IS A LABOR OF LOVE.
And also a balancing
act of bandwidth and time and rocks.
First I must
apologize for being late this week. I actually got out of
town for 3 days, instigated by the nowordscandescribe wedding
of Hilary Price
LaBounty in Mashpee on Saturday. The sun shined itself
up brightest on all the happy and teary faces in attendence.
Congratulations you crazy kids and thank you for a very special
day. Let's do a vow renewal ceremony next year at the same
place? The gift is in the making. I hope you like it.
Then I was invited to Martha's Vineyard for 2 days to stay
with Maureen Scanlon and Eric Wapner at the most
beautiful cottage in Chilmark with views I have only previously
seen in photographs. Eric is a true rock artiste and left
Gay Head beach a more beautiful place for the graceful and
confident rock balancing installations at every turn. The
legendary nude beachgoers, so moved by his work, put their
clothes *on* out of reverance for his work.
I was inspired to try my hand with the rocks and created a
whole entourage of advisors including ContemplativeSheepheadMan
and FatherSarducci who foretold of good fortune and unflinching
stoicism in the face of the incoming tide. Oh, the drama.
And the fine wines and pate; sunsets and tuna from Larson's
Fish Market in Menemsha, Maureen's culinary artistry and watercoloring,
and special, scintillating company. Then back to past deadlines
and late bills. I would pay $100 for Maureen's pesto. Double
for her company.
I also have
to mention that I made a page on my website for submission
guidelines so I don't have to nag/post them here as I spend
a lot of time replying to submissions requesting little
things that will help save time and keep this newsletter
to one day a week of my time. I am going to move that day
to Monday, and all of Monday, no matter the hours, will
be devoted to this newsletter. Because Tuesdays don't work
anymore since I usually finish at 2 am and have to be at
Free radio at 7:30 to do my 8-9 AM show in which I have
guests to further promote their art things.
One last note--in response to reports of scroll fatigue
I am trying out a new thing. I am running posting for 2
weeks prior to each event to keep the list shorter and give
more focus to each event. So if your event is the weekend
of October 6-8, for instance, you will run the next two
weeks and I will delete past events to put you as high up
on the newsletter as I can. Seem fair? If not I will go
to 3 weeks. Whatever works to best cover all art events
and boost attendance and make us a more cohesive arts community.
We are Family.
THE RAW AND
THE COOKED @ HAMDEN AND
Thursday, September 21, from 5 - 7 PM
You Are Cordially
Invited to the Opening Reception of
RAW AND THE COOKED
Curated by David Gibson
Thursday, September 21, from 5 - 7 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst
AND THE COOKED
AN EXHIBITION IN TWO PARTS
TAKES PLACE AT BOTH HAMPDEN AND CENTRAL
HAMPDEN GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: Noon to 6 PM
Sunday 2-5 PM
Hampden Commons Building
Southwest Residential Area
Off University Drive
CENTRAL GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 3 to 6 PM
Sunday 2-5 PM
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
HAMPDEN GALLERY IS A PROGRAM OF THE FINE ARTS CENTER
Supported in part by grants from the UMASS Arts Council
– GALLERY A3 RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN AMHERST
Invited: Thurs., September 21st 7:30
Back!” – GALLERY A3 RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN AMHERST
Gallery A3 returns to downtown Amherst with a new exhibition
and a new exhibition space. “We’re Back” features
work by old and new gallery members and provides a sample
of the art and artists of Gallery A3. The gallery was
closed for over a year during the renovation of the Amherst
Cinema Building. The September show celebrates the
gallery’s return to downtown Amherst.
Gallery A3 is an alliance of professional and emerging artists
from around the Pioneer Valley. Members exhibit and
sell their work, but the group is also committed to promoting
art in the community, supporting fellow artists, and
engaging the community through public exhibits, forums, salons,
and art walks.
Invited: Thurs., September 21st 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibit ends: Saturday, September 30th at 5:00.
