FALL RIVER — "Histories: Lived, Learned, and Inherited," featuring artwork by Michelle Brown, Talin Megherian and Stephanie Roberts-Camello opens March 5 at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College."'Histories: Lived, Learned, and Inherited' is the third and final exhibition in the gallery's ongoing series of shows that examine the ways we reflect on the past, the ways we connect and associate the lived experience with our understandings of history, of loss, and of change," said Gallery Director Kathleen Hancock in a press release for the exhibit. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, March 5, 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is on display through April 4. Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;  Saturday: 1- 4 p.m. Admission: Free and open to the public. For more information, call 774-357-2439 or bristolcc.edu/gallery/

 

WESTPORT — The Watershed Alliance is hosting its seventh annual Winter Art Show and silent auction at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery. This year, the 47 local artists have created the theme “BOAT ART-ifacts” transforming old wooden boat parts into works of art. Over 50 parts from old sailing boats were donated and are being beautified by many well-known local artists. The show is open through Saturday, March 7. It is free and open to the public. The silent auction at the show’s finale will take place on Saturday, March 7, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. For a preview of the silent auction, go to the WRWA web page: www.westportwatershed.org. The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is located at 1 Partners Lane, Westport. For more information, contact Steve Connors at 508-636-3016 or email outreach@wrwa.com.

 

FALL RIVER — Local popular Fall River artist William Bowers will present a solo exhibition at the Fall River Art Association, 80 Belmont St., March 6 to March 29. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 7, 4 to 7 p.m. There will be over 40 original works of art for sale along with prints, gift cards, and greeting cards. For more information, call 508-673-7212  or email: Gfraa.board@gmail.com.

 

WESTPORT — Westport Art Group has announced its March fine art exhibit, “WAITING,” opening with a reception on Sunday, March 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the WAG gallery, 1740 Main Road. As winter lingers and spring beckons, the exhibit explores the in-between season of stasis and anticipation. Come see how local artists interpret this distinctly New England experience through oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and more. The exhibit will run through Saturday, March 28. The gallery will be open daily, except Mondays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, including a “Call for Entries” and “Artist Intake Form,” visit westportartgroup.com.

 

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/AW!) is celebrating Massachusetts-based artists in three new exhibitions:"Excavation: Layers of Meaning,"on view through May 17, is curated by local artist and educator Catherine Carter and includes 10 artists who have never exhibited in the museum before. "She Persisted: Women Artists of New Bedford, 1900-2019," on view through July 26, highlights works of female identified artists from the New Bedford Free Public Library’s collection. " Eli Brown’s "How to Make Slime" is a video and sculpture show that explores the histories and futures of queer and transgender subjectivities, communities, and intimacies. "How to Make Slime" will be on view in NBAM/AW!’s Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery to June 14. The New Bedford Art Museum is located at 608 Pleasant St. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m. The art museum offers free admission every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. care of New Bedford Free Public Library.