and language hung
at a jaunty angle.
calamities affecting the Amy and Mo coincidental show (2 galleries, 2 shows, one
venue, combined receptions) at the NCA
continue. Last week I
chronicled (with the help of vintage
Japanese psychiatric ads) our obstacles to date, yet they carry on.
think I failed to mention that Amy's
car was jacked by evil towlords who then charged her all of our Dom Perignon
budget to impolitely give it back. And as some of you know, Amy does have some
bad carma and once had her car stolen
by O.J. and the Hamburgler so this was really no stunning surprise.
And then my dog, Jamoka
(newsletter model, author, bhodisattva), had to be rushed to the hospital with
tremors and fever from a tumerous mass on his stomach which the doctor seems to
think is cancer and so we wait for further tests and results before speculating
a prognosis and surgical schedule. He is wearing a little red sweatshirt to hide
where his stomach and forepaws were shaved for tests and IVs. He likes wearing
clothes so it works out.
Jamoka has extreme separation anxiety and will NOT
be left alone and I think they got that at the hospital because when I called in
the morning for a report the nurse said the doctor would have to call me back
when she was finished with her rounds. She then added, "And Jamoka is making her
rounds *with* her".
So the shows are going on yet I am down one piece.
The other pieces of me have given up on finishing and/or unfinishing my new
work, THE COOLERATOR, which will now have to make its debut at the Blizzard
Gallery at Springfield College in March 2007.
Meanwhile, I seem to find
comfort in photoshopping things and so this newsletter has a certain
No word yet on a wine sponsor. I am still
hoping my new BFF,
Rachel Ray will throw some wine our way.
If you show up at the NCA
for one of our receptions and we aren't there, we've just been stolen or
AT ARTS & INDUSTRY BUILDING Florence--Saturday & Sunday 10-5, Nov. 11 - 12
annual Arts & Industry Open Studio is an opportunity to visit the studios
and workshops of over 60 local artists and craftspeople, many with national
reputations in their fields. You'll see fine art paintings, prints, photography,
sculpture, hand crafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, glassware and much more.
Come and be part of the exciting Northampton arts scene. Saturday
& Sunday, Nov. 11 & 12, 10:00 to 5:00. Arts & Industry, 221 Pine
Street, Florence. Call (413) 586-8397 for more information.
AMY AND ME
AT THE NCA 3rd Floor
Domestics & Odd Lots
JOHNQUEST 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 Viva Fresh Pasta and
Spoleto and musical entertainment by Chris Haynes and The Weird Uncles.
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.”
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. Confused about the two
of Tim Folland's video series:Tools for Destroying Paintings
discussion and behind-the-scenes stuff
16, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
University of Massachusetts
Tim Folland's King of The Crash Boom Bam, The Death
Defying Dare Devil Tour 2006, and Swill Hole featuring the Paintor
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
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
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.
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:
SHOULD NOT GET MARRIED
I have noticed that petition links, even if they are to
support arts endowment legislation, go largely unclicked (I get comparative
metric stats, i.e., click-through reports), in this newsletter so I am asking
you all to change that trend and click
here and sign this noble petition to ensure that the above sentiment does
not prevail. It takes seconds. I did it. It was mildly invigorating, like dark
If not for same-sex marriage, I'd have no weddings
to go to (or solemnize, as I have done). And how will we ever pass dog
marriage if we don't speak up for humans?
Pictured, Jamoka and his
fiancee, Prima, en route to The Monster Truck show at The Centrum.
further modieu, a message from the marvy Kelsey
I just took action to support marriage equality in
Massachusetts - and to help stop the Massachusetts Legislature from writing
discrimination into the Constitution. I’m writing to ask if you would help
support equality too.
On November 9, 2006, the state legislature will
consider a vicious new anti-gay constitutional amendment that would terminate
equal marriage rights in Massachusetts, and replace them with nothing.
Please send a message to your legislators today. MassEquality’s made
it easy – all you have to do is visit http://www.massequality.org/action/start.php.
This time, the anti-equality amendment could easily pass. Because this
time, only one-quarter of lawmakers are needed to move the Amendment forward.
That's right - only a small fraction of the legislature needs to approve.
