AND BIRTHDAY BOY
So the whole
Benign Girl thing resonates. Several readers wrote to say
they had bought a Benign Girl on Ebay and when I checked,
Benign Girls were scarce and Benign Girl futures were up.
I bought 2 but they were both on the red background. It seems
I gave away the only pink background one and so now I am plotting
to get it back.
Then boingboing.net posted a link to my Benign tale and from
there my link was posted on a lot of other blogs and sites
like thefword.org.uk and lightningfield.com. This caused 6234
unique hits on the BG newsletter posted on my site so Benign
Girl is indeed special, in her own harmless way.
is Jamoka's birthday. He is 8. That makes him like 6234
or 50 or something in people years. I got him his own Benign
Girl and also bought him the domain benigngirl.com for his
birthday where perhaps he will post pics from his squirrel
Jamoka also got a cat suit for Halloween wear, a rawhide
bone shaped like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a hairnet and
a wicked cool sweatband.
AT THE HENION BAKERY IN AMHERST
June 9 through
Barber will be exhibiting photographs of local and South
Florida wildlife and landscapes at the Henion Bakery,174
North Pleasant Street in Amherst from June 9 through
NORTHAMPTON'S ARTS NIGHT OUT
July 14, 5
- 8 pm
Up On July 14 Visit 22 galleries, shops and Pulaski Park between
5 and 8 p.m.
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, July
14, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted
in individual listings below), 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.
Highlighted in July are several galleries: ~~The
Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, will feature the work
of several artists who are joining the gallery’s roster. New
to the gallery are: figurative painter and portraitist Sarah
Belchetz- Swenson; Lydia Nettler, who creates site-specific
installations of charcoal drawing and paper mache relief and
structures; Harriet Diamond, who calls her new work “mini-installation,”
explores whole scenes of human activity; Lindsay Fogg-Willits
combines images from the human body, the natural world and
her day-to-day life to create unusual environments that tell
personal stories. Other artists new to the gallery whose work
will be in the June exhibit are: Judith Mann, David Rohn,
Jason Lacroix, Margaret McCann and Phil Lawrence.
~~The Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, offers
“Off the Beaten Path,” fine art photographs by Robert Floyd
of Southampton. Mostly color with some black and white, the
exhibition features photographs from Floyd’s travels through
the Northeast. A working photojournalist for more than 20
years, Floyd has seized the photographic moment over time—from
fireworks to baby belugas— for himself and his clients.
~~At Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, you will find
the work of Len Seeve with an exhibit entitled "Altered Reality,"
an eclectic collection of photographs.
~~The Northampton Pottery invites you to its new gallery
space across the hall from the current studio downstairs at
102 Main Street. Always on display is beautiful, locally made
pottery, with a larger selection in the weeks and months to
~~APE Art, Thornes Marketplace, third floor, 150 Main Street,
presents "Disparate-Difference in Kind: A Collective Showing,"
including paintings, illustrations, photography and conceptual
sculpture by area artists Rick Beaupre, Devin Koller, Hillary
Milens, Angela Simpson and Caitlin Waugh.
~~The Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, third floor,
will feature “Works on Paper,” a juried show of photographs,
watercolors, prints, drawings and mixed-media, by 11 local
artists. Participating artists are: Karen Alstadt, Ellen Augarten,
Elizabeth Bannish, Annaliese Bischoff, Elizabeth Diamond,
Taiga Ermansons, Carolyn Horan, Rhoda Juels, Ronald Juels,
Rachel Lepine, Burns Maxey and Paul Root. On Arts Night Out,
the first- place prize will be awarded to the winning artist
during the 5 to 7 p.m. reception.
~~The Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street, presents
“Second Fridays,” a free art experience for all ages, from
4 to 8 p.m. The museum's new "Artists on Art" series continues
with an informal gallery talk by local artist Taiga Ermansons
at 6 p.m.—a half hour presentation on a few of her favorite
works in the museum's collection. Taiga will also show visitors
how to select—from the museum's collection of 18,000 original
works on paper— a drawing, print or photograph for personal
~~Over the summer, an added attraction to the Northampton
art scene will be the community-based art installation being
developed by artist Lara Lepionka in Pulaski Park, Main Street.
