ART GALLERIES: Eastern Arts Center Members’ Exhibit Ends Saturday | Free time

The 11th annual Eastern Arts Center member artist exhibition is on view through Saturday at 709 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon.

Gallery hours are today through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Each year, Arts Center East dedicates an exhibition to its active artist members. The exhibit showcases the varied talents and artistic accomplishments of the members.

During the exhibition, the gift shop will be open to showcase even more member artists and artisans.

The exhibition is also visible online at:

• Arts Center East will present an exhibition of contemporary still lifes, artworks and information about 19th and early 20th century artist Charles Ethan Porter, April 1-30.

Porter lived in the Rockville section of Vernon most of his life and studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York, where he was one of the first black artists to exhibit there and is considered the one of the most revered African-American still lifes. painters.

Porter’s works in the exhibition are privately owned and have not been officially authenticated.

The Windsor Art Center presents BD Stellmacher’s “Second Layer: Conversations through Canvas”, 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.

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.

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, dabbled in photography for many years while traveling 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.

Mildred D. Field