The Valley Arts Newsletter is an email newsletter published on Tuesdays with news about art shows and events, calls for artists and opportunities, art class announcements, and studio availabilities. The information is submitted by our readers and is focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley area. See the Submissions page for details about submitting your listing.

 

This Week's Newsletter: May 19, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
May 19, 2015
Issue #350

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Stuart Shils: A Figurative Painting And Drawing Master Workshop

Date & Time: June 1, Lecture 6:30-8:00pm; June 2-4, Class 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $950
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

This studio class with Stuart Shils offers an orchestrated setting in which to engage with pictorial concerns ranging far beyond literal, naturalistic description and certainly not dwelling on "how to" paint the figure. Our primary objectives here will be learning how to see and frame the relationship between what is 'out there' in the room, our perception of it, and what appears on our working surface. The three days will not be a conservative or "atelier" approach to figuration.

Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333

 

10-Day Still Life Painting Workshop

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, June 8-12 & 15-19
Fee: $1150 for members, $1195 for non-members
Class Location: The Springfield Museum School, at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Learn the systematic process of painting realistically from life from start to end: how to make an accurate drawing, transfer it to canvas, the process of indirect painting, how to mix/match colors with accuracy, lay out your palette for optimal use, create the illusion of form, paint details/texture, about reliable materials, and varnishing. Christina Mastrangelo is known for her clarity and logical approach to painting; she will gladly help you no matter your level of experience. www.christinamastrangelo.com

Contact: Leanne Fontaine
jfontaine@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6482

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Jewish Chicken Farm Series

Artist: Paula Gottlieb
Start Date: May 7, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

From around 1999-2002 Paula Gottlieb created a series of paintings interpreted from old family photos taken in the 1940's and 1950's on her family's New Jersey chicken farm. In the process she has recreated a period of time informed by her memory and intuition. The paintings are documentation and memoir of a thriving community that virtually disappeared by the 1970's.

Contact: Paula Gottlieb
paula@paulagottlieb.com

 

A Torn Place in the Sky

Artist: Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: May 7, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Rochelle Shicoff's paintings describe people, their relationship to themselves and to their surroundings with mysterious highly-charged images. The gallery hosts a poetry reading on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm as part of the Artists in Conversation series.

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

 

Echoes from the Borscht Belt

Artist: Marisa Scheinfeld
Start Date: April 26, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10-4
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/blog/15/03/echoes-from-borscht-belt

Scheinfeld's evocative, large-scale photos capture the dramatic decline of the once-thriving Catskills resort area known as the Borscht Belt, a popular vacation spot for much of the 20th century, especially for Jews from New York. Scheinfeld's images reveal ghostly remnants of the region's glory years as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the vacant resorts and their landscapes. The exhibition includes Scheinfeld's personal collection of ephemera from iconic Borscht Belt hotels.

Contact: Programs@bikher.org
413-256-4900

 

Interwoven Connections: Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Start Date: April 21, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com

The fifth of seven exhibitions in the Radakovich 21st Century Award competition celebrating sculptural adornment and art of the 21st century. Viewers are invited to try on artworks and reflect on the stylistic, technical, and cultural connections between the 20th mid-century modern masters and this century's contemporaries. Stay tuned to see who's the next finalist in the annual competition! FOLCWALD's Art Walk Event: May 7, 5-8 pm. Come celebrate the arts at FOLCWALD! Lots of cheer, trolley rides and amazing art!

Contact: art@Folcwald.com
413-367-5303

 

Fifty Years of Showa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Koyo

Artist: Kageyama Koyo
Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: June 28, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/591301

The photographs of Kageyama Koyo (1907-1981) document the changing urban landscape of Tokyo during the Showa imperial period (1926-1989). Kageyama captured scenes of the city as it rebuilt after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, underwent militarization in the 1930s, endured the years of World War II and its aftermath, and as it developed into a global metropolis. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Nadia Waski
413-542-2295
nwaski@amherst.edu

 

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan

Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: June 28, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/591299

From Japanese folklore to kabuki performances, from the embroidered robes of courtesans to fascinating "secret calendars," animals--domestic, wild and fantastical--offer a view into the "floating world" of Edo, Japan (1600-1860). Join the exhibition curator Bradley Bailey for a gallery talk on Thursday, May 7, 6:30p.m. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Nadia Waski
413-542-2295
nwaski@amherst.edu

 

The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

Start Date: October 7, 2014
End Date: June 26, 2015
Location Name: Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/602674

