Arts Previews for Oct. 13, 2017

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Olivia Bernard’s Solo Exhibition

Local artist Olivia Bernard will be presenting her recent installation works at Smith College’s Oresman Gallery at the Brown Fine Arts Center. Titled “What Lies Between,” the exhibition features a series of large, evocative installations, made of paper, thread, glass and wax, and developed from single sculptures and works on paper. According to press notes, “This ephemeral series explores the terrain that lies between drawing and sculpture reflecting the artist’s investigation of materials ranging from sheer skin to solid glass and steel.”

The exhibition runs through Oct. 31, with a public reception at the gallery on Friday Oct. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., during Northampton’s Arts Night Out. For more information visit oliviabernard.com 

Three Exhibitions at Hampden Gallery

The Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst will open three exhibitions on Oct. 15, showing the works of Greta Gundersen, Rhonda Smith and Laurie M. Goddard. The artists each explore, respectively, “boundary between abstraction and representation,” “ancient relationship between rock, water, and human,” and “imaginary board games inspired by long languid talks in odd places,” according to press notes.

For more information, visit fac.umass.edu.

Lyra Music Benefit Concert

Lyra Music, a non-profit music festival in residence at Smith College, will host their annual benefit concert on Oct. 22 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton. The non-profit classical music organization trains young pianists and string players during the summer and offers them a stage at the annual Lyra Music Festival. The festival aims to bring the young talents and the local community together through high-quality classical music performance. 

For more information lyramusic.bpt.me.