Michael Tillyer, Amy Johnquest, Charles Miller, Jonathan Stark Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St.
Held over until January 22, Michael Tillyer is featured in Gallery One and Two with life-sized wooden sculpture including the Apple Orchard Band and several other painted wood figures (pictured above).
In Gallery Three, Amy Johnquest presents Birth Wheel, a wildly colored, exquisitely hand-painted carnivalesque fortune wheel that, with a spin, asks us to consider an alternate birth origin story, a "what if I was born..." thing.
Charles Miller is represented in the museum wing with large, black and white oil paintings depicting local jazz luminaries his was associated with in the 90s. At 90 years old, Miller will be featured each month this year with a different show of artwork he accomplished over his career.
Jonathan Stark is featured with elegant modern artwork.
A reception will be held on January 14, 2022, from 6-8pm.
Golden Bird Concert (for Kids) Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley St.
Musician and performer Rachel F. Hirsch (Golden Bird herself!) has been delighting little people and their caregivers with original songs, stories, and imaginative adventures in New York City and the Connecticut River Valley for years. She is excited to bring her magical box of puppets and surprises, her ukulele and kazoo, and her high energy interactive songs and stories to 33 Hawley on January 14 for Arts Night Out. This will also be the final chance to shop for NCFA Art Cards until the fall!
Nature's Palette by Paul Hetzel / The Svalbard Archipelago by Rhea Banker Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Rhea Banker’s work (pictured above) is based on ancient movements recorded within the Earth’s crust. During this time of climate upheaval, she has focused particularly on the changing far edges of the Arctic landscape. Recently she participated in an art residency in the Svalbard Archipelago, 10 degrees below the North Pole. Her images respond to the deep connections she experiences between stone, sea, and ice. Paul Hetzel’s photographs (pictured below) explore rock formations in Nevada’s Valley of Fire, which derives its name from red sandstone formations which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. “The grand masters created magnificent works of art utilizing their brush strokes and color palette. My intention with this exhibit is to display a collection of magnificent colorful creations fashioned by Nature’s Palette.
Caldecott to Coretta Scott: Award Winning Black Illustrators R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St.
The 32nd Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration featuring Caldecott to Coretta Scott: Award Winning Black Illustrators is on view through January 15th. Catch it for the final evening during Arts Night Out.
"The Worlds Below Us" Art by Rosa Beryl Provisions Northampton, 30 Crafts Ave.
Rosa Beryl is a visual artist based out of Western Massachusetts. As a New England native, her life's work has been deeply inspired and influenced by the lush, green forests and plant life that she spends so much time with. Her paintings use a mix of realistic, natural imagery and colorful, free flowing abstractions to create peaceful moments of joy and inspiration transcribed onto canvas. Rosa's mission with her art is to inspire the viewer to go back to the land with care, reverence, and inspiration.
Opening reception on January 14, 2022.
Nature Photography by Steve Gillett & Fernando Molina Coldwell Banker Community Realtors, 112 Main St.
View photographic works depicting ice formations and birds by Steve Gillett and Fernando Molina at Coldwell Banker Community Realtors in January.
"Let Go (A play)" by No Theatre* A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St.
a short adult comedy about love, death and piles of papers… with Roy Faudree and Jane Karakula