March 5, 2007
And a new submission model to make this newsletter less of a circus and more of a useful tool for artists


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This submission form was created by Carey Kalimba Ascenzo and is the nicest thing to happen to this newsletter. So please take me off all press email lists as email submissions will no longer be accepted and will automatically be deleted. This form will actually help you to organize your content for a better fit in the newsletter. It also includes handy links to free sites that will resize your images for those of you who tell me that you don't know how to use that tool in photoshop. The form will automatically reject overlarge images or text descriptions over 1500 words so it will also force you to edit your text which is a good thing because if I have to edit it, I am just going to indiscriminately lop off paragraphs at the end and that may not be what you want. It might cut off important info and plot revealings.

This form will also send images to a folder for the newsletter and I probably won't get to this folder till the Monday morning of each newsletter and this won't leave time to reply asking for missing info etc so please be sure to take a few minutes to look over your submission. But here's another fab thing, this form actually gives you a preview of the info you have submitted. And then you get a magical confirmation email to let you know that your submission has been received. So, if you don't immediately get a confirmation, you will know to resubmit. It is a beautiful thing indeed. I am in love with it. I wish I could wear it. You know how sometimes you can see a pair of jeans at the Salvation Army and you *just know* that they are the right ones and you don't even have to try them on? This is like that. Although I have tried it on a few times and I finally had to ask me to please stop submitting faux content and let me get back to my work. Sometimes I think I stalk me and it makes me nervous a bit.

And here is a beautifully-written article at the Galerie St. Etienne website about *insider* vs. *outsider* art. Somehow the Three Ring Circus of the Supernova 1987A makes me think of the Three Ring Circus of the world of artists, collectors/curators and viewers and the costumes and adornments of higher degrees or autodidactic expression. It makes some beautiful points.


This Hubble Space Telescope image, taken February 22 shows the full system of three rings of glowing gas surrounding supernova 1987A. Located in a small galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, the supernova is a massive star that exploded in about 165,000 BC, but its light didn't arrive here until February 1987.
I get living in a cloud. I don't know how to tell if mine is Magellanic though.

Blue Heron Bookworm Luncheon and Children's Book Reading
Saturday, March 10, 2007, 11:30am - 2pm
0305_than.jpg Blue Heron Bookworm Luncheon and Children's Book Reading

112 North Main Street - Sunderland, MA
Featuring books for children ages 4 - 10

Saturday, March 10, 2007
11:30am - 2pm
Buffet Lunch at 11:00

Reading to follow from local authors: Holly Hobbie, Nathaniel Hobbie, Barry Moser, David Costello and Leslea Newman
Price: Adults $20.00, Children, $10.00

Tom Morton and Dorothy Osterman at Gallery A3 March 1 to March 31
Opening reception is on March 1 from 5-8 in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk
0226_a3.jpg “Color Fields,” Tom Morton and Dorothy Osterman

Tom Morton and Dorothy Osterman exhibit hangings, wall pieces and video in “Color Fields,” a two-person show at Gallery A3.

Tom Morton is showing collages of papers and objects on board as well as translucent and transparent mixed-media collages done with wax on plexiglass. His video work, showing color studies and dance sequences by Dorothy Osterman and Alicia Morton, will play continuously during the exhibition.

Dorothy Osterman says, "For the past forty years I have been living and painting in Conway. Here I am surrounded by nature. The land, sky and water, together with my early impressions, unconsciously find their way into my paintings. My work is abstract. I love color, movement, space and find joy in pushing paint."

The exhibition runs from March 1 to March 31
Opening reception is on March 1 from 5-8 in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk An informal talk, “Conversation with Artists,” is March 22 at 7:30

Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst | Hours W-Su, 12-6 pm. | 413-256-4250.

Pictured: “Looking Out,” gouache on paper by Dorothy Osterman.

Featuring the work of Cynthia Consentino, Sally Curcio and
0226_bunnies.jpg BUNNIES, BOTTLE CAPS, BEES

Featuring the work of Cynthia Consentino, Sally Curcio and Holly S. Murray

Gallery 137 | 137 Main St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151 | Phone: 413-543-6994

Reception: Saturday March 3 from 3-5pm On Display: Feb 17 - March 10 Gallery Hours: Thur and Saturday 11-3

RICHARD CHASE at 'The Old Town House' in New Salem Center,
Sunday, March 11, 2007 4:00 p.m.
0305_richardchase.jpg RICHARD CHASE will feature at 'The Old Town House' New Salem Center, New Salem, Massachusetts

Sunday, March 11, 2007 4:00 p.m.

$5 - $10
(978) 544 - 8022


Making a solo appearance, the multi-talented singer songwriter Richard Chase brings his 20-plus years of performance and song-writing skills to New Salem's Old Town House as part of the new Serendipity concert series.

Chase's songs are fresh and honest and reveal an introspective mind unafraid to probe feelings each of us can identify with: songs about fear or hope, an homage to a friend who died too early in a freak accident, and of course songs of love, and songs expressing the aching need to be loved.

Richard regularly performs at many local venues and sightings of him are wide and varied. His performances reveal a sensitive singer-songwriter of first-rate showmanship -- Chase is well-seasoned at his craft. Sensitive with his art, humble and respectful with his audience, yet confident in his delivery and musical purpose.

