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This Week's Newsletter: January 27, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
January 27, 2015
Issue #334

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Culture & Cocktails: "Indulgence: An Evening of Wine and Chocolate"

Artist: Gloria Garfinkel
Date: Thursday, February 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Culture & Cocktails at the Springfield Museums take place on most first Thursdays. The Feb. 5th event includes wine tasting and chocolate samples, all included with admission. View Origami Interpretations and meet artist Gloria Garfinkel, whose work recently received glowing reviews in the Huffington Post and Hartford Courant. Music provided by The Ross Novgrad Jazz Trio, with catering by Log Rolling Catering. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers and $5 for members; advance reservations suggested.

Contact: Sharon Ferrara
sferrara@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

PAPERCUT ART

Artists: Edith Bingham, Peggy Davis, Carolyn Guest, Margaret Humbert-Droz, Greta Kessler, Maggie L.J. Shollenberger, Yehudit Shadur
Start Date: January 15, 2015
End Date: February 12, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 12-6pm, Thur 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Papercuts started in China, but quickly spread to Europe and the Americas. This peasant art was used for homes and religious festivals. In Poland it is called wycinanki and sheep shears were used. European Jews made papercut amulets, ketubas, mizrachs, etc. In Germany, it was called scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) and included silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The tradition was brought to Colonial America by German and Swiss immigrants. The art of papercutting is flourishing anew.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

5th Open Juried Photography Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 27, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, February 20, 7-9pm
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers.

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

 

Geraldine Schilling-Nordal

Artist: Geraldine Schilling-Nordal
Start Date: January 1, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam

The third photography exhibit by local resident Geraldine Schilling-Nordal. It will be displayed on both the upper and lower levels of the library. The new exhibit covers a wide range of subjects from portraits, nature, interior, buildings, and atmosphere to cityscapes. Some have been taking locally and others have been taken on cruises or bus trips. Lately she has travelled to the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Atlantic Ocean, Labrador Sea, Greenland Sea, and the Norwegian Sea.

Contact: Joanne Szelag
szelag@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Artist Reception with Sheila Pepe

Artist: Sheila Pepe
Date: Thursday, January 29, 5:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Join artist Sheila Pepe following her 4:30pm talk at Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College.

Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

From Cup to Tee

Artist: Stephen Capogna
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 25, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, February 1, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Stephen Capogna received a BFA in painting from UMass in 2001. His work has most recently been on exhibit at the Lamont Gallery at the Phillips Exeter Academy in Andover, MA. An avid golfer, Capogna monumentalizes the golf ball in a series of 9 large-scale paintings that follow its trajectory from tee to cup.

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

 

Vessel

Artist: Bonnie Tatro Capogna
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 25, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, February 1, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Bonnie Tatro Capogna is a sculptor and art teacher at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, and at the Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. She received an MFA from the University of Albany, NY and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work has been on exhibit throughout New England. Her sculptures are built using clay and the vessel is her primary focus, with the use of texture and color her work takes on an other-wordly effect.

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

 

Step by Step

Artist: Stephen Petegorsky
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: February 20, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

The images document Petegorsky's ongoing commitment to the work of The Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a small human rights agency one of whose projects was to look into issues of limb loss and disability in developing countries. In 1998, the group went to Nicaragua and donated some prosthetic limbs they had collected from hospitals in the USA. Petegorsky accompanied them, spending ten days traveling throughout the country with a few staff members from PCSED.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Deafening Silence: The Strange Career of Mussolini's Legacy in Rome

Artist: Max Page
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: February 20, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

A selection of photographs by UMass Professor of Architectural History, Max Page. The photographs were taken during a six month period Page spent at the American Academy in Rome. During this time he explored the physical imprint of the legacy fascist leader Benito Mussolini has left on the capital city of Italy. This exhibition of his photographs documents and interprets, this oft-overlooked aspect of the city's troublesome relationship to "Il Duce."

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Bronx Boys

Artist: Stephan Shames
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: February 20, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

A selection of 22 photographs by the New York-based photographer Stephan Shames. Here Shames depicts aspects of life in the South Bronx during the 1970s, as experienced by a group of children as they negotiate the interplay between good and evil: violence and love; chaos and family.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Local Texture

Artist: Nancy Meagher
Start Date: January 21, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, February 7, 4-7pm
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Premiering oil paintings inspired by the interior and exterior landscapes of the Pioneer Valley, Meagher's new body of work represents a masterful evolution in her abstract impasto style. Her passionate use of the palate knife forms unique image textures usually reserved for memories and reflections in rippling water. Through this ecstatic exploration of color and dimension, Meagher draws from the internal, meditating on her personal journey, vision, and jubilation when painting.

