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SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
 
 
LYN HORAN FRIDAY AT KW HOME IN EASTHAMPTON

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As Art Editor of New England Watershed Magazine, I arranged a shoot by Jon Whitney of our own Don Wilhelm's Katrina Series project this past Sunday.

Don is working on a series of life-sized studies in oil from which he will then create his centerpiece 9 x 8 foot Katrina painting to benefit the victims of the storm. He will be the featured artist in the October/November issue of New England Watershed Magazine.

More pics of the shoot here (where you too can post your events and things for free. And don't forget WFCR.org posted below).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Why isn't my listing in this week's newsletter?
I am glad you asked. I am hearing that the newsletter is getting longish. I feel that too. It's taking longer and longer to do. So, when I get your email, I look at the event dates and color code them and put them into a *special* folder according to when I'll run them. I am going to keep listings to a 2 week period to make room for everyone. Your event will run 2 weeks prior. Does this seem ok? If you all want things to run 3 weeks or more tell me. I modify from feedback.

How do I get the top spot?
I am delighted that you asked. I am giving that spot to donors and also letting those run longer.

Why is my listing longer/shorter/bolder/unbolder than the others?
So psyched that you asked. I cut and paste. So email me things exactly how you want them and that's how you'll get them. If you send me 5 paragraphs I might put it all in or just one paragraph. It depends on how late it gets. I don't like to edit other people's writing and I don't have time to sort over what to include or not. A few sentences is good. Send me that. Stats show that people don't click on things in the really long articles.

THE RAW AND THE COOKED @ HAMDEN AND CENTRAL GALLERIES
Reception Thursday, September 21, from 5 - 7 PM
905_hamden.jpg You Are Cordially Invited to the Opening Reception of
THE RAW AND THE COOKED
Curated by David Gibson

VICTORIA CALABRO
KATHERINE DANIELS
MARILLA PALMER
ANNA PEDERSEN
MARK POWER
DIANA PUNTAR
CAROL SALMANSON
GAE SAVANNAH

Thursday, September 21, from 5 - 7 PM


Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst
www.umass.edu/fac
WWW.ARTICLEPROJECTS.BLOGSPOT.COM

THE RAW AND THE COOKED
AN EXHIBITION IN TWO PARTS
TAKES PLACE AT BOTH HAMPDEN AND CENTRAL
GALLERY


HAMPDEN GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: Noon to 6 PM
Sunday 2-5 PM
Closed Holidays

LOCATION:
Hampden Commons Building
Southwest Residential Area
Off University Drive

CENTRAL GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 3 to 6 PM
Sunday 2-5 PM
Closed Holidays

LOCATION:
Wheeler House
Infirmary Way
Central Residential Area

HAMPDEN GALLERY PARKING:
Metered Parking Off University Drive
Fearing Street or Robsham Visitors Center
On Massachusetts Avenue

CENTRAL GALLERY PARKING
Metered parking on Infirmary Way

ADMISSION:
Free

CONTACT:
413.545.06880
www.umass.edu/fac

HAMPDEN GALLERY IS A PROGRAM OF THE FINE ARTS CENTER
Supported in part by grants from the UMASS Arts Council

"MYSTERIOUS PORTALS" @ KW HOME IN EASTHAMPTON
Work by Lyn Horan. See you there?

912_horan.jpg Lyn Horan (Carolyn Lyons Horan) will be exhibiting her work, "Mysterious Portals", at KW Home Designs in Easthampton at 82 1/2 Cottage St. (old movie theater building) in conjunction with the Easthampton Windows Project opening night. Opening reception will be Friday, Sept. 15th from 5-8 PM.

Throughout the night there will also be many Windows Project events, parties, and opportunities to see works by local artists as well as artists from as far away as New York City...you know, that other artist-mecca outside Western MA.

Horan’s work deals with opposing forces of dark and light, both visually and conceptually. “I believe that art is a vehicle for exploration of truths both personally and in our environment at large. Since the perceptions of those truths are biased by our own personal experiences, both negative and positive, then our art, like life keeps transforming.” Mystery, longing, and sensuality are important elements to her, to not only explore this dichotomy, but to convey a sense of animation as well as the strength of endurance necessary to accept and move through change. “Nature provides the perfect vehicle for endless visual metaphors of the fragility vs. endurance, control vs. chaos, known vs. unknown elements of life that keep me intrigued and invested in it all.”