This exhibition brings together works that reflect the dynamic spirit of the artistic milieu of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Join Darya Bor '18 for a tour of the exhibition on Friday, April 10, at 12:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Oriel Strong
413-542-8204
ostrong02@amherst.edu

 

The Nature of Space

Artists: over twenty photographers
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Artists were asked to explore the nature of constructed spaces and the relationships between environment and emotions. The finalists represent a diverse and unique group including students, fine artists, and commercial photographers. A people's choice award will be announced at an artist reception on May 7.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
info@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

LandEscapes

Artists: over 40 local artists
Start Date: May 21, 2015
End Date: June 21, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, May 21, 6-8pm
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm; Th 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

When do landscapes become LandEscapes? When we add an extra E...we invite leaps of the imagination...possibilities beyond sunsets and riverbanks. The exhibit includes photography, pastels, oils, watercolor, acrylic, glass mosaics, tapestry weaving, collage, textiles, assemblages, and even a gourd! The gallery overflows with the magnificence of the Pioneer Valley's natural beauty. Community reception: Thursday, June 4, 6-8pm.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Joyce Yoffa

Artist: Joyce Yoffa
Start Date: April 29, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Born and raised in Boston, Ms. Yoffa, a 20-year Easthampton resident, is a pediatric occupational therapist and has been painting in watercolor over the past 10 years. Her appreciation of nature and the colors of the environment were renewed while vacationing, where she enjoyed composing flowers, landscapes, and children. Attending art classes with Louise Currin also led to the development of many friendships.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
tconner@ewmlibrary.org
413-527-1031

 

PIECEWORK

Artists: Esther S White, Cathe Janke
Start Date: May 9, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, May 30, 6-8pm
Location Name: Mill Arts Project (MAP), Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Rm 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.fugitivearts.org

Collaborative multi-media exhibition featuring evocative textile collage by Esther S White and a dreamscape of paintings and soft sculpture by Cathe Janke. Free and open to the public. Closing/A TENSION: Saturday, May 30, 6-8pm, performance by Meghan Minior at 7pm.

Contact: Esther S White
estherswhite@gmail.com
617-230-1297

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Stoic

Artist: Cindi Oldham
Start Date: May 3, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Green Field's Market
Address: 144 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.cindioldham.com

A conceptual portrait series that explores the intersection of New England stoicism, emotional expression and mental health.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

AXIS

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 8, 2015
End Date: June 14, 2015
Location Name: Paper City Studios Gallery
Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

A group show of 12 established area artists, including work in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and multi-media. Twelve artists include: Rosemary Barrett, John Calhoun, Peter Dellert, Bruce Fowler, Alix Hegeler, Lyn Horan, Barbara Johnson, Leland Johnston, Rob Kimmel, Kevin MacDonald, Dean Nimmer, Mary Teichman.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

The ArtSalon Goes to Holyoke

Artists: Vitek Kruta, Dean Nimmer, Harriet Diamond, Lisa Hersey, Kamil Peters
Date: Thursday, May 28, 6:30pm
Location Name: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92-114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.theartsalon.com

A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community. $5 suggested donation.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Landscapes: The Red Mountain Series

Artist: Elizabeth Solley Caine
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

In the past ten years Elizabeth Solley Caine has spent a great deal of time in many of our national parks observing the uniqueness of each. "When I first visited the Grand Canyon I found its majestic beauty overwhelming," she writes. Caine does not create traditional landscape paintings. She strives for a reasonably accurate depiction of her surroundings, but she is more interested in the feelings that the environment creates within her - the effect on her spirit and soul.

Contact: Siobhan McArdle
413-322-5660

 

Interstices

Artist: Claire Metzner
Start Date: December, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4 Lobby
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

Claire Metzner, a pioneer valley artist, translates everyday perceptions into truthful representations that often culminate in non-objective imagery.The works in this exhibition are a series of investigations regarding relationships between mass and space, motion and stillness, rumination, and curiosity as color narrates the way.

Contact: Claire Metzner
clearsabell19@yahoo.com
413-532-5057

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Mixed Media - Paintings

Artist: Will Sieruta
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 1-7pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Will Sieruta received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. At SAIC William was able to study with Albert Oehlen and Jim Nutt, and both painters have had a lasting influence on his artistic philosophy. After graduation William spent several years working in the Arts in New York City, as both a studio assistant to Joe Scanlan, and as a Gallery Manager at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. He lives and works in Leverett.

