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AUGUST 15, 2006
 
 
NO/MO/FAUX/HELLO PORN
Not an editorial, just useless observations

815_storefront.jpgSunday I witnessed the aftermath of a tragic accident and the pulling of a car from the first canal in Holyoke and dutifully posted my pics etc on local.masslive.com.

As many of you may know, local.masslive is a place where you can post anything you want to share. As a matter of fact, YOU ALL should be posting your art events there as well as here as they get the same if not more traffic than my newsletter and it too is FREE.

Anyway, I went back to local.masslive later and noticed an unfortunate juxtaposition; above my post is another post entitled, "Mo' Porn Northampton".





AP WIREPHOTO
-Northampton Shoppers enjoy tax-holiday weekend!

Evidently the nopornnorthampton.com group which opposes the proposed porn shop here in paradise city has a new opponent opportunistically playing off their domain name called (trumpet sound)--- mopornnorthampton!

So, because of the unfortunate juxtaposition, I want to state that I have not stated an opinion on this matter because I don't have opinions because I am always wrong and now I am going senile to boot. BUT, Why not just order porn online like I order all my adhesives and stains? Then you don't have to be seen walking into a porn shop anyway. What if nosy people snapped your pics with camera phones and such as you walked into the proposed King Street porn shop and posted them on local.masslive.com with the caption, "shoppers enjoy fall weather" or, "mullets back in style" or some other faux innocuous comment?

That's what I'd probably do if I lived nearby and had kids and all that, being kinda mischievous (obnoxious), in a faux innocent way.

But I do believe in freedom of speech and all that and certainly a healthy and fair debate over such issues is the way to sort them out. I just hated the juxtaposition of that headline over my headline with, "Car crashes into Canal, posted by MO" right below. Unfortunate timing? Coincidence?? Who knows.

BUT-Since the beginning of the internet the porn folks have been brilliantly opportunistic trendsetters. If you wanted to go to the Whitehouse site and typed in whitehouse.com because you didn't know about the .gov extension, you got hard core porn. And so on.

Before spiders were sophisticated enough to validate actual content against metatags, a search such as, "free fonts" or "free animated gifs" would bring you to...PORN! And so on and so porn.

Actually, looking back, the early days of the internet were kinda like a lawless frontier and were pretty hilarious. My favorite story, from the very first days on ebay, was when the 11 year old Pennsylvania boy bid on and won an entire dental office in Florida including office, equipment, hygienists and assistants. He claimed he thought it was just a game. A game where you win women in white uniforms. ;-)

Anyway I am not the Mo in mopornnorthampton. moartgrantsnorthampton or mofreesushinorthampton would be more my style.

THRILLPILLOW LIVE ON 103.3 FM TOMORROW. GET UP AND LISTEN.
Wednesday 8-9 am on Valley Free Radio
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www.sonicbids.com/pillthrillow, or for happenings the band website is www.pillthrillow.com

Also catch them sat aug 19th, 10pm brass cat, easthampton ma.






EIGHT ARTISTS WITH LOCAL ROOTS SHOW WORKS
August 29 through September 29 @ The NCA
815_NCA.jpg NORTHAMPTON, MA—Seven graduates of Northampton High School, who studied advanced honors art with Lisa Leary, chair of the high school’s art department, will be exhibiting their work along with hers during “Points of Departure,” a gallery show at the Northampton Center for the Arts that will run from August 29 through September 29. The show’s artists’ reception will be Friday, September 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out.

The theme of the exhibition refers to each artist’s "point of departure" for his or her work and what each has accomplished since studying with Leary. Individual departures range from subjects such as poetry and family history to everyday life and dreams.

Along with Leary, the artists are Carolyn Clayton, Gabe Colwell-LaFleur, Lindsay Fogg-Willets, Rina Goldfield, Louise Korhman, Brendan Molaghan, and Edward Rueda.

