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This Week's Newsletter: May 24, 2022

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
May 24, 2022
Issue #716

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Featured Listings:

Waves of Art

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: June 11, 10am-4pm & June 12, 11am-3pm
Reception Date: June 12, 12-2pm
Location: Hampden Senior Center (Community Room)
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.com

Experience, explore and purchase the diverse art on display.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
info@scanticriverartisans.com
413-205-7985

 

Grace in Motion--From the Beat of the Hoof to the Beat of the Drum

Artists: Sara Deponte, Fabio Deponte
Start Date: May 4, 2022
End Date: May 30, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Wed-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Sara and Fabio Deponte have worked in the commercial art field as art directors, designers, and illustrators. From their studio in Petersham, the two have found a setting that acts as a catalyst for their art. Their country environment gives them the perfect opportunity to explore their paintings while observing the ever-changing gardens surrounding their studio and the horses, dogs, cats, and ducks that abound.

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Syncopate: Homage to Jazz

Artists: group show curated by Terry Jenoure
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: July 2, 2022
Reception Date: June 2, 5-8pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Inspired by the syncopation of Jazz, regional artists Donald Boudreaux, Andres Chaparro, Bobby Davis, Terry Jenoure, and Rodney Madison present paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and sculptures that display a bold and beautiful interplay of complex visual rhythms. Organized by guest curator Terry Jenoure. Image: Andres Chaparro, Search of the New Land, mixed media collage.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Valley Artists Portraits

Artists: 20 valley artists seen in the ValleyBikes kiosks
Start Date: May 20, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Mill District North Amherst
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst

Exhibition of twenty artist portraits, shot by photographer Isabella Dellolio. These portraits are currently featured on the Valley Bike kiosks across the Valley, and you can see them all in this exhibit.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org

 

Mary Kersell: In the Clouds

Artist: Mary Kersell
Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 30, 2022
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/mary-kersell

I paint contemporary oil landscapes that hover between observation and abstraction. Although the subject matter is obvious, I simplify shapes and explore paint application techniques to form a somewhat abstracted result. I am constantly amazed how little information is needed to understand and feel the complexities of nature. What appeals to me most is creating a sense of balance, harmony and calm.

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

 

Cold Water & Millicent

Artist: Nancy Meagher
Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 28, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Nancy Meagher presents luminous, large-scale oil paintings of the cold water and deep shadows of Puffers Pond, Leverett Pond, and other local landscapes, along with colored pencil drawings from her new historical fiction book for children, featuring two mill girls from Northampton's past and a fish named Millicent. Image: Nancy Meagher, "Millicent Sews with Abby," colored pencil on paper, from Millicent and the Day it Rained Buttons, A Mill River Fish Tale.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

WIRED

Artist: Arthur Mange
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: May 30, 2022
Location: Online via Jones Library
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/virtualburnett

Wires are sometimes said to ruin otherwise good pictures and are to be avoided if at all possible. But here wires are the focus of interest: fences, utility lines, artwork, suspension bridges, and whatnot. They are arranged in order of distance from my front door -- thirty feet to thousands of miles. I have indulged in very little manipulation of the original photo -- some cropping, a little more contrast or lightening or darkening or spot removal is about it.

Contact: amange@bio.umass.edu

 

History in the Making

Artist: Christine Pellerin
Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Greenfield Savings Bank Lobby
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 6 University Drive
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibit of some of Pellerin's hooked rugs and wall hangings from 2010-2021. Chris learned to hook using a traditional method thought to have originated in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, where Chris' ancestors were from. The exhibit title is a nod to the history of the craft of rug hooking, and the fact that these rugs are durable enough to become future family heirlooms. The rugs range in style from floral to landscape, abstract to realistic, Art Nouveau era-inspired to Chris' original designs.

Contact: Chris Pellerin
cspellerin@comcast.net
413-387-5387

 

Diane Nevinsmith

Artist: Diane Nevinsmith
Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: The Mill District Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: themilldistrictna.com

Selected watercolors.

Contact: Diane Nevinsmith
mail@dianenevinsmithart.com
413-586-3772

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Wild & Precious Arts Festival

Artists: local women artists over 50
Date: May 27 & 28
Location: Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wildpreciousartsfestival.com

A festival for everyone, spotlighting the creative works of women of ages 50 and up, in visual art, poetry, dance, and music. Fest organizers have teamed up with CitySpace to present two fabulous days of creative explorations & celebrations, in downtown Easthampton venues. See website for details.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@cityspaceeasthampton.org
413-552-7559

 

Wild & Precious Art Exhibition

Artists: local women artists over 50
Start Date: May 27, 2022
End Date: Jun 30, 2022
Reception Date: May 27, 4-6pm
Location: Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wildpreciousartsfestival.com

