date: October 18, 2014
Reception Date: September 19, 6-9pm
Location Name: The White Rose
Hours: Tue-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 2-8pm, Fri 11am-5pm
Address: 284 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.denisluzuriaga.com

All of the paintings in DUPLICITY depict a building, or a location in Holyoke. I consider the creation of these works a practice of artistic expression as well as documentation, like taking a "property" photo that catalogs a specific site for taxation purposes and gets filed away in a municipal filing cabinet. Perhaps this practice of cataloging the streets and structures of Holyoke will continue and perhaps it ends with this show. Either way, the vistas have long been etched in my memory.

Contact: Betty Kaplowitz
whiteroseholyoke@gmail.com
413-387-8161

 

HCC Visual Art Faculty Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 25, 2014
Reception Date: Wednesday, September 17, 11am-1pm
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

The Taber is kicking off the school year with a Visual Art Faculty Show! Robert Aller, Lahri Bond, Felice Caivano, John Calhoun, Tara Conant, Cynthia Consentino, Frank Cressotti, William Devine, Alix Hegeler, Leland Johnston, Amy Johnquest, Phil Lawrence, Chris Lizon, Dean Nimmer, Margie Rothermich, Michael Tillyer, Frank Ward, Adero Willard, Christopher Willingham, Beverly Wodicka. Q & A with the participating faculty, 12pm, September 17.

Contact: Amy Johnquest
413-552-2614

 

Texture and Substance: Contemporary Fiber Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 5, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: Paper City Studios Gallery
Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

Fifteen women, from emerging artists to established professionals, are included in the show: Maryanne Benns, Kait Brink, Karen Florman, Rachel Florman, Rebecca Fricke, Cindi Huss, Ticia Kane, Marjorie Latham, Tekla McInerney, Susan Montgomery, Loran Diehl Saito, Jenni Sussman, Timna Tarr, Lee Thomson and Betty Vera. South Hadley artist Timna Tarr curated the show. Many of the pieces on display are inspired by the landscapes of mill cities like Holyoke.

Contact: Nancy Sachs
nksachs@gmail.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Art on King

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, October 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Law Office of Peter Irvine
Address: 76 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marywittart/sets/72157623098975459/

Mary Witt is exhibiting her paintings in Peter Irvine's law office on King Street. They chose and hung the show together, a collection of abstract paintings. Mary is a member of Oxbow Gallery, a collective on Pleasant Street. Mary imagines the environments of her paintings and they emerge on the canvases as she wields her palette knife, spreading layers of paint. As the colors and layers build up, the textures and depth evolve. The creations become new dimensions, with movement and space.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

World War I Posters from Forbes Special Collections

Artist: Jeffrey Gatrall
Start Date: August 19, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

World War I era posters that were collected by Forbes librarians between 1914-1920. They relate to many facets of the war including recruiting, war bonds and loans, and the home front. Most were printed in the U.S., including some in languages other than English which were designed to reach immigrant communities. There are a large number of posters from other countries as well, with France the best represented in the Forbes collection.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

A Year in Arcadia

Artist: Jeffrey Gatrall
Start Date: September 12, 2014
End Date: October 5, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

A collection of twelve paintings documenting the seasonal changes on a farm near the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Also included is Edward Nichols: "Northampton Meadows" (from the archive of Historic Northampton). Public Talk: September 20, 2pm. Jonah Keane, Sanctuary Director for Massachusetts Audubon's Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, will speak on the history and current Audubon programs, statewide and locally.

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011

 

The Eye in Matter

Artist: Robert Seydel
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
Reception Date: September 29, 6-8pm
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery
Hours: Every day 10am-9pm
Address: Neilson Library, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook/exhibitions

A major retrospective exhibition of the work of writer and artist Robert Seydel (1960-2011), featuring collage, drawing, photography, and narrative and lyric writing. Includes Seydel's own journals and pages from his acclaimed "Ruth" series, featuring his alter ego Ruth Greisman. Roundtable discussion and reception with the curators on September 29. Image copyright Estate of Robert Seydel.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
mrbr@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Interpretation of Spinoza's God: Nature

Artist: Arnold Skolnik
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

In his metaphysical and moral masterpiece, the Ethics, Spinoza identifies God with "Nature", defends the life of reason over "bondage" to religious passions, and denies that there is any kind of personal immortality.

