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This Week's Newsletter: November 14, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 14, 2017
Issue #480

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Featured Listings:

Pursuing Geometry

Artists: Sharon Ligorner, Nancy Natale
Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: December 2, 2017
Reception Date: November 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Two artists paint abstractly and pursue geometry in their own way, one inspired by nature's circular forms and patterns and the other by unique materials and straight lines. Their common medium of encaustic (pigmented beeswax) unites them with its inherent transparency, malleability, and dimensionality. Ligorner's swirling patterns and transformative shapes contrast with Natale's horizontal emphasis and muscular collages.

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

 

Makers Market at the Parlor Room

Date: November 18, 10am-5pm & November 19, 11am-4pm
Location Name: Parlor Room
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MakersMarket.Noho

An invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. Buy local, handmade, original art and crafts from vendors filling both rooms at the Parlor Room. Our talented group of artists will offer unique, affordable, high-quality jewelry, metal work, pottery, apparel, home decor, woodwork, dolls and more. Free admission.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-824-6506

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Agawam 9th Open Juried Art Show

ArtistS: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: November 24, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

There are 27 awards with cash prizes totaling $1,250. The awards are made up of Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in each category, 10 honorable mentions, and an artists' choice award. The Friends expect the art show to draw upon the many talented and upcoming artists in the area. The Art Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage artists.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Triage

Artist: Jeff Derose
Start Date: November 12, 2017
End Date: December 6, 2017
Location Name:Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In this multi-media exhibition, Derose juxtaposes the geometry of 35mm slide film with organic materials and imagery to explore entropic themes. In Triage, Derose examines 35mm slide film and the cultural DNA embedded in the time during its manufacturing life span, roughly from 1935-2010. Jeff Derose is a multi-media artist working primarily with encaustic, charcoal, photographic media and video.

Contact: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
413-545-0680

 

Red Work

Artist: Briana Taylor
Start Date: November 12, 2017
End Date: December 6, 2017
Location Name:Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Taylor's work exists in the intersection of traditional quilt practices, modern art, modern style and design. After seeing a red and white New York Beauty quilt at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA, she was compelled to recreate the complex 1870's quilt without a pattern and using only the tools available at that time.

Contact: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
413-545-0680

 

Amherst au Naturale: Up Close and Personal

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

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

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

 

Winter's Bone

Artist: Carl Nardiello
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: December 29, 2017
Reception Date: December 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.CarlNardiello.com

Artist statement: Images from the Connecticut River Series and the Oxbow. After summer foliage is gone the subtle, vibrant, tones of fall, winter, and spring, manifest. Featuring recent works including panoramic and abstract studies at various stretches along the river.

Contact: Carl Nardiello
carlnardiello@mac.com
212-242-3106

 

It's Pastel!

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 25, 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

The work of three artist friends, Sally Dillon, Susanne Personette, and Ruth Rinard, who share a love of painting in soft pastels. The title was inspired by the answer they often find themselves giving to viewers of their work who inquire: "What is that? Is it oil paint?"

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

 

An Emerging View

Artists: Robert Bent, Diane Steingart
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: December 2, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Features abstract and semi-representational work on paper and canvas. Bent works with oil and acrylic paint, while Steingart is a mixed-media artist. An Art Forum is held on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30pm, and is an opportunity to talk about the current exhibit. Bent will be talking about his process in painting and Steingart (who cannot be present) will leave some written notes to share about her process.

