Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Watercolor landscapes

“New England Landscapes,” an exhibit by Ashfield painter Walter Cudnohufsky, will be on view through April 30 in the second-floor waiting-area gallery at 22 Atwood Drive in Northampton.

Cudnohufsky paints seasonal, New England landscapes, in watercolor. He shows work locally and regionally. For information, visit

Crazy quilt

“Keeping Busy: Five Contemporary Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie’s Mourning Quilt c. 1884,” an exhibit of artwork by Angela Zammarelli, Anna Slezak, Annie Sollinger, Kat Howard and Lucy Trainor, curated by Esther S. White, will open with a reception Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through March 6 at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. There will be a related talk by Jennifer Scanlon, “The Space Between: Rediscovering the Folly Cove Designers,” Feb. 27 at 2 p.m., at Historic Northampton.

Lambie started a crazy quilt in 1884, at the height of the American “craze.” Raised in New York City, Lambie married Jasper E. Lambie of Easthampton in 1875. They spent the first 10 years of their marriage in Easthampton; the couple moved in 1885 to Northampton, where Jasper Lambie co-owned a dry goods shop on Main Street, with his brother John. The quilt Henrietta Lambie made was a memorial to two children she lost in the 1880s. She cut the fabric from her family’s wardrobe, including dresses belonging to her two lost daughters.

Using varied approaches to textile art, the contemporary artists have created new works in response to the quilt, which will be on display. For information, visit

At Invisible Fountain

“Eye Candy,” an exhibit of new paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac, will open with a party Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Invisible Fountain in the Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, in Easthampton.

The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays, and sometimes on weekends. With the motto: “Art For All,” Cavagnac says he aims to create original and affordable art. For information, visit

Art in Easthampton

“Winter Interlude,” an exhibition of paintings of winter scenes in the Pioneer Valley by artists Elizabeth Chase, Betty Schaffer, Lois Parient and Nancy Caffall, will be on view through March 31 at the City Hall Gallery, 50 Payson Ave. in Easthampton.

The exhibit is part of a series of shows presented by the Easthampton Art Guild and Easthampton City Arts+. The EAG is an arts group of seniors in the local community. The guild meets weekly to create and share artists’ work.

Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit

At Robert Floyd

“Rock Paper Scissors,” a group photo exhibit, will be on view through Feb. 28 at the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center, 2 East St., Southampton. There will be a reception Feb. 28, with an artist conversation at 3 p.m.

The black-and-white photo exhibit will feature works by Dan Milberg of Leeds, Mary Agnes Nelen of Easthampton and Rosemary Polletta of Springfield. It includes photographs of landscapes and urbanscapes and head-and-shoulders portraits.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call 529-2635 or visit

Ukes at Forbes

The Well Tempered Ukes will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Calvin Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library, 20 West St. in Northampton.

The trio plays and sings mainly early music and parlor and art songs. The group, in residency at the library, will perform new and old songs from its repertory, share historical and cultural information about the songs and the ukuleles, and offer tips and insights about ukulele playing.

The residency is the first of its kind at the library; the aim is to support artists’ processes and program development by providing time, space and opportunity for teaching, performance and conversation, according to organizers. For information, visit

Talking shop

Local photographer Michael Zide will be a guest speaker Wednesday at 2 p.m. on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s program “Vox Pop,” a live, call-in show. The format for the hour combines an interview with host Ray Graf, and time for audience questions.

Zide will talk about developing a photographic vision and the richness of subject matter he finds near his Amherst home, and around the Valley. For information, visit


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