SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
Milestones, reflections and flowers between the cracks


IMAGE: 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.

The first 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 for Lisa Leary and her immeasurable loss.


Sat and Sun, Oct 7th and 8th, 12-5 pm
620 pete

See furniture, sculpture, and collage by Peter Dellert



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)

Canal Gallary, 380 Dwight St., Holyoke MA Pctober 6-8
925_canal.jpg The Holyoke 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 auction winners.

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.

Oct 6, 7, 8, 2006
925_hopensq.jpg Arts Walk 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 , 2006.

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 Artists Grants.

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 event.

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 18,2006

Friday October 6 AT 7 PM
Friday October 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.

Arcadia opens the season with the annual Baroque Oktoberfest
October 8, Doors will open at 5:30 PM for this 7:00 performance
ianwatson.gif Arcadia 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 in December.

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 info@arcadiaplayers.org or call 413-256-4888 or visit the Arcadia Players website at www.arcadiaplayers.org.

Hello everyone!

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 concerns.

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 us.

With Best Regards,
The WPA gang


Local author, 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 or jrsheehan@verizon.net.


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
Conversation: 7:00-8:30pm
Please R.S.V.P. to 212.714.7135. Must RSVP and be over the age of 21 to attend.

Holy Two days only! Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 5-8
912_timscott.jpg 9 Portraits
New Supersized Polaroid Portraiture by SUSAN MIKULA
On View at Northampton’s Three County Fairgrounds

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) 582-0289.

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.

Sat, Nov 25, $25 SIGN UP NOW

Rosemary Laporte
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, rolaporte@hotmail.com

Opening reception 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 School.

Show runs Oct. 1- Oct 30.

Opening reception is Oct. 1 from 3-5.

more info at SILASKOPF.COM

Holly S Murray @ Green Trees Gallery
912_holly.jpg Holly S Murray

Green Trees Gallery
105 Main St. Northfield,MA 01360
413 498 0283 Thurs.- Sunday 11AM-5PM

Reception: Friday Sept.22, 6-8PM
Sept. 21-Oct.29



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

September 30, 7:30pm
919_garreau.jpg Joel Garreau
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.

STUNNING New Work in Digital Media
Video Projections by Laurie McLeod, John Richey, and David Lachman
905_slezak.jpg Digital 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.
The Carberry Fine Arts Gallery is located on the lower level of Building 28 on the STCC campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30, and Saturdays 10:00 to 2:00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playing with Time: New Work by Ruth West
September 5-October 13,2006
912_west.jpg (pictured) It's always a guy. by Ruth West

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

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

Artwork due TODAY. Enough with the delay--email your submission
912_mug.jpg 88.5FM/WFCR, NPR news and music for western New England, is seeking submissions from artists for the station’s new coffee mug.

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

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

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

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

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

Post yourself.

Dear Presenting Organization,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, and good luck with your events!

Save Echodale Farm
The Eastmont 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, MA.

Theme: “Land Visions”
Eligibility: artists working or living in the Pioneer Valley.
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 campaign.

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 eastmontartfund@charter.net. 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
FOR 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.

More info to come and maybe an image next week?

NOT a hater
925_movie.jpg SORRY, 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 for comfort.

It begins when Ashade, a Muslim cab driver (Abdellatif Kechiche), picks up Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn) a well-heeled professional woman.

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.

And the Hampden & Central Galleries


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
Oil Pastels
Color Pencils
Classroom Bulletin Board on wheels
Colorful Prints ­ Klee, Miro, Van Gogh, Etc
. Small Printing Press

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



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
Art Instructor
247 Cabot St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
cell: 413-539-3059

This is an excellent opportunity to get in at the beginning and create a space. Excellent especially for a business needing large piles of space. The overall space is 160,000 square feet. OMG!
The building is on Appleton Street, next door to the police station and across the street from Heritage state park (imagine lunch breaks riding the merry-go-round in the park!) with space to rent.

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

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

FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 11 (application deadline: October 20, 2006)

Steve Badanes, architect
Kyle Gann, composer
Marie Ponsot, poet

APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline: January 12, 2007)
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)

MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline: February 9, 2007)

Michael Burkard, poet
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artist

JULY 23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March 16, 2007)

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 program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
*All applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date.
*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: exhibits@c4fap.org

October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair presents "Discoveries", the Tenth Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the new, 3,000 square foot George Segal Gallery of Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ from January 15 to February 16, 2007. $25 entry fee for three images in either slide or CD format. All mediums, including videos and installations, will be accepted. Internationally known art critic, curator and historian, Phyllis Tuchman will jury the exhibition. Cash awards. SASE for prospectus to: Studio Montclair, 108 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042 OR download from our website: www.studiomontclair.org