“Hidden Value” traces the impact of five “everyday” citizens
in our community with groupings of physical elements related
to each person’s profession. The elements in each grouping
will be embellished—engraved, silk- screened, embroidered,
etc.—with text and data on how an individual has served the
community. Obviously, the viewing of this public art (which
is supported by the Northampton Arts Council) is not restricted
to Arts Night Out, but remember to make it a stop on your
July 14 ANO route.
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.
Arts Night Out takes place, rain or shine, on the second Friday
of each month year-round. Admission is free, and free parking
is available at the Smith College parking garage on West Street
(Route 66). Flyers, including a map and description of participating
galleries, studios and shops, are available at Arts Night
Out locations and the Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant Street.
There will be entertainment and refreshments at many venues.
Take a walk and see the (arts) sights in Northampton.
SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD
our Peter Dellert of Holyoke
Sculpture at Chesterwood is on view through Columbus Day.
Walking tours of the exhibit on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. beginning
June 30 and running through August.
The guest curator of this year's exhibition is Sharon Bates,
visual artist, and curator and founding Director of the Albany
International Airport Art & Culture Program. Bates organizes
rotating exhibitions, site-specific sculpture projects, and
satellite museum exhibitions that showcase regional artists
and cultural institutions in the Albany International Airport
Gallery and throughout the terminal.
May 22-October 15, 2006, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Six Guided Tours
throughout the day: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Early closing at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006
included in this years exhibition: William R. Bergman, Paige
Bradley, Rick Brown, Ben Butler, Peter
Dellert, Anthony H. Garner, Richard Garrison, Alexander
Graham, Lucy Hodgson, Gwendolyn Holbrow, Ann Jon, Paul Katz,
R. Elliott Katz, Jim Lewis, Paul Mauren, Lillian Mulero,
Amy Podmore, Michael Rivera, John Ruppert, Stacy Latt Savage,
Leon Smith, Eric Stein, Gampo Wickenheiser.
Send an E-Mail or Call Governor Romney Today!
Support $12.1 Million in Cultural Funding for FY 07
On Friday afternoon, the Massachusetts House and Senate
approved the FY 07 state budget, including $12,093,520 in
funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council in FY 07, a
$2.45 million increase over last year. This is a huge
victory for the cultural community.
The budget is now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature
Now is the time to contact the Governor and Lt. Governor to
ask for their support of this critical investment in the arts,
sciences, and humanities. Please send an e-mail by clicking
on this link or pasting into your browser:
Please add your own views on state cultural funding and how
it helps your community. (If link is inactive, please paste
it into your browser.)
And then telephone the Governor’s office toll free (888) 870-7770
to ask for his support again. (617- 725-4005 in Boston).
Thank you for your timely advocacy.
Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
WORKS ON PAPER
BY ELEVEN LOCAL ARTISTS
July 6 through
PAPER BY ELEVEN LOCAL ARTISTS IN JURIED SHOW AT THE CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
NORTHAMPTON, MA —“Works on Paper,” a juried show of photographs,
watercolors, prints, drawings and mixed-media, by 11 local
artists, will be featured from July 6 through August 4
in the galleries at The Northampton Center for the Arts.
Participating artists are: Karen Alstadt, Ellen Augarten,
Elizabeth Bannish, Elizabeth Diamond, Taiga Ermansons, Carolyn
Horan, Rhoda Juels, Ronald Juels, Rachel Lepine, Paul Root
and Burns Maxey.
Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. with an artists’ reception that coincides with Northampton’s
Arts Night Out on Friday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The
first-place prize will be awarded to the winning artist during
The Northampton Center for the Arts is located on the third
floor at 17 New South Street, opposite the Academy of Music.
