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This Week's Newsletter: April 17, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
April 17, 2018
Issue #502

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Featured Listings:

Call to Photographers: Moving Towards Social Justice

Sponsoring Group Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
Submission Due Date: April 21
Submission Fees: Digital submissions, no charge. $25 per framed artwork.
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com/events/womens

Include your voice in the conversation. We invite you to submit your digital images that illustrate social issues of our times. NOT a photo contest. Themes: 1. Voter rights/registration 2. Climate change 3. Healthcare 4. Immigration 5. Gun safety/violence 6. Economic fairness:homelessness/equal pay/poverty 7. Expanding equality:human rights. Exhibit artwork will not be judged. Digital images emailed will be invited to be printed/framed. MAY exhibit, Monson House of Art. Image: Enough, Pat Crutchfield.

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

 

Spring At Last

Artist: Scantic River Artisans
Date: April 28, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

The annual Scantic River Artisans Spring Art Show, featuring live demonstrations by local artists, work across all mediums and artist meet and greets. Reception & meet the artisans: 12-2pm.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Thousand Cranes Studio

Artists: Thousand Cranes Studio
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 31, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam

Across both levels of the library, visitors will also enjoy the colorful and creative artwork of the students from Thousand Cranes Studio. The artwork consists of drawings, sketches, and paintings from students as young as 4 years old! Thousand Cranes Studio is run by Stan and Sheila Coly and is located in Feeding Hills. For more information, please visit www.thousandcranesstudio.com.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Origins: It Feels Different With You Here

Artist: Eva Lin Fahey
Start Date: April 29, 2018
End Date: May 4, 2018
Reception Date: April 29, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.evalin.xyz

Origins: It Feels Different With You Here, consists of abstracted spaces that work to create both a sense of intimacy with the viewer and self-reflective environments focusing on the concept of consanguinity and a sense of personal origin. The spaces created layer figurative imagery or text over shifting backgrounds that evoke the sense of water and fluidity. This fluid space references the flux of identity linked to origin while simultaneously acting as a protective barrier to the ideas expressed.

Contact: Eva Lin Fahey
Evalinartwork@gmail.com
508-274-2860

 

Playing in the Threshold

Artists: Tom Morton, Val Gilman
Start Date: April 4, 2018
End Date: April 28, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Tom Morton will be showing a new series of abstract paintings and pastels and Val Gilman will display both bronze figurative work and life-sized site-specific temporary figurative sculpture. An Art Forum, on April 19, at 7:30 pm, in the A3 Gallery, will include an improvisational dance performed by Natalie Picone in collaboration with Gilman.

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

 

Color in Containment: 11th Annual Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition

Start Date: March 22, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Examines the use of color within a group of works to ask a difficult question: can color be controlled? Should it be? The exhibition, including works by Patrick Hughes, Andy Warhol, and Pipilotti Rist, among others, imagines vibrant works of art from the UMCA permanent collection as specimens under glass, inviting viewers to make their own discoveries about the necessity or futility of containing color. Symposium: Wednesday, April 4, 4:30-6:30pm. Curators' Tour of Exhibition: Thursday, April 5, 6pm.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

What Will Happen?

Artist: Jason Antaya
Start Date: April 5, 2018
End Date: April 28, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, April 21, 4:30-7:30pm
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

"What will happen?" is a common contemporary sentiment. This question can often feel constant, keeping us projected into possible futures, preventing us from enjoying the present, leading to anxiety and depression. Antaya's recent collection of portraits was created with the intent of depicting this uncertainty and raw emotion in visual form. Artist Reception and DIY Collage with Jason, Saturday, April 21st, 4:30-7:30pm.

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

 

Excavations

Artist: Ben Sears
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

The history of each piece in "Excavations" can be seen through the layers of ink, paint and charcoal. Sears says that each drawing reminds him of something fundamentally human and relates to his experience in the world. Many of the themes that develop are about core human experience and struggles: Isolation, connection, and self-worth. Sears earned a BFA from RISD in illustration and an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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

 

Shift

Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, April 22, 2pm-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Deeply connected to nature and interested in human consciousness, Hunsicker is inspired by both science and spirituality. "Shift" showcases her recent paintings, sculpture, and installation that explore the territory between the organic and the artificial. Hunsicker writes, "By keeping my studio practice in line with my spiritual practice I trust that the resulting work will express my view of the world." Mingle & Schmooze: Sunday, April 22, 2pm-4pm.

