Arts & Culture Exhibits for March 7 to March 13, 2019

  • Picture book author and illustrator David Hyde Costello will exhibit his small watercolors, including “Ice Cream with Friends,” shown, at Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery through March 30. Contributed image

Published: 3/6/2019 4:34:19 PM
Amherst

Lorna Ritz: Small abstract expressionist-impressionist oil paintings inspired by landscape, grabbing the light that emanates from seasonal color combinations. Reception March 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Amherst Visitors Information Center, 35 South Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-345-2945. ann@amherstdowntown.com.

“Real Life Imaginary Friends”: Small watercolors featuring charming and lovable animals from the imagination of picture book author and illustrator David Hyde Costello. Reception March 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the artist March 16, 1 to 3:30 p.m., when he’ll be sketching in the gallery. Through March 30. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.

“Photography & Mixed Media: In Tune with Our Imagination”: Showing work by Diane Steingart and Gloria Kegeles. Reception March 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Through March. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@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.

“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.

“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. Through March 24. Free. Herter Art Gallery, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-0976.

“There, Not There”: Paintings by Ellen Grobman. Reception March 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Through March 31. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

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.

“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. Opens with a brunch reception March 9, at 11 a.m. Through June 16. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Easthampton

“Silk Roads/Paper Trails”: 1 to 6 p.m. Monotype, chine-collé, handmade paper and other mixed media artwork, some accompanied by haiku poems written by the artist. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

“intimate/infinite”: A thought-provoking and conversation-stimulating exhibit that examines the nature of what is. Reception March 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Musical celebration March 16, 5 to 5:15 p.m. Through April 6. Free. #LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-2356. elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com.

“A Tale of Two Shacks”: Acrylic paintings by Russell Steven Powell made at Arcadia’s Art House last summer and in a dune shack last fall at Cape Cod National Seashore. Artist reception and screening of the documentary “Shack Time,” on March 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Florence

Viewpoint, Monoprints and Polymergravure Prints: Prints that are inspired by the natural world and the perspective it offers. Free. Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence. 413-584-1783. marjoriemorgannet@gmail.com.

Greenfield

“The Long View”: New landscape paintings by Marjorie Morgan. 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.

Hadley

Nature Exhibit by Dave Gloman: Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

Holyoke

“17 Years Boy: Epilogue”: By visual artist Dr. Imo Nse Imeh. Through March 15. Free. Readywipe Gallery, 532 Main St., Holyoke. info@readywipegallery.com.

Montague

“The Glance of Mercy”: Paintings of animals by Shali Sanders of Orange. Reception March 9, 1 to 4 p.m. Through March 31. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 413-367-2885. sawmillriverarts.com.

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.

Self Portraits and Winter Landscape Pastels: By part-time Northfield resident Yolanda Suarez Merchant. Through April 12. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

Northampton

“Roma Antica”: Paintings by Diane Harr. Reception March 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Through March 31. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-585-6300. diane.harr@gmail.com.

“Making a Mural in Burundi”: Reception March 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Artist’s talk March 14, 7 p.m. Through March 31. Free. The Oxbow Gallery, 263 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-537-5574. frankidder@icloud.com.

“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.

“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. Artist talk by Aurora Robson on April 16, 5 p.m., in Wright Hall’s Weinstein Auditorium. Through July 28. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“The Bagshare Project — Creative Reuse in Action”: An art installation in collaboration with Leni Fried and in conjunction with “Plastic Entanglements.” Opens March 8. Through April 8. Free. Smith College’s Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

“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.

“undercover”: New paintings by Donnabelle Casis, who explores the relationship of personal identity and ritual to visual systems of signification. Through March 26. Free. Brown Fine Arts Center’s Oresman Gallery, Smith College, 20 Elm St., Northampton. donnabelle@donnabellecasis.com.

Mixed Media: Featuring work by Goshen resident Emily Tareila, abstract embroidery by Bonnie Sennott and collages by Lou Peugh. Through March 30. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“A Giant and Otherness”: Fourteen works by oil painter Kevin Bouricius explore subjects from the magically weird to the outright woozy. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“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. garden@smith.edu.

“Try Being Nice”: During 2018, Mo Willems occasionally pulled out his pen and markers as a way to absorb, reflect and share his thoughts on the events of the day. Opening reception March 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Through March. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“Toward the Unknown: Paper as Portal”: Filling two galleries, Anna Bayles Arthur exhibits a new body of work of drawings and paintings that delve into the teaching subconscious. Reception March 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Through March 28. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Shelburne Falls

“Creating Together”: Collaborations between mothers and children. Reception March 9, 3 to 5 p.m. Through April 28. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery,1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. SalmonFallsGallery.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.

“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. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Photography by Northampton Resident Sandra Matthews: Reception April 2, 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Through April 6. Free. Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, 1 Armory St., Building 28, Springfield.

Sunderland

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

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. Through April 21. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Westfield

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

Westhampton

Watercolor Paintings by Linda Stacey: Through March. Free. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.


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