FAIR, LONDON, UK
Call for Artists:
Due September 19, 2006
Artists: One Last Chance to Submit"
2006-06-19 until 2006-09-19
Inspired Art Fair
London, , UK United Kingdom
Haven't submitted to Inspired Art Fair 2006 yet? Well here's
one last chance as we are opening an extra submission period
from 19 June -18 September 2006. With the Whitechapel
as our chosen charity for this our fourth annual fair, Inspired
Art Fair 2006 will be taking place in the magnificent Christchurch,
opposite Spitalfields Market E1, from 8 - 12 November. The
Inspired Art Fair (IAF) is a launch pad for emerging independent
contemporary artists. Our selection committee changes with
each display to ensure that IAF reflects the most innovative
talents in the visual art world. For 2006 our committee is
Susan Brades (Ex Director Hayward Gallery), Kirsten Dunne
(Arts Council) and Jo George (Managing Director IAF).
The IAF has showcased over 180 emerging contemporary photographers,
painters, sculptors, drawers and digital artists from all
over the world. To review our artists have a look on www.inspiredartfair.com
Here's what artist Ben Mosley has to say about last year's
"I have excelled this year due to being included in IAF 05.
I have had a commission, and a solo exhibition at Gallery
93 in London, which was televised on MTV's Base, on Trevor
Nelson's show 'The Lick'. They also interviewed me as well!!
An agent has shown a lot of interest in my work, which looks
to be very promising. I can't thank you enough for accepting
me because without that chance this would never have happened
For details on why and how to apply go to:-
to speak at Leverett Library
July 11 7:00
Cyr to speak at Leverett Library Tuesday July 11 7:00 on her
LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN
Uncovering the Mystery Behind a 17th Century Forbidden Love
BY MYRIAM CYR
"The story is fascinating- It's clear that Cyr did extensive
research- her account is compelling and plausible."
"An empathetic look at the most controversial epistles in
European history- Cyr argues at length for the former position,
marshalling both scholarship and imagination to recreate the
17th-century world where the drama around the letters took
place. Pulp romance for the Masterpiece Theater set."
letters have intrigued and inspired writers and artists
for centuries--from them come the Dangerous Liaisons, Richardson's
Clarissa and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the
Portuguese. Braque and Modigliani have tried to imagine
her. Debated by historians and literary scholars, the letters
have shuttled between being claimed fiction or fact. Who
was their author? A French courtier intent on making a name
for himself? Or were they the words of a young Portuguese
nun whose affair with a French officer ended with his departure
and her abandonment?
CITY ARTS WANTS YOU
If you are
Artists in Easthampton
If you are an artist/musician/writer/film artist/dancer/arts
organization, etc, living or working in Easthampton, MA, you
are invited to join the Easthamptoncityarts.com
website. Members can create a personal web page with up to
five images and one audio sample, list events on the master
calendar, be included in a high quality printed directory,
and more! Visit the site and check out the quickly growing
member list. Don't get left out! See a recent article from
the Republican: http://www.masslive.com/search/index.ssf?/ba
The Easthampton City Arts website is dedicated to promoting
the artists and arts organizations of Easthampton, Massachusetts.
By creating a comprehensive and dynamic platform showing the
depth and creativity of the arts, artists and art related
businesses have the opportunity to showcase and market their
work, and the public has the opportunity to discover emerging
and established artists. In addition, the website introduces
the visitor to the many other attractions within Easthampton:
its diversity of shops, restaurants, cultural resources, and
If you'd like to join Easthampton City Arts, just click the
'Apply' button on the home page to fill out an online membership
application. Be sure to check out the eligibility and requirements
section too. You must complete the entire profile AND upload
images before your member page can be approved and listed
live on the site. For questions contact email@example.com.
Thanks, and looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
Culture and you?
England Watershed Magazine
"New England Watershed's essays, articles, photographs and
artwork examines issues particular to life within the Connecticut
River watershed. But our regional identity is just one aspect
of our involvement with the world. New England Watershed explores
the crucial dividing points or lines of our times, articulating
what it is to be American, in all its complexity.
Russell Powell, editor and publisher
APT NOW! (<--yes. apt.)
As a Mo better Living subscriber you can subscribe
for a 33% discount off the newsstand price ($31.95 rather
than $47.70) by replying to this email with your name and
mailing address and you will be invoiced.
