Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Green River Festival Presents: Free Screening of Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz





WHAT: Green River Festival Presents: Free Screening of Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz
WHERE: Academy of Music Theatre 274 Main St, Northampton, Ma.
WHEN: Saturday November 30th 7:00pm

‘THE LAST WALTZ’ – FREE MOVIE NIGHT & SPECIAL ONE-DAY SALE OF ‘EARLIEST BIRD’ GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL TICKETS AT ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
* Sponsored by Northampton Arts Council *
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM. MOVIE STARTS AT 7PM.

THE LAST WALTZ (7 - 9PM)
Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on Nov. 25, 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features standout performances by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Muddy Waters, as well as interviews tracing the group’s history and discussing road life.

TINY HOUSE SCREENING (6:30 - 7PM)
A recent addition to Green River Festival, the Tiny House Stage features pop-up sets from main stage artists. Watch our biggest performers let their hair down in an intimate, back porch setting and surprise the audience with unforgettable, acoustic jams! We’ll be screening some of our favorite performances from the past two years and sharing a BIG announcement for the 3rd annual Tiny House Concerts at Green River Festival!

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL 'EARLIEST BIRD' TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC: 6:30 - 9PM. In person only.

GRAB WEEKEND PASSES AT THE LOWEST PRICE!
Special one-day sale for locals:
$99.99 / weekend pass
$149.99 / weekend pass + camping

**Tickets also available to purchase at The Parlor Room from 12 - 5pm: Green River Festival 2020 Pre-Sale Party! **

https://www.greenriverfestival.com



Artifacts of the Ephemeral by artist Katherine Adler


WHAT: ARTIFACTS OF THE EPHEMERAL
WHERE: STUDIO4, 25 MAIN ST, NORTHAMPTON MA
WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 THROUGH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Hours open to public:
Thursday 8pm-12am
Friday 8am-9pm

ARTIFACTS OF THE EPHEMERAL is a 24 hour solo durational performance by artist Katherine Adler. They will be responding to 24 personal meditations (embodying through movement and drawn imagery) and making public their inner experience.

Every hour is preset with a specific meditation and soundtrack to enhance the tone of the space. Audiences are invited into the School for Contemporary Dance for 18 of the 24 hours to passively observe the process as performance. This is an opportunity for the artist to shed the layers and filters applied to their communication when confined to linguistic language and instead engage with space in a more intimately present way. The goal is to invite the audience to witness the artist's truest form of articulation without the structure of narrative. Viewers are encouraged to remain in the space for at least 20 minutes but can stay or return for as long as the space is open.

This project is made possible through a grant from the Northampton Arts Council. Past iterations of the work have been supported by Eggtooth Productions and the Mass Cultural Council.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring baritone saxophonist Claire Daly


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring baritone saxophonist Claire Daly
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19th from 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session.
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA.

This week is special for us as Claire Daly will not only be the featured guest at the club but will also be the lead artist for the next installment of the Davis Financial Group Jazz Artist in the Schools program at JFK Middle School. Claire, along with the trio, will be working with the JFK 8th grade jazz band on Monday night and then play a school wide assembly on Tuesday morning. https://jazzbarisax.com/baritone-saxophonists/bop-style/claire-daly/
I hope you can join us for this concert which, I'm certain, will be a lot of fun and with Claire in the lead, very entertaining.

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. $5 per person room charge for the concert set and donations to the band gratefully accepted. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Zea Mays Printmaking: Internship Openings 2020


Zea Mays Printmaking is accepting applications for our 2020 Spring/Summer Internship Program

Our interns spend six months doing primary research into safer and non-toxic printmaking processes and help with a wide range of workshops. Our summer interns spend more time helping with intensive workshops. During and after their internship, interns receive a one-year full studio membership to work on their own art utilizing the wonderful printmaking facilities and art community at Zea Mays Printmaking.

We are looking for interns for:
March - August 2020 (application deadline December 1, 2019)
September 2020 - February 2021 (application deadline April 1, 2020)

We are looking for people who have printmaking experience, a deep interest in safer and non-toxic processes and a desire to contribute to a research based studio. We prefer interns who have a B.A. with a printmaking emphasis, but are happy to consider printmakers who've taken an alternative route to learning the medium.

