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This Week's Newsletter: July 17, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 17, 2018
Issue #515

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Featured Listing:

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, July 21, 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 build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates: July 28, August 11, August 18.

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

 

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Multi-Location Exhibits/Events

12th Annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale

Date: July 28 & 29, 10am-5pm
Location Name: various locations (see map on website)
City/Town: Ashfield, Cummington, Westhampton, Windsor, Worthington
Website: www.hilltown6.com

Nine potters at eight locations will open their studios to the public. Guest artists, demos and local foods at each location. Expect to see everything from functional mugs to sculptural objects, in an array of varied clays, colors, surfaces and forms. Potters include: Robbie Heidinger, Christy Knox, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, and Sam Taylor. This self-guided tour has earned national recognition as one of the top contemporary craft events in the Northeast.

Contact: Sara Wein
nesaka@comcast.net
413-695-1638

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Art Forum at Gallery A3 with Peter DeCamp Haines

Date: Thursday, July 19, 7:30pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

In connection with Evelyn Pye's current exhibit. Peter DeCamp Haines, a sculptor based in Cambridge, and a founding member of Boston Sculptors Gallery, will look at artistic strategies for expressing the ineffable--focusing primarily on three-dimensional work. Following the thread of abstraction in pre-human and human history, he will touch on the deep roots of aesthetics--as evidenced in ritual stone axes, made by hominids hundreds of thousands of years before the earliest cave paintings.

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

 

Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: November 1, 2018
Reception Date: September 21, 5-7pm
Location Name: outdoors from UMass Fine Arts Center to Kendrick Park
Address: North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/cross-town-contemporary-art-exhibition

An outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. The exhibition features work by 13 nationally recognized artists, local artists, and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community. A full-day public symposium and exhibition route parade planned for Saturday Sept 22.

 

True Through

Artist: Cathe Janke
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: July 28, 2018
Reception Date: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

This interactive exhibit will feature paintings, prints, and a growing installation based on the heart shape, and a continuous story series of paintings. The installation will feature many of the art and craft techniques Cathe learned in India, including silk painting, lost wax casting, stone carving, along with printmaking and painting. Cathe will be working in the gallery on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-3pm; more dates will be announced. Closing reception: July 25, 6:30-8:30pm.

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

 

Ordinary Splendor

Artist: Kara K. Bigda
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.karakbigda.com

Watercolorist Kara K. Bigda highlights the elements of life that may often be overlooked, elevating ordinary objects, places, and moments in time into works of art. The exhibit will contain watercolors of simple yet compelling compositions in the genre of contemporary realism. All paintings are rendered on clayboard, a surface that when sealed, eliminates the need for a glass barrier between the painting and the viewer thus creating a more intimate experience.

Contact: Kara K. Bigda
kkoz517@charter.net
508-867-8584

 

The Horse Show & Other Artwork

Artist: Bella Halsted
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Talon Furniture
Address: 320 College Street,
City/Town: Amherst

The show explores the mystery and beauty of horses, with particular focus on heads and eyes, as they gaze out at us with curiosity, wisdom, as well as reflection of a troubled world. Also in the show, selected works from earlier times, including figures, tubs and mirrors, whales and other mysteries.

Contact: Bella Halsted
413-687-2204

 

Summer II

Artist: Evelyn Pye
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: July 28, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Evelyn Pye's recent paintings fill the gallery with light, color, and form, touching incidentally on the changes of the seasons. The exhibition also includes a series of works that creates a conversation between the modern masters Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. The speaker at the Art Forum, held on July 19 at 7:30pm, is Peter DeCamp Haines, a sculptor based in Cambridge, MA, and a founding member of Boston Sculptors Gallery.

