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This Week's Newsletter: February 20, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
February 20, 2018
Issue #494

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Featured Listings:

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

This class will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Students who choose designs that take longer than the 4-hour class to complete can return to finish their pieces during the next class with an additional cost of $25 per hour. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class listed above are: Feb 25, Mar 8, Mar 11, Mar 22, Mar 25.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

39th Annual Artspace Pottery Seconds & More Sale

Date: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm, & Saturday, March 3, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College Dining Commons
Address: 1 College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Shop for handcrafted items made by over 40 local artists, including potters, glassblowers, woodworkers, metalsmiths, jewelers, illustrators, fiber artists, and more. There will also be performances by Artspace music students, as well as a chance to win one of many door prizes generously donated by the artists! Free parking; purchased items will be wrapped. Proceeds support Artspace's music and art programs, including Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools.

Contact: Maria Ramsey
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

8th Open Juried Photography Show

Start Date: January 29, 2018
End Date: February 23, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

The Upstairs Gallery and Glass Cases at the Agawam Public Library contain 91 photos from 45 photographers that were juried into the Friends of the Agawam Public Library 8th Open Juried Photography Show.

Contact: Bob Kadis
413-789-4814

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Spring in the City

Artist: Mishael Coggeshall-Burr
Start Date: March 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Reception Date: Thursday, March 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

In these urban landscapes from New York City, Paris, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Montague artist Mishael Coggeshall-Burr integrates the art of photography and oil painting to create novel and compelling images on canvas. Taking blurred shots with a 35mm camera, the artist searches for peripheral scenes with cinematic color and tone. He translates selected images into abstract-realist paintings with convincing color, formal structure, and subtle references to art history.

Contact: bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Amherst Plein Air Society: Second Annual Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 3, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Plein Air Society, or APAS, is a group of artists who gather together weekly to paint the landscape en plein air -- French for "in the fresh air" -- and to support each other in our development as painters. Seventeen members share paintings of landscapes in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. We hope our work gives viewers a fresh appreciation for the special beauty to be found in the natural world. All paintings are for sale.

Contact: SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Views from the Bridge

Date: Thursday, February 22, 6pm
Location Name: Amherst Books
Address: 8 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Editor/co-author and artist Bella Halsted will be presenting a reading and art show from the book "Views from the Bridge: Exploring Old Age." A collection of personal musings, poetry, and paintings by people over seventy-five years. 35+ contributors were asked to write two pages, or submit a poem, drawing, or painting. About half are from the Valley, others from a variety of other places. The reading will include a number of the authors to celebrate this original, illuminating and entertaining volume.

 

A Walk Through Nature

Artists: Laure Dennery, Deborah Izatt
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5:30pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9:30pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 1-5pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: dennerydesignart.squarespace.com

In her paintings, Laure Dennery explores colors, forms and abstractions to create intimate scenes that reveal a soothing simplicity in a complex world. Being surrounded both by natural beauty and interesting people, Deborah Izatt uses her camera to document the world around her with a focus on the magic that she finds in daily life. Both artists use their respective mediums to express the serenity in the world that surrounds us.

Contact: Laure Dennery
dennerydesign@yahoo.com
646-269-7202

 

Give a Sh*t: Printmakers Creating Work with a Social Message

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 29, 2018
End Date: February 24, 2018
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Talented printmakers from western Massachusetts and beyond answered our call for politically-leaning art. With artist and printmaker B.Z. Reily, we curated the work of twenty-seven artists expressing themselves through their art on a variety of current social and political issues, in a range of printmaking techniques. The work in this powerful show addresses such topics as climate change, the environment, gun control, gender issues, immigration, reproductive health, political figures, feminism, and more.

Contact: bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

HOUSE

Start Date: February 8, 2018
End Date: July 1, 2018
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead

Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland. Features fifty-eight artworks that present complex interpretations of the house in various shapes, sizes, materials, and imaginative manifestations. A total of thirty-two major international artists are represented, including Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, David Goldblatt, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, and Ai Weiwei.

