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This Week's Newsletter: September 20, 2016

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 20, 2016
Issue #420

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Featured Listings:

Celebrate Fiber Arts

Date: September 30 - October 2
Location Name: Memorial Hall, House of Art, Unitarian Church
Hours: Fri 5-8pm, Sat 1-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

This is a special show celebrating fiber artists in our region with an art exhibition plus a sales shop by the exhibiting artists. Vendors from as far away as Pennsylvania and Rhode Island include pattern makers, quilt supplies, much more! Juried Prizes in Felting, Quilting & Weaving, plus 20 Vendors, Special Exhibit of quilts by local Quilts of Valor group, Vicki Prior with Antique Button Maker from Keep Homestead Museum. No Admission Charge. Homemade Food Unitarian Church.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
CelebrateFiberArts@yahoo.com

 

Spot 22: Grandiose Opening

Date: Friday, September 23, 5-8pm
Location Name: Spot 22
Address: 22 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/690710491080536

A unique shared gallery and studio space merging "BannerQueen" the art and design of Amy Johnquest with vintage photo dealer Stacy Waldman of "House of Mirth Photos." The Holyoke Hummus food truck (hand painted by Johnquest) will be parked in front for the dinner crowd.

Contact: Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest
ajohnquest@gmail.com
413-533-3593

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Alan Izatt

Artist: Alan Izatt
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: The Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam

Mr. Izatt's work consists of mostly landscapes in oil and acrylic painted from photographs. "I have a strong interest in photography, for which I find to be a great tool in capturing subject matter for ideas for paintings", states Mr. Izatt. The exhibit will also feature still life compositions, florals, animal portraits and seascapes. Mr. Izatt's artwork has been exhibited locally in area libraries and community and senior centers, most recently, the Jones Library in Amherst.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Color and Line

Artist: Ted Trobaugh
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 28, 2016
Reception Date: October 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-close
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst

Exhibit of photographs by composer Ted Trobaugh. The bold works explore both man-made and natural environments.

Contact: Ted Trobaugh
info@dolcemusic.com
413-549-5468

 

Through the Photographer's Eyes

Artist: Diana Mara Henry
Start Date: August 19, 2016
End Date: January 13, 2017
Location Name: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 154 Hicks Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: library.umass.edu/news/exhibits/through-the-photographers-eyes-the-diana-mara-henry-collection-20th-century-photographer/

On both the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives, on Floor 25, at Du Bois Library. The exhibit features photographs taken by Henry along with an array of related materials: speeches, brochures, and her personal notes-collected over the years, which document the political and cultural scene of the second half of the 20th Century.

Contact: Danielle Kovacs
dkovacs@library.umass.edu
413-545-2784

 

Human Animals: The Art of Cobra

Start Date: September 15, 2016
End Date: November 20, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/

CoBrA, an interdisciplinary and trans-national European avant-garde movement named after its home cities -- Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam -- caused a revolution in modern art in just three years (1948–51) of creative activity that continues to influence artists working today. The exhibition presents the history of Cobra through paintings, sculpture, prints, and primary documents by artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, and Corneille.

Contact: Eva Fierst
efierst@art.umass.edu
413-545-1176

 

Portrayals: Selected Works by Chuck Close and Nafis Azad

Artists: Chuck Close, Nafis Azad
Start Date: September 14, 2016
End Date: October 14, 2016
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Each artist was tasked with the challenge of choosing twenty-five portraits from each other's oeuvre. The selection process was made all the more interesting by the knowledge that Azad is presently working as a studio assistant to his older and internationally renowned mentor. Taken together, the constellation of portrait-images presented by both artists remind us why the portrait in photographic practice has always been a complex and contemplative act.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Cobra: Contemporary Legacy

Start Date: September 15, 2016
End Date: November 20, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/

Traces the impact and legacy of Cobra through the present day with a selection of contemporary work by artists such as Albert Oehlen (German), Jacqueline de Jong (Dutch), Tal R (Danish), Axel Heil (German), Nicole Eisenman (American), and Herbert Gentry (American). The relationship between the works in these two exhibitions will underscore the urgency of the reexamination of the Cobra movement's groundbreaking experiments and ideas and their influence on the work of contemporary artists.

