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This Week's Newsletter: September 1, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 1, 2015
Issue #365

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Featured Listings:

Art in the Orchard

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-in-the-Orchard/225989180773514

Third biennial outdoor exhibit. Sculptures and Installations, Performances, Fruit. Artists: Sue Huang, Rosemary Barrett, Susan Arthur, Pat Bennett, Fielding Brown, Gerald Clark III, Tim de Christopher, Sally Curcio / Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Peter Dellert, Elizabeth Denny / Pat Bennett, Mark Fenwick, Piper Foreso, Susan Halls, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Matt Johnson, Lindsey Molyneux, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, David Poppie, Laura Reinhard, Mike Roche, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith, Michael Tillyer, Nora Valdez, Sophie Wood, Chris Woodman, Katie Richardson.

 

The Eye Witness Project: curated by Sally Curcio and Anne Seuthe

Artists: Over 40 Artists
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Eye Witness Project is comprised of more than 40 objects culled from the studios of artists and curators who have exhibited with Hampden Gallery over the past few decades. The collected objects speak to the material and conceptual inspirations of the artists. The collection lets viewers peak into the private world of the artist's studio. Viewers become eyewitnesses to the creative process. The objects hold the potential to inspire wonder similar to that of the Wunder Kammer of the 18th Century.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Other Side of Yellow

Artists: Constance Hamilton, Tom Morton
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: September 26, 2016
Reception Date: September 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Constance Hamilton: These mostly abstract paintings and pastels are about the artist's memory and the recognition of painting, for her, as a visual memoir. Tom Morton, is showing two series: The "Bayou Saint John" displays images of tropical trees and other plants, from a lushly green New Orleans neighborhood. A second series, is of abstract paintings, titled "Slipstream".

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

 

Brain Unraveled

Artist: Meg Walker
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Walker's works don't illustrate the physical brain but rather mirror the mysterious relationship between brain and mind. One might think her images would therefore be delicate or ethereal: they are not. They are substantial and often made of clay, plaster, wire, and wood. A number of pieces also incorporate electric elements: lights, audio and sensors. Like the brain-mind dyad, she often pairs mass and form with conceptual and less tangible elements.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Paint, Color, and the Brain

Artist: Ron Michaud
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Ron Michaud exhibits paintings and prints related to his long-standing interest in the study of color, vision and perception. His oil paintings and pigment prints demonstrate how limited but selective hues can be applied, grouped and repeated throughout an image in order to produce a convincing representation of the familiar three-dimensional world. The result is imagery that raises questions about how we see and how we process visual information.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

The Eye Witness Project: curated by Sally Curcio and Anne Seuthe

Artists: Over 40 Artists
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Eye Witness Project is comprised of more than 40 objects culled from the studios of artists and curators who have exhibited with Hampden Gallery over the past few decades. The collected objects speak to the material and conceptual inspirations of the artists. The collection lets viewers peak into the private world of the artist's studio. Viewers become eyewitnesses to the creative process. The objects hold the potential to inspire wonder similar to that of the Wunder Kammer of the 18th Century.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Amherst Art Walk

Date: Thursday, September 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartwalk.com

A free cultural event held monthly throughout downtown. Any month might include exhibitions of visual art, poetry readings, musical performances, lectures. Venues offer refreshments and a trolley can whisk you from place to place. The Art Walk brings people into businesses, showcases contemporary art and culture, promotes scores of area artists, and brings cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Check online for monthly show listings and information on artists and venues.

Contact: info@amherstartwalk.com

 

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print

Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, September 10, 7pm
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

This exhibition presents a selection of nighttime scenes reflecting the range of moods captured by artists as they render the world after dark. From romantic, visionary moonlit vistas to modern realist images based on the Apollo space missions, the images include a variety of media -- including watercolor, pastel and oil -- and represent a range of print techniques: woodblock prints, etchings, lithographs, and photographs. Free admission.

Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335

 

Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries

Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, September 10, 7pm
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Emanating from Josef Albers's statement that color is "the most relative medium in art," this exhibition examines Albers's overriding concern with visual perception in his art and teaching with an approach that combines the fields of optics, vision science, and Gestalt psychology. For a calendar of exhibition-related events for all ages, visit amherst.edu/mead. Free admission. (Image: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Rooted)

Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335

 

Five by Five

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Reception Date: September 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

The five elements each interpreted in new works by five local artists: Amanda Barrow, Scout Cuomo, Isabel Margolin, B.Z. Reily, Jane Thurber.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

5th Anniversary Celebration

Date: September 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Celebrating five years in business, Hope and Feathers Framing invites the public to join them for an anniversary celebration. Featuring a free performance by And the Kids, and tacos from the Taco Tina Food Truck by Mission Cantina. The party also coincides with Amherst Art Walk and the opening reception of Five by Five.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Earth's Bounty

Artist: Helen Hodges
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Reception Date: September 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibit of watercolor and oil paintings. Local and abroad scenes. Landscapes, seascapes, stillife.