I have cancelled everything to go to this reception. I hear there will be food. and wine. and Lyn.

ALAN THORNTON @ THE "SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING"
PORTRAITS OF THE KURDS IN NORTHERN TURKEY
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ALAN THORNTON IS HAVING A SHOWING OF HIS WORK AT THE "SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING" IN BRATTLEBORO (3RD EXIT) THIS WEEKEND - FRI SEPT 15TH, 4:00PM.



HIS BOLD, MAGNIFICENT PORTRAITS OF THE KURDS IN NORTHERN TURKEY SHOULD NOT BE MISSED. COME BY AND TAKE A WALK THRU THE GALLERY AND ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE DISTRACTED FORM THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!



Alan M Thornton
Principal/Photographer
Alan M. Thornton Productions
Editorial-Commercial-Advertising-Digital Imaging
www.amtproductions.com
www.amtproductions.blogspot.com
phn { 505-470-0659









FRAN KIDDER @ THE GRUBBS GALLERY AT WILLISTON
Reception Sunday, Sept 17, 3-5 pm
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Frances Kidder will show Figurative Works on Paper at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Fine Arts Center at the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA. , September 6 –29. An artist’s reception will be held Sept 17, 3-5 pm.



The work, mostly made with acrylic paint on paper, features human figures, sometimes accompanied by dogs. Using austere color choices, such as mars violet and raw umber, Kidder combines handprinting and painting techniques to emphasize the life beneath the surface of her figures.







"Eat the View" Fundraising Feast
Friday, September 15, 2006, 6-9:00 p.m.
905_otones.jpgFriday, September 15, 2006

Duo of Mary Witt (vocals and bass) and Zack Danziger (vocals and jazz guitar) of The O-Tones in Northampton, MA. CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) Annual "Eat the View" Fundraising Feast from 6-9:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this gala held at the Garden House at Look Park in Northampton.

Join us to celebrate the Local Hero harvest with a sumptuous feast of the finest locally grown food prepared by outstanding chefs. Local Hero awards, a fun "not-so-silent" auction and other special activities add to the enjoyment. This is CISA's premiere fundraiser, which raises important support for our programs.

Tickets cost $75/ each ($50 is a tax-deducible contribution).













OFFSPRING @ BOSTON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture
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September 5, 2006 - October 8, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6-8pm


Offspring takes a particular look at representations of children in contemporary visual art and culture, and features works by an impressive and diverse group of nine artists working in painting, photography, and film including: Stephen Chalmers, Christin Couture, Nicky Hoberman, Jill Greenberg, Melora Kuhn, Loretta Lux, Maria Marshall, Nicholas Prior, and Jane Smaldone.

Combining the work of emerging and established American and International artists working in various media, Offspring concentrates on works completed in the past six years in order to test the ways children are perceived and visualized at the turn of the twenty-first century. The exhibition also includes images and objects pulled from advertising and popular culture, used to create a broader visual context for comparison. Investigating a range of representations, Offspring seeks to sort out our real and imagined perceptions of children in the early twenty first century.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information, please call (617) 353-3329 during regular business hours
http://www.bu.edu/art/

LISTEN TO GIRL HOWDY RECORDED LIVE AT RHYTHM & ROOTS
Two Click Admission
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THE KARMA STAND
A section where you can donate old art things to good causes
912_donate.jpg ARTIST SUPPLIES NEEDED

Riverside Enterprises, a nonprofit working to empower people with disabilities, is
starting an exciting new art workshop in Easthampton. Because resources are limited,
we are looking for donations to supplement the basic materials we will be purchasing.
If you have any of the following and would like to donate them, please let us know.

Smocks
Easels
Brushes
Watercolors
Gouache
Brushes
Large rolls of nowsprint or work paper
Good quality, heavy drawing or watercolor paper
Oil Pastels
Pastels
Color Pencils
Classroom Bulletin Board on wheels
Colorful Prints ­ Klee, Miro, Van Gogh, Etc
. Small Printing Press


Drop off supplies at the main office of Riverside Industries at 1 Cottage Street
in Easthampton.



