Carey Kalimba Scanlon
Starring Elaine and Blair
I found this pretty great vintage ad
but it's not clear to me what exactly it is advertising. So I decided to cast
these two in my favorite movie, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing", and give them
scintillating art dialogue for my enjoyment. Elaine:
"I think he is somewhat incapacitated
by his emotions."Blair:
is wild for his oblique pragmatism."Elaine:
"The static structure is offset by his
whimsical sociological references." Blair:
"There is a hopefulness in his
"The lack of resolution of his themes almost adds to a vaguely literal internal
transformation of the subject."Blair:
"But you are wrong. It is his obsessive
resolution that certainly drives a well-defined non-literal external static
quality of the noun, not the subject."Elaine:
"That's a really nice sweater."
Mo's Better Living Through Arts & Culture
NewsletterApril 16, 07
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Events run for 2 weeks, in most cases. There will be no more addendums. Any
submissions after Sunday at 5 PM will not be published till the following
|BERNADINE MELLIS & MALONA
at 7:00 pm. Smith's "Moving Images
- Alumnae Filmmakers" Series
BERNADINE MELLIS AND MALONA VOIGT RETURN!
Smith's "Moving Images - Alumnae Filmmakers" Series
04/19/07 at 7:00 pm
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES at Smith College
showing with Malona Voigt's award-winning short
film, VARTAN LLP
Thursday April 19, 7:00 pm
Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center
Both Filmmakers Present for Discussion
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES is an intimate look at an unlikely team of young
activists and old lefties who come together to battle the US government
following environmental activist Judi Bari's arrest on terrorism charges in
1990. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis, the daughter of Bari's attorney, Dennis
Cunningham, documents her morally driven, very tired dad, while offering us
access into the life of the extaordinary Judi Bari, and a piece of US history
that is increasingly resonant.
|AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU, AND MAUTHAUSEN: |
CONCENTRATION CAMP SERIES
APRIL 6 TO
30, 2007. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SONDRA PERON
AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU, AND MAUTHAUSEN: THE
CONCENTRATION CAMP SERIES
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SONDRA PERON
AT APE GALLERY, THIRD FLOOR, THORNES MARKET, 150
APRIL 6 TO 30, 2007
Description: Does a landscape have a memory? After sixty-two years, can
that landscape hold the memory of human suffering? Can an artist capture those
images of our collective memory of the Holocaust? These are some of the
questions that have driven this photographic investigation into these places of
horror. To find what remains.Using vintage Kodak Hawkeye Brownie cameras, dating
from the late 1940 s, photographer Sondra Peron traveled to a small town in
Austria, on the north bank of the Danube River, called Mauthausen in August of
2004. Sondra returned to Europe in November of 2005 to continue work on the
concentration camp series, as it seemed incomplete without visiting Dachau in
Germany and Auschwitz in Poland.
The camps in Auschwitz, Dachau and Mauthausen represent a much
extermination program that encompassed hundreds of satellite
throughout Europe until the end of the Second World War.
use of the term genocide did not end with the fall of the
Reich, atrocities have occurred in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and
In the 21st century, the statement never again still
seems elusive as
populations in Darfur, a region in western Sudan, are currently
subjected to ethnic cleansing.
Currently, Sondra Peron is an MFA candidate in photography at
Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She lives in
Northampton and works for the Northampton Arts Council.
|CLAY JAZZ WELCOMES SPRING AT THE PEOPLE'S
April 18, 8-10 PM. Cool Jazz & Fresh
Clay Jazz plays sophisticated Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova, and Latin jazz
which the Daily Hampshire Gazette called "impressive" and
Praised as "a vocalist of considerable experience," Sarah Clay also
"plays lovely, leisurely flute riffs that ... evoke Herbie Mann, while Karl
Rausch smoothly alternates single notes on his guitar with cool two-string
No cover charge! But if you enjoy the music, you are encouraged to slip
some cash into a magic treasure chest. (What's this, you ask? Come
The People's Pint is a Greenfield landmark, offering fresh brewed beer and
ginger ale, excellent pub fare, and a friendly neighborhood
Clay Jazz plays at the People's Pint on the third
Wednesday of each month.
The People's Pint
24 Federal St
Greenfield MA 01301
April 16th to the 20th. Paintings by David Cahill
Paintings by David Cahill
MFA Thesis Exhibition
At the Herter gallery at UMASS from
April 16th to the 20th.
Reception at 5pm Thursday the
|The Ben Pederson Show
April 16th to the 20th. At the
Herter Gallery at UMASS from April 16th to the 20th.