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

 

Windows

Artist: Shirah Neumann
Start Date: May 3, 2018
End Date: July 27, 2018
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: shirahneumann.com

These are new paintings that all relate in some way to windows: an image recorded while observing the play of light and changing of seasons through my studio window; a striking moon shadow that gives reason to pause at the hall window on the way to bed after rocking a child to sleep; the uncanny shadow in a garden wall; or one place within another. These paintings were made in a new medium for me, watercolor, following a two year hiatus from painting after my daughter was born.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Meaning, Monsters & Mystery

Artists: Eva Schuster, Laura Didyk, Judy Fox
Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: August 4, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Three artists from the Berkshires, three different styles, media and inspirations; a shared passion and creative energy for artistic exploration.

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

 

The Mountain & Mother Nature

Artists: Ken Gagne, Matt Gagne
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 3, 2018
Location Name: MAP Space, Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-4pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/406494363153103

A father and son exhibition of oil pastels by Ken Gagne and sculptures by Matt Gagne creates an entertaining and thought-provoking experience of traveling over Mt. Tom to witness Mother Nature's power to create, destroy, and preserve the beauty of this local resource.

Contact: pasqualina@easthampton.org

 

Major Arcana

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: August 18, 2018
Location Name: The Black Labyrinth Tattoo Syndicate
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 46 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1802019580106861

A group Art Exhibit of the Tarot. Featuring the works of local and national tattoo artists: Patrick MacDonald, Tim Senecal, Philip Milic, Kellsey Mull, Kevin Berube, Noel'le Longhaul, Rick Beaupre, Joe King, Gabriel Londis, Josh Suchoza, Dedleg, Ben Reigle, Tori Loke, Ruby Gore, Jason Angst, William Bryce, Giordano Luca, Nox, Cindy Vega, Nathan Mould, Andre Cheko, Kate Collins.

 

Lex | Scenes

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: August 10, 2018
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

We exist as fragmented selves in fragmented spaces, cities, worlds; we speak different languages and express ourselves through different mediums. How do we coexist in a limited space? How do we, individually and collectively, respond to the sudden here and now? How do we locate a space in which to bring together seemingly dissimilar views, stories, and vocabularies? Artists: Scout Cuomo, Maria Jose Gimenez, Maggie Nowinski, and Katie Richardson.

 

Teapots in Monotype: Zooming In, Zooming Out

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: July 19, 2018
End Date: October 15, 2018
Reception Date: August 11, 6-8pm
Location Name: Small Oven Bakery
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 8am-3pm
Address: 36 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.dorismadsen.com

Doris Madsen is showing monotypes, one-of-a-kind prints. She has drawn inspiration from teapot shapes in random arrangements and from various vantage points. Making prints ranging in size, the work depicts form, space and line from minuscule to large, from close up and far away.

Contact: Doris Madsen
doriswmadsen@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

FUTURISM - The Artwork of Christina Gusek: Year 2050 and Beyond

Artist: Christina Gusek
Start Date: July 14, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tues 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com

A new series of work by Christina Gusek inspired by the latest advancements in science and technology and the consequences it may have on nature and humanity. Image: "A Study: Neuroscience in the Year 2134".

Contact: Christina Gusek
christina_gusek@hotmail.com
413-262-7083

 

Easthampton Cultural Council networking evening

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 6-8pm
Location Name: MAP gallery, Eastworks suite 137
Address: 4116 Pleasant Street Street
City/Town: Easthampton

ECC is bringing together 2018 grantees, past years' grantees, members of the ECC, and guests to discuss past experiences, ask questions about the granting process and enjoy some art. MAP gallery will be showing, "The Mountain and Mother Nature," 2018 grant recipient Ken Gagne's curation which focuses on the history of Mount Tom. We welcome anyone who has questions about the granting process. Or just come to look at the art and enjoy some refreshments from Galaxy restaurant. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Rachel Phillips
eculturalcouncil@gmail.com
413-282-7188

 

Nature's Peaceful Places

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

A devotee of drawing and sketching from an early age, Ed O'Brien has come a long way from his childhood art. Throughout his career in engineering, he never lost his passion for art. Since 1988, he has studied with many artists and has been pursuing a full-time artistic career since 1999. A landscape painting instructor at the Hill Institute in Florence, he offers a vivid interpretation of local environment. O'Brien's paintings reflect and celebrate the natural landscapes and pastoral settings of New England.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com
413-203-5688

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

PRECARIOUS

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: GCTV Lobby
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-5:30pm
Address: 393 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

These paintings are about historical and current precarious situations of subterranean nuclear weapons.

