|I AM GETTING
A HIP REPLACEMENT
I read this
morning that Martha Stewart is getting a hip replacement.
And so I thought, what if *I* got a hip replacement? One that
was so hip and smooth that she could handle all submission
content for me? That would make the newsletter only fun again!
I would just do all the formatting, photoshopping and embellishing
and she could be the submission police and we'd have it back
to one 8-hour day of work! Then we'd have time for shuffleboard,
bon-bons and Mah-Jong like the old days.
Lately I have been trying really hard with my FAQs and such
to get people to make submissions in such a way as keep this
newsletter to a manageable block of time and to not tie up
my server with giant images. And I email people back and ask
them to pretty please resend with smaller images and not as
a giant jpg or PDF which would require hours of re-typing
(I tragically did not make the typing team) and then I never
hear back or I am asked can't I just do it myself. And then
I feel bad and get all neurotic and next thing I know it's
dark out and I never got to my other work and I have to call
my therapist and he tells me to get a new problem and call
him back and it's just crazy-making. So I am replacing me,
well just part of me, with a hipper version who is a formidable
and hip gatekeeper.
Then I thought my hip Submission Editor replacement needs
a name and while I was thinking this I found my grandmother's
little black book of relatives and as it turns out I had a
great-great-great Uncle Diddymo who lived in Italy (true,
totally). So I am naming my hip replacement Diddymo after
my wicked-great italian uncle. From now on please send all
newsletter submissions to Diddymo at email@example.com.
It's a trap, that bold bit. First you MUSTMUSTMUST
review the submissions
guidelines link because there is a hole in what I just
said covered by loose grass and you will fall into the pit
unless you read the guidelines and find the true meaning
to submissions. You'll see what I mean. I am crafty.
And any rogue entries will get a typical Diddymo snappy
reply such as, "Girlfriend, that jpg is bigger than my
Camaro. Size it down or talk to the hand." Or perhaps
to the oft-requested, "Can't you just go to our website
every week and grab whatever show is current?", she'd reply,
"Girlfriend, you go to your owndamselfsite and let *me*
know what is re-le-VANT" and so on.
Diddymo is hip and snappy and won't take any PDFs from anyone.
And I will just shrug and adjust my halo and tell you that
even I cannot reign in Diddymo.
AP WIREPHOTO: Jamoka & Diddymo krumping at the
South Central Krump-Off, Los Angeles -September 2006
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 October 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.
Gallery, an artist cooperative located at 275 Pleasant Street,
is making changes for the fall.
New hours will be Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-5 and
Nine new artists: Lydia Nettler, Judith Mann, Phil Lawrence,
Sarah Belchtz-Swenson, Lindsay Fogg Wilitis, Brian Chu,
Margaret McCann, David Rohm, and Harriet Diamond join the
original 28 members in this second exhibition cycle. Visit
the front and back rooms as artists pair up for newly formatted
three week shows.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
413-256-4888 or visit the Arcadia Players website at www.arcadiaplayers.org.
Prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen
At Zea Mays
Multiples, Prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen
Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen are printmakers at Zea Mays
Printmaking Studio in Florence, Mass. Both Doris and Rachel
are seeking to push the boundaries in finding new ways to
express their images. Both artists have a body of work representing
a particular vision that repeats itself, yet each piece is
unique and singular. Each is adapting particular methods in
ways that allow the process and final piece to mesh as one.
Rachel Gugler is exhibiting pieces that are etchings, intaglio
and drypoint. Her work is narrative and reflective and imbued
with mood, humor and personality. In her images, there is
something for everybody, a path Rachel is exploring in her
Doris Madsen is showing pieces which are primarily monotypes
mixed with some drypoint. Her layers of ink are solely black
and the primaries: yellow, blue and red. Her images of prickly
pear cactus are drawn from a winter trip through the Southwest.
In addition to being artists, both Rachel and Doris are librarians.
Rachel has a master's degree in American Studies and is currently
working on a master's degree in library science at Simmons
College with a focus on archives. Doris is a librarian at
Springfield City Library; her degree is from Simmons College.
