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This Week's Newsletter: April 25, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
April 25, 2017
Issue #451

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Featured Listings:

Holyoke Arts League Annual Wistariahurst Show

Artists: Holyoke Arts League
Start Date: April 28, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/423891598003462/

During the month of May, the Wistariahurst Museum will host an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts (HAL). There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 30 from 2-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Throughout the month of May, the exhibition may be viewed during the museum's open hours: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 12-4 pm. The fee to view the exhibit is $3 per person.

Contact: Elizabeth Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail & After Hours Party at Snow Farm

Artists: Lucy Fagella, Tom White, Francine & Frank Ozereko, Donna McGee, James Guggina, Tiffany Hilton, Mary Barringer, Molly Cantor, Stephen Earp, plus 12 guest artists
Date: April 29-30, 10am-5pm (both days)
Reception Date: Saturday, April 29, 5:30-8:30pm, tickets required
Location Name: 9 studios throughout western MA
Address: see map for details
City/Town: Greenfield, Northfield, Pelham, Hadley, Northampton, Shelburne Falls
Website: www.apotterytrail.com

Annual tour of nine pottery studios in western MA brings you through the beautiful Asparagus Valley...through farm fields, charming small towns, old factory mills and converted barns. Visit over 20 potters each year on this free, self-guided tour and sale. Join the artists at Snow Farm for an After Hours Party Saturday evening with Local Burgy BBQ, Pottery Trail Ale IPA from Lefty's Brewery, pottery demonstrations, and kiln opening! BBQ tickets $25 advance/$30 door call 413-268-3101

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

ARRAY: Curated by Jennifer Tibbetts

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 30, 2017
End Date: May 11, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: April 30 & May 7: 2-5pm; May 2-11: 1-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Array features 2 and 3 dimensional work by a selection of artists who have participated in Hampden Gallery's critique sessions over the past ten years. Eileen Claveloux, Karen Evans, Deborah Garner, Barbeara Hadden, Rhoda Juels, Kerry St. Laurent, Karen Loomis, Sandra Mathews, Joyce Miller, Susan Montgomery, Deborra Stewart-Pettengil, Jennifer Tibbetts.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Art and Science - Creation and Discovery

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 19, 2017
End Date: May 15, 2017
Location Name: The Henion Bakery
Address: 174 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst

This exhibit displays a selected sampling of student work from grades 7-12 of The Hartsbrook School. It demonstrates how fields as diverse as mathematics, biology, botany, geology, meteorology and color are able to wed truth to beauty.

Contact: inf@hartsbrook.org

 

Gallery Talk: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, with Loli Kantor

Date: Sunday, April 30, 10am-4pm, talk at 11am
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Loli Kantor talks about her exhibit Beyond the Forest, a photographic series that represents the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early twenty-first century. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most of whom perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.

Contact: Maureen Turner
programs@yiddishbookcenter.org
413-256-4900

 

The Horse Show

Artist: Bella Halsted
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, JCA (Jewish Community of Amherst)
Hours: Tues & Fri, 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Bella Halsted's HORSE SHOW presents a number of mostly life-sized or larger portraits of horses sketched from life or the imagination, with special interest in the shape and reflections of the eye, working in oil and watercolor. She has exhibited her paintings in the Valley over the past decade and leads workshops combining painting with writing.

Contact: bella@crocker.com

 

Amherst: The Beauty Around Us

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 2, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

Please come see the art show, enjoy a light snack, and meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Thursday May 4 from 5-8pm during the Amherst Arts Night Plus. All paintings are for sale and a percentage of each sale goes to support the Library.

Contact: Fran Corriveau
francorriveau@gmail.com

 

Transformation

Artist: Sue Katz
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

An exhibit of new work by Gallery A3 artist Sue Katz. This one-woman show features mixed media wall pieces combining encaustic paint, found metal, and wood objects. The show opens on Thursday, May 4 with a reception from 5-8pm combined with Amherst Arts Night Plus. There will be an Art Forum at 7:30pm on May 18. All events are free and open to the public.

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

 

Recent Work by the Fiberistas

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Greenfield-Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fiberistas.com

Eight Western MA fiber artists, display wearable, decorative, and sculptural pieces in several media including quilting, weaving, felting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and collage. The exhibit includes a collaborative piece entitled "De-Coated", in which members deconstructed an actual coat and reconstructed its components in their individual artistic styles. Group members are Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha Robinson, Flo Rosenstock and Nancy Young.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413 256-1840

 

Color Woodblock Prints

Artist: Linda Mahoney
Start Date: January 23, 2017
End Date: April 28, 2017
Location Name: Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Graduate Research Center
Address: 740 North Pleasant Street, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.library.umass.edu

Linda Mahoney, a UMass Amherst alum (Class of 1979) paints numerous watercolors, en plein air, mostly in Downeast Maine, during the warmer months. She selects from them the images to use as designs for woodblock prints.She works in the Moku Hanga (Japanese watercolor woodblock prints) technique. She cuts several blocks for each print design, uses water-based paint and rice paste for ink, and prints with a hand-held baren. The exhibit includes materials about her process and tools.