Contact: oxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Light in Landscape

Artist: Marjorie Portnow
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Paintings from Provincetown, California, New York, and Vermont. She paints the different lights, different atmospheres, and different moods of these various landscapes. Each painting seeks to be a distinct, singular, poetic moment.

Contact: oxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

2014 Landscape Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 3, 2014
End Date: October 4, 2014
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts will be featuring their annual Landscape Exhibition. The show is open to the public, and there is no cost for admission. Please contact William Baczek Fine Arts or visit their website for further information. Artists: Bruce Ackerson, Marc Civitarese, Tim de Christopher, Jeff Gola, Mallory Lake, Susan Mikula, Rick Pas, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Margaret Withers.

Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880

 

Alter scape

Artists: Jesse Connor, Thorsten Dennerline, Mikael Petraccia
Start Date: September 3, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A collaborative exhibition; the unifying thread that connects the three artists' works is their use of concepts involving the manipulation of space --- or the landscape. The collaboration arose from their desire to experience their individual voices in conversation with one another. The resulting dialogue amongst the works highlights their unique, but related, points of view, whether drawing from the personal, observational, abstracted or even metaphysical.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

REE2, SHIRO, PART ONE, SUE WORKS & CLYDE

Artists: REE2, SHIRO, PART ONE, SUE WORKS & CLYDE
Start Date: August 14, 2014
End Date: October 6, 2014
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: mon-thurs 11am-8pm, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

NYC Aerosol Artists working on canvas & maps.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Paris

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Reception Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thurs-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Mo Willem's latest drawings from his year abroad in Paris.

Contact: events@rmichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

assemblages

Artist: Larry Simons
Start Date: September 6, 2014
End Date: October 26, 2014
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Brattleboro, VT artist Larry Simons finds things, all kinds of things, tennis racquets, bobbins, chair spindles, driftwood. These finds are the artistic medium in which he works. Simons states, "Most everything I work with has had a previous life." He is a recycler by nature and has found the perfect spot to bring new life to old objects in his artwork.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-325-7664

 

Cool Air, Hot Foliage

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 27, 2014
End Date: September 29, 2014
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Coop
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11-5, Fri-Sat, 11-8
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A group show featuring the work of member artists including paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, wood, pottery and glass.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Still Living

Artist: Kimberly Sebrey
Start Date: August 12, 2014
End Date: November 3, 2014
Location Name: Blue Rock Restaurant
Address: Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

Oil Still life paintings in the classical style.

Contact: Kimberly Sebrey
ksebrey@gmail.com
413-625-2936

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Chair Dreams

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Visual artists from the Valley and way beyond have interpreted this theme each in their preferred medium...paint, sculpture, embroidery, assemblage, collage and metal. Some artists made chairs, some painted chairs, some made paintings of chairs, or used chairs to show paintings. Others showed the role of chairs in our lives, in rituals, and in history. Chair Dreams...interpreted by visual artists is designed and curated by the gallery owner, Jane Trigere.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Art of the Spirit

Artist: Jonathan Wilhelm
Start Date: September 7, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: The Thirsty Mind
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 7am-8pm
Address: 23 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley

The Temptation of Adam and Eve is one of six Bible woodcut prints, lifted from carvings by Artist Jonathan Wilhelm, to be featured in a one-man exhibition entitled, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes - about 40 works of art in total. He describes his work as an effort to focus on "the light and spirit" of people, places and things as he endeavors to capture a meaningful moment in media.

Contact: Dorrie Blakney
413-539-3264

 

Walter Hamilton

Artist: Walter Hamilton
Start Date: July 8, 2014
End Date: January 8, 2015
Location Name: South Hadley Town Hall, Selectboard Meeting Room
Address: 116 Main Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.walterhamiltonart.com

"Don't try to make a good painting out of a bad picture," was the advice one of my mentors gave me since I began drawing and painting almost 20 years ago. As I travel around the Connecticut River Valley, camera in hand, I look for good pictures. I also find my subjects in everyday things - cheese and wine, a puddle, and cups and spoons. Good pictures can be found everywhere. Subjects can range from landscapes to items on a tabletop. I look for color, light and composition.

