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This Week's Newsletter: December 7, 2021

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
December 7, 2021
Issue #692

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Featured Listings:

Easthampton: Cottage Street Open Studios & Holiday Sale

Date: December 11, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

After two years, we are back! Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 25 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Easthampton: Amanda Barrow Open Studio

Date: Sunday, December 11, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: amandabarrow.net

Amanda Barrow creates monotype prints and paintings, utilizing a fresh and vibrant palette. Inspired by nature, architecture, & the human body, Ms Barrow delights in abstraction & improvisation in her own personal style, blending the seen with the unseen. Experience where the magic happens in her studio, & where she teaches her workshops! Free to the public, facemask required, & vaccination strongly encouraged!

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com

 

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Online Exhibits/Events

Wear Orange: A Virtual Art Exhibit: Film Screening

Date: December 8, 7-8pm
Location: Online via Emily Williston Memorial Library
Website: tinyurl.com/ewml-wear-orange

Emily Williston Memorial Library hosts a virtual screening of Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit (the movie). Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence are featured. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton is the creator of the movie and primary organizer of the art show. Content warning: disturbing language, sounds and images of guns.

Contact: Doris Madsen
doriswmadsen@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Wear Orange: A Virtual Art Exhibit: Film Screening

Date: December 9, 6:30-8pm
Location: Online via Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/7723638

Presented by the Frances Crowe Film Series. The 25-minute movie is a virtual art exhibit including local artists and others from across the country who remember those lost to gun violence and commit to fighting the root causes of gun violence and make change. Doris Madsen is the artistic director and curator of the film completed in early June 2021 with the MA chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Content warning: disturbing language, sounds and images of guns. Q & A will follow.

Contact: Doris Madsen
doriswmadsen@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

10th Annual Small Works Show at Hope & Feathers

Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: January 11, 2022
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/10th-annual-small-works-show

Featuring nearly 200 works by local artists -- all 6x6" or 5x7" and all in fabulous frames! From paintings to photographs, illustrations to assemblages and more, the show features works in wide variety of mediums. All cash-and-carry for easy holiday shopping.

Contact: Katie Bete
katie@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Small Wonders Holiday Show and Sale

Artists: Gallery A3 members and invited guest artists
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm, Xmas & New Year's Eve 3-5:30pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Intimate, enticing, in-person, fun, and affordable.... Gallery A3's annual Holiday Show and Sale Small Wonders features small works created by artist members of this contemporary cooperative gallery, along with works by invited guest artists. Most of the original artwork is on 6x6 or 5x7 wood panels, and includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, assemblages, and sculptures. All pieces are cash and carry. Image: Sue Katz, Circles Diptych, encaustic.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Dear Black Child

Artist: Eesha Suntai
Start Date: October 27, 2021
End Date: December 10, 2021
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: New Africa House, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/cbc4d7

Suntai focuses on subject matter possessing bold, evocative, and unapologetically dramatic color. This exhibition will include portraiture reflecting on her perspective of growing up as a person of color -- a black child in America.

 

Green and Orange

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: October 28, 2021
End Date: January 6, 2022
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-9:15pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Come experience fresh, local frozen yogurt or ice cream, while enjoying Gallery A3's exhibit titled, "Green and Orange." Photograph, "New Haven", by Nancy Meagher.

 

Formed with Silica

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/sz4

Formed with Silica is an international online exhibition curated by Sally Prasch that features works from glass artists that range from realism, surrealism, to abstraction. Sally Prasch exhibits her work internationally and is a Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor at UMass Amherst.

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

 

Lateral Geographies

Artist: Daniel Zeller
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/e9e

Lateral Geographies is comprised of a series of recent (mostly) abstract drawings that attempt to explore a connection between what can be presented through our advanced tools of observation and what can be invented or distorted utilizing similar visual elements. Image: Daniel Zeller, "Integrated Input", ink and acrylic on paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2017.

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

 

Tools = Work

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: May 14, 2022
Location: Hampden Gallery Sculpture Garden
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/mzj

Two enlarged vintage kitchen tool sculptures are on exhibition in the Hampden gallery outdoor sculpture garden. These pieces reflect on the past and present production and use of hand tools, and tool users at home and at work in both the past and the present contemporary culture. Image: Peter Dellet, "Blend", turned, painted wood, stainless steel, recycled plastic. 72 x 36x 36 inches, 2019. Photo credit: Motoko Inoue.