Contact: Garry Longe
413-774-4288

 

Magic and Flow: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings

Artist: Dave Hay
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: July 21, 2018
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/DaveHayGG

Hay's exhibit includes both abstract and "pop portraits," all painted in his bold palette. "I like to have fun and make it colorful," Hay says. "You can tell when something 'clicks' in the artwork; it's authentic. You can tell the artist was connected to it and had fun creating it."

Contact: Trish Crapo
trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Stash

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: Race Street Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: holyokestash.org

A limited-engagement retail experience. A collection of original, found and remade work for sale: furniture, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, photos / prints, drawings, wood work and more.

 

Paper City & Beyond

Artist: Audra Schwalm
Start Date: July 13, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4 lobby
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke

This recent work by regional Photographer and Artist Audra Schwalm was inspired by film. Audra's approach to cities and nature is through darkness, light, mist and fog. Playing with the time of the day and color, her work recalls vibrant films like Neon Blonde and Moonlight.

Contact: Audra Schwalm
audrasschwalm@gmail.com

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Life's Too Short to Follow the Rules

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: September 10, 2018
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-4pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road, at the Montague Mill
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Recent abstract works by photographer Roy Mansur, potter Lydia Grey, painter Sharon Loehr-Lapan, as well as other members of the Sawmill River Arts Gallery collective.

Contact: Sharon Loehr-Lapan
sloehrlapan@gmail.com
573-268-7134

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Noho Skies

Artist: Dominique Thiebaut
Start Date: July 10, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Village on Main
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 213 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.instagram.com/modiniquet

Photos of Northampton skies.

Contact: dominique.t@gmail.com

 

Oils and Acrylics and Watercolors... Oh My!

Artist: Linda Stacey
Start Date: August 1, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Reception Date: Thursday, August 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Linda Stacey's work explores the beauty of nature along with still life and botanicals through a variety of mediums. She has studied throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut in such places as the Hill Institute, Cottage Street Studios and the Worcester Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited at the Silvermine Art Center, the Hill Institute, and it has appeared in several publications including Discover Magazine.

Contact: Linda Stacey
mstacey88@comcast.net
413-207-5076

 

Flowering

Artist: Jane Timken
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Paintings of flowers explore how nature's willful, shifting beauty challenges the finality of man-made forms.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Botanica

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

In a series of cyanotype prints, Blair explores images of her garden in the Berkshires.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

John Landino Sculture

Artist: John Landino
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: August 11, 2018
Location Name: Anchor house of Artists, Big and Little Galleries
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Landino, metal and assemblage sculptor and dadaist performer, stuffs both galleries with a dangerous collection of many brutalist, choreographic sculpture that weld and entangle books such as Donald Trump's "Think Big and Kick Ass," "The Biology of Male Sexuality," "Planet Earth" (shown here), "The United States Constitution" and others.

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

 

The Fleeting, Floating and Transient World of "Unsui", Cloud and Water

Artists: Kichung Lizee, Erika Lizee
Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

A family collaboration by two artists from the East Coast and the West Coast. Kichung Lizee from Shelburne Falls was born in Korea and trained in Eastern Calligraphy and Abstract Art, has had art shows and workshops around the world, and was an ordained Zen Priest. Her Los Angeles based daughter-in-law, Erika Lizee, is gaining recognition as a visionary installation artist whose work has been featured in the Los Angeles International Airport, and major galleries and public venues.