The festival kicks off with a bang in the Elusie Gallery, with an exciting new exhibition of over 30 works by artists throughout the region. At the opening reception, the accomplished Bel Canto Chamber Players, a string quartet, herald in two days of artistic exploration with the Wild & Precious Arts Festival in venues across Easthampton. The exhibition showcases the works of over 25 artists. Pieces are on sale, with proceeds supporting the artists and gallery.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@cityspaceeasthampton.org
413-552-7559

 

La Ceiba Sacred Maya Taína, South American, Caribbean Taina-Arawak, and African Sacred Millennial Tree

Artist: Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría
Start Date: May 12, 2022
End Date: June 12, 2022
Reception Date: June 3, 5-7pm
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery at Attack Bear Press
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/people-places-and-things-the-art-of-amy-dawn-kotel

Profesor Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría is a researcher of her meso-American Indigenous and how her Taína ancestry traverses the physics of Light and Space-Time quantum mechanics. She is Interested in geometry, geophysics, astronomy, and being surrounded by the La Mar, in Oceanography. She also is our 1st ever writer in residence and will be working on her memoirs in the space daily from 2pm to 3pm.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
860-214-6214

 

People, Places and Things

Artist: Amy Dawn Kotel
Start Date: May 6, 2022
End Date: May 24, 2022
Location: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/people-places-and-things-the-art-of-amy-dawn-kotel

Amy Dawn Kotel's work is vibrant and expressive and filled with the little details that create the big picture. For the last two years of the pandemic, Amy has utilized her fear and discomfort to be prolific in her color pencil/ watercolor pencil creations.

 

Clouds: from above and below

Artist: Carolyn Gray
Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 29, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery, front Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

When Carolyn moved to her new home she discovered an unimpeded, 360 degree view of the sky. She filled the empty walls of the house with paintings of clouds. Observation of clouds at home naturally led her to observation of clouds from other promising viewpoints, such as the passenger seat of the car, and the window of the airplane. Also on display will be three of the late Terry Rumble's cloud sculptures.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Drawn from Within

Artist: Rosemary Starace
Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 29, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery, Back Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Starace's work for this show consists of colored pencil drawings and small sculpture. Her imagery arose from dreams and intuitions--hints of meaning from a recent time of radical change. Archival prints of the drawings will be available. The show honors the memory of her late partner, Alan Monasch.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Spring Outlook: Community Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 6, 2022
End Date: May 28, 2022
Location: Elusie Gallery in Old Town Hall
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Features paintings, prints, sculptures, collages and multi-media work made by students as young as 5 alongside work by professional artists who have all been involved with programs at Resilient Community Arts and the Color Collaborative. Honoring the intergenerational nature of community art spaces, the exhibition hopes to bring together artists, families, and community members in an exciting way to showcase the diverse and experimental work that has been produced within these new studio spaces.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Greenfield Arts Walk

Start Date: Friday, May 27, 5-8pm
Location: Downtown Greenfield
Address: various locations (see website for map)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: madhousemultiarts.com/copy-of-programs-events

A town-wide event featuring a cohort of local arts organizations including Madhouse Multi-Arts, Hawks & Reed, and Greenfield Gallery, and more. The Arts Walk mission is to grow the local creative community and economy by attracting interest from beyond the region while strengthening the connections within. On the day of the Arts Walk, Hawks & Reed will be offering 15% discounts on admission to their events for anyone who brings a receipt from one of the bars or restaurants featured on the Arts Walk map!

Contact: Charlotte Treiber
madhousemultiarts@gmail.com
347-533-2646

 

Tom Swetland

Artist: Tom Swetland
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thur 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/516627533446298

Tom Swetland is the former owner of Federal Street Books, where his artwork was displayed throughout the store. He's a mostly self-taught artist, and his work includes collage, assemblage, mixed media and junk sculpture of assembled found objects. The work is influenced by the great surrealist artists of the 1930s, tribal art and 60s psychedelic posters. He also gives homage to the great commercial illustration artists of 1950s, pulp fiction and and science fiction book cover artists.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

INteRotiNE

Artist: Desi Lowit
Start Date: April 16, 2022
End Date: May 28, 2022
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Wed-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Drawings and Paintings by Desi Lowit.

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Submerged: an oceanic arts odyssey

Artists: Nina Rossi, Jon Bander
Start Date: April 15, 2022
End Date: June 15, 2022
Location: Hawks & Reed
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/1137018740429423

Featuring metal and mixed media sculpture and paintings by mother and son artists Nina Rossi and Jon Bander. This exhibit showcases welded sculpture by Bander, aka Notorious Weld, including an elaborate, glowing octopus coatrack, along with ammonite, jellyfish and seahorse wall sculptures. Rossi's work includes soft sculpture jellyfish and boxfish, a mosaic fish, lobster paintings, and a ceramic nautilus shell housing a metal creature made by Bander.

