March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018 (Sunday)
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.

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.

Springfield MA

Springfield College Art Exhibition

Through March 12. Art Exhibition: All Two-Gather by Andrae Green. Andrae Green’s paintings span his career, and in a way, is a mini-retrospection. The paintings show how his thought process has evolved—and is evolving—and also where he might end up. Painting is how he documents both his inner and outer life and it helps him to come to grips with worlds within and outside.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Botanic Garden Spring Bulb Show

March 3-18, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation. The bulb show is a Smith tradition that began in the early 1900s. A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring. Opening Lecture by Tim Johnson Stories About Seeds, Friday March 2, 7:30pm.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Carberry Gallery Presents Sean Greene

March 6-27. Carberry Gallery presents new work/solo exhibition by Sean Greene, a Florence, Mass, artist. Sean Greene has been exhibiting frequently in the U.S. in galleries. He received grants from the Somerville and Northampton Arts Councils, the Artists Resource Trust and recently has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. His work is in private collections in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and France, as well as the corporate collection of Neiman Marcus, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Maple Harvest Day

March 11. Pancake Breakfast 10am-Noon, $5; Maple Harvest Program 11am-3pm, Free. Pancakes with pure Massachusetts maple syrup, sausages, coffee and juice will be served in the Red Barn. At the Gilbert Farmstead, see a demonstration of a sugar camp and sap boiling, fireplace cooking demonstration, and crafts. Select maple products and memorabilia will also be available for sale.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience

Mar 10, 7:30pm. A tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined which includes such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” “It’s So Easy,” and of course, “Rave On.”

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents The Chieftains

Mar 11, 7:30PM. The Chieftains - 2017 marked the 55th Anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. Since 1962, they have been six-time Grammy Award winners and been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries and to blend tradition with modern music, has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Annual Leprechaun Plunge

March 11. 10:30AM - 4PM. The Plunge is an annual event helping selected local charities. Plunge participants raise pledges for a charity from our list in the weeks leading up to the Plunge and, on the day of the event, plunge into the frigid waters of the Connecticut River at Brunelle’s Marina. The event includes a luncheon after the plunge, raffles, music and fun.