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This Week's Newsletter: July 26, 2016

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 26, 2016
Issue #412

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Six / Photography

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 27, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, August 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Six is a group show offering diverse approaches to photography, including abstraction, mixed media, classic prints, and wall installation. Artists in Conversation, an informal discussion with the artists, is on August 18 at 7:30pm. Artists: Marianne Connolly, Sue Katz, Gloria Kegeles, Rebecca Muller, Larry Rankin, and Rochelle Shicoff.

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

 

Block Prints

Artist: Neil Brigham
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: October 27, 2016
Reception Date: August 4
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri & Sun 10am-2pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.neilbrigham.com

Illustrator and Printmaker, Neil Brigham, presents, Block Prints, a selection of his linocut block prints. After earning a Masters of Art in Illustration from Syracuse University, Neil has divided his art-making time between freelance illustration projects and printmaking. He is faculty and a member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence. Neil's block prints can be found in the collection of the Boston Athenaeum.

Contact: Neil Brigham
neilbrigham@yahoo.com

 

3rd Annual Juried Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Show juror Mara Williams, Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, will choose from a broad pool of talented artists to create an eclectic and engaging exhibition.

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

 

Kate Spencer

Artist: Kate Spencer
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst

Kate Spencer of Montague will be showing her oil paintings at the Amherst Town Hall for the months of July and August.

Contact: Kate Spencer
413-824-1212

 

Hot Off The Press: Prints from the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File Project

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: August 25, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, August 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

This exciting exhibit of works on paper has been curated from the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File. The Flat File houses over 50 portfolios of prints by member artists, including etchings, monoprints, woodcuts and linoleum prints, photo etchings and lithographs, serigraphs and mixed media prints. This show features work from the Flat File from more than 24 artists. Reception & demo: August 4, 5-8pm, demo by Erika Radich.

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

 

Artifacts Inspire

Artists: Fiber Artists of Western Massachusetts
Start Date: April 29, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amhersthistory.org

In May the Amherst Historical Society & Museum invited the nine member Fiber Artists of Western MA to tour the collection and create pieces that reflected their curiosity about and fascination with the museum's historic artifacts. We are pleased to present Artifacts Inspire, an exhibition of the works created by Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha G. Robinson, Flo Rosenstock, Debby Slavitt, Margaret Stancer, and Nancy Young. Support was provided Peoples Bank.

Contact: Marianne Curling
info@amhersthistory.org
413-256-0678

 

Sarah Belchetz-Swenson

Artist: Sarah Belchetz-Swenson
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Sarah's paintings, drawings and prints record her ongoing examination of the world around her. She is a figurative painter and a portraitist with work at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and at Amherst College where her portraits of Richard Wilbur, Rose Olver and William Henry Hastie hang in Johnson Chapel. Her work is in the collection of the Jewish Museum in New York and in a number of other collections in this country and abroad.

Contact: Carol Kaminsky
413-256-0160

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Things in Common, A Still Life Exhibit of Borrowed Objects

Artists: Old Deerfield Painting Group
Start Date: August 6, 2016
End Date: August 14, 2016
Reception Date: August 7, 2-4:30pm
Location Name: Deerfield Community Center
Hours: Daily 12-5pm, Friday 12-7pm
Address: Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: olddeerfieldpainting.wix.com/arts

Contact: Lisa M. Henry
olddeerfieldpaintinggroup@gmail.com

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

The Joys of Summer

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild (EAG)
Start Date: August 2, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall
Hours: Mon-Fris 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Enjoy the images of "The Joys of Summer" in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media painted by the members of the EAG. Participating EAG members are Elizabeth Chase, Terry Faivre, Eleanor Herman, Debra Hughes, Nancy Nickerson, Lois, Peirent, Nancy Perry, Joanne O'Leary, Marjorie Tauer and Betty Schaffer.

Contact: Elizabeth Chase
mountainvue@yahoo.com
413-527-3875

 

Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore

Artist: Lynn Sisler
Start Date: August 3, 2016
End Date: August 25, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, August 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Lynn Sisler's 'Migration Stories' come from the space between the scientific study of nature, from the ancient past to the present, and the artist's interpretation of these narratives through a spiritual lens.

Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com

 

Plein Air Inspirations

Artists: Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, August 14, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

The Hilltown Plein Air Painters have been painting together since 2003, exploring the hilltowns and beyond while pursuing their art. The group has had several group shows including their Tenth Anniversary Show at Hosmer Gallery in Northampton: “Road Trip: Route 66” which were scenes painted along Route 66 starting in Northampton and ending in Huntington. The group enjoys painting scenes that have local interest, that make our area unique, and celebrate the beauty and history of New England.

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

 

From Scrap to Sculpture

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 9, 2016
End Date: August 6, 2016
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Wall and Table Top Art created with discarded and found metal parts. With Mark Brown, Elizabeth Denny, Piper Foreso, Matt Johnson, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, Terry Rennert, Sigrid von Wendel, Chris Woodman.

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

 

A Visual History of Easthampton

Artist: Albert G. Kiesling
Start Date: July 5, 2016
End Date: August 13, 2016
Location Name: MAP Space at Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street. Room #137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Albert G. Kiesling (1885-1968) adopted Easthampton as his home and dedicated much of his time to making it a more culturally rich place to live. From acting & singing to building parade floats and snow sculptures he was full of creative talent. ECA+ is pleased to exhibit a selection of his paintings--many are of local landscape and architecture. They all need an appreciative new home and are sold as-is. Some personal items are for sale as well. ECA+ will receive 25% of all sales from this exhibit.

Contact: Julie Rosier
arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

Bob Gatzke

Artist: Bob Gatzke
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur-Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Mr. Gatzke is a local artist of photography. Growing up in New England he developed a love for landscapes and railroads; after living in other states he realized that New England/Massachusetts is where his art flourishes. By not using any editing tools, his pictures show what he viewed through the lens of his camera. Having a gallery show of his work in Paris, this is his first public display in the United States.

Contact: Nora Blake
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031

 

Lathrop Communities Annual Art Show

Artists: artists from Lathrop's Northampton and Easthampton Campuses
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

There are a variety of wonderful artists who paint in many mediums. They are residing in both communities. This show will be the 19th annual show.

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

 

Summer Reflections

Artists: Nancy Nickerson, Nancy Perry
Start Date: May 31, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall
Hours: Mon-Tues 7:30am-5pm, Wed 8am-6pm, Thur 8am-5pm
Address: 57 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton

Nancy Nickerson and Nancy Perry are members of the Easthampton Art Guild. They paint in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels. Their diverse subjects include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals and much more. Commissions are welcome.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: July 2, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Green Fields Market / Franklin Community Co-op
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm
Address: 144 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.nedwagersdibble.com

An exhibit of ten framed canvas inkjet prints of recent original oil paintings by Ned Wagers Dibble.

Contact: Ned Wagers Dibble
nxdnwd@gmail.com
413-625-0211

 

Hear, Now & Always

Artists: Nancy First, Janice Doppler
Start Date: July 18, 2016
End Date: August 12, 2016
Reception Date: July 29, 5-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: weekdays 8:30am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Paintings by Nancy First and wood carvings by Janice Doppler.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Amor Fati

Artist: Christopher Willingham
Start Date: June 3, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

Recent paintings by Christopher Willingham. In Amor Fati, "love of fate," he evokes themes from classical mythology with color and forms revealing powerful images in exploratory abstraction.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Camera Materna: Revealing the Artist behind the Nurturer

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: The Barnes Gallery / Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun, 1-6pm; July 31, 1-4pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

A showcase of fine art photography by six local and regional artists who are connected by their dual roles as both artist and mother. This dynamic group show presents the art that has empowered each woman, so that she can in turn nurture others and her own creative spirit. Camera Materna was conceived by Barnes Gallery director, Susan Valentine, and features the work of Sara Acton, Sara Lechner, Kate Hunter, Maren Vigeland, Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood, and Trish Crapo.

Contact: Susan Valentine
BARNESGALLERY@gmail.com
413-992-5554

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Summer Celebration

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: August 29, 2016
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Montague Bookmill
Hours: Mon & Wed 11am-3pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Celebrate the summer with artists at what is quite possibly the friendliest gallery you'll ever visit. See recent work and catch up at the reception with artists from our collective: Louise Minks, Roy Mansur, Christine Mero, Christine Pellerin, Patricia Czepiel Hayes, Joan Levy. (Image by photographer Roy Mansur.)

