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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.