The Valley Arts Newsletter: October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015
Issue #371


 


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Easthampton
Greenfield
Hadley
Holyoke
Monson
Northampton
Shelburne
Shelburne Falls
Springfield
Westfield
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In this Issue:


5 Elements: 5 Artists in Mosaic
3rd Annual Cheap Art Show
Alicia Hunsicker
American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony
Anne Beresford
Anneke Corbett
Art in the Orchard
Arte & Soul: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Artists as Activists: A Celebration to mark the Rosenberg Fund for Children's 25th anniversary
Artists in the Gallery: Josh Simpson
Artists/Artisans: 2015
Barbara Milot
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print
Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations
Christin Couture, William Hosie
Chuck Close
Chuck Close Documentary
Copper Frances Giloth
Deborah Rubin
Debra Truskinoff
Deerfield Valley Art Association
Diane Savioli-Chase
Ed Thurston
Elisa Lanzi
Evelyn Pye
Fairies and Secret, Sacred Dwellings
Glenn Ridler
Gregory Stone
Harriet Diamond, Rebecca Muller
Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries
John Colt
Judith Inglese, Rochelle Shicoff
Kai McBride
Lecture: All Directions Are Possible: Sol Lewitt's Scribble Wall Drawings
Lisa Ducharme
Luke J. Cavagnac
M D Tillyer
Marisa Scheinfeld
Meg Bandarra
Megan LaBonte
Mickey Boisvert
Mobile Photo Easthampton
Monster Arts Project
Motion-Emotion
Nancy Campbell, Carl Caivano
OnTrend Fall Craft Fair
Painterly Friends
Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists
Pioneer Valley Weavers
Presentation and Book Signing: The Weight of Air
Robert P. Indyke
Robert Strong Woodward
Robert Sweeney
Robin Mandel
Sally Chaffee, Marie Sakellarion
Stage Road Walkabout
Styled in Stone
Susan Gordon Hillier
The Highland Hardware Store Art Show
Todd Lynch, Nikki Gardner
Wilbraham Art League Fall Art Exhibit
Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection
Worth a Thousand Words
Wynne Llewellyn

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities:


7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library
Artists' Pop Up Shop
Call to artists
Easthampton City Arts+
Friends of the Library Art Exhibit, Art Sale and Raffle
Mill Arts Project (MAP)
Northampton Arts Council Fall Grants
The Greenfield Gallery

Classes & Workshops:


Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop
Art with Your Eyes Closed with Dean Nimmer
ARTeens
Artist-in-Business Training
Beginning Wood Sculpture with Paul Bowen
Classical Painting Techniques
Design Thinking: The Fundamentals of Human-Centered Design
Gourd Art
Greenscreen 101 Workshop
Introduction to Chine Colle with Louise Kohrman
Jewelry Making / Art + Design
Kathleen Jacobs Artist Workshop: Fall Landscape Painting and Drawing
Monotype Workshops
Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones
Nuno Felt Scarf
Offbeat Off-press Monotypes with Dean Nimmer
Oil Painting with Debra Dunphy
Paint Night with Gina Beavers
The Art of Figure Drawing
The Figure in Monotype with Lynn Peterfreund
Walter Cudnohufsky Watercolor Workshops
Women Creating, Day into Night

Studio / Artist Space Available:


Holyoke: 275 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall
Holyoke: 315 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall
Holyoke: 1000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall
Holyoke: 2000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall

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Featured Listings:


 

Art in the Orchard


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-in-the-Orchard/225989180773514


Third biennial outdoor exhibit. Sculptures and Installations, Performances, Fruit. Artists: Sue Huang, Rosemary Barrett, Susan Arthur, Pat Bennett, Fielding Brown, Gerald Clark III, Tim de Christopher, Sally Curcio / Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Peter Dellert, Elizabeth Denny / Pat Bennett, Mark Fenwick, Piper Foreso, Susan Halls, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Matt Johnson, Lindsey Molyneux, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, David Poppie, Laura Reinhard, Mike Roche, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith, Michael Tillyer, Nora Valdez, Sophie Wood, Chris Woodman, Katie Richardson.


 

Artists as Activists: A Celebration to mark the Rosenberg Fund for Children's 25th anniversary


Date: October 17, 8-11pm
Location Name: Eastworks, 1st floor east end
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.rfc.org/rfc25


From Picasso and Leger, to Pete Seeger, Eve Ensler, and the Valley's own Pamela Means, artists have supported the Easthampton-based Rosenberg Fund for Children and the family of its namesake for decades. In turn, the RFC has made and supported the making of art, throughout its 25 year history, and celebrates that milestone with an evening spotlighting Artists as Activists featuring actress Gina Belafonte, musician Erin McKeown, and writer Ellen Meeropol, plus a short film and slideshow.


Contact: Amber Black
info@rfc.org
413-529-0063


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Agawam Exhibits/Events


Cones


Artist: Diane Savioli-Chase
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: October 15, 6-7pm
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fr 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org


The new collection of photographs entitled "Cones", is a whimsical exhibit representing America's favorite dessert. Diane's obsession with taking photographs of ice cream cones started on a trip to photograph neon signs of 50's doo-wop motels in the resort town of Wildwood, New Jersey. Since then she has been on a quest to photograph more cones and has representations from travels throughout the United States as well as England, Italy and Peru.


Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
gallerya3@gmail.com
413-789-1550


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Amherst Exhibits/Events


 

Quotidian


Artist: Evelyn Pye
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com


"I want to make paintings, not pictures," Pye believes, with Mark Rothko, that "a painting is not about an experience; it is an experience."


Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250


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Chuck Close Documentary


Date: October 15, 4:30-6pm
Location Name: Herter Hall, Room 227
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


In conjunction with the University Museum of Contemporary Art's Chuck Close Exhibition, the Amherst Art Walk is pleased to present a community screening of Chuck Close Documentary, a film about about Close's process of portraiture photography. Introductory conversation between Ron Michaud, artist and former student of Chuck Close, and UMCA Education Curator Eva Fierst.


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Heart in Nature


Artist: Debra Truskinoff
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst


Impressionistic paintings of landscapes and nature, utilizing intensity in color and contrasts of lights and darks. Brightness and vibrance, as well as an element of the unseen, are evident in the paintings. Medium: water color on paper and oil painting on canvas. Image: Poet's Pond at Race Point, Provincetown.


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Chasing Daylight


Artist: Elisa Lanzi
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: November 20, 2015
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com


A unique exhibition of hand-made papers and monotype prints by local artist Elisa Lanzi. For Lanzi, her art is in the experience of the "making" process. Each piece is a record of the stories and passages of time and space held in the materials and in the environment around her.


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


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Ten Thousand Wonderful Things: A Conversation with the University Collections


Artist: Anne Beresford
Start Date: September 25, 2015
End Date: December 6, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


In this exciting new departure, the UMCA invites local artist Anne Beresford to curate a new iteration of our annual exhibition series "Dialogue with a Collection". Beresford will select and curate material and objects from multiple collections at UMass (art, biology, anthropology, geology, and Special Collections & University Archives) as the basis for an interdisciplinary exhibition.


Contact: 413-545-3670


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Chuck Close Photographs


Artist: Chuck Close
Start Date: September 10, 2015
End Date: December 6, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close's exploration of the medium extends far beyond the use of photographs as a programmatic tool. For the first time in his extensive exhibition history, this project delves into the full range of his photographic works, presenting some 86 images spanning 1964 to the present.


Contact: 413-545-3670


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Gaining or Ceding Control: The Sudoku Diaries


Artist: Copper Frances Giloth
Start Date: September 17, 2015
End Date: October 15, 2016
Location Name: Herter Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst


An exhibition of recent work. The exhibition offers the viewer a glimpse into a rich and fascinating journey into the unexpected that Giloth embarked upon. Gridded sheets of beautifully painted and sewn solution-driven Sudoku puzzles line the gallery walls. Looking closer, we are drawn into what feels like pages of a personal diary. There are hints and clues of two years of weekly global events, personal encounters, travel, newfound discoveries, and loss.


Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976


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Recent Works


Artist: Robin Mandel
Start Date: September 17, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2016
Location Name: Herter Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst


From his "Hold" series that employ video and installation in order to embody a paradox: they literally move to become still. This particular series takes as its subject the human breath, both as a requirement for life and as a mechanism of expression. By linking the breath to the image's attainment of equilibrium, Mandel underscores the fragility, the physicality, and the necessity of that gesture.


Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976


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By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print


Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


This exhibition presents a selection of nighttime scenes reflecting the range of moods captured by artists as they render the world after dark. From romantic, visionary moonlit vistas to modern realist images based on the Apollo space missions, the images include a variety of media -- including watercolor, pastel and oil -- and represent a range of print techniques: woodblock prints, etchings, lithographs, and photographs. Free admission.


Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335


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Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries


Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


Emanating from Josef Albers's statement that color is "the most relative medium in art," this exhibition examines Albers's overriding concern with visual perception in his art and teaching with an approach that combines the fields of optics, vision science, and Gestalt psychology. For a calendar of exhibition-related events for all ages, visit amherst.edu/mead. Free admission. (Image: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Rooted)


Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335


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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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Watercolors


Artist: Deborah Rubin
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
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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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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Cummington Exhibits/Events


Stage Road Walkabout


Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 11am-5pm
Location Name: multiple locations
Address: 494 & 556 Stage Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.lenifriedprintmaking.com


Leni Fried Printmaking at 494 Stage Road has a studio in her 150 year old barn. Leni Fried, an artist of over 30 years debuts her latest monoprints, cards, affordable art and foraging baskets all inspired by life in our hilltowns. Steven Jones, potter, will be showing his wheel thrown stoneware at Leni Fried's studio. The second stop for the Walkabout is at 556 Stage Road is Gordon's Fold Highland cattle. Shop local, walk local this holiday season.


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Deerfield Exhibits/Events


 

Artist for All Seasons


Artist: Robert Strong Woodward
Start Date: September 5, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Location Name: Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield


The paintings of Robert Strong Woodward (1885-1957) are marked by strong lines, beguiling compositions, and pragmatic colors. Featuring rural landscapes and scenes near his studio in Buckland, dating to the 1930s, this exhibition celebrates Woodward's New England Regionalism. Admission: Adults $6; Ages 6-12: $3. (Admission grants access to exhibition and the museum).


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Human Impact


Artists: Harriet Diamond, Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 20, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: von Auersperg Gallery, Hess Center for the Arts, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, or by appt
Address: One Albany Road
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu/calendar


Installation by local artists Harriet Diamond and Rebecca Muller, entitled Rise and Fall also featuring the photographs of: Sebastiao Salgado, Rachel Perry Welty, Andrew Moore, Brian Vanden Brink, Richard Misrach, and Tim Feresten. This 16' x 16' installation is the centerpiece of a new exhibition that explores multiple facets of Human Impact on earth.