 

Saturday Salon at the LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/927650324681733/927650344681731

Every Saturday, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon is a popup art salon and marketplace featuring art, poetry, music, video, local vendors, and more.

 

Social Justice in the Arts & Media: Theory and Practice

Start Date: March 5, 2022
End Date: May 28, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/social-justice-in-the-arts-and-media

The series will feature a variety of presenters speaking to the topic of social justice and how it relates to their own work as artists and media-makers. There will also be performances of social justice-themed plays. All events will take place on weekends at The LAVA Center. The series will explore many of the social justice issues facing our citizens and our community today, and the creative ways local artists and media-makers have addressed them. See website for details of specific events.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Art Quilts

Artist: Ina Forman
Start Date: May 2, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley

Ina Forman works with fiber producing colorful and meaningful art quilts, framed and unframed. This is a solo show featuring improvisational pieced works and also raw edged applique animals and forms. Ina works from her studio in Hadley and enjoys creating both functional and artistic fiber pieces using cloth, and knitted and crocheted items with yarn. The show is hosted by the new Hadley Senior Center behind the Hadley Library at 46 Middle Street.

Contact: Ina Forman
inaforman4@gmail.com
860-966-7060

 

Points of View

Artists: Western MA Critique Group
Start Date: May 7, 2022
End Date: May 27, 2022
Location: Goodwin Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 2-7pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 2-8pm, Thur 10am-5pm, Fri 2-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 50 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley

The diverse artworks in the exhibition feature styles from abstraction to representation. The exhibiting artists include: Eileen Claveloux (Sunderland), Karen Evans (Turners Falls), Jacqueline Gelfuso Gallo (South Hadley), Gail Gargarin (Sunderland), Barbara Hadden (Greenfield), Terry Jenoure (Northfield), Anne LaPrade Seuthe (Hadley), Deb Pettingil (Gill) Kerry St. Laurent (Hadley), Abbie Steiner (Northampton), Jennifer Tibbetts (Southwick).

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Waves of Art

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: June 11, 10am-4pm & June 12, 11am-3pm
Reception Date: June 12, 12-2pm
Location: Hampden Senior Center (Community Room)
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.com

Experience, explore and purchase the diverse art on display.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
info@scanticriverartisans.com
413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Attention! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service

Start Date: May 24, 2022
End Date: August 22, 2022
Reception Date: Tuesday, May 24, 10:30am
Location: Wistariahurst
Hours: Mon & Wed 10:30am-12:30pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/attention-translating-uniforms-understanding-service

Dress uniforms of Veterans who served in three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be on display. Selected from uniform collections at Holyoke Veterans Services and Wistariahurst, this exhibit aims to help viewers interpret and understand the subtleties of military uniform insignia and details. Register online to visit. A Grand Opening will be held 5/24 at 10:30am with a Color Guard, invited dignitaries, and is open to the public.

Contact: Penni Martorell
martorellp@holyoke.org

 

Unwritten Spaces

Artists: Nandini Bagla Chirimar
Start Date: May 14, 2022
End Date: June 15, 2022
Location: PULP, Main Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Chirimar's work draws on thoughts and images that populate her mind as she goes through her daily life as a mother, daughter, homemaker and artist living in New York. She explores the things/objects that become significant in our lives and how they define our identity. Autobiographical elements are used to address themes of globalization, relationships, memories, grief and life defining moments. Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India and resides in New York City.

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

 

Alan Doyle

Artists: Alan Doyle
Start Date: May 14, 2022
End Date: June 15, 2022
Location: PULP, Front Room Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Alan Doyle is a self-taught artist who lives in Wicklow , Ireland. His charcoal works on paper, inhabited by elongated figures and animals are drawn from his subconscious and provide a portal into a world that exists beyond time and just below the surface. This is Doyle's first exhibition in the U.S. His work is represented in the UK by the Henry Boxer Gallery, home of artists Madge Gill & Adolph Wolfi and other European Art Brute masters.

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

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Leverett Crafts & Arts Exhibit Series

Artists: Louise Minks, Sarah Stroud
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: May 29, 2022
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm (weekdays call Louise, 413-367-2800)
Address: Leverett Center, next to Town Hall
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

"A Visual Sampler" by Louise Minks; selections from historical/cultural/travel paintings series since 1994, handmade books, monotypes, current work. "SEWN Fabric Assemblages" by Sarah Stroud.

Contact: Louise Minks
Louise@LouiseMinks.com
413-367-2800

 

Ludlow Exhibits/Events

Betsy and Bill Koscher

Artists: Betsy and Bill Koscher
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: July 3, 2022
Location: Rutabaga Art Gallery
Hours: 10am-3pm
Address: 51 Bridle Road
City/Town: Ludlow

Beautiful people and places displayed. Also portraits of dogs, print art, and collage. There is also a sculpture garden.