*Clayton is entering her sophomore year as an art major at Carnegie Mellon University;

*A graduate of Carnegie Mellon, Colwell-LaFleur is a glassblower who exhibits his work in New York and teaches at Snow Farm in Williamsburg;

*Fogg-Willets graduated from Skidmore College and is the owner/director of ArtAlways in Florence, a children’s after-school program in the visual arts, co-director of DASAC, a summer art camp for kids at Deerfield Academy, a member of the Northampton’s Oxbow Gallery and Ferrin Gallery, Lenox;

*Goldfield is entering her sophomore year at Cooper Union;

*Kohrman graduated from Smith College, received the M.F.A. in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked with a master printer and Liz Chaflin at Zea Mays in Florence;

*Molaghan is entering his senior year at the Boston Museum School and has recently returned from a semester in Italy;

*Rueda graduated from Columbia last year as a painting/art major and will attend graduate school at New York University in the fall to study journalism;

*Leary, who graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an MFA in painting, has a studio in the Arts & Industry building in Florence. She has taught in the Northampton School system since 1985 and at the high school since 1989. She created the honors art class in 1990. Leary has exhibited in commercial, cooperative and non-profit spaces in, among other places, New York, Vermont and Chicago.

The Center for the Arts is located at 17 New South Street, Northampton, third floor. The galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. but will be closed Friday, September 1, through Monday, September 4, for the Labor Day holiday.

Above image as described by artist Edward Rueda;

“Here are some digital photos of a scroll I'm presenting at the September exhibit. It's entitled "The White House of David" (2006), it's ink on a scroll of paper 12' x 6' (and ends of the scroll make it about 13' long). It's an illuminated genealogy of 30 presidents of the United States, tracing them back to English royalty and other monarchies, the emperors of Rome, the prophet Mohammed, the brother of Jesus Christ, the house of King David, Adam and Eve, and all the orders of the class of Mammalia, and finally the Kingdom of Animalia. “

"Spiritoso, a Violin Portrait of Denes Zsigmondy"
A Documentary by Peter Morales
815_morales.jpg The documentary, "Spiritoso, a Violin Portrait of Denes Zsigmondy" by Peter Morales from the Canal Gallery in Holyoke will be shown Sunday, August 20 at the Walnut Hill School in Natick Massachusetts, 12 Highland St at 7:30 p.m.

The screening is part of the month-long music festival at Walnut Hill sponsored by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts.

Denes Zsigmondy is a Hungarian violinist known for his deep musical understanding and buoyant personality. He lives in Germany. For many years he has visited Boston. During such visits he appears in concert or teaches a master class or engages with friends at intimate and informal musical gatherings.

This 58- minute documentary depicts Zsigmondy's visits from 1994 to 2003. One segment shows rare footage of a live radio performance and interview on Morning Pro Musica, the WGBH radio program hosted by the late Robert J. Lurtsema. At this radio performance the renowned pianist, Hung-Kuan Chen is the accompanist.

Other segments include a rehearsal of Bartok's Concerto with the Boston Philharmonic, conducted by Benjamin Zander; a master class with Zsigmondy sharing his profound musical insights; an informal concert with Hung-Kuan Chen at the pianist’s home. Throughout the documentary Zsigmondy talks about his childhood, his years touring with his beloved wife, the late Annaliese Nielsen; his precious Stradivarius violin etc. The emphasis of "Spiritoso" though, is the music, and in this documentary there is lots of music, from Bartok, Paganini and Sarasate to Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven.

MICHAEL POWERS AT THE WILBRAHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
August 2 -­ 31
81_powers.jpg An exhibit of recent work by Holyoke artist Michael Powers will be on display August 2 ­ 31 in the Brooks Room at the Wilbraham Public Library.

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.

SUSANNAH AUFEROTH @ A.P.E.
August 11-September 4
88_auferoth.jpg Marketplace, 150 Main Street, Northampton 01060

WHEN: August 11-September 4, 2006

OPENING RECEPTION: August 11th, 5pm- 8pm

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: The work in this show hovers between recognizable objects and abstracted forms.

To create the paintings I made a grid with images of bodies, airplanes, birds, and flowers which became the first layer of each painting. The next layers of the paintings are simple blocks of translucent color which partially block and blur the underlying images. By adding many layers of paint I changed the original forms into simple landscapes.

The video allowed me to extend the idea of changing recognizable images into new images, abstracted forms, and back again.

To create the video, I used a high-res eps of three finished paintings, made stills, and strung them together. I altered the still images to make exaggerated forms that morph back and forth between the images on the paintings.