DONATE YOUR OLD POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

The Care Center is a GED school for pregnant and parenting moms in Holyoke and we do a black and white photography class in conjunction with Hampshire college. The Care Center is a GED
school for pregnant and parenting moms in Holyoke and we do a black and white photography
class in conjunction with Hampshire
For the class I am wanting to acquire some basic point and shoot cameras (not digital) for my
students to use.
If any of you have access to an old camera that has been replaced by the digital age and are
interested in donating it to my class let me know. Thanks.
-Ezra
The Care Center
Art Instructor
247 Cabot St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-532-2900
cell: 413-539-305

Ol' Scratch's Taste O' Burlesque @ Iron horse Music Hall
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 10:00 PM
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Iron Horse Music Hall
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 10:00 PM


Got a closet full of pasties and no place to wear 'em? Tired of twirling your tassels all alone? Feel the need to shake what you got in front of a room of strangers? Now is the time to strut your stuff! It's amateur burlesque night at the Iron Horse. Click on the performer link for more information and to sign up!




















A CULTURE OF BEES
Holly S Murray @ Green Trees Gallery
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A CULTURE OF BEES


Green Trees Gallery
105 Main St. Northfield,MA 01360
413 498 0283 Thurs.- Sunday 11AM-5PM
Reception: Friday Sept.22, 6-8PM
Sept. 21-Oct.29




















ART IN ODD PLACES 2006
25 Local Artists Examine the Role of Public Art in unexpecteties
905_odd.jpg 25 Local Artists Examine the Role of Public Art in Unexpected Lower East Side
Locations from the F Train to an Essex Street Porn Shop to a Bowery Street
Demolition Site

In the second annual Art In Odd Places, twenty-five artists examine the role of
art in public space at thirty locations throughout the Lower East Side September 4 - October 1.

Artists present art in non- traditional odd places including the subway, a demolition
site, a porn shop, and local gardens. New Yorkers are invited to participate by
viewing a map to locate each of thirty different sites. Artists work in a wide variety
of media including: painting, sound, video, conceptual, performance, and landscape,
and will explore the meaning of ‘public’.

Maps are available at the Tompkins Square Library at 331 East 10th Street near
Avenue B, The 14th Street Y at 344 East 14th Street near First Avenue, Sunflower
Video and Porn at 119 Essex Street, and at all Art In Odd Places locations. For a
press kit, map, list of all thirty locations and a complete schedule please go to www.artinoddplaces.org/2006/

Art In Odd Places is an independent artists’ project exploring public space under the direction of artist/curator, Ed Woodham. info@artinoddplaces.org above: Christin Couture "Voyeur" below: William Hosie "Site Intervention-Birch Tree" First St. Garden on 1st St. between 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave. F or V Train 2nd Ave.

A FREE PROGRAM OF MUSIC AND FUN:
INTRODUCING PERFORMING ARTS TO PRESCHOOLERS
822_cup.jpg On September 19, the Northampton Center for the Arts will inaugurate the second year of its Young People’s Performing Arts Series with a rocking performance by Nerissa and Katryna Nields.

The series is designed to introduce youngsters from two- to six-years-old to the arts through spirited live performances. And the Nields will certainly fill that bill!

These sisters, who sang folk songs in the kitchen and the back seat of the car as kids and later were part of the five-member “full-fledged, acoustic rock explosion” called The Nields, are now a charismatic duo that makes enchanting music for children. The series will continue through the fall with performances by The Beautiful Future Band (October 17), Hoopoe the Clown (November 21) and Henry the Juggler (December 19).

Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. School groups are welcome but should reserve space in advance by calling the Center. There is no charge for students and the minimum number of accompanying adults. However, if parents would like to attend, the Center would be grateful for a contribution of $5 This series is supported by a generous contribution from the Xeric Foundation.

The Center is located at 17 New South Street, third floor.





New Work in Digital Media
Video Projections by Laurie McLeod, John Richey, and David Lachman
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New Work in Digital Media: Video Projections by Laurie McLeod, John Richey, and David Lachman will be the opening exhibit for the academic year at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College.

The exhibit will be held from September 12 through October 7, with a reception for the artists scheduled for Friday, September 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Carberry Fine Arts Gallery is located on the lower level of Building 28 on the STCC campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30, and Saturdays 10:00 to 2:00.

