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This Week's Newsletter: June 19, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 19, 2018
Issue #511

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Featured Listings:

The Kingdom of Nature

Artists: The Hartsbrook School grades 4 - 12
Start Date: June 2, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: The Henion Bakery
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Address: 174 N. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: Hartsbrook.org

The freshness with which the growing child meets the world is the envy of the more mature adult artist. The challenge of the teacher is to give the young students the means to capture and express what they see, understand, and feel with increasing mastery of line, form, and color. Exemplifying this are works in charcoal, watercolor, pastels, and oil. A final challenge to the students in their Senior year is to see themselves and to render what they see in self portraits.

Contact: Naomi Henderson
nhenderson@hartsbrook.org
413-586-1908

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, June 23, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 11, August 18.

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

 

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Multi-Location Exhibits/Events

Hilltown Open Studio Tour

Date: Saturday, June 23, 10am-5pm & Sunday, June 24, 11am-5pm
Location Name: various locations
City/Town: Chesterfield, Cummington, Plainfield, North Chester, and Worthington
Website: www.hilltownartsalliance.org

The Hilltown Arts Alliance is pleased to launch their first ever Open Studio Tour this spring and welcome visitors to view their work as well as the great beauty of the region. Guests will get a glimpse into both the creative process and the physical work which make up the daily lives of these creative and visionary "Hilltowners". There will be 26 artists participating at 24 locations, plus a group exhibition at the Cummington Community House Gallery. Maps available at each location and website.

Contact: Kate Bavelock
kateb@hilltowncdc.org
413-296-4536

 

Agawam Exhibits/Events

Seasons, Sunrise and Farms

Artist: Catherine Lee
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm (closed Saturdays after June 16)
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Catherine is a local artist from Amherst, and she has lived in the Pioneer Valley since she was five years old. Her photos capture the beautiful landscapes that are a part of her everyday life. Catherine states, "I always have my camera. I never stop looking for beautiful pictures." Catherine gains inspiration from her passion for art history and by creating fascinating works that imitate the paintings of her favorite artists, Andrew Wyeth and Claude Monet.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Girl Scouts Silver Award Project

Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 20, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm (closed Saturdays after June 16)
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

The double glass cases will feature a Silver Award Project from Girl Scout Troop 11630. "Project Air Care" is brought to us by the efforts of Bailey Gervais, Cora Edwards, Guilia Perella and Mykayla Talbot.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Valley Views

Artist: Meg Bandarra
Start Date: May 3, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: Megbandarra.com

A Visual Celebration of the Valley: Urban and Rural, Day to Night. Local pastel artist Meg Bandarra's exhibit is a collection of scenes from around the valley, many painted en plein air (outside), both during the day and at night. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

The Kingdom of Nature

Artists: The Hartsbrook School grades 4 - 12
Start Date: June 2, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: The Henion Bakery
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Address: 174 N. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: Hartsbrook.org

The freshness with which the growing child meets the world is the envy of the more mature adult artist. The challenge of the teacher is to give the young students the means to capture and express what they see, understand, and feel with increasing mastery of line, form, and color. Exemplifying this are works in charcoal, watercolor, pastels, and oil. A final challenge to the students in their Senior year is to see themselves and to render what they see in self portraits.

Contact: Naomi Henderson
nhenderson@hartsbrook.org
413-586-1908

 

Homesick for the Unknown: Memories of places you've never been

Artist: Daniel Chiaccio
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: June 30, 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

An exhibition of prints by Easthampton artist Danial Chiaccio. Each piece is intended to draw us in and imagine ourselves immersed in an unknown yet somehow fully familiar world.

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

 

Happy Wanderings

Artist: Laurie DeVault
Start Date: June 2, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-8pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/burnett

Featuring the colorful, abstract paintings of Amherst artist Laurie DeVault. Solo show of more than 20 works representing the various styles and moods reflected in DeVault's playful and spontaneous exploration of the medium.