MassEquality needs our help to make sure that doesn't hap pen.
marriage rights are important to me. I hope you can spend just a moment today to
War a series of
public conversations about women’s experiences of war and the return home
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.
DONNELLY & BONNIE ATKINS READ at the
Nielson Library Browsing Room at Smith College
NOVEMBER 19, 4 PM, NORTHAMPTON, MA PATRICK DONNELLY & BONNIE ATKINS will
read at the Nielson Library Browsing Room at Smith College (off of Green Street
in the center of the Smith College campus).
Please come if you can!
PATRICK DONNELLY's collection of poems is The Charge (Ausable Press,
2003), about which Gregory Orr wrote "everything he writes is suffused with
tenderness and intelligence, lucidity and courage." He is an Associate Editor at
Four Way Books, has taught writing at Smith College, the New School University,
Clark University, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and was Thornton
writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College in 2006. His writing has appeared in
American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly
Review, and The Massachusetts Review and elsewhere.
BONNIE ATKINS is a
social worker and is currently working on a memoir.
POETS SOCIETY ANNUAL REVIEW Sunday, Nov.
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,
This is a FREE event, open to the public!
books, information and copies of our annual review "Silkworm 2006" will
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
Florence Poets Society
Florence Ma 01062-0355
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 possession.
CHORD BOWL an "A
Cappella" benefit for the Academy of Music
VOCAL CHORD BOWL
an "A Cappella" benefit for the Academy of Music
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8:00pm – Northampton ,
It may be getting colder outside, but things are
warming up at the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton.
Saturday, November 18th, at 8PM, the Local Vocal Chord Bowl will take the Opera
House stage, in a benefit concert for the Academy of Music. The Local Vocal
Chord Bowl is an all a cappella concert modeled after the famous Silver Chord
Bowl that opens the Northampton Art's Council's Four Sundays in February series.
Musical guests include: The Northamptones, 5 Alone, The Smiffenpoofs,
The Zumbyes, The Impeachments and The Green Street Brew, all Pioneer Valley a
cappella groups, along with comedians Laura Patrick and Pam Victor of the Ha Ha
Sisterhood who are donating their time and talents to MC. There will be two
adult, two college and two high school groups performing. Tickets are $6.00 for
general admission and $15.00 for reserved seating.
If you enjoy
beautiful vocal music, want to support a community event, and appreciate the
opulent grandeur of the Academy of Music's newly renovated Opera House, you will
not want to miss this special concert. It's the perfect way to come in out of
Sponsored by: Northampton Arts Council, Academy of Music and
88.5FM~WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England.
information, contact Ellen Augarten at 584-6377 and
The Green Street Brew.
SO YOU THINK
YOU CAN PLAY HENDRIX? and other
events at the NCA
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
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 Friday,
November 10, 5-8 PM
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
Highlighted in November are several
~~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
~~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.
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.
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
Among November's featured events:
Mack’s delightful illustrations at Manhan Café, 72 Union Street.
~~ 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 Street.
~~ “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
~~ “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 Street.
Eric Lee and singer Julia Suriano play from 5-6:30 pm and artist Jennifer Holmes
displays her photography all evening at Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton,
41 Union Street.
-- Paintings and mixed media inspired by music,
politics and graffiti by James Lundrigan at Night Owl Records, 72 Cottage
-- Mark Brown's whimsical clocks and sculptures, created
with recycled materials, at Crooked House Designs, 86 Cottage Street.
-- Tommy and the Terrors, Guilt Lust and Lumberjack blast the stage
starting at 7 pm, at Flywheel Arts Collective, 2 Holyoke Street.
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
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JEFF MACK AT
THE MANHAN CAFE artist
reception on Saturday, Nov. 11th 5-8 pm
I have a new art show coming up at the
Manhan Café, 72 Union Street in Easthampton, MA. There’s going to be a
party for it on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 5-8pm. I hope you can make it,
check out the artwork, and try some of their invigorating coffee. You may never
The reception will be part of the Easthampton Arts Walk.
That means there will be several other arts events in town as well. Red Horse
Press in studio 229 of the Eastworks Building is also having an exhibition in
their new space that evening. Their show will be well worth visiting too!
