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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
|YET ANOTHER ADDENDUM|
WILL WORK FOR
Because I have nothing funny to say,
I'll use someone
else's words that are, well, yay!
When you try so, and everything seems wrong
and you beg and beg, but on your face there is egg
when your wrists
they are bent, and yet there is no rent
and your clients can't pay, and it's
a rainy day
when you add smileys to your mail, but that seems to fail
you work and you give, but there's no time left to live
and you try not to
despair, and it's a day you have bad hair
and what you need is a hug, but out
from under, there goes the rug!
then you need to borrow a few words, and
imagine they are herds
of happy, smiley friends, and visions of lives on
Because we all need to believe in joy and bon
I paste you here some Seussian thoughts.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.
It's opener there
in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.
I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
can happen to you.
You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.
You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.
And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
is not easily done.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...
...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
That's not for you!
Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.
With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!
Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.
I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.
And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.
But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!
|LILLIANNA PEREIRA OPENS AT THE
INCUBATOR PROJECT SPACE AT HAMPDEN GALLERY UMASS AMHERST
Fractured Tales: Small Works on Paper by Lillianna
LILLIANNA PEREIRA OPENS AT THE INCUBATOR PROJECT
AT HAMPDEN GALLERY UMASS AMHERST
Fractured Tales: Small Works on Paper by
Opening Reception: 4/2 from 5-7
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 to emerge.
TONIGHT AT HAMPDEN GALLERYBetween Heaven and Earth: An
installation of sound sculpture and hand-sewn figures
ARE YOU TIRED OF AMATEUR
GRAFFITI AND RANDOM SKETCHES ON BATHROOM WALLS? THEN JOIN
US ON APRIL 2ND FOR THE DYNAMIC OPENING OF TERRY JENOURE'S
INSTALLATION, "BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH." THE OPENING IS SURE
TO BE A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.
Heaven and Earth: An installation of sound sculpture and hand-sewn
5-7 PM April 2
Between Heaven and Earth is an installation by Terry Jenoure
that combines her hand-sewn, soft figures and her original
soundscape of multi-track violin and vocal music. Her work
is developed through the integrating, molding, and sewing
of recycled natural fabrics, buttons, paint, markers, and
other found materials. In merging her fabric works with music,
the artist has created an environment where these figures,
or Blessings as she calls them, may live. About
these figures, all of which are women, she says, There
are important sounds and feelings in their world. Also, there
is something special about the impact they make when they
re grouped. It is a force created by women who dare to be
certain and use up all the space!
Contact: Kenji Summers, Hampden Gallery Publicist
or Anne LaPrade, Hampden Gallery Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Flash Forward/Flash Backcurated by KLAUS
CENTRAL GALLERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
EXPERIENCE A COMBINATION OF EVENTS RANGING FROM COLLAGE WORKS TO WORKSHOPS
IN CENTRAL GALLERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Flash Forward/Flash Back curated by KLAUS
04/03/07 - 04/29/07
Opening 04/03/07 at 3 PM
Part I: Tuesday, April 3 -
April 12, 2007
A selection of works by RANDAL HATHAWAY, PAUL HODECKER, AND THOMAS
Part II: Sunday, April 15 -
April 29, 2007
Collage works by KLAUS POSTLER
Reception: Sunday, April 22, 3-5 PM
Collage Workshop: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
THE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE
Contact: Kenji Summers, Hampden Gallery Publicist at
or Anne LaPrade, Hampden Gallery Director at
EXHIBITION BY SALLY CURCIO AT THE NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE
"BLING" -AN ART EXHIBITION BY SALLY CURCIO AT THE NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR
04/04/07 - 04/28/07
reception 04/13/07 5-7pm
The Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Curcio's exhibition consists of a series of paintings and other works
created from found objects in the tradition of Dadaism.
work explores the issues of: materialism, branding, status, symbolism of objects
in our consumer culture. Some of the objects used in the exhibition are: crystal
diamonds, jewels, Burberry plaid and Tiffany blue objects, etc. The meaning of
the title of the exhibition, Bling, encompasses the sundry
associations dealing with class, culture, and consumption that drives our
economy beyond the provision of basic needs.
