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This Week's Newsletter: January 24, 2023

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
January 24, 2023
Issue #751

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Featured Listings:

Bigger Than Me

Artist: Ryan Murray
Start Date: December 18, 2022
End Date: February 1, 2023
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery, Tower Square
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com/post/bigger-than-me-a-solo-exhibit-by-ryan-murray

Through the unflinching medium of spray paint stenciling, Ryan Murray unearths and examines unsettling but important conversations about the stigma of mental illness, with the goal of normalizing the discussion and treatment of mental health in Black communities.

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: February 5, 10am-2:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The 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 materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Additional date for same class: Feb 19.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

The Maelstrom

Artist: Harriet Diamond
Start Date: February 2, 2023
End Date: February 26, 2023
Reception Date: February 12, 2-5pm
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sculpturestories.com

The Maelstrom, a gallery-wide installation, employs the great shipwreck theme to draw viewers into its chaos. And what chaos it is! The gallery is full of tumult with crashing waves, whirlpools, small boats and people in peril. It is an allegory for our times that at once mirrors our inward and our outward state. Through ceramic figures the artist asks, "How do we respond to this state? With wails or laughter? With work or play? Or do we just hold on?"

Contact: Harriet
413-320-7192

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Paintings & Photography

Artist: Thomas Rickis
Start Date: January 3, 2023
End Date: January 31, 2023
Location: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

A collection of paintings and photography from artist Thomas Rickis throughout the month of January. A Connecticut-born artist now residing in Western Massachusetts, Rickis considers himself an impressionist landscape painter and a contemporary abstract watercolorist. He paints using collage concepts to transform the two dimensional painting surface into a three dimensional painting surface with a variety of materials.

Contact: 413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Luminous Moments

Artist: Hongbing Tang
Start Date: February 1, 2023
End Date: February 28, 2023
Reception Date: Tuesday, February 7, 3-6pm
Location: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/inpersonburnett

Award-winning artist Hongbing Tang's solo exhibit captures the luminous moments in life and the spirit of place. Hongbing is a licensed landscape architect and an elected member of the American Artists Professional League. This exhibit features architecture, landscape, and people special in her life across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Contact: hongbingt@gmail.com

 

SHOWING the UNSEEN at Gallery A3

Artists: members of Gallery A3
Start Date: February 2, 2023
End Date: February 25, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, February 2, 5-7pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In SHOWING the UNSEEN, Gallery A3 celebrates 21 years as a cooperative gallery with a show of members' work that brings to light the overlooked or obscured. Including painting, photography, collage, and assemblage, some work addresses the theme of UNSEEN with images that are mysterious or ambiguous. Other works are UNSEEN in a literal sense, because they remained in the studio, not forgotten but never publicly displayed at the gallery. Image: Eric Broudy, Dream Tree.

Contact: laurajholland@gmail.com

 

Glued Down

Artist: Jules Jones
Start Date: January 18, 2023
End Date: February 25, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, February 2, 5-7pm
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/jules-jones

Jones' "collage paintings" are maximalist mixed media works that reflect their process of repurposing old artworks into collaging material. Print media such as monotypes, screen prints, and lithographs meet scraps of newspaper, works on paper, or childhood drawings; all become affixed to a surface, to be further painted and drawn on, in a nearly endless feedback loop of layering- until a precise visual balance is achieved.

Contact: Katie Bete
Katie@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Portraits in Red: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Artist: Nayana LaFond
Start Date: January 30, 2023
End Date: May 12, 2023
Reception Date: Monday, January 30, 5-7pm
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery
Address: 80 Infirmary Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/cb4a1c

Striking portraits of Indigenous women and girls raise awareness and bring healing to victims and their loved ones. Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 8, 6pm.

 

SPARE

Artist: Sara Karz Reid
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/633/Current-In-Person-Exhibit

"Spare" is inspired by two near-opposite definitions of the word. Spare can mean elegantly simple, without excess. Contrarily, spare can also indicate something is extra, or beyond what is necessary. Reid's graduate studies in archaeology informed her early photographic interest in architectural detail. Over time this has evolved into a focus on compositions that show the everyday in watchful, spare, and sometimes disquieting ways.

Contact: Sara Karz Reid
SKReidPhotography@gmail.com

 

Sculpture

Artist: Jon Bander
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 31, 2023
Location: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/inpersonburnett

The foundation of my art is in repurposing old materials. In this exhibit you will see various creatures I have brought to life using my welding and forging techniques. I enjoy bringing life to old tools, motorcycle parts, and other found materials, combining a passion for art and love for welding.

 

BIRDS

Artist: Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: January 5, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

While Keith Hollingworth has for many years used various found objects to produce his pieces, in this body of mixed media work he introduces birds in a fresh context, to be read as symbols, metaphors, objects, and talismans.

Contact: keithhollingworth37@gmail.com

 

Foraged: Kitchen Garden Herbaria

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: November 12, 2022
End Date: March 15, 2023
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/artist-residence

The Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies showcases new work from artist in residence Madge Evers that highlights interdependent relationships across species through cyanotype and mushroom spore prints. All are welcome to view the exhibit and explore the Center's kitchen garden, apple orchard, and meadows. Free parking is available.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu
413-320-8041

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

The Maelstrom

Artist: Harriet Diamond
Start Date: February 2, 2023
End Date: February 26, 2023
Reception Date: February 12, 2-5pm
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sculpturestories.com

The Maelstrom, a gallery-wide installation, employs the great shipwreck theme to draw viewers into its chaos. And what chaos it is! The gallery is full of tumult with crashing waves, whirlpools, small boats and people in peril. It is an allegory for our times that at once mirrors our inward and our outward state. Through ceramic figures the artist asks, "How do we respond to this state? With wails or laughter? With work or play? Or do we just hold on?"