And it's a write-off of course.
On the NEW
site you can also submit art and poetry for consideration.
And as of last week I am the acting Art Editor and
am building a database of artwork for possible use in future
To submit artwork you can either send a cd of images to:
PO BOX 6109
Holyoke, MA 01041-6109
OR you can email images. BUT, if you decide to email images
please keep them to 500 pixels high by whatever size
that means for the width at 72 DPI. If we can use your art
in a future issue I will request a higher resolution image
at that time.
Please don't crash my server with giant, malignant images.
BLUE MAN GROUP
Call for Massachusetts
FOURTH ANNUAL VORTEX: A JURIED EXHIBITION HOSTED BY BLUE MAN
GROUP AT THE CHARLES PLAYHOUSE
Deadline for Submissions is October 2, 2006
Vortex 2006: A Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Blue Man Group
at the Charles Playhouse, challenges Massachusetts artists
to submit original and inspirational work that explores the
role Interconnectivity plays in art.
The Blue Men--who come from the part of us that wants to express
creativity, innovation, and humor--invite all artists to examine,
through their artwork, the dynamics of Interconnectivity in
their shared communities
This year's exhibition will be juried by Nora Donnelly, Senior
Registrar at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, Ricardo
D. Barreto, Director of UrbanArts Institute at MassArt, Chris
McCarthy, director of the Provincetown Art Association and
Museum as well as an artist representative from the Blue Man
Group Boston creative community. Deadline for submissions
is October 2, 2006.
Blue Man Group will accept artwork in two age divisions:
12 - 17 years old and 18 + years old. In the 18+ division,
four selected artists' work will be on exhibit in The Charles
Playhouse lobby for up to one year. In addition, the selected
artists in the 18 + division will receive cash prizes ($2500
Grand Prize, $1000 Second, $500 each for Third and Fourth).
In the 12 - 17 years old division, the Grand Prize recipient
will receive up to $500 tuition reimbursement to art classes
of their choice. Each selected artist in the 12 - 17 years
old division will receive up to $100 worth of art supplies
for their school and have their artwork displayed at the Boston
Children's Museum. Selected artist's work will be unveiled
at a special event currently scheduled for October 2006.
For submission guidelines (acceptable medium and dimensions),
instructions and downloadable entry form go to www.blueman.com/vortex. For questions
call 617-542-6700 x12.
NEW PLAY BY
(clearly not a benign play)
BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS
Northampton, MA-- Rhymes With Orange cartoonist Hilary
Price and 93.9 WRSI DJ Kelsey Flynn create an evening
of drama and comedy with an onstage reading of their new play
"Santacide" on Monday, July 31 at Theater 14 in The Mendenhall
Center for the Perfoming Arts at Smith College.
is a drawing room comedy about a mother/son detective
team at the North Pole investigating Santa's murder. They
encounter a dysfunctional family of sorts - a vampy Mrs. Claus,
an incompetent elf, a frustrated mailman, a mute stable girl
- all with good reasons to take Santa out. The event is a
unique opportunity for the community to participate in the
creation and development of a farce/murder mystery. There
will be an audience-wide discussion led by local playwright
and teacher Phil O'Donoghue after the performance to help
refine the play for later full stage production. The reading
will feature members of the local improv group the Villa Jidiots
and New Century Theater favorites Van Farrier and Jeannine
Tickets are $7 at the door. Performance begins at 7 pm. Show
is at Theater 14, Mendenhall Center For the Performing Arts,
Green St., Smith College Campus, Northampton.
For more information about Santacide, please contact: Hilary
For more details go to http://www.santa
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton
at Theatre 14, Smith College
"The Glass Menagerie"
July 6-16, at Theatre 14, Smith College
When Sam Rush, New Century Theatre’s Producing Director, started
casting “The Glass Menagerie” with an all African-American
cast, he knew he had made the right choice for this production.