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

 

ground things on a moving earth

Artist: Shona Macdonald
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 16, 2017
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall
City/Town: Amherst

Explores the relationship between landscape and memory. While some of the works in this exhibition contemplate peculiar aspects of the local western New England surrounding, others explore the unsettling phenomena of inverted worlds reflected upon puddles of water. These transient ‘screens' of water also appear bizarre and otherworldly.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

The End and the Beginning of Everything

Artist: Shane Mecklenburger
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 16, 2017
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall
City/Town: Amherst

A body of work using computer-generated supernova explosions as both raw material and subject matter. These simulated moments of nuclear creation and annihilation are recast with symbols of witchcraft and warfare, in a collision of historical, personal, technological and cosmic forces.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Dean Nimmer & Bruce Fowler

Artists: Dean Nimmer, Bruce Fowler
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location Name: Home & Homme Gallery
Address: 534 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

 

5 Takes on African Art | 42 Flags of Fred Wilson

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: December 10, 2017
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. Curator's tour: Wed, November 15, 5-6pm.

 

¡Hola Cuba!

Artist: Carol Pike
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 15, 2017
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

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association November Meeting

Date: November 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Join Quabbin Art Association in welcoming Amy Green Carter artist & art educator as our November meeting presenter. Amy will share the process of writing, illustrating and publishing her first children's book Happy Accidents. 6:30-7pm Socializing; 7-7:30 pm Business Meeting; 7:30-8:30pm Guest Presenter, Amy Green Carter.

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Ballads

Artist: Rafael Francisco Salas
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 15, 2017
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

Rafael Francisco Salas is a painter and associate professor of art at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and his B.A. from Macalester College. His work is represented by the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Contact: 413-594-2761

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Sonder

Artists: Daniel Chiaccio, Peter Cangialosi
Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Cangialosi is a monotype and woodcut printmaker who works with the beauty and elegance of cities he has traveled to, focusing on their centuries-old architecture and how it blends with modern life and technology. Chiaccio works with copper plate etching creating worlds intentionally absent of animals or people to engage his viewer more fully. Chiaccio says, "My intention is to have the viewer place themselves in the world I created and continuously find new and interesting scenery along the way".

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Paintings by Karen Evans and Jenny Tibbetts

Artists: Karen Evan, Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: December 7, 2017
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Evans and Tibbetts interpret landscape through individual responses to their environment. Evans' paintings express space, time of day and atmosphere in her surroundings. Tibbetts enjoys painting the colors and shapes that she observes in rural and urban New England.

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

 

Watercolor Wonders

Artist: Bobbe O'Brien
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Being a lover of bold colors, Bobbe's art tends toward the dramatic use of full colors and high contrast. Her subjects are varied in color and intensity depending upon her interpretation of the subject. Bobbe has studied with numerous Massachusetts artists and has taught Beginner Watercolor classes at the Senior Center.

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

 

Pursuing Geometry

Artists: Sharon Ligorner, Nancy Natale
Start Date: November 11, 2017
End Date: December 2, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Two artists paint abstractly and pursue geometry in their own way, one inspired by nature's circular forms and patterns and the other by unique materials and straight lines. Their common medium of encaustic (pigmented beeswax) unites them with its inherent transparency, malleability, and dimensionality. Ligorner's swirling patterns and transformative shapes contrast with Natale's horizontal emphasis and muscular collages.

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

 

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Recent Oil Paintings

Artist: Jacqueline Brodeur
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: jackiebrodeur.blogspot.com

Contact: willows2@comcast.net

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

The ArtSalon goes to Greenfield

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 6:30pm
Location Name: Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: theartsalon.com

Presenting Artists: Beyon Wren Moor, Kelly Popoff, Nick Meyers, Frank Gregory, Jeff Grader, KC Scott. Presentations begin at 7pm. $5-10 sliding scale admission.

 

inside art iv

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 30, 2017
End Date: November 24, 2017
Location Name: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Artwork and writing from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Contact: Revan Schendler
rschendl@smith.edu
413-772-6811

 

Paintings by Paul Hoffman

Artist: Paul Hoffman
Start Date: November 3, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/531210463897386

All new work by Greenfield's own Paul Hoffman. Join us in experiencing the latest chapter in Paul's ever evolving art as he takes us on a tour of his whimsical worlds and intricate geometries.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Ice and Stone

Artist: Peter Healey
Start Date: November 12, 2017
End Date: December 5, 2017
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.mifafestival.org

Peter Healey is a photographer and sculptor. His work has been exhibited at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts; Gallery A3 in Amherst; University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester and at the Northampton Center for the Arts.

