ART GALLERIES: Suffield’s Pinney Gallery Presents Photo Exhibit | Free time

The Suffield Arts Council will present an exhibition of photographs by Springfield resident Bill Ferro at the Pinney Gallery at the Kent Memorial Library, 50 North Main St., Suffield.

Ferro, formerly of New York, was introduced to photography at an early age by his uncle and dabbled in the field for many years while traveling around the country.

Since moving to western Massachusetts, Ferro has photographed the coast from Maine to Florida.

The exhibition will feature many examples from Ferro’s portfolio, which includes vivid images of seascapes, wildlife, flowers and landscapes.

More recently, Ferro traveled to Alaska to photograph glaciers, mountains and wildlife.

The show, titled “Expressions In Light,” runs until March 31.

The exhibition is made possible through the joint efforts of Ferro, the Suffield Arts Council and the staff of the Kent Memorial Library.

A photo exhibition of ‘9/11 Flags’ by local photographer Michael Selissens is on display at the Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, until Saturday.

Selissens’ photos reflect the diversity of responses to the September attacks and that the American flag was a constant.

• Arts of Tolland will host its 17th juried art exhibition in April. For an application, call 860-871-7405 or email: [email protected]

The Windsor Art Center presents BD Stellmacher’s “Second Layer: Conversations through Canvas”, which opens Saturday and runs until April 23.

“Second Layer” will feature a series of large-scale paintings that explore the concept of recognizing and acknowledging the beauty that lies beneath one’s appearance. It challenges viewers to embrace the gifts, knowledge and wisdom that we individually possess and to resist the urge to judge one another based on race, gender, religion, sexuality, etc.

Stellmacher challenges people to dig deeper than they initially see and to “persevere to annihilate the surface of the first layer to embrace the magnificent richness that lies within the second.” In addition to the “Second Layer” series, Stellmacher will include paintings that explore themes such as social justice, music, religion, education, and the black experience in America.

Stellmacher is from Bloomfield.

Opening weekend will include a meet-and-greet and free take-out treats while supplies last.

Gallery hours are Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• A virtual artist talk is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Arts Center East will host its 11th annual member artist exhibition through Saturday, March 26.

Each year, Arts Center East dedicates an exhibition to its active artist members. The gift shop will be open during the exhibition to showcase more of its member artists and artisans.

Real Art Ways presents “Battlegrounds” – Elizabeth Flood’s first solo exhibition – on view until June 12. Through her ongoing practice of plein air painting in the elements, Flood investigates complex layers of extraction, violence, and expression in the American landscape. The artwork in the exhibit was made on Civil War battlefields in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Chancellorsville, Virginia, and at the United States Capitol.

“Battlegrounds” is a collection of works made over the past 1½ years, comprising six paintings and 18 drawings.

The gallery’s opening hours are Wednesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free entry.

The East Hartford Public Library invites the community to view artwork created by students from Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris and Silver Lane Elementary Schools. Colorful art is on display throughout the children’s department of the ground floor library.

The art installation is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the library. During an in-service teacher training held in the building, art teachers from across the district toured the library and saw the permanent art and museum works on display and were encouraged to view the Raymond Library as a public art space to share student art.

The artworks on display were created using a variety of mediums and techniques.

The library is at 840 Main St.

Manchester Arts Association

The Manchester Art Association’s latest exhibition is ‘Colorful Brushwork’, on view at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St., until April 6.

This exhibit features members’ work created with oils, water-based oils, alkyds and/or acrylics.

The Windham Arts Collaborative presents a ‘Women in the Arts’ exhibition at the Coffee Break Art Gallery at East Brook Mall, 95 Storrs Road in Mansfield.

Women artists display their paintings, photographs, baskets and pottery, which are also for sale.

Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and randomly.

The exhibition runs until March 27.

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