July 2, 2015

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Each month, The Lumber Yard hosts the Art Walk After Party for when you’re done walking around looking at all the awesome art!  Featuring live music from 8pm until 10pm. Swing by after the Art Walk!

Ärtəfakt GALLERY  106 North Pleasant Street

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The art of the Japanese woodblock print from the 18th century Ukiyo-E to 20th century modern.

Hours: Tues-Saturday 11-6pm

Reception: July 2, 2015 during Amherst Art Walk, 5-8pm

 

 

BURNETT GALLERY AT THE JONES LIBRARY 43 Amity Street

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Photo by Izudin Lelic

Abstract (and other) Photos

An exhibition of mostly abstract photos.

Exhibit runs: July 2-30, 2015

 

CIRCA NOW GALLERY 534 Main Street

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The Art and Life of Edward Kwiatkowski

CircaNowGallery, formerly the Freedom Trails Gallery, is presenting the work of local Holyoke artist Edward Kwiatkowski. This exhibit was originally presented at the Holyoke Senior Center in the fall of 2014 as a memorial to Ed and his art, who passed away in January of 2014.

Edward Kwiatkowski began his study in art with the guidance of Mrs. Margaret Holt in 1954 at the Adults Art and Crafts Class of the United Cerebral Palsy Association in Springfield, MA. Born in 1936 with cerebral palsy, Ed had very limited use of his arms, but worked hard at making the most of his abilities like playing chess and checkers and discovering his artistic talent. With anonymous support, Ed attended the Cleveland Institute of Art (1968 to 1970) where he received a two-year scholarship and studied watercolor, design and life drawing.

Hours: Wed-Saturday 11-4pm

Reception: July 2, 2015 during Amherst Art Walk, 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates: June 4-July 31, 2015

 

EMILY DICKINSON MUSEUM 280 Main St

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The Emily Dickinson Museum will feature poet Adam Grabowski and offer $5 “twilight highlight” tours of the Homestead during the July Amherst Art Walk.

Adam Grabowski’s poetry can be found in Wilderness House, voicemail poems, and The Naugatuck River Review.  His chapbook “Riding the Margin” was published by Destructible Heart Press. He can be found most Tueday evenings at the World War II Club as one of the collective voices of Northampton Poetry Open Mic.  He’s from Holyoke, MA.

Our 20-30 minute “Twilight Highlight” tours will run every 15 minutes from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm, and will include a look at the Homestead parlors, the library and Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. The tours are free for Museum members.

 

FOLCWALD GALLERY OF SCULPTURAL ART 236 North Pleasant St

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Annual Youth Exhibit (June 2 -July 11)

Come celebrate the arts at FOLCWALD!  Lots of cheer, trolley rides and amazing art!

Local sculptor, Steve Saxenian, is represented by FOLCWALD and will have rotating artworks on display at each exhibit.  Come see his award winning “Tumbling Lioness”.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Heat of the Moment (July 14 – August 22): Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Artists interested in submitting an artwork for consideration in the award competitions’ up and coming exhibitions juried by renowned artist Arline Fisch and Radakovich Estate Manager, Jean Radakovich, should visit www.Folcwald.com for details.

 

GALLERY A3 28 Amity St

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Gallery A3 Second Annual Open Juried Show

July 2 – August 1, 2015

Juried by John R. Stomberg, Director Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

Amherst’s Gallery A3, a member-based contemporary fine art gallery, will present its second, open juried show July 2 – August 1, 2015. The juror is John R. Stomberg, director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

In addition to the July 2 Art Walk opening, there is an artists’ reception on Saturday, July 11, 4-7:00 pm. On Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 pm there will be an Art Forum on the creative process of curating an exhibition.  John Stomberg will discuss the works he selected for the show and how he conceived of and constructed the exhibition. A career teaching museum professional, John R. Stomberg is the Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum as well as Lecturer in the college’s Art History Department. His exhibitions have been conceived to broaden our understanding of how art operates in, and often shapes, society.

 

GOBERRY 28 Amity St

Contemporary artwork by local artists.

 

HOPE & FEATHERS 319 Main St

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The Witch’s Mark

Curated by New England based visual-artist Courtney Brooke Hall, this diverse group show represents a visual exploration of the spiritual self through the feminine connection to nature. Exhibiting photographs, paintings, sculptures, and illustrations from both international and American artists, The Witch’s Mark seeks to reclaim the female body from the male gaze through powerful and active representations.

Art Walk Reception: July 2, 5 – 8pm.

Artist’s Reception: July 11, 4:30 – 7pm.