At the Herter gallery at UMASS from
April 16th to the
On Thursday the
there's a closing reception at
The title is The Ben Pederson
Show. There will be new sculptures and a bunch of my vids
looping in a
t.v. show format.
|ROE V. WADE: THE ABORTION
04/19/07, 7:30pm. A STAGED READING OF A NEW PLAY AT SMITH
ROE V. WADE: THE ABORTION DEBATE - A STAGED READING OF A NEW PLAY AT SMITH
Roe V. Wade: The Abortion Debate
A staged reading of a new play written and directed by Ezra LeBank about
the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion and still divides
America. Narrated, just like our country, by a clown. 7:30pm.
Thursday, April 19. Free Admission. Earle Recital Hall
in the basement of Sage Hall at Smith College.
April 19th -21st and April 26th-28th. 8pm/ APE 3rd
floor/ Thornes/ 150 Main St,Northampton
AN NEW THEATRICAL ADAPTATION OF KAFKA'S STORY
METAMORPHOSIS BY SLAM POET LENELLE MOISE WHERE THE MOTHER WAKES UP AS AN INSECT!
April 19th -21st and April 26th-28th
8pm/ APE 3rd floor/ Thornes/ 150 Main
Directed by Sheryl Stoodley (Artistic Director of Serious Play!)
Sound design by Katie Down
Lighting by Kathy Couch
Set design by Robin Doty and Kathy Couch
In this darkly ironic and comic adaptation of Kafka's story
"Metamorphosis", Moise has written Kafka's Gregor / now Gregora as a critically
ill, aging mother who has supported her family working in the sex industry. With
her illness, as depicted in her transformation into insect, we glimpse a woman's
deterioration of power within the boundaries of "body as currency". Her family,
having been supported and loved by her, eventually turn their backs on her
change, which they can not comprehend. At first, they respond with attempts to
help her, then progressively become confused, sad, frustrated, angry, disgusted,
cruel and finally violent in the face of her struggle and demise.......
Tickets $12 general public and $8 students & seniors
Box Office opens at 7pm on the evening of performances Limited
Call 586-5553 for reservations
or Call 586-1438
for more information
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SHOOT |
Friday, April 20, 7 PM.
Pocket Myth Presents: The Odyssey Film
An Epic Night of Film and Readings at Hampshire College
Come celebrate the release of Pocket Myths #4, THE ODYSSEY, with
a screening and reading!
Friday, April 20, 7pm
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall,
Hampshire College, Amherst
Admission is FREE
THE ODYSSEY is a film and book collaboration curated by Bernadine
Mellis and Andrea Lawlor, featuring work by mostly queer, trans, and women
artists, retelling Homer's ancient epic of the aftermath of war.
Each of the 24 Books was translated to film by a different
Films by Kara Lynch, Bernadine Mellis, Eileen Myles, Irit Reinheimer,
Mendal Polish, Gretchen Hildebran, EE Miller, Zoe Strauss, Kara Hearn, Miriam
Klein Stahl, , Corinna Press, Samuael Topiary, Rebecca Lee, and many more!
Local Contributors on hand: Kara Lynch, EE Miller, Xylor Jane, and Jo
Readings by Andrea Lawlor, Kara Lynch, and Xylor Jane!
for more information:
|POETRY & PROSE IN PERFORMANCE|
April 21, 2 PM at A.P.E.
POETRY & PROSE IN PERFORMANCE
PATRICK DONNELLY will emcee a reading by members
of his Spring 2007 Poetry & Prose in Performance workshop:
A.P.E. Gallery, Third Floor/Thornes Market, 150 Main Street, Northampton,
MA. Free; reception to follow.
CREATE ART WITH SALLY
CURCIO!APRIL 21, 10AM-4PM AT
Northampton Center for the Arts
CREATE ART WITH SALLY CURCIO!
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northampton Center for the Arts April gallery artist Sally Curcio will give
a workshop, for people ages 16 years and older, on Saturday, April 21, from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Center.
Students will be on their own for
lunch. The cost of the workshop is $75, which covers materials and a donation to
the Northampton Center for the Arts for providing the space.
workshop will expose attendees to the process of creation that guides Curcio s
work. At the end of the workshop, each attendee will have created a work of art.
To orient attendees, Curcio will discuss her work process and its major
influences: Dadaism, pop art, and kitsch art.
She will show examples of
artists work that use everyday objects to create assemblages and sculpture in
these traditions and discuss the philosophies that shape such work. The workshop
participants will then be assigned to explore the town of Northampton to find
objects, free or purchased, with the intent of creating a work of art guided by
the Dadaist approach.
in attending the workshop must register by email to email@example.com
Please put Assemblage Workshop in the subject line of your
EARTHDAY 2007 HANDS-ON CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH RECYCLED
- 3 PM
On Saturday, April 21
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wistariahurst Museum invites you to join Artist Marjorie
Latham to create art using found objects.
