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This Week's Newsletter: September 19, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 19, 2017
Issue #472

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Featured Listings:

Paradise City Arts Festival

Date: October 7-9, 10am-6pm (10am-4pm Columbus Day)
Location Name: Indoors and under tents at the Three County Fairgrounds
Address: 54 Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

A world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. 250 juried painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "Life of the Party!", talks and demonstrations, a silent art silent auction to benefit WGBY Public Television and a Sculpture Promenade.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. 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: October 8 & November 5.

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

5 Takes on African Art | 42 Flags of Fred Wilson

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: December 10, 2017
Reception Date: September 27, 4:30-7:30pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Continuing a tradition of hosting challenging, exploratory exhibitions organized by student curatorial teams, this year's team of graduate students curate an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus who has been collecting African art since the 1970s, in tandem with an exhibition of Flags of Africa by the renowned African American artist Fred Wilson.

 

Pink Parameters

Artists: Michael Sjostedt, Michael Morin
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Home and Homme
Address: 534 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

A collaborative art show. Constraints in creativity. Sounds counterintuitive. But what happens when parameters are intentional tools in an artistic process? Collage artist, Michael Sjostedt, and multimedia artist, Michael Morin, each worked within self-imposed and pre-determined limitations, forcing experimentation that led to unexpected inspiration.

 

TOPSY-TURVY

Artist: Cynthia Consentino
Start Date: September 12, 2017
End Date: October 11, 2017
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibition of selected sculptural works and drawings. Working primarily with clay, Cynthia dismantles and reassembles popular iconographies rooted in established values of beauty and gender. In this manner, she strips down, exaggerates, and inverts the familiar to explore the incongruities embedded in social stereotypes. The resulting imagery is a surrealist landscape where props and plots are out of place, forcing the viewer to re-investigate their notions of the familiar and the strange.

 

¡Hola Cuba!

Artist: Carol Pike
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 15, 2017
Reception Date: September 22, 2-4pm
Location Name: Science & Engineering Library (SEL), UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 740 N Pleasant Street, #A273
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.library.umass.edu

Travel Photography by Carol Pike.

Contact: Paulina Borrego
pborrego@library.umass.edu
413-545-7891

 

RECENT WORK

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Martha Braun creates paintings and works on paper that are post-minimalist abstractions. They are spare in aspect, made up of geometric shapes combined with more lyric organic forms. In his recent work, Keith Hollingworth has joined canvases together. This establishes a play between two-dimensional paintings and a three- dimensional construction.

Contact: 413-256-4250

 

Saints and Sinners and the Collective Unconscious

Artist: D.Dominick Lombardi
Start Date: September 10, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 3-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Lombardi's mixed media works attempt to reveal the sources, signs and suppositions of human behavior. In the studio he is guided by the collective unconscious; the entity that Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell talk about as being the source of shared myths and symbols.

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

 

Changing Landscapes

Artist: Janet Pozar
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, October 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: janet-pozar.squarespace.com

Landscapes by local artist Janet Pozar. She paints scenes from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she grew up, as well as other places she's lived, from the historic stone ironmaster's house of Charming Forge, PA to the round barns and tobacco barns of Illinois, and currently scenes around her home in Leverett. Her artwork has been shown in Albany, NY, Reading, PA, Westfield, MA, and Paper City Studios and Wistariahurst in Holyoke.

Contact: Janet S. Pozar
janetpozar@gmail.com
309-642-9204

 

His Twin Obsession: The Art of E.E. Cummings

Artist: E.E. Cummings
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
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

A selection of sketches, drawings, and paintings by E.E. Cummings. It is not well-known that Cummings was also a visual artist, who experimented with art as he did with words. He devoted as much time to drawing and painting as he did to poetry, and considered himself equally an artist and a poet. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this show will benefit ReaderToReader.org, a nonprofit literacy organization.