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

 

Postsentiment

Artist: Fafnir Adamites
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

New sculptural works in paper and plaster. Adamites' large scale paper forms act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women's Studies from UMass Amherst. She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited her work nationally.

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Ashfield Exhibits/Events

Ashfield Through the Years

Artist: Helen Hodges
Start Date: March 29, 2018
End Date: April 25, 2018
Location Name: Elmer's
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield

Helen has been a local artist in Ashfield for 40 years. The exhibit will showcase many local scenes that Helen has delighted in capturing. There will also be an exhibit of still lifes in the smaller room, as well as pet portraits. that Helen does for commissions. All paintings are for sale.

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association meeting with artist Tom Fuller

Date: Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown

Mr. Fuller has been a bird enthusiast since the 1960s. He started woodcarving in the 1980s but his art was put on the back burner while employment was a priority. Now retired, he again took up serious bird carving about five years ago. He has won several awards for his amazing carvings. Join us at 6:30 for time to socialize and network with other artists. A business meeting of the association is from 7-7:30pm followed by Mr. Fuller's presentation from 7:30-8:30pm. The evening is open to the public.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Planet Earth

Artist: Ed Moret
Start Date: April 14, 2018
End Date: May 5, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

To celebrate Earth Day: symbolic art by international artist Ed Moret that captures the importance of planetary healing as it relates to environmental issues like climate change and endangered species. Born in the West Indies in 1950, Moret's interest for the ocean and nature became an integral part of his life. At an early age he felt compelled to paint and capture the plethora of beauty and harmony the Earth offered.

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

 

RECTO/VERSO

Artists: Henry Amistadi, Maria Jose Gimenez
Start Date: April 9, 2018
End Date: May 2, 2018
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: tinyurl.com/ydage455

Individual and collaborative works by Henry Amistadi and Maria Jose Gimenez, representing over two years of informal explorations of the overlap between their established practices and mediums. The exhibit will include a selection of books, art objects, and works on paper produced by the artists.

Contact: Henry Amistadi
henryamistadi@gmail.com
978-727-5279

VOLUME

Artists: Fine art bookbinders at One Cottage Street
Start Date: April 3, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: White Square Books
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 86 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.whitesquarebooks.com

Showcasing some of the best fine art bookbinders in the Valley. Artists include Carol Blinn, Sarah Creighton, Peter Geraty, Daniel Kelm, Julia Rabin, and Mark Tomlinson. "The Valley, and especially Easthampton, has a rich history in both bookbinding and printmaking. Most of these artists have been working in their fields for over 30 years. This exhibit is a way to show my appreciation for their craftsmanship," says curator Lisa Hersey. The reception on April 13 will kick off Easthampton's annual BookFest.

Contact: Eileen Corbeil
whitesquarebooks@gmail.com
413-203-1717

 

Local Photographers' Exhibit

Artists: Tracey Eller, Amy Thompson Avishai
Start Date: March 23, 2018
End Date: June 15, 2018
Location Name: The Coffee Mill
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-2pm, Wed 4:30-8pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 9am-2pm; Sun 10am-2pm
Address: Eastworks: 116 Pleasant Street, #142 (across from the RMV)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/coffeemilleasthampton

This new coffee shop in Eastworks is excited to display two local photographers' works. Tracey Eller has her portraits on display. Amy Thompson Avishai, a documentary photographer, has 3 series of photos from different countries.

Contact: Jessica Harwood
coffeemill.easthampton@gmail.com
413-203-1280

 

Winged Migration

Artist: Suzette Alsop Jones
Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

I have always been fascinated by the way a bird angles its wings to ride the wind, and the mysterious nature of their seasonal migrations. How do birds navigate from nesting sites, often thousands of miles to specific places where winter temperatures and food availability make their lives sustainable. Beyond the specifics of each bird, my paintings often explore the visual rhythms, patterns, and naturally chaotic intersections of wings and movements of birds in flight.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Speaking Figuratively

Artist: Eric Grab
Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: May 30, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, April 27, 6:30-8pm
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/EricGrabGG

Grab explores the human figure through spontaneous, bright pastel drawings as well as deeply layered, enigmatic paintings that reach back towards archetypal forms and symbols. On Friday, April 27, a life drawing demonstration from 5:30 to 6:30pm will be followed by an artist's reception from 6:30 to 8pm.