Pictured at left-ish: Doris Madsen
CONVERSATION AT GALLERY A3
Iglehart and Sue Katz will exhibit their work at
Gallery A3 during the month of October. Iglehart will show
oil paintings of abstracted landscapes and Katz will exhibit
mixed media constructions of found objects and paint. The
exhibit runs from October 5 through October 28 and there will
be an opening reception on Thursday, October 5 from 5-8.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6 pm. The gallery
is located at 28 Amity Street in Amherst in the Amherst Cinema
Building. For more information please call Keith Hollingworth
Conversation with artists: Karen Iglehart and Sue Katz
Gallery A3 hosts a “Conversation with Artists.” Karen Iglehart
and Sue Katz, who are exhibiting at the gallery during the
month of October, will be available to discuss the exhibit
and the process of their work.
Karen Iglehart is an oil painter showing abstracted landscapes
and Sue Katz is a mixed-media artist working with constructions
of found objects and paint. The event takes place on
October 26 from 7-9:00 p.m. and is free and open to the
public. Gallery A3 is located at 28 Amity Street in
Amherst. For more information please call the gallery at
Valley Potters’ Guild 30th Anniversary Exhibit
from 5-7pm on October 13th
Valley Potters’ Guild will celebrate 30 years in existence
with a special exhibit of member’s work at the Northampton
Center for the Arts located at 17 New South Street in Northampton,
MA. The show will run from October 4th-29th, 2006 with
an opening reception from 5-7pm on October 13th (in conjunction
with Northampton’s "Arts Night Out.").
Founding member Michael Cohen stated that the Guild was formed
in 1976 by a small group of working potters who wanted to
have a way to be among other professional potters in a social
atmosphere. The name of the guild was chosen to honor the
rich Connecticut River Valley’s famous crop. It also refers
to the fact that a big part of every meeting is the wonderful
food members bring. The group now numbers 40 members, and
meets every other month for a potluck, and business meeting
to discuss issues pertinent to professional potters. It provides
a forum for professional potters (not hobbyists) to get out
of their studios and interact with others who have the same
business concerns. It also results in a lot of recipe sharing,
as potters tend to love the culinary arts in addition to making
The show will feature works from some of the longest standing
members, including Michael Cohen, Angela Fina, and Robert
Woo as well as works of newer members such as Robbie Heidinger,
Tiffany Hilton, and Steve Earp.
For more information about the show and gallery hours, visit
For information about the Asparagus Valley Potters Guild,
Michael Cohen 413-256-8691
Angela Fina 413-549-5195
BY BARBARA JOHNSON
will be held Oct. 14, 6-8 pm at the Goodlander Gallery
Gallery, 64 Cottage Street, Easthampton, Ma is offering our
latest exhibition titled " Recent Works".
Acclaimed artist, Barbara Johnson will present her latest
works including the series "Millscapes", oil paintings of
New England mills. Easthampton, MA. , October 1-30Th. An
artist’s reception will be held Oct. 14, 6-8 pm.
In this exciting exhibition, Barbara Johnson once again proves
why her paintings have always brought her such acclaim. Her
new paintings invite (no, demand) one to participate. Barbara
Johnson has proved that she can put down in paint anything
that interests her with great precision - capturing form and
It is very exciting to see an artist's work presented in such
an intelligent and diligent manner - from the very beautiful
iconic portraits of objects and of people, to the most recent
Millscapes: where Johnson literally steps out into space to
meet the challenges of relationships and content that go into
the process of creating her finely rendered oil paintings
and other works.
Call Goodlander Gallery, for more information
413-527-4850. Tu-Thr 10-5,
Fri 12-7, Sat 10-4 closed Sun. and Mon.
HOP LINE DANCING READING CALLS
at the Northampton Center for the Arts
4 ~~There will be an open audition for a reading of “Women
at War,” a new play based on interviews with women in the
armed forces who have recently returned to Western Massachusetts
from the wars. The reading calls for a cast of five women,
ages 15-45. “Women at War” will be performed on November 10
and 11 at the Center. For more information and an audition
appointment, call 413.586.6543 or mail a photograph and resume
(be sure to include a phone number) to Hadden/Schendler, 57
Prospect Street, Northampton MA 01060
OCTOBER 14 ~~ The Hevreh Ensemble will play original works
by Jeff Adler at 8 p.m. in the Center’s performance hall.
The concert, entitled "Exploring Jewish Spirituality in
the Context of World Music," will feature Judith Dansker,
oboe, English horn, Native American flute; Laurie Friedman,
clarinet, Native American flute, shofar and percussion; Jeff
Adler (the composer), bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, Native
American flute; and Christine Gevert, harpsichord and synthesizer.
Hevreh Ensemble performances feature original contemporary
American Jewish compositions that combine folk, classical,
jazz and world music elements. The works are often inspired
by themes from Jewish spirituality and concepts of world conservation
and peace. Tickets are $10 and $8 for children and seniors.