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

 

Self Indulgence

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 10, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 3-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Self-portraits by 21 artists working in a range of traditional materials, that include oil painting, photography, and sculpture. Together these works transport us to the roots of the omnipresent selfie. CHARITY BAKER, RACHEL CARLSON, PERRY CARTER, CYNTHIA CONSENTINO, SALLY CURCIO, DON DOE, BRUCE FOWLER, TERRY JENOURE, BETH MACIOROWSKI, ANDI MAGENHEIMER, SANDRA MATTHEWS, NICHOLAS MOORE, COBI MOULES, HOLLY MURRAY, PRIYA NADKARNI, KEVIN POMERLEAU, ALICIA SAVAGE, PAUL SPECHT, CLAUDIA SPERRY, CHARLES TISA, SLOAN TOMLINSON.

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

 

PAST, PRESENT PERFECT

Artist: Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: October 27, 2017
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Monoprints completed in the past four years. They come from several series on which I've focused. One was based on home/house when renovations were taking place, lots of family coming to visit, the garden and yard receiving plenty of attention and my long held interest in architecture. The second is based on my interest in particular landscapes that intrigue and inspire, most recently canyons of the American Southwest. The third is a continuing series of prints of butterflies.

Contact: 413-253-9483

 

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012

Artist: Loli Kantor
Start Date: April 2017
End Date: October 15, 2017
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/beyond-the-forest

Loli Kantor's Beyond the Forest considers 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: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org
413-256-4900

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Peter Richards

Artist: Peter Richards
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: October 4, 2017
Reception Date: Wednesday, October 4, 4:15-6pm
Location Name: The Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily, except college holidays
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

Artist and poet Peter Richards's paintings and sculptures have been shown in galleries throughout New England. He is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in poetry, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the John Logan Award. His poems have appeared in Agni, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, The Yale Review, and other journals. He is the author of OUBLIETTE, which won the Massachusetts Center for the Book Honors Award; NUDE SIREN; and HELSINKI.

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

Rivulet Spirals

Artist: Todd Lynch
Start Date: August, 2017
End Date: November, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, October 14, 11am
Location Name: William Cullen Bryant Homestead – Rivulet Trail
Hours: trail is accessible sunrise to sunset
Address: 207 Bryant Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/bryant-homestead.html

An installation of an ephemeral woven branch sculpture in the form of two interwoven spirals. Located along the property's Rivulet Trail, the sculpture's form is inspired by patterns of hydrology and the meter and content from William Cullen Bryant's poem, Life. The piece consists of found branches and plant material collected from on-site and crafted into the spirals that run the length of a fallen tree along the trail. Saturday, October 14, 11am: guided walk with the artist to visit the installation.

Contact: Andrea Caluori
acaluori@thetrustees.org
413-532-1631

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Art in the Orchard

Start Date: August 12, 2017
End Date: November 26, 2017
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: 10am to dusk
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artintheorchard.org

Fourth Biennial Sculpture Exhibit featuring 30 new work by local and regional artists. See website for special events.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
aio@parkhillorchard.com
413-529-9265

 

Mood-Blue

Artist: Laura Radwell
Start Date: September 9, 2017
End Date: October 7, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Paintings by Laura Radwell.

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

 

Chris Blair

Artist: Chris Blair
Start Date: September 9, 2017
End Date: September 21, 2017
Location Name: Flywheel Arts Collective
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton

All work is for sale and sales will go to The Flywheel.

Contact: Chris Blair
blair4278@gmail.com

 

Abounding Peace

Artist: Susan Barocas
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.com

This collection of paintings is an album of my thoughts and feelings as I wander through my days. The paintings themselves are snapshots of my journey. Every time I lay out my paints, set up my board, and pick up my palette knife, I step into another world. The forest and field paintings are from hours spent in the Northampton/Easthampton meadows, especially The Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Other paintings record my days spent on the sundrenched beaches of Cape Cod.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
kmaloney@lathrop.kendal.com
413-506-0006

 

Recent Work

Artist: Susannah Auferoth
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, September 23, 1-3pm
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: 40 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.susannahauferoth.com

New large-scale work from the painter Susannah Auferoth. Created over the last two years at her studio in Holyoke, the paintings feature multiple, luminous layers of oil paint over underlying motion imagery.