Contact: Rebecca Muller
rebmuller@comcast.net
413-427-0689


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Easthampton Exhibits/Events


Presentation and Book Signing: The Weight of Air


Artist: James Gehrt
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2pm
Location Name: White Square Fine Books and Art
Address: 86 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.weightofair.com


Presentation and book signing for Gehrt's new photography book, "The Weight of Air". Gehrt describes his work: "It wraps around objects and surrounds locations. When we recognized it, we quickly lose it, and it disappears upon closer inspection. When the air gives weight, we can observe, translate, and feel the objects and places around us. There is a commonality that permeates through the different scenes. When air gives weight, it animates and defines what seems to have no purpose."


Contact: James Gehrt
jamesgehrt@gmail.com
413-695-5221


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Night on the Town


Artist: Meg Bandarra
Start Date: October 10, 2015
End Date: November 10, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com


For the better part of the last year pastel painter Meg Bandarra wandered the valley at night, painting, sketching, and taking reference photos.The resulting work is a unique collection of urbanscapes that seem to glow from within and take the viewer from action-packed early evening scenes to quiet late-night places, all of which focus on the dramatic light and shadow found only after dark.


Contact: 413-529-9393


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Robert P. Indyke


Artist: Robert P. Indyke
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org


While majoring in architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he studied drawing and painting with George Rickey, an internationally known sculptor. In the late 1980's, he began watercolor instruction with Anne Mueller at Holyoke Community College and later at the Hill Institute with Greta Carey and Russ Cross. He has exhibited in Greenfield, Deerfield, and other venues in the area. He has given painting demonstrations at the Deerfield Valley Art Association and the Holyoke League of Arts.


Contact: Tamsen Conner
tconner@ewmlibrary.org
413-527-1031


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5 Elements: 5 Artists in Mosaic


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 10, 2015
End Date: November 7, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com


Mosaic Art featuring unique artwork representing the Five Elements, created specifically for this exhibit. Water by Christine Kenneally, Air by Anne Vaillant, Fire by Elizabeth Mercer, Earth by Cynthia Fisher, and Spirit by Eileen Jager.


Contact: elusie@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265


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Mobile Photo Easthampton


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 10, 2015
End Date: October 29, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Hours: Mon-Thur 12-6pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com


What happens when you take a cellphone image and place it in a new context? Our culture has mobile phones filled with thousands of images that capture moments in our everyday lives. Imagine a selection of community cellphone images placed into a public gallery context to create a visual story of a community. Over 60 Easthampton residents and workers exhibit their mobile phone images at the ECA+ Gallery.


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


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Painterly Friends


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: November 25, 2015
Location Name: City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com


Three artists from the Easthampton Art Guild (Marguerite Wilson, Terry Faivre, and Marjorie Tauer) explore a variety of subject matter including landscapes and nature through painting.


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


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Monster Arts Project


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 9, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: MAP Space, Eastworks
Hours: Thur 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 11-3
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject


14 talented local artists take on their version of monsters in this atypical exhibit, meant to summon imagination and creativity in all of us. The gallery space will be transformed into a unique experience, with the setting invoking that of a Victorian era study. Artwork will be interspersed amongst the setting to give the visitor a visually stimulating experience, beyond that of a traditional gallery space.


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Artists as Activists: A Celebration to mark the Rosenberg Fund for Children's 25th anniversary


Date: October 17, 8-11pm
Location Name: Eastworks, 1st floor east end
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.rfc.org/rfc25


From Picasso and Leger, to Pete Seeger, Eve Ensler, and the Valley's own Pamela Means, artists have supported the Easthampton-based Rosenberg Fund for Children and the family of its namesake for decades. In turn, the RFC has made and supported the making of art, throughout its 25 year history, and celebrates that milestone with an evening spotlighting Artists as Activists featuring actress Gina Belafonte, musician Erin McKeown, and writer Ellen Meeropol, plus a short film and slideshow.


Contact: Amber Black
info@rfc.org
413-529-0063


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Explorations and Reflections


Artist: Wynne Llewellyn
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org


Wynne Llewellyn lives in Cummington and is originally from Llanrwst, an old market town in the lovely Conwy Valley of North Wales. This show "Explorations and Reflections" includes a variety of work--oils, mixed media, prints, ink--created over a period of ten years. Most of the pieces are abstract work although I have included a few from my two major landscape series.


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


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Art in the Orchard


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-in-the-Orchard/225989180773514


Third biennial outdoor exhibit. Sculptures and Installations, Performances, Fruit. Artists: Sue Huang, Rosemary Barrett, Susan Arthur, Pat Bennett, Fielding Brown, Gerald Clark III, Tim de Christopher, Sally Curcio / Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Peter Dellert, Elizabeth Denny / Pat Bennett, Mark Fenwick, Piper Foreso, Susan Halls, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Matt Johnson, Lindsey Molyneux, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, David Poppie, Laura Reinhard, Mike Roche, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith, Michael Tillyer, Nora Valdez, Sophie Wood, Chris Woodman, Katie Richardson.