Contact: Harriet
413-320-7192

 

If we go, we go together

Artist: Daniel Danger
Date: Saturday, January 28, 4-10pm
Location: Tiny Media Empire
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 245
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/danieldanger

20 years of work by illustrator and printmaker Daniel Danger. Focusing on the evolution of his signature narrative personal work, as well as a gallery of commissioned concert posters and movie posters for the likes of Phish, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Guillermo Del Toro, Disney, Mondo, Dave Matthews Band, The Grateful Dead, and more. Part gallery event, part open studio, part archive sale: a one-night event on January 28th, with an additional viewing and pickup window of sold pieces 12-5pm the following day.

 

Light and Joy

Artist: Deborah Sacon
Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: February 22, 2023
Reception Date: February 11, 1:30-3pm
Location: Grubbs Gallery at Williston Northampton School
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm
Address: 40 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: deborahpaints.com

Deborah Sacon's solo exhibit celebrates the joy of plein air painting, re-creating dynamic scenes that bridge the gap between realism and expressionism. Her recent landscapes – painted at the edge of the sea, in the pasture among cows, in the woods beside a flowing river – share each setting's movement and spirit. Deborah's work reveals energy, changing light, shadows, and reflections, to captivate the viewers' imaginations. Original, affordable works, 8" x 10" - 22" x 30" are for sale.

 

We are Gardens Haunted by Each Other

Artist: Michael Medeiros
Start Date: December 10, 2022
End Date: February 26, 2023
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/fiftyarrowgallery

Community collaborations in art, words, and garden-centric mythmaking facilitated by ceramic artist and poet Michael Medeiros. The foundation pieces in the exhibit are Medeiros' ceramic vessels and sculptures, largely made out of locally-dug terracotta clay. Medeiros will be welcoming in collaborators throughout the run, and the exhibition will organically grow through these interactions.

Contact: Michael Medeiros
brassica13@gmail.com

 

Recent Landscape Paintings

Artists: Megan Marden, Marjorie Portnow
Start Date: January 5, 2023
End Date: January 29, 2023
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Megan Marden and Marjorie Portnow both work directly from perception, and also paint in the studio from imagination trying to distill the specific and diverse light and space situations found in the landscape.

Contact: theoxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-203-1196

 

Street Art and Beyond

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: December 28, 2022
End Date: March 31, 2023
Location: CFE Farmstead at Mill 180
Hours: Thur-Fri 5-9:30pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cfefarmstead.com

Graffiti show featuring artists from NY, Montreal, Las Vegas, and Venice Beach. Showcases colorful pieces plus unique element of school buses painted by students and used in a demolition derby. Exciting and intriguing addition to the exhibition.

Contact: Richard Bulda
richardbulda@gmail.com
413-527-2698

 

The American Crow

Artist: Loretta Kane
Start Date: December 12, 2022
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: The Nature Center at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: massaudubon.org/arcadia

Loretta Kane shares crow related pencil drawings combined with water color, on coffee and turmeric stained paper.

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Social Fabric Auction / Food Bank Fundraiser

Date: Friday, January 27, 6pm
Location: Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity
Address: 130 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: bombyx.live/events/jo-hesse-rug-auction

Over the past two months feltmaker Jo Hesse has been leading a unique community art project at Bombyx. Made by and for the community of Western Mass, the Social Fabric has been cut into three beautiful pieces of cloth: a rug, and two smaller wall pieces which will be revealed on the evening of the auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Western Mass. Early bidding for the 6x6' rug has begun at $900 (value $1,800) online or by phone. Email hello@thirdrow.live or call 413-282-8498 to bid.

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

49th Annual Franklin County Teen Art Show

Start Date: January 16, 2023
End Date: February 23, 2023
Location: Artspace Gallery
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Features two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork from high schools across Franklin County. Showcasing the vast array of talent from our community's up-and-coming young artists working in paint, photography, ceramics, and more! Gallery hours are posted at the bottom of our website.

 

Bring Your Own Art Show at Madhouse Multi Arts

Date: Friday, January 27, 5-8pm
Location: Madhouse Multi Arts
Address: 479 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: madhousemultiarts.com

Bring your own art for a DIY gallery at Madhouse during the January Arts Walk.

Contact: Esme auster
Madhousemultiarts@gmail.com

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

BIRDS

Artist: Mark Majeski
Start Date: December 1, 2022
End Date: January 31, 2023
Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 300 Westgate Center Drive
City/Town: Hadley
Website: webdogart.com

Anatomically correct colored pencil drawings of local birds and indigenous flora.

Contact: Mark Majeski
majeskiphoto@verizon.net
413-634-4691

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Upward and Onward at Taber Art Gallery

Artist: group show
Start Date: January 23, 2023
End Date: March 3, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, February 9, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: facebook.com/TaberArtGallery

A large and varied installation created by gallery director, Amy Johnquest to commemorate her retirement after over 26 years showing art at Holyoke Community College. The show is slated to open this Monday at noon and will feature over 40 artists works with over 100 pieces of art. Love Fest Reception: Feb 9th, 5:30-7:30pm.