Contact: Susannah Auferoth
susannah@susannahauferoth.com

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Assemblages

Artist: Andy Rothschild
Start Date: September 25, 2017
End Date: October 6, 2017
Reception Date: October 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm, and by appt
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

To benefit Traprock Center for Peace & Justice 10,000 Trees for Vietnam Project, an environmental justice project created in collaboration with the Vietnamese forester Phung Tuu Boi. Its purpose is to restore biodiversity to an area of central Vietnam that was heavily sprayed with herbicides, chief among them Agent Orange, during the American War in Vietnam.

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

 

Healing Journey

Artist: Fran Corriveau
Start Date: September 2, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Cafe
Address: 164 High Street
City/Town: Greenfield

An illness changed my life and as part of my recovery, I found my art. This show will try to explain how I happily transformed into an impressionist oil painter of the sea and landscapes of southern Canada and New England.

 

Rust N' Rods

Artist: Bryant J. Stewart
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 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: bit.ly/SeptShow17

Bryant J. Stewart's vivid oil paintings, detailed etchings and drawings of classic automobiles, as well as one-of-a-kind art that incorporates vintage car parts, such as an old Studebaker radiator cowl, to frame his unique auto art. Also exhibited will be examples of Stewart's use of anamorphoses, a classical painting method that combines distorted representations of reality and geometry to create images that are truly a must see!

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Mapping

Artist: Elizabeth Meyersohn
Start Date: September 2, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Readywipe
Hours: Sept 23-24, 3-5pm; Sept 30, 2-4pm; or by appt
Address: Baustein Building, 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Emeyersohn.com

New oil and acrylic paintings on burlap, paper, or canvas each exploring the question of deconstructing landscapes.

Contact: Elizabeth Meyersohn
emeyersohn@gmail.com
413-537-5876

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Leverett Crafts and Arts 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

Enjoy works by founding and past artists and craftspeople, artists of LCA and surrounding community, and a commemoration of the history of the Center from industrial box factory to craft and art center.

Contact: Mitchell Mulholland
leverettcraftsandarts@gmail.com
413-548-9161

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

Popup Exhibit: For the Birds

Artists: Monson Arts Council
Date: September 23, 2-5pm & September 24, 12-5pm
Reception Date: September 24, 12-5pm
Location Name: House of Art
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.com

Includes photography, paintings, and sculpture. An afternoon reception, featuring potluck appetizers, will be held 9/24/17 Noon – 5pm. Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is sponsoring this exhibit.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com
413-267-3042

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Whimsical, Fanciful, Mystical, Magical

Artists: group show​
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: November 1 , 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, October 1, 1-4pm
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed 11am-3pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Works by Sawmill River Arts Gallery member artists. The world around us and within our imagination is filled with images that inspire us. As artists, we use these images to send our thoughts and feelings out into the world. "Whimsical, Fanciful, Mystical, and Magical" is a collection of our artistic musings, expressions of our internal worlds, translated using color, pattern, texture and form.

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Northampton Print and Book Fair

Date: Sunday October 1, 12-6pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonprintandbookfair.com

Contemporary prints and publications: artists' books, zines, poetry, comics, photobooks, chapbooks, and ephemera.

Contact: northamptonprintandbookfair@gmail.com

 

Artist Demonstration: The Art and Practice of Japanese Lacquer

Date: Friday, September 22, 9-11am
Location Name: Hillyer L18 Studio
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Gen Saratani, a Japanese lacquer artist and restorer, will demonstrate key components of the complex lacquer process that has been passed down through generations. Drop in at any time during these open demonstration hours to meet the artist and see him at work. Free and open to the public; space limited.

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

 

Lecture: Japanese Lacquer Art from the 16th to the 19th Century: Notable Collections in the United States

Date: Thursday, September 21, 5:30pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Free and open to the public; space limited. Monica Bincsik, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Followed by a post-lecture reception in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium, with book signing by the catalogue author and art collector. Explore the exhibition following the lecture--galleries are open until 7:45pm.