 

Sophie Argetsinger

Artist: Sophie Argetsinger
Start Date: October 24, 2017
End Date: November 20, 2017
Location Name: Holyoke Hummus Company
Address: 285 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: holyokehummuscompany.com

Argetsinger has been drawing animals, monsters, and imaginary worlds since childhood. Through her illustrations, she enjoys connecting to nature and animals, as well as escaping into other worlds, and allows the viewer to do the same. Sophie graduated from Smith College and is currently working as an illustrator and book designer in Holyoke.

Contact: Dawn Cordeiro
info@holyokehummuscompany.com
413-225-1755

 

Uncommon Goods: String Holders

Artists: artists from MA and New England
Start Date: November 18, 2017
End Date: December 17, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, November 18, 5-8pm
Location Name: Race Street Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 12-4pm, and by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/UncommonGoodsStringHolders

The utilitarian device known as a "String Holder" has been around since the invention of string, yarn and hemp dating back centuries. Over time, string holders evolved into bizarre folk art objects that abandoned the principle of "form follows function" in favor of novel caricatures and strange contraptions that have no practical purpose -- i.e. art. The String Holder Show presents fascinating sculptures, paintings and mixed media creations by over 20 artists from across MA and New England.

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com
413-533-4883

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Oh Beautiful Glass

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2017
End Date: November 26, 2017
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Glass artist Sally Prasch joins artists Wayne Sattman, Pat Bennett, Louise Erskine, Dominique Caissie, Wesley Fleming, Beth Hylen, Eric Goldschmidt, Jeremy Sinkus, Ed Branson, Ann Conlin, Josh & Marta Bernbaum and many more.

Contact: 413-548-9070

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

The Ebbs and Flows of Heartblood

Artist: Jana Brike
Start Date: November 14, 2017
End Date: December 16, 2017
Reception Date: November 18, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Latvian painter Jana Brike often depicts solitary females in nature. They are heroic, sensual, in-charge and often partially or fully nude. But unlike many paintings of unclothed females in nature, Brike's paintings are empowering, as if their bodies are not only interacting with nature, but truly part of it. The artist often uses herself as a model and hidden in her work are many layers of meaning, some more literal than others, many left up to the interpretation of the viewer.

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

 

Vanished: the Hospital on the Hill

Artist: Stan Sherer
Start Date: November 10, 2017
End Date: December 22, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/hosptial-on-the-hill.html

"Vanished" tells the story of the Northampton State Hospital through the words of the employees, Stan Sherer's photographs, commentary by J. Michael Moore, and historical photographs from the collection of Historic Northampton.

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

 

Fall for Riverside

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 3, 2017
End Date: January 2018
Location Name: Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, 3rd Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.rsi.org/programs/riverside-arts

Riverside Arts, a non-profit program for adults with developmental disabilities, is showing a large selection of artworks at the Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates as part of Northampton's Arts Night Out in November. The collection includes paintings of all mediums, drawings, and photographs.

Contact: Halley Philips
413-527-2711

 

She Gone Rogue. Three Ways.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 6-7:30pm
Location Name: Video and New Media Gallery, Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

A video by artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, weaves a history of trans feminine people, practices, and revolutionaries into a fantastical tale of personal exploration. Join Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art, for a screening followed by comments from: Alex Keller, Professor, Film & Media Studies and Director, Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Mehammed Amadeus Mack, Assistant Professor, French Studies and Program Committee Member, Study of Women and Gender, and Amanda Russhell Wallace, Harnish Visiting Artist/Lecturer in Photography.