Contact: sawmillriverarts@gmail.com
413-367-2885

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Dog Days

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: August 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A group show that brings together work by members and invited guests. Exhibiting artists pledge that a minimum of 5% of sales proceeds will be donated to the Dakin Humane Society. Dog Days are the hottest, most sultry, uncomfortable days of the Northern summer. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare. www.dakinhumane.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Paintings from the Gallery

Artist: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor waiting area
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

The artist prefers working live (en plein air) and enjoys capturing main events onto her canvas. She is highly decorated having won many awards. Dawn has designed the Governor of CT’s Holiday cards and ornaments as well as holiday painting for The White House. Her exhibit will feature local scenes along with surrounding gardens.

Contact: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
dlombardigallery@gmail.com

 

Twenty Matches Forty Lives Changed

Artists: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, August 4, 4:30–6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, New Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County made their first match in 1975. In these 40 years, over 2000 kids (aged 6-16) have been matched with mentors through the program. The photo exhibit presents a view of 20 of these matches.

Contact: Elaine Puleo
empuleo@gmail.com

 

Light and Color in the Seasons

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: karenjevans.wix.com/paintings

Karen Evans favorite subject is the reflected light seen in skies, trees and fields, and especially water. This light can reflect, dissolve, reshape and unify a space, and in doing so, change what we see. My paintings of local landscapes and still life explore the new forms and visual pathways that light can reveal. I hope that people looking at my paintings of familiar sites will find pleasure and a fresh eye.

Contact: Karen Evans
karenevans@verizon.com

 

Progressions

Artists: David Andrews, Karen Chapman, Nina Rossi
Start Date: August 2, 2016
End Date: August 30, 2016
Reception Date: August 23, 6-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Diverse in style and medium, yet similar in their dedication to their particular artistic journey, the three artists in "Progressions" present work in their chosen themes and media. David Andrews' graphite drawings explore elemental organic forms. Karen Chapman's abstract paintings on canvas reference naturalistic forms. Nina Rossi constructs geometric figures of painted wood.

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

 

Anamnesis of Place

Artist: Joanne Holtje
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: August 12, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Joanne Holtje's first show at the Oxbow Gallery is an exploration of natural spaces from memories so distant that they merge with imagined places. Abstract and evocative, Holtje's oil paintings invite the viewer to experience their own remembrances. www.joanneholtje.com

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

The Candidate is Absent: A Pop-Up Campaign Office launched by the PineCone Finance Reform Party

Start Date: July 24, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

The Pinecone Finance Reform Party will launch The Candidate's 2016 presidential campaign with a host of workshops and actions for the people. Workshops will address all aspects of platform-building, including Hands-On Democracy Construction, an Electioneering Ephemera Atelier, Manifesto Writing, and Public Speaking. Participatory Actions will include Listening Lunches with EE Miller, a public performance of I Want A President Who..., and will conclude with an UNconventional victory DANCE party!

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

 

Addressing Perspective

Artists: Peter Schmitz, Kathy Couch, Sasha Statman-Weil
Start Date: July 31, 2016
End Date: August 6, 2016
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Peter Schmitz, Kathy Couch, and Sasha Statman-Weil use the space of the A.P.E. Gallery to explore questions of perception. Visitors are invited to observe two performers framed by curtains. Observers standing outside the bounds of the curtains give form and parameter to their experience with the curtains that surround the space, which are available to help visitors shape their literal vision. With them, observers are in charge of their framing and their vantage; they alone determine what and how they see.

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

 

The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection

Start Date: June 17, 2016
End Date: September 11, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection, entirely drawn from works in SCMA's holdings, offers a wide variety of contemporary perspectives by American artists on the landscape in its natural, altered, or re-imagined forms. Featuring a range of topographies from cultivated lands to forest and desert, The Lay of the Land highlights new acquisitions, as well as works being displayed for the first time.

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

 

Here and There, High and Low

Artists: Vera Yanez, Ron Verville
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 28, 2016
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Exhibit with Vera Yanez and Ron Verville display their various photographs of nature and science from around the area.

