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Exhibits: Week of April 5 to 11, 2018

  • Yolanda Suarez Merchant will display 15 of her pastel drawings of life in the Pioneer Valley at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank in Northfield through April 30. Contributed photo/Yolanda Suarez Merchant


Wednesday, April 04, 2018
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“Audubon Suite”: Jane E. Goldman’s series of luminous prints reveals the artist’s muse in a graphically novel way. Ends April 13. 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. Ends April 7. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

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.

“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.

“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.

“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. Ends May 31. Reception 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. Ends 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.

Ana Devine, Barstow’s Featured Artist: Watercolor paintings. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.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. Ends Aug. 26. Museum admission of $9 to $22. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

“The Art of Onge”: Andrea “Onge” Newland’s paintings range from portrait to abstract where worlds collide in a kaleidoscope of color. Opening reception on April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

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.

“Being Here”: Acrylic paintings of culinary and rural subjects by Westhampton artist and poet C.E. Whiting. Reception on April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

Ben Sears: “Excavations”: The drawings investigate ideas with psychological resonance. The history of each piece can be seen through layers of ink, paint and charcoal. Free. Ends April 27. “Mingle and Schmooze” event April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. laprade@umass.edu.

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

Carey Exhibit and Silent Auction: Rare exhibit and auction of more than 30 paintings through April 27, to benefit the Williamsburg libraries, grange and historical society. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. info@gretacarey.art.

“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.

“Color in Containment”: The University Museum of Contemporary Art’s 11th annual curatorial fellowship exhibition. Ends April 29. Curator’s tour April 5 at 6 p.m. University Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

“Contrary to Fact”: Joe Smith uses “unsung” materials like plywood and concrete to articulate ideas of permanence and impermanence, anonymity and the personal. Free. Home and Homme, 534 Main St., Amherst. 413-362-6368. dean@homeandhomme.com.

“Eyes on Arcadia” Photography Exhibit: Photography by students in Arcadia’s Photo Camp, who work with a photography/nature instructor to develop photography skills. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Fafnir Adamites: “Postsentiment”: Sculptural works in paper and plaster that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of inherited emotional turmoil. Ends April 27. “Mingle and Schmooze” event April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. anneseuthe@gmail.com.

“Four Ways In”: Esther S. White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. Ends April 29. Reception April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Graphics Art Show: Ends June 3. Opening reception April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.

“Hatfield Streams”: Russell Powell is an abstractionist painter and writer, known for his work with the New England Apple Growers Association and his environmental work. Ends April 29. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Ground Floor, Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Heavenly Bodies”: An exhibit by multimedia artist Nina Rossi. Reception 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. Ends April 25. Elmer’s Store, 396 Main St., Ashfield.

“Illuminate” by Amanda Tobin: Showcases paintings that interrogate and extinguish darkness by means of triumphant light. Part of Amherst Arts Night Plus. Ends May 31. Free. Robert Frost Library, Amherst College, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Large Format Photo Exhibit: Works by members of the New England Large Format Photography Collective. Reception April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Valley Photo Center, Tower Square, second floor, 1500 Main St., Springfield. 413-378-5253. www.TheValleyPhotoCenter.com.

“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.

Mixed Media Portraits by Jason Antaya: Mixed media collage portraits by Chicopee artist Jason Antaya. Ends April 28. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

“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. Ends April 30. Reception 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. Reception April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Valley Photo Center Gallery, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield. 413-378-5253.

“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.

“Parallel Universe”: Explosive painting with playful color and design, derived from organic cellular forms and interwoven patterns in a strong color pallette. By Nancy Hayes. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“Playing in the Threshold”: Tom Morton will show paintings and pastels; Val Gilman will show sculpture. Ends April 28. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“Playing With Fire: A Year of Trump”: Woodblock prints by Annie Bissett. Through April. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300.

“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.

“Seen/Unseen: Perspectives on Perception”: Exploring what it means to be seen, yet still unseen. A solo watercolor portrait exhibit by Cindi Oldham. Ends May 30. Reception April 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-824-4692. cindioldham@gmail.com. www.cindioldham.com.

“Shift”: Work by Alicia Hunsicker. Ends April 27. Reception April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. “Mingle and Schmooze” event April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

“Speaking Figuratively”: Eric Grab’s debut solo show explores the human figure through spontaneous pastel drawings and layered, enigmatic paintings. Ends May 30. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-9334. trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com.

“There It Is”: Keene, N.H. photographer, Al Karevy, presents photographs about objects and memory. Ends April 29. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-252-6051. vcphoto@sover.net.

“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.

“Water’s Edge”: Works by five women artists of Franklin County. Ends April 27. Reception April 6 from 5 to 7 pm. Free. Donations welcome. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

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. Ends April 30. Reception April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 144 Main St., Northfield.

“Witness”: 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. Ends 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.