Contact: ajohnquest@hcc.edu

 

Maria Michurina & Alex Griffin & Sean Noonan at PULP

Artists: Maria Michurina, Alex Griffin, Sean Noonan
Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: February 19, 2023
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Michurina was born in Russia and moved to the Northwest 12 years ago. Her collages and paintings are memories of scenes she has observed or imagined. Noonan paints on found surfaces scavenged near his home in the Hudson Valley. His mark-making is unfastened and free with no inherent defining reference. Griffin lives and works in East Falls, Philadelphia. "I'm drawn in by the beauty of old buildings, the secret history left within structures and the people who previously or currently inhabit them."

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

Longmeadow Exhibits/Events

Abstract Art Squad at Longmeadow Adult Center

Artist: Abstract Art Squad
Start Date: February 2, 2023
End Date: February 28, 2023
Reception Date: February 2, 5-7pm
Location: Longmeadow Adult Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 211 Maple Road
City/Town: Longmeadow
Website: abstractartsquad.com

We met at an abstract art class - four artists with different backgrounds developing our skills in abstract art. We have continued to gather weekly to support and inspire one another. At the the Longmeadow Adult Center you will be able to view more that twenty five abstract paintings in various styles. They are displayed on the second floor of the center (note: you must sign in at the reception desk).

Contact: Roger J Kellman
namllek@aol.com
413-233-7478

 

Ludlow Exhibits/Events

The Not-So-Secret Order of the Vidalia Onion

Artist: Trace Meek
Start Date: January 3, 2023
End Date: January 31, 2023
Location: Hubbard Memorial Library
Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 9am–5pm; Tue & Thu 9am–8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 24 Center Street
City/Town: Ludlow
Website: tracemeek.com

Ludlow resident Trace Meek created this whimsical composition, which advocates for literacy and reading as a means of unlocking both factual information and fantastical experiences. Like many books, this painting attempts to tell a story. Here, Meek uses a visual language of color, shape, and symbol, instead of words. Viewers are invited to spend some time studying the painting, coming up with their own interpretations of the symbols, and what the story means to them. Enjoy!

Contact: Trace Meek
tracemeek@gmail.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Paintings & Digital Art at Hosmer Gallery

Artists: Sunny Allis, Ella N. Alkiewicz, Jay Smith
Start Date: February 1, 2023
End Date: February 28, 2023
Reception Date: February 2, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Labrador Inuk Ella Nathanael Alkiewicz’s creative practices are intellectualized through a variety of forms, in paintings, digital prints, beaded Orange Shirt pins, and beaded necklaces. Jay Smith’s artwork reconstructs traditional Jewish ritual imagery for a contemporary audience, and draws on historical themes to create protective spells for trans bodies and spirits. Sunny is a non-binary multidisciplinary artist. In their paintings, Sunny explores consciousness through dynamic motion and playful transformation.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Celebrate New Art Works in Forbes Library's Collection

Date: February 4, 2-3:30pm
Location: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

The public is invited to a reception spotlighting the new art works by local and regional BIPOC artists which we have acquired in the last two years. Forbes Library received a $10,000 anonymous donation with the express intent of supporting the library in its desire to diversify its permanent art collection. They include paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital art by Ryan Murray, Mike Curato, Grace Lin, Priya N. Green, Alex Callender, Anthony Melting Tallow, and Julius Lester.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Mostly Paper

Artist: Jennifer Seo
Start Date: December 8, 2022
End Date: February 2, 2023
Location: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street, Smith College Dept of Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu/academics/art/events

Jennifer Seo's paper recreations of objects help us better understand what we find important and why. The work focuses on objects found from old family photographs, picking out common objects that those in the scene would have had the most interaction with and creating them in paper sculpture. In the process she considers these lost moments, making space for quiet reflection on family and time.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

the invisible stickiness of things

Artist: María Sparrow
Start Date: January 13, 2023
End Date: January 27, 2023
Location: The Bloomery Art Gallery & Meeting Place
Address: 17 New South Street, Unit 205, Suite D
City/Town: Northampton
Website: bloomlocal.live/events/mara-sparrow-the-invisible-stickiness-of-things-art-exhibition-opening-reception

María Sparrow is a painter and teacher living in Greenfield. In her work, she is interested in representations of womxn and in themes of belonging and alienation. The show at the Bloomery includes new portraits which play with the degree of collaboration with the people who are represented in them.

Contact: Luc Abbott
luc@bloommedia.live
413-535-8787

 

Laura Curran

Artist: Laura Curran
Start Date: January 3, 2023
End Date: February 28, 2023
Location: Woodstar Cafe
Address: Masonic Avenue
City/Town: Northampton

Exhibit of paintings drawings and collage by local artist Laura Curran at the Woodstar Cafe.

Contact: Lcurran26@gmail.com
413-313-6670

 

Fran's Emails

Artists: Ken Gagne, Fran Henry, Walter Korzec
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This intimate, self-referential show is curated by Ken Gagne, presenting the emails of Fran Henry, Walter Korzec's assemblage & woodcuts, & Gagne's selected works. Fran Henry's emails take the form of short messages directed to an anonymous "friend" and discuss her daily journeys with cancer, the treatment, the place in her relationship with her husband, her mortality. Gagne uses these to shape the exhibit. Gagne's works are inspired by his friends and he considers them as collaborators.