Contact: Joanne Brooks
jbrooks@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

 

Mary Bliss Parsons: Accused Witch of Northampton

Artist: Susan Montgomery
Start Date: July 8, 2016
End Date: August 7, 2016
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Susan Montgomery explores the confusing and contradictory rumors and accusations against Mary Bliss Parsons.

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

 

Alicia Hunsicker

Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: July 3, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.aliciahunsicker.com

Alicia Hunsicker will be showing her science inspired paintings at Provisions for the month of July.

Contact: Alicia Hunsicker
aliciahunsicker@verizon.net

 

6 X 6 at A.P.E.

Start Date: July 10, 2016
End Date: August 21, 2016
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A unique new program that expands the understanding of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. 6X6 will host six artists/artist groups over six weeks. During their week-long residency, each artist or group will create and continue work in the gallery space, which will then be made open to the public through a variety of workshops, events, and pop-up exhibitions.

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

 

Variety Showcase

Artist: Nancy Nickerson
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist has been painting with watercolors for 50 years. She has painted landscapes, portraits, animals, flowers and buildings and enjoyed all of her subjects. She feels her paintings bring with them a sense of awe, happiness, beauty and meaning.

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

 

New England's Visual Feast

Artist: Nancy Caffall
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist's watercolors reflect her love for the beauty of the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires and the New England Coast. Her images include studies of old farm trucks rusting in a field or the unique values of abandoned and decaying mill and farm buildings, to close-ups of flowers, and portraits of animals.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

MADWIMMIN BOOKS

Artist: Judith Abraham
Start Date: June 10, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street (south side of Shell gas station)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Abraham's "MADWIMMIN BOOKS" diorama, made of repurposed material, is based on the setting and characters taken from Alison Bechdel's graphic novel "Dykes To Watch Out For" Additionally to this masterwork, Abraham has designed an interactive event celebrating the LGBTQI pioneering era in this region's history.

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

 

One Hundred and One Visual Haiku

Artist: Ami Fagin
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Fagin's newest, and seriously lighthearted, line of work. The series came as a sudden inspiration of daily watercolor meditative expression. It emerged in the late summer of 2015, and after about two months of daily exercise it became apparent that these little gems have an irresistible universality. Emotional mind states, observations of day to day reality and the cheekier flashes of life's paradoxes are all fodder for Visual Haiku. Maturity has its rewards, and this one has come home to roost!

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

 

Venice

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Venice is a longing . . . For photographer Carol Duke this yearning was finally satisfied in the year 2012. From a body of work containing more than 4,000 images captured during her sixteen-day stay, Carol has selected twenty-five to exhibit. Her collection recounts observations of the earthy colors, unique architecture and watery atmosphere which together contribute to the mysterious and dreamy essence that is Venice, Italy.

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

 

20 Matches/40 Lives Changed: portraits of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire county, a program of CHD, made their first match in 1975. In these 40 years, over 2,000 kids (aged 6-16) have been matched with mentors through our program. A Mentor (Big) brings a different experience to the child's (Little) life. The mission is simple: Be there for a child, listen unconditionally, be a friend, have fun. This photo exhibit presents a view of 20 of these matches. We asked each pair to give us a view into who they are as a match.

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

 

RELICS

Artist: Annie Bissett
Start Date: June 30, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Artist-printmaker Annie Bissett explores the unacknowledged but inescapable religious past that underlies our 21st century secularity. The exhibition consists of a series of color halftone woodblock prints -- woodcut images made of dots -- depicting religious objects. These prints are then paired with scrolls bearing common 21st century American-English platitudes.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Light Through Color

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: June 30, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Lorna Ritz's abstract impressionist-expressionist oil paintings hold in them emotion, spirit, soul, and memory, all of which rise up in a form conducive to be realized in oil paint. How colors relate is everything: the color finds the light, creates the shape, moves the space. www.lornaritz.com

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Thinking in Wool: Contemporary Hooked Rugs

Artists: Margaret Bruzelius, Jill St. Coeur
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery in Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

An imaginative and playful exhibition of hooked rugs.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3103

 

