THE BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSUEM, 20 Upper St., Buckland. 625-9736. A former school house with three floors of collected artifacts and town records as well as The Wilder Homestead, a furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with an antique barn loom, and a shoemaking shop. Open House on Sunday, July 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
LITTLE BIG HOUSE GALLERY, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. 625-6697, www.littlebighousegallery.com. July 28. Closing reception for the exhibit by painter and fabric designer, Deborah Baronas. Reception on Sunday at 2 p.m.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 863-2866. www.rendezvoustfma.com. Work from the Field Study and Devotional Cyclops Series. A blend of abstract landscapes and figurative pieces, incorporating woods, collage, found objects and paint by artist Allen Fowler. Reception held on Friday, July 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 367-2885, www.sawmillriverarts.com. Sunday, July 28. “Combining Nature, Art, and Recycling .... A Collage Workshop.” Member artist Kerry Stone offers workshops that explore mixing different mediums: ages 5 to 8, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. $10. Register by calling Kerry Stone, 978-544-5463. ∎ “Color a Lighthouse” with Louise Minks, Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 3 p.m., at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Mill (Book Mill) in Montague Center. Using copies of her pen-and-ink drawings, Minks will provide supplies for you to color or paint one of your favorite Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket lighthouses to take home. Suggested fee: $4 for kids under 12, $5 for adults, or $15 for a group of four or more. Limited to six per hour. To reserve a time, call 413-367-2800.
VERMONT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051, www.vcphoto.org. Closing reception for “Celliod Dream: America’s Vanishing Movie Palaces and Drive-In Theaters” by photographer Stefanie Klavens. Talk by artists following period of Q&A. Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Watercolors by Barbarann Mainzer of Winchester, N.H., and pencil drawings by Betty Stone of Gill. In the cafeteria. Through Wednesday, July 31.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 256-4250, www.gallerya3.com. Line/Edge. Exhibiting artists: Marianne Connolly, Helena Dooley, Constance Hamilton, Keith Hollingworth, Margaret Jean, Sue Katz, tom Morton and Janet Walerstein Winston. Through Saturday, July 27.
LITTLE BIG HOUSE GALLERY, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. 625-6697, www.littlebighousegallery.com. Season-opening show. On view is Rhode Island artist Deborah Baronas’ homage to textile mill workers, farmers and her roots in Franklin County. As a painter and fabric designer, her work on paper and canvas has evolved into the manipulation of textiles. Through Sunday, July 28.
NINA’S NOOK, 125 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hours Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment. 834-8800, www.ninasnook.com. “Distant Objects,” a series of small constructions that combine photographs of cloud formations with three-dimensional elements made from wire, hardware and wood. Barbara Milot’s work suggests ways we attempt to tame and navigate the world around us in the face of uncontrollable elements such as air and water, says the gallery. Through Sunday, July 28.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOP, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Fiber is good For You,” a group show featuring creations by the cooperative’s fiber artists, including elegant ruanas, wool vests and hats, ties, scarves, masks, wall art and Woolpets. Through Monday, July 29.
A.P.E. GALLERY, 126 Main St., Northampton, 413-586-5553, www.apearts.org. Shards of Illusion: Photomontages by Mark Guglielmo. “My process is simple. Like a child on the floor with a jigsaw puzzle in hand, I cut, tape, layer, and shape images of the physical world to assemble my truth, to explore universal truth, and to create a way of seeing the unseen,” says Guglielmo, in an artist’s statement. Also on exhibit is “Toby Barnes: Altared States,” mixed media. Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.
ARMS LIBRARY, 50 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. www.umassvisual.org. “VISUAL (Ventures in Science Using Art Labratory).” Art taken from science labs at UMASS, each picture is produced using a specific scientific process. 625-0306. Through September.
THE CONWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 50 Main St., Conway. 369-0255. “Made in Conway: Manufacturing Since the 1760s”. View artifacts and learn about one of Franklin County’s largest manufacturing centers in the 1800s. Summer hours: Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Through Aug. 25 and Oct. 5 and 6.