 

Rhythms of Color

Artists: Janet Walerstein Winston, Elaina Kennedy
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 24, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Prints and paintings by Janet Walerstein Winston and Elaina Kennedy. The work of both artists are colorful abstract representations of natural components and man-made structures. There will be an art forum on February 8 at 7:30pm facilitated by Professor Emerita Jan Ruby of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Contact: a3.gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

5 Takes on African Art / 42 Paintings

Start Date: January 23, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Five curators highlight a different aspect of Charles Derby's collection of African Art. One of the goals of the exhibition is to ask the viewer to recognize that changes in context can create changes in meaning, but without losing the object's "aura" and emotional impact.

Contact: Betsey Wolfson
bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu
413 545-3672

 

Fallen

Artist: Tess Rock
Start Date: January 28, 2018
End Date: February 23, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

A collection of drawings and paintings based on the artist's contemplation on the notion of falling: to pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind or a new state or condition. (Merriam-Webster).

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Recent Work/Primitive Ideas

Artist: Bill Rock
Start Date: January 28, 2018
End Date: February 23, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In 1924 Andre Breton published his "Manifesto of Surrealism" which had its belief that our imagination is as valid as our perceived reality. The imagination combined with our impulses, experiences, desires and fears create a different reality for each of us. Rock investigates these ideas to create a body of new paintings.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

The Emperor's New Clothes

Artist: Laure Dennery
Start Date: January 3, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: dennerydesignart.squarespace.com

Laure Dennery began painting penguins after seeing the documentary "March of the Penguins". For the past 12 years, she has kept coming back to these fascinating birds that have inspired her to experiment with different artistic techniques and play with composition. For more of Laure's work, please visit www.dennerydesignart.squarespace.com.

Contact: Laure Dennery
dennerydesign@yahoo.com
646-269-7202

 

Amherst au Naturale: Up Close and Personal

Artist: Alan Hurwitz
Start Date: November 8, 2017
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Hitchcock Center Living Building
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst

This photo exhibit is designed to show some special aspects of our local natural world. All are of subjects found right here in Amherst - many captured on the Station Road property of the photographer, Alan Hurwitz.

Contact: Casey Beebe
casey@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Dirt & Sole

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: March 2, 2018
Location Name: The Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily, except college holidays
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

This multidisciplinary exhibition is curated by Kerry St. Laurent, adjunct faculty at Elms College. Artists: Heather Beck, Candace Bradbury-Carlin, Jacqueline Gelfuso Gallo, Julie Gilberg, Alicia Hunsicker, Patricia Jenks, Diane Martonis, Joseph Podlesnik, Meghan Rigali, Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Kerry St. Laurent, Wendy Wolf.

Contact: 413-594-2761

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Pas de Deux

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 3, 2018
End Date: March 3, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

An exhibit of artwork created by couples. To celebrate the love of art, the art of love, the shared passion of the creative process. Open to any and all couples; to seasoned, seasonal, or even closet artists!

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
info@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

Entropic

Artists: Fern Apfel, Terry Conrad, Peter Dellert, Dean Nimmer, Maggie Nowinski, David Poppie
Start Date: February 5, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: MAP Space Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.org

Six local and national artists using collage, painting, and sculpture explore the themes of order and disorder. They use materials from recycled text, old vinyl records, onion skin and wasp nest, colored papers, drawings on mylar, and painting to interpret the meaning of entropy, "the breakdown or disorganization of any system." This is in response to current political and ecological systems and sometimes personal connections become increasingly dysfunctional. Curated by Peter Dellert.