Contact: Linda Mahoney
lmahoney@hughes.net
413-545-1370

 

Body Language

Start Date: March 23, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

A student-curated exhibition of drawings from the UMCA collection. For centuries a foundation of art, figure drawing has a unique potential to revise stereotypes and assumptions about different types of bodies. Humans are drawn to and connect with the familiarity and beauty of the human figure, whether presented representationally or abstractly, through bodily traces and signs. This exhibition highlights the way drawings delineate bodies through tactile, visual, social, and even spiritual marks.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Transformed Entity

Artist: Peggy Klineman
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Cutting highly sensitive personal documents into unreadable shreds, Klineman removes traces of herself from the world. This information that represents her-- such as birth date, social security number, banking and other financial data is rendered mute. Identity thieves are thwarted. Through their destruction, these documents become the raw material of her art.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Altered and Abstracted: Artist Books and Other Works

Artist: Laura Holland
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Holland stretches the fold-up accordion book structure in several directions, working larger scale than previously. Underlying the work is a sense of pulling, or abstracting, a lingering image from something that is about to vanish.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Sweet Veil of the Night

Artist: Margie Rothermich
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Rothermich's work speaks to questions about the corporeal nature of humans and animals and looks to examine my deep frustration with the limitations of our lives apart from the flow of the natural world.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Strength: 2nd Biennial Juried Photography Show

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Strength. Inner or physical. Actual or symbolic. What does strength mean to you? Thirty-four photographers answer this question. Juried for First, Second, and Third place awards by three nationally recognized photography experts: Stephen Petegorsky, Stacy Waldman, and Frank Ward. Cast your vote for the People's Choice Award! People's Choice Award Reception: Thursday, May 4th, 5-8pm.

Contact: Bronwen Hodgkinson
bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Woodlands and Waterscapes: light, color, and gesture

Artist: Larry Rankin
Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Larry Rankin photographs the natural world, in particular the sacred spaces that connect us to the earth and to all who have walked before us. Rankin's skillful work with camera movement and light creates a vision beyond the literal, a reach for the transcendence of the natural world. The monthly Art Forum features a discussion with photographer Stan Sherer, and will be held on April 20, 7-8:30pm.

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

 

Monster Energy

Artist: Caitlin Cherry
Start Date: March 23, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

An exhibition of digital prints, lithographs, and mixed-media maquettes by the Brooklyn-based artist Caitlin Cherry, who is known for her hybrid practice of painting and sculptural installation.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Nina Rossi

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue-Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

"I enjoy the mystifying way that decisions in the artistic realm feel like foregone conclusions in some deep part of the brain where the architect of my dreams is cooking up a lunch of tasty little ideas. I also explore compositional urges inspired more by materials than by ways of seeing. Idea and form progress in tandem to conclusions influenced by a large inventory of castaways."

Contact: Nina Rossi
nalerossi@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Painting with Paper

Artist: Keila Ploof
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: keilascalling.wixsite.com/keilas-calling

Original works that highlight her creative approach to using paper & charcoal as her medium of choice. An environmentally friendly artist, Keila uses old books and paper that is past its usefulness. She sees beauty in papers of all kinds exploiting the unique qualities that add character to her work. Each piece of paper is torn, cut or otherwise manipulated to form her "brush stroke" that is applied using a paint brush.

Contact: keilascalling@gmail.com

 

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power

Artist: Kara Walker
Start Date: February 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Kara Walker has become one of the most widely-known and controversial artists working today. Exploring the painful history of American race relations through large-scale silhouette installations, Walker's work transforms historical materials, literary sources and popular culture, challenging us to access buried emotions about our nation's past. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Spring Student Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 4, 2017
End Date: May 3, 2017
Location Name: The Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
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 II, Drawing II, Watercolor Painting, and Art History.

Contact: 413-594-2761

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Digital Prints

Artist: Peter Kemble
Start Date: May 7 2017
End Date: June 12, 2017
Reception Date: May 7, 3-7:30pm
Location Name: von Auersperg Art Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield.edu/arts/facilities-and-equipment/von-auersperg-art-gallery/

Contact: Lydia Hemphill
lhemphill@deerfield.edu
413-772-0241

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Cider De Mayo

Artist: Frankie Dack
Date: May 5, 5-9pm
Location Name: Cider House Media
Address: 28 Northampton Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ciderhousedesign.com

It's back! Join us for our second annual CIDER DE MAYO as we celebrate the Mexican culture and heritage the Cider House way! Fun, festive music, and great FOOD! Street Tacos, Salsa Bar, Appetizers, flan, and lots more - including some special libations... And to top it all off, we will be surrounded by the beautiful artwork of Frankie Dack. If you couldn't make it to the last Art Walk (or if you did and just want to stop in and see it again), come on in for her closing showing.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com
413-203-2356

 

New England Views: Landscapes and Seascapes

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: May 2 2017
End Date: May 26, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, May 7
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Richard Nowak paints New England landscapes, harbor scenes and gardens in an impasto impressionist style utilizing a combination of brush work and painting knives and is known for his textured application of paint and high-keyed colors. Working on location and from photographs he allows the paint strokes to convey the feeling of joy that the act of painting inspires in him. Local gardens such as Stanley Park, Amelia Park and Grandmother's Garden in Westfield are a constant source of inspiration.