Contact: Eva Fierst
efierst@art.umass.edu
413-545-1176

 

About Face

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2016
End Date: September 28, 2016
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 103 New Africa House, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

An eclectic mix of portraiture from a range of stylistically different artists. What they have in common are their unique skill sets and their devoted attention to faces. Featured artists include: Donald Boudreaux, Donna Cota, Colleen Kiely, Michael Lewis, Lorna Ritz, Susan Wexler.

Contact: 413-545-5177

 

The Weight of Air

Artist: James Gehrt
Start Date: September 11, 2016
End Date: October 6, 2016
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

A cross-disciplinary, multi-media exhibition by photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist James Gehrt.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

Recent Works

Artist: Anastasia Keck
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Burnett Gallery
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Sat 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.anastasiakeck.com

Keck will be exhibiting 2D mixed media pieces that combine digital photography, printmaking, and painting. She starts with objects and moments from her past and transforms their original form through layers of projectors, Photoshop, and paint. She is interested in how any one object or moment in time has an infinite amount of possible meanings and significance and can be woven into a story or a visual field to create a variety of meanings and truths that expand and transform their original story.

Contact: Anastasia Keck
Anastasia.keck@gmail.com

 

The Weight of Things

Artist: Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 1, 2016
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

A mixed-media exploration by Rebecca Muller. Artists in Conversation, an informal discussion with the exhibiting artist, takes place on Thursday, September 15, 7:30pm. Rebecca Muller combines materials such as eroded metal, rod, wood, mesh and thread to explore the impact of force upon matter. Force, real or implied, leaves a residue: heavy, burdensome, loaded or biased, potent and powerful. In this exhibit, small and large constructions tread lightly in the space.

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

 

Portrait and Landscape Drawings

Artist: Gregory Chilenski
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery
Hours: M-F 9am-4pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Gregory Chilenski, a landscape and portrait painter of 20 years, has been looking at people as a therapist for over 30 years, so it is timely for him to now to concentrate on portraiture, showing peoples' inner selves through looking and listening at the same time. He states: "Color gets me free of words. Standing at the easel, in front of a sitter or a landscape, with oil crayons sometimes as big as a flashlight, I make light happen through how colors ignite each other."

Contact: Kim Alli
kim@amherstarea.com

 

RETURN: Illustrations by Aaron Becker

Artist: Aaron Becker
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 1, 2016
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

RETURN to the world of JOURNEY, with an exhibit celebrating the artwork behind the award-winning wordless picture book trilogy by local author and illustrator, Aaron Becker. RETURN just debuted at #1 on the NYT Best Seller list. The show will include original artwork, sketches, and giclée prints from the series.

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

 

Block Prints

Artist: Neil Brigham
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: October 27, 2016
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

 

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

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Cryptonyms

Artist: Fafnir Adamites
Start Date: September 18, 2016
End Date: October 29, 2016
Location Name: Deerfield Academy, von Auersperg Art Gallery
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: Deerfield Academy
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu/arts/facilities-and-equipment/von-auersperg-art-gallery/

Exhibit featuring large-scale paper sculptures by Turners Falls artist Fafnir Adamites.

Contact: Fafnir Adamites
fafnir.adamites@gmail.com
413-835-5096

 

Farmers' Castles

Artist: Robert Strong Woodward
Start Date: September 3, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Location Name: Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield

"New England barns are another of Mr. Woodward's loves," observed a reviewer in 1928. "He does them time and time again, from different angles and in different lights… Sometime he hopes to have a show of nothing but barns, if only he can collect enough pictures."

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Spot 22: Grandiose Opening

Date: Friday, September 23, 5-8pm
Location Name: Spot 22
Address: 22 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/690710491080536

A unique shared gallery and studio space merging "BannerQueen" the art and design of Amy Johnquest with vintage photo dealer Stacy Waldman of "House of Mirth Photos." The Holyoke Hummus food truck (hand painted by Johnquest) will be parked in front for the dinner crowd.

Contact: Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest
ajohnquest@gmail.com
413-533-3593

 

UNBOUND

Artists: Esther S White, Jamie Williams
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 27, 2016
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery, Old Town Hall
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

"Unbound" presents the fiber-based creations of White and Williams side-by-side. White transforms blank lengths of fabric into tangibly complex textile works. Williams creates embroidered hooped canvases using a highly-focused and deliberate process, simultaneously reflecting on themes of anxiety and uncertainty.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Birds at Arcadia

Artist: Suzette Alsop Jones
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

This exhibit by Suzette Alsop Jones is free for all. Her website is: www.suzettealsopjones.com. Please go to her website to see many very beautiful paintings. "For me, painting is about trying to capture the energy of living things, whether it's the movement in afternoon clouds coming up over mountains, the miraculous opening of a lily bud or the way a bird angles its wings to ride the wind. That underlying flow of energy is what I feel and look for when I lay out a composition."