Susannah Auferoth
Summer 2006

SALLY GREENHOUSE @ THE NCA
“stare decisis”
81_sally.jpg Sally Greenhouse

“stare decisis”


From August 3-11, the Center will present "stare decisis," a performance video/sound installation by Sally Greenhouse that combines videotape excerpts from the John Roberts Supreme Court Senate Judiciary Committee hearings interwoven on a triple track with Greenhouse’s original monologue exploring the theological and feminist dimensions of abortion from an autobiographical perspective and comments, as well, on the ongoing patriarchal domination of women’s sexuality. "stare decisis" is a Latin legal term that means "let the decision stand."

The Roberts hearings centered on whether he had the intention of overturning Roe v. Wade or whether he would honor "stare decisis"—the legal precedent of legalized abortion. The Greenhouse piece is approximately 23 minutes long and will run continuously in a loop so people may come at any time during the Center’s open hours and watch for as long as they wish. The installation includes original videotape of the Judiciary Committee hearings obtained through the office of Senator Edward Kennedy.

Greenhouse says the piece is “executed with my characteristic, ironic tragicomedic style as reflected in my long-running award-winning television series, ‘The Greenhouse Effect.’” The series, broadcast on NCTV, was supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Grant in New Theatre Works/Playwriting. Greenhouse, an alumna of Harvard Divinity School, is a member of the faculty of the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, where she teaches performance art.

The Center’s is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The installation’s opening will be August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. and a closing reception will coincide with Northampton’s Arts Night out on August 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. (The galleries will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day.) Greenhouse will be at the August 11 reception, in effect, as she puts it, “installed along with the installation” and available to talk with visitors. The project is funded by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council.

"Word Balloon" @ The A.P.E.
Aug. 11 - Sept. 4
88_word.jpg "Word Balloon"
Featuring the comic/graphic influenced work of :

Shoshana Phillips
Kevin Scalzo
Brantner DeAtley
Luke Cavagnac
Opens Friday August 11 with A reception at A.P.E. 5-8 pm 3rd floor of Thornes Marketplace Northampton

The show runs from Aug. 11 - Sept.4

for more info: www.apearts.org
www.redhorsepress.org
www.invisiblefountain.com
www.kevinscalzo.com

Baghdad Burning - A Girl Blog from Iraq
... let's talk war, politics and occupation.
"Many of you may know this one but I found the reports from this anonymous woman writing from baghdad to be the most poignant and heart-felt of any I’ve read".

be well
dwight

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/
Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation.
Baghdad Burning
... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...

Saturday, August 05, 2006
Summer of Goodbyes...
Residents of Baghdad are systematically being pushed out of the city. Some families are waking up to find a Klashnikov bullet and a letter in an envelope with the words “Leave your area or else.” The culprits behind these attacks and threats are Sadr’s followers- Mahdi Army. It’s general knowledge, although no one dares say it out loud. In the last month we’ve had two different families staying with us in our house, after having to leave their neighborhoods due to death threats and attacks.
It’s not just Sunnis- it’s Shia, Arabs, Kurds- most of the middle-class areas are being targeted by militias.

STUDIO OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for new space? Unique opportunities available right now.
A NEW & UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN HOLYOKE
This is an excellent opportunity to get in at the beginning and create a space. Excellent especially for a business needing large piles of space. The overall space is 160,000 square feet. OMG!
The building is on Appleton Street, next door to the police station and across the street from Heritage state park (imagine lunch breaks riding the merry-go-round in the park!) with space to rent.

It is situated right on the canal. Parking is an issue however so the owner, Ralph Thompson, is going to take half of the first floor and create indoor parking. The roof has a spectacular view and he will be making that into a huge roof deck, from which you can see the park and merry-go-round, city hall, sunsets and more! He is willing to discuss any modifications. The ground floor is level with the driveway for easy loading/unloading. The upper floors are perfect for artist studios. And, the police are right next door. Check out pictures here. Ralph is a really nice guy who recently went rock hunting in China with our Kevin Downey. And Kevin's a really nice guy so it's all logical and therefor valid. It exists.