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

 

Gathering Light

Artists: Mary Ann Kelly, Jan Ruby Crystal, Ellen Augarten
Start Date: July 5, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

An exhibition of new and varied works featuring local artists Mary Ann Kelly, Jan Ruby Crystal and Ellen Augarten. Light with its infinite nuances from bright to dark, from quiet to buoyant, is the source of inspiration for this new and varied work. "Gathering Light" is the culmination of a year of keeping the idea of 'light' at the forefront of our visual explorations. July 27, 7pm: Local poets speak on the theme of light. Workshop with Jan Ruby Crystal: July 19, 7-8pm, "Finding the Light Within"

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

 

Summer Group Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
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

Summer group exhibition. Scott Prior, Larry Preston, Michael Abrams, Mallory Lake, Yin Yong Chin, Robert Steven Connett, Chie Yoshii, Jef Gola, Jamie Young, Travis Louie, Brad Woodfin, Eric Wert, Susan Mikula, Guy Laramee, Jaq Chartier. (Image: Scott Prior, Cabin at Sea, oil on canvas, 24 x 24").

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

 

Pottery and Architectural Drawings

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: July 3, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

With a dual background in ceramics and architecture, Andrew Quient is both a potter and an architectural draftsman. In his ceramic work he creates wheel-thrown stoneware; many of his pieces have highly decorated geometric patterns inspired by his architectural education. As a renderer he specializes in perspective drawings in pencil and ink, as well as colored pencil and watercolor. He is particularly inspired by Renaissance and Beaux-Arts architecture, both in New England and in Europe.

Contact: Andrew Quient
andyquient@gmail.com
631-972-8508

 

Nancy Nickerson

Artist: Nancy Nickerson
Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nancynickersonartwork.com

Nancy Nickerson uses brilliant colors in her paintings of flowers, animals, fish and landscapes. Largely using watercolors in the past, Nancy has employed a realistic approach to her detailed images. However, she is now adding acrylic pouring to her technique, using an abstract approach to engage the viewer's imagination. She is presently a member of the ECA and the Easthampton Art Guild.

Contact: Nancy Nickerson
nancynick@aol.com
413-695-7111

 

New Work

Artist: Tony Biladeau
Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Reception Date: Thursday, August 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Born in Western Massachusetts, Tony Biladeau has worked for the past 20 years in acrylic painting, oil pastels and drawings featuring floral, landscape and figurative themes. He earned both his BFA and MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been showing his work for the past 30 years.

Contact: Tony Biladeau
tonybiladeau@gmail.com
413-568-5494

 

Conversation Room Continued

Artists: group show
Start Date: ongoing
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Anchor house of Artists, Back Door Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The Conversation Room pairs artworks from the Anchor House of Artists collection curated in such a way that the artworks "converse" with each other through similar compositional strategies but from vastly different conceptual worlds. The exhibit is rotating, with new works replacing others.

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

 

Oil Landscape

Artist: Jacqueline Brodeur
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: Tandem Bagel
Address: 306 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: jackiebrodeur.blogspot.com

 

A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old

Artist: Jules Feiffer
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rmichelson.com

At 89 years old, Jules Feiffer is arguably the most important living cartoonist. "Drawing dancers makes me forget that I'm 89, am chronically breathless, and move at a snail's pace. As my dancers go aloft, they take me with them. Because they are effortless, so am I. A Dance to Going On!"

 

Peter Smolenski Art

Artist: Peter Smolenski
Start Date: June 8, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor house of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

A light artist, conceptual performer, hungry to make art of every morsel of information available to humanity.

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

 

The Art of Friendship: Five Decades of Creative Engagement

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 25, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Oresman & Jannotta Galleries, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

These seven women have shared their intellectual and personal lives as artists and friends in a 50-year conversation, forging artistic paths as varied as their backgrounds. Their careers evolved to encompass painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, digital art, production design, cake design, and public art. The scale of their work ranges from intimate to grand. This show celebrates the range and agility of their practice on their 45th Smith College Reunion.

 

To trace for to carry

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

These works consider how the body acts as a vessel for memories, languages, and ghosts that link past, present, and future. The United States occupies a paradoxical place in their work. The U.S. government, military, and police appear as the cause of persistent violence and oppression and yet the country also promises to provide a site for refuge and relief. As contemporary artists seek to address the worlds in which they live, their art raises questions about whose bodies and stories matter.