 

Styled in Stone

Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-8pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

For centuries, people around the world have used semi-precious stones for practical and decorative purposes. This installation brings together an assortment of intricately crafted objects from China, France, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to demonstrate the significance and symbolism of stone in different cultures. Gallery talk: "Symbolism in Stone", on September 3, 6:30pm in the Kunian Gallery.

Contact: Nadia Waski
nwaski@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

Heat of the Moment

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: October 10, 2015
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com

The last exhibition in the 2015 Radakovich 21st Century Award competition juried by Arline Fisch and Jean Radakovich. Celebrating sculptural adornment and art of the 21st century, viewers are invited to try on artworks and reflect on the stylistic, technical, and cultural connections between the 20th mid-century modern masters and this century's contemporaries. Local sculptor, Steve Saxenian, will have rotating artworks on display at each exhibit.

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

 

Watercolors

Artist: Deborah Rubin
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Address: 743 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.j-c-a.org

Another reception September 3, 5-8pm.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922

 

Echoes from the Borscht Belt

Artist: Marisa Scheinfeld
Start Date: April 26, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10-4
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/blog/15/03/echoes-from-borscht-belt

Scheinfeld's evocative, large-scale photos capture the dramatic decline of the once-thriving Catskills resort area known as the Borscht Belt, a popular vacation spot for much of the 20th century, especially for Jews from New York. Scheinfeld's images reveal ghostly remnants of the region's glory years as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the vacant resorts and their landscapes. The exhibition includes Scheinfeld's personal collection of ephemera from iconic Borscht Belt hotels.

Contact: Programs@bikher.org
413-256-4900

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Masks & Mothholes

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: MAP space, Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-5pm, and by appt
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Room 137
City/Town: Easthampton

Rob Kimmel presents Masks & Mothholes, a group show exhibiting art at the intersection of costume and character, with an array of work from sculpture to photography to painting. A diverse group of artists from Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and Maine join celebrated Western Mass artists: Sophie Argetsinger, Robin Barcus-Slonina, Erica Harris, Gary Hallgren, Devon Kelley-Yurdin, Rob Kimmel, Andrea Lauer, Tory Novikova.

Contact: rob.kimmel@gmail.com
917-309-4959

 

A Breath of Fresh Air

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: October 7, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Group exhibit of recent plein air works by past "Easthampton Paint Out" winners. Sixteen artists will be showcasing plein air paintings of their choice, free from the rules of competition. Participating artists are: Catherine Gibbs, Susan Pecora, Marlene Rye, JoAnn Denehy, Gregory Stone, Michael MacTavish. Claire Metzner, Christy Patrick, John Murphy, June Prosciak, Rose O'Shei, John Gnatek, Ruth Sanderson, Meg Bandarra, Jonathan & Don Wilhelm.

Contact: nashgalleryart@yahoo.com
413-529-9393

 

LOOP DE LOOP

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Reception Date: September 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6 M-F, and the second Saturday of the month
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A month-long sneak peek satellite exhibit. The show will highlight a mix of LOOP vendor's work prior to the Art Market. The exhibit kicks off with a reception during Art Walk Easthampton on Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 8pm. Works from: American Handcraft, TM Rennert Studios, Danny O Studio, Mosaics by Christine Kenneally, Three Posies, Reclaimed Crafts, unWINEd Bottles, Battat Glass, Tetanus Designs, and Michael Sjostedt - LOOP Founder.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

Sean Ryan

Artist: Sean Ryan
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Address: Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Sean Ryan was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His art is mainly a self-study and has never been intended for an audience, but after experiencing the inclusive Easthampton arts community, he is excited to participate in it.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
tconner@ewmlibrary.org
413-527-1031

 

From the 70s to now: Painting joy

Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, September 13, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Marjorie finds much joy in creating in several mediums. Watercolor and Acrylic are her favorites right now. She is an impressionistic landscape painter and endeavors to paint abstractly as well as realistic. She is mostly a self taught artist and has taken many workshops. She enjoys teaching watercolor, painting Plein Air, and painting weekly with the Easthampton Art Guild.

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

 

Art in the Orchard

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-in-the-Orchard/225989180773514

Third biennial outdoor exhibit. Sculptures and Installations, Performances, Fruit. Artists: Sue Huang, Rosemary Barrett, Susan Arthur, Pat Bennett, Fielding Brown, Gerald Clark III, Tim de Christopher, Sally Curcio / Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Peter Dellert, Elizabeth Denny / Pat Bennett, Mark Fenwick, Piper Foreso, Susan Halls, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Matt Johnson, Lindsey Molyneux, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, David Poppie, Laura Reinhard, Mike Roche, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith, Michael Tillyer, Nora Valdez, Sophie Wood, Chris Woodman, Katie Richardson.