Contact: Susan Valentine
director@barnesgallery.org
413-547-1172

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists: Exhibition 2015

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 30, 2014
End Date: June 7, 2015
Reception Date: May 30, 2-4pm
Location Name: House of Art
Hours: Sat-Sun, 12-5pm
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson

A diverse array of work by more than 20 fine art photographers from throughout the Pioneer Valley. Image: Lady of Blue by John Grimaldi of Ludlow.

Contact: Bill Rowley
browley4@comcast.net
413-586-9926

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Airborne

Artist: Pat Bega
Start Date: May 30, 2015
End Date: June 29, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday June 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Pat Bega's recent body of mixed-media pieces was inspired by a fragment of vintage parachute that was brought home by a relative after World War II. The substantial yet translucent nature of this artifact suggested a new use as a medium for the experimental relief paintings that had been a focus for the last several years. Over time, the awareness of its origin evoked respect for the material itself.

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

 

Collages

Artist: Akinbo Akinnuoye
Start Date: May 30, 2015
End Date: June 29, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday June 13, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

I like working with images in unexpected ways. Some work tells a story, while others are whims of immediate subconscious. Much of my work is a commentary on culture and how the subjects of my works interact with the environments that I have created for them. Color and perspective play a major role.

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

 

Humans of Northampton

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 30, 2015
End Date: June 29, 2015
Reception Date: Wednesday, June 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Through the combination of photography and narratives, local teens explore the truth behind the media headlines of the Opioid Epidemic. Interviews with health care professionals, law enforcement, harm reduction specialists, people in recovery, and everyday residents of Northampton all converge in this exhibit to shed light on Opioids and the impact they are having on our community. Brought to you by the Teen Advocacy Group of Northampton High School and the Northampton Prevention Coalition.

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

 

EXHIBITS

Artists: Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb, Kathryn Fanelli
Start Date: May 21, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, May 21, 4pm
Location Name: FOE
Hours: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Address: 22 Elm Street, next to the Smith College Museum of Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art/exhibitions.php

Betsey Garand is a New Hampshire native who received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Williamsburg artist, Carolyn Webb is a sculptor and printmaker whose works have been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the US and abroad. Kathryn Fanelli was born in Massachusetts to a traveling carnival family. She holds degrees in art and art education.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

Paradise City Arts Festival

Date: May 23-25
Location Name: Three County Fairgrounds
Address: Route 9 and Old Ferry Road
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Memorial Day Weekend - Indoors and under tents at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. It's a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. A carefully selected collection of 260 artists and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. $13 adults, $11 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free. Visit website for more info.

Contact: 800-511-9725

 

Bones, Hearts and Body Parts

Artist: Mike Egan
Start Date: May 8, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: FOE
Hours: m-w 11-7, th-sa 11-8, su 12-5
Address: 114 Main Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.shopfoe.com

Former embalmer, Egan punched the clock for the death industry, but knows death need't be gruesome. Egan paints skeletons, coffins and the accoutrements of demise but his expressive folk art style creates works that cheer. Each painting is a celebration of life and a nod to death, who will claim us all.

Contact: Jim Shea
info@shopfoe.com
413-586-2320

 

Letters from Away

Artist: Elizabeth Pols
Start Date: May 8, 2015
End Date: June 7, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

Elizabeth Pols responds to Historic Northampton's collection of writing slopes, to its silk moth specimen cabinet, and to its portrait of Henry James taken by local photographer Katherine McClellan. For this exhibition Pols creates four new writing slope pieces (a 19th century writing slope, or lap desk). Public Talk: May 16, 2pm. Rosetta Cohen: "Not Your grandmother's Cursive: Teaching Handwriting in America from Colonial Times to the Computer Era."

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

 

Northampton Public Schools K-8 Art Show

Start Date: May 15, 2015
End Date: June 5, 2015
Location Name: JFK Middle School
Hours: 7:30am-2pm
Address: Bridge Road
City/Town: Northampton

Local students from Leeds. Ryan RD, Bridge Street, Jackson Street, elementary schools and the JFK Middle School.