Reservations may be made by calling 413.584.7327. This concert
is sponsored in part by a grant from the Jewish Arts &
Culture Initiative of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
OCTOBER 15 ~~ The North Country Line Dancers will give
a short demonstration/performance at 3 p.m. followed by a
lively instruction session for everyone who wants to learn
line dancing. What more could you want for $5 on a (possibly)
rainy October Sunday afternoon? OCTOBER 17 ~~ In the second
installment of this year’s Pre-School Performing Arts Series,
The Beautiful Future Band will guide children on a lively
musical journey around the world with joyful songs, games,
movement and laughter. The band performs charming original
compositions as well as songs in languages from other lands.
The series is supported by a generous grant from the Xeric
Foundation and is designed to introduce children to the arts.
Performances begin at 10:30 a.m., last 45 minutes and will
continue on November 21 with Hoopoe the Clown and on December
19 with Henry the Juggler. Monthly performances will continue
in the new year.
OCTOBER 20-21 ~~ Suzanne Willett, known as “the feminazi,”
will bring her feminist comedy to the Center for a two-night
stand at 8 p.m. Willett won the Talent of Tampa Bay competition
and was a finalist at California's Funniest Female contest.
She has opened for Billy Gardell, Basile and JJ Walker. She's
been on TV and radio and reviewed in major newspapers. What
better place for feminist comedy than Northampton? Willett
suggests: “Search for sexist pigs, hear the Virgin Mary's
story, unite with your older sisters or simply share the pain
of suburbia.” Tickets are $20 ($7 for students with ID) and
will be sold at the door.
OCTOBER 22 ~~ Members of seven area dance companies and
schools will present “Just for Kicks,” their semi-annual benefit
performance for the Northampton Center for the Arts at 2 p.m.
in the Center’s performance space. The dance concert will
feature Amherst Ballet, Cadance, East Street Ballet, New England
Dance Quarters Performance Group, NEDQ Hip Hop, Pioneer Valley
Ballet and Terpsichore Ensemble. Tickets are $7 for adults
and $4 for children under 12 and will be available at the
Up On October 13
Visit 22 galleries, shops
between 5 and 8 p.m.
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, October
13, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted
in individual listings below), offering open galleries at
22 locations, all within a short walk in the city's downtown
area. The event is organized by participating art and craft
organizations and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce,
and is sponsored by the Northampton Cooperative Bank, 93.9
(The River), and the Valley Advocate.
Highlighted in October are several galleries:
~~The Artisan Gallery, 162 Main Street, will be showing
the hand-made, wood-fired ceramics of Sam Taylor. Says
Sam: “I like to make the pot that is wholly clear—that unquestionably
and effortlessly meets the expectations of its user~I cannot
control my wood-fired kiln; I can only try to intelligently
direct it~Each firing is different, which can be as disappointing
as it is exciting, because nothing is exactly as beautiful
as the time before~All my pots are functional, though I do
make some pieces that are prettier to look at, while other
pieces are more rewarding to use.”
~~R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street, continues “Works
in Egg Tempera” by Fred Wessel, Phil Schirmer and Mark Meunier.
Egg tempera is a process that uses egg yolk to bind pigments.
Recognized as the second oldest painting medium, it requires
that the artists manufacture the paints by the simple process
of mixing finely ground pigment, water and egg yoke.
~~The A.P.E. Gallery, 150 Main Street, third floor, is
showing the work of three artists: Diane Savino, who also
uses egg tempera for her paintings, which combine symbol and
iconography referencing personal journeys; Keith Fisher, who
is currently working in oil pastels, a medium that incorporates
the attributes of both drawing and painting; and Terry Rooney
whose pieces are a retrospective of over 15 years of her 3D
house constructions, which are an extension of a woman's body.
Several pieces are new, and several have not been exhibited
~~The Naked Art Gallery, 492 Pleasant Street, is new to
the Arts Night Out group and will be featuring Sandra Pipczynski's
digital photography of familiar local New England scenes with
a sprinkling of natural flora and fauna. The gallery is
located within the Dance Northampton Studio, which affords
space for artistic performance for individuals or groups during
Arts Night Out. Call Dance Northampton for details 413-585-2422.
~~Alfredo's Gallery, 5 Crafts Avenue, will have a "Wall
Decor Sale,” with “amazing price reductions” on everything
from original photography to other forms of wall décor, including
items in the downstairs “Accentuate” section of the gallery.