 

Invoke

Artist: Sara Gately
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Invoke is an exhibition that explores how artist and educator S.T. Gately uses abstract imagery to create figures that embody mythical qualities. Gately holds that her visual creations are talismans or spiritual protectors that assist her through the many challenges she faces as a person who suffers from multiple chronic health conditions. For Gately, each piece is an invocation of qualities that she needs to progress in life. Image shown: Detail of "The Fairy Queen".

 

Ben Hotchkiss: Somber vs Psychedelic

Artist: Ben Hotchkiss
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Ben Hotchkiss left his Greenwich Village home in 1964 when he was 18. He traveled across the United States working menial jobs, landing in Santa Monica, California. Hotchkiss taught himself a psychedelic style art of the times, which morphed into a personal technique. After the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love, he worked his way back across the country, settling in Western Massachusetts. He continues to paint prolifically from his reclusive digs.

 

Exclusive Prints and Selected Works

Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Gregory Stone (1947-2016) was a very talented painter and sculptor, much collected & selected for significant public sculpture & mural installations. He was a sought after teacher. His scenes of local cityscapes & natural regional beauty are much loved, as are his portraits of local people notable and anonymous. Now the family is offering professionally-produced prints. In this exhibit selected works & the prints are available affordably to support the archive of his entire life's work stored here.

 

Something About

Artists: Smith College Studio Art Seniors
Start Date: December 7, 2022
End Date: February 9, 2023
Location: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu/academics/art/events

Smith College senior studio art majors fall show featuring work from: Anna Peel, Ariella Heise, Ashai Gonzalez, Christie Lee, Elsa Hills, Eve Soffer Liberman, Naomi Cebula.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

Artist of the Month at NSC

Artist: Jan Ruby-Crystal
Start Date: January 3, 2022
End Date: January 31, 2022
Location: Northampton Senior Center, Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Jan Ruby-Crystal's interest in natural forms-flowers, sticks, nests, birds, feathers and objects she finds on daily walks along the trails and rivers near her home fuels her art. Nature becomes truly magnificent as objects like twisted leaves, partially eaten pine cones, leaves trampled and scrolled bark begin to mature and age. In this exhibition, Jan uses a variety of homemade tools to carve extra thick watercolor paper made by Strathmore at their old mill in Turners Falls.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov

 

Deconstructions

Artists: Adrienne Albro-Fisher, Isabela Cusano, Henry Prentiss
Start Date: January 6, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Mezzanine Gallery, A.P.E @ Hawley
Hours: Mon-Thur 1-4pm, Fri 11am-2pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Features new work by three UMass Amherst Studio Arts undergraduate students: Adrienne Albro-Fisher, Isabela Cusano, and Henry Prentiss. The exhibition explores vulnerability, decay, displacement, and claustrophobia, presenting viewers with reflections on human relationships with organic and constructed environments. This show advances A.P.E.'s mission to support contemporary artists, particularly local students and developing artists.

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

 

A Mosaic Journey, Peregrinations on Being Human

Artist: Cynthia Fisher
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

We Homo Sapiens are a fascinating species and our meteoric rise to the pinnacle of life on earth is truly remarkable. In this body of work, I reflect on our collective selves, at times deserving our scientific name, 'wise man', highlighting our curiosity, creativity and quest for knowledge and understanding.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Photographs

Artist: Paul Yandoli
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

This exhibit is a collection of abstract details of two subjects that I photograph frequently these days: trees and stone. As is often the case for me, I'm drawn to color and texture and detail, and the beautiful, abstract forms that can be found up close… my "abstraction attraction". And there is a lot of that to be found in these subjects. What fascinates me in particular is how often these elements manifest in such similar ways; the wood and the stone can often almost seem of the same substance.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Mosaic-Fusion Paintings

Artist: Lennie Kaumzha
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

My Mosaic-Fusion Paintings can be described as "Capturing the Dynamic Flow of Nature in Color and Sound". I see my color, mosaic shapes, as hanging on a kind of black-lined frame or web, not unlike music notes, hanging on a staff, except the color-notes vary from one another by visual tone and intensity. Whereas in music these tones are heard linearly, my color notes can be seen flowing in different directions, and also depending on where one enters the painting, from up close or further away.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Student Art Brings Literature to Life at Fiddleheads Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 28, 2023
End Date: February 19, 2023
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Hours: Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main St Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

A multi-media exhibit of art made by Franklin County students in grades 1-12. Artwork is based on the students' favorite books. Some of the artwork will be for sale.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Sandra L. Burke Memorial Solo Art Exhibit

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: January 6, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Palmer Public Library Community Room
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 1455 N. Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: palmerlibrary.org/about/general-information

The Sandra L. Burke Memorial Solo Art Exhibit opens at the Palmer Public Library on January 6–30. "Sandy" was called home on June 2, 2022. She was one of the founding members of the Quabbin Art Association, a Board Member and Co-Historian. Over 30 original framed works including oil, pastel and silverpoint will be available to the public. All art is for sale with the proceeds being generously donated by her family to the Quabbin Art Association - Sandra L. Burke Memorial Fund.

Contact: info@quabbinartassociation.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

All You Need is Love

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 25, 2023
End Date: February 27, 2023
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Love comes in many forms, and they are depicted in paintings, prints, photographs, collages, scupture, fiber art, and mixed media pieces. Color, pattern, nostalgia, and sometimes even whimsy abound in these works which represent a variety of artistic techniques and inspirations.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

The Rarest Black Woman on the Planet Earth

Artist: vanessa german
Start Date: September 21, 2022
End Date: May 28, 2023
Location: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artlink.click/43c7e4

german's response to the Skinner Museum, an early 20th-century cabinet of curiosities at Mount Holyoke. For the exhibition, german began with a question: "How do we decolonize a thing, a museum, a collection?" Her answer turned into an emancipatory endeavor: to touch every object in the Skinner collection. In this way, the artist felt that the story of the museum could be reanimated and retold.

