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Exhibits: Week of March 29 to April 4, 2018

  • Ashfield artist Helen Bachman Hodges will display her paintings of local scenes, still lifes and pet portraits at Elmer's Store through April 25. Contributed photo/Helen Bachman Hodges


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Ending soon

“Erased”: Work by Bibiana Medkova, a multidisciplinary artist who works in installation, photography, video and sound. Ends April 6. Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center 105, 100 Elm St., Smith College, Northampton.

Gallery A3: Featuring paintings by Nancy Meager and Margaret Jean Taylor throughout March. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Unit 1D, Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“Ghosted”: An exhibition of work by six second-year graduate students: Althea Keaton, Kristy Childress, Nick Criscuolo, Maggie Wilson, Leah Burke and Emily Tareila. Working across media, scale and themes, these artists are conceptually united through their affinity for the immaterial, intangible, remembered, spoken or fantasized. Ends April 3. Herter Art Gallery, UMass Amherst. 413-545-0976.

Paintings by Susannah Auferoth: Large-scale paintings with an underlying grid of motion imagery based on video the artist has filmed at skate parks in Holyoke. Free. Ends April 3. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Sanctuary”: A group exhibit by 10 artists from Cottage Street Studios. Free. Ends April 7. Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

Ongoing

“A Dance to Spring, Astaire and Getting Old”: New works by Jules Feiffer at 89. From April 1 to May 31. Reception Friday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton.

Amherst Plein Air Society 2nd Annual Art Show: 17 members share paintings of the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Continues through April 27. Free. Northampton Cooperative Savings Bank, 253 Triangle St., Amherst. 413-323-5517. sue1952us@yahoo.com.

“Animal Kingdom”: Featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache, as well as ceramics and limestone sculptures by 12 artists. Ends April 21. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St. Northampton. 413-587-9880. info@wbfinearts.com.

“The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons”: Celebrates five decades of Carle’s seasonal imagery, from hibernating bears in winter and hatching chicks in spring, to colorful flowers in summer and apple trees in fall. From April 3 to Aug. 26. Museum admission of $9 to $22. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

Artspace Pastel Studio: Work by a group of artists who participate in a studio run at Artspace in Greenfield, now at the Salmon Falls Gallery and ending April 29. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com.

“Audubon Suite”: Jane E. Goldman’s series of luminous prints reveals the artist’s muse in a graphically novel way. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2020. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Birds of Costa Rica Photography Exhibit: Keith Carver’s photographic exhibit is a sampling of the many colorful birds of Costa Rica, including quetzal, toucans, hummingbirds and tanagers. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Cameron Schmitz: Abstract landscape oil paintings. 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, Church Street, Bernardston. 413-330-0807. annette@bernardstonunitarian.org.

“Chinese Abstraction”: Diverse media by four contemporary Chinese artists: Shen Chen, Paul Ching-Bor, Lianghong Feng and Cui Fei. Ends May 5. CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

Chinese Shan-Shui Tattoo: Huang Yan uses his own body as the surface for classical landscape paintings, which are basis for his photographs. Through April 15. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

“Color in Containment”: The University Museum of Contemporary Art’s 11th annual curatorial fellowship exhibition. University Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

“Four Ways In”: Esther S. White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. From April 4 to 29. Reception Friday, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton.

“Great and Small”: An exhibit celebrating the year of the dog. Ends April 14. The Art Garden, 4 Union St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2782.

“Heavenly Bodies”: An exhibit by multimedia artist Nina Rossi. Opens March 28. Opening reception on April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. with refreshments and live music by Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Ends April 30. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Helen Bachman Hodges: Watercolor and oil paintings of local scenes, still lifes and pet portraits. From March 29 to April 25. Reception on March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. Elmer’s Store, 396 Main St., Ashfield.

“The Lure of the Dark”: Paintings by artists who seek to capture the mood of the night. MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

“Modern Images of the Body from East Asia”: Exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to present times. Ends Aug. 26. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“Mostly Blue”: Fiber media including quilting, felting, tapestry weaving, surface design, stitchery, and paper and fabric collage. By Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Martha May, Rebecca Fricke, Flo Rosenstock, Nancy Young, Margaret Stancer and Martha Robinson. From April 2 to 30. Reception on Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“Motorcycles & Mannequins”: An exhibit by artist Tom Blackwell, one of the original 13 photorealist painters. Featuring 11 large-scale paintings dating from the mid-1960s until 2017. Ends June 2. Louis and Susan Meisel Gallery, Artist Book Foundation, 1327 MASS MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams. 413-398-5600.

New England Large Format Photography Collective: Photographic prints and images in a new digital gallery. Starts April 1. Artists reception Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Valley Photo Center Gallery, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield. 413-378-5253.

“Our Own Visions”: Creative works by teachers of Franklin County teens. Free. Donations welcome. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

“Our Vanishing Wild”: Watercolor portraits of threatened species by Maureen Moore. Ends April 29. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com.

Paintings by Noreen Acconcio: Acconcio uses watercolor to create still-lifes and seascapes rich with color and imagination. Free. Ends April 29. Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Rodney Madison: Work by painter Rodney Madison, currently the curator of the Madison Studio Gallery in Millers Falls. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

“Roots of Resistance”: Paintings by Denise Beaudet: Eight-foot-high painted portraits of global women activists and their earthshaking justice work. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Roots, Sun, Flower: A Call from my Ancestors”: Original designs by Kimberly Wachtel. Vibrant gouache and multi-media floral paintings. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

“Seasons, Sunrise and Farms”: A photography exhibit highlighting local farms in Hadley, Sunderland, Hatfield and Deerfield, and their historic barns and houses. Photos by Catherine Lee. On display through April. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642.

“Shift”: Work by Alicia Hunsicker, as well as Ben Sears and Fafnir Adamites. On display from April 1 to 27. Reception on Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Mingle and Schmooze” event on Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

“The Spoils of War: Relics from the Front”: World War I artifacts in commemoration of the centennial. Free. Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square, Suite 2, Springfield. 413-734-8551.

“Sweet”: Visual meditations represented by images such as the connection between wildlife couples and the sap buckets affixed to local trees. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

“Two Photographers, Two Visions”: Bob Solosko creates impressionistic visions with digital technique. Larry Rankin depicts Tanzania in sepia-toned prints. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“Un/American”: Featuring work from the permanent collection by five artists whose “Americanness” was questioned by the United States government: Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Ben Shahn. Through July. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

Wildlife Photography: Deerfield photographer Steve Upton. Ends April 27. Free. Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. 413-665-4683.

Winter Landscapes and Still Life Pastels: By artist Yolanda Suarez Merchant. 15 pastel drawings of life in the Pioneer Valley. Starts April 2, ends April 30. Opening reception April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 144 Main St., Northfield.

“Witness”: Featuring drawings and videos by New York-based artist and educator Shaun Leonardo. Works include references to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray and Sean Bell. Opening reception on Thursday, March 29, at 5 p.m. On display through Sunday, April 22. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams.

Works on Wood, Paper and Plastic: By Margaret Gammell of Simsbury, Conn. Ends April 27. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.