BURNETT GALLERY, on the second floor of the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Hours: Mondays 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Tribal Pageantry: Sing Sings of Papua New Guinea,” a photography exhibit by Amy S. Dane. Opening reception April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m..
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Make What You can of it,” student art exhibit exploring quilting traditions from north and south. Colorful paper “quilts” and story quilts created by students from four area schools during April and May. Art, history and literature converge in this exhibit, inspired by traditional New England style quilts and African American story improvisational quilts and the quilters who made them. To celebrate the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s 2013 Big Read of “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Family friendly opening reception Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Through May 26.
LEVERETT CRAFT AND ART CENTER, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. “Advanced Moon Goddesstry,” a show of lunar proportions. This multimedia exhibition features the collaborative work of artists Courtney Cullen and John Michael Byrd. It compares the mythologies and stereotypes of the artist with those of the witch, showcasing colorful and sometimes quirky residues of this duo’s months of ponderings on the effects of magic on everyday life, say organizers. Friday March 22, through March 30. There will be a free closing reception Friday, March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are weekdays by appointment and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOP, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Two Artists, One Passion,” water color and acrylic paintings by Fabio Deponte and Sara Deponte. Receptioin with artists Sunday, April 7, 3 to 5 p.m.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Photographs of Kathleen Johnson of Orange, and Mary Jo Hauri of Northfield. Watercolors and mixed media. In the cafeteria. Through March 31.
COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, 20 Locust St., Northampton. “Landscape into Still Life.” Paintings by Rob Chirico.
Through March 31.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. “The Painters of Greenfield Community College” is on display. The Painters: Susan Valentine, Karen Chapman, Sandy Walsh, Stein Feick, Phil Schuster, Penne Krol, Marty Olmstead, Elizabeth Perkins, Nancy Maglione and Frank Kanserstein.
Through March 31.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A (next to Black Cow Burger Bar), Turners Falls. “Triple S: Sensual>Sexual>Smut.” This second annual “Triple S” exhibit celebrates the love month of February with artwork by over a dozen artists from near and far. “Included are prints, cards, soft and hard sculpture, paintings, naughty knitteds, and other decadent delights to amuse you and/or your Valentine,” says the gallery. Hours for “Triple S” exhibit are Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. This is a small gallery, so a line may develop. For an appointment and information, contact Nina Rossi: 413-834-8800,
Through March 31.
NORTHFIELD COFFEE & BOOKS, 105 Main St., Northfield. 642-7119. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Winter Show. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations ... “All things January, February and March, Kevin Slattery-style.” Through March 30.
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES, 132 Main St., Northampton. 586-3964, www.rmichelson.com. Jack Coughlin “A Brush with the Blues & Jazz.” Coughlin is well known for his portraits of literary figures and musicians. Watercolor on paper. Through March 31.
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. ∎ “The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins and Fur.” Carle is organizing a selective survey of works exploring his interest in animals. On view will be a host of animals who have populated his books. In addition to finished collages, there will be preliminary works including pencil studies that underscore Carle’s meticulous study of his subject. Through Sept. 1. ∎ “Some Book! Some Art!” Selected drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web. Through April 21. ∎ “Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art By Latino Artists.” Folk tale literature throughout the world encompasses magic and symbolism, comprised in stories of saints, gods, myths and legends. Featuring 63 original artworks from bilingual Latino folk tales published in children’s picture books. Through June 9.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Two-person show. The gallery submitted the following description. The work of Olivia Bernard, who lives in Leverett, makes reference to personal events, nature and larger world events. Installations, objects and drawings find their forms through a search with delicate materials — paper, wire, wax, mylar — that examine the most ephemeral aspects of life: skin, wings, lungs, clouds, water, breath, air. Beverly Floyd of Connecticut is a painter and printmaker whose materials and techniques include collage and digital images. Beeswax and used teabags are favorite materials as well as collage materials from magazines, books and domestic family linens. 413-256-4250. email@example.com, www.gallerya3.com.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, One College Drive, Greenfield. In the South Gallery: “Tom Young’s Timelines: Learning to See With My Eyes Closed.” Young’s dream-like photographs probe the fault lines between memory and experience — a potent and creative fusion of past, present and future that allows us to contemplate our own lives.” Aprile Gallant, Curator of Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Smith College Museum of Art.
Through April 5.
THE HARRISON GALLERY, 39 Spring St., Williamstown. Paintings by Hale Johnson and bronze sculptures by Don Wilks. REception April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Through April 30.
HERTER GALLERY, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Larry Poons: Legendary, Contrary, Selected Paintings 1975-2012.” A painting survey of the works of artist Larry Poons. Poons rose to international prominence in the 1960s with paintings of circles and ovals on solid, often brilliantly colored, backgrounds.
Through April 6.
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. Winter hours through April 12: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flynt Center open weekends, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Museum houses are closed to the public but may be viewed by appointment. 413-775-7127 www.historic-deerfield.org.
COMING UP: ∎ “Carto-graphic Encounters: Exploring the Nature of Early Maps,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. This series of classes will provide an overview of the history of mapmaking and map printing, examine maps as graphic objects that reflect political, cultural, and economic narratives, and will conclude with a discussion of the business of map-making in the Anglo-American context. Each class session will feature an illustrated lecture and access to objects from the Historic Deerfield collection. April 11: Introduction to the History of Maps and Mapmaking. April 18: Early Maps and Visual Culture. April 25: The 18th-Century American Map Trade. See website for more information.
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. ∎ “Phoenix,” installation by Chinese sensation Xu Bing in the oversized Building 5 Gallery. The centerpieces of his newest work, “Phoenix Project,” are two monumental (90-plus foot long) birds fabricated entirely from materials harvested from construction sites in urban China. An opening reception will take place on April 27, in conjunction with the installation of a “second chapter” of the exhibition. ∎ “Oh, Canada.” The largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada, “Oh Canada” features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. Through April 8. ∎ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
∎ “Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions.” Works by an international group of artists who combine two- and three-dimensional media in a single work. Through Jan. 21. ∎ “Curiosity.” Featuring 10 internationally-acclaimed artists, the works in “Curiosity” represent a wide range of materials and explore themes that many children are curious about, such as dinosaurs, superheroes, ninjas, cowboys, monsters, and fantasy. Through May 28.
NORTHFIELD COFFEE AND BOOKS, 105 Main St., Northfield. 642-7119, www.kevinslattery.com. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Northfield artist Kevin Slattery presents “Billie, Bob & Paul.” Three musicians, two birthdays, one anniversary — the ART, the stories and surprise. Slattery’s original illustrations of Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney and the stories behind the art on display during their respective “birthday months” of April, May and June. April 1 through June 29.
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF AMHERST, 742 Main St., Amherst. Julie Lapping Rivera “Red Sea.” Through April 28.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” an exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends, will be on display. Through April 29. Any sales from the exhibit will go toward supporting Forest Moon and the Torso Project.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, “Transmissions,” an exhibition of new paintings by Adrian Montagano. Organizers tell us “This stark and elegant show transforms the gallery space into a kind of chapel, filling the room with icons inviting the viewer to resonate with the energy embodied in each.” Hours: Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ; (winter) Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Through the end of April.
WESTERN MASS. RECOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY CENTER, 74 Federal St., Greenfield. www.westernmassric.org. Zachary Gedelman creates artwork and poetry in Florence. His larger body of recovery artwork will be displayed. He celebrates his second recovery anniversary. Through May 31.