This exhibit was supported in part by a grant from the Northampton
03/28/07 - 04/15/07
The University Gallery is in the Fine Arts Center at UMass and has a
permanent collection of late 20 Century and contemporary
opening reception 3/28, 6-8 pm
This exhibition celebrates the sensual basis of color, its subjectivity,
and its natural capacity
to convey feeling and evoke emotion. It focuses on the ability of color to
overcome the categorical distinctions of form/content and figure/ground
and reach beyond the constructs of thought directly to the senses and the
Color extends beyond the objects before the viewer and moves directly to
the viewer's subjective responses.
Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens creates "propositions" or
that explore the relationship between time and space.
Los Angeles artist, Diana Thater's video installations focus on the
relationship among animals, human beings, and technology. Her
site-specific video projections use a palette of red, green, and blue, the basic
chromatic elements of video projection technology.
During the opening reception a gallery talk between artist Ann Veronica
Janssens and curator Gregory Salzman will shed additional light on the
Free and open to the public; free parking after 5 pm!
For more information please visit www.umass.edu/fac/universitygallery
The University Gallery is in the Fine Arts
Center at UMass and has a permanent collection of late 20 Century and
|"SPEAKING TO THE EYES"|
ORIGINAL WORK IN OIL ON
CANVAS AND LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL ART BY GADDIER ROSARIO
ORIGINAL WORK IN OIL ON CANVAS AND LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL ART BY GADDIER
"SPEAKING TO THE
3/24/07 - 4/28/07
Artist reception 3/29
Gaddier Rosario's Artist Statement: Art is finding myself and refinding
myself in each painting. An inevitable self-portrait in time and space. I search
and I search for myself amongst the threads of forms and colors, telling my
ideas and ideals in the painting. An invitation to a mute world: where you may
converse with the self that inhabits each one of us.
My art is autonomous but not puristic, it is polluted through life,
rendered sensible to the figures and symbols of the era and the signs of time:
the raw matter that is transfigured by art as an offering beyond its immediacy.
Always searching to freely capture the sensibility that sur rounds me and, as
its consequence, express my own truth.
|LISA LEARY EXHIBITS NEW
Reception April 15, 2007 from 2 - 4 PM
LISA LEARY EXHIBITS NEW WORK AT THE GRUBBS GALLERY IN THE REED FINE ARTS
CENTER AT WILLISTON-NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL, APRIL 2007
new drawings and paintings
inspired by poetry
04/02/07 - 04/29/07
Reception: April 15, 2007, 2-4 pm
Lisa Leary will exhibit new drawings and paintings inspired by poetry
at the Grubbs Gallery at the Reed Fine Arts Center at the
Williston-Northampton School in Eastampton, Ma from April 2-29, 2007.
Reception for the artist is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th from 2-4
(Note: The above image
is of Lisa's earlier work. You'll just have to go to the show to see the
This body of work is from her "Poem Series" and some work from that
series and other work by the artist can be seen on her web-site, www.LisaLeary.com
Leary states in her artist statement for the exhibition that a common
theme that runs through her work "concerns metaphor and what lies beneath the
surface of things".
She is interested in "how experience becones poetry and how poetry
The exhibit is dedicated to her late husband, Steven Whiton Leary
(Williston, 1966) who passed away in September of 2006 from a short and
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Lisa Leary- lisa@LisaLeary.com
|APRIL AT GALLERY A3:Free Forms: Works on Clay
TREARCHIS OZEREKO AND LYNN PETERFREUND SHOW NEW WORK
APRIL AT GALLERY A3:FRANCINE TREARCHIS OZEREKO AND LYNN PETERFREUND SHOW
Free Forms: Works on Clay and Paper
04/5/07 - 04/28/07
opening Thur April 5, 5-8
Francine Trearchiz Ozereko shows ceramic pieces and installations and Lynn
Peterfreund shows new monotypes, monoprints and etchings. In addition, Francine
shows prints and Lynn shows clay works.
After sharing studio time in
their clay and print workshops, the artists began to explore the idea of freeing
forms -- liberating forms from their visual habitats.
