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This Week's Newsletter: January 16, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
January 16, 2018
Issue #489

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Featured Listings:

Studio space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square, Suite 213
Date(s) available: immediately
Address: 4 Open Square Way, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

3-bay light-filled studio across from shared large sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. 24/7 card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it). White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. Refinished maple floors original to the 19th century. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, January 25, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

This class will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Students who choose designs that take longer than the 4-hour class to complete can return to finish their pieces during the next class with an additional cost of $25 per hour. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class listed above are: Sunday, January 28, 12-4pm.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

43 Towns

Artists: The Springfield Photographic Society
Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: January 27, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-9pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

A photographic exhibit that features one picture from each of the 43 towns in Hampden and Hampshire Counties. The images have been provided by 31 members of the Springfield Photographic Society. Our primary goal was to capture the uniqueness of our communities, with pictures that illustrate their history, culture, public spaces and natural beauty. With only one picture per town, each photographer had to choose one perspective that they felt was important to understanding their town.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413 789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Fallen

Artist: Tess Rock
Start Date: January 28, 2018
End Date: February 23, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

A collection of drawings and paintings based on the artist's contemplation on the notion of falling: to pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind or a new state or condition. (Merriam-Webster).

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

 

Recent Work/Primitive Ideas

Artist: Bill Rock
Start Date: January 28, 2018
End Date: February 23, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In 1924 Andre Breton published his "Manifesto of Surrealism" which had its belief that our imagination is as valid as our perceived reality. The imagination combined with our impulses, experiences, desires and fears create a different reality for each of us. Rock investigates these ideas to create a body of new paintings.

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

 

The Emperor's New Clothes

Artist: Laure Dennery
Start Date: January 3, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: dennerydesignart.squarespace.com

Laure Dennery began painting penguins after seeing the documentary "March of the Penguins". For the past 12 years, she has kept coming back to these fascinating birds that have inspired her to experiment with different artistic techniques and play with composition. For more of Laure's work, please visit www.dennerydesignart.squarespace.com.

Contact: Laure Dennery
dennerydesign@yahoo.com

 

Bright and Light

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 4, 2018
End Date: January 27, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

A group show for the cold winter month. This show is to cheer you up with dazzling colors and lighthearted whimsy. Join us for the Art Forum on January 18 at 7:30pm.

Contact: a3.gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

Amherst au Naturale: Up Close and Personal

Artist: Alan Hurwitz
Start Date: November 8, 2017
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Hitchcock Center Living Building
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst

This photo exhibit is designed to show some special aspects of our local natural world. All are of subjects found right here in Amherst - many captured on the Station Road property of the photographer, Alan Hurwitz.

Contact: Casey Beebe
casey@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association meeting

Date: Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: wwwquabbinartassociation.com

Open to Quabbin Art Association members, artists considering membership, and the general public. This first meeting of the new year begins with a social time from 6:30-7pm. The business meeting is from 7-7:30 followed by guest presenter Susan Pecora. Susan Pecora is a signature member of The New England Watercolor Society, she was featured in "American Artist" magazine, hosted her own painting show on the PBS affiliate WGBY, "Reflections Through Watercolor"

Contact: 413-594-2761

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Fall Student Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 29, 2017
End Date: January 21, 2018
Location Name: The Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

A survey of work by current art department students from Intro to Art, Painting I, Drawing & Design I, Color Exploration with Mixed Media, and Art History. Sponsored by the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts.

