& FRUITY LITTLE COINCIDENCES
Satan disguised as
Richard Simmons' pal steals Jamoka's look
vigil targets Devil's Day
Dutch evangelical Christians are to hold a round-the-clock
prayer vigil to ward off the forces of evil on Tuesday -
the so-called Devil's Day, and also to protest Richard Simmons'
unauthorized copying of my dog Jamoka's signature look.
They believe that the sixth day of the sixth month of 2006
has great significance for evil-doers and Satanists who
revere the number 666.
In a bid to counteract the forces of evil, more than 2,000
Dutch Christians will hold "a violent day of worship".
They will be joined by Christians in 23 other countries,
The reference to 666 is taken from the Biblical book of
Revelation, which talks about the events leading to the
end of the world.
Revelation 13:18 states: "If anyone has insight, let him
calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number.
His number is 666."
Behind the initiative is a Dutch evangelical organisation
called Ambassadors Ministries.
Mathijs Piet, one of the organisers, told the BBC news website
that the prayer marathon was to officially start at 1800
on Monday with a prayer rally in Jerusalem. "666 is the
number of the Devil and we know that on this date, Satanists
will try and do many things, so we Christians try and do
the opposite," Mr Piet said. "We know the Devil hates it
when we worship God." Organisers expect at least 2,000 Dutch
evangelicals to take part in the mass prayer vigil across
The fear of the number 666 is known as hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.
most expensive mobile number is 666 6666
The world's most expensive phone number was auctioned
for charity in Qatar.
The number, 666 6666, sold for 10m Qatari riyals or 1.5m
pounds. That's a lot of dollars I think.
In other 666 news there seems to be a widespread belief
among certain groups that the number 666 is being hidden
in bar codes, setting the stage for an eventual full universe
Satanic soul coup.
And I found a website where you can sell your soul to
Satan online thus avoiding some of the unpleasantries
inherent in such deal-making.
But did you ever notice that Richard Simmons' workout
exercises count off in sixes?
irony & consequence
I was just
about to push *send* when this slid into my inbox.
Child’s Play: irony & consequence
The Student Union Gallery at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
is seeking proposals for an upcoming multi-genre exhibit
in October 2006 on the theme of Child’s Play: irony &
consequence. The exhibit will be held from October 23rd
- 27th. The opening will integrate a brief cross-genre
reading on the theme.
We invite artists to submit artworks in any medium or
format—photography, sculpture, video, painting, interdisciplinary.
Submissions must include:
1. Artist’s statement.
2. Current resume.
3. Self-addressed stamped envelope (materials will not
be returned without a SASE).
4. Up to 3 slides (numbered and labeled with artist’s
name, title of work, date, media, dimensions of work,
and red dot indicating top of slide); or digital slides
on a CD; or CD for audio submissions; or DVD for video
Deadline for entries: August 1st, 2006. Entry Fee:
$5.00 (checks payable to: JC Tibbo/INSIDEOUT ARTS)
Shipping: Artists will be notified by September
1st. Artists are responsible for shipping/delivering their
artwork to the gallery Friday, October 20th (12-6pm) and
retrieving their work Saturday, October 28th (12-6pm).
Installation: All work MUST be received ready for
installation with proper hanging devices ATTACHED and
instructions where necessary.
Agreement: We reserve the right to photograph accepted
works for publicity and educational purposes. We reserve
the right to reject works that differ from the slide.
We are not responsible for works left after the pick-up
Submit entry materials to: JC Tibbo/INSIDEOUT ARTS
18 Dewey Court
Northampton, MA 01060
DANCE TO HONOR
will honor New Orleans and help the hurricane recovery effort
Alicia Morton will offer a special 7 week Dance and Stretch
class at the Barn Studio in Amherst, using New Orleans music,
with all proceeds going to the Women's Health and Justice
initiative of New Orleans.
Starts Tuesday June 20.
