PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3
This untitle work and others by Olivia Bernard are on view at Gallery A3 in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »
Works by Cindy Utama are on view at the Burnett Gallery in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »
Celtic Woman "Believe" tour 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia at The Fox Theatre Purchase photo reprints »
Works by Ellen Moyer are on view atg the Burnett Gallery in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »
The red circle figures greatly in works byt Zachary Gedelma,n whose paintings are on view at the Western Massachsetts Recovery Learning Center. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE YOUTH ACTION COALITION
An exhibit by Amherst youths, based on shoes, is on view at Freedom Trails Gallery in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Jennifer Bellor's "Uprising" for drum set and wind ensemble will be performed March 2 at UMass. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSIC IN DEERFIELD
The Talich String Quartet performs March 2 at Smith College. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3
"Grandma's Teal Garden" and other works by Beverly Floyd are on view at Gallery A3. Purchase photo reprints »
An exhibit of artwork by Florence artist Zachary Gedelman, also known as his online alias Zachary Outlaw, will open with a reception March 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will remain on view through May 31 at the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community Center, 74 Federal St. in Greenfield.
Gedelman, who creates artwork and writes poetry, says he began his current creative journey, which he calls is “recovery journey,” on March 1, 2011 — just before he moved to western Massachusetts to join a recovery program and start a new life. This exhibit celebrates the second anniversary of his recovery.
There will be live music featuring Hadley jazz musician Kevin Jones and iBand.
The center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Music at UMass
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Ensemble will present a concert March 2 at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Concert Hall on campus.
Conducted by UMass music professor James Patrick Miller, the concert will feature the premiere of “Danza Hipnotica,” by UMass master’s degree student in music, Javier Marquez. The piece was the winning composition at the 2013 UMass Wind Ensemble Composition Contest.
Also on the program: works by Schwantner, Husa and Milhaud, and “Uprising,” a piece written for drum set and wind ensemble by guest composer-in-residence, Jennifer Bellor. Bellor is a faculty member at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.
The guest soloist will be UMass music professor Thomas Giampietro on drums.
Tickets cost $10; $3 for UMass students; $5 for other students, children and seniors. To reserve, call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511 or visit fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
Czech String Quartet
The Talich String Quartet will perform March 2 at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall at Smith College in Northampton. The concert is co-sponsored by Music in Deerfield and the Smith College Music Department.
The name Talich has represented Czech musicianship for nearly a century, starting with the quartet’s namesake, Czech Philharmonic conductor Vaclav Talich. His nephew, Jan Talich, founded the quartet in 1964, and was featured as first violin in many prize-winning recordings of music by Mozart, Beethoven and native composers, including Dvorak, Smetana and Janácek.
The quartet, now in its second generation, features the founder’s son, Jan Talich Jr., on first violin. The other members are Roman Patocka, violin; Vladimir Bukac, viola; and Petr Prause, cello.
On the program: works from Spain, France and Norway. The opening song will be “La Oracion del Torero” (“The Bullfighter’s Prayer”), by Spanish impressionist Joaquin Turina.
Tickets in advance cost $28 ($32 at the door); $5 for students under 18; $10 for accompanying adults and students 18 and over. To reserve, call 774-4200 or visit www.musicindeerfield.org.
The Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman will perform March 3 at 5 p.m. at the Mullins Center on the UMass campus.
The members of Celtic Woman, vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, combine the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with original compositions and contemporary pop standards. The group was recently named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 World Music Artist. The group has sold nearly 3 million concert tickets worldwide. Tickets cost $39, $59 and $99. For information or to reserve, visit celticwoman.com.
“Red Sea,” an exhibit of work by Julie Lapping Rivera, will open with a reception March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will remain on view through April 28 at the Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St.
Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Burnett Gallery
“Color, or Not?,” an exhibit of watercolor paintings, repeating nature designs, photographs and paper cut-art by western Massachusetts artists Ellen Moyer and Cindy Utama, will open with a reception March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through March 29 at the Burnett Gallery, in the Jones Library, 43 Amity St. in Amherst.
At Gallery A3
An exhibit of work by Olivia Bernard and Beverly Floyd will open with a reception March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a discussion with the artists at 6:30 p.m., and will remain on view through March 30 at Gallery A3, 28 Amity St. in Amherst.
Bernard’s work makes reference to personal events, nature and larger world events. She uses delicate materials such as paper, wire, wax and mylar to create installations, objects and drawings that examine ephemeral aspects of life: skin, wings, lungs, clouds, water, breath and air.
Floyd is a painter and printmaker whose materials and techniques include collage and digital images. Beeswax and used tea bags are favorite materials as well as collage materials from magazines, books, and domestic family linens.
For information, call 256-4250 or visit www.gallerya3.com.
‘Get Up and Get Down’
The Get Up and Get Down Youth Coalition worked in collaboration with local artists Alicia Renadette and Angela Zamarelli to create an installation that considers, dissects and reconstructs the shoe. The exhibit opens with a reception March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Freedom Trail Gallery, 534 Main St. in Amherst.
The youths began by collecting old shoes, dissecting them and building larger-than-life cardboard models. They walked in the mud and captured their footprints, built sculptures made of tongues and soles, and eventually constructed a shoe large enough to walk inside.
Youth Action Coalition promotes youth empowerment through progressive arts and social action projects. For information, visit www.youthactioncoalition.org.