Exhibits: galleries and museums
BARNES GALLERY, LEVERETT CRAFTS & ART CENTER, 14 Montague Road, Leverett: ∎ “Seeds & Friends,” an exhibit of fiber art and mixed media. Works by Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha Robinson, Flo Rosenstock, Deborah Slavitt, Margaret Stancer and Nancy Young. The keynote piece will be a nine-part collection of squares, one done by each artist, on the theme of “Seeds.” In addition, each artist will be showing several pieces representative of her work. Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ∎ “The Weed Parade,” an interactive exhibit created by Leonore Alaniz. Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Reception Sept. 15, noon to 4 p.m. Alaniz will also lead a class of botanical printmaking on Sept. 21 for adults and youth. Visitors are encouraged to try their hands at printing and write in an open book comments, recipes and tips on weed management. Both exhibits, Sept. 7 through Sept. 29.
NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Flotsam,” photographs and collage by Trish Crapo. Inspired by walks on the beach during a dune shack residency on Cape Cod last May, Crapo’s compositions represent “a calligraphy written by the sea.” There will be a reception with the artist during the Third Thursday Turners Falls on Sept. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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 Oct. 12.
URSA MAJOR GALLERY, 1 Deerfield Ave., Shelburne Falls. Group show to feature Nepalese guest artist Milan Rai’s internationally renowned work “White Butterfly” and works by exhibitors of the Khandroling Paper Cooperative, Buckland. Rai, says the gallery, uses white butterflies in his installations as a symbol of pure transformation, he believes that every individual, like a butterfly, has the power to transform themselves and when this transformation happens collectively, we can observe miracles in their truest form. The reception will be Saturday, during Shelburne Falls’ Art Walk, which runs from 2 to 8 p.m.
THE ART GARDEN in Shelburne Falls will re-open for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk Sept. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Oil and watercolor paintings of Mary Field of Northfield in the cafeteria. Through Sept. 30.
ARMS LIBRARY, 50 Bridge St., 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.
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.northfieldpubliclibrary.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: Friends.” Faturing artwork from Carle’s much anticipated picture book, “Friends” which will be released Nov. 19. Sept. 17 through March 24, 2014. ∎ “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. “ALgoRHITHM: Rules for a Visual Field.” Two-person show of prints and sculpture by Rebecca Muller and Janet Walerstein Winston. Through Sept. 28.
GALLERY IN THE WOODS, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777, www.galleryinthewoods.com. In Gallery 1: “Wendy Cross: New Work,” oil paintings that illustrate Disintegration, Separation, Disposable People and Sacrifice Zones. In Gallery 2: Anna Bayles Arthur, “Faces That Contain My Face.” In Gallery 3: Richard Heller, “Hall of Mirrors.”
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Watercolors by Diane Nevinsmith. Through Sept. 30.
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 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. Through Oct. 27. ∎“Guillaume Leblon: Under My Shoe,” Incorporating familiar objects into his sculptures, from tables to shelves, plywood, even the sails of a windmill, French sculptor Guillaume Leblon presents enigmatic constructions and combinations. Through April 7. ■ “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. ■ “Joseph Montgomery: Five Sets Five Reps.” Montgomery, says the gallery, creates compact abstract assemblages that have an uncanny familiarity. Through April 7. ■ “Love to Love You,” using a variety of artistic approaches, the artists in this exhibition explore the lived experience of fandom as both a personal and social force. Through Jan. 5. ■ “Life’s Work: Tom Phillips and Johnny Carrera.” This exhibition starts with that idea of a life’s work, a project that an artist continually goes back to and that becomes both a trace of that work and a career, says the gallery, which adds, both projects in this exhibition span decades and generations, and also function as re-inventions of existing texts. Through Jan. 20. ■ “Mark Dion: The Octagon Room.” This exhibit takes the appearance of a Brutalist-styled bunker. However, within the installation the viewer is invited to browse through an abandoned office, the contents of which represent the artist’s own labyrinthine history of the past eight years. Through Jan. 20. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
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: every day 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 Oct. 27.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 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 Tuesday. “This, That & The Other Thing.” New work by Candace Silver. Through Sept. 30.