Whether you are moved to dance, tap your feet, or hum along with a tune that you know (or will soon recognize), you will not be disappointed. The music draws you in to its world - one that is full and varied and will leave you completely satisfied.

Richard Chase and his trio were one of the featured acts playing to a standing-room-only audience at a recent Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse show (the 'Full Moon Follies Show'). Richard has performed at three Northampton Music Festivals. He has also featured at three annual 'Starry Starry Night' - a gala New Year's event held in Orange, Massachusetts. Chase will be featured later this year with his band at the famed 1794 Meeting House.

The Old Town House is located on the common, in the historical district, Main Street, New Salem, Massachusetts. Don't miss this intimate solo performance by one of the valley's most talented performers! Presented by Adam Bergeron's Clairvoyance Productions under the auspices of The 1794 Meeting House, Inc.

The Mabinogi: Legend and Landscape of Wales
0226_apereading.jpg The Mabinogi: Legend and Landscape of Wales

The Welsh scholar and translator, John K. Bollard will be reading from his new translation of The Mabinogi: Legend and Landscape of Wales at 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 7, in the A.P.E. Gallery, Thornes Marketplace, Third Floor, 150 Main St., Northampton, Mass.

Drawing on ancient Celtic mythologies, these four interlaced tales, composed in Wales in the 11th century, are stories of heroism and heartbreak, of love and disloyalty, that for all their magic and mystery remain rooted in the emotional realities and moral complexities of everyday life. This new translation is beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs of many of the places named in the tales.

John Bollard is an editor, translator, and lexicographer living in Florence, Massachusetts.

For further information, call John Bollard, 413-584-2752, or A.P.E., Ltd., 413-586-5553, or see http://themabinogi.googlepages.com and www.apearts.org.

PAJAMA MOVIE MUSICAL NIGHT featuring The Wizard of Oz
at the Northampton Community Music Center! Wednesday, March 7 at 6 pm
0226_w3iz.jpg Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages:

Dig out your ruby slippers, climb on your Horse of a Different Color, and come on over to our PAJAMA MOVIE MUSICAL NIGHT featuring The Wizard of Oz at the Northampton Community Music Center! (Oh, and make sure you bring your little dog, too.)

Join us at the Music Center on Wednesday, March 7 at 6 pm for a fun sing-a-long of a great classic. Bring your pillows, blankets, and singing voices to watch the movie in your PJs in our Recital Hall. We’ll provide the popcorn and the song sheets. Admission is by freewill donation.

To sign up, call us at (413) 585-0001, email sww@ncmc.net, or simply write your name on the sign-up sheet in the main lobby. If you like, sign up to bring a snack to share as well. (Suggestions: Lemondrops, munchkins, or poppyseed anything!) Hope to see you soon-- somewhere over the rainbow! ~Sarah ps. Save the Date: Our next PJ Movie Musical Night will be on May 2, when we’ll feature MARY POPPINS!

Anila Zaidi: College-Ruled Series
at the Northampton Center for the Arts, reception March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m, and will coincide with Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out.
0226_anila.jpg I am giving Anila this space to highlight her work which will be shown during Arts Night Out in Northampton because this is a special treat. I really like Anila and I really like her work and I am happy to give her this space for her first area solo show. ~Mo

Anila Zaidi: College-Ruled Series Tuesday, March 06, 2007 – Saturday, March 31, 2007

Zaidi, who describes herself as a largely self-taught artist, has moved around a lot "across the U.S. and overseas." Her college degree is in computer science and film. For the past decade, she has lived in various towns in Massachusetts, including Amherst, South Hadley and, now, Ludlow. She credits Elise Howell, her art professor at Springfield Technical Community College, with being her "great mentor."
Artist's Statement

My paintings begin as a rough connective doodle enduring revision upon revision, morphing into a conscious, exacting drawing, reminiscent of the doodle. The final sketch is my painting and the painting is merely a scaled version of the final sketch.

My work is not exclusive to one movement. There clearly are contradictions in my paintings. Although I have been formally trained in art, my work is more aligned with primitivism, having stripped perspective and dimension. Yet, it is an informed, educated primitivism. I also work within the surrealist tenet—telling stories from my unconsciousness as my visual vocabulary unfolds.

Curiosity seeds the idea, which germinates invention, which flourishes society; I never intended to embark on this mission to “curiosize” the masses. Still, the process began when I first shared my “doodles” with friends. They stared, trying to decipher them, asking for the meaning. I realized I was witnessing the rebirth of their curiosity. My unconscious doodles elicited this. Empowered? Indeed.

I admit that many of these doodle-paintings began as sketches, created out of boredom during college classes. Creating a painting from my first doodle was one long self-awareness exercise. Normally doodles are random—mine are the contrary. I learned that my unconscious is comprised of many binary trees with analogies at every node. This is why the images of my paintings appear connected; they are symbols of an intense equation, much like the 80’s game show “Concentration,” I was entranced with as a child. If the viewer happens to solve my visual equation, I will not feel robbed. Quite the contrary: I have been trying to say all these things at the top of my voice although I may as well have been a mute. I admire Rosenquist’s work for such connective imagery. His paintings embody many of the same ideals I aspire to incorporate; “less is more,” the bullet theory of advertising and popular logos.