Contact: Brenda Lilly
blilly@northampton-k12.us

 

Changing Places

Artist: Janet Palin
Start Date: April 30, 2015
End Date: May 24, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A New Englander's visual journey to other places. Paintings show the impact of distinct landscapes of the NE, SW and NW parts of the country.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Synecdoche: Simultaneous Connection

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 30, 2015
End Date: May 24, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

An exhibition of wall sculptures created by eight New England artists, curated by Deborra Stewart-Pettengill. This selection is composed of pieces, which evoke visual dialogue and structural connection. Participating artists include William Brayton, Brenda Garand, Carol Keller, Cathy Osman, Tim Segar, Joe Smith, Deborra Stewart-Pettengill, and Erica Wurtz.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Simple Joys: The Wonder of Color

Artist: Susan Barocas
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.susanbarocas.com

The artist works en plein air in Massachusetts as well as in her north light studio located in Easthampton. Her work, bathed in light, is done in the tradition of the Cape School of Art, established in 1899. This technique has sustained her art for years as she painted landscapes, portraits, still life and the ethereal light and air that surround them. New works from the artist's collection will include a sample of her acrylic work.

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

 

Scenes of the East Coast

Artist: John Gnatek
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist, a native of Hadley, has studied under Stephen Hamilton. His study of art was continued at the University of Miami, Maryland Institute and the London City Guild Art School, London, England. His lifetime of art has produced numerous awards. Noted for his landscapes, especially birch trees, John's media includes watercolor, oil and acrylic. He is a member of several art associations.

Contact: John Gnatek
413-527-0264

 

Larry Preston: Solo Exhibition

Artist: Larry Preston
Start Date: April 29, 2015
End Date: June 6, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com/index.php?id=4912

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring recent works by Larry Preston. The exhibit will be open from April 29 - June 6th. Please call or email with inquiries. Image: Sweet Star Amaryllis, 2015, oil on panel, 20 x 20".

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

 

Marilyn and Other Muses

Artist: Mark Meunier
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thur-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Marilyn and Other Muses shows Meunier's incredible versatility. From meticulous Western Massachusetts landscapes to his impeccably rendered figures, his work is a balanced mix of the familiar and the unexpected. Meunier has been refining and perfecting his unique painting talent for more than 35 years. He has won numerous awards and earned national recognition along the way.

Contact: Richard Michelson
events@rmichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Start Date: May 6, 2015
End Date: May 26, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri & Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Students of art teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe will show a wide variety of work including Foundations of Art, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, and Honors Art 1-4.

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

 

German Picture Albums: Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture and Politics (1924-1942)

Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: June 19, 2015
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, 3rd floor
Hours: every day, 10am- 10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Students in the Smith College course "Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940" have curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass producing color and photographic images.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
bblument@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Places for the Spirit

Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html

For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.

Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742

 

Art on King

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Law Office of Peter Irvine
Address: 76 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marywittart/sets/72157623098975459/

Mary Witt is exhibiting her paintings in Peter Irvine's law office on King Street. They chose and hung the show together, a collection of abstract paintings. Mary is a member of Oxbow Gallery, a collective on Pleasant Street. Mary imagines the environments of her paintings and they emerge on the canvases as she wields her palette knife, spreading layers of paint. As the colors and layers build up, the textures and depth evolve. The creations become new dimensions, with movement and space.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Merry Merry May

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 6, 2015
End Date: June 1, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7, closed Tue
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

group show featuring work by our 50 member artists - paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, wood, pottery and more.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Interpretations of Found Objects

Artist: Kelly Flaherty
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Molly Cantor Pottery
Hours: Thur-Sat 11am-5pm, Mon-Wed 12-4pm
Address: 20 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.mollycantor.com

Contact: Molly Cantor
molly@mollycantor.com
413-625-2870

 

Kiln Partners

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: June 28, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Kiln Partners: Two kilns, two teams of potters. Gallery One: Mark Shapiro of Stonepool Pottery, Worthington, MA. Firing Partners are Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, & Steve Theberge. Gallery Two: Sam Taylor of Dogbar Pottery, Westhampton, MA. Firing Partners are Tom White, & Hayne Bayless.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood

Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Springfield Armory
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

From the prop houses of the film industry, Springfield Armory NHS will showcase firearms used in blockbuster Hollywood movies. A onetime opportunity to experience these remarkable movie props. The exhibit features such specialties as two rubber prop copies of Colt 1847 Walker Revolvers, which were used by Clint Eastwood for stunts in the cult classic "Outlaw Josey Wales" and a Savage Arms company 1907 pistol fired by Jude Law in the gangster movie "Road to Perdition."

Contact: Joanne Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810

 

Competitive Landscapes

Artist: Sally Curcio
Start Date: April 3, 2015
End Date: June 13, 2015
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm & during evening events
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.bingartscenter.org

An exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by Northampton artist Sally Curcio. The series of work is based on a variety of sports fields, courts, and martial arts surfaces.