Contact: Ed Kaler
ekaler@massaudubon.org
413-584-3009

 

Youth Artists

Artists: Youth Artists
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 30, 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

This summer's group of highly creative artists took part in weekly "art exercises" involving: bleeding tissue paper (like watercolor), and beautifying the boxes in the book sale area. Their exercises culminated in canvases which are display. The artists of these masterpieces range in age from 4 years to 13 years old. None of them have had any formal art training.

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

 

Moods & Circumstances

Artist: Juli Kirk
Start Date: September 10, 2016
End Date: October 1, 2016
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Juli Kirk is a classically-trained artist who prefers to work from her imagination. The results are both Impressionistic and Expressionistic—the former where the play of changing light on realistic shapes and visible brush strokes stimulate the viewer's imagination and the latter where moods and feelings are evoked. Mostly known for depictions of horses, hounds and other hunting related scenes, Juli Kirk's other source of inspiration is the more intimate settings of domestic scenes.

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

 

Basho's Pond: Lotus, Frogs and the spirit of transformation

Artist: Sheryl Jaffe
Start Date: September 4, 2016
End Date: October 22, 2016
Location Name: MILL 180 PARK
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

Basho's haiku inspires this colorful, provocative art installation. Out of the serene summer twilight of the old pond comes the kerplunk of the frog's splash. We can be transformed by this kerplunk. These handmade paperworks are all made of plant fibers transformed, they continue to absorb the moisture in the air, ambient light and the mood of the viewer. Please come and experience these woodcuts, monotypes, sculptural forms, pulp paintings, ink drawings and Sheryl Jaffe's textural paperworks.

Contact: Sheryl Jaffe
sherylannjaffe.com
413-585-9861

 

Women of Mali

Artist: Joan Davis
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 25, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

A friend and I took an extraordinary trip to Mali in the winter of 2010. We were captivated by the women we met -- by their indefatigable industry, their wonderfully colorful dress and their unfailingly cheerful welcome of strangers. Using photographs taken on this trip, I have tried to capture this amazing African spirit, present not only in Mali but in other African venues we have visited.

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

 

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-Fri 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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Florence ArtSalon

Artists: David Brewster, Jake Meginsky, Jennifer Polins, Joe Smith, Judith Bowerman, Tommy Elder
Date: Thursday, September 22, 6:30pm
Location Name: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.theartsalon.com

A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. This program is supported in part by an Arts Angels Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg.

Contact: Fafnir Adamites
valleyartsalon@gmail.com
413-835-5096

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Live and Die in Dixie

Artist: Charles Shaw
Start Date: September 26, 2016
End Date: October 21, 2016
Reception Date: September 30, 5-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Brand new works which will make you think!

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

 

Andy's Assemblages

Artist: Andy Rothschild
Start Date: July 2016
End Date: September 23, 2016
Reception Date: September 23, 5-7pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College Down Town Center
Address: 270 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu

What I create at any one time is governed by my interest and what materials I have on hand. I continue to appreciate that my friends bring me rusty, discarded metal, broken household items, and other stuff that they want to rid themselves of. Sales from this show will benefit the GCC Foundation and the Wally and Juanita Nelson Scholarship Fund.

Contact: Diana Roberts
413-775-1712

 

Deerfield, February 1704: Contact, Conflict, & Combat

Artist: Jim Murphy
Start Date: August 30, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1742970569278329/

A fresh look at the historic events that took place in Deerfield, Massachusetts in February of 1704. Additional events related to the show are being planned throughout the month; please check back for details.

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

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

The Sky and Earth

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 28, 2016
Location Name: US Fish & Wildlife Service
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 300 Westgate Center Drive
City/Town: Hadley

For this exhibition, four artists, Janet Walerstein Winston, Rochelle Shicoff, Julie Lapping Rivera, and Larry Rankin have each expressed a relationship to nature in their own chosen art form: printmaking, painting, mixed media, and photography.

