BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
|POSTHUMANISM, POSTMODERNISM, TRANSHUMANISM, CLEANLINISM|
AUTOMAGICDIDACTISM (as in magically self-learnedism)
Because you were
: In literary
and critical theory
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
Transhumanism is sometimes erroneously referred to
," 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, and while all
transhumanists may, in this sense be posthumanists, it has not been, nor should
it be, claimed that all posthumanists are transhumanists.
(sometimes referred to as Pomo
, or PoMo 
) was coined in the early 1960s to describe a
dissatisfaction with modern architecture
, founding the postmodern architecture
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.
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Events run for 2 weeks, in most cases. There will be no more addendums. Any
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|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.
|ARTS OF THE VALLEY AT OPEN
4/27/07 - 4/29/07. RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 5-8
Exhibiting the works of faculty and students from
HCC and the 5 Colleges, and Selected regional Artists
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
|TO CELEBRATE APRIL NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:
A RARE READING BY
JACK GILBERT, AND HIS FRIENDS.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 3-5 PM
CELEBRATE APRIL, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: A RARE READING BY JACK GILBERT, AND HIS
Tribute to Jack Gilbert
"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
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: |
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.
Mary Poppins Movie Night at NCMCMay 2, 6 PM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|IN THE ABSENCE
Closing reception for video exhibit May 5, 2007
IN THE ABSENCE OF
Closing reception for video exhibit.
New work by JC Gray-Sawyer (JC Tibbo): on
lying & truthtelling.
April 29th - May 4th
Gallery Hours: M-F 11am - 4 pm &
Location: Herter Art Gallery;
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.
Saturday, May 5, 2-4 PM. DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
BY CONNIE POGUE AND PATTI PARKER
DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY CONNIE POGUE AND
May 2, 2007 - May 30, 2007
Artist reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4
Stillife drawings by Connie Pogue
Landscape paintings by Patti Parker
Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4PM
Hosmer Art Gallery
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
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:00 PM
are pleased to present
a special screening of the critically-acclaimed
SKY OVER TIBET
MAY 8, 7:00 PM
at the Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street,
|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
|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 email@example.com for more info on fantastic fun fibers for
|ROCK 'N ROLL PHOTO EXHIBIT
BY THE BARRIE WENTZELL. |
April 30, 2007. SOLID
ARTIST IMAGES FROM THE '60S AND '70S.
"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|
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.
|Illy coffee containers
Illy coffee containers needed!
business in need of a supply of illy containers as bases for one of their robot
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-527-9675.
We will make
arrangements to collect or pay shipping for the source. THANKS, and don't forget
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE
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
|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,
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
CONTACT: Lisa Leavitt, Danforth Museum of Art
(508) 620-0050 x 12 or
Thank you! Lisa Leavitt
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
tel. (508) 620-0050
fax (508) 872-5542
CALL FOR ARTISTS -- GALLERY A3 IS SEEKING NEW
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/
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.
a new mixed Marketplace in Amherst!
We are looking for
Artists, Crafts People and Farmers to join our
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
STUDIO SPACE IN PITTSFIELD
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
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.