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POSTHUMANISM, POSTMODERNISM,  TRANSHUMANISM, CLEANLINISM
AUTOMAGICDIDACTISM (as in magically self-learnedism)

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POSTHUMANISM: In literary and critical theory, posthumanism or post-humanism, meaning beyond humanism, is a major European continental philosophy of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It strives to move beyond the ideas and images of the world of Renaissance humanism to correspond more closely to the 21st century's concepts of technoscientific knowledge. It mainly differentiates from classical humanism in that it restores the stature that had been made of humanity to one of many natural species. According to this claim, humans have no inherent rights to destroy nature or set themselves above it in ethical considerations a priori

"The term "TRANSHUMANISM" is often used as a synonym for "human enhancement".[20] Transhumanism is sometimes erroneously referred to as "posthumanism," especially in the United States where that term is not as common outside academic sources. In one interpretation, transhumanism is a subordinate of the postmodern critique of humanism known as posthumanism,[21] and while all transhumanists may, in this sense be posthumanists, it has not been, nor should it be, claimed that all posthumanists are transhumanists.

POSTMODERNISM
(sometimes referred to as Pomo, Po-Mo, or PoMo [1], [2], [3]) was coined in the early 1960s to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture, founding the postmodern architecture.[4] It became then a term for the reaction to modernism in other fields as well, especially the fields of postmodern literature or Postmodern music. When the idea of a reaction, or even rejection, of the movement of modernism (a late 19th, early 20th centuries art movement) was borrowed by other fields, it became synonymous in some contexts with postmodernity, a term for the evolutions in society, economy and culture since the 1960s.[5]
 

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TO SUBMIT CONTENT TO THIS WEEKLY MONDAY NEWSLETTER PLEASE USE THE FORM AT THIS LINK

Submissions are due by Sunday at 5 pm for submission the next day.
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 Any submissions after Sunday at 5 PM will not be published till the following week.

NON-ARTISTS, BEGINNERS, AND PROS ALIKE:  COME SCRIBBLE, SOCIALIZE, AND SIP SOME TEA!
04/22/07 - 04/24/07. Ongoing, drop-in, facilitated art playtime for adults:  Hosted by Northampton artist, Dana Wilde.

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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 group.
 
 Non-toxic materials provided (crayons, markers, paper) -- or bring your own.
 
 Arrive 10-15 minutes before start time to sign-in and get settled.
 
 Learn more about Dana Wilde and The Art Salon at http://web.mac.com/danawildearts
 
 (Dana's site is also in the permanent links-list of this lovely newsletter)
 
 Call 413-584-8328 with any questions.
ARTS OF THE VALLEY AT OPEN SQUARE
4/27/07 - 4/29/07. RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 5-8 PM


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Exhibiting the works of faculty and students from HCC and the 5 Colleges, and Selected regional Artists

Open studios Hours:
Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, April 29, from 1 PM to 4 PM

RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 5-8 PM

The biggest mill in Holyoke has the newest artists' garrets in town and YOU can peek inside about a dozen of them.

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 watch.

Paired with this event is an exhibit of works by students from Holyoke Community College and faculty from the Five College area.

Open Studios will continue on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, with demonstrations and ballet performances, and on Sunday, April 29th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The on site café will be open during the week-end.


The Black Sheep Deli is in the complex and will be open at least some of the time.


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
Brick House
24 3rd street
Turners Falls, 01040
 
sliding scale fee $1.97 - $100,000.97
 
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
Tom Sanders
413 868-9559
Hot Spot Entertainment

FREE SPRING CONCERT FEATURES INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES & CHOIRS
April 28, 1 PM. NCMC Annual Spring Gala Concert

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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 Northampton.
 
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 Sally Bagg.
 
The 2007 Spring Gala concert is open to the public. 

Helen 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.


MATERMORPHOSIS
April 19th -21st and April 26th-28th. 8pm/ APE 3rd floor/ Thornes/ 150 Main St,Northampton


MATERMORPHOSIS-
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 St,Northampton

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 seating
Call  586-5553 for reservations  
or Call  586-1438 for more information
or email us at rwdoty@rcn.com
TO CELEBRATE APRIL NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:
A RARE READING BY JACK GILBERT, AND HIS FRIENDS.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 3-5 PM


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Tribute to Jack Gilbert 
4/29/2007
Time: 3-5PM

"The Greek fishermen do not/play on the beach and I don't/write funny poems." is a just a sample from Refusing Heaven, Jack Gilbert's fourth book of poetry, and while he is often called the poet of sadness, many of his poems contain lighthearted moments. Gilbert will be honored as the Poet Laureate of Northampton on Sunday April 29, 2007 from 3-5 at APE Ltd Gallery 3rd Floor Thornes Market.

