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10 January 2017

The Valley Arts Newsletter: January 10, 2017

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January 10, 2017
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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Ceil Rossi

Artist: Ceil Rossi
Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: January 28, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The unique exhibit of gourd art by local artist Ceil Rossi will fill the Double Glass cases. Gourd art involves creating works of art using hard-shell gourds as an art medium. Gourd surfaces may be carved, painted, sanded, burned, dyed, and polished. Living in Arizona for 26 years, Ceil discovered and learned from well-known gourd artists "the art of the southwest".

Contact: Cher Collins
413-789-1550

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Richard Nowak

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: January 28, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: richnowakfineart.blogspot.com

Paintings in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor. In a realistic style with an impressionistic flair! Landscapes, Seascapes and Floral Garden Scenes.

Contact: nowakfineart@gmail.com

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Geraldine Schilling-Nordal

Artist: Geraldine Schilling-Nordal
Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: January 28, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

In the Johnson Case and the Lower Level Glass Case, we are proud to present the colorful photographs of Geraldine Schilling-Nordal. In January 2016, Ms. Schilling-Nordal had the privilege of attending the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. She was there to capture the memories on a tour that featured over 220 visitors from the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Contact: Cher Collins
413-789-1550

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

 

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: January 18, 2017
End Date: February 25, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, February 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Leverett Pond is a tiny walk from Susan's studio. She spent many a day on the water's surface, tooling around and being nurtured by the views, the creatures, the plant life. These vertical canvases arose from those experiences. Susan's intention is this exhibit be a respite from what is likely the most important issue of our political/social times. She'd like people to feel that they're in good company here in the valley, and that the job ahead of us is paramount but we need to take care of ourselves to be effective.

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

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Valerie Gilman & Elaina Kennedy

Artists: Valerie Gilman, Elaina Kennedy
Start Date: January 5, 2017
End Date: January 28, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

A two-person show featuring the gallery's newest members, Valerie Gilman and Elaina Kennedy. Valerie Gilman is a sculptor who works in a variety of media including clay, bronze and steel. Elaina Kennedy's abstract paintings and monoprints are complex compositions layering colors, lines and shapes. An Art Forum is held on Thursday, January 19 at 7pm, and is an opportunity to talk about the current exhibit with the artists.

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

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6th Annual Small Works Show

Artists: 100+ local artists
Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: January 14, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Featuring 100+ works by local artists--from photographs to paintings, illustrations to sculptures, the show features works in all mediums. All works cash-and-carry!

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

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Balka's Lower East Side

Start Date: October 23, 2016
End Date: March 13, 2017
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

A multi-artist exhibit that focuses on the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants on New York's Lower East Side, with works on paper by artists including Saul Raskin, William Sharp, Raphael Soyer, and Joseph Hirsch.

Contact: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org
413-256-4900

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A Retrospective of a Life in Sculpture and Painting

Artist: Miriam Berg
Start Date: October 27, 2016
End Date: February 20, 2017
Location Name: Applewood at Amherst
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, or by appt
Address: One Spencer Drive
City/Town: Amherst

At 89, Miriam Berg has had a long life creating sculptures from various stones -- African Wonderstone, White Italian Alabaster, Soapstone and others. Her sculptures are reflections of very personal subjects; centered on themes of the family-mothers and children, lovers and people. She will also show some paintings in oil and acrylic. Miriam began painting seven years ago when sculpting became too difficult.

Contact: Christine Sulborski
CSulborski@loomiscommunities.org
413-588-5312

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Through the Photographer's Eyes

Artist: Diana Mara Henry
Start Date: August 19, 2016
End Date: January 13, 2017
Location Name: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 154 Hicks Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: library.umass.edu/news/exhibits/through-the-photographers-eyes-the-diana-mara-henry-collection-20th-century-photographer/

On both the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives, on Floor 25, at Du Bois Library. The exhibit features photographs taken by Henry along with an array of related materials: speeches, brochures, and her personal notes-collected over the years, which document the political and cultural scene of the second half of the 20th Century.