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

 

Colrain Exhibits/Events

Fleurs, Fiori, Flores, Flowers

Artist: Pacifico Palumbo
Start Date: November 13, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: The Barrel Shop Gallery
Address: 2 Heath Road
City/Town: Colrain
Website: thebarrelshopgallery.com

Original floral paintings by Artist Pacifico Palumbo, and giclee copies on canvas at reasonable prices.

Contact: Pacifico Palumbo
info@greenemporium.com
413-624-3275

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Visions & Transitions - Paintings: 1971-2021

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: October 29, 2021
End Date: December 17, 2021
Location: Von Auersperg Gallery
Address: Deerfield Academy
City/Town: Deerfield

Images based on letter forms from the Roman and Arabic alphabets, isometric planes, poetic texts, and geometric abstractions. Executed in standard, iridescent and interference acrylic paint, many of the works respond to varying light sources and viewing positions. Moorhead admires and is influenced by early Christian mysticism, French Romanesque frescoes, and Russian icons. His grounding in the values of 'modernism' finds its way into his work as does the rendering of deep philosophical states.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Tree Tarot "In Progress"

Artist: Jackie Gallo
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Reception Date: December 17, 6-9pm
Location: New City Brewery
Hours: Mon-Wed 2-6pm, Thur 4-9pm, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-7pm (hours subject to change)
Address: 180 Pleasant Street (note: park in back of building)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: jacquelinegelfuso.com

The Tree Tarot is an in-progress concept tarot deck that Jackie is currently developing. The imagery incorporates her love of trees and the ancient symbolism of selected species. Her plan is to complete and publish the 78 cards within the next year. Her dream is to send a percentage of the profits to organizations that directly benefit forests and encourage deeper protections for generations to come. Join Jackie for the opening reception on 12/17.

Contact: jackiegallo@live.com

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Paintings

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Cooperative Bank lobby
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

The 5th Annual Great Greenfield DinoFest

Date: December 11 & 12
Location: various locations downtown
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.ptco.org/dino

Piti Theatre Company & Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association are bringing DinoFest back to town -- and to much of the rest of the world online -- on Saturday and Sunday, December 11 & 12. Blending science, arts, and community-building, DinoFest 2021 will feature Piti Theatre's film adaptation of "Dexter and the Dinosaurs", a field trip to Greenfield's Dino Pocket Park with Jurassic Roadshow, Dino Improv and a Zoom Presentation by a nine year old budding paleontologist. Full details on website.

 

Farm: Early Frost

Artist: Samantha Wood
Start Date: December 3, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Sun 12-3pm, and by chance or appt
Address: 28 ChapmanStreet
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

In September 2020, a killing frost punctuated a precious growing season already marked by the pandemic, climate change, and the coming election. This installation, which brings together images and field recordings, is the result of time spent on two local farms, Leyden Glen Farm and Just Roots, to listen closely and observe the forces at work there. An exploration of the landscape amidst rational despair, Farm: Early Frost is an invitation to listen.

Contact: Samantha Wood
cornerrobot@gmail.com
413-522-3832

 

2nd annual Community Art Show The LAVA Center

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Thur 5-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/community-art-show

Artists include: Charmae Bartlett (painting), Sophia Chambers (collage), Cara Finch (painting), Emerald Glen (painting), Jay Goldspinner (collage), Cathe Janke (painting), Robert Markey (painting), Billie Mae (collage), Stacey Peas (collage), Vanessa Query (photography), Thomas Ratte (drawing), Art Schwenger (photography), Philippe Simon (photography), Lindy Whiton (photography), Diane Worth (printing).

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

BLOOM

Artist: Barbara D'Amato
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: hadleyma.org/council-aging

I began drawing and painting in 2003 when I lost the use of my dominant right hand due to Multiple Sclerosis. I taught myself to write with my left hand using children's practice writing pads. Drawing wasn't far behind. Watercolors attracted me initially because of their unpredictability, though I have recently added acrylics and mixed media to my paintings. I enjoy experimenting with various mediums as the possibilities are unlimited.