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

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Spring At Last

Artist: Scantic River Artisans
Date: April 28, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

The annual Scantic River Artisans Spring Art Show, featuring live demonstrations by local artists, work across all mediums and artist meet and greets. Reception & meet the artisans: 12-2pm.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Wilbraham Art League Show at the Dane Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 8, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: Dane Gallery
Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm
Address: Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

The show will include a variety of art: paintings, jewelry, pottery, painting on silk, basketry and photography. The exhibit is our main event and we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary as a league. The show will be on Saturdays only with hours 12-4pm.

Contact: Joyce Emerle
jepainter@live.com

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Water, People and Trees, Embraced by Natural Beauty

Artist: Stacey Temple
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

Oil on canvas. Second reception April 21, 4-7pm.

Contact:310-359-3542

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Working Artists Share Stories

Artists: Sawmill River Art Gallery artists
Date: Sat-Sun, April 28-29, 1-5pm
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

The event will feature artist demonstrations and testimonials. Saturday, April 28: weaver Kathy Litchfield, 1-3pm; painter Louise Minks, 3-5pm. Sunday, April 29: potter Lydia Grey, 1-3pm; photographer Judy Cummings, 3-5 pm. The artists will not only share their work but will explain how they became interested in their art form.

Contact: Kathy Litchfield
kathy@firecrowhandwovens.com
413-522-0358

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Public talk: Untitled, 2018 by Artist Andrea Fraser

Date: Thursday, April 26, 4:30-6pm
Location Name: Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Andrea Fraser is an artist best known for forms of performance art, institutional critique, and feminist practice that turn art world conventions on their head. Fraser lives in Los Angeles, where she chairs the UCLA Department of Art. This program is part of Excavating the Image, an annual collaboration between the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art. Image: Fraser, Andrea, American (1965 - ). Little Frank and His Carp, 2001. One 6 minute video and one 6 minute DVD.

 

Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies, and Counterpoints

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: April 17, 2018
End Date: May 17, 2018
Reception Date: April 18, 5:30-8pm
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

My painting process is unsettling, passionate, radical, and driven. This body of 16 paintings are like the movements of a symphony that take a year or more to fully realize. Each painting has immediacy to it, but takes time to complete; it's my own personal paradox. The painting is the consequence of technique and skill brought about by the concept. That is how what ends up on my canvas gets said, and how my paintings come to be.

Contact: 413-585-3100

 

Kaleidoscope: Colors of Hope in Haiti

Artist: Cathy Lawlor
Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Cathy had the privilege to join her husband. Dr. Rich Lawlor, on a visit to Haiti. This exhibit attempts to capture colors and textures as well as the eyes of schoolchildren, country landscapes, and the daily life of Haitians in Port au Prince.

Contact: Cathy Lawlor
cathylawlor@comcast.net

 

Photos From Near and Far

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

Lori has captured the sights and scenes from her adventures both near and far through the lens of her camera. For over 15 years she has enjoyed photographing landscapes, nature, family events and real estate.

Contact: Lori Sheehan
lorfs2@charter.net

 

Thoughts on the Education of Daughters

Artist: Barbara Hadden
Start Date: April 5, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Barbara Hadden was born in 1955 in Hamburg, Germany, and spent her childhood in Europe and the Middle East. She studied painting, photography and filmmaking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2015 she won a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Artist's Resource Trust. Her work plays between abstract and figurative landscapes in both painting and photography. barbarahadden.com

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Playing with Fire

Artist: Annie Bissett
Start Date: April 5, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A series of twelve red-hot woodblock prints created during the first 365 days of the Trump presidency.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Hatfield Streams

Artist: Russell Powell
Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Russell Powell, painter and writer, is known for his agricultural work with the New England Apple Growers Association and his environmental advocacy. Recently, he has applied his organizational skills to bringing together salon style community gatherings for artists in Hatfield. These paintings represent reflections on walks he takes through the woods of Hatfield down to the Connecticut River. On April 27, 7pm, a video presentation night features Powell's short films, Airstreamin', and Shack Time.