Contact: 413-259-3090

 

Windows

Artist: Shirah Neumann
Start Date: May 3, 2018
End Date: July 27, 2018
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: shirahneumann.com

These are new paintings that all relate in some way to windows: an image recorded while observing the play of light and changing of seasons through my studio window; a striking moon shadow that gives reason to pause at the hall window on the way to bed after rocking a child to sleep; the uncanny shadow in a garden wall; or one place within another. These paintings were made in a new medium for me, watercolor, following a two year hiatus from painting after my daughter was born.

 

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.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Compositions: Music without Sound

Artist: Ron Morin
Start Date: June 9, 2018
End Date: July 7, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Ron Morin incorporates actual musical instruments in his paintings to create multi dimensional artwork, symbolizing the similarities between fine art and music: harmony, balance, tone, rhythm, dissonance...

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

 

Easthampton

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 9, 2018
End Date: July 12, 2018
Reception Date: July 7
Location Name: #LOCAL
Hours: Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton

This show is dedicated to celebrating the culture and all that is the charming, burgeoning city of Easthampton. We honor the artists and artisans that represent the valley community in some of the most creative and inspiring of ways. Stop in to one of Easthampton's newest art galleries!

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

The Stranger Stranger

Artists: Michel Duncan Merle, Andre Juarez
Start Date: May 10, 2018
End Date: June 21, 2018
Location Name: MAP Space, Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Contact: pasqualina@easthampton.org

 

Annual Lathrop Artists Exhibit

Artists: Lathrop Resident Artists and Photographers
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

During June, fourteen resident artists and photographers will be featured in our annual Lathrop Exhibit at The Inn Gallery. Residents from both the Northampton and Easthampton communities will share some of their favorite works.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com
413-203-5688

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

PRECARIOUS

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: August 31
Location Name: GCTV Lobby
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-5:30pm
Address: 393 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

These paintings are about historical and current precarious situations of subterranean nuclear weapons.

Contact: Garry Longe
413-774-4288

 

Magic and Flow: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings

Artist: Dave Hay
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: July 21, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, June 22, 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/DaveHayGG

Hay's exhibit includes both abstract and "pop portraits," all painted in his bold palette. "I like to have fun and make it colorful," Hay says. "You can tell when something 'clicks' in the artwork; it's authentic. You can tell the artist was connected to it and had fun creating it."

Contact: Trish Crapo
trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

datik

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: Readywipe / Baustein Building
Hours: by appt
Address: 532 Main Street, Suite 306
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Donnabelle Casis' paintings explore the relationship of personal identity and ritual to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. Through the use of patterns and geometry, she reassembles disparate and discrete iconographic sources into unified compositions as an analog of cultural hybridity. Large and small, intimate and vast, they are part of an expansive framework of disperse elements. Gallery talk: Sunday, June 24th at 2pm.

Contact: Susannah Auferoth
info@readywipegallery.com
413-320-2828

 

Holyoke Arts League Annual Wistariahurst Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 31, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Sun 12-4pm, Mon-Thur 10am-2pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/599641243725259

During the month of June 2018, the Wistariahurst Museum will host an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts (HAL). The fee to view the exhibit is $3 per person.

Contact: Elizabeth Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Nancy Nickerson

Artist: Nancy Nickerson
Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Reception Date: July 12, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nancynickersonartwork.com

Nancy Nickerson uses brilliant colors in her paintings of flowers, animals, fish and landscapes. Largely using watercolors in the past, Nancy has employed a realistic approach to her detailed images. However, she is now adding acrylic pouring to her technique, using an abstract approach to engage the viewer's imagination. She is presently a member of the ECA and the Easthampton Art Guild.

Contact: Nancy Nickerson
nancynick@aol.com
413-695-7111

 

New Work

Artist: Tony Biladeau
Start Date: July 2, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Born in Western Massachusetts, Tony Biladeau has worked for the past 20 years in acrylic painting, oil pastels and drawings featuring floral, landscape and figurative themes. He earned both his BFA and MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been showing his work for the past 30 years.