For info on the Easthampton Arts Walk visit: http://www.artwalkeasthampton.org
For info about my work you can visit: http://www.jeffmack.com
The Manhan show will run from November 11 to January 2.
TIME'S A CHARM" November
11th, 2006 - February 9th, 2007
TIME'S A CHARM"
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 p.m.
WILL BE A GOOD TIME at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
hours: T&T 11-7, W&F 11-6
also by appointment
hundreds upon hundreds of paintings, taste the wine & food, maybe even join
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!
CELEBRATION IN TURNERS FALLS Saturday
Saturday November 11th
Great Falls Discovery Center, Great
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 3-6 pm
Turners Falls RiverCulture Project will hold a celebration to unveil four public
art pieces to serve as informational kiosks to be placed in downtown Turners
Falls. These functional works of art will open an artistic and historical
dialogue as well as serve as a way finding system to the town’s cultural,
historical and recreational resources.
The four artists chosen for these
commissions are Stephen Cahill of Turners Falls, Cynthia Fisher of Buckland,
Gary Orlinsky of Leverett and James Rourke of Northfield. Each proposed a piece
centered on a theme relevant to Turners and will include display space for a
map, RiverCulture project information and a space for community
The four pieces are:
Powertown, by James Rourke - End of
1st Street by the bike path parking area
Rock, Paper, Knife, by
Gary Orlinsky - 1st Street by bike path and Fish Viewing Facility
Doosel, by Stephen Cahill - Avenue A + 3rd Street in front of
Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography
Mosaic, by Cynthia Fisher -Peskeomskut Park at Avenue A + 6th Street
These pieces were commissioned as part of the Turners Falls
RiverCulture Project. The art selection committee consisted of RiverCulture
partners, town officials and outside jurors. They include Chris Janke of Suzee’s
Laundry; Jack Nelson,artist; Bill Gabriel of Northeast Utilities; Frank
Abbondanzio, town administrator; Dave Jensen, building inspector; Lisa Davol,
RiverCulture Coordinator and Hezzie Phillips, Director of the Contemporary
Artists Center in North Adams; James Florschutz, sculptor from Newfane VT; and
Joseph Krupczynski, Chair of the Northampton public art committee and
Architecture and design professor at UMASS
The Turners Falls RiverCulture
Project promotes Turners Falls and the Connecticut River area as a great place
to live and to enjoy the arts, nature and outdoor recreation. This Project is
made possible by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Hallmark Museum of
Contemporary Photography and Hallmark Institute of Photography, Western
Massachusetts Electric Company, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, The Franklin County
Chamber of Commerce, Town of Montague, Community Foundation of Western
Massachusetts and Mark Abramson of Benchmark and Pratt Realty.
413.230.9910 or www.turnersfallsriverculture.org
for more info.
THANKITY THANKS TO SPONSORS & SPECIAL PEOPLE
thanks to the inexplicable Billy Myers (pictured) for his generous support
of this newsletter and for his help with truck rental and moving my show from
Provincetown to Northampton this weekend.
ALSO, SPECIAL THANKS TO KELSEY
When I told Kelsey that Jamoka has been diagnosed with cancer
(as yet to be verified by further tests) and has been in the hospital she
immediately sent a check to help defray the costs of his hospitalization and
surgery. Let's all thank her by honoring her *pet project* and posting things at
And from now on I will try harder to get straight which
plays she is in at all times.
MORE SPECIAL THANKS TO JEFF
most of you know from the
Green Street Mural project, who dropped by yesterday to
make a donation and send well wishes for Jamoka.
of Veronica’s Fold: Take 2 At A.P.E.
Thornes - November 17 & 18 at 8pm, November 19 at 2pm
Woodson & Present Co. Inc.
At A.P.E. Thornes
Veronica’s Fold: Take 2
November 17 & 18 at 8pm, November 19 at
Wendy Woodson & Present Company* will be in
residence at A.P.E. Thornes where they will present */Veronica's Fold: Take 2
/*on November 17 & 18 at 8pm and November 19 at 2pm. This innovative
multi-media performance piece follows five characters on a journey through an
off-kilter world of missed connections, disputed recollections and surprising
acts of compassion. As unexpected events unfold and the mythic rides side by
side with the "usual," these five individuals grapple with multi-layered stories
and scenarios that bring them to their knees.
