Thursday June 7, 2012

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

Animagic

Irina Borisova's Gallery, free with reservation. Ceramics, illustrations, graphics, animation, and puppets from around the globe. Daily family event: Create animated movie workshop. 77 Main St., Lee, (413) 243-8095, (413) 841-6679, mambor9@ vgernet.net.

Bennington Museum

"Rockwell Kent's ‘Egypt': Shadow and Light in Vermont," first exhibit on Kent's life and work in Vermont, June 9 through Oct. 30. "Transcapes: Vermont and the Berkshires," work from Joanna Gabler based on digital photographs in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, through June 24. Military Gallery, Pottery and Fine Arts Galleries, Wasp Touring Car Gallery, Church Gallery, and the Grandma Moses Gallery. 75 Main St. / Route 9, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope," exhibit on Quisgard's paintings, sculptures and fiber wall hangings, through Oct. 21"Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds," wildlife art of John James Audubon, through June 17. Hall of Innovation, Ameri can Indian gallery, Egyptian and other historic art. 39 South St., Pitts field. (413) 443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org.

Clark Art Institute

"Unearthed: Recent Archaological Discoveries from Northern China," June 16 through Oct. 21. "Through Shen-kan: Sterling Clark in China," June 16 through Sept. 16. "Then & Now: Photographs of Northern China," June 16 through Sept. 16. ‘Clark Remix' new look at the museum's collections. Impres sionist paintings, 19th century paintings, silver. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 225 South St., Williams town. (413) 458-2303, www.clarkart.edu.

Gallery 51

"Gillian Jones: Twenty Years of Photojournalism in the Berkshires," a collection of Jones' work for The North Adams Transcript, through June 24. Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams, (413) 664-8718.

IS183

"Adult Student Summer Show," a collection of IS183's adult class students in studio painting, photography, pottery, collage, drawing, basketry, book making, animation and moving image work, June 18 through Aug. 31, reception Aug. 25. Willard Hill Road off Route 183, Stockbridge.

Lichtenstein Center

"Projective Preservation and the Small American City," Tessa Kelly presents her thesis on smokestack viewing towers begin part of the landscpe, through June 30. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.

Mass MoCA

"Oh Canada," features the work of over 60 artists from all territories. "Invisible Cities" inspired by Italo Calvino's magical realist fiction. "Making Room: The Space between Two and Three Dimensions," artists at the intersection of craft and technology. Sanford Biggers, "The Cartographer's Conundrum." Philbrick Gardens and "All Those Vanished Engines" installation; "The Workers"; "Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum," exploration of hybrid, transformative spaces. Kidspace rotating exhibits; Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retro spect ive," ongoing; Fransje Killaas installation: "Color, No Figures." North Adams. Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.massmoca.org. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

North Adams Museum

Museum of History and Science. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Building 5A, Western Gateway Heritage State Park. (413) 664-4700 or www.northadamshistory.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," exhibit of Pyle's best known and rarely seen work shed light on the artisit's career at the cusp of the 20th century, through Oct. 28. Post covers and other Norman Rockwell illustrations. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge. (413) 298-4100, www.nrm.org.

Ventfort Hall

"Les Petites Dames de Mode," 60 dolls portraying fashion from 1855 to 1914, through Dec. 31. 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206. www.gildedage.org.

Western Gateway

Exhibits explore the railroad industry and the Hoosac Tunnel. Western Gate way Heritage State Park, Route 8 (115 State St.), North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987," the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco (1972-1987), co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "Reflections on a Museum," eight exhibitions that take "the museum" as their subject, sprawling over 10 galleries. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., 15 Law rence Hall Drive, Williamstown. (413) 597-2429, www.wcma.org.

GALLERIES

Childs Studio Art Gallery

Ceramics by Josh Simpson and Daniel Bellow; blown-glass from Penrose Design, Alex Brand and Holly Grace; Raku-fired porcelain vessels by Bob Green; sterling silver jewelry by Michael and Maureen Banner and more. 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and (413) 429-1945, www.childsstudioarts.com.

Cormier Art Gallery

Published Works of Laurie Cormier, Joseph Speraco's Works in oil. Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast and Frederick Remington engravings. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 682 Tyler St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-4188.

DeVries Fine Art International, Inc.

Bronze scultpture by Andrew DeVries. 62 Church St., Lenox. (413) 238-7755, www.andrewdevries.com.

Eclipse Mill Gallery

Monthly shows. Hours: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Sat urday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Life drawing night, Mondays, 7 to 8:30: weekly sessions, free. Artists volunteer to sit for other artists, or bring materials and subjects. 243 Union St., North Adams, Common Room #102. www.eclipsemillgallery.com. (413) 664-9101.

Ferrin Gallery

‘Covet Art and Objects' summer-long show of work in response to museum collections. Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ferrin Gallery (Pittsfield) and Dream Away Lodge (Becket) 437 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1622, ferringallery.com.

Gallery 25

"Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large," through June. 25 Union St., Pittsfield.

Good Purpose Gallery

"Charcoal & Stone," features work of artists Kayla Corby and Myrna Lieb Citron, Jue 12 through July 30. Alumni of the Great Barrington Steiner School -- artists, craftsmen and sculptors -- Daniel Bellow, Christine Casarsa, Ben Junta, Christina Lane, John Lawson, Michael McManmon, Alan Papscun, Luke Shalan, Paula Shalan, Alix von Auenmueller. 40 Main St., Lee, (413) 394-5045.

Hoadley Gallery

Group show: Joan Diamant, paintings from own photographs; Kathy Winstanley, watercolors; Thomas Hoad ley, abstract paintings; Vincent Serbin, photographic collages; Jewelry by Julia Britell, Ken Loeber & Donna Look, Barbara Heinrich, Judy Neuge bauer, Niamh Duffy, Lulu, Erica Zap. Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 21 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-2814, www.hoadleygallery.com.

Hoffman Pottery

"Infinity Earth Tone": new and handbuilt coiled ware, garden sculptures, maskes; also plate painting for all ages, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday. 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4646 or www.EHoffman Pottery.com.

Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery

Mobiles, glass, jewelry, a gallery cafe and a viewing area into a studio/workspace. 8 Center St., West Stockbridge, www.artmobiles.com.

North Adams Regional Hospital

More than 200 new works by 19 local artists, part of the hospital's Community Art Program, through October. Surgical Services Waiting Area, Hospital Avenue, North Adams.

Schantz Galleries

Contemporary glass sculpture of artists including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and William Morris. 3 Elm St., Stockbridge, www.schantzgalleries .com.

Shade Gallery

Pen and Ink drawings, The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

Vault Gallery

Featuring Marilyn Kalish's paintings, including "The Birdcage." Photographs by Clemens Kalischer. 332 Main St., Great Barrington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (413) 644-0221, www.vaultgallery.net.

Wit Gallery

Contemporary and decorative art by more than 50 artists. Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 27 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-8808, www.thewitgallery.com.