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A QUIET DAY CREATING LOUD PLAIDS
in soft focus. with no wind.

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Sunday I spent the day out in the sun making really bright plaids for my COOLERATOR PROJECT and taking pictures of them and making more plaids and taking more pictures of them and their reflections on the grass and on my dog and my foot.

Then I ran inside and googled "bright plaids" and one of the first links that came up was at www.intimo.com of a really UNbright, downright drab, "plaid men's sleeping pants", which I found perplexing and which made me question my comprehension of plaids and, inevitably, of life in general.

As I added each layer of stain to my glass I would hold it up to the sun at all sorts of angles to see how the light came through. And then I'd bend over it for a bit on my workbench and hold it up again and check all the angles and the opacity and air bubbles.

Then something caught my eye and I glanced across the canal and spied a few of the local people looking at me from the road on the other side. I assumed they were looking at the building or else were really, really bored.

As I continued to stain and hold samples aloft, swirling around looking upward through my prettty, shiny glass at the sun, I realized more people were looking at me.
And then a police cruiser paused and watched me for a bit. And I realized it looked like I was doing a crazy dance in the sun with my stained glass, much like how people twirl their small children around in the air. And then I realized I must look crazy.

And then some of the stain dripped on my jeans (from all the twirling) and I wished I could find my old grey lab coat with the pocket protector which has been missing since I moved to my new studio which naturally made me then think I should buy an old bathrobe at the Salvation Army for use as a work coat. And then I had a vision --> Me in my bathrobe on a sunny, soft-focused kind of day, out in the peaceful fenced in garden alongside the canal with my art supplies, waltzing about looking at the sun through my newly plaid glass and I realized why people, including the police, were watching me.
The picture would only be complete if an attendant came trotting out with my lunch on a plastic tray, complete with strawberry jello and a single jaded petunia in a jar.

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Feedback to the new guidelines from Frank Ward:, "Under that tough exterior of "follow the guidlines, you idiot" is an artist/bodhisattva taking care of the artist community while taking care of business."


ARE WE HERE YET?
Works on Paper and Installation by Larry Slezak
102_slezak.jpg The Holyoke Community College
TABER ART GALLERY
presents

ARE WE HERE YET?

Works on Paper and Installation by LARRY SLEZAK
Oct. 9 - Nov.2, 2006
Gallery talk/Reception - Wed. Oct.11
11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins at noon

The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is conveniently accessed through the HCC Campus Library in the Donahue Building. Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 9am - 6pm

SUBSCRIBER BONUS! Larry invites everyone recieving Mo's newsletter to his invitational closing party on Thursday Nov. 2nd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. SAVE the DATE! (it's the day-o-da-dead) !!!!***

Holyoke Community College
TABER ART GALLERY
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 552-2614

A Celebration of New England: A Culture Reflected in Moving Water and Its Natural History,
An Evening with Russell Powell and Nancy Pick
A Celebration of New England: A Culture Reflected in Moving Water and Its Natural History,

An Evening with Russell Powell and Nancy Pick


Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Russell Powell and Nancy Pick will both speak regarding various aspects of New England literary heritage and natural history. The event will take place on Wednesday, 11 October at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public and members of the Five College Community.

Russell Powell, the founding editor and publisher of New England Watershed Magazine, a bimonthly journal celebrating the thought, culture, and art in New England, will extrapolate upon his original publishing philosophy and his vision for the future of his publication. Nancy Pick, whose weekly book column appeared in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, will read from her recently published book, Curious Footprints: Professor Hitchcock’s Dinosaur Tracks and Other Natural History Treasures at Amherst College (Amherst College Press, 2006).

Before launching New England Watershed Magazine in October 2005, Powell had written for and edited numerous publications. For the last quarter century, he has both lived and worked in each of the four New England states that border the Connecticut River. The former newspaper editor has also been president of a marketing company for the previous decade, Northern Star Communications.

His video documentary regarding the artist shacks in the dunes off the Cape Cod National Seashore aired regionally in 2001 on the PBS-affiliate WGBH-TV in Boston. Powell is also a published poet, having his work appear in such periodicals as The Christian Science Monitor, Connecticut River Review, and Margie.