Contact: 413-594-2761

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Art Passage

Artist: VBassett
Start Date: December 22, 2017
End Date: February 2, 2018
Location Name: Tilton Library
Address: 75 N Main Street
City/Town: Deerfield

Oil Paintings by VBassett.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Picturing Memory

Artist: Margaret Humbert-Droz
Start Date: January 2, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

With no formal art training behind me I consider myself a visual explorer; somewhat of a tinkerer; an amateur, in the real sense of the word. Currently my work is about the passage of time and how memory works. To illustrate these preoccupations I have used dimensional cut paper and collage techniques for a group of 'story pictures' in which words and images are combined to depict recollections - distorted or partial - of past events.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
KMaloney@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

There Must Be Something In The Water

Artist: Paul Specht
Start Date: January 10, 2018
End Date: February 16, 2018
Reception Date: January 26, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/PaulSpechtOpeningGG

Combining landscape and figure photography to create visually stunning images, Paul Specht examines water and the ways it evokes feelings of safety, fear, calm, and release in his latest offering, There Must Be Something in the Water. Juxtaposing landscapes and water with the male body, Specht redefines the craft of photography as an art-form.

Contact: Kate Hunter
info@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Cozy Up To Art

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: January 20, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Cente
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Come experience and explore diverse art from many of the areas best artisans, on display for our "Cozy Up To Art" winter art gala.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Pat. Pend.

Artist: Bruce Fowler
Start Date: January 5, 2018
End Date: February 4, 2018
Location Name: Race Street Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: brucefowlerart.com

A solo exhibition of new work.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Cost of Contentment

Artist: Dylan Donahue
Start Date: January 18, 2018
End Date: February 24, 2018
Reception Date: Friday January 19, 6-8pm
Location Name: ​Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

Large format photographs explore the darker costs in life sought for contentment from this artist, newly arrived in Northampton form New York city​.​ Recommended for mature audiences.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Mostly New Work

Artist: Cyndy Sperry
Start Date: January 11, 2018
End Date: February 4, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Although formerly a fully committed non-representational painter, Cyndy Sperry's new work draws upon scenes from nature, specifically the woods, garden, and horse field surrounding her home in Chesterfield, MA.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Mixed Up

Artist: B.Z. Reily
Start Date: January 4, 2018
End Date: January 29, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Assemblages, sculptures and prints.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Local and New England Landscape Photography

Artist: Chris Tucker
Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is a photographer and film maker. He recently completed a year's long project for the Florence Bank calendar. He also has made videos for Gibson Guitars and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Chris attended Holyoke Community College with a degree in the Arts.

Contact: Chris Tucker
ctucker413@hotmail.com

 

Contemporary Folk Art

Artists: Susan Boss, Mark Brown, Michael Tillyer
Start Date: January 3, 2018
End Date: January 30, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Susan, Mark and Michael have been friends since sharing studio space on lower Pleasant Street in Northampton in the late 70's. All of the artists own and live with each other's work. They incorporate joie de vivre into everything that they make and use new and vintage materials to add humor and whimsy.

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

 

Impressionistic Landscapes and Flowers

Artist: Maggie Hodges
Start Date: December 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Maggiehodgesart.com

Maggie Hodges grew up in an environment filled with beautiful works of art. She received her BFA from Syracuse University in Graphic Design. More recently, she took a painting class and discovered a passion for oil painting. In the last six years, she has taken numerous painting classes and workshops to help develop her own style.

Contact: Maggie Hodges
mhbete@aol.com

 

Weeds Triumphant: a Fecund Look

Artist: Andrew Held
Start Date: December 4, 2017
End Date: January 30, 2018
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Photographer Andrew Held creates images of the endlessly complex interface between weeds and the human-built environment. He works in black and white in hope that it relaxes our natural enmity for weeds and permits them to begin to colonize our esthetic and inquisitive minds. "My goal is encourage weeds to move up from the gardens, walkways and lawns, into your home and gentler visions," says Held, not entirely ingenuously.

 

L.G. TALBOT

Artist: Lora Talbot
Start Date: December 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: 22 Atwood, 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton
Website: lgtalbot.com

Her work is energy and pure expression of images that explode onto the canvases. The painting process itself becomes a performance. She paces the room to obtain the perspective necessary for the images to reveal themselves, come forward and speak to her. The images are five feet and greater challenging the viewer with human proportions.