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

 

FOUR WAYS IN

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 4, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Esther S White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. The four artists have been meeting since September 2017, building a routine of collaborative thought and curation. Working independently, they have each created work that in a variety of ways addresses the subjects of touch, permeability, barriers, visualization, and proximity.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

ROOTS OF RESISTANCE

Artist: Denise Beaudet
Start Date: March 6, 2018
End Date: May 31, 2018
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Beaudet is known for her strong visionary technique and commitment to justice. Her "Roots To Resistance" is a suite of eight-foot-high painted portraits of twelve women activists from across the globe and their earthshaking justice work! These incredible images are on exhibit at the New England Visionary Artists Museum wing of the Anchor House of Artists. This stop for this traveling exhibit is a fundraiser for the work of Afghan Women's Activist, Malalai Joya. Image: Detail of Malalai Joya portrait.

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

 

Mostly Blue

Artists: The Fiberistas
Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: April 30, 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.fiberistas.com

In this exhibit, eight fiber artists are inspired by the color blue. Working in many media including quilting, tapestry weaving, felting, shibori dyeing, stitchery and collage, they explore traditional techniques as well as contemporary artistic trends including graffiti, illumination, and repurposing materials that would otherwise be discarded. The Fiberistas are Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha Robinson, Flo Rosenstock, Margaret Stancer, and Nancy Young.

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

 

A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old

Artist: Jules Feiffer
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: May 31, 2018
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

At 89 years old, Jules Feiffer is arguably the most important living cartoonist.

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

 

Kombucha Art and Photography

Artists: Deb Orgera, Pam Clark
Start Date: March 21, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Sam's Pizza
Hours: 11am-10pm
Address:235 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

Drawings on dried Kombucha by Deb Orgera and local photography by Pam Clark.

Contact: Deb Orgera
deborgera@gmail.com
413-320-9515

 

Single Room Occupancy: Portraits and Stories from Northampton Lodging 1976 - 2016

Artists: Cassandra Holden, Paul Shoul
Start Date: March 9, 2018
End Date: June 10, 2018
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

In 2016 Northampton Lodging was demolished. Cassandra Holden has been interviewing former residents of about what it was like to live there and photographer Paul Shoul has captured thoughtful portraits of them just before they were relocated. The exhibition traces the waning years of boarding house living in Northampton and raises questions about how we enfold those at the edges of our community.

Contact: Cassandra Holden
cassandraholden@gmail.com
413-559-7752

 

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

 

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Mixed Messages: Graphic Art in Words and Images

Artists: DVAA
Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: June 3, 2018
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Altered photos, book art, calligraphy, cartoons, collagraphs, eco prints, digital art, lithographs, lino & woodprints, monoprints, sketches, solarplates.

Contact: Marge
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Fabulous 4th Annual Hilltown Draw-Around

Date: April 28, 12pm-12am
Location Name: Cowell Gym
Address: 51 Maple Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

This unique carnival of creativity brings together people of all ages to play and get creative together as we make a 4,000+ square foot work of art! This is a pay-what-you-can community event. All are welcome to participate, but equally, we encourage everyone to be as generous as each is able with their donations. All proceeds will go toward funding The Art Garden's ARTeens Program, a 20-week, pay-what-you-can, afterschool art program for Franklin County teens.

Contact: 413-625-2782

 

PRECARIOUS

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: April 16, 2018
End Date: May 31, 2018
Location Name: McCusker's Market
Hours: Daily, 7am-8pm
Address: 3 State Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

A series of 8 paintings that speak to: the historical practice of subterranean detonations of nuclear weapons (in our country), the treaty that changed that practice , and our current nuclear situation(s).

 

Heavenly Bodies

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: March 28, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

The exhibit features wall sculptures that include backlit cloud formations sporting thunderbolts and pearls, surrounded by winged figures that look like industrial angels made of shrimp forks, saw blades, wire, paint brushes, and other discarded items. Rossi also displays some of her unique figure studies.