USA PERFORMANCE NIGHT
17, 2006 - 6:00PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2006 - 6:00PM
55 MERCER GALLERY (between Broome and Grand)
Nic XEDRO music, produced by Jeremy EILERS
Randall FRIEDMAN radical activity
Rachel MASON more music
Mike EGAN slideshow # 4
COME SEE LIVE ART
Artist and writer Frank Holliday wrote a review of the show
for the "Gay City News" - New York. Click
here to check it out.
@ THE GRUBBS GALLERY AT WILLISTON
Sunday, Sept 17, 3-5 pm
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.
MALIBU has a brand new album out now!
- SATURDAY, September 23rd.
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, 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
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 Claudia Malibu
Luke "Captain" Cavagnac
AT KW HOME IN EASTHAMPTON
"MYSTERIOUS PORTALS" @ KW HOME IN EASTHAMPTON
Work by Lyn Horan.
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)
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.”
9-FOOT PHOTOS @ 3 COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Holy Two days
only! Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 5-8
New Supersized Polaroid Portraiture by SUSAN MIKULA
On View at Northampton’s Three County Fairgrounds
FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY
For just 2 days and 7 hours total (Opening Reception: Friday,
September 29, 5-8;
Additional Viewing Hours: Saturday, September 30, 12-4), Susan
Mikula’s new installation of nine massive color portraits
will be spotlighted in the Exhibition Hall at the Three County
Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Shot with vintage Polaroid cameras, Mikula’s nine portraits
have been scanned at high resolution and then printed by a
commercial printer on nine-foot swathes of industrial mesh.
The impact of scale and format is intense and complex, capturing
the emotional essence of the subject and letting it engulf
the viewer. The unusual venue — a rustic barn more commonly
host to ensilage and rowen competitions — adds to the total
sensory experience of Mikula’s new color portraiture.
About the Artist:
Susan Mikula has shown nationally and extensively in
New England, including recent solo shows: Still, Moving Pictures,
Civil Twilight and After Reprimand. She lives in West Cummington,
Massachusetts, and in New York City, with her partner, Air
America Radio host Rachel Maddow.
From the South: I-91 North, Exit 19, left at traffic light
onto Route 9, 1/4 mile, left on to Fair Street, Exhibition
Hall on left. From the North: I-91 South, Exit 20, left at
traffic light onto Damon Road, right at next traffic light
onto Route 9, 1/4 mile, left on to Fair Street, Exhibition
Hall on left. Parking available adjacent to Exhibition Hall.
For more information, go to susanmikula.com or call (413)
Susan will be on Mo Radio on Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM,
next Wednesday, September 27 to discuss this show. You can
listen via webstreaming by going to www.vallefreeradio.org
and click on listen. Today's guest, Matt
Delaney, got a text message this morning after the show
from his brother in Sweden who really enjoyed the show so
webstreaming works! To download and listen to Matt and I
this morning click
here. Matt is donating %50 of all cd sales from his
website this week to VFR to help keep us programming!
AT THE OXBOW GALLERY
Friday Sept. 22, 6-8pm
Prof. of Painting Drawing at Marlboro College will show recent
paintings at the Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St. Northampton,
Ma., Sept. 18 running through Oct. 8, 2006, opening Friday
Sept. 22, 6-8pm.
In the ‘Backroom” will be paintings by Ruth Bernard.
Osman's paintings reflect a lifelong interest in transforming
the landscape, references she loves into a language of marks
and gestures. Ponds and their surrounding vegetation are her
current inspiration. Influences on Osman's work include Asian
painting with which she had special contact during a visit
to Vietnam last May and June.
Osman has been painting on non-traditional surfaces, recently
most often, drafting mylar which captures and suffuses her
colors with light.
Taste O' Burlesque @ Iron horse Music Hall
September 21, 2006 - 10:00 PM
Taste O' Burlesque
Iron Horse Music Hall
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 10:00 PM
Got a closet full of pasties and no place to wear 'em? Tired
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
It's amateur burlesque night at the Iron Horse. Click on the
performer link for more information and to sign up!
Holly S Murray
@ Green Trees Gallery
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
7:00 PM on September 21st! (Tomorrow)
Thanks for casting your vote in the 2006 Grand Band Slam!