In my paintings, I retained the notebook paper background because of its association with the unconscious doodle. To strengthen this I only use common ink colors: blue, black and red, but how I use them is very decisive. Restricting myself to this palette as well as using space as another color is a reference and homage to the traditional Japanese style where simplicity is the focal point of a creation. In the western art school, Kara Walker has used this tenet while further exploring the power of negative space. Using silhouettes, many as large as her room-sized installation, Walker pummels this history of African-Americans to her captive audience. Out of esteem I plan to experiment with larger scales.

The artist's reception for this exhibition will be Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m, and will coincide with Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out.

So many things to see.
Coming Up On March 9 Visit 17 galleries, shops between 5 and 8 p.m.

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; 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.

~~R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street has "Near & Far, A Retrospective, Robert Masla - 30 Years of Painting" in place for the Arts Night Out artist reception. Masla is an Ashfield artist who is known for his powerful, bold work. At Michelson’s you can also see “The Art of Dr. Seuss,” a joint venture with Springfield’s Connecticut Valley Historical Museum. In the 1950’s, author John Hersey suggested that children’s primers were boring and didn’t encourage children to learn to read. Hersey challenged Theodore Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, to write a story that "first graders wouldn’t be able to put down.” “The Cat in the Hat,” which has a vocabulary of 236 words, was published in 1957. The Seuss exhibition, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book, features the original Cat in the Hat sketches and a large selection of additional Dr. Seuss limited edition artwork from the author’s estate.

~~A.P.E. Gallery, 150 Main Street, third floor, will be showing “Specimens of Hope,” an exhibition of wooden, calligraphic, sculptural forms by Mary Ann Kelly in Gallery 1. “Each piece is a journey—a transformation of local, natural and discarded materials refined into their true essence,” she says. More than 20 conceptual works comprised of watercolors, photography and etchings from the Fractal Ellipse Series by Nicholas Hondrogen are in Gallery 2.

~~Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, has works by two artists. Phil Lawrence, who says his “background as a builder—of houses, of theater sets or interior and exterior spaces—has influenced and is, in reality, inseparable from (my) work as a painter.” In addition, Williamsburg painter and printmaker, Sarah Belchetz-Swenson is presenting a selection of her paintings, drawings and prints. A graduate of Oberlin College, Belchetz-Swenson is a figurative painter and well-known portraitist whose subjects in the area have included Jill Ker Conway, Elizabeth Topham Kennan and, most recently, former Governor Jane Swift.

~~Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, third floor, is showing the works of Anila Zaidi, who says she begins her work with “a rough connective doodle that endures revision upon revision, morphing into a conscious, exacting drawing, reminiscent of the doodle."(The reception here is from 5 to 7 p.m.)

~~ Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, has themed abstract works on canvas and paper by Patricia L. Jenks. This Holyoke artist uses a variety of mediums, including poured acrylic on canvas, paper, and collage of multiple thicknesses, to create abstract works.

~~Smith College Museum of Art, which is always open free on 4 to 8 p.m. on Arts Night Out, will have an art project designed for ages four and up and inspired by its current exhibition, Earthworks on Paper. In Hillyer Hall, across the courtyard from the museum, there will be a juried exhibition of student artworks that offers perspectives on the theme of environmental sustainability. Featured museum shows at present are “Beyond Green: toward a sustainable art” and “Earthworks on Paper.” Across Elm Street in the hall gallery of the Smith College Alumnae House prints and paintings by Olwen O’Herlihy Dowling are on display. There will be an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

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.


Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th 5 - 7pm, during Northampton’s “Arts Night Out.”
0305_ape.gif SPECIMENS OF HOPE:
New Work by Mary Ann Kelly

“Specimens of Hope” is an exhibition of wooden, calligraphic, sculptural forms on view in Gallery 1 of the A.P.E. Gallery, Third Floor, Thornes Marketplace from March 9 to April 1, 2007. Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th 5 - 7pm, during Northampton’s “Arts Night Out.”

The idea for “Specimens of Hope” began after 9/11. The wall mounted composition of “hieroglyphic” three dimensional forms is a reference point conveying sources of inner strength. The sculpture pictured is called “Oneness.” Also included in the meditative gallery space are gestural ladder forms.

In her wooden sculptural drawings Mary Ann Kelly uses contemporary, free flowing “brushstrokes” that have an archetypal presence. The tree-choking bittersweet vine provides a lyrical substance that is whittled down to its bone-like core. Each piece goes through a labor-intensive process to make it look naturally formed. First, the individual pieces of wood are scavenged and carefully edited, then stripped of bark and whittled down to their core, sanded, cut, redirected and reattached using mortise and tenon or dowels, sanded some more, and painted with a blending of colors.

"Each piece is a journey - a transformation of local, natural and discarded materials refined into its true essence. The ladder, for example, is a transitional and transcendental symbol - always exploring, reaching, and connecting, yet making time to stand still, rest and just be."


march 9th - April 1st 2007
Opening night reception, March 9th 2007 5-7pm

A.P.E., ltd. is pleased to present an exhibition of the Fractal Ellipse Series 2001-2007, works by artist Nicholas Hondrogen. This survey of over twenty conceptual works is his first Northampton show and is comprised of watercolors, photography and etchings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 50-page fully illustrated color catalogue, featuring essays by Alison Pearlman and Jennie Klein from his most recent show in Santa Monica, California.

