and flowers between the cracks
Lisa Leary, "Sunrise, Sunset", Mixed media, 22"x30", 1995
4 years ago I hung up my financial security and left Boston
(after 14 years of trying to fit in to corporate america and
some pretty epic expense account moments) in a glorious blaze
of farewell parties, giant cakes with *Auf Wiedersehen* boldly
emblazoned in half inch thick frosting and promises to keep
in touch once I settled in to my new home in Aspen.
That was my most spectacular blunder to date (out of many
spectacular blunders). Hilariously (in retrospect) I lasted
2 weeks in Aspen and then re-packed my car and spent the next
5 weeks randomly driving from friend's house to friend's house
around the country till I landed here in the happy valley
for a weekend visit on September 30, 2002. What a long, strange
weekend it's been. Serendipitous and never dull.
After about a year Mary
Witt pointed out that 617 was a long distance phone call
and so I committed myself to the valley by changing my cell
phone to a 413 number.
Although, shockingly, this time no one had it frosted onto
a giant cake in German.
art opening I attended here was for Lisa
Leary, with whom I had worked at Joe's Cafe while a
UMASS student. And so I ran off to the reception at A.P.E.
after seeing the listing in The
Valley Advocate, hoping she would recognize me. And
she did! and so did her really nice husband, Steve Leary,
who used to hang out at Joe's while she worked. And they
made me feel welcome.
Tragically, Steve was diagnosed with cancer in July and
passed away on September 16. And so in this space I insert
a moment of silence and thoughts of support and sympathy
Leary and her immeasurable loss.
TO SUBMIT ARTWORK AND EVENTS:
AT PETER DELLERT STUDIO
Sat and Sun,
Oct 7th and 8th, 12-5 pm
See furniture, sculpture, and collage by Peter Dellert
FIRST ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO
Sat and Sun, Oct 7th and 8th, 12-5 pm
174 Sargeant Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
( corner of Sargeant and Beech Sts.)
Directions / Portfolio at DellertFurniture.com
(website by MO)
LEAGUE FALL EXTRAVAGANZA
380 Dwight St., Holyoke MA Pctober 6-8
Art League will present a Fall Art Extravaganza, which includes
a juried art show, silent auction and live demonstrations.
Admission is free.
Please join us at the Canal Gallary, 380 Dwight St., Holyoke
MA on Friday, October 6th 6-9 pm, Saturday, October 7th 12-6
pm and Sunday, October 8th 12-4 pm.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October
7th from 4 to 6 pm, all are welcome to come enjoy refreshments,
music and meet the many talented artists.
On Sunday, October 8th, there will be live demonstrations
beginning at 12 noon, with Jane Barrientos, trump loiel, 1
pm Estelle Bergeron, sculpture and 2 pm Sharen Harris, painting
with a pallet knife, followed by announcement of the silent
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke
Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
WEEKEND @ OPEN SQUARE
Oct 6, 7,
Weekend at Open Square, Oct 6, 7, 8 2006.
Over one dozen artists and performers invite you to Open Square
Arts Walk in the mill complex on the canal between Lyman and
Dwight Sts., Holyoke the weekend of Oct. 6th through 8th ,
Exhibit Opening Reception will be Fri. Oct. 6 from 5-8
PM. In conjunction will be the Opening Reception for "Intersections",
an exhibition featuring 13 Massachusetts sculpture and installation
artists recognized through the Massachusetts Cultural Council's
Open Studios, Intersections" and Dance Performances will
be Sat Oct. 7 11AM-5PM. Open Studios and "Intersections" continue
Sunday, Oct. 8th from 11AM-5PM.
Resident artists invite the public to tour their Gallery and
studio spaces on the second floor. Dance Performance and "Intersections"
will be shown on the fourth floor.
The renovated mills on the canals between Dwight and Lyman
Sts. are becoming a showplace for visual and performing artists.
Taking part in the Art Walk at Open Square are:
Sue Bennett,(Private Label), Bill Alatalo & Bronwen Hodgkinson
(cdeVision), Joe Costin, Keith Fisher, Stacy Geryk, Gary Hallgren,
Sean Halliday, John Kaminski , Holyoke Community College Faculty,
Betty Korostynski, Lola Lach, Paul Leveille, Jill MacFarlane,
Sue McGough, Dean Nimmer, Michael Powers, Lisa Troseth, Rose
Marie and Charles Flachs, (Massachusetts Academy of Ballet),
and the Enchanted Circle Theater.
