Amherst Town Hall: Cherry Press Trio. Contemporary prints. 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.

A.P.E. Gallery: ARC. Four projects in dance, installation, video and music. Through Aug. 5.

The Debriti Show. Created by JonMarc Edwards, the show is an interactive installation that comments on the power of language and communication.126 Main St., Northampton. (413) 586-5553,,

Berkshire Art Museum: VOLUME. Contemporary sculpture plus permanent collection/Iceberg-Robotic Art/ Chapel for Humanity. Free. 159 E. Main Street, North Adams. (413) 664-9550,

Burnett Gallery, Jones Library: Fine Art Images to Live With: The Photography of Jim Gambaro. Representational and recent more abstract imagery. Free. 43 Amity St., Amherst.

The Clark: Picasso: Encounters.

As In Nature: Helen Frankenthaler paintings.

No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts.

Orchestrating Elegance. Alma-Tadema and design.

An Inner World. Seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting. Through Sept. 17. 22 South St., Williamstown. (413) 459-2303,

CYNTHIA-REEVES: Yechel Gagnon: Project. June 3–July 8. Free. 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 398-5257,

Daylily Art Gallery: Exhibition of oils by Valerie Bassett, a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group and the Dalton Art Guild. Free. 8A Sugarloaf St., Deerfield.

The Elusie Gallery: While Art is Still Legal. An exhibit by more than thirty artists, expressing their feelings about the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C., the country, and the world. Free. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. 43 Main St., Easthampton. (413) 529-9265,

The Eric Carle Museum: Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes. Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves? $6-$22. 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. (413) 559-6300,

Gallery A3: Protest. Group show. Through July 28. 28 Amity St., Amherst. (413) 256-4250,,

Gallery in the Woods: Alebrijes — Animals from the Dream. Influenced by animation and intrigued by other artforms, younger Oaxacan artists contribute a pop aesthetic and a personal style to the mix.

Modern Art from a Culture of Shamanism. Yarn art of the Huichols. Recent sacred yarn visions from Jose Benitez Sanchez and others.

Nicheibei: Contempoary Japanese Folk Art Pots. Mikio Matsumoto and Cheryl Constantini trained in Japan and have worked as a team since 1985. Classic glazes meet contemporary design.

William Hays Recent Linocuts. Prizewinning prints of local landscapes, from a master of linocuts.

Nika Feldman: Shadow Soul Silhouette Project. Artist/activist Nika Feldman’s installation wall, deconstructing the prominent visual identities of costume: form, color and pattern. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. (802) 257-4777,,

Good Purpose Gallery: Oil and Water Do Mix. Free. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045,,

Great Falls Discovery Center: Pioneer Valley Perspectives. Susan Dion, regional artist, will share her vision of local scenic views. A portion of sales will be donated to The Trustees of the Reservations. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 834-8800,

The Greenfield Gallery: Be Bold. Be Brave. By Donna Estabrooks. 231 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-9334,

Historic Northampton: Constrained & Contained features hanging and sculptural artworks by artists Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles reinterpreting artifacts in its collection. Free. 46 Bridge St, Northampton. (413) 584-6011,

Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery: Sticks & Stones II: Nature Finds. An exhibit of varied works from Mary Carroll, Sharon McCartney, Bobbie Salthouse, and Andrea Zax. Show runs through July 29. Free. 319 Main St., Amherst. (413) 835-0197,

Hosmer Gallery: Zea Mays Printmaking Studio members exhibit. A collection of new prints by 63 members features a wide breadth of styles and techniques, using non-toxic processes. 20 West St, Northampton.

Jones Library: Art Belongs in Every Day: Hartsbrook HS Group Show. Work in watercolor, tissue paper, collage, pastel, drawing, clay/ stone sculpture, and prints. 43 Amity St, Amherst.