Contact: Lora Talbot
loratalbot@surfglobal.net

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Remembrance of Our Past & Fly Away Home

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 7, 2018
End Date: February 25, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

"Fly Away Home", Mary Boehmer and Bambi Miller & "Fly Away Home", Belinda Lyons Zucker, Embark upon a journey to illuminate the nineteenth century story of the Dorsey Family, Freedom Seekers from Liberty, Maryland and the Leavitt Family, Abolitionists of Charlemont. Fly Away Home features tales in Black folklore that tell of Africans that flew. Those left to work the fields remained slaves and told these fantastic tales with only their imaginations to set them free.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Captivating Chaos

Artist: Mary Mosley
Start Date: December 1, 2017
End Date: January 17, 2018
Location Name: Arms Library
Hours: Mon 1-7pm, Wed 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 60 Main Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.armslibrary.org

Mixed media artist, Mary Mosley, displays works created from random elements of paper, paint, stencils, yarns and threads, and salvaged, torn, or cut bits and pieces of what others might call scrap until the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts: out of mundance elements, she creates wonder.

Contact: Maureen Moore
mosarmslibrary@gmail.com
413-625-6728

 

Illumination

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 29, 2017
End Date: January 29, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A winter exhibit brings light to a time of darkness. Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber art, and glass relate to the theme of "illumination" in its many symbolic, metaphorical, and literal aspects.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-635-9324

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Art in the Orchard '17 Photo Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 2, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2018
Reception Date: January 21
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Tues-Wed & Sun, 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street @ Rt. 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: robertfloydphoto.com

The Gallery's Advanced Seminar participants photographed Art in the Orchard 2017 multiple times, solo and together, to create a refreshing look at the creative sculptures. The sculptures themselves were on exhibit at Easthampton's Park Hill Orchard. Each framed artwork at The Gallery dazzles the viewer with a bold intimate approach to this widely visited happening. The photographers share Artist Gallery Conversations on JAN 21. Image: "Gathering of Our Tribe" by Bob Solosko.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@robertfloydphoto.com
413-529-2635

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century

Artists: artists from nine nations
Start Date: October 12, 2017
End Date: January 16, 2018
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square, 2nd floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

Billy Myers is the Artistic Director for Art for the Soul and Curator of this show. There will be a film series, musical performance, visual artist, genealogy and performance by the infamous Peace Poets​.

Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Parks, Gardens and Colors of Westfield

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: December 13, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: Westfield Creative Arts, Rinnova Building
Hours: Tue-Thur 12-4pm & 5-8pm, Fri 12-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

There are over twenty framed oil paintings on the walls and many matted watercolor/gouache paintings on a rack based on the above theme by local artist Richard Nowak.

Contact: Richard Nowak
nowakfineart@gmail.com
413-563-6565

 

Craft Fairs & Pop-up Shops

Eastworks Holiday Pop-up Shop

Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2018
Location Name: Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/eastworkspopup/

Everything in the shop is now at least 10% off with most items 20-30%! 6th annual holiday pop-up shop featuring handmade and vintage treasures, art, photography and other goods and gifts from Eastworks tenants and local artists and artisans.

 

FireHawk Native American

Start Date: November 16, 2017
End Date: January 20, 2018
Location Name: Tower Square, Mezzanine
Address: 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Pop-up shop in conjunction with the "7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century" exhibition at Art For the Soul Gallery. Genuine, handmade Native American arts, jewelry, blankets, pottery along with sage, drums, and hand-painted leather clothing. 20% off store wide now to January 20.

Contact: Amalia FourHawks
firehawkStudio@yahoo.com
413-221-8662

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Small Works Exhibit and Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Submission Due Date: January 28
Submission Fees: $5 per piece, for up to two pieces
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Show your art at our gallery! Show dates: February 1-26. This is an open (non-juried) show of original 2D and 3D visual art. Due to space limitations, artists may submit 1 or 2 pieces; we can accept only the first 80 pieces submitted. 10" max dimension in either direction, including frame (if piece is framed). All work must be available for sale. Artist determines sale price. The gallery will receive a 20% commission if the work sells. Application on website or pick up at gallery.

