And shows going on.
Johnquest and I
are showing at the NCA
this month. Not together, mind you, but at the same time in
the same place but in separate rooms, yet together as in a
separate sort of togetherish solitary unity. I am calling
it a together showing.
And this show has been Fraught with obstacles and drama
from the start causing both of us to make trips to the ER
and battle Sysiphean paranoia-inducing odds.
First there was my studio Fire. Then Amy Fell
and F***ed up her wrist and had to get X-rayed and
eXamined. Then I got Food poisoning and had to have
IVs and couldn't (cannot yet) eat Food. But we have
persevered and we are going to have two receptions so we can
have a First one and a second one. The second one is
the Fun one and yet you are all invited to both.
The First reception will be on Art's Night Out because
it is Foreordained. And that will be 5-7 PM
and then at precisely 7 PM everyone has to get the *F*
OUT immediately because there is an event afterward.
This will be a more somber affair with a few
chips and some seltzer. We can't afford wine and etc
for both. But you can bring your own.
Then, because we don't like the idea of shoving everyone out
the door we are having another non-shoving reception Sunday,
November 12 from 4-7 in which no one has to be shoved
out and as part of the deal we have to clean up after but
that's ok. We have dogs. We love you. Cleaning up after you
is an honor we will cherish especially since it isn't an F
For the second reception we are getting partial Food
donations from Fresh Pasta Company and Spoleto (kisskiss
to the sponsors). We will have some mediocre wine (unless
someone knows a winery/wineshop/merchant/distributor/person(s)
wanting to sponsor the wine and be a BFF and be adulated in
this newsletter for a long time) and yet Fine entertainment
and it will be Fun. We hope to see you there.
Friday, November 10, 5-7 PM
Sunday, November 12 from 4-7 <--with Food and Fun
(Those of you who have been along for the newsletter ride
from the beginning will recall the S-word
ARE WE HERE
Works on Paper
and Installation by Larry Slezak
TABER ART GALLERY
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
AMY AND ME
AT THE NCA
Domestics & Odd Lots
AND MO RINGEY SHOW OFFERS INTRIGUING WORKS AT CENTER FOR THE
NORTHAMPTON, MA— The Northampton Center for the Arts
galleries will feature works of two artists during November:
“Third Floor, Domestics” by Mo Ringey and “Odd Lots” by Amy
Johnquest, aka “The Banner Queen.”
These intriguing shows will be on view November 7-30, Tuesdays
through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there will be
not one, but two receptions: Arts Night Out, Friday, November
10, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 4 to 7
p.m. The artists will be present at both events, and
on November 12, there will be “dining delights” by Fresh Pasta
and Spoleto and musical entertainment by Chris Haynes.
Mo began working in tempered glass about nine years ago when
her car window was smashed outside her Boston apartment. She
gathered and saved the glass and eventually made a vase. In
the intervening years she has explored ways to make smashed,
tempered glass into her own medium.
Says Mo: “Smashed glass is often associated with accident,
crime, vandalism, perhaps violence. I see it as a metaphor
for that part of all of us, the residue of past trauma and
pain. We hardly notice other people’s smashed glass and step
gingerly over it, yet we see our own. We are all composed
of fragments of our past experiences, present lives, hopes
and dreams. Using this medium to create something new is,
to me, a metaphor for healing, transformation and evolution.”
Domestic objects provide the base for most of Mo's work. At
the center, among the objects she is showing are “The Coolerator,”
a 1934 icebox; "Narcissivision", a 1940's Philco TV; a bidet;
an antique wringer- washer; a urinal; and three vintage counter
stools from Miss Flo’s diner.
Johnquest is well known for her banners. “The old circus sideshow
banners, like today’s billboards, with garish depiction’s
and verbiage, promise more than what reality behind the tent
delivers.” Her banners are based on actual people or animals
and frequently “blatantly advertise things that are not for
sale—and may not even exist,” Johnquest says. “They smack
with an odd combination of tongue-in-cheek truth, invented
history and sincerity.” Often the work is commissioned. “It’s
like being hired to paint a sideshow of someone’s living room.
This kind of portraiture puts a new twist on the family heirloom.”
In “Odd Lots,” Johnquest is showing both old and new works.
Some of the new work is painted on tablecloths and found objects,
for example, rather than on the cotton mesh fabric she uses
for banners. All the paintings are displayed within an organically
developed installation that includes odd art and artifacts.
The perimeter of the room becomes an assemblage unto itself,
making for a “weirdo pack-rat’s cabinet of curiosities.”
is from the NCA Press Release. I just cut and paste.
of Tim Folland's video series:Tools for Destroying Paintings
discussion and behind-the-scenes stuff
November 2, 5 - 7 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tim Folland's King of The Crash Boom Bam, The Death
Defying Dare Devil Tour 2006, and Swill Hole featuring the
From the dregs of existence, the sty of the solar system,
comes Swill Hole a new work by artist and director Tim Folland
which single handedly degenerates the last 100 years of hygiene.