Contact: Walter Hamilton
hamiltonw7747@yahoo.com
413-532-7518

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Edgardo Abello

Artist: Edgardo Abello
Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Starr Watercolor Gallery, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

A new exhibit of watercolor portraits and still-lifes by Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Abello's training as an architect allows him to render fine details in his paintings, combining an appreciation of color and light with a careful study of the subject matter. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western MA, the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund administered by Bank of America, Trustee, and in part, by the Art Angels. Media sponsor: WGBY Public Television.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Possibility of Space

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: September 7, 2014
End Date: October 2, 2015
Location Name: Western New England University Art Gallery
Hours: M-F 10am-7:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: St. Germain Campus Center,
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.kimcarlino.com

"My work begins with the physicality of the process of painting. The materiality of the watercolor and ink pooling onto the surface forming striations and islands of pigment resembling distant galaxies or topography of a fabricated landscape." Gallery talk: Tuesday, September 9, 7pm.

 

Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American

Start Date: May 20, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (open Mondays starting June 30)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

The exhibit features twenty-one original drawings by Norman Rockwell from the Wood Museum's collection, along with an original Rockwell-inspired mural by local artist John Simpson, The exhibit focuses on many of themes that Rockwell explored during his career, including depictions of family, work, and leisure, and also delves into how those themes relate to contemporary times. Sponsors: Field Eddy, Lyman and Leslie Wood.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

5 Narratives

Artists: Faith Lund, Lydia Kann Nettler, Imo Nse Imeh, Laura Radwell, Tom Wyatt
Start Date: March 1, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: The MassMutual Center
Address: 1277 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.massmutualcenter.com/art

Multiple works from 5 local artists all expressed through various mediums, methods, and techniques.

Contact: Laura Radwell
lr@radwell.com
413-320-8134

 

Steampunk Springfield: Re-Inventing an Industrial City

Artists: Bruce Rosenbaum, other regional Steampunk artists
Start Date: March 22, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum & Wood Museum of Springfield's History
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

The remarkable new exhibition at the Springfield Museums. Guest curated by Bruce Rosenbaum, dubbed the "Evangelist of Steampunk" by Wired Magazine, Steampunk Springfield combines fantastical large-scale exhibits with a series of lectures, gatherings, and happenings in and around Springfield to help spur a re-imagining of the city's future. Check www.facebook.com/SteampunkSpringfieldMA to get the latest news and events.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Portraits

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: September 5, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: The Rendezvous
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 10:30am-1am
Address: 78 3rd Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/events/700130443400074/

An exploration of masculinity. In traditional portraiture men are encouraged to take ownership of their identity as men, to project confidence and, of course, to banish vulnerability. Their eyes, aware and in control, challenge the gaze of the viewer. What happens when this immediate communication and expression of strength is taken away? Opening Reception coincides with the 7th Anniversary of The Rendezvous!

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
riverculture@montague-ma.gov
413-835-1390

 

Welcome to Railroad Salvage

Artists: Nina Rossi, Barbara Milot
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 7 days, 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

Constructions, reliefs and large scale drawings by Turners Falls artists Nina Rossi and Barbara Milot, with historical timeline and commentary by Anne Harding. An opening reception will be held mid-show on September 13, with a presentation by Harding of juicy details from the building's past, from its beginnings as the Griswold Mill to its present state of neglect. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibit by leaving their thoughts, comments and memories on the timeline.

Contact: B. Milot
bmilot@barbaramilot.com

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

New Prints

Artist: Carolyn Webb
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Reception Date: September 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-8pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.carolynwebb.net

Williamsburg resident and artist, Carolyn Webb, presents new woodcuts, linocuts and photopolymer etchings. Thirty percent of proceeds from sales to benefit the "Lisa Wenner" garden in honor of Lisa's devoted service to the library.