Contact: artmuseum@mtholyoke.edu

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

New/Now: Contemporary Art Acquisitions

Start Date: January 28, 2023
End Date: July 30, 2023
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/new-now-contemporary-art-acquisitions

Highlights works created between 1996 and 2020 that have been added to the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection in the last two years. The exceptional prints, paintings, and mixed media works speak to the varied experiences of their makers, reflect the current moment, and support the Museums' goal of diversifying the collection. Featured prominently are five works by artist, activist, and author Faith Ringgold.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Leonardo's Lab

Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: April 23, 2023
Location: Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/leonardos-lab

This exhibition offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci, the original 'Renaissance Man.' They will explore all the fascinating facets of his work across multiple disciplines in very hands-on ways, as they build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to his era and ideas.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Celebrating James Baldwin

Artist: Edward Cohen
Start Date: December 18, 2022
End Date: February 28, 2023
Location: Central Library
Address: 220 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldlibrary.org/library/james-baldwin-exhibit

Photography exhibit celebrating the late American writer, James Baldwin. Photos of Baldwin's 60th birthday celebrations at the UMASS Campus Center and Amherst College, along with friends such as Maya Angelou, will be on display. Cohen says, "I had the honor of being given permission to take photos at James Baldwin's birthday celebrations in August of 1984."

 

Bigger Than Me

Artist: Ryan Murray
Start Date: December 18, 2022
End Date: February 1, 2023
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery, Tower Square
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com/post/bigger-than-me-a-solo-exhibit-by-ryan-murray

Through the unflinching medium of spray paint stenciling, Ryan Murray unearths and examines unsettling but important conversations about the stigma of mental illness, with the goal of normalizing the discussion and treatment of mental health in Black communities.

 

Photographic Expeditions: People, Places, and Creatures in the U.S.

Artist: Jim Gillen
Start Date: December 13, 2022
End Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-8pm, Fri 5:30am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: SpringfieldJCC.org

In this show, Jim attempts to capture people, creatures, and landscapes around this vast country of ours. Viewers will see slices of life from Jim's visits to Oregon, California, and New Mexico, as well as various locations throughout New England.

Contact: Nicole Longhi
NLonghi@SpringfieldJCC.org
413-739-4715

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Spring Eternal

Artist: S.T. Gately
Start Date: January 3, 2023
End Date: Febuary 28, 2023
Location: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Spring Eternal is a visual celebration of representing and preserving the natural world both literally and figuratively. For Spring Eternal, Gately has produced abstract landscapes, visual representations of flora and fauna as well as dried and pressed flowers adhered to canvas and painted. This exhibition is a tribute to Gately's appreciation for the natural world which is one of the primary reasons the artist moved to the Town of Sunderland.

Contact: Sara Gately
saratgately@yahoo.com
413-265-6672

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Montague at Work & Play

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: January 20, 2023
End Date: March 18, 2023
Reception Date: Sunday, February 19, 4pm
Location: The Rendezvous
Address: 78 Third Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: montaguereporter.org

Illustrations of people at work and play in Montague, Wendell, Gill, Leverett, and Erving have been featured on page A2 of The Montague Reporter since 2016. Turners Falls artist and Montague Reporter features editor Nina Rossi creates the illustrations each week. The exhibit was supported with funding from RiverCulture and is mounted in conjunction with the Smithsonian on Main Street traveling exhibit "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" at the Great Falls Discovery Center February 5 through March 18.

Contact: Nina Rossi
features@montaguereporter.org
413-834-8800

 

Photo Beat, Past and Present: Moving Forward in Time, Capturing of the Moment

Artist: Joe R. Parzych
Start Date: January 4, 2023
End Date: January 29, 2023
Reception Date: January 28, 1-3pm
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Joe R. Parzych has been a freelance photojournalist for 24 years. His photographic storytelling provides an Autistic perspective to everyday objects and is fueled by his passion for local history and community. Publications include: The Montague Reporter and Country Folks, a national trade farming magazine.

Contact: Janel Nockleby
janel.nockleby@mass.gov
413-863-3221

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Christine Hartman at Jasper Rand Gallery

Artist: Christine Hartman
Start Date: February 1, 2023
End Date: March 25, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, February, 6-8pm
Location: Jasper Rand Gallery at the Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.libcal.com/event/10061020

Hartman’s paintings are, on first glance, depictions of ordinary subjects, still life arrangements and figures in interior scenes. Yet they are not simple recreations of the objects she chooses to depict but are reconstructions of a complex visual world.

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-up Shops

dark heARTs market at Four Phantoms Brewing Company

Date: Sunday, February 5, 1-5pm
Location: Four Phantoms Brewing Company
Address: 301 Wells Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: fourphantoms.net/events/dark-hearts-market

This market will feature work from local artists, makers, and local vendors. Leather Pixie, Branch & Beak, Rose Hansen, Michael Grover, Bobashasaurus, Alba Illustration, Baggy Tights, and Art Muffin. Tarot readings by Cici Cadeaux, and Vegan Pizza Land will be there.