Contact: Betsy Koscher
betsykoscher@yahoo.com
413-583-6800

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Misfits

Artist: Travis Louie
Start Date: May 25, 2022
End Date: July 2, 2022
Reception Date: Saturday, May 28, 4-6pm
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

New paintings by Travis Louie. The art of Travis Louie has always been about the perspective of the "outsider". His characters, though often whimsical, often are misinterpreted as frightening, but isn't that the way we often respond to those that are different than us? Especially now, that feeling of the other is especially poignant. Travis Louie's art reminds us how alike we all are, no matter how different we look or feel.

Contact: info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880

 

Kinetic Art Book

Artist: Sunny Allis
Start Date: June 6, 2022
End Date: June 12, 2022
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

While in residence at A.P.E., Sunny Allis will be making an interactive, kinetic artist book using mixed media materials. Sunny will also teach a workshop on how to make kinetic elements for books to create animated, interactive, analog forms of storytelling. Workshop schedule TBA. A project of ARC 2022, the sixth season of A.P.E.'s curated summer program that continues the investigation of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community.

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

 

The Wild Mushrooms present: Five Persistent Women, Aging with Art

Date: June 4, 8pm & June 5, 4pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: agingwithart.com

A unique collaborative of five women artists. Madelyn Farr, a dancer presenting "Sampling the Divine." Lilin Tseng, a visual artist, produced a 2D animated film based on a chapter from her memoir. Carol Abbe Smith presents "Swinging Into Summer." Carol swings from a breezy spring into a sultry summer with a few jazz standards. Ellen Wittlinger will stage her short play, "Four Daughters". Tickets via website or at the door. Masks required.

Contact: Ellen Wittlinger
pritchwitt@aol.com
413-268-3668

 

Landscapes

Artist: Stephanie Vignone
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: June 29, 2022
Reception Date: June 4, 2-4 pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: vignoneart.com

Landscapes in oil and in pastel. Mostly from this area, ranging from Montague to Mount Toby to Amherst. Also featuring work by Bonnie Sennott.

Contact: Stephanie Vignone
smvignone@hotmail.com
413-665-6752

 

Abstract Embroidery and Watercolors

Artist: Bonnie Sennott
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: June 29, 2022
Reception Date: June 4, 2-4 pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Abstract embroideries and watercolors by Bonnie Sennott, including Daily Thread, a yearlong visual journal for which she embroidered every day using colors observed in nature. Other daily embroidery pieces employ negative spaces to explore absence, loss, and the passing of time. Her abstract watercolors, based on the theme of "stones and water," are also part of a daily art project. For more information, visit website. Also on view: Stephanie Vignone, Landscape Paintings.

Contact: Bonnie Sennott
bluepeninsula@gmail.com
413-587-1011

 

Chap

Artist: Michael Sjostedt
Start Date: May 13, 2022
End Date: June 6, 2022
Location: Assemble, Thornes Market (lower level)
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 150 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: michaelsjostedt.com

Latest exhibit by collage artist Michael Sjostedt. "Chap continues my curiosity around portrayals of masculinity in the media--and how I absorb and playback those messages in my art and life. This series is my first cheeky, trashy, pop-centric take on the topic."

 

People Mountain People Ocean

Artist: Jessica Tam
Start Date: May 23, 2022
End Date: August 10, 2022
Location: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Jessica Tam creates situation-specific paintings that stem from popular sport and entertainment, and evolve into immersive fictional environments. In her work, Tam uses the wrestling ring as a platform for storytelling and invention of a fantastical arena of serpents, sea creatures, and stormy weather.

Contact: Eva Weber
eweber51@gmail.com
413-585-3103

 

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Artists: NHS students
Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

This year's display includes 12 senior shows plus a showcase of student work in grades 9-12 from the following classes: Concepts in Art, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Honors Art, and Graphic Design, Printmaking and Book Arts. For the 12 senior shows, seniors will curate a small selection of their own work and mount it with an artist statement in one area of the gallery.

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

 

Drawing With Light

Artist: Bill Arnold
Start Date: April 8, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: billarnoldphotographs.com

Bill Arnold, whose work is included in the MOMA, Met, & Getty Museum collections, is showing fourteen, one-of-a-kind, 20" x 24," sun-exposed, gold-toned photograms. Photograms predate camera technology. An object like a leaf is placed on a light-sensitive emulsion & exposed to sunlight. When the light hits the emulsion, it turns black. Where objects block light, the emulsion stays white. A must-see, the exhibit is extended until May 31.

 

The Kurds: Installment 6 of revolving exhibit

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: May 10, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The Kurds' plight in Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a tragic mistake of history. Losing their independent state at the close of WWI they have been made to endure the persecution of racial & ethnic hatred. It came to Miller's attention in the 90s during the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Then the brutal treatment during those years forced them to flee as they had for years since their nationhood was dissolved. Miller captured this in paintings that incorporate sand and oil paint.

