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29 August 2017

The Valley Arts Newsletter: August 29, 2017

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August 29, 2017
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Spring 2018 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Submission Due Date: September 7, 2017
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton & Marlborough
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Apply online today! Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 24 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

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

 

His Twin Obsession: The Art of E.E. Cummings

Artist: E.E. Cummings
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, September 7, 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

A selection of sketches, drawings, and paintings by E.E. Cummings. It is not well-known that Cummings was also a visual artist, who experimented with art as he did with words. He devoted as much time to drawing and painting as he did to poetry, and considered himself equally an artist and a poet. "Flash Poetry, Spoken Word, and E.E. Cummings" event, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm, in conjunction with the Amherst Poetry Festival. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this show will benefit ReaderToReader.org, a nonprofit literacy organization.

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

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Oil Paintings

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

Laurie paints local rural landscapes because of their natural beauty but also with the intention of preserving their history. Many of her paintings depict scenes that no longer exist. However, her favorite subject is the figure, drawing her inspiration from artistic anatomy studies and women's themes.

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

¡Hola Cuba!

Artist: Carol Pike
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 15, 2017
Reception Date: September 22, 2-4pm
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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RECENT WORK

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, September 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Martha Braun creates paintings and works on paper that are post-minimalist abstractions. They are spare in aspect, made up of geometric shapes combined with more lyric organic forms. In his recent work, Keith Hollingworth has joined canvases together. This establishes a play between two-dimensional paintings and a three- dimensional construction. Art Forum/Conversation with Artists: Thursday, September 14, 7:30pm

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Changing Landscapes

Artist: Janet Pozar
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, September 7, 5-8pm
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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His Twin Obsession: The Art of E.E. Cummings

Artist: E.E. Cummings
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, September 7, 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
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

A selection of sketches, drawings, and paintings by E.E. Cummings. It is not well-known that Cummings was also a visual artist, who experimented with art as he did with words. He devoted as much time to drawing and painting as he did to poetry, and considered himself equally an artist and a poet. "Flash Poetry, Spoken Word, and E.E. Cummings" event, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm, in conjunction with the Amherst Poetry Festival. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this show will benefit ReaderToReader.org, a nonprofit literacy organization.

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PAST, PRESENT PERFECT

Artist: Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: October 27, 2017
Reception Date: September 7, 5-8pm
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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Echoes of the Past: Photographs of Abandoned Places

Artist: Linda Jane
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: September 4, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
Website: amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Explores the beauty of decay and the mystery of what's been left behind in factories, theaters, asylums, junkyards, and homes. The photographs showcase handcrafted architectural details of old buildings and the sculptural lines of vintage vehicles. The exhibit includes photographs from Linda's upcoming book: "Dark Waters: The Rise and Fall of Paper Services LTD", which focuses on the success and demise of a small town mill in Ashuelot, NH.

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Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012

Artist: Loli Kantor
Start Date: April 2017
End Date: October 15, 2017
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/beyond-the-forest

Loli Kantor's Beyond the Forest considers the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early twenty-first century. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most of whom perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.

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Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: September 2, 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 Easthampton artist Kim Carlino. Carlino is an interventionist, mining the space between painting and drawing. She explores the evolutionary nature of mark making and relationships between color, geometry, line, form and design. In this series, she begins with the language of painting, creating an organic and fluid form to improvise into.

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Ashfield Exhibits/Events

Isle of Skye Scotland Paintings

Artist: Walter Cudnohufsky
Start Date: August 1 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: Elmer's Store
Address: 396 Main Street
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Thirty three plein air and moody graphite paintings July 2017 from Waternish and the northern most sections of the beautiful Island of Skye.

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Our Vanishing Wild

Artist: Maureen Moore
Start Date: August 1 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: Elmer's Store
Hours: Tue-Fri 7am-8:30pm, Sat 8am-8:30pm; Sun 8am-5pm; Mon: 7am-5pm
Address: 396 Main Street
Website: www.mosartstuff.biz

Watercolor Portraits of Vulnerable, Threatened, Endangered Species. In the past few decades alone, Earth's population of wild species and their habitats have shrunk drastically. This exhibit pays tribute to a sampling of bugs, birds, and mammals (both land and aquatic) by capturing their beauty in watercolor portraits. Each painting is accompanied by a brief description of the species, its range and ecological challenge. Ten percent of sales will be donated to WWF.