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ABSTRACT SUMMER


Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: November 13, 2015
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


Worth a Thousand Words


Date: October 23, 7:30pm
Location Name: Terrazza Restaurante at the Greenfield Country Club
Address: Country Club Road
City/Town: Greenfield


Deerfield Valley Art Association, as part of its annual meeting presents, Barry Deitz and his program: "Worth a Thousand Words" which will trace the development of graphic storytelling, looking at Victorian era book and print illustration, movie posters of the 1930s, comic books of the 1950s and the recent phenomenon of the graphic novel. Free and open to the public.


Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325


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Transcendent


Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: September 24, 2015
End Date: October 28, 2015
Location Name: Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 574 Bernardston Road
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.sbschool.org/fall-art-exhibition-features-paintings-and-prints-by-alicia-hunsicker/


Stoneleigh-Burnham School's Fall Art Exhibition will feature the artwork of Leyden-based artist Alicia Hunsicker. "Transcendent" will feature a selection of paintings and prints inspired by cutting edge science that addresses quantum energy and human consciousness as it intersects with the natural world. This exhibit will provide a glimpse into the development of Hunsicker's work over the last five years.


Contact: lmahoney@sbschool.org
413-774-2711


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Hadley Exhibits/Events


 

OnTrend Fall Craft Fair


Artists: Indie crafters from throughout New England and New York
Date: October 17, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hadley Town Commons
Address: Russell Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: www.ontrendcrafts.com


Join us for the Fall Craft Fair presented by OnTrend Crafts. Dozens of the area's most talented indie crafters will be on the Hadley Town Commons on Route 9 selling their unique handmade wares. Shoppers will find letterpress prints and cards, candles, knit goods, handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry, home goods, and more. The event is free to attend. Visit website for more information.


Contact: Jennifer Murphy
jennifer@ontrendcrafts.com
781-879-0541


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Holyoke Exhibits/Events


 

Paintings by Mickey Boisvert


Artists: Mickey Boisvert
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: October 29, 2015
Location Name: Open Square Mill 4, 4th Floor Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-10am
Address: 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke MA 01040
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/news


Mickey Boisvert of South Hadley explores a painting style that accepts flaws and imperfection as evidence of the artist at work. From Monhegan to Martha's Vineyard; from town to country, she finds endless inspiration. Mickey is a 2015 Salmagundi Club award winner.


Contact: Mickey Boisvert
mb.design@comcast.net
413-437-7227


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Artists/Artisans: 2015


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 9, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: Paper City Studios/PCS80
Hours: Sat 1-4pm & Thurs Oct 15, 22, 29
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com


PCS80 in collaboration with UMASS Arts ExtensionService present 8 valley artists/artisans. A variety of media presented: functional and non-functional objects: foot ware, jewelry, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and wearable art. Thursday Evenings with the Artists, Oct 15, 22, 29, 7-9pm


Contact: Nancy Sachs
nksachs@gmail.com
413-330-4505


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The Highland Hardware Store Art Show


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: October 17, 2015
Location Name: The Highland Hardware Store
Address: 917 Hampden Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/882233161865774/


A truly unique art exhibit featuring twenty Pioneer Valley artists displaying paintings, sculpture and installations in and among the nuts and bolts, tools, fertilizer, bicycles and small appliances at the familiar family store. Highland Hardware has been in business in Holyoke for nearly 70 years. Artists, teacher and author Dean Nimmer organized the exhibit with the goal of putting some fun into art.


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Monson Exhibits/Events


 

Wilbraham Art League Fall Art Exhibit


Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: October 3, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: The Monson House of Art
Hours: Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.wilbrahamartleague.com


The Monson House of Art is a fine New England venue for October weekend art viewing. Contributing artists are members of the Wilbraham Art League, a group of artists predominantly from Western MA.


Contact: Eloise Genest
genest@charter.net


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Northampton Exhibits/Events


 

Toyz n' Totz


Artists: Christin Couture, William Hosie
Start Date: October 9, 2015
End Date: November 8, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org


An exhibition of paintings and sculpture on the theme of childhood. The exhibition features children's toys from the collection of Historic Northampton combined with artwork by Couture and Hosie as well as early American items from their own collection. They create a new context or environment for Historic Northampton's objects, one that focuses on the imagination and emotional life of children.


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


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Lecture: All Directions Are Possible: Sol Lewitt's Scribble Wall Drawings


Date: Thursday, October 22, 7pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


A lecture about the late work of Sol LeWitt, Part of the Blueway Art Alliance and Oxbow Gallery Lecture Series Collaboration. Hear Yale University Gallery curatorial assistant Eric Litke share his experiences as Sol LewWitt's studio assistant. Free and open to the public.


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


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Love of Nature and Family


Artist: Ed Thurston
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: 8:15am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonma.gov/713/Senior-Services


Ed Thurston was born in Manchester, NH, and grew up in Northampton. As Ed grew older, an interest in photography developed. The love nature and family travels along the East Coast and Southwest gave him opportunities to "shoot" with his camera. Photographs include landscapes, wildlife, birds, plants, butterflies---all from some of the beautiful places we've been as well as outside the bedroom window. Ed also has been published in several magazines and had exhibits at several galleries.


Contact: Crystal Cote-Stosz
ccotestosz@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1313


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prints/assemblages


Artists: Nancy Campbell, Carl Caivano
Start Date: October 6, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton


Implicit in Nancy Campbell's work are stories waiting to be told. Carl Caivano takes the two-dimensional medium of painting and bring it into three dimensional space.


