The Valley Arts Newsletter: August 4 , 2015

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August 4, 2015
Issue #361


 


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In this Issue:


AiO @ Elusie
American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony
Amherst Art Walk
Ann Cameron McDonald
Anna Bayles Arthur
Art as Medicine
Art Across the River: Amherst
Art Across the River: Northampton
Art Walk Easthampton
Beth Filson
Charles Shaw
Dan Chiamis
David Schuman
Deborah Rubin
East Meets West By Southwest
Easthampton Art Guild Favorites
Ed "Boots" Flebotte
ELEVATE ART: Quilts On Stilts with a Slow Stitch Sit-Along
Elizabeth Denny
EXHIBITS
Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art
Glenn Ridler
Heat of the Moment
Judith Mann
Karen Dolmanisth
Kate Way
Lecture: Consciousness, Non-Self, and Contemplative Art: Buddhist Influences on a New Art Movement
Lecture: Stuart Shils: Tracing the Path from there to Here
Lisa Burke
Lori Sheehan
Luke J. Cavagnac
Marisa Scheinfeld
Molly Cantor
Mona Shiber
Mother(ing): An Exhibition on Motherhood
Music in Image and Sound
Neal Parks
Nero 156/KMS
Nicole Werth
Nikki Gardner
Northampton Arts Night Out
Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood
Styled in Stone
Summer Ices: Images to cool you off during the summer of 2015
Summer Reflections
The Greenfield Gallery: Grand Opening!
Vaughn Sills

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities:


7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library
Amherst Public Art Commission looking for new members
Artist of the month in the Deli Cafe
Call to artists
Easthampton City Arts+
Fall Craft/Agricultural Fair
Fall Fest Art Fair
Mill Arts Project (MAP)
Monster Arts Project
The Cheap Art Show

Classes & Workshops:


Access Your Creativity with Zentangle
Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop
Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond
Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method
Figure Drawing Fridays
Hand-Building for all levels
Intermediate/Advanced Wheel
Ken Kewley: Inventing Still Life: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, and Sculpture
Mixed level Oil Painting
Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones
Non-Instructional Figure Drawing
Plein Air Landscape Drawing And Painting with Kathleen Jacobs
Shapes of Summer: Vessels with a flat resist
Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Studio / Artist Space Available:


Greenfield: Artist Lofts at Studio Seven
Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

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Agawam Exhibits/Events


Ed "Boots" Flebotte


Artist: Ed "Boots" Flebotte
Start Date: August 3, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org


Ed began his hobby of photography after the birth of his first child. For decades, he was the principle photographer for his family before bringing his interest to both nature and sport photography. His impressive portfolio includes images from several National Parks, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Acadia, and Joshua Tree. Ed's exhibit also features beautiful scenery from other areas of the country, local landmarks and parks, and flowers.


Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550


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Amherst Exhibits/Events


 

Art Across the River: Amherst


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 6 , 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, August 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com


Simultaneous combined group exhibits of artist members at two cooperative galleries in the Valley: The Oxbow Gallery and Gallery A3 in Amherst. Artists will present new works in a range of media and styles, including; painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, and sculpture.


Contact: 413-586-6300


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Styled in Stone


Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-8pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


For centuries, people around the world have used semi-precious stones for practical and decorative purposes. This installation brings together an assortment of intricately crafted objects from China, France, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to demonstrate the significance and symbolism of stone in different cultures. Gallery talk: "Symbolism in Stone", on September 3, 6:30pm in the Kunian Gallery.


Contact: Nadia Waski
nwaski@amherst.edu
413-542-2295


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Heat of the Moment


Artists: group show
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: October 10, 2015
Reception Date: August 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com


The last exhibition in the 2015 Radakovich 21st Century Award competition juried by Arline Fisch and Jean Radakovich. Celebrating sculptural adornment and art of the 21st century, viewers are invited to try on artworks and reflect on the stylistic, technical, and cultural connections between the 20th mid-century modern masters and this century's contemporaries. Local sculptor, Steve Saxenian, will have rotating artworks on display at each exhibit.


