|ARTS NIGHT OUT,
ROBBER BARONS, GET ACQUAINTED,
HAWAIIAN SHIRT APB
I hope you have
an alibi Mo,
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.
OUT - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 FROM 5 to THEN
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.
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
DANCE, CHOCOLATE AND CZECH NATIONALISM AT THE NCA
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.
Arts Council for more details.
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.
- FCCC AND GBA
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
We are looking for artists, web designers, internet
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff
NOTE - I just *had* to insert a kitten image somewhere.
Hang in there Amy, Friday's coming! (she is going
to kill me)
due by May 1, 2006
EXIT ART CALL FOR ART- THE BUILDING SHOW
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
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:
The Building Show
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Or email email@example.com
No phone calls please.
is one of those things that takes just a minute.
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
I think it's worth a go and it's a good cause.
Thanks for your help.
- JACK BALAS
to Life's Big Answers -Feb 13 - March 27
Talk: Tuesday, Feb 21 at 2 PM Reception to follow the
talk. See artist's work at www.jackbalas.com
Saturday, FEB 11th at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
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
Suite 2240, Eastworks 2nd floor
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton Mass. 01027
refreshments will be served
Wed. Feb 8th 5-7p.m.
"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
Show up until March 4th
- THAT RECEPTION!
February 16. 5:30-7:30 pm
note that the invitational party is NOT this Thursday
as I erroneously reported last week. Yikes! It's a different
Thursday, the 16. Sorry.
Paintings and drawings: a combination of abstracts and
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
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
Mays and Kate Jenkins of Arts & Industry weaving
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
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
<---Amy at GATES, back when she still had a
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.
|A BRAZILIAN JOKE
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