Contact: Barbara D'Amato
bdamato10@gmail.com
413-685-5355

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

WIDE AWAKE

Artists: Tim De Christopher, Nora Riggs
Start Date: December 10, 2021
End Date: January 9, 2022
Reception Date: December 11, 5-7:30pm
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, and by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Pulp is pleased to announce a two person show of recent stone carvings by Tim De Christopher and drawings by Nora Riggs. There is magic in their work. Both are insightful observers and storytellers of our time, wide awake to the world around them.

 

November Red: Native American Artists

Start Date: November 20, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Reception Date: December 18, 11am-3pm
Location: Paper City Clothing Company event space
Hours: Thur 4-8pm, Sat 11am-3pm (closed 11/25)
Address: 358 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artlink.click/698705

Paper City Clothing Company and Justin Beatty present an exhibition in celebration of native artists and indigenous cultural contributions, including the ongoing fight for recognition, support and justice for native communities. Artists: Ella Nathanael Alkiewicz, Hailey-Jade Araujo, Justin Beatty, Casey Figueroa, Nayana Lafond, Anthony Melting Tallow Bo'taan'niis. Closing ceremony: December 18.

Contact: Carlos Peña
info@papercityclothingcompany.com

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tour

Location: downtown Holyoke
Address: various locations / Main Street area
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: nuevaofholyoke.org/el-corazon

A placekeeping and public art project on Main Street that reflects the vital Puerto Rican and Latinx culture of the surrounding neighborhoods. See website for self guided tours of the artworks installed along Main Street, and artist bios and statements. Artists include: Shey Rivera Ríos, Yadilette Rivera-Colón, Madeline Medina, Chelvanaya Gabriel, Michelle Falcón Fontánez, C. Yolanda Gonzalez, Emma Mesa-Melendez, Dreamclub, Frankie Borrero.

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Indian Orchard Mills Dane Gallery Exhibition

Start Date: November 13, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Location: Indian Orchard Mills
Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm
Address: 34-40 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: iomills.com

Art exhibit held in the Dane Gallery representing the art of local resident artists at Indian Orchard Mills.

Contact: Michelle Pescetta
mpescetta@gmail.com
413-563-7405

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Winter Show 2021-2022 at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 8, 2021
End Date: January 29, 2022
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the Winter Show 2021-2022. The group exhibition highlights the work of gallery artists, with new work contributed by Scott Prior, Jana Brike, Laura Gurton, Jamie Young, Charlie Hunter, Rick Pas, Robert Sweeney, and Andrew Haines. The featured works span many mediums, from oil and watercolor, to egg tempera painting and photography.

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

 

Neighborhood Sightings

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 5-8pm
Location: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

In her oil on canvas paintings, Evans examines scenes from everyday life in search of order that goes beyond the commonplace. The scenes depicted in the work are selected from various sites in Western Massachusetts--from former factory towns to rural landscapes. Evans holds a BFA in Painting from Philadelphia University of the Arts. She is an active member of the Western Massachusetts Critique Group and the Bernardston Meeting House Painting Group.

 

Making Moves: Crossing the Manhan

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 5-8pm
Location: Oxbow Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Oxbow Members Show of Small Works. Artists Reception (coordinated with front gallery show: Karen Evans) Dec 10th.

 

Birth Wheel (Happenstance)

Artist: Amy Johnquest
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This compelling exhibit supplies all new hand-painted vintage cards & a playful interactive feature that is the charm of a Johnquest experience, She invites us to step into the "Birth Wheel" installation & take a turn on the big hand-painted wheel of fortune, you get to see what birth parent(s) you could wind up with. "We are stardust, all composed of the same building blocks of matter, yet our destiny as a human being begins with the randomness of a parental draw. Image: Birth Wheel Baby detail.

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

 

Music Men

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Part two of a year-long revolving exhibition of artwork to celebrate the artist's ninetieth year on the planet, this suite of large-scale, monochromatic paintings capture the beat of jazz performances the percussionist Miller played with. The paintings themselves are primed with pop and rhythm. The exhibit will fill the museum space at this wandering venue. The piano will play reception night.

 

Any Resemblance? Exploring Michael Tillyer

Artist: Michael Tillyer
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The Apple Orchard Band is back together again and fills Gallery One as an indoor concert for the first time, back from a breakup in Bennington Vermont. The band took thirteen years to form, each figure introduced to the quintet every two years at the Park Hill Orchard AiO exhibit starting with Tim on the Uke. Making figures is self-reflective. What has this nut been thinking this past fifth of his life? Other figures stand in Gallery Two and all about. An exploration of self-resemblance in art.