Contact: Peter Dellert
pdellert51@gmail.com
413-221-2625

 

Two Views

Artists: Edward Hing, Janine Norton
Start Date: January 31, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Janine and Edward met at art school in California. In 1984 they drove to New York to work in the commercial photo world. This exhibition brings their work together for the first time since their New York days. The images being exhibited are the culmination of two decades of travel to Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand, the USA, Vietnam and beyond. The journey will continue, as it's a big beautiful planet and we need to experience as much of it as we can.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
KMaloney@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Green Houses in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts

Artist: Peter Alan Monroe
Start Date: February 23, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, February 23, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue & Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/PeterMonroeGG

Photographer Peter Alan Monroe turns his lens on an iconic architectural element of our area. It's a simple idea and Monroe handles it straight-forwardly, photographing the houses dead-on, using color negative film in a 4x5 camera. But Monroe's project is quietly complex. It asks us to stop and really study these often plain, sometimes neglected houses, which in our day-to-day lives we might drive right by. There's something worth seeing here, Monroe insists.

Contact: Trish Crapo
tcrapo@mac.com
413-772-9334

 

Hatfield Exhibits/Events

Seeing the Figure

Artist: Holland Hoagland
Start Date: February 14, 2018
End Date: March 9, 2018
Reception Date: Wednesday, March 7, 7-9pm
Location Name: Old Mill Inn
Address: 87 School Street
City/Town: Hatfield
Website: holhoaglandart.com

The artist will be exhibiting some recent sculptures and previous works of art in wood and stone while presenting a talk about her carving process, effects of grains of wood, and "seeing the figures." In addition she will display some "paper feathered" wildlife. Presentation about sculptural methods: March 7th.

Contact: Holland Hoagland
holhoagland@gmail.com
413-362-9740

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Bending Towards Justice: The Art of Robert Templeton and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Artist: Robert Templeton
Start Date: February 2, 2018
End Date: March 3, 2018
Location Name: Gateway City Arts
Hours: Tue 11am-3pm, Wed-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 4-8pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

Robert Templeton (May 11, 1929 – July 16, 1991) was a prolific American artist and received many high-profile portrait commissions over his career. This exhibit will feature 35 pieces and work that have never been seen in Massachusetts before, including an 8x8 portrait of Dr.Martin Luther King, sketches from the Black Panther trials, original covers of TIME Magazine, presidential portraits, and more.

Contact: cait@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

CONFRONT

Artist: Eliza Fernand
Start Date: February 28, 2018
End Date: March 29, 2018
Reception Date: February 28, 11am-1pm (gallery talk at 12pm)
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

An exhibition about facing the things that control, manipulate, embolden, debilitate, arouse, and categorize us all. Eliza Fernand's large-scale fabric installations act as pedagogical tools and aim to spur conversation about history, gender, disparity, consent, and our present-moment struggles.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Poste Nebuleux: Ben Banville, a Life in Art

Artist: Bernard Banville
Start Date: January 22, 2018
End Date: February 22, 2018
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

A comprehensive retrospective honoring the life and art of Bernard Banville (b. February 4, 1950 Hauterive, Quebec; d. January 22, 2017 Ashby, MA). Musician, photographer, object and image-maker, Ben was an extraordinary talent, a contagious wit, and a generous friend. The works included span almost 40 years: from early Dada-inspired mail art, to visionary drawings of erotic apocalypse, to the digital paintings, assemblages and installation documentation of his mature work.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Unique Fredrique

Artist: Unique Fredrique
Start Date: January 17, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Holyoke Hummus Cafe
Address: 285 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Unique Fredrique, eccentric local artist known for his quirky paintings and bizarre sculptures, is currently showing his latest art.

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Sawmill River Arts Small Works Exhibit and Sale

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 26, 2018
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Thurs–Sun 12-6pm, Mon & Wed, 11am-3pm
Address: 440 Old Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

The Sawmill River Arts Gallery welcomes artists from the community in this open (non-juried) show of original two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual art.

Contact: Patty Hayes
ph@hadleydesignworks.net
413-259-5164

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Lecture: Bodies in Earth: Postwar Japanese Ceramics, Photography, and Installation Art

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 5pm
Location Name: Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Bert Winther-Tamaki, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Placing the human body in direct contact with earthy matter was widespread in the art of postwar Japan. An aesthetics of earth was driven by the context of full-throttle economic growth and urbanization that polluted the land. This lecture considers responses to these conditions by photographers, ceramicists, and avant-garde installation artists working in Japan during the 50s and 70s.