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

 

5 Legacies

Artists: group show​
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: October​ ​28​, 2017
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.neva-museum.org

New as of January 2017 and evolving, New England Visionary Artists Museum is an outgrowth of the Anchor House of Artists, which is now celebrating its 20th year. The mission of the museum is to conserve the legacies of past artists from the House and to educate. Five artists will be the ongoing focus of this show and new material will unfold during the exhibition as research uncovers new details about them. Danny Gayder, James Coburn, Mary Dunn, Deborah Sklar, Genevieve Mae Burnett. Image: detail from "Marriage" by Danny Gayder (1948-2006).

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Women's Homes, Little Worlds

Artists: Zoe Ma, Hilary Sloin​
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
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: anchorhouseartists.org

​Zoe Ma, advocate artist associated with the Recovery Learning Center, builds inviting, prayer-like visions in little boxes, heart-like and ready to explode. ​Hilary Sloin, author of Heart on Fire (see https://youtu.be/uYo_b8OIdxo) loads narratives into her box constructions, rough and impressionistic. The two artists build homes for visual thinking and the contrast between approaches is fascinating. Image by Zoe Ma.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

2017 Landscape Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: October 7, 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: wbfinearts.com

The annual Landscape Exhibition gathers artists who push the boundaries of what can be described as a landscape. Working in various materials, these artists have been selected to help redefine what the typical notion of a landscape can or should be. Does a landscape need a horizon line? Can a book be a landscape? A ceramic vessel? Guy Laramee, Andrew Haines, Marc Civitarese, Jeff Gola, Rick Pas, Jamie Young, Mallory Lake, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney.

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

 

O LAND, SEA, and SKY

Artist: Kate Childs
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist describes her work as meditation in color. The images are an exploration of the colors and textures of the natural world especially rivers, marshes and oceans. The paintings are meant to soothe the viewer, and resonate a sense of stillness and space. She paints with oils. Layers upon layers are combined with the final painting one of luminous quality and expansive space.

Contact: Kate Childs
katechildsstudio@icloud.com
413-586-6282

 

Botanical Watercolors

Artists: Artists of the Hill Institute
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Featured painters are: Mary Ellen Anderson, Lori Austin, Heleen Cardinaux, Anneliese Chang, Starr Florio, Mary Kay Hannon, Elizabeth Healy, Natalie Madden Georges, Sarah Mattison Buhl, Martha McCormick, Pat McDonagh, Caitlin McKinnell, Roseanne Risner, Louisa Sapienza, Yulia Stone. Instructor: Beverly Duncan.

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

 

GUYS I KNOW

Artist: Neil Stillings
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist had a reflection after retiring of the many men that he seldom acknowledged but when their images came to mind, each guy had been so generous, so inspiring and interesting. He decided to photograph each guy engaged, or in a setting that captured a part of what he meant to him. The artist is urging viewers of this show to think about their own circles.

Contact: Neill Stillings
nstillings@hampshire.edu

 

Ascent

Artist: Marjorie Morgan
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, back room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Paintings and prints that follow the artistic trajectory of Marjorie Morgan as she transitioned from dancer to visual artist. In 2011, Morgan sustained a career-ending injury while performing. After 27 years in the field of dance and theater, she was forced to channel her love of the human figure, movement and composition into painting and printmaking. Ascent follows this unique journey of recovery and creativity.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

The Neural Architecture Sees Itself in Patterns

Artist: John Aiken
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

John has been working since 2011 with no formal instruction. He attempts, in this series, to allow the patterns of the neural architecture to see themselves. Creating this work has been a reparative process. He hopes that people viewing the work see that humanity is more than its destructive capacities. He does not use a computer, but works intuitively and by hand with ink and liquid acrylic to create these geometric abstractions.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Greenhouse Panoramas: a Process of Reinvention

Artist: Esther Pullman
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: January 8, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Alumnae House gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 33 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

This series of large-scale greenhouse images, which began as an intuitive and visceral effort to bring light and life into my own home, as I anticipated the darkening seasons, gradually took on a more symbolic and metaphorical meaning in the face of our increasingly imperiled home planet.

