THE ART GARDEN, 14 Depot St., (in the Trolley Museum building), Shelburne Falls. “Rx 4 HEALth,” a community exhibit about health, healing and well-being. Opening Reception, Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of the Shelburne Falls Art Walk. May 4 through June 15. RELATED EVENTS: Artists’ presentations and conversations about the role of art in healing and wellness. ∎ Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., “How do we face loss with an open heart?” with Edite Cuñha. Loss visits us in many forms. How do we learn from our losses and grow through and beyond them? Cunha will explore how we can keep our hearts open. ∎ Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. “The Hoarder’s Daughter” with Phyllis Labanowski. Presenting her new video, Labanowski will reflect on her father’s death, the hoarding he left behind, and how art helped her process this traumatic event. ∎ Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Into Wholeness with Jane Beatrice Wegscheider. Wegscheider will present images from her recent residency and discuss how her creative process integrates her life. Free. 413.625.2782. www.theartgarden.org.
FIFTH ANNUAL MAY DAY ART EXHIBIT AND SALE, second floor of the Montague Center Library, 17 Center St., Montague, Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists: Linda Blake, Karen Chapman, Paul Kaufman, John Landno, Belinda Lyons, Chris Mero, Susan Powers, Sally Prasch, Paul Root, Nina Rossi, Kate Spencer, Carol Starr, Jane Stephonson, Linda Whitng, Kristin Zottoli.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. “Explosion,” Aaron Morse and Tom Morton, paintings and video. May 2 through June 3. Opening reception and Amherst Art Walk. Thursday, May 2, 5 to 8 p.m. 413-256-4250. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gallerya3.com.
HOSMER GALLERY at Forbes Library, Northampton. Northampton High School Fine & Performing Arts and the Technology Education Departments student artwork. Ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting 1 and 2 and Concentration Series works from Honors Art. Opening reception Friday, May 10, 4 to 7 p.m. during Arts Night Out. Through May 30.
NINA’S NOOK, 12a Avenue A, Turners Falls. Wednesday, Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 834-8800, www.ninasnook.com. “Celestial Cafe” featuring three-dimensional collage by Emily Goodwin. Goodwin grew up in Protestant New England, but her intricate artworks have been inspired by Catholic and Latin American imagery. She often combines religious elements with packaging, mythic, and fairy tale iconography to make three dimensional collages which she calls “Veronica’s Icons” (after St. Veronica). Reception Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.
POTTERY AND CERAMICS, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Earth and Fire,” new works. Reception with the artists and music by the Famous Crabgrass Band on Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Through May 27.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. Christine Labich, “The Valley Brilliant.” Oil paintings of light and color inspired by the treasured landscape of the Pioneer Valley. Labich’s art explores the interconnectedness of the natural world with the longing of human feeling in our local landscape. Through June 30. Melody Mason, “Elemental Watercolors.” A series of photographs created in natural flowing streams, integrating the visual layers of water to produce a personal, unique vision. Through May 27. Opening reception Saturday, May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. Music by JMPT Quartet. Art Walk in Shelburne Falls, Saturday, May 4, 4 to 8 p.m.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOP, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Earth and Fire,” Pottery Focus Group Show. Reception Saturday, May 4, 5 to 8 p.m., featuring The Famous Crabgrass Band. Through May 27.
URSA MAJOR GALLERY, 1 Deerfield Ave., Shelburne Falls, 413-824-0502. Christin Couture, “The Nearest Faraway Place,” a small selection of diminutive panel paintings from the studio. For over a decade in all weather and seasons, says the gallery, Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking Salmon Falls, her “nearest faraway place” close to home in Shelburne Falls. The gallery includes this in its press release: “Its protean nature converges in a spectacle of light and mood constantly colliding and shifting yet retaining its iconic form as place. From such a bonding fully understood moments unfold their monumental intimacy. In the spirit of ever changing Nature, several paintings will be exchanged with newer works in progress over the course of the exhibition at random times encouraging viewers to keep coming back. Accompanying video footage is in the works.” Opening Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Through May 27.
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.
BRICK WALL BISTRO, 286 Main St., Greenfield. A series of paintings by artist Pacifico A. Palumbo. Including Florals, An Italian Story, My Garden and Landscapes that I Enjoy. Similar but all different. Painted to enjoy greenemporium.com. Through May 30.
DEERFIELD ACADEMY’S Russell Gallery, Deerfield. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment: 774-1480. Faculty Art Show. Through May 28.
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. ∎ “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. ∎ “The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration.” To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, The Carle is mounting a special exhibition of high-quality prints, organized by Barbara Elleman, in the Reading Library. Through June 30.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTH GALLERY, One College Drive, Greenfield. Student Art Exhibit, through May 10.
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. Through June 4.
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.
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. through Dec. 29. 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. Current exhibitions at the Flynt Center include: ■ “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.” General Admission: $12 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6 and members. See our “Potpourri” sections in the calendar for listings of special even ts. 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. ∎ “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. ∎ “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 an d June. Through June 29.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS, The Montague Mill (Bookmill) in Montague Center. Artists featured include paintings and photography by new members Rob Bent of Greenfield and Roy Mansur of Belchertown. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, fine jewelry, woodworking, ceramic tiles, fiber art. Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. www. sawmillriverarts.com. 413-367-2885. Through May.
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.