Exhibits: art galleries & museums
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Fall. “WTF?? The Art of Bruce Kahn,” featuring digital photography and photography collage by Bruce Kahn of Northfield. A reception with the artist is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, during the annual Downtown Turners Falls Block Party. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., or by appointment, 413-834-8800. www.ninasnook.com Through Aug. 31.
SANFORD GALLERY, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence. 584-1783, firstname.lastname@example.org. “Margaret Jean Taylor: Print Retrospective,” original prints spanning four decades. Using inspiration from Yale University, Southwestern roots and Montana landscapes. Reception Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 to 4 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 3 p.m. Exhibit runs Aug. 3 through Aug. 31.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 367-2885, www.sawmillriverarts.com. ∎ “Color a Lighthouse” with Louise Minks, Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 3 p.m., at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Mill (Book Mill) in Montague Center. Using copies of her pen-and-ink drawings, Minks will provide supplies for you to color or paint one of your favorite Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket lighthouses to take home. Suggested fee: $4 for kids under 12, $5 for adults, or $15 for a group of four or more. Limited to six per hour. To reserve a time, call 413-367-2800. ∎ “Summer Surprise.” Photography and oil paintings by new members Roy Mansur of Belchertown and Robert Bent of Greenfield. Fine jewelry, pottery, fiber and acrylic landscapes and still lifes by gallery members. Through Sept. 2. Thursday through Sunday and Labor Day, noon to 6 p.m. 413-367-2885. www. sawmillriverarts .com.
SHELBURNE FALLS ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Our Town — Shelburne Falls” features the work of 50 local artists, in media including wall art, fiber, pottery, glass, jewelry and wood. On Sunday, Aug. 25, the gallery will host a 15th Anniversary reception and folk musicians Sue Kranz and Ben Tousley will perform in two concerts, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m. During the month of August, the gallery will hold a 15th Anniversary raffle for a $50 gift certificate. The drawing will be held at the reception on Aug. 25. The exhibit is up through Aug. 26. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. www.shelburneartscoop.com.
NEW SALEM OLD ACADEMY Building Museum and Cultural Center, 3 Academy Drive, New Salem. 978-544-2247, www.20thcenturyilluminations.com. “Beyond Genocide,” by New Salem artist Amy Fagin of 20th-century illuminations. The museum is open Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and first and third Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Through Aug. 17.
A.P.E. GALLERY, 126 Main St., Northampton, 413-586-5553, www.apearts.org. Shards of Illusion: Photomontages by Mark Guglielmo. “My process is simple. Like a child on the floor with a jigsaw puzzle in hand, I cut, tape, layer, and shape images of the physical world to assemble my truth, to explore universal truth, and to create a way of seeing the unseen,” says Guglielmo, in an artist’s statement. Also on exhibit is “Toby Barnes: Altared States,” mixed media. Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.
ARMS LIBRARY, 50 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. www.umassvisual.org. “VISUAL (Ventures in Science Using Art Labratory).” Art taken from science labs at UMASS, each picture is produced using a specific scientific process. 625-0306. Through September.
ART IN THE PARK, Elm Park, Worcester. www.artinthepark.org. Local, Leverett artist Gary Orlinsky has been included in the selection of artists to display artwork in the park. Orlinsky’s piece is a 12-foot-tall piece titled “Gathering,” made of wood, pvc hoops, and saplings. Through Oct. 13.
THE CONWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 50 Main St., Conway. 369-0255. “Made in Conway: Manufacturing Since the 1760s”. View artifacts and learn about one of Franklin County’s largest manufacturing centers in the 1800s. Summer hours: Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Through Aug. 25 and Oct. 5 and 6.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. 498-2455, www.northfieldpubliclibrayr.org. “Capturing the Moment: The Art of E.G. Markowitz.” Photographs, decoys and the craft of fly tying. Through Sept. 15.
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. ∎ “A Garden of Ordinary Miracles”, an alphabetical ode to nature. Award-wining artist Robert Zakanitch celebrates the delight of everyday nature in detailed renderings of garden flora. Through Nov. 10. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. 100 works surveying a full range of Willems’s prolific career. Through Feb. 23.
