February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)
Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Never Abandon Imagination

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the acclaimed illustrator/writer that will be on view at the Museum through May 28, 2018. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s influences and artistic process.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Carberry Gallery Presents "Legacy"

February 1-28. In celebration of Black History Month, the gallery presents McCannon's elaborate and colorful quilt designs highlighting the many women of color who have made significant contributions to the history of African Americans. All quilts are made of wool and fiber that has been felted, hand-embroidered and beaded into intricate quilt designs. A meet-and-greet reception is schedule for Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Pulp Romance

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exhibition of works by Ms. Stoll Karn, one of just a few female illustrators working during the heyday of popular romance and dime store magazines of the 1940s. On view at the Museum from February 10 through June 10, 2018, the exhibition will look at the artistic contributions that Stoll Karn made to the pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists. Opening reception February 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramics

February 20, 2018–September 9, 2018. Pulled from the storage vaults of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics from the permanent collection. Recognized by American museums as fine art only within the past seventy years, ceramic pieces are still often relegated to the category of decorative art or craft. This exhibition celebrates the outstanding creativity of American artists working in clay during the 20th century including Brother Thomas Bezanson, George Peterson and Beatrice Wood.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art, Public Lecture

Bodies in Earth: Postwar Japanese Ceramics, Photography, and Installation Art. February 27, 5 PM. Placing the human body in direct physical contact with some mode of earthy matter was a widespread impulse in ceramics, photography, and installation art in postwar Japan. A new aesthetics of earth was driven by the historical context of full-throttle economic growth and urbanization that polluted the land. This lecture considers critical responses to these conditions by photographers, ceramicists, and avant-garde installation artists working in Japan in the 1950s through 1970s.

Springfield MA

b Springfield, Celebrity Bartender

Some local celebrities and community leaders will be rolling up their sleeves and filling up your glasses in an effort to raise money for Junior Achievement of Western MA as part of the JA Celebrity Bartender Event! Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Head over to Plan B Burger Bar to take part in this fun fundraiser event for JA. You can expect to see a lot of people you know!