|A SNEAK PEAK
AT THE KARAOKE COSTUME BALL
Including a peak
into the Celebrity Poker Room
Girl in Wonderland
Taking a break from Karaoke at the Costume Ball, Benign Girl
and fellow celebs enjoy a game of Poker in the Celebrity VIP
Who is in the bear costume? No one knows.
AT THE OXBOW GALLERY
28th 6-8, Artist talk, August 11, 4pm-5
Cyndy Sperry is exhibiting mostly new work at the Oxbow Gallery,
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, July 27-Aug 20.
OPENING RECEPTION July 28th 6-8, Artist talk, August 11,
4pm-5. Cyndy received a BA from Bowdoin College and an
MFA from The American University. She currently lives in Chesterfield
with her husband and two daughters.
She has taught painting, drawing, and printmaking at the former
Guild Studio School, the Williston Northampton School, and
El Arco Iris.
Cyndy's new paintings occupy a space between the internal
world of ideas and emotions and the external world of the
rural and urban landscape. Her paintings begin with a color
experience: wet spring leaves, black transparent pond ice,
winter sky. From there the artist uses color and line to build
a visual journal. The paintings take months, sometimes years
to create as they are in a constant state of being edited.
Eventually the paintings' identity begins to emerge with the
sum of its parts working together to reveal a larger whole.
Through this process the paintings become the recorder and
synthesizer of one individual's visual and emotional journey?
experience ? in the world. Cyndy Sperry draws inspiration
from early and late italian renaissance painters--particularly
Lorenzo Lorenzetti and Jacopo Pontormo.
WOMEN IN ARMS
in the Air
Conditioned Reid Theatre in Deerfield MA
Sweethearts! Don't miss
Women in Arms
a new musical with music by Rosie Caine
script by Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy
directed by Linda McInerney
in the Air Conditioned Reid Theatre in Deerfield MA
for tickets call: 413.774.7476 ext. 10
Tells the story through word, song, movement, and imagination
of four great women from Irish mythology.
July 20, 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30
Tickets are $12.00 - $15.00.
Curtain time is 8:00 p.m., except on Sunday, July 23 &
30th, which are a 2:00 p.m. matinees.
& the Vermont Jazz Center Quintet
30 at 7:30 PM
(a real sweetheart of a vocalist) & the Vermont Jazz Center
Sunday, July 30 at 7:30 PM
Hilltown Folk, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear nationally known
voice talent and vocalist Jill Connolly perform live in Shelburne
Falls - together with area jazz all stars Eugene Uman (piano),
Claire Arenius (drums), Jamie MacDonald (bass), Howard Brofsky
(coronet) and Adam Kolker (saxophone).
TICKET PRICES: $15 advance / $18 at door / $10 students
World Eye Bookshop (413) 772-2186
Boswell's Books (413) 625-9362
The Hempest in Northampton (413) 585- 9707
Or contact Promoter: Gayle Olson, Hilltown Folk Series (413)
This double-bill promises to be a fabulous evening of powerful
jazz music with a very special combination of musicians.
Jill Connolly, celebrating the release of her debut album,
Venus in transit (featuring Uman, Arenius, and MacDonald)
will bring her unmistakable brand of soulful, sensitive, soaring
and lush jazz vocals to the stage, including selections from
Venus in transit, a beautiful and inspiring jazz-infused live
recording. A veteran of the music scene with extensive playing
credits in and around Boston, after moving to this area Jill
became involved with the Vermont Jazz Center, studying with
Sheila Jordan, Eugene Uman and others. With unmistakable enthusiasm
and an engaging, natural style, Jill continues her unique
and personal approach to music, living the lyrics and compelling
audiences to listen closely. Also a signature voice for the
PBS flagship station in Boston, WGBH, Jill is well known for
her voiceover work. Jill’s studio recording credits cover
a wide range of styles, including rock, blues, a capella gospel,
pop, R&B, as well as jazz.
The five world-class instrumentalists and solo performers
are all dedicated jazz educators and members of the Vermont
Jazz Center Big Band. Pianist Eugene Uman, drummer Claire
Arenius, bassist Jamie MacDonald, cornetist Howard Brofsky,
and saxophonist Adam Kolker will feature original compositions
and quintet arrangements of classic jazz tunes with a blend
of their energetic and sophisticated styles.
Get your tickets early for this one! More background information
on the performers at:
AT THE WILBRAHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
August 2 -
31, Reception August 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
of recent work by Holyoke artist Michael Powers will be on
display August 2 31 in the Brooks Room at the Wilbraham
Public Library. There will be an artist's reception, open
to the public, on August 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Michael is a painter whose work focuses primarily on the landscape.
