Arts & Culture Exhibits for Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2018

  • Ten photographers have their work on display at part of “Capturing Light & Life,” including this photo, titled “Light Shower,” by Annette Mackin. Contributed photo

Published: 10/24/2018 12:25:48 PM
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Artwork by Ryan Murray: Using canvases and LPs, Murray’s paintings include urban scenes, portrait, caricature and satire in statements of contemporary life and fantasy. Through October. Free. Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828, ext. 221.

“The Colored Bone China”: New work by Juana Valdes. Through Oct. 30. Herter Art Gallery, 161 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-0976.

Sixth Annual Cheap Art Show: Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. Showcasing talent in Deerfield and its surrounding towns. All art sells for no more than $15. Polish American Club, 46 South Main St., South 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.

“Does My Voice Count? Voter Suppression, Then and Now”: Jim Lemkin’s photographs from 1965 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee volunteering in Mississippi. Through October. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472.

“Dressed Rehearsal: Fashion as Performance”: Early 19th-century clothing and accessories that illustrate how fashion contributes to the impressions we give to others. Through October. Stebbins House and Wells-Thorn House, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

E. Joseph McCarthy: Works on Paper: Through Oct. 28. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“Environments”: Environments are created spontaneously and intuitively by Mary Witt, mysterious places to dive into. Through Oct. 31. Free. Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-575-5135.

Figure Drawings and Water Colors by Glenn Ridler: Ridler opens the Little Big House Gallery 2018 season with new work. Open most weekends through October. Free. Little Big House Gallery, 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. 413-625-6697.

“Friends with a Difference”: Bill Rathbun and Jack Radetsky’s paintings. Through Oct. 31. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9893.

“Heather Hall: Fiber Alchemy”: Featuring wool vessels and two-dimensional fiber art. Through Oct. 31. The Artisan Gallery, 162 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-1942.

“Holding Still”: In-Sight Photography Project’s 20th annual photography exhibit and benefit auction. Through Oct. 28. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“Inside Out”: Paintings and collages by Diane Steingart. Through Oct. 30. Free. Burnett Gallery at Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-230-0805.

“Inspired by Tradition”: Calligraphic art by Peggy H. Davis. The Jewish folk art of papercutting, collage, watercolor and other media are used in this collection of originals and prints. Through Oct. 29. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst.

“In the Retelling”: Works by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Allison Gildersleeve. A signature, large-scale collage will be complemented by large mixed-media works on paper and paintings. Through Nov. 3. CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257.

Marjorie Portnow: Paintings and prints. Through Oct. 28. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 917-318-6238.

“Mass Cast”: Cast and cut works by some of the leading Massachusetts artists working in glass. Featuring William Carlson, Robin Grebe, Sidney Hutter and Martin Rosol. Through Oct. 28. Schantz Galleries, 3 Elm St., Stockbridge.

“Migrations”: Through Oct. 28. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

“Nature’s Beauty”: Wildlife Photography by Mark Lindhult. Through October. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-835-5541.

New Artwork by Jo-Ann Denehy: Through Oct. 31. The Daylily Gallery, 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 413-665-4344.

“Reflections”: New Work by Neil Waldman: Through October. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964.

“Stream of Consciousness”: Paintings by Petula Bloomfield. Through Oct. 28. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“Sunderland at 300”: Artwork depicting the beauty of Sunderland. Through October. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642.

“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.

“The Stories Inside: Palestinian Women Challenging Israeli Soldiers”: Painting series by Rochelle Shicoff celebrates Palestinian women in their struggle for justice; their resilience and resistance. Through Oct. 27. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250.

“Twenty Treasures”: Robert Strong Woodward landscapes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, several not seen in 50 years. Also recently rediscovered oil and chalk sketches. Through Oct. 31. $3 to $6. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-7476, ext 800.

“Vantage Point — A Search for Understanding”: New oil paintings by Amanda Case Millis featuring a series made from observation, largely in nature. Through Oct. 31. Free. Oresman Gallery, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Visual Poems”: Original prints by Kate Whittaker that consist of paintings layered, and sometimes overlain, with photographs from her travels. Closing reception Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Through Oct. 30. Easthampton City Arts, 43 Main St., Easthampton.

“XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art”: An outdoor art exhibit seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Features work by 13 nationally-recognized artists, local artists and members of the academic community. Through Nov. 1. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“The Yellow Barn & More”: Autumn landscapes in oil by Mary Glabach Field. Through October. Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.


“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.

Agawam 10th Annual Open Juried Art Show: Opens Oct. 29. Through Nov. 30. Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam. 413-789-4814.

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

“Going Within: Self Portraiture as Medicine”: More than 20 Pioneer Valley artists reveal their inmost feelings and uniquely powerful process using self portraiture. Free. The MAP Gallery, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 917-439-6111.

“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. Reception Oct. 26, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Through Nov. 16. Free. Artspace, 115 Mill St., Greenfield.

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition: Reception with the artist Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Through Nov. 17. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880.

“Just for Fun”: Media include painting, photography, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber and collage. Opens Oct. 31. Through Nov. 26. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

Landscapes, Flora and Fauna: Claire Dacey is a singer-songwriter, naturalist and self-taught artist. Her show includes photography, pen and ink, and oil pastel. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009.

Large-Scale Printmaking: Woodblock prints from 21 artists. Free. Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, 1 Armory St., Building 28, Springfield.

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“NUKKUA/TO SLEEP”: Black and white ink transfer prints of photographs taken by Turners Falls resident Anja Schütz while in Finland. Reception Oct. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Ink transfer workshop with Schütz on Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $45 includes all supplies, except printouts you’d like to use. On display through Nov. 5. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield.

“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.

Paintings by Anne LaPrade Seuthe and Anne-Marie Taylor: Landscape, still lifes and abstraction. Through Oct. 30. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013.

“Paper Mosaic”: Small paper cuts are mounted in magnet panels and displayed on magnetic boards as a long mosaic, with interactive aspects. Through Oct. 29. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

“Peace is a Process”: Stuart Copans’ diverse paper cuttings of “Shalom” and “Salaam.” Plus “oncrete poems,” in which poetry is entangled with the object on which it is written; tea bag prints and limericks inspired by Edward Lear’s verse and drawings; and Dotty Seiter’s “Prayers in the Wind,” a collection of peace-prayer mobiles. Through October. All Souls Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.

Photographer Debbie Guiel: Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142.

“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.

Pioneer Valley Weavers Exhibit: Handwoven items on display through October. Free. Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery, 30 Locust St., Northampton. 413-348-7503.

“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. Opening reception Oct. 28, 2 to 6 p.m. Free. Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385.

“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.

“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. $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.

“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.

Steve Hamlin: A 10-Year Retrospective Art Exhibit : Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton.

“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.

“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.

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

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.

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