~~The Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, will be showing
the work of two artists: informal portraits by Laura Kowal
in acrylics that focus on families and landscapes; and portraits
and still life compositions by Lisa Rock in oil and acrylics.
~~Pinch, 179 Main Street, will feature the quirky, humorous
and intelligent ceramics of Michael Terra. All of Terra’s
works, which are functional and emotionally engaging, are
hand-sculpted with simple tools and then high fired. Terra
will be on hand at Pinch from 5 to 9 p.m.
~~At the Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, David Bradford
will show recent paintings, including landscapes done in Montana,
where he paints during the summer, and variations of views
of Northampton, where he lives and works during the rest of
the year, as well as some San Francisco scenes. In reconciling
the language of painting with the possibilities of the reality
that he sees, he says, “Ultimately, my goal, as Andre Derain
once wrote, is 'to give life to a dead surface.'"
~~At the Northampton Center for the Arts, third floor,
17 New South Street, the Asparagus Valley Potters’ Guild is
marking its 30th anniversary—with a current membership of
40—by presenting an exhibit of work by some of its longest
standing members, including Michael Cohen, Angela Fina, and
Robert Woo, as well as works of newer members like Robbie
Heidinger, Tiffany Hilton, and Steve Earp. The group’s
name celebrates the Connecticut River Valley’s famous crop
and refers to the fabulous potlucks they have at meetings
where discussion is focused on issues of concern to professional
potters. (ANO here is from 5 to 7 p.m.)
~~Basha’s Oriental Rugs, 213 Main Street, is another newcomer
to Arts Night Out. There you can explore exotic, colorful
18th-21st century Baluch, English, French, Indian, Kashmiri,
Moorish, Persian, Spanish, Tibetan, Turkish, and Turkomen
~~At the Smith College Museum of Art, where free admission
begins at 4 p.m. on Arts Night Out (Second Fridays), there
is much to be seen: “The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss
Legacy”; “The Early Modern Painter-Etcher”; “Women Are Beautiful,”
photographs by the noted American photographer Garry Winogrand;
“Image and Devotion: Christian Art of Ethiopia from the Walters
Art Museum”; along with “The Coronation of the Virgin,” an
important Northern Renaissance Altarpiece recently acquired
by the museum.
Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor
Arts; Artisan Gallery; Basha Oriental Rugs; Claytopia; Don
Muller Gallery; Guild Art Supply; Herdis Salon; R. Michelson
Galleries; Multi-Arts Gallery; Northampton Center for the
Arts; Northampton Pottery; Old Court House Gallery; Oxbow
Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians. com; Silverscape Designs;
Smith College Museum of Art; Ta Yu Gallery; The Naked Art
Gallery; Watkins Gallery; and William Baczek Fine Arts.
Arts Night Out takes place, rain or shine, on the second Friday
of each month year-round. Admission is free, and free parking
is available at the Smith College parking garage on West Street
(Route 66). A map with description of participating galleries,
studios and shops, are available at Arts Night Out locations
and the Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant Street. There will
be entertainment and refreshments at many venues. Take a walk
and see the (arts) sights in Northampton.
Shakespeare & Company conjures up some frightful fun
and Edgar Allan Poe request the pleasure of giving you a really
This Halloween Shakespeare & Company conjures up some
frightful fun, with a live reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s The
Pit and The Pendulum, and a performance of Edith Wharton’s
marvelous ghost story, Kerfol - about an ancient chateau in
the wilds of Brittany where guests relive an ancient, haunting
No one sleeps at Kerfol. Not even the dead.
It’s Wharton at her most imaginative, adapted by Dennis Krausnick,
especially for those who enjoy great writing and good scare.
“The whole place is a tomb.” Kerfol
Reserve your place at Kerfol noW. We dare you! Two weekends
only. October 19-29, 2pm & 7pm Tickets: 413-637-3353 or
Shakespeare.org Discounts and Group Rates Available Purchase
tickets by Oct. 15 and save 20% Mention Code 0901 when ordering
tickets Shakespeare & Company
The Mount and Shakespeare & Company double dare you
to enjoy Edith Wharton’s eerie side, and save 25% on both.
On the days of the Kerfol performances, and only through this
special arrangement with The Mount, you can tour Edith Wharton’s
estate in the afternoon and take in the Kerfol performance
and live Poe reading in the evening for 25% off the regular
ticket price. Take advantage of this special limited time,
autumn special to see where Edith Wharton lived and wrote,
learn about her life and lifestyle, and to stroll through
the gardens and wonderful landscape that inspired her.