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

 

LEX | SCENES

Artists: Scout Cuomo, María Jose Gimenez, Maggie Nowinski, Katie Richardson
Start Date: April 8 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Reception Date: April 29, 6-8pm
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street, Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

In LEX|SCENES, we allow our work to inhabit and cohabitate in a confined space--a book of objects, stories told in layered light. This room filled with images, objects, and poems is our collective voice, a translation of our seemingly dissimilar practices as a radical gesture to defy separation and difference, to bring our work into the luminous intimacy of collaboration. Closing Gathering: April 29 6-8pm -- Join us for words, conversation, and refreshments.

Contact: maria.jose.translates@gmail.com
413-461-8661

 

Beholding Light: A Father-Son Visual Dialog

Artists: Bob Grant, Andy Grant
Start Date: April 8 2017
End Date: May 2, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, April 29, 3-5pm
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

In this combined exhibition, Bob and Andy Grant share their perceptions of nature from a similar point of view -- appreciating the qualities of light in nature -- yet in different mediums, through watercolors and photography. Closing Reception: Saturday, April 29, 3-5pm.

Contact: 413-529-9393

 

Personal Inspiration

Artist: Valerie McQuillan
Start Date: April 3 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Artists are drawn to create art and follow their own inspirations. For me, it might be the colors in a sunset, the rarity or complexity of a flower, or the emotional pull of a scene. This exhibit will be varied subject matter and medium. My BA in art education is from Holyoke Community College and UMass Amherst. I have worked as an artist for many years, served as a Council Member for the Academic Artists Assoc. and the Springfield Art League, and exhibited in invitational and juried exhibits.

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

 

Pathways: monotypes and artist's books

Artists: 18 artists from Western Mass
Start Date: April 8 2017
End Date: May 5, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Eighteen local artists show monotype prints and artist's books with montoypes in a show coinciding with the Third Annual Easthampton BookFest. Exhibiting artist, Lynn Peterfreund, will present a gallery talk and demonstration on April 20, 5:30 pm. This program is supported in part by a grant from Easthampton City Arts+, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Landscapes

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: April 26, 2017
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.gillianhaven.net

Catching sight of the resting crest of Mt. Norwottuck or the gleam of the Connecticut River anchors the landscape for painter Gillian Haven who explores the shifting nature of local surroundings.

Contact: Gillian Haven
gillianhaven@gillianhaven.net
413-253-7626

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Mother and Son

Artists: Jon Bander, Nina Rossi
Start Date: April 3, 2017
End Date: May 9, 2017
Location Name: The Arts Block
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

Jon Bander shows his artwork for the first time in an exhibit that also features paintings and sculpture made by his mother, Nina Rossi. He enjoys the almost limitless possibilities of welding various discarded objects together to make something new. Two sculptures, a black widow spider and a large hand, also incorporate glass work done by Ricky King of Warwick. Nina Rossi finds inspiration in materials she has collected over a lifetime of art making.

 

Pastel Studio Spring 2017

Artists: groups show
Start Date: March 31, 2017
End Date: April 26, 2017
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-12:30pm & 4-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Featuring works by members of Becky Clark's Advanced Pastel class, including Carolyn Gross, Carla Lagrassa, Joyce Lanciani, Brenda Mockler, Paula Olson, Gail Oswald, Liza O-Neil, Sharon Roth, and Karen Savage.

Contact: info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

An Italian Story

Artist: Pacifico Palumbo
Start Date: March 15, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1877410979141810/

Inspired by his collection of family photographs, artist Pacifico Palumbo translates on canvas his childhood memories and his family's legacy in this collection of oil paintings featuring everyday life in Park Slope Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Rachael or Kate
info@TheGreenfieldGallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Anja Schutz

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: March 7, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Olive Restaurant
Hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm, closed Mondays
Address: 44 Hope Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.anjaschutz.com

Prints of work from different disciplines: Portraiture, Still Life, Pet Portraits, Landscapes.

Contact: Anja Schutz
anja@anjaschutz.com

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

It's a Spring Art Thing

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Start Date: April 29, 2017
End Date: June 9, 2017
Reception Date: April 29, 12-2pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center Building
Hours: April 29 10am-4pm & April 30 12-4pm; Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 104 Allen St Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Beautiful setting, plenty of free parkin It's the perfect opportunity to purchase a piece of art for those special people in your life. Meet the artists at the reception and enjoy light snacks and beverages.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Holyoke Arts League Annual Wistariahurst Show

Artists: Holyoke Arts League
Start Date: April 28, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/423891598003462/

During the month of May, the Wistariahurst Museum will host an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts (HAL). There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 30 from 2-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Throughout the month of May, the exhibition may be viewed during the museum's open hours: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 12-4 pm. The fee to view the exhibit is $3 per person.

Contact: Elizabeth Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Pat. Pend.

