February 8 (ish), 2006
 
 
ARTS NIGHT OUT, ROBBER BARONS, GET ACQUAINTED,
HAWAIIAN SHIRT APB
I hope you have an alibi Mo,
because Crime has come to town.

It seems that some clowns waltzed off with the doors, seats, seatbelts, rearview mirror, clutch, ignition, plastic chicken leg dashboard good luck charm, disco hits of the 80s cd, Olivia Newton-John exercise video, lock de-icer, carburetor, fan belt, timing chain, wheels, spare change, peaceribbon magnet, floormats, air conditioning, power locks, windshield, unclaimed winning lottery tickets, Faberge eggs, spare tire and Suntan Barbie with Beach Ensemble that used to make up the bulk of Amy Johnquest's car.
The rest was towed from the crime scene.

So to cheer her up, I googled, "Hang in there baby, Friday's coming!" hoping I could find one of those cheesy old posters with the kitten hanging from the branch to post here for and while I found a dozen sites that longingly reminisce about that poster, I could not find an actual image.

So I had to use an image of the actual robberbarons.

ARTS NIGHT OUT - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 FROM 5 to THEN
THIS Friday.

The Watkins Gallery, 142 Main Street, second floor, is showing "Winter Whites" this month, featuring woodcut prints by Joshua Rome. Rome's talent is well-established in Japan where he has had more than 75 successful shows.
Gallery goers in New York and San Francisco, as well as in Japan, have enjoyed his winter snow scenes.

The Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, shows the work of Marion Miller, an artist whose themes range from figural to landscapes.
A.P.E. Gallery, Thorne's Market, third floor, will have two offerings. The first show tells the story of the hurt and power of both Caroline Lambertó "Hand Built Books" and Jill Turneró"Video Performance Shorts." The second A.P.E exhibition is "Where are We Going?" paintings by Len Gerwick.

Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, continues its show of black and white photography, "Moments in New England and Beyond," by Robert Hallock, a University of Massachusetts professor.

Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, third floor, fabric artist Belinda Lyons Zucker presents "Grandmother: Images in Clay and Cloth."

This month's Arts Night Out coincides with the first of the Center's three "World of Piano" jazz concerts. Uri Caine will perform at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information at the Center's Web site

JAZZ, WALTZ(ES), DANCE, CHOCOLATE AND CZECH NATIONALISM AT THE NCA
February
There are a lot of GREAT events this month at the NCA (The folks who sent me my very first rejection letter!).

Far too many to list here and as varied as the heading suggests. Please check out their web site nohoarts to see a full list.

RED HOT DANCE
Hip Hop to Ballroom, Sunday, February 12, 2 pm



Performance with dancers ranging from Hip Hop to Ballroom.

Students from the Hackworth School of Performing Arts and Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School.

Sunday, February 12, 2pm. tickets available ahead or at the door.

See Northampton Arts Council for more details.


MISSING HAWAIIAN SHIRTS
last seen at the NCA, January 13

A few of the hawaiian shirts lent out for attendee wearing pleasure accidentally left the NCA January 13 and their owner/collecter would love to be reunited with them.


If you woke up the next morning in a hawaiian shirt and wondered if you bought it from a hawaiian shirt street vendor, you didn't. It followed you home.
They do that.



Shirts can be returned to my studio or you can email me and arrange for a clandestine drop-off and I will reunite them with their rightful (mourning) owner.



Thanks!

GET ACQUAINTED - FCCC AND GBA
Wednesday, February 8, 6-8 pm

FCCC and the GBA will host a "get acquainted" evening on Wednesday, February 8, at the Pushkin Gallery, 332 Main Street in Greenfield from 6-8 p.m.

Please use the Federal Street entrance. This is open to all who consider themselves part of the Creative Economy.
We are looking for artists, web designers, internet businesses, etc.

In previous discussions, we have learned that many of these individuals feel isolated and they expressed the need to know and learn more about others in related fields.
We would like to facilitate that in hopes that many of them can bring business to each other, develop cooperative projects and perhaps share space and services.

Light snacks (cheese and crackers and cookies) will be provided and Donna Jenson will assist us in organizing the evening. The format is not entirely designed, we welcome your input.

It would be helpful to have RSVPs from those planning to attend. We hope to see you there if the topics are of interest to you. Respond to either of us - Ann Hamilton annh@frankllincc.org or Jeff Martell gba@franklincc.org

IMAGE NOTE - I just *had* to insert a kitten image somewhere.
Hang in there Amy, Friday's coming! (she is going to kill me)


EXIT ART CALL FOR ART- THE BUILDING SHOW
Proposals due by May 1, 2006
The Building Show
September 2006

Vertical memory, icon of a landscape, symbol of a city, habitat of illegality, historical architecture

Proposals due by May 1, 2006

In the fall of 2006, Exit Art will present The Building Show. Buildings have become iconic figures of cities and countries, as an homage to the vertical icons that surround us, we are asking artists to choose any building in the world and to respond to it by making a conceptual, realistic, personal, intimate or analytical portrait of that structure. Our personal relationship to buildings is at the crux of this exhibition. These architectural wonders are loved or despised by their neighbors. Oftentimes buildings serve as a symbol of a city or have deeply rooted historical significance, they form skylines that are embedded into our vertical memory. Other times buildings are surrounded by controversy, neighborhoods are rezoned, gentrification causes displacement, and old buildings are torn down and quickly rebuilt for new uses. For The Building Show, we want artists to respond to the love / hate relationship they have to these important structures. Artists can choose any building in the world, but the building needs to physically exist today.

