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17 October 2017

The Valley Arts Newsletter: October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017
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Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

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

 

The Color of Venice

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: October 3, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Neil Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: caroldukeflowers.com

Photographs by Carol Duke. "Venice had been a longing of mine for decades. This yearning was finally realized in November of the year 2012. My collection recounts observations of the earthy colors, unique architecture, and watery atmosphere which contribute to the mysterious and dreamy essence that is Venice, Italy." Carol Duke, artist, photographer and owner of Flower Hill Farm Retreat. For more about Carol's work and her retreat see her website.

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Jolene Mercadante

Artist: Jolene Mercadante
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-9pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
Website: agawamlibrary.org

The photography of Jolene Mercadante, Assistant Director at the Agawam Public Library, will be on display all this month.

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Walking on Rock and Water

Artist: Rhonda Smith
Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: November 3, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 3-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Chinese scholars' rocks of Song dynasty times were selected stones brought inside a studio for contemplation. Unusual rocks, evocative of the age and grandeur of mountains and the pathways of water, might be viewed before composing a poem. Rhonda Smith's abstract paintings are in that spirit, that the viewer might project themselves onto the surfaces in order to take a journey, extending the notion of maps and inviting a reverence for what is underneath us.

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The Image and the Imagined

Artist: Greta Gundersen
Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: November 3, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 3-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Whatever the initial stimulus, be it sky, water, light, earth - Gundersen worked to create a visual sense of that threshold between light and matter, the image and the imagined. Using oils on very smooth wood and canvas, details are distilled until the time when the painting hovers between abstraction and representation, when the liminal becomes visible.

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On Hands and Knees

Artist: Laurie Goddard
Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: November 3, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 3-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Goddard creates imaginary board games, calling us out to play. They were conceived and executed over several years. They have checkered histories, some have missing pieces, they often have vague rules. Some of the boards are actual, some are depictions reconstructed from long languid talks with denizens of odd places the artist has visited. Born in Montclair, NJ, Goddard lives and works in Shelburne Falls.

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ground things on a moving earth

Artist: Shona Macdonald
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 16, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, October 19, 5-7pm
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall

Explores the relationship between landscape and memory. While some of the works in this exhibition contemplate peculiar aspects of the local western New England surrounding, others explore the unsettling phenomena of inverted worlds reflected upon puddles of water. These transient 'screens' of water also appear bizarre and otherworldly.

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The End and the Beginning of Everything

Artist: Shane Mecklenburger
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 16, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, October 19, 5-7pm
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall

A body of work using computer-generated supernova explosions as both raw material and subject matter. These simulated moments of nuclear creation and annihilation are recast with symbols of witchcraft and warfare, in a collision of historical, personal, technological and cosmic forces.

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Dean Nimmer & Bruce Fowler

Artists: Dean Nimmer, Bruce Fowler
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Location Name: Home & Homme Gallery
Address: 534 Main Street

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Shaking Loose

Artists: Rhys Davies, Ann Knickerbocker
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: October 28, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

New work by local artists Rhys Davies and Ann Knickerbocker. This show marks new and live experiments in approach and process for the two artists. The two artists will be painting live in the gallery a few hours each week, separately on their own work and together on a single piece, a growing arrangement of painted brown paper to reach, they intend, to the gallery ceiling.

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New Photographs

Artist: Gloria Kegeles
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: October 28, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gloria Kegeles' most recent work exhibits a pronounced departure from her earlier photographs, pushing beyond most of the familiar reference points in her chosen subjects. Building on her earlier methods of photographing at vintage car shows, Kegeles uses the rich colors, distinctive shapes as well as the intense reflectivity that come from the waxed and polished finish to make her images, which verge on abstractions. Each image captured is full-frame and not computer-generated.

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5 Takes on African Art | 42 Flags of Fred Wilson

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: December 10, 2017
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Continuing a tradition of hosting challenging, exploratory exhibitions organized by student curatorial teams, this year's team of graduate students curate an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus who has been collecting African art since the 1970s, in tandem with an exhibition of Flags of Africa by the renowned African American artist Fred Wilson.

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¡Hola Cuba!

Artist: Carol Pike
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 15, 2017
Location Name: Science & Engineering Library (SEL), UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 740 N Pleasant Street, #A273
Website: www.library.umass.edu

Travel Photography by Carol Pike.

