Submitted image Slattery reception Members of an ongoing life drawing group meet at Artspace in Greenfield twice a month to draw from life. Using a live model for inspiration, artists work in their chosen art medium to express the essence of the human form, say organizers. This exhibit focuses on the work of Kevin Slattery of Northfield, who typically puts a session’s worth of drawings on one page. The reception is Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 772-6811. Color Pencil Montages by Kevin Slattery of Northfield. His drawings depict an arrangement of renderings based on a series of five-minute to one-hour poses during a three-hour drawing session. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
THE BARN GALLERY, 70 Main St., Montague Center. “Light in the Dark,” an art show of works by Misha Coggeshall-Burr, Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Wine and snacks. Child friendly.
CHEAP ART SHOW IN SOUTH DEERFIELD, hosted by Creative Community Central (C3) of Deerfield at the Polish American Club in South Deerfield on Saturday Oct. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. This exhibit showcasing local talent, is based on the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto: “Art is FOOD. You can’t eat it but it FEEDS you. Art has to be CHEAP and available to EVERYBODY.” C3 has invited people of all ages to submit two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) art that will sell for no more than $10 per piece. There will be live music and a cash bar. While space is still available, people may inquire about submitting their art work at: email@example.com. C3 is a family friendly organization, so artists are asked to consider that when selecting pieces for the show.
DAVID WALTER’S MASTER CRAFT GALLERY, 81 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. “The Letter the Book and the Print.” The bookbinding, letterpress, and printmaking work of Julia Ferrari, Abigail Jones, and Brian Cohen. Show opening Thursday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m, Wine and poetry 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 5, at noon, Julia Ferrari will be reading poems by her late husband, Dan Carr. They had worked together on book press art for 33 years. 802-722-9620, firstname.lastname@example.org
ELMER’S, 396 Main St., Ashfield: We Are Determined to Be Starved Before We are Hungry; a study of hunger, desire and deprivation. New Work Old Work, palimpsests and watercolors. Artists reception Oct. 6, 3 to 6 p.m. Through October.
FREEDOM TRAILS GALLERY, 534 Main St. Amherst. (in the same building as Valley Frame Works) “After Life,” Brazilian sound artist Ricardo Frota and Conway artist Phyllis Labanowski explore the afterlife of people, their objects, and Christmas trees. Opening reception Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 to 8 p.m., as part of the Amherst Art Walk. Frota’s sound performances at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30. Labanowski’s 10-minute video, “The Hoarder’s Daughter,” at 6 and 7. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 256-4250, www.gallerya3.com. Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m. Evelyn Pye’s paintings, including interiors, landscapes and large painting ensembles. Opening reception Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. On Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Jennifer Allen will present a solo cello performance as part of Gallery A3’s “Cross Pollinate” series. Through Nov. 2.
NAHMAN WATSON LIBRARY, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” an exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends. Reception Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Library Solarium. Light refreshments. Oct. 9 through Nov. 8.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Animal, Vegetable and Mineral.” A show featuring Michelle Parrish and Amanda Quinby, fiber and gilded creations. Reception with the artists Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Oct. 28.