 

Peace Song Art

Artist: Robert Markey
Start Date: May 10, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Aptly titled for our times, Markey fills Gallery One with images that seek to inspire peace an almost hopeless task but one that is admirable all the same. Unassuming artworks weave through the space & are heightened with music the artist has prerecorded. Markey's signature claim is "The choice is, and always has been, between compassion and greed." Markey is known for his community projects and this exhibit is the same. Two other artists have been curated in by him in adjacent galleries.

 

Like Lace: New Work

Artist: Beth Ann Bezio
Start Date: May 10, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Two
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Beth Ann Bezio currently resides in the beautiful hill towns of Western Massachusetts. Her love of art has been there since she was a child. In this exhibit, she shows new, very carefully illustrated canvases that reveal images embedded in lace-like designs.

 

A Peaceful Place

Artist: Emerald Glenn
Start Date: May 10, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Three
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Glenn was born in Northampton but has been a resident of Springfield for most of her life. Emerald has surrounded herself with the arts in multiple forms. She is an African American woman of many artistic talents from hairstylist to singer to self-taught artist to professional ballroom dance instructor. Vivid color combinations come naturally to her & are a signature quality of all her artworks: "The main purpose of my art is to transcend people to a natural, beautiful & peaceful place."

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Kyra Anderson
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Kyra is a self-taught artist who uses acrylic, collage, and digital media. There are two quotes she returns to time and again: Brené Brown's, "Unexpressed creativity is not benign" and Van Gogh's, "If you hear a voice within you saying you are not a painter, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." As a coach, she reminds others and as an artist, she reminds herself to pay attention to the wisdom and creativity of our inner lives.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413 587-1313

 

Phyllis Kornfeld's Cellblock Visions

Start Date: May 7, 2022
End Date: May 29, 2022
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Artwork created between 1983 and the present by incarcerated men and women across the country in those prisons and jails that offer classes led by artist/teachers and with limited access to art supplies. Phyllis Kornfeld has been working directly with these artists for over 39 years--in all levels of security from county jail to maximum security to death row.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Generations

Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rmichelson.com/artists/generations

Whether it be by Nature, Nurture, or a combination of both, sometimes things run in the family. What is it like to grow up with a parent who is an artist? What is it like to have a child who is an artist? While R. Michelson Galleries represents some artist partners, after 43 years we find ourselves also representing some of the children, whose work is sometimes similar to that of the prior generation, and sometimes much different.

Contact: PG@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

A.P.E. 2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: January 12, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
Location: Online via A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/flat-file-program.html

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of 50 small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. A.P.E.'s Flat File Program is bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery have been rescheduled, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Annual Photography Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: April 29, 2022
End Date: June 12, 2022
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield

This exhibit will feature photographers living in New England using phones as well as professional cameras. There is no theme. All work is for sale. Accompanying photo shows Sally Dillon's "Rainbow at Sunset," 2021's Best in Show winner.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Grace in Motion--From the Beat of the Hoof to the Beat of the Drum

Artists: Sara Deponte, Fabio Deponte
Start Date: May 4, 2022
End Date: May 30, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Wed-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Sara and Fabio Deponte have worked in the commercial art field as art directors, designers, and illustrators. From their studio in Petersham, the two have found a setting that acts as a catalyst for their art. Their country environment gives them the perfect opportunity to explore their paintings while observing the ever-changing gardens surrounding their studio and the horses, dogs, cats, and ducks that abound.

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

 

2022 Quilt Group Show

Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: June 27, 2022
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

An exhibition of eight mostly local quilters, many of national and award winning renown. Quilting, the stitching of fabrics together, has evolved from being an exercise of necessity to an art form. This group of quilters were chosen for their wide range of styles and techniques, so that a full range of possibilities can be appreciated and contrasted. Featured are the works of Timna Tarr, Lee Sproull, Carson Converse, Wen Redmond, Sarah Stroud, Ann Brauer, Carol Anne Grotrian, and Audrey Hyvonen.

Contact: Rachel Gunnard
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Digital + Analog

Artist: Jane Hammond
Start Date: February 1, 2022
End Date: May 29, 2022
Location: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu/exhibition/jane-hammond-digital-and-analog

Jane Hammond '72 has been mesmerizing audiences since she emerged on the New York art scene in the late 1980s. Through painting, mixed media, photography, prints, and other works on paper, Hammond brings together disparate inspirations to create multilayered works of visual and conceptual complexity. At this time the Museum is open only to valid MHC ID holders. This exhibit is also viewable online via a 3d virtual tour.