Swill Hole, featuring the Paintor, a scrappy and resourceful
practitioner of the lost and wayward arts, will be installed
and filmed in the Hampden Incubator Project Space during the
month of November.
The packrat set for Swill Hole is a combination of Parisian
artist hovel, Frankenstein-like lavatory, nomad's shanty and
shaman's cave. The Paintor, armed with a make shift wine box
camel pack of his own design, will primarily be working on
two homemade, junk yard-dog experiments: the recipe for a
perfect cup of coffee and a magical wine making apparatus,
both of which will fuel a roller coaster of work throughout
the month. Also on view will be Folland's Wall Drawing with
a Crowbar video, a work that precedes Swill Hole and was filmed
at SPACE Gallery Portland, ME in February 2006. This work
also features the Paintor and continues in the long tradition
of wall drawings: from Lascaux to the modern day Graffiti
movement. This site-specific work used the gallery's sheet
rocked walls as the Paintor's medium, thus transforming it
into an object which bridges the gap between two-dimensional
and three-dimensional art forms.
The set for Wall Drawing with a Crowbar is a site of demolition
and creation, with the optimism of big-money lotto tickets
strewn about, plaster dust, unfinished checker games and the
remains of last nights party. The video examines the nature
of art makin and intertwines it with themes of risk, devotion,
hardship, and creativity.
Join the misadventures of Goldhead as this conductor of chaos
rejunenates ruthlessness and embarks on another art destroying
bender. Don't miss the irreverent stuntman frolics and high
speed impact of this tenacious crafter of disaster.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5-7 PM
God and Country
Paintings by Canadians Matt Bahen and Scott Sawtell
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 2006 5 - 7 pm
November 16 from 4:30 - 6:30
A screening of Tim Folland's video series: Tools for Destroying
Paintings followed by a behind the scenes look at the making
of Tools for Destroying Paintings II - followed by a discussion
with Artist and Director Tim Folland, Composer, Caleb Mulkerin,
and Cinematographer: Scott Sutherland.
and Ruth Kjaer at Gallery A3
on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8
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
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
pictured: Carved in Stone, mixed media painting by Ruth
Man Festival Slide Show Reggae Dance Party
night visionary photographer Derek Goodwin will be showing
a slide show of his photographs from the 2006
Burning Man Festival at the Cafe Evolution in Florence,
After the slide show there will be a Reggae dance party
with Megha representing Empress Sound. Please feel free
to wear outrageous costumes worthy of Burning Man or Halloween,
or come as yourself. There will be vegan hors d'oeuvres and
festive festivities planned to encourage mingling and keep
us all entertained.
The Burning Man Festival is a giant art festival in the Black
Rock Desert of Nevada. This year nearly 40,000 people from
around the world came to participate in the event. At Burning
Man the rules and taboos that are social constructs of our
culture are either bent or ignored which creates a shift in
consciousness for the participants. The desert climate takes
away many of the comforts of modern life and puts everyone
into a survival mode where during the heat of the day they
must be conscious of hydration and at night the sudden drop
of temperature. Add to the mix hundreds of randomly incredible
art installations which are unlimited in size, scope and meaning
that create an environment of constant surrealism, which is
amplified further by the various states of dress of the participants,
ranging from fantastical costumes that light up at night to
complete nakedness during the day. There is a giant circle
created in the desert of which the towering effigy known as
"the man" stands in the center, and art cars of all sorts
along with thousands of people on bikes and foot criss-cross
what is called the "playa" in search of art, socializing and
parties. At night almost every object and person at the event
is illuminated with either lights or some type of flames.
Many of the people there are fire dancers, and many of those
who aren't have some other strange thing going on. On Saturday
night hundreds of fire dancers surround "the man" in a circle
known as "the conclave" and perform fire dances in a ritual
leading up to the burning of the man, which is accompanied
by fireworks and tornadoes of smoke and ash that spin off
of the giant pyre and into the desert.
Derek was granted a press pass to this event and was also
allowed into the conclave during the burning of the man. Derek
is a pioneer in the field of digital visionary photography,
in which he explores the undercurrents of his consciousness
using shamanic rituals and sacraments. His photographs of
Burning Man are divided by day and night, because the desert
creates such a drastic division between the two. In the day
Derek's photographs have the crisp awareness of a seasoned
documentary photographer exploring an event. At night as Derek
goes into his altered states of consciousness his photography
takes on a spiritual depth and otherworldly aura that capture
the shifting nature of space and time. The vivid colored lights
and flames of Burning Man lend themselves to Derek's technique,
the results of which might be best described as visionary
impressionistic surrealism. Coin that you crazy art historians,
I said it first!
