Sep 27 Tuesday
Enjoy a new hobby and meet a great community of people through circus classes! Join NECCA Sept. 6 - Oct. 16 for Fall Session 1 and Oct. 17 - Dec. 11 for Fall Session 2 for a variety of inclusive weekly classes for all ages, levels, and abilities in Brattleboro, VT.
If you're an adult new to circus, Aerial Fitness, Ballet & Active Flexibility, Trampoline 101, and Circus 101 are perfect for beginners. Want to advance your existing skill sets? Try Trapeze 201, Tumbling 201/301, and Partner Acrobatics 301! Adult class info: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/adult-session-classes/
Our youth classes can help your child cross train for winter sports and our Youth Performance Troupes nurture the budding athlete, artist, and person. All of our youth programs are designed to give kids tools for long term growth in both their circus life and their everyday life. Youth class info: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/youth-session-classes/
Register online: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/
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Reception on Tuesday, October 4th, 5-7 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery
Valery Sutherland’s landscape paintings attempt to address the passage of time. The ancient elements of earth, water, air and fire are illustrated in some of her ‘Elements’ paintings, together with old blueprints of buildings or towns that are now crisscrossed by roads, indicating future development that will forever alter the land. Clouds of varying hues and configurations convey a sense of mystery and impermanence in a sky which is continually evolving.
Sutherland’s interest in the strange and irregular forms of old, pollarded trees, such as the Burnham Beeches in England, led her to digitally colorize black and white images of some of the trees that she then used as inspiration to create her ‘Pollard’ paintings. The paintings are an amalgam of black and white and color.The artist’s most recent paintings, ‘The Window’ and ‘Window Reflections’, are based on digital imagery of the reflection on a black granite countertop of the forest behind Sutherland’s house.
Sutherland has exhibited her artwork throughout New England, New York and New Jersey for over thirty years. She studied art in the United Kingdom at Tunbridge Wells Art School, in Kent, and St. Martin’s Art School, in London. See more of her work at: www.valerysutherland.com
The Next Stage Gallery presents Barbara Campman: In Passage: Painting, Assemblage, and Mixed Media. Opening and Artist Reception on Sunday, August 21, 5:00pm. Exhibit continues through November 6.
Barbara Campman has trained and exhibited widely as an artist, both in the U.S. and abroad. She co-founded Brattleboro’s River Gallery School of Art, and before her retirement was the head of the children’s art program and started their art and meditation program.
The Next Stage Gallery is open to the public during scheduled performances in the theater, and by appointment.
Imprinted: Illustrating Race examines the role of published images in shaping attitudes toward race and culture. More than 100 works of art and artifacts of widely circulated illustrated imagery will be on view, produced from the late eighteenth century to today, which have an impact on public perception about race in the United States. The exhibition will explore stereotypical racial representations that have been imprinted upon us through the mass publication of images. It culminates with the creative accomplishments of contemporary artists and publishers who have shifted the cultural narrative through the creation of positive, inclusive imagery emphasizing full agency and equity for all.
Turners Falls artist William Hays has enjoyed a long career as an artist, having practiced sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, and printmaking. Primarily identified as a painter, Hays learned the process of making reduction linocut prints (at the encouragement of his late wife, who gifted him the supplies for his birthday), and by 2012 he’d developed a strong body of work and a stronger conviction that he was in fact a printmaker. Salmon Falls Gallery featured his work at that time, and Hays has been showing his work with the gallery since. Ten years later, Salmon Falls Gallery invites him back for the first solo exhibit of his prints.
Hays makes prints of landscapes- many featuring New England vernacular architecture and other pastoral scenes, and his process lends itself nicely to the layered, complex images he presents. This exhibition features the artist’s favorite works and introduces five new prints not seen outside his studio, including two that are part of an extended series that uses the architecture of New England much like the Japanese artists used temples and scenes of Japan. Reduction printing is a color printmaking technique in which a single block, in this case linoleum, is carved, printed in a color, and then carved and printed again and again, each time cutting away the areas that will not be printed in the current color. This is opposed to the multi-block method of multi-color block printing. The planning and execution of the method is painstaking, and since the block is essentially being destroyed by stages, the initial print run is the only print run. Multi-color block prints have their own unique visual charm, often with characteristics of both painting and linear rendering.
William Hays’ work has been collected and shown across the US and internationally.
CAROLYN WEBB Work on Paper: Drawings and Prints, a featured exhibition of Williamsburg, MA printmaker and artist Carolyn Webb at Salmon Falls Gallery. Featured are prints from three of the artist’s recent series and address issues surrounding grief, building, patterns, and reflections. Webb thinks in terms of building when printing, finding new patterns through changing plate orientations, colors, and ink transparency.September 1 through October 30, reception Sunday, September 25 from 2–4pm. The gallery is open 11am-5pm 7 days a week.
Considered a “distillation of lived experience,” Canadian-born L.G. Talbot’s larger-than-life-size canvases explore a bold color palette and thickly textured compositions of pure abstraction. Originally trained as a ceramicist, these recent paintings from 2021 and 2022 represent a shift in practice due in part to the pandemic. Now, working exclusively with palette knives, she establishes color fields more quickly and builds up layers of paint in more muted, earth tones. Consequently, physical engagement with materials and an elegant economy in composition have become signature aspects of Talbot’s oil paintings.
L.G. Talbot holds a master’s degree from Lesley College, Boston, MA, and a B.F.A. at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, T.N. She attended the Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC, studying under Robert Turner, and the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, TN.
Center Church South Hadley will host the second installation of “Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move” from September 18 - October 15. The exhibition celebrates the intersecting lives of women and women of color in Massachusetts and beyond who changed the course of history.
This new installation of the exhibit will open in the gallery of South Hadley’s Center Church with a new relevance reflecting the social and political shifts in our culture.
The exhibit will be free and open at the following times: Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm, Sundays 11 am to 2 pm, and Wednesdays 4 to 7 pm. Group visits at other times are available by appointment. This exhibit would not be possible without the generous support of the following organizations: E Ink Corporation, Mount Holyoke College, PeoplesBank, Thomson Financial Management, Odyssey Bookshop, Sankofa Gumbo, Inc., and the South Hadley Cultural Council.
Community collaborators for the exhibit include: Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, On the Move Forum, Human Service Forum, Arise for Social Justice, African American Female Professors Association, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections and others.
Learn more about the exhibit at centerchurchsouthhadley.org/voices.
For questions or to set an appointment, call (413) 532-2262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Becket Arts Center's fifth juried art show of the season, Exploring Vision, will feature artists Lydia M. Kinney (abstraction), Polly Kursasch (sculpture), Wit McKay (digital collage), Valerie McQuillian (landscapes, birds, flowers), and Joan Rooks (drawing, woodblock, ceramics). There will be a free reception for the artists from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.
Swing Sundays - Last Sunday afternoon of each month at Hawks and Reed in downtown Greenfield with alternating bands The O-Tones and Butterfly Swing
Sunday, November 28
3 pm - beginner swing dance lesson with Christine and Mark of Linday League of Western MA
4 - 6 pm dance to the Swing and Motown tunes of The O-Tones
Masks and Proof of Vax and ID required for entrance
We all need safe live music and dancing! Please join and bring a friend!