Contact: sallycurcio@gmail.com

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Elements of Nature: Photographs, Paintings, and Poems

Artist: Ann McNeal
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: June 29, 2015
Location Name: Sunderland Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.annmcneal.com

It's the borderline between nature and abstraction that fascinates me, both in photographs and paintings. When I take a walk in the Pelham woods, I pass by countless miniature compositions that are astoundingly beautiful. My abstract paintings are inspired by the shapes of tree branches, repetitions of natural forms that arise over and over in the gestures of painting. Layer piles upon layer and must be simplified and resolved by overall patterns and color harmonies.

Contact: amcn33@gmail.com
413-253-4851

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Dreams, Fantasies and Fetishes

Artist: Bruce Kahn
Start Date: May 7, 2015
End Date: June 5, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

You will feel many things looking at the work of Bruce Kahn: joy, sadness, inspiration; possibly confusion and unease as well. You will definitely be surprised: his ideas and his images are wild and unpredictable. This is the artist's second exhibit at Nina's Nook; please come to Turners Falls to see how far out he has traveled in Bruce Kahn: Dreams, Fantasies and Fetishes. The Nook is next to the Black Cow Burger Bar at 125A Avenue A.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Trash to Treasure: The River's Song Project Art Exhibit

Artists: Nina Rossi, Carolyn Bessette, Candace Bradbury-Carlin , Phyllis Labanowski, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, Laura Iveson , Allen Fowler, Beryl Salinger Schmitt, Jane R. Cohen, Jose L. Santos, Barbara Milot
Start Date: April 4, 2015
End Date: May 27, 2015
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Trash to Treasure... From maple sugar tubing to Tyvek... to old bottles... to car parts... Such things can be turned into art! As part of the River's Song Project, The Great Falls Discovery Center will host an art exhibition of work created from trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed. Work selected for the exhibit integrates trash into a range of media including sculpture, painting, and textile art.

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
riverculture@gmail.com
413-835-1390

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

West Springfield High School 15th Annual Student Fine Arts Festival

Date: Thursday, May 21, 6-8pm
Location Name: West Springfield High School
Address: 425 Piper Road
City/Town: West Springfield

Featuring music and visual art! Free and open to the public.

Contact: 413-263-3400

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

The Gilded Age

Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

A unique look into the Gilded Age in Westfield. Coined by famous author Mark Twain, The Gilded Age defined the era between the 1870's and the very early 1900's as a time of rapid economic and industrial growth. After the restoration following the Civil War, the United States entered into a time of rapid expansion and opulence for a growing upper class. Our exhibit highlights some of the day to day fashions, accessories and household items that were used by the wealthy upper class in Westfield.

Contact: Kate Deviny
kdeviny@westath.org
413-562-0716

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

BenchWalk

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Mayor's Youth Commission
Submission Due Date: May 22
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonma.gov/1572/Artists

A collaborative art project with the support of local businesses to sponsor artists and local schools to paint the benches of downtown Northampton. For more information on BenchWalk and to find the artist application, visit the website. Artists will receive between $450-$200 for their painting of the benches, depending on the amount of money fundraised. The benches will be painted on May 30, with June 6 as a backup date. The unveiling event will be on Friday, June 12, 5pm on Arts Night Out.

Contact: Jonathan Goldman
nohobenchwalk@gmail.com
413-695-8773

 

On My Mind

Sponsoring Group Name: ARTeens
Submission Due Date: June 7
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.com

Regional teen art exhibition organized by teens for teens, part of an end-of-the-year celebration for ARTeens, an afterschool program at The Art Garden. Current participants invite local teens to submit work. Optional theme, On My Mind, but teens can submit anything they want. At least one piece by every teen will be included in the show. Since work doesn't always hang on walls, performances are also welcome during the opening. Call for details.

Contact: Phyllis Lanowski
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782

 

Easthampton Farmers and Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton Farmers Market
Submission Due Date: Until all spaces are full
Submission Fees: $15/ day, $60 deposit, $25 registration fee
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/EasthamptonFarmersMarket

This year's Easthampton Farmers Market will take place at 50 Payson Avenue on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and will run from May 23 - October 24. We are excited that the Nashawannuck pond promenade will be finished this summer and will hopefully bring more foot traffic our way. The market runs for a total of 22 weeks. There is a $25.00 registration fee, due upon application. The stall fee is $15 per week. If you are interested in participating this year please email for more info.