Laurie McLeod has been making art for twenty years. A choreographer, filmmaker and performance maverick, her award-winning creations have been seen nationally, internationally and online. Since 2001, her work has focused exclusively on the creation of short underwater films. These shorts have been seen nationwide in a variety of venues including Lincoln Center, San Francisco Performances, Jacob's Pillow and on PBS.

Summer 2004 marked the beginning of McLeod's large-scale Waterhaven Project, wherein underwater films are projected onto moving water in public spaces and unusual spaces in museums. Waterhaven #1, the first of these creations, received high praise in the national press, and was seen by thousands of visitors to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA.

Originally from Ohio, she now divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and Berkshire County, MA. From 1987 -1994, she worked extensively in England and France.

John Richey is a cross-disciplinary artist working predominately with sculptural assemblage, installation, and video. His work has explored issues of identity, and the concepts of both interpersonal/mass communication and miscommunication/ communication breakdown. Recently, Richey has been examining a number of text-based collections, (including a series of found handwritten notes and an ever-growing collection of safety brochures) in an attempt to accentuate and heighten their inherent theatricality. By doing so he translates the bodies of banal information into objects, environments, or projections that push and emphasize the absurd and spectacular.

Richey received a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual arts from the University of Arizona school of visual art in 2001. As gallery coordinator for the Lionel Rombach Gallery, Richey ran the exhibition space while working with student artists to conceptualize, produce, and hang gallery exhibitions.

In 2001 he moved to San Diego to become part of the graduate/research community at the University of California, San Diego. Richey has exhibited nationally and internationally and in the past few years has shown at the museum of contemporary art San Diego, at Estacion Tijuana in Mexico and at the wind tunnel in Pasadena Cslifornia as part of the inaugural supersonic exhibition. Richey is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

David Lachman earned his MFA in painting from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. He is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in Video and Installation Art, but also in drawing, painting, and conceptual projects. His work explores the terrain of consciousness where familiar and unfamiliar coexist. He is concerned with creating experiences that encourage viewers, visitors, and participants to become aware of their own views, ideas, and attention. Common objects and experiences are used to ground the work in everyday life and to emphasize the things we may take for granted. Sometimes humor is used to explore these questions. Often the work reminds us that there is more to see and do when we approach life naively.

Lachman lives in Massachusetts where he works as a studio assistant for the painter Stephen Hannock, and also teaches video, installation, drawing and animation. His work has been supported by grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, and has been exhibited at museums, galleries and alternative venues in America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Germany, and the Republic of Albania.

Directed by Art Department Chair Larry Slezak, the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery presents approximately seven exhibits each year, featuring works by artists of local and national repute, as well as STCC student work. For more information contact Slezak at 755-5258 or 755-5288. Information on the exhibit and directions to the Gallery are available at www.stcc.edu/arts. This exhibit is made possible by funding from STCC Student Activities.


Playing with Time: New Work by Ruth West
Reception Sept 24, 2-4 Sunday
912_west.jpg (pictured) It's always a guy. by Ruth West

Playing with Time
New Work by Ruth West
September 5-October 13,2006
Reception Sept 24, 2-4 Sunday
Blizard Gallery
Springfield College
Springfield MA
413-748-3395

PLAYING WITH TIME is four series of artworks that are a thoughtful and often humorous look at the human condition. In this new digital work, West explores time by commenting on the nature of things from ancient Egypt to small town New England. Using the camera and computer as her chosen medium, West's visual work is a delight to the eye and a pithy commentary on the passage of time.

BE THE MUG. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
and be (as your mug) on the radio?
912_mug.jpg 88.5FM/WFCR, NPR news and music for western New England, is seeking submissions from artists for the station’s new coffee mug.

The mug will be made available to WFCR’s contributing listeners during a series of on-air fund drives from October 2006 through June 2007.


Below are the specifications we need to have you meet for consideration. Please keep in mind a very important aspect of the artwork you submit. This mug is for a radio station, so we will be describing the mug on-air. We do not have the advantage of pictures in radio so, keep the design simple! We will be trying to describe the image in words for the listeners as eloquently as we can in an effort to conjure a clear picture in their minds. A complicated image concept will result in a verbal muddle on the air.