Contact: Larry Rankin
lsrphoto@comcast.net
413-584-0115

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Holyoke Renaissance: Rising from the Ashes

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 10, 2016
End Date: October 29, 2016
Location Name: Wistariahurst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-2pm, Sat 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

Three area artists will showcase architecture as art when they present their work in a joint exhibition celebrating the renaissance of the City of Holyoke. The exhibit by artists Debra Dunphy, Nancy Howard, and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor, will feature various views of the old industrial city of Holyoke and its architectural designs.

Contact: Kate Preissler
preisslerk@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

HeyLook HoLyoke

Artist: Frank Ward
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

46 Years of Photographing Holyoke.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Surface: Texture & Transparency

Artist: Martha Braun
Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Reception Date: October 9, 4-6pm
Location Name: The Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Abstract paintings that explore the beauty and meaning of surface quality, color, and materials.

Contact: 413-992-5554

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

Celebrate Fiber Arts

Date: September 30 - October 2
Location Name: Memorial Hall, House of Art, Unitarian Church
Hours: Fri 5-8pm, Sat 1-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

This is a special show celebrating fiber artists in our region with an art exhibition plus a sales shop by the exhibiting artists. Vendors from as far away as Pennsylvania and Rhode Island include pattern makers, quilt supplies, much more! Juried Prizes in Felting, Quilting & Weaving, plus 20 Vendors, Special Exhibit of quilts by local Quilts of Valor group, Vicki Prior with Antique Button Maker from Keep Homestead Museum. No Admission Charge. Homemade Food Unitarian Church.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
CelebrateFiberArts@yahoo.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Print Works 2016

Date: Sunday, October 2, 10am-6pm
Location Name: A.P.E Gallery and behind Thornes Marketplace
Address: downtown
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonprintandbookfair.com/printworks

A day­long festival celebrating the art of prints, books, and zines. Featuring prints and publications for sale, live printmaking demonstrations, and the opportunity to talk with artists and printmakers. Northampton Print & Book Fair: at the A.P.E. Gallery at 126 Main Street, 12-6pm. BIG INK: in the municipal parking lot behind Thornes Marketplace, 10am-5pm. Print Fair North: under the big tent in the plaza between Thornes Marketplace and the parking garage, 10am-5pm.

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

 

The Unity of Opposites

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, October 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

A collaborative exhibition of hand pulled prints. Remember playing the game Telephone when you were young? One person whispers a statement to the person next to them, then that person whispers it to their neighbor and on and on around the circle with the last person speaking the now radically changed statement aloud. Our exhibition is a visual riff on this childhood game, exposing real world issues about communication and interpretation in our contemporary culture.

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

 

Landscape Exhibition 2016

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2016
End Date: October 8, 2016
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Stanley Bielen, Marc Civitarese, Jeff Gola, Andrew Haines, Mallory Lake, Rick Pas, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Jamie Young

Contact: 413-587-9880

 

The Lure of Italy: Travel books and manuscripts from the Gundersheimer Collection

Start Date: August 20, 2016
End Date: December 20, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, October 6, 4:30pm
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery
Hours: Sun-Sat, 10am-10pm
Address: Neilson Library, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/lure-of-italy

Features 50 books & manuscripts about travel to Italy from the 18th-20th century, given to Smith College in 2014 by Werner L. Gundersheimer, director emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Features illustrations by a number of different artists from the 18th through the 20th century, all focused on travel to Italy. Dr. Gundersheimer will present an illustrated talk, "Italia Mia: How English and American Travelers Made Italy Their Own," on October 6 at 4:30pm, followed by a reception.

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

 

Re-WAVE-ing

Artists: John Landino, Mike Tillyer, Ben Westbrock
Start Date: September 9, 2016
End Date: September 23, 2016
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists Front Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

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

 

Utopia to Paradise?

Artist: Anna VA Polesany
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: October 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

Anna VA Polesny blends the old with the new by exploring a variety of leathers and leather working techniques and miniature locally-found objects and decorative materials. Art garments and wall hangings tell the continuing story of Northampton influenced by geography and history.

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

 

Chalk Pastels

Artist: Elizabeth Slade
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Northampton artist Elizabeth Slade creates landscapes and seascapes in chalk pastels, inspired by time spent in Martha's Vineyard and living here in the Valley.

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

 

Photographs

Artist: Paul Yandoli
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Paul Yandoli earned his Bachelors degree from Rutgers University, and studied fine art and commercial photography at the Art Institute of Boston (now a part of Lesley College in Cambridge). He has been photographing now for more than 35 years. He worked in advertising photography for seven years in Boston. Since moving to the Pioneer Valley in 1991, he has earned his living in Human Services. Following that change, however, he has remained active photographing and exhibiting his personal work.