Contact: 413-586-6300


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Quilts


Artist: Anneke Corbett
Start Date: October 6, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton


Contact: 413-586-6300


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Stone


Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: North Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.gregorystoneartist.com


The artist is a painter and sculptor. His exhibit comprises of 34 original works, oil on masonite. His show is an eclectic display of his artistic background and bringing rave reviews. A must see!


Contact: Gregory Stone
413-484-4489


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Pioneer Valley Weavers


Artists: Pioneer Valley Weaver's Guild
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The guild consists of 70 members from Western and West Central Massachusetts. The goals of the guild include a desire to educate, inspire and foster excellence and creativity in weaving, and to increase public awareness of hand weaving as an art form.


Contact: Lynn Field
413-893-6890


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To the Bright Side of the Road


Artist: Susan Gordon Hillier
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The artist will exhibit pastels as well as oil and wax. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.F.A. degree in design. She captures the scenery of the hilltowns with her art. The artist has been selected for numerous years in the juried exhibition in the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton and Marlborough.


Contact: Susan Gordon Hillier
413-628-3042


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Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women


Artists: Judith Inglese, Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Location Name: A.P.E Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-8
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org


Inspired by Hindu cosmology in which certain animals like the elephant and tortoise are depicted as supporting the earth, Judith Inglese has created, "A Delicate Balance", a series of large terracotta animal sculptures. Rochelle Shicoff considers that her painting series "After All The Leaves Have Fallen: Muslim Women and Their Traditions" to have emerged from and been influenced by her living for 14 years in a conservative Middle Eastern neighborhood in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


Contact: 413-586-5553


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Untamed Southern Kudzu


Artist: Kai McBride
Start Date: October 5, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: Oresman Gallery
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu


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Robert Sweeney 2015


Artist: Robert Sweeney
Start Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com


William Baczek Fine Arts is excited to present Robert Sweeney's solo exhibition. The show will feature new works by Mr. Sweeney. To preview the exhibit and see additional works, please visit: http://www.wbfinearts.com/index.php?id=5111. Image: Carousel, Boston Common, 2015, oil on panel, 32 x 48"


Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880


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Motion-Emotion


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 2, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org


A juried exhibition at Hosmer Gallery. Jurors: Aprile Gallant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Smith College Museum of Art; Paul Gulla, Gallery Manager, R. Michelson Galleries; Julia Courtney, Curator of Art, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts.


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


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Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection


Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: 10am-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum


Exhibition featuring women artists in the forefront of Feminism's Second Wave (1960s-80s), an era of protest, organization and activism. Artists include Emma Amos, the Guerilla Girls and Martha Wilson, among others. Image credit: Martha Wilson. American, born 1947. *A Portfolio of Models: Working Girl *(detail), 1974, printed 2008. Gelatin silver prints and typewritten text on paper. Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund.


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


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Northampton Through My Eyes


Artist: Megan LaBonte
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Salon Herdis
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1470426146614637/


A wonderful collection of images of Northampton and a new perspective of one local artists perception of her surroundings, and ours.


Contact: Athan Vennell
athanvennell@gmail.com


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Where Memories and Art Come Together


Artist: Lisa Ducharme
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital Medical Center
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.yourvisualalternatives.com


In the 2nd Floor Waiting Area at 22 Atwood Drive. Ever thought you might have too many photographs? Ever wonder what to do with them? This led Lisa to set up Your Visual Alternatives, a business that specializes in the creation of photo art, which includes collages as well as mosaics, in which computer technology is used to create one image out of multiple images divided into small sections.


Contact: Lisa Ducharme
lisa@llr2000.com
603-809-0416


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Fairies and Secret, Sacred Dwellings


Artists: Anna Brahms, Donal Tloog, Dori Urch
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: November 14, 2015
Location Name: REVERENCE
Hours: by appt or "as luck will have it"
Address: 184 Main Street, Back Alley
City/Town: Northampton


Anna Brahms listens to fairies and nature spirits every day. Her ephemeral young and old fairy figures are exhibited and collected internationally. Donal Tloog vibrates with stones. He has made hundreds of balanced sculptures in many countries; a small installation can seen in this exhibition. Dori Urch's fairy houses began far away and long ago. Your imagination will soar into your childhood and children will be taken into a world they feel and intuitively know.


Contact: Dori
650-209-5257


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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


Artists in the Gallery: Josh Simpson


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


Book signing & chat.


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


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Cornucopia: A Retrospective Duo


Artists: Sally Chaffee, Marie Sakellarion
Start Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: October 26, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com


Beadwoven Jewelry and Art by Sally Chaffee and Decorative Painting and Traditional Folk Art by Marie Sakellarion.


Contact: 413-625-9324


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Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


The organization was founded in 1997 by a group of photographers to expand the public's appreciation of photography as a fine art, as well as to share knowledge and artistic growth among its members. Membership totals about 50 fine art photographers from throughout the Pioneer Valley. Hear more about the diverse photographic techniques these artists use during the panel discussion "The Demise of the Straight Photograph" Saturday, October 17 from 2-4pm.


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


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Deerfield Valley Art Association


Artisst: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: October 15, 2015
Location Name: McCusker's Market
Address: 3 State Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls


Eighteen Deerfield Valley Art Association artists are showing a variety of works in the galleries of McCusker's Market.


Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325


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South Deerfield Exhibits/Events


 

3rd Annual Cheap Art Show


Date: Saturday October 17, 5-8pm
Location Name: Polish American Club
Address: 346 South Main Street
City/Town: South Deerfield


This exhibit is based on the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto: "Art is FOOD. You can't eat it but it FEEDS you. Art has to be CHEAP and available to EVERYBODY." The aim of this special one-day show is to make art affordable and showcase the vast local talent in Deerfield and surrounding towns. Visitors to the show will be able to come in, see the work, take work off the line or table to purchase, and take that work home with them. There will also be live local music, food, and a cash bar.


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


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Springfield Exhibits/Events


Arte & Soul: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 15, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt only
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org


The exhibition celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Latinos and includes the work of Raymond Escribano, Victor Guzman, Awilda Oxios, Stephanie Perez and Destiny Santiago. Reception Friday, September 18, 6:30-8pm. The artists will be present and all art work will be available for purchase. Snack and refreshments will be served.


Contact: Ashley Pereira
ashleyzurcpereira@gmail.com
413-575-7054


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Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations


Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org


A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.


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


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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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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events


 

Ordinary Storms


Artist: Barbara Milot
Start Date: October 8, 2015
End Date: November 12, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, October 24, 5-7pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com


Barbara Milot combines abstract photos of the sky with scratchings inspired by the growth pattern of shells to create tactile diagrams of turbulent weather patterns.


Contact: 413-834-8800


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Westfield Exhibits/Events


 

Collection: M D Tillyer


Artist: M D Tillyer
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, October 24, 2-5pm
Location Name: The Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: 8:30am-8pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org


Displaying work in Westfield, AKA Whip City--they used to make whips there. Making use of the antiquated space with funk sculpture and paintings--a real curator's nightmare, eek. Hope to be some fun. Imma be a great artist one of these days. Image: The Janitor's Family: celebrating what once was living wage for a working people. Reception: Thursday, October 29, 5-8pm.


Contact: Michael Tillyer
michael.d.tillyer@gmail.com
413-588-4337


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Nature up Close


Artist: John Colt
Start Date: September 24, 2015
End Date: October 17, 2015
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 2-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: Ely Campus Center, Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu


John Colt (1925-1999) was introduced to art at an early age by his parents artists Mary and Arthur Colt who ran the Colt School of Art in Madison, WI. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Colt earned his bachelor's and master's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin and eventually became a faculty member at the university. Preferring to work with paint and canvas, Colt was largely inspired by nature.


Contact: Molly Watson
413-454-3926


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Williamsburg Exhibits/Events


 

Flotsam Weirs 2


Artists: Todd Lynch, Nikki Gardner
Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: October 19, 2015
Location Name: Meekins Library
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.ecotropy.net


The Flotsam Weirs 2 installation explores overlaid ecological communities and site/non-site dynamics. It integrates film projection from the original weirs site on Mill Street that was inspired by social geography and ecology, material (such as found branches and flotsam) from the landscape in Williamsburg woven into a weir (a kind of fence). Visitors can add their "story" to the piece, which evolves over time to reflect the ecology fostered by the site and the community.


Contact: Todd Lynch
todd@ecotropy.net
413-320-2736


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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities


 

Artists' Pop Up Shop


Sponsoring Group Name: Artists' Pop Up Shop
Submission Due Date: October 23
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.artistspopupshop.com


We are currently requesting submissions for a pop-up shop of artwork and objects priced at $250 and under. We are looking for high quality one-of-a-kind art objects and/or multiple prints or cards in this accessible and affordable price range. We will be offering a 40/60 (Pop Up Shop/Artist) profit split to encourage participation and there is NO submission fee. Artists and artisans are encouraged to visit the website for all the details.


Contact: Ashley Zurc Pereira
ashleyzurcpereira@gmail.com
413-575-7054


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Friends of the Library Art Exhibit, Art Sale and Raffle


Sponsoring Group Name: Wilbraham Friends of the Library
Submission Due Date: October 30
Submission Fees: WFL Membership dues ($15; $10 Seniors)
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: www.wilbrahamlibrary.org


November annual Friends of the Library Art Exhibit, Art Sale and Raffle. Exhibit is held in the Brooks room of the Wilbraham Library from November 3rd - November 29th. New members are always welcome. Exhibitors must return the registration form to the library before the October 30 deadline. Forms can be obtained on the library's website, and completed forms returned to the Wilbraham Library, 25 Crane Park Dr. Wilbraham, MA 01095


Contact: Eloise Genest
genesteloise@gmail.com
413-627-9183


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Northampton Arts Council Fall Grants


Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Arts Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org


These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds, including exhibits, writings, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The Northampton Arts Council will hold open office hours at their location at 240 Main Street, Memorial Hall Room #1 Northampton, on Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM for any potential applicants looking for advice on the application process.


Contact: Brian Foote
bfoote@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1069


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The Greenfield Gallery call to artists


Sponsoring Group Name: The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery


The Greenfield Gallery welcomes all professional artists and artisans to submit 2D and 3D work for consideration via email. Please include jpeg images of each piece and an artist statement. All work should be ready for display or hanging. All medias considered.