How to Apply
Proposals may be for work in any medium. Please submit a one page description of your project idea: a sketch of the proposed project; a resume; and documentation of your previous work (10-20 slides or images on CD, please send images at lowest resolution so they open quickly, or a 3-5 minute NTSC VHS video or DVD). Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of your work. You will be notified by email of your involvement in the exhibition so please include an email address with your materials. Exit Art is not responsible for returning works submitted with out a SASE.
Send Submissions To:
Exit Art
The Building Show
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Or email building@exitart.org
No phone calls please.


STOP WHALING PETITION
NOW. this is one of those things that takes just a minute.
This just in from one of our canadian subscribers...

please stop killing whales
Basically, I'm trying to get a million people to sign a petition to stop Japanese whaling.
I've created a petition website plus free online game (Whales Revenge) here: click it please.
If you could forward this email to everyone in your contact lists, that would be a great help.
Aside from getting more attention to the issue, we want to see how quickly an idea that starts with one person can spread through the Internet (e.g. is it possible to get a million people to sign-up?)
I'm too dumb to do the maths, but I figure if everyone gets it out to at least another 5 people, we might be able to do it.
I think it's worth a go and it's a good cause.
Thanks for your help.
Cheers,
Patrick

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 www.jackbalas.com

RECEPTION, Saturday, FEB 11th at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
"PAINTINGS DON'T GROW ON TREES"
You will see 1000 paintings by Luke Joseph Cavagnac on display February 11th through May 5th, 2006

For your enjoyment & edification there will be an OPENING & PARTY: SATURDAY, FEB. 11th, 2006 6 - 9 p.m. at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN Painting Studio & Gallery
Suite 2240, Eastworks 2nd floor
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton Mass. 01027
413.527.9300
invisiblefountain.com
refreshments will be served

Reception: Wed. Feb 8th 5-7p.m.
Gineen Lee Cooper
"PANAPOLY" new works- pastels and paintings by Gineen Cooper
Reception: Wed. Feb 8th 5-7p.m.

BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER 759 Chestnut St ,The Daly Entrance Springfield
Show up until March 4th

DEAN NIMMER - THAT RECEPTION!
Thursday, February 16. 5:30-7:30 pm

OMG! Please note that the invitational party is NOT this Thursday as I erroneously reported last week. Yikes! It's a different Thursday, the 16. Sorry.

Dean Nimmer
STORYBOARD

Paintings and drawings: a combination of abstracts and narratives.
Jan. 23 - Feb. 16, 2006

Dean's invitational party is Th., Jan. 16, 5:30-7:30 pm. Attendance is limited to all of you on this list and perhaps a select few members of his family.

The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is conveniently acessed through the HCC Campus Library in the Donahue Building. For more information & gallery hours please call (413) 552-2614

SPECIAL THANKS TO LIZ CHALFIN AND KATE JENKINS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER AND THE ABUNDANCE OF IMAGES

This month's newsletter is enabled by a generous donation from Liz Chalfin of Zea Mays and Kate Jenkins of Arts & Industry weaving fame.


To celebrate their donations, I upgraded to the Premium Image Plus Package. This means that now we can have more than 5 images in each newsletter, all at once. So, you can ALL have images with your announcements thanks to Liz Chalfin and Kate Jenkins.

And now i don't have to rip out all the old images.
If you have gone back to read old newsletters you will notice that it looks like clownrobberbarons stole the images but in reality *I* had to yank them out to make room for new ones. No more. I am still posting old newsletters here though.


ETC & MORE

Make Valentine Candy Hearts online with this little tool and send them to Amy to cheer her up. Or, send them to people of your own choosing. Or don't make them.

<---Amy at GATES, back when she still had a car.

The Radio thing.. Well, Amy and I are purportedly starting our radio show on valley free radio, 103.3, next Wednesday morning at 8 am. But you know how things change. And we will probably be nervous and embarassed/embarassing and all that. So, let's say it will definitely start February 22. Wednesdays 8-9 am. We think.
Cheers!


A BRAZILIAN JOKE
From Jon Whitney:
Donald Rumsfeld is giving the President his daily briefing. He concludes by saying, "Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed." "Oh, no!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!" His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"