 

Race Street Bazaar at Gateway City Arts

Date: Sunday, January 29, 10am-2pm
Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

Gateway City Arts presents the Race Street Bazaar! Open to the public every Sunday 10am-2pm in the large music hall. Our café will be open offering coffee, tea, soda, snacks and pastries for purchase. The Bazaar will feature used clothing/items, collectibles, housewares, records, books, toys, crafts, art & more!

Contact: hello@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The Body/The Self at Wistariahurst Museum

Sponsoring Group Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Deadline: February 13
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artlink.click/684404

Seeking submissions from artists who identify as female and non-binary in a celebratory show for Women’s History Month in March. The theme, The Body/The Self, asks artists to submit works that grapple with the relationship between the body and the self. The jury will select 4-5 artists to show in March. Each participant will receive a $100 stipend for their participation. Full details on website.

Contact: roldanj@holyoke.org

 

Small Works Show at Sawmill River Arts

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts
Deadline: January 30
Submission Fees: $5 per piece
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com/small-works-show-2023

Accepting submissions for Small Works Show, February 5-27. Artists may submit one or two pieces of art. See website for full details and application.

Contact: sawmillriverarts@gmail.com

 

Call for Public Art: Celebrating Service: Honoring Our Volunteers

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: March 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/resources/open-call-for-public-art

Call to create and original public scuplture to honor and celebrate the history and legacy of volunteerism in Easthampton's arts and cultural community. The sculpture will be installed along the Nashawannuck Pond Promenade in the heart of the Cottage Street Cultural District. The selected artist will receive a $10,000 honorarium that must cover all costs, including design fee, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Full details and application on website.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Hunger Awareness Artsfest 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Rachel's Table Teen Board
Deadline: February 22
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: sites.google.com/view/rachelstableteenboard-artsfest/artsfest

Calling all Youth Artists! The Rachel's Teen Board is a group of teens committed to education and acts of service around food insecurity in Western Mass. Every other year the teen board hosts the Artsfest art competition and awareness campaign. Youth of all ages are encouraged to submit art of any media around the theme "Growing up with Food Insecurity". Visit the website for educational materials regarding this topic. Email sbate@jewishwesternmass.org to participate.

Contact: Sarah Bate
sbate@jewishwesternmass.org

 

STEAM-y Art and Science

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: March 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

STEAM = Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math. Seeking art (all media) inspired by and incorporating the sciences with special scheduled events, demos, and fun activities during the course of the exhibit. Keep checking website for updates. Image: "Sea Creatures" by Karma Kitaj.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

4th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Plymouth Public Library Foundation
Deadline: May 1
Submission Fees: varies
City/Town: Plymouth
Website: pplfdn.org/4th-annual-arts-crafts-festival-2023

Juried fine arts & crafts festival on the Plymouth Public Library lawn, 132 South St, Plymouth, MA, 10am-4pm, September 9 & 10. Option to exhibit one or both days. We are calling for approximately 75 exhibitors to present their original and handcrafted canvas art, sculpture, woodwork, glass creations, art fabric, pottery, fashion, metalwork and more. Exhibitors will be juried to ensure a high level of creativity and professionalism. Full details on website.

Contact: Bill Petrillo
Bill.petrillo@comcast.net

 

Figuratively Speaking

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: February 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

DVAA is looking for local artists to enter their drawings, paintings, fiber art, or sculptures of nude, semi-nude, or clothed human figures for the "Figuratively Speaking" exhibit. Send a photo and title of your piece to margedvaa@gmail.com by February 10 to enter. The exhibit will run February 24 through March 19 at Fiddleheads Gallery, 105 Main St, Northfield.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Display your art at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/gallery-space

We have two gallery spaces in our large, window-less space in downtown Greenfield. No windows means no sun damage, and lots of uninterrupted white space to better highlight your work. Both gallery spaces include a reception, generally on the first weekend of the month; regular public gallery hours throughout the month; marketing and promotions: a press release sent to local and regional news outlets and being featured on our website, in our email newsletter, and in social media. Full details on website.

 

Race Street Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Deadline: ongoing; registrations must be in a week in advance
Submission Fees: $25/day or prepay $20/week
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: https://forms.gle/oEmzj3Ryv51XEJuE7

Open to the public every Sunday 10am-2pm in the large music hall. Our café will be open offering coffee, tea, soda, snacks and pastries for purchase. The Bazaar will feature used clothing/items, collectibles, housewares, records, books, toys, crafts, art & more! VENDORS: tables cost $25/day or prepay 4 weeks for $20/week. Vendors can share a table or rent multiple tables. Application form on website.

Contact: hello@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Monson Mural Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Town of Monson
Deadline: March 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Monson
Website: mymonson.org/monson-mural-project

Seeking proposals from qualified artists to design and install a new mural. The mural is to be located on the northwest facing wall of Adams Marketplace, located at 115 Main Street. The theme suggested for the mural is "A celebration of Monson: past, present and future". The total budget available for the project's materials, expenses, insurance and artist commission is $16,400. Full details on website.

