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I don't remember
how or when, but at some point I became really superstitious.
Like, REALLY superstitious: self-serving, life-affirming,
OCD level superstitious. But because I don't like negatives,
my superstitions all either herald good things or oh-so-gently
direct me away from possible bad things. Green traffic lights
mean I am on the right path, red lights mean I need to think
a bit about where I am headed (is this supermarket really
the right supermarket for me? Does this mean there will
be bad news in my post office box? Should I not go get coffee?)
But because my superstitions are all tailor translated and
all of them either point to good things or point me away
from bad things, they have turned into a manageable, yet
perhaps obsessive, way of life. Like, when I see a penny
on the ground: if it is heads up I pick it up and I get
a wish. But if it is tails up then my job is to turn it
over and leave it so the next person will find it heads
up and they will get a wish. The OCD kicks in though, and
I have tried to walk by pennies on busy sidewalks and ignore
them, but then I just have to backtrack and lean down to
right the penny and cause a disruption in the foot traffic
and get jostled and all that. But that's how it is.
So yesterday when the internet went down for several hours
I saw it as an omen telling me to go work on The Coolerator
which is a piece I have to deliver soon to The
William Blizard Gallery at Springfield College for an
upcoming show. And so I am finishing up the newsletter this
morning. I never know what sort of folderol my fingers will
type into this space (meaning I am not responsible for what
they say) so I couldn't help but wonder if the internet
went down yesterday to save me from overexposing my outward-facing
crazy. Maybe my fingers were planning on typing something
really absurd and then they'd giggle behind my back as I
blindly clicked on "SEND". Or maybe they were going to type
something so brilliant that I'd get hired at Sun Microsystems
to be a "Thinker" (yes, they have those, and they want me)
and then I'd never finish The Coolerator for this show,
having been lured into the seductive world of high salary,
low work flow and sushi every day.
Anyway, I see the image above as being a sign that Jamoka,
(my dog, who most of you know died in November) is watching
over me and all of us and that makes me happy so it's all
good. And whatever I was going to say yesterday is perhaps
better left to my inner crazy.
PICTURED: "Jamoka in the canal: facing stage left", photographed
by Nona Hatay, February, 2007. Water, ice, snow, imagicnation.
IMAGE: The other day None
Hatay, who has a studio 2 floors above me, brought me
this photo she took of the canal that our studio building
runs along, with bits of snow and ice tossed about by the
current. This is what she saw when she looked out her window
last Thursday. It's like one of those images where once
you see the image within, you can never look at it again
and not see it. I saw it immediately. I look at it as a
sign from Jamoka that he is watching over me, because I
want to look at it that way.
Nona is currently working on delivering some of her James
Brown photos for the Hard Rock Cafe main office in Orlando
to be distributed to different Hard Rock branches. They
already have some of her Jimi Hendrix photos. She is also
working on getting together some of her Jimi Hendrix and
Tina Turner images for delivery to the Hard Rock Hall of
Fame, and is also working on a visual autobiography called,
"Through my eyes; 40 years of Photography and Photo Art",
to be published next year.
@ KAREN SPRAGUE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
- Feb. 26th 2007
cordially invited to an Exhibit from Jamie
Pictured: Path to the Well, 11"x11" oil on panel,
open to public
Jan. 26th - Feb. 26th 2007
Reception Jan. 26th 5:30 - 7:00 with music by Sean Black,
AKA DJ Blackadile
a benifit for the Homer Street Elementry School
Being shown at
Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center
1000 State Street, Springfield, MA
Click here for directions
in February 2007 Series
in February 2007 Series
Week 1: We begin the series on Sunday, February 4th,
with our annual Silver Chord Bowl, Collegiate a cappella
at its best. All 2,000 seats are filled in John M. Greene
Hall at Smith College year after year. The Very Best of Collegiate
A Cappella. This year with the Boston University Dear Abbeys,
McGill University Effusion, Yale University Whim N’Rhythm,
Smith College Noteables, NYU N’Harmonics, Amherst College
Zumbyes and Brown University Bear Necessities. Emcees: Smith
President, Carol T. Christ and Northampton Mayor, Mary Clare
Higgins All seats $10.00 in advance; $12.00 at the door CONTACT
NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL FOR SPECIAL $20 PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS
BY CALLING 413-587-1269
Sponsored by Whalen Insurance Agency
Week 2: On Sunday, February 11th, we move back to the Academy
of Music Theatre where we will present M·sica JÌbara –
Mountain Music Of Puerto Rico. Grammy Award nominees Ecos
de Borinquen, led by JÌbaro master Miquel Santiago DÌaz and
featuring singing sensation Karol Aurora de Jes·s Reyes. Plus,
the next wave of Puerto Rican musical superstars, El Grupo
Rumba Caribe, led by cuatrista and trovador Ricardo Villanueva
Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 p.m. at the Academy of Music Theatre
All seats $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Sponsored by Smith College, National Endowment for the Arts,
Arts Angels and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Week 3: On Sunday, February 18th we will present RaÔ– Algerian
Music of the Street On Screen: “Khaled”, American premier
of the film featuring the two leading exponents of RaÔ music,
Khaled and Rachid Taha who have given voice to the Algerian
On Stage: Syncop, North America’s top RaÔ Musicians from MontrÈal,
featuring Algerian born Karim BenzaÔd. Sunday, February 18th,
2:00 p.m. at the Academy of Music Theatre
FREE EVENT/General Admission (first-come, first-serve seating)
Made possible by the generous support of the Betty Hamady
Sams '57 and James F. Sams Fund of Smith College and in collaboration
with the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute of Smith College.
Week 4: The series concludes on Sunday, February 25th with
our ever-popular The Really Big Show. The Valley’s favorite
BannerQueen, Amy Johnquest, becomes the Ed Man, “goo goo g’joob.”
Sunday, February 25th, 2:00 p.m. at the Academy of Music Theatre
All seats $6 in advance; $8 at the door
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont Realtors
For more information visit www.northamptonartscouncil.org
Series Sponsors—Northampton Arts Council and the City of Northampton,
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Lathrop
Communities, Smith College,Hampshire Hospitality Group, WFCR
Additional support provided by Florence Savings Bank, National
Endowment for the Arts, Bank of America, Community Foundation
of Western Massachusetts, TD BankNorth, Massachusetts Cultural
Tickets for the Four Sundays in February 2007 Series can be
purchased at any of the following ticket outlets:
31 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
Food for Thought
106 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Guild Art Supply
102 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Northampton Arts Council
240 Main Street, Memorial Hall, Room 5
Northampton, MA 01060
State St. Fruit
51 State Street
Northampton, MA 01060
World Eye Books
156 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
The ninth annual KidsBestFest: The Best of the International
Children's Film Festivals, opens on Monday February 19th and
runs through Saturday, February 24th at the Academy of Music
Theatre in Northampton.