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Deerfield Exhibits/Events

The Old Deerfield Painting Group 28th Annual Exhibit

Artists: The Old Deerfield Painting Group
Start Date: August 19, 2017
End Date: August 27, 2017
Location Name: The Deerfield Community Center
Hours: 12-5pm daily, Fri 12-7pm
Address: Memorial Street
Website: olddeerfieldpainting.wix.com/arts

15 member exhibit of Oil, Watercolor and Pastel paintings. Featuring our special stage exhibit "Water in Motion".

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Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Le Cirque de la Resistance

Date: Saturday, September 9, 7pm-12am
Location Name: Sonelab and Abandoned Building Brewery
Address: 142 Pleasant Street
Website: www.facebook.com/meatfortea

Award-winning arts & literary journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, celebrates the release of the "Black Forest" issue. This event includes a spoken word, film, and live music by Givenchy Humes and Immolaters. The "Black Forest" issue will be hot off the press and available at a special discount. This event includes a multi-artist exhibit featuring the works of David Andrews, Paul Richmond, Debra Swinski, Sean O'Brien, Eva Fairchild, Christopher Blair, Gary Smith, Rich Roth, and Sue Overstreet.

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Chris Blair

Artist: Chris Blair
Start Date: September 9, 2017
End Date: September 21, 2017
Reception Date: September 9, 5-8pm
Location Name: Flywheel Arts Collective
Address: 43 Main Street

All work is for sale and sales will go to The Flywheel.

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Abounding Peace

Artist: Susan Barocas
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, September 10, 3:30pm
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
Website: lathrop.kendal.com

This collection of paintings is an album of my thoughts and feelings as I wander through my days. The paintings themselves are snapshots of my journey. Every time I lay out my paints, set up my board, and pick up my palette knife, I step into another world. The forest and field paintings are from hours spent in the Northampton/Easthampton meadows, especially The Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Other paintings record my days spent on the sundrenched beaches of Cape Cod.

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Recent Work

Artist: Susannah Auferoth
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, September 23, 1-3pm
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: 40 Park Street
Website: www.susannahauferoth.com

New large-scale work from the painter Susannah Auferoth. Created over the last two years at her studio in Holyoke, the paintings feature multiple, luminous layers of oil paint over underlying motion imagery.

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Patterns of Place

Artist: Kathryn Bevier
Start Date: August 12, 2017
End Date: September 6, 2017
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Encaustic powerhouse, Kathryn Bevier, of Rochester NY, will be exhibiting recent paintings in pigmented wax. When not working in her studio, Kathryn holds the title of Product Developer for Enkaustikos Paints. By day and by night, she is truly a master of the medium. About Kathryn's Art: "I want my art to impart a sense of awareness, have a sense of place, a feeling of atmosphere. I am interested in aspects of unity, of how everything comes together to create a grounded feeling."

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The Tactile Print: Collagraphs by Five Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 12, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Work by Polly Cassel, Alix Hegler, Lynn Peterfreund, Hannah Richards, and Esther White. These five artists bring a broad range of backgrounds and practices ranging from woodwork to fiber to paint, in addition to working in the rich tradition printmaking. Collagraph is a printmaking technique derived from the French verb "to bind." The process can be both additive and reductive, and results in a unique image. Curated by Hannah Richards.

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

Artists: Susan Boss, Mark Brown
Start Date: August 12, 2017
End Date: September 2, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Susan Boss and Mark Brown have been artists forever. And a couple for almost as long. You may know them for their quilts and their clocks, and this exhibit will feature some of them. Come discover their new work in acrylic, India ink and conte crayon.

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The Color of New England, a Legacy in Painting

Artist: Elice Davis Pieropan
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
Website: lathrop.kendal.com

This is a memorial exhibit of the paintings of Elice Davis Pieropan, who grew up in Ashfield and developed a commitment to painting en plein air. First working in oils, she explored the hilltowns and villages and traveled to Cape Ann to paint. Boats were a favorite subject, especially dories and working fishing. As she moved north to Port Clyde and Monhegan Island in Maine, her work in watercolors began, as carrying oil paints and fresh paintings is particularly challenging; watercolors travel better.