Tuesday October 31st (Halloween)
Slide Show: 9pm
Dance Party with DJ Megha representing Empress
Sound: immediately following
Suggested $2 cover charge to help with expenses
22 Chestnut Street
Florence, MA 01062
Derek Goodwin Photography
a small sampling of Derek's Burning Man 2006 Photos: http://veganica.com/category.php?catid=484
Derek's Professional Website: (a time capsule from 2002) www.derekgoodwin.com
of the arts in Greater Franklin County
MORE F WORDS
Shape the future of the arts in Greater Franklin County!
Join the Fostering the Arts and Culture Partnership, Sat.
November 4, GCC Main Campus,9:00-4.
Learn about the Creative Economy from experts in the field.
Dream about where you want Franklin County arts to be in 2016
and define the steps to make that happen. Join forces and
create a Manifesto to inspire Franklin County artists to grow
their work and prosper. Learn from experts in the field how
rural creative economies are being developed in other parts
of the country. Hear the pivotal moments when successful local
artists changed their careers.
This important event features Dr. Stuart Rosenfeld, a nationally
renowned expert on the creative rural economy; Meri Jenkins,
Massachusetts Cultural Council; Beth Siegel, Mt Auburn Associates,
authors of Congressman Olver’s Northern Tier study; Craig
Dreeszen, Dreeszen and Associates. Artists from throughout
Franklin County will participate on panel discussions.
Advanced registration (by Thurs., Nov. 2) required. $20
will cover breakfast and a catered lunch. Registration number
is: Creative Economy Summit (CSW 669). To register by phone
call the 24 hour line with credit card at 413.774.7690 (VISA,
Mastercard, Discover accepted), or call Karen/Gail at 413-775-1803
M-F 9 - 5.
To register by mail make checks out to GCC for $20, and mail
to: Greenfield Community College, Fostering the Arts - N317,
One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information
contact Dee at 413-775-1264 or visit www.massartandculture.org
Paris", Image from the newsletter
archives . Don't blame GCC for this. ~Mo
Poetry Festival annual review "Silkworm 2006"
19 - 1-5 pm at the Florence Community Center
On Oct 1,
2006, the Florence Poetry Festival scheduled for Look Park
was cancelled due to monsoon rains. We will not be defeated.
We will rise from the muck. We will re-group and re-claim
our birthright to bring poetry to the people.
The Florence Poetry Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday,
Nov. 19, 2006 from 1-5 pm at the Florence Community Center
Auditorium, 140 Pine St, Florence.
This is a FREE event, open to the public!
Poetry books, information and copies of our annual review
"Silkworm 2006" will be available.
Homemade goodies and light refreshments will be served. We
promise an exiting afternoon of diverse and vibrant poetry!
Call Tom at 584-5914 for more information.
Tom Clark, aka Tommy Twilite
Florence Poets Society
P.O. Box 60355
Florence Ma 01062-0355
email - FPOETS@localnet.com
The Florence Poets Society has honored my late brother,
Matthew (pictured, 6/19/62 - 3/24/85), by including one
of his works as the closing poem in the book.
He lived in and is buried in Florence and so he is a Florence
poet. He left behind a book of poetry which is my most treasured
Annual Open Studio Weekend
and 5th, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00.
Hartford Artists Annual Open Studio Weekend is coming up November
4th and 5th, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00.
For more information or if you have any questions contact
me at email@example.com
or go to www.open-studio.com.
~~Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. “Arias for the Rain Forest,” a
benefit presented by the Global Classroom, a grassroots, international
organization run by a small core of dedicated volunteers.
The concert will feature French soprano, Ismerie Leveque,
singing classic arias specially selected to accompany stunning
rain forest images taken by Global Classroom founder and world
traveler Colin Garland. Five years in the making, the event
will highlight the collaborators’ dedication to each of their
life’s passions. LeVeque will perform familiar arias from
Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and others, and Garland will speak
about the Costa Rican rain forest, its biological diversity
and Global Classroom’s impact on local students. Tickets are
$20 for adults and $10 for students; children under 12 are
free. For more information visit the Global Classroom Web
~~Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, the Center will join its
neighbor, the Academy of Music, in celebrating “Shamrockin’
Weekend” by offering after-the-show parties for the Academy’s
trio of events featuring Irish music, dance and lore. In the
Center’s ballroom, party attendees will enjoy music and dance
just across the street from the Academy. Friday night’s party
(about 9:30 p.m.) will feature a traditional session with
Tir na Nog. Saturday night (also about 9:30 p.m.), it’s the
Burke brothers of Spancil Hill along with the lively steps
of Siobhan Burke and company. On Sunday, about 5 p.m., band
members from Wild Asparagus and a set-dance caller will host
an Irish Ceili. Admission will be $5 for each party with a
cash beer (BBC on tap) and wine bar. If you can’t get to the
Academy, you can still come to the Center!
