Creative Inlets

Aya Yamasaki and Jason Brown know how to flow. Working as a creative duo called Operatura, the two artists create hand-drawn animation, illustrations, comics, and installations, drawing inspiration from the natural and magical worlds, the humorous and tragic, and folk storytelling traditions. Their work has screened and been presented domestically and abroad. Now Operatura comes to the ECA+ Gallery with Fecund Opening, an exhibit that puts colorful focus on the transfer of energy and nutrients.

 Fecund Opening: Through July 26. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Free. ECA+ Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. (413) 528-8278,,

 — Hunter Styles