Exhibits: galleries & museums
Editor’s note: Subscribers can find a more complete listing of exhibits in our area by going to the Arts & Entertainment section of our webite at www.recorder.com. These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. We happily run photos given the room.
ARTSPACE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 772-6811. Color Pencil Montages by Kevin Slattery of Northfield. His drawings depict an arrangement of renderings based on a series of five- minute to one-hour poses during a three-hour drawing session. Through Oct. 31.
BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield. 475-3409. “Exposing the Spirit: The Allure of the Horse.” This is the first exhibition in New England by award-winning photographer Jon Kral. Since retiring from the newspaper world, Kral has pursued his love of equine photography, documenting life around stables and racing, and moving his work into a fine art realm. Through Nov. 27.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Varied art media of Kevin Slattery of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through Nov. 30.
BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT AND BAR, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Ongoing gallery showing and silent auction by Janice Waldron-Hansen with special guests Matt and Robert Steinem. Waldron-Hansen has been living and working in the Pioneer Valley since 1987 as a dancer, painter and teacher. The painting shown are visual representations of a fusion of the three-dimensional space of dance improvisation to the two-dimensional world of painting (2002-06). The paintings will be sold through a silent auction. Proceeds will go to support the Blue Rock Restaurant and the artist’s pursuit of a master’s in early childhood and elementary education from Antioch University New England, in an effort to help integrate education and the arts, at all levels of learning for young children. Bids may be left at email@example.com. Through Dec. 23.
ELMER’S, 396 Main St., Ashfield: We Are Determined to Be Starved Before We are Hungry; a study of hunger, desire and deprivation. New Work Old Work, palimpsests and watercolors. Through October.
THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org. ∎ “The Art of Eric Carle: Friends.” Artwork from Carle’s much anticipated picture book, “Friends” which will be released Nov. 19. Through March 24, 2014. ∎ “A Garden of Ordinary Miracles,” an alphabetical ode to nature. Award-winning artist Robert Zakanitch. Through Nov. 10. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. Through Feb. 23.
FREEDOM TRAILS GALLERY, 534 Main St. Amherst. (in the same building as Valley Frame Works) “After Life,” Brazilian sound artist Ricardo Frota and Conway artist Phyllis Labanowski explore the afterlife of people, their objects, and Christmas trees. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
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.”
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, One College Drive, Greenfield. 775-1833. “One in Eight: The Torso Project,” a compelling exhibit of embellished plaster cast torsos made by area breast cancer survivors, female family members and friends. In the Naham Watson Library. Through Nov. 8.
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.
LITTLE BIG HOUSE GALLERY, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne Falls. www.littlebighousegallery.com. Glenn Ridler will present his new and rarely shown work. Ridler has created a special exhibition that displays his new Tubes Series, says the gallery.
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.
MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, 8 Memorial St., Old Deerfield. An exhibition of paintings by New England artist Robert Strong Woodward (1885-1957). Admission grants access to both the exhibition and the museum’s collections. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Tuesday-Sunday, plus Columbus Day, Oct. 14. Admission: $6 for adults & $3 for ages 6-12. Community Days on Sept. 28 and 29 include free admission for residents of Heath, Colrain, Buckland, Plainfield, and Shelburne (towns whose Cultural Councils helped to fund this exhibit). www.Deerfield-MA.org www.robertstrongwoodward.com
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.
OXBOW GALLERY, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 586-6300, www.oxbowgallery.org. Works by Claudia Sperry. Through Oct. 27.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, One Ashfield St., No. 9, Shelburne Falls. 625-9833, www.salmonfallsgallery.com. Adell Donaghue’s exhibit, “Dusk to Dawn,” shows her works in oil drawings in charcoal, all nocturnes of varying subjects. Through Oct. 28.
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY at the Montague Mill, next to the Book Mill, Montague Center. Open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment. 367-2800, www.louiseminks.com, www.sawmillriverarts.com. : “Mesa Magic!” Small and large paintings of New Mexico by Louise Minks.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. “Animal, Vegetable and Mineral.” A show featuring Michelle Parrish and Amanda Quinby, fiber and gilded creations. Through Oct. 28.
STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL, Bernardston Road, Greenfield. “The Art of Illustration,” work of Greenfield artist Astrid Sheckles. An exclusive selection of more than 45 illustrations by Sheckles from six published children’s books. She bases her intricate watercolor illustrations on photographs, creating images that are, according to her reviewers, “more true and detailed than many children’s books.” Through Oct. 31.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, “To Be At The Farther Edge, Photographs Along the New England Trail,” by Barbara Bosworth. Large-format color photographs. www.net-air.com/BarbaraBosworth to see other photographs and a short video about this project. Through Nov. 30 in the Herrick Room. Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 978-544-3559.