New Encaustics

Artist: Sharon Ligorner
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 20, 2016
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Be Still An Instant

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.fineartamerica.com

The artist is an oil painter living in Florence. As a seeker of stillness, she finds herself drawn to still life as a subject of painting. She finds peace and order in the containment of objects and she attempts to capture them as they appear, utilizing natural light as much as possible. The artist is a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group and the Pittsfield College Club.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
Valeriebassett@comcast.net
413-563-3538

 

Dislocation | Negotiating Identity: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 12, 2016
End Date: August 14, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

This exhibit includes over 40 photographs by a diverse group of nine artists from Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Each of these artists is focused on the complexities of identity, within and beyond national boundaries to produce a set of highly evocative and powerful images. Rooted in complex histories, they are nevertheless highly contemporary and will be meaningful to viewers everywhere.

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

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Who Run The World

Artist: Jen Turner
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Community Room @ Palmer Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-2pm
Address: 1455 North Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: visualmash-ups.blogspot.com/?view=classic

Contact: Jen Turner
jenturn@gmail.com
413-345-2439

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

Ken, Glenn and Morgan Show

Artists:group show
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Location Name: Little Big House Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne

Ken Ridler was a primitive painter who inspired his son Glenn to paint. Glenn has an MFA in painting and has made art his life's work. Glenn put a pencil in his daughter Morgan's hand when she was two years old. This show is a collection of paintings by all three creative members of the Ridler family.

Contact: 413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

On Pens and Needles

Artist: Sandy Tobin
Start Date: July 27, 2016
End Date: August 29, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, August 7, 2-4pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Calligraphy and Fiber Art by Sandy Tobin. Reception with the artist on Sunday, August 7.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Joining Heaven and Earth

Artist: Peter London
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: August 6, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Joining Heaven and Earth by Shelburne artist Peter London is a series of oil pastel and colored pencil drawings on litho paper. The collection explores London’s belief that the imperative of art is to join heaven and earth.

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

 

To The Sea and Back

Artist: Laurie Goddard
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Echo Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 12-5pm
Address: 29 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.echo-gallery.net

Contemporary paintings including works on paper, collages and encaustics all relating to water. While there is much abstraction, the essence is there in color or mood. Find familiar places, secret coves, surf and serenity in this new gallery.

Contact: Laurie Goddard
Lgoddard@lauriegoddard.com
413-489-0010

 

Homecoming

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

An exhibit of oils by E. Joseph McCarthy, can be seen July 2-31. Growing up in Shelburne Falls, the artist walked by "the granary" every day on his way to school. The granary he remembers, is now the place Salmon Falls Gallery calls home.

Contact: Michele Desabrais
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

It's never the same but it's always still EXACTLY; Palimpsests

Artist: Janice Sorensen
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: July 31, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Buckland painter Janice Sorensen exhibits a series of works created by layering organic matter, spray paint, hardware and string over previously painted canvases. The works explore art, ownership, letting go and the nature of change. Reception Sunday, July 31, 4-6pm in the lobby of the Blue Rock Restaurant.

Contact: Michele Desabrais
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Tango: Contemporary Art of Argentina

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 26, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Reception Date: Tuesday, July 26, 6-8pm
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Join us as we celebrate Tango: Contemporary Art of Argentina. Enjoy Light Fare and Tango Demonstrations by Josephine & Jeff, VKTango, at the opening reception, July 26th, 6-8pm.

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Start Date: May 26, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

This exhibit, dedicated to the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, will highlight the compelling connection Springfield Armory has with other NPS sites through the history of firearms and the park's unique museum collection. During the nine month run of the centennial exhibit, Springfield Armory NHS curator Alex Mackenzie will display artifacts never before seen by the public.

Contact: Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn of the Century Photography

Start Date: April 12, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

This exhibit celebrates the intrepid group of artists who seceded from the Camera Club of New York in 1902 and established photography as a full-fledged fine art. Drawn from a private collection, Photo-Secession includes classic examples of Pictorialism by the most ambitious artist-photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Heinrich Kuhn, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Steichen, and Clarence White.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations

Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Local Color

Artist: Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 7days, 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: jennytibbetts.wix.com/paintings

This exhibit of paintings and pastels by Jenny Tibbetts consists of rural and urban landscapes referencing many local settings. Jenny takes her initial color cues from nature but her final color choices express an intuitive response to her subject. Her paintings reflect a glowing luminosity and moody play of light across a variety of surfaces.