Nature creates its own fluid system of order through change. Art, the sciences, religion, philosophy, as well as numerous other disciplines, attempt to codify it, make it orderly, understandable, in spite of the fact that a large portion of the equation is missing or unknown. The entire body of Hondrogen’s work created over the past forty years - painting, sculpture, photography and film - reflects a method of working that embraces both sides of this equation.

Nicholas Hondrogen’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art of San Francisco, the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, the Monumental Sculpture Commission of Sainte Genvieve des Bois, the Septentrion, the Dartmouth College Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue Contemporary Art Collection, Barclay’s Bank of London and several private collections both is the US and Europe. Hondrogen lives and works in Amherst, Massachusetts. His work can also be seen online at www.nicholashondrogen.com.

at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton
0226_YAH.jpg The Young @ Heart (Y@H) Chorus is pleased to announce three benefit screenings of the film "Young @ Heart", a musical documentary made for British television by Walker George Films Ltd.

The film, directed by Stephen Walker, will be screened at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 7PM and Sunday, March 11 at 2PM and 7PM.

The filmmakers Stephen Walker and Sally George will speak at all three screenings.

100% of the donations will be split equally between the Academy of Music Theatre and the new Northampton Senior Center.These screenings at the Academy are made possible by the generous support of foundations and individuals in the community.

Donor Tickets for these benefit screenings of the film are a suggested $10 and can be purchased in advance at the State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper's Corner in Florence, The Northampton Council on Aging and the South Hadley and Amherst Senior Centers. For more information call 413-587-1300

For more info: Three Benefit Screenings of Young @ Heart a musical documentary

0226_EHO.jpg Art Walk Easthampton on March 10, 5-8 PM

This month's Art Walk Easthampton is sure to put a spring in your step. Look for the large, yellow banners outside each participating location or get your own printable map at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org.

On Saturday, March 10 from 5-8 PM come explore:
-- The Blue Guitar Gallery celebrates its grand opening with an exhibition of Karen Randall's oil paintings, Christina Svane's performance art, Bill O'Haire's guitar music and the collective imagination of the audience for a fully immersed experience. Because the Gallery is a little further out, it's open until 10 PM with performances beginning at 7 PM. Look for the Blue Guitar, across from the Post Office, at 186-D Northampton Street.

-- Elusie Gallery nears the end of its "Land Visions" group show that helps the Pascommuck Conservation Trust's campaign to Save Echodale Farm. See the works of 40 painting and photographic artists before the show ends. Elusie Gallery is in Old Town Hall, at the traffic rotary, 43 Main Street.

-- Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton hosts singer-songwriter Steve Biegner and photography by Jennifer Holmes. Steve is an Easthampton native who recently released his debut CD, "As the Orchestra Swells (the lights go out)." Enjoy his music from 5-6:30 PM. PACE is located at 41 Union Street.

-- Manhan Café hosts Easthampton artist Maggie Nowinski and her large scale peel paintings, which aesthetically and metaphorically reflect large scale billboards found in “natural” urban settings. Manhan Café is at 72 Union Street.

-- Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream hosts the colorful, playful works of Jeff Mack, children’s book illustrator and muralist. Jeff returns to the Art Walk his new book, “Hurry! Hurry!”, hot off the presses this month! Come feel like a kid again, surrounded by his bright acrylic paintings and the old-style candy and ice cream of Mt. Tom's, at 34 Cottage Street.

-- Nashawannuck Gallery introduces two shows. Northampton artist Yohah Ralph exhibits her large orginal signed paintings and smaller prints. And, Riverside Industry clients hold a group show of works that will surprise and inspire you. Nashawannuck Gallery is at 40 Cottage Street.

-- Quilts & Needlework That Go is a treasure trove of information and materials for fiber artists and crafters. Kathie Nowill and Helen Burgielewicz will individually help those who want advice on their projects. Quilts & Needlework is at 56 Cottage Street.

-- Valley Art Supplies showcases the photography of Easthampton native Scott “spark” LaRochelle. See how a recyclable 110 camera kicked off a lifelong interest in art that happens in the moment. Valley Art Supplies is at 76 Cottage Street.

-- ReMax Hill & Valley hosts the nature and architectural photography of Gina Lucido. ReMax is at 65 Cottage Street.

-- Crooked House Designs hosts Jane Morrison as she creates caricature drawings live in the store. Get a piece created for yourself on the spot and look through her traditional portraiture work as well. Crooked House Designs is at 86 Cottage Street.

-- Awen Tree holds the first on-site installation art exhibit of the Art Walk series. This group show, "Sacred Expressions," explores how inner reflections become outward journeys through a series of Altars set up around the space. Light refreshments will be served. Awen Tree is at 102 Cottage Street.

-- Off The Map Tattoo hosts Chicago twins Dan and Tim Plumley. These painters and tattooers work live during the Art walk. Watch the work being created at Off The Map Tattoo, 112 Cottage Street.