Contact: Nina Rossi
nalerossi@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Artspace Pastel Studio: Recent Work

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 2, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

This exhibit highlights some of the work of a very diverse, talented group of artists who participate in a studio run at Artspace in Greenfield by Rebecca B. Clark, who is also represented by Salmon Falls Gallery. Becky has been an instructor at Artspace for 10 years; some of the artists in this show have been there for almost as long as that and some for just a few years.

Contact: 413-625-9833

 

Our Vanishing Wild

Artist: Maureen Moore
Start Date: March 2, 2018
End Date: April 29, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Artist Maureen Moore is always on alert for subjects to paint. About a year ago, when visiting friends in California, Maureen went with them to the famed San Diego Zoo. As they toured the zoo, the guide repeatedly identified species that were in danger of disappearing from the wild. Amazed by how many there were and impressed by their beauty, she realized they were wonderful artistic subjects and their plight was worthy of recognition.

Contact: 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.

 

Southwick Exhibits/Events

Oil Paintings - Color and Texture

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Southwick Public Library
Hours: Mon-Tue 10am-8pm, Wed 1-8pm, Thur-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Southwick

An exhibition of local artist Richard Nowak who paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums scenes of landscapes, seascapes, floral scenes, gardens and still lifes for the past twenty five years. A member of the Tobacco Valley Art Association and past member of Oil Painters of America and the Holyoke Art League. He paints in a realistic style with an impressionistic flair often using painting knives along with brushes to achieve a painterly effect on the canvas.

Contact: Richard Nowak
nowakfineart@gmail.com
413-563-6565

 

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

 

IMAGINATION TO APPLICATION

Artist: Paul Goodnight
Start Date: April 17, 2018
End Date: June 16, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, April 21, 4-7pm
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

The works of Paul Goodnight with fellow artists Ekua Holmes and Lawrence Pierce.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Seasons, Sunrise and Farms

Artist: Catherine Lee
Start Date: March 1, 2018
End Date: April 30, 2018
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8 pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Catherine Lee was born in Rome, Italy and settled in Western Massachusetts at the age of five. She is the mother of four amazing daughters. After teaching elementary art in the local schools she decided to market her own work. She paints acrylic on paper and photographs local landscape. She has a passion for art history and strives to create fascinating works that imitate the paintings of her favorite artists and highlight the beauty of local landscape while she captures a moment in time.

Contact: Katherine Hand
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-2642

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Turners Falls: An Artist's View

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: May 11, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Decades of work documenting the town in various media: clay, photography, paint, cloth, collage by owner/artist Nina Rossi.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Seen/Unseen

Artist: Cindi Oldham
Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: May 30, 2018
Reception Date: April 28, 1:30-3:30pm
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.cindioldham.com

A conceptual portrait series that explores what it means to be seen, yet unseen at the same time. The viewer can see the subject’s likeness in their portraits while learning a little bit about each one of them by reading the narratives that correspond with them. You may learn something about them that is often overlooked, something that one can only notice when they take a second look, or something that has been right there in plain sight, yet invisible; until now.

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Articulture Westfield 2018

Date: Friday, April 20, 6-8pm; & Saturday, April 21, 10am-7pm
Location Name: The Episcopal Church of the Atonement
Address: 36 Court Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/ArtWorksWestfield

Articulture Westfield is a celebration of local artistic expression featuring up to fifty visual artists from Westfield and surrounding communities in addition to live musical performances and ten local authors all under one roof! Many pieces of art work will be available for purchase. This is our third Articulture event, which provides a platform for new and emerging artists to showcase their work alongside the work of more established and seasoned Pioneer Valley artists.

Contact: Bill Westerlind
Bill@artworkswestfield.com
413-335-6976

 

Smother, Stick, Cut, Collect: Vernacular Sums and Material Mythologies

Start Date: March 20, 2018
End Date: April 21, 2018
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries

In honor of Women's History Month. Features 6 artists from NYC, CT, RI, and other parts of New England with incredible resumes. The works are mostly in sculpture form using fiber and a variety of other materials in vibrant colors. The exhibit has a real theatrical quality. For more information visit our website. Artists: Angela Zammarelli, Alicia Renadette, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Manju Shandler, Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, Damali Abrams. Maggie Nowinski, Guest Curator. Gallery Talk: April 21, 11:30am.