 April is National Poetry month and this event will feature a rare reading by Jack Gilbert, and, in tribute to Mr. Gilbert, there will also be readings by; Henry Lyman, Janet Aalfs, Margaret Lloyd, Donald Brees, Anne Love Woodhull and Bill O'Connell. In a true spirit of camaraderie, and to demonstrate their respect and admiration for his poetry, these poets will read a selection of Gilbert's poetry and as well as from their own works worthy of Gilbert's influence on their craft.
 
AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU, AND MAUTHAUSEN:
THE CONCENTRATION CAMP SERIES

APRIL 6 TO 30, 2007. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SONDRA PERON
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AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU, AND MAUTHAUSEN: THE CONCENTRATION CAMP SERIES
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SONDRA PERON

AT APE GALLERY, THIRD FLOOR, THORNES MARKET, 150 MAIN STREET,
NORTHAMPTON, MA
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 larger 
 extermination program that encompassed hundreds of satellite camps 
 throughout Europe until the end of the Second World War. Unfortunately, 
 use of the term  genocide  did not end with the fall of the Third 
 Reich, atrocities have occurred in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Serbia. 
 In the 21st century, the statement  never again  still seems elusive as 
 populations in Darfur, a region in western Sudan, are currently being 
 subjected to ethnic cleansing.
 
 Currently, Sondra Peron is an MFA candidate in photography at the 
 Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She lives in 
 Northampton and works for the Northampton Arts Council.
 
IT'S SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
Mary Poppins Movie Night at NCMC
May 2, 6 PM. 
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IT'S SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
Mary Poppins Movie Night at Northampton Community Music Center
May 2, 2007
Time: 6 pm

MARY POPPINS is the 2nd in the PJ Movie Musical Night series.
 
Come in your PJs and bring plenty of laughing gas! (We'll provide the popcorn.) Admission is by freewill donation. Screening will be in NCMC's Recital Hall. If you're coming, email Sarah at sww@ncmc.net and plan to bring a small snack to share. 
 
 "You know, you *can* say it backwards, which is "dociousaliexpiisticfragilcalirupes" - but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?"
 
 "Indubitably!"
IN THE ABSENCE OF
Closing reception for video exhibit May 5, 2007

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IN THE ABSENCE OF
Closing reception for video exhibit.
05/03/07
Time: 5-7pm

New work by JC Gray-Sawyer (JC Tibbo): on lying & truthtelling.

April 29th - May 4th 2007

Gallery Hours: M-F 11am - 4 pm & Su 1-4pm

Location: Herter Art Gallery; UMass-Amherst

Directions: Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71 west of the Whitmore Administration Building.


 
"INSIDE OUT" 
Saturday, May 5, 2-4 PM. DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY CONNIE POGUE AND PATTI PARKER

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"INSIDE OUT" 
DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY CONNIE POGUE AND PATTI PARKER

May 2, 2007 - May 30, 2007
Artist reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4 PM

Inside Out
Stillife drawings by Connie Pogue
Landscape paintings by Patti Parker
May 2-30 
Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4PM
Hosmer Art Gallery
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, Ma. 01062
Hours:M 1-9, TU 1-5, W 9-9, Th 1-5, F&S 9-5, S1-5
 
VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:00 PM
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We are pleased to present
a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary

VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:00 PM
at the Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Director John Bush will be present for a Q & A session to follow.

Tickets: $8.00. Box Office opens 6:00 pm.
All proceeds benefit the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
 
GREAT FALLS ART FEST CALL TO ARTISTS!
April 9th and 23rd, and May 7th. 

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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. 

Sponsored 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 New England. 

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
 
PAPERMAKING 1  2  3
April 28 -May 12. Papermaking with local fibers.