All weekday shows are at 2PM (doors open at 1:30) and all
seats are $3 On Saturday February 24, 2007 we will screen
Brave Cat and Other Stories, a collection of short films
for young people at 10AM (doors open at 9:30) and all seats
For something new this year we have YouthFilm, a festival
of films made by local people 18 and under. The doors
open at 12PM and films run all afternoon with commentary from
the filmmakers and actors. All seats are $3 for 18 and over,
but free for people18 and under.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will kick off
KidsBestFest2007 on Saturday February 17, 2007 with a
1PM screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Admission
to the Museum will get you into films as well as into the
galleries: for more information take a look at www.picturebookart.org.
As in the past, Cate Damon of New Century Theatre will read
the subtitles. It is something for the entire family: the
films are funny, smart and sweet. See northamptonartscouncil.org
for a complete listing. The Valley Advocate is the media sponsor.
KidsBestFest2007 is sponsored by Florence Savings Bank. Gravity
Switch and Faces support YouthFilm.
at the Taber Gallery
1/31/07 - 5:30 - 7:30
wood carvings and sculpture by
Jan. 22 – Feb.22, 2007
Reception: Wed. Jan. 31, 11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins
Friends of Elton & the Taber Gallery are invited to
Elton's evening party 1/31/07 - 5:30 - 7:30
*image: Tribal Mask, apx. 24"h. x 12" w., Maple &
wood stain, 2006
The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is conveniently
acessed through the HCC Campus Library in the Donahue Building.
For more information or gallery hours please call (413) 552-2614
A NEW PLAY
BY THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT
2 and 3 at 8 PM
ANNOUNCING A NEW PLAY BY THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT
"a warning for the king", the Performance Project's newest
work-in-progress, is a contemporary myth based on themes from
the Company-members' lives.
The title quotes an old proverb, "the silence of the people
is a warning for the king." The story is based upon Company
members' belief that when one is denied their voice, as an
individual, or as a people, chaos will ensue. Through spoken
word, rap and monologue the cast confronts the impact of greed,
racism, addiction, and being silenced. The play expresses
the urgency of speaking out and recognizing that our fates
WHERE: Holyoke Community College, Leslie Phillips Forum
Theater. 2nd floor, C Bldg.
WHEN: Thursday February 1st, Friday February 2nd, Saturday
All performances are at 8:00 pm, donations accepted at the
For more information: PerformanceProject.org or call 413-586-4960
The Performance Project creates and performs compelling works
of theater, movement, and spoken word. Through self-reflection
and social analysis, the company speaks the truth about themselves
and the forces in society that affect their lives. The Performance
Project was founded in 2000 at the Hampshire Jail and House
Walker - Reception Feb 4, 2-4PM
Jan 17- Feb. 16, 2007
Reception Feb 4, 2-4PM
Wm. Blizard Gallery
Blake Hall, 2nd floor
AT A.P.E. Gallery
Friday, February 9 5pm-8pm
February 7 – March 4
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9 5pm-8pm
Third Floor, Thornes Market, 150 Main St., Northampton, MA
WILL THAT BE ALL?
New works by Teddy O’Connor, Ali Osborn, Raphy Griswold
After graduating from Wesleyan University in May 2006, where
they majored in studio art, Teddy, Raphy, and Ali moved to
Northampton. Here, the three young artists are trying to come
to grips with the reality of working to support themselves
while simultaneously finding time and energy to make art.
Are these things compatible? How can they make art pay? Did
they find everything they were looking for? Will that be all?
is a show of drawings, prints, and mixed media installation
in which all of their musings on these questions will be revealed
7 – March 4, 2007 at A.P.E. Gallery Third Floor, Thornes
Marketplace, 150 Main St., Northampton, MA
For more information, call Lisa Thompson at A.P.E. Gallery:
413-586-5553 or visit www.apreats.org.
MAJUSCULES: Charcoal Drawings by Jay Rathaus
Jay Rathaus’s charcoal “Majuscules” act as a font pre-loaded
with social and political commentary. If each letter may
be considered a fractured narrative, then when placed together
as words, they begin to resonate with the emergent truths
of our political world.
Opening reception: Friday, February 9th, 5-8pm
The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday
Pictured: Top, work by Ali Osborn, Bottom, work by Jay Rathaus
Up On February 9
Visit 18 galleries, shops
between 5 and 8 p.m.
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, February
9, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted
in individual listings below), offering open galleries at
18 locations, all within a short walk in the city's downtown
area. The event is organized by participating art and craft
organizations and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce,
and is sponsored by the Northampton Cooperative Bank, 93.9
(The River), and the Valley Advocate.
Highlighted in January are several galleries:
~~Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, is featuring black and
white photographs of Paris and New York in the 1930s and 1940s
by master photographer Fred Stein. In addition, the gallery
is having a major sale of all photographic art and wall decor
in advance of its move to Suffield, CT.
~~Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street has a new exhibition,
“Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art” that examines some
of the ways in which contemporary artists are exploring a
socially and environmentally conscientious – in other words,
sustainable – way of living and working. As usual on Arts
Night Out, admission to the museum is free; there are activities
for children from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and, on this Arts Night
Out, an opening celebration for the "Beyond Green" exhibition,
complete with a "Junk Music Concert."
~~Across Elm Street, at the Smith College Alumnae Association,
where the prints and paintings of Olwen O'Herlihy Dowling
will be on view, there will be an additional reception from
5 to 8 p.m.
~~A.P.E. Gallery Third Floor, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main
Street, will have two shows. The first, “Majuscules,” charcoal
drawings by Jay Rathaus. The charcoal majuscules (uppercase
letters in calligraphy) act as a font pre-loaded with social
and political commentary. If each letter may be considered
a fractured narrative, then when placed together as words,
they begin to resonate with the emergent truths of our political
~~The second exhibition, “Will that be all?” features new
works by Teddy O’Connor, Ali Osborn and Raphy Griswold, three
recent graduates of Wesleyan University who majored in studio
art and now live in Northampton. Here, the three young artists
are trying to come to grips with the reality of working to
support themselves while simultaneously finding time and energy
to make art. Are these things compatible? How can they make
art pay? Did they find everything they were looking for? “Will
that be all?” is a show of drawings, prints, and mixed media
in which all of their musings on these questions will be revealed
~~ Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, third
floor, is showing paintings by Robert Markey that combine
the visual and the conceptual. Markey says his work “often
speaks about hope, about humor and about the human condition:
what it is and what it could be—In my paintings, I work with
layers of intense color, creating a deep—almost primeval-feeling—space."
(The reception here is from 5 to 7 p.m.)
~~Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, has work of Rosemary
Wessell of Cummington— mixed media-plaster cast relief on
canvas painted over with oils. Plaster casts are of people;
the remainder of the relief work is abstract, depicting energies
of the subject in the painting.
~~ Naked Art Gallery, located in the Dance Northampton Studio,
492 Pleasant Street, continues its exhibition of the works
of Sherid Adams, “Mixed Medium.”
~~The Artisan Gallery, 162 Main Street, continues showing
the award-winning, hand-built ceramics of Hayne Bayless, who
describes his work, in part, as “everyday objects that go
beyond everyday use—How my pots work is at least as important
to me as how they look or how they feel."
Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor
Arts; Artisan Gallery; Basha Oriental Rugs; Claytopia; Don
Muller Gallery; Guild Art Supply; R. Michelson Galleries;
Northampton Center for the Arts; Northampton Pottery; Old
Court House Gallery; Oxbow Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians.
com; Silverscape Designs; Smith College Museum of Art; The
Naked Art Gallery; and William Baczek Fine Arts.
Arts Night Out takes place, rain or shine, on the second Friday
of each month year-round. Admission is free, and free parking
is available at the Smith College parking garage on West Street
(Route 66). A map with description of participating galleries,
studios and shops, are available at Arts Night Out locations
and the Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant Street. There will
be entertainment and refreshments at many venues. Take a walk
and see the (arts) sights in Northampton.
And, we remind you that Easthampton holds its “Second Saturday”
art Walk on February 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen
venues along Cottage and Union streets host visual, music
and performance artists in a casual sampling of the community's
creativity. For more information about the Easthampton event,
visit its Web site
Visit the Northampton Chamber of Commerce Web site for more
information about this event. If you wish to forward this
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ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
Live Music & Tattooing: It's Art Walk Easthampton
Come on out to Art Walk Easthampton on February 10, 2007 from
5-8 PM for an eclectic sampling of art: Two galleries showcase
art competitions and announce their winners; four venues host
live music performances; five locations host solo shows for
local artists; and one invites you in to watch the tattooing
process. All events are free. There's also plenty of free
parking all along the route.
Get a full event description and map at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org.
Each participating venue displays a large, yellow Art Walk
banner outside. Inside, you're invited to explore that month's
featured visual, music or performance art. See what the Gazette
said about last month's Walk here: http://www.artwalkeasthampton.org/press_article_1_18_07.php
Highlights of the upcoming February 10 Art Walk include:
-- Goodlander Gallery unveils its Winter Art Competition,
with 3-D, mixed media, oil paintings, artistic photography,
colored pencil, pastels, encaustic wax, and other mediums
in this national show. Winners will be announced during the
Art Walk. 64 Cottage Street, Easthampton. Easy parking at
Cottage Street lot.
-- Elusie Gallery debuts "Land Visions," a collection of works
inspired by nature. Artist competition winners will be announced
during the Art Walk. This event benefits the push to Save
Echodale Farm. Elusie is located in Old Town Hall, on the
traffic rotary, 43 Main Street, Easthampton. Easy parking
-- Flywheel Arts Collective hosts three, live music events.
No cover charge. From 5-6 PM, it's "Next President," a post-punk
trio that sounds like Dead Milkmen meeting The Stooges. From
6-7 PM, it's a complete turn-about with "City Folk and Their
Flying Machines," a trio of ukulele, stand-up bass and brush
drums that promise to bring you happiness. And from 7-8 PM,
it's the rock band of Nash Lane who describes their music
as spacey, psychedelic and atmospheric. Flywheel is at 2 Holyoke
Street, Easthampton. Parking at Cottage Street lot.
-- Luthiers Co op hosts local blue grass musicians in an improvisational
jam session. Listen to the music and check out the collection
of vintage and current string instruments. 108 Cottage Street,
Easthampton. On-street parking and at Cottage Street lot.
-- Crooked House Designs hosts local foot-stompin' fiddle
and banjo musicians who want to brighten up a gray winter
evening. Swing into Crooked House at 86 Cottage Street, Easthampton.
On-street parking and at Cottage Street lot.
-- PACE (Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton) invites you in
enjoy the live performance of Easthampton singer-songwriter
Bruce King from 5-6:30 PM and to see the photography of Jennifer
Holmes from 5-8 PM. PACE is located at 41 Union Street, Easthampton.
There is a on-street parking out front and a free parking
lot directly behind PACE.
-- Artist "Blaze" exhibits a collection of watercolors that
explore the connection between people and nature, especially
through the use of animal totems. View her work at Awen Tree,
102 Cottage. On-street parking and at Cottage Street lot.
-- Her acrylic paintings are inspired by images she see in
her head "between stages of wakefulness and sleep." Amy Lavallee
displays her recent works at Valley Art Supplies, 76 Cottage
Street, Easthampton. On-street parking and at Cottage Street
-- Painter Richard Hutchinson presents a collection of animal
themed watercolors at Mt. Tom Homemade Ice Cream, 34 Cottage
Street, Easthampton. On-street parking and at Cottage Street
-- It's a love story. The acrylic paintings of Amber Garay
explore the range of emotions in finding and losing love.
Drop into Pick Your Flick Video to see how this love story
turns out and how she expresses it in female form, at 74 Cottage
Street, Easthampton. On-street parking and at Cottage Street
-- Marcia Reed's unique railroad studio opens to show a dazzling
array of oils and watercolors. On-site parking at the studio,
1 Railroad Street, across from the Verizon Building.
-- It's living art and gallery art. Off The Map Tattoo invites
Art Walk guests to come observe live tattooing as it is created,
and to enjoy the 2-d art collection along the walls. Come
satisfy your curiosity about this art form. Off The Map Tattoo
can be found on the map at 112 Cottage Street, Easthampton.
On-street parking and at Cottage Street lot.
Learn more about the February 10 Art Walk at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org
at the Elusie Gallery in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall
February 10th from 5 to 8pm
40 artists respond to the Eastmont Art Fund’s Call to help
Save Echodale Farm!
Jill Lewis and Jean-Pierre Pasche of the Eastmont Art Fund
had approached the Pascommuck Conservation Trust last fall
with a innovative proposition to help raise funds and awareness
to their Save Echodale Farm Campaign, through the creation
of a juried exhibition open to any Pioneer Valley Artists.
Entitled “Land Visions” this exhibition will take place
at the Elusie Gallery in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall from
February 3rd through March 17th with the opening reception
and Jury’s selection announcement on February 10th from 5
A notable Jury will review all the submitted entries and select
one piece of art, from which a series of Limited Edition Prints
will be published. That Limited Edition Print will be given
to donors for a $150.00 contribution. Most original artwork
exhibited will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the
sale of the L/E print and original artwork will benefit the
PCT’s fundraising campaign as well as the artists whose work
will have sold, unlike traditional fundraisers where artists
donate their work and do not get any compensation for their
“Land Visions” therefore has dual purpose in the minds of
Pasche and Lewis, awareness and fundraising to help save the
Echodale Farm, and celebration and promotion of the creative
talent in the Pioneer Valley.
For more information, please call Jill or Jean-Pierre at 413-529-9265
AT THE NCA
Painting workshops with Bob Markey in Febraury
Jazz Time at the Center for the Arts
February 2, 9 and 16
Three Jazz Masters Perform
Modern masters of the jazz keyboards, Matthew Shipp, Cooper-Moore
and Ran Blake will be the stars of this year's NCFA's “A World
of Piano” series.
The concerts will take place at the Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $12 for the general public ($30 for the entire series),
$8 for students and seniors, and are available at AJ Hastings
in Amherst and State Street Fruit Store and the Center for
the Arts in Northampton.