Contact: michelle@civicspacecollaborative.org

 

Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Burnett Gallery Committee
Deadline: February 6, 2023
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/galleryapplication

The Burnett Gallery invites applications for monthly shows from July 2023 to January 2024. The Gallery displays the work of community artists and craftspeople in various media styles, cultural viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. The Gallery provides a place where local artists can show their work, particularly those without reputation or resources. Artwork in any two- or three-dimensional medium is welcome. In-person receptions have resumed. All applications must be made online.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
burnettcommittee@gmail.com

 

Open Muralist Call 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Common Wealth Murals
Deadline: rolling until March 2023
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artlink.click/afb754

Common Wealth Murals manages the Fresh Paint Springfield mural festival and individual mural commissions in Massachusetts. We are building a roster of muralists interested in community-oriented mural commissions. For these projects, the client will determine the theme of the mural, and the artist will create the design and respond to client feedback with design edits. The Artist Fee for each mural will be between $3,000 - 6,000. We anticipate offering 25 mural commissions in 2023.

Contact: info@commonwealthmurals.org

 

3rd Open Juried Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about-2/friends/#FriendsPhotoShow

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library call for entries to their 3rd Open Juried Virtual Photography Show March 15, 2023. The show provides a platform to recognize and encourage photographers and benefits the Agawam Public Library. Awards totaling $1,340 will be determined by judging done on March 1, 2023. Eileen Donelan and Gene Suponski, both well recognized photographers, will be the jury judges. Full details on website.

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

 

ARTery

Sponsoring Group Name: City of Holyoke in collaboration with the Greater Holyoke Chamber, and Print Shop Inc
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/UJrX4JAbj7gFreeL7

An art store and gallery at 289 High Street to run throughout 2023 and to feature original and re-made works crafted by a diverse array of regional talent. Original artwork, handcrafted and/or up-cycled/refinished items, and locally produced artisan goods ONLY. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: artery@holyokeart.com

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: elms.edu/academics/humanities/borgia-gallery

The Borgia Gallery at Elms College in Chicopee is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit work. The gallery space is approximately 1200 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 6 weeks in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to kiernanb@elms.edu

Contact: Brian Kiernan
kiernanb@elms.edu

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: forms.gle/jNEhqYGk8gBRhL5v5

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon. Artists of all stripes--visual artists, writers, musicians, vendors, filmmakers, etc.--are welcome to join us!

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

February Vacation: Imaginary Worlds at Workshop13

Date & Time: February 20-24, 9am-3pm
Fee: $295 full price (a pay-what-you-can sliding scale is available at checkout)
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Let your imagination run wild this February Vacation as we create imaginary worlds filled with wild and wonderful creatures, pesky plants, homey habits, and funky foods! We’ll have a blast exploring different mediums like drawing, sculpting, felting, painting, paper mache, and even some Haiku poetry to bring our imaginary worlds to life. Ages: 7-12 years.

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

 

Art Exploration at Workshop13

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, February 4-25
Fee: $95 full price (a pay-what-you-can sliding scale is available at checkout)
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

In Art Exploration you'll get to explore a load of fun mediums such as painting, printmaking, fiber arts, mixed media, drawing, pastels, metalwork, and sculpture. Young students will work in a professional studio atmosphere where they will grow an appreciation for fine arts while having a blast making really cool art! Ages: 7-11 years.

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

 

Multi-Plate Tetra Pak Evening Workshop with Zoe Dong

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, March 8-29
Fee: $175
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/multi-plate-tetra-pak-evening-workshop

Combine drypoint and collograph techniques in this low-tech, eco-friendly four-week evening course. Transform the everyday tetrapak-brand beverage carton into a versatile printmaking plate that can record line and texture in experimental, playful ways. This class will be enjoyed by anyone who loves drawing and working with nontraditional materials. Previous printmaking experience is not necessary for this class.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Art Journaling with Kendra Rosenblatt

Date & Time: Fridays, February 3-24, 10-11:30am (free intro class Jan 27th)
Fee: $80
Location: Online via Heart House Studio
City/Town: Northampton
Website: hearthousestudio.com/online-art-classes

This online class is designed for people interested in creating their own creative art journaling practice. You will learn ways to develop creativity as a trusty companion and create space to play with new ways of visual journaling. We will explore techniques and practices to listen and express your authentic voice. Participants will need to collect any materials and inspiration that you would like to create with. A recommended supplies list will be sent out once you register.

Contact: Kendra Rosenblatt
hearthousestudio@gmail.com
413-587-9947

 

Community Art Making Workshop

Date & Time: January 28, 10am-2pm
Fee: none
Location: Saturday Farmer's Market at the Northampton Senior Center
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

We are designing a community-based mural for Northampton's E.J. Gare Garage, on the plaza where the Tuesday Market happens and we want your input. Drop by to make art and have a chat during your visit to the market. See you there! All ages and abilities welcome. Free to participate. A project of The Color Collaborative + Grow Food Northampton + Noho Arts Council.

Contact: sharonacolor@gmail.com

 

Easthampton Clay & The Prindle School Summer Program for Kids

Date & Time: July 10-14 or July 17-21
Fee: $395 (Early Registration Discount until February 2)
Location: Easthampton Clay & The Prindle School
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonclay.com/summer-program-for-kids

4th annual summer pottery and performing arts adventure for children ages 8-16. Each week includes a half-day of performing arts and a half-day of pottery exploring projects from various traditions in visual and performing arts. Full details and registration on website.

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 10am-3pm
Fee: $140 includes all materials, including humor
Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/74j

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. You take home 7 prints! No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention! Next workshops: March 18, April 29.