Contact: Rochelle Wildfong
meekins@cwmars.org
413-268-7472

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Belchertown Cultural Council Accepting Grant Applications for the 2015 Funding Cycle

Sponsoring Group Name: Belchertown Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: October 15
Website: www.mass-culture.org

Projects may include exhibits, festivals, artist residencies, performances, workshops and lectures. The postmark deadline for applications is October 15. For more information, please visit www.mass-culture.org.

 

Film/Video/Photo Submissions

Sponsoring Group Name: Popcorn Noir Film Club at The Platinum Pony
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptonpopcorn.com/p/submissions.html

Your video on the big screen! Popcorn Noir is seeking submissions for locally made videos, films, and digital photography to put up on the big screen at The Platinum Pony. No video is too short. You don't need to be a cutting edge artist, just inspired! See website for more info.

Contact: popcornnoir@gmail.com

 

Finding Forever: Giving Voice to the Children of Foster Care

Sponsoring Group Name: Finding Forever Exhibition
Submission Due Date: October 1, 2014
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.FindingForeverExhibition.org

Potters are invited to submit a cup or mug of professional quality for show and sale. Each cup or mug will represent a child currently in the foster care system. All works will be priced at $50 with 20 going to the artist, 20 going to the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.) and 10 going towards producing the event. More information on website. Show dates: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014.

Contact: Pam Kinsmith
FindingForeverExhibition@gmail.com
413-773-1214

 

Call for Erotic Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: January 23, 2015
Submission Fees: $10 participation fee if accepted
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Do you already have work that regular galleries are afraid to put up? Are you interested in creating something more frankly sensual for a change? My gallery provides an intimate venue for this type of work during the Fourth Annual "Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut" show. Looking for a wide spectrum of erotica from regional artists, previous participants encouraged to re-apply! Exhibit will open February 2015. Wall pieces smaller than 24x30 preferred. Limited horizontal surfaces.

Contact: naban@verizon.net
413-834-8800

 

6th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: November 1
Submission Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25 per entry, $30 after Oct. 18
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Show Dates: November 3-28, 2014. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Total $1,250 - Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. Download a prospectus/entry form on the website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-4814

 

Fall Fest Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com

The annual WareBCA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art show, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The show is in the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Last year's show featured the work of Elizabeth Lincoln along with artists from the surrounding area.

Contact: Cynthia LaBombard
c5d6l34@verizon.net
413-967-3887

 

Mill Arts Project (MAP)

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: Rolling Basis
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map

The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. See website for more information.

Contact: info@easthamptoncityarts.com
413-527-8278

 

Easthampton City Arts+

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA+ website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Classes & Workshops

Junior Artists

Date & Time: 6-8pm, Tuesdays, ongoing
Fee: $25 per 2 hour session, all materials included
Organization: Gateway City Arts
Address: 91 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

The Artists Academy at Gateway City Arts is now recruiting the next generation of artists and we would love to welcome your student to our class! Classes run in weekly 2 hour sessions Tuesdays 6-8 PM. The class is ongoing, yearly sessions that run continuously, classes are an intro to studio arts college prep level course taught to middle and high school level students. This class focuses on fundamental drawing skills, anatomy, and figure drawing as well as explorations in Printmaking and Ceramics.

Contact: Benjamin Martins
benjamin.c.martins@gmail.com
413-387-8331

 

Arts Immersion

Date & Time: 6-8pm, Wednesdays, ongoing
Fee: $25 per 2 hour session, all materials included
Organization: Gateway City Arts
Address: 91 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

The Artists Academy at Gateway City Arts is now recruiting the next generation of artists and we would love to welcome your student to our class! Classes run in weekly 2 hour sessions Wednesdays 6-8 PM. The class is ongoing, yearly sessions that run continuously, classes are an intro to studio arts college prep level course taught to middle and high school level students.

Contact: Benjamin Martins
benjamin.c.martins@gmail.com
413-387-8331

 

Compassion Mandalas

Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm
Fee: $25. Early registration by October 20: $20
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

Create a colorful illuminated mandala using a variety of art materials: watercolor, acrylic and metallic paints, sand, fabric, thread, and more... to express your energy to live Joyfully.