*/Veronica's Fold, Take
1/* premiered at the Ko Festival in July to critical acclaim. This second
version takes the original script and set and adapts them to the A.P.E. Space.
*/Veronica’s Fold /*was written and directed by Wendy Woodson and
created in collaboration with New York and Northampton performers Peter Schmitz,
Candice Salyers, Marina Libel, Lisa Biggs and James Emery as well as set and
lighting set designer Kathy Couch and video artist Dan Keller.
Woodson & Present Company Inc.,* established in Washington D.C. In 1980 and
now based in Amherst MA, is a non-profit organization committed to creating,
producing and presenting original, topical and provocative performance works of
high artistic and professional quality. These works are often developed
collaboratively by artists from theater, dance, film/video, music and the visual
arts. Since its inception in 1980 the company has produced 80 performance and
video pieces at such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center, P.S. 122, Wolf Trap,
the Washington Project for the Arts, Jacob's Pillow, Emerson Majestic Theater,
A.P.E. Performance Space, the National Performance Network etc., as well as at
many colleges, universities with funding from the National Endowment for the
Arts, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Massachusetts
Cultural Council among others. In the twenty-six years of its existence, Present
Company has gained a national reputation for innovative and exciting
interdisciplinary performance work of outstanding quality.
galleries present Michael Tillyer and Vitek Kruta Opening
reception, 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. 3- Nov. 13
A.P.E. galleries will present
the work of *Michael Tillyer* in Gallery 1.
*"Mrs. Lamp and Mr.
*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. Clock"
ABOUT *Vitek Kruta:*
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
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"
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fun and easy! and FREE!
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My favorite halloween
SUBMISSIONS YOU please very please MUST review 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 that you want people to know about and attend your
event but have no interest in anyone else's events and I am sure that's not the
case. So, because we are all in this together. I HUMBLY ASK THAT YOU PLEASE
SUBSCRIBE TO POST EVENTS.
And it takes a lot longer when I have to
work on each submission to make it fit in the
SMITH'S MOVIE PICS Breakfast on
Pluto by Neil Jordan
on Pluto by Neil Jordan
based on the novel by Pat McCabe, screenplay
McCabe/Jordan (McCabe has a cameo appearance.) starring: Cilian Murphy as
Patrick “Kitten” Braden, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Ruth Negga,
Laurence Kinlan, Gavin Friday, Bryan Ferry
Damn and blast the bleeding
boring old real world with its prejudices and its sadness and its violence and
its dreary old clothes... Neil Jordan’s latest is the wild and wilfully
fictional memoir of an introspective, romantic transvestite who calls himself
‘Kitten’ (Cillian Murphy). Sweeping us from Ireland to London, from rural
backwater to the big smoke, Jordan presents this fast-flowing autobiography of a
cross-dressing Dick Whittington in brief chapters that speed easily past the eye
and are bolstered by a terrific soundtrack that skips from Cole Porter to T. Rex
to Slade to ‘The Wombling Song’. It’s breathless stuff –– a whirlwind of colour,
wit and imagination that is driven by a tender, nuanced central performance of
charisma and intelligence from Cillian Murphy.
Abandoned at birth in a
late ’50s small-town Ireland, Kitten –– real name Patrick –¿ loves to dress in
women’s clothes and flounce about the house as a girl, much to the obvious
dismay of his foster family. He barely cares what anyone else thinks and employs
his own internal monologue of random thoughts and crazy dreams as a wall between
him and the silly, ‘serious’ world about him, with its IRA bombs, guns and
murders. He’s a bizarre, intoxicating creation and, in turns, a very seductive
‘Breakfast on Pluto’ is a delightful fairytale that uses the
very real world and its hardships –– a long-lost mother, terrorism, abuse –– as
the theatre for much camp playfulness and wish-fulfilment. Jordan –– drawing on
Patrick McCabe’s novel by the same name –– gives us a memoir so eventful, so
rapid, so brimming over with flights of fancy that we are entranced by Kitten.