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

 

Neuroqueer Art Night at Astral Cherry Art

Date & Time: January 24, 6-8pm
Fee: from $5 (sliding scale)
Location: Online via Astral Cherry Art
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/store/p/neuroqueer-art-night

Join Astral Cherry Art for Neuroqueer Art Night, held online through Zoom on January 24th, 6-8pm EST. Live closed captioning available. Neuroqueer Art Night is a once a month gathering for neuroqueer creatives of all kinds to come together, meet new people, and make art in community. Show up to hang out, network, and collaborate -- the choice is yours!

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com
612-229-3886

 

Printmaking at Red Horse Sanctuary

Date & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
Fee: $30
Location: Red Horse Sanctuary
Address: 7 Mountain Street
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: redhorsesanctuary.com

Red Horse Sanctuary is a fully equipped printmaking studio offering classes in Monotype, Etching, and Block Printing. Pay by the class and come to as many or as few as you like. Make new friends, learn new techniques, and enjoy picturesque views from our sunny hilltop studio, surrounded by animal and nature.

Contact: Shoshana DeAtley
shanadeatley@icloud.com
413-221-5775

 

Sculpting the Figure with Stephen Saxenian

Date & Time: February 4, 1-6pm & February 5, 10am-4pm
Fee: $250 non-member / $225 member (financial aid is available, email marie@workshop13.org)
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

This is an intensive two-day workshop in which students will work in clay to create small-scale figure studies working from a live model. Instruction will focus on proportions, basic anatomy composition, and basic sculpting techniques. Students will be taught what to look for in order to capture gesture and balance in a pose. Ages: 18+ (or with guardian's consent).

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

 

Understanding Value, Pastel Workshop with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: Thursdays, 3-5:30pm, March 9-30
Fee: $145 plus materials
Location: Online via Zoom
City/Town: Northampton
Website: megbandarra.com/value-workshop

In this four-week workshop we'll dive into all things value. Participants will learn techniques for seeing values more accurately, do exercises designed to gain a better understanding of value and how it relates to color, and gain more knowledge about what this all means for the pastel painting practice. The demonstration portion of classes are recorded and available for the week between each class. Some pastel experience recommended. Visit website to register.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Mosaic Class at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $100
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

In this class you will have the opportunity to design a beautiful stained glass mosaic art piece. The class will cover how to prepare a mosaic pattern, how to cut glass into various geometric shapes, how to arrange glass within a pattern, and how to grout the final product. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: February 5, 10am-2:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The 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 materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Additional date for same class: Feb 19.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

BIG INK

Date & Time: register by January 30
Fee: $300
Location: A.P.E. Ltd.
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: bigink.org/workshops

Learn how to make a woodblock print of epic proportions in this blended learning workshop! First, you carve a design at home following BIG INK's online master course. Then, you meet the BIG INK team at A.P.E. Ltd. Together we print your finished carving on The Big Tuna: our custom-designed giant mobile printing press. Take this opportunity to work at an ambitious scale (from 24 x 36 to 40 x 96 inches) and see your woodblock professionally printed! No prior printmaking experience necessary. Full details on website.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
contact@bigink.org
207-576-9356

 

The Most Important Things You Learn In Art School with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: January - July
Fee: $35 for each mini-workshop
Location: Online via Zoom
City/Town: Northampton
Website: megbandarra.com/art-school-workshop

A prerecorded series of six mini-workshops teaching the most important skills I learned from my days in art school - perfect for anyone who feels like they missed out on some of the fundamental lessons you learn with a formal art education. Starting in January, each mini-workshop is available for two specific calendar months, and can be rewatched over and over during that time. The series has a natural progression, but each workshop can be taken individually. Visit the website for more details.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Sunset Skies In Pastel with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: 1:30-4pm, February 9-16
Fee: $85 plus materials
Location: Online via Zoom
City/Town: Northampton
Website: megbandarra.com/skies-workshop

Join me online for this two-week workshop, and learn about the perspective, value, and color relationships necessary to create convincing sunsets using soft pastel. The unique luminescence of pastel coupled with its ability to blend, create gorgeous sunsets. It's the perfect pairing of medium and subject! All experience levels are welcome. Visit the website for more details.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons
Location: Mt. Pollux
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction: a critical approach to your drawing focusing color changes in the mountains, trees, fields, sky. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper rather than stating what the eye perceptually sees and/or what the mind already knows. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created between objects through color relationships. Individual or group critiques.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing / Volunteer Help

Fundraiser & Studio Sale for Dean Nimmer

Goal: open
Date: January 28 & 29, 1-5pm, or by appt
Address: 146 Allyn Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Holyoke artist, educator, author, and collector Dean Nimmer has developed a debilitating respiratory condition and is having an emergency sale of paintings, books, and drawings to fund a chairlift so he can remain mobile in his home. The sale is at Dean's home and studio. Please wear a mask. If you can't make it to the sale and would like to help via paypal, Dean's paypal account email is deannimmer@gmail.com

Contact: 617-686-1523

 

Holyoke Arts League 100th Anniversary Crowdfund

Goal: $2,023
End Date: February 1, 2023
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: bit.ly/HAL2023

The Holyoke Arts League was founded in 1923 to promote the arts and artists in Holyoke, Mass. After coming back strong in Spring 2022, we want to make our 100th year the best ever. With your tax-deductible gift, HAL can continue our important work into the next century by providing workspace and publicity to practicing artists, and hosting weekly drawing sessions on Dwight Street in Holyoke. Please help if you can, every donation makes a difference. Give easily from your phone or computer!

Contact: holyokeartsleague@gmail.com

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