Francine frees froms from vessels and Lynn frees forms from
The exhibition opens with a reception on April 5 from 5-8 in
conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk. An informal talk,
Conversations with Artists, is on April 26 at 7:30. Gallery hours
are Wednesday through Sunday, 1-7 pm. Gallery A3 is located at 28 Amity
Street in Amherst in the Amherst Cinema Building. Call 413-256-4250 or
|Unique Transfers Juried
The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking presents
Unique Transfers Juried
Opening Reception, Friday, April 6th,
Curated by Nicholas J. Capasso,
Ph.D., curator at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA
Exhibit dates are April 6 May 18, 2007. The gallery is located
at 221 Pine Street, on the third floor of the Arts and Industry Building in
Florence, MA. 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
Work by Todd Munro, (Montreal, Canada), Joan Hausrath (Pawtucket,
RI), Lynn Peterfreund (Leverett, MA), Beatrice Bardin (NY,NY) and Coco Berkman
Printmaking is traditionally a pretty toxic art medium, involving the
use of solvents and other dangerous chemicals to create images. Zea Mays
Printmaking s mission is to promote the use of safer and non-toxic printmaking
methods through research, education and practice. Our exhibition program
seeks to showcase the wonderful achievements in the field of safer and nontoxic
printmaking. This particular exhibition brings together the work of five
artists working in nontoxic monotype for an in-depth look at many of the
possibilities of working green . In addition, the exhibition
presents the work through the discerning eye of one of our region's preeminent
image credit: Todd Munro, untitled, 2006, monotype
|PAINTINGS BY JENNIFER O'CONNELL &
at the Oxbow Gallery. Opening
Reception: April 6, 2007 5-8pm
PAINTINGS BY JENNIFER O'CONNELL: INTERIORS
PAINTINGS BY JOANNA DUNN: RECENT WORKS
at the Oxbow Gallery 04/05/07 - 04/22/07
HOURS: Th-Sun 12-5pm, Fri
Gallery 1: Interiors - Paintings by
Jennifer O'Connell, new gallery artist. Images online
Gallery 2: Domestic Scenes -
Paintings by Joanna Dunn, Boston artist
Opening Reception: April 6, 2007
275 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Middle of the Forest, There is a Calm
In The Middle of The Forest, There is a Calm
Valerie Bogdan, Marjorie Kramer, and Shannon Matthew
Artist Reception : Sunday April 8 @
April 8 - May 17
The Painted Caravan
Route 15, 1.2 miles West of Johnson
Center, Johnson VT
Painters Valerie Bogdan, Marjorie Kramer and sculptor Shannon Matthew Long
are brought together in this show due to the common importance of nature in
their work. From Virginia, New York City, and Vermont the calm of the forest
offers these artists a grounding essential to their studio practices.
Working in stone, metal, and wood, the process begins for Shannon Long in
the forest and stream beds around his home in Montgomery VT. Collecting River
rocks and raw materials for his sculptures, a dialogue begins with the materials
and their natural origins. This dialogue extends through the working process in
the studio to the final sculptures. Shannon creates sculpture that is not only
beautiful in terms of form and textures, but also builds a reverence for the
process in nature that created his raw materials. The time in the woods also
becomes a grounding force in his life, enabling his hand to create a calm and
grounded feeling to his sculpture.
Valerie Bogdan's paintings on paper are a direct reflection of her love of
the forest. Escaping the struggles of living in NYC, hiking became an
increasingly important part of her life, and a greater influence in her work.
Now living in Virginia, hiking in the forest and spending time
in her yard amongst the trees ,shrubs, and birds has inspired the
works in this show. The paintings are luscious layers of dripped, washed , and
fluid strokes of paint, ink , and charcoal on a heavy paper. In her artist
statement Valerie says " In the painting process the tree becomes
abstracted and more loosely interpreted. Although I may begin the piece with a
general idea in mind, the end result is always a fusion of planning and
chance". These paintings draw us in, they create a space for
contemplation, whether it is about the forest we see or the greater ponderances
Beginning as a summer break with friends from the pace of NYC ,
Lowell VT has become home to painter Marjorie Kramer, and the landscape
has had a direct influence on her recent work. Marjorie paints
directly from experience. In her artist statement she says ,
"I enjoy the act of seeing in time, finding passages, jumps through space,
and geometric orchestrations that are thrilling". In her forest scenes, general
stores or parking lots, there is a sense of getting the moment. Feeling the calm
of that moment in time and space, every brushstroke is immediate and yet
carefully considered and well place. There is a joy in the capturing of color
and light of that experience that make Marjorie's paintings lively and
worth more than a second look.
Food For Thought Books Collective
LIVE CROSS-REFERENCING ACTION!
X-REFERENCE: A BOOK LAUNCH EXTRAVAGANZA FOR
ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 1 A-E
Time: 7:00 pm
Description: Food For Thought Books Collective presents:
A BOOK LAUNCH EXTRAVAGANZA FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 1 A-E ,
the new pink and turqoise encyclopedia of fiction, prose, and visual art.
