SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, will host a reading by members of Pam Roberts writing groups “Spirit of the Written Word.” Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.The groups are hosted by Cancer Connection in Northampton and by Forest Moon in Greenfield and Brattleboro, Vt. Reading will be followed by a healing ritual. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” an exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends, will be on display through April 29. See Exhibits, Page D2.
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COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, 20 Locust St., Northampton. “Landscape into Still Life.” Paintings by Rob Chirico. Artist’s reception Thursday, March 7, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Through March 31.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Two-person show. The gallery submitted the following description. The work of Olivia Bernard, who lives in Leverett, makes reference to personal events, nature and larger world events. Installations, objects and drawings find their forms through a search with delicate materials — paper, wire, wax, mylar — that examine the most ephemeral aspects of life: skin, wings, lungs, clouds, water, breath, air. Beverly Floyd of Connecticut is a painter and printmaker whose materials and techniques include collage and digital images. Beeswax and used teabags are favorite materials as well as collage materials from magazines, books and domestic family linens. The exhibit begins with an opening reception on March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The artists will speak about their art at 6:30 p.m. 413-256-4250. email@example.com, www.gallerya3.com.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. “The Painters of Greenfield Community College” is on display. The Painters: Susan Valentine, Karen Chapman, Sandy Walsh, Stein Feick, Phil Schuster, Penne Krol, Marty Olmstead, Elizabeth Perkins, Nancy Maglione and Frank Kanserstein. Opening reception Friday, March 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Through March 31.
HOPE & FEATHERS FRAMING AND GALLERY, 319 Main St., Amherst. “Gone Fishing.” Mixed-medium paintings based on messages, images and visions from dreams and meditative states by Claudine Mussuto. Her work, full of delicate collage elements and minute detail, focuses on small life forms: insects, birds, fish, plants and the life forces that animate them. Artist’s reception March 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Through March 30.
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES, 132 Main St., Northampton. 586-3964, www.rmichelson.com. Jack Coughlin “A Brush with the Blues & Jazz.” Opening reception March 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Coughlin is well known for his portraits of literary figures and musicians. Watercolor on paper. Through March 31.
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF AMHERST, 742 Main St., Amherst. Julie Lapping Rivera “Red Sea.” Through April 28. Artist’s reception March 7, 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Amherst Art Walk.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” an exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends, will be on display. A reception for the public will be Saturday, March 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Through April 29. Any sales from the exhibit will go toward supporting Forest Moon and the Torso Project.
UNITE, 202 Main St., Northampton. Michael Sjostedt, Easthampton, presents his first solo show, “Vandal.” Inspired by the collage process. He’s open to using a variety of paper sources for his work, but prefers books and magazines produced during mid-century America. Opening reception March 8, 6 to 9 p.m. The featured DJ is Northampton’s Thorian Maxwell, host of WMUA’s Space Out Radio. Through April 9.
AUGUSTA SAVAGE GALLERY at UMass, Amherst. 545-5177. “Diaspora Africana.” Sculptures by Kamil Peters, up-and-coming metal sculptor. Works from found objects. Through March 15.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Photographs of Kathleen Johnson of Orange, and Mary Jo Hauri of Northfield. Watercolors and mixed media. In the cafeteria. Through March 31.
DEERFIELD VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION WINTER SHOW, Wilson’s Department Store, third floor gallery, 358 Main St. Greenfield, Art and Crafts, Jewelry, Prints and Cards from Pioneer Valley artists for sale. Northfield artist Kevin Slattery will display original art from his recent publication “A Place I Don’t Belong.” The show will also include works from local artists Louise Minks, Lisa Henry, David Sund, Edith Hunsberger, Annette Mackin and others. Through March 15 (Note, a week was added to the duration of this exhibit.). www.deerfieldvalleyart.com.
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. “The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins and Fur.” Carle is organizing a selective survey of works exploring his interest in animals. On view will be a host of animals who have populated his books. March 12 through Sept. 1.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, One College Drive, Greenfield. In the South Gallery: “Tom Young’s Timelines: Learning to See With My Eyes Closed.” Young’s dream-like photographs probe the fault lines between memory and experience — a potent and creative fusion of past, present and future that allows us to contemplate our own lives.” Aprile Gallant, Curator of Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Smith College Museum of Art. Through April 5.
HAMPDEN GALLERY, UMass-Amherst, Hampden Commons Building Southwest Residential Area. www.fineartscenter.com/hampden. “Home Drone,” a multifaceted exhibition by Heather Layton and Brian Bailey that combines on-site installation, a public intervention act across the state of Massachusetts, a history of the U.S. Drone Program and a time line for the series of events that brought two artists from their home in Rochester, N.Y., to a conference in Pakistan and back. Through March 26.
HERTER GALLERY, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Larry Poons: Legendary, Contrary, Selected Paintings 1975-2012.” A painting survey of the works of artist Larry Poons. Poons rose to international prominence in the 1960s with paintings of circles and ovals on solid, often brilliantly colored, backgrounds. Through April 6.
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 website for more information. ONGOING EXHIBITS: ∎ “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-plus 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. ∎ “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.
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. 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,
Through March 31.
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.
SHELBURNE FALLS ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Tuesday. “Remarkable Recyclables.” Member artists of the cooperative create artistic pieces composed of recycled and “upcycled” materials. Through March 25.
WESTERN MASS. RECOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY CENTER, 74 Federal St., Greenfield. www.westernmassric.org. Zachary Gedelman creates artwork and poetry in Florence. His larger body of recovery artwork will be displayed. He celebrates second recovery anniversary. Through May 31.