In discussing his goals for New England Watershed Magazine with The Valley Advocate, Powell stated: "Here in New England, the role of the Connecticut River in shaping our lives is an obvious example of how landscape informs our experience, whether it’s here, in Nebraska cornfields or in Louisiana bayous. It’s dangerous to ignore this fundamental connection, as we have rediscovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Our interaction with our landscape is a fundamental part of what it means to be human."

"Beyond that," Powell continues, "the many writers, artists and thinkers who live here have not had a regional outlet for their ideas. With nearly 40 colleges and universities within the Connecticut River watershed, and hundreds of museums, galleries and performance spaces, the presence of the river may help to explain this concentration of cultural institutions, but the ideas that emerge from them­like moving water­are what make the region dynamic."

When Powell was posed the question of "Why not an on-line venture?," his answer reflects the tacit quality and values he would like to inform his readers with: "I am a big believer in print. A print magazine’s physicality­its texture, even its smell­reflects a human quirkiness and scale. Magazines don’t rely on a power source. You can take them anywhere: to the bedroom, the bathroom, on vacation or beneath a tree. And you can’t equal the reproduction values for a photograph or painting on a computer screen."

Former journalist for The Baltimore Sun, The Concord Monitor, and The Daily Hampshire Gazette’s weekend magazine, Hampshire Life, Nancy Pick has written profiles of a number of authors including biologist Paul Ewald and Nobel-prize winning poet Joseph Brodsky. She has also published articles in Boston Globe Magazine and Gastronomica.

Nancy Pick’s degrees include a B.A. form Amherst College and a Master’s of Studies in Law, as a journalism fellow, from Yale Law School. Her previous book before Curious Footprints is The Rarest of the Rare: Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, published by HarperCollins in 2004. The introduction to the volume was written by Pulitzer-prize winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and the volume itself was selected among the top twenty science books of 2004 by Discover magazine.

In a review written by Hilary Williamson that appears in BookLoons Reviews, The Rarest of the Rare is described as: "An overview of ‘Natural History at Harvard’ . . . misadventures that befell intrepid scientists while collecting specimens (shades of Indiana Jones), and describes a real life murder mystery (The Mastadon Murder), as well as covering the history of the museum." "These tales (written by Nancy Pick)," she continues, "are organized into six themed chapters­Historic Holdings, Fossil Finds, Emblems of Biodiversity, Extinct Species, Scientific Discoveries, and Miscellany­and enhanced by Mark Sloan’s beautiful photography."

Pick’s new book, Curious Footprints, accompanied with stunning color photographs of the college’s broader natural history collections by Frank Ward, focuses on the remarkable life of Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864). Although never having attended college himself, Hitchcock, an autodidact, rose to not only take the position of president of Amherst College but also became an eminent American geologist.

Hitchcock was a correspondent with Charles Darwin and played a significant role in the education of Emily Dickinson. He also wrote in every genre conceivable, from scientific treatise to poetry to tracts regarding health food. In the decades before the publication of Origin of the Species, he made an effort to reconcile Christianity with science. Pick writes in an opening letter to Hitchcock: "I confess I find myself drawn to you. You were brilliant. From the backwater of Amherst, you established a reputation even in London. And yet you were vulnerable, a little tortured, often endearingly wrong."

The University Store is the official bookstore of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is located in the Campus Center. Dedicated to serving the faculty, students, and alumni of the University, the bookstore provides the following hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:
Wally Swist, General Book Manager
University Store, Campus Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 577-6658
wswist@yahoo.com
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Note from Mo:My submission guidelines are rigid-seeming-in-an-apologetic-way about text length and how I'll just paste the first 2 paragraphs and you'll be not psyched and so you better edit down your text but Russell Powell is, like, my boss at NEW ENGLAND WATERSHED and he lets me feature local artists whenever applicable and so we like him.

And as a newsletter team person you can get a 33% discount on a year subscription which is whatever 33% of $33.75 is. You can email me and I will forward your email request to the department of subscriptions.

CYNTHIA GUILD PAINTINGS at Watkins Gallery
Opening Reception Friday october 13: 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
102_guild.jpg "Moments in Time"
CYNTHIA GUILD PAINTINGS at Watkins Gallery, 142 Main St., Northampton, MA.


October 13th - November 8th.

Opening Reception Friday october 13: 6:00 - 9:00 pm.


Traffic scenes lifted from web surveillance cameras continue to be of interest.The beauty of atmosphere, color, mood, and a kind of cultural angst are featured. We are swept along as Big Brother watches.


