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Arts & Culture Exhibits for Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2018

  • “If Water Could Speak,” an exhibit of paintings, photography and monotype printing, including this digital collage print called “In the Face of Peril” by Janine Norton, will be on display through Nov. 29 at Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst. Contributed image


Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Agawam

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

Amherst

“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”: Through Nov. 28. Free. UMass Herter Art Gallery, Presidents Drive, Amherst. polson@umass.edu.

“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.

“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. 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. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

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. 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. 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.

“Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War”: Gallery talk with Acting Curator of Russian and European Art Galina Mardilovich on Nov. 30, noon to 1 p.m. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Whispers”: Work by Alice Thomas. Through Jan. 30, 2019. Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Bernardston

“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. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“The Right Balance”: Paintings by Guilford artist Susan McDormand. Through December. All Souls Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.

“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. brattleboromuseum.org.

“THRIVE: The Overcome Project”: Photographs by Paul Reitano. Through Dec. 2. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

Deerfield

“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.

Easthampton

“Caught in a Fantasy”: Explore the stretched boundaries of imagination as this group of artists challenges your senses. Free. LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781. elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com.

“FIFTEEN”: Paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, Easthampton. 413-896-8073. invisiblefountain.com.

“Next to Nothing: Paintings at the Edge”: Art at the realm of non-representation, a point of focus for the silence of contemplation, subtlety of color and the elegance of form. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

“Sharing the Seasons”: Paintings by Mary Montague. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-586-0006. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org.

Gardner

“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.

Hadley

“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. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

Laure Dennery: Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Chris Page: Reception and artist talk Nov. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, 200 Westgate Drive, Hadley. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@umass.edu.

Leverett

Leslie Fisette: Through Nov. 27. Free. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. leslie.fisette@gmail.com.

“Oh Beautiful Glass II”: Sally Prasch glass exhibit. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070. leverettcraftsandarts@gmail.com.

Montague

“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. Through Nov. 30. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center. 413-367-2885. sawmillriverarts.com.

North Adams

“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.

“Standing Rock: Honoring the Water Protectors”: Photography by John Willis. Through Jan. 2, 2019. Cynthia-Reeves, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Northampton

29th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration: Through Jan. 15, 2019. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“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. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Mallory Lake Pastels: Pastels of Italy, steam trains and urban landscapes. Reception Nov. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. Through Dec. 22. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880. wbfinearts.com.

“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. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Lost and Found”: Ceramic murals by Judith Inglese and assemblages by Bernice Rosenthal. Through Dec. 2. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

“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. 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. scmagen@smith.edu.

“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. mhobbes@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.

“Painting the Essence”: Jonathan Wilhelm showcases his paintings that seek to capture the essence of life. Free. Mosaic Cafe, 78 Masonic St., Northampton. sirwilhelm99@gmail.com.

“Redress”: A photographic-based installation by Amanda Russhell Wallace that questions the broad parameter of the modes and definitions of ” address” and “redress.” Through Nov. 28. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 4135484128. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Northfield

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

“Season of Light”: An exhibit of art for holiday giving by more than 50 local artists including pottery, sculpture, paintings and photography. Through Dec. 23. 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. sac01370@gmail.com.

“Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf”: Work by Amanda Quinby. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

“One Size Fits All”: Banners and cabinet cards by Amy Johnquest. 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. salmonfalls@megaplanet.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.

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 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. Through Dec. 22. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“No Rules”: Mary Hakkinen works across diverse mediums, but primarily in creating small-scale sculpture. Opens Nov. 23. Through Dec. 24. Free. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800. nalerossi@gmail.com.

Westfield

“Nun Isilme: Underneath the Moon”: Work by Tyler Vouros. 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.

Westhampton

Frankie Dack: Oil paintings of outdoor scenes with people enjoying nature. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

Whately

Animal Prints: Linocut prints by Luke David Smith. Through Feb. 23, 2019. Whately Public Library’s Muse Café gallery, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170.

Williamsburg

Paintings of Hilltown Farms: Farm paintings by Jacqueline Brodeur. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.