STUDIO 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 lisascollan@hotmail.com

4 STUDIO SPACES TO BE 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 contact DAS048@aol.com

TEACH ART TO KIDS AT--
THE GARDEN: A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENS
81_care.jpg MERCY: compassionate treatment of those in distress

From shelly bathe lenn,


I run a small non profit that offers bereavement support to families with young children at no cost. we're called THE GARDEN: A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENS. every other month from october to june families with children ages 5-12 years are part of small groups where they do activities, projects, games etc.

In planning for our next season I'm looking for an artist, or 2 to come in and teach an art skill to the kids. ideally the skill would culminate into a project that would relate to our themes (ie memories and remembering; dreams, worries, nightmares etc)! and then these projects would be put on public display somewhere in northampton so as to help spread the word about our program.

cheers, shelly

shelly bathe lenn
the garden: a center for grieving children and teens
413 584 7086 ext 124
www.garden- cgc.org

EL GUANACO -A SPECIAL PLACE FOR SPECIAL TIMES
Like sitting at a kitchen table in a really nice family's home in Salvador.
Amy Johnquest (of the stolen car and movie star daughter and the banners and all that) first told me about this place. She discovered it shortly after moving to Holyoke and found a gem.

I tried to take a few pictures but I have such file size limitations here, in addition to cheap camera limitations.

Anyway El Guanaco is a very special place. On 116 in South Hadley across the street from a biker bar called Ebenezer Choos. When I see such a humble facade I think it's either a fantastic secret or a disappointment. El Gunaco is a discovery almost up there with Benign Girl. ;-)

The top pic is of the small the sign (circled) at the end of its driveway. This is your cue to turn into the parking lot and then you see the second picture. This is what you would see coming across the 116 bridge from Holyoke.

The left half is take out and the right half is the restaurant, all 4 tables of it. The food is delicious, simple and very affordable but the dining experience definitely adds to the charm.

The tamales, enchiladas and burritos are cheap and delicious. The accompnaying salsa and sauces are amazing and the cilantro tastes fresh picked. The stewed chicken is perfectly done and languishes (ew, lofty foodspeak) in a sauce both familiar and somehow unusual. The cuisine is Salvadoran/Mexican and I like to think it authentic, based on my few dining travels outside the tourist zones in Mexico.

Beverages include Horchata, a creamy drink made with milk, nuts, water and sugar, as well as Lime and Tamarind sodas (made with sugar, NOT High Fructose Corn Syrup, the cheap, evil substitute). Otherwise you bring your own beverages and they are happy to bring you wineglasses and a bucket with ice if you ask. The Flourescent lights are harsh but if you ask, they will turn them off. I think next time I'll bring candles.

It is family owned and operated. The parents (I believe. I didn't ask actually) take shifts cooking and there are 2 girls who seem to switch off nights waitressing. Both are really sweet and genuine and refreshingly informal. Clearly neither went to "waitressing training", ("push an appetizer", "make a face if they order the cheap bottle of wine and snort with derision as you suggest another, more suitable, bottle", "push desserts", "get those totals up"!) such as I endured in Boston restaurants.

Everyone I have brought there has been delighted by the food, the atmosphere and the nice family that seems to work ceaselessly. I brought Maureen Scanlon there for a birthday dinner and she raved and Maureen has a reputation for having a dsicerning palate as well as being an artiste in the kitchen.

Another epicurially gifted dinner companion at EG was Jon Whitney, who told the chef/father/owner/person that it was the best food he had had since moving here from California. And the list goes on. They have been open under a year and I am hoping that they'll be able to keep it going. So go and tell them I sent you. Bring candles. Enjoy! The check will have mercy on you.
p.s. I'd suggest mapquesting directions or asking Amy. My directions lack that certain something like the actual location.

House & Two-Story Barn For Sale
with Possible workshop and artist space
88_house.jpg House & Two-Story Barn For Sale - 1095 Westhampton Road (Route 66), Northampton.

Possible workshop and artist space in 4,200 square foot insulated barn with electricity, new septic system, 2 bedroom house, 2 car garage, 1.7 acres, perrenial gardens, 5 miles to the center of Northampton.

See MLS # 70424257 for more photos. Call Brian Jarrett at the Taylor Agency at (413) 218- 7118 for more information or to view the property.