Contact: artmuseum@mtholyoke.edu

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

New Vistas

Artists: Erin Reid, Karen Reid, Don Munson
Start Date: May 4, 2022
End Date: June 6, 2022
Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30-11am & 3-8pm, Fri 5:30-11am & 3:-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org

On September 15, 2020, three generations of New England artists launched the EDK Gallery, a virtual gallery dedicated to sharing their distinct passion for color. For the first time, they are presenting their work in person. Erin, Karen and Don are Apprentice, Journeyman and Master. Their paintings use line, color free forms, and architecture -- transforming these basics into emotional personal allegories. They are motivated by the foundations set by Matisse, Pollack, Rothko, Diebenkorn and Albers.

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

 

A Global Connection

Start Date: May 2, 2022
End Date: June 13, 2022
Location: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9:30am-4pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/SPARNHS

121 students from six MA schools interpreted the theme, "A Global Connection", to create original artwork panels focusing on inventions that changed our lives and the lives of those before us, such as, the first laptop in 1982, the first cloned sheep in 1996, and the first jar of mayonnaise in 1756. Students worked with the premise that as a research and development facility, not only for military arms, but for the techniques required to manufacture them, Springfield Armory was part of a global network.

Contact: Kelly Fellner
kelly_fellner@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Fantastic Ruins

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Start Date: April 16, 2022
End Date: July 17, 2022
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/fantastic-ruins-etchings-giovanni-battista-piranesi

Artist, designer, architect and theorist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was fascinated by the ancient architecture of Rome. Sometimes called "Rembrandt of the ruins," Piranesi created etchings that employed dramatic angles and bold lighting effects to imbue crumbling structures with vitality and romance. Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, the Piranesi prints in this exhibition still offer an exciting encounter with the colossal archways and elegant columns of antiquity.

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

 

A Legacy of Campus Activism: The Springfield College Protests of 1969–1970

Start Date: March 29, 2022
End Date: June 26, 2022
Location: Wood Museum of Springfield History
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/legacy-campus-activism-springfield-college-protests-1969-1970

Springfield College students explore Black student activism and protests on the campus during the period 1969-1970. Concerns as student acceptance rates, scholarships, additional courses in Black studies, and fair representation in all manner of student life were at the forefront. Utilizing the college's archival collections, undergraduate students have brought together period photographs, documents and video interviews with former Black student activists to reflect on those experiences and relate them to campus life today.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Springfield Then and Now

Date: ongoing
Location: Skyview Downtown storefront windows
Address: Dwight Street (between Harrison and State streets)
City/Town: Springfield

Common Wealth Murals has created a new exhibit featuring images of inspirational people from Springfield's past, paired with a young person living in Springfield today with similar interests or passions. The exhibit will be displayed in the Skyview Downtown storefront windows. Brief biographies about the individuals will accompany each image, in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org
413-230-8146

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Cast of Swans

Artist: Karen Axtell
Start Date: May 4, 2022
End Date: June 1, 2022
Reception Date: May 28, 1-3pm
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

An exhibition of works on paper by painter and printmaker, Karen Axtell. Reception includes a reading from her book: Cast of Swans & a few others.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Art With Pride LGBTQIA+ Art Show and Celebration

Artists: local LGBTQIA+ artists and allies
Date: June 4, 10am-2pm
Location: Westfield Park Square / Town Green
Address: 1 Main Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: facebook.com/events/3189402357963271

In celebration of Pride Month, Artworks of Westfied presents Art with Pride, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community! Join us on the Park Square town green for an art show, a meetup and a public rainbow rock painting event for adults and kids! Free! We will have music and art to buy created by local artists and allies.

Contact: Shannon Chiba
shannonchibapaints@gmail.com

 

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

Paradise City Arts Festival

Start Date: May 28, 2022
End Date: May 30, 2022
Location: Three County Fairgrounds
Hours: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 10am-4pm
Address: 54 Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: paradisecityarts.com

This award-winning arts festival features over 200 curated painters, sculptors, and fine craft designers. Join us for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food by local chefs, live music, and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "Something Wild!", demonstrations, workshops, and a silent art auction to benefit the International Language Institute. Enjoy an indoor/outdoor experience in three airy buildings, under the Festival Dining Tent, and along the Sculpture Promenade.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Call for Zines

Sponsoring Group Name: Forbes Library
Deadline: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Forbes Library invites you to contribute your work to our upcoming zine library! Our zine library will be housed in the Young Adult Room located in the Children's Department. It will be a space to make and share zines, booklets and other book arts related projects with our community. We can't wait to see your zines!