Dance and Stretch is a special eight week movement class
being offered by instructor Alicia Morton at the Barn Studio,
21 Dickinson Street, Amherst.
Joyful Zydeco, Cajun, funk, jazz and other music will provide
energy and the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Health
and Justice Initiative of New Orleans. The Women's Health
and Justice Initiative is a group of local health care practitioners
and organizers working with the People's Hurricane Relief
Fund to provide quality health care that is safe and affordable
to low income and uninsured women and girls of color.
The class will meet from 5:15 to 6:15 starting Tuesday June
20. A donation of $10 per class is requested. The requested
donation for the full seven week session is $65 For more
information call Alicia Morton, 253-1499
AT THE HOSMER GALLERY AT FORBES
June 2 - June
29, Reception June 10, 2-4
Gallery at the Forbes Library, Northampton Massahusetts,
will present Shopkeepers, by Northampton photographer
Stan Sherer, from June 2 through June 29.
The show, consisting of 48 photographic works on paper,
explores the world of the shopkeeper and shopkeepers around
Sherer has photographed small shops and their proprietors
for more than 40 years in France, China, Israel, Mali, Ghana,
Burkina Faso, the Philippines, Albania, Hungary, as well
as in the United States. Included in the exhibition will
be several Northampton shops that he frequents regularly.
Sherer describes the portraits in Shopkeepers as candid
moments. “Although in practice shopkeepers are often in
contact with customers or others who work in the store,
I see them as centers of the self-contained universe of
their daily work. Through this exhibition, I want the viewer
to have a subjective experience of not only that of the
small shop but to be in the shop and absorb its atmosphere.”
Sherer’s work is in the tradition of street photography.
“The shopkeepers, as part of the milieu that constitutes
life on the sidewalks, became a primary recurring theme
in my work. Preparing this exhibition has provided me with
an opportunity to formalize this on-going interest and bring
this work together for the first time.”
Sherer was a Fulbright scholar in Albania in 1994 and has
worked for news organizations such as the Associated Press
and Time Magazine. He is the author of four books, including
Long Life to Your Children: a Portrait of High Albania and
Founding Farms. He retired in 2003 after eighteen years
as news photographer for the University of Massachusetts
and has just completed the MFA printmaking program at UMass.
“My work in printmaking has enriched and broadened the way
I print my images. I am now handcoating printmaking and
watercolor papers with an ink receiving-layer for digital
printing. This process produces prints with a richness and
depth I could not achieve in the standard digital process.
In addition, the handcoating technique imbues a handmade
Descriptive passages from literature are included in the
exhibition. Sherer’s selections from short stories and novels
evoke the shopkeepers’ inner world as well as the physical
surroundings of the shopkeeper.
The opening reception will be Saturday, June 10, 2-4pm.
Gallery hours are:
Fri & Sat: 9-5
June 9, 5
- 8 PM
Up On June 9 Visit 22 galleries and shops between 5 and
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program
Friday, June 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration
is otherwise noted by individual galleries), offering open
galleries at 22 locations, all within a short walk in the
city's downtown area. 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.
Arts Night Out coincides with the last night of Northampton's
celebration of "Restaurant Week," June 5-9, during which
23 restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for a fixed
price of $20.06 View the details and menus on the Chamber
of Commerce Web site.
And there will be another treat this month; the Florence
Community Band will be making lively music on the Courthouse
lawn from 6 to 7 p.m. Make a night of it!
Highlighted in June are several galleries:
MULTI-ARTS GALLERY, located at the Community Music School,
139 South Street, is new to Arts Night Out. It is open
that evening from 5 to 7 p.m., and will be featuring works
in all genres by children from throughout the Pioneer Valley.
