Arts & Culture Exhibits for Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 2019

  • An exhibit at Jan & John Maggs Antiques and Art in Conway features work by Boston-area artist Virginia S. Precourt, including this image called “Whistlestop.” The exhibit opens Feb. 16 and will be on display through March 3. Contributed image

Published: 2/13/2019 5:22:43 PM
Amherst

“Coming Out of Darkness”: Twenty-two paintings by Tasha Robbins form the oversize pages of an unbound book, in which the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are depicted in gold. Opening reception Feb. 17, 2 to 4 p.m., with an artist talk from 3 to 3:30. Through March 3. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

Collage/Assemblage by Bernice Massé Rosenthal: Rosenthal’s work is made up of wood assemblages, some painted, others natural. Both free-standing and wall sculptures. Opening reception Feb. 17, 2 to 4 p.m., with an artist talk from 3:30 to 4. Through March 3. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

“Dancing Colors”: Oil paintings and wearable art by Hannah Harvester and Tugba Yazico. Through Feb. 28. Free. Burnett Gallery at Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 919-951-4200. hannah.harvester@gmail.com.

“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. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

“Who Knew?”: Large-scale pastels by Amherst artist Robert Dow. Through March 2. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

“Impact on Innocence: Mass Incarceration”: Mixed media works by Deborah McDuff. Through Feb. 22. Free. Augusta Savage Gallery, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“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. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

“Noho Skies: Landscapes and Light of the Pioneer Valley”: Photographs by Dominique Thiebaut, printed on aluminum. Through Feb. 28. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.

“There and Back Again: Collages 1998-2019 by Marianne Connolly”: Through March 2. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“A/E: Body in Flux”: Works by Kate Brehm, Benjamin Heller, Kathryn Fanelli, Vick Quezada, Tony Reamer, Jessica Scott and Chaehee Yoon. Mediums include photography, video, kinetic sculpture, costume, painting and installation. Opening reception Feb. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Through March 24. Free. Herter Art Gallery, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-0976.

“Speak to Me of Rivers”: An exploration of race, identity and lived experience in contemporary African American art. Discussion with three professors on Feb. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Through March 3. Free. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

Agawam

Ninth Juried Photography Show: Features 79 photos by 38 photographers. Reception and awards presentation Feb. 15, 7 to 9 p.m. Through March 1. Free. Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam.

Brattleboro, Vt.

New Furniture by Dante Corsano: Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

Ron Rosenstock: Photos of Iceland and Greenland. Artist talk March 31, 4 to 5 p.m. Through March 31. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051. vcphoto.org.

Conway

“Winter Light — The Art of Virginia S. Precourt”: Precourt, who died in 2008, produced a body of work that was both representational and abstract. Several of the pieces from her family’s collection have never been displayed. Opens Feb. 16. Through March 3. Jan & John Maggs Antiques and Art, 2 Old Cricket Hill Road, Conway.

Deerfield

“Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective”: A traveling exhibition of photomosaic murals, interviews and field recordings by Northampton-based artist Mark Guglielmo. Each mural measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4-inch by 6-inch photographs. Exhibit includes 10 murals, including five never seen in the Pioneer Valley and three never exhibited before. Conversation with the artist Feb. 16 as part of TEDxDeerfield. Through March 1. Free. Hess Center for the Arts’ von Auersperg Gallery, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield. markguglielmo.com.

Easthampton

“Rare Species of Mount Tom”: Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“In the Mood to be Viewed”: Paintings by Luke Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, Easthampton.

Pastels by Ruth Rinard: Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org.

“Boudoir Silhouettes”: Trisha Moody-Bourbeau’s “line drawings in metal” contrast yet complement Arnold Skolnick’s drawings in white chalk on black paper. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

Greenfield

“The Long View”: New landscape paintings by Marjorie Morgan. Artist’s reception Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Both feature snacks and live music. On display through March 15. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield.

“Signs of Other Times”: The historical society shares local business history. On display during normal banking hours. Free. Greenfield Savings Bank, 400 Main St., Greenfield. 413-210-2459. margolotte@gmail.com.

Holyoke

“17 Years Boy: Epilogue”: By visual artist Dr. Imo Nse Imeh. Free. Readywipe Gallery, 532 Main St., Holyoke. info@readywipegallery.com.

Montague

Small Works Exhibit and Sale: Through Feb. 25. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. sawmillriverarts.com.

