Thursday July 4, 2013

EVENTS & OPENINGS

Artswalk

Visual arts in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor; occurs on first Fridays monthly. Schedule: firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Portraits of Berkshire County Elders," photo exhibition opens Friday, July 5. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Sohn Gallery

"A Distinct Vision," Greg Gorman. Opening reception July 5, 4-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 Elm St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com.

ART MUSEUMS & SHOWS

Arrowhead

"Rally ‘round the flag of freedom: Berkshires men of the 54th Massachusetts" is a sculpture in progress by Michael Melle. Through October 31. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. (413) 442-1793, www.mobydick.org.

Bennington Museum

"Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War," a two-part exhibition on the local community's involvement in this historic national conflict. Through October 27. "Cyanotypes from the Arbor series," seven life-size photographs of a tree and the shadow it casts. Through September 2. "150th Anniversary of the Jane Stickle Quilt," a celebration of a remarkable quilt. Opens August 31.


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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

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," study on paper's spacial and sculptural potential. Gallery honoring Northeastern peoples. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org.

Clark Art Institute

"Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History," a collection of the nineteenth century artist's work. Through September 8. "George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci," an exhibit of soft, ethereal landscapes. Through September 8. "Kidspace @ the Clark: Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!" looks at four varities of museums and their different genres. Through August 11. "Clark Remix," an assortment of the Clarks' extensive collection. Through January 1, 2014. 25 South St., Williamstown, www.clarkart.edu.

Community Access to Arts

"I Am a Part of Art," CATA's annual art show, Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield. Opens July 25. www.communityaccesstothearts.org.

DownStreet Art

Galleries throughout downtown North Adams open new shows tonight, 5 to 8 p.m., and fourth Thursdays monthly. Downtown North Adams. Closes October 31.

DuBois Center

Ongoing selection of pieces of African-American history. Hours Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. 684 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 644-9595.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Exploring Shapes" exhibit. Examines the way shapes are involved with the creation of modern art. Hourly guided tours, Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lenox.

Great Barrington Historical Society

Archival collection of over 5,000 artifacts from the town's rich history. Hours: noon to 4 p.m., through Monday. 817 South Main St., Great Barrington.

Hancock Shaker Village

‘A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA': work of photographer Noel Vicentini, who was hired as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project in 1936 to document the Shaker villages in upstate New York and western Massachusetts for the newly-formed Index of American Design. More than 200 black-and-white photographs show Shaker craft, architecture, and culture. "Seasons" group show of paintings. Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. www.hancockshakervillage.org.

IS183

Emerging Artist Showcase opening, June 22, 4 p.m. Annual IS183 student art exhibition, to Aug. 25. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Knox Gallery

Edith L. Wilson exhibition, Monterey artist. Hours: Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday 4 to 6 p.m., Friday 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey. (413) 528-3795.

Mass MoCA

Xu Bing, "Phoenix," sculpture by pre-eminent artist in China. "Marko Remec: Totally Totem," "Guillame Leblon: Under My Shoe," "Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape," "Joseph Montgomery: Five Sets Five Reps," "Love to Love you," "Life's Work: Tom Phillips and Johnny Carrera," "Mark Dion: The Octagon Room," "One Minute Film Festival," Kidspace rotating exhibits, Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective," ongoing. Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.massmoca.org. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic," a collection of art for this 1937 film. Closes October 27. Norman Rockwell collection. Stockbridge Models Project. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

"Drury Band 90th 1923-2013," a collection of memorabilia celebrating the blossoming of this band Through August. 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.northadams history.org.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Photographer Evie Lovett of Putney exhibits a unique and highly personal portrait of drag queens in rural Vermont in "Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co." Show through May 18. Mill Gallery, VAE Sage Street Mill, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (802) 442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.

West Stockbridge Library

"Florida Exhibit by Patrick Barry." Library hours are Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4465.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Teaching with Art: The Persian Image," "The Object of Art," and permanent collection. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., Williamstown.