Contact: Danielle Kovacs
dkovacs@library.umass.edu
413-545-2784

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Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Annual Fall Student Art Exhibition

Artists: Art Students at Elms College
Start Date: November 30, 2016
End Date: January 21, 2017
Location Name: Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

A showcase of work by current students in Intro to Art, Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, plus, for the first time, research posters by Art History students.

Contact: 413-594-2761

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Easthampton Exhibits/Events

 

Anna Ashe-Simmer

Artist: Anna Ashe-Simmer
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2017
Reception Date: January 12, 5-7pm
Location Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

Anna Ashe-Simmer grew up in the Pioneer valley, where she spent many winters collecting plants buried deep beneath the snow. She now lives in Turners Falls, and still goes on long walks looking for interesting things to bring home and draw. The sample of her work shown here is entitled "Color and Life in Winter".

Contact: Ed Kaler
ekaler@massaudubon.org
413-584-3009

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Annual Lathrop Artists Show

Artists: Lathrop artists from Northampton and Easthampton
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Featuring art work from Lathrop artists from Northampton and Easthampton campuses.

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

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Ghosts Who Now Dance

Artists: Sandy Alpert, Arthur Griffin
Start Date: December 11, 2016
End Date: January 15, 2017
Location Name: The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery
Address: Eastworks, Ste. 246, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.colsongallery.com

Sandy Alpert's photographs resemble detached figures, ghostly shadows within shadows that represent her own ghosts from the past. These beautiful figures created by negative space and light are visually similar to the long shadows dancing across the frames captured by our very own founder, Arthur Griffin.

Contact: Rick Colson
rick@colsongallery.com

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THIRTEEN YEARS OF SOMETHING

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: November 12, 2016
End Date: February 10, 2017
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: Mon-Fri & sometimes on weekends
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

1 painter, 2 windows, 3 words, 4 walls, 5 senses, 6 thousand paintings on the horizon, 7 lucky seven, 8 can be lazy, 9 innings, 10 fingers, 11 is the month, 12 is the day, 13 years and counting...

Contact: 413-896-8073

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Greenfield Exhibits/Events

 

Whispers

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: January 6, 2017
End Date: March 28, 2017
Location Name: GCTV
Address: 393 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

This series of work discusses the endangered and extinct species of nature. The manner of brush stroke, color, and title all lend information to the viewer for identification and sense of progression on the spectrum of endangerment.

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ARTSTU

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 8, 2016
End Date: January 11, 2017
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: M-F 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm, and by appt
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

An Exhibition Of Works By Local Artists Affiliated With Greenfield Community College. Closed December 21-January 2.

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

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Hampden Exhibits/Events

 

Winter Gala

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Start Date: January 21, 2017
End Date: February 24, 2017
Reception Date: January 21, 1-5pm
Location Name: Scantic River Artisans Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.com

A celebration of the groups new permanent home at 104 Allen St. A beautiful setting with over 300 feet of exhibit space. Open to all artisans. The Gala is a one day event on January 21st. However, the exhibit space will be open from 9 -3 mon-fri after the 21st with the exhibiting gallery opportunity changed every 6 weeks or by appointment. Pieces must be marked with Title, Price, Medium, Artist and Contact Information. One award will be given on day of Gala for "Peoples Choice" of $100.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt59@gmail.com
413-205-7985

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Northampton Exhibits/Events

 

Arts Night Out Northampton

Date: Friday, January 13, starts at 5pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artsnightout.org

Arts Night Out, the second Friday of every month, is an event hosted by Northampton art spaces to promote creative works and community. This monthly gallery walk offers the opportunity to enjoy a Friday night in town while experiencing diverse visual and performing arts. Arts Night Out helps further highlight the diversity and unique character of the Northampton area. It is created by a group of people who are committed to the growth and development of our local culture.