~~Friday, February 2: Producer, composer, sideman, and
pianist, Matthew Shipp has become one of the most important
figures on the downtown new music scene in New York City.
Shipp is considered a thoughtful and resourceful pianist in
many musical situations. Since 2000, he has served as curator
of Thirsty Ear's Blue Series. This body of work (32 albums
to date) represents the most advanced, critically acclaimed
marriage of jazz and electronic music. "Matthew Shipp has
proven himself one of the more adept barrier vaulters in modern
jazz," writes David Sprague in Variety.
~~Friday, February 9: Cooper-Moore is a composer, pianist,
designer and builder of musical instruments and music educator.
Cooper-Moore (who uses only one hyphenated name) moved
to New York in 1973, leased a five-floor Canal Street building
and transformed it into a work space for performing and visual
artists. He has performed with a number of bands and dance
companies. Andy Battaglia of Salon.com called him, “one of
New York's most effusive but reclusive musical geniuses. Cooper-Moore
is a one- man New Orleans jazz funeral flailing like the Grambling
State marching band across a vaudeville stage.”
~~Friday, February 16: Ran Blake, who was born in nearby
Springfield, has created a unique niche in music as an artist
and educator. His improvisations are not only informed
by his vast knowledge of jazz, but also by Greek folk songs,
movie soundtracks, American pop music and gospel. His dual
musical legacy includes more than 35 albums on some of the
world’s finest jazz labels, as well as over 30 years as a
groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory.
In Jazz Review, Brian Morton called Blake’s new record, “All
That is Tied,” the “most beautiful and challenging piano record
of the last 25 years.”
“A World of Piano” is funded in part by a grant from the New
England Foundation for Arts and the Creative Connections program
of Meet the Composer, Inc., and with additional support from
the Argosy Foundation, the six New England state arts agencies,
the National Endowment for the Art and the Northampton Arts
Council. All three musicians will make school visits during
their visits to Northampton.
The Northampton Center for the Arts is on the third floor
at 17 New South Street in the Sullivan Building of the Old
School Commons. Its office and galleries are open Tuesday
through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For lots more about ongoing programs, renting the space, etc.,
visit our Web site or call (413)-584-7327.
Paintings by Robert Markey, which combine the visual
and the conceptual, will be showing in the Northampton Center
for the Arts gallery from February 1-28.
Markey says his work “often speaks about hope, about humor
and about the human condition: what it is and what it could
be. Much of my earlier work was visually brutal, showing
the suffering that one group of people cause to another.
My later work pushes this brutality beneath the surface,
showing more the beauty and hope that is possible.”
Markey, who lives in Ashfield, was born in New York in 1947.
He earned his B.S. in physics from M.I.T in 1969 and his
M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts
in 1982. Until 1980, his main focus was music, including
performances on classical guitar and sitar. In 1981, he
began to work in the visual arts and also to study Tae Kwon
Do. For the past 25 years, those two disciplines have been
at the center of his life.
On February 18 and 25, Markey will offer workshops from
2 to 5 p.m., "Abstract Painting: A Deeper Understanding
of the Painting Process." The workshops will be inaugural
events in the Center’s newly renovated arts space.
The cost is $80 per session with 30% to benefit the Center.
Participants may sign up for one or both sessions. Says
Markey, "the workshop is about understanding and seeing
what makes a painting work...We will look at the process
of creating a painting and what pushes a painting to be
more interesting and how to know when a painting is finished."
This is a hands-on class. Participants will be working in
acrylic on medium- to large-sized panels or canvases and
will find the workshop relevant, whether their work is abstract
the new show
of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac
the new show of paintings by
Luke J. Cavagnac
Please come to the Opening/Party:
SATURDAY February 10th, 2007
THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
gallery hours: T&T 11-7, W&F 11-6, M&Sa 11-4
wine & food & lots of stuff to see
complete show dates: 2/10/07 through 5/11/07
The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays
his "Art". You'll find approximately 1,000 different paintings
on display on any given day. Look for a music night in March
& poetry night in April.
ART FOR ALL & ALL FOR ART
& Guru Karam Khalsa @ Gallery A3
show at Gallery A3 with Keith Hollingworth and Guru Karam
and Guru Karam Khalsa at Gallery A3
A two-person show at Gallery A3 with Keith Hollingworth and
Guru Karam Khalsa.
Keith Hollingworth combines colored plexiglass and found objects
in a series of homages to 20th century artists. "My recent
works are constructions using florescent light and color.
Light de-materializes form as color enriches our world. Combined,
they illuminate a spirit. I am interested in the spirit. These
works are titled as homages to art world luminaries."
Migratory birds and the global environment are at the center
of Guru Karam Khalsa’s newest works. These birds – with associations
of nature, spirit or magic – are presented in the context
of global warming. Khalsa explores these images with nontraditional
materials, painting with oils, gouache or ink on cement, wood,
stone and found objects
Exhibition dates: February 1 – 24, 2007.
Opening reception: Thursday, February 1 from 5-8.
Conversations with Artists: Thursday February 22 at 7:30.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6 pm.
28 Amity Street
Amherst Cinema Building
TO REALLY SPECIAL PEOPLE
of Jamoka and this newsletter.
to the following for donations to this newsletter and to help
defray the costs of Jamoka's hospitalization and treatment.
People just blow me away sometimes.
from the Jamoka memorial Bonfire thing, by Jon
If I somehow missed anyone please let me know. I get scatterbrained
<--Image courtesy of Anna Slezak.
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
AACO (AMERICAN ARTS COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION), In memory
of our artists friends who were victims of AIDS and in honor
of Aids Awareness Day, December 1st
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society
in Jamoka's name)
WEDNESDAY NELENA SOROKIN
by Denis Luzuriaga
February 10, 6-9 pm
Paintings by Denis Luzuriaga -
Saturday, February 10, 6-9 pm
Your are invited to attend an exhibition of recent paintings
by Denis Luzuriaga.
For more information visit www.denisluzuriaga.com
116 Pleasant St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
(In the Eastworks building, second floor, directly above Blue
This exhibition is part of "Gallery Night", a quarterly event
at the Eastworks building. Stay tuned to this fabulous newsletter
for more information.
Pictured: "Mystery Guest" 2007 Oil on canvas 18 x 24"
at Wistariahurst Museum
Feb. 10, 10am
at Wistariahurst Museum
On Saturday, February 10, 10am till noon, come join Marjorie
Latham of Marjidoll.com,
for a fun and creative hands-on workshop crafting valentines
in the beautiful surroundings of Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke.
The cost is $3 per person or $5 per family.
Materials will be provided.
Wistariahurst Museum is located at 238 Cabot Street in Holyoke,
For more information, call Melissa at Wistariahurst; 413 322
5660 or go to www.wistariahurst.org
An Afternoon of Gabriel Faure
Concert- Winter Light: An Afternoon of Gabriel Faure
WHERE: Wistariahurst Museum
WHEN: Sunday, February 11, 2007
TIME: 3 p.m.