This gallery is seeking submissions of paintings, drawings,
poems, short stories, and original books from children and
schools. For more information, visit their Web site. (not
WATKINS GALLERY, 142 Main Street (upstairs) presents
EIRE, an exhibition of extraordinary, powerful paintings
of the Irish landscape by Olwen O'Herlihy Dowling. On Arts
Night Out, at 6 p.m., the artist's husband, Vincent Dowling,
former director of the Abbey Theater in Dublin and long-time
director, now honorary president, of the Miniature Theater
in Chester, will open the exhibition with a dramatic reading.
TA YU Gallery, 12 Main Street, will be showing "Works
on Tibet" by photographer Cannon Hersey.
THE OXBOW GALLERY, 275 South Pleasant Street, will
feature paintings and drawings by Western Massachusetts
painter, David Marshall. This show includes landscapes--scenes
in Chesterfield, Northampton and Deer Isle, Maine—as well
as portraits and still lifes. The paintings share a poetic
sensitivity to the often subtle beauty of nature's different
moods and visual phenomena. Equally important in Marshall's
work is a strong concern for painterly handling and harmonious
At ALFREDO'S GALLERY, 6 Crafts Avenue, the photography
of Les Campbell will continue and be joined by mini-exhibits
from the collections of Fred Stein, classic black and white
photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, and a sampling of
photographs from the personal collection of Frank Sinatra.
SKERA, 22 Main Street, will introduce Jane Chang
of Amherst, who makes boxes that incorporate imaginative
found objects as well as paper quilts that are layered and
cut to create a three-dimensional appearance. And speaking
of imaginative, on Arts Night Out, keep your eye out for
the new Cool Rides art taxi recently launched by partners
Skera and East Heaven Hot Tubs. (Hint: It’s a navy blue
Scion xB with an understated Checker Cab motif.)
THE OLD COURTHOUSE GALLERY, 99 Main Street, will
feature two artists: Anne Kusiak of Northampton and Chris
Nelson of Leverett. The two, who met several years ago at
a pastel painting class at the Guild Art School, frequently
paint together. Each has her own style but each celebrates
landscapes, flora and fauna of the Pioneer Valley. Kusiak
uses both pastel and oil; Nelson paints primarily in pastel
but also uses digital photography. She is an appropriate
exhibitor in the courthouse since she is a lawyer and worked
as a labor contract administrator for 25 years before returning
to the art world.
THE R. MICHELSON GALLERIES, 132 Main Street, continues
“Light on Water,” views of the Connecticut River painted
by Lewis Bryden from his 26-foot pontoon houseboat, “Floata
des Artistes.” In addition to painting racks and shelving
for art supplies, two easels stand in the corner of the
houseboat, and a portable lantern allows Bryden to work
in the early morning or late sunset, rain or shine.
AT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17 New South Street,
third floor, Harriet Diamond and Lydia Nettler present two
installations in their show, Imperatives. Diamond’s mini-installation,
“No War!” features the Northampton Peace vigil and scenes
of marching and protest in New York City and Washington,
D.C., in painted relief and sculpture. Nettler’s installation,
“Break Away,” uses large charcoal drawings and sculpture
to surround the viewer in a psychological environment based
on Northampton’s natural surrounding. (Center for the Arts
galleries are open 5 to 7 p.m. on Arts Night Out.)
THE A.P.E. GALLERY, Thorne’s Marketplace, 150 Main Street,
third floor, will have new works by Michael Tillyer
and Gordon Thorne. Tillyer explores the theme of Cain and
Abel, the murder of the shepherd (Abel) by the yeoman (Cain).
The realization of this theme will take place over the month
of June in the gallery as the artist builds the piece layer
by layer. Thorne describes his project as one that “stumbles
along the delicately thin line that separates artistic license
and genetic manipulation. What happens when you put two
genetically modified organisms, plant or person, for example,
‘Viagra Link Corn’ and ‘Britny Spears Corn,’ or Britny Spears
herself even, in the same room for any length of time?"
(Arts Night Out hours are 5 to 7 p.m.)
