Arts & Culture Exhibits for Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2018

  • Art from nonpathogenic bacteria by Mehmet Berkmen will be on display as part of “STEAM-Y Art and Science,” a new exhibit at the Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts in Northfield. Contributed photo

Published: 9/19/2018 1:01:03 PM
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“Communication Breakdown”: Recent oil paintings by Brantner DeAtley. Ends Sept. 28. Free. Oresman Gallery, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Constructions”: Solo exhibit by Athol resident Robert G. Osborne. Artist talk Sept. 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Through Oct. 2. East Wing Gallery, Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., Gardner,

“The Heart & The Harrows”: A mother and daughter show. Sue Kassirer, a sculptor in clay, and Natalie Kassirer, a pen and ink artist, show their work together for the first time. Through Sept. 28. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

Hilltown Plein Air Painters Exhibit: Through Sept. 29 in the Community Room. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.

“I Keep Finding Myself in the Place I Am”: Rebecca Muller exhibits a series of mixed media installations. Through September. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250.

“Inspired by Nature”: Candace Silver’s photographs range from realistic images that capture fleeting moments in startling detail to abstractions in light and pattern. Through Oct. 1. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-635-9324.

“An Intersection of Pottery and Architecture”: Ceramics and drawings by Andrew Quient. Through September. Free. Burnett Gallery at Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 631-972-8508.

Landscape Paintings by Olwen Dowling and Frankie Dack: Two Pioneer Valley artists explore the landscape locally and afield, including Florida and Ireland, in oils and watercolor. Reception Sept. 22, 2 to 4 p.m. Through Sept. 30. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013.

“On a Roll: The Story of Paper in Turners Falls”: Discovery Center interpreters Janel Nockleby and Sheila Damkoehler have put together an exciting historical display and gathered related artifacts on the history of paper making in Turners Falls. Through Sept. 29. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

PaperJam Art Exhibit: Dozens of regional artists have contributed to this exhibit curated by Exploded View, and have interpreted the theme of paper in diverse ways: political, personal, historical and material, among others. Through Sept. 29. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

“Picture Planes, Featherweights and Statuary”: Works by Gabriel Phipps. Ends Sept. 29. Free. Readywipe Gallery, 532 Main St., Holyoke. 718-852-0255.

Ronald Greenberg’s Photography: Greenberg focuses on landscape and cityscape photography. His exhibit will focus on Ireland, Italy and the U.S. Through September. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.

“Seen Not Heard”: Work by Heather Evans Smith, who creates images to express the emotions of motherhood. Through Sept. 30. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Susan Valentine’s Annual Open Studio & Gallery Exhibit: Includes oil paintings from the current series, “Losing Her Marbles,” as well as florals, landscapes and other still lifes. Through Sept. 29. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-547-1172.

Terry Faivre: Exhibit of paintings and fabric creations done over the last 35 years. Each piece speaks of her love of life. Through September. Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton.

“Under the Volcano”: Artists Christin Couture and William Hosie present a show of work exploring the symbolic and actual form of the volcano. Through Sept. 29. Free. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“Valley Images”: Local photographer Stephen Woronecki captures images of the Connecticut River Valley. Through Sept. 28. Free. Springfield City Library — Brightwood Branch, 359 Plainfield St., Springfield. 413-263-6805.

“Visions of Love”: Works of “nonobjective abstraction” by Bernardston artist Cameron Schmitz. Through Sept. 21. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-9334.

“Wandering Through Change”: Abstract paintings by Caroline Wampoline of Montague. Through September. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757.

“We Grow Accustomed to the Dark”: Exhibit investigates identity in the current political climate by probing connections between poetry and art. Through Sept. 23. Free. Herter Art Gallery, UMass Amherst.

“A World of Watercolors”: A memorial exhibit of paintings by Carl Schmalz. Through September. Pelham Library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham.


“2 Behold 2”: Works by Kate Childs and Laura Radwell. Closing show Oct. 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. #LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781.