 

Gifts with Meaning / Adult Open Studio

Date & Time: 6-9pm, Monday and Tuesday evenings, October 6 - December 16
Fee: $20 includes most materials
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

Create a unique project from the Heart for yourself, friends and family.

 

Basic Drawing: Eye to Hand

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, October 1-22
Fee: $169/$179 plus $15 materials
Organization: Amherst Leisure Services
Class Location: Bangs Community Center
Address: 70 Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lsse.org

Whether you think you can't draw or want to jump to the next skill level, this course will help you learn to see while learning to draw. We will explore line quality, gesture, proportion, and value to develop the eye and hand. Simple materials such as charcoal, pencil, and a limited palette of black, red, and white allow you to focus on expressive drawing. Students will engage in creative exercises and receive individual feedback to develop confidence.

Contact: Elizabeth Stone
ehstoneart@gmail.com
413-584-3123

 

Fall Fine Arts Courses

Date & Time: September - November
Fee: varies
Organization: Gateway City Arts and Holyoke Community College
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!classes/cee5

Gateway City Arts and Holyoke Community College are teaming up to bring you excellent fine arts courses this fall. Courses include Introduction to Ceramics, Handmade Tea & Coffee Cups, Aqueous Media Painting, Oil Painting, Applied Arts, Figure Drawing and Advanced Drawing. Detailed information online at www.gatewaycityarts.com. Register through Holyoke Community College at: www.hcc.edu/bce. Courses vary from 6-8 week sessions, day time and evening.

Contact: hello@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

Vision Boards with Creativity Coach, Robin Ritz

Date & Time: Saturday, October 4, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/vision-boards-creativity-coach-robin-ritz

Define your dreams & goals, gain clarity and create a powerful visual aid to assist you in manifesting the change you desire. Workshops do not require any artistic ability. They only require an open mind and willingness to live the life of your dreams.

Contact: info@knack.org
413-529-0126

 

Embroidery I with Bonnie Sennott

Date & Time: Saturday, September 27, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/embroidery-i-0

Get started stitching! Learn the basics--running stitch, back stitch, lazy daisy, seed stitch, French knots, and blanket stitch/applique. Hoops, needles, fabric, and threads will be provided--but feel free to bring your own. You'll also get a fragrant mix of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary for making an herbal sachet.

Contact: info@knack.org
413-529-0126

 

Furniture Making

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm, starts September 16
Fee: $200 for 12 sessions
Organization: Chicopee Continuing Education Program
Class Location: Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Address: 617 Montgomery Street
City/Town: Chicopee

Instructed by local Fine Furniture Maker, Sharon C. Mehrman. Focus on what you want to learn such as how to cut mortise & tenon joinery, dovetails, stop dadoes, and more. Bring in your own project plans for that project you've always wanted to make, or choose from several project plans available. Class time will include demonstrations, one on one and group lessons, and time to work on projects. Woodworkers of all levels are welcome.

Contact: John Kozikowski
jkozikowski@chicopee.k12.ma.us
413-459-7069

 

Paper Marbling

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 17, 4-6pm
Fee: free
Organization: UMass Amherst Libraries and the UMass Student Union Craft Center
Class Location: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Oswald Tippo Library Sculpture Courtyard (in case of rain, Learning Commons, Lower Level)
Address: 154 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst

Paula Hodecker, director of the Student Union Craft Center at UMass, teaches a basic paper marbling process which produces attractive examples from the first attempt. Paper marbling is the technique of floating pigments on the surface of a viscous liquid and then laying the paper on top in order to transfer the design. Marbling originated in China and Japan before 1000 CE, was taken up in the Middle East before the 16th century, and reached its peak of popularity in Europe in the 19th century.