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

 

40 Years / 40 Artists

Artists: group show includes Daniel Buren, Joel Shapiro, William Wegman, Jenny Holzer, Dawoud Bey, Kimsooja, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and many more
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: UMCA
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

To celebrate UMCA's 40th anniversary, 40 artists who had major exhibitions at the UMCA since 1975 will donate artworks in recognition of the impact the UMCA had on their careers. The exhibition of these prints, drawings, and photographs will serve as a reminder of the great impact these artists have had in opening up important dialogue on ideas relevant to contemporary art and society. Artists include many renowned local, national, and international artists.

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

Birds Bugs and Mugs

Artist: Jeremy Hawkins
Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: February 5, 2015
Location Name: High Horse
Hours: 11am-1am
Address: 24 N Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Jeremyhawkinsart.com

The pen and ink illustrations and pencil drawings of Jeremy Hawkins.

Contact: Jeremy Hawkins
Hawkinsj977@gmail.com
413-387-0022

 

Drawing Show

Artists: Constance Hamilton, Guru Karam Khalsa, Nancy Meagher, Rebecca Muller, Evelyn Pye, Rochelle Shicoff, Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Artists working with materials such as pencil, ink, pastel and wire explore multiple approaches to the practice of drawing.

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

 

Rivers' Flow

Artists: Fiber Artists of Western MA
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: February 28, 20154
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: M-F 8:30-5, Sat 9-12
Address: 254 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.northamptoncooperativebank.com

Fiber artists of western ma describe the panoply of techniques and materials known today as fiber art with quilting, felting, crochet and printmaking, a continuation of the jones library's December show.

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

 

Connections and Disconnections

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: The Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Work by six veteran digital photographers. For the first time as a group Jim Gambaro, Lew Holzman, Bruce Kahn, Bernie Kubiak, Bill Rowley and Tom Wyatt will be exhibiting their very diverse work.

Contact: Lew Holzman
lholz46@gmail.com
413-213-0501

 

Harmony

Artist: Martha Brouwer
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.marthabrouwer.com

The surprise appearance of hot air balloons in front of Martha Brouwer's house this June when she moved to the Pioneer Valley immediately showed up in her painting of the meandering Connecticut River (the painting was selected for the NEPR 2014 art mug). Amherst Town Hall morphs into a book cover being read by a tuckered out professor in another painting. Sometimes with mystery and sometimes with quirkiness she enjoys painting her own personal take on the novelty of life's connections.

Contact: Martha Brouwer
marthabrouwer@gmail.com
413-461-1261

 

World Cups: A Cross-Cultural Look at Drinking Vessels

Start Date: November 29, 2014
End Date: April 5, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Featuring a range of art from Africa, the Americas, east Asia, and Europe, this exhibition sets drinking vessels in cross-cultural and cross-temporal conversation, drawing from the Mead's collection of antiquities and decorative arts, and spanning over two millennia.

Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Artist: Felix Lembersky
Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: 10-4 Sun-Fri
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Paintings and drawings by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70), whose work was long suppressed for his refusal to conform to the ideology promoted by the state beginning in the Stalinist era.

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

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Rhythms of a Faithful Journey

Artist: Robin Joyce Miller
Start Date: February 3, 2015
End Date: February 23, 2015
Reception Date: February 3, 7pm
Location Name: Borgia Gallery at Elms College
Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

Artist, educator, poet and author Robin Joyce Miller's reception will include a slideshow and an exhibit of 14 mixed-media collage quilts. Twelve of them illustrate African-American history events or periods accompanying poetry from her book, Rhythms of a Faithful Journey. Recitations of poems that accompany these works of art will be included in the presentation. The slideshow is a personal narrative of the journey to restoration and healing through faith, art, poetry and photography.

Contact: Geri Brunell
brunellg@elms.edu
413-265-2312

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

The Fire This Time

Artists: include Carrie Mae Weems, Philip Guston, Honore Daumier, John Heartfield, Danh Vo, Ben Volta, Jesse Krimes, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Rick Savinon, Steve Schapiro, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Angel Abreu
Start Date: January 11, 2015
End Date: February 27, 2015
Location Name: von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: M-F 9-4 or by appt
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu

An exhibit focusing on the didactic sensibilities of each artist included, within a collective social consciousness. The title of the show derives from the James Baldwin's seminal book The Fire Next Time, written in 1963, 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, over 50 years later, the social unrest that is bubbling nationwide makes it clear that we all continue to have work to do. Curated by Angel Abreu, Deerfield class of 1992.

Contact: Lydia Hemphill
lhemphill@deerfield.edu
413-774-1480

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

It's a Snap!

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: February 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: Eastworks, MAP Space
Hours: Mon, Weds, Fri, 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/itsasnapshow

A show of anonymous snapshots from the collections of some of the most prominent collectors of found photos in the US. A panel of collectors, moderated by Kristen Gresh from the Boston MFA, happens before the reception at 3:30pm, February 14. Please see the website for the list of collectors contributing to the show.

