EXHIBITS: What’s On View at Museums and Galleries

  • Amherst Visitor’s Center: Pioneer Valley Perspectives II. Susan Dion will share art depicting local scenes in Western Mass. Portion of proceeds goes to Trustees of Reservations. Aug. 3-25. Free. 35 South Pleasant St., Amherst. sue1952us@yahoo.com.
  • Anchor House of Artists: Kevin Bouricius — 50 Visions. Painter Bouricius (b. 1951) has developed his visionary oeuvre in relative obscurity since he began painting in 1968. Through Aug. 12. 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. (413) 588-4337, anchorhouseartists.org.
  • A.P.E. Gallery: ARC. Four projects in dance, installation, video and music. July 30-Aug. 5.
  • Incision Objects/ Sound Installation by Jake Meginsky. Sound installation, sinewaves, transducers,glass, metal, wood, and gallery vibrating at resonant frequencies in patterns determined by hei. Free. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. (413) 586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.
  • Applewood: Eclectic Photography. By Judith Ruderman. Opening reception Aug. 3, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. 1 Spencer Drive, Amherst. (413) 253-9833. csulborski@loomiscommunities.org.
  • Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery: Artist of the month: Aldo Villani. Wildlife graphite drawings, color pencil drawings, and photography. Free. 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. (413) 586-2142, info@barstowslongviewfarm.com, barstowslongviewfarm.com.
  • Berkshire Art Museum: VOLUME. Contemporary sculpture plus permanent collection/Iceberg-Robotic Art/ Chapel for Humanity. Exhibiting work during the show are local artists Daniel Bellow, Keith Bona, Rebekah Diamantopoulos, Peter Dudek, Jan Edwards, Patricia Fietta, Patrick Horsley, Howard Itzkowitz, Connie Kiener, Robert Kieronski, David Lachman, George Le Maitre, Paul McMullan, Taj Mongiardo, Linda O’Brien, Opie O’Brien, Derek Parker, Aysha Peltz, Len Poliandro, Henry Richardson, Lynn Richardson, Linda Ruberto, Gail Kolls Sellers, Phil Sellers, Maria Siskind, Max Spitzer, William Sweet, Natalie Tyler, Todd Wahlstrom and Robert Wilk. Free. 159 E. Main Street, North Adams. (413) 664-9550, ericrudd@ericrudd.com.
  • The Clark: Picasso: Encounters. Through Aug. 27.
  • Orchestrating Elegance. Alma-Tadema and design. Through Sept. 4.
  • An Inner World. Seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting. Through Oct. 1.
  • Thomas Schutte: Crystal. Through Oct. 31. 22 South St., Williamstown. (413) 459-2303, clarkart.edu.
  • 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. Through Aug. 5. Free. Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. 43 Main St., Easthampton. (413) 529-9265, info@bigredframe.com.
  • The Eric Carle Museum: David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. The exhibition features 70 original watercolors for some of Wiesner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Through Nov. 5.
  • What’s Your Favorite Color? Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists. Each responds with a unique illustration and a personal story. Through Aug. 27.
  • 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? Through Nov. 27. $6-$22. 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. (413) 559-6300, carlemuseum.org.
  • Gallery A3: 4th Annual Juried Show. Juried by Eva Fierst, education curator at University Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception: Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m. On view Aug. 3-Sept. 2. 28 Amity St., Amherst. (413) 256-4250, a3.gallerya3@gmail.com, gallerya3.com.
  • Gallery in the Woods: Nicheibei: Contempoary Japanese Folk Art Pottery. Mikio Matsumoto and Cheryl Constantini trained in Japan and have worked as a team since 1985. Classic glazes meet contemporary design.
  • Nika Feldman: Shadow Soul Silhouette Project. Artist/activist Nika Feldman’s installation wall, deconstructing the prominent visual identities of costume: form,color and pattern.
  • Tribal Art of Mexico. Zapotec Masters fantasy woodcarving, Huichol Sacred Yarn Paintings, embroidery and weaving home decor. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. (802) 257-4777, galleryinthewood@yahoo.com, galleryinthewoods.com.
  • Good Purpose Gallery: Oil and Water Do Mix. By Marguerite Bride and Karen Jacobs. Through Aug. 7. Free. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045, alefebvre@cipberkshire.org, goodpurpose.org.
  • The Greenfield Gallery: Be Bold. Be Brave. By Donna Estabrooks. Through August. 231 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-9334, thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com.
  • Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center: Paintings by Anna Bayles Arthur of Northampton. Through Aug. 22. Free. 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com.
  • Historic Northampton: What Your Eye Declares Is True: The Art of Charles C. Burleigh, Jr. Curated by Martha Hoppin. Northampton artist Charles Burleigh died in Germany in 1882, at the threshold of a promising career. He had spent four years studying and painting in Germany, his art had matured, and he had begun to exhibit in the national arena. Dying overseas put a real damper on his fame. Free. 46 Bridge St, Northampton. (413) 584-6011, stansherer@historic-northampton.org.
  • Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery: Kim Carlino — Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I. Opening reception is Thursday, Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m. Through Sept. 2. Free. 319 Main St., Amherst. (413) 835-0197, hopeandfeathersframing.com.
  • Hosmer Gallery: Secrets of the Sea, a photography exhibit by Shannon Ryan. Opening reception is Wednesday, Aug. 2, 5-7 p.m. Through Aug. 31.
  • Lisa Yeisley: Drawings Portraits.
  • Raymond Radigan: Paintings of abandoned buildings. Free. 20 West St., Northampton. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.
  • Jones Library: Let Us Consider Walden. An exhibit exploring Henry David Thoreau’s influence on Amherst-area writers, Clifton Johnson and Robert Francis.
  • One Soldier’s Story: Richard Carpenter in World War I. A display of photographs and memorabilia from Richard Carpenter (1896-1935), who served in World War I.
  • Highways & Byways of the South: Photographs by Clifton Johnson. 43 Amity St., Amherst. SusannePersonette@gmail.com.
  • Little Big House Gallery: An Aluminus Centipedus Evolution. Glenn Ridler’s new wire sculptures. Free. 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. (413) 625-6697, christine.baronas@gmail.com.
  • MASS MoCA: Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska. At a scale unprecedented in her practice, Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper. Through October.
  • Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.
  • Earmarks II: The World of MASS MoCA in sound.
  • Janice Kerbel: Slip. Through 2018.
  • 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. Through 2017.
  • Tanja Hollander Are you really my friend? Hollander differentiates the actual from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends. Through 2017.
  • 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.
  • • Anselm Kiefer. The artist often builds his imagery on top of photographs, layering his massive canvases with dirt, lead, straw, and other materials that generate a “ground” that reads literally of the earth itself. $8-$18. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111, massmoca.org.
  • Leverett Crafts and Arts: Crafted Cloth Exhibit at the Barnes. An exhibit by Leonore Alaniz and others. Art fabrics and garments, artisan textiles by indigenous and local artisan-designers.
  • • Bill Rathbun. Oil paintings. 13 Montague Road, Leverett. (860) 605-6705, leonore.alaniz@gmail.com.
  • Nina’s Nook: Imperfect People. Wood carving, prints, sculpture, cards by Theo Fadel. Through Aug. 8. 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 834-8800, nalerossi@gmail.com.
  • Oxbow Gallery: Group show in the front and Janet Palin in the back.Free. 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. (413) 586-6300, claudiasperry@comcast.net, oxbowgallery.org.
  • Polish Center of Discovery & Learning: They Risked Their Lives — Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust. In occupied Poland, unlike in the countries of Western Europe, simply helping Jews was considered a crime punishable by death. Despite this fact, there were many Poles who stood up to evil and by risking their own lives and those of their families, managed to rescue and save tens of thousands of Polish Jews. Through Aug. 5. Suggested donation is $10. 33 South St., Chicopee. polishcenter.net.
  • Shelburne Arts Co-op: The Green Show. Second annual group show honoring Shelburne Falls. Through Aug. 28. 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 256-1840, florosenstock@hotmail.com.
  • Smith College Museum of Art: Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero — The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. This exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. Through Aug. 13. $4-$5. 20 Elm St., Northampton. (413) 585-2760, smith.edu/artmuseum.
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum: Undulated Inundation. By Anthony DiMari, this outdoor exhibit looks at floods. Free. 130 River Dr., Hadley. (413) 584-4699, pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com, pphmuseum.org/current-exhibits.
  • 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. Reception, Aug. 12, 4-6 p.m. Through Aug. 27. 1 Ashfield St., #9, Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9833. salmonfallsfallery.com.
  • 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.
  • Jeweled Objects of Desire. All that glitters is gold — and diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires! Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Through Dec. 31.
  • 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.
  • Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes. A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enthusiast Elias Derby and the Museums’ own world-famous collection of Japanese artwork, arms and armor. Through Sept. 3.
  • 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. springfieldmuseums.org.
  • Three Sisters Sanctuary: The Mannequin Project. International beadwork artists create an intricate mosaic and beaded art sculptural installation. This season’s featured artist is Michael Melle. Other artists include: Richard M. Richardson, James Kitchen, Robert Markey, Sam Meyers, Dana Salisbury, and John Stritch. Free. 188 Cape St. (Rte. 112), Goshen. (413) 552-6299. sue.kisiel@gmail.com.
  • Yiddish Book Center: Loli Kantor, Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe. Through Oct. 15. 1021 West St., Amherst.
  • 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. Through Sept. 17. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Dr., Williamstown.
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