Chamber Music at Wistariahurst Concert Series
Presents Winter Light: An Afternoon of Gabriel Faure
Wistariahurst welcomes music lovers to spend the afternoon
in the intimate setting of Belle Skinner's Music Room on
Sunday, February 11 at 3 p.m. for a concert of Gabriel Faure.
Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" is one of the all-time favorite
pieces of classical music. Less well known is his chamber
music, which is equally rich in harmony, sensual and elegant.
This second concert in the "Chamber Music at Wistariahurst"
series will present leading Pioneer Valley musicians and
guest artists in a program that includes a rarely heard
setting of Faure's song cycle "La Bonne Chanson" with accompaniment
arranged for piano and string quartet, and featuring tenor
Peter W. Shea; noted pianists Nigel Boxe and Estela Olevsky,
in solo pieces and pieces for piano, four-hands; the harpist
Franzisk Huhn in "La chatelaine en sa tour"; and three choral
selections with the Schubertiad Chorus, directed by Jane
Hanson, including the well known "Pavane" and the "Cantique
de Jean Racine." Flutist Maria Scotera, mezzo-soprano Jane
and bass-baritone David Perkins will also participate in
several pieces, with Ed Rosser pianist. The program will
be given in period costume, with narration by Mr. Perkins.
A feast of "fin de siecle" music, of just the sort that
was enjoyed at the time Belle Skinner built her music room
at Wistariahurst, which provides the perfect setting. Tickets
Wistariahurst Museum is dedicated to preserving Holyoke's
history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture
through educational programs, exhibits and special events.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst
is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk
manufacturer. The Museum is open for guided tours every
Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-4pm. For more information
or a schedule of other upcoming events, please visit our
website at www.wistariahurst.org
or call us at 413.322.5660.
LADIES BY DAVID BOWERMAN @ STCC
to “Meet the Ladies” (and the artist) will be held on Wednesday,
February 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Ladies of Springfield to be featured in Art Exhibit at STCC
Four grand ladies of Springfield will be honored in a multi-ethnic
art exhibit at Springfield Technical Community College during
Black History Month. “They have all arrived at who they are
with a tremendous amount of dignity,” says artist David Bowerman,
who created the portraits. He noted that all four ladies,
who have been important to the life of Springfield and its
children, have had some relation to both teaching and to music.
The ladies have been interviewed by students from Diane Mackie’s
creative writing class at Springfield Central High School,
to create the identifications that will go with each portrait.
The students are Melissa Bryll, a senior, who interviewed
Dorothy Pryor; Alicia Hinton, a senior who talked with Jo
Woolridge; Alexa Wilson, a senior who met with Georgia Sawyier;
and junior George Bowerman, who interviewed Teddy Bernstein.
A reception to “Meet the Ladies” (and the artist) will
be held on Wednesday, February 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m. on
the campus of STCC. The reception, and the exhibit, will
be held in the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery in building
28, lower level. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit,
and the reception, at no charge.
The exhibit will be held from January 30 through March
3. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30,
and Saturdays 10:00 to 2:00.
& ELIZABETH MOSS @ HOSMER GALLERY
Feb. 14 6-8 PM
"Permutations of Love" and Elisabeth Moss "Surrender"
2 Shows at the Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library February 2 -
Opening receptions February 11 from 2 to 4:30
*"Permutations of Love" is the title I chose because I
wanted to celebrate Valentines Day with art and food. I saw
the word "permutations" in the NYTimes crossword puzzle and
liked it. Now I can have a show about love and not be hemmed
in by my theme! So this is a show of new and almost new monotypes
and collages: some very much about relationships and some
just about my love for my work.
has been creating art since childhood. Her acrylic & collage
paintings reflect a dynamic process between color, form, emotion
and intuitive directives from within. Her work has been described
as visionary & shamanic. “Painting is a practice, intimately
connected to my own breath & life." Continually a student
~ I am humbled over and over, by the simplicity of authenticity-which
asks me to just show up, be real, and let go of the result.
18 at the Iron horse
Girl Howdy and The Spurs - Together Again
Starting in the spring of 2005, Girl Howdy and The Spurs have
been ricocheting between Boston and Northampton, playing shows
together to share their passion for the roots of American
country music and old-school twang. On Sunday, Feb. 18, they
swing west again with a double-bill at the Iron Horse.
Two-steppers and jitterbug afficionados take heed, as this
show promises an open dance floor. Showtime is 7pm, Sunday,
Feb. 18, at the Iron Horse, 20 Center Street, Northampton,
For more information:
Written & directed by Adam Rapp
Starring Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Amelia
What I liked most about this first film by Adam Rapp is the
writing. You can feel that Rapp comes from theatre. It seems
so rare that I see a film where I don’t want to miss a word.
And it’s written in a way that a lot of holes are left empty
leaving plenty of wiggle-room for the viewer’s imagination.
Supporting the words was an excellent cast with Zooey Deschanel
who I hadn’t known carrying the film with the way she incarnates
a young girl imploding with pent up frustrations and ungrieved
torments. Supporting her is Harris, Ferrell and Warner who
together create the most unlikely household that Reese, Deschanels’s
character, returns to and yet it manages to snapshot those
places where the heart and soul end up when they run out of
places to go. It’s a film about suffering quietly and how
it’s not always someone else’s fault and sometimes the ways
that we suffer are utterly bizarre, almost ridiculous but
nonetheless make perfect sense.
Roger Ebert, who on Rotten Tomato was the only reviewer who
didn’t pan the film, said: “This is the kind of movie routinely
dismissed as too slow and quiet by those who don't know it
is more exciting to listen than to hear.” ( http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/
It reminded me how we can know certain people who if they
rave about a film we know right away that we won’t like it.
It’s not that they’re wrong but it is a reminder that no film
can please everyone all the time though Hollywood keeps trying.
I seem to have this knack of really liking films others hate
and not being touched by films that drive others into apoplectic
euphoria. Pan’s Labyrinth was a good example. Seeing how many
critics hated this film only confirms this. Tant mieux!
I want to invite anyone who sees a film that they think
others on this list might like to hear about to let me know.
I welcome recommendations since as I hope I’ve made clear
elsewhere, I don’t see them all and I’m no expert.
Send me an email at email@example.com. If I can swing
it, I’ll see the film and if I agree (it is my column after
all right!?) I’ll write about it but either way I will share
your recommendation. I promise.
THE INTERNATIONAL ART WORLD
left in conference
to break into the international art world. Join leading figures
from around the world to hear about long- and short- term
international residency opportunities for artists (working
in every medium) as well as biennales and other global exhibition
Register early to ensure your participation in this weekend-long
Come meet, network with and have your work seen by the conference’s
distinguished curators, critics and panelists. This is an
excellent resource for professional development. Advance conference
registration, which includes admission to all the panels,
networking events and a private one-on-one consultation with
one of the conference’s international guests, curators or
critics is $150 All advance registrations must be received
by February 1, 2007.
Click on http://transculturalexchange.org/conference_2007.htm
for schedule of talks, details and to register.