Contact: Stacy Waldman
houseofmirthphotos@gmail.com
413-320-3830

 

Nancy Caffell

Artist: Nancy Caffell
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Friday 9-1, Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Born and raised in Manhattan Ms. Caffall grew up immersed in the exhibits of New York's greatest museums, playing in the world of Egyptian pharaohs to tilting with medieval knights at the Metropolitan to wondering at the immensity of the Turner skies at the Frick and the world of modern art at MOMA and the Guggenheim. In 2009 she studied gouache and pen and ink drawing at Lillstreet in Chicago. She has studied watercolor with Walt Cudnohufsky and Barbara Johnson.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031

 

Nancy Perry

Artist: Nancy Perry
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 30, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Friday 9-1, Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Nancy has chosen a sampling of her art which include paintings with oil on velvet and canvas, and watercolors. She is a member of the Easthampton Arts Guild, Easthampton City Arts, Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts, Agawam Community Artists and Artisans, as well as the Lyme Art Association.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031

 

Four Perspectives

Artists: Caroline Arnold, Nancy First, Joan Davis, Sheila Lyford
Start Date: January 1, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Four residents of the Lathrop Community show their work in a collaborative show.

Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Prints

Artist: Karen Johnson
Start Date: December 9, 2014
End Date: January 28, 2015
Location Name: The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery
Hours: 8:30am-3pm
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Johnson's prints were created using linoleum, wood, and stencils. She explores various subject matters with a keen interest in nature.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Valley-Rooted

Artist: David Sund
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, February 5, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

David Sund's collection of floral portraits, still lifes, landscapes and architectural images is created using a primary pallet and a realist's eye to preserve the places, objects, plants and rural life-styles of the region. Some of the buildings are old acquaintances he has known for a lifetime. Some of the still life objects have played roles in creating quiet backdrops of simple, familiar, decades-old interiors. He is content to paint a thing if it evokes a sense of history and locality.

Contact: David Sund
DNSund@verizon.net
413-773-5330

 

Water, Water, Everywhere

Artist: Martha Olmstead
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: February 5, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Since retiring as a nurse in the operating room of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, the artist has been concentrating on painting and studying art. She has selected paintings which reflect her interest in water, water in the landscape, in pools, rivers, the beach, and the ocean. The paintings are all oil on canvas. The large format paintings were inspired by "A Sea Symphony" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with poetry by Walt Whitman.

Contact: Martha Olmstead
skipolstead@verizon.net
413-774-2220

 

Seawall Series

Artist: Georgia Pugh
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: March 1, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, February 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Living and working in Hatfield, Ms. Pugh creates the dramatic paintings of the "Seawall Series", portraying the results of the high seas, storms and devastating coastal incursions brought about by climate change. This work presents the broken remnants of iron, concrete, rock and rebar, seawalls built to keep the water from the land. Using imagery of these powerful, yet precarious forms, the artist provokes a sense of the perpetual interaction between human will and the forces of nature.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Waterscapes

Artists: Elizabeth Lehman, Will Sillin
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: March 1, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, February 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

These images explore particular light and place at locations near and along the Connecticut River, and in Provincetown. The presence of water adds a magical element to any landscape and an irresistible challenge to the painter.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Photograms by Ed Los & Photographs by Izudin Lelic and Meredith Howe Jones

Artists: Ed Los, Izudin Lelic, Meredith Howe Jones
Start Date: February 3, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, February 7, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Meredith Howe Jones tries to illuminate, through photography, some of the shape, form, light, and design in the natural world. Izudin Lelic is an amateur photographer from Western Massachusetts. He started with photography as a hobby about 15 years ago, first with film and later completely converting to a digital photography. Ed Los creates his images in the darkroom, without a camera.

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

 

Eccentric Abstraction Revisited

Artists: Donnabelle Casis, Brantner DeAtley, Jieun Shin
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, February 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Three artists explore the facets of abstraction in a group exhibition of dynamic and diverse works.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Winter Exhibition 2014-2015

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 15, 2014
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Th-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Featuring a selection of gallery artists. Among the work shown are new pieces by Chie Yoshii, Margaret Withers, Jeff Gola, Rick Pas, & Scott Prior. Exhibiting artists: Scott Prior, Chie Yoshii, Larry Preston, Anne Lilly, Susan Mikula, Stanley Bielen, Robert Sweeney, Yin Yong Chun, Travis Louie, Hale Johnson, Ali Moshiri, Margaret Withers, Marc Civitarese, Jeff Gola, Rick Pas, Bruce Ackerson, Mallory Lake, Tim de Christopher.