 

Wordplay

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: March 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, March 9
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

"The last year has underlined the remarkable power of words in our public discourse. These simple collections of letters can be wielded to denigrate and destroy or illuminate and liberate. This collection of recent drawings is an attempt to grapple with words' power while retaining a sense of playfulness. Playfulness has power, too, and I fear for its future. The proceeds of my sales for this exhibit will be donated to The Center for New Americans." --Mo Willems

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Paintings

Artist: Susannah Auferoth
Start Date: March 5, 2018
End Date: April 3, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

These new, large-scale paintings use an underlying grid of motion imagery based on video the artist has filmed at skate parks in Holyoke, Massachusetts. By covering silhouettes of skaters with layers of translucent oil paint the artist stills the composition at the surface while allowing movement to be present beneath. The paintings hover between two narrow, luminous planes which allows Auferoth to continue her exploration of juxtaposing the dynamic and the static through color and composition.

Contact: Siviva Levana
slevana@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Lecture with Artist Mina Cheon: North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects

Date: Saturday, March 3, 4pm
Location Name: Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Part of Mina Cheon's residency offered in connection with the exhibition: Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Cheon a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator divides her time between Korea and the United States. Her political popart, or "Polipop," draws inspiration from global media and popular culture, intersecting politics and pop art. Cheon's work ranges from new media, video, installation, performance and public projects to traditional media of painting and sculpture.

 

What's On The Horizon

Date: February 23 & 24, 8pm
Location Name: The Northampton Community Arts Trust
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

An evening of new work by 6 artists living in the valley. These works are by artists not often seen or by artists working in other mediums than performance work. Works by Kathy Couch, Mary Beth Brooker, Madison Palffy, Molly McBride, Elena Marione, and Lauren Horn will be presented in an informal concert venue. These include works with text/movement and improvisation. Suggested donation $5-10 at the door, Limited seating.

Contact: lisathompson@apearts.org
413-586-5553

 

Modern Images of the Body from East Asia

Start Date: February 2, 2018
End Date: August 26, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

The exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to the present. The character 体, used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, serves as the point of departure. It refers to the material existence of a person. It also connotes substance, form, and organizing principles. The exhibition explores portrayals of physical appearances in East Asia and how these images symbolize identities and challenge conceptions of humankind.

Contact: artmuseum@smith.edu
413-585-2760

 

Down in the Valley - Water and Greed

Artist: Frances Kidder
Start Date: February 8, 2018
End Date: March 4, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Marlene Rye

Artist: Marlene Rye
Start Date: February 8, 2018
End Date: March 4, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

This work explores my deep relationship with place, specifically the forested areas of Western MA. The connection is not purely visual, as within these woods I uncover reflections of my life and the human condition in general.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Proverbs N Portraits

Artist: Ken Gagne
Start Date: February 13, 2018
End Date: March 2, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

What do you get when you cross a proverb with a portrait? A.P.E. Gallery shines a spotlight on new work by local artist Ken Gagne that examines how, together, they can create a humorous situation, which nowadays isn't so much a joke but a basic survival tool -- a lifeboat we can use on life's river.

Contact: Ken Gagne
kgagne_53@charter.net

 

Mosaic-Fusion: A Retrospective Journey

Artist: Lennie Kaumzha
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

These paintings have been the work of the last thirty years. I began in the 1980s experimenting with abstract color designs. I shifted to animal themes reflecting my interest in nature, merging and intertwining the abstract shapes with figurative elements, and using black outlines to create a mosaic-fusion style. I see my color tone 'strips' as like notes in music: tones and half-tones, with lapping and over-lapping depths. But I also weave images into them: of nature, animal, human, and mythic beings.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Perry Carter