 

AiO @ Elusie

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: September 4, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

A group exhibit of sculptures and installations for some of the Art in the Orchard '15 artists. With Chris Woodman, Michael Tillier, David Poppie, Susan Halls, Peter Dellert, Mike Roche, Katie Richardson, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith.

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

 

Easthampton Art Guild Favorites

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: August 3, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Ave, 1st Floor
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Introduces the artists of EAG and their works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, and mixed media, illustrating the diversity and breadth of their paintings. This group exhibition will showcase a sampling of the artists' favorite creations.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

ABSTRACT SUMMER

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: November 13, 2015
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F and sometimes on weekends
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.

Contact: luke@invisiblefountain.com
413-896-8073

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Charity Benefit for More Than Me

Artist: Laura Bergstrom
Start Date: September 4, 2015
End Date: September 19, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 4, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing
Hours: Wed 10-6, Thur-Fri 12-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery

The Greenfield Gallery is pleased to host a show to benefit More Than Me, a charity dedicated to providing education and opportunity to vulnerable young girls in Liberia. The show will feature the artwork of local artist Laura Bergstrom, with proceeds from sales of her work donated to More Than Me. The reception will feature a special presentation by Kathy LeMay, founder of Raising Change, a group that has raised over $150 million dollars to support women's rights and global poverty relief.

Contact: Rachael Katz
TheGreenfieldGallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Highland Hardware Store Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: October 17, 2015
Reception Date: Wednesday, September 2, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Highland Hardware Store
Address: 917 Hampden Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/882233161865774/

A truly unique art exhibit featuring twenty Pioneer Valley artists displaying paintings, sculpture and installations in and among the nuts and bolts, tools, fertilizer, bicycles and small appliances at the familiar family store. Highland Hardware has been in business in Holyoke for nearly 70 years. Artists, teacher and author Dean Nimmer organized the exhibit with the goal of putting some fun into art.

 

HARDWARE: Art and Artifacts from the Highland Hardware Store

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 1, 2015
Reception Date: Wednesday, September 16, 11am-1pm
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

Harry Craven, owner of the Highland Hardware and Bike Shop has had a lifetime interest in collecting Holyoke memorabilia and historical photographs and has made this collection a part of his store. A family run business since 1946, just about every square inch of wall space displays scenes, objects, curiosities and signage from Holyoke's past. Amongst this Harry and crew have also created some (hardware themed) objects de art of their own.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Changing Landscapes: Michigan to Massachusetts

Artist: Janet Stupak
Start Date: August 2, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Sat-Mon 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

Janet Stupak has been painting landscapes for about 40 years. She has captured scenes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she grew up, and many other states where she has lived, from the historic stone ironmaster's house of Charming Forge, Pennsylvania to the round barns and tobacco barns of Illinois. Currently Stupak lives in Holyoke and is painting local landscapes, including the wondrous brick factory buildings.

Contact: 413-322-5660

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

GCC Painting Buddies

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: September 27, 2015
Reception Date: September 13, 4-6pm
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Wed-Fri 1-6pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

LC&A resident artist, Susan Valentine joins this exhibit with the core group of painting buddies she "grew up with" at Greenfield Community College. Mari Rovang, Penne Krol, Frankie Dack, Karen Chapman, Sandy Walsh.

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Magazine Dream

Artist: Michael Sjostedt
Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: September 27, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: J. Rich Men's Clothing
Address: 153 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/799569163497727

Magazine Dream is the first collection Sjostedt created to suit a particular space - a classic men's clothing store. "This is the first time I've created pieces to suit a particular space, said Sjostedt. "J. Rich's clean and minimal aesthetic inspired me to explore my love and fascination for mid-century design and advertising." Sjostedt sourced the majority of his imagery, color palette and design elements from 1950s to 1970s magazines and sewing pattern books.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Light, Life and Reflections

Artist: Leni Gaudet
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is known in the area for her wonderful pet portraits in pastel. She captures the personality of each pet for the owner. While still loving and working in pastels, she is currently experimenting with oils. No matter the subject, light plays an important role in her work. Her work tends to be loose and impressionistic, which gives it life and a sense of motion.

Contact: Leni Gaudet
audets22@verizon.net
413-498-5054

 

Think Outside the Frame

Artist: Patricia Cahill
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist states her canvases serve as floorcloths or wall hangings. Her goal is to make them glow with color and to make people smile with hidden images and trompe-l'oeil. People are often dismayed at the thought of walking on these works, but they will last for decades, and the artist believes that people should be surrounded by beauty in their everyday lives.

Contact: Patricia Cahill
pac29@verizon.net
413-549-7898

 

twixt & tween

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: October 4, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: Historic Northampton Museum
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

An exhibition of works by artist Donnabelle Casis. Inspired by specific artifacts from the museum's collection, these pieces explore the notion of identity through the lens of popular culture past and present, which initiate a dialogue with Casis's current work. Public Talk: Lynne Bassett, "From Gothic to Goth", September 19, 2pm.

