Exhibits: Week of April 12 to 18, 2018

  • A detail shot from Sally Dillon’s piece “Plenty of Fish,” part of the “Mostly Blue” exhibit on display now at the Hosmer Gallery in the Forbes Library. Contributed Photo/Sally Dillon

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amherst Plein Air Society 2nd Annual Art Show: Members share paintings of the Pioneer Valley and beyond. The society explores the beauty to be found in the natural world. Free. Northampton Cooperative Savings Bank, 253 Triangle St., Amherst. 413-323-5517. sue1952us@yahoo.com.

Barstow’s Featured Artist: Barstow’s hosts local artist Ana Devine’s nature watercolors. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Paintings of Noreen Acconcio: Retired from the Springfield Public Schools, Acconcio utilizes watercolor to create still-lifes and seascapes rich with color and imagination. Free. Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

“Thoughts on the Education of Daughters”: Showcasing paintings by Barbara Hadden. Opening reception Friday, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Artspace Pastel Studio: Recent Work: On display through April 29. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

“Audubon Suite”: Prints by Jane E. Goldman: Jane E. Goldman’s series of luminous prints reveals the artist’s muse in a graphically novel way. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2020. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Ben Sears “Excavations”: Drawings investigate ideas with psychological resonance through layers of ink, paint and charcoal. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. laprade@umass.edu.

“Chinese Abstraction”: An exhibition that brings together artwork in diverse media by four contemporary Chinese artists. Free. CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-398-5257. k_jussila@cynthia-reeves.com.

“Modern Images of the Body from East Asia”: The exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to the present. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm St. at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. artmuseum@smith.edu.

“Eyes on Arcadia” Photography Exhibit: Photography by students in Arcadia’s Photo Camp who work with a photography/nature instructor to develop photography skills. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Fafnir Adamites: “Postsentiment”: Includes sculptural works in paper and plaster that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of inherited emotional turmoil. Free. Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. anneseuthe@gmail.com.

“Four Ways In”: Esther S White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. Free. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Greta Carey Exhibit: Rare exhibit and auction of more than 30 paintings by the late artist through April 27. Proceeds benefit Williamsburg Libraries, Grange, and Historical Society. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. info@gretacarey.art.

“Hatfield Streams”: Nature Abstractions by Russell Powell: Russell Powell is an abstractionist painter and writer, known for his work with the New England Apple Growers Association, and his environmental work. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Ground Floor, Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Heavenly Bodies”: Nina Rossi includes wall sculptures of backlit cloud formations, industrial angels and figure studies in this exhibit. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. nalerossi@gmail.com.

“Jules Feiffer: A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old”: Opening reception April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“Mostly Blue”: Eight fiber artists inspired by the color blue. Tapestry weaving, felting, quilting, dyeing, collage, stitchery and graffiti. Free. Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-256-1840. frosenstock329@gmail.com.

“Our Vanishing Wild”: Watercolor Portraits of Threatened Species: Exhibit of paintings by Maureen Moore. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

Outdoor Art Exhibit: “Dusk at MacLeish”: 7 to 8 p.m. Moved-image photographs taken at dusk by Pamela Petro with poems by Naila Moreira, created in a series of visits to the MacLeish Field Station. Free. Seelye Lawn, Two Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Paddington Comes to America”: The Carle is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear in its own exhibit. Museum Admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. sandys@carlemuseum.org.

“Playing in the Threshold”: Works by Tom Morton and Val Gilman at Gallery A3: Paintings, pastels and sculpture. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. a3.gallerya3@gmail.com.

“Playing With Fire”: Woodblock prints by Annie Bissett inspired by the Trump administration. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300.

“Roots of Resistance”: Paintings by Denise Beaudet: Eight-foot-high painted portraits of global women activists and their justice work. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

“Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies, and Counterpoints”: Works by Lorna Ritz on display through May 17. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Shift”: A showcase of Alicia Hunsicker’s recent paintings, sculpture and installation that explore the territory between the organic and the artificial. Free. Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. anneseuthe@gmail.com.

“VOLUME”: A month-long exhibit of fine art bookbinders. Kicks off Easthampton’s annual BookFest. Reception will be held Friday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-1717. whitesquarebooks@gmail.com.

“Water’s Edge”: Works by five women artists of Franklin County will be on display in the Artspace gallery through April 27. Free. Donations welcome. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.