For more information about this month's artists and your own printable map, visit www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org

Bereavement Support Center is Hosting an Artist Exhibit and Reception
March 9th at Eastworks in Studio 252 at 116 Pleasant St. in Easthampton from 5:30-7pm.
0226_grieving.jpg Bereavement Support Center is Hosting an Artist Exhibit and Reception

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens will host an artist exhibit and reception on March 9th at Eastworks in Studio 252 at 116 Pleasant St. in Easthampton from 5:30-7pm.

The exhibit will feature original artwork by participants currently in The Garden program, created with the guidance of three local artists. Marjorie Latham, Dennis Caraher and Beth Fischer volunteered their time and materials during two Garden sessions to teach the children their craft. All are welcome to attend this event and discover some of what happens at The Garden.

For nine years The Garden has been providing support groups and grief education to children, teens and their families whose lives have been disrupted by death. Working with the mediums of collage, fabric art and song, the children created unique pieces of art which will be displayed and performed at the artist exhibit and reception.

One participant writes this about her art, “I made a saddle because my mom liked to ride horses and I made it brown because brown was her favorite color.”

All are welcome to attend this event and discover some of what happens at The Garden. The reception is free. Refreshments provided by Big E Supermarket. For more information about this exhibit and reception, or The Garden, please call Shelly Bathe Lenn, Director at 413 584 7086 ext 124.

Spark Project by Blaze Dance Group
March 16, 17, 2007, 8:00 pm
0305_blazedance.jpg Dance group uses suggestions from the concerned community to make dances and raise money for local non-profit organizations.

Event – Spark Project by Blaze Dance Group

Date – March 16, 17, 2007, 8:00 pm

Location – Thornes Market 3rd Floor (APE), 150 Main Street, Northampton, MA

Tickets – $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, for reservations call 413-586-5553 or email krisend@aol.com

Performance – Blaze Dance Group, a contemporary dance company directed by Krisen Day, along with local visual artists and the Northampton community introduces “Spark Project.” The “Spark Project” process began when the dancers placed suggestion boxes in a variety of locations (grocery store, café, doctor’s office, oil change facility) asking passers by to write down what was important to them in their lives and in their community. The dancers collected concerns ranging from baseball to genocide in Darfur. The dancers then used the suggestions to “spark” several short dances that show individuals their community’s issues reflected back to them through dance.

This dance production will include local visual artists Rythea Kaufman, Rose Oceania, and Dana Wilde who will paint the backdrop as an improvisation during the first half of the concert. The backdrop, like the dances, will be an artistic representation of the concerns of this community. The ideas for the backdrop will be suggested from the audience each night.

Representatives from local non-profit organizations including Safe Passage, AIDS Care of Hampshire County, and Tapestry HIV Client Services (and others) whose causes relate to the concerns that are danced and painted will be present during the concert and will be ready to speak about their cause and accept donations.

Choreographers and performers are Lindsay Ide, Nicole Maiette, Sarah Monson, Sarah Eley, Aimee Stone, Amy Loomis, Brandon Shaw, Anya Brickman Raredon, Arielle Phillips, and Ann Sorvino. Lighting by Emily Brownlow.

* Supported in part by the Northampton Arts Council*
Photo by Aimee Stone
Critics are welcome and will be comped

The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking presents Images of Growth – Prints from the Archive
March 1 -29, 2007
0226_zeamays.jpg The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking presents Images of Growth – Prints from the Archive

The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking is pleased to host a new print exhibition "Images of Growth – Prints from the Archive”. Exhibit dates are March 1 -29, 2007.

The gallery is located at 221 Pine Street, on the third floor of the Arts and Industry Building in Florence, MA. The phone number is 413.584.1783. Exhibit hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12 - 5, Wednesday, 12 - 8, the first and third Saturdays and Sundays of the month, 12 - 5, and by appointment.

From exhibition curator Joyce Silverstone, “Liz Chalfin, director and founder of Zea Mays Printmaking, gave me the delightful task of curating a show from the studio archives. The archives are prints donated to the studio by artists working here or passing through in classes offered in new methods of safer and less toxic printmaking. I came into the studio on a cold winter day to open the print drawers and open my self to see what would start shaping into a show. While the studio filled with streaming light and a visiting intern came in to start work, and a new member was getting familiar with the feel of the presses, the helpful, generative field of being at Zea Mays struck me as the obvious theme for a show. The studio is growing and thriving in large part through Liz’s hard work and clear vision of what she wants: a place where artists and students can be creative and thrive.

I chose images that speak to me about growth and expansion. Some of the pieces became teachers for me: techniques that are intriguing or make me interested in the process; expanding my understanding. Others speak about growth in a poetic way responding to natural forms with a sensitive touch; expanding my awareness.

My hope is that the relationship between these prints and the vision that we aspire to will generate more growth and depth in our community of artists, in surprising and beautiful ways. Each artist working here contributes to the growth and depth of our knowledge. This show doesn’t represent every artist working here. These selected works are meant to celebrate and stand as metaphors for how we are growing. “

For more information contact Liz Chalfin or Joyce Silverstone at 413.584.1783

Pictured: Brian Cohen, drypoint, Carolyn Webb, collagraph

"Music Night" at The Invisible Fountain Gallery in Eastworks
Saturday, March 10th, 2007 at 7 PM
0305_invfountain.jpg Next Saturday, March 10th, 2007
You are cordially invited to attend...
The first ever "Music Night" at
The Invisible Fountain Gallery in Eastworks, Easthampton

What goes together better than Art & Music?

featuring live performances by Kid Kalamity (keyboard/vocalist of The Claudia Malibu) & Jason Mazzotta (of The Novels & Bourgeois Heroes fame) they probably won't be playing alone either - special guests are expected!

starts at 7 pm ADMISSION IS FREE!

come see the paintings and listen to the music in between sets we'll be hearing favorite musical selections by the performers and those in attendance - please bring any cd you'd like to share on the stereo! Homemade ones are the best.