Also on display - Guild's large Ocean Paintings: "What is the ocean and what does it represent? It functions for me as a symbol of the subconscious: perhaps the desire for immersion (or demise), and the soothing of rythym and depth. It presents a moment of pause before the grandeur of something so much greater than ourselves My intent is that the large paintings begin to create an environment of water for the viewer. "


Watkins Gallery 413 586 6633 www.watkinsgallery.com

Artist website: www.cynthiaguild.com

Helena Dooley and Ruth Kjaer at Gallery A3
opening reception on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8
Artists Helena Dooley and Ruth Kjaer will exhibit their work at Gallery A3 during the month of November.

Dooley will show small scale installations and reverse paintings on glass. Kjaer exhibits mixed media paintings from her series “Classics: Now and Then.”

The exhibit runs from November 2 through December 2 and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 2 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 call 413-256-4250.

Image: Carved in Stone, mixed media painting by Ruth Kjaer

JEFF MACK IS DONE MURALING AT GREEN STREET CAFE
Reception to behold the work Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 2 - 5 pm
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Hi Everyone,

Please join me for a reception at the Green Street Cafe in Northampton, MA on Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 2 - 5 pm!

The owners of this amazing restaurant are hosting a reception for my recently completed mural there. It's a big one. About 28 feet wide by 9 feet high! Plus it contains twice as many hidden clues as DaVinci’s Last Supper!

The mural deals with the issue of Smith College's decision to tear down the neighborhood and replace it with a new engineering complex. It's a pretty controversial topic, so there will be plenty to talk about besides some incredible food and beverages to eat and drink. So please come by and check out the restaurant and the mural while they are both still standing.



If you'd like more information about the mural or the reception, you can go to the "news" section of my website: www.jeffmack.com

Green Street Cafe is located on Green Street in Northampton, MA across from Smith College, near the Forbes Library off of rte 66.

I hope to see you there on the 15th!

Jeff

Jeff will be my honored guest on the radio, Wednesday from 8 AM in the morning till 9 AM, also in that morning.

Tune in to Valley Free Radio at 8 AM at 103.3 to hear more about the mural or about life in general.

Singular Multiples, Prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen
NOTE--->>>Venue change! Manhan Cafe, 72 Union St., Easthampton
102_doris.jpg Singular Multiples, prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen, is being show at Manhan Cafe, 72 Union St., Easthampton from October 16 through November 9.

There will be a reception on Sunday October 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Hours of the Cafe are during the week, 6 am to 6 pm and weekends, 7 am to 6 pm

Rachel Gugler is exhibiting pieces that are etchings, intaglio and drypoint. Her work is reflective and imbued with mood, humor and personality.

Doris Madsen is showing pieces of prickly pears which are primarily monotypes mixed with some drypoint. Her uses of ink and image are layered and sometimes transparent creating prints whose colors are subtle and engaging.

Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen both work as printmakers at Zea Mays in Florence.
Pictured at left-ish: Doris Madsen
Monotype
Cactus I
2006

Mo Note: The venue didn't really change, we just had a mix-up. So don't go to Zea Mays Printmaking Studio. NoNoNo. The reception won't be there.

SOMA ABODE
Terry Rooney at the A.P.E. October 7 - 30
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Terry Rooney at the A.P.E. October 7 - 30
Reception Friday the 13th, 5-8 PM

The house constructions in this exhibit, which embody 20 years of my work, were inspired by the renovation of my house in the Berkshires. Living through the tearing down and building up, moving from room to room, living without heat, a roof, not knowing where anything was, made me realize how very affected I was by the state of my home. Living amid the sawdust and noise also made me appreciate how women through the ages have been the keepers of the house, taking care of our homes, nurturing our schildren, cooking cleaning. I started applying the shape of a a woman's body onto my houses to evoke this reality. The female breasts, her round belly, her curvy shape soften these angular structures.

Asparagus Valley Potters’ Guild 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Opening reception from 5-7pm on October 13th
102_crowell.JPG The Asparagus 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 clay creations.

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 www.nohoarts.org

For information about the Asparagus Valley Potters Guild, contact:
Michael Cohen 413-256-8691
Angela Fina 413-549-5195

"RECENT WORKS" BY BARBARA JOHNSON
Reception will be held Oct. 14, 6-8 pm at the Goodlander Gallery
102_goodlander.jpg The Goodlander 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 exquisite detail.