Contact: Jenny Tibbetts
jtibbetts@nmhschool.org

 

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

Date: Saturday, August 6, 10am-7pm
Location Name: Unity Park
Address: 1st Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: nolumbekaproject.blogspot.com

Leonard FourHawks (Mohawk and Cheyenne) and his wife Amalia FourHawks (Apache) will bring their family-made sterling and turquoise jewelry to the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival. They will have their signature "Prayer Feathers"; wall hanging sculptures in patterns of Eagle and Hawk plumage. Native American music, drumming, dancing, crafts, history, children’s activities, primitive skills demonstrations.

 

Impressions of Turners Falls

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: July 2, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: karenjevans.wix.com/paintings

Karen Evans has been painting local landscapes since moving to Turners Falls in 2007. Her primary medium is oil paint and her favorite subject is the reflected light seen in skies, trees and fields, and especially water. People who live in the Turners Falls area will likely recognize the sites on which her paintings are based.

 

Clouds

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: August 27, 2016
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Images from the "sky of mind" of three artists fill the Nook. Clouds light up as wall sculptures; clouds arise from the pen and ink details of brick; clouds scud across small canvases.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Peter McLean

Artist: Peter McLean
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: The Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield

McLean is a fine artist and Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. He works in a diverse range of media including watercolor, oil paints, etching, sculptural materials, and lithography, but he has received the most critical attention for his striking large-format charcoal drawings. Meet the Artist talk: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-7:30pm.

Contact: Peter McLean
pcmclean70@yahoo.com
413-238-5849

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Art Show 4 (2016) Greenfield

Sponsoring Group Name: Greenfield Local Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: August 12
Submission Fees: free to apply
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: greenfieldlocalculturalcouncil.org/application-for-art-show-4-2016/

4th annual juried exhibition, "Changing." We will be accepting painting, drawing, prints, wall-mounted mixed media, video, and photography with the theme of "changing." Each artist may submit up to two pieces. Acceptance notification will be held by August 19th with exhibition dates from September 2 - December (?). Art reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 5-8 pm at Greenfield Community Television, 393 Main Street, where the show will hang. For more info and to entry, please see link.

Contact: GreenfieldLCC@gmail.com

 

2016 Arts Bazaar at Celebrate Holyoke

Sponsoring Group Name: Holyoke ARTery
Submission Due Date: August 5
Submission Fees: free to apply
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.HolyokeArtsBazaar.com

Celebrate Holyoke is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Arts Bazaar, a pop-up market place for Western Mass creatives hosted by the Holyoke ARTery project. Sell your works and wares to an expected audience of over 15,000! This marketplace is designed to be accessible for both experienced vendors and first time vendors alike. Celebrate Holyoke 2016 will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 26, 27 & 28 in downtown Holyoke.

Contact: holyokeartsbazaar@gmail.com

 

Spring 2017 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Submission Due Date: September 8
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton and Marlborough
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Apply online today! Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 22 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

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

 

The 4th Annual CHEAP ART SHOW

Sponsoring Group Name: Creative Community Connections (C3) of Deerfield
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield

A one-day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. We always get a great turn out and the art sells fast. Sunday, November 6, 2-5pm, at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. Music and Refreshments, Cash Bar. All art priced $15 and under. Artists: please email for details and to sign up. No fee. Space is limited.

Contact: Erika Higgins Ross
c3deerfield@gmail.com
413-824-2249

 

8th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 29
Submission Fees: $25 per entry before October 15; $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Show Dates: November 1-25, 2016. Awards: Total $1,250 – Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. The Art Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage artists. Download Prospectus / Entry form on website.

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

 

The Burnett Gallery

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

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

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

 

4th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.townofwestspringfield.org

The festival will be held on the town common on Park Street, Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm (Rain date Sunday, August 7, 10-4). Artists of all mediums are encouraged to participate in this annual event. A 15' x 15' exhibit space is only $45.00. Food and entertainment are also provided. For more information as well as applications, contact Rita Petersen.