Location: Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave; Massachusetts
College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston; Satellite Venue
(Sunday Panel) MIT, Cambridge.
TransCultural Exchange would like to thank the LEF Foundation;
McDougal Littell, a Division of Houghton Mifflin Company;
Fred Johnson; Northeastern University; and Massachusetts College
of Art for their support of the conference.
a free online
directory of artist spaces in Massachusetts supported by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Did you know you can now list your gallery on www.artspacefinder.com,
a free online directory of artist spaces in Massachusetts
supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It a new
easy way to let artists know about your gallery and how they
might contact you.
This new service is part of ArtistLink, an initiative to help
artists connect with their communities by helping them to
find places to live, work and exhibit.
We would greatly appreciate your help in contributing to this
growing resource. To add a listing for your space on www.artspacefinder.com,
simply create a free account and place a post in the "Directory
of Artist Space".
Please be sure to make your listing as detailed as possible
as this will help artists navigate the expectations and requirements
of individual galleries. Posting on the network allows both
artists and gallery owners alike to connect with each other,
and makes communication and cooperation easy and efficient.
If you have any questions about this new service, feel free
to contact us.
Thank you for your help.
The ArtistLink Team
Spread the word! Tell other art organizations, businesses
and artists in your area about www.artspacefinder.com!
and underground publications and art (1960 - 1975)
GBE @ Passerby
is pleased to present
Radical Living Papers Alternative and underground publications
and art (1960 - 1975)
February 2 - March 20 2007
GBE @ Passerby 436 West 15th Street NYC 10011
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday 1- 6 pm
The Council for the Fortieth Anniversary of The Summer of
Love with Gavin Brown’s enterprise opens and invites you to
an exhibition of the world’s most radical living papers from
a time when the press took risks and voiced opinions.
Celebrating the heyday of alternative magazine publishing
in Europe and America, Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby
opens an exhibition of more than two hundred original copies,
as well as reproductions of these seminal and obscure publications,
whose influence reverberates through culture, politics, and
Covering politics, revolutions, evolutions of the planets,
freak-outs, love-ins, support of green politics, gay liberation,
power to the people, the peace parties, protests, the Panthers,
peyote, LSD, pot, fiction, music, poetry, prose, prayers and
more. Publications include: Actuel, Avatar, Berkeley Barb,
Berkeley Tribe, Black Panther Papers, Digger Papers, Door,
East Village Other [EVO], The Fifth Estate, Freep, Grabuge,
Hobo-Québec, International Times [it], Los Angeles Free Press,
The Oracle, The Organ, Other Scenes, OZ, Rat, The Realist,
Re Nudo, Rolling Stone, The Seed, Ann Arbor Sun....more.
Please note: A press conference to the unified, positive forces,
actively involved in the community will be held at 6pm on
Friday, February 2, 2007, with active members of today’s free
Curated by Eva Prinz, Dan Donahue, and Thurston Moore.
About the curators: Dan Donahue is a musician and designer,
whose collections of books, records, clothing, and ephemera
of twentieth-century pop culture have inspired numerous books,
exhibits, and records. Eva Prinz is a writer and book editor
based in New York. She has edited artists’ monographs, exhibition
catalogues, surveys, and illustrated books. Thurston Moore
is founding member of the rock group Sonic Youth, as well
as a published poet. His books include Alabama Wildman, Fuck
a Hippie, But Be a Punk , and Total Poon. He also runs EcstaticPeace.com,
a music, art, and literature website.
Media sponsors include: Arthur (Los Angeles) Tokion (New York,
Tokyo) Beer sponsor: Brahma
GBE @ Passerby
436 West 15th Street
New York NY 10011
Health Care Workshop
12, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
& Health Care Workshop Scheduled for Lowell
Mark Your Calendars: Statewide Schedule of Workshops
Monday, February 12, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm
Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Center
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Rehearsal Hall
132 Warren Street, (Bagshaw Mill)
Lowell, MA 01852
State Senator Brian Joyce (D-Milton) and State Representative
Eric Turkington (D-Falmouth), Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee
on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, announced today
the schedule for informational workshops on the new Health
Care Law and its affect on artists and non-profit cultural
In partnership with the Joint Committee, the new Arts Health
Care Coalition will present information and answer questions
about the new law from health care experts with representatives
of the state. The workshop is tailored to answer the questions
and specific needs of artists, self-employed people and non-profit
cultural organizations and their employees.
You can also visit the new Arts & Health Care Web Site
for easy, user-friendly information:
Worcester—Feb. 28, Wednesday, 3:30—5:30 pm, employers and human resource
6:30—8:30 pm, general audience
Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
19 Foster Street Worcester, MA 01608-1715
Berkshires—March 3, Saturday 10:30 am—12:30 pm, employers
and human resource managers
1:30—3:30 pm, general audience
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Rt. 7 & Rt. 102
Lynn/North Shore—March 7, Wednesday 6:30 pm—8:30 pm Lynn
25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA 01901
Boston—March 14, Wednesday
3:00—5:00 pm, employers and human resource managers
6:30—8:30 pm, general audience
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street Boston, MA
New Bedford—March 28, Wednesday
6:30 pm—8:30 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA 02740-6398
All workshops are free and open to the public.
The Arts Health Care Coalition was formed by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council; Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts,
Sciences, and Humanities (MAASH); the Artists Foundation
and ArtistLink to address health care issues in the cultural
February 9 at 8 PM
Caraher plays songs from his CD, "Radio Boy" Friday evening,
Feb. 9 at 8:00 at PACE in Easthampton, Ma. www.pioneerarts.org.
Caraher grew up in Iowa and his music evokes the isolation
and emptiness of America's heartland while also capturing
the beauty and grace that endures. His somber material is
leavened with a lot of humor. Sort of like John Prince mixed
with Loudon Wainwright.
Jimmy Dale Gilmore has said that "Caraher writes perfect songs"
and Donnie Moorhouse says that some of Caraher's songs could
fit on Springsteen's "Devils and Dust".
Wine and Chocolate,
Jazz and Swing at Del Raye by Mary Witt
and Zack Danziger - February 11, 5-10 PM
(approximately) monthly wine night always features a theme
for their fabulous cuisine. This month, for Valentine's week,
the theme is Chocolate and Jazz.
The food and wine are planned to match perfectly the flavor
of the month. Beat the Valentine's crowd and celebrate with
the one(s) you love or want to love as you are indulged in
the ultimate aphrodisiac, Chocolate.
Jazz and Swing by Mary Witt (vocals and bass) and Zack Danziger
(vocals and guitar). Romantic duets - from jazz standards
to blues and swing, your taste buds will be stimulated by
the live entertainment.
Bar and Grill
One Bridge Street
Reservations recommended / required (depending on space)
For The O-Tones schedule, song samples, photos, info, recordings:
Image provided by Mo due to no image providedness.
ARTS STUFF TO DO IN PITTSFIELD
18: Fully Committed opens!
Fully Committed by Becky Mode is an outrageous one-man
comedy about Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans
the red-hot reservation line at New York's hippest restaurant.