Contact: art@Folcwald.com
413-367-5303


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Watercolors


Artist: Deborah Rubin
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: August 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Address: 743 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.j-c-a.org


Another reception September 3, 5-8pm.


Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922


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Art as Medicine


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 6, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, August 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com


Artists: Martin Bridge, Kamil Peters, Michael Crigler, Carl Bridge, and Jesse Massaro. The medicine of the artist, like that of the shaman, arises from his or her relationship to "familiars"--the themes, methods, colors and materials that interact with the artist through the creative process. In this exhibition, curator Michael Crigler brings together 5 local versatile artists working in various media to explore the creative process of healing.


Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197


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Amherst Art Walk


Date: August 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartwalk.com


A free cultural event held monthly throughout downtown. Any month might include exhibitions of visual art, poetry readings, musical performances, lectures. Venues offer refreshments and a trolley can whisk you from place to place. The Art Walk brings people into businesses, showcases contemporary art and culture, promotes scores of area artists, and brings cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Check online for monthly show listings and information on artists and venues.


Contact: info@amherstartwalk.com


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Echoes from the Borscht Belt


Artist: Marisa Scheinfeld
Start Date: April 26, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10-4
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/blog/15/03/echoes-from-borscht-belt


Scheinfeld's evocative, large-scale photos capture the dramatic decline of the once-thriving Catskills resort area known as the Borscht Belt, a popular vacation spot for much of the 20th century, especially for Jews from New York. Scheinfeld's images reveal ghostly remnants of the region's glory years as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the vacant resorts and their landscapes. The exhibition includes Scheinfeld's personal collection of ephemera from iconic Borscht Belt hotels.


Contact: Programs@bikher.org
413-256-4900


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Easthampton Exhibits/Events


 

Enter In: from here to there


Artist: Mona Shiber
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: August 27, 2015
Reception Date: August 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6 M-Th
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org


Shiber shares her investigations and inquiries through an installation in the ECA+ Gallery using clay, collage, paint, prose, prayers, photos, and found objects. Motifs that exude transformation cascade through her work. Reuse, butterflies, and expressive hands are reoccurring themes.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425


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Art Walk Easthampton


Date: Saturday, August 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.artwalkeasthampton.org


Art Walk Easthampton is a monthly showcase and celebration of galleries, artists, restaurants, shops and small businesses located in Easthampton, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org


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AiO @ Elusie


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: September 4, 2015
Reception Date: August 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com


A group exhibit of sculptures and installations for some of the Art in the Orchard '15 artists. With Chris Woodman, Michael Tillier, David Poppie, Susan Halls, Peter Dellert, Mike Roche, Katie Richardson, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith.


Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
elusie@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265


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ELEVATE ART: Quilts On Stilts with a Slow Stitch Sit-Along


Artist: Audrey Hyvonen
Date: August 8, 5-6pm
Location Name:Downtown Easthampton
Address: at the intersection of Union Street and the bike path
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com


Big Top Quilts presents an ECA+ supported traffic calming project, which will use a simple method of gathering, to draw attention to the role of a slower pace in our lives, encouraging mindfulness and intention while traveling through or within our community. Tangibly, there will be large format quilts held by people walking on stilts, crossing through the space that is in need of the specific attention of drivers. Supporters are needed to share quilts, BYO chairs and handwork. More info on website.


Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771


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Easthampton Art Guild Favorites


Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: August 3, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Ave, 1st Floor
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com


Introduces the artists of EAG and their works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, and mixed media, illustrating the diversity and breadth of their paintings. This group exhibition will showcase a sampling of the artists' favorite creations.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425


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Lori Sheehan


Artist: Lori Sheehan
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org


Lori has been a resident of Hampshire County for several years. She enjoys traveling and has been able to capture the sights and scenes of her adventures through the lens of her camera. Recently, Lori decided to share her love of photography by displaying her artwork at public venues.


