The Recorder – Arts & Culture Exhibits for April 25 to May 1, 2019


Margaret Hazel Wilson: “I Speak As One in Doubt”: Video, installation and performance works engage critically with Catholic theology. Through April 30. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. [email protected].

“Little Stories”: An exhibit of glass mosaics by Amherst artist Isabel Margolin. Through April 27. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. [email protected].

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“Counterclockwise”: Greenfield artist Xylor Jane’s hypnotic paintings are rooted in mathematical concepts, numerology and love. Through April 28. Free. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672. [email protected].

“Facts and Fictions”: Terry Winters is well-known for his materially-conscious drawings, prints and paintings. This exhibition presents an overview of Winters’ drawings. Through April 28. Free. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672. [email protected].

“Patterns: Hidden in Plain View”: Photography by Sally Greenebaum. Through April 30. Free. Jones Library’s Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst. [email protected].

“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein”: Exhibit explores dimensionism as an artistic movement and the impact of 20th-century science on the period’s most prominent artists. More than 70 artworks by 36 artists. Through July 28. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst. 413-542-2335.

“What’s So Funny? How Humor Makes Us Think”: Exhibit explores how humor may be used to inspire serious conversations on the political, social and sexual climate of our world. With works by Mary Frey, Barbara Morgan, Andy Warhol and others from the UMCA permanent collection. Through April 28. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“So Here So There”: Grids of encaustic paintings by Barbara Ellman explore how we process our visual experience of place by using abstraction, form, color and pattern. Through April 30. Free. Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst. 413-545-0680. [email protected].

“Wind Trees Water” and “Form Shadows Light”: With works by Nancy Meagher and Margaret Jean Taylor. Through April 27. Free. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-4250. [email protected].

“About Face”: Portrait and figure drawings by Lisa Yeisley. Opens May 2. Through May 30. Free. Jones Library’s Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-813-9003. [email protected].

Azure Animalia by Local Artist Michelle Vigeant: Surreal animal art. Opens May 2. Through June 25. Free. Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. [email protected].

Brattleboro, Vt.

“Wall Collage: Body is a Guest”: Works by Denise Beaudet. Through May 1. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“GLASSTASTIC”: Professional glass artists bring 20 children’s drawings to life through creative collaboration. More than over 1,200 drawings that were submitted by school children are also on display. Through June 16. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Dante Corsano: Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture: Furniture in exotic and local hardwoods. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. [email protected].

Open Juried Exhibition: With photos by Thomas Condon, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Madge Evers, Forrest Holzapfel, Tira Khan, Marc Newton, Craig Schwanfelder and Dawn Watson. Through June 2. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-6051. [email protected].


“Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations”: 18th- and 19th-century Asian decorative arts and their imitations, drawn from the museum’s rich collection. $5 to $18. Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-775-7214. [email protected].


“The Art of the Word”: Through May 5. Free. LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781. [email protected].

“Moments Offered” Photography Exhibit: Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. [email protected].

“On the Beach”: A collection of work two years in the making showing the tender relationship between father and son. Through May 4. Free. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. [email protected].

Art Exhibit by Christy and Roger Patrick: Roger Patrick revisits old family photos and interprets them in paint, while Christy recalls childhood behaviors of the children in her urban upbringing. Free. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. [email protected].


Missy Ashton: As part of an artist collaborative, she explores a variety of mediums, including photography, clay, paint, paper design, clothing design, jewelry, mixed media and fiber arts. Through April. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Works by Pastel Studio Artists: A showcase of what can be done with a piece of chalk and a drawing surface. Includes works by artists who have been working with pastels for nearly 10 years and those who are new to the medium. Through April 26. Artspace, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. [email protected].


Small Works by Chi Lin and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor: Through April. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. [email protected].


“Lost Girls” — Works of Zitong (Ann) Xu: Through April 28. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070. [email protected].

“SIDE by SIDE: A Group of Seven”: Through April 28. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9161. [email protected].


“The Magic of Art”: More than 100 works by 87 regional artists, including paintings, photographs, graphic arts, sculptures and quilts. Through April 28. Monson Arts Council’s House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson.


“Roads & Rails: Trucks, Trains and Cars with a Twist”: Paintings by Louise Minks. Opens May 1. Reception May 11, 1 to 4 p.m. Through May 31. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague.


DVAA Spring Member Exhibit: Through June 9. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3132.

“Birds”: Paintings by former Greenfield resident Miranda Vitello. Through May. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.