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

ArtSalon at Snow Farm

Date: Thursday, April 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Snow Farm
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.theartsalon.com

Featured artists: Carolyn Clayton, Sally Clegg, Vick Quezada. A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. This program is supported in part by The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Greta Carey Exhibit and Silent Auction

Artist: Greta Carey
Start Date: April 3, 2018
End Date: April 27, 2018
Location Name: Meekins Library
Hours: Tues 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.gretacarey.art

This exhibit and silent auction kicks off Williamsburg's celebration of Greta Carey Month. More than 30 landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and local scenes by the late artist will be on view and available for bidding in the library's Neil Hammer Gallery from April 3 through the Closing Reception and Live Auction April 27. A separate group of paintings will be on sale April 28-29 at the Williamsburg Grange. All proceeds will benefit the Williamsburg Libraries, Grange, and Historical Society.

Contact: info@gretacarey.art
413-268-7793

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Openings on the Amherst Public Art Commission

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

The Amherst Public Art Commission is currently looking for interested volunteers to join the Commission. The Commission is involved in a number of exciting projects to expand and improve the visual and performing arts in Amherst. For information on the work of the Commission and how to apply to join, contact: Rene Theberge, Chair.

Contact: Rene Theberge
rene.theberge@icloud.com
413-575-8123

 

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.

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

 

Spring At Last

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: April 27, 9am-3pm
Submission Fees: 25 membership fee to join Scantic River Artisans required
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Drop off April 27th 9am-3pm, we set up 3pm-6pm @ 104 Allen St, Hampden.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Moving Towards Social Justice

Sponsoring Group Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
Submission Due Date: April 21
Submission Fees: Digital submissions, no charge. $25 per framed artwork.
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com/events/womens

Include your voice in the conversation. We invite you to submit your digital images that illustrate social issues of our times. NOT a photo contest. Themes: 1. Voter rights/registration 2. Climate change 3. Healthcare 4. Immigration 5. Gun safety/violence 6. Economic fairness:homelessness/equal pay/poverty 7. Expanding equality:human rights. Exhibit artwork will not be judged. Digital images emailed will be invited to be printed/framed. MAY exhibit, Monson House of Art. Image: Enough, Pat Crutchfield.

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

 

New Beginnings

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media/ #LOCAL - a Gallery with a Twist
Submission Due Date: April 27
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. Open to seeing other mediums as well. Looking for images that express aspects of new beginnings: spring, awakening, reawakening, renewal, newness, rebirth, dawn. The show will be a celebration of the coming of spring and the newness and rebirth that it brings. Email 1-4 images with title, dimensions, medium. Please include a short description of the piece(s) (not mandatory). Show: May 12.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

Going Within: Self-Portrait as Medicine

Sponsoring Group Name: Tracey Eller / MAP Gallery
Submission Due Date: April 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: ellerimages.com/call-to-artists/

All media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, film, video. Other mediums considered on basis of project. Work must have been completed in the last 3 years. Tracey will be looking for images that express that need to go within… and finding the inner vulnerability and transformation that ensues. Email 1-3 images, with title, dimensions, medium, and 50-100 word story/description of each piece. More info on wesbite.

Contact: Tracey Eller
tracey@ellerimages.com

 

Gallery A3 announces Call for Artists for 5th Annual Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Submission Due Date: June 4
Submission Fees: $25 for one piece; $30 for two
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Open to all artists 18 years and older. Artists wishing to submit work should download, print, and complete the entry form (available on the website) and deliver their artwork to Gallery A3 on Sunday, June 3, 1-7pm, or Monday, June 4, 9am-12 noon. All media are eligible, except reproductions and video. Work must not exceed 26 inches in width. The Gallery has limited display capability for sculpture, so sculptors may be asked to provide a pedestal for their work.