Artist: Bruce Fowler
Start Date: March 31, 2017
End Date: May 6, 2017
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

A solo show of new work.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Indian Orchard Mills Open Studiosm Art Show & More

Date: Friday, May 5, 6-10pm & Saturday, May 6, 12-4pm
Location Name: The Dane Gallery at Indian Orchard Mills
Address: 34 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: www.IndianOrchardMills.com

Tour the Mills, meet artists in their private studios, & view a show in the Dane Gallery showcasing artwork by the resident artists. The 'collective' includes jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, quilters, photographers & painters working in a variety of mediums. Demonstrations & art for sale. Friday includes musicians from the Spfld Conservatory of the Arts and a performance by Lisa Carter as "Cher". Musicians from Longmeadow High School will be performing on Sat. Suggested $2 Donation

Contact: Judy Webber
judy@IndianOrchardMills.com
413-543-3321

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Framing Faces

Artist: Kate Troast
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: May 23, 2017
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

A year long exploration of oil painting and faces by Kate Troast of Amherst.

Contact: barnesgallery@gmail.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

AHOA Spring Review​

Artists: ANCHOR HOUSE OF ARTISTS Studio group
Date: Saturday, April 29, 1-6pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org​

On the cusp of our Valley Gives campaign, May 2, this event highlights the just cause of art on a community level. Supporting the arts is supporting justice because it is through expressing our culture that the people have the opportunity to shape our communal lives. The Anchor House of Artists in its twentieth years celebrates the cause of artists lives. This exhibition event will include a large selection of works held at the space.

Contact: M Tillyer​
artists@anchorhouseartists.org​
413-588-4337

 

2017 Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Reception Date: Friday May 12, 4-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Student artwork from the Foundations of Art, Drawing & Painting 1 & 2, Ceramics 1, Sculpture and Honors Art 1-4 classes at Northampton High School will be exhibited. The selection of artwork is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe, who collectively teach approximately 200 students each year.

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

 

THE THREE P-ZZZ' of ART: Photography, Paints and Colored Pencils

Artist: Madelyn K. Miller, Alan Kelley
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

A brother and sister team have joined forces to exhibit a range of familiar objects in different visual techniques, including underlying characteristics of the specific art form to give a distinct presentation, pleasing to the eye. Alan, has been involved in photography for some 50 years. Madelyn, is a member of several area art groups and has won numerous prizes in juried art shows for her work in watercolors and colored pencils.

Contact: Madelyn Miller
miller432@aol.com
413-732-5592

 

Call to The Sea

Artist: Susan Arata Barocas
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 4, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

As a contemporary impressionist, the artist lives and paints in the best of worlds--the land of Western Massachusetts and the sea and shore of Cape Cod and the Islands. Her painting technique has evolved along with a fascination with color and her efforts to learn through workshops at the Cape School of Art Provincetown.

Contact: Susan Arata Barocas
barocas@comcast.net
413-210-6188

 

AN ECLECTIC EYE RESTROSPECTIVE

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton

The works in this exhibit span several years of the artist’s development, reflecting changes in both subject and treatment of photographic images. The artist has moved from largely representational to largely interpretive (that is, abstracted to some degree) images.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jimgam117@aol.com
413-323-5117

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Larry Preston
Start Date: May 3, 2017
End Date: June 10, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, May 6, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition of recent oil paintings by Larry Preston.

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

 

Views of the Mount Holyoke Range with Kestrel Land Trust

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Reception Date: May 12, 6-8pm
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

A group exhibit in conjunction with Kestrel Land Trust. Artists in a variety of media and styles bring attention to the land and its importance. The Mount Holyoke mountain range has been a beacon of inspiration for artists for hundreds of years and we invited the Land Trust and the artists to demonstrate why it's so valuable and how to preserve it. Please join R. Michelson Galleries in conjunction with Kestrel Land Trust for the Opening Reception, Friday, May 12th.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz

 

2Behold, Feeling figured into landscape

Artists: Kate Childs, Laura Radwell
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Reception Date: May 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Abstract landscape works by Kate Childs and Laura Radwell, two artists with two different visions, conjured from within in contemplation of the world without. Childs' work communicates peace and calm, a sense of quietude. Radwell's work contains movement, hints of changing conditions, and surprising elements. Her surroundings are more ambiguous and weathered than Childs' more romantic, dreamlike locales. Both paint with oil on canvas.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org
413-586-5553

 

En Pointe: Silverpoint (Drawing from History)

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 14, 2017
End Date: May 7, 2017
Reception Date: May 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/en-pointe.html

All the artists in the show studied and revitalize the Italian Renaissance technique of silverpoint drawing--drawing with metal. Artists: Diane Savino (curator), Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, William Patterson, Carolyn Patterson, Banjie Nicholas, Kandy Phillips, and Jon Gernon

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

 
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Lotusing Is A Verb

Artist: Mona Shiber
Start Date: April 11, 2017
End Date: May 9, 2017
Location Name: Northampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 210 Main Street, Second Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org/2017/04/on-view-at-city-hall-mona-shibers.html

Inspired by eastern philosophy, and influenced by her middle-eastern immigrant family, Mona Shiber's visual language embeds archetype, symbol, and the written word. Her lotuses illustrate levels of human consciousness through the vail of psycho-spiritual centers known as the chakra system. It is there, that we are absent of any race, color, gender, class and cast. It is there that we are pure energy about to become. And it is there that we give birth to our reality.