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

 

L.G. TALBOT

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

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

Contact: Lora Talbot
loratalbot@surfglobal.net

 

Interior Paintings

Artist: Judith Mann
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: December 5, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Things Fall Apart

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: December 5, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

This small exhibition brings together the work of one family of artists: father, daughter and son; Gary, Hannah and Bartholomew Niswonger.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

28th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Artists: Children's Illustrators
Start Date: November 12, 2017
End Date: January 15, 2018
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

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Paintings From the Heart

Artist: Allison Rohan
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: November 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

If you meet her, you will see her upbeat positive enthusiasm is reflected in her paintings, coordinating bright colors, making happy art. She paints with acrylics and home paint, glitters, pastels, and many other textures and techniques.

Contact: Allison Rohan
xoallie@comcast.net
413-532-7471

 

Art Exhibit to Benefit Hurricane Relief

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

The exhibit of art work will have 75% of the proceeds going to hurricane and relief charities. New England landscapes, seascapes and nature images are depicted in her realistic style. Valerie has called Western Massachusetts her home for her entire life and cannot imagine the upheaval the residents in the hurricane ravaged communities are dealing with.

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

 

Residents of the Galapagos

Artist: Vera Yanez
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 29, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

I have always loved taking photos, documenting my life and that of the people around me. I've done a lot of travel photography and participated in photo treks in Morocco, Viet Nam and elsewhere, which helped me develop my skills. After retiring from a career in programming I got serious about nature photography. I started to visit locations that have continuously been on my bucket list. The diversity of nature, its startling variety of species and landscapes is mind-boggling.

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

 

Ancient Homeland

Artist: Donna Carpenter
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 29, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Ancient Homeland consists of photographic images captured during repeated journeys that I have made to the Lowlands, Highlands, and Islands of Scotland. These gritty, mysterious, black and white landscapes are thresholds to another world, a world that to me feels different in most every way from day to day life in the United States.

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

 

Cuba: An Intimate Portrait

Artists: Barbara Krawczyk, Diane Savioli-Chase
Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 29, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Barbara Krawczyk and Diane Savioli-Chase's major hobbies are photography and travel. This exhibit exemplifies their passion for depicting a culture through its people via environmental portraiture, rather than through expansive vistas. Both were so enamored by Cuba's color, art, dance, music and street life and its people's vitality, spirit, ingenuity and friendliness that they made two trips to visit different regions of the country.

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

 

Fragments of Place

Artist: Linda Gottesfeld
Start Date: November 4, 2017
End Date: November 29, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Features paintings using satellite imagery, personal source photography and scrap metal from the Meadowlands in New Jersey. On three-dimensional painted detritus fields of landscape merge into and undulate over scraps that include shelving, car parts, road signs, and oven and barbeque relics. The work examines a place over time, the Meadowlands region from Gottesfeld's memory, and as it exists today.

 

Self-Portraits by 50 Women Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 3, 2017
End Date: December 3, 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

Self-portraits by 50 area women artists, many of whom have national or international reputations. Curators Jane Lund, Rachel Folsom, and Betsy Stone, all figurative painters, have brought together a wide variety of artists, whose work includes many surprising variations on the theme of representational self-portraiture.

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

 

A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honore Sharrer

Artist: Honore Sharrer
Start Date: September 29, 2017
End Date: January 7, 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

Honore Sharrer's rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the first exhibition to reveal the voice of this artist. Honore Sharrer's work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture. Image: Honore Sharrer American, 1920–2009. Nursery Rhyme, 1971. Oil on canvas.

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

 

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.

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Artist Talk: From Field to Fine Art, Culture and Art of Gourds

Date: November 16, 7pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts and home of MoNEA
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield

Ceil Rossi, Owner of Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam, will give a talk on the oldest cultivated plant on earth and where it originated. We will learn the history of gourds and how gourds are still used today in many cultures as musical instruments, for storage, in religious ceremonies and as fine art. This event is free and open to the public.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Fiber Optic

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: November 27, 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

Showcases work by the artists of the Shelburne Arts Co-op in many fiber media including quilting, weaving, knitting, silk painting. fabric dyeing, needle felting, wet felting, paper collage, mixed media and up-cycling. The exhibition includes both wearable and decorative pieces in a variety of traditional and avant-garde styles.