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Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Rust N' Rods

Artist: Bryant J. Stewart
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: September 1, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
Website: bit.ly/SeptShow17

Bryant J. Stewart's vivid oil paintings, detailed etchings and drawings of classic automobiles, as well as one-of-a-kind art that incorporates vintage car parts, such as an old Studebaker radiator cowl, to frame his unique auto art. Also exhibited will be examples of Stewart's use of anamorphoses, a classical painting method that combines distorted representations of reality and geometry to create images that are truly a must see!

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Be Bold. Be Brave.

Artist: Donna Estabrooks
Start Date: July 7, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pn, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2079018908992026

Featured artist for the month of July, Donna Estabrooks. Be Bold. Be Brave. will hang throughout July and August.

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Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Mapping

Artist: Elizabeth Meyersohn
Start Date: September 2, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, September 15, 5-8pm
Location Name: Readywipe
Hours: Sept 8-9, 2-4pm; Sept 16-17 & 23-24, 3-5pm; Sept 30, 2-4pm; or by appt
Address: Baustein Building, 532 Main Street
Website: www.Emeyersohn.com

New oil and acrylic paintings on burlap, paper, or canvas each exploring the question of deconstructing landscapes.

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WELL SEEN

Artist: Steven Mulak
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: September 13, 2017
Reception Date: Wednesday, September 13, 11am-1pm
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

A retrospective on the art of Steven Mulak. Closing reception and Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 13, 11am-1pm (Gallery talk begins at noon).

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Year 2050 and Beyond

Artist: Christina Gusek
Start Date: August 9, 2017
End Date: September 8, 2017
Location Name: Holyoke Hummus Company
Address: 285 High Street
Website: www.holyokehummuscompany.com

A series of new work by Holyoke artist Christina Gusek. The colorful, detailed drawings are her vision of the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, science, and transhumanism.

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Leverett Exhibits/Events

Recent Work

Artist: Tony Bilodeau
Start Date: August 4, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat 1-5pm, and by appt
Address: 3 Montague Road

Born in Western Massachusetts, Tony Biladeau earned his BFA and MFA degrees at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has been showing his work for 30 or more years. For the last twenty years he has concentrated on acrylic painting. Recent works are acrylic paintings, oil pastels and drawings with floral, landscape and figurative themes. Drawings have been ongoing for the past several years and only recently have they been converted into paintings.

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Montague Exhibits/Events

Ancient Sites and Symbols: Artwork Inspired by the Ancient Southwest

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: September 4, 2017
Location Name: SAWMILL RIVER ARTS GALLERY
Hours: Mon & Wed 11am-3pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Artwork Inspired by the Ancient Southwest. Photography by Judy Cummings, Ceramic Sculptures by Lydia Grey, Gourd Art by Joan Levy, Paintings by Louise Minks, Jewelry by John Moore.

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Northampton Exhibits/Events

2017 Landscape Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: October 7, 2017
Reception Date: September 9, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
Website: wbfinearts.com

The annual Landscape Exhibition gathers artists who push the boundaries of what can be described as a landscape. Working in various materials, these artists have been selected to help redefine what the typical notion of a landscape can or should be. Does a landscape need a horizon line? Can a book be a landscape? A ceramic vessel? Guy Laramee, Andrew Haines, Marc Civitarese, Jeff Gola, Rick Pas, Jamie Young, Mallory Lake, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney.

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O LAND, SEA, and SKY

Artist: Kate Childs
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: September 7
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street

The artist describes her work as meditation in color. The images are an exploration of the colors and textures of the natural world especially rivers, marshes and oceans. The paintings are meant to soothe the viewer, and resonate a sense of stillness and space. She paints with oils. Layers upon layers are combined with the final painting one of luminous quality and expansive space.

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8th Annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival

Artists: 16 artists including special 3-D chalk art demo by David Zinn
Date: Friday, September 8, 10am-8pm
Location Name: Downtown Northampton
Address: Main Street and vicinity, Forbes Library, Smith College Museum of Art
Website: www.nohoarts.org

A record number of talented artists create colorful masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of 13 downtown sites. Drawing takes place 10am-4pm. The public is encouraged to watch chalk art pieces develop and to view completed work in the evening while enjoying the monthly gallery walk 5-8pm. Cash prizes will be awarded by judges for the top three creations. Presentations are made by the Mayor on the steps of City Hall at 5pm. The public is also invited to an informal family free draw 5-7pm behind Thornes.

