HOFFLOVE & ARTS NIGHT OUT
Bannerqueen" Johnquest who famously had
her car stolen by OJ and an accomplice for our amusement
a while back?
Well read on, dear reader! Now her daughter is in the news
and heading to a big screen near you, dear, dear reader
Leguizamo, Gibson on "The Take"
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:02am ET17
By Tatiana Siegel
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John Leguizamo and
Tyrese Gibson will star in the indie revenge saga "The
Leguizamo plays an armored-truck driver who is shot during
a heist in East Los Angeles and goes to great lengths
after rehabilitation to track down the criminal (Gibson)
who shattered his life. The low-budget film will be shot
guerilla-style without sets in predominantly Latino neighborhoods.
Shooting is set to begin in September.
Rosie Perez will play the wife of Leguizamo's character,
while Bobby Cannavale will play an FBI agent. Rapper RZA,
Meagan Good and newcomer Astrelle Johnquest round
out the cast.
Music video veteram Brad Furman will make his feature
directorial debut on the film, which was written by Josh
and Jonas Pate (creators of NBC series "Surface").
Leguizamo most recently lent his voice to "Ice Age: The
Meltdown." Gibson's credits include "Annapolis" and "Waist
© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.
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 July 24.
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
~~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
~~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
PLAY PULASKI PARK
16, 1-3 pm Northampton, MA
July 16, 1-3 pm Northampton, MA The Propellers play Pulaski
Come on down to downtown Northampton's park (on Main St.
next to The Academy of Music) for an outdoor concert
from 1-3 pm. Bring your pals, your chairs, and your
snacks to sit back and tap your toes to swing, R&B,
Mary Witt - vocals and bass
Kerry Blount - tenor sax and flute
Walt Chapman - piano and organ
BAD NEWS FROM
take your punishment.
I included a link to support the MCC budget increase
in an effort to avert this possible veto. Thanks to all
of you who clicked on the link to show support and to try
and stop the veto. And for the rest of you? I am sending
your names to MCC for the "Clearly does not need grant money"
list. And your punishment is that you have to watch this
Do it now.
MAASH Action Alert:
MAASH Will Seek Legislative Override
On Saturday, July 8, Governor Romney issued $573 million
in vetoes of the FY 07 state budget including reducing
the total budget for arts and culture through the Massachusetts
Cultural Council by $2.4 million. Earlier this morning,
MAASH delivered a letter to the House leadership on behalf
of the cultural community formally asking the House of Representatives
to override the Governor’s vetoes and restore cultural funding
to the $12.1 million approved by the House and the Senate.
The House and the Senate have embraced the important role
that arts and culture play in the Commonwealth. They have
recommended an important increase in state funding that
the Governor has now vetoed.
MAASH will continue to fight to the full $12.1 million.
We will notify you with our next call to action.
Thank you for all the advocacy work you have done. Thanks
to the hundreds of advocates across the state, MAASH has
been able to win substantial support in the House and Senate.
Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences &
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
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 reception.
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 TONIGHT!
July 11 7:00
Cyr to speak at Leverett Library Tuesday July 11 7:00 on
her book -
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 recreational offerings.
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!!
INVITED TO THE HARLEY DAVIDSON PICNIC?
For all you
Harley davidson people, the next best
thing to being there.
RECREATED IN BELOIT
scene recreated in Beloit
By Ann Montgomery
News staff writer
George Seurat had a “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande
Jatte,” and Beloit now has “Saturday in the Park with Friends.”
Beloiters brought to life the famous painting by the French
artist Saturday afternoon in an effort to promote an August
event planned by Friends of Riverfront. And while people
were positioned similarly along the Rock River, Beloit's
version of Seurat's work had its own flair.
There was a wooden turtle silhouette instead of a monkey,
a woman jogging in the background instead of a girl running,
and a state Senator dressed in red, white and blue standing
near the river instead of a women dressed in period clothing.
But a few similarities remained. There were boats along
the river, including a sailboat, plenty of hats and umbrellas,
and yes, even a few well-behaved dogs.
And the final product, whether a painting from the 1800s
or a pictures in 2006, shows people of all ages enjoying
a day along a river.
“I'm glad to be part of it,” LaVaughn Kunny of Beloit said
after taking her turn being in the photo. “I've seen the
original at the Arts Institute in Chicago.”
The idea for duplicating the painting stemmed from Jeff
Adams, an active members of Friends of Riverfront who was
thinking of ways to promote a new event, Saturday in the
Park with Friends. The event will replace the popular Turtles
in the Park, and will invite the public to Riverside Park
in August for a variety of events.
While thinking about what he envisioned for the event, Adams
thought of Seurat's painting, which shows men, women and
children enjoying a day along a river. He soon wondered
out loud if the painting could be duplicated, with a Beloit
twist, along the Rock River.
On Saturday, a group of volunteers did a pretty good interpretation
of the painting.
The event began earlier in the week when Friends Executive
Director Becky Moffett and local photographer Mark Preuschl
picked a spot along the Rock River that looked similar to
the scene in Seurat's painting. They then mapped out where
each person would sit or stand.
As people began arriving at the site on Saturday, they where
were sized up and assigned a place in the scene. On the
river, a couple came paddling in on a canoe, while Dr. Pierre
Charles showed up with his sailboat. After a few dogs were
placed in the scene, the photographers were ready.