Contact: Brian Foote
arts@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1269

 

An art exhibit of the collage kind

Artist: Visual Mash-Ups
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: May 2, 2017
Location Name: The Green Bean
Hours: 7am-3pm daily
Address: 241 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: visualmash-ups.blogspot.com

New work on display. Images are an exploration of the physical form as manipulated by everyday objects.

Contact: Jen Turner
jenturn@gmail.com
413-345-2439

 

Sanctuary

Artist: Diane Travis
Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A multimedia installation. With white silk sewn and embellished panels, sculptor / installation artist Diane Travis will create a space for contemplation and quiet refuge. The work is inspired by the soaring early Gothic arches of a church in Salzburg, Austria. Sanctuary is an offering to our community for a respite from an increasingly less tolerant world and a wish to bring moments of peace to individuals who visit.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

SOTC: the Stations of the Cross

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: April 11, 2017
End Date: May 9, 2017
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

In the late Seventies and early Eighties, painter and musician Charles Miller translated the Catholic canonical tradition of the crucifixion of Christ into fourteen, fifty by seventy-two inch oil paintings of the episodic scenes set in urban Boston. This exhibit will feature all fourteen paintings in three galleries with a separate exhibit of some of the Miller's new work. Image Shown: Christ is Made to Bear the Cross-Detail.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

A Sense of Place

Artist: Carolyn M. Muskat
Start Date: April 12, 2017
End Date: May 11, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.muskatstudios.com

This exhibition highlights work that has focused on ideas of place, location, and the environment based on the artist's travels throughout the US and Southeast Asia. Ranging from large-scale relief works to small, intimate lithographs, the works speak to a sense of self within the larger world.

Contact: Siviva Levana
slevana@smith.edu
413-585-3103

 

Along the Beach and Through the Fields and Woods

Artist: Edward C. Pelletier
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.berkshirehillsproductions.com

A display of photographs, framed and on canvas. They are representations of those precious things and sights we encounter while walking on the beach; through the fields; along the byways and through the woods. The artist has been an avid amateur fine art photographer for over 40 years. For the last fifteen years he has done professional photography.

Contact: Edward C. Pelletier
ecpelletierphotography@gmail.com
413-238-4418

 

Oil, Acrylic and Gouache Paintings

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 3, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Three Pioneer Valley artists present rural and urban landscapes for the month. Trina Sears Sternstein, Ed Kaplan, Rob Chirico

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

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Scott Prior
Start Date: March 29, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition by Scott Prior.

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

 

Colorplay

Artists: Mary Witt, Brianna Ashe
Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Mary Witt, painter, and Brianna Ashe, multimedia artist, will be showing their new work. They both love working and playing with color in their abstract artwork. Although different, their art always seems to set up an interesting dynamic, a stylistic conversation.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Surveillance Landscapes

Artist: Marcus DeSieno
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

In our increasingly intrusive electronic culture, how do we delineate the boundary between public and private? "Surveillance Landscapes" is a body of work that interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship to--and understanding of--landscape and place.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org
413-586-5553

 

Insects, Plants, Fruit and Shadows

Artist: Diane Schlappi
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist feels there are times when color, either transparent or opaque may be unforgiving or unpredictable. When this happens, her greatest pleasure is to profit by surprise and let the medium work with her to interpret shadow, light and form. And because she is an insect lover and gardener with intense interest in the natural world, bugs, fruit, vegetables and the land have become favorite subjects.

Contact: Diane Schlappi
d_schlappi@yahoo.com
413-665-4250

 

Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Start Date: February 3, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites--one an enormous luxury villa that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex, where products from the region were exported.

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

 

Architecture & Light

Artist: JoAnne Denehy
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

Recent work by JoAnne Denehy includes many local scenes. She is continually inspired by the local landscape and brings depth and light to each painting.

Contact: JoAnne Denehy
denehy18th@aol.com
413-665-4344

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Grand Opening of DVAA Center for the Arts & Annual Spring Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association members and friends
Start Date: April 28, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
Reception Date: April 28, 6:30-9pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street, Suite 1
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Grand Opening of our new location, DVAA Center for the Arts and home on Museum of New England Art, which will include a gallery, gift shop, and workshop/theater space. New members are welcome. Application available on our website. April 28th, 7:30pm: American Vastness: The Hudson River Painters with speaker Barry Deitz.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org
413-522-2325

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Artist as Entrepreneur: The Story of Zea Mays Printmaking

Date: May 6, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street (in the same building as the Trolley Museum)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

In pictures and words, Liz Chalfin, Founding Director of Zea Mays Printmaking (Florence, MA) tells the tale of the birth and growth of this internationally recognized printmaking studio known for its commitment to safer and non-toxic practices. Chalfin weaves together the development of the studio along with her own work as a printmaker, educator and community builder. This presentation is offered free of charge, thanks to support from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

Contact: Jane Beatrice Wegscheider
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782

 

A World Beneath Our Feet

Artists: Joanne Gold, Lynda Faye
Start Date: May 3, 2017
End Date: May 29, 2017
Reception Date: May 13, 2-5pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Floor cloths and rag rugs are 19th century crafts brought into the 21st century. The artists experiment with vivid color and bold patterns for these traditional floor coverings, moving them from utilitarian objects to usable art. Gold's floor cloths use acrylic paint and fabric collage on canvas and can enhance a room or table while having practical use. Faye uses a fixed frame similar to those found in early American household to create fiber art that can be wall mounted or used on floors.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413-256-1840

 

The Nearest Faraway Place

Artist: Christin Couture
Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Reception Date: June 10, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

For over a decade in all weather and seasons Christin Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon Falls, her 'nearest faraway place' close to home in Shelburne Falls. The Nearest Faraway Place exhibits a selection of the encaustic landscape paintings in this series of works. Reception is Saturday, June 10, 4-6pm, music by Rosemary Caine.