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

 

An Intersection of Pottery & Architecture: Ceramics & Drawing

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: November 3, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, December 9, 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

Reception on Dec. 9, 4-6pm. Music by Chris Eriquezzo, guitar.

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

 

Big Wheel Press: Letterpress Monoprints & Broadsides

Artists: Lisa Hersey, Chris Campbell
Start Date: November 3, 2017
End Date: December 31, 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

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Pondworks

Artist: William Scully
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: December 15, 2017
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/galleries

The underwater photography of William Scully. His visuals speak to the idea of gesture in the plant forms that he captures in a unique way.

 

Craft Fairs & Pop-up Shops

Makers Market at the Parlor Room

Date: November 18, 10am-5pm & November 19, 11am-4pm
Location Name: Parlor Room
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MakersMarket.Noho

An invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. Buy local, handmade, original art and crafts from vendors filling both rooms at the Parlor Room. Our talented group of artists will offer unique, affordable, high-quality jewelry, metal work, pottery, apparel, home decor, woodwork, dolls and more. Free admission.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-824-6506

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Images of Westfield Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Westfield
Submission Due Date: November 25
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: facebook.com/groups/ArtWorksWestfield

Images of Westfield, a local Westfield group of visual artists, is teaming up with ArtWorks Westfield to host a pop up art show in historic Old Town Hall building in downtown Westfield. All mediums are welcome. Wall space is available to hang works. No fees to enter. This show celebrates the richness and diversity of the artistic talent in Westfield and the surrounding communities. Submission samples can be emailed to Richard Cowles.

Contact: Richard Cowles
rhcowles@comcast.net
413-335-69761

 

Amherst Town Hall Gallery

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

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

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

 

7th Annual Small Works Show at Hope & Feathers

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Submission Due Date: November 21
Submission Fees: $20 (includes one panel, a frame, and glass)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/open-call-7th-annual-small-works-show

This year we're making it easy! We provide a 6x6" birch panel to create your masterpiece on! The $20 entry fee includes one panel, a frame, and glass. A variety of custom frames will be available for you to choose from when you drop off your entry (frames are first-come, first-serve). More info & submission form on website.

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

 

Small Works Show at Readywipe Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Readywipe Gallery
Submission Due Date: November 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Open call for artists to submit artworks measuring 12"x12" or smaller for a small works show at Readywipe Gallery in December 2017. Artist Reception: TBA.

Contact: submissions@readywipegallery.com

 

Classes & Workshops

Circus Sketch Lab

Date & Time: 6-7:30pm, November 18
Fee: $5
Class Location: SHOW Circus Studio
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite #313
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.showcircusstudio.com

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

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

 

Sip, Make & Take Workshop: Watercolor Cards

Date & Time: November 15, 6-9pm
Fee: $50, all supplies included
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts (WCA), Rinnova Building
Address: Rinnova Building
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Sip, Make & Take evening workshops are planned for you to design and make your own creations for the coming season. Sign up with a friend and enjoy an evening out in our comfortable downtown studio. Workshop cost is $50 and includes wine and project materials. 10 participants only.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

Sip, Make & Take Workshop: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece

Date & Time: November 20, 6-8 pm
Fee: $50, all supplies included
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts (WCA), Rinnova Building
Address: Rinnova Building
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Sip, Make & Take evening workshops are planned for you to design and make your own creations for the coming season. Sign up with a friend and enjoy an evening out in our comfortable downtown studio. Workshop cost is $50 and includes wine and project materials.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

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

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

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Botanical Illustration with Jan Ruby-Crystal

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm, November 15 - December 20
Fee: $200 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Join us for an interesting course in botanical illustration and learn how to create beautiful drawings of plants, flowers and natural findings. We will begin with instruction in line and tonal, dimensional drawing before moving on to colored pencil techniques. No prior experience is required, but those with experience will find plenty to learn and re-learn in new ways. Along with multiple exercise studies, students will have the opportunity to complete several finished compositions.