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

 

Treasures of Forbes Library Special Collections

Start Date: January 6, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: Forbes Library, Hosmer Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri-Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

A special exhibition, featuring rarely seen art and artifacts from the library's extensive special collections. On display will be works that are visually fascinating not only as historical documentation but also as graphic art and as tangible artifacts of Northampton's past. A curated selection of photographs, prints, letters, diaries, paintings, posters, and objects of historical significance from the 18th to the 20th centuries will be on view.

Contact: 413-587-1013

 

Wanderings

Artist: Deborah O'Neill
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.deborahoneill.com

Fresh off the plane this past year from Ireland, Rome, Tuscany and Venice, the artist brings some of her latest and favorite European and American Photos, Paintings and Photo Paintings that look like photos to the New Gallery. She likes to take photos that look like paintings, and do paintings that look like photos. O'Neill's exhibit will include new European scenes, local photography and some older favorites too.

Contact: Deborah O'Neill
doarts@aol.com
413-527-0323

 

Reality and Fantasy

Artist: Gregory Wilson
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is currently a photographer. He was formerly a librarian with experience in various areas of the science. When the library closed, he decided to experiment with making photographs 3 dimensional with the use of special glasses, color arrangement, printing techniques and paper. The 3-D photographs that will be exhibited in the Locust Gallery will be marked.

Contact: Gregory Wilson
413-586-5576

 

Imagined Portraits

Artist: Claudia Sperry
Start Date: January 8, 2015
End Date: February 1, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Portraits painted from the artists imagination that captures what lies behind mere appearances. www.claudiasperry.com

Contact: claudia sperry
claudiasperry@comcast.net
413-695-5523

 

Barbara Hadden

Artist: Barbara Hadden
Start Date: January 8, 2015
End Date: February 4, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery,
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Developing ideas concerning the history of astronomy: concepts change, to accommodate what is perceived. Looking also improves with patience and you see more as you slow down.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Kaput Handmade Tattoo Machines

Artist: Kaputhandmade
Start Date: January 9, 2015
End Date: February 9, 2015
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11aqm-10pm, 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

Custom handmade tattoo machines by Kaputhandmade from Barcelona, Spain. Made out of everything from ordinary household items, to toys, to markers & spray paint cans. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind treasure and they are all functional! Available in both battery powered units as well as ones that plug into a regular tattoo machine power supply.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Afterimage: In Memoriam of Deborah Sklar

Artist: Deborah Sklar
Start Date: December 27, 2014
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue, Thur & Sat: 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Expressionist paintings, pastels and drawings that defined a woman's strength to live a life of meaning and love. Open reception way outside the Northampton's Arts Night Out. Image shown: Detail of "Dark Angel". See full image of painting at the Anchor House of Artists website or come along to see the real article itself among over 50 of this artist's intense artworks in the Anchor House's 2500 square foot exhibition spaces.

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

 

Sculpturally-Modified Paintings

Artist: Stephanie Gerolimatos
Date: ongoing
Location Name: Northampton Naturopathic
Address: 30 N King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.StephG.org

A selection of abstract, highly textured paintings. Many are cut through to reveal tactile surfaces such as velvet. Some are built up into sculptural forms.

Contact: Stephanie Gerolimatos
ssStephG@gmail.com
413-552-3728

 

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

Art From the Heart

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 28, 2015
End Date: February 23, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Mon & Wed-Thur 11-5; Fri-Sat 11-7
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A group show featuring paintings, fiber, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery by artists in the Shelburne Arts Cooperative.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

PAPERCUT ART

Artists: Edith Bingham, Peggy Davis, Carolyn Guest, Margaret Humbert-Droz, Greta Kessler, Maggie L.J. Shollenberger, Yehudit Shadur
Start Date: January 15, 2015
End Date: February 12, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 12-6pm, Thur 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Papercuts started in China, but quickly spread to Europe and the Americas. This peasant art was used for homes and religious festivals. In Poland it is called wycinanki and sheep shears were used. European Jews made papercut amulets, ketubas, mizrachs, etc. In Germany, it was called scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) and included silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The tradition was brought to Colonial America by German and Swiss immigrants. The art of papercutting is flourishing anew.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

WHALES AND BLUEBIRDS

Artist: Holly S. Murray
Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: March 28, 2015
Reception Date: February 7, 5-7pm
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Hours: see website
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.Bingartscenter.org

Paintings and works on paper consisting of two bodies of related work. One series reflects on the concept of the Bluebird of Happiness, the origin of its meaning and how happiness is interpreted in popular culture today. The other work finds its source in the history of whaling and how that industry mirrors our current processing and consumption of fossil fuels.