Contact: Heather McLean
EasthamptonFarmersMarket@gmail.com
413-527-2711

 

Third Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: June 30
City/Town: West Springfield

The festival will be held on Saturday, August 1 (rain date August 2) on the town common on Park Street. Artists working in the area of fine art, photography and crafts are encouraged to submit applications with samples of their work for this annual, juried show. Applications may be picked up at J.H. Miller Framing & Gallery, 86 Elm Street, the Park & Rec office, 2nd floor of the Municipal Office Building, and the library. Applications may also be downloaded from the town's website.

Contact: Rita Petersen
413-732-8630

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative seeking new working members

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Do you want to be a part of a vibrant and creative collective of regional artists from western Massachusetts? The member-owned Shelburne Arts Cooperative in Shelburne Falls is seeking new working members. Working members receive 70% of the sale of their work and work 12 hours a month in the Gallery and/or on a committee. Jurying takes place at our monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Questions? Contact Sally Chaffee.

Contact: Sally Chaffee
sac01370@gmail.com
413-253-0503

 

Deerfield Valley Art Association Spring Members Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Submission Due Date: May 27
Submission Fees: $15
City/Town: Bernardston
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.com

"Agriculture : the Heartbeat of the Valley". May 30 - June 13, 10am to 2pm daily at the 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse. A Multi-Media Art Exhibit Celebrating Working Farms of the Pioneer Valley. DVAA Members and Local Artists may submit art works on May 27. We will be accepting three works per artist in any medium no larger than 24" X 36." See our website for labeling and registration forms.

Contact: Annette Mackin
413-330-0807

 

Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Artisans of WMass, Inc.
Submission Due Date: August 1
Submission Fees: $40 outside; $50 inside
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.artisansofwmass.com

The Artisans of WMass is now accepting applications for our Fall Craft Show to take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building in South Deerfield. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. This will be a juried show. It will be an indoor/outdoor show and will take place rain or shine. Limited electricity will be available on a first come, first served basis. App. online at: www.artisansofwmass.com.

Contact: Jan Bajgier
jbajgier@comcast.net
413-665-4797

 

Seeking Cool Cats

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: June 6
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Seeking Cool Cats for a special feline feature at Nina's Nook, June-July 2015! Fantastical, floppy, funny, frumpy, foolish, just let the fur fly for this show of fine art and craft. Also seeking practical cat items such as treats, toys, collars, etc. Interested consignors please contact Nina Rossi.

Contact: Nina Rossi
naban@verizon.net
413-834-8800

 

1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: June 3
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until May 20, then $30 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Five Categories and Media: Sculpture - Traditional/Single Media; Sculpture - Contemporary/Mixed Media; Artisan/Craft - Jewelry/Metals/Glass; Artisan/Craft - Furniture/Wood/Fabrics; Artisan/Craft - Ceramics/Gourds. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. More info on website.

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

 

Call to Artists for Amherst Town Hall

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: ongoing until June 15, 2015
Submission Fees: $20
City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites artists/groups of artists to submit their proposals and resumes for its bi-monthly exhibits in the Amherst Town Hall beginning in July, 2015. Exhibitors will participate in the monthly Amherst Art Walk. Both established and emerging talents are welcome.

Contact: Rene Theberge
renetheberge@comcast.net
413-575-8123

 

Mill Arts Project (MAP)

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: Rolling Basis
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map

The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. See website for more information.

Contact: info@easthamptoncityarts.com
413-527-8278

 

Easthampton City Arts+

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA+ website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Classes & Workshops

Nuno Cheesecloth Wrap with Nancy Dorian

Date & Time: Saturday, June 6; OR Sunday, June 7
Fee: $95 plus materials (approx $45 - $75)
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com

Using Nuno felting techniques and cotton cheesecloth, create lovely lacy scarves and wraps to wear year round. During the felting process, wool fibers migrate through the loose weave cotton scrim and entangle. The wool eventually shrinks, pulling the scrim along with it which results in an incredibly lightweight garment that drapes the body beautifully. In this one-day workshop we will cover design, layout, felting, fulling and finishing to create your own art-to-wear.

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

 

Tuesday morning oil painting with Jeff Kern

Date & Time: Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $125/four classes/WS13 non-member, $100/four classes/WS13 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org

Known for guiding students to create their best paintings, Jeff Kern is an award-winning oil painter and scholar. Through this ongoing oil painting class, no matter what your skill level, you will gain insight into composition, color, tools, techniques, and more, to bring out your best. From beginner to intermediate and beyond, this class is created to work with you on projects no matter where you are in your learning process.