Hope to see you there!

"Women in History Month Juried Photo Exhibit" at The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
The (4) Gallery receptions will be on Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery proudly announces its Sixth Annual "Women in History Month Juried Photo Exhibit" on exhibit through the entire month of March. The (4) Gallery receptions will be on Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Refreshments served. Gallery Talks by women photographers begin ever March Sunday at 3 PM

This exhibit, open to all women photographers living/working in the Pioneer Valley, consists of Environmental Portraits of women throughout the area and the world. Women telling stories of other women through color and black & white photography. “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 (a woman) amid everyday objects of her life."

The three "best told" stories win! The Gallery celebrates women by inviting women to tell their stories through photographic images and Gallery Talks! Melissa Incampo, photographer, will be the show's juror. Three images will be selected from the twenty four (24) images juried for exhibit. Cash and merchant awards will be presented to the winning photographers. Also, the 3 winning entries will remain on exhibit, another month, through April 30 at The Gallery and at The Majestic Theater Cafe, West Springfield.

Robert Floyd
Robert Floyd Photography
Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
2 East Street PO Box 662
Southampton, MA 01073-0662

"Peter Smolenski's Virtual Art Show"
Mar 11, 2007 beginning at 8:00 pm est
0305_smolenski.gif From Tommy Twilite--

hello to all,
break out the wine and cheese and please join me on line in visiting "Peter Smolenski's Virtual Art Show" on Mar 11, 2007 anytime after 8:00 pm est.

I especially invite my friends in Japan, Bolivia, and Spain, you know who you are! Some of my poetry will be featured, as well as numerous works of art by Peter and Karen Dolmanisth. It promises to be a unique on line experience!!!!

Tommy Twilite aka Tom Clark

Peter Smolenski's Virtual Art Show
Saturday, March 11, 8 pm


Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
0305_movie.jpg Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Directed by Marc Forster, Written by Zach Helm
Cast: Will Ferrell as Harold Crick, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Ana Pascal, Dustin Hoffman as Professor Jules Hilbert, Queen Latifah as Penny Escher, Emma Thompson as Kay Eiffel

This film about an IRS auditor who finds himself the subject of a narration that only he can hear is certainly not strange to anyone who has written fiction. The writing is strong and well crafted, something that rarely happens so when it does it’s a true pleasure. And if you have ever tried your hand at fiction writing and experienced what happens when characters get a mind of their own, you’ll enjoy this film. Emma Thompson as the writer mercilessly tormented by her character is brilliant. And Will Ferrell is very good. I had no idea of who he was until I saw him recently in “Winter Passing” where he also impressed me but here he carries this somewhat quirky film on his shoulders in a way that makes it into a deeply human story. It’s also interesting to imagine that the IRS, who has come under particular scrutiny during the past few years for their heavy-handed treatment of lower income earners while virtually leaving those at the top alone, could employ such potentially “human” beings.

As an added extra this week, for anyone who might be planning a trip to Montreal between March 8 & 18th, the annual FIFA (Festival International of Films on Art) takes place and it is one of my favourites in a city renowned for it’s festivals. The program of films is fabulous. Check it out: http://www.artfifa.com/en/accueil/

In a pre-festival screening I was treated to a few of the films being screened and from those the one that particularly impressed me, perhaps because I am an enthusiastic fan of Kieslowski, was:

Poland/2005/Betacam/colour, b&w/81 min/polish, french, english, german, english subtitles

A multifaceted portrait of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996). Friends, family, collaborators, producers, actors, critics, scholars, distributors, fans and students recall this extraordinary filmmaker, a graduate of the prestigious Film Academy in Odessa. After directing some twenty documentaries, scathing analyses of Polish society between 1970 and 1990, he turned to fiction, most notably with his Decalogue series (1988) based on the ten commandments. He then established himself internationally with The Double Life of Veronique followed by the Three Colours trilogy: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge, films that explored the themes of freedom, equality and fraternity. Kieslowski died young, at age 55, but he had already several years earlier decided to retire from making films when he was at his peak of popularity perhaps based on the kabbalistic wisdom that what goes up inevitably comes down.

That's the Northampton Center for the Arts
0226_anila.jpg In the Galleries:

Works by Anila Zaidi~~~March 6 - 31, 2007
Zaidi, who describes her work as beginning with “a rough connective doodle that endures revision upon revision, morphing into a conscious, exacting drawing, reminiscent of the (original) doodle,” is showing her work in the East Gallery in March. She describes herself as a largely self-taught artist who has moved around a lot "across the U.S. and overseas." Her college degree is in computer science and film. For the past decade, she has lived in various towns in Massachusetts, including Amherst, South Hadley and, now, Ludlow. The artist’s reception, which coincides with Northampton’s Arts Night Out, is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~Tuesday, March 6, 3:30 –5:30 p.m.: The first in a series of cartooning workshops with Michael Cady for kids in grades 4-8. Participants will learn cartoon techniques, tips and tricks and find out how to create their own cartoons and characters. This six-week program costs $85, all materials included, and requires a non-refundable registration fee of $15. Call or drop by the Center (413) 584-7327 to register.