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Changing Landscapes

Artist: Janet Pozar
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
Website: janet-pozar.squarespace.com

Landscapes by local artist Janet Pozar. She paints scenes from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she grew up, as well as other places she's lived, from the historic stone ironmaster's house of Charming Forge, PA to the round barns and tobacco barns of Illinois, and currently scenes around her home in Leverett. Her artwork has been shown in Albany, NY, Reading, PA, Westfield, MA, and Paper City Studios and Wistariahurst in Holyoke.

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PAST, PRESENT PERFECT

Artist: Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: October 27, 2017
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street

Monoprints completed in the past four years. They come from several series on which I've focused. One was based on home/house when renovations were taking place, lots of family coming to visit, the garden and yard receiving plenty of attention and my long held interest in architecture. The second is based on my interest in particular landscapes that intrigue and inspire, most recently canyons of the American Southwest. The third is a continuing series of prints of butterflies.

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Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm
Location Name: The Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Meeting will include: 6:30-7 pm Socializing. 7-7:30 pm Business Meeting. 7:30-8:30 pm Bruce Rosenbaum of Modvic Steampunk Art and Design. Open to the public.

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Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Beyond Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Reception Date: Tuesday, October 17, 4:30-7pm
Location Name: The Alumnae Library, Elms College
Address: 291 Springfield Street
Website: www.elms.edu

Throughout the month, the library will host an exhibition called "The Torso Project," a collaborative art project that aims to raise awareness of the incidence of breast cancer and promote healing for those who are affected by the disease. As part of the project, women affected by breast cancer participate in workshops where they cast their torsos in plaster and create healing works of art. One of these sculptures will be available to view on Oct 17, and a related exhibit of photos will be on display.

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Ballads

Artist: Rafael Francisco Salas
Start Date: October 19, 2017
End Date: November 15, 2017
Reception Date: October 19, 4:15-6pm
Location Name: The Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily, except college holidays
Address: 291 Springfield Street
Website: www.elms.edu

Rafael Francisco Salas is a painter and associate professor of art at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc. He received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and his B.A. from Macalester College. His work is represented by the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisc.

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Cummington Exhibits/Events

5th Annual Stage Road Walkabout

Date: October 28-29, 11am-5pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: Historic Stage Road
Website: stageroadwalkabout.com

Shop local for the holidays! Visit four open houses all within a mile of each other on historic Stage Road in Cummington, MA. Start at 494 Stage Rd or 556 Stage Rd. to do the 2 mile round trip tour. Printmakers, artists, woodworkers, inventors, potters and local farmers. Cider and refreshments at each stop. Lovely fall walk and local holiday shopping. For more information, email Leni Fried at leni@lenifriedprintmaking.com

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Rivulet Spirals

Artist: Todd Lynch
Start Date: August, 2017
End Date: November, 2017
Location Name: William Cullen Bryant Homestead - Rivulet Trail
Hours: trail is accessible sunrise to sunset
Address: 207 Bryant Road
Website: thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/pioneer-valley/bryant-homestead.html

An installation of an ephemeral woven branch sculpture in the form of two interwoven spirals. Located along the property's Rivulet Trail, the sculpture's form is inspired by patterns of hydrology and the meter and content from William Cullen Bryant's poem, Life. The piece consists of found branches and plant material collected from on-site and crafted into the spirals that run the length of a fallen tree along the trail.

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Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Ocean Life Force: An Artist's Exploration of Halcyon Days

Artist: Lynn Sisler
Start Date: October 14, 2017
End Date: November 4, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Just as those original Halcyon Days began in the ocean, Sisler's recent work "seeks to depict these joyous days of the past there as well. The sea is where all life began, where we all have our ancient beginnings. We are all inexplicably bound to the energy of water--it is the spiritual energy that runs through every living thing."

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Four Worlds in Black and White

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 14, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

An exhibition of B&W photographs by Donna Carpenter, James Gehrt, Roger Lobdell, and Annie Sollinger.

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West Springfield High School Photo Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 14, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream
Address: 34 Cottage Street
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Photography students from West Springfield High School captured the beauty of their surroundings in a backyard shooting assignment. They were asked to look beyond ordinary objects and find shapes, textures, lines, contrast, etc, that had been previously unnoticed. The results are these thoughtful black and white images that offer a glimpse into their own personal worlds.

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Digital Sketchbook

Artist: Adell Donaghue
Start Date: October 10, 2017
End Date: November 8, 2017
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

After fifty years of drawing primarily on paper, in March of 2017 Adell Donaghue began melding this anachronistic drawing method with 21st century technology. Her current exhibit showcases a selection of the resulting digital drawings, which were completed over the past six months on an iPad Pro. Also Included in this exhibit are time lapse videos of several of the drawings, demonstrating how I drew them, mark by mark.