Contact: Patty Hayes
ph@hadleydesignworks.net
413-259-5164

 

Spring Arts and Humanities Internship Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst
Submission Due Date: February 7
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/newsandevents/artists-cultural-organizations-creative-businesses-join-us-spring-arts-and-humanities

Interested in having student intern? We invite you to join us for the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative's Spring Arts and Humanities Internship Fair on Tuesday, February 13 rom 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM at the Fine Arts Center Atrium! The fair will be an opportunity for you to meet prospective interns in our arts, humanities, and arts management programs. Internship postings for the fair need to be submitted by Wednesday, February 7 - SPACE IS LIMITED SO EARLY APPLICATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu
413-545-2360

 

8th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: January 27, 2018
Submission Fees: $30 after January 13
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All images must be original and made by the photographer. Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Awards: Total $1,340. Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category. 8 Honorable Mentions, and a Photographers' Choice for a total of 22 awards. Download Prospectus/Entry form from the website.

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

 

Amherst Town Hall Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: January 20
Submission Fees: $20 entry fee payable upon acceptance to exhibit
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Public-Art-Commission-26/Application-for-Amherst-Exhibits-105

Exhibitions are on display for two months, and artists are asked to participate in the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus during their show. Various hanging media including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed media, fiber and illustration will be considered. Submission requirements: Completed application, artist statement and/or resume, and 5 digital images. Applications must be received no later than January 20. Artists will be notified of the jury's decision by February 5.

Contact: Amy Crawley
amy@amyacrawley.com
978-239-7601

 

Classes & Workshops

Photoshop Essentials for Lightroom Users with Adobe Certified Expert Ed Judge

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, January 27 & February 3
Fee: $175
Class Location: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Address: 2 East Street @ Rt. 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: robertfloydphoto.com

These two class sessions are geared for intermediate to advanced photographers and will be focused on aspects of Photoshop for Lightroom users. Here's what Ed will cover: Photoshop vs. Lightroom - understanding the difference. Why use Photoshop? Photoshop Overview. Essential Tools. Layers. Masks. Selections. Blend Modes. Smart Objects.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@robertfloydphoto.com
413-529-2635

 

Watercolor, Big & Bold

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, March 7 - April 11
Fee: $234
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings. Techniques may include dry brush, wet on wet, big brush, flat brush. Some demos, critiques. Learn by doing. All levels welcome.

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

 

Preparation for Pilgrimage: Seed Book Making

Date & Time: Sunday, January 21, 1-3:30pm
Fee: sliding scale $10 - $25
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Works Bakery Cafe
Address: 48 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

We are adventuring on creative pilgrimage in 2018! Most creatives have some form of seed-book--a notebook or journal in which to keep track of first thoughts until they can be "transplanted" in more fertile soil. Join guides Susannah Crolius and Christian McEwen in creating a seed book that can be carried with you to all the places we will go this year. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own notebook, decorative papers, etc. Preregister please!

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Gathering the Shards: Exploring Vestiges of Faith, Culture and Identity

Date & Time: Sunday, January 27, 9:30am-4pm
Fee: sliding scale $60 - $125, includes supplies and lunch
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: First Churches
Address: 129 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

In the midst of all the critical conversations we are having with each other right now, where does spiritual identity come into the conversation? In this workshop we will gather the shards, literally and symbolically, of our past and present faith lives, exploring the wounded places, sifting out those shards of meaning and beauty and nurturing space for new ways of inhabiting our identities as spiritual people. We'll explore through dialogue and mixed media creative expression. Pre-register please!

