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Photo Exhibit “At the Water’s Edge” to Benefit Kestrel

Loomis Village 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, United States

Photographer Ray Hubbe will be presenting a new exhibit of his work called "At the Water's Edge" beginning September 25 at Loomis Village in South Hadley. The collection of photos examines the various scenes, objects and activity one encounters where land and water meet. Ray photographs mostly birds, animals and nature scenes but also photographs…

Story Walk: Night, Night Valley!

Greenberg Family Conservation Area 113 Southampton Road, Westhampton, MA, United States

Add a little magic to your next family outing in the woods with our Story Walk! Take a walk through the woods at the Greenberg Family Conservation Area in Westhampton and celebrate beloved places in the Pioneer Valley with the story "Night, Night Valley" written by local author Jennifer Page and beautifully illustrated with watercolor…

Winter Plein Air Paint Out at the Kestrel House

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Land and art have been intertwined for hundreds of years. In fact, the historic tradition of landscape painting in Western Massachusetts by artists like Thomas Cole contributed to the American land conservation movement in the 19th century. This year, Kestrel is excited to partner with the Amherst Plein Air Society to offer a 4-part Plein…

Spring Plein Air Paint Out

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Land and art have long been intertwined. It was the historic tradition of landscape painting here in Western Massachusetts by artists like Thomas Cole that contributed to the American land conservation movement in the 19th century. Kestrel Land Trust and the Amherst Plein Air Society are partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting…

Summer Plein Air Paint Out

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Land and art have long been intertwined. It was the historic tradition of landscape painting here in Western Massachusetts by artists like Thomas Cole that contributed to the American land conservation movement in the 19th century. Kestrel Land Trust and the Amherst Plein Air Society are partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting…

Robert Floyd Photo Exhibit: Celebrating Kestrel Land Trust

Monson House of Art 200 Main St., Monson, MA, United States

Nature and the land have been inspiring artists and photographers for generations. The Connecticut River Valley provides a wide range of those inspiring views with its many conserved mountains, meadows, streams, ponds, and farms. Throughout the last year, the Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton generously sponsored a photography contest to benefit Kestrel. Talented photographers have…

Ben Cosgrove: Music of the Landscape

South Hadley Public Library 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA, United States

Join us at South Hadley Public Library at 6:30 pm on November 16 for an enchanting evening with award-winning pianist, Ben Cosgrove, performing nature-inspired keyboard compositions. Ben is a traveling composer-performer who has spent years grappling with the vexing question of how to depict and engage with nature in his work. In recent projects, Ben…

The Forest Floor: Intimate Landscapes by Pat Crutchfield

Robert Floyd Gallery 2 East Street, Southampton, MA, United States

The Robert Floyd Gallery presents Patricia Crutchfield’s photography exhibit The Forest Floor: Intimate Landscapes from Kestrel Land Trust Conservation Areas on view from November 1 through 30, 2022. For the past 18 months, Pat visited and photographed conservation areas that Kestrel has helped protect, producing intimate images of the land that delight the heart and…

Engaging Nature Exhibit

Leverett Crafts & Arts Center 13 Montague Rd, Leverett, MA

In the Valley, we're fortunate to be surrounded not only by beautiful landscapes, but also by talented artists who capture the essence of the land in paintings. Engaging Nature: Recent Work by the Amherst Plein Air Society is the monthly exhibit in May at Leverett Arts & Culture Center. Nearly 35 Amherst Plein Air Society…

Spring Plein Air Paint Out at Foxcroft Farm

Foxcroft Farm Amherst, MA

Painting "en plein air" (the French phrase meaning outside or in the open air) captures the spirit and essence of a landscape, enhancing our relationship with the natural world. Join Kestrel and Amherst Plein Air Society for a spring paint out at Foxcroft Farm in Amherst on Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 AM to 1:00…

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