Contact: Judy Weaver Gonyeau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

How I do What I do: Learn the Secrets of Renowned Fantasy Illustrator Gary Lippincott

Date & Time: Wednesdays, May 27 - June 17, 6-8pm
Fee: $125/four classes/WS13 non-member, $100/four classes/WS13 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org

When it comes to creative drawing, watercolor, and what Gary Lippincott manifests onto paper and sculpture, you can't help but want to know his artistic process. This is your chance! Join Gary on this journey of creation as he walks you through the land of amazing possibilities. Gary will be demonstrating all of the necessary aspects of producing a piece of fantasy art in watercolor.

Contact: Judy Weaver Gonyeau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

10-Day Still Life Painting Workshop

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, June 8-12 & 15-19
Fee: $1150 for members, $1195 for non-members
Class Location: The Springfield Museum School, at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Learn the systematic process of painting realistically from life from start to end: how to make an accurate drawing, transfer it to canvas, the process of indirect painting, how to mix/match colors with accuracy, lay out your palette for optimal use, create the illusion of form, paint details/texture, about reliable materials, and varnishing. Christina Mastrangelo is known for her clarity and logical approach to painting; she will gladly help you no matter your level of experience. www.christinamastrangelo.com

Contact: Leanne Fontaine
jfontaine@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6482

 

Prismatic Woodcut Techniques

Date & Time: 6-9pm, June 2-23
Fee: $275 non-members, $245 Zea Mays members
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/prismatic-woodcut-techniques/

Leave behind the monochromatic in this comprehensive introduction to color woodcut. In this class, we create a 12" x 12" full color woodcut using traditional, multiple block printing methods.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
lyellcastonguay@gmail.com
207-576-9356

 

Sculpting the Figure from Life with Susan Halls

Date & Time: June 13, 10am-4pm
Fee: $145
Class Location: Eastworks, Room 141
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.susanhalls.com

Working from the nude model students will be shown how to manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. We'll be using a traditional red terra cotta clay. The easy, straightforward techniques allow you to work quickly - with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. We will be working from one semi reclining pose. The model will be female. Fee includes all materials and firings (10lbs clay per person) No experience necessary.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.comn
413-529-1164

 

Painting Thru the Pain

Date & Time: TBD
Fee: free
Class Location: Bonzella Watercolor Studios
City/Town: Palmer
Website: Bonzellacompany.wix.com/bonzellaco

The Chronic Pain Support Group of Western Massachusetts is sponsoring a therapeutic art program: free watercolor lessons will be provided to individuals living in chronic pain. Participants must meet the following criteria: Currently deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. Are willing to share their experiences, during and after the project verbally and in written form to be used in publicizing the study and increasing awareness of chronic pain. For more information contact Bonnie McLoud.

Contact: Bonnie McLoud
bonzellacompany@gmail.com
413-387-9099

 

Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $25 for two-hour group lesson; $30 for private lessons
Class Location: Bonzella Watercolor Studios
City/Town: Palmer
Website: Bonzellacompany.wix.com/bonzellaco

Classes are forming for experienced watercolor painters and folks that have never painted before. Come learn how to paint with this magical medium. Group classes and private lessons available. Affordable and a great way to de-stress.

Contact: 413-387-9099

 

Create your own piece of art from a gourd

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, daily
Fee: $65 for the day
Class Location: Carefree Gourd Gallery
Address: 75 Simpson Circle
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.facebook.com/carefreegourdgallery

Come for the day and create your own piece of art from a hardshelled gourd. Bring a sack lunch, a set of angled assorted brushes, wear old clothes. Cost for the day includes the gourd, paints and all embellishments to complete your project. Morning coffee, juiced and goodies provided.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
Tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: 12-4pm, May 30
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as Intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class: June 14, 12-4pm & July 18, 12-4pm.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 10.30am-4pm, Saturday, May 23
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

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 water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal and attentive attention from the teacher. See website for more info.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

 

Wood Inlay

Date & Time: July 30 - August 2
Fee: $475 Days Only, $700 Overnight Inclusive
Class Location: Snow Farm New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Instructed by local Fine Furniture Maker, Sharon C. Mehrman. Create with wood! Wood inlay is the process of cutting out shapes in wood veneer, creating a recess in a wood background, and gluing the veneer into the recess. Learn to inlay lines and geometric designs with stringing, and to make complex designs with sheet veneer. Explore wood colors and exotic grain patterns with a huge variety of veneers available. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