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF AMHERST 742 Main S

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Paula Gottlieb will be showing a series of oil painting which she has interpreted from old photos taken in the l940’s and l950’s of her family’s New Jersey poultry farm. The paintings are documentation and memoir of a thriving community which virtually disappeared by the l970’s . Paula has transformed the black and white photos into paint and color and the in process has created a period of time informed by her memory and intuition.

May 7-July 31, 2015

 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF AMHERST 121 North Pleasant St.

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Opalescent Plated Stained Glass Window created c. 1889 by the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Angel of the Lilies

View the magnificent window restored in 2014 through a generous grant from the Town of Amherst’s Community Preservation Fund Program. Brilliant in the late afternoon light!

July 2, 5-8 p.m.

June 2015

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Each month, The Lumber Yard hosts the Art Walk After Party for when you’re done walking around looking at all the awesome art!  Featuring live music from 8pm until 10pm. Swing by after the Art Walk!

 

AMHERST COPY & DESIGN WORKS 37 E Pleasant St

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Route 9 on Ballou Street in Belchertown, MA.

Les Campbell

Nature – Landscapes – Portraits

Selected works from the Les Campbell Sky Meadow Gallery. Photography by Les Campbell and Elaine Darr-Morton. Les’ pursuit of the hobby of photography spans over 70 years. During this time he has achieved regional, national, and international recognition for his photography and many contributions to the advancement , joy, and excellence of his chosen avocation. Les is especially well known for his Quabbin photography. Elaine is a relatively newcomer to the eld of serious amateur photography. She has achieved a highly commendable body of work which has been widely exhibited throughout the valley including several one-woman shows. Together they operate the Sky Meadow Gallery located on a picturesque farmstead.

 

AMHERST TOWN HALL 4 Boltwood Ave

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Robert Hallock. Fine Arts Center Midnight. (UMass, Amherst).  Photograph.

Robert Hallock: “Out and About”

Dates: May 4 – June 29, 2015

Opening reception: During the Amherst Gallery Walk, June 4, 2015, 5 – 8 PM.

Hours: Town Hall typical hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Photographs from near and far are presented as images in black and white that have been produced by traditional wet-chemistry darkroom techniques.  The images that are shown range from landscapes that suggest serenity, to images with a smaller field of view that reveal textural details, to images that are relatively abstract. The abstracts invite the viewer to explore the image to see if they can see what the photographer might have seen when he captured the image; they provoke discussion.

Photographer’s Web Site: www.rbhallock.com or http://people.umass.edu/~rbhome/draftmain.htm

 

ARTALIVE 35 S Pleasant S

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The Animal That Therefore I Am

June 4, 2015 – June 28, 2015

The Animal That Therefore I Am is titled after Jacques Derrida’s ten-hour address challenging traditional human-animal relationships through language and examinations of animal subjectivity to determine how these elements affect the understanding of human existence. This project examines the tension between the personification and othering o​f animals through uncanny representations that balance discomfort and whimsy, the familiar vs unfamiliar, and explore our perception of such balances in their roles as our social partners, literary symbols, and feral adversaries. Th​e exclusion of human figures forces the viewer to address these animals, confront, and consider these perceptions.

The opening reception is June 4th, 2015 from 5-8pm.

Available for viewing at artALIVE during regular store hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-6.

 

BURNETT GALLERY AT THE JONES LIBRARY 43 Amity Street

Jim Coleman & Michael Wing

Photos of Dancers & Metal Sculptures

June 1-29

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, June 4, from 5:00-8:00 pm.
CIRCA NOW GALLERY 534 Main Street

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The Art and Life of Edward Kwiatkowski

CircaNowGallery, formerly the Freedom Trails Gallery, is presenting the work of local Holyoke artist Edward Kwiatkowski. This exhibit was originally presented at the Holyoke Senior Center in the fall of 2014 as a memorial to Ed and his art, who passed away in January of 2014.

Edward Kwiatkowski began his study in art with the guidance of Mrs. Margaret Holt in 1954 at the Adults Art and Crafts Class of the United Cerebral Palsy Association in Springfield, MA. Born in 1936 with cerebral palsy, Ed had very limited use of his arms, but worked hard at making the most of his abilities like playing chess and checkers and discovering his artistic talent. With anonymous support, Ed attended the Cleveland Institute of Art (1968 to 1970) where he received a two-year scholarship and studied watercolor, design and life drawing.

Hours: Wed-Saturday 11-4pm

Reception: June 4, 2015 during Amherst Art Walk, 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates: June 4-July 31, 2015

 

EMILY DICKINSON MUSEUM 280 Main St

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Poets Kelin Loe and Seth Landman will read at 6:45 pm in the Homestead parlor during the Amherst Art Walk.