Artist: Perry Carter
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Perry Carter is a self-taught painter with a background in photography and interior design. She primarily works with oil paint on archival paper, creating portraits inspired by Earth's many creatures. Hints of surrealism and whimsy weave through the paintings. Perry's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, websites, and CD artwork, and she is a grant recipient from The Turkeyland Cove Foundation. In addition to her painting career, she maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Northampton.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Benjamin Sears

Artist: Benjamin Sears
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

I explore psychological spaces. These spaces are inhabited with figures and forms that are both ancient and futuristic: Two ancient beings locked in an epic battle, a battered truck stealing away under the cover of night, an empty stadium with roaming spotlights. Many of the stories that develop in my work are about core human struggles: isolation, acceptance, connection, and self-worth. Each world that I invent however strange, reminds me of something fundamentally human.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Embrace Nature

Artist: Thomas Tully
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The goal of the show will be to have folks realize the wonder and splendor of nature and the many forms in which it presents itself. The artist loves different ways of expressing ways of the world around him.

Contact: Thomas Tully
tomtully1919@aol.com
413-387-5787

 

Common Wonders

Artist: David Sund
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Sund uses a primary pallet and a realist's eye to seek out and record the simple, common wonders that surround us in the places, objects, and plants of rural New England. He is content to paint a thing if it is alive with color, has practical patina, or evokes a sense of history and locality.

Contact: David Sund
taddpsund@gmail.com
413-475-3006

 

Nature's Peaceful Places

Artist: Ed O'Brien
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: 22 Atwood, 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

After enjoying a successful tenure as a mechanical engineer, Ed pursued an art career. He has enjoyed much satisfaction and received distinction in the art world. He currently is also a Landscape Painting instructor at the Hill Institute, 2000-current.

Contact: Ed O'Brien
edobrienofleeds@gmail.com
413-586-2736

 

SUSPENDED

Artist: Liza Phillips
Start Date: February 5, 2018
End Date: February 27, 2018
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

Phillips' subjects are family chairs. Concealed by blankets, the shape and character of each of the chairs is revealed through the language of design. The range of styles–from Victorian to Modern–represent generations of women in the artist's family. As keepers of objects and family history, women are the underlying subject of the works, the chairs can be partially understood as portraits. Because of the fragile nature of charcoal on fabric, the drawings, like memories, may fade over time.

Contact: Siviva Levana
slevana@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Cost of Contentment

Artist: Dylan Donahue
Start Date: January 18, 2018
End Date: February 24, 2018
Reception Date: February 24, 3-5pm
Location Name: ​Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

Who's up front about opioid drugs and its effects on people's lives: drug companies, lawmakers, police? How about people who use, have used, and families who have to watch-- they know the effects like a wrecking ball on dreams. Donahue's photo documentary from inside the addict's life presents a difficult vision of what one must understand. "Cost of Contentment" concludes Saturday with a forum from 3pm to 5pm on the face of addiction and how communities need to respond.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Facades

Artist: Jackie Griswold
Start Date: February 3, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Palmer Public Library
Address: 1455 North Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: www.facebook.com/JackieGriswoldArt

In this new series of mixed media work, artist Jackie Griswold creates an expression of the many faces we all wear as we go through our lives. Some whimsical, some sad, some happy, some domineering, some sensual… all are different and unique to who we are.

Contact: Jackie Griswold
jackie_griswold@yahoo.com
413-250-1083

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Hands & Hearts to Cloth

Date: February 25, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Charlemont librarians Mary Boehmer and Bambi Miller will trace the role local Abolitionist women played gathering petitions, public speaking and creating quilts to generate funds for the support of the Underground Railroad Movement. Inspired by the 19th century Ladies' activities, and following in their footsteps, discussion will revolve around the efforts of 100 contemporary women and their quilting participation, bringing to light our Community's past.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Neil R. Murray

Artist: Neil R. Murray
Start Date: January 18, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Franklin Community Co-op at McCuskers Market
Hours: 7am-7:30pm
Address: 3 State Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

Cheer up your winter mood, with an exhibit of the flora of the famous Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls by local photographer Neil Murray. Also included will be large format framed photographs of the village and scenes from the Gulf of Maine.