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Elm Street, offers “Alexander
Archipenko: Vision and Continuity” through July 30. (There
will be no admission charge on Arts Night Out.) Featuring
more than 60 sculptures in bronze, wood, and terracotta
by Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964), this show was organized
by the Ukrainian Museum in New York in collaboration with
The Archipenko Foundation. Jaroslaw Leshko, recently retired
from the faculty of the Smith art department, serves as
exhibition curator and author of the accompanying catalogue.
One of the most important Ukrainian visual artists, Archipenko
was, during his lifetime, sometimes compared in significance
to his contemporary, Pablo Picasso. Although a less towering
figure than Picasso “Archipenko’s oeuvre is a brilliant,
cohesive document of twentieth-century art,” Leshko writes
in the exhibition catalogue. ~~Next door, in the Oresman
Gallery of Smith’s Hillyer Hall, members of Amherst’s Gallery
A3 will offer "Sneak Preview." An active group on the area
art scene for a number of years, A3 has been without a home
for while. The gallery will be reborn, in the fall, in the
Amherst Cinema Arts Center.
Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor
Arts; Artisan Gallery; Chameleon’s; Claytopia; Don Muller
Gallery; Guild Art Supply; KTWO NOHO; LLC; R. Michelson
Galleries; Multi-Arts Gallery; Northampton Center for the
Arts; Northampton Pottery; Old Court House Gallery; Oxbow
Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians. com; Silverscape Designs;
Skera; Smith College Museum of Art; Ta Yu Gallery; Watkins
Gallery; and William Baczek Fine Arts.
AT THE CUP AND TOP CAFE IN FLORENCE
23, 5:30-8:00 PM
23 Duo of Mary Witt (vocals and bass) and Zack Danziger
(vocals and jazz guitar) of The O-Tones in Florence, MA.
The Cup and Top Café, 1 North Main St. Suite 2, 413-585-0445.
Dinner music from 5:30-8 pm. Great food including soups,
salads, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and desserts! It's a family
affair (if you want it to be).
& LYDIA NETTLER AT THE NCA
June 9 from 5-7pm.
Diamond and Lydia Nettler will present two installations
in their show, "Imperatives", opening at the Center for
the Arts on June 2 and running through June 29.
An opening reception will be held on June 9 from 5-7pm.
Harriet Diamond’s mini- installation, No War! features
the Northampton Peace vigil and scenes of marching and protest
in NYC and DC in painted relief and sculpture.
Lydia Nettler’s installation, Break Away uses large
and sculpture to surround the viewer in a psychological
environment based on Northampton’s natural surrounding.
The Center for the Arts is located at 17 New South St. on
the third floor of Sullivan square in Northampton. Gallery
hours are on Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4pm and
on Saturday from noon to 4pm. For more information call
DANCE PERFORMANCES AT THE NCA
Inés Arrubla Productions offers Las Chicas in “Flamenco
Afición,” a live performance of Flamenco music and dance
Saturday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at the Center. Arrubla will
present a colorful and passionate Flamenco dance program
involving 30 amateur dancers of all ages, together with
four musicians, who will take the audience on a journey
through all the emotions expressed by one of the most powerful
and sensual dances of all: Flamenco.
The musicians will include guitarists Titus Neijens and
José Ortiz, percussionist Simon Moushabeck on cajón, and
Jo Sallins on bass. Arrubla was trained in Flamenco in Spain,
and later performed in Amsterdam and Europe. Since coming
to the United States in 1998, she has established the Inés
Arrubla Flamenco Dance Theater, and created five major theater-dance
Her performances and choreography have garnered acclaim
at theaters and festivals with audiences and the press,
and have earned her a reputation as one of the nation’s
premier Flamenco performers. Entrance is free; however,
a donation of $5 is suggested. Arrubla teaches Flamenco
at the Center. For information check our Web site.