Mug Design Specifications
WFCR conducts its on-air fund drives four times a year – October, December, March and June. Seasonal subjects or locations that are specific to western New England and/or public radio are very desirable as they are easier to describe on the air.
The printing space is 4 1/8 inches high and 8 5/8 inches wide. The image will wrap around the mug almost from handle to handle so it is important to keep in mind that the image should be pleasing for both left handed and right handed drinkers.
The artwork will be affixed to the mug from a paper decal. Once the decal is affixed the mug is kiln fired and the artwork’s colors are preserved. This is a four color sublimation process.
Keep it simple! We will be trying to describe the image in words for the listeners as eloquently as we can in an effort to conjure a clear picture in their minds. A complicated image concept will result in a verbal muddle on the air!
A caption such as “Designed for WFCR by................ 2006” in the artist’s hand is very desirable. It can run along the side edge of the image or can be incorporated into the design.
We request that the design be exclusively made for WFCR and that we retain the original art for the permanent collection at the station.
The deadline for submission is September 25, 2006. The design chosen for the mug will be decided in-house at WFCR.

You can mail your submission to Christopher Daly – 88.5FM/WFCR – Hampshire House – 131 County Cir – Amherst, MA 01003-9257. Artwork can be sent via email to csdaly@wfcr.org.


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.

PROMOTE YOURSELF
Fast and free and fabulous
912_promote.jpg There are so many ways to get you and your events listed free and I am here to remind you of them. There's me and WFCR and local.masslive.com, which I am very fond of (see intro).

Post yourself.

Dear Presenting Organization,

Thank you for contacting WFCR regarding changes to our Arts Calendar. Until recently, competition for limited broadcast time forced us to choose a few events for the onair Arts Calendar from among the many submitted each week; the majority of events did not enjoy the advantages of onair promotion. In order to correct this disparity, we have expanded and enhanced our online Arts Calendar, and streamlined the submissions process so that qualifying groups retain full control over how their events are presented to the public.

The WFCR Online Arts Calendar is a comprehensive listing of events in our listening area. As a local presenting organization, you can now submit your events quickly and easily online using the "submit event" section of the Arts Calendar at http://www.WFCR.org/. All events that meet our criteria will go live within 48 hours of submission. Follow these instructions to add your events to our online WFCR Arts Calendar.

Using your web browser, visit WFCR's home page at http://www.WFCR.org/ and click on the "Events" tab at the top of the page. Click "Submit Event," on the right-hand column of the resulting Events page, and enter your information. Listings must be approved by WFCR, so don't expect your submission to appear immediately. A few hints:

Make sure you select the proper category for your event.
Enter the event at least two weeks prior to event date.
Include your contact information in case we have questions.
Fill out all information as completely as possible. Listings with missing information are less likely to be posted.
Check the drop-down boxes when entering venue information; your venue may already be online.

Please note: Submissions that do not meet our guidelines will not be posted. Arts, cultural, and entertainment events will likely be accepted. Public lectures and presentations will also be considered. We will approve submissions only from non-profit organizations, and only if they meet our criteria. WFCR reserves the right to decline or remove any submission.

The WFCR Arts Calendar will give your events the coverage they deserve on a timely basis. It is among the most heavily visited sections of the WFCR.org website. If you have questions about the WFCR Arts Calendar, or if you would like a walk-through of the submission process, please contact me at 413-545-1684 or jorge@wfcr.org.

Thanks, and good luck with your events!

THE CLAUDIA MALIBU @ TURN IT UP & THE ELEVENS
SATURDAY, September 23rd
THE CLAUDIA MALIBU has a brand new album out now! It's titled "Skyboy & The Wigs" and we think you will like it.

You can help us celebrate by coming to see us play at TURN IT UP! in EASTHAMPTON on SATURDAY, September 23rd. It's located in The Eastworks building on 116 Pleasant Street.

also performing: THE NOVELS
It will be good!
and...there will be free milk & cookies!
This show starts at 3p.m.

Then you can take a nap and come to the night time show at THE ELEVENS nightclub on pleasant st in NORTHAMPTON Also SATURDAY, Septemer 23rd!

We will rock your socks off. There will be other great bands there with us too!
This show starts at 10 p. m.

