Arts & Culture Exhibits for July 12 to July 18, 2018

  • Ashfield painter Gayle Kabaker’s collection, inspired by warm summer days, beaches and bodies of water, will be on display at the Salmon Falls Gallery through Aug. 26. Contributed image

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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“Magic and Flow”: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings”: By Dave Hay. Reception June 22, 6 to 8 pm. Through July 21. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-9334. trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com.

“Massachusetts”: A series of oil paintings on linen and canvas, done by award-winning artist, Philip Grant. Ends July 24. Free. Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.


“A Dance to Spring, Astaire and Getting Old”: New works by Jules Feiffer at age 89. Extended through July 31 due to popular demand. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton.

“An Evening Out: From the Roaring 20s to the Seismic 60s”: A variety of garments from the Wistariahurst Textile Collection that would have been worn by both women and men in the pursuit of social and cultural entertainment. Reception July 12, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke.

“An Excursion In Color”: Opens Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. during Easthampton’s Art Walk. Free. #LOCAL, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-2356. elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.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.

“Blue Garden”: Cyanotype prints and ceramics by Joan Dix Blair. Images of the artist’s garden. Through Aug. 5. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-458-3369. blairprints@gmail.com.

“Columns and Porticos”: Pen and pencil architectural renderings by Andrew Quient. Part of his series of on-site drawings of notable 19th-century buildings in Beaux-Arts and Romanesque styles, many of them in western Massachusetts. Through Aug. 5. Arms Library, 50 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-0306.

Ceramics and Architectural Drawings: Also by Andrew Quient, who creates architectural form in clay. He draws renderings of classic Beaux-Arts buildings in New England, in pencil, ink and watercolor. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

David Small: Boston artist David Small offers the mystical, visionary “Friars” series of finely glazed oil paintings. Through July 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“The Eclectic Eye of Jim Gambaro”: A collection of Gambaro’s digitally altered, surreal photography. Reception July 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Through Aug. 26. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

“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. Opens July 17. On display for a full year. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

Figure Drawings and Water Colors by Glenn Ridler: Ridler opens the Little Big House Gallery 2018 season with new work. Open most weekends through October. Free. Little Big House Gallery, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. 413-625-6697. info@littlebighousegallery.com.

The Fleeting, Floating and Transient World of “Unsui,” Cloud and Water: Kichung and Erika Lizee collaborate on an installation connecting Asian art and concepts with the travel journals of Historic Northampton’s founders. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“FLOWERING”: Paintings by Jane Timken. Opening reception July 13, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. The Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 917-470-4575. janemtimken@gmail.com.

“FUTURISM”: The artwork of Christina Gusek: Year 2050 and Beyond. A series of work inspired by the latest advancements in science and technology, and the consequences it may have on nature and humans. Free. Easthampton City Arts+, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-262-7083. christina_gusek@hotmail.com.

“Gathering Light”: Light with its infinite nuances is the source of inspiration for this mixed media group show. Works by local artists Mary Ann Kelly, Jan Ruby Crystal and Ellen Augarten. Ends July 29. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

“Go With The Flow”: Images and moods of the river are depicted in several media, including drawing, painting, prints, photo, ceramics, glass, scollage and fiber art. Through July 30. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

“Grown Up Dolls”: Includes Annalee dolls and Sew Be It dolls. Through Aug. 26. Collectable dolls also on sale. The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner. 978-632-3277. info@gardnermuseuminc.com.

“Hand, Eye and Mind: Visual Voices from the Class of 1968”: Smith College Class of 1968 artists, using methods traditional and transgressive, create art for protest, remembrance, healing and honoring the world. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Interesting Ordinary”: Local photographer S.K. Reid highlights the “interesting ordinary” in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Exhibit open during regular library hours. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield. 413-498-2455.