This fun and creative program celebrates Earth Day by recycling and
reusing found objects to make treasures! Bring odds and ends such as buttons,
broken jewelry, shoe boxes, picture frames and anything you might think is trash
to recycle into something creative like a collage memory box, refrigerator
magnet, treasure chest, decorative candle holder, dazzling picture frame and
This hands-on workshop is appropriate for all ages, inspiring the
artist in everyone. Cost is $3 per person or $7 per family. For more
information, call Melissa Boisselle at (413) 322-5660 or visit the museum
website at www.wistariahurst.org
|Flash Forward/Flash Back curated by KLAUS
April 22, 3-5
PM. CENTRAL GALLERY AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
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
Part II Opening Sunday, April 22, 3-5
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
|NON-ARTISTS, BEGINNERS, AND PROS ALIKE:
COME SCRIBBLE, SOCIALIZE, AND SIP SOME TEA!|
04/24/07. Ongoing, drop-in, facilitated art playtime for adults:
Hosted by Northampton artist, Dana Wilde.
THE ART SALON at Cup and Top Cafe
04/22/07 - 04/24/07
Time: 5:30 and 7:00
Ongoing, drop-in, facilitated art playtime for adults: Hosted by
Northampton artist, Dana Wilde.
Twice weekly. 90 minutes. $12/person
CHECK IT OUT FOR FREE DURING OPENING WEEK!
After-hours at Cup and Top Cafe 1 North Main St. Florence Center
Sunday April 22 at 5:30pm
Tuesday April 24 at 7:00pm
Dana facilitates creative writing and drawing exercises that help
you connect with your creativity, express yourself, and generate some art!
This is great for writers who never draw, visual artists who never write,
dancers who don't do either-- and especially for folks who feel
"artistically-challenged" altogether! YOU will be the source for
material here (your personal experience, memory, impulse, style, imagination,
feelings, etc..) We will work alone, in pairs, and sometimes as a whole
Non-toxic materials provided (crayons, markers, paper) -- or bring
Arrive 10-15 minutes before start time to sign-in and get settled.
(Dana's site is also in the permanent links-list of this lovely
Call 413-584-8328 with any questions.
|GREAT FALLS ART FEST CALL TO ARTISTS!|
April 9th and 23rd, and May 7th.
The jury for the GREAT FALLS ART FEST will
be viewing applications for this wonderful event (ART, MUSIC, and FOOD!) in
Turners Falls on April 9th and 23rd, and May 7th.
by The Brick House Community Resource Center (an awesome non-profit
organization), the Great Falls Art Fest offers artists from all over New England
the opportunity to have their art seen and purchased by vistors from all over
It also offers two days of live local music (a
fabulous eclectic mix!), great local food, and kids' activities (including a
hula hoop maker, a local clown, and more!). This fest coincides with the
Arts & Blooms Open Studio and Downtown Turners Falls Walking Tour, so the
village will be FILLED with the art-loving public...don't miss the opportunity
to share your art with everyone! This is a fabulous event and we would would
love to have the opportunity to view your application! For more information, please call Karen at
413-863-9576 or visit www.thebrickhouseinc.org
|Wide open studios at Open
4/27/07 - 4/29/07.
From gary Hallgren at Open Square:
open studios at Open Square
04/27/07 - 04/29/07
5-8 pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat, 1-4pm Sun
The biggest mill in Holyoke has the newest artists' garrets in town and YOU
can peek inside about a dozen of them.
The Massachusetts Academy of
Ballet is there...fashions by Sue Bennett, photos and paintings by Michael
Powers, portraits by Paul LeVeille, paintings and ceramics by Stacy Geryk,
paintings Joe Costin, Dean Nimmer, Betty Korostynski, John Kaminski,
Fisher/Halliday/MacFarlane and Gary Hallgren, constructions by Unique
Frederique, oh, the things you will see!
The 2nd floor
gallery will be hung with works, and it's a very nice gallery indeed, with
views of the old firehouse, train station and low RR bridge over Lyman.
Perhaps you will get lucky and the bridge will catch a truck while you
The Black Sheep Deli is in the complex and will be open at
least some of the time, I understand, but at this posting I do not have the
Friday evening is the
wine-and-cheese thing, but no wine at Hallgren's, only Paper City brew.
And no cheese, either.
cartoons up the wazoo in addition to paintings. Hey, I'm writing this so
I'm honking my own
FLORENCE POETS TEAM UP WITH OTHER
AREA STARS FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
April 27, 7-9 PM.
New Beginnings Fund Raiser.
New Beginnings fund raiser
4-27-07, 7-9 pm
24 3rd street
Turners Falls, 01040
sliding scale fee $1.97 -
7 of the best poets in Western Mass come together to stand for the next
generation. This is definitely going to be an intergenerational,
multicultural, multi-poetic styled masterpiece.