 

Valley Realism

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

An exhibition featuring works by Robert Brooks, Randall Deihl, Nan Hill and Rey Milici.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz

 

New Paintings

Artist: Gwen Strahle
Start Date: September 4, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

Strahle paints objects and still-lifes from observation and from memory. Her new body of work explores color and light through the eye of the water glass, and through her memory of gemstones. The artist utilizes these to conjure two different ways of experiencing the luminosity of objects. The gems remain singular, while the water glasses radiate into the larger still-lifes. Both approaches seek out treasure in their context.

Contact: Siviva Levana
slevana@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of the Howes Brothers Photographs

Artist: Sara Lyons
Start Date: August 11, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Sara Lyons revisited and re-photographed a number of homes documented by the Howes Brothers over 100 years ago. Her contemporary portraits will be exhibited alongside prints of the originals from Historic Northampton's archive.

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

 

MAINE TO FLORIDA AND PLACES IN BETWEEN

Artist: John Gnatek
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is 85 years old and still continues to paint regularly whether in his studio or outside. Most times he enjoys street scenes, but he will paint or draw anything that gets his interest. Several years ago, he did miniature bird carvings and paintings and won first prize in a Miniature Art Show in Montana and New Mexico. He tries to paint and draw every day.

Contact: John Gnatek
gnatek413@comcast.net
413-527-0264

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Staying Connected: Art as Expression of Cultural Heritage

Artists: groups show
Start Date: September 29, 2017
End Date: November 12, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, October 1
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art Inspired by cultures of Africa, Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Rhodesia (Zambia), South Africa, Ukraine and Venezuela. Margarita Hernandez-Maxson, Maricella Obando Moya, Annette Kilminster, Rosario Torres & Edo Mor, Marie Collins, Eva Leong, Archie Naham, Jim Murphy, Katharina Rooney, Mary Middlebrook, Annelein Beukenkamp, Casandra Allen, Deirdre Donnelly, Michael Wolski, Pacifico Palumbo, Corina Alvarezdelugo.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

DVAA Summer Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: August 11, 2017
End Date: September 24, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 3-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Our Summer Show, features a variety of subjects from almost thirty artists from the New England Area.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325

 

Orange Exhibits/Events

19th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Date: September 23-24, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: Forster's Farm
Address: 60 Chestnut Hill Road
City/Town: Orange
Website: garlicandarts.org

The 19th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is infused with vibrancy and action for a hopeful future along with exceptional art, local farm products, fabulous food, and fun for all ages. Held on a historic farm amid fall foliage, the festival is a popular destination that attracts thousands from throughout New England. Get the whole bulb at garlicandarts.org including the schedule of exhibitors, entertainment, and workshops and activities for all ages.

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Artists in the Gallery: Archie Nahman

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

For this talk, Archie will bring in a box of grimy, old parts of machines and share how he transforms them into beautiful, shiny tables, clocks and candlesticks. This is your chance to see his work taken apart and reassembled, possibly incorporating some new part! Archie's talk and demo will include a brief slide show illustrating some of the inventive creations he's made over the years.

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

 

We Just Felt Like It: Four Feltmakers, Four Directions

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: October 30, 2017
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

Lynn Perry's landscapes, animal masks and figures, Flo Rosenstock's mushroom and fungi inspired sculptures, Sue McFarland's wall pieces with embedded natural materials, and Paul Cohen's kinetic levitating characters represent distinctive ways of working with the medium of felt, utilizing both needle felting and wet felting techniques.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-625-9324

 

The Green Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 30, 2017
End Date: September 25, 2017
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

An exhibition celebrating the color green features the work of area painters, photographers, printmakers, fiber, ceramics and glass artists.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-625-9324

 

Explorations in Felt: Texture and Color

Artist: Liz Canali
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Reception Date: October 14, 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

Felt artist Liz Canali has worn many artistic hats throughout her life: silversmith, graphic artist & web designer, teacher and now felting has caught her full attention. After viewing the documentary To Spring from the Hand: The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn, she became inspired, thinking that she could pinch a pot in felt similar to the way Paulus was pinching pots in clay in the film. Reception on October 14, 4-6pm. Music by Al Canali & Friends: originals, blues, jazz & pop standards.