Contact: Tamsen Conner
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031


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Summer Reflections


Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Recpetion Date: Sunday, August 9, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org


The Easthampton Art Guild is made up of a diverse community of artists who meet weekly. Members paint, draw and use various media, while sharing with and learning from each other. The group is committed to creating a community that is supportive and inspiring. Mary Ann Austin, Elizabeth Chase, Nancy Caffall, Terry Faivre, Nancy Nickerson, Nancy Perry, Lois Peirent, Marj Tauer, Eleanor Herman, Betty Stull-Schaffer, Joanne O'Leary, Noreen Lucey, Peg Wilson.


Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006


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Mother(ing): An Exhibition on Motherhood


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2015
Recpetion Date: Saturday, August 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: Mill Arts Project
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/477236545772352/


Features artists who are giving voice to the transformational experience of motherhood. For many, coming into the identity of a mother is not simple: it is a complicated, conflicting, and sometimes painful process that can involve a variety of emotions, from joy to sadness. Light refreshments and on-site childcare will be provided during opening reception. Esther S White, Hannah Richards, Rachel Ciecko, Marissa Potter, Jennifer Long, Avril Ward, Erin Faith Allen, Jennifer Linton, Dara Herman Zierlein.


Contact: Hannah Davidson
hrdavidson93@gmail.com
413-522-3608


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ABSTRACT SUMMER


Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: November 13, 2015
Recpetion Date: Saturday, August 8, 7-10pm
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F and sometimes on weekends
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com


The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.


Contact: luke@invisiblefountain.com
413-896-8073


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Greenfield Exhibits/Events


 

The Greenfield Gallery: Grand Opening!


Date: Friday, August 7, 6:30-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery/


The Gallery's mission is to create a space in Greenfield that is a focal point for the arts. They hope to inspire, celebrate, and promote area artists and artisans while fostering a professional quality gallery environment.


Contact: Kate Hunter
thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334


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Leverett Exhibits/Events


 

Poem & Box


Artist: Lisa Burke
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, August 9, 4-6pm
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Wed-Sun 2-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org


Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-548-9070


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Northampton Exhibits/Events


 

Northampton Arts Night Out


Date: Friday, August 14, starts at 5pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Northampton, MA
Website: www.artsnightout.org


Arts Night Out, the second Friday of every month, is an event hosted by Northampton art spaces to promote creative works and community. This monthly gallery walk offers the opportunity to enjoy a Friday night in town while experiencing diverse visual and performing arts. Arts Night Out helps further highlight the diversity and unique character of the Northampton area. It is created by a group of people who are committed to the growth and development of our local culture.


Contact: artsnightout@gmail.com


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Music in Image and Sound


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 11, 2015
End Date: August 20, 2015
Reception Date: Tuesday, August 11, 7-9pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue, Thurs, Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org


What are you doing on a Tuesday hot summer night? Watching Netflix? The Anchor House of Artists (AHOA) has engaging music themed artworks including sculpture by Old Mike Tillyer and paintings by gallery artists and others. Reception is joined by a song concert in the adjacent performance arena by the Ramblers Four, a quartet from Boston who sing world folk music. Art show is free and the concert has a fee. See facebook listing. Whoa. Hot night.


Contact: artmuseum@smith.edu
413-586-5553


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Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art


Date: Friday, August 14, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum


4-6PM: Hands-on art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. This month: Golden Frame Assemble and decorate your own frame. 6 PM Open Eyes: A guided conversation exploring a different work of art each month. Light refreshments 5pm. 11 AM-8 PM Museum Shop open. Photo credit: Lynne Graves.


