Arts & Culture Exhibits for Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2018

  • “Just for Fun,” an exhibit that includes whimsical, delightful and engaging works such as this image, “Black Throated Green Warbler” by Nancy Baker, is on display at the Shelburne Arts Co-op through Nov. 26. Contributed image

Published: 10/31/2018 1:33:37 PM

Agawam 10th Annual Open Juried Art Show: Through Nov. 30. Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam. 413-789-4814.


“Abstraction”: New collection of abstract art, including works by Caio Fonseca and Leon Polk Smith. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Alter/Altar”: Opening reception Nov. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Through Nov. 28. Free. UMass Herter Art Gallery, Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“[containing] great space: Work by Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin and Joan Weber. Through Nov. 15. UMass Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

“The Concinnitas Portfolio”: Ten prominent mathematicians and physicists were invited to select what they considered to be “the most beautiful or elegant mathematical expression.” The equations chosen were then printed as aquatints, reminiscent of chalk on a blackboard, and are accompanied by brief essays. Through Dec. 9. 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, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Icon Exhibit: With presentation Nov. 7, 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-256-6754.

“If Water Could Speak”: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton and Lynn Sisler reflect and respond to the current status and state of the waterways in our environment, with a focus on conservation. Includes paintings, photography and monotype printing. Opening reception Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion Nov. 10, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Through Nov. 29. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

“A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon”: This survey presentation includes 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.

New Work by Keith Hollingworth and GK Khalsa: Hollingworth is exhibiting two large-scale works: “We are One Family,” which consists of a grid of more than 100 individual canvases and 40 black writers, with 40 collages on paper also arranged in a grid. Khalsa is displaying wall-mounted sculptures made from bendable wood strips and paintings in varying shades of primary color. Opening reception Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Art forum Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 1. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst.

“Pau Atela’s (Re)Creations and Math Studio”: Through Dec. 9. Work by Pau Atela that shows how art and math can intersect. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“This Land”: Photography by Bernie Kubiak. Opening reception Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Nov. 29. Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., 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, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Whispers”: Work by Alice Thomas. Opening reception Nov. 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Frost Library’s Reading Room. Through Jan. 30, 2019. Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.


“Capturing Light & Life”: Work by 10 photographers. Through Nov. 25. 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, 49 Church St., Bernardston.

Brattleboro, Vt.

“Edward Kingsbury III — Zen Pen”: Rhythmic thread of unbroken pen and ink lines in large format drawings. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.

“If She Has a Pulse, She Has a Chance”: 32 photographic portraits of Vermonters recovering from addiction and 13 printed text panels of first-person narratives from people in recovery. Photos taken by Michael Poster. Through Jan. 7, 2019. $4 to $8; free for members and children ages 18 and under. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

William Hays Linocut Prints: Hays, and Matt Brown, use traditional Japanese and European printing methods. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.


“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.


“Creatures of Discomfort”: Erica Pinto breathes new life into creatures with traditional taxidermy methods. Through Nov. 3. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265.

“Body Is A Guest”: Denise Beaudet’s “Body Is A Guest” project and summer backpack studio paintings explore our woodlands and connections to the many great beyonds. Nov. 3 and 4, 2 to 6 p.m. Free. Cottage Street Art Studios, fourth floor, Studio 436, 1 Cottage St., Easthampton.


“Photographers from our Past”: Explore work and cameras used from the late 1800s to the mid-1970s. Through the end of 2019. The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner.


“inside art v”: Fifth annual exhibit of artwork and writing by people incarcerated at the Franklin County jail. Explores themes of addiction, love, justice and freedom. Through Nov. 16. Free. Artspace, 115 Mill St., Greenfield.

“NUKKUA/TO SLEEP”: Black and white ink transfer prints of photographs taken by Turners Falls resident Anja Schütz while in Finland. Through Nov. 5. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield.

“What is Just?”: Work by Alice Thomas. Through Nov. 9. Geissler Gallery at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield.


