Want your Valentine to blush? Nina’s Nook in Turners Falls is once again marking February as the “Love Month” (Because, we assume, it contains Valentine’s Day) with a celebration of erotic art. The gallery itself will have a variety of art on display. Last year, we’re told, lines formed to get into the tiny gallery, so be prepared. This year, the opening on Saturday will be followed by a reading by nine erotic authors who will share their “steamy, stimulating stories and stanzas.” Intrigued? We’re not surprised. You’ll find more information under “Receptions etc.” Pictured is “Magnolia Fruit” by Marty Klein.
Editor’s note: This is the online version of the exhibits listing that runs in Thursday’s Arts & Entertainment section. These listings are free. The deadline to submit is the Thursday before publication of the calendar in our print edition. Email information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. The Annual Teen Art Exhibit. Schools participating this year are: Academy at Charlemont, Deerfield Academy, The Eaglebrook School, Four Rivers Charter Public School, Mahar Regional High School, Mohawk Trail Regional High School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Pioneer Valley Regional High School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and Turners Falls High School. Artists’ statements accompany most of the artwork. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception for the teen artists will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. 413-772-6811 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule group visits to the exhibit. Through Feb. 15.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A (next to Black Cow Burger Bar), Turners Falls. “Triple S: Sensual>Sexual>Smut.” This second annual “Triple S” exhibit celebrates the love month of February with artwork by over a dozen artists from near and far. “Included are prints, cards, soft and hard sculpture, paintings, naughty knitteds, and other decadent delights to amuse you and/or your Valentine,” says the gallery. The exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and runs through March 31. The reception is Feb. 2, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Powertown Popup Shop in the Colle Opera House at 85 Avenue A, which is a short walk from the Nook. After the reception, as part of the exhibit, nine literary-erotica authors from the Northeast will read “steamy, stimulating stories and stanzas” downstairs at the Colle Opera House, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. This is an 18+ event. The readers will be Michelle Augello-Page, Sally Bellerose, Elizabeth Black, Lana Fox, Sacchi Green, I.J. Miller, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Robin Elizabeth Sampson, and host Jeremy Edwards. Books will be available for purchase and door prizes will include copies of new major erotica anthologies. Sexy Scribes information: firstname.lastname@example.org. The snow date for the reception and reading will be Saturday, Feb. 9. Hours for “Triple S” exhibit are Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. This is a small gallery, so a line may develop. For an appointment and information, contact Nina Rossi: 413-834-8800, www.ninasnook.com.
URBIO, 3.5 Osgood St., Greenfield. Bren Bataclan: “Hurt Series” and David Longey, “Mixed Media Drawings.” Opening Saturday,
Jan. 26, 2 to 7 p.m.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Oil paintings of Joan Morawski of Turners. Through Jan. 31.
CUMMINGTON COMMUNITY HOUSE, Cummington. “Places We Live, Play & Learn: Narratives of Life by Western MA Youth Photographres.” Comprised of 20 western Mass. youth ages 10 to 18. Youth participants in this group exhibit were encouraged to explore, document and share their connections to their hometowns through photographic images and an accompanying native. Through Jan. 31.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Great Hall display by Christine Winship, an accomplished painter from eastern Massachusetts who has been specializing in pet portraits for the last 10 years. She also paints local landscapes and architecture. Winship grew up in rural Massachusetts surrounded by family and lots of animals giving her strength and inspiration that continues today. She has shown her work throughout United States in both solo and group shows. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 413-863-3221. Through January.
HOSMER GALLERY at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011, www.forbeslibrary.org. Original paintings by Brigita Fuhrmann, Debra Dunphy and Susan Paju. Through Jan. 30.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM, Stockbridge. May through Nov. 11 and holidays: open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August. Nov. 12 through May: weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. nrm.org. “Heroes & Villans: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross.” Explore the first museum exhibition celebrating the art of Alex Ross, called the “Norman Rockwell of comics” for his photorealistic paintings of superheroes. Through Feb. 24. ∎ “All in the Rockwell Family: The Art of Mary-Amy Cross.” Through Feb. 3.
OXBOW GALLERY, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. Back Gallery, Cindy Sperry, prints. “One Side of a Mountain.” The centerpiece of this show is an 8” by 9” painting of the main cathedral group of the Grand Tetons, composed of four canvases. This is probably the most famous and visually powerful mountain grouping of Teton National Park. Together, the seven large paintings in this show communicate the power of the natural world. Through Feb. 3.
ROBERT FLOYD PHOTO GALLERY, 2 East St., Southampton. 529-2635, www.facebook.com/bertFloydPhotoGallery. “Gallery Exhibitors: New Artworks.” Group photography exhibit by former Gallery Exhibitors through 11 years. Through Jan. 31.