Contact: Pamela Acosta
pacosta@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1010

 

Staying Connected

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: June 12
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art as an expression of cultural heritage. All media accepted. Examples: photos of places that depict your heritage; paintings or sculpture of items or scenes that are recognized as being part of your culture; or an ethnic craft such as Japanese paper folding. Email for drop off appointment. Exhibit at Fiddleheads Gallery runs from June 17-July 31. Photo from 2017 show: painting by Michael Wolski.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Agawam Community Artists and Artisans 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Feeding Hills
Website: agawamarts.com/sign-up-for-show

Now accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Festival dates: August 27 & 28. All work must be original, no kits. Handmade items only of professional quality. Categories: Acrylic Painting / Watercolor Painting / Oil Painting / Mixed Media / Drawing / Sculpture / Metal Art / Paper Art / Photography / Ceramics / Clay / Pottery /Fiber Art / Clothing & Accessories / Jewelry / Furniture / Woodworking / Wood / Glass. See website for details and registration form.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
artistsofagawam@gmail.com

 

Show Your Pride!

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: May 25
Submission Fees: $27 one entry / $37 two entries / $47 three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/call-to-artists-show-your-pride

In Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community, Workshop13 is inviting artists to reveal and make relatable the diverse and fluid spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community through their work. We welcome personal work that addresses social issues of the past, present and future. Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.

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

 

2nd annual Unity Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Nova Motorcycles
Deadline: May 27
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: forms.gle/KXjuvuD3iU1XS7cM8

Nova Motorcycles is looking for creatives to participate in the June 11 event at Unity Park, Turners Falls. The second annual Unity Festival brings together the best local makers of useful art items to swap, sell, demonstrate, and learn. This free festival is for gear-heads, woodworkers, inventors, and tinkerers; people who find joy in repurposing, recycling, rebuilding, and reimaging. The day long outdoor event will also have plenty of music, food trucks, skateboarding and activities for families.

Contact: unityparkfest@novamotorcycles.com

 

The Elusie Gallery 2022 & 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: The Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/news

The Elusie Gallery is seeking applications to fill the rest of the 2022 calendar as well as 2023. Anybody can apply. Priority will be given to: 1) artists whose exhibits have been cancelled because of Covid-19, 2) emerging artists, 3) group exhibits with social or environmental themes. Exhibits open on the first Friday of the month with Artwalk Easthampton and run until a week before the next Artwalk. Full details on website.

Contact: elusie@bigredframe.com

 

Break of Day, Edge of Night

Sponsoring Group Name: The Painting Center
Deadline: June 5
Submission Fees: $42
City/Town: New York City
Website: thepaintingcenter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/65917

The Painting Center announces a call for entries for its summer juried exhibition titled: Break of Day, Edge of Night. The exhibition will run in the gallery space from July 19 - August 12, 2022, and will be featured on Artsy with a catalogue of artists works. We are looking for works of art that are inspired by day and night in all its revelations. Works may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, including but not limited to mixed media, photography, digital, sculpture and painting.

Contact: Shazzi Thomas
juried@thepaintingcenter.org
212-343-1060

 

Art With Pride

Sponsoring Group Name: Artworks of Westfield
Deadline: June 4
Submission Fees: free with membership
City/Town: Westfield
Website: artlink.click/ccc300

Westfield's first ever ART with PRIDE art show will be happening on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-2pm. Artists that are either members of the LGBTQIA+ community or who are allies are invited to set-up on the green and to sell or display their creations. Images of your work can be sent to shannonchibapaints@gmail.com to apply. Artists must also be members of Artworks of Westfield.

Contact: Shannon Chiba
shannonchibapaints@gmail.com

 

Easthampton Farmers' Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: reviewed on a rolling basis
Submission Fees: free to apply, $35 per market if selected
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/90f93c

An exciting new partnership between Easthampton City Arts & the Easthampton Farmers' Market! We're sharing out an open call to any local visual artists working in any media who is interested in exhibiting + selling your work at the outdoor market during the 2022 season. It's free to apply and $35 per market to participate, if selected. Tent, table, and chairs provided. Saturdays May through October. Application on website.

 

Artist in Residence at the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Sponsoring Group Name: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass Amherst
Deadline: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/artist-residence

The Kinney Center invites artists to submit proposals for a new Artists in Residence program. The artistic project will act as a catalyst for interdisciplinary programming at the Kinney Center including masterclasses, performances, and exhibits. During their residency, artists will develop and share their work; engage students, researchers, and the public; offer opportunities for skill- and knowledge-sharing workshops; and create space for personal inquiry and collaborative relationships to flourish. Full details on website.

Contact: Dr. Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu

 

2nd Annual LAVA Film Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: July 14
Submission Fees: $5 by June 16, $10 after. (free for under-18s)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: filmfreeway.com/LAVAFilmFestival

A showcase of Massachusetts filmmaking talent, from students to professionals and everyone in between. Open to all Massachusetts filmmakers. Two categories: Youth filmmakers (under 18 years old), and College student & adult filmmakers.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited!

 

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

Creative Blend: Collab, Craft, Share, Co-Create

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 25, 7-9pm
Fee: $5 TES members / $10 non-members
Location: The Ethnic Study CoWork Cafe & Bookstore
Address: 222 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: theethnicstudy.org

A bi-weekly meet up for artists and creatives of all mediums. Come out and enjoy doing your creative works amongst other creatives. Whatever you do or make, bring it and collaborate, work alone, be inspired, relax, work on your art or craft, or just be! 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Register on the website.