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Monster Arts Project III: Circus of Monsters

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 7, 2017
End Date: November 5, 2017
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Thur 12-5pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Address: 116 Pleasant St, Suite 137
Website: facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject

22 talented local and beyond artists take on the idea of monster in a wide variety of medium in Monster Arts Project's third installment with the theme of Circus! Multiple exciting events including: the First Monster Arts Ball at 121 Club featuring LeFox, and much more!

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Four Seasons

Artist: Elizabeth Chase
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Representational paintings and drawings of nature by Elizabeth Chase. This exhibit focuses on local birds and landscapes done in oil, acrylic and colored pencil.

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

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Art in the Orchard

Start Date: August 12, 2017
End Date: November 26, 2017
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: 10am to dusk
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
Website: artintheorchard.org

Fourth Biennial Sculpture Exhibit featuring 30 new work by local and regional artists. See website for special events.

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Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Healing Journey

Artist: Fran Corriveau
Start Date: September 2, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Cafe
Address: 164 High Street

An illness changed my life and as part of my recovery, I found my art. This show will try to explain how I happily transformed into an impressionist oil painter of the sea and landscapes of southern Canada and New England.

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Hadley Exhibits/Events

Fort River Open Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, October 21, 12-2pm
Location Name: Fort River Trail at the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
Hours: dawn to dusk
Address: 69 Moody Bridge Road
Website: www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/about/ma.html#fort

The Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is hosting its first ever outdoor art gallery on its 1.2 mile fully-accessible nature trail. The trail features a collection of works responding to local nature by local artists, including members of the Deerfield Valley Art Association, the Shelburne Arts Cooperative, students at Smith College, and the winners of the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp competition. Come view the art and the refuge's natural beauty!

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Holyoke Exhibits/Events

MASKED

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 21, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

Works by area artists and collectors: Ted Eiseman, Lyn Horan, Michael Karmody, Juan Maldonado-Morales, Dean Nimmer, Kamil Peters, Alicia Renadette, Jan Stenson, Stacy Waldman, Anonymous. Halloween MASKED Closing Party: Oct 31st, 5:30-7:30pm.

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MONTANA: The Bitterroot Mountains

Artist: Dave Gloman
Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Readywipe
Hours: Weekends 3-5pm, or by appt
Address: Baustein Building, 532 Main Street
Website: readywipegallery.com

Recent work from the painter Dave Gloman.

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Leverett Exhibits/Events

Lori Lynn Hoffer

Artist: Lori Lynn Hoffer
Start Date: October 7, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

New Oil Paintings.

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Montague Exhibits/Events

Whimsical, Fanciful, Mystical, Magical

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: November 1, 2017
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed 11am-3pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Works by Sawmill River Arts Gallery member artists. The world around us and within our imagination is filled with images that inspire us. As artists, we use these images to send our thoughts and feelings out into the world. "Whimsical, Fanciful, Mystical, and Magical" is a collection of our artistic musings, expressions of our internal worlds, translated using color, pattern, texture and form.

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Northampton Exhibits/Events

Vietnam Photographs: 50 Years Ago

Start Date: October 13, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

An collection of photographs taken in 1967 in South Vietnam is on display in the Forbes Library lobby through the end of October. These photographs were taken in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, in 1967, by a photographer with the United States Information Agency.

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

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Live Art Magazine, SPARK the Ideas Issue

Date: October 20, 7pm
Location Name: The Academy of Music
Address: 274 Main Street
Website: www.liveartmagazine.org

Watch and listen as local and regional artists, musicians, writers, dancers, risk-takers and other creatives reveal unseen new work and works-in-progress.

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Pastels, Paintings, Photographs & Prints

Artist: Mallory Lake
Start Date: October 11, 2017
End Date: November 11, 2017
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Mallory Lake was an inaugural artist at William Baczek Fine Arts and began showing her pastels with William Baczek when he opened his gallery over twenty-one years ago. She was working on this newest collection of work up until her passing this July. This exhibition will feature examples of pastels picturing Italian landscapes, new work from the ongoing steam train series as well as urban landscapes. Included in the show will be pastels, photographs, prints and encaustic paintings.

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Reframing Islam: A Photographic Resolution

Artisst: Brittany Hathaway, Erica Chick
Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: October 20, 2017
Reception Date: Wednesday, October 18, 6-8pm
Location Name: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.brittanyhathaway.com/portfolio/reframing-islam

Challenge your current understanding of the words "Muslim" and "Islam". Ask questions. Be one step closer to developing a deeper appreciation for the beauty of American diversity. An informal reception will be held on October 18th with photographer, Brittany Hathaway. From 6:30-7:30, the Forbes will also be holding a talk titled "True Islam vs Extremism: Love and Hatred for None" by Dr. Qureshi.

