Art shows and events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont


Feb. 27-March 5


MCLA Gallery 51

Opening reception: "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art," featuring works by Renee Bouchard and Ilene Spiewak, 5 p.m.

Salmon Falls Artisans

"Elice Davis Pieropan: A Life of Painting," a retrospective of works, March 1-April 28. Reception: Sunday, March 9, 2-4 p.m. 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, (413) 625-9833


Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Route 9, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Museum

"Berkshires Collect" more than 40 collectors share their passions, opening Saturday. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, natural history and history exhibits. Mohican and American Indian art and history. 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 -- "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.

Columbia County Council on the Arts

"Nature Mort et Vivant (Still Life, Florals and Botanicals)" 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.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; (413) 499-9348. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.

MCLA Gallery 51

"Persistence of Spirit," an exhibition of paintings by three prominent Haitian artists, Philippe Dodard, Gontron Durocher and Ronald Mevs. Free. Show through Feb. 23, 51 Main St., North Adams.

Mass MoCA

"In Transit: Between Image and Object," artists Dike Blair, Hugh Scott-Douglas and duo Guyton\Walker, paintings on shipping crates. Izhar Patkin's "Wandering Veil," 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.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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. "Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson," through March 9. Permenant collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and Saturday Evening Post covers. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Solo shows: abstract art by Elizabeth Nagle, sculpture by Gyula Varosy and landscape oils by Robert Moylan. Members show through Feb. 23. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. West Road, Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-1405,

Southern Vermont College

Barbara Ackerman, ‘Histories,' MFA thesis paintings inspired by trip through the Southwest, through Feb. 21. (802) 447-6316,

Vermont Arts Exchange

"Spacing Out," Bennington College 8th annual printmaking show: Work by Christina Cary, Zoe Elston, Tobias Murphy and Genya Rocca-Owodunni, through Feb. 21. Sage Street Mill, 29 Sage St., North Bennington.

Williams College Museum of Art

Zanele Muholi, internationally recognized South African photographer and visual actvist who bears witness to the experiences of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersexed people from many African countries, will lead a tour of her new exibit on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. "American Art: 1950s to 1970s," works by artists who crossed paths in New York while exploring gesture and abstraction. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Art on Main

Orner Cromwell's work on view through February. 5 p.m., 271 Main St., Great Barrington.


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

Barbara Prey Gallery

"The Magic of the Night,"which includes Barbara Prey's NASA-commissioned piece, "The International Space Station," through Feb. 28. Hours daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 71 Spring St. Williamstown. (413) 884-6184,

BCC Intermodal Center Art Gallery

"Survey," paintings by Peggy Rivers through Feb. 28.1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Gallery 25

Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. (413) 441-2626.

Gallery W

Gallery hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (917) 674-4963.

Good Purpose Gallery

"The Art of Autism," through March 10. Rotating exhibits highlight artists along the autism spectrum, 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Harrison Gallery

Solo exhibition of paintings by Leslie Peck through Feb. 27. Free and pen to the all. 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,

Hilltown 6 pottery tour

8th Annual Pottery Tour & Sale, July 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Mike McCarthy,, (413) 634-8811

Hoffman Pottery

"Infinite Emerald Green" 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646.

Images Cinema

50 Spring St., Williamstown,

J Fox Gallery

South St., Stockbridge. (413) 446-2316.

Mandeville Gallery

"On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being through the Creative Process," three figurative artists: Valerie Hammond, Keun Young Park and Sheila Ross. 5-6:30 p.m., Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Meeting House Gallery

Route 57, New Marlborough.

North Adams Artists' Co-op Gallery

33 Main St., North Adams.

North Adams Regional Hospital

Nearly 200 new works by 20 local artists, part of the hospital's Community Art Program, through April. Surgical Services Waiting Area, Hospital Avenue, North Adams.

Outsiders art

"Darlin, I Love You," paintings on paper by Karl Mullen of Williamstown, Inn at Willow Pond, 74 Willow Pond Road, Manchester, Vt.

Sanford Smith Fine Art

"All Coupled Up," a couple of paintings from a variety of its artists, throguh March. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 6777.

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,

The Parlor Cafe

"Elements: A Portrait Series," first installment of an ongoing project, by photographer Ian Grey, through March 8. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; closed Sunday. 303 Ashland St., North Adams, (413) 346-4279.

Vault Gallery

Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., historic Mahaiwe Bank building on the corner of Main and Castle streets, downtown Great Barrington.

White Gallery

"Winter Show." Winter gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. 344 Main St., Lakeville, Conn. (860) 435-1029.


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