 

Art in Nature (ages 7-10 years)

Date & Time: July 11-15, 9am-3pm (each day)
Fee: $220
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Art in Nature will meet every morning at Workshop13 where we will explore watercolor, felting, natural dyeing, and eco printmaking projects before heading to Grenville Park for land art, or ClayWorks pottery studio to make butterfly and bird feeders. Parents are invited to an art show at the end of the week.

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

 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Summer Weekly Creative Stations (ages 7-12 years)

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, July 6 - August 17
Fee: $20 per person per day
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Climb aboard and become an innovator this summer! Use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts to make incredible works of Art! Weekly challenges and art exploration will keep kids sharp and get those creative juices flowing.

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

 

Stained Glass Sun Catcher and Spinner Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, July 15, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or a 3-D spinner. We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. Perfect for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for same class: July 16, 17, 18, 29 and 30. We are also now offering studio memberships starting in July. See website for details.

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

 

Pay-What-You-Can Arts Classes at Artspace

Date & Time: until June 19
Fee: pay what you can
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com/pay-what-you-can-classes

We want everyone to be able to make art! That's why we recently launched our Community Classes Program – a suite of arts and music classes taught by some of Artspace's best teachers, all offered for free, or "pay-what-you-can." From abstract painting to Cajun fiddling, African dance to fiction writing, we have Community Classes for both kids and adults, on weeknight evenings and weekend days. We hope they will be a way for neighbors to come together, have fun, and try something new.

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

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Tues,Thurs,Fri mornings, May-October
Fee: $40/year member dues
Location: a different location in the Valley every week
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

APAS artists paint en plein air together three days a week from 9am-1pm at different beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are welcome. We are a welcoming, supportive group where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. Come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Seascapes In Pastel with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: June 25-26, 10am-12:30pm
Fee: $85 plus materials
Location: Online via Zoom
Website: megbandarra.com/seascape-workshop

The next best thing to a day at the beach is painting one. The most successful seascapes combine light, energy, and drama into one glorious painting that makes you feel like you can almost hear the waves and smell the saltwater. In this workshop participants will explore composition, color, value, and edges, and learn how to utilize these concepts to create convincing seascapes. Visit website for more info and registration.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing at Looky Here

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm
Fee: $15
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com/

Community figure drawing group meets weeks on Thursday evenings from 6-8. Easels provided but please bring your own materials. Registration is required through the Looky Here Website Calendar page. Please email if you have any questions!

Contact: hannah brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Summer Art Class for Kids

Date & Time: Sundays, 12-2pm, June 5 - August 28
Fee: $10-$60 per class (sliding scale)
Location: Survivor Arts Collective / Qaleidoscope
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Suite 518
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: tinyurl.com/kidsclass22

This multi-media art class will be geared towards 5-7 year olds. We will look at artist's work, get inspired, and learn foundational techniques together. The class focuses on structured lesson plans with room for student led projects and ideas. Does your kid have a favorite artist or a project they're wanting to start? Let's explore it together! Each weekly class ranges from $10-$60 with some flexibility. For more info about pricing and payment, please see website. Please email Cleo with any questions.

Contact: Cleo Vesy
cleo.vesy7@gmail.com
301-300-0420

 

Summer Art Camp for Kids and Teens

Date & Time: weekly, starts June 27 (last week starts August 1)
Fee: $320
Location: Resilient Community Arts & The Color Collaborative
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste 44
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/06b7ca

Each camp is one week long and will follow a specific theme. Kids programs for ages 8-12. Teen programs for ages 12-17. Discounts & financial aid available. Full details on website. Session 1: June 27-July 1 (kids) - Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. Session 2: July 11-15 (teens) - Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, Session 3: July 18-22 (kids) - Sculpture and Fiber arts. Session 4: July 25- 29 (teens) - Sculpture and Fiber arts. Session 5: August 1-5 (mixed ages 8-17) - Graffiti, Public Art, and Murals.

 

Cyanotype 101

Date & Time: Saturday, June 11, 11am-4pm
Fee: $160 all materials provided
Location: Blazing Star Herbal School
Address: (address provided when registering)
City/Town: Conway
Website: artlink.click/eba8bc

The cyanotype is one of the easiest printing techniques you can do at home without expensive equipment or a photography darkroom. The chemicals are easy to find and inexpensive (because there are no precious metals involved). Participants will make dry cyanotypes from found plant material, and digital negatives as well as experiment with wet cyanotypes using suds and kitchen spices. At the end of the we'll discuss toning and staining cyanotypes, and how the process can be adapted to other surfaces.

 

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

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