The time has come for your favorite local musicians to
take over Worthington Street in downtown Springfield starting
at 7:00 PM on September 21st! There's a bit of every genre
of music to satisfy your music-loving taste buds!
It all starts with the musicians awards ceremony on Stearns
Square at 7:00 followed by Under Falling Skies and Stare Down
the Sun on the outdoor stage! At 9:00 music starts inside
at Distil, Cobalt, Bourbon Street, Theodores, Naismiths and
the Fat Cat and goes all night. Coors Light, Lazer 99.3 and
Rock 102 will all be there for the music!
It is all free, all local and all live! Just head on
over to valleyadvocate.com for the full schedule, read bios
of the bands and check out some .mp3s of their music.
While you're there, check out how a simple text message can
win you an iPod or a Fender Squire Guitar from Falcetti Music!
here to read about the winners and to see the full schedule!
edited to replace the gun with Jamoka.
- RADICAL EVOLUTION
Radical Evolution: The promise and peril of enhancing our
minds and our bodies
Join Joel Garreau, best-selling author, futurist, and Washington
Post reporter, as he heralds the dramatic technological changes
that are shaping our future.
September 30, 7:30pm
EnlightenNext - 4 Foxhollow Drive Lenox, MA
$15 online, $18 at door, $10 college students
Please book online
Drop a reminder in your calendar
Click here for directions to EnlightenNext Foxhollow Forum
Joel Garreau’s latest book, Radical Evolution, takes a spellbinding
look at how the exponential rate of
change in major technologies (genetic, robotic, information,
and nanotech) is surpassing our ability to adapt—ethically,
mentally, and even spiritually. For millennia, our technologies
have been aimed outward at altering our environment.
Now, for the first time, we are increasingly aiming inward
at modifying our minds, memories, metabolisms, personalities,
progeny, and possibly our immortal souls.
A brilliant storyteller, Garreau will lead us into a landscape
that seems futuristic but is not; it’s actually built on
present-day facts and figures. And after you overcome the
temporary state of wonder, be ready to deal with the fact
that you may be among the first humans in history with the
power to choose how long you want to live and whether your
kid will look like Angelina Jolie or play basketball like
Michael Jordan.. or both!
For more information, see www.wie.org/voices/event.asp?id=Garreau-Sept23.
Work in Digital Media
by Laurie McLeod, John Richey, and David Lachman FRIDAY NIGHT
Media Exhibit to Open the Season at STCC Art Gallery
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
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,
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.
Time: New Work by Ruth West
Sept 24, 2-4 Sunday
(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
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?
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
TAG SALE THIS
SATURDAY @ CANAL GALLERY & STUDIOS
2:00 PM THIS SATURDAY. FUNGALORE!
Stuff, Interesting Items and *Collectibles*!
Take 91 south and take the 141 exit. When you come off the
exit you will cross right over rt 5 and continue on 141.
141 is dwight street for part of the way. you will come
to an intersection with a 711 on your left and 141 will
branch off to the right (there's a big sign). DO NOT VEER
OFF. STAY STRAIGHT. now you will no longer be on 141 but
will still be on dwight st.
Our building is #380. it is on the right after the children's
museum. right after the museum will be a canal and then
some buildings on your right. pull into the parking lot
and look for the dooor with a big hand painted 380 sign
next to it.
Fast and free
so many ways to get you and your events listed free and I
here to remind you of them. There's me and WFCR and local.masslive.com,
which I am very fond of (see intro).
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
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
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
Thanks, and good luck with your events!
FUND CALL TO ARTISTS
Art Fund is inviting artists to submit artwork for a juried
competition/exhibition that will benefit the Pascommuck Conservation
Trust’s crucial campaign to Save Echodale Farm in Easthampton,
Theme: “Land Visions”
Eligibility: artists working or living in the Pioneer
Media: any two-dimensional art created within the last
2 years, 1 piece only.
Submission fee: $20.
Jury awards and reception on Nov. 18th.
The winning artwork selected by the jury will be published
as a limited edition giclee print. All selected
submissions will be for sale during the exhibition/fundraiser
held in Easthampton from Nov. 18th through Dec. 31st.