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

 

Winter's Bone

Artist: Carl Nardiello
Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Reception Date: May 13, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

A series of ongoing photographic studies inspired by the forms, color, and light of late fall and winter. When the dominant foliage of summer falls away, fresh layers of landscape reveal themselves. Each day, each shift of weather and wind, creates new contexts. The capture of such images is one of feeling, of intuition, and a precise use of technology.

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

 

Better Than Taxes

Artists: Members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op
Start Date: March 29, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A group show by members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op includes paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media pieces.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413-256-1840

 

Mohawk Trail Middle and High School Visual Art Showcase

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

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

 

Friendship Thread, portraits of friends both near and far

Artist: Nathan Hanford
Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Nathan Hanford's exhibit, Friendship Thread: portraits of friends both near and far can be seen in side by side exhibits with works by Soldier On veterans.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

FLIGHT

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 17, 2016
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Richard B. Flynn Campus Center Rotunda, Springfield College
Address: 263 Alden Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.artandsoulhcc.org

A mixed media installation using luggage to embody experiences of the world's 67 million displaced people. Area artists and faculty from Springfield College will use luggage as the basic medium for different "stations," each station serving as a place to pause, reflect and bear witness to the global refugee crisis. The installation seeks to embody and engage the experience and practice of "lament" as well as testament to human dignity, resilience and possibility against astonishing odds.

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

 

Children's Books: The Illustrations of Frank Morrison

Artist: Frank Morrison
Start Date: April 5, 2016
End Date: June 15, 2017
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Renowned Artist and Children's Book Illustrator, Frank Morrison, will be exhibiting his works.

Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

Art Stop(s)

Artists: Lisa Hersey, Esther S White, Kat Harrison
Start Date: April 5, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Cultural District
Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.Org/projects

The Springfield Central Cultural District is presenting a slew of unconventional galleries in Downtown Springfield.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
Morgan@SpringfieldCulture.Org
413-454-1195

 

Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I

Start Date: April 6, 2016
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

It was precisely 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution from Congress to enter into "a war to end all wars" that had already been raging in Europe for nearly three years. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to learn the compelling role of Springfield Armory in World War I, when the government arms factory pushed its workforce to supply the soldiers on the front line with essential armaments.

Contact: Alex MacKenzie
Alex_MacKenzie@nps.gov
413-271-3971

 

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Start Date: November 8, 2016
End Date: May 14, 2017
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/turtle-power/

A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local TMNT enthusiast Elias Derby and the Museums' own world-famous collection of Japanese arms, armor, and pristine ukiyo-e prints. Featuring a Saturday morning cartoon area and samurai-inspired activities.

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

 

Cats in Hats Illustrations from the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild

Artists: over 40 artists from Western Mass and the region
Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/cats-in-hats/

Cats in Hats includes works inspired by Dr. Seuss' famous children's book in celebration of the forthcoming museum in his honor. Over 40 of the region's best-known illustrators are featured, including Diane deGroat, Ruth Sanderson, and Jane Yolen, among others. Also includes an interactive space featuring a "Cat Walk" scavenger hunt, a "Cat Paw-trait" wall/selfie photo booth, and a "Cat-Toons" cartoon station area.

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

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

akin II

Artist: Whitney Robbins
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tues-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Most of the paintings and drawings for akin II are created from old photos of family and friends. Some are found, scavenged from slide boxes or albums; others have been collected from Facebook or taken with my iPhone. I have selected these images because they illustrate the mysterious and powerful bonds that exist between humans and animals. They tell a story of respect and love, or they explore the ideas of coexistence and connection.

Contact: Katherine Hand
413-665-2642

 

Three Rivers Exhibits/Events

TRACK Artisan Fair

Date: May 6, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Palmer Historical & Cultural Center
Address: 2072 Main Street
City/Town: Three Rivers
Website: www.threeriversTRACK.org

The event will feature artists, crafters, organized children's activities and a variety of food vendors. Live performances begin at 10 am. Local singer and musician Tony Valley takes the stage from 11 am to 1 pm and the Eddie Forman Orchestra 1:30-3:30pm. The fair is free and open to the public. Additional parking is available at the Crossway Church and the Amvets parking lots also on Main Street. A free shuttle, the Quaboag Connector will assist transporting fair goers to and from the parking lots.

Contact: Melissa Fales
413-967-3001

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Art exhibit space available

Sponsoring Group Name: Community Health Center of Franklin County
Submission Due Date: April 20 - June 15, every 2 months thereafter
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.chcfc.org

Open area to hang artwork created by artist in Pioneer Valley and featuring this area, people, animals or creations. Rod and rail system with 11 hooks, height limitation of 36 inches (additional space not visible in image).

