Arts & Culture Exhibits for May 31 to June 6, 2018

  • “Parisian Women,” an exhibit with art by James Eric Rogers, will be on display at the Shutesbury Athletic Club through July 4. Contributed image/James Eric Rogers

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Compass Rose Project: Deerfield Elementary School fourth-graders used careful measurements and compass tools to create unique artistic designs. Through June 5. Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org.

Figure Drawing Exhibition: New work from artists of the Sunday Figure Drawing Group. Through June 11. Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com. www.artspacegreenfield.com.

Friends of Leverett Pond Art Exhibit and Wine Tasting: Works on display starting June 3. Wine tasting led by Steve Freedman, former owner of Amherst Wines & Spirits, on June 2, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Samples from the world’s major wine-producing regions. $25 for the wine tasting; exhibit admission is free. The art will be auctioned on June 16 at 7 p.m. To raise money to replace a failing dam on Leverett Pond. Leverett Crafts and Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070. leverettcraftsandarts@gmail.com.

“Motorcycles & Mannequins”: An exhibit by artist Tom Blackwell, one of the original 13 photorealist painters. Featuring 11 large-scale paintings dating from the mid-1960s through 2017. Ends June 2. Louis and Susan Meisel Gallery, Artist Book Foundation, 1327 Mass MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams. 413-398-5600.

PVPA Student Works: An exhibition of artwork made by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School students during the 2017 to 2018 school year. Runs through June 2. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com.


“A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon”: Art from the Dillons’ two Caldecott Medal books as well as numerous other picture-book titles. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

“Serpent in the Wilderness”: A photographic exploration of yoga by Andy Richter. Reception Friday, June 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Artist talk and book signing Saturday, June 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Through July 1. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

April Judd and Bev Larson: Paintings and sculpture. Through June 30. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.

“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.

Charcoal Portraits By Tom Martin: Martin, of Westhampton, also constructs collages and paints in his studio and en plein air. Through July 30. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

David Andrews: Works by a Chicago-born artist currently living and working in western Massachusetts. His pieces come from personal experiences and memories, often revolving around his family. On display through June, with a reception on Tuesday, June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

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.

Drawings and Sewn Works on Paper by Katie Yun: Through July 1. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com. www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Hannah Harvester: Barstow’s hosts local painter and printmaker, Hannah Harvester, through June 15. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

“Hand, Eye and Mind: Visual Voices from the Class of 1968”: Smith College Class 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.

“Happy Wanderings”: Solo show featuring a variety of colorful abstract paintings by Amherst artist Laurie DeVault. Starts June 2. Reception Thursday, June 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Through June 29. Free. Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst. lrdevault@icloud.com.

“In My Nature”: Scanography by Marty Klein. Artist talk on June 10, 2 to 4 p.m. Through July 1. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com. www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

“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.

“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.

“Magical Shelburne Falls”: Photographer Martin Yaffee displays many scenic images of the landmarks in and around the picturesque town of Shelburne Falls, in all seasons. Reception on June 2, 3 to 6 p.m. Through June 25. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com. shelburneartscoop.com.

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

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

“More Eyes on Western Massachusetts”: Featuring work from more than a dozen local photographers. Through August. Free. Leo Model Gallery, Liebling Building, Hampshire College, 893 West St., Amherst. 401-309-3546. mohHA@hampshire.edu.

New Paintings by Donnabelle Casis: Opening reception Friday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m. Through June 30. Viewing by appointment. Free. Readywipe Gallery, Baustein Building, 532 Main St., Studio 306, Holyoke. 413-320-2828. info@readywipegallery.com.

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

Paintings by Dara Herman Zierlein and Drawings by Pamela Acosta: Acosta is an illustrator creating narrative drawings. Herman Zierlein is a political artist who uses her art to advocate for awareness about the environment. Starts June 2. Reception Wednesday, June 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Through June 29. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

“Parisian Women”: Art by James Eric Rogers. Through July 4. Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury.

“People and Plants: Every Picture Tells a Story”: Illustrations accompany essays in GreenPrints, a magazine devoted to the best stories of gardeners from across the country. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“Precarious”: Art by Alice Thomas. Starts June 1. Reception June 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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.

“Red Rock Art — Altered Landscapes”: Artist Kathleen Cox shares her unique and colorful interpretation of landscapes and wildlife. Ends June 29. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

“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.

Sculptures by Ron Edwards: Small-scale mixed media sculptures made from wood collected along rivers and in forests in western Massachusetts, then painted with acrylic paint. Through June 23. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.

“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.

“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.

“Un/American”: Featuring work from the permanent collection by five artists whose “Americanness” was questioned by the United States government: Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Ben Shahn. Through July. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

“Visions of the Biome”: Paintings by Nancy Hayes: Patterned panels. 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. Opens June 1. Through July 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“We Walk in Their Shadows”: Works, including sculpture, site-specific installation, 3D printing, drawing and painting, by Gowri Savoor. Through June 17. Regular admission is up to $8. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124. www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Willard Boepple: Print and sculpture show. Through June 23. Free. Mass MoCA, Building 13, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257. k_jussila@cynthia-reeves.com.

“Windows”: Paintings by Leverett resident Shirah Neumann. Reception June 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Through July 27. Jewish Community of Amherst Gallery, 742 Main St., Amherst. shirahneumann.com.