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Botanical Watercolors

Artists: Artists of the Hill Institute
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, September 9, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Featured painters are: Mary Ellen Anderson, Lori Austin, Heleen Cardinaux, Anneliese Chang, Starr Florio, Mary Kay Hannon, Elizabeth Healy, Natalie Madden Georges, Sarah Mattison Buhl, Martha McCormick, Pat McDonagh, Caitlin McKinnell, Roseanne Risner, Louisa Sapienza, Yulia Stone. Instructor: Beverly Duncan.

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GUYS I KNOW

Artist: Neil Stillings
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Reception Date: September 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street

The artist had a reflection after retiring of the many men that he seldom acknowledged but when their images came to mind, each guy had been so generous, so inspiring and interesting. He decided to photograph each guy engaged, or in a setting that captured a part of what he meant to him. The artist is urging viewers of this show to think about their own circles.

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Ascent

Artist: Marjorie Morgan
Start Date: September 7, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, September 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, back room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Paintings and prints that follow the artistic trajectory of Marjorie Morgan as she transitioned from dancer to visual artist. In 2011, Morgan sustained a career-ending injury while performing. After 27 years in the field of dance and theater, she was forced to channel her love of the human figure, movement and composition into painting and printmaking. Ascent follows this unique journey of recovery and creativity.

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FLOW

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 15, 2017
Reception Date: September 15, 5-8pm
Location Name: Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 7-12am, Fri 7-2am, Sat 9-2am, Sun 9-12am
Address: 100 Elmn Street
Website: smithcollegenolenartlounge.com

A multimedia exhibition about rivers: those that flow and those that don't flow consistently to the sea. This work is meant to both excite and inform the viewer about rivers in our time and to encourage public discourse. 50% of sales will go to the support the Connecticut River Conservancy.

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Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: Friday, September 8, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

4–7 PM: Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Think Outside the Box: Uncover the art of Japanese lacquer in the museum's Asian Art Gallery and then design your own miniature container! 6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation. exploring a different art object each month. Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments.

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The Neural Architecture Sees Itself in Patterns

Artist: John Aiken
Start Date: September 6, 2017
End Date: September 29, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
Website: apearts.org

John has been working since 2011 with no formal instruction. He attempts, in this series, to allow the patterns of the neural architecture to see themselves. Creating this work has been a reparative process. He hopes that people viewing the work see that humanity is more than its destructive capacities. He does not use a computer, but works intuitively and by hand with ink and liquid acrylic to create these geometric abstractions.

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Greenhouse Panoramas: a Process of Reinvention

Artist: Esther Pullman
Start Date: September 8, 2017
End Date: January 8, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, September 8, 5-7pm
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
Reception Date: September 8, 6-8pm
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. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 8th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton's Arts Night Out).

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New Paintings

Artist: Gwen Strahle
Start Date: September 4, 2017
End Date: September 29, 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

Strahle paints objects and still-lifes from observation and from memory. Her new body of work explores color and light through the eye of the water glass, and through her memory of gemstones. The artist utilizes these to conjure two different ways of experiencing the luminosity of objects. The gems remain singular, while the water glasses radiate into the larger still-lifes. Both approaches seek out treasure in their context.

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Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of the Howes Brothers Photographs

Artist: Sara Lyons
Start Date: August 11, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Sara Lyons revisited and re-photographed a number of homes documented by the Howes Brothers over 100 years ago. Her contemporary portraits will be exhibited alongside prints of the originals from Historic Northampton's archive.

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Nine at the Oxbow

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: September 3, 2017
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A group exhibition of new members and invited artists. The nine exhibiting artists are John Galt, Carrie Gelfan, Jeffrey Gillis, Margo Jansen, Caroline Jennings, Peter Schlessinger, KC Scott, Christopher Serra, and Jane Timken. Included works range from representational and abstract painting to photography and culptural work.

