Amherst Town Hall: Echoes of the Past — Photographs of Abandoned Places explores the beauty of decay and what’s been left behind. Through Sept. 4. Free. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. (413) 222-4924. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.P.E. Gallery: The Neural Architecture Sees Itself in Patterns. Paintings by John Aiken.
• 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. email@example.com.
Applewood: Eclectic Photography. By Judith Ruderman. Free. 1 Spencer Dr., Amherst. (413) 253-9833. firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com.
Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library: Matthew Mattingly: Works From Life and Imagination in oil, watercolor, and pen and ink. Free. 43 Amity St., Amherst. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chesterwood: Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture. 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.
The Clark: 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.
Cynthia-Reeves: Thomas Jackson: Emergent Behavior Exhibition. San Francisco-based photographer. Free. 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 398-5257. email@example.com.
Deerfield Community Center: The Old Deerfield Painting Group 28th Annual Exhibit. Free. Memorial St., Deerfield. (413) 665-4332, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• 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, email@example.com, gallerya3.com.
Gallery in the Woods: Leonard Ragouzeos: Faces from this Place. Documenting mood with the veracity of a still camera, wall-sized ink portraits allow intimacy of gaze and involvement with process.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.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.
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: Susan Barocas: Abounding Peace. Reception, Sunday, Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. Free. 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. (413) 586-0006, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Big House Gallery: An Aluminus Centipedus Evolution. Glenn Ridler’s new wire sculptures. Free. 323 Patten Road, Shelburne. (413) 625-6697, email@example.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 set out to differentiate 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leverett Crafts and Arts: Recent Works — Acrylic Paintings. 13 Montague Road, Leverett. (860) 605-6705, email@example.com.
Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center: New paintings by Gwen Strahle explore color and light through the eye of a water glass, and through her memory of gemstones. Reception is Sept. 8, 5 p.m. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center, 20 Elm St., Northampton. (413) 585-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxbow Gallery: Group show in the front and Janet Palin in the back. Free. 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. (413) 586-6300, email@example.com, oxbowgallery.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, parkhillorchard.com/art.
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum: Landscapes of Spirit by Christopher Curtis. Free. 130 River Dr., Hadley. (413) 584-4699, email@example.com, pphmuseum.org/current-exhibits.
Salmon Falls Gallery: Figure Speaks — Clayworks by Marilyn Andrews, Cynthia Consentino, and Claudia Olds Goldie. Reception Sept. 9, 4-6 p.m. Exhibit through Oct. 29. Free. 1 Ashfield St. #9, Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9833. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science and Engineering Library, UMass Amherst: ¡Hola Cuba — Travel Photography by Carol Pike. Free. 740 N. Pleasant St., # A273, Amherst. (413) 545-7891. email@example.com.
Shelburne Arts Co-op: Along the River. Paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, fiber, and glass art. 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 256-1840, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith College Museum of Art: About Face — People, Animals, and Mythical Beings in Islamic Art. A glimpse into the varied content of Islamic art. Free. 20 Elm St., Northampton. (413) 585-2190. email@example.com.
Springfield Museums: The Power of the Poster: Springfield. • 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.
• 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 by Jonathan Wilhelm. Free. 23 College St., South Hadley. (413) 539-3265, firstname.lastname@example.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. 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. email@example.com.
Yiddish Book Center: Loli Kantor, Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe. Through Oct. 15. 1021 West St., Amherst.
Wood Rabbit Arts Pop-Up Gallery: Reception, Sept. 1, 5-9 p.m. Through Sept. 4. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 80 Main St., Brattleboro. woodrabbitarts.com.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Submit Your Design for the 2017 NEPR Art Mug: New England Public Radio is seeking submissions from local artists the 12th Annual Art Mug competition. Must be submitted by Sept. 4. For specs, nepr.net. Free. New England Public Radio, 1525 Main St., Springfield. (413) 735-6606. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.