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Agawam

Agawam 10th Annual Open Juried Art Show: Through Nov. 30. Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam. 413-789-4814. r.kadis@comcast.net.

Amherst

“Abstraction”: New collection of abstract art, including works by Caio Fonseca and Leon Polk Smith. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Alter/Altar”: Through Nov. 28. Free. UMass Herter Art Gallery, Presidents Drive, Amherst. polson@umass.edu.

“[containing] great space: Work by Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin and Joan Weber. Through Nov. 15. UMass Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle, Amherst.

“The Concinnitas Portfolio”: Ten prominent mathematicians and physicists were invited to select what they considered to be “the most beautiful or elegant mathematical expression.” The equations chosen were then printed as aquatints, reminiscent of chalk on a blackboard, and are accompanied by brief essays. Through Dec. 9. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages”: Works predominantly from the Mead’s permanent collection that examine the ways in which woman have been depicted or have represented themselves. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Icon Exhibit: Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-256-6754. tkorpita@gracechurchamherst.org.

“If Water Could Speak”: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton and Lynn Sisler reflect and respond to the current status and state of the waterways in our environment, with a focus on conservation. Includes paintings, photography and monotype printing. Panel discussion Nov. 10, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Through Nov. 29. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

“A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon”: This survey presentation includes art from the Dillons’ two Caldecott Medal books as well as numerous other picture-book titles. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

New Work by Keith Hollingworth and GK Khalsa: Hollingworth is exhibiting two large-scale works: “We are One Family,” which consists of a grid of more than 100 individual canvases and 40 black writers, with 40 collages on paper also arranged in a grid. Khalsa is displaying wall-mounted sculptures made from bendable wood strips and paintings in varying shades of primary color. Art forum Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 1. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst.

“Pau Atela’s (Re)Creations and Math Studio”: Through Dec. 9. Work by Pau Atela that shows how art and math can intersect. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“This Land”: Photography by Bernie Kubiak. Through Nov. 29. Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

“Timing is Everything”: Drawn from the Mead’s permanent collection, the exhibit presents artworks across centuries, continents and media that visualize concepts of time. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Whispers”: Work by Alice Thomas. Through Jan. 30, 2019. Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Bernardston

“Capturing Light & Life”: Work by 10 photographers. Through Nov. 25. 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, 49 Church St., Bernardston.

Brattleboro, Vt.

“Edward Kingsbury III — Zen Pen”: Rhythmic thread of unbroken pen and ink lines in large format drawings. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

“If She Has a Pulse, She Has a Chance”: 32 photographic portraits of Vermonters recovering from addiction and 13 printed text panels of first-person narratives from people in recovery. Photos taken by Michael Poster. Through Jan. 7, 2019. $4 to $8; free for members and children ages 18 and under. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124, ext. 101. brattleboromuseum.org.

“THRIVE: The Overcome Project”: Photographs by Paul Reitano. Through Dec. 2. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

William Hays Linocut Prints: Hays, and Matt Brown, use traditional Japanese and European printing methods. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewood@yahoo.com.

Deerfield

“Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration”: 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Through Feb. 10, 2019. Museum admission of $18 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 5 and Deerfield residents. Flynt Center of Early New England Life, 37 Old Main St., Historic Deerfield.

Easthampton

“Caught in a Fantasy”: Explore the stretched boundaries of imagination as this group of artists challenges your senses. Free. LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781. elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com.

“FIFTEEN”: Paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Opening party Nov. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. The Invisible Fountain, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, Easthampton. 413-896-8073. invisiblefountain.com.

“Next to Nothing: Paintings at the Edge”: Art at the realm of non-representation, a point of focus for the silence of contemplation, subtlety of color and the elegance of form. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265. info@bigredframe.com.

Gardner

“Photographers from our Past”: Explore work and cameras used from the late 1800s to the mid-1970s. Through the end of 2019. The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner.

Greenfield

“inside art v”: Fifth annual exhibit of artwork and writing by people incarcerated at the Franklin County jail. Explores themes of addiction, love, justice and freedom. Through Nov. 16. Free. Artspace, 115 Mill St., Greenfield. rschendl@smith.edu.

Hadley

“Through the Eyes of the Dead”: Work by local artist Celeste Sze focuses on Native American culture and history. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-563-7002. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

Laure Dennery: Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Leverett

Leslie Fisette: Through Nov. 27. Free. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. leslie.fisette@gmail.com.

“Oh Beautiful Glass II”: Sally Prasch glass exhibit. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070. leverettcraftsandarts@gmail.com.

Montague

“Pushing the Boundaries”: A show of exploratory work by Tracy Vernon, Judy Cummings, Joan Levy, Chris Pellerin, Roy Mansur, Louise Minks, Patty Hayes and Kerry Stone. Through Nov. 30. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center. 413-367-2885. sawmillriverarts.com.

