Arts Previews for April 13, 2018

  • At The Elusie Gallery Courtesy Ed Moret

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Art for Earth Day

Artist Ed Moret will exhibit a solo show on themes of climate change at The Elusie Gallery in Easthampton from April 14 through May 5. In 2017, Moret was named one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art by ArtTour International Magazine. He was also recognized and nominated for the Global Art Awards in Dubai, and he received an award for “Messenger of Peace” in Florence, Italy. Moret’s art has been shown at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, as well as in the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas. Moret was also featured in the documentary film, “Kintsugi - The Line of Destiny,” about the effects of climate change. The Elusie Gallery is located at Big Red Frame, 43 Main Street/Old Town Hall, in Easthampton. Learn more at bigredframe.com or at dmoret.com.

Apply for an arts grant!

The Northampton Arts Council announces the opening of ArtsEZ  2018 Spring Grant Round from April 18 through May 18. Individuals, schools and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for their creative projects taking place within Northampton, Florence and Leeds. The Arts Council will award up to $20,000 in grants in different categories including dance, film/video, literature, mixed media, music, theater and visual arts. (Funding for the grants comes from the proceeds from Arts Council events such as The Silver Chord Bowl, Transperformance, and First Night.) “Individual artists and arts organizations will receive equal consideration for grants,” according to press notes. “Last spring, the Council awarded $18,000 to 34 recipients with grants ranging from $250-$1,000.” Projects must start no earlier than July 1, 2018, and must be completed by June 30, 2019. Applications are available online. For more information, visit northamptonartscouncil.org/p/grants or call 587-1069.

‘Four Ways In’ conversation and exhibit

Artists Esther S White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present the exhibit “Four Ways In,” which runs through April 29 at the A.P.E. Gallery. The artists’ reception takes place on Friday, April 13, from 5-8 p.m., as part of Northampton’s Arts Night Out series. Their work explores themes of touch, permeability, barriers and proximity through the mediums of printmaking, textile, book art and sculpture. The A.P.E. Gallery is located at 126 Main Street in Northampton. For more information, visit apearts.org/upcoming.html.

Lenny Zarcone to play Great Falls Coffeehouse 

As part of Great Falls Coffeehouse, the monthly coffeehouse night hosted by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center (located at 1101, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls), singer/songwriter and folk musician Lenny Zarcone will perform tunes from Frank Sinatra and the great American songbook, as well as jazz standards and pop songs Friday, April 13, from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Both the museum and the museum store will be open during intermission. For more information, go to greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. 

‘Seeing Music’ art exhibit

Artist Lorna Ritz presents 16 paintings at the Oresman Gallery in the Brown Fine Arts Center at Smith College. The exhibit, “Seeing Music: Color Finds Rhythms, Harmonies, and Counterpoints,” is open from April 17 through May 17, with a reception taking place Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. Ritz describes her collection of paintings as “the movements of a symphony that take a year or more to fully realize.” The event is free and open to the public. The Oresman Gallery is located at 22 Elm St. in Northampton.