That's it! 2 shows, both on "pleasant streets", both in "hamptons" (East & North). Pretty wild, huh?!? If you don't make this scene, you will regret it for the rest of your life! Those who attend both happenings will receive a very special gift in recognition of their outstanding dedication. Something that will forever stand as a symbol and reminder of your boundless fortitude and rock & roll spirit.

Hope We See You There,
The CM
The Claudia Malibu
Luke "Captain" Cavagnac
c/o The Invisible Fountain
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
413.527.9300
www.claudiamalibu.com
www.invisiblefountain.com

MOVIE PICS FROM DWIGHT SMITH
A fabulous and very light guy
912_movie.jpg Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, documentary by Freida Lee Mock (1997) Tapeworm Video

http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/lin/

A beautiful and powerful film in part documenting the creation of the Vietnam War Memorial and the development of the Civil Rights monument, along with other work Maya Lin has done as an architect and an artist. Mo will particularly enjoy Maya Lin’s sculptural artwork using crushed glass being that Mo is a smashed glass genius (as anyone who knows her work will agree.)[and no, Mo DID NOT ask me to say this!!]

It is astounding that at twenty years old this young talented designer beat out hundreds of submissions, many by the leading architects of the day, for the Viet Nam Memorial and then survived the D.C. political sausage grinder defending the integrity of her design and in the end established a new standard for memorials.

“I think art is wonderful because it's everything you've ever known and everything you've ever done, somehow percolating up, working with ideas that you might want to explore. And then you can just wake up one morning and know what you want to do. The hissing of the heat.” –– Maya Lin in an interview with Art 21

THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANNE LAPRADE
And the Hamden & Central Galleries

STUDIO OPPORTUNITIES
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.