“A JOURNEY”: Works by Rita Edelman and Kate Whittaker. Through April 28. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. [email protected].

“So Far”: Twenty years of pastel landscape work by Janet Palin, done on site and in the studio of open skies and open land in New England and the West. Through April 28. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-586-6300.

Sculptures, Paintings and Puppets by Judith Abraham, Ann McNeal and Anne Krauss: Through April 29. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. [email protected].

“Motivo”: Paintings of a landscape motif that artist Marjorie Morgan has been obsessed with for more than a year. Through April 28. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-585-6300. [email protected].

“Plastic Entanglements”: Sixty works by 30 contemporary artists explore the environmental, aesthetic and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Meticulous drawings, photographs and video installations as well as 3D-printed objects and sculptures fabricated from found plastic. Through July 28. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. [email protected].

“Making Space: The Changing Landscape of Smith College”: As Smith College undertakes development of a new landscape master plan, this exhibit encourages viewers to reflect on the past and future of the campus. Free. Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House, 16 College Lane, Northampton. 413-585-2740. [email protected].

Brooke Schnabel Paintings: Schnabel exhibits vivid oil and watercolor artworks that are vivid and sensual. In addition to his artistry, he is a popular teacher. Through April 28. Free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-478-1993. [email protected].

“Cityscapes”: Works by Deborah Rubin. Through April. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. [email protected].

Ongoing Study of the Art of Genevieve Mae Burnett: Burnett died in 2015 after 50 years of intense oil painting. New England Visionary Artists Museum, 518 Pleasant St., ground floor, Northampton. 413-588-4337. [email protected].

Larry Preston Paintings: A solo exhibition of new still life oil paintings of flowers, fruit, doughnuts and more by Berkshire artist Larry Preston. Reception May 4, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880. [email protected].

“Wild and Precious”: Holtje creates richly colored, abstract paintings that lean toward nature to investigate the spiritual. They are small in scale and big on mystery. Free. Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413 586-6300. [email protected].

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition: Paintings, ceramics, drawings and other artwork. Curated by art teachers Lisa Leary and Louise Martindell. Opens May 1. Reception May 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Through May 29. Free. Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery, 20 West St., Northampton.

Shelburne Falls

“Creating Together”: Collaborations between mothers and children. Through April 28. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery,1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“The Lay of the Land”: Ashfield artist Nina Anderson Coler’s watercolors demonstrate a passion for the rural landscape. She views her paintings as another way to advocate for the environment and the preservation of open space. Ends April 29. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. [email protected].

“Fabrications”: Functional, wearable and decorative fiber works include quilting, felting, weaving, knitting, floor cloths and collage. Opens May 1. Reception May 11, 2 to 4 p.m. Through May 27. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. [email protected].

South Hadley

“Major Themes: Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching With Art”: An innovative display that brings object-based dialogues from the museum’s teaching classroom into its public galleries. Through June 21, 2020. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. [email protected]. 413-538-2245.

“Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez”: Drawing from two photographic series by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist. Through June 16. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. [email protected]. 413-538-2245.


“Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic”: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman and Charyl Weissbach present their paintings as an environmental call to action, offering four viewpoints on the ongoing discussion of environmental destruction and the human role in reclaiming environmental health. On display through July. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

“Breathing In”: Doris Madsen draws inspiration from the world around her: places, plants and things she sees. The monotypes she creates are one-of-a-kind prints. Free. Springfield Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828. [email protected].


“Flowing Rhythm”: Oil paintings by Greenfield artist Jacqueline Tsai Lin. Through April. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland.

Turners Falls

“Spontaneous Combustion: The Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse”: Musician and music educator Bosse explores improvisatory painting techniques where colorful chaos and black ink lines collide in an often explosive union. Through May 5. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.

“Portraits of Native People of the Valley”: Photos by Sara K. Lyons. Curated by Rhonda Anderson. Opens April 26. Through May 31. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.


Chesterfield Artist Sally Stites-Robertson: Through April. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. [email protected].


“Rooted in This Place”: Carol Duke’s vibrant paintings are representational of the varied landscapes and views around her home on Flower Hill Farm Retreat in Williamsburg. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. [email protected].


Gardner Area League of Artists Spring Art Show: Artwork by Andrew Niemi. April 26 through April 28. Reception Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., with awards at 7. People’s Choice awards announced Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Free. Winchendon American Legion, 295 School St. (Route 12), Gardner.


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