On View: Exhibits at the area’s 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: 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.

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.

As In Nature. Helen Frankenthaler paintings. Through Oct. 9.

No Rules. Helen Frankenthaler woodcuts. Through Sept. 24.

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 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. $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. Through 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.

• Richard Heller, paintings in oil. The paintings explore two themes, an interest in pattern and why we are wired in such a way as to be attracted to it and a way to make paintings that are improvisational and carry the immediacy of the creative process.

• William Hays’ recent linocuts. Hays’ work captures the unique and magical landscape, architecture, and sense of place in nature, including Southern Vermont.

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.

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: Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of the Howes Brothers. Sara Lyons revisited and re-photographed a number of homes documented by the Howes Brothers over 100 years ago. 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. 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. Through Aug. 31.

Lisa Yeisley: Drawings Portraits. Through Aug. 31.

Raymond Radigan: Paintings of Abandoned Buildings. Through Aug. 31. 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. $8-$18. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111, massmoca.org.

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, Saturday, Aug. 12, 4-6 p.m. Through Aug. 27.

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.

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