Readings, music, films, general shenanigans, and LIVE CROSS-REFERENCING!
Featuring: Ronaldo V Wilson, Tisa Bryant, Xylor Jane, Sara Jaffe, EE
Miller, and Sara Marcus.
GYPSY JAZZ TRIO SWING
GYPSY JAZZ TRIO SWING
04/11/07 and 04/25/07
Lead guitarist Matthew Ruby Shippee, rhythm guitarist Jack Brown, and
double bass player Daniel Pac form a solid improvising trio that is sometimes
augmented by guest violin, accordion, or clarinet. The group is known for
performing this hot jazz with the kind of spontaneous and sensitive playfulness
that spawned the style.
Since starting in Fall 2004, Swing Caravan has played steadily in the
Northampton area, including a showcase at the local Django in June festival,
First Night Northampton (two years in a row), the Valley Free Radio benefit
concert, Sundays at the Black Sheep Café (subbing for house band Gypsy
Wranglers), Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall, and private functions. Since
October 2005 Swing Caravan has also been playing a regular (every other Friday)
gig at Mocha Mayas Café, the new hill-town music hotspot in Shelburne Falls.
Whether playing the fast and fiery tunes or evocative ballads, the
band displays a passion for sharing this uplifting music with audiences. The
band members share a great respect for the tradition of Gypsy Jazz, heard in how
they seek to adhere to most aspects of the genre-the classic gypsy rhythm, the
stabbing and melodic guitar lines, and a love of Django's classic repertoire.
But Swing Caravan isnt afraid to try new things with the music, like bringing
rock and world music aesthetics into the mix from time to time as they bring
Django's music to a modern audience. Have a listen, and send us your comments in
the box below!
Liz Smith Ceramics at the Artisan
Reception Friday, April 13, 5-8pm
THE ARTISAN GALLERY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF AN EXHIBIT OF THE
BEAUTIFUL WHEEL THROWN AND HAND MADE CERAMICS OF LIZ SMITH.
Hours: 10-6 Mon-Sat; 10-9 Thurs; 10-5 Sun; Artwalk Friday 10-9
The Artisan Gallery
162 Main Street
The Artisan Gallery is pleased to announce
the opening of an exhibit of the beautiful wheel thrown and hand made ceramics
of Liz Smith.
Liz, a resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, has been studying ceramics
and making pottery since 1991. She received her undergraduate degree from
Skidmore College and apprenticed for a year with highly respected ceramic artist
Toshiko Takaezu. Her Master of Fine Arts degree was awarded in 2000 by Louisiana
State University. Liz is now an assistant professor of Art at the University of
Liz talks about her work:
"The most intriguing aspect of making functional work for me is that it is
an art form readily
accepted into people s lives. Mine is a commitment to the idea that art is
most effective when it is
connected to repeated daily experience revealing itself through use over
time. This commitment is one that consistently brings me back to the functional
object. Our contemporary context often finds us less and less connected in a
physical way to experience and to others. I am compelled to make work that
proposes an alternative to this path and highlights the continuing relevance of
the handcrafted object.
Functional pots both demand and create sensual experience. They are meant
not only to be seen
but touched, used and pondered, their weight felt, their surfaces pressed
against hands and lips.
Their function aids in nourishing the body; the physical act of their
creation links me to the
user, and their references and materials link us both to the long history
of art and ceramics. This complex mix of physicality, community and history
keeps me continually engaged in the process of making.
Currently I am most interested in 18th and 19th century European porcelain
from factories such as
Meissen and Sevres. It is the idea of the grandiose celebrations for which
these objects were made that I am so attracted to. The objects acted as decadent
and ostentatious displays of wealth but also as markers of the importance of
eating and drinking, of the meal enjoyed and shared with others. In my work I
embrace the idea of decoration, grandiosity, and ostentation while infusing
these elaborate objects with a casualness through material, process and surface
that may be more appropriate to our
everyday utilitarian activities. These objects are not meant to be passive
actors in the shared meal but rather defining characters. They are not meant to
be used only during celebratory occasions but rather to support the notion that
every occasion is celebratory. It is of the utmost importance to me that people
use these objects, as it is only through use that their purpose can be
RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:
Friday, April 13, 5-8pm (During Northampton Arts Night Out!)