Net proceeds from the sale of the prints and from all the
original artwork sold will benefit the Save Echodale Farm
Commission to artists on all art and giclee sales. Application
deadline is Sept. 30th, deadline for submission of
artwork is Oct. 31st. For more information and to request
an application form, please call Jill Lewis at 413-527-3738,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about
the campaign, please visit the Pascommuck Conservation Trust
website at www.pctland.org
FROM THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
Good for me
and good for you. Funding for this newsletter and promoting
Contact: Sondra Peron, Arts Administrator
The second BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund award was granted this
month to Mo Ringey, publisher of Mo’s Better Living Through
Art: Arts & Culture Email Newsletter. The Board of
Directors of the Northampton Arts Council, Inc, on the recommendation
of the BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund committee, voted to award
Mo Ringey $500 towards the publishing of a weekly email newsletter
featuring local arts events, exhibitions, performances and
readings. This unique web-based project, originally started
as a newsletter to a small group of friends, now serves hundreds
of people interested in arts and culture events happening
in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.
With this BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund award from the Northampton
Arts Council, Inc., Mo Ringey will have the opportunity to
continue to offer this important resource to the region. To
view or sign up for this free weekly newsletter visit www.moringey.com/newsletters.htm
The BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund is a special fund in honor
of local performer, dancer, and educator, BJ Goodwin. The
formation of this memorial fund was announced following her
death on March 31, 2003 of breast cancer. With fundraising
efforts by the Northampton Arts Council, Inc., and money raised
by other arts organizations and numerous individuals from
across the country--Washington State, California, Illinois,
Florida, New York to name just a few--we have raised just
over $4,100. The BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund is designed to provide
direct assistance to a Northampton-based artist, writer, or
arts organization in recognition of exceptional work and to
support the further professional development of their talents.
It is our hope that this opportunity will also provide an
artist with recognition and affirmation from their peers and
the public. This memorial fund is very unique and should not
be thought to replace funding that can be found in the traditional
ARTS EZ spring and MCC/LCC fall grant rounds to artists and
arts organizations. The first award of $1000 was made in 2004
to Mollye Maxner towards a danceWEB-Europe scholarship. The
award to Mo Ringey is likely to be the only award from this
fund in 2006 since the Arts Council needs to raise more money
insuring its maintenance and long-term growth.
The Northampton Arts Council, Inc. is always accepting donations
from the community that will go towards the continued building
of this endowed fund. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Image-Contemplative Sheephead Man and Father Sarducci, my advisors,
at Squibnocket Beach, Martha's Vineyard, September 17, 2006
FROM DWIGHT SMITH
and very light guy
Bang Bang (2005) directed by Shane Black,
written by Brett Halliday (novel) & Shane Black (screen
story) starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
OK, here’s the deal. I agreed to pick a film every week for
Mo (though occasionally she does the picking when I forget,
I’m too late, or ran out of money to rent films) but the thing
is I know nothing about film, my taste in film ranges from
the exquisite to the appalling (some politely say eclectic)
and if you knew me you might not ask me for the way to the
bathroom let alone what film you should spend 90 plus minutes
of your precious ridiculously all-too-brief life watching
but (don’t you love the word ‘but’, I mean, it literally saves
one’s butt!) I know what I like even if I couldn’t begin to
tell you why, which is why I’m not a critic (I leave that
for the cannibals) and just to make my point about how all
over the block my taste is, this week I’m recommending Kiss
Kiss Bang Bang. I mean, with a title like that how can you
Then imagine a gay Kilmer and a “relatively” nice guy Downey
Jr. and Monaghan who I didn’t know before this film but who
is like Perrier up your nose witty & pretty and then,
if that’s not enough, it has a script with lines that remind
me of Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart only dragged through thirty
years of post-modern meat-grinding fear & loathing nickel
& dime back alley ontological angst. And then again, it
could be no more than the fact that it’s Friday night, it’s
been a very strange week, you know, the kind of week that
fell off a ten storey bridge, and before I watched the film
I went out and bought some Chinese (and the girl at Luck Hop
Foo [great name right? makes me think of e.e.cummings: my
favorite Lucky Hopping Fool!] says: “You always order same
thing.[Sesame Beef hmmm!] Why you not try something different?”
and so I did [Fish filet in black bean sauce] because I trust
this girl implicitly and it was delicious) so of course I
needed to try a something different film.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Perfect. To hell with the reputation
I never had. I loved it! 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
“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
IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANNE LAPRADE
And the Hampden
& Central Galleries
THINGS FOR SPECIAL CAUSES
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.