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting with Lynne Adams

Date & Time: Tuesdays, January 23 - February 27, 10am-12pm OR 6-8pm
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

All levels welcome! Use the subject of landscape as an excuse to learn color theory, brushwork, and helpful techniques to create beautiful paintings with ease! Beginners will be surprised how quickly they can complete a painting, and more experienced artists will learn ways to paint more effectively, bringing their skills to the next level.

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

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: February 22, 8am-12pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks. Other dates: March 9, 6-10pm; April 8, 8am-12pm.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

Circus Sketch Lab

Date & Time: January 27, 6-7:30pm
Fee: $5
Organization: SHOW Circus Studio
Class Location: Paragon Industry Building, Suite #315
Address: 150 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.showcircusstudio.com

A monthly figure drawing session at SHOW Circus Studio for artists & circus performers of all levels. Artists have a chance to come & sketch circus performers, with a focus on capturing movement in drawings. Held poses will also be offered so that artists can draw more details & focus more on form. Artists can sketch in whatever medium they work with but must bring all materials as sketch supplies will not be provided at the studio.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@showcircusstudio.com
413-230-0771

 

Wheel Throwing Classes for All Levels

Date & Time: January 8 (open enrollment) - February 16
Fee: $210 - $290 depending upon instructor & with or without extra studio time on Sat/Sun
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net/classes

A 6-week session to try wheel throwing for the first time or continue working on your skills with master potter Andrew Quient, studio owner Kathryn Kothe Roszko, or professional potter & certified teacher Liz Fieldsteel. Class Times: MON: 10am-12:30pm w/Andy Quient; TUES: 6:30-8:30pm w/Liz Fieldsteel; WED: 7-9:30pm w/Andy Quient; FRI 10am-12:30pm w/Kathryn Kothe Roszko.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe Roszko
kathryn@cyclepottery.com
413-219-9594

 

Adult Sculpting with Jocelyn Gozdowski

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 15 (open enrollment) - February 19
Fee: $206 with extra studio time on Sat or Sun 10am-2pm. $176 without extra studio time.
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net/classes

Through the course of 6 weeks students will learn basic sculpture techniques. The human figure will be used as inspiration and students will create a ceramic bust, smaller figurines and a project of their choice. Mirrors as well as images on the human figure will be provided. For further inspiration we can observe fellow classmates. Bringing images you would like to work from is also welcome.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe Roszko
kathryn@cyclepottery.com
413-219-9594

 

Private Welding/Metal Sculpture Lessons with Michael Martindell

Date & Time: by appointment
Fee: $45/hour; small discounted group rates available
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: michaelmartindell.com

Learn to fabricate welded steel sculpture and functional metal art in a creative, industrial setting, using a variety of welding processes and finishing techniques. All levels welcome.

Contact: Michael Martindell
michaelmartindell@gmail.com
413-695-3538

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, January 25, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

This class will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Students who choose designs that take longer than the 4-hour class to complete can return to finish their pieces during the next class with an additional cost of $25 per hour. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class listed above are: Sunday, January 28, 12-4pm.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

Angel Making Workshop with Belinda Lyons Zucker

Date & Time: Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm
Fee: $35 includes all materials
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

A class inspired by Belinda's exhibit "Fly Away Home." At the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be taking home a completed Angel doll. Belinda will bring doll 'bodies' for you to embellish with beads, embroidery, words, fabrics or items you have brought from home, creating a doll imbued with a unique character. Belinda asks that you bring an item or items precious to you that can be incorporated into your Angel.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Drawn to Distraction/Abstraction with Tess Rock

Date & Time: Saturday, February 3, from 9:30am-12:30pm (Snow date: February 10, 9:30am-12:30pm)
Fee: free
Class Location: Hampden Gallery
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

This workshop explores how we look at and see objects. Using ink with brushes for fluidity and pens for detail and definition, we will respond to the attributes of various objects. Participants will be encouraged to be spontaneous and work impulsively. Instructor will provide organic objects to work from, participants are welcome to bring their own objects. To Register: email laprade@umass.edu. In the subject line, type ABSTRACTION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION. Include name and contact info in the email.