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

 

One Death/An Installation

Artist: Phil Lawrence
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: September 27, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tues-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

An installation of graphics and manipulated chairs based on the quote "One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." Often attributed to Joseph Stalin, the original saying is in German, "Der Tod eines Menschen: das ist eine Katastrophe. Hunderttausend Tote: das ist eine Statistik!" from an essay called "French Wit," written by satirist and writer Kurt Tucholsky in 1932.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: Friday, September 11, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

4-6PM: Hands-on art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. This month: Hieroglyphic Selfie. Discover how contemporary artist Jane Hammond gained inspiration from Ancient Egyptian writing and art. Create your own artwork using symbols and patterns from the ancient objects in SCMA's collection. 6 M Open Eyes: A guided conversation exploring a different work of art each month. Light refreshments. 11AM-8PM Museum Shop open. Photo credit: Lynne Graves.

Contact: artmuseum@smith.edu
413-585-2760

 

Sixth Annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival

Artists: 11 artists or artist groups
Date: Friday, September 11, 10am-8pm
Location Name: Main Street and Smith College Museum of Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Join us as 11 veteran artists reunite to create masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of downtown during Arts Night Out. Drawing takes place 10am-4pm. The public is encouraged to watch chalk art pieces develop and view completed work while enjoying Northampton's monthly gallery walk 5-8pm. Cash prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be awarded by a panel of judges for the top three creations. Presentations are made by the Mayor on the steps of City Hall at 5pm.

Contact: Penny Burke
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

From the Caves

Artist: Kamini Avril
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: October 2, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Paintings in oil and fresco - recent work inspired by a trip to the caves of Ellora and Ajanta, India.

Contact: 413-628-9937

 

Marlene Rye

Artist: Marlene Rye
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: October 2, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Marlene Rye paints the landscape through the eyes of a child, capturing the magical and revealing that secret space where trees are dancers, magicians, and all things fantastical.

Contact: 413-628-9937

 

Northampton Through My Eyes

Artist: Megan LaBonte
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, September 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: Salon Herdis
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1470426146614637/

A wonderful collection of images of Northampton and a new perspective of one local artists perception of her surroundings, and ours.

Contact: Athan Vennell
athanvennell@gmail.com

 

Where Memories and Art Come Together

Artist: Lisa Ducharme
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: September 10, 5:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital Medical Center
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.yourvisualalternatives.com

In the 2nd Floor Waiting Area at 22 Atwood Drive. Ever thought you might have too many photographs? Ever wonder what to do with them? This led Lisa to set up Your Visual Alternatives, a business that specializes in the creation of photo art, which includes collages as well as mosaics, in which computer technology is used to create one image out of multiple images divided into small sections.

Contact: Lisa Ducharme
lisa@llr2000.com
603-809-0416

 

Island Landscapes

Artist: Jane Morrison
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 12, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A collection of oil paintings of the Greek Island of Mykonos. They include seascapes, and images of the characteristics that make the Greek Islands so charming and unique; windmills, chapels, dove-cotes, and the white-washed homes and alleyways. Most of all, she was captivated by the clear, brilliant light of the Aegean, and how it lights up the white of the island, and shines against the blues of sea and sky. It is this light which she seeks to capture in her art.

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

 

Watercolor Landscapes

Artist: Joan Anderson
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 12, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

In the 1970s I worked as a fabric artist, creating and exhibiting large-scale pictorial batiks and eventually, sewn and stuffed bas-relief "dream works". I then pursued a career in graphic design and illustration, added photography to the mix, and became the Graphic Designer and Creative Photographer for Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. After five years with the college, I continued my career as a freelancer in design, photography, and promotional writing.

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

 

of earth and water

Artist: Carmine L. Angeloni
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 12, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

I was raised in southern Connecticut, always a short Sunday drive from the shore, and, like many people, am drawn to where ocean, land and sky meet. As my own family began to settle in various locations along the east coast, I have been blessed with the opportunity to spend time photographing along these dynamic edges.

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

 

2015 Landscape Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 26, 2015
End Date: September 26, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

The annual Landscape Exhibition gathers artists who push the boundaries of what can be described as a landscape. Working in a variety of media, these artists have been selected to help redefine what the typical notion of what a landscape can or should be. Artists in this year's exhibition are Bruce Ackerson, Derek Buckner, Marc Civitarese, Jeff Gola, Mallory Lake, George Nemethy, Rick Pas, Scott Prior and Robert Sweeney.

Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com

 

Fairies and Secret, Sacred Dwellings

Artists: Anna Brahms, Donal Tloog, Dori Urch
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: November 14, 2015
Location Name: REVERENCE
Hours: by appt or "as luck will have it"
Address: 184 Main Street, Back Alley
City/Town: Northampton

Anna Brahms listens to fairies and nature spirits every day. Her ephemeral young and old fairy figures are exhibited and collected internationally. Donal Tloog vibrates with stones. He has made hundreds of balanced sculptures in many countries; a small installation can seen in this exhibition. Dori Urch's fairy houses began far away and long ago. Your imagination will soar into your childhood and children will be taken into a world they feel and intuitively know.

Contact: Dori
650-209-5257

 

My World in Collage

Artist: Akinbo Akinnuoye
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: September 9, 2015
Location Name: The Living Art Studio
Hours: Tue-Sat 11-8
Address: 219 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.thelivingartstudio.com

I want the viewer to look at the selected collages as dreamscapes, with vivid color use and play on perspective and scale that dreams offer. I wanted to recreate the way the mind alters what it deems important for its own "reality" and present it with some kind of narrative. Although you may see only one scene or place, the mind creates multiple interpretations.

Contact: Alisa Inderieden
thelivingartstudio@gmail.com
413-584-3758

 

Water as Cure and Transformation

Artist: Katie Richardson
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: September 6, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Katie Richardson has created new two and three dimensional artwork based on the the water cure treatments of the 19th century. Public Talk: August 22, 2pm. W. Michael Ryan: "Caleb Cooley Dickinson - Eccentric, Lunatic or Something Else?" Image: Katie Richardson, "Exogency" (detail), 2015. Steel, paper, plastic tubing, wire, 24" x 22" x 55"

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

 

Let Go and Live

Artist: Nero 156/KMS
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 5, 2015
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: 11am-8pm mon-thurs, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

Bang Bang Body Arts & Tru Kru present new multi-media works by Nero 156/KMS. Sponsored by Writers Bench. This show will be up for 2 months. Don't sleep on this one!

Contact: Tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Culinary Tools

Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: August 5, 2015
End Date: September 1, 2015
Location Name: Green Bean
Hours: 7am-3pm daily
Address: 41 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nikki-gardner.com

The show includes a photographic collection of culinary tools that evoke history and memory. "The women in my family collected antiques. Their kitchen shelves displayed dulled metal flour and sugar tins and misshapen biscuit cutters, worn out from daily use. Antique stoves and pie safes held pastries shaped by hand. I loved hearing their stories recanted in the kitchen over coffee and pie."

Contact: Nikki Gardner
nikki@artandlemons.com
413-268-7370

 

Places for the Spirit

Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html

For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.

Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines & more Lines

Artist: Glenn Ridler
Start Date: June 20, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: The Little Big House Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm, or by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com

For Glenn, the exploration of lines is a continual source of inspiration whether in simple pencil and ink drawings, in three-dimensional manifestations with his Da'Muse wire figures or with his layered sculptures of the last three decades. In the recent works on view, the lines have evolved. The current exhibition will also bring together the artist's other line related works, including his iconic, layered sculptures of a man.

Contact: Christine Baronas
info@littlebighousegallery.com
413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Crisp!

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 26, 2015
End Date: September 28, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A group show by artists at the Shelburne Arts Cooperative.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

The Stories We Carry: New American Neighbors in Greater Springfield and Beyond

Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: September 25, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, September 19, 3-6pm
Location Name: rt for the Soul Gallery
Address: 35 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/westmassconsort

Nationally acclaimed photographer Mark Chester has spent two years photographing naturalized citizens around the state from 165 countries. Members of the award-winning Commerce High School Photography Club in Springfield have been photographing refugee families from the Greater Springfield area over the summer. The result is a powerful visual celebration of strength, courage and determination in honor of Welcoming Week 2015.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
wmriccoord@gmail.com
413-452-0577

 

Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations

Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.

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

 

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony

Start Date: July 14, 2015
End Date: October 25, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

More than one hundred works from the Reading Public Museum, all organized according to the artists' colonies that played such a critical role in the development of Impressionism in America. The featured artists included Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase and Charles Webster Hawthorne.

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

 

Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood

Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Springfield Armory
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

From the prop houses of the film industry, Springfield Armory NHS will showcase firearms used in blockbuster Hollywood movies. A onetime opportunity to experience these remarkable movie props. The exhibit features such specialties as two rubber prop copies of Colt 1847 Walker Revolvers, which were used by Clint Eastwood for stunts in the cult classic "Outlaw Josey Wales" and a Savage Arms company 1907 pistol fired by Jude Law in the gangster movie "Road to Perdition."

Contact: Joanne Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Elizabeth Denny

Artist: Elizabeth Denny
Start Date: August 6, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Finding odd bits of abandoned machinery and other junk is part meditation, part obsession for this Florence sculptor and former researcher. She feels that "taking rusty farm machinery apart with an acetylene torch is almost as good as sex...It doesn't matter what the medium is, I just function better in life when I am making something." Denny creates humorous sculptures out of whatever she can get her hands on when "poking around din old dumps and wading in the river."