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

 

This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 27, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

This exhibition features modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Art's collection. They were made by artists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as British and American photographers active in Asia. The exhibition title This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else is inspired by Arpita Singh's print of the same name that is on view.

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

 

Valerie McQuillan

Artist: Valerie McQuillan
Start Date: May 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: 22 Atwood, 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

As a life long local resident, the artist is still in awe of the beauty of her surroundings. She tries to capture that in her paintings. Her interest in nature, native wildflowers and birds will show up in the artwork displayed.

Contact: Valerie McQullan
vmhavenart@aol.com
413-527-7343

 

Modern Images of the Body from East Asia

Start Date: February 2, 2018
End Date: August 26, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

The exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to the present. The character 体, used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, serves as the point of departure. It refers to the material existence of a person. It also connotes substance, form, and organizing principles. The exhibition explores portrayals of physical appearances in East Asia and how these images symbolize identities and challenge conceptions of humankind.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

2018 DVAA Members Summer Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association Members
Start Date: June 28, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018
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: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A collection of gorgeous fine art and sculpture created by 35 New England artists, most from Western Mass, including landscape, still life, abstract, encaustic, art dolls, indoor only and indoor/outdoor sculpture. The gift shop contains a wide selection of cards, jewelry, and smaller fine art at affordable prices. Gift certificates available.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Eclectic Eye of Jim Gambaro

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: July 6, 2018
End Date: August 26, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A body of work exploring how Gambaro experiences the world around him. Using the advent of the digital medium to his advantage, Gambaro is able to create work that more intensely captures the wonder of what his mind sees when looking through his lens. Reception for the exhibit is Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm, with music by Chris Eriquezzo.

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

 

Water

Artist: Gayle Kabaker
Start Date: July 6, 2018
End Date: August 26, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A series inspired by Water and Red Dresses. Kabaker's paintings capture the forms, color, and light of sunny summer afternoons near the water. Her painting Jump! was the cover of The New Yorker on May 28, 2018. Reception for the exhibit is Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm, with music by Chris Eriquezzo.

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

 

Go With The Flow

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 27, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartsccop.com

River themes and moods depicted in media including painting, photos, prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, glass.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413 256-1840s

 

Columns and Porticos: Architectural Renderings in Ink and Pencil of classical and Romanesque buildings in New England

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: June 5, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Arms Library
Hours: Mon 1-7pm, Wed 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 50 Main Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.andrewquient.com

Features selected limited edition prints of Andrew Quient's Architectural Renderings in Ink and Pencil, part of his series of on-site drawings of notable nineteenth-century buildings in Beaux-Arts and Romanesque styles, many of them in western Massachusetts. Quient is known for the accuracy and detail of his drawings, which are inspired by the beauty of the classical architectures to be found in New England.

Contact: Maureen Moore
mosartstuff1@gmail.com
413-625-6728

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

FallsFest 2018

Date: Saturday, July 28, 12-10pm
Location Name: Beachgrounds Park
Address: 116 Main Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: fallsfest.live/fallsfest-2018

A day-long festival that brings music, art, and interactive experiences to the banks of the winding Connecticut River in South Hadley Falls. Our eclectic programming reflects the interests and identities of the area's diverse cultural communities and seeks to knit these groups together through shared experience, revelry, and song. An innovative ePaper art installation is being created by EInk specifically for FallsFest. It will grace the entire width of our stage (all 40' of it!!).

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

1969...the summer of Rock 'N Roll

Artists: Barrie Wentzell, Robert Floyd
Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Reception Date: July 22
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
Hours: Sun & Tue-Wed, 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street @ Route 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

1969? Woodstock comes to mind. Come see Barrie Wentzell's signed black & white limited editions of our rock star lineup: Roger Daltry. The Rolling Stones. Paul Simon. Ringo Starr. George Harrison. Melanie. Bo Diddley. Count Basie. Little Richard...and so many more. Some framed. Some in portfolios. Only one of each. Image: Ringo Starr by Barrie Wentzell, 1969.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

2nd Annual Veteran's Classic Auto Show

Date: Saturday, July 28, 9am-3pm
Location Name: Westfield Fairgrounds
Address: 129 Russellville Road
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcruise.com

Gates open for spectators at 9am, admission just $3/car. Awards, music, food, raffles, crafters, and more! See the one and only locally famed exact replica of the 1893 Duryea, the first successful gas-powered automobile in America, built in Springfield. All proceeds will benefit Warrior's Art Room of Westfield, a local non-profit organization committed to providing area veterans and their families a place to express themselves through art.