The Black Sheep Deli at Open Square will be open during the
more info: www.opensquare.com
or call 413-532-0600, Betty at Studio 211
for "Intersections", please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.
The MCC exhibit will be open to the public through November
@ THE OXBOW GALLERY
6 AT 7 PM
6: Julie Evans will give a slide talk on painting at the Oxbow
Gallery, 275 Pleasant St. Northampton, Ma., tel. # 586 6300.
She has traveled through India on a Fullbright scholarship.
Her paintings are abstract and reflect her infatuation with
Indian color and design. She lives and works in New York City.
7 pm at the Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street in Northampton.
This series is funded in part by the Northampton Arts Council.
the season with the annual Baroque Oktoberfest
Doors will open at 5:30 PM for this 7:00 performance
Players Present the 18th Season Handel’s Messiah, Bach Cantatas,
Mozart and Madrigals
Arcadia Players, the Pioneer Valley’s professional early music
ensemble, announces its 18th season: eleven performances of
seven illuminating programs, given in area venues that enhance
the concert experience. With Artistic Director Ian Watson,
Arcadia’s ensembles and soloists will explore music from the
English madrigals of Elizabethan times to chamber music of
Mozart, infusing all their performances with the vitality
of historical style. Area concertgoers have the chance to
hear three programs featuring music of Bach, as well as Arcadia’s
renowned version of Handel’s Messiah, which returns to Northampton
Arcadia opens the season with the annual Baroque Oktoberfest
at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall on Sunday evening of
October 8. Ian Watson leads Arcadia Players in a suite of
Handel’s dances for Ben Jonson’s comedy The Alchemist and
will take the solo part in a buoyant harpsichord concerto
by J.S. Bach. In the Oktoberfest spirit the vocal trio of
Diana Brewer, Raymond Delisle and Peter W. Shea offer Baroque
drinking songs, and the concert finale is the Coffee Cantata,
which Bach wrote not for a church but for a Leipzig coffee
house—about a father who cannot keep his headstrong daughter
from her daily coffee! Doors will open at 5:30 PM for this
7:00 performance, allowing time for Oktoberfest food and drink
before the concert. The Arcadia Players Board of Directors
will host this concert.
For more information, email email@example.com or call
413-256-4888 or visit the Arcadia Players website at www.arcadiaplayers.org.
3 LAST MINUTE
ADDITIONS-TONIGHT & THURSDAYNIGHT
SLIDE PRES./CAMPARI TALKS @ ARTISTS SPACE
Tonite WindowsProject is presenting a slide presentation
and talk with art historian Craig Harbison, at the Emily Williston
Library, 9 Park Street, Easthampton at 6 - 8pm. Entitled "Society,
Politics and Religion in the Work of Pieter Bruegel."
The presentation is intended to be quite relevant to current
Our apologies if you receive this notice more than once. For
some of you we have more than one email address. We want to
make sure you all receive this message.
Please, feel free to reply with preferred contact info. Bulk
emails are sent out BCC to cut down on spamage for all of
With Best Regards,
The WPA gang
Jacqueline Sheehan, will lead a ten week writing workshop
in Florence, beginning September 28th, 6:30 to 9 pm.
Writers of all levels are welcome.
Writers are inspired by creative prompts that will guide
one to the authentic voice within. The atmosphere is supportive.
For more information, contact Jacqueline at 413.582.0661
CAMPARI TALKS @ ARTISTS SPACE
A Year-Long Series of Dialogues Between Artists
We invite you to join us for the third event in a year-long
series of talks inspired and conducted by practicing artists.
For each event, two emerging artists engage established
artists or curators on topics like artistic practices, the
art world, as well as studio and business concerns.
The third Campari Talks will feature Liam Gillick in
conversation with Benjamin Aranda and R.H. Quaytman.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
38 GREENE STREET, 3RD FL.
NEW YORK, NY10013
Please R.S.V.P. to 212.714.7135. Must RSVP and be over the
age of 21 to attend.
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,
THIS Wednesday, September 27 to discuss her show. You can
listen via webstreaming by going to www.vallefreeradio.org
and click on listen.
NOHO - NYC
BUS TRIP POSSIBILITY
Sat, Nov 25,
$25 SIGN UP NOW
Subject: NYC Bus trip - Sat, Nov 25
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 12:24:06 -0400
I have been doing some research for a possible bus trip
and learned that we could get a very reasonable rate on Saturday,
November 25 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). If we had
at least 50 people paid, it would cost only $25 per person
which includes the tip for the driver.