Contact: Neil R. Murray
neilrmurray@gmail.com
413-336-2008

 

Seeing Red

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 31, 2018
End Date: February 26, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Work by members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op in which the color red is a defining feature. Media include paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber art, blown glass, leather, floorcloths, pottery and mixed media sculpture.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-635-9324

 

Remembrance of Our Past & Fly Away Home

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 7, 2018
End Date: February 25, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

"Fly Away Home", Mary Boehmer and Bambi Miller & "Fly Away Home", Belinda Lyons Zucker, Embark upon a journey to illuminate the nineteenth century story of the Dorsey Family, Freedom Seekers from Liberty, Maryland and the Leavitt Family, Abolitionists of Charlemont. Fly Away Home features tales in Black folklore that tell of Africans that flew. Those left to work the fields remained slaves and told these fantastic tales with only their imaginations to set them free.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph

Artist: Mary Lee Bendolph
Start Date: January 23, 2018
End Date: May 27, 2018
Location Name: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 50 College Street,
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu

Experience the bold, improvisational designs of an acclaimed Gee's Bend quiltmaker.

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Reaching Out

Artist: Rosemary Polletta
Start Date: February 4, 2018
End Date: February 28, 2018
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Tues-Wed & Sun, 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street @ Rt. 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: robertfloydphoto.com

Rosemary has honed an unique approach and style through the years. Her feelings run deep and she successfully converts this energy into her artwork. The images contain a common theme of "reaching out" graphically or metaphorically. She is a member of our long running Advancealots Seminar and has participated in The Gallery's Learning Center workshops from Manhattan to RI and on to Newfoundland. Image: "Ice Patterns" by Rosemary Polletta

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@robertfloydphoto.com
413-529-2635

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Slice of Humanity

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

The work of five artists capturing the human figure using paints, brushes, markers, pens and mixed media collage: Robert Bent, Suzanne Conway, Lauren Paradise, Jeff Wrench, and gallery owner/artist Nina Rossi. A wide variety of figural work is represented, each artist working their inimitable style to fill the walls of the Valley's smallest gallery.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Irregular Rectangles and Their Influences

Artist: Richard Yarde
Start Date: January 30, 2018
End Date: March 2, 2018
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries/arno-maris-gallery-exhibits

Recognized as one of the great American watercolorists of the 20th Century, Yarde was a native of Boston and lived much of his life in Northampton. He taught art at several colleges, including the University of Massachusetts, until his passing in 2010. The University will host a panel discussion about Yarde and his work on Tuesday, February 13 at 11:15am in the Arno Maris Gallery, with artists Kim Carlino, Sue Montgomery, and Terry Rooney, among others.

Contact: Troy Watkins
twatkins@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5523

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

New Neuro Work

Artist: Laura Bundesen
Start Date: February 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Location Name: Westhampton Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue-Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: www.laurabundesen.com

Delving into neuroscience research and working from functional models of the brain, Laura Bundesen uses mixed media techniques of fabric collage and hand embroidery combined with paint to explore the fascinating terrain of the human brain through color and texture. Laura's studio is located in Huntington. Her art has been collected by neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroscientists, and both survivors of brain illness or injury, and their caregivers.

Contact: Laura Bundesen
bundesen@gmail.com

 

Craft Fairs & Pop-up Shops

39th Annual Artspace Pottery Seconds & More Sale

Date: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm, & Saturday, March 3, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College Dining Commons
Address: 1 College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Shop for handcrafted items made by over 40 local artists, including potters, glassblowers, woodworkers, metalsmiths, jewelers, illustrators, fiber artists, and more. There will also be performances by Artspace music students, as well as a chance to win one of many door prizes generously donated by the artists! Free parking; purchased items will be wrapped. Proceeds support Artspace's music and art programs, including Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools.