Everything –– and everyone –– else is peripheral. Surprisingly –– and much to
the credit of both Jordan and Murphy –– Kitten emerges as more than a
fascinating caricature. He’s a splash of vibrant colour within a monochrome
world, an antidote to (and reflection on) the Catholicism and conservatism of
’60s and ’70s Ireland and, on a more personal level, a credible reaction to his
own abandonment and search for identity. The film’s interests in cross-dressing,
performance, the sex industry, our capital’s back alleys, messy childhoods and
the journey from Ireland to London will be familiar to those who know ‘Mona
Lisa’, ‘The Butcher Boy’, ‘The Crying Game’ and other Jordan films. ‘Breakfast
on Pluto’ is a wild, imaginative and daring project that could equally be
dismissed as chaotic and indulgent or as wild, imaginative and daring. I’d say
it’s all these things –– and it’s a hell of a ride for it. DC
Out London Issue 1847: January 11-18 2006
FRIENDS, HIS ENEMIES with Arcadia
Players in Amherst and Deerfield
Friends, His Enemies with Arcadia Players in Amherst and Deerfield
Continuing its 18th season of performances in the Pioneer Valley,
Arcadia Players winds up its celebration of the Mozart 250th anniversary with a
sparkling program of chamber music for winds and fortepiano by Mozart, His
Friends, His Enemies. Oboist Geoffrey Burgess, clarinetist Owen Watkins,
bassoonist Sue Black, horn player Todd Williams and fortepianist Monica Jakuc, a
quintet of musicians steeped in the performing styles of Mozart’s time—may be
heard on Friday, November 10, at 8:00 PM at South Congregational Church, on
the South Amherst Common, and on Saturday, November 11, at 8:00 PM at Deerfield
Academy’s Caswell Library in Deerfield.
One of the program’s
highlights will be Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat for piano and winds, K.452. This
richly sonorous work for keyboard and winds combines the brilliance of a
keyboard concerto, the intimacy of a string quartet and the charm of a Viennese
wind serenade. After hearing it performed, Mozart wrote to his father that he
thought it the best music he had written!
There are little-known
treasures among the many works written in Mozart’s Vienna. Fortepianist Monica
Jakuc will play a spirited sonata by Marianne Martinez. A student of Haydn’s,
director of a Viennese singing school, and accomplished composer, Martinez had
opportunity to join Mozart in playing his four-hand piano sonatas. Less
harmonious was Mozart’s relationship with the court composer Antonio Salieri,
whose Trio No. 2 for 2 oboes and bassoon will also be heard. Two wind
divertimenti by Mozart and a work by Georg Lickl round out the program.
The five members of this Arcadia ensemble have distinguished themselves
in the performance of 18th-century music.
Pre-ordered individual tickets
are $40 on Friday and $43 on Saturday for preferred seating, $20 on Friday and
$22 on Saturday general admission, $10 student. Ticket prices at the door are
$45 preferred, $25 general, $10 student. Preferred or general 4-concert or
5-concert season subscriptions may also be ordered at a considerable saving.
Subscriptions include a bonus ticket to Ian Watson’s February 24 organ recital
at the First Church of Deerfield. This season’s concert offerings include
Handel’s Messiah, a program of English madrigals and lute songs, a March concert
of songs and suites by Henry Purcell, and a spring program of Bach cantatas and
music by Handel and Boyce. For information, tickets and subscriptions, call
413-256-4888, email email@example.com, or see www.arcadiaplayers.org.
Saturday’s concert is sponsored by Deerfield Academy. Before each
performance a pre-concert talk will be given, beginning at 7:15 PM, in the
Arcadia Players is supported by patrons, donors and
grants from the Amherst, Greenfield, Hadley, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Northampton,
Pelham, Whately and Williamsburg Arts Councils funded by the Massachusetts
MUSIC" Paintings and
Works on paper by Gineen Cooper
Paintings and Works on paper
artist Gineen Cooper is showing a simmering potpourri of color explosions (the
right time of year for it, no?) in various forms: newly-completed paintings on
canvas as well as chalk and oil pastel works on paper, and an intaglio print or
Please join the artist for a closing reception during the
Northampton Arts Night Out:
Friday, November 10th
5:00 - 7:00 p.