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

CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
August 25, 2006 CALADAN GALLERY presents "ETERNITY", a juried exhibition. How does one begin to approach the subject of eternity? There are no boundaries. Some can only grasp at the concept of The Great Void, which the eternal does indeed contain - however eternity is also the home to material existence and everything that builds it. Here, also, one can find the reflection of Diety, Spirit, or Guide. Artists, by nature, are bound to enter these portals of thought by the very act of creating art. By paradox, eternity is the now. It is also NOT now. We are very much looking forward to viewing artists' interpretation of endless time and space! It is by sharing our individual concepts that we are able to leap forward in understanding this seemingly unattainable knowledge! Caladan Gallery, emphasizing the timely and relevant, and inviting more variety of art and issues, exhibits promising up-and-coming artists as well as those who are more well known. The exhibition will be advertised in numerous listings and we update press releases monthly. We encourage dialogue and contact between viewers and artists! Artists working in all media except video are eligible. One or more artists will be awarded a solo exhibition. Download prospectus (see "Enter Exhibitions") at: www.caladangallery.com OR write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 468, Beverly MA 01915 Or call: 978-741-7979.
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September 20, 2006 "Freestytle 2 - 3 - d": Seeking 2-D artworks (paintings, drawings, photographs, digital images) and documentations of 3-D artworks (sculptures, installation, media/real time projects) for 3-month exhibition. Accepted artists also qualify for annual show in Toronto, Canada. Two winning artists receive awards valued up to $500 View art call details at: http://www.energygallery.com/artcall.htm Contact: Energy Gallery, 55 Michael Dr, Toronto Ontario M2H 2A4, Canada OR http://www.energygallery.com OR info@energygallery.com
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September 26, 2006 2006 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography - Call for Entries, The Center for Fine Art Photography has two Calls for Entry open to all photographers internationally. Each exhibition is juried by internationally recognized figures in photography. Awards include: monetary, solo shows, feature article in CameraArts magazine, post-exhibition traveling shows and others. All juror-selected works are exhibited in the Center's gallery and receive additional international exposure through the Center's online gallery. Exhibitions are intensely marketed to promote sales and exposure for the artists. Additional details and online submissions at: www.c4fap.org, contact: exhibits@c4fap.org
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October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair presents "Discoveries", the Tenth Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the new, 3,000 square foot George Segal Gallery of Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ from January 15 to February 16, 2007. $25 entry fee for three images in either slide or CD format. All mediums, including videos and installations, will be accepted. Internationally known art critic, curator and historian, Phyllis Tuchman will jury the exhibition. Cash awards. SASE for prospectus to: Studio Montclair, 108 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042 OR download from our website: www.studiomontclair.org
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October 30, 2006 26th Annual EXPO Juried Competition. All media except crafts. Awards: 6-8 person exhibit, March 1 - March 31, 2007. Juror: Alexandra Schwartz, Curatorial Asst, Dept. Of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Deadline: November 10, 2006. Fee: $35/6 slides or CD. For a prospectus send SASE to: EXPO, B. J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington NY 11743. Call: 631-549-5106, download from: www.bjspokegallery.com, or email: info@bjspokegallery.com
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Sep 15, 2006 POETRY CONTEST Seeking submissions for fall poetry issue. For guidelines, please contact: Coe Review, Coe College, 1220 First Av NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52402 OR http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/crp-home.htm OR coereview@coe.edu
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Sep 30, 2006 POETRY AWARD Seeking book-length poetry collections for $1,000 award and publication. For more info, please contact: Michael Spooner, Utah State Univ Press, May Swenson Poetry Award, 7800 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322 OR http://www.usu.edu/usupress/poetcomp.htm OR michael.spooner@usu.edu
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Oct 01, 2006 SUMMER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking established, dedicated US artists 18+, working in most mediums, for brief studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choosing and to interact with the public and the artist community, Jul 2007, and 4-6 wk exhibit opportunity immediately following residency. Artists must work in the studio min. 20 hrs/wk during public hours; be experienced in art instruction, fee (payable to Artspace; no cash). Submit 10 slides of recent work labeled with name, date, medium, size, indicating TOP of slide; slide script; resume; artist statement and bio; description of proposed use of studio time; description of proposed exhibition; class/workshop descriptions; and description of slide lecture, to: Artspace, SAIR Program, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh NC 27601 OR info@artspacenc.org
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Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY Full access to college's ceramic and sculpture facilities, including wood kiln, down and updraft kilns, foundry-bronze casting, welding and forging equipment, stone and wood carving equipment, outside sculpture courtyard to work in, storage for equipment and on campus housing. No more than 3 entries/artist. Sales encouraged for all loaned sculptures. 20% commission. Please send written proposals (detailed description of artwork, including what it is made of; complete installation instructions of artwork, including what machinery, physical assistance and materials are needed; and list of materials and tools if needed); creation/installation schedule; complete budget that includes travel costs, detailed installation costs, etc.; images of existing (slides, digital prints, or jpegs)/proposed artwork (images of previous work along with drawings of proposed artwork); resume/CV; artist statement; and SASE for returns to: Nita Kehoe-Gadway, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Av, Riverton WY 82501 OR 307-855-2211 OR http://cwc.edu/community_friends/outward_westward OR nkehoe@cwc.edu
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Nov 06, 2006 POETRY PRIZES Seeking previously unpublished lyric poems in English celebrating the human spirit for awards ranging from $1,000-$25,0000. Open to all writers and poets, published or unpublished, under 40 on Nov 6, 2006. Submit 2 copies of up to 3 poems; only 1 may be more than 30 lines and all poems printed on separate sheets. No returns. Entry fee (checks made out to Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund). Please send entries with name and address clearly marked on each page of 1 copy only; index card with name, address, and titles of poems; and SASE for results, to: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg, Poetry Prizes, Box 2306, Orinda CA 94563 OR http://www.DorothyPrizes.org
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Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007. For more info, please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art Center Av, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org OR program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
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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

LINKS TO YOU AND ME AND PEOPLE ON THIS LIST

FischerStudios.net (pictured)
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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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
PATRICK DONNELLY POETRY WORKSHOPS
TWO WORKSHOPS, FALL 2006


WORKSHOP #1: POETRY PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 10 meetings, 9/16 - 12/2
[NO WORKSHOPS ON 10/7 & 11/25]
SATURDAY AFTERNOONS, 2 - 4 PM
A.P.E., Third Floor/Thornes Market, 150 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060
This workshop will focus particularly on building the oral skills to read poetry aloud in public, BUT will include activities and exercises designed to foster both the writing and reading of poetry.

We'll draw on ancient oral traditions of recitation, memorization and performance, and explore practices that ground the reading and writing of poetry in the body. We'll combine spoken word exercises with some of the important disciplines of written poetry, including those that emphasize clarity, precision, subtlety as well as drama, and revision.