Live music provided by Chris Haynes (pictured)
LIGHT / TREES ~
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREA LAWRENCE / JULIA MAX AT THE BLUE GUITAR
Saturday, April 14, doors open at 5 but
the performance is at 7
186 D NORTHAMPTON ST. (RT 10), EASTHAMPTON.
Julia Max: "Various cultures around the world have
consistently honored trees as the source of life, order, knowledge, and healing;
they are often depicted as an portal into a spiritual realm.
portrays trees in a reverent and even allegorical style; these trees are a
physical connection to an ancient and divine energy. I have used a Hobo 8x10
camera to create most of the images on display. My use of a box camera
(literally a wooden box) with a fixed lens and shallow depth of field along with
Fuji color paper as a negative produces a ghostly, impressionistic quality with
subtle, yet rich, colors."
Photographer Andrea Lawrence gives us a
menagerie of images manifesting from seeing the world directly without filters.
These photographs are taken in the Miksang - or 'Good Eye' in Tibetan -
tradition, developed by Michael Wood under the guidance of the Vidyadhara
Chogyam Trungpa. The photos reveal a commitment to pushing the shutter in a
moment of seeing which stops the mind. The images capture a freshness freed from
rules and mental constructs - leaving only the direct perceptions of a mind
unattached, clear, uncomplicated and joyous. At 7 pm Andrea will give a slide
presentation. Christie Svane will tell a story.
Guitar music by Bill
O'Haire to follow. more info at http://www.theblueguitar.org
|THE VEGAN BUS ART AUCTION &
HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY TO
HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
THE VEGAN BUS ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
The Vegan Bus is a project whose goal is to buy a school bus, convert it to
run on vegetable oil, revamp it with art related to veganism (happy farm
animals, fuzzy seats, a raw vegan kitchen, the works!), and then drive it to
burning man. after that it will be a year-round education and outreach vehicle.
The first fund raiser for the Vegan Bus Project is set for Earth
Day - Sunday April 22nd! So far we have the following products and services to
help us raise money:
* Art Auction
* Veganica tee shirts & hoodys
* Vegan Radio tee shirts & hoodys
* Oh Sweet Mamas Vegan Baked Goods
* Chair Massages
If you have any other ideas or if you have art to donate please let
Date: Sunday, April 22nd 2007
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: Cafe Evolution
22 Chestnut Street
Florence, MA 01062
|APRIL IS POETRY
The Florence Poets
Society presents "A Night to Remember - Poetry Night at the Invisible Fountain"
April 14, 2007 at the Invisible Fountain, Eastworks Building, Easthampton - 7:00
is the kind of poetry your grandmother warned you to stay away from. In
conjunction with Arts Walk Easthampton, and "Captain" Luke Cavagnac, The
Florence Poets Society invades the Invisble Fountain for a no-holds barred
evening of spoken word. Free admission, light refreshments and amazing art
combine to make this a triple threat. Don't miss it!!!!!
April 14, 2007 at the Invisible Fountain, Eastworks
Building, Easthampton - 7:00 pm - "Poetry Night Out, A Night To
|ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT PRESENTS JAZZ MANDOLIN
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 Charlemont.
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 or 800-999-UMASS.
|ROCK 'N ROLL PHOTO EXHIBIT BY T-H-E-
BARRIE WENTZELL. |
SOLID ARTIST IMAGES FROM THE '60S AND '70S.
SEE...AND BUY...THE IMAGES YOU'VE BEEN DROOLING OVER FOR YOUR LIFETIME! WORTH
"Spring into Rock 'N Roll"
April 30, 2007
Tu, SA, SU 1 - 6 PM
The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery (Southampton, MA)(park in the Town Hall
Parking Lot)is proud to announce limited edition black and white photographs
will be on exhibit and sale throughout April. Many images never previously
exhibited in The Gallery will be hung in both Gallery rooms. The first exhibit
will concentrate entirely on the "British Invasion" from April 1 thru April 15.
Then, other artists, mainly from the USA will grace the walls from April
17 thru April 30. All images are from Barrie's famous Legend Series, a portfolio
of one hundred infamous images.
Barrie Wentzell, an internationally recognized photographer, was born
in the mists of Northern England, now living in Toronto. Barrie was the chief
photographer for Melody Maker Magazine, forerunner to Rolling Stone Magazine
from 1965 - 1975. Barrie's commitment to his work coupled with his uncanny
ability to capture the essence of the subjects he portrays has gained him public
and critical acclaim. As Barrie once confided, "The picture gives you an
impression, the music tells you everything. I wasn't trying to make them God, I
was trying to make them truthful."