Oriental Caravan IV returns to the Center For the
Arts, Sunday, June 11, at 2:15 p.m. Produced by Joanne
Tebaldi and Whitney Suter, the program will showcase students
of Shifah of Western MA, Mellea of Dancing Dragon Studios,
Kismet of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School and
Sharon Arslanian of Greenfield Community College.
In addition to a the belly dancing, there will be an intermission
featuring a raffle and public dancing. For tickets, call
Joanne 413. 253.5462.
~~MUSIC AND ARTS Global Alliance for the Arts will
present one of its monthly celebrations, "Northampton
Community Music and Arts Festival," on Friday, June 23,
from 7:30 to midnight in the Center's ballroom.
The event will feature World Beat Ensemble with an open
microphone from 7:30 to 8 p.m. (sign-ups are first come,
first serve at 7:15 p.m.) followed by World Beat Drum
Circle from 8 to 9 p.m.,
DJ and dancing from 9 to 10 p.m. and the World Beat Ensemble
from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Tables are available for arts organizations, vendors and
visual artists. If you like this, you'll like the repeat
events on Fridays—July 21 and August 18.
The shows will be broadcast live on Valley Free Radio
103.3 FM from 10 p.m. to midnight and on public access
TV in Northampton, Hadley, Amherst, Deerfield, Sunderland,
Greenfield and Montague. These events are sponsored by
the Center, Gaia Vision TV show and Valley Free Radio.
For more information: Global Alliance for the Arts (413)584-3022
June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. - ADVANCE TIX NEEDED
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Mass.
Augusten Burroughs is the author of "Running with Scissors,"
"Dry," and "Magical Thinking," all of which were New York
Times bestsellers published around the world. The film version
of "Running With Scissors," starring Annette Bening and
Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"),
is set for a fall 2006 release. Augusten has been named
one of the 15 funniest people in America by Entertainment
Weekly. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.
Augusten will read from and sign his new book, "Possible
Side Effects" (St. Martin's Press). The book release date
is May 2006.
For information on "Possible Side Effects" and Augusten
Burroughs, see: http://www.augusten.com/.
Sponsors: Mount Holyoke College, the Advocate Newspapers,
and the Odyssey Bookshop.
Tickets (general admission within sections) are priced $30-$70
with a copy of "Possible Side Effects" and $10-$50 without
the book. They are available from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst Fine Arts Center Box Office by phone (413-545-2511
or 800- 999-UMASS), or online through http://www.wfcr.org/.
Producer's Circle tickets include preferential seating and
admission to the 6:30 P.M. pre-event reception.
CAFE CALL FOR MURAL PROPOSALS!
I would do
this just for the food credit, yet such a worthy purpose
I am available
to help use the food credit if you are The Chosen One. Sounds
like a fab project.
The Green Street Café announces a call for proposals by
artists interested in creating a two-dimensional wall
mural to be located inside the Green Street Café on Green
Street in Northampton, MA
GOAL The goal of this project is to highlight the
decision of Smith College and the City of Northampton
to discontinue Green Street in favor of the development
and construction of an engineering complex.
SITE DESCRIPTION The wall chosen for the
project is located inside the Green Street Café and is
28¹ L x 8.5¹ H in size.
There is overhead lighting and large street-side windows
that flood the space with light. The wall surface is painted
SELECTION PROCESS A panel of three judges,
Michael Kusek, Bob Antil and Steve Calcagnino will review
submissions and select the winning proposal. The winner
will be announced on July 5th.
SELECTION CRITERIA All proposals will be
judged on the following: 1) artistic merit 2) suitability
of the proposal in relation to the project goals and the
artist's ability to carry out the proposal within budget
and on schedule.
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY Artists from all walks
of life are invited to submit proposals. Excluded from
participation are staff members at Green Street Café,
members of the mural project and their families.
APPLICATION PROCESS All applications must
A.) A one-page written explanation of the concept.