The Taber Gallery presents SHOCKERS!
Original Ghanaian movie posters from the collection of
81_ghana.jpg The Taber 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
(413)552-2614

Amy: The village people run amock! Think it should actually read: I "ATE" my village.


I just heard a rumor (from the voices) that there will be Ghanaian Cuisine at the reception.
So be prepared to (make believe!) feast on palmnut soup, and groundnut Soups with fufu, kokonte , banku, boiled yam, rice, bread, plantain and cassava, gari foto, agushie, omo tuo, jollof rice, red-red, kenkey, kelewele and shito.

CYNTHIA GUILD AT THE HARMON GALLERY
sends one big image--no text.
88_guild.jpg I wish I had a link to a video of me in junior high in typing class faking sudden appendicitis so I could go to the kindly nurse who would remove my spleen yet take long enough so I'd not have to return to typing class where I was frustrated to the point of hysteria about my inability to type like all the other kids.

But definitely go to Cynthia's show. Her work is stunning. Worth a trip from here. And she's lovable and funny and she looks like a Guild so she gets to be one.
Next time hopefully she'll send me text or I'll have to tell more typing class stories and how I almost got held back. The ensuing Meddy-Go-Rounds over this trauma have, if anything, exacerbated my inability to type. I can only type from the voices in my head as I stare at each key. I can't type from documents because when I look away to see what I am to type, the keys all change places.






DWIGHT SMITH'S MOVIE PICKS
815_movie.jpg The World’s Fastest Indian written, produced and directed by Roger Donaldson starring Anthony Hopkins as Burt Munro

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Here is one film where we really see Hopkins act, where you don’t feel that he’s simply been typecast. You can tell he had a lot of fun making this.

Previous picks:
Pather Panchali
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Shadow Dancer
THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
MUNICH
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
“An inconvenient truth” with Al Gore.
Ellie Parker
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie.
2046
"Nine Lives."
The Girl in the Cafe
Travellers and Magicians

THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHELLEY LAKE
who is not benign, narcissistic or in need of mercy.
81_peepshow.jpg This week an interesting circle of events happened within the newsletter world. Nona Hatay saw Joe Blumenthal's offer in the newsletter and arranged to do a window display (in this newsletter, somewhere) and coloring contest. She then took a bunch of her photographs to Shelley Lake to have giclees made for said coloring contest.

Shelley, who is endearing, talented and is NOT Paris Hilton, then made a generous donation to this newsletter. And so it goes. AND, Shelley will be my guest on the radio tomorrow from 8-9 am on Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM.

Still waiting to hear.

Peep Show, Bettie Page
paper pigment print
30" by 40", in an edition of 100, signed by the Artist: $950
24" by 32", in an edition of 100, signed by the Artist: $800
16" by 20", in an edition of 250, signed by the Artist: $400

CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

CALL TO MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS
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
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ONGOING
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 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: musician@downtownsounds.com, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.
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ONGOING.
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/ slide_reg.shtml

 

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www.redhorsepress.org
www.vernjones.com
www.darylglafleur.com/
www.westfieldonweekends.org
www.cynthiaconsentino.com
www.masonscreations.com
www.ruthwest.com Jeff Mack
Jill Turner Video
Amy "Bannerqueen" Johnquest
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
cdeVision
Cynthia Guild
Maureen Scanlon's Peacribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney
Fine woodworking art by Peter Dellert
Sculpture by Jim Doubleday
The Canal Gallery Building (my new studio as of May)
Stone Soup Concrete
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
The Watkins Gallery
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Lisa Scollan
Deborah Kruger
Sally Curcio
Tom Morton
Jeff DeRose
Claudia Sperry
Michael Martindell
Michael Richardson
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
The Massachusetts Review
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
Local.Masslive!
The O-Tones
Holly Murray
The Invisible Fountain.com
Jan O'Highway
The Art Farm Project UK
Bob Markey
Briana Taylor
Rebecca Graves
Tony Kord
Save Darfur
www.florencepoetssociety.org
Michael Kuch
Anila's college ruled art
Lillianna Pereira
Linda Batchelor
Stephanie Cramer
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Cottage Street Studios
Lynn Latimer Glass
Easthampton City Arts
Julian Halpern/Steelhead Studios
Elizabeth Solomon Fine Art
Betsy Dawn Williams

 

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