Exhibits: museums and galleries
Submitted photo ‘The Arts of Industry’ If you want to catch a new exhibit opening at the The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage in Greenfield, you’ll need to do it soon. The exhibit, which includes “Millers Falls Company” by landscape artist Stephen Maniatty, opens Friday night with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain open through Saturday only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See “Receptions etc.”
Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Through June 15. Prizes were awarded at the opening. The People’s Choice Award will be awarded at the Benefit Concert June 14. The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature Tall Heights, a musician/songwriting duo from Boston; Pat and Tex LaMountain, musicians and songwriters from Greenfield, and John White, bass, Rick Mauran, drums. Tickets cost $12 in advance at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and at 7 South Bakery and Fall Town Spirits, both in Bernardston, and online at email@example.com. Tickets will be $15 at the door.
MUSEUM OF OUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, 2 Mead St., Greenfield. 336-8275, www.industrialheritage.org. “The Art of Industry.” Highlights the painting “Millers Falls Company,” one of the earliest commissioned works by Franklin County landscape artist Stephen Maniatty (1910-1984). A painting of the Millers Falls Tool Co. in Millers Falls, it is thought to be part of a mural from the Mansion House Hotel in Greenfield. (The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1959). It was restored by local artist Frank Gregory. Also, integrity of workmanship, design and materials will be on display in hand-drawn blueprints and promotional artwork from Russell Cutlery, Greenfield Tap & Die and other former manufacturing companies of Franklin County. There will also be handmade tools embellished with personalized artwork and original paintings by local artists, including Thurman Munson, Frank Gregory, Susan Pecora and Astrid Sheckels. Artist’s reception Friday, June 6, 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will also be shown Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One evening and one day only.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Tuesday. “The Nature of Glass.” Fused mosaic, and stained glass creations by Cheryl Denton. Reception Saturday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
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.
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. Through June 27.
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.
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.