This workshop will conclude with a reading by participants on December 2nd, to which the public will be invited.
The workshop will cover:
--how to be a good public reader of your own writing (and other people's);
--the “etiquette” of the poetry reading;
--how to please reading organizers, audiences, and yourself;
--strategies for building confidence and dealing with nerves.

Each workshop member will receive personal coaching in the skill of public reading with maximum clarity and expressiveness.
In addition, we'll explore how to support our own writing processes by using:
--movement and breath;
--memorization and reading aloud;
--silence;
--inspiration;
--rhythm and meter: hearing and using word accent expressively;
--the musical devices of poetry: rhythm, meter, rhyme, alliteration, assonance, etc.
--study of syntax: the way sentences are built;
--reference tools like the Thesaurus.

Please note: This workshop will address the practices of the “conventional” poetry reading, as opposed to those of a “poetry slam,” which is a separate but equal form of literary entertainment. Writers who think of themselves as slam poets are perfectly welcome to participate. While the focus of this workshop is on poetry reading and writing, other writers interested in developing these skills are welcome. The workshop is open to adult writers at all levels.
Cost: $300 ($30 per session)
To Register for Workshop #1: Workshop membership will be limited to 10 people. Contact Patrick Donnelly by phone or email (below) by SEPTEMBER 9TH to say you'd like to join the workshop. Mail $75 deposit to the address below to hold your place. The balance will be due at the first workshop.

WORKSHOP #2:
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP, 10 meetings, 9/28 - 12/7
[NO WORKSHOP THANKSGIVING WEEK, NOV. 23]
THURSDAY NIGHTS, 7 - 9 PM
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA

The workshop will meet at the instructor's home in South Deerfield (address below). Each week, the format of the workshop will include:
--a short discussion on a topic of poetic craft;
--discussion of members' own poems;
--some outside reading.

This workshop is open to new and returning members, and will include new writing exercises and prompts, new craft topics, and experiments with memory and recitation.
Cost: $300 ($30 per session)
To Register for Workshop #2: Workshop membership will be limited to 10 people. Contact me by phone or email by SEPTEMBER 21ST to tell me you'd like to join the workshop. Send $75 deposit to the address below to hold your place. The balance will be due at the first workshop.
THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF WORKSHOP #1 (NORTHAMPTON) IS POETRY IN PERFORMANCE, AND THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF WORKSHOP #2 (SOUTH DEERFIELD) IS WRITING, BUT BOTH WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE SOME OF EACH.
Reviews of previous workshops: “. . . the best organized workshop I've ever taken.” “. . . you have a friendly and gentle way of expressing ideas and opinions.” “My tools are sharper and my tool box in better order.”
INSTRUCTOR: PATRICK DONNELLY, an Associate Editor at Four Way Books, has taught writing at Smith College, New School University, Clark University, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and was Thornton writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College for Spring 2006. His first collection of poems is The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. He trained as an actor and singer at Oberlin Conservatory, and performed extensively throughout the United States.
To register, contact: PatrickSDonnelly@aol.com 56 Hillside Road South Deerfield, MA 01373-9770 413-665-3325

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and their friendly friends...
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ART TEMPLE

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sEPTEMBER sCHEDULE: sUNDAY 17th the aRT of eATING
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm $40

a collage class with a focus on food body and mindfulness

sATURDAY 23rd dREAM CoLLAGE
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm $30
explore and expand your dream's message with collage

tUESDAY 26th sOUL jOURnAL 6:00pm - 9:00pm $30
juice up your journalling w/ altering techniques



OctOber sCHEDULE:beginning tUESDAY 3rd until
nOVEMEBER 28th (no class 10/31)

sOUL cARDS 6:00
pm-9:00 pm 8 sessions $90
your creativity is the language of soul: collaging to reveal your inner, communal, spiritual, energetic needs.

tUESDAY 31st hALLOwEEN sPeCIAL 6:00pm-9:00 pm $40
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All mATERIALs iNCluded. Gineen is honored to offer these workshops from her studio, THE ART TEMPLE in Holyoke. To SIGN UP email gineenlee@hotmail.com or check www.gineen.com for more info.

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