Exhibits: Galleries and museums
These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to email@example.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. We happily run photos given the room.
ARTSPACE, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. Watercolor students of Astrid Sheckels are exhibiting their work in the gallery until Nov 22. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. The artists exhibiting are Joanne Belair of Conway, Penny DeGeorges of Conway, Susan Essig of Shutesbury, Nancy Howell of South Deerfield, Paula Olson of Conway, Felicity Pool, Dublin, N.H., Astrid Sheckels of Greenfield, Pam Walker of Buckland, Bev Yoon of Sunderland.
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. Through Nov. 27.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Varied art media of Kevin Slattery of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through Nov. 30.
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 paintings 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. Through Dec. 23.
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. ∎ “The Art of Eric Carle: Friends.” Artwork from Carle’s much anticipated picture book, “Friends” which will be released Nov. 19. Through March 24, 2014. ∎ “A Garden of Ordinary Miracles,” an alphabetical ode to nature. Award-winning artist Robert Zakanitch. Through Nov. 10. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. Through Feb. 23. ■ “Leave Your Sleep: Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock. Nov. 26 through May 4, 2014. The exhibition focuses on McClintock’s artwork for “Leave Your Sleep,” from early sketches to finished pieces. The exhibition also include some of Merchant’s drawings, which she produced in anticipation of making book “Leave Your Sleep.”
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 256-4250, www.gallerya3.com. Marianne Connolly, Keith Hollingworth. Cross Pollinate: Readings by Local Writers on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Free. Through Nov. 30.
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.”
THE GARDNER MUSEUM, 28 Pearl St., Gardner. 978-632-3277. “Festival of Trees.” Over 100 trees, wreaths, themed baskets, centerpieces, quilted items, wood crafted items, dollhouses and more to be raffled to benefit the museum. Drawing to take place Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Holiday coffee social with free refreshments Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Santa visits Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednedays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 978-632-3277.
HERTER ART GALLERY, 125 A Herter Hall Union, UMass-Amherst: Two exhibits. ∎ “American Pie: Photographs by Martin Parr.” A self-proclaimed populist photographer, Parr is a true master of social commentary, says the gallery, which adds that he captures humanity in all of its follies and frames these revealing moments with quirky precision and presents them in ultra-vivid color. ∎ “It’s an American Thing,” group exhibition featuring images by 14 photographers, each of whom seeks to crystallize the essence of vintage American style, beauty and attitude during the last half of the 20th century. Through Nov. 29.
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: ■ “Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts,” through Dec. 28. This exhibit at the Wright House explores western Massachusetts’ first 150 years of furniture-making with 58 objects drawn from Historic Deerfield’s collections. ■ “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.
LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS CENTER, 13 Montague Road, Leverett Center: “Art Abandoned and Recovered.” Paintings, watercolors and photos purchased for under $10 at yard sales over a period of 15 years. Refreshments. Curated by Will Adams and Bill Rathbun.
LIEBLING CENTER PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, Hampshire College, Amherst. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. “About Face.” A photography exhibition by Sage Sohier. Boston-based Sohier photographed people with varying degrees of facial paralysis, a condition that usually occurs on one side of the face. She will give a talk about her work Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Liebling Center. Through Dec. 2.
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. ∎ “Guillaume Leblon: Under My Shoe,” Incorporating familiar objects into his sculptures, from tables to shelves, plywood, even the sails of a windmill, French sculptor Guillaume Leblon presents enigmatic constructions and combinations. Through April 7. ■ “Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape,” a look at the artist’s recent forays into painting, featuring new works from a series of painted hardwood planks begun in 2008. ■ “Joseph Montgomery: Five Sets Five Reps.” Montgomery, says the gallery, creates compact abstract assemblages that have an uncanny familiarity. Through April 7. ■ “Love to Love You,” using a variety of artistic approaches, the artists in this exhibition explore the lived experience of fandom as both a personal and social force. Through Jan. 5. ■ “Life’s Work: Tom Phillips and Johnny Carrera.” This exhibition starts with that idea of a life’s work, a project that an artist continually goes back to and that becomes both a trace of that work and a career, says the gallery, which adds, both projects in this exhibition span decades and generations, and also function as re-inventions of existing texts. Through Jan. 20. ■ “Mark Dion: The Octagon Room.” This exhibit takes the appearance of a Brutalist-styled bunker. However, within the installation the viewer is invited to browse through an abandoned office, the contents of which represent the artist’s own labyrinthine history of the past eight years. Through Jan. 20. ■ One Minute Film Festival 2003 - 2012, through Jan. 19. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A Turners Falls. Denyse Dar is a self-taught, naive artist who began painting just two short years ago in 2011. According to the gallery, Dar approaches life with an upside-down, inside-out perspective that translates into unique, happy works with a bright, bold sense of color. She paints the common places passed by every day in a way that allows viewers to see it with fresh eyes and wonder. Her whimsical landscapes resonate deeply with viewers. For more information about Dar, visit her website at www.denysedar.com. For the gallery, www.ninasnook.com or call 413-834-8800. Through Nov. 23.
ROBERT FROST LIBRARY at Amherst College, which is located at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116 in Amherst. “ This exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery features a collection of color photographs by Robert Sargent Fay ’56 and black and white photographs from the Amherst College Archives documenting President Kennedy’s last major address, “Poetry and Power,” at the college. Free. Through January.
ROBERT FLOYD PHOTO GALLERY and Learning Center, 2 East St., at Route 10, College Highway, Southampton. 529-2635. “Nature Images” composed of: “Sanctuaries” by Bernie Kubiak. These photographs arose out of a self-assignment to make a series of images within two miles of his house. “Waterfalls and Wildlife” by Linda J. Henderson. Each artist will exhibit 12 framed images. Through Dec. 8.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls: Asparagus Valley Potters Guild exhibit. Through Dec. 31.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. “Coastal,” a show featuring paintings by Nina Coler, Sandy Denis and Louise Minks and photography by Sarah Holbrook.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Group Show. For the first time since beginning its art exhibitions, the members of the Library Art Committee are having a group show of their own works. All six members have filled the walls of the Herrick Room Gallery and the two shelves in our display case near the check-out desk. The gallery displays larger wall pieces and the case is filled with small, mostly three-dimensional work. 35 works. 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. Through Jan. 20.