Lex Scenes: Featuring works by Scout Cuomo, Maria Jose Gimenez, Maggie Nowinski and Katie Richardson. Free. Wedge Works Art & Home, 26 Cottage St., Easthampton. 201-310-2711. bonibayside@gmail.com.

“The Lure of the Dark”: Paintings by artists who seek to capture the mood of the night. Through February 2019. Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

“Major Arcana”: A group art exhibit of the tarot featuring the works of tattoo artists both locally and nationally. Tarot readings offered. The Black Labyrinth Tattoo Syndicate, 46 Union St., Easthampton. 413-203-5700. blacklabyrinthtattoo@gmail.com.

“Meaning, Monsters & Mystery”: Works by three Berkshire artists Laura Didyk, Judy Fox, Eva Schuster. Reception July 14, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Aug. 4. Free. Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

“Modern Images of the Body from East Asia”: Exhibit 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.

Nature and Wildlife Photography: Photos by Peter Christoph. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

“Nature’s Peaceful Places”: Ed O’Brien’s paintings reflect and celebrate the natural landscapes and pastoral settings of New England. Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org.

“New Passage”: Paintings Brattleboro-West Arts members Kay Curtis, Julia Eva Bacon and Cai Xi. Through summer. Atrium Hallway Gallery, Brooks House, 130 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. www.brattleboro-west-arts.com.

“Ordinary Splendor”: Watercolor works by local artist Kara K. Bigda highlight the ordinary elements of life that may often be overlooked. Reception Aug. 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Aug. 31. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 508-867-8584.

“Paddington Comes to America”: The Eric Carle Museum is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear in “Paddington Comes to America.” $6 to $22.50 museum admission. 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

Paintings by Evelyn Pye: Art forum July 19 at 7:30 p.m. with Peter DeCamp Hain. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“Parallel Universe”: A detailed overlay of natural geometric forms by Nancy Hayes express the dynamic flow of multidimensional structures supporting biological life. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“Precarious”: Art by Alice Thomas. Viewers are encouraged to read the artist statement (also on display) before viewing the art to gain a perspective on the nature of the precariousness of our historical and current nuclear weapons that are the purpose of this work. Through Aug. 31. Greenfield Community Television Lobby, 393 Main St., Greenfield.

Prints and Pottery: Reception July 15, 4 to 6 p.m. Through July 29. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070. leverettcraftsandarts@gmail.com.

“Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration”: 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Through Feb. 10, 2019. 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.

Sandhill Crane Series: New nature-inspired works by Polly French. Reception July 22, 2 to 4 p.m. Through July 31. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. www.salmonfallsgallery.com.

Susan Kallander: Visit the farmstand to enjoy Kallander’s paintings. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

“This Could be Us, You or Anybody Else”: Featuring modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Art’s collection. Through Aug. 5. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“TINY”: Peter Smolenski is hungry to make art of every morsel of information. His entire “Tiny” painting, a 36-foot acrylic and watercolor painting on paper, runs the entire length of the front exhibition area. Through July. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“To trace for to carry”: Artworks that consider how the human body acts as a vessel for memories, languages and ghosts that link past, present and future. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“True Through”: July 5, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. A live art installation by Cathe Janke, who will work in the gallery on Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. Ends July 28. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

“Visions of the Biome”: Patterned panels by Nancy Hayes. The detailed overlay of natural and geometric forms and jewel-like color evoke cosmic, cellular or botanical motifs, expressing the dynamic flow of multidimensional structures that underlay biological life on the planet. Through July 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“Water”: Ashfield painter Gayle Kabaker’s collection was inspired by warm summer days, beaches and bodies of water. Through Aug. 26. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 10, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

Watercolors by Kathy Lowry: Through Aug. 10. Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield.

“Windows”: Paintings by Leverett resident Shirah Neumann. Through July 27. Jewish Community of Amherst Gallery, 742 Main St., Amherst. shirahneumann.com.

“Workers Struggles”: An exhibit of labor posters. Free. Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 121 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-534-1723. charlie.lotspeich@state.ma.us.