Exhibits: Museums, Galleries
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. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will be happily run, space permitting.
1739 BERNARDSTON UNITARIAN MEETINGHOUSE, Bernardston. “Bridges of the Pioneer Valley — Gems of Our Scenic Byways.” Deerfield Valley Art Association Art Show and sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 through 15. Opening reception June 1. A multi-media event, the doors open at 10 a.m. and the scheduled events include the Rev. Steve Wilson speaking on “Bridges” at 11:30 a.m., music by the trio Kahn, Tinen and Bork at 1 p.m. and an artist reception and slide lecture by Barry Deitz from 2 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the opening and the People’s Choice Award to be awarded at the Benefit Concert June 14.
THE ART GARDEN, 4 Union St., Shelburne Falls. 625-2782, www.theartgarden.org. ∎ Teen Art Exhibit and fundraising event. Current ARTeens participants and other teens will be exhibiting some of their work. They curated and hung the exhibit. Opening reception May 31, 6 to 8 p.m. ∎ “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.
MCCUSKER’S MARKET, 3 State St., Shelburne Falls. Illustrations by Suzanne Conway of Colrain will be on exhibit through May.
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.
ARMS LIBRARY, Shelburne Falls. Mondays, Wednesdays from 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watercolors by Maureen Moore of Shelburne Falls and member of Deerfield Valley Art Association. Through May 31.
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.
COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, Locust Street Gallery, Northampton: Watercolor Paintings by John Tomasetti. Watercolorist John Tomasetti of Shutesbury will be the featured artist 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. Through May 30.
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 landscapes, floral 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. 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. Through Thursday, May 29.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst: Sue Katz’s one-person show, “Squares. Circles.” Mixed media triptychs. Through May 31.
VERMONT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051. “Chosen Blood,” photographs by Katie Kotie. Through June 1.
ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield: “Public Hanging,” non-juried exhibit of all ages and styles. Through June 27.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. 498-2455, www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org. “Country Life.” Watercolors and oils by Mary Field. Through mid-June.
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.
HART YOGA, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. Photo exhibit of black-and-white prints by Mark Fraser. . 413-768-9291. The exhibit will be otherwise open during class hours or by appointment.
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: “Franklin,” an exhibit of 21 color photographs depicting nature scenes in Franklin County taken by Recorder photographer Paul Franz.
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. ∎ “The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor.” This exhibit features the work of six artists — Rosa Barba, Matthew Buckingham, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Lisa Oppenheim, and Simon Starling — “who capitalize on film’s particular visual, material, aural, and even metaphoric characteristics.” ∎ Teresita Fernández: “As Above So Below.” Demonstrating the artist’s remarkable ability to transform materials and their surrounding architecture into an enveloping perceptual experience, this exhibit combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, it is made up entirely of new works. ∎ Darren Waterston: “Uncertain Beauty.” Painter Darren Waterston’s installation “Filthy Lucre” — the exhibit’s the centerpiece — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece “Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room.” Through January 2015. ∎ “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. Through Jan. 14. ∎ 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 Sept. 1. ■ ∎ Mark Dion: “The Octagon Room.” This exhibit investigates into the blurred boundaries between art, society, and history, as well as the homogenized methods of their presentation and consumption. Through Feb. 1. ■ “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.
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. 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.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, Wendell. Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mixed media works by Nina Keller. This mixed media show is filled with imagery that is derived from Nina’s long time direct involvement with, and love for, nature. Through July 1.