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  • Maurine Sutter Photography Exhibit
  • Studio 54 ArtSpark Party
  • Win a date with Fabio!
  • Arts Night Out - Northampton
  • Robert Aller and Arnold Skolnick at the Oxbow
  • Luke Cavagnac at the Artisan Gallery
  • Making Art * Making a Living Series at UMASS
  • NCA Call to Artists
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    March 28, 2006

    Einstein & Fabio Most fabulous mo,

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    And now for the educational segment of this newsletter: a brief history of AFD --> April Fool's Day began in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1.

    However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years. Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes.

    This harassment evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank-playing on the first day of April. The tradition eventually spread to England and Scotland in the eighteenth century. It was later introduced to the American colonies of both the English and French. April Fool's Day thus developed into an international fun fest, so to speak, with different nationalities specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their friends and families.

    In Scotland, for example, April Fool's Day is actually celebrated for two days. The second day is devoted to pranks involving the posterior region of the body. It is called Taily Day. The origin of the "kick me" sign can be traced to this observance.

    Everything is a metaphor for life.


    Fabio again Einstein Comes to Amherst
    Has drinks with Fabio, discusses theory of follicletility.

    Albert Einstein Coming to Amherst

    Touring Performer Brings Illustrious Physicist to Life in One-Man Show
    Friday. March 31
    Unitarian Meetinghouse, Amherst

    Actor Len Barron has a theory of relevancy— not relativity—to explain why he has brought Albert Einstein to life in a powerful one-man show, Walking Lightly, A Portrait of Einstein, since 1989. He believes the esteemed physicist and international figure has a message contemporary audiences ought to hear. The Boulder, Colorado- based performer brings his nationally recognized performance to Amherst with a show at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Friday, March 31st at 7:30 PM.

    “Albert Einstein reshaped our understanding of space, time and gravity, dazzling us with his brilliance,” says Adi Bemak, an organizer of Barron’s tour. “The image of the genius, however, distanced us from Einstein the person: the dutiful son, the sailor who loved to be out in rough weather, the gracious, good-humored man who enjoyed the company of children and a good cigar,” she said.

    While Barron bears a striking resemblance to Einstein, his performance is not an attempt to imitate Einstein on stage, according to Bemak. Rather, “Based on extensive research in Einstein’s background, Len spins a moving story bringing Einstein to life.” According to Barron, “Einstein’s life was founded on truth, kindness, and beauty and all he did followed from his devotion to those principles.” Barron says he wanted to keep that message alive and has done so, performing for audiences around the U.S.

    Walking Lightly, A Portrait of Einstein presents Einstein’s humanity, his commitment to friendship, peace, education, and his grand sense of wonder and playfulness. Barron’s performance of Einstein leaves his audience feeling more alive and generous toward each other. Len Barron has been called an “advocate of hope in these troubled times.”

    Tickets are available at the door for $12, seniors, $9 For more information contact Adi Bemak at 253- 7918. This event is not sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. The space is handicap accessibility.

    33 Gray Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes Reception at STCC: The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes
    Reception March 31, 5-7 PM

    The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes

    March 28- April 29, 2006
    Artists reception: Friday, March 31, 5- 7pm

    There is something primary about silhouettes. They have an ability to conjure direct memories, feelings, yet they also possess degrees of assumed veracity. Silhouettes are a form of archetype: a universal armature onto which we hang our personal history and subjectivity. Attaining the shape, we are left to fill in the details, the story.

    In this exhibit the artist Randal Thurston cuts shapes that are at once familiar, yet are not simply copies of his subjects. He carefully composes an assortment of forms that are both individual and members of a larger organization. “I think the most salient aspect of the silhouette is its versatile ability to be a vessel for projected emotion.”

    Paul Bloomfield’s work employs the silhouette while subjecting it to the photographic process. “My work is an attempt at recognizing commonality of form and its infinite variations.” Portraits are recognizable as much by what they offer as by what the viewer projects. In both the work of these artists, identity is transient and rooted in history.

    The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, located on the first floor of Building 28, is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. For more information contact Larry Slezak at 755-5258 or 755-5288.