“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.

Annual Landscapes Exhibition: Featuring work in a variety of media — from the traditional, like egg tempera, pastel and oil painting, to the unexpected, like carved and pigmented books — by 10 artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Through Oct. 13. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880.

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 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.

“Cross-Section”: Inaugural exhibit of the North Adams Fiber Artists. Through Oct. 8. Eclipse Mill Gallery, 243 Union St., Unit 102, North Adams.

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

“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.

“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.

“Environments”: Environments are created spontaneously and intuitively by Mary Witt, mysterious places to dive into. Reception Oct. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Oct. 31. Free. Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-575-5135.

“Field Notes 8”: An art installation of suspended collage and wooden bas reliefs visualizing the rhythms found in the landscape and structures of the PPH Museum. Through Oct. 15. Free. Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699.

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.

“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.

Fungi Kingdom Photography Exhibit: Summer rains have produced an extraordinary year for observing native mushrooms. Photography by the Pioneer Valley Mycological Association. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009.

“A Gathering of Leaves”: Artwork by Annie Zeybekoglu. Tea offers the subtle tonalities that have evolved into her artist’s palette. Reception Sept. 28, 5 p.m. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2020.

“The Grand Bazaar”: A display of fine art and crafts from India, Nepal and Tibet. Fine Thangkhas, Hindu Batik, embroidery, jewelry and more. Through Oct. 6. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265.

“Ice to Water”: Oil paintings by Holly S. Murray. Through Oct. 11. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680.

“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. On Oct. 4, Davis will show a pop-up display of her original birth announcement and wedding, bar and bat mitzvah invitation designs. Through Oct. 29. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst.

Ixchelailee Art: Digital prints of Turners Falls artist Diana Pedrosa, a multi-media artist who goes by the alias ixchelailee or ixchel. Part of PaperJam, a month of exhibits, workshops, presentations and performances on the theme of paper. Through Oct. 6. Nina’s Nook, 125 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.

“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. First of several faculty conversations, to focus on the exhibit’s conflict and commemoration section, will be held Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. 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.

“Meteors are space eggs”: Paintings by Jenn Houle, whose art reminds us that we share the world with all living things on our tiny blue dot in the sky. Through Oct. 11. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680.

“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 Raku”: Andrew Berends’ exhuberant new raku uses terra sigillata in vibrant pastel colors with asymmetrical surface design created from natural materials. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.

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

“Painting with Paper”: Artwork by Laura Stein. Artist talk Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Through Oct. 19. Arno Maris Gallery, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“SEEN/SEWN Through”: Paintings and quilted works by Whately artist Briana Taylor. On view downstairs in the Muse Cafe gallery through Oct. 20. Free. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170.

“Speculative Diagrams”: New work by Richard Heller. The exploration of an expressive, symbolic, geometric language, using layered monoprinting. Through Oct. 1. Free. Gallery in The Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.

“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. Reception Sept. 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Through Nov. 11. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.

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

“Teapots in Monotype: Zooming In, Zooming Out”: Inspired by teapot shapes, Doris Madsen creates monotype prints of random groupings falling in ever-changing viewpoints. Through Oct. 15. Free. Small Oven Bakery, 36 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-4142.

“Timing is Everything”: Drawn from the Mead’s permanent collection, the exhibit presents artworks across centuries, continents and media that visualize concepts of time. Gallery talk with Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy on Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. 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.

“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. With reception Sept. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., at UMCA; symposium Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the John W. Olver Design Building; and parade Sept. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., from UMCA to downtown Amherst. 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. Meet the artist Oct. 6, 2 to 5 p.m., when Glabach Field will be painting en plein air. Through October. Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

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

“You’re Surrounded!”: Paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Through Nov. 9. The Invisible Fountain, Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, Easthampton. 413-896-8073.

Vermont Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show: Through Oct. 6. Free. Ash Hill Center for the Arts, 83 Ash Hill Road, Swanzey, N.H. 603-352-2206.

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