Contact: artmuseum@smith.edu
413-585-2760


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Image and Ritual: Selected Work by Anna Bayles Arthur, 2005-2015


Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: August 11, 2015
End Date: August 23, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, August 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org


This exhibition presents a careful selection of work made over the span of a decade, a retrospective view of one artist's delvings into the ancient and meditative act of image construction. The body of work reveals the evolution of a unique visual vocabulary, landscapes of memory, dream, and invention. Each piece is the result of an intuitive process, a playful tug between figure and ground.


Contact: 413-586-5553


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Let Go and Live


Artist: Nero 156/KMS
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 5, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, August 14, 6-9pm
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: 11am-8pm mon-thurs, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com


Bang Bang Body Arts & Tru Kru present new multi-media works by Nero 156/KMS. Sponsored by Writers Bench. This show will be up for 2 months. Don't sleep on this one!


Contact: Tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com


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Culinary Tools


Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: August 5, 2015
End Date: September 1, 2015
Location Name: Green Bean
Hours: 7am-3pm daily
Address: 41 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nikki-gardner.com


The show includes a photographic collection of culinary tools that evoke history and memory. "The women in my family collected antiques. Their kitchen shelves displayed dulled metal flour and sugar tins and misshapen biscuit cutters, worn out from daily use. Antique stoves and pie safes held pastries shaped by hand. I loved hearing their stories recanted in the kitchen over coffee and pie."


Contact: Nikki Gardner
nikki@artandlemons.com
413-268-7370


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Art Across the River


Artists: group show
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Reception Date: August 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org


Simultaneous combined group exhibits of artist members at two cooperative galleries in the Valley: The Oxbow Gallery and Gallery A3 in Amherst. Artists will present new works in a range of media and styles, including; painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, and sculpture.


Contact: 413-586-6300


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Judith Mann


Artist: Judith Mann
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org


Recent watercolors done on site and throughout many seasons.


Contact: 413-586-6300


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The Hospital in August


Artist: David Schuman
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Reception Date: August 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The artist is a Professor Emeritus, UMASS. He has published 18 books in American politics; organization theory; education. Upon retiring eight years ago, he has concentrated on painting, photography and essays. The show will include art that the artist is hopeful will be enjoyed by many and might help their day just a little.


Contact: David Schuman
davidschuman600@gmail.com
413-268-0301


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A Collection of Landscapes


Artist: Ann Cameron McDonald
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Reception Date: August 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The show will include recent paintings by Springfield artist McDonald, whose works are visual, narrative and inspired by the beauty of the every day.


Contact: Ann Cameron McDonald
ann@acmcdonald.com
413-310-3134


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Still Lives Series


Artist: Dan Chiamis
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2015
Reception Date: Wednesday, August 5, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery


A set of photo illustration portraits of dolls and figurines taken at second hand stores. Since ancient times, dolls have played a central role in magic and religious rituals, or used as representations of a deity. Dolls have also been toys for children and collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value. Dolls have traditionally been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as with elaborate, artful design.


Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011


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Grief and Resurection


Artist: Beth Filson
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2015
Reception Date: Wednesday, August 5, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery


Beth Filson is a writer and self-taught artist whose work is often featured in the art brut or outsider art community. Her simple etchings on scratchboard emerged when language failed her. "Grief and Resurection" is the product of this time. Beth has been exhibited in a number of galleries throughout Georgia and her art has appeared in various magazines including The Perch, and The National Council Magazine.


Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011


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Lecture: Consciousness, Non-Self, and Contemplative Art: Buddhist Influences on a New Art Movement


Date: August 5, 6pm
Location Name: Seelye Hall 201
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art


How are Buddhist ways of looking at the mind and human experience affecting how art is produced and understood? Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D., is a local Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer who has a deep understanding of Buddhist psychology and the teachings of the historical Buddha. Reception to follow. Lecture in conjunction with EXHIBITS by Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb, Kathryn Fanelli, currently on view at Jannotta Gallery in Hillyer Hall.