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

 

The Figure Speaks

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
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

The Figure Speaks blends the works of three sculptors, all working in clay: Marilyn Andrews of Plainfield, Cynthia Consentino of Buckland, and Claudia Olds Goldie of Newton. Each artist has deeply explored the impact the human figure makes in their art, all with powerful statements.

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

 

A World of Color: A Colorful Take on Painting Nature

Artist: Annette Killminster
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Arms Library
Hours: Mon 1-7pm, Wed 11am-7pm, 10am-3pm
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

Contact: Annette Kilminster
annette_kilminster@comcast.net

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Coming Together: An Artist Collective

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square, 2nd floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

An array of artists who formerly exhibited when Art for the Soul was known as Artist Square. An opportunity for the Artists to Come Together Once Again.

Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-231-4598

 

Art Stop(s)

Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Address: 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.org/projects

The Springfield Central Cultural District's pop-up gallery walk, Art Stop(s), is back. Art will be hung in unexpected spaces throughout the District, with five receptions simultaneously! Street food, performance art, and music will entertain you on the walk between the galleries bookended by New England Public Radio and UMass Springfield. Each reception will host the artist, their work (of all different styles), light snack and drink.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
morgan@springfieldculture.org
413-454-1195

 

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

Start Date: April 6, 2017
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

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Hilltown Plein Air Painters Show

Artists: Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 25, 2017
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

On display in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery at the Sunderland Public Library. The Hilltown Plein Air Painters have been painting together since 2003, exploring the hilltowns and beyond while pursuing their art. The group enjoys painting scenes that have local interest, that make our area unique, and celebrate the beauty and history of New England. Members of the group also exhibit individually and have their own studios.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Triple SSS: Sensual : Sexual : Smut

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2017
End Date: October 21, 2017
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.Ninasnook.com

Erotic art by local and regional artists who have created sculpture, photography, painting, collage and drawings to fill the intimate gallery space on Avenue A. Soliciting work on a continuum from "mild to wild" has resulted in a diverse exhibit of over 50 works.

Contact: 13-834-8800

 

Local Focus

Artist: Dave Rothstein
Start Date: August 4, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: The Rendezvous
Hours: 11:30am-1am
Address: 78 Third Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.rendezvoustfma.com

This light-hearted series honors our local heroes - the Valley's talented farmers, chefs, bakers, brewers, vintners and frozen treat makers. Their work does not typically appear in galleries, but on our plates, in our glasses, and in our bellies. To showcase their artistry, miniatures are paired with local specialties, distorting our perspectives of space and place, and engaging our childlike sense of wonder.

Contact: Dave Rothstein
info@daverothstein.com

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Tetradiagon

Artist: James Hunt
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries/arno-maris-gallery-exhibits

In addition to the exhibit, several small pieces of Hunt’s artwork were hidden around campus for students to find. The name "Tetradiagon" refers to a ten-sided star with an eye in the center. Hunt says the displayed artwork contains clues to the hidden ones and that by overlaying a campus map on them, students will be led to the hidden artwork. Tuesday, September 19: the university will hold a lecture "What Does It Mean to See?" by Dr. Amber Scoon, adjunct professor of art, at 11:15am in the gallery.

Contact: Laura Phelon
lphelon@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5523

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

8x8 Fundraiser Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: November 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/737863393091325/

Calling all artists to contribute artworks measuring 8 inches x 8 inches for a benefit fundraiser for Easthampton City Arts, at the MAP Space at Eastworks. More information about donating art can be found on the website. Artist Reception: Thursday November 9, 5-8pm.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pasqualina@easthampton.org

 

First Annual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Red Thread Network
Submission Due Date: September 28, 4-7pm
City/Town: West Springfield

Juried art show sponsored by Red Thread Network for the arts. West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St. Exhibit opens Oct 3 and runs through Oct 30. Hours: Mon-Wed. 9:30am-9pm, Thur-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Best of Show award $300. 6 categories with awards of $100 each. Prospectus available contact janetrompe@comcast.net.

Contact: janetrompe@comcast.net.