In the meantime, to find out about the Academy's “Shamrockin'
Weekend” program—Friday’s “Women in Arms,” dance, stories
and music depicting the lives of women from Irish mythology;
Saturday’s performance by the Diver sisters, a.k.a. Screaming
Orphans; and Sunday’s “Irish Rocks the Opera House,” a heavy-hitting
lineup of Celtic bands and dancers—see the Academy Web site
for much more detail.
~~Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. to midnight, Hendrix Tribute
2006, produced by Nona Hatay, a multi-media event showcasing
talented Valley musicians, including electric teen bands with
members from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School
as well as experienced performers like Dave Boatwright, Eric
Lee on electric violin, Erik Lawrence on sax and Kiss the
Sky doing their own renditions of Jimi Hendrix’s music. You’ll
see rare Hendrix film footage, one-of-a-kind Hendrix photo
artworks and other memorabilia along with special guests who
have strong Hendrix connections, not to mention a ‘60’s vintage
light show! Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door and
are available at Ultra Gal, Northampton; Night Owl Records,
Easthampton; Mystery Train Records, Amherst; About Music,
Greenfield; and the Bookmill, Montague or by mail Box 1351
Northampton MA 01061
~~Friday- Saturday, November 10-11, oral historian Revan
Schendler and playwright/director John Hadden present readings
of a collaborative theater project that gives voice to women
veterans from Western Massachusetts who have served in Iraq
and Afghanistan. The project, “Women at War,” brings together
students, veterans, and civilians to engage in a series of
public conversations about women’s experiences of war and
the return home. Performers include Amanda Lopez, daughter
of one of the veterans interviewed, and student at Northampton
High School; Jo Comerford, director of programs at the Food
Bank of Western Massachusetts; and Julie Nelson, professor
of theater at the University of Massachusetts. Performances
will be Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets
are free for veterans and students; $10 for others.
~~Mondays, November 13-December 18, a new series of dance
lessons—swing, salsa, merengue, bachata— by Anastasia Christie
who wants to share her passion and skills honed over 17
years of dance experience, including teaching, choreography,
ballroom competition, performance, and the DVD instruction
for “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing.” For
details of hours and cost, visit the Center’s Web site For
even more information, visit Christie’s Web site
~~Friday-Sunday, November 17-19, The premiere of a new
play, “Burning Words,” by New York playwright Peter Wortsman,
staged by the Hampshire Shakespeare Company and directed
by Lucinda Kidder. This story of courage and dedication to
the defense of religious rights, long obscured by the veils
of history, is a powerful drama that depicts one man’s courage
in the face of ignorance. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Reserved
seating is $25; $15 general admission; $10 for students with
ID. For more detail, visit the company’s Web site
The Northampton Center for the Arts is on the third floor
at 17 New South Street in the Sullivan Building of the Old
School Commons. Its office and galleries are open Tuesday
through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
phone: 413-584-7327 web: http://www.nohoarts.org
ARTS NIGHT OUT
10, 5-8 PM
Up On November 10
Visit 18 galleries, shops
between 5 and 8 p.m.
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, November
10, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted
in individual listings below), offering open galleries at
18 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 November are several galleries:
~~Claytopia, downstairs at 157 Main Street, is introducing
pottery wheels to its studio with demonstrations beginning
at 5 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m., New Hampshire potter Brian
Murphy will teach a two-hour intensive wheel workshop. Visitors
are invited to watch and/or sign up for future workshops.
~~Naked Art Gallery, 492 Pleasant Street, will have
a solo exhibition, “Reconceived Symmetry,” of new works by
Brian Burris. A firefighter and EMT in Worcester, Burris,
who will be present at the reception, has been painting for
23 years. His approach is a minimalist, impressionistic one,
with increasing tendency towards elements of process/layer
painting, involving the removal of those layers, as well as
the diffusion and distressing of the acrylic. He shows regularly
in the Worcester area and “is looking forward to showing in
Northampton because of its thriving art scene and creative
~~Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, is showing
the streetscapes of John A. Dunphy, a self-taught artist,
who works exclusively with oils. His subjects include scenes
from his native Northampton as well as other favorite locations.
He works from multiple photographs of a particular building
or landscape, adding or subtracting design elements and embellishing
the color scheme to create a unique and evocative perspective.
~~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 but a couple of highlights are: “Women
Are Beautiful,” the work of noted American photographer Garry
Winogrand; and “The Coronation of the Virgin,” an important
Northern Renaissance Altarpiece recently acquired by the museum.
~~The Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, will be showing
the works of two artists: Elizabeth Meyersohn whose landscapes—small
and large—describe a particular time of day and quality of
light and Barbara Neulinger whose paintings, relating to coastlines,
far-off mountain ranges and fragments of geology, layer translucent
and opaque color.