    Maurine Sutter Postcard Maurine Sutter Photography Exhibit
    OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 1, 2-5

    The Gardens at Naumkeag

    Photographs by Maurine Sutter

    at The Joyce Goldstein Gallery
    OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 1, 2-5 PM

    16 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037


    Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-5 PM

    Reception: Sunday, April 2 from 3-5 PM


    Eileen Claveloux and Shirley Jackson Whitaker Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2 from 3-5 PM Panel Discussion: Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 All events are free and open to the public

    Artist Eileen Claveloux and Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker interviewed women in Springfield, Massachusetts and invited them to participate in this project which involved having their bodies photographed up close with a focus on their stretch marks. With this single bold move, the women in Marked for Life begin to stretch the parameters of the definition of beauty for all women.

    jamoka clubbing Studio 54 ArtSpark Party
    benefit gala for the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School

    c. 1977, Center of the disco universe.
    Couldn't make that party?
    Come to Ours!

    Studio 54 ArtSpark.

    DISCO DANCE PARTY benefit gala for the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School
    Saturday April 1, 2006, 7-11 PM
    Northampton Center for the Arts

    *Free Disco Dance Lessons
    *Silent/Live Auction
    *hors d'oeuvres
    *Beer & Wine by donation
    *Bring your friends
    *Public Welcome

    Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
    Available at HCCPS office, State St. Fruit Store, Cooper's Corner, the Old Creamery Grocery, and at the door.

    Questions? Call 413/268-3421

    Fabio! Win a date with Fabio!
    Be the talk of the town. Double dare.

    (pasted with all original spelling intact):
    Date of birth (location): 15 March 1961, Milan, Italy
    He is still single
    Height: 6' 3" Waist: 32" (STILL!) Chest: 48" Size 48
    Jacket. Biceps 18" Weight 220lbs (And nice to hug!)
    Eyes: Blue (crystaline, fascinating)
    Hair: Black - streaked and lightened to blond and sholder length

    He introduced the fragrance "Mediterraneum" by Versace. (And it was wonderful!)

    Pets: Great Danes, an occasional goldfish. His dogs have a maid to take care of them.

    Likes off-road driving; dirt bikes. Enjoys life. Owns several cars. Likes comfort, speed.

    Drinks - WATER - no coffee, beer, alcohol! Prefers healthy food. NO DESERT (there is a rumour that he likes pecan pie!) He used to drink coffee - but no more. Won't take medication. Careful about what goes into his body. Very health-conscious. Seldom ill.

    Does NOT cook - likes to hang out in Italian cafes. Insists on getting 12 hours sleep a night! Doesn't like it when his schedule interfers with this!

    Has enough audio equipment to "wire the moon" - and speakers that will "blow your clothes off".

    Wacky sense of humor. Beautiful smile. Polite enough to make you cry.

    Work out: one to two hours a day, five times a week or every other day, two major muscle groups per day. Also 30-45 min per day on an stationary cycle while watching TV. Refer to his fitness tape and book.

    Watches: CNN, "Saturday Night Live", "In Living Color:, "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee"

    looking at art Arts Night Out - Northampton
    April 7, 5 PM to varies

    Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted by individual galleries), offering open galleries at 21 locations, all within a short walk in the city's downtown area.

    (Please note that, this month only, because of a conflict with religious holidays, Arts Night Out will be held on the first Friday of the month, rather than the second.)

    The event is organized by participating art and craft organizations and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, and is sponsored by the Northampton Cooperative Bank, 93.9 (The River), and the Valley Advocate.

    Robert Aller, Arnold Skolnick Robert Aller and Arnold Skolnick at the Oxbow
    Reception April 7, 6-8 PM as part of Arts Night Out

    NUDE DRAWINGS by Arnold Skolnick

    ARNOLD SKOLNICK, creator and designer of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival poster (bird, hand, guitar) and art director for the Woodstock Festival advertising campaign, is president and creative director of Chameleon Books. He has received numerous awards for his work as a designer of books, advertising, exhibitions, film and television movies He is a four-time recipient of the award given by the American Institute of Graphic Arts to designers for the “50 Best Books of the Year.”