 

Juried Show: Joy of Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: September 23
Submission Fees: $25 for 1 submission, or $35 for up to 3 submissions
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Juried Art Show, October 14-15 at 105 Allen St, Hampden. Multiple categories available for artists across all mediums. Judging by Roc Goudreau and Michael Epaul. For more information, please visit the events section at www.scanticriverartisans.org.

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

 

For the Birds

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: September 23, 8:30-11am
Submission Fees: $5 for 3 pieces
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.com

The Monson Arts Council Pop-up art exhibit featuring images of birds on Sat & Sun, Sept 23 & 24 - House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson seeking photographers, artists, and sculptors for open exhibit one weekend show. Entrants ($5 fee for 3 pieces) may bring work – wired for hanging - to the House of Art, between 8:30 & 11am on 9-23-17. Ribbons will be awarded. Reception Noon to 5pm w. TAKE HOME: 9-24-17 at 5-6pm. Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is sponsor.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com
413-267-3042

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

Contact: Arthur Mange
amange@bio.umass.edu
413-253-7769

 

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Chinese Brush Painting

Date & Time: Saturday, October 21, 9:30am-3:30pm
Fee: DVAA Members $107; non-members $127 includes materials
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Assoc.
Class Location: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Eva Leong was born in Shanghai and attended the Parson School of Design in NYC. Her workshop will focus on simple brush strokes that carry both movement and emotion to establish the essence of the object. Bring your lunch. Register online by October 17.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

Aztec Amate Painting

Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 9am-4pm
Fee: DVAA Members $125; non-members $145 - includes lunch
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Assoc.
Class Location: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A unique cultural immersion workshop including historical background, instruction, and lunch. Taught by Margarita Hernandez-Maxson, a direct descendant of the Aztecs. Materials and authentic amate paper from Mexico included. Limited to 12. Register on website by Sept. 25

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

art + activism + space to incubate YOUR ideas

Date & Time: October 10, 6-9pm
Fee: FREE
Organization: The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
Class Location: The Steam Building
Address: 208 Race Street, Suite #305
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.truthschool.org/classes/class-list/10-10-17-arts-activism/

A workshop for activists who want to be more creative, artists who want to be more engaged, and anyone else who wants to join us. Explore the inspiring ways the arts have animated, informed, and influenced the work of social justice and civic engagement, then work together on the ideas people brought to the table. (No idea is too small or too large and bringing a project to work on is not required.) The Truth School is a new, pop-up school. All classes are free. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-369-9985

 

ARTeens

Date & Time: after school; week of October 17 to the week of December 14
Fee: pay-what-you-can; $350 (no one turned away)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.wordpress.com/programs/for-teens/

ARTeens is a pay-what-you-can afterschool program for teens who love making art! Fall sessions are offered on either Tuesdays or Thursdays; applicants choose which day works best for their schedules. We begin when teens arrive from different schools (between 2:30-3:30pm) and end at 6pm. Facilitated by working artists Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski, ARTeens provides extended art-making time in a studio filled with great art supplies. Applications (on website) are due Oct. 4.

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-369-9985

 

Watercolor: The Next Level with Paula Gottlieb

Date & Time: Thursdays, 1:30-4pm, September 28 - October 26
Fee: $200 plus materials
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building (lower level entrance)
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

This class is for those who have at least a bit of experience in watercolor. We will work with principles such as paint to water ratios, interaction of paint and water, brushwork, color theory, transparent layering, and the sequence of constructing a watercolor painting.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. 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: October 8 & November 5.