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102


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Summer Ices: Images to cool you off during the summer of 2015


Start Date: July 10, 2015
End Date: August 15, 2015
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library
Hours: 10am-9pm, 7 days
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook/exhibitions/


This exhibition of images from books in the Mortimer Rare Book Room features glaciers, polar expeditions, and other icy scenes from the 18th to the 21st century. Some notable items: glaciers in Diderot's "Encyclopedie"; Virginia Woolf's parents in the Alps; Bradford Washburn's photographs of snow-capped mountains in Washington state; Barry Moser's alpine and arctic landscapes from his illustrated "Frankenstein".


Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
mrbr@smith.edu
413-585-2906


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Outside-In: Windows, Walls, & Doors


Artist: Kate Way
Start Date: July 29, 2015
End Date: August 9, 2015
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org


The photographs in Outside-In, through strong lines, geometric shapes, and colors - and sometimes their absence - explore the built environment and its relationship to our emotional, psychological, and spiritual being. Together, the body of work plays with the many layers of how we experience 'outside' and 'in' as humans in the physical world, traversing shelter and space, the familiar and unknown, looking out and looking in, feeling invited and repelled.


Contact: 413-586-5553


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Flock


Artist: Nicole Werth
Start Date: July 10, 2015
End Date: August 5, 2015
Location Name: Living Art Studio
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11-8
Address: 219 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nicolewerthdesigns.com


Birds have always been a favorite subject for artists with their vibrant colors, furious motion, and comfortable familiarity. In this collection, Nicole Werth explores birds through the mediums of acrylic and watercolor, showcasing birds ranging from the diminutive Yellow-rumped Warbler to the majesty of the Great Blue Heron. Come take a peek into the fascinating world of birds.


Contact: Alisa Inderieden
thelivingartstudio@gmail.com
413-584-3758


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Muse Memory Museum


Artist: Neal Parks
Start Date: July 10, 2015
End Date: August 9, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org


Neal Parks explores creativity and cultural memory in his new exhibit. The Easthampton artist's muse is the 19th century artist Charles C. Burleigh Jr. (1848-1882), who spent his teen and young adult years in Florence. Burleigh spent the last
4 years of his too-short life in Europe, where he painted and also executed copies of museum masterworks for clients back home.


Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011


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EXHIBITS


Artists: Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb, Kathryn Fanelli
Start Date: May 21, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Address: 22 Elm Street, next to the Smith College Museum of Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art/exhibitions.php


Betsey Garand is a New Hampshire native who received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Williamsburg artist, Carolyn Webb is a sculptor and printmaker whose works have been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the US and abroad. Kathryn Fanelli was born in Massachusetts to a traveling carnival family. She holds degrees in art and art education.


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102


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Places for the Spirit


Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html


For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.


Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742


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Shelburne Exhibits/Events


 

Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines & more Lines


Artist: Glenn Ridler
Start Date: June 20, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: The Little Big House Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm, or by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com


For Glenn, the exploration of lines is a continual source of inspiration whether in simple pencil and ink drawings, in three-dimensional manifestations with his Da'Muse wire figures or with his layered sculptures of the last three decades. In the recent works on view, the lines have evolved. The current exhibition will also bring together the artist's other line related works, including his iconic, layered sculptures of a man.


Contact: Christine Baronas
info@littlebighousegallery.com
413-625-6697


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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events


 

East Meets West By Southwest


Artists: Sara Deponte, Fabio Deponte
Start Date: July 29, 2015
End Date: August 24, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-8
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com


Paintings by Sara Deponte and Fabio Deponte.


Contact: 413-625-9324


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The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths


Artist: Molly Cantor
Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


An exhibition of ceramic and multi-media work exploring the beauty of faith and spiritual practice.