Contact: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, January 21, 9:30am-3:30pm
Fee: $165 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

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 AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. NEXT WORKSHOP: Tuesday February 13.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Winter Clay Class

Date & Time: Mondays, January 22 - March 19, 10am-12pm OR 1-3pm OR 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: $225 plus $25 lab fee
Class Location: Taproot Arts and Insight
Address: Val Gilman's studio
City/Town: Shutesbury
Website: taprootartsinsight.com/studio-classes.html

Come play with clay in a relaxed and supportive environment! The class allows students the freedom to choose your own direction. Create functional pottery or sculpture using hand building techniques (including slab, pinch, coil) or wheel work. Multiple surface decoration techniques will also be available. Val offers demonstrations, hands-on assistance, feedback and inspiration. Open to all levels. Two preview sessions available in early January- come test it out or start early!

Contact: Val Gilman
val@taprootartsinsight.com

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing

Date & Time: Fridays, 9:30am-12pm, January 19 - February 23
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing- the foundation of art explorations. Experience a series of exercises and materials designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils and become familiar with the different surfaces available in paper, and their effects. Examples from the history of drawing show the possibilities inherent in each of the exercises explored.

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

 

Body: Skin: Cocoon: Transformation: A Course in Transformation Design

Date & Time: Fridays, 12-5pm, March 23 - April 27
Fee: $286
Organization: Lisa Hoag Designs
Class Location: MGHPCC
Address: 100 Bigelow Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/body-skin-cocoon-transformation-a-course-in-transformational-design-tickets-37502226168

Reconsidering our projects as transformational experiences for our audience. Just as a caterpillar needs a chrysalis to become a butterfly, we each need a safe container in which to evolve and grow. In this class, we will learn to translate any project into a creative container, which provides a transformational experience for a viewer/audience/experiencer. Projects can arise from any discipline or medium, and be expressed in any discipline or medium or a combination.

Contact: Lisa Hoag
lisahoagdesigns@gmail.com
978-544-7894

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $15 / $10 for students
Address: 71 Bradford Street, in Studio One
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels and drawing horses, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. RSVP: requested, space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Ashfield Water Color Classes

Date & Time: 9am-5pm, once monthly until June 16, 2018
Fee: $110 inclusive (discounts available)
Organization: Walter Cudnohufsky Artist
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: 344 Main Street (116)
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Fifteenth year of full day (8-9 hr.) week end classes with changing subjects each month. All materials and supplies provided. Everyone can paint and an assured success. For all levels of experience. Demonstrations and skilled personalized instruction in small classes. Contact for more detailed information. Private classes available.

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: Studio share at Eastworks

Location name: Eastworks
Date(s) available: February 1
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.kimcarlino.com

Looking for a studio mate for the new year! I have a 1000sf north facing studio on the second floor of Eastworks. Looking for an artist or writer to take over a 10' x 20' space in my studio next to the windows! It is quiet and there is beautiful northern light. Please email to set up a time to view my space! Beginning February 1st. $275/month including all utilities.

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

 

Holyoke: Studio space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square, Suite 213
Date(s) available: immediately
Address: 4 Open Square Way, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

3-bay light-filled studio across from shared large sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. 24/7 card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it). White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. Refinished maple floors original to the 19th century. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Crowdfunding

Help Me Make Art In Finland

Goal: $2,500
End Date: June 1, 2018
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.gofundme.com/4xra2m8

Turners Falls photographer Anja Schutz has been awarded a one-month residency at the Arteles Creative Residency Program for July 2018. This gives an artist a whole month out in the Finnish countryside to devote fully to art, with studios accessible 24 hours a day. "The idea that I've been granted a month to focus on my practice in a foreign land that will also invite me to notice things anew is an honor to me. I would be so grateful for your help in enabling me to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

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