Exhibits: galleries and museums
Editor’s note: 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.
PUSHKIN GALLERY, Main and Federal streets, Greenfield. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. “Lost in a Dream.” Installation art and sculpture by Northfield artist Terry Marashlian. The sculptures reference the musicians — Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham and John Coltrane — who pushed the limits of the sounds their particular instrument could produce. Artist’s party Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit extended through Jan. 31. Gallery will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 978-779-5341.
GEISSLER GALLERY at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield. 774-2711, www.sbschool.org. Collection of monumental woodcut prints organized by printmaker Lyell Castonguay titled “Big Ink.” Showcases very large woodcut prints from more than a dozen area artists. Gallery talk Friday, Jan. 17, at 2:35 p.m. in the gallery. Opening reception will be Friday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Through Feb. 18. See our cover story, Page D1.
HOPE & FEATHERS GALLERY, 319 Main St., Amherst. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Finding Green in Winter” featuring paintings by Nancy Meagher. Meagher finds beauty in the gray days of the Pioneer Valley. Her painting are about finding the green in winter, the silver lining of clouds, the lemons that hold lemonade. Her work reflects geology and the Earth’s history, miles of rambling stone walls, how the Connecticut River evolved, the beginnings of Leverett Pond, how Puffer’s Pond helped create paper, old brick mills and fish. Jan. 22 through Feb. 28. Opening during the Amherst Art Walk Feb. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Artist reception Feb. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m.
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.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Watercolors of Jean Kozlowski of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through Jan. 31.
THE BOXCAR GALLERY, 200 Main St., Greenfield. 475-4427, www.theboxcargallery.weebly.com. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring works by Alexander “Sasha” Spivak, Howard Rose, Catherine Gibbs, Michael Letzig and Michael Blanchard.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. 498-2455, www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org. Color woodblock prints created in the Japanese Moku Hanga Manner. Linda Mahoney, artist. Through January.
THE DAYLILY, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Gregory Stone, “People, Places,” Through Jan. 31. Additional paintings by Stone will be featured at the Greenfield Savings Bank branch in South Deerfield as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two businesses which will feature a new artist each month.
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. ∎ Artwork from Carle’s much anticipated picture book, “Friends.” Through March 24. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. Through Feb. 23. ■ “Leave Your Sleep: Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock. Through May 4. 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 the book.
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. Winter hours started Jan. 4: The Flynt Center of Early New England Life will be open Saturdays and Sundays, through April 13, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.“The Museum’s Attic” gallery. Seasonal Winter Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-17), under 6, Deerfield/South Deerfield residents and members free. Historic Deerfield’s museum houses are closed to the public during the winter months (January-mid-April), although pre-arranged tours-by-appointment, school tours and group tours can still be scheduled. For more information, call (413) 775-7132 or e-mail email@example.com. The museum will reopen for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19. 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. See our “Potpourri” sections in the calendar for listings of special events. 413-775-7127. www.historic-deerfield.org. * Winter hours at Flynt Center of Early New England Life: Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winter hours through April 13.
HOOKER-DUNHAM THEATER & GALLERY, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.: Liz La Vorgna of Core Photography explores “Dapper/Boi” style with a series of portraits. The subjects of La Vorgna’s photos are featured in the Boi Next Door calendar. Through Feb. 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. ■ “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.
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.
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. “Presence,” a holiday group show featuring paintigns, fiber, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery by artists in the cooperative. Through January.
YIDDISH BOOK CENTER, 1021 West St., Amherst: “No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration and the Making of an American Family” exhibited curated by Patricia Klindienst. The story of Abram Spiwak and Sophie Schochetman through postcards and related ephemera. Through March.
WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. “The Death and Rebirth of Holyoke’s Mills,” photographs by Eric Broudy. Vacant paper mills line the narrow strip of land between Water Street and the Connecticut River in Holyoke. Near the end of the 19th century, Holyoke, with more than 25 paper mills, was the world’s largest paper manufacturer. Today these mills of The Paper City are skeletal reminders of a former age — some victims of fire, some demolished, a couple converted to other uses. Through Feb. 24.