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

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Emily Harrison Weir
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Emily learned her sewing skills as a child from her mother and grandmother. She is inspired by the quilts others have made, as well as by traditional quilt patterns, contemporary graphic design, patterns found in nature, and folk art of all kinds. Less interested in perfect alignment than in using colors and shapes that create energy together-for her quilting is all about color and pattern.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1313

 

A.P.E. 2021-2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: December 6, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 5-8pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. The Flat File Program features 50 artists, bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting. Curated by Jil Crary-Ross and Aidan Wright.

Contact: Jil Crary-Ross
apeflatfileprogram@gmail.com

 

Canary in the Coal Mine

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

An exhibition by Zea Mays Printmaking. Artists from all over North America were invited to participate by selecting a bird from The Audubon Society's list of 389 bird species currently threatened with extinction and to create an edition of prints using an upcycled printing plate. The goal is to create a visual reminder of the birds we will lose if action is not taken on climate change, and to celebrate this one facet of our planet's biodiversity.

 

Landscapes

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: October 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Cooley Dickinson Medical Office Building
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nedwagersdibble.com

An exhibit of 12 framed landscapes.

Contact: nxdnwd@gmail.com

 

From Caldecott to Coretta Scott: Award Winning Black Illustrators

Start Date: November 14, 2021
End Date: January 15, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

The exhibition, which spent August on Martha's Vineyard, returns to the gallery as part of our 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration. More than half of the Caldecott Honors and Medals that were given to Black children book artists, were given in the last ten years. We are pleased that Black illustrators are finally being recognized for their talent and celebrate those in this exhibition, who are among the pre-eminent artists of our time.

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

 

32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Start Date: November 14, 2021
End Date: January 15, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Join R. Michelson Galleries as we celebrate our 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration.

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

 

The Bearded Lady Project

Start Date: November 12, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts,
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/the-bearded-lady-project-opening-reception

The Bearded Lady Project confronts public stereotypes of scientists by celebrating inspirational, adventurous women who have dedicated their lives to paleontology, searching for clues about past life on Earth. The beard, a potent symbol of masculinity, is added to the women's portraits to highlight the inequities and prejudices that persist in the sciences. The project seeks to educate the public and inspire the same recognition and respect for women in the sciences that their male colleagues typically receive.

 

But if the Crime is Beautiful...

Artist: Lauren Kalman
Start Date: October 27, 2021
End Date: December 10, 2021
Location: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 20 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Kalman uses assertive performances of the female body with decorative elements like metal, beading, and garments, combined with iconic Modernist Furniture. The legacy of modernism, minimalism, and the high arts (sculpture and painting) have historically privileged the cerebral over the corporeal. Crafts, in contrast, have long been associated with the domestic, collective, and the female. In this work the female body and decoration are inserted into and upon iconic Modern furniture objects.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
artdept@smith.edu

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery have been rescheduled, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Photographs by Denise M. Riggs

Artist: Denise M. Riggs
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 12-7pm weekly
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: denisemriggs.com

Denise M. Riggs is a native of Massachusetts and has lived in the Pioneer Valley since 2002. She approaches photography in a semi-abstracted manor, taking her subject out of its ordinary context, oftentimes creating a puzzle of sorts for the viewer to decipher. Reflections are a favorite subject matter as well as urban imagery. Denise has exhibited her work widely for over 30 years and holds a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Image: Barney's Reflection.

Contact: Denise M. Riggs
esinedmorr@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Season's Magic

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 24, 2021
End Date: January 24, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Featured in this winter themed exhibit are paintings, prints, photographs, collage, mixed media, and fiber art.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com

 

Tomo Sakai Curates Glass: Coldworking

Artist: Stephen Earp
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Tomo Sakai of Cruze+Sakai has collected a group of glass artists who all use cold working as a focus in their art-making process. Some of these artists have been forming glass for many decades, some are newer on the scene, and all are masters of their art. Artists: Martin Rosol of Shelburne, MA, Sidney Hutter of Waltham, MA, Aron Leaman of Dracut, MA, Josh Bernbaum of Brattleboro, VT, Trina Urrata-Weintraub of Waltham, MA, Emilio Santini of Blacksburg, VA, and curator Tomo Sakai of Worcester, MA.

