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Arts & Culture Exhibits for May 17 to May 23, 2018

  • Boston artist David Small will exhibit his work, including this oil painting on linen called “Waterfall,” through July 30. Contributed image


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ending soon

“A Dance to Spring, Astaire and Getting Old”: New works by Jules Feiffer at age 89. Ends May 31. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton.

April Judd and Bev Larson: Paintings and sculpture. Through June 30. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.

Botanical Imprints on Fabric and Paper: Works by Leonore Alaniz. Through May. Free. Leverett Crafts and Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 860-605-6705. leonore.alaniz@gmail.com.

The Daylily Gallery: Featuring vibrant still lifes and landscapes by Kerry Stone of Warwick. Through May. The Daylily, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 413-387-9830. thedaylilyofdeerfield@gmail.com.

“Dark to Light”: Benefit for the Polus Center on May 17 and 18 from noon to 2 p.m., and on May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

“For the Birds”: A group exhibition by members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op features avian images. Media include painting, photos, fiber, glass, clay and collage. Free. Ends May 28. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

Hampshire Heartwork: An exhibit by students and mentors from Hampshire Regional High School. On display through May 31. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

“Illuminate” by Amanda Tobin: Showcases paintings that interrogate and extinguish darkness by means of triumphant light. Part of Amherst Arts Night Plus. Ends May 31. Free. Robert Frost Library, Amherst College, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“In Flight”: New paintings by Turi MacCombie explore the fleeting majesty of birds, both still and in flight. Through May 31. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton.

John Tomasetti. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Through May 30. West Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St., Northampton.

Joseph R. Parzych Photography: On display through May. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield.

Kevin “Slatts” Slattery: A retrospective exhibit. Through May. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

“Leathers”: Through May 30. Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition: Paintings, drawings, ceramics and other artwork. Curated by art teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe. Reception May 11, 5 to 7 p.m. Through May 30. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

Paintings by Macaylla Silver: 4x8-inch oil paintings of local birds, made from photographs by Macaylla Silver of Leverett. Through May. Leverett Village Co-Op, 180 Rattlesnake Gutter Road, Leverett.

“Parks and Rec” Art Exhibit by Frankie Dack: “Parks and Rec” landscape paintings by Frankie Dack will be on display at Lathrop until May 31. Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-586-0006. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org.

“Precarious”: Works by Alice Thomas. Ends May 31. McCusker’s Market, 3 State St., Shelburne Falls.

“Raised Voices: Local Artists Resist”: Through May 26. Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“Roots of Resistance”: Paintings by Denise Beaudet: Eight-foot-high painted portraits of global women activists and their earthshaking justice work. Through May. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Seen/Unseen: Perspectives on Perception”: Exploring what it means to be seen, yet still unseen. A solo watercolor portrait exhibit by Cindi Oldham. Ends May 30. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-824-4692. cindioldham@gmail.com. www.cindioldham.com.

“Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies and Counterpoints”: Paintings by Lorna Ritz. Free. Ends May 17. Oresman Gallery Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College, 22 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-3100. lenajenny3@yahoo.com.

“Speaking Figuratively”: Eric Grab’s debut solo show explores the human figure through spontaneous pastel drawings and layered, enigmatic paintings. Ends May 30. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-9334.
trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com.

“TEXTURE: Touch with Your Eyes”: Works by Sue Katz and Larry Rankin. Ends May 26. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

Ongoing

“The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons”: Celebrates five decades of Carle’s seasonal imagery, from hibernating bears in winter and hatching chicks in spring, to colorful flowers in summer and apple trees in fall. Ends Aug. 26. Museum admission of $9 to $22. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

Birds of Western Massachusetts Photography Exhibit: Photos by Jose Oliverio. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Cameron Schmitz: Abstract landscape oil paintings. 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, Church Street, Bernardston. 413-330-0807. annette@bernardstonunitarian.org.

Compass Rose Project: Deerfield Elementary School fourth graders used careful measurements and compass tools to create unique artistic designs. Through June 5. Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org.

David Small: Boston artist David Small offers the mystical, visionary “Friars” series of finely glazed oil paintings. Through July 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

Drawings and Sewn Works on Paper by Katie Yun: Through July 1. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com. www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Figure Drawing Exhibition: New work from artists of the Sunday Figure Drawing Group. Through June 11. Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com. www.artspacegreenfield.com.

Hannah Harvester: Barstow’s hosts local painter and printmaker, Hannah Harvester, through June 15. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

“Hand, Eye and Mind: Visual Voices from the Class of 1968”: Smith College Class 1968 artists, using methods traditional and transgressive, create art for protest, remembrance, healing and honoring the world. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“In My Nature”: Scanography by Marty Klein. Artist talk on June 10, 2 to 4 p.m. Through July 1. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com. www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

Lian Brehm: Polychrome Paper Pulp Sculpture: May 17, 1 to 6 p.m. A Northeast Kingdom artist presents delicate, large polychromed sculptures and monoprints. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“The Lure of the Dark”: Paintings by artists who seek to capture the mood of the night. Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

“Mapping Keene”: A display of maps by Keene State students and Keene community members that capture local treasures and valuable spaces. Free. Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. www.keene.edu/arts/redfern/.

“Mixed Messages”: Graphic art in words and images. Ends June 3. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. margedvaa@gmail.com.

“Modern Images of the Body from East Asia”: Exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to present times. Ends Aug. 26. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“Motorcycles & Mannequins”: An exhibit by artist Tom Blackwell, one of the original 13 photorealist painters. Featuring 11 large-scale paintings dating from the mid-1960s through 2017. Ends June 2. Louis and Susan Meisel Gallery, Artist Book Foundation, 1327 Mass MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams. 413-398-5600.

“More Eyes on Western Massachusetts”: Featuring work from more than a dozen local photographers. Through August. Free. Leo Model Gallery, Liebling Building, Hampshire College, 893 West St., Amherst. 401-309-3546. mohHA@hampshire.edu.

“Paddington Comes to America”: The Carle is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear in “Paddington Comes to America.” $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

PVPA Student Works: An exhibition of artwork made by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School students during the 2017 to 2018 school year. Runs through June 2. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

“Red Rock Art — Altered Landscapes”: Artist Kathleen Cox shares her unique and colorful interpretation of landscapes and wildlife. Ends June 29. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

“Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration”: 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Through Feb. 10, 2019. Museum admission of $18 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 5 and Deerfield residents. Flynt Center of Early New England Life, 37 Old Main St., Historic Deerfield.

Sculptures by Ron Edwards: Small scale mixed media sculptures made from wood collected along rivers and in forests in western Massachusetts, then painted with acrylic paint. Through June 23. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.

“This Could be Us, You or Anybody Else”: Featuring modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Art’s collection. Through Aug. 5. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“To trace for to carry”: Artworks that consider how the human body acts as a vessel for memories, languages and ghosts that link past, present and future. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“Un/American”: Featuring work from the permanent collection by five artists whose “Americanness” was questioned by the United States government: Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Ben Shahn. Through July. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

“We Walk in Their Shadows”: Works, including sculpture, site-specific installation, 3D printing, drawing and painting, by Gowri Savoor. Through June 17. Regular admission is up to $8. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124. www.brattleboromuseum.org.

“Where We Are” and “True Places”: CLICK announces its first photography shows, “Where We Are” and “True Places.” Through August. Free. CLICK Workspace, 9½ Market St., Northampton. 413-570-0040. Info@clickworkspace.org.

Willard Boepple: Print and sculpture show. Through June 23. Free. Mass MoCA, Building 13, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257. k_jussila@cynthia-reeves.com.