Contact: Maria Ramsey
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

17th Annual Women in History Month Photo Contest / Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Submission Due Date: March 2
Submission Fees: $25 per artwork entry
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com/events/17th-annual-women-in-history-photo-contest

This year's theme is "Artwork" and is open to all women photographers, 18+, near and far. Categories: 1. Portraits of women living anywhere in the world, B&W only. 2. Scapes including, land, water, urban, farm, and sky, color or B&W. 3. Close-ups of inanimate objects, color or B&W. See guidelines on website.

Contact: 413-529-2635

 

Classes & Workshops

Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop with Rebecca Clark

Date & Time: Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm
Fee: $25, materials included
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com/pastel-workshops.html

If you're fascinated with vibrant color and line work, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. These classes allow you to experiment while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, each session will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Another date for same class: April 22.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Group Mentoring Program

Date & Time: Thursdays, 2-4:30pm, March 8 - April 12
Fee: $200
Organization: Christine Labich Fine Art
Class Location: Main Street Studios
Address: 16 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.christinelabich.com

Receive instruction in drawing and painting techniques, support to move beyond stuck places, and encouragement to find your own path/style. Students bring their own projects in their chosen medium, and Christine is available at your easel for ideas, tips, and camaraderie. Working together, we develop community as well as strengthen the skills of perception and technique that lead to great painting. Class size is limited, so that everyone receives personal attention a few times during each session.

Contact: Christine Labich
clabich77@gmail.com
413-695-7631

 

Introduction to Calligraphy with Valerie Bassett

Date & Time: 10am-11:30am, March 7 - April 11
Fee: $180
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building, downstairs studio
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes/

In this 6-week course, students will learn the fundamentals of Italic Calligraphy. We all know how special it is to receive a hand lettered envelope or invitation. This wonderful art form can be learned quickly with the proper skills and practice and enable you to create beautiful envelopes, verses and poems.

Contact: Penny Burke
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

February Vacation Camp at CyclePottery

Date & Time: February 20-22, 9am-12pm
Fee: $150
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com/classes/

The camp will have kids ages 9 & older hand building, wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing their creations. Cost is $150/student and includes all glazing and firings With Liz Fieldsteel & Jocelyn Gozdowski.

Contact: Liz
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

Creating a Teapot Workshop With Andrew Quient

Date & Time: March 24, 3-5pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com

Watch Andrew's methodical creation of a teapot. He will walk through the steps from creating the vessel with a gallery for a lid, the lid, the spout, and the handle. Learn from his explanation of his techniques and strong attention to detail. "Wheel-thrown teapots challenge us to blend all the elements of a teapot: the body of the pot, spout, lid and handle, in a composition that succeeds visually and functionally. I also demonstrate my methods of creating surface design." (Andrew Quient)

Contact: Liz
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

STENCIL for TEENS with Peter O. Zierlein

Date & Time: 3:45-5:45pm, March 7 - April 4
Fee: $215 includes all materials
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Northampton Community Arts Trust building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes/

Peter O. Zierlein, POZ, is a well-known Illustrator and the creator of the First Night Northampton poster 2018. He is also the founder of 'Paint this Box', a program designed to beautify the town by painting the utility boxes around Northampton, sponsored by the Northampton Arts Council. Peter currently illustrated for Take magazine and others like the NY Times, Boston Globe, The Nation, Washington Post, LA Times, to name a few. Now he wants to share hes new found love for stencil art with you!

Contact: Penny Burke
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Painting Spring Flowers in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: April 7-8, 9am-4pm
Fee: $140 plus materials
Class Location: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Spend the weekend learning several watercolor techniques to create 2 or 3 paintings. Learn to use intense bright colors as well as more traditional pastel colors; wet on dry paper, wet on wet, and some dry brush. Please bring a lunch. Ages 14 and up.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $15/ $10 for students
Address: 71 Bradford Street, in Studio One (side door - follow the signs)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Open Figure Drawing group: Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels and drawing horses, music, conversation and snacks. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. Keep an eye on the facebook page as we are likely going to a bi-monthly schedule unless we get enough guest hosts to fill in on the "off weeks".