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

 

ARTISTS FOR FOOD! Working with Monte's March 2021 to support the Food Bank Farm of Western Massachusetts

Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

What could be better than supporting our local artists? Why, supporting our local artists and giving to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at the same time! Feed your soul with beauty when you purchase something from the exhibit, and your purchase will help feed hungry bodies right here in our region. The sale of anything in this exhibit donates at least 20% to ending hunger.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Made with Reevx Showcase Celebration

Date: December 8, 4:30-8pm
Location: Valley Ventures Mentors
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: bit.ly/MadewithReevxCelebration

Join Valley Ventures Mentors for the Made with Reevx Showcase Celebration! Shop and mingle with participating local entrepreneurs from the inaugural cohort of the pop-up shop program along with light refreshments. RSVP online for this free event.

Contact: hope@valleyventurementors.org

 

Gingerbread Under the Sea

Start Date: November 26, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/gingerbread-under-the-sea

Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things--baking and creativity! In this 12th annual holiday exhibit, visitors will dive into the enchanted waters and journey to the bottom of the sea where fantastical creatures and colorful plants are interpreted as culinary creations!

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

The Body Adorned: Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas

Start Date: December 4, 2021
End Date: February 27, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/body-adorned

This fully bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibition provides a rare and must-see opportunity to view expertly crafted adornments and textiles made by artists working during the pre-Hispanic period in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, and Mexico and to explore the ongoing influence of indigenous artistry.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Ed Johnetta Miller: Master Textile and Quilt Designer

Artist: Ed Johnetta Miller
Start Date: November 28, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2022
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

New works by internationally acclaimed textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller. Miller is known for addressing social issues and community development through her fabric creations. Widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, her quilts can be found in many corporate and private collections including the Smithsonian and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Miller says, "My current work is improvisational after escaping the structured weaving work after 25 years, I don't want structure anymore." Curated by Jonathan Bruce.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

40 Black Writers

Artist: Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: October 29, 2021
End Date: December 7, 2021
Location: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Address: Springfield Technical Community College
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/amyhcarberrygallery

Collages by Keith Hollingworth. The series started in 2012 and features Sonia Sanchez, Alain Locke, Edwidge Danticat, Ntozake Shange, and James Baldwin, among many other Black writers whose wide range of thought, ideas, and feelings are illustrated with portraits, stamps, and book art. A virtual tour with no audio is available on YouTube.

 

Springfield Then and Now

Date: ongoing
Location: Skyview Downtown storefront windows
Address: Dwight Street (between Harrison and State streets)
City/Town: Springfield

Common Wealth Murals has created a new exhibit featuring images of inspirational people from Springfield's past, paired with a young person living in Springfield today with similar interests or passions. The exhibit will be displayed in the Skyview Downtown storefront windows. Brief biographies about the individuals will accompany each image, in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org
413-230-8146

 

Tradition and Dissent

Artist: Ai Weiwei
Start Date: July 17, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Wheeler and Barn Galleries
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/ai-weiwei

Internationally renowned artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, is an art innovator, provocateur, and political dissident who explores tradition in non-traditional, even radical ways. This special exhibition curated exclusively for the Springfield Museums features rare works from three decades of the artist's career.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays at Springfield Museums

Date: Second Saturdays, 9-11am
Location: Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org

Sensory Friendly Saturdays provide less noise, less bright light, and cool-down spaces for those who have sensory sensitivity. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum will open early, with some exhibits modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what the museums have to offer. Trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer. Sensory-friendly crafts for all ages will be available in the Cat's Corner.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting Youth with Nature through Science and Art

Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center, Great Hall
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org/

Come see the top Massachusetts youth entries for the 2021 Junior Duck Stamp competition! K-12 students submit artwork for a statewide art contest. In the process, they gain awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and the delights of wildlife. Includes a self-guided duck investigation station for all ages: scavenger hunts, quizzes (and a prize!), crafts, and a chance to make your own Junior Duck Stamp. Grab an activity to go or practice social distancing at a craft table

Contact: Janel Nockleby
janel.nockleby@mass.gov
413-863-3221

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Client Work: Graphic Design Student Art Show

Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: December 16, 2021
Location: Arno Maris Art Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue, Thur & Fri 10am-2pm; Wed 11am-2pm, and Sat by appt
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/offices/arno-maris-art-gallery

An interdisciplinary collaboration between this semester's Graphic Design II and Marketing Management students. A talk about the exhibit will be held Thursday, December 9, at 9:30am.

