EVENTS & OPENINGS
Columbia County Council on the Arts
"Nature Mort et Vivant (Still Life, Florals and Botanicals)" opening Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Show through March 14. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p,m. at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Gallery Space, 1 North Front St., Hudson N.Y., (518) 828-4417.
Reception for Izhar Patkin's "Wandering Veil" with artist's talk, Saturday at 2 p.m. Tour of the artist's life and sweep of history."Octagon Room," labyrinthine, 19th-century-style vision of contemporary artist's study; "Life's Work," Tom Phillips' "A Humument" re-invented Victorian novel and Johnny Carrera's walk-in encyclopedia; "One Minute Film Festival"; Kidspace "Freedom's just another word for ..." Permanent Anselm Kiefer gallery and Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective." Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. www.massmoca.org
Norman Rockwell Museum
Jane Allen Petrick to speak on ‘Hidden in Plain Sight,' Saturday at 2 pm.: Talk on her book about Norman Rockwell's paintings with African-American, Asian and American Indian people, and the models Rockwell worked with to create these works, models and Rockwell's "The Gossips" returns on loan. ‘Wendell Minor's America' celebrates illustrator Wendell Minor's four-decade career, highlighting his 25th anniversary as one of the country's pre-eminent illustrators of historical picture books, through May 26.
Williams College Museum of Art
WCMA at Night event: Blank Slate -- in an empty museum, walls become canvas, 5 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu
A broad variety of visual arts on display in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor. Art changes on first Fridays monthly. Venues include Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.
‘Radical Traditionalism,' paintings by artists Janet Rickus and Colin Brant and ‘Exquisite Illusion' paintings by Warner Friedman and assemlages by Michael Zelehoski, curated by Van Shields, through Jan. 2. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, natural history and history exhibits. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum.org
Clark Art Institute
Exhibits at Stone Hill center from the collections -- "Sacred and Profane: 400 years of Religious and mythical paintings," "Face Time: Portrits and figures in paintings and sculpture," and "Land, Sea and Sky: The natural world in art 1600-1900," through March 23. Talks and film screenings. Trails open. Rest of musem closed for renovations. 225 South St., Williamstown.
Good Purpose Gallery
Exhibits highlight artists along the autism spectrum, 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
John Stritch silkscreen posters, companion to show at Gallery W. Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; (413) 499-9348. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.
Art on Main
Orner Cromwell's work on view through February. 5 p.m., 271 Main St., Great Barrington.
Barbara Prey Gallery
"The Magic of the Night," through Jan. 31. Hours daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 71 Spring St. Williamstown. (413) 884-6184, www.barbaraprey.com
"John Stritch: A Reflection," retrospecctive of posters, sculptures and paintings. Show through Jan. 31. Gallery hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (917) 674-4963.
Photographs by Paul Caponigro, contemporary master with work in major museums, Jan. 29. Gallery hours Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 39 Spring St., Williamstown. (413) 458-1700, www.theharrisongallery.com
"Infinite Emerald Green" 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646. www.ehoffmanpottery.com
"On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being through the Creative Process," three figurative artists and their visual explorations of well-being: Valerie Hammond, Keun Young Park and Sheila Ross. 5-6:30 p.m., Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
"Nude" group show, photography and mixed media. Gallery hours Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Show through mid-March. 6 Elm St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com
This is an evolving listing -- and it will grow.
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