Contact: Tony Biladeau
tonybiladeau@gmail.com
413-568-5494

 

Oil Landscape

Artist: Jacqueline Brodeur
Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: July 3, 2018
Location Name: Tandem Bagel
Address: 306 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: jackiebrodeur.blogspot.com

 

A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old

Artist: Jules Feiffer
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rmichelson.com

At 89 years old, Jules Feiffer is arguably the most important living cartoonist. "Drawing dancers makes me forget that I'm 89, am chronically breathless, and move at a snail's pace. As my dancers go aloft, they take me with them. Because they are effortless, so am I. A Dance to Going On!"

 

An Evening of Film, Food and Art

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 5pm
Location Name: Forbes Library inside & outside
Address: West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: cinemanorthampton.org

A FREE community event. Come dress in style for Rick's club, Morocco 1941, and win a prize for best attire. Enjoy ART at Hosmer Gallery and meet with artists Dara Herman Zierlein and Pam Acosta. Dine at Bistro Le Gras, tables will be outside, Casablanca-themed menu and cocktails starting at 5pm. Free movie starts at 8:45pm sharp! This is an accessible event. Art exhibit open until June 29th.

Contact: Al Williams
login@northamptontv.org
413-587-3550

 

SHELTER

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 5, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Curated by B.Z. Reily and Nan Fleming, will include eight Pioneer Valley women artists who use recycled or re-purposed materials in their work. Participating artists include Pat Bennett, Harriet Diamond, Nan Fleming, Heather Hall, Amy Johnquest, Louise Laplante, B.Z. Reily and Abby Reiser. SHELTER will invite participation and community engagement with interactive public events, including fundraising for a local organization dedicated to shelter.

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

 

Family Album

Artist: Debra Dunphy
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist works in many styles and media including oils, colored pencil and pastels and is particularly well known for her work in portraiture. She has created hundreds of commissioned works. While she prefers to paint from life, the artist can also work from photographs. In her exhibit, Dunphy will display a variety of portraits she has created of family and friends.

Contact: Debra Dunphy
debraholyokejkd@aol.com
413-588-1670

 

Formation

Artist: Brian Chu
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: July 1, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

This show presents a playful visual dance between seeing and imagination in Chu's drawing and painting, anchored in articulately sensual forms.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

SKYLIGHT

Artists: Elizabeth Lehman, Will Sillin
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: July 1, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

This two-person show of plein air and studio paintings by Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin explores the light and atmosphere of clouds, skies and air close to home in Western Massachusetts and far, far afield.

Contact: Elizabeth Lehman
eblehman5@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Peter Smolenski Art

Artist: Peter Smolenski
Start Date: June 8, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor house of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

A light artist, conceptual performer, hungry to make art of every morsel of information available to humanity.

Contact: Michael Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org
413-588-4337

 

Prints

Artist: Anna Keck
Start Date: June 8, 2018
End Date: June 28, 2018
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, Little Gallery
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

This Zea Mays affiliated printmaker carefully offers images that she informs are, "material layering of printmaking ink, text, digital imagery, and color, the work challenges what is real and creates an intricate new pictorial plane." She explains, "Instead of searching for meaning through pairing down elements to their core, I find it in the excess of design and obliteration of my original forms." Image detail: Reject the Confines of a Base.

Contact: Michael Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org
413-588-4337

 

Drawings

Artist: Pamela Acosta
Start Date: June 2, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Reception Date: Wednesday, June 27, 6-8pm
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: forbeslibrary.org

Pamela Acosta is a Northampton-based artist and illustrator. Originally from northern Mexico, she studied Fine Arts in Texas, and then relocated to the Northeast after graduating. Pamela settled in Northampton in the autumn of 2016, and has since been concentrating on creating cohesive, interconnected narratives for the different characters featured in her illustrations. One day, she hopes to write and illustrate books for children.