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

 

Camera Obscura

Artist: Amaru Pareja
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Both the camera obscura and the city of Rome have a wonderfully rich and ancient history. Their earliest histories date back over two thousand years and within a few hundred years of one another. In August of 2015, I photographed the most iconic buildings of Rome (and Florence) with a custom built camera obscura tent. The camera obscura technique is one that projects images of the outside world into a darkened room - in this case a portable tent.

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

 

Unseen, 50 Never Before Exhibited Photographs

Artist: Leonard Nimoy
Start Date: September 5, 2016
End Date: October 25, 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

In Leonard Nimoy's honor, and in conjunction with the many 50th anniversary celebrations of Star Trek, we have decided to display 50 previously printed and signed, but never before exhibited, photographs.

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

 

Soft Focus: Recent Photography

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.jimgambarophotography.com

The artist has been doing photography for as long as he can remember. Through various career changes, including a stint as a press photographer, photography remained a wet, smelly tedious black and white darkroom adventure. Then along came digital photography. The works in this collection reflect the love he has for the photographic image, whether realistic or abstract.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jim@jimgambarophotography.com
413-323-5117

 

Portraits and Places

Artist: Kit Langdon
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The exhibit is a collection of pastel paintings. The show is a cross section of work created in California, New Mexico and Northampton. The portraits are of children here in Northampton. The landscapes and buildings are mainly from the other places the artist has experienced. The artist attended the College of the Redwoods and the College of the Arts and Crafts, both in California.

Contact: Kit Langdon
kitlangdon75@gmail.com
413-588-8865

 

Begging the Question

Artist: Gary Niswonger
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

‪Gary Niswonger's new paintings, oil on panel are explorations of color, mark and imagined form. The exhibition's title, "Begging the Question,"leaves any conclusion open.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Backyard: Real and Imagined

Artist: Cyndy Sperry
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Cyndy Sperry will present new works in charcoal, oil, collage, and wax as she merges life as an artist looking at nature with recent observations of her 84 year old mother, Diantha Sperry, who currently claims that she is "forgetting everything."

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Eric Avery: AIDS Work

Start Date: August 12, 2016
End Date: December 11, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

Includes more than 30 prints and books by Dr. Eric Avery acquired by Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) and the Mortimer Rare Book Room in 2014. This group represents a cohesive and important body of work that documents three decades in the life of the major public health crisis of AIDS (Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome). As an artist, physician, and gay man, Avery was at the center of the crisis both personally and professionally.

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

 

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

akin

Artist: Whitney C. Robbins
Start Date: September 16, 2016
End Date: October 15, 2016
Location Name: The Rhodes Arts Center Gallery, The Northfields Mount Hermon School
Hours: weekdays 10-7, weekends 11-5
Address: One Lamplighter Way
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.nmhschool.org

akin: There is an energy, a wisdom, and a sense of wonder gained in our often silent and soulful connections with other living beings. We are fundamentally related. Whether I am watching my puppy leap in the long grass, tending my pumpkin patch, picking blackberries, or watching a bear amble along the tree line, the beauty and mystery I feel arrest me in time and space. Capturing this reverence in my art work is humbling. I am a life-long artist.

Contact: Whitney C. Robbins
whitneyrobbins16@gmail.com
978-779-5341

 

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

Anything Goes!

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 31, 2016
End Date: September 26, 2016
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A group show by artists at the Shelburne Arts Cooperative.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Flower Power

Artist: Kerry Stone
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, October 2, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

The exuberant color and brush strokes of Warwick painter Kerry Stone bring the garden right onto the walls of Salmon Falls Gallery this September and October. Her exhibit is titled "Flower Power" and Kerry really brings it! Her paintings can be quite large, inviting you to metaphorically step right into the scene. As the artist states, "Flowers add tremendous beauty, color, fascination and grace to our everyday lives."

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

 

Birds & Circles

Artist: Q Holmes
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, September 24, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Paintings by Ashfield artist Q Holmes. Reception September 24, 4-6pm, Artist's talk entitled: "Hamburger vs. Dumpling" at 4pm. Music by Philipe and Peter, playing from the Great American Songbook.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Words & Pictures

Artists: Richard Cowles, erin seibert cowles
Start Date: August 28, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Art Gallery, Western New England University
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: St. Germain Campus Ctr, 1215 Wilbraham Road
City/Town: Springfield

Photographic prints by Richard Cowles paired with poetry composed by erin seibert cowles.