“Williams has written such a poetic play,” says Rush. “The
trouble is that we have become a bit desensitized to its power
because we have heard it so often in a traditional way. As
Director Gilbert McCauley and I were auditioning actors, I
found myself hearing this play read in a voice and spirit
that was new and fresh. I was hearing the play as if it were
the first time. I think audiences will experience the play
through this new voice, as I do.”
“The Glass Menagerie” is a portrait of a family in crisis,
one in which lost dreams and family myths drive Amanda Wingfield,
now a faded beauty, into a frenzy to marry off Laura, her
disabled and socially unskilled daughter. The urgency is to
have Laura wed before it is too late. Laura’s reticence to
meet gentlemen callers, pushes Amanda to force her son, Tom,
to bring home a potential suitor. It ends with shattered illusions
Framing “The Glass Menagerie” with this choice of casting
provides a new and fresh lens through which to filter the
play. This lens brings a portrait of a world—despite the lemonade
and lace—that is not relegated to a dying culture of the old
South, but rather to the ethnic and racial experience that
give this production a timeless, universal relevance.
Featured in the cast are returning NCT actors Joan Valentina
(“Bee-Luther-Hatchee”) and Nikiya Mathis (“Crumbs from the
Table of Joy”).
“The Glass Menagerie” will run for 10 performances from July
6-16, all performances are presented in Theatre 14, in the
Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts at Smith College,
Green Street, Northampton. Performances are Tuesday-Thursday
at 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Reserved seating: $28; $26 for seniors. Student RUSH tickets,
same day and only at the door. Season sponsor: WFCR-Public
Radio for Western New England; Production sponsor: Florence
For more information and ticket reservations for this and
all other plays this season, call (413) 585-3220 OR VISIT
OUR WEB SITE
Elm Park, Worcester, MA
6:30 - 8:30pm
The park is at the corner of Park Ave and Highland Street
As Rt. 9 takes a turn at this intersection, two sides of the
park are on Rt. 9
July 14, 15 - Friday & Saturday
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Takes place on the Rothvoss Farm
East Ancram Road, Ancramdale, NY 12503
The farm is located just off NY Route 22, 8 miles south of
Girl Howdy performing in the dance tent:
Fri 2:30 - 4:30pm, Sat 5pm - 7pm
Artists: Myndos International Art Workshops II"
Artists: Myndos International Art Workshops II"
2006-07-05 until 2006-07-31
Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Istanbul, , TR Turkey
August 2006, Gumusluk Akademy, Bodrum, Turkey. Team:
Andy Deck (USA), Reuben De Lautour (New Zeland), Catharina
Mueller, Marcus Graf (Germany), Cham Yin Kwan (China), Frederik
de Wilde (Belgium), Genco Gulan, Yesim Ozsoy, Yesim Agaoglu,
Ipek Inal, (Istanbul), Neriman Polat, Raci Kahvecigil, Aliye
Goknur Gurcan, Ekin Anil (Bodrum).
Concept: "The Seventh of the Seven Wonders ": Two of
the Seven Wonders of the World are in Turkey and one is in
Bodrum; Mausoleum of King Maussollos. The second of the Myndos
International Art Workshop series picks "one of the wonders
of the world" as its theme.
In the workshops the artists and participants will be producing
art around the theme and they are going to exhibit these art
works at public spaces. We are going to claim back the sculptures
of the Mausoleum from the British Museum and relate archeology
with contemporary art.
Participation: We are looking for 21 more participants,
10 with scholarship and 11 without. Collaboration proposals
are also welcome. For more info and application e-mail:
Deadline: July 31, 2006.
AT THE NCA
Harmony, a unique teen world vocal ensemble based in Vermont,
will bring its lively music to the Center on Friday, July
28, at 7:30 p.m.
The singers, who rehearse year-round, take a whirlwind concert
trip through New England each summer. They have also performed
on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion on Public Radio
and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Two
recent graduates of area high schools are members of this
year's touring group: Rosalie Elkinton, Amherst Regional High
School, and Donovan Arthen, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts
High School. Participants sing from memory with a powerful,
well- tuned, straight-tones sound. “Watching Village Harmony
perform is almost as much fun as listening to them,” says
one fan. Audiences are unfailingly impressed by their informal
and energetic stage presence. The concert program includes
Ukrainian, Russian and Corsican traditional harmony singing,
American gospel and shape-note music and folk songs, dances
and contemporary compositions from Kenya and West Africa.