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

 

Paintings

Artist: Dara Herman Zierlein
Start Date: June 2, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Reception Date: Wednesday, June 27, 6-8pm
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: forbeslibrary.org

Dara is a political artist continuously using her art to advocate awareness in the world through her paintings of current issues like: social justice, women & equal rights. Her main focus is on the environment.

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

 

The Art of Friendship: Five Decades of Creative Engagement

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 25, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Location Name: Oresman & Jannotta Galleries, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

These seven women have shared their intellectual and personal lives as artists and friends in a 50-year conversation, forging artistic paths as varied as their backgrounds. Their careers evolved to encompass painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, digital art, production design, cake design, and public art. The scale of their work ranges from intimate to grand. This show celebrates the range and agility of their practice on their 45th Smith College Reunion.

 

To trace for to carry

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

These works consider how the body acts as a vessel for memories, languages, and ghosts that link past, present, and future. The United States occupies a paradoxical place in their work. The U.S. government, military, and police appear as the cause of persistent violence and oppression and yet the country also promises to provide a site for refuge and relief. As contemporary artists seek to address the worlds in which they live, their art raises questions about whose bodies and stories matter.

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

 

This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 27, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

This exhibition features modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Art's collection. They were made by artists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as British and American photographers active in Asia. The exhibition title This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else is inspired by Arpita Singh's print of the same name that is on view.

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

 

Moments of Beauty, Moments of Peace

Artist: Joanne Bell
Start Date: May 2, 2018
End Date: June 29, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: JoanneBellPhoto.myportfolio.com

A collection of works by photographer Joanne Bell depicting tranquil settings, quiet moments, and objects of beauty. It invites the viewer to relax, focus on beauty, and enjoy their own moment of peace.

Contact: Joanne Bell
JoanneBellPhoto@yahoo.com
413-599-1770

 

Valerie McQuillan

Artist: Valerie McQuillan
Start Date: May 1, 2018
End Date: July 31, 2018
Location Name: 22 Atwood, 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

As a life long local resident, the artist is still in awe of the beauty of her surroundings. She tries to capture that in her paintings. Her interest in nature, native wildflowers and birds will show up in the artwork displayed.

Contact: Valerie McQullan
vmhavenart@aol.com
413-527-7343

 

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Go With The Flow

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 27, 2018
End Date: July 30, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartsccop.com

River themes and moods depicted in media including painting, photos, prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, glass.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413 256-1840s

 

Columns and Porticos: Architectural Renderings in Ink and Pencil of classical and Romanesque buildings in New England

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: June 5, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018
Location Name: Arms Library
Hours: Mon 1-7pm, Wed 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 50 Main Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.andrewquient.com

Features selected limited edition prints of Andrew Quient’s Architectural Renderings in Ink and Pencil, part of his series of on-site drawings of notable nineteenth-century buildings in Beaux-Arts and Romanesque styles, many of them in western Massachusetts. Quient is known for the accuracy and detail of his drawings, which are inspired by the beauty of the classical architectures to be found in New England.

Contact: Maureen Moore
mosartstuff1@gmail.com
413-625-6728

 

Magical Shelburne Falls

Artist: Marty Yaffee
Start Date: May 30, 2018
End Date: June 25, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartsccop.com

Photographer Marty Yaffee displays many scenic images of the landmarks in and around the picturesque town of Shelburne Falls, capturing magical light in all seasons, and all times of day.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-625-9324

 

In My Nature

Artist: Marty Klein
Start Date: May 4, 2018
End Date: July 1, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com/marty-klein.html

Klein creates images with natural objects (most locally grown or foraged) as subjects. The medium is called scanography. Klein has been creating images in this manner since 2006, both as an outlet for his creativity and as a way to share his knowledge and appreciation of the natural world with others. All of Klein's prints are on fine art rag paper or canvas, using archival inks. The prints capture the ephemeral nature of his organic subjects for posterity.