Contact: TheGreenfieldGallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334


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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


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
413-203-2356


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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


 

Art with Your Eyes Closed with Dean Nimmer


Date & Time: Sunday, November 1, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100 (or $300 for all six workshops)
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!art-with-your-eyes-closed/twjg0


Spontaneous drawing and painting without planning or controlling the outcomes. Trust your intuition and make art with no hang-ups stopping the fun! Basic materials supplied, nothing to buy. (Any student currently enrolled in art classes at any college in the U.S. may take any workshop for $50 or the 6-class series for $250). To reserve a place in an individual workshop or make a deposit on a season pass, please send a $50 deposit check to: Dean Nimmer 146 Allyn St, Holyoke, MA 01040.


Contact: deannimmer@gmail.com


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Offbeat Off-press Monotypes with Dean Nimmer


Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100 (or $300 for all six workshops)
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!off-beat--off-press-monoprints/cift


Making monotypes - one-of-a-kind prints - using lo-tech, off-press techniques. Use monotypes combined with drawing, painting and collage. No printmaking experience needed. (Any student currently enrolled in art classes at any college in the U.S. may take any workshop for $50 or the 6-class series for $250). To reserve a place in an individual workshop or make a deposit on a season pass, please send a $50 deposit check to: Dean Nimmer 146 Allyn St, Holyoke, MA 01040.


Contact: deannimmer@gmail.com


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Greenscreen 101 Workshop


Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 9am-4pm
Fee: $50; $40 for students with ID
Class Location: Swift River Studios
Address: 47 J Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.fastlights.com


Join Swift River Studios and Light Speed Productions for a hands-on workshop learning the basics of greenscreen compositing. Real Gear- Full and unlimited lighting package provided by FastLights. Large Studio Greenscreen- 30 "wide 17" to bottom of grid "60 long" in historic church, home of Swift River Studios. Real Camera Gear- Shooting with top notch cameras and compositing with MacPro provided by Scot Broderick of Light Speed Productions.


Contact: Cheyenne Bayse
chey@fastlights.com
413-834-0797


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Paint Night with Gina Beavers


Date & Time: Friday, October 23, 6-9pm
Fee: $35
Class Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: Tower Square, 2nd Floor, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org


Art for the Soul Gallery will be hosting Gina Beavers, one of Art & Soles sneaker project artists and illustrator of the children's book "Coota and the Magic Quilt" and the cover of "The Practice of Power: Finding Success in a Diverse World" which was featured in Forbes Magazine. Gina will guide guests in a three hour painting demonstration. The event is $35 and includes all art supplies, an awesome staff, an array of snacks and beverages and a lot of fun!


Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314


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The Art of Figure Drawing


Date & Time: Mondays, 6-8:30pm, October 26 - December 6
Fee: $390
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com


This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of human figure. Each evening will include traditional warm up exercises and an exploration of drawing techniques with the live model. Personalized instruction is continually given to aid artists in understanding the anatomical features that underlie the structure and direction of a model's pose. Class limited to 6 participants to guarantee personalized instruction.


Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727


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Classical Painting Techniques


Date & Time: Tuesdays, October 20 - December 8, 9:30am-12:30pm; OR Wednesdays, October 28 - December 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $385
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com


Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Lively on-going discussions of current and historical movements in painting, visual resources, and still life materials all provide a stimulating environment where individual expression is encouraged. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels.


Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727


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Jewelry Making / Art + Design


Date & Time: ongoing private or semi-private lessons
Fee: 90-minute lessons start at $55
Class Location: adk design studio
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 222
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.adkdesign.net


Learn how to make jewelry with an established artist and teacher. Get the skills to design and fabricate rings, bracelets, earrings, etc. Create unique pieces while practicing soldering, wire forming, stone-setting, and finishing techniques. Holidays? Make your own gifts, or consider offering lessons to someone you know. Looking to turn your love of jewelry into a business? Get guidance, and helpful how-to's from a professional. All skill levels encouraged and welcome. Contact for rates, packages and special offers.


Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572


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Nuno Felt Scarf


Date & Time: Saturday, November 14, 10am-4:30pm
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Easthampton Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/nov-14th-nuno-felted-scarf/


Using Nuno felting techniques, you will be elated as you transform layers of hand-painted silk, sumptuous merino wool roving, novelty and other silk embellishments into gorgeous flowing fabric. In this one-day workshop we will cover design, layout, felting, fulling and finishing creating your own art-to-wear. Beginner and experienced felters are welcome.


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


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Oil Painting with Debra Dunphy


Date & Time: Tuesdays, 2-4pm
Fee: $80 per 4-Week Session or $20 per week, plus materials
Class Location: Rinnova Gallery
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com


Learn about a variety of materials and techniques unique to painting with oils. Use photographs, still-life or prints of master paintings as sources of inspiration for your work. Designed for artists just starting out, established artists can learn as well.


Contact: 413-562-5967


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Beginning Wood Sculpture with Paul Bowen


Date & Time: October 22-24, 9am-2pm
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 N Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


A class for those who are complete beginners and those with experience in other art forms. In this class we will explore simple ways of building wood sculptures through assignments and demonstrations. Participants will learn the safe us of tools, effective techniques and the what, why and how of sculpture making today. Bring whatever tools you may already own, safety glasses (available in hardware stores), hard topped-shoes and your sense of humor.


Contact: 413-570-5333


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The Figure in Monotype with Lynn Peterfreund


Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 10am-5pm
Fee: $140 non-members, $125 members, $30 materials fee
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/the-figure-in-monotype/


This one day workshop offers a two-hour figure model session for monotype drawing time to print and develop images. Students will be instructed in the use of a variety of printmaking approaches, including trace monotype, additive (brush) and subtractive (roll and remove) ink use and watercolor monotype. The plates drawn and prepared during the model's morning session of poses will be printed and developed in the afternoon, providing ample opportunities to rework the image through the magic of monotype printing!