Contact: Brian Hale
info@bingartscenter.org
413-731-9730

 

Culture & Cocktails - Indulgence: An Evening of Wine and Chocolate

Artist: Gloria Garfinkel
Date: Thursday, February 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Culture & Cocktails at the Springfield Museums take place on most first Thursdays. The Feb. 5th event includes wine tasting and chocolate samples, all included with admission. View Origami Interpretations and meet artist Gloria Garfinkel, whose work recently received glowing reviews in the Huffington Post and Hartford Courant. Music provided by The Ross Novgrad Jazz Trio, with catering by Log Rolling Catering. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers and $5 for members; advance reservations suggested.

Contact: Sharon Ferrara
sferrara@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

Artists: Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, Vincent Floderer , Miri Golan, Paul Jackson, Dr. Robert J. Lang, Yuko Nishimura, Richard Sweeney, Jiangmei Wu
Start Date: January 20, 2015
End Date: April 12, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

North American debut! A ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale origami installations by nine visionary master folders from around the world. Above the Fold demonstrates the extraordinary artistic achievements being made in the world of contemporary origami. In the hands of nine international artists, what was once considered a children's craft becomes a sophisticated and often breathtaking global art form. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.

Contact: 413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Triple SSS 2015: Sensual, Sexual, Smut

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: March 14, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, February 7, 6pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 125 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

The fourth annual erotic art show at Nina's Nook. The tiny and intimate gallery will be filled with the art of more than two dozen local and regional artists working in a wide array of materials along the erotic spectrum from mild to WILD. The reception will be hosted across the street at Madison's on the Ave, a funky gallery of vintage goods and art at 104 Avenue A.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

James W. Gebryel

Artist: James W. Gebryel
Start Date: January 1, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Location Name: The Jasper Rand Art Gallery, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

Mr. Gebryel first became interested in photography in South Vietnam in 1967 when he purchased his first "real" camera - a Pentax Spotmatic. In fact two of his most favorite shots from that year are on display in the exhibit: "Children of Vietnam" and "Soldiers in the Monsoon". Photography was not his main focus during his work life, after graduating from the University of Connecticut he served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army from 1965-1968 Including Vietnam.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Call to Photographers

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Submission Due Date: March 8, 2015
Submission Fees: $15
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Hope and Feathers Gallery is proud to host a juried photography show for the months of April and May. Open to all photographers, the gallery calls for submissions in response to a discussion on the nature of space. The show will be juried for medals by a conference of three nationally recognized photographers -- Holly Lynton, Jon Crispin and Susan Jahoda. A $500 cash prize will be awarded for best in show. For the full show prompt, jury bios and to download a submission packet please visit the website.

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

 

Paradise [not yet] Lost

Sponsoring Group Name: The Art Garden
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: none, participants asked to bring food to share at reception or help with set-up or clean-up
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

This is a community exhibit about environmental issues, climate change, and the places we love that need care and protection. All work that relates to the theme will be included. Some size restrictions may be necessary. Call if your work is over 3' in any direction. Performances welcome. See website for more details. Opening reception: Feb 7, 6-8pm. Performances at 7pm. Call to schedule or if you have questions. Exhibit hung salon-style in working studio space. Show runs through March 31.

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

 

Hispanic Heritage Month at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Submission Due Date: February 13, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts is looking for an artist (or group of artists) to exhibit in Sept/Oct 2015 as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month activities. The gallery, approximately 1200 square feet, is located on the second floor of the Mary Dooley College Center. Artist must be able to hang own show and be available for a two hour reception with patrons. All media are welcome. Exhibit must directly relate to and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Contact: Geri Brunell
brunellg@elms.edu
413-265-2312

 

PASSION!

Sponsoring Group Name: The Elusie Gallery
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

Passion [pash-uh n]: 1. Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling. 2. Strong amorous or sexual feeling; desire; love; ardor. 3. Strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire. 4. The object of such a fondness or desire. Does your art relates to any of these definitions? Then show your passion at the Elusie Gallery's second edition of PASSION! February 14 to March 6. All media can apply, including three dimensional work and short spoken word. 5 submissions, no size restriction.

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

 

The Elusie Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Elusie Gallery
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

The Elusie Gallery, the exhibition space at Big Red Frame in Easthampton's Old Town Hall, is seeking artists to complete its 2015 Calendar. Emerging artists and creative art forms encouraged. All media will be considered. Please submit artist statement and resume, 4-5 samples of your current work and a brief description of the projected exhibition to elusie@bigredframe.com

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
info@bigredframe.com

 

Community 6 x 6" Art Exhibit and Sale at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Bookmill
Submission Due Date: February 1, 2015
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Members of the community are invited to submit 1 to 3 separate pieces of original wall art for the exhibit and sale to be held Feb 7-Mar 1. 6 x 6" is the maximum dimension of the art; works can also be 4 x 6 or 3 x 3 etc. Framing not required, but must have a firm backing and must have a wire, cord or hook on the back for hanging. If art is framed, the frame will not count toward the dimension of the piece. Each piece will be priced at $36 (20% of sales go to the gallery). Gallery hours: Thur-Sun 12-6 pm.

