Arts & Culture exhibits for week of Jan. 4, 2018

  • “Jane,” one of the Black Angels in the exhibit “Fly Away Home” by Belinda Lyons Zucker now on display at Salmon Falls Gallery in Shelburne Falls. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • A photo from “Greenhouse Panoramas: A Process of Reinvention” by Esther Pullman, now on display at Alumnae House Gallery in Northampton. Catch this exhibit before it closes on Jan. 8. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer: Sharrer’s work presents a potent critique of the conventions of American culture. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu

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 & Light Opening Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Bright & Light is a winter group show full of color and whimsy. Opens today, Jan. 4, with an art forum on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 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 Jan. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

David E. Connly Paintings: This January Meekins Library exhibit will feature David E. Connly’s oil paintings. A self-described landscape painter, his work is based on local scenes. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org

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

“Greenhouse Panoramas: A Process of Reinvention” by Esther Pullman: Large-scaled greenhouse images by photographer/artist Esther Pullman. On view weekdays through Jan. 8. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu

“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

“Last June”: Photographs by Paul Specht and heirloom needlework created while supporting family through end of life transition. Free. Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-529-9393. www.nashgalleryart.com. nashgalleryart@yahoo.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

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.

“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 Jan. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salmon Falls Gallery. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St. #9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

“Roots to Resistance”: Interactive art installation by Denise Beaudet. Features 13 oversized portraits of Women Activists around the world, designed to inspire. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com

“Weeds Triumphant: A Fecund Look”: Photographer Andrew Held creates images of the endlessly complex interface between weeds and the human-built environment. Free. 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. Reception will be held on Jan. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. directorwhatelylibrary@gmail.com

Works by Wade Clement: Clement will exhibit encaustic paintings. He is also focusing on photography and public sculpture. He grew up in N.Y. State Finger Lakes area. Westhampton Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

“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, with a reception to be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. norman.dianenp@yahoo.com