Contact: Brittany Hathaway
hello@brittanyhathaway.com
617-797-9076

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Colors & Seals

Artist: Anneke Schepman Corbett
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Local quilt artist, quilts reflect her interest in watching the local blue heron population as well as the Grey Seals near No. Truro, MA. Pastel portraits of the seals as well as geometric quilt patterns old & new (one is computer generated) & others are inspired by some of the amazing fabrics that have come Anneke's way.

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Assembled Watercolors

Artist: KC Scott
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
Website: oxbowgallery.org

The two main currents of KC Scott's work come together in these watercolor and gouache works on paper in which abstract elements have been combined or rearranged, either flat or in relief, resulting in serendipitous compositions, often with a distinct geometric structure.

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A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honore Sharrer

Artist: Honore Sharrer
Start Date: September 29, 2017
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
Website: smith.edu

Honore Sharrer's rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the first exhibition to reveal the voice of this artist. Honore Sharrer's work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture. Image: Honore Sharrer American, 1920–2009. Nursery Rhyme, 1971. Oil on canvas.

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

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Dream Body

Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: October 3, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
Website: Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

Anna Bayles Arthur's recent works channel dreams, the subconscious, and body-generated imagery. Visitors are welcomed to submit dream writings or recordings or to relay dreams verbally to the artist while she is present, which she then will transform into an intuition-led visual installation This is exhibit is part of the visiting artists project, an outgrowth of our mission here to present visionary artwork to Western Massachusetts and beyond. *Image detail: "Guardians" oil on canvas.

Contact: 413-588-4337

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2017 Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 3, 2017
End Date: October 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

For the 2017 Biennial, the Northampton Arts Council asked artists and writers who live and work in Western MA to submit their best work created in the past two years which most closely represents their personal artistic vision. The jurors selected work in a wide variety of styles and media from 32 artists, including painting, printmaking, book arts, photography, video, and sculpture. The Biennial Poetry Reading will be held on Monday, October 23rd at 7pm in the Calvin Coolidge room at the library.

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My Love Affair with Art

Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street

The artist has loved making art from childhood on. Forty eight years ago she took her first watercolor class by a dear retired artist. She has enjoyed that medium ever since. She also does oils, acrylic and a little pastel. She has taught watercolor for many years and has enjoyed seeing students begin to create their own works.

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This is Japan

Artist: Chester Michalik
Start Date: October 4, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
Website: apearts.org

Anyone who spends a good amount of time in Japan is inevitably asked: why Japan? What do you see in Japan? The more time spent the more difficult it is to provide quick or simple answers. Photographer Chester Michalik has been going to Japan regularly for close to thirty years, as teacher, artist, researcher and observer, and his work reflects his deep interest and insights into 'what is Japan'.

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What Lies Between

Artist: Olivia Bernard
Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

Bernard's work has developed from single sculptures and works on paper to large, evocative installations. "What Lies Between" presents recent works of handmade paper embedded with thread, and pieces constructed from paper, glass and wax. This ephemeral series explores the terrain that lies between drawing and sculpture and reflects the artist's investigation of materials ranging from sheer skin to solid glass and steel. She has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums throughout New England.

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5 Legacies

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: October 28, 2017
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
Website: www.neva-museum.org

New as of January 2017 and evolving, New England Visionary Artists Museum is an outgrowth of the Anchor House of Artists, which is now celebrating its 20th year. The mission of the museum is to conserve the legacies of past artists from the House and to educate. Five artists will be the ongoing focus of this show and new material will unfold during the exhibition as research uncovers new details about them. Danny Gayder, James Coburn, Mary Dunn, Deborah Sklar, Genevieve Mae Burnett. Image: detail from "Marriage" by Danny Gayder (1948-2006).

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Greenhouse Panoramas: a Process of Reinvention

Artist: Esther Pullman
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: January 8, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Alumnae House gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 33 Elm Street

This series of large-scale greenhouse images, which began as an intuitive and visceral effort to bring light and life into my own home, as I anticipated the darkening seasons, gradually took on a more symbolic and metaphorical meaning in the face of our increasingly imperiled home planet.

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Valley Realism

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9om, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
Website: RMichelson.com

An exhibition featuring works by Robert Brooks, Randall Deihl, Nan Hill and Rey Milici.

