Exhibits: galleries & museums
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst: 256-4250, firstname.lastname@example.org. “ALgoRHITHM: Rules for a Visual Field.” Two person show of prints and sculpture by Rebecca Muller and Janet Walerstein Winston. Reception Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Amherst Art Walk. Sept. 5 through 28.
GALLERY IN THE WOODS, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com. In Gallery 1: “Wendy Cross: New Work,” oil paintings that illustrate Disintegration, Separation, Disposable People and Sacrifice Zones. In Gallery 2: Anna Bayles Arthur, “Faces That Contain My Face.” Reception with live music Sept. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.
HOSMER GALLERY, 20 West St., Northampton. Located in Forbes Library. ∎ A collection of Hilltown plein-air painters: “Road Trip-Route 66.” This exhibit features paintings in oil, pastel and watercolor depicting the length of Route 66 from Northampton to Huntington. Through Aug. 30. ∎ “Black & White Photography.” Works by Paul Hetzel, Tristan Chambers and Rick Miller. Opening reception Sept. 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 through 30. Gallery Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed summer weekends.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 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 Tuesday. “This, That & The Other Thing.” New work by Candace Silver. Reception with the artist Sept. 3, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 through Sept. 30.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 256-4250, email@example.com. “thresholds” is a group exhibit featuring artists Eric Broudy, Ellen Grobman, Gloria Kegeles, Guru Karam Khalsa, Rebecca Muller, Evelyn Pye, and Larry Smith. Through Aug. 31.
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.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. “WTF?? The Art of Bruce Kahn,” featuring digital photography and photography collage by Bruce Kahn of Northfield. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., or by appointment, 413-834-8800. www.ninasnook.com Through Aug. 31.
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 Sept. 2.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 367-2885, www.sawmillriverarts.com. “Summer Surprise.” Photography and oil paintings by new members Roy Mansur of Belchertown and Robert Bent of Greenfield. Fine jewelry, pottery, fiber and acrylic landscapes and still lifes by gallery members. Through Sept. 2. Thursday through Sunday and Labor Day, noon to 6 p.m. 413-367-2885. www.sawmillriverarts.com.
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.
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.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. 498-2455, www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org. “Capturing the Moment: The Art of E.G. Markowitz.” Photographs, decoys and the craft of fly tying. Through Sept. 15.
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. Through 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 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 OXBOW GALLERY, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 586-6300, oxbowgallery.org. Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Painters Mark Soderling and Liz Wilson. Their painting explore space through layering vibrant shapes of color creating a sense of a singular time, place and emotion. Through Sept. 1.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org, 931-2290. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic,” celebrates the 75th anniversary Walt Disney’s vision of the new American art form of an animated film. Features sketches, character layouts, watercolors , and vintage posters. Hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee is $16, $14.5 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for kids ages 6-18. Free for military personnel, children 5 and under and museum members. Through Oct. 27.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 585-2760, www.smith.edu/artmuseum. “Summer of Love: Psychedelic 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.