Contact: info@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Box Making

Date & Time: June 7-13
Fee: $595 Days Only, $780 Overnight Inclusive
Class Location: Snow Farm New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Instructed by local Fine Furniture Maker, Sharon C. Mehrman. Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or a beginner, there's a lot to discover while making a box. Experienced students can hone skills, challenge creativity, and learn techniques that apply to many other woodworking projects. Beginners will learn to use the table saw, jointer, chop saw, and router for the first time, build wood shop confidence, and complete a project. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

Contact: info@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Ken Kewley: Inventing Still Life: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, and Sculpture

Date & Time: July 10-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $850
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

Taking our inspiration from Braque, who turned away from the model to get closer to reality, we will look but we will not copy. No more boring still lifes of castoff objects sitting on a shelf. No more trying to breathe life into dead objects. Creating our own still lifes with corrugated cardboard we are going to see how many ways we can take them apart and reassemble them in the search for the most exciting composition.

Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333

 

Stuart Shils: A Figurative Painting And Drawing Master Workshop

Date & Time: June 1, Lecture 6:30-8:00pm; June 2-4, Class 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $950
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

This studio class with Stuart Shils offers an orchestrated setting in which to engage with pictorial concerns ranging far beyond literal, naturalistic description and certainly not dwelling on "how to" paint the figure. Our primary objectives here will be learning how to see and frame the relationship between what is 'out there' in the room, our perception of it, and what appears on our working surface. The three days will not be a conservative or "atelier" approach to figuration.

Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333

 

Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color - Landscapes

Date & Time: 2-5pm, M-W & F, July 7 - August 12
Fee: $1400 (Art supplies additional, depending on medium)
Organization: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE)
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Landscape painters new or advanced to drawing/painting are welcome to join the course. Each artist moves freely to develop his/her own inner personal expression, through the formal placement of point, line, plane and sets of planes that become spatially related, manipulated on paper through the colors that create volume. Artists will rely upon the ability of color to move space through the volume that color creates through the mixing of colors for exact temperature ranges.

Contact: page@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

 

Currents in Contemporary Art

Date & Time: July 7 - August 12
Fee: $$1400
Organization: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE)
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Imagine the world of contemporary art as an ocean, with separate currents that intersect and converge to change directions in dynamic ways. We will view the historical contexts for art currents and analyze the artistic, discursive, and economic practices that have constituted contemporary art since 1980. The course covers Port-au-Spain, Trinidad and Nsukka, Nigeria; Marfa, Texas and Moscow, Russia; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China; Sharjah, UAE and New Delhi, India.

Contact: page@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

 

Spring/Summer Printmaking Workshops

Fee: varies
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/workshops

Come learn a new printmaking technique or explore an old favorite! Our workshopsare small (8 people max) and are taught by excellent teachers in a state-of-the-art print studio. Monotype, Linocut, Woodcut, Etching, Photo and more!

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

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 5:30-9pm (each evening is a separate class), Starts April 21 (last class June 2)
Fee: $65 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

Learn how to use glass, found objects and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. 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
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; May 9, Jun 14
Fee: $100 inclusive of all materials. Senior discount available
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Painting watercolor with changing New England subjects. Demonstrations step by step and at hand guidance. Fun and everyone a painter! Instructor: Walter Cudnohufsky.

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square
Date available: now
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

The arts and creative businesses are an integral part of the atmosphere at Open Square. We offer a limited number of incredible, work-only studios for artists and small businesses in the creative fields at substantially reduced rates. Perfect for artists, artisans, graphic designers and small architecture firms. Please visit our website for more photos and information on each available studio.

Contact: Michelle St. Jacques
michelle@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Crowdfunding

New Book and Upcoming Multi-Media Exhibition for Easthampton Photographer

Goal: $2000
End Date: May 22, 2015
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: kck.st/1xWOzIh

Easthampton photographer, James Gehrt, launches a crowd sourced campaign to produce and distribute his new publication, "The Weight of Air." With this project Gehrt has decided to use the local press, Bridgeport National Bindery in Agawam. In an effort to secure enough orders for a bulk run of printing, Gehrt has set up a Kickstarter campaign for placing advance orders. The production of this book will directly support his upcoming multimedia exhibition at UMASS, Amherst's Hampden Gallery, in the fall of 2016.

Contact: James Gehrt
413-695-5221
jamesgehrt@gmail.com

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