Contact: flund@westfield.ma.edu

 

Untold Stories

Start Date: November 8, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum at the Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org/art-museum

An array of paintings carefully selected from the collections of the Westfield Athenaeum. These works date from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s, and include portraits, landscapes, watercolors, and interior scenes. Most of the portraits are of prominent Westfield residents, many of whom held important political positions and were the founders of some of the largest companies in Westfield. This exhibit also gives viewers the opportunity to see a number of the artists who have lived and worked in the city.

Contact: Becky Blackburn
bblackburn@westath.org

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Stillness

Artist: Olwen Dowling
Start Date: December 16, 2021
End Date: January 15, 2022
Location: Westhampton Public Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue & Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: olwendowling.com

This exhibition is very personal because I decided to go back to a time of study that helped me get centered. That is Plant Biology and Nature. Nature and what it brings to our daily lives is the ultimate healer. These monotype, dry points, intaglio etchings, a few oils and a watercolors will center on this experience and hopefully bring a sense of stillness and quietude to the viewer. That is my hope.

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Shelburne Falls: Open Studio and Sale at The Handle Factory

Date: Saturday, December 11, 10am-4pm
Location: The Handle Factory Community Clay Studio
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: handlefactory.com

We're having a pottery sale! Come by the Handle Factory Open House and Sale and see what our members have been up to. It's a rare chance to get a glimpse of our beautiful studio and some of the beautiful work being created there. Ongoing demonstrations throughout the day.

Contact: Handlefactoryclay@gmail.com

 

Greenfield: Pop-Up Holiday Market at GCC

Date: December 10, 4-8pm; December 11, 12-6pm; December 12, 11am-3pm
Location: Greenfield Community College
Address: 270 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/223691379873622

A weekend-long community pop-up market happening at multiple locations in downtown Greenfield! GCC's Downtown Center joins the LAVA Center and the Pushkin Gallery to host local artisans selling handmade goods.

 

Springfield: Makers Market Saturdays

Date: Saturdays, 10am-2pm, until January 29
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/events/693860454841816

Different creative vendors every Saturday! Local makers meet up to show, share and sell their creative products. Stop by to meet them and shop for gifts! While you're there, check out all we do at Make-It Springfield and learn how you can get involved!

 

Northampton: Winter Makers Market

Date: Sunday, December 12, 10am-5pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street, Lobby and Mezzanine
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/events--projects.html

Local artists peddling pottery, textiles, prints, and more!

 

Holyoke: The Gift Show

Start Date: December 4, 2021
End Date: December 24, 2021
Location: Maryanne Benn Studio at Paper City Studios
Hours: Fri & Sat 12-5pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: maryannebenns.com

Take a sneak peek inside one of Holyoke's most creative spaces. Open studio and holiday sale.

 

Leverett Crafts & Arts Annual Holiday Sale and Exhibit

Date: December 11-12
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcrafts.org

The winter holidays are here!. It is time to think about seasonal activities at Leverett Crafts & Arts (LCA). An exhibit by the LCA studio-holders, Mudpie Potters and area artists and craftspeople, along with the traditional Annual Holiday Sale.

Contact: Susan Mulholland
sbmulholland1150@hotmail.com
413-548-9161

 

Holyoke: Handmade Holiday Pop Up

Date: Thursday, December 9, 4-8pm
Location: Paper City Clothing
Address: 358 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: facebook.com/events/3108755189357218

Join us as the students from LightHouse Holyoke sell their handmade crafts and textiles and enjoy a special performance from the LightHouse band, led by Greg Eichler. Food and drinks from Holyoke Hummus, El Paraiso Colombiano, and Holyoke Craft Beer.

 

Greenfield Holiday Pop-Up Market at The Pushkin

Date: December 10, 4-8pm; December 11, 12-6pm; December 12, 11am-3pm
Location: Pushkin Gallery
Address: 4 Federal Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/393713732258046

Local artisans fair for all your holiday needs! Come celebrate the holiday season with a collection of some of the best makers, craftspeople, and artists in The Valley!

