January 17, 2006
Well hello Bruce, a.k.a. mo,
Bruce Barone really liked the personalization feature of this new email thingie so this week he gets to be part of everyone's greeting! This week we are all just a little bit Bruce.
Bruce's hobbies include Photography, Ferret racing, Swahili and Extreme Ironing. (NOTE- Trying too hard to sound interesting by listing unusual hobbies on your CV can backfire and freak out potential employers, according to new research on the BBC).

It seems to me that any guy who irons atop Mt Everest (pictured) is not afraid of a silly little automatic name-fill-in feature on an email. Or clowns, for that matter. ~Mo

Deadline April 1, 2006
Curated video and animation show looking for work related to future transportation systems, gender and transportion, feminism and transportation, and social aspects and construction of transportation systems, real and imagined. Preliminary work accepted on DVD or mini-DV, final work on mini-DV.

Work will be screened at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference June in Amsterdam, 13-16 June, 2006.
In addition, it will be screened at the 119 Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts
Deadline is April 1, 2006.
Send tapes or DVDs to:
119 Gallery
c/o Astrodime Transit Authority
119 Chelmsford Street
Lowell MA 01851

for more questions contact: rocketscience@virtualberet.net

Deadline February 8, 2006
The Gallery at 38 Cameron is accepting submissions for 2D or wall-mounted work of all mediums for a group show March and April of 2006.
Submissions of up to 5 images in CD or slide form may be sent by Feb the 8th with a $25 submission fee made out to "38 Cameron" to:
Kate Fleming
Gallery Director
The Gallery at 38 Cameron
Suite 100
38 Cameron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Get your laugh on at Girls! Girls! Girls!
Women comics from around the region featured in comedy showcase
On Sat, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., at PACE in Easthampton, comedy aficionados can get a heaping helping of what they seek most: sweet, sweet laughter.
Girls! Girls! Girls!: A Night of Women Comics sets the comedy stylings of Emily Singer, Nikki Carr, Bethany Van Delft, Kathleen Kanz, and Ann Podolske at center stage. Local comic Jennifer Myszkowski hosts and produces this comedy showcase, which is but one in an ongoing series.

(Note: The show features only women, but welcomes all audience members: male, female, and anywhere in between.)

Tickets for this event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and are available by calling 413-527-3700 or visiting the PACE website.
This event is intended for mature audiences only.
The details in short:What: Girls! Girls! Girls!: A Night of Women Comics
When: Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton (PACE), 41 Union St., Easthampton
Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door

For more info on the comics, contact Jennifer Myszkowski: jennifer@jennifermyszkowski.com or 413- 297-1110
For more information on the venue, contact Sonia Fried Oppenheim: pace@pioneerarts.org or 413-527- 3700, or visit www.pioneerarts.org.

The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking presents:
January 20 - February 28, 2006
The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking presents:
Matters - An Installation of Prints, Drawings and Text by Meredith Broberg

Spaces - Monoprints by Margaret Jean

Exhibit dates are January 20 - February 28.

The public is invited to attend an Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, February 3, from 5:30 -7:30 pm.

The gallery is located at 221 Pine Street, on the third floor of the Arts and Industry Building in Florence, MA.

Exhibit hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 12 - 5, Wednesday: 12 - 8, the first and third Saturdays and Sundays of the month: 12 - 5, and by appointment.

January 23 - February 16, 2006
Dean Nimmer Dean Nimmer
Paintings and drawings: a combination of abstracts and narratives.
Gallery Talk & Reception February 1, 11-1, Artist's talk begins at noon

Tafadhali nataka bia [pombe] baridi Gari Baiskeli Pikipiki Gari la moshi Mashua Ndege [Eropleni] Petroli Fundi Kahawa Chai na/bila maziwa/sukari Hatari!

TRANSLATION: I'd like a cold beer, Car, Bicycle, motorbike, Train, Boat, Aeroplane, Petrol, Mechanic, Coffee, Tea, with/without, milk/sugar, Danger!

The snowman, he is fluent in Swahili.

January 23 - February 17, 2006
The William Blizard Gallery at Springfield College is exhibiting Conway artist
Ann Taylor Gibson's recent work in a solo show called "Invocations", January 23 ­- February 17, 2006.

The reception, which is open to the public, will be Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm, at the Gallery.
Gibson, a sculptor who has worked with found natural materials for nearly 30 years, is exhibiting two series of altars using bamboo and encaustic wax.

Also in the Gallery,
Eleonora Lecei, "Affirming the Body", Jan 23- Feb. 17, 2006.

"In a society dominated by technological progress, mass production and globalization, I choose to work with the human figure image in traditional media. In my work I am holding on to a lingering humanity. My work is apocalyptic, yet hopeful. The most radical thing I can do in a capitalist system that exploits bodily needs is to affirm the presence of the body. My sculptures are not real people but they affirm "real" space suggesting remnants of humanity.
-Eleonora Lecei

Available February 1, 2006.
The details: large two-story space, big windows, heat included, hot and cold running water in studio, total approximate size is 1000 sq feet. Price for half is $170.00 per month. Phone: 247.3023

For movie rentals this month, we really liked, "Rize". Jamoka krumps, clowns, breaks it on down.

Last other week we reallyreallyreally liked,
"Travellers & Magicians".

--->From Ruth West Jr.-"My lastest art project just went live! Slippercam..... Or lying around during my sabatical eating bonbons in my slippers. The big question for the day is will I be able to carry my slippers to Egypt?
Slippers (and others will be updated at least twice a week so check back!)
www.slippercam. com
Check out the "just part of the story" for the latest views on a small town police blotter".