Contact: Richard Cowles
richardcowlesphotography@comcast.net
413-896-8968

 

All Roads Lead from Springfield

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Valley Photo Center
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: sps.photoclubservices.com

Twenty members of the Springfield Photographic Society will exhibit approximately 80 photographs, most of which are for sale.

Contact: Amy S. Dane
amysteven@yahoo.com
413-301-6314

 

Tango: Contemporary Art of Argentina

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 26, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
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.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Ravishing Rags

Start Date: September 15, 2016
End Date: October 2, 2016
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

Inspired by the expansion of the Lost and Found Fashion Show, which is holding a larger event at the Shea Theater this year on September 24, a carefully curated selection of vintage fashions will be available at Nina's Nook, including shoes, boots, hats, scarves, and jewelry. The Nook will be also open during and after the Lost and Found Fashion Show on September 24 which runs from 5 to 10pm, and at various surprise additional hours, check the Facebook page.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Quiet Waters

Artist: Cathy Lawlor
Start Date: September 3, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 7days, 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: cathylawlorphotography.zenfolio.com

Cathy Lawlor of Amherst has been focusing on the natural beauty of Lake Wyola for over 10 years. She paddles in her kayak gaining a different perspective of the sights, sounds, and landscape around us. The heart of her work on "Wyola' a Native American word meaning "Quiet Waters" captures the birds, marshes, lily pads, early mornings and sunsets as well as the change of the seasons.

Contact: Cathy Lawlor
cathylawlor@ comcast.net
413-374-1809

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Artwork and Crafts

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: The Westfield Athenaeum
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

Artwork and crafts done by the library staff. The exhibit includes paintings, decorative arts, theorem paintings, Nantucket baskets, knitting, scrapbooking and quilting.

 

Hispanic/Latinex Heritage

Artists: Carlos Alvarez, Lyle Kleinhans
Start Date: September 7, 2016
End Date: October 22, 2016
Reception Date: September 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Ely Campus Center, Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/galleries

Featuring "Protecting the Wounds" the mixed media prints and paintings of Carlos Alvarez, and Faces of Perplexion oil paintings by Lyle Kleinhans.

 

Wilbraham Exhibits/Events

Kathy Lehndorff, Artmaker (1947-2015)

Artist: Kathy Lehndorff
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: The Brooks Room, Wilbraham Public Library
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Address: 25 Crane Park Drive
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: www.wilbrahamlibrary.org

Selected mixed-media work by the late artist Kathy Lehndorff of Hampden and Holyoke will be on display the month of September. Kathy passed away in October from Huntington's Disease. She was an active member of the Valley art community.

Contact: Peter Lehndorff
peter@lehndorff.com
413-233-8348

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships

Sponsoring Group Name: The Massachusetts Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 3
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Statewide
Website: www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/fellows_guidelines.asp

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is currently accepting Artist Fellowship applications for Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants for Massachusetts artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. Read the guidelines on website to learn more. Questions, contact Kelly Bennett.

Contact: Kelly Bennett
kelly.bennett@art.state.ma.us
617-858-2705

 

Northampton holiday pop up shop

Sponsoring Group Name: Making it ...local
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

This is an exceptional opportunity for local makers, artists, artisans. The shop is located in the center of Northampton inside a bustling marketplace. Publicity, marketing & support all provided. The shop will be open from early November through early January. This is truly a remarkable opportunity. This will be a juried & curated shop featuring limited artists in each medium, so get in touch soon.

Contact: David
revisions2@verizon.net
413-339-4260

 

2016 NEPR Art Mug

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Submission Due Date: September 20
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nepr.net/artmug/

New England Public Radio is seeking submissions from local artists for our 11th Annual Art Mug! We're looking for a unique design created exclusively for New England Public Radio that reflects your interpretation or appreciation of the station, our programming, or even our home in western New England. Just think, many of the 160,000+ weekly listeners may be drinking coffee from your design while listening to Morning Edition each morning.

