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
Northampton's galleries, shops, and art destinations welcome you to the next Arts Night Out: Friday, December 10, 2021, from 5-8pm! Stroll the sidewalks under twinkling, holiday lights, and experience a little bit of Northampton magic this time of year. Scroll to browse event listings.
FUNKTIONLUST, Northampton High School Improv Troupe CLICK Workspace, 9 1/2 Market Street
The NHS Improv troupe, Funktionlust, will perform their unpredictable show combining family-friendly hilarity and spontaneous story-making on Friday, December 10 at CLICK Workspace, part of Arts Night Out Northampton. Showtime is 6:00-7:30. Masks are required for all.
Funktionlust is now in its 17th year at NHS. The Funks have been entertaining audiences at Northampton’s First Night, Smith College, Lathrop Community, Historic Northampton, Northampton's "Sunday Afternoon Live, and monthly at the NHS Black Box theater! They are spontaneous, creative and funny.
Landscape on Aluminum by Neville Crabbe The Barb & Olive at Northampton Bicycle, 319 Pleasant Street
Landscape on Aluminum by Neville Crabbe
Inspired by the extraordinary light during the “golden hours” around sunrise and sunset along with landscapes and wildlife, Neville shares his body of work from multiple countries including England, Ireland and here in the US where he currently lives.
A Night of Color With Dani Coyner Pinch, 179 Main Street
"Floating" by Dani Coyner
Join us as we welcome local illustrator, Dani Conyer, to Pinch. Her work focuses on using line, color, and shape to create visual stories that mimic the playful and innocent views of the world that she had as a child. Come learn more about Dani and her process and shop her work on December 10th from 5-8pm!
A.P.E. Flat File Exhibition Featuring 50 Artists A.P.E., 126 Main Street
The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of small works will represent a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process.
"Neighborhood Sightings" by Karen Evans Oxbow Gallery, (NEW LOCATION) 40 Cottage Street, Easthampton - front gallery
"Last House Near Town" oil on canvas, 16 x 20, 2021, Karen Evans
Evans examines scenes from everyday life in search of order that goes beyond the commonplace. The scenes depicted in the work are selected from various sites in Western Massachusetts—from former factory towns to rural landscapes.
“Making Moves: Crossing the Manhan” Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Annunciation, 2021 Oil on wood 10.5 x 9.5” Fran Kidder
Small works - not larger in WIDTH than 14” will be displayed in the back gallery.
Canary in the Coal Mine, Zea Mays Printmaking Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West Street
"Evening Grosbeaks" by Leslie Moore
Did you know that North America has lost 30% of its bird species since the 1970s? That 2/3 of North American Birds face extinction from rising global temperatures? We called on printmakers to promote awareness of the vast numbers of avian species that are at risk due to climate change.
Artists were invited to select a bird from The Audubon Society’s list of 389 bird species currently threatened with extinction, and to create an edition of prints using an upcycled printing plate.
Canary in the Coal Mine is also a fundraiser for the Mass Audubon Arcadia Sanctuary, the National Audubon Society, and Zea Mays Printmaking’s Technical Research Program. Prints can be purchased here.
The Bearded Lady Project Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley Street
The Bearded Lady Project confronts public stereotypes of scientists by celebrating inspirational, adventurous women who have dedicated their lives to paleontology, searching for clues about past life on Earth. These images harken back to the stylized photographs of male paleontologists in historical texts. The beard, a potent symbol of masculinity, is added to the women's portraits to highlight the inequities and prejudices that persist in the sciences. The Bearded Lady Project seeks to educate the public and inspire the same recognition and respect for women in the sciences that their male colleagues typically receive. The Project has been brought to the Valley from the Smithsonian by Northampton Open Media.
Photography by Len Seeve and Karen Gardner Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library On view until November 29th
LEN SEEVE: Photographs of Vietnam I’ve travelled to Vietnam a number of times over the years and each time I’ve been enthralled by its sensual impact – the colors, textures and smells. From the rice terraces in the mountainous north to the street food of Hanoi, from the fishing villages on the coast to the water buffalo markets in the countryside, the journey of the senses can sometimes seem overwhelming.
KAREN GARDNER: Birds and Nature Photography Though my eye is always searching out birds to photograph, I also love to photograph landscapes, seascapes, and other critters. Birds, though, are my greatest interest and I try to capture the detail of their intricate patterns, their colors and especially the personality of each bird I’m lucky enough to encounter.
Paintings by Chris Bagg and Gary NIswonger Oxbow Gallery On view until November 28th
CHRIS BAGG: Hill town and Island Landscapes (Back Gallery)
This show features a group of landscapes painted in the Berkshire Hills and on Swans Island on the coast of Maine.
GARY NLSWONGER: “Explorations, Suggestions and Accidents” (Front Gallery)
Gouache Paintings on paper 2020-21 The strokes create accidents that find structure, building textural patterns. Each painting is unique, through the process of search is the same.
The Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts CLICK Workspace Performance and Reception: 6:00-7:30 PM
The Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts is an amateur orchestra made up mostly of fiddle players but also players of other instruments. The orchestra plays tunes from the New England, American South, Celtic, Quebecois, and Scandinavian heritages, along with original compositions by contemporary musicians.
WAVE/SURGE/SPIKE A.P.E. Gallery On view November 10th - December 4th
AMANDA MACIUBA, JEN MORRIS, JESSICA TAM:WAVE/SURGE/SPIKE
The three artists respond to the extreme isolation of the past year provoked feelings of helplessness about COVID-19, natural disasters, and racial violence.
Micha Archer, 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration! R. Michelson Galleries
Join us on Friday, November 12th as we kick off our 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration by welcoming Micha Archer to the R. Michelson Galleries family (6-8pm). Then again, on Sunday, Nov 14th (4-6pm) as we celebrate "Arthur" with his creator, Marc Brown!
The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley St On view November/December
Dr. ELLEN D. CURRANO, LEXI JAMIESON MARSH, KELSEY VANCE: The Bearded Lady Project
The Bearded Lady Project confronts public stereotypes of scientists by celebrating inspirational, adventurous women who have dedicated their lives to paleontology, searching for clues about past life on Earth. These images harken back to the stylized photographs of male paleontologists in historical texts. The beard, a potent symbol of masculinity, is added to the women's portraits to highlight the inequities and prejudices that persist in the sciences. The Bearded Lady Project seeks to educate the public and inspire the same recognition and respect for women in the sciences that their male colleagues typically receive. The Project has been brought to the Valley by Northampton Open Media.
I'm Still Here ASSEMBLE On view November 12th
JUSTIN BROWN: I'm Still Here
A new collection of sculptures, furniture and assemblage — all hand-crafted by Justin Brown in his signature style with reclaimed and repurposed materials.