Internship Information

Internship Application


2019 Zea Mays Printmaking | 320 Riverside Dr. Florence, MA 01062

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Leafies You Gave Me Album Release Concert with Special Guest Carinae


WHAT: The Leafies You Gave Me Album Release Concert with Special Guest Carinae
WHERE: A.P.E. @ 33 HAWLEY st Northampton, MA.
WHEN: Saturday, 11/23 in the Flex space at 33 Hawley
DOORS 7:00PM / SHOW 8:00PM - ALL AGES - $10-15 (sliding scale!)

The Leafies are a 10 piece band from the not-so-happy valley of Western, MA. An eclectic array of genres covering everything from pop to free jazz to hardcore. Stage shows have been referred to as “Broadway On Acid.” A series of interconnected stories create a unified experience dealing with topics such as organized religion, anxiety disorders, gender roles, castrati, and a little romance.

Think high school drama club meets Zappa.

Props, costumes, and THE GIANT CLAM! Everything is not going to be alright! But Leafies strive to make this world a better place for you and me to live. Join us in our fight against the Happy New Beard's club and help us bring down their senseless homophobia, intimidation, and ridiculous assumptions about gender!

MORE on The Leafies: https://www.facebook.com/theleafiesyougaveme/

Contact for A.P.E.: Lisa Thompson, lisathompson@apearts.org, 413.586.5553

33 Hawley is a project of the Northampton Community Arts Trust.
For more information: http://www.northamptonartstrust.org/

Northampton Jazz Workshop News & Updates


Northampton Jazz Workshop News & Updates

First of all, the weather seems to be cooperating with us Tuesday so we are looking forward to playing at the City Sports Grille with the wonderful guitarist Steve Cardenas starting at 7:30. Also, there are so many things musical going on this week that I thought I should share just a few of them; some tough choices to make:

- Wednesday, 11/13. Valley Jazz Network Listening Party with MELISSA ALDANA 7:30 pm. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA moderated by Felipe Salles, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, UMass Amherst. RSVP ASAP if interested. Email yvonne@umass.edu or call 413.545.4161.

- Thursday, Nov. 14 Melissa Aldana will perform with her band at 7:30 pm in Bowker Auditorium at UMass. For tickets visit www.fineartscenter.com/aldana

- Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 at the Shea Theatre in Turners Falls will be another showing of the film Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, hosted by Tom Reney. It sold out quickly last month at Amherst Cinema so to get tickets in advance go to www.Sheatheater.org

- Friday, November 15th: Marion Groves sings with The Colby's - Bev Rohlehr and John Colby at Collegian Court in Chicopee from 7-10PM. 89 Park St, Chicopee, MA 01013

- Saturday November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm The Vermont Jazz Center presents SOF√ćA REI & JC MAILLARD $22 in Advance / $25 at the Door vtjazz.org

- Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m, Bowker Auditorium UMass Fine Arts Center Presents AVERY SHARPE QUINTET & THE EXTENDED FAMILY CHOIR performing 400: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL PORTRAIT


December in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library


December in the Hosmer Gallery
Paintings by Alice Thomas, Tisha Ferguson, and Cin Kunz
December 3-29, 2019
Reception: December 4, 6-8 PM

Tisha Ferguson‘s selection of paintings is titled Soft Works: Abstract landscapes in fiber & mixed media. Her abstract expressionist landscapes are emotional interpretations of the world as it reveals itself.

Alice Thomas is a contemporary-conceptual artist of western Massachuestts. She has shown her work in Massachusetts and New York; recent venues include Smith College, Amherst College and the Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Her paintings in this exhibit are acrylic on canvas from both the Precarious and Coalesce series, including the painting that became the cover art for Silkworm 12: Survival, Annual Review of the Florence Poets Society, 2019 edition.

Cin Kunz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Northampton, MA. Her newest paintings present a visual reaction to the conflict between the symbiotic foundation of the natural world and the chaotic expansion of exploitative human activity. She examines the tension found between forms, the use of line as points of contact and meaning, and the influence of one boundary, one direction, one action upon another.

Cin has recently exhibited at Westfield State University Arno Maris Gallery, Greenfield Community College South Gallery, Massachusetts Statehouse Senate Conference Chambers, #Local Gallery, Artspace, Arts Night Out Northampton, MAP Gallery, and at open studios in Western Massachusetts.

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