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.



FEMINAZI HIP HOP LINE DANCING BALLET
The month at the Northampton Center for the Arts
jamoka_ballerinas.jpg 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 door

ARTS NIGHT OUT
October 13, 5-8 PM
Coming 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 before.

~~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 pieces.

~~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.

BE SCARED
This Halloween Shakespeare & Company conjures up some frightful fun
102_kerfol.jpg Edith Wharton and Edgar Allan Poe request the pleasure of giving you a really good scare.

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 murder.
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

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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

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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 more.
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

CLAY JAZZ OCTOBER EVENTS
925_clayjazz.jpg Sarah Clay (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 you guessing.

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 a musician.

Clay Jazz: Calendar Saturday, October 14th, 2006
The Montague Bookmill
Montague Bookmill Concert Series - 8 - 11:30 pm

Greenfield Road
Montague MA
413-367-9206
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.
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
The People's Pint
Third Wednesday of each Month - 8-10 pm

24 Federal Street
Greenfield MA 01301
413-773-0333
Price: No cover/Tips/CDs for sale

Fresh brewed beer and ginger ale, excellent pub fare, friendly atmosphere.

Art Walk Launches in Easthampton on Saturday, Oct. 14th
109_btaylor.jpg Art Walk Launches in Easthampton on Saturday, Oct. 14th

Eleven locations in Easthampton have come together to host the community’s first regular monthly art walk. Called Art Walk Easthampton, the self-guided arts and culture tour begins Saturday, October 14th, from 5-8 pm primarily along Cottage Street. The event recurs each “Second Saturday” of the month and is expected to expand geographically and in number of venues.



Art Walk Easthampton includes visual, music and performance art in traditional gallery format as well as in retail stores, pubs and office space. Venues host coordinated receptions open to the public with new exhibitions and performances each month. Large, yellow Art Walk Easthampton banners will be outside each location.

Visual artists included in the October walk include: Barbara Johnson, American contemporary realist working in oils; Carolyn Lyons Horan, drawings in charcoal of moon-lighted scenes; Desira, oil painter with her collection Inner Visions Outer Expression; Briana Taylor, photographer working with Polaroids; and, Rich Swiatlowski, oil painter knows for his bold strokes and brilliant colors. Music or performing art will be at Flywheel Arts Collective, Luthiers Co op, The Brass Cat and Night Owl Records.

Confirmed venues for the October 14th event so far include: Awen Tree, Flywheel Arts Collective, Goodlander Gallery, KW Home, Luthiers Co op, Mt.Tom's Homemade Ice Cream, Night Owl Records, Off The Map Tattoo, ReMax Hill and Valley, The Brass Cat and Valley Art Supplies.

The November event will include lower Union Street. Check www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org for updated venues and participating artists.

Image: Brian Taylor Polaroid

LEARNING TO LISTEN
Dance Theater Work by Robin Prichard
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A.P.E. presents Learning to Listen, dance theater work by Robin Prichard, on October 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. A.P.E. is located at 150 Main Street, third floor in downtown Northampton. Tickets are $12 general, $8 student, and reservations can be made by calling (413) 586-5553.



Learning to Listen consists of several dance works by local choreographer Robin Prichard that have premiered throughout the world in cities as varied as New York, Miami, and Sydney, Australia.

This Northampton performance will be the works' Massachusetts premiere. With Learning to Listen, Ms. Prichard says she hopes to warmly invite the audience in, to leave them gasping with laughter and sorrow, and to sneak in sideways a little philosophical epiphany along the way. Her goal is to create a concert that is both philosophically and viscerally challenging, using the full range of emotion ­ from humor to pathos ­ to impact the audience.






'In Search of Mozart'
Sunday, October 15 at 6pm
102_mozart.jpg You are invited to a screening of the highly acclaimed new documentary featured at Lincoln Center's 'Mostly Mozart Festival' this summer. A detective story that travels to the heart of old Europe, and the heart of genius itself.

