Exhibits: museums & galleries
These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to email@example.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. We happily run photos given the room.
BASE CAMP PHOTO, 22 Riddell St., Greenfield. “Seeing Beyond: The Photo-Illustrations of Kathryn Massey.” This is the first solo exhibition for Kathryn Massey, a Palmer native and a life-long artist with a hand in multiple disciplines, including painting, drawing and photography. This exhibition is collection of 14 photography-based compositions. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 413-475-3409. Through Jan. 10.
BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER, 164 High St., Greenfield: Watercolors of Jean Kozlowski of Northfield. In the cafeteria. Through Jan. 31.
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 paintings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Through Dec. 23.
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.” Through March 24. ∎ “Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimpsy” by Mo Willems. Through Feb. 23. ■ “Leave Your Sleep: Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock. Through May 4. The exhibition focuses on McClintock’s artwork for “Leave Your Sleep,” from early sketches to finished pieces. The exhibition also include some of Merchant’s drawings, which she produced in anticipation of making book “Leave Your Sleep.”
GALLERY A-3, 28 Amity St., Amherst.: “Small Wonders.” These are smaller gems that are sometimes eclipsed by larger pieces. Through December 28.
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: ■ “Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts,” through Dec. 28. This exhibit at the Wright House explores western Massachusetts’ first 150 years of furniture-making with 58 objects drawn from Historic Deerfield’s collections. ■ “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.
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. ∎ “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. ■ One Minute Film Festival 2003 - 2012, through Jan. 19. ■ “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” ongoing.
THE MONTAGUE MILL, Montague. 367-2885, www.sawmillriverarts.com. “Transition” is the art show approaching a new year with fine ceramics, herb sachets, jewelry, book arts, collage cards, paintings, ornament and photography. Open daily week of Dec. 23; closed Dec. 25. Hot cider for all customers on Sundays in December.
PUSHKIN GALLERY, Main and Federal streets, Greenfield. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. ∎ “Lost in a Dream.” Installation art and sculpture by Northfield artist Terry Marashlian. Through Dec. 31. ∎ Upstairs at The Pushkin: “Woolly Mammoth” works in the conference room. Featuring 14 new mixed media paintings by local artists Whitney C. Robbins and Marjorie Morgan as well as recent works on paper. Gallery will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. during December or by calling 978-779-5341.
ROBERT FROST LIBRARY at Amherst College, which is located at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116 in Amherst. This exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery features a collection of color photographs by Robert Sargent Fay ’56 and black-and-white photographs from the Amherst College Archives documenting President Kennedy’s last major address, “Poetry and Power,” at the college. Free. Through January.
SALMON FALLS ARTISANS SHOWROOM, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls: Asparagus Valley Potters Guild exhibit. Through Dec. 31.
SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-9324, www.shelburneartscoop.com. Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. “Presence,” a holiday group show featuring paintigns, fiber, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery by artists in the cooperative. Through January.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Group Show. For the first time since beginning its art exhibitions, the members of the Library Art Committee are having a group show of their own works. All six members have filled the walls of the Herrick Room Gallery and the two shelves in our display case near the check-out desk. The gallery displays larger wall pieces and the case is filled with small, mostly three-dimensional work. 35 works. 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. Through Jan. 20.