Contact: Burns Maxey
webmaster@nepr.net
413-735-6606

 

Paint Out in the Hilltowns

Sponsoring Group Name: The Trustees
Submission Due Date: October 1
Submission Fees: $5 Trustees Members, $10 Nonmembers
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-28657.html

Plein air painters are invited to paint the scenic landscapes of the hilltowns at 3 of The Trustees' hilltown properties: The William Cullen Bryant Homestead (Cummington), Notchview (Windsor), and The Chesterfield Gorge (Chesterfield). All work produced by registered participants of the paint out will be on display in an evening art show at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead for all to come and see. Paint Out is 1-3:30pm. Evening art show opens at 6pm.

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

 

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

 

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

Introduction to the Art of Drawing

Date & Time: Mondays, 9:30am-12pm, September 30 - November 4
Fee: $345
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing- the foundation of art explorations. Experience a series of exercises and materials designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils and become familiar with the different surfaces available in paper, and their effects. Examples from the history of drawing show the possibilities inherent in each of the exercises explored.

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

 

Watercolor Workshops with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2016 to June 2017
Fee: $110 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors.
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Eleventh year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com, 413 628 4600 ext. #11; www.cudnohufsky.com; facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766

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

 

Try a wheel throwing class

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, ongoing
Fee: $35
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 225 Nonotuck Street, Unit A
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com

Studio potters, Andrew Quient, Raya Khedker and Kathryn Roszko will offer a chance for teens and adults to try out a wheel throwing class, Thursdays, 6-8pm for $35.

Contact: Kathryn Roszko
Kathryn@CyclePottery.com
413-219-9594

 

Sew With Me: Open Sew at Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: Friday, September 30, 6-10pm; Sunday, October 23, 9am-1pm; Friday, November 4, 6-10pm; Sunday, December 18, 9am-1pm
Fee: $10/person
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

One of the many things people enjoy about classes is the social aspect and enthusiastic support of sewing together. Here’s your opportunity to come Sewcialize at the Big Top Quilts in our Open Sew! This is not a class, but a true social sewing or stitching lounge, where you’ll socialize and learn from each other rather than from an instructor. Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons & iron boards, design wall space and assorted snacks.

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

 

Table Top Treasure: A quilted table runner class

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 28, 9am-12:30pm
Fee: $50
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

Protect your table and provide a sweet runner for serving or seasonal décor. In this class, we'll introduce the "Learning Curve Ruler" and create a table topper out of solid or printed cotton fabrics. We'll cover the basic concepts, measuring, safe cutting, ruler application and pattern construction. Plan to bring your working sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and materials from the list that will be emailed to you once registered.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: September 25, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: Sunday, October 16, 12-4pm, and Sunday, November 6, 12-4pm.

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

 

Textural Decor: Printed Nuno Pillows with Eva Camacho

Date & Time: November 19-20, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $150-$275 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street, Ste 104
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/printed-nuno-pillows/

In this two day workshop students will learn how to create a elegant felted pillow cover (16×16) while applying different textural and printing techniques. During the first day, students will learn how to design the surface of the silk with paints and inks by printing, stamping, rubbing and stenciling. Students will then be able to make a small sample at the end of the day to learn how to place all the layers to create the textural surface design.

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

 

BIG BRUSH

Date & Time: 10am-3pm, Saturday, October 23
Fee: Suggested donation $50-$90
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Tsegyalgar East Yellow schoolhouse
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com/2016/08/korean-american-artist-kichung-lizee-to.html

Eastern calligraphy is a type of meditation and also a discipline in centering--starting from the correct postural alignment of the spine, to preparing calligraphic ink, holding the brush correctly as an extension of the arm, and executing the brush stroke in oneness. Learn how to sense your internal energy through Qi-Gong and Tai Chi exercises and apply this awareness to free-flowing calligraphic art. Big Brush will be a continuation of our One Stroke class only on a large scale.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com

 

Greeting Card workshops

Date & Time: Thursday evenings: Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, 5:45-7:45pm
Class Location: Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

All materials and instruction are provided and all skill levels are welcome at this adult program. Pre registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call Donna at 262-4934.

Contact: Donna
413-262-4934

 

Felted Owls with Rachel Gerowe

Date & Time: Sunday, October 30, 10am-4:30pm
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street, Ste 104
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/needle-felted-owls/

Whoooo can resist this soft, fluffy owl? Learn to create your own life-like owl using soft pelsull locks and needle felting techniques with Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals. You will begin by making a body base and adding details of the face before developing your own unique owl with a variety of shades of soft pelsull locks. Needle felting is an easy-to- learn technique to shape and sculpt wool fibers. Come and see what you can create with a needle, some wool and a little imagination!