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

 

상실: Drawings & Sewn Works on Paper

Artist: Katie Yun
Start Date: May 4, 2018
End Date: July 1, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com/katie-yun.html

Both an artist and a chef, Yun's work explores identity and feelings of otherness. 상실 is comprised of reflections from her time living in the Franklin county area. As a Korean-American queer woman, Yun's art brings to light the inherent politics of identity.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Paulitics

Artist: Paul Midura
Start Date: March 30, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: 235 State Street, Suite 10
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

Contact: 413-788-3903

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Flora & Fauna Quilts

Artists: Leslie Cook, Anneke Corbett
Start Date: June 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: seven days, 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Two New England quilters Leslie Cook and Anneke Corbett, practicing different forms of the art celebrate their love and vision of Nature's Bounty. Leslie's elaborate traditional hand applique complements Anneke's more contemporary wildlife images.

Contact: Leslie Cook
lesjcook@yahoo.com
413-475-3833

 

Sculptures

Artist: Ron Edwards
Start Date: May 12, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

The small scale mixed media sculptures on display in this show are made from wood collected along rivers and in forests in western Massachusetts. These are painted with acrylic paint and often have handmade or found objects affixed to them. On his trips through the wood and along rivers, Edwards always uses a walking stick. In the last few years, the 82-year-old artist turned to making walking sticks. Each uniquely detailed stick in this show has a specific theme painted in acrylic paint.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Craft Fairs & Pop-up Shops

Western Mass Queer Makers Market

Date: Sunday, June 24, 11am-4pm
Location Name: Flywheel Arts Collective
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wmqueermarket.weebly.com

A biannual market with the goal of lifting up the works of makers on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Join us for a day of supporting and celebrating queer creators! This market will showcase over 30 queer artists, crafts people, and healers offering visual art, jewelry, ceramics, herbal medicine, tarot readings, fiber arts, body work, skin care services, wood work, candles, leather craft, and more! There will also be a bake sale fundraiser to benefit outnowyouth.org! Accessible entrance and bathrooms.

 

Valley Vintage Market

Date: Sunday, June 24, 12-4pm
Location Name: The Deuce (World War II Club)
Address: 50 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/valleyvintagemarketma

A Central/Western MA meetup of all things vintage including clothing, art, and antiques. A fun, accessible environment encouraging a love of vintage, second-hand and sustainable clothing practices as well as supporting local, small businesses! This year we are raising money for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech K-8 program. Donations will help cover hearing aid and cochlear implant accessories vital to classroom learning for local students. Suggested donation of $1! Don't forget to bring a reusable bag!

Contact: Alison Beaudette
valleyvintagema@gmail.com
774-200-6974

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst

Artists are invited to submit proposals for Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project. This project is designed to further the presence of public art in downtown Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District by inviting local artists to create unique and colorful paintings on three designated utility boxes on North Pleasant Street. Three selected artists will receive a $350 stipend. This event happens on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Contact: Amy A. Crawley
electrifyamherst@amyacrawley.com
978-239-7601

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Shelburne Arts Co-op invites inquiries from local artists interested in submitting work for jury as potential working members. All art and craft media considered. See website for submission procedures.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-256-1840

 

An Excursion in Color

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL - a Gallery with a Twist
Submission Due Date: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well. We will be looking for images that express or show and display color; interesting uses of color; vibrancy of color; color as part of the theme of a piece; color as the intention. Email 1-4 images with title, dimensions, medium. If you have a short description of the piece(s) please include (not mandatory). Show date: July 14th.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 16
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Both application methods can be found on the Jones Library website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

Going Within: Self-Portrait as Medicine

Sponsoring Group Name: Tracey Eller
Submission Due Date: June 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: ellerimages.com/call-to-artists

Curator Tracey Eller is a portrait and editorial photographer based in Easthampton, who has been exploring the subjects of loss, love, and, transformation through self -portraiture. Building upon this experience, Tracey is curating an exhibition across multiple mediums and genres related to Self-Portraiture as Medicine. All media is eligible for consideration, work must have been completed in the last 3 years. Exhibition in October at MAP Gallery. See website for more info.