Contact: Diane Steingart
ds@jwoodbridge.com
413-230-0805

 

Classes & Workshops

Basket Weaving Classes

Date & Time: 9am-3pm, May 20 OR June 9
Fee: $50 for 4 hours, or $75 for 6 hours; includes materials for one basket
Organization: ML Basket Designs
Class Location: Arts and Industry #424
Address: Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: mlbasketdesigns.com

Learn to weave a beautiful and functional basket. You can choose from 3 different styles. One can be done in 4 hours, the other 2 take 6 hours to complete. You can choose your own colors and size and there will be several options for varying the appearance. Learn a chase, continuous or start-stop weaving technique.

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com
413-320-3646

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing, Part I with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, May 24 - June 28
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Workshops
Address: 30 Burncolt Road
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures that influence the surface forms on the human figure while drawing from the live model. Part I covers the skeleton, torso, arm, and leg. By analyzing master figure drawings, and exploring a variety of drawing techniques and exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Artists will work from the live model at each meeting, alternating male and female subjects.

Contact: 413-259-7727

 

Experimental Drawing for Teens

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm, April 25 - May 30
Fee: $250
Organization: Christine Labich, Artist
Class Location: Main Street Studios
Address: 16 Main Street (upstairs)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.christinelabich.com

Innovative drawing methods open up new possibilities for individual expression, while strengthening attention, observation, and technical skills. This class is geared toward enhancing confidence, creativity and skill within a supportive and fun environment. All experience levels welcome. Materials provided.

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

 

Spring Clay Class

Date & Time: April 23 - June 18, Mondays, 1-3pm, OR 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: $225 plus $25 lab fee
Class Location: Taproot Arts and Insight
Address: Val Gilman's studio
City/Town: Shutesbury
Website: taprootartsinsight.com/studio-classes.html

Satisfy your inner child and curiosity to play with clay--let your creativity run wild! Learn wheel working, hand-building techniques, and/or decoration techniques to create your own functional pottery (teacups, plates, teapots, and much more) or sculpture. Allow this time to focus on you and your creative expression. Immerse yourself in the piece and watch you and your art develop with each session. Our class is beginner-friendly and suitable for everyone! Spots are limited, so register today.

Contact: Val Gilman
val@taprootartsinsight.com

 

Classes at Snow Farm

Date & Time: new classes start in April/May
Fee: varies
Class Location: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Offering 2, 3, 4 and 5-day workshops in 2D & Mixed Media, Ceramics, Fiber & Baskets, Glass, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Mosaics, Welding, and Woodworking from May through October. Room and board available or workshop only (lunch included). In July, Snow Farm Summer Program for Teens is open to young artists ages 14 - 18. Visit www.snowfarm.org for full list of workshops and for more information.

Contact: Miriam Cody
info@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Circus Sketch Lab

Date & Time: April 28, 6-7:30pm
Fee: $5
Organization: SHOW Circus Studio
Class Location: Paragon Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite #315
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.showcircusstudio.com

A monthly figure drawing session at SHOW Circus Studio for artists & circus performers of all levels. Artists have a chance to come & sketch circus performers, with a focus on capturing movement in drawings. Held poses will also be offered so that artists can draw more details & focus more on form. Artists can sketch in whatever medium they work with but must bring all materials as sketch supplies will not be provided at the studio.

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

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: May 8 - June 27, Tuesdays 10am - 12:30; OR Wednesdays 6-8:30pm
Fee: $325
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
High_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Thrown and Altered: Intermediate Wheel

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, May 10 - June 28
Fee: $350
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Combine wheel throwing and hand-building to alter forms! Make thrown parts and slabs to construct oval, squared or other shaped pots. We will make casserole dishes, lidded forms, and get playful with some new shapes! Some wheel experience required.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
High_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

The Art of Silverpoint Drawing

Date & Time: Sunday, May 6, 10am-4pm
Fee: $225
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the unique medium of silverpoint drawing. Metalpoint drawing is a technique characterized by great linear purity, and just like a fine wine mellows with time. It has been used by many Renaissance artists: Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, and modern artists like Joseph Stella, Ivan Albright, Alan Magee. Participants will learn paper preparation, drawing techniques, and the application of various methods used in tinting the drawings. Siverpoint stylus, paper and brush included in cost.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, April 21, 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

 

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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