Contact: Louise Minks
louise@louiseminks.com
413-367-2800

 

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

Sponsoring Group Name: The Asian Arts and Culture Program at the UMass Fine Arts Center
Submission Due Date: March 15, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/Online/RiverSong

The River's Song Project, conceived as an innovative year-long study combining the arts and the environment gives voice to a diverse constituency along the Connecticut River basin and highlights its ecology. As part of The River's Song Project, art work created from trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed will be exhibited at the Great Hall in the Turners Falls Discovery Center during April and May of 2015. See website for more information.

Contact: aacp@acad.umass.edu
413-577-2486

 

Women History Month Event

Sponsoring Group Name: Artist Square Group Gallery
City/Town: Springfield

Call for Artist, Female Artist for March, Women History Month Event. Please send information to Tracy Woods at ArtistSquareGroupGallery@gmail.com or for additional information. Send email and jpgs of work.

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

 

5th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan 17
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

All images must be captured with light sensitive material (either film or digital). Jury selections will be based on the review of the original images, not digital files. Categories: CREATIVE, NATURE, PHOTOJOURNALISM, PICTORIAL. Show Dates: February 2-27, 2015. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers. Prospectus/Entry form on website. Pictured: the 2014 award for Best in Show went to Joe Oliverio of Springfield.

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.
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

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

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative seeking new working members

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Submission Due Date: February 1, 2015
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com/sac-joinus.html

The member-owned and -operated Shelburne Arts Cooperative is seeking new working members. Jurying takes place out our members' meeting the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, email or visit website.

Contact: sac01370@gmail.com

 

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

It's a Snap! Collage Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, February 5, 6-9pm OR Friday, February 6, 6-9pm
Fee: $25
Class Location: Eastworks MAP Space
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/itsasnapshow

A workshop to make your own collage with vintage photos provided by the "It's a Snap" show curator, Stacy Waldman. Following the workshop, finished collages will be included as part of "It's a Snap" in the back exhibition space. Please bring glue sticks, scissors and your imagination. Contact Stacy to register. Space is limited.

Contact: Stacy Waldman
houseofmirthphotos@gmail.com
413-320-3830

 

Color Mixing and Matching with Christina Grace Mastrangelo

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, February 4 - March 18
Fee: $179/$210 members/non-members
Organization: The Springfield Museum School
Class Location: George Walter Vincent Smith Museum
Address: 32 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.christinamastrangelo.com

With targeted exercises, you'll learn to mix and match colors from life and photos with precision. We will first learn the traditional limited 4-color palette, and then an extended 9-color palette to pick up on subtleties of color. There is a demo on hue/value/chroma and how to understand the connection between that and the color wheel. Learn how to mix and match colors exactly, how to lay out your palette for optimal use, and become a master over your paints. Project: A Master Copy.

Contact: Jeanne Fontaine
JFontaine@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6482

 

Bargue Drawing and Portrait Drawing with Christina Grace Mastrangelo

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, Feb 4 - Mar 18, OR Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, Jan 27 - Feb 24
Fee: $170 for members/$200 for non-members
Organization: The Springfield Museum School
Class Location: George Walter Vincent Smith Museum
Address: 32 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.christinamastrangelo.com

In the 1800's, artists learned to draw by copying Bargue Plates. Learn this traditional method from a qualified Italian atelier graduate, who will teach you the sight-size technique, starting a drawing, how to develop your drawing with accuracy, how to see and draw as realistically as possible, how to master a pencil, and how to finish a drawing with smoothrendering. This is an essential class to train your eye and learn the skills needed for realistic drawing.

Contact: Jeanne Fontaine
JFontaine@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6482

 

Italic Calligraphy Class

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, February 11 - March 18
Fee: $225, plus $40 for materials
Organization: Cottage Street Studio Arts School
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mtcalligraphy.com

Put aside your computers and electronic gadgets to learn the art of beautiful hand-lettering, using similar techniques and materials as the medieval scribes. Create your own invitations, cards or art work with the 15th century classic Italic script - flowing and elegant - an excellent "hand" for beginners. Step by step, you will learn to use a broad-edged dip pen and how to form each letter. Each step of instruction proceeds slowly and carefully, with each student working at his or her own pace.

Contact: Mary Teichman
mary@mtcalligraphy.com
413-529-9212

 

Wine & Painting Wednesdays

Date & Time: Every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: artALIVE
Address: 35 S. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.artaliveamherst.com

Recreate famous art. Drink wine. This is not your typical wine and paint art. We only paint the masters works, you can do it too! Great for groups and team bonding. Choose to join us on a Wednesday event or book a private party with us on another day. $30 includes instructor (Teri Magner), art supplies, and a snack. Attendees provide their own wine or other drink of choice. Bring friends, we need a minimum of 5 to hold the Wednesday event!