~~Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: The Sacred Harp Community will hold its Western Massachusetts Singing Convention in the Center's ballroom. This group promotes community-based singing from the Sacred Harp, which has been continuously in print since 1844 and is the backbone of one of this country’s oldest, most vital and soul-stirring musical traditions. You have to sing it to believe it, as they say. No experience is necessary. Actually it’s quite an experience just to watch and listen. You can come and go as you please. (The convention has no institutional, religious or political affiliation, but fosters the fellowship that sacred Harp singing engenders.)

~~Saturday, March 17, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.: An evening in Las Vegas—well, not really— but you can spend the evening at a Casino Night in the Center (and do a little St. Patrick’s Day celebrating, too). There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The evening’s proceeds will support Northampton Youth and Community Rowing. Tickets are $12 per person.

~~Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m.: Ed the Balloon Man combines magic, comedy and balloon sculpting to bring excitement and laughter to the pre-school set. This event is one in a monthly series of the Young Peoples’ Performing Arts series funded by the Xeric Foundation. Children are admitted free; a $5 donation is accepted from parents.

~~ Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m. to midnight: It’s the annual Sober Dance Party Extravaganza with NYC House DJ Bill Arnold; Rose Champagne, belly dancer extraordinaire; the all male Hairston House Dancers Revue; Mount Holyoke circus performers; Lord Russ does drag; and vocalist Johnny V. There is always a large turn out for this event, which raises funds for Hairston House for men and Grace House for women and their children. All main course dishes, hors d’oeuvres and desserts are included in the ticket price and are donated by area restaurants. Beverages are available for purchase. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day-of-show and are available from residents of either house or can be reserved by email putting "Sober Dance" in the subject line.

~~Sunday, March 25, 1- 3 p. m.: The Academy of Music Discussion Revisited : A second installment of the community discussion that began on February 17 will be held at the Northampton Center for the Arts from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone who is interested in thinking about the Academy’s future as well as the future of the arts, in general, in Northampton is invited to attend.

~~March 31, 8 p.m.: The Ha-Ha Sisterhood, Live and Uncensored ‘07! Comes with this warning: “We’re letting the cows out of the barn, all bets are off, pigs are flying and you’d better bring an extra pair of socks ‘cause we’re gonna knock ‘em off!” These improvisational comedians will make you laugh “until your cheeks hurt,” as they say, but they warn that the kids should stay home this time; this show is for grown-ups. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and there’ll be plenty at the door or you can check their Web site


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.

email: ncfa@nohoarts.org | phone: 413-584-7327 | web: http://www.nohoarts.org

"Trauma into Truth: Gutsy Healing and Why It's Worth It."
Book Release Party March 16th from 7:30-9:30pm
0305_trauma.jpg Join Rythea Lee and friends for the book release party of "Trauma into Truth: Gutsy Healing and Why It's Worth It." Music, refreshments, schoomzing, and book signing, what more could you ask for? Details below...

The Book Release Party is on Friday, early evening, March 16th from 7:30-9:30pm at Yoga Sanctuary, 191 Main Street, Northampton. The contact number for this event is 413-586-7390, the Wild Life Sanctuary Studio.

There will be a creativity corner so you can come and scribble with crayons while chatting... don't miss it.

A great start to your weekend.

Arts & Health Care Workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 3:30 pm—5:30 pm
Next Arts & Health Care Workshop Scheduled for Worcester
Mark Your Calendars: Statewide Schedule of Workshops

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 organizations.

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 managers
6:30—8:30 pm, general audience
Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Auditorium 1
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
Unicorn Theatre
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Rt. 7 & Rt. 102
Stockbridge, MA

Lynn/North Shore—March 7, Wednesday 6:30 pm—8:30 pm Lynn Arts
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
Calderwood Pavilion
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 community.



300 +/- Sq Ft

$300/mo !
High Speed Internet connection available Includes heat and electric
413- 625- 6177

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE NOW IN EASTHAMPTON - The Blue Guitar Gallery in Easthampton is a shared workspace and gallery. It is 410 sq. ft. on the inside, and there's also a small space 120 sq. ft., carpeted available. $200 month includes utilities and the right to a private or shared show twice a year. There's also a nice hall and reception area for hanging work. Since I need to keep the walls clean for showing, I'm looking for artists who work on easels or tables, not too messy. It's on the ground floor, at 186 D Northampton Street (Rte. 10), just over the line from Northampton. It's opposite the post office. The grand opening will be March 10, during Art Walk Easthampton!