Contact: SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833


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WOOD STONE WATER and Plantlife Collaborations


Artist: Karen Dolmanisth
Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


To speak with Shutesbury artist Karen Dolmanisth is to move between worlds. When she describes her artwork, her words demand the attention of your soul. Her site specific installations require the same attention. One feels that they 'inhabit' the space in which they are built, stone by stone, thread by thread, or from whatever materials are needed for that specific time and place. You, the viewer, are invited to cohabitate, become part of the work. It is an experience in the best sense of the word.


Contact: SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833


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Springfield Exhibits/Events


 

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony


Start Date: July 14, 2015
End Date: October 25, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org


More than one hundred works from the Reading Public Museum, all organized according to the artists' colonies that played such a critical role in the development of Impressionism in America. The featured artists included Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase and Charles Webster Hawthorne.


Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800


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Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood


Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Springfield Armory
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar


From the prop houses of the film industry, Springfield Armory NHS will showcase firearms used in blockbuster Hollywood movies. A onetime opportunity to experience these remarkable movie props. The exhibit features such specialties as two rubber prop copies of Colt 1847 Walker Revolvers, which were used by Clint Eastwood for stunts in the cult classic "Outlaw Josey Wales" and a Savage Arms company 1907 pistol fired by Jude Law in the gangster movie "Road to Perdition."


Contact: Joanne Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810


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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events


 

Elizabeth Denny


Artist: Elizabeth Denny
Start Date: August 6, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, August 15, 5-7pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com


Finding odd bits of abandoned machinery and other junk is part meditation, part obsession for this Florence sculptor and former researcher. She feels that "taking rusty farm machinery apart with an acetylene torch is almost as good as sex...It doesn't matter what the medium is, I just function better in life when I am making something." Denny creates humorous sculptures out of whatever she can get her hands on when "poking around din old dumps and wading in the river."


Contact: Nina Rossi
naban@verizon.net
858-663-9049


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Great Gods and Little Fishes


Artist: Charles Shaw
Start Date: August 2, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Location Name: The Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 10am-4pm, 7 days
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org


The newest work by Northfield artist, Charles Shaw. "These primitive paintings are objects onto themselves. They are created through a direct process, exclusively from plaster and recycled materials."


Contact: Charles Shaw
858-663-9049


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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities


 

7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library


Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 31
Submission Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25, $30 after October 17
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm


Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Awards: Total $1,250 - Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. On the night of the Reception the Artists will be given an opportunity to choose an Artist's Choice Award, thus, making the 27th award. Download prospectus & entry form on website.


Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-4814


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Call to artists


Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ciderhousedesign.com


We are a website design agency creating branding and websites for businesses. We are especially interested in promoting art and design in the community and welcome any and all artists to display their works in our office space. We are at 28 Northampton Street in Easthampton.


Contact: Elizabeth LaPrade
elizabeth@freemarketmediagroup.com
413-203-5692


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Fall Craft/Agricultural Fair


Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Southwick Public Library
Submission Due Date: September 15
Submission Fees: space $20
City/Town: Southwick
Website: www.southwicklibrary.info


Seeking local crafters/artisans and producers of local agricultural products for their Craft/Agricultural Fall Fair to be held on October 24, from 9am to 3pm at the Southwick Town Hall located at 454 College Highway. Artisans and crafters are invited to apply. Growers and producers of local farm products are encouraged to apply. The application at www.southwicklibrary.info or picked up at the Southwick Library (95 Feeding Hills Road). Call Pat McMahon at 569-6531 with any questions.


Contact: Pat McMahon
413-569-6531


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Artist of the month in the Deli Cafe


Sponsoring Group Name: River Valley Market Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.rivervalleymarket.coop


Each month, River Valley Market hangs art works by selected artists in the Deli Cafe. To apply, visit the website and download and complete the application form. Work submitted for application must represent work to be displayed. Artists who are co-op member-owners are given priority. First-time exhibitors are welcome. Criteria for acceptance include technical and artistic quality, and an interesting subject matter. More info on website.