Contact: tracey@ellerimages.com

 

PaperJam: A month-long riff on paper

Sponsoring Group Name: Exploded View
Submission Due Date: August 22
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls

Exploded View is curating a community art show to premier at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls during the month of September. Artists are invited to submit artwork on, about or related to paper, its personal or local significance, or your creative interpretation thereof -- use your imagination! Email up to three jpegs, with a brief description of each, including title, dimensions and materials, along with your name, address, and phone number to by August 22 to be juried into the show.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Millside Park Signage

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts & Easthampton Parks and Recreation Department
Submission Due Date: June 19, 6pm
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: drive.google.com/file/d/1YS3BNCLv7eI6nlJJ5ErmJVFlnIzmkV1B/view

Seeking designs for a permanent artist-designed outdoor Millside Park Gateway sign -- to be located in Easthampton. The sign will be placed at the entrance of Millside Park 2 Ferry Street in the heart of the Mill District. This opportunity is open to all Massachusetts residents 18 years of age or older. The selected applicant will receive a $5000 honorarium. Full details on application.

 

Uncommon Merits & Awards

Sponsoring Group Name: Holyoke Community College, Taber Art Gallery
Submission Due Date: July 1
Submission Fees: $10, includes up to 4 entries/digital images
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: meritsandawards.wordpress.com

We all know it is standard to win prizes for anything from "Best in Show" to a commendation for valor on the battle field. But what about the many non-traditional milestones that may go unrecognized? Whether they be personal, community oriented, political, or cosmic, we ask that your approach to the merits and awards theme be humorous and/or light hearted. This will be a regional juried show, curated by Amy Johnquest and Jill St. Coeur. Projected exhibition dates: Sept 4 - Oct 25.

 

10th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 13-27
Submission Fees: 25 per entry by October 13th, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art). Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show Dates: October 29 - November 30, 2018.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-4814

 

Classes & Workshops

Summer Youth Programs at Workshop13

Date & Time: starts June 27
Fee: varies
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Art in Nature Camp - Jul 9-13th. Art Detectives Camp - Jul 23-27th. Art Meets Science Camp - Aug 6-10th. Block Printing for Tweens/Teens- 3 days, Jul 18-20th. 3-Day Crash Course in Pencil - Jul 5- 7th or Aug 2-4th. Juggling - July 11th, 18th, 25th. Polymer Clay Jewelry Making - Jul 31st. Sip-N-Pour a Galaxy - Aug 1st. Learn to Sew - Jun 27th. String Art and Root Beer Floats - Jul 2nd. Tween/Teen Tuesday Meet-Ups - ongoing.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Watercolor for Beginners with Susan Harris

Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, July 10-19
Fee: $125 Non Member / $100 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

This new class format provides the beginner with continued lessons in watercolor in addition to drawing landscape and composition in order to complete a painting from start to finish. First session includes the completion of the drawing to be painted. If you wish to attend all sessions but would rather the sketch be provided, please indicate when you sign up and the sketch will be provided. This photo is the subject matter for the painting. All materials included.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

5-week painting class with Scout Cuomo

Date & Time: 5-8pm, Wednesdays, July 25 - August 22
Fee: $365
Organization: Scout Cuomo Studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: scoutcuomo.com/class-signup

This 5-week program will teach you how to paint on a repurposed window using a resin layering technique. Resin in the creative practice allows you to build a three-dimensional painting. Over the course of 5 three-hour classes, we will break down the painting process and learn color techniques. At the end of the course, you'll have a large and lovely piece of artwork that is ready to hang. You don't have to have experience to make something lovely. All materials will be provided. Ages 14 & up.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part II: Head, Features and Hands

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, July 5 - August 9
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of the Head, Features, and Hands, great for portraiture. Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. By analyzing portrait poses in master and contemporary drawings, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your portrait drawing. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

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

 

Painting Spectacular Skies and Clouds with Robert Masla

Date & Time: July 7, 10am-4:30pm
Fee: $150
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes

In this one-day workshop, learn how you can easily paint a sky that not only is convincing, but is spectacular! Clouds that are at the same time solid, soft and weightless. The sky can run the gamut between warm and inviting to ominous and threatening. Understand how to paint a sky that will both support and enhance a landscape and capture your imagination. Learn information, methods and techniques for portraying the limitless sky through color, form and formlessness.