TIME magazine named Fully Committed as one of the best 10
plays in 2000.
"Immensely entertaining, a richly comic affirmation of
everything I've ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior
that good food can inspire."--New York Times.
Performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm, Friday and
Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, February 7-Sunday, February 18 | Berkshire Museum
| 39 South Street | 236-8888 | $25, except Saturdays ($35)
and previews (February 7 & 8: $15)
here to order tickets for the Barrington Stage Company's
newest production, Fully Committed.
night: Learn the art of flamenco dance!
Learn the art of flamenco dance with Maria Bermudez at the
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The class covers various
techniques of arms (braceo), hands (floreo) and foot work
(zapateao), working with both mechanics and feeling of the
flamenco dance. Expression and skirt dominion are also stressed.
Students should wear flamenco shoes and skirt. The class
runs through March 29 and registration is through Berkshire
Thursday, February 8 | 6:30-7:30pm | Lichtenstein Center
for the Arts | 28 Renne Ave | 236-5201
night, part 2: An evening with John Stritch
Legendary Berkshire artist John Stritch (pictured), gives
a free artist talk Thursday evening at the Lichtenstein
in concert with the fifty year retrospective of his work
currently on display. Trained as a surgeon, he is best known
for his serigraph posters celebrating Tanglewood, the Josh
Billings Run-A-Ground, and other Berkshire institutions.
A selection of his unframed, signed posters will be available
Thursday, February 8 | 8pm | Lichtenstein Center for the
Arts | 28 Renne Ave | 499-9348 | FREE
here to visit John Stritch's website (a new work in
is a 12 step recovery
group for artists of all kinds and at all levels.
We meet every Monday from 6:30 to 8pm in Room 230
at Wright Hall on the Smith College campus. No dues
or fees. For more information call 413.527.5215
or visit their website, http://artsanonymous.org/
Northampton Playwright's Lab at Forbes Library
Northampton Playwrights' Lab is a group for playwrights
of all levels of experience and everyone is welcome.
Participants can sign up to bring their work-in
progress (short plays, one-acts, and full-length)
to be read aloud by other lab members or actors.
Members will offer one another constructive feedback,
support, and criticism in the development of new
plays. The group does occasional public performances.
The NPL meets regularly on the second and fourth
Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will take
place on Wednesday, February 14th at 6:30 in the
Watson Room. For further information, please contact
Meryl Cohn: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE: I cull this information from many sources
and it is really time consuming to add it and format
each line of text. So I apologize if at times there
is expired information here. Some weeks I don't
have time to get to this section. ~Mo
Sublime Climate: a call for artists and scientists
As this call for submissions goes to press, the
National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
(NOAA) announced 2006 was the warmest year on record
for the U.S. The Cambridge School of Weston will
open its doors to The Garthwaite Center for Science
and Art, a sustainable science building and art
gallery, in the fall of 2007.
For the building's first exhibition season, we are
reaching out to artists and scientists alike who
explore issues and themes related to global warming.
The exhibition will run from November 2007 through
the first week of February 2008. Further details
will be announced.
All media will be considered; however, large work
may not be able to be accommodated. In addition
to exhibiting works of contemporary art and science,
we also invite proposals from individuals who would
be willing to partake in a symposium on global warming,
or otherwise are willing to work with our students
in some capacity.
Submissions should include examples of work via
slides or digital media, a resume, along with any
appropriate written proposal or documentation. Please
include a S.A.S.E., for the eventual return of materials,
and contact information. Send all materials to Todd
Bartel, The Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian
Road, Weston, MA, 02493. The deadline for submissions
is April 30, 2007. For questions please contact
Call for Entries - Juried Monotype Exhibition
The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
is very excited to host our first Juried Monotype
Exhibition, April 6-May 18. The exhibition will
include monotype prints produced without the use
of solvents in any aspect of the process. We invite
you to submit your best recent work for this show
(up to 10 prints), which will be juried by Curator,
Nicholas J. Capasso from the DeCordova Museum and
Sculpture Park. Entry deadline: February 14th.
For a prospectus go to: http://www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/juried
questions? email email@example.com
Deadline February 1, 2007 The *Artist in
Research* program seeks to support artists involved
in the early stages of projects that require investigation,
dialogue, and support from an artistic community.
The AIR Program is particularly interested in working
with artists whose work explores contemporary and
experimental genres such as electronics, sound,
installation, performance, film, video, and other
time-based media. The AIR Program supports projects
that have already been conceptualized, but need
time, money and critical feedback to complete.
This residency is most appropriate for individuals
or groups who wish to explore the potential for
collaboration and creative exchange with peers working
in a wide range of media. Regularly scheduled critiques,
open studios, closing events and our web forum provide
residents with opportunities for critical feedback
from curators, artists, scholars and members of
the public. Artists in Research are encouraged to
focus their efforts on exploration and the processes
of innovative art-making rather than the completion
of a finished product.
Please visit the "AIR" section of www.berwickinstitute.org
to learn more
about past AIR artists and the types of projects
we are interested in and are able to support.
Deadline February 5, 2007 SEEKING ARTIST'S
PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER RESIDENCY As a Blue Sky Project
Artist-In-Residence, you will cross-pollinate with
other practicing artists, collaborate with teens,
expand your ideas and add artistic breadth and depth
to the McHenry County community. Artists gather
for eight weeks from mid-June to mid August in McHenry
County, located 60 miles from downtown Chicago.
Your recent studio practice and new ideas should
provide the foundation for your activities. Stipend:
$6000 Additional $1000 working budget per project,
that does not go to the artist, for supplies, materials
to implement project, etc.. Does not include costs
associated with preparing project for exhibition,
which are covered by the project. Deadline for application
is February 5, 2007. Contact: Blue Sky Project OR
Deadline September 1, 2007 INTERNATIONAL
ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Seeking visual artists, writers, and composers for
2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-wk-long residencies, Jan 1 - Jun
15, 2008. Free housing and studio space and a $100/wk
stipend. For application and complete guidelines
please contact: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for
the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City NE 68410
OR 402-874-9600 OR http://www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JOIN TRANSCULTURAL EXCHANGE
IN BOSTON FROM APRIL 27 TO APRIL 29, 2007 FOR THE
CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE
Deadline Februray 15, 2007. Bazaar Productions/The
Berkshire Fringe is now accepting submissions of
dynamic works of theater, dance and mutli-media
performance for its 2007 season. The third annual
festival held in Great Barrington, MA will present
21 days of original performances, free workshops,
and artist discussions by and with emerging artists
from across the United States. The Berkshire Fringe
provides a unique opportunity for emerging and early-career
artists from around the country to present work
in a fresh and exciting atmosphere.
Founded in 2003 by a cohort of Berkshire natives
and graduates of Simon's Rock College, Bazaar Productions,
Inc (Sara Kathryn Katzoff, Timothy Ryan Olson and
Peter Wise) aims to fill a growing need in the community
for exciting new work at affordable ticket prices.