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

 

More with Watercolor

Date & Time: Tuesdays 9-11am, September 20 - October 25
Fee: $150
Class Location: IsArt
Address: 277 Main Street, Room #209
City/Town: Northampton

Take the basics of watercolor and bump them up a notch. Have fun with color and composition in this class that includes demonstrations and lots of individualized attention.

Contact: Brooke Schnabel
bschnabelart@gmail.com
413-588-1514

 

Travel Watercolor Sketching with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 9am-4pm, September 24-25
Fee: $145 plus supplies
Class Location: Workshop 13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Contact: 413-253-7922

 

Holiday Note Cards Workshop

Date & Time: 9am-4pm, November 5-6
Fee: $145 plus $5 materials fee
Class Location: Workshop 13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Contact: 413-253-7922

 

Large Scale Woodcut Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 18 – November 8, 6-9pm
Fee: $275 non-members $245 Zea Mays' members; $45 materials fee including block, ink and paper
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/large-scale-woodcut/

Create your own larger than life woodcut and expand your scale in this big bonanza! Castonguay will guide students through the process of drawing, carving, and printing a 24″ x 48″ image. Learn what drawing materials work best, quick image transfer methods, and tricks to create specific textures using chisels and gouges. Let the woods chips fly as Castonguay demonstrates how to achieve a dynamic composition, define form, and create a light/dark contrast. All skill levels welcome.

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

 

Introduction to the Public Art Process Workshop (Easthampton)

Date & Time: September 21, 5:30-8pm
Fee: Free; pre-registration required
Organization: UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Flywheel Arts Collective
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/introduction-public-art-process-workshops-fall-2016

Public Art projects, whether free-standing artworks or community-engagement projects, are excellent opportunities for Pioneer Valley artists to expand their vision, be paid to make art, build their portfolio, and have their work seen by a diverse audience within our region and beyond. Open to artists of all mediums, participants in this workshop will receive an overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu

 

Introduction to the Public Art Process Workshop (Holyoke)

Date & Time: September 28, 5:30-8pm
Fee: Free; pre-registration required
Organization: UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
Address: 100 Bigelow Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/introduction-public-art-process-workshops-fall-2016

Public Art projects, whether free-standing artworks or community-engagement projects, are excellent opportunities for Pioneer Valley artists to expand their vision, be paid to make art, build their portfolio, and have their work seen by a diverse audience within our region and beyond. Open to artists of all mediums, participants in this workshop will receive an overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio and Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: 5-9pm, August 29 - December 5
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

Learn how to use glass and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway in this popular and exciting class! We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Students will make one stepping stone each evening, which can be picked up the following week. Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

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

 

Mosaic Tables

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, September 21 - November 9
Fee: $485 (includes all materials, including table)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

In this 8-week class, you'll make a mosaic table! Starting with the basics, learn techniques for designing your mosaic, choosing colors, cutting glass, creating patterns, laying the pieces, and putting it all together using the indirect method. These tables are 22" x 22", an ideal size to be used as end tables in a living room, or on a patio. All materials provided. Open to all levels, this is sure to be a fun experience with an exciting result. Class will be kept small for individual instruction.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $12
Location: Studio One at Norseman Commons (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 Emma the studio pup will be there. She's not much for drawing but she really enjoys snacks. RSVP requested as space is limited. RSVP at: www.meetup.com/Figure-Drawing-Fridays/

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Thursday, October 20
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; 3 students maximum per workshop means personal attention. Please see website for more info! Next workshop: November 12.

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

Studio / Artist Space Available

Florence: Monthly rentals at CyclePottery

Date available: now
Location: CyclePottery
Address: 225 Nonotuck Street, Unit A
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com

For intermediate-advanced potters, hobbyists, sculptors, wheel throwers, and ceramic artists who would like the freedom practice their craft throughout the week, and have the opportunity to work alongside Kathryn Roszko and other professional potters. You will be able to participate in events, teach your own class and just able to learn from the richly talented and experienced potters working around you! $100/ month & $30/bag which covers the cost of the glazes and firings.

Contact: Kathryn Roszko
Kathryn@CyclePottery.com
413-219-9594

 

Shelburne Falls: Studio at The Art Bank

Date available: October 1
Location: The Art Bank
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

600 sq ft, 5 windows, sink, $500/mo, includes electric, heat, internet.

Contact: Harvey Schaktman
schaktman@comcast.net
413-625-6177

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