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OPEN SKY, OPEN LAND

Artist: Janet Palin
Start Date: August 3, 2017
End Date: September 3, 2017
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, back room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Pastel paintings based on the western landscape. Formerly an oil painter, Janet has spent 20 years using dry pastel exclusively for landscape, most of them of the expansive land and sky of the American west, esp. NM, UT, AZ, and MT.

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Portraits and Drawings

Artist: Lisa Yeisley
Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Lisa Yeisley is a portrait and figurative artist based in Western Massachusetts, near a lake with eagles, otters and the occasional double rainbow. She's been drawing all her life, and after a decades-long detour into the world of graphic design, she returned to full-time art making because she was tired of keyboards and screens... and she really really missed getting her hands dirty.

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Half of America

Artist: Raymond Radigan
Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

It was on long, cross-country drives that Ray Radigan first glimpsed the American struggle between hope and despair that became the inspiration behind his paintings. His oil paintings of buildings depict this struggle: to repair or to demolish. They are not intended as commentary, only as observations. Each has its own history and tells a different story. Together, they help to exemplify a nation's people caught between optimism and surrender.

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Underwater Photographs

Artist: Shannon Ryan
Start Date: August 2, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Shannon Ryan is a 2nd year student majoring in sustainability, with an emphasis on marine life. "I have been diving for 4 years and have a substantial collection of photographs of marine life. My goal in exhibiting the variety of sea creatures I've encountered is to stimulate interest in and connections with the awe-inspiring marine life in our ocean, and the fragile nature of the ocean."

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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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All Around the Neighborhood

Artist: Glenn Woods
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist has been involved in photography since high school when he developed his own black and white photos at home. He carried the desire throughout his life in the U.S. Air Force and beyond. This showing will be from all over.

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SUNRISE/SUNSET

Artists: Kate Jenkins, Ben Jenkins
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Ben and Kate are local artists, each working in their own medium. Ben takes landscape photographs while Kate paints watercolor monotypes. Whether working locally or traveling farther afield, they strive to move beyond merely recording a scene Some pictures tell a story, others evoke a feeling or catch a beautiful moment.

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Calligraphic Visions

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: June 7, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, BFAC, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

13 paintings based on letterforms and texts. The first series of paintings offers an exploration of the artistic possibilities inherent in various letterforms, while the second series offers philosophical and poetic texts that have been presented in an evocative manner. The works exhibited are all executed in acrylic paint, standard pigments and interference and iridescent paints. These materials interact with the lighting source and change subtly with the viewer's orientation.

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Northfield Exhibits/Events

DVAA Summer Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: August 11, 2017
End Date: September 24, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 3-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Our Summer Show, features a variety of subjects from almost thirty artists from the New England Area.

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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Green Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 30, 2017
End Date: September 25, 2017
Reception Date: September 9, 2-5pm
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

An exhibition celebrating the color green features the work of area painters, photographers, printmakers, fiber, ceramics and glass artists.

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Explorations in Felt: Texture and Color

Artist: Liz Canali
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Reception Date: October 14, 4-6pm
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. Reception on October 14, 4-6pm. Music by Al Canali & Friends: originals, blues, jazz & pop standards.

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The Figure Speaks

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017
Reception Date: September 9, 4-6pm
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. Reception to meet the artists: September 9, 4-6pm.

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A World of Color: A Colorful Take on Painting Nature

Artist: Annette Killminster
Start Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: September 30, 2017
Location Name: Arms Library
Hours: Mon 1-7pm, Wed 11am-7pm, 10am-3pm
Address: Main Street

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Springfield Exhibits/Events

Coming Together: An Artist Collective

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2017
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square, 2nd floor
Website: art4thesoul.org

An array of artists who formerly exhibited when Art for the Soul was known as Artist Square. An opportunity for the Artists to Come Together Once Again.

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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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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

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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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

First Annual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Red Thread Network
Submission Due Date: September 28, 4-7pm
City/Town: West Springfield

Juried art show sponsored by Red Thread Network for the arts. West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St. Exhibit opens Oct 3 and runs through Oct 30. Hours: Mon-Wed. 9:30am-9pm, Thur-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Best of Show award $300. 6 categories with awards of $100 each. Prospectus available contact janetrompe@comcast.net.

Contact: janetrompe@comcast.net.

