What To See at Local Museums and Galleries: Aug. 24-30, 2017

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.

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery: Artist of the month: Kristi Bart. Nature 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. Through Oct. 1.

• Thomas Schutte: Crystal. Through Oct. 31. 22 South St., Williamstown. (413) 459-2303, clarkart.edu.

Cynthia-Reeves: Thomas Jackson: Emergent Behavior Exhibition. San Francisco-based photographer. Opening reception is Aug. 26, 5- 7 p.m. Free. 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 398-5257. gallery_assistant@cynthia-reeves.com.

Deerfield Community Center: The Old Deerfield Painting Group 28th Annual Exhibit. Free. Memorial St., Deerfield. (413) 665-4332, bcwalk505@gmail.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. 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 Elusie Gallery: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Known for their quilts and clocks Susan Boss and Mark Brown have been artists forever, and a couple for almost as long. Discover their new artistic direction. Through Sept. 2. Free. 43 Main Street, Easthampton. (413) 529-9265, info@bigredframe.com, bigredframe.com/the-elusie-gallery.

Great Falls Discovery Center: The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. Opening reception Aug. 27, 4 p.m. Free. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 863-3221, janel.nockleby@state.ma.us.

The Greenfield Gallery: Be Bold. Be Brave. By Donna Estabrooks. Through August. 231 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-9334, thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com.

Historical Society of Greenfield: Lunt Silversmiths. Silversmiths was a nationally known name for over 100 years. Don’t miss the chance to see why. Free. 43 Church St., Greenfield. (413) 774-3663, hsgreenfield1907@gmail.com.

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.

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, sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org.

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.

• 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. Through 2017.

• Nick Cave Until. His largest installation to date, made up of thousands of found objects and millions of beads, which will make viewers feel as if they have entered a rich sensory tapestry, like stepping directly inside the belly of one of his iconic Soundsuits. Through Sept. 4.

• 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, massmoca.org.

Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center: Thoreau at 200 — Wisdom of the Phenomenal World. Photography of Robert Richardson captures the intimate view of Thoreau’s perception with 13 stunning, abstract images and miniature landscapes. Free. 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. (413) 339-4701. obrien.jm7@gmail.com.

Nash Gallery: Patterns of Place. Encaustic Artist, Katherine Bevier will be exhibiting works in pigmented wax. Through Sept. 6. Free. 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 529-9393, nashgalleryart@yahoo.com.

Park Hill Orchard: Art in the Orchard 2017. 4th biennial sculpture exhibit with 30-plus sculptures and installations on the scenic grounds of a working fruit farm. Free. 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. (413) 977-3717, jean-pierre@bigredframe.com, parkhillorchard.com/art.

Shelburne Arts Co-op: The Green Show. Second annual group show honoring Shelburne Falls. Through Aug. 28.

• Along the River. Paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, fiber, and glass art. 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 256-1840, florosenstock@hotmail.com.

Springfield Museums: 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.

• 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.

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, sirwilhelm99@gmail.com.

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. Artists who are also showing their work at the sanctuary 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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Call for Erotic Art: Bold, original work sought for Triple S: Sensual | Sexual | Smut exhibit. Show your best work on the spectrum from mild to wild — looking for a range of items for the show from accessories, sculpture, to wall art and jewelry. Smaller works preferred. Deadline is Sept. 1. Free. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 834-8800. nalerossi@gmail.om.

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