Then come to Founders’ Theatre and enjoy the adaptation of
Kerfol, Wharton’s classic ghost story, and to hear a Company
member read Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum.
Don’t miss the special opportunity to spend a few hours
of daylight with Edith Wharton and the dark of night with
her and Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets must be purchased by October
15. Call the Shakespeare & Company Box Office, 413-637-3353
for details, or check them out on line. Mention code 0902
when ordering tickets.
The Mount in Lenox
Call your friends now and make a special day if it. The
Mount, Shakespeare & Company and Asters Restaurant invite
you to take part in a special group package celebrating Edith
Wharton’s work. Reservations must be made for 10 people or
Your group will enjoy a 3:00pm tour of The Mount estate and
gardens. Then, after a specially arranged fall dinner at Aster’s,
the chills begin at 7pm in Founders’ Theatre with a spine
tingling reading of The Pit and The Pendulum, followed by
a performance of Kerfol. Make plans, call your friends, office
colleagues, book club, professional association or church
group and enjoy this unique, Berkshire autumn day. You don’t
want to visit Kerfol alone!
Tour, Dinner, Live Performance -All inclusive for $80.00
Reservations must be made by October 15. Details and Tickets
at Shakespeare.org, or call Margit Hotchkiss in our Group
Sales Office, 413-637-1199 ext 132. There are a limited number
of seats and performance dates available for the special package
rates. Call ahead for reservations and information. Mention
Code 0903 when ordering tickets
(flute/vocals) and Karl Rausch (guitar) are the core of
the Clay Jazz Band. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah
and Karl often perform as a duo. When the situation calls
for a trio, we add a bass player; add a drummer for a quartet.
We mostly play jazz standards: Swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, Ballads
and Blues, with an occasional original thrown in just to keep
Can you dance to our music? Oh, yes! Most jazz standards were
written to get you out of your seat and on to the dance floor.
But songs also tell a story – of lost love, new love, hopeless
love, glorious love! Telling those stories and seeing smiles
of recognition in the audience is one of the joys of being
Calendar Saturday, October 14th, 2006
The Montague Bookmill
Montague Bookmill Concert Series - 8 - 11:30 pm
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
Joint concert with Agua Dulce (jazz/bop trio). Come hear
fine jazz with a latin twist in a fabulous setting overlooking
the river. Clay Jazz plays the first set, so don't be late!
For directions, go the the Montague Bookmill website.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
The People's Pint
Third Wednesday of each Month - 8-10 pm
24 Federal Street
Greenfield MA 01301
Price: No cover/Tips/CDs for sale
Fresh brewed beer and ginger ale, excellent pub fare, friendly
at the Iron Horse
8, at 7:00 PM
Players Season Opener: Baroque Oktoberfest at the Iron Horse
Opening the 18th season of Arcadia Players, the Pioneer Valley’s
professional early music ensemble: Baroque Oktoberfest with
Arcadia Players Baroque Ensemble, directed by Ian Watson
Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton
Sunday, October 8, at 7:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 for Oktoberfest food and drink, served
until the concert begins
Program: George Frideric Handel: Suite from The
Adam Krieger & Johann Schein: Student Songs
Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV
Ian Watson, soloist Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata BWV 211,
“Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht” (“Coffee Cantata”) Diana
Brewer, soprano Raymond Delisle, tenor Peter W. Shea, baritone
Tickets: Pre-ordered individual tickets are $45 preferred
seating, $25 general admission, $15 student Ticket prices
at the door are $50 preferred, $30 general, $10 student Season
subscriptions for series of six, five or four concerts (plus
bonus concert) may be purchased at prices ranging from $80
For information, tickets and subscriptions, call 413-256-4888,
email email@example.com, or see www.arcadiaplayers.org
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
snatch of poetry
in the Afternoon (Panj É Asr) (2004)
written & directed by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran)
co-written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
starring Aghelech Rezaie as Nogreh
“At five in the afternoon comes death,” claims a haunting
snatch of poetry in this equally haunting picture from Iranian
director Samira Makhmalbaf. One of the first feature films
to emerge from post-Taliban Afghanistan (making it a worthy
companion piece to Siddiq Barmak's excellent Osama), this
follows Noqreh (Agheleh Rezaie) as she struggles to redefine
her role as a woman despite the protestations of her cranky,
conservative father (Abdolgani Yousefrazi). Yet with death
and misery everywhere, freedom seems an unlikely luxury.The
harsh realities of life on the ground prove an obstacle to
Noqreh's ambitious dream of female empowerment (she plans
to become the first woman president of the new republic.)