Contact: Paula Hodecker
hodecker@umass.edu
413-545-2096

 

Free Photography Workshop: Light and Architecture

Date & Time: Thursday, September 18, 6:15-7:45pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Our Lady of Czestochowa
Address: 84 K Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Join Beth Reynolds of Base Camp Photo for a tour of the beautiful and historic Our Lady of Czestochowa in Turners Falls. Beth will share the secrets of great architectural photography and working with natural light. Bring your camera and a tripod. Sponsored by Turners Falls RiverCuture. Registration required: riverculture@gmail.com. Part of the RiverCulture Third Thursday event: 20th Century Turners Falls.

Contact: riverculture@gmail.com

 

Making Notecards with Instructor Kara Bigda

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 28, 6-9pm
Fee: $40
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Create customized notecards and/or holiday cards in this 3-hour workshop with artist, Kara Bigda. Students will learn how to scan images and using a template, edit their artwork in Photoshop adding text to their designs. This class is designed to have students leave with their cards uploaded and ordered through an economical, quality online printer. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops, and a piece of 2-dimensional artwork for scanning - or have a high-resolution image to use.

Contact: info@workshop13.org

 

Fall Session at The Museum School at the Springfield Museums

Class Location: Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/learning_and_travel

The Museum School at the Springfield Museums is now accepting signups for the fall session. Unlock your inner artist, writer, scientist or designer with a class taught by our talented instructors. For kids, there are classes in art, chemistry, and robotics, and adults can learn to paint, write, or even finish that novel! Adult day trips are available as well - for information, visit the website or contact Jeanne Fontaine.

Contact: Jeanne Fontaine
413-263-6800

 

Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: September 16 & 19, October 21 & 24; Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm & Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class size limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Grisaille Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesdays 10am-1pm, September 17 - October 22
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address:One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop is an exploration, in oil, of the "camaieu", a painting done in shades of grey. Mastering the method of monochromatic painting is ideal for studying the intricacies of light and shadow that lie beneath color and indispensable to understanding color temperature.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Painting Flesh Tones Workshop with Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: September 27, 10am-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Explore the unique properties that make oil such an interesting medium to work with! Learn to mix realistic skin tones in this fundamental oil painting class. For artists who wish to achieve a more realistic tone or budding artists who wish to learn to paint with a higher level of skill this workshop will leave you with a greater sense of confidence in your approach to mix and apply paint to the canvas.

Contact: info@workshop13.org

 

Fall Courses at the Springfield Museum School with Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: classes start October 6
Fee: varies
Class Location: Springfield Museums
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Color Mixing with Oils, 10am-1pm, Oct 6 - Nov 17. Portrait Drawing, 6-8:30pm, Oct 6 - Nov 17; or 10am-2pm, Oct 7-28. Baroque Drawing, 6-8:30pm, Oct 7 - Nov 18. Painting Flesh Tones, 10am-2pm, Nov 4 & 18. Contact for Full Descriptions & more info.

Contact: museumschool@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Watercolor Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, October 24, 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $25
Organization: Agawam Community Artists & Artisans
Class Location: Agawam Senior Center
Address: 945 Main Street
City/Town: Agawam

With Joan Steinmeyer. Seating limited to 12 people. Supply list will be provided when payment is received.

Contact: Ginny Wright
woodwrights@comcast.net

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Paper City Studios

Location name: Paper City Studios
Date available: now
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

1800 sq ft studio for rent. 3rd floor walk up with canal view. 700 + heat and electric. Artist work studio big enough for 2 or 3 artists to share. Large common area and bathroom outside the door. Contact Bruce Fowler for more information.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square
Date available: now
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

The arts and creative businesses are an integral part of the atmosphere at Open Square. We offer a limited number of incredible, work-only studios for artists and small businesses in the creative fields at substantially reduced rates. Perfect for artists, artisans, graphic designers and small architecture firms. Please visit our website for more photos and information on each available studio.

Contact: Michelle St.Jacques
michelle@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

Easthampton City Arts +HARP: Holyoke Alleyway Restoration Projectrecipher: coding with collageTexture and Substance: Contemporary Fiber ArtHope & Feathers Framing and GallerySteampunk SpringfieldOld Colony Package StoreMill 1 at Open SquareGateway City ArtsMike Tillyer Sculpture and Drawings at Hampshire College