GALLERIES

Art On Main

A photographic celebration of San Miguel de Allende. Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-2446

Brill Gallery

"Leonard Freed: The Italians," a series of photos on his beloved Italy. ""Kaitlyn 5x5: the Girl with the Crescent Moons Tattoo," an exhibit on female nudes. Eclipse Mill, North Adams. (413) 664-4353, www.brillgallery109.com.

Childs Studio Art Gallery

Photography exhibit at Triplex Cinema in conjunction with the Berkshire Film Festival featuring works by Michael Lavin Flower. Through July 15. Group glass exhibition feturing established and emerging artists. Through July 14. Group craft and art exhibition. 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 54 p.m. and (413) 429-1945, www.childsstudioarts.com.

DeVries Fine Art International

A Festival of Angels, new work. Bronze scultpture by Andrew DeVries. 62 Church St., Lenox. (413) 238-7755, www.andrewdevries.com.

Gallery 51

"Other Hudson Chapter Two," an exhibit showing work from the NY Hudson Valley. Closes July 21. Gallery hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 51 Main St., North Adams, www.mcla.edu/gallery51.

Good Purpose Gallery

"Earth & Atmosphere,: an exhibit of atmospheric landscapes. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 40 Main St., Lee, (413) 394-5045, goodpurpose.org.

Harrison Gallery

Curt Hanson & Stan Taft show. Closes June 30. Mark Davis solo show. Closes June 30. "Mingei Ceramics." Closes July 31. "Remembering Henry Geldzahler: Stephen Hannock, Tom Slaughter, Ray Charles White, Scott Kilgour." Opens July 6. Hideaki Miyamura solo show Opens August 3. Petria Mitchell solo show. Opens August 3. Hours Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 to 4. 39 Spring St., Williamstown, (413) 458-1700.

Hoadley Gallery

A variety of work in fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, ceramic art, wearables, glass, functional pottery, paintings, photography, and home furnishings featuring a veritable cornucopia of artists. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-2814, www.hoadleygallery.com.

Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery

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

Isha Nelson Gallery

A marketplace for art and design. Railroad Street in Great Barrington.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Featuring the work of dozens of fine artists. 402 Park St., Route 183, Housatonic, (413) 274-1432.

Le Petit Musee @ Wild Sage

Art as a part of Artswalk. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 333 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 447-7000.

Marketplace Cafe

Features various artists as a part of Artwalk. June is Jennifer Kimball July is Brian C. Colbert, and August is Kathryn Jensen. 55 North St., Pittsfield.

Old Chatham Country Store

Monthly rotating shows. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Village Square, Old Chatham, N.Y., www.theoldchathamcountrystore.com.

PRESS Gallery

Public Art Project feturing a fully operational Vandercook Universal III Proof Press. 105 Main St., North Adams. letterpressasapublicartproject.wordpress.com

Salmon Falls

Fine art gallery representing over 80 local artists and the glass art of Josh Simpson. 1 Ashfield St. #9, Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9833, www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Schantz Galleries

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

Siena Gallery

Artists in jewelry, Main Street, Lenox. Hours Wednesday to Saturday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.siennagallery.com.

Sohn Gallery

"A Body Biography," Matuscha. Through July 1. "A Distinct Vision," Greg Gorman. Opens July 5. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 Elm St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com.

Studio21South

"Cabinet of Curiosities," gallery of rotating contemporary artworks emphasizing oil paintings. Open by appointment any time. 40 Eagle St., North Adams.

Vault Gallery

Marilyn Kalish's paintings, including "The Birdcage." Also featuring work by Leonard Baskin, Barry Moser and Ormond Gigli. 332 Main St., Great Barrington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (413) 644-0221, www.vaultgallery.net.

White Gallery

"Return to Gotham" by David Dunlop. Through July 14. Hours: Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 344 Main St., Lakeville, Conn. (860) 435-1029, www.thewhitegalleryart.com

Wit Gallery

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