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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
$15.00 to learn papermaking.  Register  413-322-5660  www.wistariahurst.org

 2.  May 12  Brattleboro, VT. River Valley School of Art.  May 12  10-5:00. $95.00    Make kozo/dandelion paper.  rivergalleryschool.org   rgsart@sover.net

 3.  July 2-6 Prince Edward Island, Canada. Local fiber papers and learn to print cyanotype and Van Dyke photo chemistry.  FUN! July 8- bookbinding.

www.maritimephotoworkshops.com  or 902-659-2559

Or email sheryljaffe@yahoo.com for more info on fantastic fun fibers for paper.
 
ROCK 'N ROLL PHOTO EXHIBIT BY THE BARRIE WENTZELL.
April 30, 2007. SOLID ARTIST IMAGES FROM THE '60S AND '70S. 

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"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'T MISS IT: TRIP TO THE HOTTEST/COOLEST GALLERIES IN NYC
04/28/07

DON'T MISS IT: TRIP TO THE HOTTEST/COOLEST GALLERIES IN NYC
Title: NYC Trip to ART INCUBATORS
04/28/07
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 scenes.

WHITE COLUMNS in Chelsea. Director and artist Matthew Higgs will talk about his innovative program.
Fee: $125.  Deadline: April 15
For more information, call Eva Fierst at 413 545 1176 or visit www.umass.edu/fac/universitygallery.
 
Illy coffee containers needed!


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Art business in need of a supply of illy containers as bases for one of their robot clocks.

If you use illy coffee- regular, decaf or espresso or know an office or business who does, please contact Susan Boss or Mark Brown at bossbrown@bossbrownart.com or call 413-527-9675.

We will make arrangements to collect or pay shipping for the source. THANKS, and don't forget to recycle.
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE NEWSLETTER

DENISE RIGGS
BRUCE BARONE

LIZ CHALFIN/ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
MARIE SHANAHAN
TERRY ROONEY
CHRISTIN COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
SARAH PEBWORTH
DEBIN BRUCE
SUSAN BERGERON-WEST
CHARLES STERN
JANET FRAIDSTERN
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
LARRY SLEZAK
TERRY ROONEY
ANNE BURTON
DEAN NIMMER
BILL MYERS
KATHLEEN TRESTKA
ANITA HUNT
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
DAVID SMITH
JEFF MACK
LYNN PETERFREUND
BRADLEY FOX
KAREN AXELROD
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
KELSEY FLYNN
LYN HORAN
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BRONWEN HODGKINSON
BRIANA TAYLOR
DORIS MADSEN
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
THE
JOAN AXELROD-CONTRADA
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
DARYL LAFLEUR
WEDNESDAY NELENA SOROKIN
LINDA BATCHELOR

CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

May 12, 2007 - Call for applications for  upcoming Juried New England Photographers
Biennial at the Danforth Museum of Art.
 
WHO: Photographers based in New England.  We encourage traditional and non-traditional photography including new media,installations, mixed media, etc.

 
WHAT : Our Museum seeks to display and honor regional photographers.  Jurors are Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection, at the Museum of Fine Arts and Arlette Kayafas, Director, of the Kayafas Gallery in Boston for our upcoming New England Photographers Biennial Exhibition.  The exhibition will be on view this Fall 2007 at the Danforth Museum of Art.  Deadline for
submissions is May 12, 2007.  

Please see our website www.danforthmuseum.org
and look under Exhibits to download the application.

WHERE: Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702

COST: $25 for up to three entries.  Additional entries may be submitted for an additional $10 per piece.    

CONTACT: Lisa Leavitt, Danforth Museum of Art (508) 620-0050 x 12 or
lleavitt@danforthmuseum.org with any questions.

Thank you!
Lisa Leavitt
Museum Registrar
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue

Framingham, MA  01702
tel.  (508) 620-0050 x 12
fax  (508) 872-5542

lleavitt@danforthmuseum.org
www.danforthmuseum.org
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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 mtc@crocker.com.
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Sep 01, 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
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Ongoing
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly, self-guided walking tour of arts and culture, has added a proposal page to its website where visual, music and performance artists can outline what they would like to show or perform if given the opportunity.

All the locations that participate in Art Walk Easthampton can view the submissions for possible inclusion in an upcoming event. The talent describes the work, provides images, identifies the types of venues they would like to be in, the dates they are available and provides contact information. If there's a match between the submission and the venue's interest, the venue contacts the talent directly to handle booking arrangements.
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org and is open to all local and regional artists.

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ONGOING
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.

