Exhibits: galleries & museums
Recorder/Paul Franz Amateur Photo Contest This year, 178 photos were entered in the Amateur Photo Contest held in conjunction with the Greenfield Winter Carnival. An exhibit of the photos opens Friday at Wilson’s Department Store, which sponsors the contest in conjunction with The Recorder. See “Ongoing.”
Editor’s note: Subscribers can sometimes find a more complete listing of exhibits in our area by going to the Arts & Entertainment section of our website 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.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Watercolors of Jean Kozlowski of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through Jan. 31.
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.
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 paintings, fiber, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery. Through January.
DAYLILY GALLERY, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Greenfield Savings Bank, South Deerfield Branch, are hosting a joint art exhibit for Michael Hough, noted local artist from South Hadley. His paintings are oil on canvas and depicts area scenes and still life subjects. A reception will be Feb. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Daylily Gallery. Feb. 1 through 28.
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. 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.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 834-8800, www.ninasnook.com. Hours: Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. www.ninasnook.com. “Triple S: Sensual>Sexual>Smut” opens Feb. 1. Third annual exhibit of erotica by local artists. Phallic pop-up Valentines, naughty knitteds, coupled wooden puzzles, felted Venus figures, obscenity plaques and much much more. Due to the size of this tiny, intimate gallery, an artist’s reception will be hosted by Madison’s on the Ave. Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. with music from 6 to 7 p.m. Madison’s is located diagonally across the street at 102 Avenue A. Through March 15.
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. 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.
ARTSPACE, 15 Mill St, Greenfield. Annual Teen Art Exhibit. Schools participating this year are Academy at Charlemont, Deerfield Academy, The Eaglebrook School, Four Rivers Charter Public School, Mahar Regional High School, Mohawk Trail Regional High School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Pioneer Valley Regional High School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School and Turners Falls High School. Artists’ statements accompany most of the artwork. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Through Feb. 14. 413-772-6811 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule group visits.
AUGUSTA SAVAGE GALLERY, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 545-5177. Art exhibition by Jose Tonito Rodriguez titled “Inkterventions.” Through Feb. 14.
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.
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. Through Feb. 18.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. ■ “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.
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. ∎ “In Transit: Between Image and Object.” Artists Dike Blair, Hugh Scott-Douglas, and collaborative duo Guyton\Walker paint, print, and project abstract images and patterns onto the surface of shipping crates. Incorporating storage and transportation containers into vivid multimedia installations, these artists explore parallels between the physical movement of artworks and the seemingly limitless circulation of visual information across media and networks in the digital age. ∎ Izhar Patkin: “The Wandering Veil.” This long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. Grand, labyrinthine yet also surprisingly intimate, the exhibition is rich with personal narrative, political metaphor, and myth, highlighting the many formal innovations Patkin has pioneered over his 30-year career. Through September. ∎ “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. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Be Still, My Heart.” A group show featuring paintings, fiber, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery by artists inthe Shelburne ARts Cooperative. Through Feb. 24.
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.
WILSON’S DEPARTMENT STORE, Studio C, 3rd floor, 258 Main St., Greenfield. Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit, held in conjunction with Greenfield’s Winter Carnival and sponsored by Wilson’s and The Recorder. On display during store hours through Saturday, Feb. 8. Black-and-white and color entries depicting Franklin County winter subjects and scenes. This year, 178 photos were entered.