S A L O N H E R D I S
231 Main St 2nd FL
NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
Every day I check my email, afraid to get my hopes up yet not
wanting to be an empty chasm feathered with the dregs of pessimism, waiting for
that email with attached images of the whole NAC staff so I can show my
appreciation by way of bestowing my awe-inpspiring photoshop skills upon their
digital images with a little bit of showoff-ey, run-on sentence prowess on top.
I'm still waiting.
Oh the photoshop places we'll go!
Pictured, Sample photoshop tributes to past honorees and random
WHY I'D LIKE
TO *PROPERLY* THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE NAC
September 20, 2006
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
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.
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.
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 rate.
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
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
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
|GALLERY A3 SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Gallery A3, a cooperative,
fine art gallery in downtown Amherst, is accepting applications for membership.
The gallery recently reopened in a new space in the renovated Amherst Cinema
building. The gallery has a goal of 24 members and applications will be juried
on a monthly basis until the few remaining openings are filled.
Applications are available at Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street in Amherst
during the hours of 12-6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. For an electronic
application please contact Keith Hollingworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
549-0865 for more information. The next application deadline is 6:00
pm, November 8 at Gallery A3.
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
Art Walk Easthampton,
a monthly, self-guided walking tour of arts and culture, has added a proposal
page to its website where visual, music and performance artists can outline what
they would like to show or perform if given the opportunity.
locations that participate in Art Walk Easthampton can view the submissions for
possible inclusion in an upcoming event. The talent describes the work, provides
images, identifies the types of venues they would like to be in, the dates they
are available and provides contact information. If there's a match between the
submission and the venue's interest, the venue contacts the talent directly to
handle booking arrangements.
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org
and is open to all local and regional artists.
The next art walk in
Easthampton is Nov. 11th and includes at least 15 venues along Cottage and Union
streets. Most locations have already selected their November shows, says Hanus,
but that there will be many opportunities over the coming year.
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
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. www.goodlandergallery.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN
HISTORIC BUILDING DEADLINE:
December 15, 2006
Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art Program
PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED MEDIA & PRINTS (NO
4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS EACH ($100
HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST TOWN HALL COMPETITION
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 of
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006
. Send the
application (available at email@example.com) 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 needed.
4) Interested applicants may want
to visit Town Hall on Boltwood Walk in the center of downtown Amherst to see the
DIMENSIONS FOR POSSIBLE LOCATIONS WITHIN TOWN HALL
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
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 office)
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
THE OXBOW GALLERY IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
HOW TO APPLY:
SUBMIT 10 SLIDES WITH NAME, MEDIUM, SIZE, DATE & RESUME
(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.
sure to include a SASE. Deadline: Sunday, December 3
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
Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, 01060
Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event
Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006
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:
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) -
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.
2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM APRIL 16 - MAY 6
(application deadline: January 12, 2007)
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)MAY 14 -
JUNE 3 (application deadline: February 9, 2007)
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artistJULY
23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March 16, 2007)
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
composerOCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline: May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
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
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: 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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I think a lot of people still have my old
arts & industry address as postcards get forwarded to me but I think that
may expire soon.
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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 thankity thanks).
Post yourself oftenly and
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
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
Make sure you select the proper category for your event.
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
Check the drop-down boxes when entering venue information; your
venue may already be online.
Please note: Submissions that do not meet
our guidelines will not be posted. Arts, cultural, and entertainment events will
likely be accepted. Public lectures and presentations will also be considered.
We will approve submissions only from non-profit organizations, and only if they
meet our criteria. WFCR reserves the right to decline or remove any
The WFCR Arts Calendar will give your events the coverage
they deserve on a timely basis. It is among the most heavily visited sections of
the WFCR.org website. If you have questions about the WFCR Arts Calendar, or if
you would like a walk-through of the submission process, please contact me at
413-545-1684 or email@example.com.
Thanks, and good luck with your events!
Note: I posted The NCA Show (Me and Amy) on WFCR.org and as of this writing,
it hasn't shown up yet. Please Mr. Sir, tell me why.