Contact: Rita Petersen
413-732-8630
ritapete39@comcast.net

 

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
413-529-1425

 

Classes & Workshops

Acrylic Painting Classes

Date & Time: ongoing, Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Fee: $80 for four classes
Organization: Westfield Creative Arts
Class Location: Rinnova Building
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Acrylic classes have landscapes, seascape and floral subjects and are for beginners although those with prior painting experience will also benefit. I will teach in a step by step process and we proceed at the participants speed in a fun class! See website for information and registration.

Contact: Richard Nowak
413-563-6565

 

Beginning Oil Painting with Brian Kiernan

Date & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, August 1-17, 10am-12:30pm
Fee: $142 (Members: $120)
Organization: Springfield Museums
Class Location: Museum School
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/program/beginning-oil-painting-3/2016-08-01/

Become acquainted with a variety of oil painting materials as you explore basic color theory and the effects of light. Working from direct observation, examine different approaches to painting and learn to develop a personal response to subject matter while gaining confidence with the brush and palette knife. This class provides a solid foundation for beginners and an excellent refresher for those looking to sharpen their skills. Supply list provided. www.briankiernan.net for info about the instructor.

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

 

The Frog and the Lotus: Three Day Handmade Paper Workshop with Sheryl Jaffe & Company

Date & Time: July 27-29, 11am-5pm
Fee: Recommended donation $90-$125 or whatever is affordable for all three days
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Khandroling Farm
Address: 160 East Buckland Road
City/Town: Buckland
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

Transformation will be the theme for this year's workshop. As we transform fibrous leaves and inner bark into beautiful sheets of translucent papers with decorative inclusions for artwork, letters, cards and lanterns we will explore the possibilities inherent in the medium. Just as the lowly frog waits for the kiss or the Lotus blooms out of mud, the fibers will be diverted from compost heap to be transformed into handsome unique sheets that capture the moment.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com
413-522-1125

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Location: Studio One (follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Open Figure Drawing group in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there will be a puppy. She doesn't draw but she does like artists a lot. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

The Art of Transformation: A Yoga, Writing and Mosaics Workshop

Date & Time: August 6-7, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $230
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com/workshops/

Join us for this joyful 2-day transformation workshop designed to break down old stories, ignite your creativity and reconnect you to an embodied sense of wholeness in community. Through a blend of creative writing exercises, gentle all-levels yoga and a playful exploration of materials, you will be guided to craft your story into a mosaic, rearranging the pieces in a way that fuels growth, unlocks self-expression and fosters a sense of connection. No experience necessary.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
christine@christinekenneallymosaics.com
413-244-2384

 

Plein Air Painting with Paula Gottlieb at The William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Date & Time: August 6, 1-5pm
Fee: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust Members: $68; NonMembers: $85
Organization: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust
Class Location: The William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Address: 207 Bryant Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event2464424643.html

Join landscape painter Paula Gottlieb, as she teaches you how to engage the summer landscape through perspective, color, and composition. You will have time to sketch and paint throughout the afternoon and individual feedback will be offered. Open to anyone who has some experience painting in any medium. Bring your own painting materials, a sketchbook and pencil. Please register by August 1st.

Contact: Andrea Caluori-Rivera
hltoutreach@thetrustees.org
413-628-4485

 

Artist Workshops

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio
Address: 44 Pelham Road
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and aesthetic instruction by Lorna Ritz, six weekly three hour landscape or live model, (including portraiture), courses offered. Beginners in one class, advanced in another. Students' work will be exhibited with reception and publicity in private gallery on site.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

 

Make A Quilt Mix and Match Summer Workshop Slots

Date & Time: Pick the mornings that work for you, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 - August 25
Fee: $50/morning
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

Make a Quilt is a self-paced quilt construction workshop in which each artist will bring their own machine and materials and utilize the guidance and support of Big Top Quilts' artist, Audrey Hyvonen, to make progress on their own project of choice. Suggestions for projects will be offered as necessary, but feel free to come in with an idea and we'll work together to realize it! All levels welcome. Pick the mornings that work for you.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, August 13, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Studio 510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 17
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. Please see website for more info!

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

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