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Arts & Culture Exhibits for April 18 to April 24, 2019

  • Thirty contemporary artists have their work on display as part of “Plastic Entanglements,” an exhibit on display at the Smith College Museum of Art through July 28. The pieces, including this 2014 work titled “Ona” by Aurora Robson, explore the environmental, aesthetic and technological entanglements of our relationship with plastic. Contributed image

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Margaret Hazel Wilson: “I Speak As One in Doubt”: Video, installation and performance works engage critically with Catholic theology. Through April 30. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680.

“Little Stories”: An exhibit of glass mosaics by Amherst artist Isabel Margolin. Through April 27. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

“Counterclockwise”: Greenfield artist Xylor Jane’s hypnotic paintings are rooted in mathematical concepts, numerology and love. Through April 28. Free. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“Facts and Fictions”: Terry Winters is well-known for his materially-conscious drawings, prints and paintings. This exhibition presents an overview of Winters’ drawings. Through April 28. Free. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“Patterns: Hidden in Plain View”: Photography by Sally Greenebaum. Through April 30. Free. Jones Library’s Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein”: Exhibit explores dimensionism as an artistic movement and the impact of 20th-century science on the period’s most prominent artists. More than 70 artworks by 36 artists. Through July 28. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst. 413-542-2335.

“What’s So Funny? How Humor Makes Us Think”: Exhibit explores how humor may be used to inspire serious conversations on the political, social and sexual climate of our world. With works by Mary Frey, Barbara Morgan, Andy Warhol and others from the UMCA permanent collection. Through April 28. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“So Here So There”: Grids of encaustic paintings by Barbara Ellman explore how we process our visual experience of place by using abstraction, form, color and pattern. Through April 30. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680.

“Wind Trees Water” and “Form Shadows Light”: With works by Nancy Meagher and Margaret Jean Taylor. Through April 27. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250.

BFA Thesis Exhibit: With work by Olivia DiPietrantonio, Hannah Farnham, Mark Garron, Caroline Murphy and Missy Rubenfeld. Through April 21. Free. Herter Art Gallery, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-0976.

Brattleboro, Vt.

“Wall Collage: Body is a Guest”: Works by Denise Beaudet. Through May 1. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“GLASSTASTIC”: Professional glass artists bring 20 children’s drawings to life through creative collaboration. More than over 1,200 drawings that were submitted by school children are also on display. Through June 16. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Dante Corsano: Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture: Furniture in exotic and local hardwoods. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.

Open Juried Exhibition: With photos by Thomas Condon, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Madge Evers, Forrest Holzapfel, Tira Khan, Marc Newton, Craig Schwanfelder and Dawn Watson. Through June 2. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051.


“Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations”: 18th- and 19th-century Asian decorative arts and their imitations, drawn from the museum’s rich collection. $5 to $18. Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-775-7214.


“The Art of the Word”: Through May 5. Free. LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781.

“Moments Offered” Photography Exhibit: Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009.

“On the Beach”: A collection of work two years in the making showing the tender relationship between father and son. Through May 4. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265.

Art Exhibit by Christy and Roger Patrick: Roger Patrick revisits old family photos and interprets them in paint, while Christy recalls childhood behaviors of the children in her urban upbringing. Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton.


“ASG pOp-Up”: An exhibit of metal sculptures by Dorrance Hill and paintings by Rodney Madison. Through April 21. Free. 12 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-545-5177.

Missy Ashton: As part of an artist collaborative, she explores a variety of mediums, including photography, clay, paint, paper design, clothing design, jewelry, mixed media and fiber arts. Through April. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Works by Pastel Studio Artists: A showcase of what can be done with a piece of chalk and a drawing surface. Includes works by artists who have been working with pastels for nearly 10 years and those who are new to the medium. Through April 26. Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811.


Small Works by Chi Lin and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor: Opening reception April 19, 5 to 7 p.m. Through April. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.


“Lost Girls” — Works of Zitong (Ann) Xu: Through April 28. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070.

“SIDE by SIDE: A Group of Seven”: Through April 28. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9161.


“The Magic of Art”: More than 100 works by 87 regional artists, including paintings, photographs, graphic arts, sculptures and quilts. Through April 28. Monson Arts Council’s House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson.


DVAA Spring Member Exhibit: Through June 9. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3132.

“Birds”: Paintings by former Greenfield resident Miranda Vitello. Through May. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.


“A JOURNEY”: Works by Rita Edelman and Kate Whittaker. Through April 28. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“So Far”: Twenty years of pastel landscape work by Janet Palin, done on site and in the studio of open skies and open land in New England and the West. Through April 28. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300.

Sculptures, Paintings and Puppets by Judith Abraham, Ann McNeal and Anne Krauss: Through April 29. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013.

“Motivo”: Paintings of a landscape motif that artist Marjorie Morgan has been obsessed with for more than a year. Through April 28. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-585-6300.

“Plastic Entanglements”: Sixty works by 30 contemporary artists explore the environmental, aesthetic and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Meticulous drawings, photographs and video installations as well as 3D-printed objects and sculptures fabricated from found plastic. Through July 28. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Making Space: The Changing Landscape of Smith College”: As Smith College undertakes development of a new landscape master plan, this exhibit encourages viewers to reflect on the past and future of the campus. Free. Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House, 16 College Lane, Northampton. 413-585-2740.

Brooke Schnabel Paintings: Schnabel exhibits vivid oil and watercolor artworks that are vivid and sensual. In addition to his artistry, he is a popular teacher. Through April 28. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-478-1993.

“Cityscapes”: Works by Deborah Rubin. Through April. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964.

Shelburne Falls

“Creating Together”: Collaborations between mothers and children. Through April 28. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery,1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“The Lay of the Land”: Ashfield artist Nina Anderson Coler’s watercolors demonstrate a passion for the rural landscape. She views her paintings as another way to advocate for the environment and the preservation of open space. Ends April 29. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

South Hadley

“Major Themes: Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching With Art”: An innovative display that brings object-based dialogues from the museum’s teaching classroom into its public galleries. Through June 21, 2020. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2245.

“Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez”: Drawing from two photographic series by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist. Through June 16. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2245.


“Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic”: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman and Charyl Weissbach present their paintings as an environmental call to action, offering four viewpoints on the ongoing discussion of environmental destruction and the human role in reclaiming environmental health. On display through July. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

“Breathing In”: Doris Madsen draws inspiration from the world around her: places, plants and things she sees. The monotypes she creates are one-of-a-kind prints. Free. Springfield Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828.


“Flowing Rhythm”: Oil paintings by Greenfield artist Jacqueline Tsai Lin. Through April. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland.

Turners Falls

“The Time of My Life”: Enlarged postcard scenes take visitors on an imaginary road trip, with stops at Mount Tom, Mount Holyoke Summit House, Sugarloaf, Turners Falls, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls and the Mohawk Trail. Through April 21. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“Spontaneous Combustion: The Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse”: Musician and music educator Bosse explores improvisatory painting techniques where colorful chaos and black ink lines collide in an often explosive union. Through May 5. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.


Chesterfield Artist Sally Stites-Robertson: Through April. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.


“Rooted in This Place”: Carol Duke’s vibrant paintings are representational of the varied landscapes and views around her home on Flower Hill Farm Retreat in Williamsburg. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472.

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