Contact: artsnightout@gmail.com

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Beyond Boulder

Artist: Leah Tompkins
Start Date: January 13, 2017
End Date: February 7, 2017
Reception Date: January 13, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: City Hall Gallery Northampton
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 210 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org/2017/01/on-view-at-city-hall-beyond-boulder.html

Local visual artist Leah Tompkins creates large charcoal drawings and paintings of rock landscapes. A recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts in Fine Arts, the exhibition expands upon her thesis series focusing on abstracted landscapes. Originally interested in rock formations and plant forms during her study abroad program in La Napoule, France, Leah has developed her series to mimic local landscapes and beyond.

Contact: Brian Foote
arts@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1269

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Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: Friday, January 13, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

4-6 pm Hands On! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Design Your Own Benches. Create a model of your own stylish seat, inspired by artist-designed benches located throughout the museum! 6-6:30 pm Open Eyes Join a guided conversation exploring a work of art in the exhibition.

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Destination Europe & USA

Artist: Deborah O'Neill
Start Date: January 2, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

A creative blend of art and travel; New England scenes, and a selection of photographs from European countries including the Greek Islands, Venice (Italy), Switzerland, Ireland and beyond. The exhibit will also include a few of her signature "Photo Paintings" which combine "center photos with painted mats" to create two-dimensional illusions.

Contact: Deborah O'Neill
doarts@aol.com
413-559-8062

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Paintings and Drawings

Artist: Miriam Wells
Start Date: January 4, 2017
End Date: January 30, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, January 14, 1-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Miriam is an artist, carpenter, and historian living in Turners Falls. Her work features two main themes: labor, and the urban landscape. She paints men at work, and people at play in post-industrial landscapes. Her carpenter coworkers have been a source of inspiration, as have the abandoned mills of Franklin County.

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

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Bird Sculptures

Artist: Janice Doppler
Start Date: January 4, 2017
End Date: January 30, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, January 14, 1-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

"Creating a bird that looks like it might fly away requires skilled craftsmanship spread through dozens of hours paying intense attention to detail, and an artist's awareness of line, shape, texture, and color. Expressing a moment in the life of a bird is an art that starts with imagining the shape of the bird and how it will be mounted before I pick up a piece of wood."

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

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Close to Home

Artist: Patricia Dorr Parker
Start Date: January 4, 2017
End Date: January 30, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, January 14, 1-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

An exploration of Patricia's discoveries made during her frequent walks here in and around the Pioneer Valley. She finds the beauty of frequenting the local woods and terrain over and over again invites one to notice more and more. One is able to develop a deep sense of connection and belonging to place. By closely observing familiar surroundings in a curious way she reveals the ordinary in a new light.

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

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Uplands

Artists: Elizabeth Lehman, Will Sillin
Start Date: January 5, 2017
End Date: January 29, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, January 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

This two-person show of plein air and studio oil paintings by Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin explores meadows, rivers, cascades, deserts, and mountain passes close to home in Western Massachusetts and far afield.

Contact: 413-586-6300

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New Work

Artist: Deborra Stewart-Pettengill
Start Date: January 5, 2017
End Date: January 29, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, January 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

An exploration of organic structure and pattern is combined with a focus on repetition and abstraction.

Contact: 413-586-6300

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We Should Have Had

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 12, 2016
End Date: February 9, 2017
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

The Senior Studio Art majors are presenting a collective art show.

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Lit: studies in ephemeral funk and electrical outlets

Artist: Kandy Littrell
Start Date: December 5, 2016
End Date: January 28, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

Take a trip back to when "housewives" made lamps from wine bottles and pickle jars. Bring some hallucinogens and hoarding instincts, and you'll arrive at Lit. Littrell's illuminated works are obsessed interpretations of the wine-bottle lamp. These electrified objects are made of, as the artist says, "a lot of stuff." Littrell's original fabric, wallpaper, and drawings catch the glow of her "lanterns," and underscore deeply personal, humor-tinged meditations on nostalgia, compulsion, and delight.