Large rolls of nowsprint or work paper
Good quality, heavy drawing or watercolor paper
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.
The Care Center
247 Cabot St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
@ WILLISTON-NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL
is Oct. 1 from 3-5.
is having a (small) exhibition of objects
(including the marquetry picture of Mr. Peanut
having sexual realtions with Betty Boop) at the Williston-
Show runs Oct. 1- Oct 30. Opening reception is Oct. 1 from
|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
. Ralph is a really nice guy who recently
went rock hunting in China with our Kevin
. 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
ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
|2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 11 (application deadline: October
Steve Badanes, architect
Kyle Gann, composer
Marie Ponsot, poet
APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline: January
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)
MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline: February
Michael Burkard, poet
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artist
JULY 23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March
Cornelius Eady, playwright/poet
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
Denis Smalley, composer
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline:
May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Gioia Timpanelli, storyteller/author
"ACA allows artists from different disciplines the
opportunity to interact in a supportive space with
time for artistic production as well as isolated
studio time. It is a rare bird in the American cultural
landscape." Laura Owens
(ACA Master Artist, 2006)
"My three weeks at ACA were a chance to focus in
a positive atmosphere amongst a diverse group of
all energetic and enthusiastic about making work
and sharing ideas. The collaborative possibilities
from other disciplines, the technical support of
the staff, the fantastic natural environment, made
my residency an unforgettable experience." Xana
Kudrjavcev-DeMilner (Associate Artist, 2006)
Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program
has provided artists from all artistic disciplines
with spaces to live,
work, and collaborate during three-week residencies.
Located just four miles from the east coast beaches
Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment
contains award-winning studios that include a resource
painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio,
dance studio, black box theater, writer's studio,
and digital computer lab. Each residency session
includes three master artists of different disciplines.
The master artists each personally select a group
of associates - talented, emerging artists - through
an application process administered by ACA. During
the residency, artists participate in informal sessions
with their group, collaborate on projects, and work
their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured
program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration
and creation. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides
housing (private room/bath with work desk), weekday
meals (provided by ACA chef) and 24 hour access
to shared studio space. financial Aid is available
to qualified applicants.
For more information on how to apply, please
telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 (domestic
US only) or visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
or email us at email@example.com
*All applications must be postmarked by the application
*Photo: Eric White
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair
the Tenth Annual Open
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:
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: email@example.com
Sep 15, 2006 POETRY CONTEST
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
Sep 30, 2006 POETRY AWARD
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY
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
Nov 06, 2006 POETRY PRIZES
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
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Seeking artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007.
info, please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art
Center Av, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975
OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org OR email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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|Red Horse Press Etching Studio
Fall Semester begins soon !!!!!!!
We are offering: Etching Monotype Woodcut and Lithography
Check our website for details on how you can come
join the experiance.. again and again!!
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
--strategies for building confidence and dealing
Each workshop member will receive personal coaching
in the skill of public reading with maximum clarity
In addition, we'll explore how to support our own
writing processes by using:
--movement and breath;
--memorization and reading aloud;
--rhythm and meter: hearing and using word accent
--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
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.
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
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
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
Eclectic Workshops for Wild Women
and their friendly friends...
Canal Studio and Gallery
380 Dwight St Holyoke MA
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
tUESDAY 31st hALLOwEEN sPeCIAL 6:00pm-9:00
pLASTER/pAPIER mACHE mASK-mAKING your alter ego/
favorite superheroine invites you to fACE oFF &
All mATERIALs iNCluded. Gineen is honored to offer
these workshops from her studio, THE ART TEMPLE
in Holyoke. To SIGN UP email email@example.com
or check www.gineen.com for more info.