North Adams

“The Lure of the Dark”: Paintings by artists who seek to capture the mood of the night. Through February 2019. Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Northampton

29th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration: Opening reception Nov. 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Through Jan. 15, 2019. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection”: Organized into nine thematic sections, the exhibit addresses fundamental questions about women’s lives in the 18th century. Through Jan. 6, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Envisioning A Better World: Life’s Work of Gregory Stone (1947-2016)”: Stone, a well-known artist pioneer, came to Northampton in the 1970s to make a celebrated career locally and nationally. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition: Through Nov. 17. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880. info@wbfinearts.com.

“Lost and Found”: Ceramic murals by Judith Inglese and assemblages by Bernice Rosenthal. Reception Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Dec. 2. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

“Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad”: The exhibit, which includes original primary source materials from the collection of the Massachusetts Archives, tells the improbable story of Hayden’s rise from slavery to prominence in Civil War Massachusetts. Through Nov. 29. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“The Many Faces of Womanhood in East Asia”: This selection of historical and contemporary works of art probes into the multifaceted definition of womanhood in an East Asian context. Through Dec. 9. Up to $10 museum admission. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

“No Man’s Land”: Prints from the World War II front lines made by German, American, English, Scottish and French artists. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“To trace for to carry”: Artworks that consider how the human body acts as a vessel for memories, languages and ghosts that link past, present and future. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

Original Hand-Pulled Prints Exhibit and Sale: Opening reception Nov. 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Each 8-inch by 8-inch print is $80. Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton. 413-584-1783. liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com.

“Painting the Essence”: Jonathan Wilhelm showcases his paintings that seek to capture the essence of life. Starts Nov. 9. Free. Mosaic Cafe, 78 Masonic St., Northampton. sirwilhelm99@gmail.com.

“Redress”: A photographic-based installation by Amanda Russhell Wallace that questions the broad parameter of the modes and definitions of ” address” and “redress.” Reception Nov. 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Nov. 28. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 4135484128. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Northfield

“Express Your Gratitude”: Contributors of all ages submitted 23 personal expressions of gratitude. Through November. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

“STEAM-Y Art and Science”: Art inspired by and incorporating the sciences including fungi, neon, bacterial art, endangered and vulnerable species, rusted steel, medical science, astrophysics, mathematical patterns and technology. Includes planetary glass by Josh Simpson, art from nonpathogenic bacteria by Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Penil, and vintage quack science contraptions. Through Nov. 11. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. deerfieldvalleyart.org.

Shelburne Falls

“Just for Fun”: Media include painting, photography, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber and collage. Through Nov. 26. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324. sac01370@gmail.com.

“Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf”: Work by Amanda Quinby. Reception Nov. 10, 3 to 5 p.m. with music by Chris Eriquezzo. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

“One Size Fits All”: Banners and cabinet cards by Amy Johnquest. Meet the artist Dec. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

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. artmuseum@mtholyoke.edu. 413-538-2245.

Springfield

“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 2019. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

“Framing the 1930s: A Decade of Architectural Photography”: Photos from the collection of Peter Gordenstein. Explores how renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and others were inspired by the formal qualities of architecture and environment. Through Jan. 13, 2019. D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

Turners Falls

Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting youth with nature through science and art. Through Dec. 22. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“Face Forward”: Paintings and works on paper featuring anonymous decorative faces as well as self-portraits, by Julianne Jones. Through Nov. 17. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800. ninasnook.com.

Westfield

“Nun Isilme: Underneath the Moon”: Work by Tyler Vouros. Gallery talk Nov. 28, 3:10 to 4 p.m. Through Dec. 7. Arno Maris Gallery in the Ely Campus Center, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

Westhampton

Frankie Dack: Oil paintings of outdoor scenes with people enjoying nature. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. willows2@comcast.net.

Williamsburg

Paintings of Hilltown Farms: Farm paintings by Jacqueline Brodeur. Reception Nov. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

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ARTS AROUND: Enjoy magic and comedy at the Capitol Theatre

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MELISSA MARTIN

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Join the Rollin Art Centre in January for a family friendly fundraiser, featuring Canada’s Master Illusionists Murray Hatfield and Teresa.

They don’t just do magic, they are magic! Combining breathtaking magic, interactive comedy and some of the newest, most exciting and most up-to-date stage illusions, this will be an evening of exceptional entertainment that is completely unique and world-class.

The show takes place Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. All tickets are $30.00 and are available at the Rollin Art Centre or online (https://rollin2019.brownpapertickets.com). What a GREAT Christmas gift!