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

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Abundance

Artist: Cathy Lawlor
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Photographer Cathy Lawlor focuses primarily on nature and landscape photography. She spends many hours in her kayak grateful for the rich abundance of sights, sounds, landscape and life that surround us. The heart of her work is on the water capturing birds, marsh life, lily pads, early mornings and sunsets as well as the change of the seasons.

Contact: Cathy Lawlor
cathylawlor@comcast.net
413-548-9198

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POP holiday shop

Start Date: November 18, 2016
End Date: January 11, 2017
Location Name: Thornes Marketplace (lower level)
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/popartisanscollective

POP artisan collective is a group of makers who have come together for the holidays to bring you locally made art and craft. By buying local you are helping to support your artisan neighbors. Buying local is fair trade at is finest. Please come and visit.

Contact: cristine
revisions2@verizon.net
413-339-4260

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27th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Artists: children's illustrators
Start Date: November 6, 2016
End Date: January 15, 2017
Reception Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

R. Michelson Galleries invites you to join us for the 27th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration. Come meet some of your favorite Illustrators and Authors as we celebrate, not only this year's exhibition, but also the 40th Anniversary of the Gallery!

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

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Four Senior Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 1, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd Floor Waiting Are
Hours: 8am-5pm
City/Town: Northampton

Ranging in age from 78 to 88, four women residents work together weekly as a studio group at the Northampton Lathrop community. Joan Davis, Nancy First, Sheila Lyford and Judy Van Heyst each brings a lifetime of art experience to share and to help each other grow, each in her own unique way.

Contact: Sheila Lyford
selyford@gmail.com
413-584-2908

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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

 

Wintery Mix

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 23, 2016
End Date: January 23, 2017
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A Holiday Group Show by artists at the Shelburne Arts Cooperative. In December, a Holiday Sale on Special Items and Music by Uncle Hal on Saturday afternoons.

Contact: 413-625-9324

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Springfield Exhibits/Events

 

Alternative Realities

Artist: Dean Nimmer
Start Date: December 6, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Art For The Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Towersquare, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Local artist, Dean Nimmer will be exhibiting his abstract art and sculpture pieces. His books will also be available. Artistic Director Billy Myers.

Contact: RT Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-231-4598

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Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Start Date: November 8, 2016
End Date: May 14, 2017
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/turtle-power/

A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local TMNT enthusiast Elias Derby and the Museums' own world-famous collection of Japanese arms, armor, and pristine ukiyo-e prints. Featuring a Saturday morning cartoon area and samurai-inspired activities.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

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Cats in Hats Illustrations from the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild

Artists: over 40 artists from Western Mass and the region
Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/cats-in-hats/

Cats in Hats includes works inspired by Dr. Seuss' famous children's book in celebration of the forthcoming museum in his honor. Over 40 of the region's best-known illustrators are featured, including Diane deGroat, Ruth Sanderson, and Jane Yolen, among others. Also includes an interactive space featuring a "Cat Walk" scavenger hunt, a "Cat Paw-trait" wall/selfie photo booth, and a "Cat-Toons" cartoon station area.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

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National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Start Date: May 26, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

This exhibit, dedicated to the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, will highlight the compelling connection Springfield Armory has with other NPS sites through the history of firearms and the park's unique museum collection. During the nine month run of the centennial exhibit, Springfield Armory NHS curator Alex Mackenzie will display artifacts never before seen by the public.

Contact: Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-734-8551

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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

River Rooms

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: February 28, 2017
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

The work is constructed of acrylic on canvases and papers. These 'rooms' below the 'skin' or surface of the water, is part of a larger discussion on the river's health and status. The 'rooms' contain what we cannot see from the surface, such as waste-of any kind (chemical, run-off, trash, etc.) and is hidden for our view: seeped down to the bottom; locked away in 'rooms' just as we hide 'things' below our surfaces/skins.

Contact: Alice Thomas
alicethomasmail@gmail.com

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Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

 

Northern Light

Artist: Anne-Marie Taylor
Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Neil Hammer Gallery at the Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.facebook.com/AnneMarieTaylorArt

An exhibit of recent still lifes in oil by Anne-Marie Taylor celebrating the power of indirect light to infuse the everyday fruits of the kitchen and the garden with dramatic luminosity in the tradition of the American Impressionists.

