January 26, 2006

Dear S- mo,
This week the letter S just kept coming up. Maybe for San FranciSco where laSt Saturday night I was Sanctimoniously accoSted with Silly String by eScaped convictS at a Saturday night Soiree.

Or maybe because kelSey launched her fab new maSSlive thingie. Or maybe because on thiS day in 1788 the first Settlers arrived in Sydney, auStralia. At any rate, have a Special day.

BTW-Jamoka is wearing faux fur in the image at left.

p.S. Old newsletters are posted here by date. Current newsletters will take a few dayS to post but will eventually end up at the Same place.

Kelsey goes MassLive! Because she is Special.
One day before Yesterday or so.
From Kelsey Flynn---"It's an exciting day. The *Your Stories - Northampton* page is up and running. Simply create a login account (free) and then post to your heart's content about your event, news story, opinion. Keep them coming and tell your friends.
The interface is very simple and easy to use. It walks you through the entire process.

Note to Mac users, the tool the web design company uses is not compatible with Safari. Please use Mozilla's FireFox. PC users should have no trouble."

AP Wire Photo-Kelsey, her dad and Shakespeare at The Toasted Owl On Kelsey's not-really-but-kinda-last day as a DJ at WRSI.

(Or just look like him, on his terms)
Applications are now being accepted for Shakespeare & Company's month-long institute for teachers: The National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Twenty-six teachers from across the nation will be selected to investigate the dynamics of Elizabethan playing conditions, looking specifically at Macbeth and Julius Caesar.

Participants will investigate the plays from a scholarly perspective, through research, lecture and discussion; from an audience perspective, attending the professional performances at Shakespeare & Company; from a practical perspective, encountering the scripts themselves as players; and from an educational perspective, collaboratively creating approaches to engage their students in active learning as they encounter Shakespeare on his terms.
Some basic details: Dates: July 10 - August 5, 2006
Sponsor: Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
Location: Smith College, Northampton, MA
Application Deadline: March 1, 2006
For more info go to the websiteOr contact them at (413) 637-1199 ext. 123 or at

Get your laugh on at Girls! Girls! Girls!

On Sat, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., at PACE in Easthampton,
comedy aficionados can get a heaping helping of what they seek most: sweet, sweet laughter.
Girls! Girls! Girls!: A Night of Women Comics sets the comedy stylings of Emily Singer, Nikki Carr, Bethany Van Delft, Kathleen Kanz, and Ann Podolske at center stage. Local comic Jennifer Myszkowski hosts and produces this comedy showcase, which is but one in an ongoing series.

(Note: The show features only women, but welcomes all audience members: male, female, and anywhere in between.)

Tickets for this event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and are available by calling 413-527-3700 or visiting the PACE website.
This event is intended for mature audiences only.

January 27=Mozart, February 1=Sunshine DeWitt Mugrabi

Join Arcadia Players and say,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOZART on Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. at Helen Hills Hills Chapel
Smith College, Northampton

Ian Watson, conductor
Symphony No.1 in E-flat Major, K.16
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K.525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K.201

Advanced ticket sales: General $22, Preferred $40, Student $10
(At door: General $25, Preferred $45)
For tickets call Arcadia Players 413-256-4888

Celebrate Sunshine's birthday on February 1st by being Sunshiney and riding your bike!

(pictured at left), Sunshine poses with her bike and her autographed Mozart picture.

January 23 - February 16, 2006

Dean Nimmer
Paintings and drawings: a combination of abstracts and narratives.
Gallery Talk & Reception February 1, 11-1, Artist's talk begins at noon

Tafadhali nataka bia [pombe] baridi Gari Baiskeli Pikipiki Gari la moshi Mashua Ndege [Eropleni] Petroli Fundi Kahawa Chai na/bila maziwa/sukari Hatari!

TRANSLATION: I'd like a cold beer, Car, Bicycle, motorbike, Train, Boat, Aeroplane, Petrol, Mechanic, Coffee, Tea, with/without, milk/sugar, Danger!

The snowman, he is fluent in Swahili.

January 23 - February 17, 2006

The William Blizard Gallery at Springfield College is exhibiting Conway artist
Ann Taylor Gibson's recent work in a solo show called "Invocations", January 23 ­- February 17, 2006.

The reception, which is open to the public, will be Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm, at the Gallery.
Gibson, a sculptor who has worked with found natural materials for nearly 30 years, is exhibiting two series of altars using bamboo and encaustic wax.

Also in the Gallery,
Eleonora Lecei, "Affirming the Body", Jan 23- Feb. 17, 2006.

"In a society dominated by technological progress, mass production and globalization, I choose to work with the human figure image in traditional media. In my work I am holding on to a lingering humanity. My work is apocalyptic, yet hopeful. The most radical thing I can do in a capitalist system that exploits bodily needs is to affirm the presence of the body. My sculptures are not real people but they affirm "real" space suggesting remnants of humanity.
-Eleonora Lecei

Available February 1, 2006.

Studio share available at One Cottage Street. large two- story space, big windows, heat included, hot and cold running water in studio, total approximate size is 1000 sq feet. Price for half is $170.00 per month. Phone: 247.3023

Inexpensive studio space available in Amherst at the 16 Main Street arts building above Russell's Liquor Store. Call Rachel Folsom at 256-0150.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2006

The Art Club and the Hive Archive of Providence RI are co-sponsoring
A National Exhibition of Work by Women in Contemporary Art
The exhibition will be juried by artist Kara Walker!
This will be an ALL MEDIA exhibition open to women artists NATIONWIDE.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2006

If you don't fall into this category (like, if you are not a woman, a person, an artist or whathaveyou), please forward this email to anyone you know who might. The entry form is also available on our website www.provid


Northampton Arts Night Out-Feb 10

Hampden Gallery - Jack Balas: Seeking Questions to Life's Big Answers
Feb 13 - March 27, Gallery Talk: Tuesday, Feb 21 at 2 PM - Reception to follow the talk. See artist's work at

"Paintings Don't Grow On Trees" - at the Invsisble Fountain.
Reception SATURDAY, FEB. 11th, 2006 6 - 9 p.m.