The Emperor’s New Clothes: Laure Dennery is showing her penguin paintings that experiment with artistic techniques and composition to showcase these fascinating birds. Free. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst.
The Art of Eric Carle: Night: Check out the latest exhibit at The Carle featuring the artwork of Eric Carle himself. $9 – $22. Museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst. 413-559-6300. email@example.com.
Eighty Years of Caldecott Books: This exhibition brings together 79 first-edition Caldecott Medal award books; the newest winner will be added to the display early next year $6 – $22.50. Museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst. 413-559-6300. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasures from the Collection: A 15 Year Celebration: In honor of its 15th anniversary, the museum has assembled an all-star lineup of work from its permanent collection. $6 – $22.50. Museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst. 413-559-6300. email@example.com.
Locus Solus: Place, Meaning, and Community in the Life of Brother David Steindl-Rast: W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts, 154 Hicks Way, Amherst. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roots to Resistance: Interactive Outsider Art installation by Denise Beaudet. Thirteen oversized portraits of women activists around the world, designed to inspire. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main Street, Brattleboro. 802-257-4777. email@example.com.
FIGURE—GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture Workshops with Sergei Isupov: 54 Main Street, Cummington.
Wildlife Photography and Drawings: Living Free in the Wild depicts the beauty, diversity, and uniqueness of wildlife, to encourage support for the protection of wildlife and habitats. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last June: Photographs by Paul Specht and heirloom needlework created while supporting family through end of life transition. Free. Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage Street, Easthampton. 413-529-9393. email@example.com.
Nancy Baker – Barstow’s Featured Artist: View Nancy Baker’s colorful paintings of local birds inspired by the Northampton Christmas Bird Count that takes place in Hockanum near Barstow’s. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. firstname.lastname@example.org.
World of Wranglers, Rodeo Riders and their Horses, a photography exhibit: Photography by Diane Norman, captured in the wilds of Wyoming. Reception: Jan 7, 12:30-2 p.m. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. email@example.com.
Greenhouse Panoramas: A Process of Reinvention by Esther Pullman: Large-scaled greenhouse images by photographer/artist Esther Pullman. On view M-F, through January 8. Free. Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary Folk Art by Susan Boss, Mark Brown and Michael Tillyer: Nontraditional Quilts by Susan Boss. Robots and Paintings by Mark Brown. Whimsical wood Sculpture by Michael Tillyer. Reception Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m. Free. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. email@example.com.
‘Weeds Triumphant: A Fecund Look’ Photography by Andrew Held: Photographer Andrew Held creates images of the endlessly complex interface between weeds and the human-built environment. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer: An exhibition to reveal the formidable voice of this artist, Honoré Sharrer’s work presents a potent critique of the conventions of American culture. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. email@example.com.
“Illumination”: Painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber and glass artists draw on the idea of “illumination” in all its literal, metaphorical, and symbolic aspects. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9324. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springfield Armory Exhibit: Push the Green Hand Ahead: Jan. 7, Armory National Historic Site, Springfield.
Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House: Twenty-seven photographs by Richard Avedon, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, that provide a glimpse into the Kennedys’ personal lives. $13 – $25. Discounted rates for children, college students, and seniors. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 413-314-6466. email@example.com.
Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi: Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 MA-183, Stockbridge.
Lightroom Basics – The Library and Develop Modules: Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street, Sunderland.
Art Exhibit: Wade Clement will exhibit encaustic paintings. He is also focusing on photography and public sculpture. He grew up in N.Y. State Finger Lakes area. Westhampton Library, 1 North Rd., Westhampton. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Light, Art Exhibit: Reception Saturday, Jan. 27, 1-3 p.m. Exhibit Dates and Times: Jan. 6 to Mar. 24, Monday: 10-5, Tuesday: 1-8, Wednesday: 1-8, Saturday: 10-3. Handmade paper scrolls and lanterns by Sheryl Ja, Free. Whately Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. email@example.com.
Canaletto and the Art of Venice: $12. The Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown. firstname.lastname@example.org.