Contact: info@artaliveamherst.com
413-222-5366

 

artALIVE Academy: Fine Art School focusing on Watercolor, Drawing, and Painting

Date & Time: open
Fee: $25/hour
Class Location: artALIVE
Address: 35 S. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.artaliveamherst.com

Semi-private lessons that include a group exhibition! The instructor offers lessons in *watercolor; touching upon wet on wet technique, classical watercolor, dry brush technique, styles, brush tricks, finished watercolor masterpiece, drawing; understanding classical proportions & perspective rules, perfecting symmetrical shapes, portraiture, finished drawing masterpiece, painting; understanding of color palette, choosing the right brushes, still life, and old masters techniques.

Contact: info@artaliveamherst.com
413-222-5366

 

Figure Drawing from the Inside Out

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, February 7
Fee: $95
Class Location: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

A one-day intensive figure drawing session. The aim to help strengthen and invigorate your drawing by influencing the way you see. We will analyze the human figure by applying simple artistic anatomy and basic perspective. If you are frustrated at drawing outlines and filling them in then this is a great class for you! Come with an open mind and a willingness to experiment. Open to beginners. Pre-registration required.

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

 

Beginner Photoshop with Michele Loftus-Trzcinski

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, February 7-28
Fee: $125
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Join Michele as she guides you through the many ways to enhance your photos, build designs to use in your other artwork, and tips and tricks to make your photos look their best! Bring your computer with Photoshop Elements, and get ready to make your photos the best they've ever been!

Contact: info@workshop13.org
413-277-6972

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone

Date & Time: Saturday, January 31, 10:30am-3pm
Fee: $75
Organization: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Class Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/mosaic-garden-stepping-stones

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!

Contact: info@knack.org
413-529-0126

 

Wood Carving

Date & Time: ongoing, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
Fee: $15/class
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Learn woodcarving with award winning woodcarver Ed Cope. This class is a continuing class with all skill levels welcomed. Learn the basics to advanced techniques at your own pace; from simple "whittling", to Chip Carving, to sculpting with chisels. You may carve one of Ed's award winning designs or bring in your own project. Call Ed to register for the class and to determine what your project needs and tool requirements are. To see samples of Ed's carvings, visit www.edthewizard.com.

Contact: Ed Cope
hello@gatewaycityarts.com
978-544-8092

 

Creating Fabulous Fabrics with textile artist Jeanne Sisson

Date & Time: Saturdays, February 14 & 21, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $105 Members, $124 nonmembers
Class Location: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Explore the exciting world of fabric design and fabrication. Learn Shibori fabric manipulation techniques, dyeing and color removal, printmaking and hand painting techniques while incorporating color theory to create your own fat quarter fabric samples. Perfect for those who sew or quilt, for home decorators, or anyone who has an appreciation for one-of-a-kind art cloth. Dyes paints, and fabric included. Supply list provided.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, January 27 - March 3; OR Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 29 - March 5
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Explore the benefits of acrylic paint using landscape as your subject matter. Landscape painter Lynne Adams uses a method of teaching that gives beginners a jump start into painting and more experienced artists a way to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. Color mixing and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop. This is a 6-week painting class.

Contact: Lynne Adams
lynneadamsart@gmail.com
413-687-4466

 

Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm, January 30 - March 6
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
strong>Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

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

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

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm, January 28 - March 4
Fee: $300
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
strong>Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing- through a series of exercises designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils, different surfaces available, and their effects. Examples from the history of drawing provide insight to the possibilities and the value of drawing as an art in itself, as well as preparation for ideas to execute in other art forms.

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

 

Watercolor, Real to Abstract

Date & Time: 1-3pm, February 17 - March 17
Fee: $150
Class Location: Deborah Rubin's home studio
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.deborahrubin.com

Learn to abstract a real image through various ways like brushwork and color. All levels welcome.

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

 

Watercolor, Loose & Fast

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, February 24 - March 24
Fee: $200
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn to let go with water and paint. Some watercolor basics for those beginners and then off to creating quick watercolors filled with color and movement. All levels welcome. www.deborahrubin.com

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

 

Flower Painting in Oil with instructor Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, March 14 & 21
Fee: $180
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Learn how to create an alla prima painting, accurately mix and match color and how to paint realistic petals and leaves. Explore the unique properties that make oil such an interesting medium to work with. For artists wishing to achieve a more realistic painting or budding artists who wish to paint with a higher level of skill this workshop will leave you with a greater sense of confidence in your approach to mix and apply paint to the canvas.