Contact Christie Svane at csvane@comcast.net, 413-247-9454, www.theblueguitar.org

"A.R.T.S. Anonymous 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: msbehavior@aol.com

Valley Entrepreneurs! Our service area just expanded! Valley CDC can help you:
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Free Business Counseling ?! Starting a business? Need more business? Let us help! It's what we do.
Now serving ALL Amherst, Hadley, Northampton & Easthampton businesses with 20 employees or less. No income restrictions. We deliver more. Call for a confidential appointment today! 413 529-0420, ValleyCDC.com
Funded by MA Commonwealth's Dept. of Business and Technology-SBTA Grant, the City of Easthampton through the MA Community Development Block Grant -Ready Resource, the City of Northampton-CDBG Program, and Florence Savings Bank.

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. I feel like it's more important to use the time I have to post your event. Thanks for your understanding.~Mo

Local Color story deadline, March 15
Local Color, an annual collection of stories by people age 65 and older living in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties of Western MA, is now collecting stories for issue due out in June 2007. Limit: 1500 words. No poems, only "stories of life as you remember it." One story per author. Deadline: March 15, 2007. Email editor@localcolormemoirs.com or Local Color, PO Box 116, Montague, MA 01351 Writers receive one free copy and retain all rights to their work after one time publication. See www.localcolormemoirs.com for past issues.

Entry Deadline: March 13, 2007 - Call for Entries – Watermark 2007, Works on Paper The Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina has announced a national call to artists for Watermark 2007 - Works on Paper, April 2 - 24, 2007.

Eligibility: Artists must be 18 or older. Framed or matted work. Must be on paper or made of paper, framed or matted; maximum size 24” x 36” matted or framed.
Juror: Soni Martin. Awards: 1st-$400, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. Entry fee $25 for three images. For an entry form, send SASE to Studio 107, P.O. Box 2265, Whiteville, NC 28472. For additional information contact David McCormick at dmccormick@sccnc.edu, or 910-642-7141, ext. 237.

Postmark deadline: March 16, 2007 - National Juried Competition - Works of Art on Paper Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is accepting entries for its National Juried Competition - Works of Art on Paper, June 30 - July 26, 2007.
Juror: Starr Figura, Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art. Cash awards will be presented. For an entry form, send SASE to Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, New Jersey 08008 or gallery@lbifoundation.org

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 OR info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org

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

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 booking arrangements.
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 ceiling.
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 so large.

If one of your readers is interested in displaying in this context, please have them contact me via email: musician@downtownsounds.com, 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/ slide_reg.shtml

How links work. I am not going to request reciprocal links. But I'd like to find ways here and there to highlight people who also link to my site because that's just beautiful and thoughtful and feels like a bouquet of flowers. If you have a link here and are sometimes or often featured in this newsletter perhaps you might consider this small little thank you gesture and linking to www.moringey.com


Annie Bissett
Dana Wilde Arts


christin couture/william hosie
Dana Wilde Arts
Ellen Augarten Photography
Terry Rooney
Bruce Barone
Ben Caras
Ben Banville
Rhoda Juels
Gineen Lee Cooper
Robert Aller
Gary Jacobs
Maggie Nowinski
Artists @ Open Square
Pol Turgeon
Frank Ward
Frank Ward again!
The Painted Caravan
Derek Goodwin
Northampton Arts Council
Lisa Leary
Beth Fischer Studio
Red Horse Press
Jeff Mack
Jill Turner Video
Amy "Bannerqueen" Johnquest
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
Cynthia Guild
Maureen Scanlon's Peace Ribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney
Fine woodworking art by Peter Dellert
Sculpture by Jim Doubleday
The Canal Gallery Building
Stone Soup Concrete
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
The Watkins Gallery
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Lisa Scollan
Deborah Kruger
Sally Curcio
Tom Morton
Jeff DeRose
Claudia Sperry
Michael Martindell
Michael Richardson
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
The Massachusetts Review
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
The O-Tones
Holly Murray
The Invisible Fountain.com
Jan O'Highway
The Art Farm Project UK
Bob Markey
Briana Taylor
Rebecca Graves
Tony Kord
Save Darfur
Michael Kuch
Anila's college ruled art
Lillianna Pereira
Linda Batchelor
Stephanie Cramer
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Cottage Street Studios
Lynn Latimer Glass
Easthampton City Arts
Julian Halpern/Steelhead Studios
Elizabeth Solomon Fine Art
Betsy Dawn Williams


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:
Mo Ringey
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.



Next week: Ceramics classes at the Lichtenstein!
Master potter Jim Horsford once again offers wheelworking clases in the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts basement ceramics studio. All materials are included, along with small class sizes and lots of personal attention. A great way to create something beautiful with your hands, and, they say, therapeutic too! Your choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, 4pm or 6:30pm for eight week sessions.

Begins Tuesday, February 27 & Thursday, March 1 | 4pm or 6:30pm | Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Ave | 243-3261| $85 If this was forwarded to you, click here to sign up for your own free weekly subscription to Cultural Pittsfield This Week!


I am always stunned when people make a donation, no matter the size. It screams a beautiful message. Donations and links are like sincere Thank Yous. And I love Thank Yous too.

Special thanks to the following for donations to this newsletter and in the name of my late co-host, Jamoka (1998-2006). He loves us now from another place.

Pics from the Jamoka memorial Bonfire thing, by Jon Whitney.

If I somehow missed anyone please let me know. I get scatterbrained lately.

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
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society in Jamoka's name)