BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
|RUBIDIUM-85 AND THE LOVE
I really love my new submission form. It has saved me hours, it really
makes my Mondays happy again.
I can tell that you might not all be feeling the love quite yet but you
will, partly because once you get used to it, the *change*
part of the whole thing will be over, and partly because
I am going to change the magnetic field in which your BEC
is sitting in order to move your reaction slider to
attraction so it will be an attraction reaction and you
will be in love with the new form submission system format
protocol. How will I do this? Hocus Pocus? Black Magic?
Religion? No. SCIENCE. Here's how....
"By making a Bose-Einstein condensate in a particular isotope -- rubidium-85
-- and then changing the magnetic field in which the BEC
is sitting, researchers can adjust the wavefunction's
self-interaction between repulsion and attraction.
If the self-interaction is repulsive, all the parts of the
wavefunction push each other away. If it is attractive,
they all pull towards each other, like gravity. Achieving
a pure BEC in rubidium-85 required the cloud of atoms to
be cooled to about 3 billionths of a degree above absolute
zero, the lowest temperature ever achieved."
See!? Anything is possible if you just have a little
science. BTW-I was not actually able to build my own supernova
because, as it turns out, Rubidium-85 is really hard to
Also-this is a new template. I am not on a honeymoon with
it. It makes less crazy errors than the old one but I
am having trouble making it beautiful, in a newsletter
kind of way, due to its constraints. I'll win eventually.
Mo's Better Living Through Arts & Culture Newsletter
March 12, 07
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ON THE WHITE PART.
|Don Wilhelm at The Carberry Gallery at
The Katrina Project
The Katrina Project
An exhibition of drawings, painted studies and paintings
culminating in a large scale painting symbolizing the rise
of New Orleans from the Katrina disaster.
Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts
March 20 - April14, 2007
Reception: Friday, March 23,
Hours: Tues. thru Fri. 12:30-4:30, Sat. 10-2
The Gallery is located on the campus of Springfield Technical
building 28, first floor.This exhibit is made possible
by funding from STCC
Local artists Dana Wilde, Rose Oceania
and Rythea Lee appear as guest-visual-artists in the BLAZE
Local artists Dana Wilde,
Rose Oceania and Rythea Lee appear as guest-visual-artists
in the BLAZE dance concert.
Rythea, Rose, and Dana (pictured in that order) painted
this improvised mural on paper to live musical accompanyment
at their opening reception for their 3-woman art exhibit
at Last Minute Gallery in July 2005.
See them do it again at "Spark!" - the
community-involved, contemporary dance concert by BLAZE
BLAZE will be picking a topic/theme out of a
hat, (these were collected by the company in suggestion
boxes throughout the area) -- then, in response, the artists
will improvise a mural the company members will improvise
These 3 ladies have been making visual and performing
art in Northampton for many years. Rose and Rythea
make up Zany Angels Dance Theater Company.
A.P.E. Third Floor
$12/$10 students and seniors.
Reserve Tickets at 413-586-5553.
To find out more
about any of these artists, check them out at:
ARE STUNNINGLY SHOWCASED
Northampton Community Music Center presents a
On Wednesday, March 21,
2007 at 7 pm, the Northampton Community Music Center will
present a Faculty Showcase concert, featuring over
17 area musicians on the NCMC faculty, as well as special
guest, local composer and musician Clifton J. Noble.
The concert is the culminating event in the series
celebrating NCMC s 20th Year. The faculty are the
heart and soul of the organization, said Jason
Trotta, and it s a great thrill to be able
to showcase their talents in this way. The event
will feature a variety of composers and significant diversity
of styles. Clifton J. Noble will premiere an original composition
to be performed with Justina
Golden, Jane Hanson, and Cathy Kay. Aric Bieganek,
who teaches classes in the Music for the Young Child Program,
will perform an original childrens song, joined on stage
by some of his students.
Organist Michèle Smith will perform music by
J.S. Bach in celebration of the composer s 322nd birthday.
