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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Trevor Richardson, the director of the Herter Arts Gallery.

Still painting after all these years: Herter Gallery opens retrospective show on painter John Grillo, former UMass professor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When John Grillo arrived at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1967, he was 50 years old, and in the view of some, his art was largely passé. The abstract expressionist painter had begun making his mark in the years after World War II and had studied and rubbed elbows with some of the biggest American abstract artists. But by …

Maureen Shea re-joins Dance Generators in Northampton as artistic director

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seven years after departing from the local Northampton dance group Dance Generators, Maureen Shea is coming back as artistic director. Taking over the position from Kristin Horrigan, who was the artistic director from 2006 to 2014, Shea says she hopes to lead the group into new and challenging repertoires. Dance Generators, which was …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Decorated by Mother Nature

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I know I’m not alone in my fondness for antique or aging farm equipment: I see tractors, plows, wheels and other items used to display merchandise, as planters, and as lawn decorations throughout the Pioneer Valley. This one, decorated by nature with wild grasses, flowers and vines, made a nice display for visitors …

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Art People: Deborah Foucault | gallery owner

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The inaugural exhibit of the Folcwald Gallery of Sculptural Art in Amherst represents a love story, a tale of courage and international intrigue and treasures of mid-20th-century American art. The story of the gallery’s creation by Deborah Foucault …

Nick Clark, longtime Eric Carle Museum curator, to retire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

H. Nichols “Nick” Clark, chief curator and founding director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, will step down from his post at the end of December after more than 13 years at the Amherst museum. …

Art auction will benefit Tilton Library in Deerfield

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Friends of the Tilton Library will hold a month-long art auction in the library between Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. The auction, which will feature work by local artists, kicks off with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Bids will be …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Not-so-endless summer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

About this time of year I find myself winning a battle, but not the war, with those who would say that summer is over. Yep, Labor Day and the start of school surely spell the end, but we …

Art People: Alexandra Lynch | collage artist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alexandra Lynch is a painter, a poet, a law school graduate (who got hives just thinking about practicing law, so she didn’t), a fashion impresario, a curio hunter, and, most recently, a collage artist. In her current work, …

Grand-opening celebration Saturday for South Hadley’s new $10.1 million library

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The grand-opening celebration Saturday for the new $10.1 million public library at 2 Canal St. in the Falls section of town will include tours, music and exhibits as well as talks on local history, environmental design and anti-poverty work. The South Hadley Community Band will …

Art People: Jonathan Wilhelm | painter, woodcut artist

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jonathan Wilhelm describes himself as a hard worker who’s been focused on his art for 20 years. That’s not an unusual length of time — but the fact that Wilhelm is only 25 does add context. “My earliest …

Photo Gallery: Remembrance of things past

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I was hunting for a feature-photo opportunity recently on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts, where I took this photo of the empty colonnade at the Fine Arts Center, and I was struck with a funny …

Physicist puts time on timeless Monet painting

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Impressionist art movement began Nov. 13, 1872, right around 7:35 a.m. local time. That’s the moment Claude Monet put brush to canvas to depict a hazy sunrise seen from his hotel room in Le Havre, according to Donald Olson, a physicist at Texas State University, San Marcos. …

Art People: Elizabeth Bannish | printmaker, illustrator

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elizabeth Bannish wasn’t sure what she’d major in when she arrived at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Much as she liked art, she wondered how practical it would be as a career. She also had an interest in …