Contact: Cameron Carey
Cameron.carey@chcfc.org
413-325 8500

 

It's a Spring Art Thing

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: April 26 9am-3pm, April 27 9am-4pm, April 28 9am-6pm
Submission Fees: $25 to join
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Show: April 29 10am-4pm, April 30 12-4pm. Reception April 29 12-2pm. All artisans are welcome, over 300' of exhibit space. You may remove your pieces April 30th at 4pm or they will be exhibited for the next 6 weeks. 3 submissions per personPieces must be marked with title, artist, contact info, medium and sale price. Hanging art must be wired. Peoples choice award $100.

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

 

Gallery Slot available May/June

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office
Submission Due Date: asap
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Hadley

Looking for artists who would like to hang their work for free, for 2 month slots. At this time, there is an immediate opening for May and June of 2017. The next available slot is Jan/Feb 2019

Contact: Jennifer Lapis
413-548-8002

 

9th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 28, 2017
Submission Fees: $25 per entry; $30 after Oct 14
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). More information and download Prospectus/Entry form on website.

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

 

2017 Amherst Crafts on the Common

Sponsoring Group Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
Submission Due Date: May 1, 2017
Submission Fees: $10 application fee
City/Town: Amherst
Website: chd.org/child-adolescent-and-family-services/educational-developmental-support-services/big-brothers-big-sisters/eventsevent-sponsors/

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Amherst Crafts on the Common taking place June 24th! Amherst Crafts on the Common features the work of 120 juried artisans from all over New England and the Pioneer Valley. The event features live musical entertainment, a silent auction, children's book sale, bounce house and more. A well-known and favorite craft fair of many, this event draws people from all over for a day of shopping and entertainment. Interested artisans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Jen Loebel
jloebel@chd.org
413-259-3345

 

Monster Arts Project III: A Circus of Monsters

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA+, MAP, Eastworks
Submission Due Date: July 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject/

Monster Arts Project is returning for its third year, and we are excited to unveil "A Circus of Monsters". We are looking for several more artists, both 2D and 3D who are interested in creating artwork for the show that both is monster themed, but also ties into a circus theme. Think old timey turn of the century creepy circus. This year's show will be running for 5 weekends so it will be huge exposure. Contact me for further information.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com
413-923-8923

 

Amherst ChalkWalk

Submission Due Date: April 29
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/343819326014387

The Amherst ChalkWalk is a celebration of chalk art and the town of Amherst. The ChalkWalk needs artists of all ages and experience levels. On the day of the festival, participants will create draw on sidewalk spaces throughout town. Participants will be able to choose whether or not they would like to enter their work in a judged competition. Prizes donated from local businesses will be awarded to winners in each division; additionally, one "People's Choice" prize will be awarded.

Contact: Helena Burgueno
amherstchalkwalk@gmail.com
203-641-8305

 

Bi-Monthly Shows in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Sunderland Public Library
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

The Trustees of the Sunderland Public Library are accepting applications to display artwork in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery. Applications may be picked up at the Sunderland Public Library (20 School Street, Sunderland) or downloaded from website. The Lane Family Reading Room Gallery features 37 linear feet of wall space to hang artwork. Applications from artists of all mediums are accepted and encouraged.

Contact: Katherine Hand
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-2642

 

2017 Exhibition Opportunities at Nash Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Nash Gallery
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Availability for individual artists as well as curators of group shows for fine art exhibits through 2017. The gallery features monthly fine art exhibits with artist receptions taking place on the second Saturday of every month, during Art Walk Easthampton. The gallery is seeking two and three dimensional fine artists to be featured through 2017. The exhibition wall space is approximately 6' X 21' with pedestal space available below. Collaborations are encouraged. Previous applicants may reapply.

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

 

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
413-529-1425

 

Classes & Workshops

Editioning Drawings: Photopolymer and the Artist's Hand with Nancy Diessner

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 10am-5pm
Fee: $275 non-member $245 member; $40 materials fee including inks and paper
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

This workshop will give you everything you need to know to make photopolymer plates with your drawings. The entire process takes place without the use of a computer or a printer--just your hand, a drawing tool, a photopolymer plate, and a light source. These hand-drawn plates expand the options for photopolymer plates, and you'll leave this workshop with lots of ideas of how you might incorporate it into your own work.

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

 

Wheel Throwing Classes for beginner-intermediate teens & adults

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, April 27 - May 24; OR Fridays 11am-1:30pm, April 28 - May 25
Fee: $215 (with additional open studio time) $185 (without)
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 225 Nonotuck Street, Unit A
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net/classes/

A short session of 5 classes to try wheel throwing for the first time or continue working on your skills with master potter Andrew Quient on Thursdays evenings or Kathryn Kothe Roszko Friday mornings.