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MAINE TO FLORIDA AND PLACES IN BETWEEN

Artist: John Gnatek
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is 85 years old and still continues to paint regularly whether in his studio or outside. Most times he enjoys street scenes, but he will paint or draw anything that gets his interest. Several years ago, he did miniature bird carvings and paintings and won first prize in a Miniature Art Show in Montana and New Mexico. He tries to paint and draw every day.

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Northfield Exhibits/Events

Staying Connected: Art as Expression of Cultural Heritage

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 29, 2017
End Date: November 12, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art Inspired by cultures of Africa, Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Rhodesia (Zambia), South Africa, Ukraine and Venezuela. Margarita Hernandez-Maxson, Maricella Obando Moya, Annette Kilminster, Rosario Torres & Edo Mor, Marie Collins, Eva Leong, Archie Nahman, Jim Murphy, Katharina Rooney, Mary Middlebrook, Annelein Beukenkamp, Casandra Allen, Deirdre Donnelly, Michael Wolski, Pacifico Palumbo, Corina Alvarezdelugo.

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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

We Just Felt Like It: Four Feltmakers, Four Directions

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2017
End Date: October 30, 2017
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Lynn Perry's landscapes, animal masks and figures, Flo Rosenstock's mushroom and fungi inspired sculptures, Sue McFarland's wall pieces with embedded natural materials, and Paul Cohen's kinetic levitating characters represent distinctive ways of working with the medium of felt, utilizing both needle felting and wet felting techniques.

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Explorations in Felt: Texture and Color

Artist: Liz Canali
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Felt artist Liz Canali has worn many artistic hats throughout her life: silversmith, graphic artist & web designer, teacher and now felting has caught her full attention. After viewing the documentary To Spring from the Hand: The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn, she became inspired, thinking that she could pinch a pot in felt similar to the way Paulus was pinching pots in clay in the film.

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The Figure Speaks

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

The Figure Speaks blends the works of three sculptors, all working in clay: Marilyn Andrews of Plainfield, Cynthia Consentino of Buckland, and Claudia Olds Goldie of Newton. Each artist has deeply explored the impact the human figure makes in their art, all with powerful statements.

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Springfield Exhibits/Events

Curator's Corner: Walking Fire

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2pm
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Address: One Armory Square
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

In conjunction with our current exhibit, "Push The Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I", join curator Alex Mackenzie for his next Curator's Corner program. This series offers the public a glimpse of artifacts from our extensive collection and to hear the stories about these interesting objects. Admission is free of charge. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

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7th Generation: Contemporary Native American Artists of the 21st Century

Artists: artists from nine nations
Start Date: October 12, 2017
End Date: January 16, 2018
Reception Date: November 16, 5-8pm
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square, 2nd floor
Website: art4thesoul.org

Billy Myers is the Artistic Director for Art for the Soul and Curator of this show. There will be a film series, musical performance, visual artist, genealogy and performance by the infamous Peace Poets.

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Art Stop(s)

Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Address: 1550 Main Street
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.org/projects

The Springfield Central Cultural District's pop-up gallery walk, Art Stop(s), is back. Art will be hung in unexpected spaces throughout the District, with five receptions simultaneously! Street food, performance art, and music will entertain you on the walk between the galleries bookended by New England Public Radio and UMass Springfield. Each reception will host the artist, their work (of all different styles), light snack and drink.

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Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

It was precisely 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution from Congress to enter into "a war to end all wars" that had already been raging in Europe for nearly three years. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to learn the compelling role of Springfield Armory in World War I, when the government arms factory pushed its workforce to supply the soldiers on the front line with essential armaments.

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Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Hilltown Plein Air Painters Show

Artists: Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 25, 2017
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

On display in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery at the Sunderland Public Library. The Hilltown Plein Air Painters have been painting together since 2003, exploring the hilltowns and beyond while pursuing their art. The group enjoys painting scenes that have local interest, that make our area unique, and celebrate the beauty and history of New England. Members of the group also exhibit individually and have their own studios.

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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Triple SSS: Sensual : Sexual : Smut

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2017
End Date: October 21, 2017
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: Avenue A
Website: www.Ninasnook.com

Erotic art by local and regional artists who have created sculpture, photography, painting, collage and drawings to fill the intimate gallery space on Avenue A. Soliciting work on a continuum from "mild to wild" has resulted in a diverse exhibit of over 50 works.

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Local Focus

Artist: Dave Rothstein
Start Date: August 4, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: The Rendezvous
Hours: 11:30am-1am
Address: 78 Third Street
Website: www.rendezvoustfma.com

This light-hearted series honors our local heroes - the Valley's talented farmers, chefs, bakers, brewers, vintners and frozen treat makers. Their work does not typically appear in galleries, but on our plates, in our glasses, and in our bellies. To showcase their artistry, miniatures are paired with local specialties, distorting our perspectives of space and place, and engaging our childlike sense of wonder.