Barrie's "Legends" include Neil Young, Diana Ross, Led Zeppelin,
Leonard Cohen, Ian Anderson, Robert Plant, The Beatles, Jimmy Page, Leon
Russell, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, Grace Slick and Dr.
John just to name a few.
|Don Wilhelm at The Carberry Gallery at
Project - Reception: Friday, March 23, 5-7 pm
exhibition of drawings, painted studies and paintings culminating in a large
scale painting symbolizing the rise of New Orleans from the Katrina
Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts
March 20 -
Friday, March 23, 5-7 pm
thru Fri. 12:30-4:30, Sat. 10-2
Gallery is located on the campus of Springfield Technical Community
first floor.This exhibit is made possible by funding from STCC
|MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2007
MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2007
April 8, 2007 - June 10, 2007
April 15, 2 - 4 PM Opening Reception
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, being the first artist/studio facility
in Lowell, is pleased to be able to encourage artists
from all over
Massachusetts to join us in a celebration of Massachusetts artists.
Our unique venue, located in the National Historical Park, next to the
Visitor Center, provides a high traffic location for this show.
Among the 40 artists included are Valley painters Christin Couture,
Robin Freedenfeld & Dean Nimmer
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios:
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852, 978 459-7819
DIRECTIONS: From Route 3 North or South,
or from I-495, take the Lowell
Connector to the
Thorndike St. Exit (5B).
Go to the fifth traffic light,
just past the URS:
Sunday 12 noon - 4pm
|DON'T MISS IT: TRIP TO THE
HOTTEST/COOLEST GALLERIES IN NYC
DON'T MISS IT: TRIP TO THE HOTTEST/COOLEST GALLERIES IN NYC
Title: NYC Trip to ART INCUBATORS
7:30am - 9 pm
Our host will be Jerry Kearns, who divides his time as an artist and
teacher between New York City and Amherst. Kearns will introduce us to the
leading art incubators of New York: PIEROGI - THE gallery in Williamsburg. Owner
Joe Amrhein will talk about the history of the gallery, its impact on
Williamsburg and his famous flat files.
SMACK MELLON director Kathleen Gilrain will guide us through the anchor art
space at DUMBO in Brooklyn.
EXIT ART - grand dame of art incubators. We will get to go behind the
WHITE COLUMNS in Chelsea. Director and artist Matthew Higgs will talk
about his innovative program.
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE
|Denise...where are you? Please
Yesterday I got a lovely donation from Denise. And, it
being one of those weeks where all the "checks in the mail" are delayed and
bills loom large, I ran pell mell right to the bank to deposit it. I kept the
nice note that came with it and the envelope but this morning I see that neither
has Denise's last name! Oh, the horror. Miss Manners would so not sympathize.
Denise, what is your last name?
CHALFIN/ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
MAUREEN DENNING AND
KATHY SERVICE &
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
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES
(Donation made to Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
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
CALL FOR ARTISTS -- GALLERY A3 IS
SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Description: Gallery A3 shows contemporary art by Valley
artists. Since it opened in 2002, the gallery s been an alternative venue
for innovative art in a wide range of media and styles. Gallery A3 is a
cooperative run by its artists. Members share business and aesthetic
decisions and form a supportive community for making and exhibiting art.
The gallery has an exhibition space in the new Amherst Cinema building and holds
its opening receptions in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk.
Artists working in all media are invited to apply.
Spring deadline dates are April 5 and May 9. Applications are available at
Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA. The gallery is open Wednesday
through Sunday from 1-7:00 pm. Phone 413-256-4250. For more
information please call the gallery or email email@example.com.
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
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 booking
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org and is open to all local and
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.
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/
STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE
End Date: negotiable
Studio Sublet-Arts and
Industry Building, Florence, Ma
Looking to sublet approx 650sq ft.
High ceilings, brick walls, wood floors,
great artistic community and neighbors
STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE IN AN ARTS FRIENDLY BUILDING IN SHELBURNE
ARTIST STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE !
2 LARGE WINDOWS
& NORTH EXPOSURE
300 +/- Sq Ft
Internet connection available Includes heat and electric
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, 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,
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