With Noqreh's chance encounter with a bemused French UN soldier
turning the film's political gaze back on us, the assignment
of guilt is clear: we bombed the country to oblivion; now
we must aid its redevelopment before the ruins give birth
to a second wave of extremism. Judging by the tragic events
that conclude this haunting film, we may have already left
it too late.
In Farsi with English subtitles. (adapted from review by Jamie
Given that the Bush administration is busy strategizing the
propaganda for its next war, this is a timely reminder of
where the first Bush & Co. war got us. One wonders what
it will take for the average American (and Canadian) to wake
up. Willful ignorance is no less a crime than deliberately
misleading a nation. Samira Makhmalbaf offers the viewer a
rich and nuanced inside look at the humanity that suffers
the blunt force of a monstrous policy. For those not aware
of Bush’s plan to attack Iran, see the following links: www.thenation.com/doc/20061009/lindorff
IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
The second BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund award was granted this
month to Mo Ringey, publisher of Mo’s Better Living Through
Art: Arts & Culture Email Newsletter. The Board of Directors
of the Northampton Arts Council, Inc, on the recommendation
of the BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund committee, voted to award
Mo Ringey $500 towards the publishing of a weekly email newsletter
featuring local arts events, exhibitions, performances and
readings. This unique web-based project originally started
as a newsletter to a small group of friends and now serves
hundreds of people interested in arts and culture happening
in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. With this BJ Goodwin Memorial
Fund award from the Northampton Arts Council, Inc., Mo Ringey
will have the opportunity to continue to offer this important
resource to the region. To view or sign up for this free weekly
newsletter visit http://www.moringey.com/newsletters.htm
|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
|Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event
Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006
Location: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
PA - USA
more details: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting
video/short.films to include in the next 2006 Exhibitions:
After Urban - University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
PA - USA (February 2007). The deadline for applications
is December 01, 2006.
The number of works with you can participate is
unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC),
no matter what the original source medium. The duration
may be any, with a preference given to a max lenght
of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your
video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film
title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a
CV/biography, videography and an introduction about
the piece to:
arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) - Italy
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization
that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue
between all artists from different cultures and
countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo
is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations,
and individuals who support our efforts. We work
with a number of national and international galleries
as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers
from all over the world. We help artists through
solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation,
magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases,
internet promotion, as well as various curatorial
Participation open to: professional artists, architects
and designers, associate groups and studios.
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 email@example.com
*All applications must be postmarked by the application
*Photo: Eric White ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
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: email@example.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/
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FOR CLASSES AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
|We still have a few openings in these two
wonderful workshops coming up in the next couple
of weeks - if you're interested, call or email the
studio at 413.584.1783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures of work, information about the guest artists
and much more information is available on our website:
Register now, they won't be offered again for quite
with Anita Hunt
Tuesday evenings, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6-9
$250 includes materials
This 4 evening class will introduce and explore
a wide variety of monotype techniques using Akua
Waterbased inks, including additive, reductive,
layering methods, viscosity, resists, using stencils
and more. Students will learn painterly methods
of applying color and expand their range of mark
making possibilities with the Akua needle applicators
and pens. Each week, a demonstration will be followed
by work time so that participants have ample time
to assimilate each new process while building up
a repertoire of techniques over the course of the
month. All levels of experience are welcome.
Printing with Plastic
with Meredith Broberg
October 28-29, 2006, 10-5, $250 includes materials
Combine Rembrandt's techniques with Dupont's plastics
to make prints which are expressive and inexpensive!
Instead of traditional copper plates, we'll use
thin sheets of plastic to explore drypoint and collotype.
Drypoint involves scratching lines directly into
the plate, whether fine detail or big gestures.
Collotype prints are made from textural plates,
with lots of possibilities for rich, painterly images.
Both processes are relatively direct and fast, which
makes it easy to work spontaneously and intuitively.
Since drypoint is linear and collotype is tonal,
these techniques combine especially well. It can
be very freeing to work with materials that are
easy to use and inexpensive--come explore the possibilities!
This workshop is suitable for anyone new to printmaking
and to printmakers interested in loosening up and
widening their working process.