Exhibits: April 17-23
Editor’s note: 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.
HOPE & OLIVE RESTAURANT, 14 Hope St., Greenfield: “Close to Home: Oil Paintings” by Susan Valentine of Leverett. Artist’s reception Sunday, April 20, 3 to 5 p.m. Promoters had this to say: “Deep into the study of how light can be translated through oil paint pigments into magic on the canvas, GCC student Valentine’s explorations include both florals and landscapes. From close-up to far-away, Valentine’s paintings examine our local world: Landscapes gaze at long valley views and florals expand tiny flowers onto large canvas.”
MCCUSKER’S MARKET, 3 State St., Shelburne Falls. Illustrations by Suzanne Conway of Colrain will be on exhibit through May. An artist’s reception at McCusker’s is set for Saturday, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. She will also be at McCuskers for a “Meet the Artist” event during the Shelburne Falls Art Walk on Saturday, May 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. See our cover story, Page D1.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 834-8800, www.ninasnook.com. Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. www.ninasnook.com. “Look At Me!” featuring playful wooden sculptures by William Accorsi. Some of the 65 sculptures presented serve as children’s banks, others as mirrors or curious puzzles. Other art works include original scenes from the pages of Accorsi’s many children’s books, created in felt fabric and thread and decorated with wire, buttons and wood. Through April 26.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Paintings by Stephanie Klug of Greenfield and art work by Lisa Henry of Greenfield. In the cafeteria. Through May 31.
THE DAYLILY GALLERY, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. The Daylily is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Daylily and Greenfield Savings Bank, South Deerfield Branch, are hosting a joint art exhibit for Carol Walker of South Deerfield. She has been painting for more than 40 years and studied with Maruice Kennedy and Elice Davis Pieropan. Her paintings are oil on canvas and the subject matters are local scenes, seascapes and still lifes. She is a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group and Deerfield Valley Art Association. She exhibits with both groups and has an ongoing exhibit at Richardson Candy Kitchen. Through April 30.
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. Exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than 30 picture books including “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” “Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!,” “Lorenzo,” and “the House on East 88th.” “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber” curated by literature expert Leonard S. Marcus, will be on view through June 8. The exhibit will honor Waber’s life work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.
DEERFIELD ARTS BANK, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 665-0123, www.deerfieldartsbank.com. “Close to Home,” multi-media art exhibit. Artist Jane Trigere, founder of DAB, has transformed a former bank building into a center, which will offer exhibits, art classes and musical entertainment. This inaugural exhibition, curated by Amherst artist Terry Rooney, will feature mostly Deerfield artists including Candance Bradbury-Carlin, Bryan Higgins, Alicia Renadette, Jane Trigere and Marcia Rossi Wise.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. 413-498-2455. “The Making of Frankenstein.” Northfield artist Kevin Slattery displays original art, sketches and layouts from his graphic-poem, “Frankenstein Meets Sister Mary Shelley.” Through April 30. www.kevinslattery.com.
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. The regular season starts Saturday, April 19. Regular season hours: open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and December 24-25). “The Museum’s Attic” gallery. Regular season admission: adults, $14; youth (ages 6-17), $5. Under 6, members and Deerfield residents are free. For more information, call 413-775-7132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Current exhibitions at the Flynt Center include: ∎ “Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century,” which showcases the work of Deerfield’s arts & crafts community. More than 30 objects from Historic Deerfield’s collections. Through Feb. 15, 2015. ∎ “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.
LEVERETT LIBRARY, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. 548-9220, www.leverettlibrary.org. “Celebrating the Trails of Leverett.” Works created by members of the community to celebrate the trails and natural world of Leverett. Co-sponsored by the Leverett Trails Committee, Leverett Conservation Commission, Rattlesnake Gutter Trust, Leverett Crafts & Arts, and Liveret Library. Through April 30.
MASS MoCA, 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.MASS MoCA.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. ■ “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. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
MASSMUTUAL CENTER, 1277 Main St., Springfield. Photographer Tom Wyatt of Warwick, a 1996 graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography, is one of five western Massachusetts artists whose work will be on display through October.
THE SANFORD GALLERY AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING, 320 Riverside Dr., Florence. 584-1783, www.zeamaysprintmaking.com. A selection of Susan Rostow’s sculptural books and monotypes will be on view. They were created from monotypes bound with a mixture of mud, glue, pigment, tree fungus, roots, bones and shells. She is co-inventor of Akua Inks. Through May 10.
WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM, Holyoke: Deborah Baronas, who grew up in South Deerfield, will show her work through April 30. She finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. She has captured the lives of Rhode Island and Massachusetts 19th century textile mill workers, domestic servants and tobacco farm field hands, whose cultural histories are reflected in hand stenciled scrims, paintings, artifacts and other media.