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

 

Felted Holiday Ornaments

Date & Time: December 5, 6-8:30pm
Fee: $25
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-holiday-ornament-drop-workshop-dec-5th

Using materials from the store, NEFS staff will walk you through the steps of creating a variety of holiday decor! Choose two objects to make for the class with the option to take home the mini-kits for other designs if you like. These sessions filled fast last year when people decided it was a great way to get together with a couple of friends during the holidays while making hostess gifts and having a good time! No experience is necessary. Spread the word and bring a pal!

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

 

Rust Dyeing: Embellishment with Felt & Stitch with Eva Camacho

Date & Time: December 9-10, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $295
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/rust-dyeing-embellishment-felt-stitch-eva-camacho-dec-9th-10th

In this two-day workshop, students will create two 12×12" felted tiles to use as wall hangings or as trivets. During the first part of the workshop students will learn how to dye felt and fabric with rust, a fantastic natural dye process where the rust (iron oxide) acts as a coloring agent. The rusted objects will leave a permanent print on the felt with a great potential for some decorative stitches. The second part of the workshop will focus on hand-stitching techniques.

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

 

Information Session: Interns for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses and Non-Profits

Date & Time: Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm
Fee: free (registration required)
Organization: UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Florence Civic Center
Address: 90 Park Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1508431672527897

Participants will leave the sessions with an understanding of how to best design an internship to meet University standards and next steps on how to submit their internship opportunity for posting and promotion. Through a variety of channels, AES will then promote the internship opportunities to arts and arts management students at UMass, connecting individual students with matching internship opportunities when possible. Food and drink will be provided. Session is free and open to the public but registration is required.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 12, 9.30am-3:30pm
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 WORKSHOP: Sun Dec 16.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Art Gym

Date & Time: 5-9pm, Thursdays
Fee: $45
Organization: Scout Cuomo studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building, Studio 412
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: scoutcuomo.com/artgym

Art Gym is a place to make your art and is meant to create space in your life to sit with peers, create, experiment, and make things with our hands with some coaching. Maybe you're itching to make something, but have had neither the space, or time in your life. Maybe you're afraid. If you've been stuck and wondering how to start your project, start here. Sign up for a class spot and have four hours to get to work with guidance and support from a full-time artist in her personal creative studio.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com
817-891-7820

 

Ashfield Water Color Classes

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

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

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

 

Earrings in the Afternoon

Date & Time: Saturday, December 2, 12:30-4pm
Fee: $95
Organization: adk design studio
Class Location: arts & industry building
Address: 221 pine street / studio 222
City/Town: florence
Website: www.alyssadeekrauss.com

Get basic wire forming & silver soldering skills while fabricating sterling silver hoops and stud earrings for you and yours. (UPCOMING: ring-making workshop, "Getting the Band Together," Nov. 18th & Dec. 16th).

Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: Friday, November 17, 6-10pm
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. Other date: Sunday, Dec 17, 8am-12pm.

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

 

Basket Weaving 101

Date & Time: 9am-1pm; 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

 

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

 

Crowdfunding

The ArtSalon: Stipends for Presenting Artists

Goal: $5,500
End Date: November 15, 2017
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/artist-stipends-for-presenting-at-the-artsalon

For the past eight years, the ArtSalon has introduced to the public some of the area's most vibrant artists. The selected artists present their work in a Japanese style called Pecha Kucha. The artists spend a significant time preparing their presentations for an engaging evening. This year, the ArtSalon wants to recognize this time and effort by the artists with an honorarium. Your contribution will help guarantee that for the next two years, every artist who presents at The ArtSalon will receive compensation for their time and work.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

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