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Arts & Culture exhibits for Feb. 1-7

  • See this piece as part of “Give a Sh*t: Printmakers Creating Work with a Social Message,” a showcase of politically-leaning art from talented printmakers from western Massachusetts and beyond. An opening reception will be held today. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/B.Z. REILY


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘The 50 Card Project’ by Melanie Mowinski: Letterpress cards using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrixes. Through March 24. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams. 413-662-5253. www.mcla.edu/gallery51.

The Art of Eric Carle: Check out the latest exhibit at The Carle featuring the artwork of Eric Carle himself. Museum Admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W. Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org

Clifton Hunt works: Still life paintings by Clifton Hunt. Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. 978-544-3142. littleredinhouston@yahoo.com.

Artspace’s 40th Invitational Franklin County Teen Show: Featuring works by local teens in various media. Open weekdays through Feb 16. Free. Donations welcome. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

“Audubon Suite”: Jane E. Goldman’s series of luminous prints reveals the artist’s muse in a graphically novel way. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2020. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Connecting Moments”: Lauren L. Anderson’s debut art show in the Pioneer Valley. Sam’s Pizza, 235 Main St., Northampton. LLAnderson859@gmail.com.

Cyndy Sperry: “Mostly New Work”: Sperry’s Oxbow Gallery exhibit draws upon the woods of Chesterfield, two Icelandic horses, garden imagery and George Washington. Oxbow Gallery, 276 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300. cyndysperry@gmail.com

Dylan Donahue:​ “Cost of Contentment”: Large format photographs explore dark costs in seeking contentment. Recommended for mature audiences. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Laure Dennery is showing her penguin paintings that experiment with artistic techniques and composition to showcase these fascinating birds. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave.

Entropic: Six local and national artists using collage, painting and sculpture explore themes of order and disorder. Curated by Peter Dellert. MAP Space Gallery, Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-221-2625. pdellert51@gmail.com.

“Give a Sh*t: Printmakers Creating Work with a Social Message”: Twenty-seven printmakers express themselves through their art on a variety of current social and political issues. Through Feb. 24. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

Gwen Murphy Wall Dolls: Explores the humor and pathos that arise from vulnerability. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“Home”: A global array of artists offer their visual art and accompanying words on this subject to the Five College community. Represented in this exhibit are artists from Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, Germany, China, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Argentina and the U.S. Through March 8. An opening reception will be held today, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Augusta Savage Gallery, Fine Arts Center of University of Massachusetts Amherst. 413-545-5177.

“Illuminations”: Wildlife art interpreted in glass using sand etched forms accented with light. Works by Dean Kent and Alan Robinson. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov

“InVersion”: Sculptural and wall-based works by Alisa Dworsky. CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257. k_jussila@cynthia-reeves.com.

Laura Bundesen works: Using fabric, hand embroidery and paint, Huntington artist Laura Bundesen explores the fascinating terrain of the brain through color and texture. An opening reception will be held today, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

Nancy Baker — Barstow’s Featured Artist: Colorful paintings of local birds inspired by the Northampton Christmas Bird Count that takes place in Hockanum near Barstow’s. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com

“Natural Moments, Laughing Brook, and Beyond”: Works by Kevin Kopchynski, nature educator who leads nature walks and teaches photography. His art ranges from intimate details to large landscapes. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Open Call NXNE 2018: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s latest juried exhibit. More than 200 artists from New England and New York submitted work for consideration by juror Sique Spence of Nancy Hofmann Gallery. Spence selected 22 artists for inclusion in the exhibit hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Works include drawing, printmaking, collage, watercolor, assemblage, paper sculpture. Through March 10. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. 802-257-0124. intern@brattleboromuseum.org.

Penny Pitts works: Penny uses unusual materials in her work such as eggshell mosaics, textured paper bags, packing materials and a blend of color from different mediums. Her work expresses insights and impressions from her life experiences. On display now at the Baystate Franklin Café in Greenfield now through the end of February.

“Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph”: First solo exhibition of the acclaimed Gee's Bend, Alabama quilter examines works from five decades of her life. On view through May 27. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu

“Remembrance of our Past” and “Fly Away Home”: Works by Mary Boehmer, Bambi Miller on display in “Remembrance of our Past,” works by Belinda Lyons Zucker on display in “Fly Away Home.” Through Feb. 25. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St. No. 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

“Rhythms of Color”: Features colorful abstract art by Janet W. Winston and Elaina Kennedy. There will be an art forum on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-253-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“Seeing Red”: Includes paintings, prints, photos, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, floor cloths and glass with red as a unifying theme. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413 625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

“Slice of Humanity”: Pieces by five artists working with the human figure: Robert Bent, Suzanne Conway, Lauren Paradise, Jeff Wrench and Nina Rossi. Free. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800. nalerossi@gmail.com.

Small Works Exhibit and Sale: Opening reception Saturday, Feb. 3, noon to 3 p.m., at Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Mill (BookMill) in Montague Center. This annual community exhibit includes pieces by all ages and all mediums, unjuried, and a joyful sharing of creativity from many regional residents. On display through Feb. 26. 413-367-2885 www.sawmillriverarts.com

“Suspended”: Artist Liza Phillips’ larger-than-life size gestural drawings depict chairs wrapped in blankets, shrink-wrapped for transport and storage. Oresman Gallery, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“A Walk Through Nature”: Laure Dennery and Deborah Izatt use painting and photography to express the serenity in the world that surrounds us. Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. dennerydesign@yahoo.com.

“Winter Light”: Handmade paper scrolls, prints, sculpture and lanterns by local artist Sheryl Jaffe. On view downstairs in the Muse Café. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. directorwhatelylibrary@gmail.com.

Works by Lennie Kaumzha, Benjamin Sears and Perry Carter: Surreal human and animal portraits by Perry Carter. Landscapes of the mind, drawings by Benjamin Sears. Mosaic-fusion paintings by Lennie Kaumzha. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“World of Wranglers, Rodeo Riders and their Horses”: Photography exhibit by local fine art photographer, Diane Norman. The images were captured while attending a workshop with a National Geographic photographer in the wilds of Wyoming. The exhibit will run through February. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. norman.dianenp@yahoo.com