Arts & Culture exhibits for week of Jan. 11, 2018

  • Linda Mahoney’s “Schoodic Island” is on display in Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s Open Call NXNE 2018 exhibit, which opens Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • See this item as part of the “Winter Light” exhibit in Whately, featuring handmade paper scrolls and lanterns by Sheryl Ja. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Art of Eric Carle: Check out the latest exhibit at The Carle featuring the artwork of Eric Carle himself. Museum Admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W. Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org

Bright and Light Opening Reception: Show at Gallery A3 opens today, Jan.11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Note: Opening was postponed from original Jan. 4 scheduled date. An art forum will take place on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com

Contemporary Folk Art by Susan Boss, Mark Brown and Michael Tillyer: Nontraditional quilts by Susan Boss; robots and paintings by Mark Brown; whimsical wood sculpture by Michael Tillyer. Reception will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

Cyndy Sperry: Mostly New Work: Sperry’s Oxbow Gallery exhibit draws upon the woods of Chesterfield, two Icelandic horses, garden imagery and George Washington. Oxbow Gallery, 276 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300. cyndysperry@gmail.com

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Laure Dennery is showing her penguin paintings that experiment with artistic techniques and composition to showcase these fascinating birds. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.

Fiber Artist Opening Reception: An opening reception for Heather Hall’s fiber art creations, including wall hangings, blankets, tunics, scarves, hats and more, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The Old Mill Inn, 87 School St., Hatfield. 413-237-0584. betsyrider@hotmail.com

“Illumination”: Painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber and glass artists draw on the idea of “illumination” in all its literal, metaphorical and symbolic aspects. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com

“Living Free in the Wild”: Photography exhibit depicts the beauty, diversity and uniqueness of wildlife to encourage support for the protection of wildlife and habitats. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org

Margaret Humbert-Droz works: Art focusing on the passage of time and the function of memory using paper collages to tell a story. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-586-0006. sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org

Nancy Baker — Barstow’s Featured Artist: Colorful paintings of local birds inspired by the Northampton Christmas Bird Count that takes place in Hockanum near Barstow’s. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

“New Visions”: Artists offer new visions of wildlife to landscapes to abstraction through acrylic paintings, watercolors, hooked and braided wool, oil paintings, encaustics and pastels. Artists include Julia Eva Bacon, Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Ron Karpius, Kris McDermet, Walter Slowinski and Jen Wiechers. The show will run through Jan. 29. Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-258-6475. www.brattleboro-west-arts.com

Open Call NXNE 2018: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s latest juried exhibit. Over 200 artists from New England and New York submitted work for consideration by juror Sique Spence of Nancy Hofmann Gallery. Spence selected 22 artists for inclusion in the exhibit hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Works include drawing, printmaking, collage, watercolor, assemblage, paper sculpture. The exhibit opens on Saturday, Jan.13, at 11 a.m. with a free brunch reception. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. 802-257-0124. intern@brattleboromuseum.org

“Remembrance of our Past” and “Fly Away Home”: Works by Mary Boehmer, Bambi Miller on display in “Remembrance of our Past,” works by Belinda Lyons Zucker on display in “Fly Away Home.” Reception to be held on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St. #9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

Wade Clement works: Exhibition of encaustic paintings, photography and sculpture. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net

“Weeds Triumphant”: A Fecund Look”: Photographer Andrew Held creates images of the endlessly complex interface between weeds and the human-built environment. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu

“Winter Light”: Handmade paper scrolls and lanterns by Sheryl Ja. 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. directorwhatelylibrary@gmail.com

“World of Wranglers, Rodeo Riders and their Horses”: Photography exhibit by local fine art photographer, Diane Norman. The images were captured while attending a workshop with a National Geographic photographer in the wilds of Wyoming. The exhibit will run through February. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. norman.dianenp@yahoo.com