Contact: Julie
413-454-5371

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Millside Park Signage

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts & Easthampton Parks and Recreation Department
Submission Due Date: August 9, 6pm
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: docs.google.com/document/d/1_tkhgSXnI8X-UzDNeIh3I9wvSGoGlT2dA7h6bx5Y9l4/view

Seeking designs for a permanent artist-designed outdoor Millside Park Gateway sign -- to be located in Easthampton. The sign will be placed at the entrance of Millside Park 2 Ferry Street in the heart of the Mill District. This opportunity is open to all Massachusetts residents 18 years of age or older. The selected applicant will receive a $5000 honorarium. Full details on application.

 

Artisan spaces at FallsFest Music and Arts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: FallsFest Committee
Submission Due Date: Friday, July 20
Submission Fees: $50 (refunded if not accepted)
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: app.hubspot.com/documents/2759189/view/25243490?accessId=72ee66

A daylong outdoor festival that showcases great music, food, and the works of artisans from across the region. The FallsFest Committee is seeking select artisans to participate in FallsFest on July 28, at Beachgrounds Park, 116 Main Street, South Hadley, from 12-10pm. See website link for application.

Contact: Carol
crafts@shfallsfest.com

 

Crafter spaces at the 2nd Annual Veteran's Classic Auto Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Westfield Cruisers
Submission Due Date: July 26
Submission Fees: $10 per space
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcruise.com

The Westfield Cruisers are proud to present the 2nd Annual Veteran's Classic Auto Show, Saturday, July 28, at the Westfield Fairgrounds; proceeds will benefit Warrior's Art Room of Westfield, a local non-profit organization committed to providing area veterans and their families a place to express themselves through art. We have crafter/vendor spaces are available for $10, pre-registration is required.

Contact: Julie
413-454-5371

 

Seeking Graffiti Artists

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Live
Submission Due Date: July 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstlive.com

Seeking graffiti artists interested in doing some "live graffiti" at one of our upcoming events, which will take place in downtown Amherst, August 4, 8-11pm. The brick "canvas" will be the side of a building and will be roughly 4' wide by 7' tall. In terms of style we are open to anything so long as it has some substance to it. If interested, contact the organizer at amherstlive@gmail.com. Please include images or links to images of previous relevant work.

Contact: amherstlive@gmail.com

 

Undisclosed Holyoke: Secrets and Stories of the Valley

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Submission Due Date: September 7
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/undisclosedholyoke

An exploration into where we have been, and where we can go-- all told through anonymous stories directly from the locals who have lived and loved in the valley. The event will be presented this September and will use performances and multimedia formats to express the voices that inhabit this beautiful valley. All the stories that are shared will be displayed on our projector throughout the day, and also be integrated into an art exhibit and performance pieces! See website for more info.

 

(Un)Seen: Gender, beauty, and consent

Sponsoring Group Name: Academy of Music Theatre
Submission Due Date: September 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: bit.ly/AOM_popUPgallery_2018

Seeking submissions for a Pop-Up Exhibition to be held in conjunction with "Asking For It" by Adrienne Truscott in the Fall of 2018. Truscott's show uses comedy to explore the pain of sexual assault and challenge our fears of talking directly about the impact it has on our culture. Our intention with this exhibition is to invite our community to deepen the conversation and explore issues raised in Truscott's performance. See website for more detailed information and submission instructions.