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: Tuesdays 10am-1pm, February 20 - March 27
Fee: $425
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class size limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Wheel Throwing Classes for All Levels

Date & Time: Monday & Friday mornings 10am-12:30pm, or evenings 6-9:30pm; February 26 - April 6
Fee: $210 - $290 depending upon instructor & with or without extra studio time on Sat/Sun
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com/classes/

A 6-week session to try wheel throwing for the first time or continue working on your skills with master potter Andrew Quient, studio owner Kathryn Kothe Roszko, professional potter & certified teacher Liz Fieldsteel, or Sculptor & CyclePottery Instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski.

Contact: Liz
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

Watercolor, Big & Bold

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, March 7 - April 11
Fee: $234
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings. Techniques may include dry brush, wet on wet, big brush, flat brush. Some demos, critiques. Learn by doing. All levels welcome.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: February 22, 8am-12pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks. Other dates: March 9, 6-10pm; April 8, 8am-12pm.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

Private Welding/Metal Sculpture Lessons with Michael Martindell

Date & Time: by appointment
Fee: $45/hour; small discounted group rates available
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: michaelmartindell.com

Learn to fabricate welded steel sculpture and functional metal art in a creative, industrial setting, using a variety of welding processes and finishing techniques. All levels welcome.

Contact: Michael Martindell
michaelmartindell@gmail.com
413-695-3538

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

This class will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Students who choose designs that take longer than the 4-hour class to complete can return to finish their pieces during the next class with an additional cost of $25 per hour. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class listed above are: Feb 25, Mar 8, Mar 11, Mar 22, Mar 25.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, March 3, 9:30am-3:30pm
Fee: $160 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com

 

Body: Skin: Cocoon: Transformation: A Course in Transformation Design

Date & Time: Fridays, 12-5pm, March 23 - April 27
Fee: $286
Organization: Lisa Hoag Designs
Class Location: MGHPCC
Address: 100 Bigelow Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/body-skin-cocoon-transformation-a-course-in-transformational-design-tickets-37502226168

Reconsidering our projects as transformational experiences for our audience. Just as a caterpillar needs a chrysalis to become a butterfly, we each need a safe container in which to evolve and grow. In this class, we will learn to translate any project into a creative container, which provides a transformational experience for a viewer/audience/experiencer. Projects can arise from any discipline or medium, and be expressed in any discipline or medium or a combination.

Contact: Lisa Hoag
lisahoagdesigns@gmail.com
978-544-7894

 

Ashfield Water Color Classes

Date & Time: 9am-5pm, once monthly until June 16, 2018
Fee: $110 inclusive (discounts available)
Organization: Walter Cudnohufsky Artist
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: 344 Main Street (116)
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Fifteenth year of full day (8-9 hr.) week end classes with changing subjects each month. All materials and supplies provided. Everyone can paint and an assured success. For all levels of experience. Demonstrations and skilled personalized instruction in small classes. Contact for more detailed information. Private classes available.

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square, Suite 213
Date(s) available: immediately
Address: 4 Open Square Way, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

3-bay light-filled studio across from shared large sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. 24/7 card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it). White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. Refinished maple floors original to the 19th century. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Crowdfunding

Help Me Make Art In Finland

Goal: $2,500
End Date: June 1, 2018
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.gofundme.com/4xra2m8

Turners Falls photographer Anja Schutz has been awarded a one-month residency at the Arteles Creative Residency Program for July 2018. This gives an artist a whole month out in the Finnish countryside to devote fully to art, with studios accessible 24 hours a day. "The idea that I've been granted a month to focus on my practice in a foreign land that will also invite me to notice things anew is an honor to me. I would be so grateful for your help in enabling me to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

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