~~Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, is sponsoring
an Arts Night Out "Welcome to Northampton" of the new business
that is Alfredo’s next door neighbor: C.S.O.R.K. Fair Trade
Fashion. C.S.O.R.K., at 8 Crafts Avenue, features beautiful
and unique women's fashions made by artists and artisans in
Peru, says Alfredo, “a must-see for those who are interested
in the intersection of the arts and fashion design.”
~~The Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street,
third floor, has two shows: “Odd Lots,” the work of Amy
“The Banner Queen” Johnquest and "Third Floor, Domestics"
by Mo Ringey. While some of Johnquest’s work will be her familiar
banners, she will also show new work that is painted on other
surfaces like old table clothes and found objects. For nearly
a decade, Ringey has explored ways to use smashed, tempered
glass to transform objects—usually domestic objects—like the
1934 ice box, a bidet, an old Philco television or the vintage
Miss Flo’s diner stools she will be showing at the Center.
Arts Night Out at the Center is from 5 to 7 p.m.
~~A.P.E. Arts, 150 Main Street, third floor, has two
shows “Vision-Scapes & Mandalas” by Vitek J. P. Kruta,
a professional artist, muralist, art restorer, designer and
teacher, who came to the U.S. in 1991. Kruta was trained in
Old-World techniques of decorative and fine arts in Czech
Republic and Germany, where he attended schools and worked
as restorer of historical buildings, castles and churches.
A.P.E.’s other show is “Cheap Art,” a group show organized
and curated by Anne Thalheimer. Artists include Thalheimer,
Rick Beaupre III, Krystal Graybeal, Aliene de Souza Howell,
Coren Michael Rau, and Jenn Burdick-Poitras, among others.
All of the works shown will in some way be cheap, either by
being low in price, made of recycled or found materials, or
crafted from materials originally intended for other tasks.
Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor
Arts; Artisan Gallery; Basha Oriental Rugs; Claytopia; Don
Muller Gallery; Guild Art Supply; R. Michelson Galleries;
Northampton Center for the Arts; Northampton Pottery; Old
Court House Gallery; Oxbow Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians.
com; Silverscape Designs; Smith College Museum of Art; The
Naked Art 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.
November 11th from 5-8 PM.
may be getting colder, but the creative scene is heating up
with the second Art Walk Easthampton on Saturday November
11th from 5-8 PM.
Sixteen locations host visual, music and performance art in
a creative sampling of regional and national talent. Many
of the venues also host public receptions, and all of the
events are free. Most locations are along Cottage Street and
lower Union Street.
Guests can easily identify art walk locations by the large,
yellow banners outside. Free parking is available at three
lots and on-street along the route.
Among November's featured events:
Mack’s delightful illustrations at Manhan Café, 72
~~ A group show of assemblage art at Easthampton Municipal
Building, 50 Payson Avenue.
~~ Watercolor, oil and India ink washes by Marcia Reed
at her studio, 1 Railroad Street.
~~ Andy Nicotera’s paintings at Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice
Cream, 34 Cottage Street.
~~ Peter Ruhf’s still life paintings at Curves, 60 Cottage
~~ “And let there be light” a photography show by Michael
Crawford at Goodlander Gallery, 64 Cottage Street.
~~ Acrylic paintings by Debbie Tautznik at ReMax Hill &
Valley, 78 Cottage Street.
~~ Middle Eastern belly dancing by members of troupe “Sahibat”
at KW Home, 82 ½ Cottage Street.
~~ “Vessels, Earth & Roots”, a show of watercolor paintings
by Pamela Goldberg at Awen Tree, 102 Cottage Street.
~~ New England dance music by Ron Midget, including a violin
made in the area in 1892, at Luthier’s Co op, 108 Cottage
And there's even more. Art Walk Easthampton is new every month.
Come experience the community’s creativity and have some fun.
More details at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org
LIGHT" - spectacular photography of Michael Crawford
on Saturday, Nov. 11th 5-8 pm
LIGHT" , spectacular photography of Michael Crawford.
This former San Francisco photographer, brings his incredible
photographic works along with his move to the Pioneer Valley.
Strong textures, clean lines and rich, saturated colors are
the hallmarks of photographer Michael Crawford. His contemporary
art photography emphasizes rich colors and clean patterns,
often with unusual perspectives. See how bold structures can
free the imagination rather than box it in.
Running Nov 1-30th, artist reception on Saturday, Nov.
11th 5-8 pm. Goodlander Gallery
open Tu-Thu 10-5, Fri 12-7, Saturday 10-4.
Goodlander Gallery 64 Cottage Street Easthampton, Ma 01027
2006 - February 9th, 2007
The new show
Celebrating 3 years of crazy paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac
November 11th, 2006 - February 9th, 2007
Opening/Party SATURDAY November 11th, 2006 from 6 until 9
IT WILL BE A GOOD TIME at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
gallery hours: T&T 11-7, W&F 11-6
also by appointment
come see hundreds upon hundreds of paintings, taste the wine
& food, maybe even join the club!