Contact: Emily Curro
ecurro@aomtheatre.com

 

The Blue Marble Looking for Local Art

Sponsoring Group Name: The Blue Marble
Submission Due Date: now
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: thebluemarble.biz

The Blue Marble in Thornes Market is expanding and looking for more local work that is not already represented in town. If you are interested in having your work at our shop, please email images and wholesale costs. The Blue Marble is known for it's collection of ethically sourced goods (fair trade, US made, etc).

Contact: bluemarblegifts@aol.com

 

Arcadia Folk Festival Call for Vendors

Sponsoring Group Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Submission Due Date: August 1
Submission Fees: Free to apply. $100 booth fee.
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.arcadiafolkfest.com

Looking for artists with an environmentally friendly twist or nature inspired artwork for the first annual Arcadia Folk Festival. This will be a one day event, rain or shine, with easy load-in, in a beautiful setting. To apply, please email Tiffany with your website and photo of your booth.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com

 

Caught In A Fantasy

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL - a Gallery with a Twist
Submission Due Date: July 27
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well. We will be looking for images that express or show elements of fantasy/fantasy world - whimsy, other worlds, make-believe, dream lands, imagination. Email 1-4 images with title, dimensions, medium. If you have a short description of the piece(s) please include (not mandatory). Show dates: August 11 - September 3.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

Artists, Artisans and Crafters Wanted for the Ware Fair & Flea

Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Center Meeting House, Inc.
Submission Due Date: September 10
Submission Fees: $10 for 10x10' space
City/Town: Ware
Website: warecentermeetinghouse.org/ware-fair-flea

Held annually, the Fair includes food, sweets and treats, tours of the historic meeting house, historical exhibitions, crafts for the kids, music and more! Hosted by The non profit Proprietors of the Ware Center Meeting House, Inc. Saturday, September 15, 9am-3pm (Rain date: September 16).

Contact: czins1@gmail.com
413-967-8304

 

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: July 29
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst

Artists are invited to submit proposals for Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project. This project is designed to further the presence of public art in downtown Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District by inviting local artists to create unique and colorful paintings on three designated utility boxes on North Pleasant Street. Three selected artists will receive a $350 stipend. This event happens on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

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

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Shelburne Arts Co-op invites inquiries from local artists interested in submitting work for jury as potential working members. All art and craft media considered. See website for submission procedures.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-256-1840

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 16
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. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Both application methods can be found on the Jones Library website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

PaperJam: A month-long riff on paper

Sponsoring Group Name: Exploded View
Submission Due Date: August 22
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/explodedviewMA

Exploded View is curating a community art show to premier at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls during the month of September. Artists are invited to submit artwork on, about or related to paper, its personal or local significance, or your creative interpretation thereof -- use your imagination! Email up to three jpegs, with a brief description of each, including title, dimensions and materials, along with your name, address, and phone number to by August 22 to be juried into the show.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

10th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 13-27
Submission Fees: $25 per entry by October 13th, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art). Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show Dates: October 29 - November 30, 2018.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Anatomy Sketch Series with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, July 25 - August 16
Fee: $150 Non Member / $125 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

In this series we will discuss the anatomy and construction of the human form. Each day we will focus on an individual feature (torso, legs, arms, etc.), beginning with a lecture on its skeletal and muscular structure, and finishing with sketching from a live model. Attendance to previous lectures recommended, but not required.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Needle Felted Landscape

Date & Time: July 19, 3-6pm
Fee: $80
Organization: Marsupicool Design / Kat McClelland
Class Location: Inspire Studio NoHo
Address: 247 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.marsupicool.com

Come learn how to create a unique piece of art using fiber! In this 3 hr workshop, you will learn how to needle felt a small landscape using merino wool. You'll leave with a small felt piece you created, mounted on a wood frame and some basic needle felting tools for you to continue your exploration at home. Bring some inspiration pics with you and I'll supply all the wool and tools. (Think beautiful sunsets, majestic mountains or soothing seas).