GALLERY A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 256-4250, email@example.com. “thresholds” is a group exhibit featuring artists Eric Broudy, Ellen Grobman, Gloria Kegeles, Guru Karam Khalsa, Rebecca Muller, Evelyn Pye, and Larry Smith. Through Aug. 31.
GALLERY IN THE WOODS, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com. Gwen Murphy presents her annual show of animated and decorated shoes, combining the use of recycled shoes and facial sculpture. “Wall of Shoes”. Open 11 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Through Sept. 3.
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. Through October.
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. Current exhibitions at the Flynt Center include: ■ “Tea Talk: Ritual and Refinement in Early New England Parlors” on view through Feb. 16, 2014 ■ “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: $14 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6, members and Deerfield residents. See our “Potpourri” sections in the calendar for listings of special events. 413-775-7127. www.historic-deerfield.org.
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CHESHIRE COUNTRY, 246 Main St., Keene, NH. 603-352-1895, www.hsccnh.org. “64 Miles, The Ashuelot River”, works from forty artists celebrate the seasonal changes, diversity, landscapes and recreation surrounding the Ashuelot River. The artwork is hung to convey the flow of the river from Pillsbury State Park to the Connecticut River in Hinsdale. Artwork is for sale. Through Sep 30. Free.
HOSMER GALLERY, 20 West St., Northampton. Located in Forbes Library. A collection of Hilltown plein-air painters: “Road Trip-Route 66.” This exhibit features paintings in oil, pastel and watercolor depicting the length of Route 66 from Northampton to Huntington. Gallery Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed summer weekends. Through Aug. 30.
THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN, 116 Pleasant Street Suite No. 206, Eastworks Building, Easthampton. 896-8073, invisiblefountain.com. Newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Through Aug. 31.
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.
THE MASTER CRAFT GALLERY, 81 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-722-9620. “The Art and Craft of the Violin”, Violincrafter Douglas Cox illuminates the 500 year-old history of the violin. Handmade violins are framed and displayed. The exhibit features regular string performances. Through Aug. 31.
THE OXBOW GALLERY, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 586-6300, oxbowgallery.org. Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Painters Mark Soderling and Liz Wilson. Their painting explore space through layering vibrant shapes of color creating a sense of a singular time, place and emotion. Through Sept. 1.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org, 931-2290. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic”, celebrates the 75th anniversary Walt Disney’s vision of the new American art form of an animated film. Features sketches, character layouts, watercolors , and vintage posters. Hours: everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee is $16, $14.5 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for kids ages 6-18. Free for military personnel, children 5 and under and museum members. Through October 27.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 863-2866. www.rendezvoustfma.com. Work from the Field Study and Devotional Cyclops Series. A blend of abstract landscapes and figurative pieces, incorporating woods, collage, found objects and paint by artist Allen Fowler.
SALMON FALLS GALLERY, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. The “Merryville Project,” mixed media dressed sculptures by Lilin Tseng. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through Sep. 2.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 585-2760, www.smith.edu/artmuseum. “Summer of Love: Psychedlic Posters from SCMA”. 70+ original posters from California poster artists of the 1960s. Exploring the use of posters as both an advertising agent and art form. Classic rock music recordings simultaneously played in the gallery. Through Sept. 15. ■ “Eye on the Street: Trends in the 1960s and ’70s Photography.” Gary Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz and Danny Lyon capture the turbulent culture of New York City’s provocative street life. The artists focus on women, light and architecture. Through Oct. 6. ■ “Framework IX: Restoring the Boundaries.” Features frames from Childe Hassam’s “Headlands at Appledore,” Robert Smirke’s scene from Cibber’s “The Provoked Husband” and Bierdstadt’s “Echo Lake,” “Franconia Mountains” and “New Hampshire.” Through Nov. 3. ■ Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m .Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Second Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. 978-544-3559, www.wendellmass.us. “Seeing Into Metal,” photographs by Gloria Kegels. Twelve mounted prints based on photographs of the reflective surfaces of vehicles and motorcycles. The result transforms real objects into abstract compositions of shape and color. The library is open on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In the Herrcick Room. Through Aug. 31.
VERMONT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT. 802-251-6051, firstname.lastname@example.org. “Phone-TographyL The Art of Cell Phone Photography, A Juried Exhibition.” Includes 39 artists from America, eight from other countries. Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Through Sept. 1.