Contact: Jane
art@rivervalleymarket.coop
413-586-3772


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The Cheap Art Show


Sponsoring Group Name: Creative Community Connections (C3)
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield


This is a one-day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. We always get a great turn out and the art sells fast. Saturday, October 17, 5-8pm, at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. All art priced $15 and under. Email for details and to sign up.


Contact: Candace Bradbury-Carlin
c3deerfield@gmail.com
413-695-4514


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Amherst Public Art Commission looking for new members


City/Town: Amherst


The Amherst Public Art Commission is looking for interested people to join the Commission. The Commission is currently involved in a number of exciting projects to expand and improve the visual and performing arts in Amherst. For information on the work of the Commission and how to apply to be a Commission member, contact Rene Theberge.


Contact: Rene Theberge
renetheberge@comcast.net
413-575-8123


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Fall Fest Art Fair


Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com


The annual Ware B&CA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art Fair, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The spaces are 10 x 10, indoors and there are some tables available for artists. The fair is in the Great Room at the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Handicap accessible with dedicated parking for artists.


Contact: Cynthia LaBombard
c5d6l34@verizon.net
413-967-3887


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Monster Arts Project


Submission Due Date: August 15
City/Town: Easthampton


A monster based art show to take place in Eastworks in Easthampton, October 9-31. The theme will be somewhat based around the idea of a Victorian era study, with the art work interspersed amongst things. The larger room will be more fine art/realistic/Victorian/scientific study ideas of monsters. The smaller secondary room will be more children's ideas of monsters. Looking for both 2D and 3D artists. The show will play host to several monster themed shows as well. Artwork can be submitted for sale or NFS.


Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com


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Mill Arts Project (MAP)


Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: Rolling Basis
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map


The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. See website for more information.


Contact: info@easthamptoncityarts.com
413-527-8278


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Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org


Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA+ website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278


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Classes & Workshops


 

Ken Kewley: Inventing Still Life: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, and Sculpture


Date & Time: August 7-9, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $800
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com


Taking our inspiration from Braque, who turned away from the model to get closer to reality, we will look but we will not copy. No more boring still lifes of castoff objects sitting on a shelf. No more trying to breathe life into dead objects. Creating our own still lifes with corrugated cardboard we are going to see how many ways we can take them apart and reassemble them in the search for the most exciting composition.


Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333


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Hand-Building for all levels


Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9-11:15am, Sept 8 - Oct 27
Fee: $300 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes


Explore many different hand-building techniques to construct functional or sculptural pieces. Beginners are welcome.


Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506


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Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond


Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:15pm, Sept 8 - Oct 27
Fee: $300 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes


Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session (8 weeks) offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome. Class size is limited to five students.


Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506


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Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method


Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, September 29 - November 3
Fee: $275 (all materials included)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com


Learn to use ceramic tile, glass, pottery, found objects, etc. to make beautiful mosaics. Translate your ideas into the language of mosaics using pattern, repetition, color and rhythm as design elements. Learn and practice techniques for cutting materials and put it all together using the Indirect method. Class limited to 6 people, to allow for individual instruction in developing a successful, satisfying project, which could be a wall panel, tabletop, frame, or other two-dimensional surface.


Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384


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Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones


Date & Time: Separate classes: September 9, 23, October 7, 21; 5:30-9pm
Fee: $65 per class (includes materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com


Create a functional mosaic in just one evening in this popular class! Learn to use glass, found objects and concrete to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.


Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384


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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel


Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:45pm, Sept 10 - Oct 29
Fee: $375 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes


Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations to help you improve your skills, make a set of bowls or plates, try a teapot, lidded jar or another project you have been dreaming about. Small classes offer time for individual demonstrations and one-on-one problem solving.


Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506


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Mixed level Oil Painting


Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $25 private hour
Class Location: Artist's studio
City/Town: Florence


Mixed level Oil Painting with Valerie Bassett in Florence. Private and shared lessons available. Work in a comfortable home studio at your own pace with an experienced instructor. Student references available. $25 private hour.


Contact: Valerie Bassett
Bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538


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Shapes of Summer: Vessels with a flat resist


Date & Time: Saturday, August 8, 9:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/shapes-of-summer/


Lazy summer days lend themselves to felting! And making a variety of small, summer party-inspired vessels is a cinch with the flat resist method and a simplified approach to shaping and embellishment. This workshop is a wonderful introduction to creating 3D felted objects starting with a 2D template. No prior experience necessary!


Contact: Arielle Andler
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188


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Non-Instructional Figure Drawing


Date & Time: Mondays, July 6 - August 28
Fee: $100/five sessions, $15/drop-in
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org


Self-guided students seeking to keep up their figure drawing skills with model. Starts with 5 2-minute poses for warm-up, followed by a long pose for the rest of the evening. All newcomers to the Figure Drawing class, please register by calling Workshop13 - leave a message if we are not available to talk - even if you are doing a drop-in class, we'd like to make sure you can be reached in the event that class is cancelled due to weather.


Contact: Judy Weaver Gonyeau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072


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Figure Drawing Fridays


Date & Time: 6-9pm, Friday nights
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Address: 71 Bradford Street (follow the signs)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays


Figure drawing open studio in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music and occasionally snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions. RSVP requested as space is limited.


Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com


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Plein Air Landscape Drawing And Painting with Kathleen Jacobs


Date & Time: Fri-Sun, 9am-2pm, 3 Sessions: August 14-16
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com


Simple hikes will take class members to the river banks, meadows and countryside within Florence and Northampton. Initially, there will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added emphasis on finding visual unity when composing a sketch that will eventually become a painting. Students of all levels are welcome, open to all painters using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.


Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
kathy@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333


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Access Your Creativity with Zentangle


Date & Time: August 18; 6:30-8pm
Fee: $20 per class. First class materials fee is $8
Organization: John Nordell, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Class Location: Base Camp Photo
Address: 22 Riddell Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.basecampphoto.com/zentangle-with-john-nordell/


If you can make a line, a dot and curve, you can create Zentangle art! Zentangle drawing is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a combination of drawing and meditation, a blend of art and spirit. De-stress in a gentle classroom environment and feel the satisfaction of creating art. No artistic experience required. Bring your reading glasses as we work on 3.5 inch squares of paper. Anything is possible, one stroke at a time!


Contact: John Nordell
john@createlookenjoy.com
413-522-4810


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Stained Glass 101 Workshop


Date & Time: 12-4pm, August 23
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com


Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as Intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All materials and supplies are included in the tuition.


Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010


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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop


Date & Time: 9.30am-3pm, Saturday, September 19
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: Onee Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net


Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. Workshops in 2015: Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14.


Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854


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Studio / Artist Space Available


Greenfield: Artist Lofts at Studio Seven


Location name: Studio Seven
Date available: August 1
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield


Open-air artist studios for rent in downtown Greenfield. Located above The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing in the newly named Studio Seven building. Awesome opportunity to be a part of this new focal point in Greenfield! Photographer and Fine Art Printing on site. Spaces available range from 220 sq/ft to 350sq/ft and include an additional community artist area.


Contact: Kate Hunter
studioseven.gf@gmail.com
413-772-9334


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Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square


Location name: Open Square
Dates available: immediately
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City, ST: Holyoke, MA
Website: www.opensquare.com


The arts and creative businesses are an integral part of the atmosphere at Open Square. We offer a limited number of incredible, work-only studios for artists and small businesses in the creative fields at substantially reduced rates. Perfect for artists, artisans, graphic designers and small architecture firms. Please visit our website for more photos and information on each available studio.


Contact: Michelle St.Jacques
michelle@opensquare.com
413-532-5057 x205


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