Anchor House of Artists: 50 Visions by painter Kevin Bouricius. Opens July 20. 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. (413) 588-4337.

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,,

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery: Artist of the Month Aldo Villani. Wildlife graphite drawings, color pencil drawings, and photography. 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. (413) 586-2142.

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,

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. 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 459-2303,

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, the country, the world. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. 43 Main Street, 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? $9-$22. 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. (413) 559-6300,

What’s Your Favorite Color?: Fifteen famous children’s book artists each respond with a unique illustration and a personal story about their favorite color. Through August 27.

Forbes Library: Zea Mays Printmaking Studio Members Exhibit Reception on July 20, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. A collection of new prints by 63 members features a wide breadth of styles and techniques, using non-toxic processes. Free. Hosmer Gallery, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013.

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

Gallery in the Woods: Richard Heller — New Paintings in Oil. The paintings explore patterns, why we’re attracted to them, and an attempt to infuse improvisation into the work.

William Hays Recent Linocuts. The work captures the unique and magical landscape, architecture, and sense of place in nature, including Southern Vermont.

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.

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.

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,,

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,

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

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,

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. Crafted cloth class July 20, 2-5 p.m. 13 Montague Road, Leverett. (860) 605-6705,

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

Mass MoCA: July 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ferrin Contemporary presents Peter Pincus on site. This Trio of Vessels on show is the last of its series. Free.

Raymon Elozua: Hubris #1: July 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ferrin Contemporary presents their summer show featuring Raymon Elozua, Sergei Isupov, Bouke de Vries, and Kurt Weiser. Free. Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 346-4004.

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.

Nick Cave: Until. Thousands of found objects and millions of beads fill Mass MoCA’s football field-sized space. Through Sept. 4.

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

Nash Gallery: Summer Game. International recognized painter Roger Patrick exhibits baseball paintings documenting the highs and lows of the game. 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 529-9393.

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. 9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183, Stockbridge. (413) 298-4100.

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,,

A Perfect Spot of Tea: Dennis Shapson, Alan Kurtz, Phil Craft. July 22, 2:30 p.m. $12.

Wednesday Folk Traditions: Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble. July 26, 6:30 p.m. $12.

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

Artists in the Gallery: Mary Teichman on color etching and technique. July 23. 2-4 p.m. Free.

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,

Shelburne Arts Co-op: Along the River. Paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, fiber, and glass art of Shelburne Falls rivers, potholes, Bridge of Flowers. 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9324.

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. Through Sept. 3

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.

Williams College Museum of Art: Appropriating the Archive. Consider how originality, copyright, and imitation play out in Robert Rauschenberg’s artwork. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Author: Advocate Staff

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