Contact: Anne-Marie Taylor
amtaylorart@verizon.net

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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Hosmer Art Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Hosmer Art Gallery
Submission Due Date: February 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Western Massachusetts artists in all media are eligible! Artists may apply to exhibit their work in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library next year. Exhibits will take place between July 2017 and July 2018. The Hosmer Art Gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. More information and application available on the website.

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

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Small Works Art Exhibit and Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Submission Due Date: January 14–28
Submission Fees: $5 per entry (maximum of two)
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

This is an open (non-juried) show of original two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Maximum dimensions are 6" x 6". (For important details, see guidelines on registration form on website). At least one artwork from each artist will be exhibited. Due to space limitations, we can accept only the first 100 total pieces submitted.

Contact: Joan Levy
jllevy@comcast.net
413-256-0175

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Winter Gala Celebration

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: January 18-20, 9am-3pm
Submission Fees: $25 annual to be included in all 4 seasonal shows
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.com

A celebration of the group's new permanent home at 104 Allen St. A beautiful setting with over 300 feet of exhibit space. Open to all artisans. The Gala is a one day event on January 21st from 1-5. However, the exhibit space will be open from 9-3 mon-fri after the 21st with the exhibiting gallery opportunity changed every 6 weeks or by appointment. Pieces must be marked with Title, Price, Medium, Artist and Contact Information. One award will be given on day of Gala for "Peoples Choice" of $100.

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

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Nasty Women Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Leverett Arts & Crafts
Submission Due Date: January 31
Submission Fees: FREE
City/Town: Leverett

Calling all Nasty Women Artists! We are looking for submissions of artwork for a group exhibit at the Leverett Arts and Crafts Barnes Gallery. This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats by the President-elect to roll back women's rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. This is a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA. Please contact Nancy Paglia for more information.

Contact: Nancy Paglia
npaglia62@gmail.com
413-687-2125

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7th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. All images must be original and made by the photographer. Show dates: January 30 - February 24, 2017. Awards: Total $1,340 -- Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category plus 8 Honorable Mentions for a total of 21 awards. Download Prospectus / Entry form on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-1550

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Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ weate. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

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Classes & Workshops

Children's Art Classes at Artspace Greenfield

Date & Time: week of January 23 - week of May 22
Fee: $170
Class Location: Artspace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Clay and More, ages 7-13, taught by Rhonda Wainshilbaum. Mondays 4-5pm. Learn pinchpot, coil, and slab handbuilding techniques to create sculptures of animals, people, and houses. Use real firing clay to create tiles and dishes you can really use. Painting for Kids, ages 5-9, taught by Tina Clark. Wednesdays, 4-5pm. We will create several different paintings using different types of paint, such as watercolor, acrylic and tempera. We will explore color schemes, paint application, and material use.

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

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Adult Art Classes at Artspace Greenfield

Date & Time: week of January 11 - week of May 11
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Continue to refine your technique and style in an advanced class, or explore a new medium in a friendly beginner class. Pastel class taught by Becky Clark; suitable for both beginners and those with drawing experience. $320 + $25 supplies. Watercolor classes taught by Deborah Rubin. $300 + $20 supplies. See website for details.

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

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Architectural Mosaics with Cathleen Newsham

Date & Time: February 11-12; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Fee: $400 (+ $10 materials fee)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

If you love mosaics and want to tackle installations but don't know where to start, this workshop is for you! Cathleen Newsham, founder of Modern Mosaic Arts, will show her tried and true techniques from 17 years of architectural mosaic creation. From pricing, presenting and designing, to sourcing, fabrication and installing, she will reveal her secrets to a successful project. Learn how a mural is made and how to turn your love of mosaic into a business that can be profitable and fun!