B.) Sketches or other visuals that convey the proposed
mural idea. If submitting a CD or other digital media,
all should be Apple compatible.
C.) Up to ten 35mm slides in a plastic sheet or 8.5² x
11² portfolio sheets. Slides/portfolio should be labeled
with the artists name.
D.) A resume/CV that lists any previous public art experience
E.) All artists are strongly urged to visit the Green
Street Café and pick up additional information and background
Hours of operation are M-F 10AM to 10PM; please call
to make an appointment at 413.586.1650.
F.) For materials to be returned, all artists should include
a stamped, self-addressed envelope
BUDGET A budget of $350.00 covers the costs
of all materials with $1,000 cash for the artist, plus
an additional award of a $1,000 food credit at the Café
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: June 30th
Proposal Review & Artist Notification: July 7th
Project Start July 10th to be completed by October 1
Unveiling: October 13th during Northampton Arts Night
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
- WORKS ON PAPER
Due June 10
WORKS ON PAPER
The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking submissions
for a July 2006 exhibition.
The exhibition will be juried by slides or CDs of works
on paper, including photographs. Up to three submissions
per artist will be accepted. Slides/CDs, check and application
form should be mailed or delivered in person to the Center,
17 New South Street, third floor, Northampton, MA 01060
by June 10, 2006; notification will sent by June 20,
2006. The Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Submission must include a check for the $20 application
fee made out to the Northampton Center for the Arts and
a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of materials.
Slides/CDs must be labeled with name of artist, materials,
dimensions of artwork; no 3-D works will be accepted. To
download an application form: http://www.nohoarts.org/thegalleries.htm
New Season with Cantabile, Ian Watson and Music of the
Potluck Supper & Surprise Musical Offering.
Players’ annual New Season Celebration will mark the conclusion
of their 17th concert season and introduce the upcoming
This festive celebration will be held on Sunday, June 25th,
at the gracious hilltop Center for Renaissance Studies in
Amherst. At 5:15 PM, following Arcadia’s Annual Meeting,
the vocal ensemble Cantabile, with Ian Watson, harpsichord,
will present Music of the Dutch Baroque.
This free concert will be followed by a benefit auction,
a potluck supper and a surprise musical offering by Watson
at the conclusion of the evening.
Cantabile, a self-directed vocal ensemble founded in 2001,
specializes in vocal chamber music of the fifteenth through
seventeenth centuries. At last year’s Arcadia Season Celebration
they previewed their most recent program, which featured
Italian madrigals by Marenzio and others. This year, in
conjunction with the “Go Dutch” theme of the Pioneer Valley’s
Museums 10 collaboration, Cantabile will sing sacred and
secular music of 17th century Netherlands. Composers include
the highly influential Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, who, along
with his son Dirck, was a key figure in the spread of Baroque
musical style throughout Europe. Cantabile and Ian Watson
will collaborate on two flamboyant chamber motets from Jan
Baptist Verrijt’s 1649 collection “Flammae divinae (Divine
Performing with Cantabile will be Ian Watson, Arcadia’s
Artistic Director, who appears internationally as organist
and harpsichordist. In the 2005-06 concert season, besides
conducting and performing in Arcadia’s concerts, he joined
the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner in their
international Bach and Mozart. At the Season Celebration
Watson will join Cantabile in works for voices and harpsichord,
and will offer a musical finale after the auction and supper.
Walter Denny will lead the benefit auction. Denny, a leading
scholar in the field of Islamic art, is Professor of Art
History at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and
a tenor with Arcadia’s vocal ensemble and other area musical
groups. He will auction goods and services that include
recordings, decorative objects, as post-concert candlelight
dinner for four, and gift certificates to area stores and
All who attend the concert are invited to bring a favorite
dish and join members and friends of Arcadia at the potluck
supper. Reservations for the Season Celebration may be made
by calling Arcadia Players at 413-256-4888.