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

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing, Part I

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, October 5 to November 16
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Norseman A.V.
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

By analyzing master drawings, the skeleton, and exploring a variety of drawing techniques and exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Part I covers the skeleton, torso, arm, and leg. Artists will work from a live model at each session, alternating male and female subjects. Class size is limited to 6 participants to guarantee personalized instruction. All levels welcome. Directions provided upon registration.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, October 3 to November 7
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

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

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

 

Hilltown Paint Out

Date & Time: Sunday, October 1, 10am-3pm
Fee: Trustees Members: $5, Nonmembers: $10
Class Location: William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Address: 207 Bryant Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/bryant-homestead.html

Plein air painters of all levels are invited to paint the scenic landscapes at The William Cullen Bryant Homestead. All work produced by registered participants of the paint out will be on display at the Bryant Homestead during the month of October. Painters may arrive anytime between 10am-3pm to paint. Snacks & refreshments provided. Cummington painter, Paula Gottlieb, will be leading a plein air watercolor demo at 11am. To register, email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Contact: Andrea Caluori
acaluori@thetrustees.org

 

Art and writing classes for children and adults

Date & Time: most classes start in September; dates vary
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Artspace's Fall 2017 semester includes weekly classes for kids in mixed media, drawing, clay, and writing; as well as a weekly pastel class and weekend watercolor workshops for adults.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, 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 may be a dog. She doesn't draw but she naps like a boss! High school students are welcome with parental consent. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, November 1 - December 6
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/announcement/view/469

Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings - dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush are some of the techniques. Some demos, some critiques, and a lot of fun! All levels welcome.

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

 

Basket Weaving 101

Date & Time: 9am-1pm; September 24, or October 14, or November 18
Fee: $12.50 per hour includes materials for one basket
Organization: ML Basket Designs
Class Location: Brushworks Arts and Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.mlbasketdesigns.com

Learn to weave a beautiful and functional basket. You can choose from three styles that can be used as a planter, bread basket, waste basket, collector of the junk on the counter and many other uses plus they make great gifts. You will also have choices about size and colors. Most people will take from 4 to 6 hours to finish. If necessary (or you can't make these dates) additional time can be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com

 

Textural Decor: Printed Nuno Pillows with Eva Camacho

Date & Time: 8:30am-4:30pm, September 30 - October 1
Fee: $275
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/printed-nuno-pillows

In this two day workshop students will learn how to create a very elegant pillow cover (16×16) while applying different textural and printing techniques. During the first day, students will learn how to design the surface of the silk with paints and inks by printing, stamping, rubbing and stenciling. During the second day, students will nuno felt by using different techniques to create a highly textured and soft pillow cover.

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

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: August 30 - December 5; 5-9pm (each date is a separate class)
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 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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 23
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; three students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. NEXT WORKSHOPS: Sat Oct 21, Wed Nov 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: 550 sq ft studio at Paper City Studios

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

$580 includes heat and electric. Space approximate 550 sq ft. Located in the heart of Holyoke's Arts and Innovation district, the perfect place to collaborate and share ideas with like-minded community members and artists.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: 600 sq ft studio at Paper City Studios

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

$350 per month + heat. 2nd floor unit approximately 600sqft. Bathroom and slop sink are located just outside the studio. Located in the heart of Holyoke's Arts and Innovation district, the perfect place to collaborate and share ideas with like-minded community members and artists.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: 800 sq ft studio at Paper City Studios

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

$550 per month. 2nd floor unit approximately 800sqft. Electricity is included in the rent, occupant pays separate gas heat. This unit is in the rear half of the building with windows facing the East and North. Has great light for painters or photographers. Bathroom and slop sink are located just outside the studio. Located in the heart of Holyoke's Arts and Innovation district, the perfect place to collaborate and share ideas with like-minded community members and artists.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Easthampton: studio share at Cottage Street Studios

Date available: November 1
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for one more respectful, positive, and drama-free studio mate for my 840sf studio in the One Cottage Street building, sharing with two other people (3 altogether). The studio available includes 250sf (10'x25'), and a 185sf shared storage loft above. Looking for someone who works in 2D or as a writer. Please email to set up a time to view my space, and join our wonderful artistic community! Beginning November 1st. $200/month including everything.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com
413-835-6854

 

Florence: shared space at The Arts and Industry Building

Date available: mid-November
Location: The Arts and Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence

Available to Share! My Spacious, quiet 650sq.ft studio with tall windows, gorgeous light, high ceilings, great location and a printing press. It's a perfect space for a painter, printmaker, graphic artist, jeweler etc. Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Cindy Chandler-Guy
cchandler-guy@comcast.net
413-348-5919

 

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