Tickets are $8; $5 for students and seniors and may be purchased
at the door.
~~Internationally acclaimed Oriental dancer Leyla Jouvana
and her husband Roland, a drummer, will offer a spectacular
show Saturday, July 29, at the Center.
Described as “one of the best and most successful and dancers
and choreographers in Europe,” Leyla Jouvana has represented
the German Oriental dance scene at major dance festivals in
Paris, Cairo, Vienna, Italy, Denmark and Australia. She received
the Giza Academy Award of 2002 as the best live dancer of
the year. In July 2004 she won the Halima Award in the best-dancer
category. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. For
more information about associated events, visit the Middle
Eastern Arts Collaborative Web site
~~Swing dance and salsa lessons with Kent Divoll in the Center’s
ballroom continue throughout the summer Wednesdays from 7:30
to 9 p.m. followed by dancing (East/West Coast Swing, Salsa,
Hustle, Waltz, Fox Trot, Lindy and more) from 9 to 11 p.m.
Lesson and dance are $10; dance alone is $5 Just show up!
ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
NEW THIS WEEK:
LOCAL-looking for videographer who might be interested
in doing some experimental work with dance, nature
and video. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Artists: Outdoor Public Art Exhibition
The City of Pittsfield's annual Artscape outdoor
public art exhibition program invites outdoor sculptors
and public art creators to submit work for consideration
for the 2006-07 Artscape exhibition in downtown
Pittsfield. Pittsfield is the geographic and population
center of the culturally-rich Berkshires of western
Massachusetts, where over two million visitors come
each year. A $500 honorarium is provided to artists
whose work is selected for display.
Application deadline is August 1, so don't
delay, click below for complete guidelines!
here for guidelines on applying for the juried Artscape
2006-07 exhibtion program.
The International Center of Photography's W. Eugene
Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is a $30,000
cash award with an additional $5,000 in fellowship
money to be awarded at the discretion of a jury.
The grant is awarded to photographers whose past
work and proposed project follow the traditions
of photographic essayist W. Eugene Smith. For full
information on how to apply, visit www.smithfund.org
The Newark Museum's residency program is open to
visual artists in the areas of fiber and textiles,
clay, fine metals, jewelry and metalsmithing, enameling,
sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and
works on paper. The residency provides the opportunity
to use the museum's professional facilities for
creating new work. An honorarium of $1,000 will
be paid at the conclusion of the residency. For
more information about the program and on how to
apply, visit www.newark
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 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
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
If one of your readers is interested in displaying
in this context, please have them contact me via
email: email@example.com, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
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/
Dear poetry lovers,
--and to all who support local writers & artists:
a shared-work collective committed to publishing
the work of poets in Franklin County and Western
Massachusetts is having another
~ POETRY READING ~
Friday, July 14, 2006
Buckland Public Library
30 Upper Street, Buckland, MA
Susie Patlove and Jim Bell will read their
poems and those of other Slate Roof members.
Joining them will be poet Holly Iglesias
whose prose poems have appeared in journals specializing
in the form.
Following the reading there will be an open discussion
of some aspects of the small press publishing process,
chapbook design, and promotion, in which the public
is encouraged to participate.
All chapbooks published by Slate Roof to date will
be available for sale.
As always: no RSVP necessary
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
The library is not wheelchair accessible.
but for more information, call 413.498.4451
See also ValleyLists.com, for notices of upcoming
Slate Roof events.
This project is supported in part by grants from
the Local Cultural Councils of Ashfield, Bernardston,
Buckland, Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Montague,
Orange, Shelburne Falls, and Wendell, local agencies
which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, a state agency. massculturalcouncil.org
During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven
Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered
by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black
September. In retaliation, the Israeli government
recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down
and execute those responsible for the attack.