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

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Figure Drawing Intensive

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, February 1 - March 8
Fee: $400
Class Location: Studio One
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

For centuries artists have enjoyed exploring the human figure in a variety of settings. Through a study of scale, lighting, color and compositional devices, artists will develop drawings during several long poses. Ongoing guidance is provided on anatomy and drawing methods, along with discussions about movements in figurative art. All levels are welcome.

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

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Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Jan 10 - Feb 14; OR Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class size limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels welcome.

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

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Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12:15pm, January 17 - March 7
Fee: $300
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners welcome. Class limited to 5 students.

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

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Two Day Teapot

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm, February 18-19
Fee: $200, includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

In this two day workshop we will give our full attention to making this complex form; throwing the body, fitting various styles of lids, hand-building or throwing spouts, pulling handles and discussing the positioning of all of these parts and their effect on form and function. Numerous demonstrations and images will encourage and inspire you. Some wheel experience required. We will each make several teapots using Cone 6-10 stoneware.

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

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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, February 4
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 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; 3 students maximum per workshop means personal attention. Please see website for more info, next workshop Wednesday, March 1.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

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Open Figure Drawing Class

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:45am-12:45pm, starts December 7 (ongoing)
Fee: $15 cash drop in fee. Sign up for the month in advance = $10 a session (no refunds if you miss a week)
Organization: Easthampton Figure Drawing Club
Class Location: Eastworks, Room 122
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.eastworks.com

Sessions are untaught, come and do your own thing! Model is nude, poses are mixed length. Bring your own art materials. Open to everyone over 18.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.com
413-529-1164

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Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: January 9 - March 28, 5-9pm (each evening is a separate class - see website for dates)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

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

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

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Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

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The Art of Weaving

Date & Time: January 14-15, 1-5pm
Fee: $95 includes materials
Class Location: Studio 338
Address: Arts & Industry Building, 221 Pine Street, #338
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.paulaveleta.com

Have you been looking for a place to try your hand at weaving? Then this class is for you! This class offers you an opportunity to learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. You will learn how to put a warp on the loom and what you can do once you've got the loom set up. Materials are included in the cost of the class. Classes are limited to 4 students and pre-registration is required. Contact Paula Veleta to register.

Contact: Paula Veleta
paulaerk@comcast.net
413-320-0808

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Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, January 22, 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. Next class: Feb 12.

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

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Mixed level oil painting

City/Town: Florence

Mixed level oil painting instruction with artist Valerie Bassett in Florence. Private and small group instruction available.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
Bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538

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NEW DATE: Abstract Painting 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12, 10am-4pm
Fee: $285 + $65 materials fee
Organization: Kim Carlino Art Studio
Class Location: Eastworks, Suite 250
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/abstract-painting-101-tickets-29333489256

Curious about Abstraction? Want to try new materials? Want to be creative? Join me for a two-day workshop where we will explore nontraditional surfaces such as yupo, tyvek, acetate and more. We will learn about trends in abstraction while experimenting with watercolor, high flow acrylics, spray paint, and various other mediums. Please email with any questions. The materials fee covers all materials costs that will be provided. Limit 8 participants. www.kimcarlino.com

Contact: Kim Carlino
kimcarlino@gmail.com
413-695-3514

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Figure Drawing Fridays

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

Open Figure Drawing group in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, 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 Emma the studio pup will be there. She's not much for drawing but she really enjoys snacks. RSVP: requested as space is limited. RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Figure-Drawing-Fridays/

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

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Try a wheel throwing class

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, ongoing
Fee: $35
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 225 Nonotuck Street, Unit A
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com

Studio potters, Andrew Quient, Raya Khedker and Kathryn Roszko will offer a chance for teens and adults to try out a wheel throwing class, Thursdays, 6-8pm for $35.

Contact: Kathryn Roszko
Kathryn@CyclePottery.com
413-219-9594

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Watercolor Workshops with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2016 to June 2017
Fee: $110 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors.
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Eleventh year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com, 413 628 4600 ext. #11; www.cudnohufsky.com; facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766

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

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