Editor’s note: You can also find a listing of area exhibits in the Arts & Entertainment section of our website: www.recorder.com
COLLE OPERA HOUSE, 85 Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Where I Live,” a community art project exhibit, which is part of a night of activities in downtown Turners Falls on Thursday, April 11. Nearly 200 4-inch-by-6-inch cards have been submitted by community members on the theme of “Where I Live.” Submissions will be on display at a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating downtown establishments will be open late with related events and specials.
GREATER EASTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALLERY, Easthampton. 527-8278. Nina Rossi, Turners Falls artist, exhibits a selection of work. Rossi creates colorful and textured paintings and three dimensional structures using a wide array of materials including paint, trash scraps, found industrial materials and roofing tar. An opening reception April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. coincides with April’s Art Walk Easthampton. Through June 4.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield. Exhibit of oils by Karen Evans of Turners Falls, and oils and pastels by Leni Gaudet of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through May 31.
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 photographs by Amy S. Dane.
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.
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. Through May 26.
THE GREENFIELD GRILLE, 30 Federal St., Greenfield. Rotating exhibit of local photographers created in collaboration with Beth Reynolds, owner of Base Camp Photo in Greenfield and Joe Poirier, owner of The Greenfield Grille.
THE HARRISON GALLERY, 39 Spring St., Williamstown. Paintings by Hale Johnson and bronze sculptures by Don Wilks. Through April 30.
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.
LEVERETT CRAFT AND ART CENTER, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. Exhibit of art work by Jean Kozlowski of Northfield. Noon to
6 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. See our cover story, Page D1.
LEVERETT LIBRARY, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. “Four Seasons on the Trails of Leverett,” a juried photo exhibit. Through April 28. 548-9220.
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. ∎ “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. 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.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOP, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Watercolor and acrylic paintings by Fabio Deponte and Sara Deponte.
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.