Arts & Culture Exhibits for May 2 to May 8, 2019

  • Paintings by Louise Minks will be on display at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery through May 31 as part of her exhibit “Roads & Rails: Trucks, Trains and Cars with a Twist.” Contributed image

Published: 5/1/2019 4:00:51 PM

“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.

“About Face”: Portrait and figure drawings by Lisa Yeisley. Through May 30. Free. Jones Library’s Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-813-9003.

Azure Animalia by Local Artist Michelle Vigeant: Surreal animal art. Through June 25. Free. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.

“Backscatter”: Large-scale oil paintings by Springfield artist Andrae Green. Reception May 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Through June 1. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst.

“Allusion”: Works by Rita Edelman. Receptions May 2 and June 6. Through July 26. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. 413-256-0160.

31st Annual Junior Senior Exhibition: Opens May 7. Reception and awards ceremony May 10, 11 a.m. Through May 12. Free. Herter Art Gallery, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

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.

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.

“The Flow of Watercolor”: An exhibit by nine members of the Connecticut Valley Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Opening reception May 4, 2 to 4 p.m. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.


“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.


“A Painterly View, Local & Beyond”: A solo art exhibition of oil paintings, along with some acrylic paintings, by local artist Catherine Gibbs. Free. Primary Colour Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing, 183 West State St., Granby. 413-467-9183.


Karen Axtell Solo Show: Abstract paintings by a Greenfield artist. Reception May 10, 5:15 to 7 p.m. Through May. Artspace Community Arts Gallery, 15 Main St., Greenfield.


Dave Laro: Laro, an instinctual storyteller, explores issues of class, race and gender. Opening reception May 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Through June 7. Free. PULP, 80 Race St., Holyoke. 413-362-6368.


“Heritage Sites”: Photography, video and projection by Leah Burke. Collage work using newsprint and others. Reception May 2, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070.

“Wild Creatures and Winter Flowers”: Metal and wood sculptures by John Rathbun. Reception May 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9161.


“Roads & Rails: Trucks, Trains and Cars with a Twist”: Paintings by Louise Minks. Reception May 11, 1 to 4 p.m. Through May 31. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague.

North Adams

“Fused”: Works by Lauren Mabry. Opening reception May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. Through June 30. Free. Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.


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.


“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.

Ongoing Study of the Art of Genevieve Mae Burnett: Burnett died in 2015 after 50 years of intense oil painting. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., ground floor, Northampton. 413-588-4337.

Larry Preston Paintings: A solo exhibition of new still life oil paintings of flowers, fruit, doughnuts and more by Berkshire artist Larry Preston. Reception May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. Through June 8. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880.

“Wild and Precious”: Holtje creates richly colored, abstract paintings that lean toward nature to investigate the spiritual. They are small in scale and big on mystery. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413 586-6300.

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition: Paintings, ceramics, drawings and other artwork. Curated by art teachers Lisa Leary and Louise Martindell. Reception May 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Through May 29. Free. Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery, 20 West St., Northampton.

Chuck Stern Selected Paintings: Opens May 3. Reception May 10, 5 to 8 p.m. Through May 26. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“Twelfth House Introspective Retrospective”: Featuring large oil paintings that Neal Parks has developed over three decades and smaller works in other media. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337.

“Odd Exposure”: Large oil paintings by self-taught artist Andrew Magee. Thick oils show conscious states in raw form. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., ground floor, Northampton. 413-588-4337.

“The Willing Suspension of Disbelief”: Large-scale oil paintings by Linda Post. Her work examines the nature of womanhood, the space within relationships, and the conjunction of dreaming and waking states. Opening reception May 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Through May 15. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964.

Shelburne Falls

“Fabrications”: Functional, wearable and decorative fiber works include quilting, felting, weaving, knitting, floor cloths and collage. Reception May 11, 2 to 4 p.m. Through May 27. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

“WATERSIDE: Man-Made Structures in Natural Landscapes Paintings in Acrylic”: Paintings by Paul Hoffman. Opens May 3. Reception June 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Through June 30. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“Piper Glass & Steel: Garden Structures and Ornaments”: Opens May 3. Reception June 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Through June 30. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2662.

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.


“Back Road Visions”: Photographs by Amherst artist Catherine Lee. Through June. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642.

Turners Falls

“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.

“Portraits of Native People of the Valley”: Photos by Sara K. Lyons. Curated by Rhonda Anderson. Through May 31. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.


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