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. In addition to finished collages, there will be preliminary works including pencil studies that underscore Carle’s meticulous study of his subject. Through Sept. 1. ∎ “A Garden of Ordinary Miracles”, an alphabetical ode to nature. Award-wining artist Robert Zakanitch celebrates the delight of everyday nature in detailed renderings of garden flora. Through Nov. 10. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. 100 works surveying a full range of Willems’s prolific career. Through Feb. 23.
GALLERY IN THE WOODS, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com. Gwen Murphy presents her annual show of animated and decorated shoes, combining the use of recycled shoes and facial sculpture. “Wall of Shoes”. Open 11 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Aug. 2 to Sept. 3.
THE GREENFIELD GRILLE, 30 Federal St., Greenfield. Rotating exhibit of local photographers created in collaboration with Beth Reynolds, owner of Base Camp Photo in Greenfield and Joe Poirier, owner of The Greenfield Grille. Through October.
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. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Current exhibitions at the Flynt Center include: ■ “Tea Talk: Ritual and Refinement in Early New England Parlors” on view through Feb. 16, 2014 ■ “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.” General Admission: $14 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6, members and Deerfield residents. See our “Potpourri” sections in the calendar for listings of special events. 413-775-7127. www.historic-deerfield.org.
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CHESHIRE COUNTRY, 246 Main St., Keene, NH. 603-352-1895, www.hsccnh.org. “64 Miles, The Ashuelot River”, works from forty artists celebrate the seasonal changes, diversity, landscapes and recreation surrounding the Ashuelot River. The artwork is hung to convey the flow of the river from Pillsbury State Park to the Connecticut River in Hinsdale. Artwork is for sale. Through Sep 30. Free.
THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN, 116 Pleasant Street Suite No. 206, Eastworks Building, Easthampton. 896-8073, invisiblefountain.com. Newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Through Aug. 31.
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. ■ “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.
THE MASTER CRAFT GALLERY, 81 Main St., Brattleboro, VT. 802-722-9620. “The Art and Craft of the Violin”, Violincrafter Douglas Cox illuminates the 500 year-old history of the violin. Handmade violins are framed and displayed. The exhibit features regular string performances. Through Aug. 31.
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. The museum is open Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and first and third Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Through Aug. 17.
URSA MAJOR GALLERY, 1 Deerfield Ave., Shelburne Falls. “Sharing Light,” paper works by Sheryl Jaffe. Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Through Aug. 4.
SALMON FALLS GALLERY, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. The “Merryville Project,” mixed media dressed sculptures by Lilin Tseng. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Sep. 2.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 367-2885, www.sawmillriverarts.com. Located at the Montague Mill in Montague Center. Photography and oil painting by new members, Roy Mansur (Belchertown) and Robert Bent (Greenfield). In addition, the gallery includes jewelry, pottery, fiber and acrylic landscapes and still lifes by local artists. Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and Labor Day. Through Sept. 2.
SHELBURNE FALLS ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Our Town — Shelburne Falls” features the work of 50 local artists, in media including wall art, fiber, pottery, glass, jewelry and wood. Through Aug. 26. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. www.shelburneartscoop.com.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 585-2760, www.smith.edu/artmuseum. “Summer of Love: Psychedlic Posters from SCMA”. 70+ original posters from California poster artists of the 1960s. Exploring the use of posters as both an advertising agent and art form. Classic rock music recordings simultaneously played in the gallery. Through Sept. 15. ■ “Eye on the Street: Trends in the 1960s and ’70s Photography.” Gary Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz and Danny Lyon capture the turbulent culture of New York City’s provocative street life. The artists focus on women, light and architecture. Through Oct. 6. ■ “Framework IX: Restoring the Boundaries.” Features frames from Childe Hassam’s “Headlands at Appledore,” Robert Smirke’s scene from Cibber’s “The Provoked Husband” and Bierdstadt’s “Echo Lake,” “Franconia Mountains” and “New Hampshire.” Through Nov. 3. ■ Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m .Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Second Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. 978-544-3559, www.wendellmass.us. “Seeing Into Metal,” photographs by Gloria Kegels. Twelve mounted prints based on photographs of the reflective surfaces of vehicles and motorcycles. The result transforms real objects into abstract compositions of shape and color. The library is open on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In the Herrcick Room. Through Aug. 31.