Contact: 413-584-1783


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Introduction to Chine Colle with Louise Kohrman


Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 10am-5pm
Fee: $140 non-members, $125 members, $25 materials fee
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/introduction-to-chine-colle/


Chine colle is the process of concurrently printing and mounting a thinner sheet of printing paper onto a thicker backing sheet, to achieve a more desirable printing surface, a shift in tone or printing surface, or for mounting purposes. In this introductory workshop, artists will gain insight into the chine colle process by working with delicate Asian papers through demonstrations and individual work with the instructor. Participants must bring their own printing plates. Paper and inks provided.


Contact: 413-584-1783


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Design Thinking: The Fundamentals of Human-Centered Design


Date & Time: October 17, 10am-3pm
Fee: $35
Organization: Design Venturers Western Mass and The ARTery
Class Location: Mass Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)
Address: 100 Bigelow Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/631245510350402/


Design thinking interactive bootcamp. Learn the game changing power of human-centered design. Learn win/win systems. Problems are opportunities. Rapid Prototyping. Creative play as a tool to innovate new solutions for your venture. Lunch will be provided. Presented by: Lisa Hoag, Design Thinker . Transdisciplinary Design . Parsons School of Design, NY.


Contact: Lisa Hoag
info@lisahoag.com
413-548-4553


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Artist-in-Business Training


Date & Time: October 16-17, 9am-5pm
Fee: $25 for Springfield and Indian Orchard based artists, $40 for all other artists
Organization: The Arts Extension Service
Class Location: UMass Center at Springfield
Address: 1500 Main Street, Suite 260
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1492053691114292/


In the Artist-in-Business training, artists learn best business and marketing practices and how to apply them to their own businesses. Through a dynamic combination of small group exercises and one-on-one work, artists learn about and create elements of their business and marketing plans, leaving with concrete next steps to build their unique business. With a curriculum based on AES's national research, program topics include target markets, sales, pricing, arts funding, finance for artists, and more.


Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu
aes@acad.umass.edu


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Walter Cudnohufsky Watercolor Workshops


Date & Time: Monthly from October 2015 to June 2016
Fee: $105 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com


Tenth year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com,413 628 4600 ext #11, www.facebook.com/walter.cudnohufsky


Contact: walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600


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ARTeens


Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3-6pm, beginning October 27
Fee: FREE for Franklin County teens
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street (in the Trolley Museum Building)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org


ARTeens, a weekly after school program, is FREE this year to Franklin County teens thanks to the generosity of our community and grants from the Art Angels and the Community Foundation of Western MA. (Spaces not filled by residents will be open to other teens on a tuition basis.) Facilitated by working artists Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski, ARTeens provides an opportunity for teens to cultivate an art practice in a supportive, intergenerational studio. Applications due Oct. 9.


Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782


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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop


Date & Time: 9.30am-3pm, Saturday, October 17
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One 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. Next Workshop in 2015: Nov 14.


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


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Kathleen Jacobs Artist Workshop: Fall Landscape Painting and Drawing


Date & Time: October 16-18, 9am-2pm
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 N Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


Come paint the inspiring landscape and embrace the exciting challenge of painting and drawing outdoors. 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.


Contact: 413-570-5333


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Gourd Art


Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, ongoing
Fee: $20
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts Center
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.Westfieldcreativearts.com


Contact: Create@Westfieldcreativearts.Com
413 579-5977


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Monotype Workshops


Date & Time: September 2 and ongoing, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays
Fee: 40 per session, plus supplies (paper, paint, acrylic plate) 4 SESSION MINIMUM
Class Location: Carole Guthrie Art
Address: 66 Glenvale Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.caroleguthrie.com


Each session will be devoted to creating a monotype (some call it monoprint) original. First session demonstration and use of Dickerson Etching Press.


Contact: Carole Guthrie
caroleguthrie@gmail.com
413-363-0050


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Women Creating, Day into Night


Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 9am-9pm. Optional stay Sunday Oct 25)
Fee: $155 - $225 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials) $90 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org


If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Join me for a Women Creating, Day into Night retreat. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself; playing with art materials, reflecting and writing. Spend time in nature walking to the pond or in the woods. It's time for you, to do as you please!


Contact: Dale Schwarz
413-665-4880


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Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones


Date & Time: October 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!


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


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Studio / Artist Space Available


 

Holyoke: 275 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: now
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


275 sq. ft. artist studio for $200/mo. Studio space available now. Heat and electric included. Internet available for additional $5. At historic Parsons Hall building on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321


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Holyoke: 2000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: November 1
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


2000 sq. ft. artist studio for $800/mo. Large studio space with 2 storefront windows. 24 hour access. At historic Parsons Hall building on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321


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Holyoke: 1000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: September 1
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


Approx 1000 sq/ft artist studio for $500/mo. Studio space with one storefront window, 800sq/ft main room and 200 sq/ft alcove or closet in the back, Available September 1st or possibly sooner. Heat and electric included. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8320


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Holyoke: 315 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: now
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


315 sq/ft artist studio or office for $190/mo. Studio space with large northern-facing window, great light and wall space, available immediately. Utilities included: electric 24/7, heat is run daily on 12hr cycle. Internet available for additional fee of $5/month. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321


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