North Adams

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

Northfield

“On the Feminine Side”: Oils and watercolors by Mary Glabach Field. Through Feb. 28. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

“From Fields to Table”: A themed exhibit of farm-related art including barns, fields, farm animals, machinery and produce. Special features include food products from local farms on a rotating basis and a celebration of National Farm Workers Day on March 31, 1 to 3 p.m. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. deerfieldvalleyart.org.

Northampton

Chechnya Photos by Cynthia Elbaum: Photos taken by the late photojournalist and Smith College alumna Cynthia Elbaum ’89, who documented the war in Chechnya and was killed there in 1994. Amherst College professor Michael Kunichika will discuss her photos on Feb. 21, 4 to 5 p.m. Through Feb. 21. Free. Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“The Time Being”: Selected work from Emily Orzech’s series “Family History.” The works focus on liminal spaces we inhabit in the process of illness and caregiving. Through March 14. Free. Hillyer’s Oresman Gallery, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-548-4128. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Three Artists: Three Acts of Love”: Sylvia and Earnest Johnson exhibit with their friend Arlene Correa. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“A Softer Take on Realism”: Digital photography by Belchertown resident Jim Gambaro. Through Feb. 28. Free. North Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St., Northampton.

“No Man’s Land”: Prints from the World War II front lines made by German, American, English, Scottish and French artists. Through Feb. 17. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“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. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Winter 2019 Exhibition: Work from 19 gallery artists, spanning many mediums, from oil painting to photography and carved books. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880. info@wbfinearts.com.

“Inner Vision, Outside World”: By Vitek Kruta. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“Toward Abstraction”: Esther Pullman’s exhibit of photos builds on an earlier show of “Greenhouse Panoramas,” describing a continuum towards abstraction. Through April 12. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Drawings by Bob Pelletier; Photographs by Tad Malek and Sara Karz Reid: Pelletier’s pencil drawings are inspired by Cape Cod and the shore. Karz Reid’s photographs hint at change. Malek captures unedited moments. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“People at Work”: A selection of photographs from the library’s archives depicting work and industry in and around Northampton over the past 125 years. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“starDUST to starDUST”: Exhibition by Anne Laprade Seuthe. Abstract paintings paired with found objects. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Arnold Skolnik: Nature-themed oil paintings. Through Feb. 28. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. seniorservices@northamptonma.gov.

“Paint Overs”: John Landino paints over masterworks gleaned from thrift shops and auctions, both desecrating and freeing art history from its historical shackles with action. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Shelburne Falls

“Red Hot”: Red is a focus of or inspiration for the works in this exhibit, which includes paintings, photos, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, glass and mixed media. Through Feb. 25. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

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. artmuseum@mtholyoke.edu. 413-538-2245.

“Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez”: Drawing from two photographic series by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist. Artist talk March 28, 5:30 p.m. Through June 16. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. artmuseum@mtholyoke.edu. 413-538-2245.

Springfield

“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.

Sunderland

Quilts by Marge Barrett-Mills: Each quilt represents a unique theme. For example, the quilt “Coming Home” was based on the children’s book “Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey” written by Margiet Ruurs. Other pieces depict the Arabic alphabet, a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe and a poster from the 1920s encouraging women to vote. All quilts incorporate lively colors and unique fabrics. Through February. Sunderland Public Library’s Lane Family Reading Room Gallery, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642.

Turners Falls

“In the Vicinity”: Artist and gallery owner Nina Rossi presents several decades of work featuring Turners Falls and surrounding area, including new textiles with local scenes. Through March 9. Free. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800. nalerossi@gmail.com.

“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. Opening reception Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. Through April 21. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Ware

Juliet Bacchas: Her ceramic art works make use of a unique African coil technique to create beautiful, functional sculptures. Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-967-6846. cinallen10@gmail.com.

Junior Artist Spotlight: Art from Quabbin Regional High School. Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-277-6909. artworks@workshop13.org.

Westfield

“Commune 2”: Work by Greenfield Community College faculty including Fafnir Adamites, Budge Hyde, Penné Krol, Paul Lindale, Nick Meyer, Joan O’Beirne, Jim Peters, Kelly Popoff, Joe Saphire and Jen Simms. Faculty talk Feb. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. Through March 1. Free. Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Road, Westfield.

Linda Stacey: Watercolor paintings. Through March. Free. Westhampton Library’s Community Room, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

Whately

Animal Prints: Linocut prints by Luke David Smith. Through Feb. 23. Whately Public Library’s Muse Café gallery, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170.

Williamsburg

“A Retrospective Journey”: Artist Lennie Kaumzha’s abstract color designs, self-titled “mosaic-fusion,” are “like looking down a swirling tunnel/vortex into a clear view of nature.” Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.


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