Juliet Rose Pottery Gallery & Studio: T-pots & Tings. Ceramics. Free. 191 Reimers Road, North Monson. (413) 563-9916,,

Lathrop Community: Ancestors Art Exhibit by Brigita Fuhrmann. This exhibition brings to existence people, who may have lived more than one hundred years ago, in the houses that are still part of New England towns. Free. 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. (413) 586-0006,

Little Big House Gallery: An Aluminus Centipedus Evolution. Glenn Ridler’s new wire sculptures. Free. 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. (413) 625-6697,

MASS MoCA: Raymon Elozua — Hubris #1. Featuring Elozua, Sergei Isupov, Bouke de Vries, and Kurt Weiser.

Steffani Jemison Plant You Now, Dig You Later. The complicated role of language and literacy in black history to explore narration, and the role of the archive are the themes studied in this exhibit.

Tanja Hollander Are you really my friend? Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends.

Chris Domenick 50DAYS. Designed for the 140-foot-long wall in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center Mezzanine, New York-based artist Chris Domenick’s new work rethinks the decorative and mass-produced character of traditional wallpaper.

Peter Pincus: Trio of Vessels.

Julianne Swartz in Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway. Over the years Swartz has returned again and again to using the human voice, recording singers both professional and amateur to create moving works that embrace visitors with sound and emotion. $8-$18. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111,

Leverett Crafts and Arts: Crafted cloth exhibit. An exhibit by Leonore Alaniz and others. Art fabrics and garments, artisan textiles by indigenous and local artisan-designers. 13 Montague Road, Leverett. (860) 605-6705,

R. Michelson Galleries: Cats in Hats. Group show. 132 Main St., Northampton. (413) 586-3964,,

Nina’s Nook: Imperfect People. Wood carving, prints, sculpture, cards by Theo Fadel.125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 834-8800,

Norman Rockwell Museum: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol. The first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America. Through Oct. 29. Free. 130 River Dr., Hadley. (413) 584-4699,

Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center: Calligraphic Visions: Paintings Based on Letter Forms and Text. Thirteen paintings by Robert Moorhead based on his letterforms and texts. Free. 22 Elm St., Northampton. (413) 585-2190,

Oxbow Gallery: New paintings by Joanne Holtje celebrating scenes and characters from Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. Free. 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. (413) 586-6300,,

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum: Paintings by Philip Grant. Free. 130 River Dr., Hadley. (413) 584-4699,,

Salmon Falls Gallery: Tom Wyatt: Illusion and Reflection. Photographs on metal. Through Aug. 27.

Trina Sears Sternstein: Imagined Landscapes. Oil paintings inspired by Western Mass landscapes. Through Aug. 27. Reception, Aug. 12, 4-6 p.m. Free. 1 Ashfield St., #9, Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9833,

Springfield Museums: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales. Visitors will be whisked away into fairy tales from around the world! Each classic story is represented in larger-than-life pages with hands-on activities.

Allegro, Pleiades and Nocturne. A sculptural ensemble by award winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries, on view outside of the Blake Café. The artist has been casting in bronze in his Huntington, Massachusetts studio since 1985. Through Oct. 29.

Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride Into History. Although many newspapers published articles criticizing the sisters for leaving their proper roles as housewives this trip gained national attention and helped support the Women’s Suffrage movement active at that time. Through July 30.

Chagall for Children. Focusing on the works of Marc Chagall, this one-of-a-kind experience is a unique approach to introducing families to art through the life and work of a master artist, helping children and adults alike develop a greater understanding and appreciation of all forms of artistic expression. Through Sept. 17. 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

Thirsty Mind Cafe: Painting the Light. Oil paintings of local landmarks and iconic scenes by local artist Jonathan Wilhelm. Free. 23 College St., South Hadley. (413) 539-3265,

Williams College Museum of Art: Oral Archives + Lex and Love. Explore artist Meleko Mokgosi’s use of language and the unexpected connections between narrative painting and traditions of oral history. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Dr., Williamstown.

Author: Advocate Staff

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