The concert by Cantabile and Ian Watson is partially funded
by the Local Cultural Council of Amherst and the Masachusetts
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ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
A nice 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
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
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
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.
DUE JUNE 10 - The Northampton Center for the Arts
is seeking submissions for a July 2006 exhibition.
The exhibition will be juried by slides or CDs
of works on paper, including photographs. Up to
three submissions per artist will be accepted.
Submissions must include slides/CDs, a completed
version of this application form, a check for
the $20 made out to the Northampton Center for
the Arts and a stamped, self-addressed envelope
for return of materials. Please label slides/CDs
with name of artist, materials, dimensions of
artwork; no 3-D works will be accepted.
The submission packet should be mailed or delivered
in person to the Center, 17 New South Street,
third floor, Northampton, MA 01060 by June 10,
2006; notification will be sent by June 20, 2006.
The Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. The application form is attached
or available at http://www.nohoarts.org/thegalleries.htm
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:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 20, 2006
The Camera Club of New York announces its 2006
National Photography Competition. The competition
is open to all US residents 18 years or older
except members of the Camera Club of New York
or their families, and employees. Freestanding
pieces will not be accepted. We are most pleased
that Antonin Kratochvil renowned photographer
and documentarian, will be our Juror. Each entry
will consist of either 6 digital entries on CD
or 6 slides with a fee of $35.00 Chosen artist
will receive a one-person exhibition in our Alfred
Lowenherz Gallery and a cash award of $300 Other
finalists will participate in a group show. Send
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From Janette Jorgenson in Montreal:
my sister rescues dogs
i gather abandoned plants,
wrapped in fibrous tissue
or bare, and gleaming as if shellacked.
a compulsion? perhaps
but why should these fragile lives
be obliterated by demolition
crews making room for the latest condo?
seeds find their way from my pockets
to small crystal bowls
while variegated vegetation in flimsy black
containers, blue over-sized sandbox pails,
clay pots, anything
that will shelter their roots, support their stems
surround, become, my home
without regard to size, colour,
or horticultural status.
something in me recognizes
the necessity of belonging,
the yards of grass smoothed 'round
neighbouring houses have usurped wildflower terrain;
that the peculiar beauty of a weed
is out-competed by the uniformity of lawn.
in summer my front yard
but my rescued plants,
like a city skyline, punctuate the air
a stem of cosmos eclipses
delicate columbine stars
and wild strawberries scatter
the imagination of the garden-proud.
my new yard
will resemble the wilds i left behind on oxford
and this oasis of irrespectability will be
understood: a celebratory noah-project
rescuing, nurturing diversity.
1997-USA-Psychological Drama/Courtroom Drama
The mysterious reasoning of women who protect
men who hurt them is explored in this psychological
Hedda (Robin Wright-Penn) was once involved with
a man who had a long history of violence against
women (played by Anthony Lucero). Even though
Hedda broke up with him after a violent incident
that caused her to fall out of a window, she hasn't
been able to get him out of her mind, and her
sorrow over ending the affair has led her to attempt
suicide on more than one occasion.
After the man's most recent girlfriend died as
an indirect result of his abuse, District Attorney
K.D. Dietrickson (William Hurt) has decided to
file charges of negligent homicide against him,
and he wants Hedda to testify in court to help
establish a pattern of abuse.
However, for whatever reason, Hedda still loves
him, and in her mind she has turned the incident
into a situation in which she was at fault. Despite
the urgings of Hedda's concerned parents (Joanna
Cassidy and Paul Dooley) and her sister, a tough
lawyer named Brett (Amy Madigan), Hedda seems
unmovable, which makes it all the more difficult
for Dietrickson to stop the abuser before he can
hurt someone else.
Sean Penn, who happens to be Robin Wright-Penn's
husband, served as co-producer and has a showy
cameo role early in the film (and this scene alone
is worthy of an oscar). ~ Mark Deming, All Movie
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie.
Girl in the Cafe