    ROBERT ALLER, photographer and professor of photography at Holyoke Community College will also exhibit black and white still life photographs. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Danforth Museum, The William Benton Museum of Art, UCONN-Storrs, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, the Smith College Museum of Art and others. He has had numerous exhibitions locally and nationally. He received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He lives in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.

    The Oxbow Gallery is located at 275 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA. The exhibit is in the gallery from April 6–30, 2006 with an opening reception Friday, April 7, 6– 8pm. The public is invited.

    The gallery hours are Thursday–Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. For additional information please contact the gallery at 413-586-6300.

    Luke Cavagnac Luke Cavagnac at the Artisan Gallery
    Reception: April 7, 5-8 PM as part of Arts Night Out

    The Artisan Gallery is proud to announce the opening of 1000 Paintings, the work of Luke Cavagnac.

    While the focus in the past has been on Luke's reasonably, even ridiculously priced paintings, a few moments with the work make a convincing case that Luke is a very accomplished artist.

    Luke's wild, cartoon take on the world around him is a very personal, creative expression enhanced by his accomplished use of paint.

    Luke comments on his speed, I've learned to stop before it gets too ugly. And about his low prices, I'd like to sell hundreds a month.

    This is a wonderful, joyful exhibit and is priced for everyone. Come and share Luke's vision.

    1,000 Paintings
    The Work of Luke Cavagnac
    March 23 - April 18
    Artisan Gallery
    162 Main Street
    Northampton, MA

    Reception: Arts Night Out
    April 7 5-8pm

    Dorothy Osterman PAINTING SALE - OVER 100 PAINTINGS, UNDER $100
    Dorothy Osterman Painting sale

    PAINTING SALE - OVER 100 PAINTINGS, UNDER $100 Saturday & Sunday, April 1st & 2nd

    1 pm to 5 pm at the blue house off Roaring Brook Road, Conway.


    Umass Making Art * Making a Living Series at UMASS
    March 30th: Getting Your Work Exhibited

    Thursdays March -April, 2006 at UMASS

    Making Art Making a Living

    Thursdays March -April, 2006 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Free for UMASS students thanks to sponsorship from the UMASS Arts Council
    PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call 545-3653 with your student I.D. #
    March 30th: Getting Your Work Exhibited– Art 45 Felice Caivano, Trinity College Art Gallery & Professor of Art at Holyoke Community College and Heather Haskell, Director of Springfield Museums: From the perspective of an artist, gallery director and museum curator, you will learn how you can best present your work to these venues to get your work exhibited!

    April 13th: Marketing for Visual Artists–ART 42 Professional artist Louise Minks draws upon decades of experience marketing her work and offers several tools for developing a practical approach to marketing your work.

    April 27th Legal Stuff for Artists –ART 40 Attorney Joshua Grey from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts addresses legal matters such as contracts, copyright, government regulations and other issues for artists.

    March 30, 5:30 to 7:30

    The exhibition "Burn Unit" in the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College will be having a closing party hosted by the artists Mike Martendell & Jeff Derose on Thursday March 30th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

    Friend's of the Taber Gallery, Mike, Jeff, and those on Mo's arts newsletter list are invited. (See!? membership...)

    The Taber gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm.
    For more information call: (413)552-2614

    f words NCA Call to Artists
    See website for more info

    Northampton Center for the Arts
    17 New South Street
    Call to Artists

    The Northampton Center for the Arts invites area artists to show their work in the Center’s galleries. Applications are now being accepted for the year 2007. Please send a proposal and examples of your artwork (photographs, slides, CD) for review by the Exhibition Committee.

    Information about the Center and its programs may be found on our website:

    We hope to hear from you!

    The letter f continues CONFLUX 2006 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
    Due April 10, 11:59 PM

    Check out:
    and submit your proposal online.


    CONFLUX 2006 - September 14 - 17. 2006
    Conflux is the annual New York City festival where visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers, researchers and the public gather for four days to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city.

    Say hello to Brooklyn! In 2006, Conflux will be held in Brooklyn for the first time. McCaig-Welles Gallery in Williamsburg will serve as our headquarters, with events taking place in and around the gallery.

    Conflux 2006 is produced by Glowlab and curated by Glowlab and iKatun.

    HOW TO APPLY Please read the guidelines online, and submit your proposal here: http://conflux

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