Art exhibits at Berkshire museums and galleries


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Bennington Center for the Arts

Vermont Watercolor Society's show opens Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., with awards from Frank Constantino, member of New England Watecolor Society. Juried show, culled from more than 240 members, through Dec. 22. Plein Air Vermont paintings through late December. 44 Gypsy Lane, Route 9, Bennington, Vt.


Alchemy Initiative

Holiday popup gallery with artists to appear in annual Handmade Holiday Festival. Saturdays through November, noon to 4 p.m. 305 North St., Pittsfield.


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

Berkshire Museum

‘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.

Clark Art Institute

Exhibits at Stone Hill center from the collections. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Good Purpose Gallery

Rotating exhibits highlight artists along the autism spectrum, 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Mass MoCA

"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 Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective." Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

‘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. Permenant collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and Saturday Evening Post covers. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980," vital legacy of the African-American arts community in Los Angeles. "72 Degrees: LA Art from the Collection" 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Harrison Gallery

Janet Rickus and Stanley Bielen, still life paintings through Nov. 30. 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,

Gallery W

‘Fibrous' exhibition: 13 artists in media from quilts to paper. Gallery hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (917) 674-4963.

Gallery 25

Bonnie White, folk art paintings, calendars and puzzles, through Nov. Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. (413) 441-2626.

Salmon Falls Artisans

Asparagus Valley Potter's Guild Exhibit through Dec. 31: group show of 27 Clay Artists who live and work in the Pioneer or Asparagus Valley. Also glasswork from Josh Simpson, a founding member of AVPG and owner of Salmon Falls Gallery1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, (413) 625-9833


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