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Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Steve Hamlin

Artist: Steve Hamlin
Start Date: October 3, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Westhampton Public Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue-Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
Website: stevehamlinart.com

Watercolors and drawings from travels throughout New England and across much of the US. The reception will also serve as a release party for Hamlin's newly published adult coloring book, "Birds of Eastern North America". On Sunday, October 15, Hamlin will participate in the Westhampton Library's Fall Festival by offering a demonstration of his wildlife art techniques, 12-4pm.

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Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

The Color of Venice

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: October 3, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Location Name: Neil Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
Website: caroldukeflowers.com

Photographs by Carol Duke. "Venice had been a longing of mine for decades. This yearning was finally realized in November of the year 2012. My collection recounts observations of the earthy colors, unique architecture, and watery atmosphere which contribute to the mysterious and dreamy essence that is Venice, Italy." Carol Duke, artist, photographer and owner of Flower Hill Farm Retreat. For more about Carol's work and her retreat see her website.

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Craft Fairs

Easthampton High School Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, October 28, 8:30am-3:30pm
Location Name: Easthampton High School
Address: 70 Williston Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton

The 2nd Annual World Language Club Craft fair is an event which raises funds for students to travel. This year the craft fair features over 63 local crafters and vendors. All proceeds will help students who are travelling to Greece in 2018. Come join us for some fun, food and early holiday shopping.

Contact: Toni Mango
amango@epsd.us
413-529-1585

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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Cross-Town Contemporary Art project

Sponsoring Group Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Submission Due Date: November 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: tinyurl.com/UMCAXTCA

Inviting local artists, artists' collectives, community groups, architects, and designers from all disciplines and backgrounds to submit entries for the upcoming open-air XTCA project. On view from Spring through Fall of 2018 this exhibition will place works of art by community members alongside those by nationally-recognized artists, engaging with themes of INCLUSIVITY and SUSTAINABILITY. If selected, you will receive: A $1,250 stipend to create, install, and show your work.

Contact: efierst@art.umass.edu

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3rd annual Fall Photo Contest: Water, Everywhere

Sponsoring Group Name: Hilltown Land Trust
Submission Due Date: October 25
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.hilltown-land-trust.org/announcements/2017-fall-photo-contest-water-everywhere

Since water is crucial to the existence of life on this planet, our theme this year is "Water, Everywhere." We are eager to see your photos of water (rivers, ponds, rain, mist, ice, etc.) taken in a natural setting in a rural Massachusetts town west of the Connecticut River. We have 2 categories: Youth (18 & under) and Adult (19+). Each category will have 1 winner and 1 runner up, and the 4 winning photographs will be framed by the R. Michelson Galleries & displayed at the Bullitt Reservation.

Contact: Katie Carr
hltoutreach@thetrustees.org
413-628-4485

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7th Annual Small Works Show at Hope & Feathers

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Submission Due Date: November 21
Submission Fees: $20 (includes one panel, a frame, and glass)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/open-call-7th-annual-small-works-show

This year we're making it easy! We provide a 6x6" birch panel to create your masterpiece on! The $20 entry fee includes one panel, a frame, and glass. A variety of custom frames will be available for you to choose from when you drop off your entry (frames are first-come, first-serve). More info & submission form on website.

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

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Small Works Show at Readywipe Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Readywipe Gallery
Submission Due Date: November 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Open call for artists to submit artworks measuring 12"x12" or smaller for a small works show at Readywipe Gallery in December 2017. Artist Reception: TBA.

Contact: submissions@readywipegallery.com

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8x8 Fundraiser Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: November 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/737863393091325/

Calling all artists to contribute artworks measuring 8 inches x 8 inches for a benefit fundraiser for Easthampton City Arts, at the MAP Space at Eastworks. More information about donating art can be found on the website. Artist Reception: Thursday November 9, 5-8pm.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pasqualina@easthampton.org

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9th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 28, 2017
Submission Fees: $25 per entry; $30 after Oct 14
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). More information and download Prospectus/Entry form on website.