Poets scheduled to
appear include Maurice "Soulfighter" Taylor, Tommy Twilite, Crystal Senter
Brown, Stephen Lindow, Lori Desrosiers, Carl Russo and Karen Johnston.
For more information contact;
Maurice "Soulfighter" Taylor or
Hot Spot Entertainment
SPRING CONCERT FEATURES INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES & CHOIRS
1 PM. NCMC Annual Spring Gala Concert
On Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm,
instrumental ensembles and choirs of the Northampton Community Music Center will
present their annual Spring Gala Concert at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel in
This year's Gala concert is free, but monetary donations will be collected
to benefit the Northampton Survival Center, a non-profit organization providing
food and essential supplies to low-income individuals and families in the
Hampshire County area.
The concert will begin with an informal welcoming performance, beginning at
12:30 pm, by the NCMC Brass Ensemble, directed by Donna Gouger. Other
groups performing in the Gala include: the Northampton Community Children s
Choir, directed by Joan Cornachio; the Kuumba Women s Choir, under the direction
of Evelyn Harris; Catherine Kay s High Definition Vocal Ensemble; groups of
Suzuki Flute, Cello, and Violin students; the Flutations flute ensemble,
directed by Andrea Kwapien, and a Youth Chamber Quartet, under the direction of
The 2007 Spring Gala concert is open to the public.
Hills Hills Chapel is located on Route 9 on the campus of Smith College. For
more information regarding the event, or for directions to Helen Hills Hills
Chapel, please call (413) 585-0001 or visit www.ncmc.net
|PAPERMAKING 1 2 3|
April 28 -May 12. Papermaking with local
PAPERMAKING 1 2 3
Papermaking with local fibers.
April 28 -May 12
Time: 10:00 AM
Hand Papermaking with Natural Fibers
easy as 1 2 3 with Sheryl Jaffe
1. April 28 at the
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, youth 10AM-12PM Adults 1-4
2. May 12 Brattleboro,
VT. River Valley School of Art. May 12 10-5:00.
$95.00 Make kozo/dandelion paper.
3. July 2-6 Prince Edward
Local fiber papers and learn to print cyanotype and Van
Dyke photo chemistry. FUN! July 8- bookbinding. www.maritimephotoworkshops.com
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on fantastic fun fibers for
|Unique Transfers Juried Monotype
April 6 - May 18,
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
|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.
|LISA LEARY EXHIBITS NEW
04/02/07 - 04/29/07
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
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 IN
Start Date: late July
Description: The Storefront
Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA will have studio spaces for
in late July.
Cost: spaces start at $150 for at least 300 sq.
Includes heat and a/c, not electrical.
Second floor, great
light, high ceilings.
www.storefrontartist.orgSTUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE ASAP
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
contact: Lisa 413.320.1957
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, http://artsanonymous.org/."
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FREE CREDIT COUNSELING FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
Valley CDC Expands Business Services to Include Credit
Counseling Northampton, MA,
March 23, 2007: Valley Community
Development Corporation (Valley CDC), a community-based non-profit organization,
is now offering personal credit counseling. This free one-on-one counseling is
available to people who want to open a small business in Valley CDC's service
area - Easthampton, Northampton, Hadley & Amherst. Current small business
owners with 20 or fewer employees are also eligible. There are no income
restrictions. This free credit counseling is available through June of 2007 via
a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business and Technology.
According to David Plaut, Small Business Credit Counselor for Valley CDC,
"We know that credit scores play a very significant role when applying for a
business loan. We want our clients to secure financing, so we set them up for
success. Credit reports and credit scoring can be confusing. We can decipher
that information and help people boost their scores."
Valley CDC has been helping entrepreneurs start new enterprises and
expand existing small businesses for more than 18 years. Since 2003, Valley CDC
has counseled more than 250 individuals and businesses, and helped them acquire
more than $470,000 in funding from conventional banks and community loan funds.
Valley CDC's clients include companies in many diverse businesses, including
restaurants, manufacturers, beauty salons, spas, artists and artisans, clothing
designers, and retailers.
According to Joanne Campbell, Executive Director of Valley CDC, "We are
very excited to be able to expand our small business technical services to
include credit counseling. Our current grant will fund this service until June
30, 2007, so we hope that local entrepreneurs act on this opportunity quickly.
We are also hopeful that the legislature will recognize the economic benefits
that all Massachusetts communities gain from their investment in local
entrepreneurs and small businesses, and continue to fund the program beyond that
For more information about credit counseling, please contact David Plaut,
Small Business Credit Counselor at 413-586-5855 x16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.