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Arts & Culture Exhibits for week of Jan. 25, 2018

  • See Maisie Crowther’s Clouds Over Ginseng, watercolor, as part of the “New Visions” exhibit at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in Brattleboro, Vt., before it closes on Monday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • See this piece, entitled ‘Power,’ as part of Melanie Mowinski’s ‘50 Card Project,’ on display now at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

‘The 50 Card Project’ by Melanie Mowinski: Every week since Inauguration Day, and through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at MCLA, printed a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100 using vintage letterpress type, cuts, and other printing matrixes. After a new card was completed each week, copies were sent out via mail and email, and were posted online. In addition, 15 to 20 cards were sent to key players in Washington, D.C. The show opens today, Jan. 25, and run through March 24. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m. 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

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.

Contemporary Folk Art by Susan Boss, Mark Brown and Michael Tillyer: Nontraditional quilts by Susan Boss; robots and paintings by Mark Brown; whimsical wood sculpture by Michael Tillyer. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

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.

“Illumination”: Painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber and glass artists draw on the idea of “illumination” in all its literal, metaphorical and symbolic aspects. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com

“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

Margaret Humbert-Droz works: Art focusing on the passage of time and the function of memory using paper collages to tell a story. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-586-0006. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org

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

“New Visions”: A variety of media — from acrylic paintings, watercolors, hooked and braided wool, oil paintings, encaustics and pastels — on display at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. The artists — Julia Eva Bacon, Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Ron Karpius, Kris McDermet, Walter Slowinski and Jen Wiechers — offer new visions of wildlife to landscapes to abstraction. Through Jan. 29. www.brattleboro-west-arts.com.

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.

“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

“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.

Still life paintings by Clifton Hunt: An exhibition of 17 luminous oil paintings of flowers, fruits and domestic objects arranged on table tops. On view now through March. The Herrick Gallery at the Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell.

“There Must be Something in the Water” — works by Paul Specht: Combining landscape and figure photography to create visually stunning images, Paul Specht examines water and the ways it evokes feelings of safety, fear, calm and release in his latest offering. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-230-6773. thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com.

“Twende Tanzania: Let's go to Tanzania”: Photography exhibit of Tanzanian wildlife by Northfield photographer Carol Pike. Through February. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield. 413-498-2455.

Wade Clement works: Exhibition of encaustic paintings, photography and sculpture. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net

“Weeds Triumphant: A Fecund Look”: Photographer Andrew Held creates images of the endlessly complex interface between weeds and the human-built environment. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu

“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