The Berkshire Fringe continues to grow into a bustling
community and has featured more than two dozen new
works and events that have blended genres, represented
new styles, and delved into traditions underrepresented
in the mainstream.
In 2007 the festival will take place during July
and August and will invite six companies or individuals
to participate. Performers from all backgrounds
and disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bazaar Productions is also dedicated to focusing
funds and resources to create an exemplary experience
for all participating artists. The festival is scheduled
so that performers can see each other's work, can
participate in each other's workshops and can share
ideas and experiences. These initiatives establish
a center for artistic exchange while providing accessible,
affordable and unparalleled cultural enrichment
to the community.
Perspective or interested applicants may visit www.berkshirefringe.org
for more information and to obtain an application.
Inquiries can be answered by e-mailing co-artistic
director Sara Katzoff at sara(at)berkshirefringe.org
or calling the offices of Bazaar Productions at
(413) 320-4175. The deadline for applications
is Februray 15, 2007. All applications must be received
by February 15, 2007.
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24, 2007
“Sixth Annual Women in History Month Juried Photo
Exhibit” March 1 – March 30
WHO: All Pioneer Valley Women (all ages) residents
WHAT: Juried Photo Contest
THEME: Environmental Portraiture. “An environmental
portrait supplies enough details with props and
choice of background to share with and present to
the viewer something about the lifestyle of the
person. In an environmental portrait, the subject
is photographed at home, at the office, or on location,
whichever best portrays the person's story. Far
from the posed safe studio portrait with a seamless
background, an environmental portrait positions
the subject amid everyday objects of her life. Tell
her story! She can live anywhere!
WHERE: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, Southampton,
MA (Rt. 10)
WHEN: Submission deadline Saturday, FEB 24, 5:00
WHY: $350 cash prize for first place. Cash and merchant
awards for 2nd and 3rd place.
24 images selected for exhibit. Also, the 3 winning
entries will remain on exhibit, another month, through
April 29. Exhibit heavily publicized with name of
exhibitors to all media outlets.
Deadline - Ongoing *Three Rivers Community College
Reviewing Work for Exhibitions, CT Three Rivers
Community College in Norwich Connecticut is accepting
portfolios to review for 1-to-2 month exhibitions.
No fee. For consideration, sent 10-20 slides, resume,
statement, and return postage to: Sandra Jeknavorian,
Instructor of Art, Three Rivers Community College,
Thames Valley Campus, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich
CT, 06360 / SJeknavorian@trcc.commnet.edu
Ongoing GALLERY A3 SEEKING NEW MEMBERS-
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly, self-guided walking
tour of arts and culture, has added a proposal page
to its website where visual, music and performance
artists can outline what they would like to show
or perform if given the opportunity.
All the locations that participate in Art Walk Easthampton
can view the submissions for possible inclusion
in an upcoming event. The talent describes the work,
provides images, identifies the types of venues
they would like to be in, the dates they are available
and provides contact information. If there's a match
between the submission and the venue's interest,
the venue contacts the talent directly to handle
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org
and is open to all local and regional artists.
An offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown Sounds
who generously would like to have artists display
their work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant
St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St. Theater)
The window is quite large, and has three panels,
each one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It
is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning; the
heat of the sun plus the narrowness of the window
make it inappropriate to display most musical instruments.
However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork
since it's only exposed for a month to six weeks.
I normally pay $150 to the artist who installs the
window, and work out a consignment agreement for
the store to take a percentage of the price if the
art is for sale and we manage to sell some of it.
The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a
wall at the back of the window that's about three
feet high, or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the
It's great when the art can have a musical theme,
but it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible
commercial location, the work should have a mainstream
appeal and not have themes which could be offensive.
Small pieces don't work well since the window is
If one of your readers is interested in displaying
in this context, please have them contact me via
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image
Registry The New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts
and culture in the country. The Percent for Art
artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important
component of the Program. The registry is consulted
by the architects, panelists, and City agencies
for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares
a slide presentation from the registry for each
panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional
visual artist residing in the United States. Deadline:
On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/
LINKS TO PEOPLE AND STUFF
TO MAKE A
DONATION OR SPONSOR THE NEWSLETTER
Unfortunately due to stuff I can't comprehend,
the PayPal button has to say, "Buy Now", rather
than "donate". I want it to say "Hello Sweetheart!"
Anyway--thanks for your support!
If this button does not work you may have to try
another browser. sigh. You don't really get Tammy
Faye's album. I just liked her picture.
Show Postcards and the like can be mailed to:
PO Box 6109
Holyoke, MA 01041-6109
I think a lot of people still have my old arts &
industry address as postcards get forwarded to me
but I think that may expire soon.
THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY
THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
Bob Barba, Associate Dean for Community Education
announces the Senior Symposia at GCC Spring 2007
program which includes an exceptional program of
art historical and environmental topics. These popular
and professional courses are traditionally open
to those age 50 and older, however space permitting,
all are welcome. Check out the listings at:
DONNELLY POETRY WORKSHOPS
TWO WORKSHOPS, SPRING 2007
POETRY PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
10 meetings: 2/17 - 4/21
SATURDAY AFTERNOONS, 2 - 4 PM
A.P.E., Third Floor/Thornes Market
150 Main Street
This workshop will focus particularly on building
the oral skills to read poetry aloud in public,
BUT will include activities and exercises designed
to foster both the writing and reading of poetry.
This workshop will conclude with a reading by participants
on April 21st, to which the public will be invited.
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP
10 meetings: 2/22, 3/1, 8, 22, 29, 4/5, 12, 19
THURSDAY NIGHTS, 7 - 9 PM
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA
plus: 2 SATURDAY AFTERNOONS, Generative Writing
Session, 3/17 @ A.P.E in Northampton, 1 - 4 PM
Special Extended Session, 4/28 in South Deerfield
2 - 5: 30
Each week, the format of the workshop will include:
--a short discussion on a topic of poetic craft;
--discussion of members' own poems;
--some outside reading.
Cost of each workshop: $300 ($30 per session)
INSTRUCTOR: PATRICK DONNELLY, an Associate Editor
at Four Way Books, has taught writing at Smith College,
New School University, Clark University, and the
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His collection of
poems is The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003).
To register, contact: PatrickSDonnelly@aol.com
56 Hillside Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373-9770
Art Weekend at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield,
March 2-4, 2007
Learning to master multi-disciplinary performance
through movement, singing, sounding, and the spoken
Facilitated by Rythea Lee and Rose Oceania
A great gift to give yourself if you've been wanting
to dive into the creative process and get to know
other adventurous people.
We will lead participants through a supportive journey
of autobiographical storytelling, clowning and character
development, state changing, and sourcing spontaneous
creations. We offer theatrical and movement based
structures that bust through logical thinking into
the realm of weird, absurd, expansive, beautiful
As a dance theatre company, we have developed an
in-depth approach into heart based, embodied performance.
Fun homework and assignments are an important part
of this series.
Go to www.earthdance.net to register (don't delay)
Call 413-586-7390 ext.1 for info about any of the