Arts & Culture Exhibits for Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2019

  • Red is a focus of or inspiration for the works in “Red Hot,” an exhibit on display at the Shelburne Arts Co-op through Feb. 25. Contributed image

Published: 1/30/2019 5:37:54 PM

“Abstraction”: New collection of abstract art, including works by Caio Fonseca and Leon Polk Smith. Through Feb. 17. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Dancing Colors”: Oil paintings and wearable art by Hannah Harvester and Tugba Yazico. Starts Feb. 1. Opening reception Feb. 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Feb. 28. Free. Burnett Gallery at Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 919-951-4200.

“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.

“Resist”: L.G. Talbot’s paintings are 6 feet or larger in any direction and feature pared down figurative images that are rendered in a bold palette of two to four colors. Through Feb. 10. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680.

“Who Knew?”: Large-scale pastels by Amherst artist Robert Dow. Opening reception Feb. 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Through March 2. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

“Impact on Innocence: Mass Incarceration”: Mixed media works by Deborah McDuff. Opening reception Feb. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. 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.

“Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages”: Works predominantly from the Mead’s permanent collection that examine the ways in which woman have been depicted or have represented themselves. Through Feb. 17. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Timing is Everything”: Drawn from the Mead’s permanent collection, the exhibit presents artworks across centuries, continents and media that visualize concepts of time. Through Feb. 17. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“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.

“Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War”: Through Feb. 17. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“There and Back Again: Collages 1998-2019 by Marianne Connolly”: Opens Feb. 7. Through March 2. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250.

Brattleboro, Vt.

New Furniture by Dante Corsano: Reception Feb. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“Wall Collage: Body is a Guest”: Works by Denise Beaudet. Reception Feb. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Through May 1. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.


“Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration”: 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Through Feb. 10. Museum admission of $18 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 5 and Deerfield residents. Flynt Center of Early New England Life, 37 Old Main St., Historic 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.


“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.


Barstow’s Featured Artist: Chris Tucker: Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142.


Small Works Exhibit and Sale: Starts Feb. 1. Opening reception Feb. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Through Feb. 25. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague.

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.


“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. Starts Feb. 1. Reception Feb. 10, 1 to 3 p.m., with music by the Farley String Band. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.


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. Free. Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“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.

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.

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

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.

“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.

“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.

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.

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.


“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.


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

“Talking Cloth: Kangas From East Africa”: The kangas (everyday cloths worn by women in many East African countries) on display are from the collection of two local women who lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania. Kangas are unique for their colorful patterns and also their printed text. The messages, slogans and sayings printed on these cloths are used by women to trade barbed insults, give each other compliments, commemorate events, or to express hope, sorrow and pride. Through Feb. 8. With a presentation about the history and cultural context of kangas on Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, 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. Free. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.


Juliet Bacchas: Her ceramic art works make use of a unique African coil technique to create beautiful, functional sculptures. Reception Feb. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-967-6846.


“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.


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.

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