The Invisible Fountain is where Luke Cavagnac paints and displays
his "Art." He has completed over 2100 paintings to date &
the gallery recently attained it's landmark 1111th day since
opening in 2003. ART FOR ALL, ALL FOR ART
Exciting news this month: there's a Cavagnac on the cover
of the Sept/Oct issue of Tapeop magazine!
BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY BILL MYERS
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EXIT ART ANNOUNCES YEAR-LONG SERIES OF EVENTS
THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF ART IN THE 21st CENTURY
First Event: WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Conversations on Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll Organized by Carlo
McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine
Saturday October 28, 12 noon-6 pm at EXIT ART 475 Tenth Ave.
(36 St.) NYC
SEX 12-1:30 pm
Moderator Brandon Holley, Editor in Chief, Jane Magazine Panelists
include: E. V. Day, Jack Pierson, Sweet Action Girls
DRUGS 2-3:30 pm
Moderator Bobby Black, Senior Editor, High Times Panelists
include: Ira Cohen, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 4-5:30 pm
Moderator Jon Durbin, Managing Editor, Paper Magazine Panelists
include: Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, Ultragrrrl, Gee Vaucher
$15 for all three panels; Advance ticket sales 212-966-7745
x15 Food and beverages available in Exit Art’s café.
What’s Wrong With This Picture? is the first in a daylong
symposium consisting of three panels organized by Carlo McCormick.
McCormick hand selected the moderators for their affiliations
as senior editors at key publications that deal with the topics,
panelists were chosen for their work as cultural producers.
In the words of organizer Carlo McCormick, What’s Wrong With
This Picture is about “the unholy trinity of what mainstream
America has always vilified about youth culture. In this case
the intention is to have a conversation with three people
who are in some form of cultural production. For me, it's
a way that we can address some of the political-social-religious
issues tearing us apart in a less heated context of the arts.”
The Purpose & Function of Art in the 21st Century, will
be a quarterly series of events, panels, discussions and performances
that address critical issues in the diverse communities of
the contemporary art world. Each event will be organized by
different curators, critics and cultural producers, who will
determine the themes and the format, giving each program a
unique perspective. The second event in this series will be
organized by Sarah Lewis, Curatorial Assistant in the Photography
Department at The Museum of Modern Art.
Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic and curator living
in NYC. He is the author of numerous books on contemporary
art, and has lectured extensively at universities in the US
and Europe. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum,
High Times, Spin, Vice and countless other magazines. He has
curated exhibitions for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York
University, the Queens Museum of Art and the Woodstock Center
for Photography. McCormick is Senior Editor of Paper Magazine.
EXIT ART 475 TENTH AVENUE (36 STREET) NYC, 10018 212-966-7745
present Michael Tillyer and Vitek Kruta
Arts Night Out, Nov.10 5-7pm.
A.P.E galleries will present the work of *Vitek Kruta* in
Gallery 2 in a show titled * "Mandalas and Cityscapes"*
Opening reception, Arts Night Out, Nov.10 5-7pm.
Nov. 3- Nov. 13
A.P.E. galleries will present the work of *Michael Tillyer*
in Gallery 1.
*"Mrs. Lamp and Mr. Clock"
*Michael Tillyer who is incidentally celebrating his 54th
birthday on Nov.3 will be celebrating the idea of wedding
with his mechanized sculpture entitled "Mrs. Lamp and Mr.
ABOUT *Vitek Kruta:*
The show is a unique opportunity to see different kind of
paintings by *Vitek Kruta*, who is known in the area for his
murals ( The Northampton Probate Court and Cooley Dickinson
Hospital, and as featured artist at the Paradise City Arts
festival for his "Three dimensional "Escapes")
Vitek's paintings are an exploration of the mandala concept
inspired by the ancient tradition of Tibetan Mandalas. Vitek
presents his unique vision and his contribution to the art
of mandala painting.
In addition, Vitek is also revisiting his original and unique
style, he originated in his native country, Czechoslovakia
30 years ago in his paintings he calls "Cityscapes"
ITEMS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
fun and easy! and FREE!
SUBMISSIONS YOU MUSTreview the submissions
guidelines link. I am going to have to reject submissions
with images too large, PDFs, missing text and from non-subscribers.
This newsletter is a community of support.
If you send me a submission but don't subscribe it's like
you are saying you want people to know about and attend your
event but have no interest in anyone else's events. We are
all in this together. YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO POST EVENTS.
And it takes a lot longer when I have to work on each submission
to make it fit in the newsletter.