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

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

Flotsam Weirs 2

Artists: Todd Lynch, Nikki Gardner
Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: October 19, 2015
Location Name: Meekins Library
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.ecotropy.net

The Flotsam Weirs 2 installation explores overlaid ecological communities and site/non-site dynamics. It integrates film projection from the original weirs site on Mill Street that was inspired by social geography and ecology, material (such as found branches and flotsam) from the landscape in Williamsburg woven into a weir (a kind of fence). Visitors can add their "story" to the piece, which evolves over time to reflect the ecology fostered by the site and the community.

Contact: Todd Lynch
todd@ecotropy.net
413-320-2736

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

10th Annual Art Mug

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Submission Due Date: September 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nepr.net/artmug/

NEPR is seeking submissions from local artists for our 10th Annual Art Mug! What does NEPR mean to you? We're looking for a design created exclusively for NEPR that reflects your interpretation or appreciation of the station, our programming, or even our home in western New England. We welcome all submissions from collage, to pen and ink, to photography. The design chosen for the mug will be decided in-house at NEPR and the chosen artist will be notified by Sept 20th. Full details on website.

Contact: Vanessa Cerillo
vcerillo@nepr.net
413-735-6605

 

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens

Sponsoring Group Name: The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens
Submission Due Date: October 1
City/Town: Northampton

Art-work needed for inaugural fundraising silent-auction on 10/4 located in the Healing Garden of Cooley Dickinson Hospital at 30 Locust St, Northampton. Submit uniquely designed 3-d watering can. Paint, sculpt, transform, or adorn using mosaic, mirrors, tiles, or other media. Size = 12"-24". A can to be provided upon request. All materials are the responsibility of the artist. Submit by 10/1. Contact Shelly Bathe Lenn for more information.

Contact: Shelly Bathe Lenn
shelly_lenn@cooley-dickinson.org
413-582-5312

 

7th annual Small Works Show and Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: Free; Selected Non-Members, $15 for three
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/smallworks

Call to Artists - Easthampton City Arts+ hosts its 7th Annual Small Works Show and Sale. The ECA+ Small Works Show is offers a cash and carry format exhibit that coincides with the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash and the December Art Walk. Works including 2-d, 3-d, music (cds, tapes), books, zines etc. may be submitted provided that item is 10 x 10 are smaller.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Submission Due Date: October 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery/info-for-artists/

From September 3 through October 10, artists may apply to exhibit their work in the Hosmer Gallery next year. The gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. Exhibits include a wide range of media and content reflecting the diversity of the Pioneer Valley community. The gallery is curated and scheduled by the Head of the Arts & Music Department. There is no fee for application or for the use of the space. Details and applications on the website.

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

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op seeking new members

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Do you want to be a part of a vibrant and creative collective of regional artists? The member-owned Shelburne Arts Cooperative in Shelburne Falls is seeking new working members, particularly glass artists. Working members receive 70% of the sale of their work and work 12 hours a month in the Gallery and/or on a committee. Jurying takes place at our monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Please submit at least 5 pieces of your work with retail prices by the Monday before the first Tuesday of the month.

Contact: Sally Chaffee
sac01370@gmail.com

 

The Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Hampshire Council of Governments
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.hampshirecog.org/content/art-gallery

The Hampshire Council of Governments has exhibit space at the Old Courthouse that we offer to area artists to display their work free of charge. Our building is secure; however, we do get foot traffic. The Old Courthouse Art Gallery is open during regular business hours of the Court House. At the discretion of the artist, the gallery is also open on the 2nd Friday of the month, 5-8 pm, to participate in the City of Northampton's Art Night Out.

Contact: Lydia B. King
413-584-1300

 

7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 31
Submission Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25, $30 after October 17
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Awards: 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. On the night of the Reception the Artists will be given an opportunity to choose an Artist's Choice Award, thus, making the 27th award. Download prospectus & entry form on website.

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

 

Call to artists

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ciderhousedesign.com

We are a website design agency creating branding and websites for businesses. We are especially interested in promoting art and design in the community and welcome any and all artists to display their works in our office space. We are at 28 Northampton Street in Easthampton.

Contact: Elizabeth LaPrade
elizabeth@freemarketmediagroup.com
413-203-5692

 

Fall Craft/Agricultural Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Southwick Public Library
Submission Due Date: September 15
Submission Fees: space $20
City/Town: Southwick
Website: www.southwicklibrary.info

Seeking local crafters/artisans and producers of local agricultural products for their Craft/Agricultural Fall Fair to be held on October 24, from 9am to 3pm at the Southwick Town Hall located at 454 College Highway. Artisans and crafters are invited to apply. Growers and producers of local farm products are encouraged to apply. The application at www.southwicklibrary.info or picked up at the Southwick Library (95 Feeding Hills Road). Call Pat McMahon at 569-6531 with any questions.

