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BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield, 413-475-340. Limited-edition photographs by internationally known contemporary photographers from the photography project called collect.give, which gives 100 percent of its sales to charity. A collection of 14 prints will be on display and dozens more online to choose from. Kevin J. Miyazaki is a Milwaukee-based editorial and fine art photographer and the founder of collect.give. He will give a gallery talk Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. Workshop May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $55. Free. May 17 through July 6.
NEW SALEM OLD ACADEMY Building Museum and Cultural Center, 3 Academy Drive, New Salem. 978-544-2247, www.20thcenturyilluminations.com. “Beyond Genocide,” by New Salem artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations. Inaugural exhibition. Opening reception Saturday, May 18, 2 to 5 p.m. The newly restored Old Academy Building now serves the public as a museum and cultural center. See our cover story, page D1.
NINA’S NOOK, 12a Avenue A, Turners Falls. Wednesday, Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 834-8800, www.ninasnook.com. “Celestial Cafe” featuring three-dimensional collage by Emily Goodwin. Goodwin grew up in Protestant New England, but her intricate artworks have been inspired by Catholic and Latin American imagery. She often combines religious elements with packaging, mythic, and fairy tale iconography to make three dimensional collages which she calls “Veronica’s Icons” (after St. Veronica). Reception Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Through June 22.
THE ART GARDEN, 14 Depot St., (in the Trolley Museum building), Shelburne Falls. “Rx 4 HEALth,” a community exhibit about health, healing and well-being. Through June 15. RELATED EVENTS: Artists’ presentations and conversations about the role of art in healing and wellness.
∎ Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to
9 p.m. “The Hoarder’s Daughter” with Phyllis Labanowski. Presenting her new video, Labanowski will reflect on her father’s death, the hoarding he left behind, and how art helped her process this traumatic event.
∎ Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Into Wholeness with Jane Beatrice Wegscheider. Wegscheider will present images from her recent residency and discuss how her creative process integrates her life. Free. 413.625.2782.
ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield: “Exhiliration is Within.” Paintings by Sandra Denis and Words by Emily Dickinson. (Exlaration is deliberately misspelled because Miss Emily had it that way). Through May 31.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield. Exhibit of oils by Karen Evans of Turners Falls, and oils and pastels by Leni Gaudet of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through May 31.
BRICK WALL BISTRO, 286 Main St., Greenfield. A series of paintings by artist Pacifico A. Palumbo. Including Florals, An Italian Story, My Garden and Landscapes that I Enjoy. Similar but all different. Painted to enjoy greenemporium.com. Through May 30.
DEERFIELD ACADEMY’S Russell Gallery, Deerfield. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment: 774-1480. Faculty Art Show. Through May 28.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Make What You Can of It,” student art exhibit exploring quilting traditions from north and south. Colorful paper “quilts” and story quilts created by students from four area schools during April and May. Art, history and literature converge in this exhibit, inspired by traditional New England style quilts and African-American story improvisational quilts. Through May 26.
URSA MAJOR GALLERY, 1 Deerfield Ave., Shelburne Falls, 413-824-0502. Christin Couture, “The Nearest Faraway Place,” a small selection of diminutive panel paintings from the studio. For over a decade in all weather and seasons, says the gallery, Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking Salmon Falls, her “nearest faraway place” close to home in Shelburne Falls. Through May 27.