'In Search of Mozart'
Sunday, October 15 at 6pm
The Arms Library in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Presented by Mohawk Trail Concerts with the Friends of the Arms Library


Suggested donation of $10 students, seniors, $15 general public
Refreshments (including Mozart marzipan kugel)

Reservations recommended: 413 625-9511 or info@mohawktrailconcerts.org

Mohawk Trail Concerts is proud to present this highly acclaimed new documentary to round out its season of works in honor of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. This spring the Oscar winning film ‘Amadeus’ introduced the season. In Search of Mozart is something completely different; without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart’s life fitting around it. His letters reveal an extraordinary personal voice, which rings out on an engaging, human level, full of joy, passion, pain, rage, jokes, bawdy humour and sensitivity. With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart.s genius, health, relationships, death and character, to present a new image.

”The most comprehensive film about Mozart I have ever seen!” Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

" Conveys the intensity of the musical experience more grippingly than anything I have seen on film or television" ~The Times

"A model of its kind" ~The Independent

"Top-drawer. essential viewing" ~The Guardian

"It was better than "Cats" ~Mo

EASTMONT ART FUND CALL TO ARTISTS
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

MOVIE PICS FROM DWIGHT SMITH
with a bonus
109_movie.jpg Stray Dogs (Sag-Haye Velgard) (2004) written and directed by Marziyeh Meshkini,

Marziyeh Meshkini, wife of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and mother of film-makers Samira and Hana, follows her feature debut The Day I Became a Woman with a child's-eye odyssey that's by turn colourful, comic, tragic and insightful. Shot in Afghanistan in 2003 and set on the second anniversary of 9/11, the film is based on real-life situations that Meshkini encountered while scouting locations for her daughter's film At Five in the Afternoon.

To tell you the truth, this wasn’t planned. More a piece of synchronicity. It wasn’t until I watched Stray Dogs that I made the connections between this and last week’s choice. I’d already chosen the film as my pick of the week so learning these connections only made it seem more apropos.

When their mother (Agheleh Rezaie) is locked up for remarrying after her first husband disappears, brother and sister Zahed and Gol-Ghotai are allowed to stay with her at nights. When they are suddenly refused entry into the prision, the brother and sister hatch a plan to get themselves arrested in order to rejoin her. Using non-professional actors, (the two children are outstanding!) Meshkini presents the grim reality of Kabul's street children along with compelling insights into the plight of women in post-war Afghanistan. The film provides an intimate encounter with the aspects of daily reality in these “theatres” of war that if not for artists like Meshkini we may know nothing about.

A SPECIAL POETIC BONUS FROM DWIGHT SMITH
109_bonus.jpg As a bonus, this week I offer an translation of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s (Mashkini’s husband) filmscript Love’s Turn.

This film was eventually forbidden in Iran. The link is to Words Without Borders who, for anyone who doesn’t know who they are, are this incredible group of people providing access to poets and writers from all parts of the planet. Support them if you can.



Love’s Turn by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

www.wordswithoutborders.org/ article.php?lab=LovesTurn

Translated from the Persian by Zjaleh Hajibashi



TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: Nawbat-i asheqi (Love's Turn), a 1990 film by Makhmalbaf, provoked an intense public debate about movie morality, specifically women’s control of their own sexuality.



THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
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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

STUDIO OPPORTUNITIES
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 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.

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

CALLS FOR 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
email: artexpo@lucacurci.com
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 projects.

Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

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2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
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

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"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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ONGOING
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.
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ONGOING.
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

LINKS TO YOU AND ME AND PEOPLE ON THIS LIST
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Frank Ward
Frank Ward again!
The Painted Caravan
Derek Goodwin
Northampton Arts Council
Lisa Leary
LISTEN TO GIRL HOWDY LIVE
FischerStudios.net (pictured)
www.redhorsepress.org
www.vernjones.com
www.darylglafleur.com/
www.westfieldonweekends.org
www.cynthiaconsentino.com
www.masonscreations.com
www.ruthwest.com
Jeff Mack
Jill Turner Video
Amy "Bannerqueen" Johnquest
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
cdeVision
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
Local.Masslive!
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
www.florencepoetssociety.org
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

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LAST CALL 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 liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com. Pictures of work, information about the guest artists and much more information is available on our website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com
Register now, they won't be offered again for quite some time!

Monotype Sampler
with Anita Hunt
Tuesday evenings, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6-9 PM,
$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.

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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.

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Click and see for yourself www.gawker.com
~Thanks to the happy-go-lucky Michael Kusek

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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.

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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!

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