Contact: Kat McClelland
marsupicoolmama@gmail.com
413-205-7288

 

CLAY Club

Date & Time: 6-8pm, ongoing, starts as soon as there are 6 participants
Fee: $150 for 6 sessions (includes firings and materials)
Organization: Sue Kassirer
Class Location: Hidden in the Hills Studio
Address: 83 Long Plain Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: suekassirerclay.com

Join me for all ages clay classes, (9 years and older). There is no lesson plan, as a "club" you will enjoy a supportive, collaborative atmosphere in which to explore clay at your own pace and interest level. I have taught CLAY Club for the past 14 years, hold a BFA in Sculpture from UMass and am a member of the New England Sculptor's Association. You can see my work, the studio and photos from past classes on the studio Facebook page: Hidden in the Hills Studio.

Contact: Sue Kassirer
suekassirer@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $15/ $10 for students
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 is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:45pm, July 24 - Aug 28
Fee: $275
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome. Beautiful and air-conditioned studio. Adults (and teens ages 16+) 6 week session with 2 hour and 45 minute class.

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

 

Outdoor (Plein Air) Painting Workshop

Date & Time: 9:30-4pm, July 21-22
Fee: $175
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Glendale Ridge Vineyard
Address: 55 Glendale Road
City/Town: Southampton
Website: LynneAdamsArt.com

There is nothing like being outdoors experiencing and observing nature first hand. Learn what so many other painters throughout the years have learned - that painting directly from life will make you a better artist! This painting class takes place at the beautiful Glendale Ridge Vineyard (formally Black Birch) in Southampton. Set high on a hill, the farm delivers a breathtaking view of Mt. Tom.

Contact: Lynne Adams
413-687-4466

 

Summer Youth Programs at Workshop13

Date & Time: starts June 27
Fee: varies
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Art in Nature Camp - Jul 9-13th. Art Detectives Camp - Jul 23-27th. Art Meets Science Camp - Aug 6-10th. Block Printing for Tweens/Teens- 3 days, Jul 18-20th. 3-Day Crash Course in Pencil - Jul 5- 7th or Aug 2-4th. Juggling - July 11th, 18th, 25th. Polymer Clay Jewelry Making - Jul 31st. Sip-N-Pour a Galaxy - Aug 1st. Learn to Sew - Jun 27th. String Art and Root Beer Floats - Jul 2nd. Tween/Teen Tuesday Meet-Ups - ongoing.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

5-week painting class with Scout Cuomo

Date & Time: 5-8pm, Wednesdays, July 25 - August 22
Fee: $365
Organization: Scout Cuomo Studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: scoutcuomo.com/class-signup

This 5-week program will teach you how to paint on a repurposed window using a resin layering technique. Resin in the creative practice allows you to build a three-dimensional painting. Over the course of 5 three-hour classes, we will break down the painting process and learn color techniques. At the end of the course, you'll have a large and lovely piece of artwork that is ready to hang. You don't have to have experience to make something lovely. All materials will be provided. Ages 14 & up.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: Friday, September 28, 5-9pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigtopquilts.com

At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks.

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

 

Waterscapes in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm; July 30, August 1, 6, 8
Fee: $160 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn about painting waves, splashes, and reflections in a four-session class. You'll be working with all kinds of whites, blues, and grays to create at least two paintings.

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

 

Friday Art Wind Down

Date & Time: 2-5pm, Fridays, June 15 - July 27
Fee: sliding scale, a minimum of $10 per hour
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest at First Churches
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/friday-art-wind-down.html

It's Friday afternoon. It's summer. Unwind from your week. Take refuge. Seek. Explore. Play. I'll provide an idea or two each week as possible creative prompts but you are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of materials at your leisure. You do not have to be "artistic" or "creative" in any way.

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

 

Classes for Kids, Teens, & Adults at Artspace

Date & Time: May 31 - August 17
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Art classes for kids, teens, and adults, including watercolor painting, pastels, drawing, collage, sculpture, and more. Visit website for more information and to register.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, July 21, 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 build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates: July 28, August 11, August 18.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, September 15, 9:30am-3:00pm
Fee: $155 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
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.

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