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

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Classes & Workshops

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, November 12, 9.30am-3:30pm
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. NEXT WORKSHOP: Sun Dec 16.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

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Shortcuts to High Fashion

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8, 9:30am-12pm; OR Sunday, November 12, 9:30am-12pm
Fee: $35
Class Location: Address provided upon registration
City/Town: Hatfield
Website: GLVHatfield.etsy.com

It's a time of wide-open play, of mixing and matching and challenging our notions of beauty and ho-hum fashion "shoulds." I invite you to turn your back on boring-chic by making your own legendary garment by adding new elements to an item from your closet (or thrift shop). Minimum 4 maximum 8 participants. Please bring a foundation garment or bag. We will supply the rest, including morning scones and tea. All ages are welcome as long as they are capable and calm cutter and sewers.

Contact: Alex Hart
GLVHatfield@gmail.com

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Monotype Improvisation at The Art Garden

Date & Time: Sunday, October 29, 1-6pm
Fee: $80 + $15 materials fee
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot St (use Elm St to access parking)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

In this workshop, guest artist Joyce Silverstone will provide guided experiences in a variety of monotype techniques including additive and subtractive painterly approaches as well as transfer drawing, color layering and color mixing, and using stencils / masks. Participants will be encouraged to experiment, and apply these processes to create individual print projects. All levels of printmaking experience are welcome. All materials provided.

Contact: Jane Beatrice Wegscheider
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782

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Monotype and Drypoint at The Art Garden

Date & Time: Sunday, November 5, 1-6pm
Fee: $80 + $15 materials fee
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot St (use Elm St to access parking)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

This workshop can be taken individually or as a follow-up to the Oct 29 workshop. Monotypes are printed from a smooth substrate, with no repeatable marks on the plate. In this workshop, Joyce Silverstone will guide participants as they also learn the fundamentals of printing a plate with repeatable drypoint marks permanently incised into a plastic printing plate. Those fine line drypoint images can be layered with monotype plates that hold simple fields of color. All materials provided.

Contact: Jane Beatrice Wegscheider
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782

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The Basics and Beyond with Paula Gottlieb

Date & Time: Thursdays, 7-9pm, October 26 - November 30 (no class November 23)
Fee: $190
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learning to draw is about learning to see and learning the concepts for translating this seeing onto paper. In this class we will work with the elements of line, shape, value, mass and proportion to create the illusion of three dimensions on paper. Through observation of the still life and interior space, we will explore the use of compositional studies and perspective to create depth.

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

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Handmade Paper Luminaires

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, November 4 & 18
Fee: $75 or by donation according to one's circumstances
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Tsegyalgar East
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

In this two-day pre-holiday workshop you will learn how to make beautiful translucent papers with flecks of natural fibers. Then learn how to fold your paper into beautiful origami lanterns that can sit on your window and illuminate your evening with sunlight transformed. Come and make paper to hold some light. A solar light in your window, make the paper from plants, bring the sun into your living room after dark. The solar lamp will offer warmth and inspiration for the way of light.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com
413-522-1125

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Art Gym

Date & Time: 5-9pm, Thursdays, starting October 26
Fee: $45
Organization: Scout Cuomo studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building, Studio 412
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: scoutcuomo.com/artgym

Art Gym is a place to make your art and is meant to create space in your life to sit with peers, create, experiment, and make things with our hands with some coaching. Maybe you're itching to make something, but have had neither the space, or time in your life. Maybe you're afraid. If you've been stuck and wondering how to start your project, start here. Sign up for a class spot and have four hours to get to work with guidance and support from a full-time artist in her personal creative studio.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com
817-891-7820

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Ashfield Water Color Classes

Date & Time: 9am-5pm, starts October 22; once monthly until June 16, 2018
Fee: $110 inclusive (discounts available)
Organization: Walter Cudnohufsky Artist
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: 344 Main Street (116)
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

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

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

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Earrings in the Afternoon

Date & Time: Saturdays, 12:30-4pm; October 21, December 2
Fee: $95
Organization: adk design studio
Class Location: arts & industry building
Address: 221 pine street / studio 222
City/Town: florence
Website: www.alyssadeekrauss.com

Get basic wire forming & silver soldering skills while fabricating sterling silver hoops and stud earrings for you and yours. (UPCOMING: ring-making workshop, "Getting the Band Together," Nov. 18th & Dec. 16th).

Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572

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Intro to Watercolor with Brooke Schnabel

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, October 19 - November 23
Fee: $150
Class Location: Guild Art Supply
Address: 102 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

This class will teach the basics of watercolor painting. Our goal will be to demystify materials, paints, brushes, papers, and techniques. We will explore how to mix colors, see values, grade a wash, soften an edge, and much more! Class size is limited to eight students, and spots will be reserved with a $75 deposit, which can be paid in person at the store or over the phone with any major credit card. Students also receive 20% off the purchase of supplies for all Guild art classes.