Contact: Pat McMahon
413-569-6531

 

Artist of the month in the Deli Cafe

Sponsoring Group Name: River Valley Market Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.rivervalleymarket.coop

Each month, River Valley Market hangs art works by selected artists in the Deli Cafe. To apply, visit the website and download and complete the application form. Work submitted for application must represent work to be displayed. Artists who are co-op member-owners are given priority. First-time exhibitors are welcome. Criteria for acceptance include technical and artistic quality, and an interesting subject matter. More info on website.

Contact: Jane
art@rivervalleymarket.coop
413-586-3772

 

The Cheap Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Creative Community Connections (C3)
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield

This is a one-day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. We always get a great turn out and the art sells fast. Saturday, October 17, 5-8pm, at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. All art priced $15 and under. Email for details and to sign up.

Contact: Candace Bradbury-Carlin
c3deerfield@gmail.com
413-695-4514

 

Fall Fest Art Fair

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 Ware B&CA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art Fair, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The spaces are 10 x 10, indoors and there are some tables available for artists. The fair is in the Great Room at the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Handicap accessible with dedicated parking for artists.

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

Figure Sculpting in Clay with Susan Halls

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, September 20
Fee: $145
Class Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street (room 141)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.susanhalls.com

A one day sculpting workshop working directly from the nude model. Maximizing and minimizing basic pottery techniques to create a lively figure study. No armature, no hollowing out. Emphasis on capturing the energy, fundamental mechanics and basic anatomy within the pose. Much of what will be discussed and demonstrated can be applied directly to your figure drawing as it will strengthen your understanding of the 3D form. Suitable for beginners. Fee includes clay and one kiln firing. Must register, limited places.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.com
413-529-1164

 

Nuno Resist Bags

Date & Time: 9am-4:30pm, Saturday, September 19
Fee: $125 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/nuno-resist-bags/

Have you ever wondered how to make 3-dimentional nuno? In this workshop you will learn ways of using a resist, while making a felt bag; utilizing prefelt and various embellishments, including silk fabrics. Included also are techniques for making drawstrings from fiber covered cording. Both beginner felters and those with more experience looking to try out new ideas are encouraged.

Contact: Arielle Andler
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

 

Local Wools Rug

Date & Time: 9am-4:30pm, September 12-13
Fee: $225 for individual / $375 for couple plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/felted-rugs/

Go green and support New England farms! Chris White will lead a weekend workshop on how to felt a durable, lasting rug for your home using selected wools from the Pioneer Valley and other small farms farther a-field. We'll be using beautiful, rich, hand-dyed wools and embellishments to decorate the background of natural sheep colors (brown, white or gray). Materials fees will vary depending on the size of the rug and type of wool used (approx. $85 for a 3' x 4' embellished rug).

Contact: Arielle Andler
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

 

Gourd Art

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, ongoing
Fee: $20
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts Center
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.Westfieldcreativearts.com

Contact: Create@Westfieldcreativearts.Com
413 579-5977

 

Calligraphy

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, September 16 - October 21; OR Fridays, 1-3:30pm, September 18 - October 23
Fee: $225 plus $40 for materials
Class Location: Cottage Street Art School
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.cottagestreetartschool.com

Learn the art of beautiful hand-lettering, using similar techniques and materials as the medieval scribes. Create your own invitations, cards or art works with the 15th century classic Italic script-an excellent "hand" for beginners. Each step of instruction proceeds slowly and carefully, with each student working at his or her own pace. This meditative discipline also teaches focus and concentration, and can provide a soothing antidote to a busy and hectic life.

Contact: Mary Teichman
mary@mtcalligraphy.com
413-528-9212

 

Illuminated Letters

Date & Time: Mondays, 7-9:30pm, September 14 - October 19; OR Wednesdays, 1-3:30pm, September 16 - October 21
Fee: $225 plus $40 for materials
Class Location: Cottage Street Art School
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.cottagestreetartschool.com

Explore the ancient graphic art of manuscript illumination by creating your own decorated letter! Using historical examples as models, students can either copy a design, or create their own. We will study gilding on paper using 22K gold leaf, and miniature painting techniques with egg tempera paint. Students will learn how to make tempera paint using pure pigment colors and egg yolks. No previous experience is needed.

Contact: Mary Teichman
mary@mtcalligraphy.com
413-528-9212

 

Monotype Workshops

Date & Time: September 2 and ongoing, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays
Fee: 40 per session, plus supplies (paper, paint, acrylic plate) 4 SESSION MINIMUM
Class Location: Carole Guthrie Art
Address: 66 Glenvale Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.caroleguthrie.com

Each session will be devoted to creating a monotype (some call it monoprint) original. First session demonstration and use of Dickerson Etching Press.