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ONGOING.
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

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

THE BOLTWOOD MARKETPLACE IS AMHERST'S NEWEST OUTDOOR MIXED MARKET! ARISTS, CARFTS PEOPLE AND FARMERS: WE HAVE A MARKET FOR ALL OF YOU!  
04/28/07 - 10/27/07
9:00am-1:00pm every Sat.

There's a new mixed Marketplace in Amherst!
 
 We are looking for Artists, Crafts People and Farmers to join our market.

 The Boltwood Marketplace is located behind Bueno Y Sano and Newbury Comics adjacent to the new Amherst parking garage.  We opened last year and hope to have a 2nd successful year.  The Boltwood Marketplace is opening on April 28th and will be open every Saturday through October from 9:00 am to 1:00pm.

 If you are interested in participating in the Boltwood Marketplace we are now accepting applications.  Please help us spread the word abut our market and support our local community.
 
 Please call Kathryn for details: (413) 253-7879
 info@amherstlincolnrealty.com
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STUDIO SPACE IN PITTSFIELD
Start Date: late July

Description: The Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA will have studio spaces for
rent starting in late July.  
Cost: spaces start at $150 for at least 300 sq. ft. 
Includes heat and a/c, not electrical.
Second floor, great light, high ceilings.
413-442-7201
 
www.storefrontartist.org
STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE ASAP
End Date: negotiable
Time: ASAP
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Studio Sublet-Arts and Industry Building, Florence, Ma
Looking to sublet approx 650sq ft.
$320mo. inclusive
available ASAP
 
High ceilings, brick walls, wood floors,
great artistic community and neighbors
 
contact: 
Lisa 413.320.1957
phoenix8108@yahoo.com
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STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE IN AN ARTS FRIENDLY BUILDING IN SHELBURNE FALLS


ARTIST STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE !
2 LARGE WINDOWS
WEST & NORTH EXPOSURE

300 +/- Sq Ft

$300/mo !
High Speed Internet connection available Includes heat and electric
ART BANK
22 BRIDGE STREET,
SHELBURNE FALLS
413- 625- 6177
schaktman@comcast.net
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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

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"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/."

 

Valley Entrepreneurs! Our service area just expanded! Valley CDC can help you:
Explore your business ideas, Market your art, products & services, Identify new markets, Get more customers, Write your business plan, Explore financial viability, Improve business operations, Seek financing, and more.
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.

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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 date."

For more information about credit counseling, please contact David Plaut, Small Business Credit Counselor at 413-586-5855 x16 or dp@valleycdc.com.

LINKS TO PEOPLE AND STUFF
THIS SECTION OFFICIALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I very recently switched to this new template. It did not convert my old template and tech help at Constant Contact confirmed that I need to move all my information over myself. Most of it, like text data, can be cut and pasted. But the links, which originated from an entry into a constant contact template, are assigned trackback URLs which allow for comparative metrics and this causes crazy things to happen. So I am starting this section over, as I already did with the rest of the newsletter, to fit into the new template. When I paste links in one at a time the link name appears as the URL plus the trackback data like this:

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=nhefh6bab.0.xhxbgzbab.jrfsprbab.1&ts=S0232&p=http
%3A%2F%2Fwww.polturgeon.com

And when I try to paste the whole list at once it deletes all the URL data and becomes a list of links to nothing, sort of like an excremental link. So, I am going through an old URL list and clicking on each link and then copying the link name and target into this space. So It will be under construction for a bit.

Just look at what this template has doen to my font sizes all over this newsletter. They are all over the place and out of control. And I know what I am doing but this template has other ideas. Maybe by next week I will be once again master of the formatting of this newsletter but for now, I throw up my hands and have a call in to tech help.

Stone Soup Concrete
Walter Buckingham

Paul Shoul
Marie Shanhan/The Birchtree Center
NOKILLING

Briana Taylor
Jon Whintey
Terry Rooney
Daryl LaFleur, Public Policy in Northampton
Daryl LaFleur's Northampton Redoubt blog

Annie Bissett
www.suzeco.com
Dana Wilde Arts
The Artisan Gallery
christin couture/william hosie
Terry Rooney
Daryl Lafleur
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
cdeVision
Maureen Scanlon's Peace Ribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney

The Canal Gallery Building
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
Local.Masslive!
The O-Tones
The Florence Poets Society
Lillianna Pereira
Linda Batchelor
Betsy Dawn Williams
Tim De Christopher
Frank Ward
Noarthampton Arts Council
Lisa Leary
Gineen




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