Contact: 413-586-6343

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Watercolor Painting: Tips, Tricks, & More

Date & Time: November 4-5, 9:30am-4pm
Fee: $130
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Spend the weekend learning how to paint a watercolor with minimal brush work. Use sticks, salt, saran wrap, razor blades, onion bags, stamps, toothbrushes, and more to create a watercolor painting. It's fun! Ages 16 and up. Register online at artspacegreenfield.com.

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

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Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

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

At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks. Other dates: Friday, Nov 17, 6-10 pm; Sunday, Dec 17, 8am-12pm.

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

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Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

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

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Clay Studio Class

Date & Time: Mondays, 1-3pm; OR 5:30-7:30pm, October 16 - December 18 (late starts will be prorated)
Fee: $247
Organization: Val Gilman
Class Location: Taproot Arts and Insight
Address: 85 Baker Road
City/Town: Shutesbury
Website: taprootartsinsight.com/studio-classes.html

There are a few spaces left! Come enjoy the mud in your hands in a relaxed and supportive environment! Create functional pottery or sculpture using hand building techniques (including slab, pinch, coil) or wheel work. Multiple surface decorations techniques will also be available. I offer demonstrations, hands-on assistance, feedback and inspiration. All experience levels welcome.

Contact: Val Gilman
val@taprootartsinsight.com
814-282-0545

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Chinese Brush Painting

Date & Time: Saturday, October 21, 9:30am-3:30pm
Fee: DVAA Members $107; non-members $127 includes materials
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Assoc.
Class Location: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Eva Leong was born in Shanghai and attended the Parson School of Design in NYC. Her workshop will focus on simple brush strokes that carry both movement and emotion to establish the essence of the object. Bring your lunch. Register online by October 17.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com
860-287-7400

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Figure Drawing Fridays

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

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels and drawing horses, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there may be a dog. She doesn't draw but she naps like a boss! High school students are welcome with parental consent. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

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Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, November 1 - December 6
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/announcement/view/469

Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings - dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush are some of the techniques. Some demos, some critiques, and a lot of fun! All levels welcome.

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

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Basket Weaving 101

Date & Time: 9am-1pm; October 14 or November 18
Fee: $12.50 per hour includes materials for one basket
Organization: ML Basket Designs
Class Location: Brushworks Arts and Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.mlbasketdesigns.com

Learn to weave a beautiful and functional basket. You can choose from three styles that can be used as a planter, bread basket, waste basket, collector of the junk on the counter and many other uses plus they make great gifts. You will also have choices about size and colors. Most people will take from 4 to 6 hours to finish. If necessary (or you can't make these dates) additional time can be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com

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Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: August 30 - December 5; 5-9pm (each date is a separate class)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

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

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

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Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: 360 sq ft studio space

Date available: immediately
Location: central Easthampton
City/Town: Easthampton

360 sq ft private space with asphalt floor and 13ft ceiling. Overhead garage door 10ft high. Daylight and electric light. Exterior parking space. Shared slop sink and bathroom available. $350 /month. Possibility of barter.

Contact: shapeandscale@gmail.com

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Easthampton: studio share at Cottage Street Studios

Date available: November 1
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for one more respectful, positive, and drama-free studio mate for my 840sf studio in the One Cottage Street building, sharing with two other people (3 altogether). The studio available includes 250sf (10'x25'), and a 185sf shared storage loft above. Looking for someone who works in 2D or as a writer. Please email to set up a time to view my space, and join our wonderful artistic community! Beginning November 1st. $200/month including everything.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com
413-835-6854

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Florence: shared space at The Arts and Industry Building

Date available: mid-November
Location: The Arts and Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence

Available to Share! My Spacious, quiet 650sq.ft studio with tall windows, gorgeous light, high ceilings, great location and a printing press. It's a perfect space for a painter, printmaker, graphic artist, jeweler etc. Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Cindy Chandler-Guy
cchandler-guy@comcast.net
413-348-5919

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Crowdfunding

Artist Stipends for presenting at The ArtSalon

Goal: $5,500
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/artist-stipends-for-presenting-at-the-artsalon

For the past eight years, the ArtSalon has introduced to the public some of the area's most vibrant artists. The selected artists present their work in a Japanese style called Pecha Kucha. The artists spend a significant time preparing their presentations for an engaging evening. This year, the ArtSalon wants to recognize this time and effort by the artists with an honorarium. Your contribution will help guarantee that for the next two years, every artist who presents at The ArtSalon will receive compensation for their time and work.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

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