November 6, 2006
and language hung at a jaunty angle.


The 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.

I 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 diversion-driven visuality.

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 something.

Florence--Saturday & Sunday 10-5, Nov. 11 - 12
1106_openstudios.jpg The 14th 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.

3rd Floor Domestics & Odd Lots

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.”

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.”

The above is from the NCA Press Release. I just cut and paste. Confused about the two receptions?

A screening of Tim Folland's video series:Tools for Destroying Paintings
Followed by discussion and behind-the-scenes stuff
1030_swill.jpg November 16, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Hampden Gallery
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 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 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.

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.

jamoka_prima_sitting.jpg Got your attention now?

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 chocolate.

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.

Without further modieu, a message from the marvy Kelsey Flynn:
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.

Equal marriage rights are important to me. I hope you can spend just a moment today to help.

Thank you,


Women at War
a series of public conversations about women’s experiences of war and the return home
1106_revan.jpg 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.

at the Nielson Library Browsing Room at Smith College
SUNDAY, 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.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1-5 pm at the Florence Community Center
20_matt.jpg 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
Founding Co-director
Florence Poets Society
P.O. Box 60355
Florence Ma 01062-0355
email - FPOETS@localnet.com

Note: 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 possession.

an "A Cappella" benefit for the Academy of Music
an "A Cappella" benefit for the Academy of Music

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8:00pm – Northampton , Massachusetts.

It may be getting colder outside, but things are warming up at the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton.

On 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 the cold.

Sponsored by: Northampton Arts Council, Academy of Music and 88.5FM~WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England.

For more information, contact Ellen Augarten at 584-6377 and ellenaugarten@gmail.com.

Pictured, The Green Street Brew.

and other events at the NCA
1106_jimi.jpg 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: ncfa@nohoarts.org phone: 413-584-7327 web: http://www.nohoarts.org

Friday, November 10, 5-8 PM
3guys.jpg Coming 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 community spirit.”

~~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.

Saturday, November 11th from 5-8 PM.
1030_eho.jpg The weather 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:
~~Jeff 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 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 Street.

-- Fiddler 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 Street.

-- 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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artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 11th 5-8 pm
pensivepig.jpg From Jeff Mack:
Hi Everyone,

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 sleep again.

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.
See you soon!

November 11th, 2006 - February 9th, 2007
1030_luke.jpg "THIRD 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.

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!

Saturday November 11th
1106_turnersfalls.jpg Public Art Celebration
Saturday November 11th
Great Falls Discovery Center, Great Hall
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 3-6 pm


The 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 postings.

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

Atlantic Salmon 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.

bill_whippedcream.jpg Special 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.

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 local.masslive. And from now on I will try harder to get straight which plays she is in at all times.

AND MORE SPECIAL THANKS TO JEFF MACK who most of you know from the Green Street Mural project, who dropped by yesterday to make a donation and send well wishes for Jamoka.

Performances of Veronica’s Fold: Take 2
At A.P.E. Thornes - November 17 & 18 at 8pm, November 19 at 2pm
1106_ape.jpg *Wendy Woodson & Present Co. Inc.
At A.P.E. Thornes
Performances of Veronica’s Fold: Take 2
November 17 & 18 at 8pm, November 19 at 2pm
Admission: $12

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.

*Wendy 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.

A.P.E galleries present Michael Tillyer and Vitek Kruta
Opening reception, Arts Night Out, Nov.10 5-7pm.
1030_vitek.jpg Nov.3 - 29
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. Clock"

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"

It's really fun and easy! and FREE!
My favorite halloween costume.

TO MAKE 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 newsletter.

Breakfast on Pluto by Neil Jordan
1106_movie.jpg Breakfast 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 narrator.

‘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

Adapted from: Time Out London Issue 1847: January 11-18 2006

with Arcadia Players in Amherst and Deerfield
mozart.jpg Mozart, His 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 info@arcadiaplayers.org, 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 concert venue.

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 Cultural Council.

Paintings and Works on paper by Gineen Cooper

"Making Music"
Paintings and Works on paper by Gineen

Local 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 two.

Please join the artist for a closing reception during the Northampton Arts Night Out:
Friday, November 10th
5:00 - 7:00 p. m.
231 Main St 2nd FL
Northampton Ma

Options for Photoshop fun?

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 strangers.


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 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.

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 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) rythea@crocker.com

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

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


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 kewiho@aol.com or call him at 549-0865 for more information.

The next application deadline is 6:00 pm, November 8 at Gallery A3.

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.

All the 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 Competition 2006, 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 avenue.

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/ choukoku

due by Nov 30
Goodlander Gallery
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.
Eligibility: 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.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2006
The Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art Program
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 Amherst.
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006. Send the application (available at trooney51@comcast.net) 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 interior.

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 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 landings.

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 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
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, 01060
413.586.6300 www.oxbowgallery.com

Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event

Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006

Location: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA - USA
email: artexpo@lucacurci.com
more details: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2006 Exhibitions: After Urban - University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA - USA (February 2007). The deadline for applications is December 01, 2006.

The number of works with you can participate is unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The duration may be any, with a preference given to a max lenght of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:
arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) - Italy

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

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

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

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

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

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

Cornelius Eady, playwright/poet
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
Denis Smalley, composer

OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline: May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Gioia Timpanelli, storyteller/author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is what my new haircut feels like.

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

Unfortunately due to stuff I can't comprehend, the PayPal button has to say, "Buy Now", rather than "donate". I want it to say "Hello Sweetheart!"
Anyway--thanks for your support!

If this button does not work you may have to try another browser. sigh. You don't really get Tammy Faye's album. I just liked her picture.

Show Postcards and the like can be mailed to:
Mo Ringey
PO Box 6109
Holyoke, MA 01041-6109

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.


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 exuberantly.

Dear Presenting Organization,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, and good luck with your events!

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.



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