Mezzo-soprano Jane Hanson and Evelyn Harris (formerly of
Sweet Honey and the Rock) will duel in the classic Irving
Berlin duet, Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better.
The Faculty Showcase
concert will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 21 in
Sweeney Concert Hall at Smith College. Admission is by
donation to benefit the Northampton Community Music Center.
Suggested: $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.
by Blaze Dance Group
uses suggestions from the concerned community to make dances
and raise money for local non-profit organizations.
March 16, 17, 2007,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, Southampton,
MA is pleased to announce
a new exhibit for March:
"The Sixth Annual
Women in History Month Juried Photo Exhibit"
The (4) Gallery receptions will
be on Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Robert Floyd Photo Gallery & Learning
Sixth Annual Women in History Month Juried
03/01/07 - 03/30/07
Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning
2 East Street PO Box 662
Southampton, MA 01073-0662
Hours: TU,SA,Su 1-6 PM
Also by chance/appointment.
Parking in the adjacent Town Hall
Description: The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery,
Southampton, MA is pleased
to announce a new exhibit for March:
"The Sixth Annual Women in History
Month Juried Photo Exhibit"
Melissa Incampo, photographer, juried
many entries and selected
twenty eight artworks into the exhibit.
The theme chosen this year is
"Environmental Portraiture" of 21st
century women living anywhere in
the world. Among all the women photographers,
living in the Pioneer
Valley, who entered the competition,
the following nineteen
photographers remain in the exhibit:
Gail Abbott ------ -----------
Ashfield ------ ------ TBA
Lisa Berry ------ ------
------ Northampton ------ TBA
Nancy Bryant ------ --------
Monson ------ ------- March 4
Andrea Burns ------ --------
Easthampton ----- March 11
Rachel Chandler-Worth - Goshen
------ ------ TBA
Judy Cummings -----------
West Deerfield --- March 4
Linda B. Emerson --------
Southampton ----- March 25
Betsy Feick ------ ----------
Northampton ------ March 18
Linda Henderson ---------
Holyoke ------ ------ March 4
Diana Mara Henry -------
Springfield --------- TBA
Gloria Keegles -----------
Wendell ------ ------- TBA
Rita Krupa ------ -----------
Springfield --------- March 11
Pat Lynch ------ ------
------ Conway ------ ------- March 11
Leslie Macutkiewicz ---- Haydenville
--------- March 11
Brittany Rice ------ --------
Southampton ----- TBA
Jennifer Roberge --------
Southampton ----- March 4
Joyce Snyder ------ -------
Northampton ------ March 18
Maureen Solomon -------
Monson ------ ------- March 18
Mary Ellen Stevens ----- West
Springfield -- March 11
Announcement - winning entries/award
presentations - March 25, 3 PM.
Artist Gallery Talks every
March Sunday, 3 PM. (See dates above for each artist).
March Sundays' Artist Receptions,
1 - 6 PM Refreshments provided.
The winning entries will
also be exhibited at The Majestic Theater, West
and The Robert Floyd Photo
Gallery throughout April.
into Truth: Gutsy Healing & Why It's Worth It."
Party March 16th from 7:30-9:30pm
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?
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.
|LILLIANNA PEREIRA OPENS AT THE INCUBATOR PROJECT SPACE AT
HAMPDEN GALLERY UMASS AMHERST
Fractured Tales: Small Works on Paper by
LILLIANNA PEREIRA OPENS
AT THE INCUBATOR PROJECT SPACE
AT HAMPDEN GALLERY UMASS AMHERST
Fractured Tales: Small Works on Paper by Lillianna Pereira
04/02/07 - 04/29/07
Opening Reception: 4/2 from 5-7 PM
Lillianna Pereira Artist's Statement:
The language of myth allows a story to be a part of a
wider universal context. Though these stories and archetypes
may resonate very closely with me on a personal level, their
creation derives from collective material and their power
lies in the meaning and the broader truth that myths convey.