AMHERST TOWN HALL, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. Amherst Public Art Commission presents “Illuminated Ground,” selected black-and-white photographs by Michael Zide. Through Feb. 28.
BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield. 475-3409, email@example.com. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teri Billington of Montague, Adam Caron of Conway and Beth Reynolds of Northfield will exhibit their photographs in a show titled “The Places I’ve Seen.” All three photographers have traveled extensively but these images reveal a deeper perspective than just a place on a map, say organizers, who add that Billington shows local beauty in her ethereal, color images; Caron takes us around the globe with point of view only a few have seen and Reynolds highlights personal spots where her vision changed.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Oil paintings of Joan Morawski of Turners. Through Jan. 31.
THE BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.
www.thebluerockrestaurant.com, 625-8133. Gallery open Thursday through Monday, 5 to 9 p.m. Ongoing gallery showing with “Vastuga Hand Wovens.” Becky Ashenden and Susan Conover of the Vavstuga Weving School, adjacent to the Bridge of Flowers, are displaying their Scandinavian influenced handwoven textiles.
GREATER EASTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALLERY, 33 Union St., Easthampton. Members of the Easthampton Arts Appreciation Guild will exhibit a collection from their work. A variety of two-dimensional works will be on display. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through Feb. 11.
GALLERY IN THE WOODS WINTER SHOW, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.
802-257-4777. “Into The Light,” an all-gallery show featuring selections from the gallery artists in all media.
Through Feb. 28.
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. Winter hours through April 12: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flynt Center open weekends, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Museum houses are closed to the public but may be viewed by appointment. 413-775-7127 www.historic-deerfield.org. COMING UP: ∎ “Early Photography in New England: From Heliography to the Handheld Kodak, 1830-1900,” 20th annual Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium on the History of American Culture, Saturday, March 9, at the Deerfield Community Center. See Website for more information; ∎ “Cartographic Encounters: Exploring the Nature of Early Maps,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. This series of classes will provide an overview of the history of mapmaking and map printing, examine maps as graphic objects that reflect political, cultural, and economic narratives, and will conclude with a discussion of the business of map-making in the Anglo-American context. Each class session will feature an illustrated lecture and access to objects from the Historic Deerfield collection. April 11: Introduction to the History of Maps and Mapmaking. April 18: Early Maps and Visual Culture. April 25: The 18th-Century American Map Trade. See Web site for more information. ONGOING EXHIBITS: ∎ “Furnishing the Frontier: The Material World of the Connecticut River Valley, 1680-1720 on view through Feb. 17. ∎ “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.
MASSMOCA, 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.massmoca.org. ∎ “Phoenix,” installation by Chinese sensation Xu Bing in the oversized Building 5 Gallery. The centerpieces of his newest work, “Phoenix Project,” are two monumental (90+ foot long) birds fabricated entirely from materials harvested from construction sites in urban China. An opening reception will take place on April 27, in conjunction with the installation of a “second chapter” of the exhibition. ∎ “Oh, Canada.” The largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada, “Oh Canada” features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. Through April 8. ∎ “Invisible Cities.” The work of ten diverse artists who re-imagine urban landscapes both familiar and fantastical. Through Feb. 4. ∎ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing. ∎ “Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions.” Works by an international group of artists who combine two- and three-dimensional media in a single work. Through Jan. 21. ∎ “Curiosity.” Featuring 10 internationally-acclaimed artists, the works in “Curiosity” represent a wide range of materials and explore themes that many children are curious about, such as dinosaurs, superheroes, ninjas, cowboys, monsters, and fantasy. Through May 28.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. William Dixon’s exhibit “Getting From ‘A’ to ‘B.’” The folks at Mocha Maya’s tell us that he “has assembled a survey of photographs dealing with how we move from place to place in our community. The large-format photos look at movement over ground, water, snow, asphalt, and steel. Through interesting compositions and perspectives, the images capture activities most of us experience on a daily basis.”
NORTHFIELD COFFEE & BOOKS, 105 Main St., Northfield. 642-7119. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Winter Show. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations ... “All things January, February and March, Kevin Slattery-style.” Through March 30. www.kevinslattery.com.
STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL, Bernardston Road, Greenfield. “Safe?” An installation of paintings by Robert Markey and photographs by Julie Orfirer, both from Ashfield. The exhibit comes out of a project creating mosaic murals with at-risk children in Brazil and Cambodia, working with the environmental police in both countries to depict species at risk in local habitats. Through Feb. 20.