Exhibits: galleries and museums
Jon Karl photo
Base Camp reception tonight
The reception for “Exposing the Spirit: The Allure of the Horse,” an exhibit by photographer Jon Kral, will be at Base Camp Photo in Greenfield today, 5 to 8 p.m. Since retiring from the newspaper world, Kral has pursued his love of equine photography, documenting life around stables and racing. “I was focused on pure realism and now I get to cross the line but I will always have photojournalism in my blood,” Kral says. See “Receptions etc.”
‘Requests for Forgiveness’
Freedom Trails Gallery in Amherst is exhibiting “After Life,” in which Brazilian sound artist Ricardo Frota and Conway artist Phyllis Labanowski explore the afterlife of people, their objects, and Christmas trees. Pictured, “Requests for Forgiveness,” one of the altars made by Labanowski from objects found in her father’s hoarding. See “Ongoing.”
Cheap Art Show
The Polish American Club, 46 S. Main St., South Deerfield will host an show highlighting the skills of local artists on Oct. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. See “Receptions etc.”
Editor’s note: Subscribers can find a more complete listing of exhibits in our area by going to the Arts & Entertainment section of our webite at www.recorder.com. These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. We happily run photos given the room.
BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield. 475-3409. “Exposing the Spirit: The Allure of the Horse.” This is the first exhibition in New England by award-winning photographer Jon Kral. Since retiring from the newspaper world, Kral has pursued his love of equine photography, documenting life around stables and racing, and moving his work into a fine art realm. Artist reception Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Nov. 27.
CHEAP ART SHOW IN SOUTH DEERFIELD, hosted by Creative Community Central (C3) of Deerfield at the Polish American Club, 46 S. Main St., South Deerfield, on Saturday Oct. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. This exhibit 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.” The aim of this special one-day show is to make art affordable and showcase the local talent in Deerfield and surrounding towns. C3 has invited people of all ages — “artists” and “non-artists” alike — to submit two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) art that will sell for no more than $10 per piece. All unframed 2D art will be hung on clotheslines in the gallery space, while framed 2D work and 3D work will be displayed on tables. 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.
OXBOW GALLERY, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 586-6300, www.oxbowgallery.org. Works by Claudia Sperry. Art opening Friday, Oct. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Oct. 27.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY at the Montague Mill, next to the Book Mill, Montague Center. Open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. 367-2800, www.louiseminks.com, www.sawmillriverarts.com. : “Mesa Magic!” Small and large paintings of New Mexico by Louise Minks. Reception Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Through October.
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. Through Oct. 31.
BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT AND BAR, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Ongoing gallery showing and silent auction by Janice Waldron-Hansen with special guests Matt and Robert Steinem. Waldron-Hansen has been living and working in the Pioneer Valley since 1987 as a dancer, painter and teacher. The painting shown are visual representations of a fusion of the three-dimensional space of dance improvisation to the two-dimensional world of painting (2002-06). The paintings will be sold through a silent auction. Proceeds will go to support the Blue Rock Restaurant and the artist’s pursuit of a master’s in early childhood and elementary education from Antioch University New England, in an effort to help integrate education and the arts, at all levels of learning for young children. Bids may be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DVAA FALL MEMBERS EXHIBITION at the Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, Bernardston. Through Oct. 14.
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. 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. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
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.” In Gallery 3: Richard Heller, “Hall of Mirrors.”
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, One College Drive, Greenfield. 775-1833. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” a compelling exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends. In the Naham Watson Library. Through Nov. 8.
LITTLE BIG HOUSE GALLERY, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne Falls. www.littlebighousegallery.com. Glenn Ridler will present his new and rarely shown work. Ridler has created a special exhibition that displays his new Tubes Series and many of his large paintings, says
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Flotsam,” photographs and collage by Trish Crapo. Inspired by walks on the beach during a dune shack residency on Cape Cod last May, Crapo’s compositions represent “a calligraphy written by the sea.” 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 Oct. 12.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, One Ashfield St., No. 9, Shelburne Falls. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. Adell Donaghue’s exhibit, “Dusk to Dawn,” shows her works in oil drawings in charcoal, all nocturnes of varying subjects. Through Oct. 28.
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. Through Oct. 28.
STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL, Bernardston Road, Greenfield. “The Art of Illustration,” work of Greenfield artist Astrid Sheckles. An exclusive selection of more than 45 illustrations by Sheckles from six published children’s books. She bases her intricate watercolor illustrations on photographs, creating images that are, according to her reviewers, “more true and detailed than many children’s books.” Through Oct. 31.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, “To Be At The Farther Edge, Photographs Along the New England Trail,” by Barbara Bosworth. Large-format color photographs. www.net-air.com/BarbaraBosworth to see other photographs and a short video about this project. Through Nov. 30 in the Herrick Room. Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 978-544-3559.