Culled images from magazines, books, newspapers (printed
accessible ephemera) are manipulated and reassembled in
an order to activate the archetypes that lie therein. I
never start a piece with particulars in mind, serendipity
and the personal unconscious guide the composition and the
personal becomes collective/conscious once the stories start
|Sculpture Key West
Former valley artist, Rebecca Graves, is showing a large mural
installation at Sculpture Key West. Her 8' x 8' paintings
on steel panels hang on the outside of the East Martello,
a civil war fort in Key West Florida. The fort is 20 yds from
the ocean and the best view of the work is from the water.
More information, including how to apply for the show next
year is available at www.sculpturekeywest.com.
Graves now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
|ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT PRESENTS JAZZ
ON APRIL 27 AT JOHN M GREENE HALL, SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON
ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT PRESENTS
JAZZ MANDOLIN PROJECT ON APRIL 27 AT JOHN M GREENE HALL,
SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON
04/27/07, Time: 7:30PM
The Jazz Mandolin Project (www.jazzmandolinproject.com
) will perform their
new multimedia work, "How Much Land Does A Man Need?"...Tolstoy's
famous parable about a man's greed and his downfall, retold
in a unique multimedia performance with video, music, and
improvisation. Opening act to be announced. Sponsored by
The Valley Advocate and 88.5FM~WFCR, NPR News and Music
for Western New England. Proceeds benefit the Academy at
Tickets (general admission) are $25.00 (with student
tickets at $15.00). A limited number of $50.00 Producers
Circle tickets, which feature premium seating and a pre-concert
reception at the Smith College Fine Arts Center atrium,
are also available. Tickets are available at the UMASS Fine
Arts Center in Amherst. To order tickets by telephone: 413-545-2511
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE NEWSLETTER
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.
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.
CHRISTIN COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
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
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane
Society in Jamoka's name)
WEDNESDAY NELENA SOROKIN
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
|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
Boston Art Commission Request for Qualifications
Public Art in Jamaica Plain, MA
Deadline for submissions: March 21, 2007
M. Menino and the Boston Art Commission seek qualified
a public art project for Art Square (South Street
Mall) at the
of South Street and Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain,
is approximately 5,400 square feet, adjacent to
area with two tennis/basketball courts and is surrounded
by a mix of residential and retail buildings.
Parks Department is facilitating a public review
process in advance of providing significant landscaping
and infrastructure improvements for the park. JP
Centre / South Main Streets (JPCS) has completed
a series of community vision meetings and is seeking
one artist to provide a public art component(s)
to enhance these park improvements, reflect the
creativity and vitality of the neighborhood, and
participate in the public review process. Potential
installations may include: fencing between the recreational
area and a walkway to create a visually dynamic
streetscape element and/or new entry to the recreational
area; an art kiosk landmark that might include public
information, sculptural elements, lighting, and/or
green elements; or sidewalk art with engaging artistic
elements underfoot incorporating stone, bronze,
and/or other durable materials.
is provided by the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund
Trust Fund of the City of Boston.
Open to artists/designers/teams
residing in the U.S. Please note: The Boston Art
Commission has requested that artists/designers/teams
who are currently working on a public commission
in the City of Boston or had a public art commission
over $100,000 installed in Boston within the last
two years are
visit http://www.callforentry.org./ Scroll down to
the description for the South Street Art Initiative:
Art Square. Click on the link for View More Info
for complete guidelines. All application materials
must be submitted in digital format through CaFÉ.
There is no charge for this service. No
hard copy materials will be accepted.
For more information,
please contact: Jean Mineo, Project Manager email@example.com 508-242-9991
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 OR info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org
- 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
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
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/ slide_reg.shtml
SPACE AVAILABLE IN AN ARTS FRIENDLY BUILDING IN
ARTIST STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE !
2 LARGE WINDOWS
WEST & NORTH EXPOSURE
300 +/- Sq Ft
High Speed Internet connection available Includes
heat and electric
22 BRIDGE STREET,
413- 625- 6177
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 email@example.com, 413-247-9454,
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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