 

Easthampton: Amanda Barrow Open Studio

Date: Sunday, December 11, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: amandabarrow.net

Amanda Barrow creates monotype prints and paintings, utilizing a fresh and vibrant palette. Inspired by nature, architecture, & the human body, Ms Barrow delights in abstraction & improvisation in her own personal style, blending the seen with the unseen. Experience where the magic happens in her studio, & where she teaches her workshops! Free to the public, facemask required, & vaccination strongly encouraged!

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com

 

Easthampton: Art is a Gift

Start Date: November 20, 2021
End Date: December 24, 2021
Location: Big Red Frame and the Elusie Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Thur 10:30am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: Old Town Hall, 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com

8th Annual Holiday Market featuring arts and crafts from local artisans: Ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, wearables, metal work, switch plates, prints and original artwork, greeting cards and much more. Open late on Thursdays. SHOP LOCAL and support LOCAL entrepreneurs!

 

Easthampton: Cottage Street Open Studios & Holiday Sale

Date: December 11, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

After two years, we are back! Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 25 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Greenfield: Saturday Holiday Salon at The LAVA Center

Start Date: November 27, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Shop local and support small businesses and artists this holiday season! For the second year, The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield will host its Saturday Holiday Salon, a popup art salon and marketplace featuring local vendors, artisans and craftspeople selling locally-made wares. There will be rotating vendors, live and curated music, and other special surprises.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Taboo Art Showcase

Sponsoring Group Name: Indian Orchard Mill & Different Strokes Paint Parties
Deadline: February 26, 2022
Submission Fees: $30 if selected to show
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: differentstrokesma.com/artists-page

The purpose of this showing is to shine a light on societal and cultural taboos. The dictionary definition of "Taboo" is a prohibition imposed by social custom or as a protective measure; something that is not acceptable to say, mention, or do: something that is taboo/ proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable. Full details on website.

Contact: Brian Pierce
brian.pierce.differentstrokes@gmail.com
860-578-0091

 

Looky Here 2022

Sponsoring Group Name: Looky Here
Deadline: December 13, 2021
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Looky Here 2022 is our annual submission show! Submission is free and open to all ages and mediums. The show is not themed but is juried. Submissions are due by noon on December 13th to be considered. Submissions should be emailed to lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com and must include photos and dimensions. Note that mailed submissions will not be accepted. Looky Here 2022 will open on Saturday January 8th and will run for 2 months. Can't wait to see all of your work!

Contact: hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com

 

Creative Residency Fellowship with stipend

Sponsoring Group Name: Make-It Springfield
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/post/creative-fellowship-2022

Accepting applications from anyone age 16+ involved in a new or developing creative pursuit/project for unlimited access to our artistically vibrant Makerspace and its equipment in downtown Springfield, plus a $3,000 stipend. Includes opportunities to present work in a public lecture, display, reading, or performance. Any level of artistic development in most disciplines will be considered. See website for full details.

Contact: Roberta Wilmore
fellowship@makeitspringfield.org

 

Urban Field Station Artist Residency Program

Sponsoring Group Name: ReGreen Springfield / US Forest Service
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: regreenspringfield.org/art

The program's mission is to promote understanding of and engagement with urban ecology through art. The Urban Field Station Network understands cities as social-ecological systems, and this year's call focuses on the theme of connectivity. One artist will be selected for a year-long residency at the US Forest Service's Amherst-Springfield Urban Field Station. The residency is dedicated to a local artist currently living in the metro area of Springfield. A $3,000 stipend will be awarded. Full details on website.

Contact: David Bloniarz
art@regreenspringfield.org
413-523-0014

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited!

 

2nd Open Juried Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about-2/friends/#FriendsPhotoShow2ndVirtual

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Awards: Total $1,340 - Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category and 8 Honorable Mentions for a total of 21 awards. Show Dates: online show, will become available after March 15, 2022. Our library is working out of the Agawam Senior Center until extensive repairs are completed. We do not believe our Library would be ready in time for an in-person Photography Show. Full details on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net

 

Artist of the Month Solo Shows at Northampton Senior Center

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Senior Center
Deadline: January 1, 2022
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonma.gov/2055/Senior-Services