Contact: Carole Guthrie
caroleguthrie@gmail.com
413-363-0050

 

Women Creating, Day into Night

Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 9am-9pm. Optional stay Sunday Oct 25)
Fee: $155 - $225 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials) $90 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org

If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Join me for a Women Creating, Day into Night retreat. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself; playing with art materials, reflecting and writing. Spend time in nature walking to the pond or in the woods. It's time for you, to do as you please!

Contact: Dale Schwarz
413-665-4880

 

Prismatic Woodcut Techniques with Lyell Castonguay

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm, September 8-29
Fee: $275 non-members, $245 members; $40 materials fee
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/prismatic-woodcut-techniques/

Leave behind the monochromatic in this comprehensive introduction to color woodcut. In this class, we create a 12" x 12" full color woodcut using traditional, multiple block printing methods. We will begin by transferring a drawing or photograph onto a piece of plywood and developing a key block by carving away areas of the plywood that correspond to the negative space of the image. Once the key block is complete, the image is transferred onto a second and third piece of plywood.

Contact: liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing

Date & Time: Mondays, 6-8:30pm, Sept 14 - Oct 19
Fee: see website
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Visit BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops for class descriptions, Beginners welcome, as well as practicing artists wanting to expand skills.

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

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, September 8 - October 13; OR Thursdays, 6-8pm, September 10 - October 15
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Explore the benefits of acrylic paint using landscape as your subject matter. Landscape painter Lynne Adams uses a method of teaching that gives beginners a jump start into painting and more experienced artists a way to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. Color mixing and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop. This is a 6-week painting class.

Contact: Lynne Adams
lynneadamsart@gmail.com
413-687-4466

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing: Part 1 & Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Painting on Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm, Drawing on Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm, starts Sept 8
Fee: see website
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Visit BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops for class descriptions, Beginners welcome, as well as practicing artists wanting to expand skills.

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

 

8-Week Creativity Workshop

Date & Time: Mondays, Sept 14 - Nov 2, 6:30-8:30pm; OR Thursdays, Sept 17 - Nov 4, 9-11am
Fee: $325 includes materials
Class Location: Riverside Industry Building
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Studio #508
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynnsisler.com

Develop personal strategies to perpetuate your artistic and creative "flow" in a friendly, open, and supportive environment. Our focus will be on using journaling, sketching, and other reflective practices which carry over to your personal art-making, thus finding new insights into the creative process. Class time will be provided for using mixed media materials in which to explore your own themes and 2 field trips. All levels welcome. Bring a personal sketchbook and a journal.

Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com
404-680-9690

 

Hand-Building for all levels

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9-11:15am, Sept 8 - Oct 27
Fee: $300 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Explore many different hand-building techniques to construct functional or sculptural pieces. Beginners are welcome.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:15pm, Sept 8 - Oct 27
Fee: $300 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session (8 weeks) offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome. Class size is limited to five students.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method

Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 6 pm-9pm, September 29 - November 3
Fee: $275 (all materials included)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

Learn to use ceramic tile, glass, pottery, found objects, etc. to make beautiful mosaics. Translate your ideas into the language of mosaics using pattern, repetition, color and rhythm as design elements. Learn and practice techniques for cutting materials and put it all together using the Indirect method. Class limited to 6 people, to allow for individual instruction in developing a successful, satisfying project, which could be a wall panel, tabletop, frame, or other two-dimensional surface.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: Separate classes: September 23, October 7, 21; 5:30-9pm
Fee: $65 per class (includes materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

Create a functional mosaic in just one evening in this popular class! Learn to use glass, found objects and concrete to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384

 

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:45pm, Sept 10 - Oct 29
Fee: $375 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations to help you improve your skills, make a set of bowls or plates, try a teapot, lidded jar or another project you have been dreaming about. Small classes offer time for individual demonstrations and one-on-one problem solving.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Mixed level Oil Painting

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $25 private hour
Class Location: Artist's studio
City/Town: Florence

Mixed level Oil Painting with Valerie Bassett in Florence. Private and shared lessons available. Work in a comfortable home studio at your own pace with an experienced instructor. Student references available. $25 private hour.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
Bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3pm, Saturday, September 19
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: Onee Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. Workshops in 2015: Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: 1000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall

Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: September 1
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Approx 1000 sq/ft artist studio for $500/mo. Studio space with one storefront window, 800sq/ft main room and 200 sq/ft alcove or closet in the back, Available September 1st or possibly sooner. Heat and electric included. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.

Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8320

 

Holyoke: 315 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall

Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: now
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke

315 sq/ft artist studio or office for $190/mo. Studio space with large northern-facing window, great light and wall space, available immediately. Utilities included: electric 24/7, heat is run daily on 12hr cycle. Internet available for additional fee of $5/month. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.

Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321

 

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

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