Although naturalistic in handling, he does not treat the landscape
in a traditionally scenic manner; his often unorthodox compositions
are deliberately based on the juxtaposition of the shapes
of the elements within the painting and their arrangement
on a two dimensional surface.
Michael has been painting and drawing since he was five; he
holds a degree in painting from Massachusetts College of Art
and has also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
and in Italy.
His work is in numerous private collections and has been displayed
at the White House, the Massachusetts State House, and at
galleries in and around Boston. He has taught drawing and
painting at The Fuller Art Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts,
The Guild Studio School in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and
at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut.
He relocated to western Massachusetts in 2001 and this is
his first solo exhibition in this area.
Viewing times may vary; to be certain that the gallery will
be open at a specific time, it is best to call the library
beforehand at (413) 596-6141.
WORKS ON PAPER
BY ELEVEN LOCAL ARTISTS
July 6 through
PAPER BY ELEVEN LOCAL ARTISTS IN JURIED SHOW AT THE CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
(pictured, work by Lyn Horan) 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.
Art Gallery Presents SHOCKERS!
movie posters from the collection of Michelle Gilbert
Art Gallery Presents SHOCKERS! Original Ghanaian movie posters
from the collection of Michelle Gilbert
July 26 - Sept. 28, 2006
Reception Sept. 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
All work will be for sale starting at the incredibly low
deal of the century price of 350.00
Holyoke Community College
Taber Art Gallery
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amy: The village people run amock! Think it
should actually read: I "ATE" my village.
30, 7pm - midnight
Karaoke Party at Northampton Center for the Arts Ballroom.
Sunday July 30
7pm - midnight
Beer provided by Berkshire Brewing Company
COME IN COSTUME OR WEAR ONE PROVIDED (pictured at right)
Photo shoots available.
For more information call 617-470- 4203
OF THE SHREW
sweetheart and blanket and a picnic, and experience Shakespeare's
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as you sit under the stars
on Boston Common!
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Can love tame a shrewish heart? Marriage, money, and madcap
misadventure will take center stage when Commonwealth Shakespeare
Company (CSC) brings THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, William Shakespeare’s
uproarious battle of the sexes, FREE to Boston audiences this
summer, in three weeks of performances on Boston Common.
Presented by The Wang Center for the Performing Arts and directed
by Wang Center Vice President of Artistic Programming and
CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, The Taming of the Shrew
will be performed Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, August
There are no tickets needed for Free Shakespeare on the Common,
as it is just that free! Enjoy the performance!
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, July 26 @ 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1 @ 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2 @ 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 @ 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 4 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 5 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 8 @ 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9 @ 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 10 @ 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 @ 7:00 p.m. My pal Alan Sweetheart White
is in this too!
WITH THE PAINTED
At the Invisible
Fountain at Eastworks
You are cordially
"GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE PAINTED"
More paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac
August 5th - November 10th, 2006
Opening/Party SATURDAY August 5th, 2006 from 7 until 10 p.m.
THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
gallery hours: T&T 11-7, W&F 11-6
come see hundreds upon hundreds of paintings, taste the wine
& food, maybe even join the club!
plus...it's part of EASTWORKS GALLERY NIGHT!
The Invisible Fountain is where Luke Cavagnac paints and displays
his "Art." He has completed over 2000 paintings to date &
the gallery recently attained it's landmark 1000th day since
opening in 2003. Our motto: ART FOR ALL.
SHARE AT ARTS & INDUTRIES
FRom Lisa Scollan-
I'm looking for someone to share my studio again starting
as early as August 1st if you hear of anyone. My rent goes
up in September so I'm going to ask $180 contact email@example.com
SPACES POSSIBLY AVAILABLE IN HOLYOKE BUILDING
There are possibly 4 WORK ONLY spaces becoming available
in the first floor of a cozy mill building in Holyoke. They
are 1280 sq ft for $586/month. They have really high cielings,
a loading dock, common area and bathroom. For more info
Open to all.
Hello Sweethearts (I added that),
I hope everyone is having a fun and wonderful summer. On behalf
of the EasthamptonCulturalCouncil and WorkingPromisingArtists
(WPA) I would like to officially invite you to participate
in this year's WindowsProject. The dates for the show and
special events are September15 thru October 3. You will
find more details in the Artists' Submission Package, just
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
send it forward.
The submission deadline has been extended to August 11,
2006. We intend to have parties, artists talks, visiting
artists, and a smattering of any other special events you
can think of.
Please forward this anouncement to artists you feel would
be interested in participating in this years WindowsProject.
Easthampton WindowsProject 2006 "Celebrating This Old Mill
Town As An Art City " Easthampton, Massachusetts~nestled at
the base of majestic Mt Tom~ is one of those former mill towns
valued by a wide variety of artists. For the 4th year we are
setting the stage for a community expression of creativity.
