Exhibits: May 8 to 14
Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to email@example.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m.
THE ART GARDEN, 4 Union St., Shelburne Falls. 625-2782, www.theartgarden.org. “Here & There,” mixed-media work by Ricardo Frota, Brazilian musician. Frota explores new dimensions in sound making, performing on instruments he’s made from natural materials. Through June 29. Reception Saturday, May 10, 2 to 4 p.m. Music by Loren Feinstein.
ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield: Public Hanging,” non-juried exhibit of all ages and styles. Reception May 23 at 5:30 p.m. Through June 27.
COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, Locust Street Gallery, Northampton: Watercolor Paintings by John Tomasetti. Watercolorist John Tomasetti of Shutesbury will be the featured artist Through May 30. Tomasetti, a retired elementary teacher from Erving and Wendell, has been painting for 20 years. For the most part a self-taught artist, he has studied with renowned artists Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Tony VanHasselt, Scott Prior and Art Scholz. Tomasetti is a member of the Academic Artists Association, Old Deerfield Painting Group, and the Deerfield Valley Art Association. He has won more than 75 awards for his paintings in local, regional and national exhibits. A reception will take place in the gallery Thursday, May 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
THE DAYLILY GALLERY, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield: Joint art exhibits for mother and daughter, Jo-ann and Jessica Denehy. Jo-Ann’s paintings are oil on canvas of landscaopes, florl and still life subjects. She has exhibited throughout New England and won numerous awards for her art work. Jessica, co-owner of Patina Metal, makes sculptures out of rusting, discarded metal. Her work consists of large and small birds, tractors, motorcycles, bird nests and other art objects for the home and garden. A rception in their honor will be Thursday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Through May 31.
HOSMER GALLERY AT FORBES LIBRARY, 20 West St., Northampton. Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition. Work of Northampton High School art students. Reception during Arts Night Out, Friday, May 9, 5 to 7 p.m. Through May 28.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Transformagination: the Surreal Collage Art of Tiffany Heerema.” It’s the nature of things to serve many purposes other than that which was originally intended, and in the realm of pure imagination, of course, the possibilities are endless. A seashell becomes a boat or a hideaway. An arch in the rock functions as a TV nook. Greek columns are bar stools at the soda fountain of the gods. This exhibit will allow you to treat yourself to a fantastic alternative reality during the month of May, says the gallery. Reception with the artist during Third Thursday event in Turners Falls on May 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. www.ninasnook.com or 413-834-8800. Through June 7.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Art Department Art Student Exhibit. GCC South Gallery, One College Drive, Greenfield. art.gcc.mass.edu. Exhibition and celebration featuring work of current GCC students. Handicapped accessible. Through May 9.
THE SANFORD GALLERY AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence. 584-1783, www.zeamaysprintmaking.com. A selection of Susan Rostow’s sculptural books and monotypes. They were created from monotypes bound with a mixture of mud, glue, pigment, tree fungus, roots, bones and shells. Through May 10.
AMHERST TOWN HALL GALLERY, Amherst: “A Piece of Heaven” by Terry Rooney. What’s your “Piece of Heaven” (on earth)? Is it swimming in a cool mountain lake on a hot summer’s day? Staying in a beach hut in the National Seashore at Cape Cod? Reaching the top of a mountain? Artist Rooney has captured these heavenly moments and more in her mixed media monoprints, says the gallery. Through May 30.
BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield. 475-3409. “Under the Spell of San Miguel,” group exhibition of Martha Maria de Jesus Colmenero, mixed-media paintings; Beth Reynolds, photographs; Rebecca Caplice, photographs. Through May 16.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Paintings by Stephanie Klug of Greenfield and art work by Lisa Henry of Greenfield. In the cafeteria. Through May 31.
DEERFIELD ARTS BANK, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 665-0123, www.deerfieldartsbank.com. “Close to Home,” multi-media art exhibit of mostly Deerfield artists including Candance Bradbury-Carlin, Bryan Higgins, Alicia Renadette, Jane Trigere and Marcia Rossi Wise.
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. Exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than 30 picture books including “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” “Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!,” “Lorenzo,” and “the House on East 88th.” “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber” curated by literature expert Leonard S. Marcus, will be on view through June 8. The exhibit will honor Waber’s life work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst: Sue Katz’ one-person show, “Squares. Circles.” Mixed media triptychs. Through May 31.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, is a nationally recognized museum offering tours of period houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. Regular season hours: open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and December 24-25). “The Museum’s Attic” gallery. Regular season admission: adults, $14; youth (ages 6-17), $5. Under 6, members and Deerfield residents are free. For more information, call 413-775-7132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Current exhibitions at the Flynt Center include: ∎ “Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century,” which showcases the work of Deerfield’s arts & crafts community. More than 30 objects from Historic Deerfield’s collections. Through Feb. 15, 2015. ∎ “Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture, a long-term furniture exhibition.” ∎ “Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection,” permanent. ∎ “Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery,” a permanent exhibition with changing elements. See our “Potpourri” sections in the calendar for listings of special events. 413-775-7127. www.historic-deerfield.org.
HOPE & OLIVE RESTAURANT, 14 Hope St., Greenfield: “Close to Home: Oil Paintings” by Susan Valentine of Leverett. Promoters had this to say: “Deep into the study of how light can be translated through oil paint pigments into magic on the canvas, GCC student Valentine’s explorations include both florals and landscapes. From close-up to far-away, Valentine’s paintings examine our local world: Landscapes gaze at long valley views and florals expand tiny flowers onto large canvas.”
MASS MoCA, off Marshall Street, North Adams. Fall/winter/spring hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Summer hours (July and August), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. www.MASS MoCA.org. ∎ “In Transit: Between Image and Object.” Artists Dike Blair, Hugh Scott-Douglas, and collaborative duo Guyton\Walker paint, print, and project abstract images and patterns onto the surface of shipping crates. Incorporating storage and transportation containers into vivid multimedia installations, these artists explore parallels between the physical movement of artworks and the seemingly limitless circulation of visual information across media and networks in the digital age. ∎ Izhar Patkin: “The Wandering Veil.” This long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. Grand, labyrinthine yet also surprisingly intimate, the exhibition is rich with personal narrative, political metaphor, and myth, highlighting the many formal innovations Patkin has pioneered over his 30-year career. Through September. ■ “Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape,” a look at the artist’s recent forays into painting, featuring new works from a series of painted hardwood planks begun in 2008. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
MASSMUTUAL CENTER, 1277 Main St., Springfield. Photographer Tom Wyatt of Warwick, a 1996 graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography, is one of five western Massachusetts artists whose work will be on display through October.
MCCUSKER’S MARKET, 3 State St., Shelburne Falls. Illustrations by Suzanne Conway of Colrain will be on exhibit through May.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE in Shelburne Falls presents “Beauty and Imagination: The Art of Julie Hall Rocke.” A retrospective of the work of one of the co-op’s founders. Rocke, who lived many years with her husband, Ken, in Heath, passed away Sept. 23. Organizers say the exhibit will show the wonderful imagery and color of Rocke’s work, much of it representing her imaginative memories of her life and work in Guatemala. Many pieces will be from private collections. Through May 26.
VERMONT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051. “Chosen Blood,” photographs by Katie Kotie. Through June 1.