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

 

Conway Rags to Paper Project Class #1: An Introduction to Papermaking with Madeline Liebling

Date & Time: April 29, 10am-5pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Khandroling Paper Cooperative at Tsegyalgar in the Old Conway Grammar School
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

Conway Rags to Paper will take place on two Saturdays. Prior to the classes, we will transform cotton rags collected from Conway residents to make pulp which will then be used in making handmade paper specifically for the 250th anniversary of Conway, which will become the base to contain writing by participants and artist members relating to the Town of Conway. We are grateful to receive a HATCH grant. For further program information visit our website.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com
413-522-1125

 

Conway Rags to Paper Project Class #2: Conway Paper to Text Project with Jacqueline Gens

Date & Time: May 13, 10am-5pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Khandroling Paper Cooperative at Tsegyalgar in the Old Conway Grammar School
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

Conway Rags to Paper will take place on two Saturdays. Prior to the classes, we will transform cotton rags collected from Conway residents to make pulp which will then be used in making handmade paper specifically for the 250th anniversary of Conway, which will become the base to contain writing by participants and artist members relating to the Town of Conway. We are grateful to receive a HATCH grant. For further program information visit our website.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com
413-522-1125

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30 pm, Friday nights (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $15/ $10 for students
Class Location: Studio One (side door - follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
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 will be a dog. She doesn't draw but she does like artists a lot. High school students are welcome with parental consent.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Mezzotint and Drypoint over Etching: Expanding the Tonal Range of Etched Plates with Carol Wax

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7
Fee: $275 non-members; $245 members ($40 materials fee including inks and paper)
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

Did you ever want to add tone to your etchings but had no access to an airbrush or aquatint box? Or did the risk of foul biting ever make you afraid to re-etch lines? Ever feel something was missing from your etchings but wasn't sure what it might be? Then you need this workshop in which you will learn how to add subtle gradations, dramatic lighting effects, enhance linear marks, and infuse rich textures into etched plates.

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

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part II: Portraiture

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, April 26 - May 31
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Studio One
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of the Head, Features, and Hands for portraiture. Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. By analyzing portrait poses in master and contemporary drawings, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your portrait drawing. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

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

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Tuesdays, April 25 - May 30, 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

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Wed and/or Fri, 9am-1pm, April thru October
Fee: $20 per year membership​
Class Location: V​arious​ ​beautiful ​outdoor​ locations
City/Town: Amherst and surroundings

Have you been wanting to paint en plein air? APAS members paint outdoors together every week in the Amherst area, then gather for a friendly critique and brown bag lunch. We welcome all media, ages, and levels of experience. Get on the mailing list to receive the weekly paint-out notice, then try out three paint-outs before deciding to join.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com
413-835-5229

 

Cat Caves with Carolann Tebbetts

Date & Time: April 29, 9:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $95
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com

Those of us who share space with a cat know how much they love to have a cozy location of their own when a warm lap is not available. A felted cat cave is the perfect place for them to snuggle up for a nap! Using the flat resist method of felting, students will make a cozy and decorative cave in just one day. In this class will learn to correctly layout a larger form, various methods of surface embellishment, texture, and shaping.

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

 

Weeklong Art and Music Intensives for Kids and Adults

Date & Time: M-F, 9am-12pm or 1-4pm; June 26 - August 25
Fee: $135 - $170
Class Location: Artspace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Artspace offers weeklong summer intensives in art and music for kids and adults. This year's classes include guitar, painting, clay, music theory, string ensembles, craft potpourri, travel watercolor sketching, and make-your-own 3D theme parks!

Contact: info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Mosaic Free-For-All!

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, May 17 - June 21
Fee: $345 (including all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building​
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

The possibilities are endless in this 6 week class! Bring your ideas and get the instruction and materials to turn them into reality. From mosaic wall panels, flower pots, or mirror frames, to landscape scenes celebrating springtime, to a sign for your office or child's room, to a house number for your porch; this class will celebrate the diversity of styles and applications that mosaics offer. Various methods & materials will be used, depending on the project of your choice. Open to all levels.

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

 

Artist Workshops and Master Classes with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Individual critique sessions available. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: March 15 - June 15, 5-9pm (each evening is a separate class - see website for dates)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building​
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

Learn how to use glass and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway in this popular and exciting class! 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! Students will make one stepping stone each evening, which can be picked up the following week. Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

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

 

Woodland Wonders: Squirrels and Chipmunks with Jennifer Field

Date & Time: May 5-6, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $250
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-squirrels-chipmunks-jennifer-field/

In this fun and informative two day workshop students will explore a variety of needle felting techniques to "sculpt" wool fleece into a realistic chipmunk or small squirrel. Students will learn how to create a sturdy wire skeleton(armature), about animal proportions and how to sculpt a solid core in natural undyed wool fleece and then add colorful "skin and fur". Learn how to make delicate wired claws. Lampworked glass eyes created by the instructor will bring your creation to life.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, May 20
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
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; 3 students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. NEXT WORKSHOPS: Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov. 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Watercolor Workshops with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2016 to June 2017
Fee: $110 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors.
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Eleventh year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com, 413 628 4600 ext. #11; www.cudnohufsky.com; facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: studio share at Eastworks

Date available: June 1
Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for a studio mate for my 1000sf, north facing studio in the Eastworks building! Looking for someone positive and drama free! Looking for someone who works in 2D or as a writer. I will be splitting my time between my home studio and Eastworks studio. Please email to set up a time to view my space! Beginning June 1st. $300/month including everything.

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

 

Holyoke: studio space at Open Square

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

3-bay studio across hall from shared slop sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. Card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it) White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

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

 

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