We welcome your art – all art.
WorkingPromisingArtists in collaboration with the EasthamptonCulturalCouncil
seeks proposals from creative individuals and groups. Over
the last three years WindowsProject has celebrated the creative
spirit with works which have included paintings, sculptures,
photography, drawings, and fine crafts from local artists.
This year we are welcoming anyone/groups working in visual
arts (traditional & experimental), sound, installation,
new media and interactive arts for WindowsProject2006.
We are seeking work for storefront windows, appropriate private/public
interiors, building roof tops, and outdoor spaces. WPA also
seeks artists who are interested in giving artists "talks
", offering "makeshops ", and engaging in art interactions
& interventions with the Public-At-Large.
This collaborative event will bring local and visiting artists
together in an installation that encompasses all of downtown
Easthampton. In addition to the abundant array of work seen
during past events WPA is interested in expanding our event.
We plan to do this by exploring the varied elements &
emotional atmosphere that creates Easthampton: a community
building an exciting urban experience while preserving our
We are encouraging proposals that incorporate elements of
what is often referred to as "Psychogeography ". Here's an
explanation taken from Wikipedia, an open source online encyclopedia:
In 2004 Joseph Hart wrote that "psychogeography " is "a slightly
stuffy term that's been applied to a whole toy box full of
playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities. Psychogeography
includes just about anything that takes pedestrians off their
predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the
We have many engaging ideas and a willingness to assist visiting
artists. We are arranging guest accommodations & beautiful
hospitality within our artist's community for artists from
outside of the Pioneer Valley.
If you would like to participate in the project, please contact:email@example.com
In regards to visiting artists we are looking for local folks
who are willing to open up their homes or studios to guest
artists participating in our big art party! Please, just contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you can house
visitors or certainly if you have any questions.
Cheers and we look forward to hearing from you,
LIVE AT FOXHOLLOW
- An Evening of Progressive, Funk, and Fusion Jazz
August 12, 6-midnight
An Evening of Progressive, Funk, and Fusion Jazz
Saturday, August 12, 6-midnight
Foxhollow, Lenox, MA
Outdoor benefit concert featuring The Bad Plus, the
highly-acclaimed trio who are changing the face of contemporary
jazz and leading the Nu Jazz movement. David Fiuczynski –
hailed as one of the most inventive jazz-rock guitarists today
– and his band the Screaming Headless Torsos open,
along with Lenox-based international jazz- funk collective
Live at Foxhollow is sponsored by EnlightenNext, a nonprofit
educational organization dedicated to a revolution in consciousness
and culture. Proceeds benefit EnlightenNext's international
speakers series, which brings leading thinkers in business,
spirituality, politics, contemporary culture, science, and
environmental activism to the Berkshires year round.
Music from 6pm-midnight, doors open 5pm. Great food, beer,
Tickets: $30 ($25 advance); students $20 ($15 advance); children
under 12 free.
Foxhollow Estates, 4 Foxhollow Dr., Lenox, MA
www.LiveAtFoxhollow.com for more information.
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
NEW PLAY BY
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 SweetheArts,
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
July 28 -
VOCAL ENSEMBLE COMES TO NORTHAMPTON
Village 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.
AN EVENING OF BELLY DANCING AND DRUMMING
~~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!
it's a pic by Me this week.
en Rose" ("My Life In Pink") is the story of Ludovic,
a little girl born in a little boy's body. For him, nothing
is more natural than to change his gender. As a hopeful and
sensitive child, he truly believes that a miracle is going
to happen. He will be a girl, no doubt about it, and he's
in love with Jerome, his school mate, and son of his father's
colleague. Initially a source of amusement, an outrage begins
in their suburb when the two boys are discovered pretending
to get married. The family begins to realize with horror that
his desire to be a girl isn't just a little boy's fantasy.
They try to make him change his mind, to no avail. The situation
turns into a real-life drama of intense reactions from neighbors,
friends, and teachers, resulting in a profoundly optimistic
ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
Heard the Mermaids Singing
“An inconvenient truth” with Al Gore.
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie.
Girl in the Cafe
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 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/
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SALE AT EASTMONT
EASTMONT CUSTOM FRAMING
159 MAIN ST. EASTHAMPTON
is getting ready for some exciting changes in the
fall (can’t tell what yet, but it’s all good!!!!)
so we need to clear as much of our inventory as
that’s why, until further notice: EVERYTHING (except
for a few consigned items) in the store is 50% OFF!!!
MOLDINGS, MATBOARDS, GLASS, FOAMCORE, FRAMED ART,
LOOSE PRINTS: IF IT'S IN STOCK, IT'S 1/2 PRICE!!!