The Emily Dickinson Museum’s annual Garden Days, running June 4-8, begins during the Amherst Art Walk. A Garden Days volunteer meet-up and orientation starts at 5 pm, followed by an “art in the garden” session until 7 pm. At 6:45 pm, a reading by poets Seth Landman and Kelin Loe will be held in the Homestead parlor. Seth Landman is the author of four chapbooks and the full-length poetry collections Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015) and Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). His work can be found in Boston Review, iO, Jellyfish, Lit, and elsewhere. Kelin Loe is the author of These Are The Gloria Stories (Factory Hollow Press 2014) and the chapbook The Motorist (minutesBOOKS 2010). She lives in Northampton, MA, and is working towards a PhD in Rhetoric at UMass Amherst.

Sign up to be a volunteer for Garden Days starting at 5 pm in the Homestead garden, and then take part in our art activities until 7 pm.

 

FOLCWALD GALLERY OF SCULPTURAL ART 236 North Pleasant St

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_Champignons du Monde” by Maja Houtman of Utrecht, Netherlands. Sculpture in silver and copper _

**FOLCWALD’s Art Walk Event **

June 2,  5–8 pm

Annual Youth Exhibit (June 2 -July 11)

Come celebrate the arts at FOLCWALD!  Lots of cheer, trolley rides and amazing art!

Local sculptor, Steve Saxenian, is represented by FOLCWALD and will have rotating artworks on display at each exhibit.  Come see his award winning “Tumbling Lioness”.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Heat of the Moment (July 14 – August 22): Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Artists interested in submitting an artwork for consideration in the award competitions’ up and coming exhibitions juried by renowned artist Arline Fisch and Radakovich Estate Manager, Jean Radakovich, should visit www.Folcwald.com for details.

 

GALLERY A3 28 Amity St

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Watching for my daughter, photo installation (detail), Marianne Connolly 2015

MARIANNE CONNOLLY: BETWEEN THINGS

Marianne Connolly’s night-time walks provide photographs edged with a tinge of danger, stories told across the gallery’s walls (in squares, grids and collages); visitors will also find a mysterious (just possibly vertical) re-telling of the Rapunzel story.

Connolly finds that working in this series of night photographs allows her to glimpse the “untold” stories: toys abandoned in the dirt; the brilliant blue of a campus safety light; the shadow of a tree over a manhole cover. The work is about close observation, but also about taking care, watching shadows, and the beauty of light in the darkness.

Some of the work will be collages from art history books, biology and anatomy texts and magazines, cut and pasted by hand into black-and-white mysteries. Where did those parachutes come from? Why is that child all alone?

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4, 5-8:00 pm

Findings / Artists in Conversation:  Marianne Connolly, Rebecca Muller and Nancy Meagher. Thursday, June 18, 7:30 pm

 

GOBERRY 28 Amity St

Contemporary artwork by local artists.

 

HOPE & FEATHERS 319 Main St

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Drawing Inspiration — Works in progress by Rhys Davies

Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery hosts Drawing Inspiration a unique installation and residency by Amherst artist Rhys Davies for the month of June, 2015. Davies transforms the gallery into his studio, turning white walls into working space. Pulling inspiration from the gallery’s proximity to the Emily Dickinson Homestead as well as his Welsh heritage, Davies will continue work on a series of oversize portraits including drawn and collaged depictions of Emily Dickinson and Dylan Thomas. In-progress works will be on view alongside a collection of Davies’s completed paintings, drawings and items from his studio.

Opening reception will coincide with the Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, June 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

The show runs June 2nd through June 29th.

Click Here to RSVP on Facebook

 

HALL GALLERY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF AMHERST 742 Main S

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Paula Gottlieb will be showing a series of oil painting which she has interpreted from old photos taken in the l940’s and l950’s of her family’s New Jersey poultry farm. The paintings are documentation and memoir of a thriving community which virtually disappeared by the l970’s . Paula has transformed the black and white photos into paint and color and the in process has created a period of time informed by her memory and intuition.

 

MEAD ART MUSEUM AT AMHERST COLLEGE 41 Quadrangle Dr.

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Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India

This exhibition explore the essential role of painting in the lives of India’s elites, looking especially at the convergence of human and divine in nine exquisite works created for Muslim and Hindu patrons between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

Fifty Years of Showa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Koyo

The photographs of Kageyama Koyo (1907–1981) document the changing urban landscape of Tokyo during the Showa imperial period (1926–1989).

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan

From Japanese folklore to kabuki performances, from the embroidered robes of courtesans to fascinating “secret calendars,” animals—domestic, wild, and fantastical—offer a view into the “floating world” of Japan.

 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF AMHERST 121 North Pleasant St.

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Opalescent Plated Stained Glass Window created c. 1889 by the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Angel of the Lilies

June 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

View the magnificent window restored in 2014 through a generous grant from the Town of Amherst’s Community Preservation Fund Program