“Through the Eyes of the Dead”: Work by local artist Celeste Sze focuses on Native American culture and history. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-563-7002.


Leslie Fisette: Through Nov. 27. Free. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett.

“Oh Beautiful Glass II”: Sally Prasch glass exhibit. Refreshments and music at the Nov. 3 reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070.


“Pushing the Boundaries”: A show of exploratory work by Tracy Vernon, Judy Cummings, Joan Levy, Chris Pellerin, Roy Mansur, Louise Minks, Patty Hayes and Kerry Stone. Reception Nov. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Through Nov. 30. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center. 413-367-2885.

North Adams

“Canary Syndrome”: Nine artists use ceramics to focus on threats to the environment, culture, ethics and civilization in general. Free. Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 Mass MoCa Way, North Adams. 413-346-4004.

“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.


“Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection”: Organized into nine thematic sections, the exhibit addresses fundamental questions about women’s lives in the 18th century. Through Jan. 6, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Envisioning A Better World: Life’s Work of Gregory Stone (1947-2016)”: Stone, a well-known artist pioneer, came to Northampton in the 1970s to make a celebrated career locally and nationally. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337.

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition: Through Nov. 17. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880.

“Lost and Found”: Ceramic murals by Judith Inglese and assemblages by Bernice Rosenthal. Opens Nov. 8. Reception Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Dec. 2. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad”: The exhibit, which includes original primary source materials from the collection of the Massachusetts Archives, tells the improbable story of Hayden’s rise from slavery to prominence in Civil War Massachusetts. Starts Nov. 2. Reception and talk by Curator Stephen Kenney Nov. 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Through Nov. 29. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“The Many Faces of Womanhood in East Asia”: This selection of historical and contemporary works of art probes into the multifaceted definition of womanhood in an East Asian context. Through Dec. 9. Up to $10 museum admission. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

“No Man’s Land”: Prints from the World War II front lines made by German, American, English, Scottish and French artists. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Re-Membering: Of Things Lost and Found”: A pop-up art installation on the theme of legacy and the necessity of remembering the stories of our lives. Free. Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385.

“The Space Between Two”: Explores the space between two beings through the medium of printmaking and takes many forms: prints, books, sculpture, textiles and video. Through Nov. 4. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“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.


“Express Your Gratitude”: Contributors of all ages submitted 23 personal expressions of gratitude. Through November. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

“STEAM-Y Art and Science”: Art inspired by and incorporating the sciences including fungi, neon, bacterial art, endangered and vulnerable species, rusted steel, medical science, astrophysics, mathematical patterns and technology. Includes planetary glass by Josh Simpson, art from nonpathogenic bacteria by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Penil, and vintage quack science contraptions. Through Nov. 11. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.

Shelburne Falls

“Just for Fun”: Media include painting, photography, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber and collage. Through Nov. 26. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

“Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf”: Work by Amanda Quinby. Opens Nov. 2. Reception Nov. 10, 3 to 5 p.m. with music by Chris Eriquezzo. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“One Size Fits All”: Banners and cabinet cards by Amy Johnquest. Opens Nov. 2. Meet the artist Dec. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

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 2019. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

“Framing the 1930s: A Decade of Architectural Photography”: Photos from the collection of Peter Gordenstein. Explores how renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and others were inspired by the formal qualities of architecture and environment. Through Jan. 13, 2019. D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

Turners Falls

Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting youth with nature through science and art. Starts Nov. 7. Through Dec. 22. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“Face Forward”: Paintings and works on paper featuring anonymous decorative faces as well as self-portraits, by Julianne Jones. Through Nov. 17. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.


“Nun Isilme: Underneath the Moon”: Work by Tyler Vouros. Reception Nov. 7, 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery talk Nov. 28, 3:10 to 4 p.m. Through Dec. 7. Arno Maris Gallery in the Ely Campus Center, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.


Frankie Dack: Oil paintings of outdoor scenes with people enjoying nature. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.

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