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Juried Show: Joy of Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: September 23
Submission Fees: $25 for 1 submission, or $35 for up to 3 submissions
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Juried Art Show, October 14-15 at 105 Allen St, Hampden. Multiple categories available for artists across all mediums. Judging by Roc Goudreau and Michael Epaul. For more information, please visit the events section at www.scanticriverartisans.org.

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

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For the Birds

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: September 23, 8:30-11am
Submission Fees: $5 for 3 pieces
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.com

The Monson Arts Council Pop-up art exhibit featuring images of birds on Sat & Sun, Sept 23 & 24 - House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson seeking photographers, artists, and sculptors for open exhibit one weekend show. Entrants ($5 fee for 3 pieces) may bring work – wired for hanging - to the House of Art, between 8:30 & 11am on 9-23-17. Ribbons will be awarded. Reception Noon to 5pm w. TAKE HOME: 9-24-17 at 5-6pm. Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is sponsor.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com
413-267-3042

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Studio Visit with Joan Young

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: September 10, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/blog_detail/313

Joan Young, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Guggenheim Museum, will be visiting Easthampton in October 2017, as a distinguished guest speaker for Easthampton City Arts' upcoming installment of Grist for the Mill, a salon speaker series. As part of Young's visit, she will be offering two studio visits to selected ECA artists on October 14, 2017. Young will make the final selection for studio visits. See website for more information. Please note this opportunity is available to ECA Artists only.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
arts@easthampton.org

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ECA Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: September 10, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/blog_detail/313

Seeking artists to exhibit at ECA Gallery in 2018. Please read guidelines carefully – all are welcome to apply! The ECA Gallery is located in Easthampton's historic Old Town Hall building in the heart of downtown. The gallery is 150 square feet and is designed to highlight the work of individual artists, through solo shows, two-person shows, and group shows. Exhibiting at ECA Gallery includes a monthly Art Walk event, drawing 200-500 people each month. See website for more information.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
arts@easthampton.org

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MAP Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: September 10, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/blog_detail/313

MAP Gallery is located on the main floor of Eastworks, located in the historic Mill District of Easthampton. The Mill Arts Project (MAP) is a collaboration between Easthampton City Arts and Eastworks and is designed to support an emerging curatorial program in a public, community-based setting. Creative people of all genres are encouraged to apply, and collaborations and group projects are strongly encouraged as well. MAP Gallery is approximately 650 square feet. See website for more information.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
arts@easthampton.org

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Spring 2018 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Submission Due Date: September 7, 2017
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton & Marlborough
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Apply online today! Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 24 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

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

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Easthampton Art Walk at Cider House Media

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: ciderhousedesign.com

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS: Cider House Media, an official stop for Easthampton's Art Walk, is looking for artists to show their work during the upcoming Art Walks through the end of 2017. MORE DETAILS FOR ARTISTS: Your opening show will be the night of Art Walk and your art will stay up through a closing showing that we'll have for you about 10 days before the next Art Walk. We don't take any commissions. It's all about you! Please send your submissions to elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com
413-203-2356

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Stone Soup Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: Unitarian Universalist Society
Submission Due Date: August 31, 2017
Submission Fees: $65 for 8' x 6' vending area
City/Town: Amherst

An annual holiday shopping fundraising event held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, from 10am-4pm, Saturday, December 2nd. In the past our arts and crafts vendors have sold their work in pottery, fabrics, jewelry, photography, wood, mixed-media printing, leather, handmade soap making, and also created some delicious edibles. Please contact Sue Kelsey for an application.

Contact: Sue Kelsey
smkelsey53@gmail.com
413-536-2676

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Submit Your Design for the 2017 NEPR Art Mug!

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Submission Due Date: September 4, 2017
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: nepr.net/post/submit-your-design-2017-nepr-art-mug#stream/0

NEPR is seeking submissions from local artists for our 12th Annual Art Mug! The limited-edition mug will be available to NEPR--s contributing listeners during the station's on-air fund drives from September 2017 through June 2018. We welcome all submissions from collage, to pen and ink, to photography -- as long as it translates well on a coffee mug! The winning design will be posted on our website and will also be described over the air during the pledge drive for our listeners.