October 30, 2006 26th Annual EXPO Juried Competition. All media except crafts. Awards: 6-8 person exhibit, March 1 - March 31, 2007. Juror: Alexandra Schwartz, Curatorial Asst, Dept. Of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Deadline: November 10, 2006. Fee: $35/6 slides or CD. For a prospectus send SASE to: EXPO, B. J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington NY 11743. Call: 631-549-5106, download from: www.bjspokegallery.com, or email: info@bjspokegallery.com

Sep 15, 2006 POETRY CONTEST Seeking submissions for fall poetry issue. For guidelines, please contact: Coe Review, Coe College, 1220 First Av NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52402 OR http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/crp-home.htm OR coereview@coe.edu

Sep 30, 2006 POETRY AWARD Seeking book-length poetry collections for $1,000 award and publication. For more info, please contact: Michael Spooner, Utah State Univ Press, May Swenson Poetry Award, 7800 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322 OR http://www.usu.edu/usupress/poetcomp.htm OR michael.spooner@usu.edu

Oct 01, 2006 SUMMER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking established, dedicated US artists 18+, working in most mediums, for brief studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choosing and to interact with the public and the artist community, Jul 2007, and 4-6 wk exhibit opportunity immediately following residency. Artists must work in the studio min. 20 hrs/wk during public hours; be experienced in art instruction, fee (payable to Artspace; no cash). Submit 10 slides of recent work labeled with name, date, medium, size, indicating TOP of slide; slide script; resume; artist statement and bio; description of proposed use of studio time; description of proposed exhibition; class/workshop descriptions; and description of slide lecture, to: Artspace, SAIR Program, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh NC 27601 OR info@artspacenc.org

Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY Full access to college's ceramic and sculpture facilities, including wood kiln, down and updraft kilns, foundry-bronze casting, welding and forging equipment, stone and wood carving equipment, outside sculpture courtyard to work in, storage for equipment and on campus housing. No more than 3 entries/artist. Sales encouraged for all loaned sculptures. 20% commission. Please send written proposals (detailed description of artwork, including what it is made of; complete installation instructions of artwork, including what machinery, physical assistance and materials are needed; and list of materials and tools if needed); creation/installation schedule; complete budget that includes travel costs, detailed installation costs, etc.; images of existing (slides, digital prints, or jpegs)/proposed artwork (images of previous work along with drawings of proposed artwork); resume/CV; artist statement; and SASE for returns to: Nita Kehoe-Gadway, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Av, Riverton WY 82501 OR 307-855-2211 OR http://cwc.edu/community_friends/outward_westward OR nkehoe@cwc.edu

Nov 06, 2006 POETRY PRIZES Seeking previously unpublished lyric poems in English celebrating the human spirit for awards ranging from $1,000-$25,0000. Open to all writers and poets, published or unpublished, under 40 on Nov 6, 2006. Submit 2 copies of up to 3 poems; only 1 may be more than 30 lines and all poems printed on separate sheets. No returns. Entry fee (checks made out to Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund). Please send entries with name and address clearly marked on each page of 1 copy only; index card with name, address, and titles of poems; and SASE for results, to: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg, Poetry Prizes, Box 2306, Orinda CA 94563 OR http://www.DorothyPrizes.org

Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007. For more info, please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art Center Av, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org OR program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

A nice offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown Sounds who generously would like to have artists display their work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St. Theater)

The window is quite large, and has three panels, each one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning; the heat of the sun plus the narrowness of the window make it inappropriate to display most musical instruments.

However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork since it's only exposed for a month to six weeks. I normally pay $150 to the artist who installs the window, and work out a consignment agreement for the store to take a percentage of the price if the art is for sale and we manage to sell some of it.

The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a wall at the back of the window that's about three feet high, or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the ceiling.
It's great when the art can have a musical theme, but it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible commercial location, the work should have a mainstream appeal and not have themes which could be offensive. Small pieces don't work well since the window is so large.

If one of your readers is interested in displaying in this context, please have them contact me via email: musician@downtownsounds.com, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image Registry The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual artist residing in the United States. Deadline: On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/ slide_reg.shtml


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

Unfortunately due to stuff I can't comprehend, the button has to say, "Buy Now". I want it to say "Hello Sweetheart!"

Anyway--thanks for your support!

If this button does not work you may have to try another browser. sigh.


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!!


POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP, 10 meetings, 9/28 - 12/7

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

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


Eclectic Workshops for Wild Women
and their friendly friends...
at the

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 needs.

tUESDAY 31st hALLOwEEN sPeCIAL 6:00pm-9:00 pm $40
pLASTER/pAPIER mACHE mASK-mAKING your alter ego/ favorite superheroine invites you to fACE oFF & gET mESSY

All mATERIALs iNCluded. Gineen is honored to offer these workshops from her studio, THE ART TEMPLE in Holyoke. To SIGN UP email gineenlee@hotmail.com or check www.gineen.com for more info.



Join Our Excellent Mailing List
Insert Email Here!:

Forward email

This email was sent to, by mo[a]moringey.com
Powered by

Fridgequeen | PO BOX 6109 | Holyoke, MA | MA | 01041-6109