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."
a documentary film by German director Werner Herzog
show weakness, I'm dead. They will take me out, they will
decapitate me, they will chop me up into bits and pieces .
. . I'm dead. So far, I persevere. I persevere".
So speaks Timothy Treadwell, balanced somewhere between the
grandiose and the manic, in Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man."
Grizzly Man is a documentary film by German director Werner
Herzog. It chronicles the life and death of environmentalist
and bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The music in the film
is by British folk singer Richard Thompson.
Timothy Treadwell spent thirteen summers in Katmai National
Park and Preserve, Alaska. Over time, he believed he was trusted
by the bears, who would allow him to approach them, and sometimes
even touch them. Treadwell filmed his exploits, and used the
films to raise public awareness of the problems faced by bears
in North America. In 2003, at the end of his thirteenth visit,
he and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were attacked, killed
and eaten by a bear.
For Grizzly Man, Herzog used sequences extracted from over
100 hours of video footage shot by Treadwell during the last
five years of his life, and conducted interviews with Treadwell's
family and friends. Herzog himself narrates, offering his
own interpretations of the events. In his narration, he depicts
Treadwell as a disturbed man who may have had a death-wish
toward the end of his life, but stops short of condemning
This film was recommended to me by Mo. “I have to urge
you now to add Grizzly Man to your list as it is fast becoming
a cult fave. I met a video artist last night who has seen
it a few times and we had a lively discussion about it.” I
didn’t watch it when it first appeared because I have this
intellectual blind spot for Herzog, not knowing his work very
well and not having been personally moved by what little I
saw. But this raises my esteem significantly for the brilliance
of this filmmaker. He created the film in a way that the viewer
can approach it from many philosophical vantages: as allegory,
metaphor, tragic tale, nostalgic atavism or ontological investigation.
Either way it makes a powerful statement about who we are
as human beings and the crisis of meaning that predominates
our realization that the future of the natural world is very
much dependent on the choices we make. Warning: it is not
an “easy” film. If you rent the DVD, don’t miss the feature
“In the Edges: The Grizzly Man Session” a documentary on the
making of the film’s music. It’s a delightful romp with a
group of extremely talented musicians.
(parts of this review are taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Man
IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART 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
I am looking for someone to be part of my amazing
studio. I am a dancer and therapist and have been
running groups, and making art in my space for 8
years. This is a super opportunity to house your
projects and I am willing to negotiate on a monthly
Long Term Weekend Studio Space Available
Clients,Workshops, Rehearsals, Retreats,or just
plain studio time, you name it. Beautiful wood floors,
high ceilings, sitting area with couches, large
dance area, massage room, balcony. Bright and spacious.
In Northampton artist building (http://www.221pinestreet.com/).
The Arts and Industry building in Florence
Pictures at http://nxhx.org/pdf/wildlife-sanc.pdf.
You can also rent by the hour some evenings and
afternoon times 413.586.7390 (leave a message) email@example.com
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.
ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Kanazawa city is launching the second public
sculpture competition, Kanazawa "Machinaka" Sculpture
, to create a new urban space
with an artistic atmosphere and to revitalize the
district along the main street. The street, identified
as "Art Avenue," stretches from Kanazawa station
to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
and the winning pieces are to be placed along this
The competition is now inviting submissions for
innovative sculptural pieces to fulfill the aim
of the competition. Application forms, outlining
full details for the competition, are available
on our website at http://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/
due by Nov 30
is located in the beautiful
Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts in one of
the fastest growing art areas of New England.
Participating members of the Art Walk of Easthampton,
the Gallery draws collectors and art enthusiasts
from both local and regional areas. The Gallery
sponsors a juried show twice a year. The Gallery
hosts monthly exhibits during the other months of
the year, drawing both local and regional artists
for both the changing exhibition as well as our
permanently hanging salon.
Open to all local or national
artists. Original art in any medium is acceptable.
No videos or reproductions. Works on paper are acceptable
is framed under glass, large work on paper must
be framed with plexiglass. Clip mounts are not aceptable.
All work should be framed and ready to hang. Larger
painted pieces may be wrapped if sides are extentions
of the painting. Any pieces over 30 x 40 in size
needs special approval due to space limitations.
Digital images are acceptable and should be 72ppi,
RGB format with max of 600 pixels in any one dimension.
Please DOWNLOAD your entry form from the Home Page
of the Gallery.Application and fees due by Nov 30.
ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN HISTORIC BUILDING
December 15, 2006
The Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual
Competition in its Vising Art Program
PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED
MEDIA & PRINTS (NO GICLEE)
4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS
EACH ($100 HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST
1) Please submit 10 images in slides, photographs,
color xeroes or CD. Indicate name, title, media
dimensions and dates on all material. Include a
SASE if you wish the materials returned. Applicants
must submit work that is already completed and will
be available for sale during the exhibition. In
the event of sales, APAC requests a 20% donations
from proceeds so we can continue this honorarium
and commission artwork for the 250th anniversary
2) Deadline for applications is December 15,
. Send the application (available at firstname.lastname@example.org)
to The Amherst Public Art Commission, Jones Library
43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002
3) An honorarium of $100 will be given to each of
the 4 artists, which the artist can use as for publicity,
transportation or hanging costs. APAC can not assume
these costs but will assist with installation as
4) Interested applicants may want to visit Town
Hall on Boltwood Walk in the center of downtown
Amherst to see the interior.
DIMENSIONS FOR POSSIBLE LOCATIONS WITHIN TOWN HALL
First Floor - Boltwood Ave. Entrance Lobby between
entrance doors: a) 7'W x 6.5'H b0 4'W x 6.5H
Alcove Opposite Elevator: 70"W x 5'H
First Floor Hallway a) 6'8" W x 4'5'H, b) 3"7"W
x 3'10"H (wall to right of Human Resources office)
c) 7'10"W x 5'3"H (wall to right of the Meeting
Room) d) 5'4"W x 5'3" H (wall next to Accounting
Lower Level Lobby - Main Street Entrance a) 2 walls,
both 6'W x 5'H
There is a large landing with generous wall space
on the stairwell, the second floor. Also wall space
on stairwell on two landings.
THE OXBOW GALLERY IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
HOW TO APPLY:
SUBMIT 10 SLIDES WITH NAME, MEDIUM, SIZE, DATE &
Applications (slides and resume) can be dropped
off at the gallery during business hours: Thursday—Sunday
12–5 PM, Friday 12–8
Applications can also be mailed.
Be sure to include a SASE. Deadline: Sunday, December
We also strongly encourage applicants to submit
2 samples of current work.
Work can be dropped off at the gallery, Sunday,
December 3, 12–5 PM
Work must be picked up on Thursday, December 7,
between 12 and 5PM.
The Oxbow Gallery
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, 01060
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
Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY
access to college's ceramic and sculpture facilities,
including wood kiln, down and updraft kilns, foundry-bronze
casting, welding and forging equipment, stone and
wood carving equipment, outside sculpture courtyard
to work in, storage for equipment and on campus
housing. No more than 3 entries/artist. Sales encouraged
for all loaned sculptures. 20% commission. Please
send written proposals (detailed description of
artwork, including what it is made of; complete
installation instructions of artwork, including
what machinery, physical assistance and materials
are needed; and list of materials and tools if needed);
creation/installation schedule; complete budget
that includes travel costs, detailed installation
costs, etc.; images of existing (slides, digital
prints, or jpegs)/proposed artwork (images of previous
work along with drawings of proposed artwork); resume/CV;
artist statement; and SASE for returns to: Nita
Kehoe-Gadway, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck
Av, Riverton WY 82501 OR 307-855-2211 OR http://cwc.edu/community_friends/outward_westward
Nov 06, 2006 POETRY PRIZES
unpublished lyric poems in English celebrating the
human spirit for awards ranging from $1,000-$25,0000.
Open to all writers and poets, published or unpublished,
under 40 on Nov 6, 2006. Submit 2 copies of up to
3 poems; only 1 may be more than 30 lines and all
poems printed on separate sheets. No returns. Entry
fee (checks made out to Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg
Memorial Fund). Please send entries with name and
address clearly marked on each page of 1 copy only;
index card with name, address, and titles of poems;
and SASE for results, to: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg,
Poetry Prizes, Box 2306, Orinda CA 94563 OR http://www.DorothyPrizes.org
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Seeking artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007.
For more info, please contact: Atlantic Center,
1414 Art Center Av, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR
800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
A nice offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown
Sounds who generously would like to have artists
display their work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant
St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St. Theater)
The window is quite large, and has three panels,
each one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It
is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning; the
heat of the sun plus the narrowness of the window
make it inappropriate to display most musical instruments.
However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork
since it's only exposed for a month to six weeks.
I normally pay $150 to the artist who installs the
window, and work out a consignment agreement for
the store to take a percentage of the price if the
art is for sale and we manage to sell some of it.
The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a
wall at the back of the window that's about three
feet high, or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the
It's great when the art can have a musical theme,
but it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible
commercial location, the work should have a mainstream
appeal and not have themes which could be offensive.
Small pieces don't work well since the window is
If one of your readers is interested in displaying
in this context, please have them contact me via
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image
Registry The New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts
and culture in the country. The Percent for Art
artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important
component of the Program. The registry is consulted
by the architects, panelists, and City agencies
for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares
a slide presentation from the registry for each
panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional
visual artist residing in the United States. Deadline:
On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/
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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).
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
Enter the event at least two weeks prior to event
Include your contact information in case we have
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
Thanks, and good luck with your events!