Contact: webmaster@nepr.net
413-735-6606

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Call for Erotic Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: September 1, 2017
Submission Fees: $10 contribution requested
City/Town: Turners Falls

September will see the return of Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut at Nina's Nook. Submit work along the continuum "from mild to wild." Please limit the size of works to no more than 20 x 30 inches. Sculpture welcome as well, but should either hang on the wall or fit on a small shelf. If it is weather-proof, larger sculpture may be permitted. Send up to three jpegs of your submission pieces to nalerossi@gmail.com. Participants will be asked to make a ten dollar contribution towards expenses at drop off.

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

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The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

Contact: Arthur Mange
amange@bio.umass.edu
413-253-7769

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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

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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Spirit Doll Making Workshop with Belinda Lyons Zucker

Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 2-4pm
Fee: $35 including materials
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

At the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be taking home a completed Spirit Doll. Belinda will bring doll 'bodies' for you to embellish with beads, embroidery, words, fabrics or items you have brought from home, creating a doll imbued with a unique character. Belinda taught here years ago and people are still asking if she is going to teach another class. Here it is, sign up now!

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

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Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair

Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 10:30am-2pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Fine Arts Center Atrium
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/newsandevents/artists-cultural-organizations-creative-businesses-join-us-fall-arts-and-humanities

Interested in having student intern? We invite you to join us for the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative's Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair! The fair will be an opportunity for you to meet prospective interns in our arts, humanities, and arts management programs. Internship postings for the fair need to be submitted by Friday, September 8 - space is limited so early application is highly recommended.

Contact: Arts Extension Service
aes@acad.umass.edu
413-545-2360

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Basket Weaving 101

Date & Time: 9am-1pm; September 24 or 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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iPhone Landscape Photography

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, September 13 - October 11
Fee: $195 plus $6-$15 Material Fee
Class Location: Meg Bandarra Studio
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com

Whether you're a budding landscape photographer, an artist who wants to take more accurate reference photos or just someone who wants to take better pictures with your iPhone- this workshop is for you! Over five classes we'll cover the basic principles of photography, explore apps that make your phone work more like a professional camera, spend one day taking pictures outdoors and learn about editing. Space is limited to just six students. For more information visit megbandarra.com

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

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Intermediate / Advanced Wheel

Date & Time: 6-8:30pm, September 7 - October 26
Fee: $350 (includes all materials and firing fees)
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations to help you gain confidence, make sets, try a teapot, and improve handles and lids. Small class size allows for individual instruction to focus on your specific goals.

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

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Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: 10am-12:30pm, September 5 - October 24
Fee: $325 (includes all materials and firing fees)
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations and an emphasis on functional pottery. Students will make bowls, cups, plates, and learn about handles, decoration and glazing.

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

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Textural Decor: Printed Nuno Pillows with Eva Camacho

Date & Time: 8:30am-4:30pm, September 30 - October 1
Fee: $275
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/printed-nuno-pillows

In this two day workshop students will learn how to create a very elegant pillow cover (16×16) while applying different textural and printing techniques. During the first day, students will learn how to design the surface of the silk with paints and inks by printing, stamping, rubbing and stenciling. During the second day, students will nuno felt by using different techniques to create a highly textured and soft pillow cover.

Contact: sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

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Felted Slippers with Elena Gibson

Date & Time: 9:30am-4:30pm, September 16
Fee: $95
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-slippers-elena-gibson

In this beginner-friendly workshop participants will create a pair of cozy slippers to warm one's feet for a cold winter's night! Students will learn to calculate shrinkage to determine the right size and shape of their template and explore the wet felting technique of using a flat resist. Different methods of embellishment such as cut-outs, applique, and needle felted embroidery will be demonstrated in class to provide participants with possible choices to finish their product off at home.

Contact: sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

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Mosaic Free-For-All!

Date & Time: Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 13 - October 18
Fee: $300 (including all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

The possibilities are endless in this 6 week class! Bring your ideas and get the instruction and materials to turn them into reality. From mosaic wall panels, flower pots, or mirror frames, to landscape scenes celebrating fall, to a sign for your office or child's room, to a house number for your porch; this class will celebrate the diversity of styles and applications that mosaics offer. Various methods & materials will be used, depending on the project of your choice. Open to all levels.

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

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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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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 23
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 WORKSHOPS: Sat Oct 21, Wed Nov 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

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