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

 

Draw Like a Painter, Draw Like Crazy with Robert Masla

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:30-9pm, July 9-23
Fee: $150
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes

Join artist Robert Masla in the continued journey of creative expression, learning and fun though drawing. In this series of three evening workshops, he creates an atmosphere where both absolute beginners and advanced artists alike feel themselves nourished, growing and stretching. Masla will lead you further in the exploration that will help you to see and think visually and uncover your unique creative signature as you learn to draw like a painter.

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

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: Friday, July 13, 5-9pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: 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. Next date: September 28th.

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

 

Travel Watercolor Sketching with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 9am-12pm, July 9-13
Fee: $170 plus materials
Class Location: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com/classes

Use pen & ink and watercolor in a small journal to travel around Greenfield area and learn the art of the quick travel sketch.Fun and easy. All levels.

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

 

Waterscapes in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm; July 30, August 1, 6, 8
Fee: $160 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn about painting waves, splashes, and reflections in a four-session class. You'll be working with all kinds of whites, blues, and grays to create at least two paintings.

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

 

Friday Art Wind Down

Date & Time: 2-5pm, Fridays, June 15 - July 27
Fee: sliding scale, a minimum of $10 per hour
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest at First Churches
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/friday-art-wind-down.html

It's Friday afternoon. It's summer. Unwind from your week. Take refuge. Seek. Explore. Play. I'll provide an idea or two each week as possible creative prompts but you are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of materials at your leisure. You do not have to be "artistic" or "creative" in any way.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Locating Our Lives, Discovering Holy Ground

Date & Time: 9:30am-12pm, June 15-22
Fee: $15-40 per class
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest at First Churches
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/pop-up-locating-our-lives

This brief series is an invitation to use the medium of paper maps--literally and figuratively--to re-member, claim, release, ground and contemplate to what you are being called. With maps as the foundational medium, you will be guided through a flow of questions for reflection, a variety of sensory prompts and a lovely array of expressive art materials to help give vision to locating where you have been, are now and where you might be headed. Come for one session or both. Please preregister.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Classes for Kids, Teens, & Adults at Artspace

Date & Time: May 31 - August 17
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Art classes for kids, teens, and adults, including watercolor painting, pastels, drawing, collage, sculpture, and more. Visit website for more information and to register.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, June 23, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other dates: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 11, August 18.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, September 15, 9:30am-3:00pm
Fee: $155 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
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.

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: 5-9pm, June 5 - July 12 (each evening is a separate class - see website for dates)
Fee:$75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

Learn how to use glass and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway in this popular and exciting class! We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Students will make one stepping stone each evening, which can be picked up the following week. Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
christine@christinekenneallymosaics.com
413-244-2384

 

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
Class Location: Studio One (side door - follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

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. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Crowdfunding

RUNNERS Volume 1 - Graphic Novel - IN COLOR!

Goal: $12,000
End Date: June 24, 2018
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.kickstarter.com/projects/621975803/runners-volume-1-bad-goods-graphic-novel-in-color

RUNNERS is a fun all-ages, sci-fi action-adventure comic series by local creator Sean Wang. It follows a crew of alien smugglers as they try to complete dangerous runs and make a living in the criminal underworld of the galaxy. There are action setpieces, dramatic situations, and comedic character banter, all while setting up a bigger story to come. Book 1 is now being reprinted in color and book 2 is also available. You can also check out the series FOR FREE at runnersuniverse.com.

Contact: Sean Wang
sean@seanwang.com

 

Help Me Make Art In Finland

Goal: $3,500
End Date: June 22, 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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