Contact: info@workshop13.org
413-277-6972

 

Acrylics or Oils for the Seasoned Veteran and for the Terrified Beginner!

Date & Time: 1-4pm, Saturdays, January 3 - February 28 (except Jan 31)
Fee: $25/class (Attend as many classes as you can or want)
Organization: Louise Minks
Class Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts Building
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.louiseminks.com

Fear Not! is Louise's motto. Learn perspective! Color! Composition! And how to "Rescue the Perishing" - those embarrassing efforts on canvas. This is your chance! It's time again for winter painting classes at Louise's studio. Plan to forge ahead, even if you haven't painted in years. Limited to 10 per class with a waiting list. February tends to open up more spaces.

Contact: Louise Minks
Louise@LouiseMinks.com
413-367-2800

 

Hand-building for all levels

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:15pm, January 29 - March 19
Fee: $250 registration plus $50 materials fee
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

Explore many different hand-building techniques to construct functional or sculptural pieces. Beginners are welcome.

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

 

Creating on the potter's wheel: beginner and beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:15pm, February 3 - March 24
Fee: $250 registration plus $50 materials fee
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session (8 weeks) offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome. Class size is limited to five or six students.

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

 

Women Creating Day into Night

Date & Time: Februrary 7, 9am-9pm (Optional stay for Sunday Feb 8 from 9-1)
Fee: $155-$180 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials); $80 additional for Sunday
Organization: Center for Creative Consciousness
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org

If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Join me for a Women Creating Day into Night. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself; playing with art materials, reflecting and writing. Spend time in nature walking to the pond or in the woods. It's time for you, to do as you please!

Contact: 413-665-4880

 

Mixed level oil painting

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $18-$25
Class Location: artist's home studio
City/Town: Florence

Mixed level oil painting instruction with experienced artist/instructor Val Bassett at her home studio in Florence. Comfortable & supportive environment for students to progress at their own pace. Private and small group classes are available weekdays.

Contact: Val Bassett
Bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538

 

Embroidery I with Bonnie Sennott

Date & Time: Saturday, February 21, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Organization: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Class Location: Eastworks, Suite 126
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/embroidery-i-0

Get started stitching! Learn the basics--running stitch, back stitch, lazy daisy, seed stitch, French knots, and blanket stitch/applique. Hoops, needles, fabric, and threads will be provided--but feel free to bring your own. You'll also get a fragrant mix of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary for making an herbal sachet.

Contact: info@knack.org
413-529-0126

 

Stained Glass Panel and Panel Lamp Workshop

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-9pm, February 26 - March 19
Fee: $300
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful stained glass panel or stained glass panel lamp. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels are welcome. Materials and supplies are not included in the tuition but are available to purchase during the class.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: February 25, 6-9pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels of experience are welcome. All materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class are: February 28, 1-4pm; March 4, 6-9pm; March 7, 1-4pm; April 8, 6-9pm; April 12, 1-4pm.

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

 

The Return of the Butterfly

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, January 31, 2015
Fee: Suggested $75
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Shang Shung Institute, Room TBA
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

Brenda taught this workshop at the 2014 International Origami Workshop in NYC. She writes: "Over time and through influences from other artists I now fold with handmade papers, a variety of simple to complex designs, and incorporate the models into a work of art. The idea of sharing my accumulated knowledge inspires me to infect other people with the magic of creating something 3-dimensional with a flat piece of paper." This workshop will focus on creating lovely origami butterflies with handmade paper.

Contact: Tatiana Shannon
taraframeconservation@gmail.com
413-313-5820

 

Art For A Change

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, January 28, meets monthly (next session: Feb 25)
Fee: FREE (donations welcome)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Art For A Change focuses on incubating and hatching creative ideas that address issues you care about. You can come to one or all sessions! No idea is too big or too small to work on. (Bringing an idea is not required.) Each session begins with a slide presentation of inspiring work by local, national and international artists and activists. Each session includes time for incubating and hatching ideas.

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

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 13, 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

Millers Falls Arts Bridge

Goal: $100,000
Start Date: January 11, 2015
End Date: February 21, 2015
City/Town: Millers Falls
Website: kck.st/1slWz8a

For the repair and renovation of the St John's Parish church in Millers Falls to create a home for our cross-cultural contemporary arts and community education project - the Millers Falls Arts Bridge (MFAB). Once our doors are re-open, MFAB will build a program of artist-in-residency projects, exhibitions, events, performances and community activities that will engage artists with the local region, and contribute to the social and economic revitalization of Millers Falls.

 
Old Colony Package StoreHope & Feathers Framing and GalleryHolyoke Creative Arts CenterEasthampton City Arts +Mill 1 at Open SquareMike Tillyer Sculpture and Drawings at Hampshire College