Departure would be at 7 am from John M. Greene Hall and leave
New York City for return at 6 or 7 pm (to be determined.)
Please let me know, as soon as possible, if you would be interested
in going to New York City on that date. If we have a sufficient
number of people interested, I will pursue the plans and get
back to you. If not, you will hear from me no more about this.
I am contacting the HC Smith Club board and those who have
expressed an interest in the past.
Rosemary Laporte, Program Chair, Hampshire County Smith Club,
AT THE WILLISTON-NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL
is Oct. 1. 3-5 PM
Silas Kopf is having a (small) exhibition of objects
(including the marquetry picture of Mr. Peanut having sexual
relations with Betty Boop) at the Williston- Northampton
Show runs Oct. 1- Oct 30.
Opening reception is Oct. 1 from 3-5.
info at SILASKOPF.COM
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
WOMEN’S FUND 2nd Annual HOLLY D. MILLER AWARD BRUNCH
SAVE THE DATE!
WOMEN’S FUND 2nd Annual HOLLY D. MILLER AWARD BRUNCH
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
NATIONAL LIFE GROUP DINING ROOM
10 AM TO 2 PM
Please join us to Honor our Grantees and to hear our panel
on Vermont women making change
For more information visit our web site www.vermontwomensfund.org
or call 229-0079
- 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
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
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
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
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,
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
(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
TODAY. Enough with the delay--email your submission
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast and free
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).
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 email@example.com.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit the Pascommuck
Conservation Trust website at www.pctland.org
I guess I'll
use this space for press releases that slide in just as I
am about to hit the send button
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Plinth Books (West Hartford,
Connecticut) is pleased to announce the publication of Margaret
Lloyd’s book of poems, A Moment in the Field: Voices from
Arthurian Tradition on October 1, 2006.
Lloyd lives in Florence, Massachusetts, and is chair of the
Humanities Department at Springfield College. She is the author
of William Carlos Williams’s Paterson: A Critical Reappraisal
(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press) and a book of poems,
This Particular Earthly Scene (Alice James Books).
Lloyd’s poems have appeared widely in journals, including
the New England Review, Seneca Review, Willow Springs, Poetry
East, and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. Among her awards
and honors is a grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities and a fellowship to Hawthornden Castle, Scotland,
where she completed A Moment in the Field.
Lloyd will give two readings to celebrate the publication
of her book. The first is a unique faculty collaboration at
Springfield College with Christopher Haynes, who has written
music for piano, violin, and flute in response to her poems.
This event will take place on October 4th at 7:30 in Marsh
Memorial Chapel at Springfield College. A book launch and
reading will take place on October 12th at 7:30 in the A.P.E.
Performance Space on the third floor of Thorne’s Market in
Northampton, sponsored by A.P.E. and Broadside Books.
to come and maybe an image next week?
FROM DWIGHT SMITH
NOT a hater
HATERS is a psychological thriller with political and
social undertones set in today's New York. It's a story of
anger, revenge and retribution so timely it could be too true
It begins when Ashade, a Muslim cab driver (Abdellatif Kechiche),
picks up Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn) a well-heeled professional
Although Ashade and Phoebe have nothing in common, each holds
troubling urges and motivations. When Phoebe takes an interest
in exonerating Ashade's unjustly jailed brother, a series
of events are set in motion resulting in the revelation of
a devastating hidden truth. --© IFC Films
This is a film that critics delighted themselves in trashing.
Which naturally makes me want to like it all the more! But
I admit that my own feelings are mixed. The performance by
Penn is so remarkable
. . . as Mary Louise Parker says in the round table discussion
with Tim Robbins, Julian Schnabel and others on the DVD, Penn
is capable of such realism that you feel like a voyeur . .
. that if someone less than her played the role of Phoebe,
it’s hard to say if it would have worked. But the thing is,
it was Penn and the context and undercurrents of the story
are intriguing (certainly a very different approach to the
effect of 9/11 on the collective American psyche) so I think
it’s worth seeing this film and if anyone manages to figure
it out, let me know.
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
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
|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
people - all energetic and enthusiastic about making
work and sharing ideas. The collaborative possibilities
with Associates 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 of central Florida,
the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains
award-winning studios that include a resource library,
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
independently on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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: email@example.com
October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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
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
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.