“You're facing the river unless told otherwise,” Moffett
bellowed through a bullhorn as those in the scene prepared
for their moment.
And then, the pictures began. Umbrellas open, hats straight,
dogs standing, then sitting. Everyone who wanted to be part
of the photo got their chance.
When it was over, organizers expressed gratitude to those
who were part of the picture, and told them to look for
themselves in the photo as they begin to promote Saturday
in the Park with Friends.
Beloiter Jeff Johnson said he was surprised with how organized
Saturday's event was, and is anxious to see what the photo
“I didn't know how many people they'd have, but they had
a good turn out. It was fun,” Johnson said, adding he heard
about the need for volunteers for the photo while attending
a recent Dancing at Harry's Place.
Kunny, a regular at Friends of Riverfront events, said she
enjoyed being part of the interpretation of Seurat's painting.
“I'm always interested in things happening in Beloit. I'm
glad to be part of it,” she said with a smile.
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
For submission guidelines (acceptable medium and dimensions),
instructions and downloadable entry form go to www.bluema
n.com/vortex. For questions call 617-542-6700 x12.
BROUGHT TO BY DEAN NIMMER
and all seriousness
I put Jamoka in pictures with donors and have a lot of fun
with it but since this week's donor is Dean Nimmer I had
to be serious. This was supposed to make it into the newsletter
last week but the fireworks burned it up so here it is,
a week late and serious to boot.
Nimmer came to Holyoke two years ago after retiring
as Professor Emeritus from the Massachusetts College of
Art in Boston. Here is Stuff I stole from his website-->Dean
has lectured on art at Harvard, Vanderbilt, and James
Madison Universities here in the US as well as at the
Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing, China, Burren
College of Art, County Clare, Ireland and the Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Dean
is currently writing a book for Watson-Guptil entitled
"Art from Intuition" that will be published in 2007.
I haven't decided yet what to wear to his book signing
but am going to start back at the gym Monday.
In his 36 years as an artist (he's 46) , Dean has participated
in more than 200 solo and group exhibitions across the
U.S. and in China, Japan, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Germany,
Locally, he has exhibited 1000 drawings at the Herter
Gallery at U. Mass-Amherst and another 300 drawings and
paintings at the Tabor gallery at HCC this spring. Also,
the Smith College Museum of Art has recently acquired
a painting by Dean Nimmer for their permanent collection.
Without going into the rest of his lengthy resume and
because it's time for my evening walk, I will say it is
clear that Dean brings a wealth of artistic and teaching
experience to the Pioneer Valley. He chose me for the
last OS show so his taste is now indisputedly impeccable.
Since moving here in 2004, Dean has applied his experience
to helping to build up the arts community in the city
of Holyoke. In his position as the Art Director for the
Open Square mill complex in Holyoke, Dean has worked very
hard to bring the talents of our regional artists together
with the strengths of the art departments of the Five
Colleges and Holyoke Community College. Beginning last
fall, Dean launched the "Arts of the Valley" series at
Open Square that combines an open studios showcase for
the in-house artists at OS with an exhibition by a broad
(meaning all female) range of regional artists,
students and faculty members from the Five Colleges and
Holyoke Community College. The last event in April at
Open Square included the works of over 50 artists (including
me) and installations by another 44 student artists
from HCC and the Five Colleges. This event was a spectacular
success, attracting over 1000 people and rave reviews
in the Republican newspaper and 5 other publications.
These events are made possible because of the generosity
of OS owner, John Aubin, who has allowed as much as 70,000
sq. ft. of his complex to be used without charging the
artists rent for use of the space.
As all artists know, having space to work and display
your art are rare and precious commodities these days,
and it is a major factor in the exodus of artists like
Dean from the city of Boston where artists are being priced
of studio and exhibition space at a frightening pace.
Dean convinced Holyoke Community College (he also teaches
there) of the advantages of setting up a classroom at
OS so that their art students could work on large-scale
paintings and sculptures that HCC does not have facilities
for. This venture has also proven to be very successful
as they are offering innovative classes in installation
art taught by HCC faculty Chris Willingham and HCC plans
to expand the curriculum into several community based
programs in the coming year. In the future, we hope to
develop an HCC and Five College gallery at OS so that
these schools can share the resources and rotate exhibitions
in the same venue.
The next "Arts of the Valley" show, opening in October,
will feature sculptors who have won grants from the Mass.
Cultural Council together with OS open studios. As a former
grant winner himself, Dean proposed this show to the MCC
as a way to bring strong artists from across the state
to show their work in the city of Holyoke.
P.S. Us non grant winners are invited to the reception.~Mo
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
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 for all.
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 Savings Bank.
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 Hillsdale, NY
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
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
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
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: 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:
LINKS TO YOU
AND ME AND PEOPLE ON THIS LIST
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
ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
"my main bitch is that i walked out from seeing
it feeling: 'what's all the fuss? that's not too
bad.' i had such horrific images from what i'd
read and these three blokes talk about it as if
it were their summer adventure. i respect winterbottom's
choices. think i'd have gone a different route.
but seems i'm the only one in the world that thinks
compelling docudrama by Michael Winterbottom
and Mat Whitecross, the 'Tipton Three' narrate
their own experiences in America's controversial
offshore detention camp