Flatwork including drawing, painting, pastel, photography, fabric and mixed media accepted. Artists should be 55+ and live in or near Northampton. Minimum 12 pieces of work should be ready to hang. Email photos of 2-3 pieces in jpeg format with your name, address and phone number, and preferred contact method. Submissions will be juried by three local artists, Paul Shoul, Nanny Vonnegut and Betsy Stone for March 2022-February 2023. Months for shows will be randomly assigned to selected artists.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
nscartspace@gmail.com

 

Authors and Artists Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: NatureCulture
Deadline: December 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Online
Website: artlink.click/59e

The Third annual Authors and Artists Festival, to be held online February 26-27, 2022, is now accepting entries for the online art exhibit. The festival seeks artwork in any discipline that interprets how artists "write the land"; for example, artwork that tells stories of land, reveals our relationship with land (ecoliteracy), or incorporates words to connect images of land and written landscapes. Full details on website.

Contact: JuPong Lin
jupong2trees@gmail.com

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: forms.gle/jNEhqYGk8gBRhL5v5

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon. Artists of all stripes--visual artists, writers, musicians, vendors, filmmakers, etc.--are welcome to join us!

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes & Workshops

December Programs at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: see website for schedule
Fee: sliding scale
Organization: Resilient Community Arts
Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Studio #044
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/programs

Registration for December Programs at Resilient Community Arts is now open. Programs include Afterschool Teen Studio, Theme Based Kids' Group for ages 7-11, Painting 101 for adults, a Mosaic Party, Zine Workshops, a Winter Vacation Program for Youth, and more. Resilient Community Arts is a 501c3 non-profit and all programs are offered on a sliding scale to make arts accessible to all.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Beginning Stained Glass

Date & Time: Saturdays, 2-5pm, January 8 - February 3
Fee: $150
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Mill Park Office Commons
Address: 81 Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: glassvisions.biz

Copper-foil stained glass class for beginners/intermediates (15-hr / 5 weeks). We cover history, Tiffany/La Farge, types of stained glass projects, stained glass details, how to select glass for your projects, patterns, equipment use & safety, construction process and finishing techniques. Fee covers instruction, glass & supplies for your take-home panel and a copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book. Mention ad for $10 discount. See website for additional dates/times.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop with Akua Inks

Date & Time: Saturday, December 18, 10am-3pm
Fee: $145
Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/9452dc

Monotypes are one-of-a-kind, unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Come have fun and play with AKUA soy/water-based inks to create your prints in a clean and safe environment! No experience necessary, all materials provided, four students max / class. Facemasks & Vaccines Required.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com
413-835-6854

 

Holiday Stained Glass Ornaments by Glass Visions

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 8, 6-8:30pm
Fee: $35
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/workshops

Join us for a beginner/intermediate class where you'll be able to build up to 2 take-home copper-foil Holiday Ornaments from our set of 12 patterns. We'll introduce the copper-foil stained glass construction process and you'll practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before working on your ornaments. We'll walk through the process and be available to help as much as needed. Instruction, equipment use and glass & supplies included in the cost.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Holiday Stained Glass Ornaments by Glass Visions

Date & Time: Thursday, December 9, 10am-1pm
Fee: $40
Location: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Address: 81 Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/workshops

A beginner/intermediate class where you'll be able to build up to 3 take-home copper-foil Holiday Ornaments from our set of 15 patterns. We'll introduce the copper-foil stained glass construction process and you'll practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before working on your ornaments. We'll walk through the process and be available to help as much as needed. Instruction, equipment use and glass & supplies included in the cost. See website for other date/times.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Stained Glass Workshops with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, December 17, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All glass and supplies included in tuition and the use of all tools. More class dates: Dec 19.

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

 

Creative Resilience Dialogues with Chelvanaya Gabriel

Date & Time: Sunday, December 19, 1-3pm
Fee: sliding scale $10-$40 each (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Online via Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/creative-resilience-dialogues-with-chelvanaya-gabriel-online

A series of workshops, community-engaged art presentations and consultation work designed with creative non-verbal expression as the entry point to community building, relational change and exploring ideas about wellness, identity, and resilience. See website for more info and upcoming dates.

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons
Location: Mt. Pollux
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction: a critical approach to your drawing focusing color changes in the mountains, trees, fields, sky. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper rather than stating what the eye perceptually sees and/or what the mind already knows. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created between objects through color relationships. Individual or group critiques.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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