ROLLIN ART CENTRE FEATURES

WATERCOLOUR ARTIST

“Preserving Memories, one jar at a time” is the title of the whimsical and heartwarming exhibit currently showing at the Rollin Art Centre.

Featured artist Joanne Thomson displays her collection of mason jars painted in watercolors. This exhibit is beautiful and takes you back to a time of simplicity. It runs until Nov. 23.

2018 MCLEAN MILL

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Transport yourself back in time. McLean Mill will be all decked for the holidays at this year’s McLean Mill Christmas Market from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

Every year, the Community Arts Council brings a variety of artisans and crafters to the mill to ring in the Christmas Season. This year, we are partnering with McLean Mill Historic Park to be bigger and better, with the mill light-up, trains, bon-fires, a s’mores bar, carollers and even breakfast with Santa.

The market will be open in the evenings to bring a bit of magic while you stroll the historic Mill site and shop for all those extra special holiday gifts. Trains will run each night and one Sunday morning.

FELTING WORKSHOP

For the first time, artist Gittan Klemetsrud is offering three felting workshops to teach the traditional and the contemporary techniques of felting.

1.) Scarf Workshop – Feb. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $330 + materials.

2.) Bowl/Lantern Workshop – Feb. 19 and 20, 5 – 9 p.m., $150 + materials.

3.) Handbag Workshop – Feb. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $270 + materials.

Register for all 3 workshops and receive a 30 percent discount. Call Rollin Arts Centre to register today. Space is limited to ONLY seven spots per workshop.

MAGIC COTTAGE CRAFT & GIFT SALE

The Magic Cottage will be brimming with an amazing assortment of affordable, one-of-a-kind items for the 11th annual craft and gift sale. This unique shopping experience is sure to please, with artwork, original fashions, fine jewellery, home and garden décor, natural body care products, delicious gourmet treats, vintage collectables and much more.

Open Nov 16 (6-9 p.m.), Nov 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Nov 18 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Nov 23 (6-9 p.m.), Nov 24 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Nov 25 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at 3945 Fourth Ave, between Morton and Maitland.

ENJOY THE BARKLEY SOUNDS

COMMUNITY CHOIR

Come and enjoy the Barkley Sounds Community Choir’s concert, “WELCOME YULE” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, from choir members and at the door. Tickets are $15 (under 12 free).

CHRISTMAS TRADITION

Timbre! Choir has been entertaining this community for 46 years!

Our Christmas concert this year is entitled “HEARTH & FIRE” and is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. There will be familiar and some not-so-familiar carols with music by Bob Chilcott and John Rutter. Get your tickets early for Sun., Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre.

The choir is joined by Danielle Marcinek on piano and several members of Chor Leoni’s Men’s Chorus from Vancouver. There will also be entertainment in the lobby provided by the AV Community Band, directed by Cory Miller.

Tickets are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members. Tickets for Adults/Seniors are $20 and $5 for students and children under 18. Check out our new website at www.timbrechoir.ca and complete the contact form if you any questions.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., James Gordon of “Frobisher Bay”

Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., Friday Night Dance Party with David Gogo Band

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Maddie Storvold – “Open Book” Western Canada Tour

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.

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Giving thanks for our arts opportunities

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Arts tip sheet: Eastside Culture Crawl

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Are you a regular at the Eastside Culture Crawl? Here are a few new faces on the massive open-studio tour that you may want to check out Thursday to Sunday (November 15 to 18):

Jake Bull

MakerLabs

Kool-Aid colours and a pop-art vibe bring to life portraits of everyone from Mexican wrestlers to merry-go-round horses and creepy clowns. It’s eye candy with an edge—no surprise, as Bull’s an alumnus of London’s advertising industry.

Mo Sherwood

1641 East Georgia Street

The art director of the cult Canadian animated series Yvon of the Yukon brings the same quirky sensibility to everything from funky wooden sharks to stylized portraits of Motown singers.

Laurie M. Landry

BC Artscape Sun Wah

We love the way Landry’s oil paintings reflect her experience of deafness, especially the portraits of gesturing hands—sometimes beautifully wrinkled or pudgy—captured as her subjects talk about themselves through American Sign Language.

Jason York

The Arc

With raw, brushy expression and bold hues—a favourite is pure, screaming orange—York’s abstracted works definitely speak with their own voice. But don’t be surprised if you see a bit of Jean-Michel Basquiat or a hint of Andy Warhol in his imagery.

Claudine Gévry

Parker Street Studios

The Montreal-bred artist’s sculptures and paintings fall clearly into the abstract category, but the forms feel so organic that you’ll swear they came from nature. Seek out her unique mobiles, with their ethereal, textured metal discs that bob and float.

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