Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit 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.

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The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as Transperformance and Four Sundays in February, and advocating on behalf of the arts community.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Felipe Salles

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Felipe Salles Tuesday, August 30th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.


The Northampton Playwrights Lab and the Massachusetts Cultural Council present: PLAY BY PLAY


The Northampton Playwrights Lab and the Massachusetts Cultural Council present:

PLAY BY PLAY

Second annual festival of readings of new plays performed by local professional actors September 15 – 25, 2016

A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St, downtown Northampton

Featuring new plays and performance pieces by playwrights Meryl Cohn, Mojie Crigler, Harley Erdman, Leanna James Blackwell, Tanyss Rhea Martula, and Eric Henry Sanders.

All Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. One Sunday matinee performance at 4 p.m.

Suggestion donation at the door: $10

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Weekend with Wes Anderson Film Fest


A Weekend with Wes Anderson Film Fest
Academy of Music Theatre - http://aomtheatre.com

One Screening: $10 Adults 17+, $8 Seniors/Vets/Students (w/ID), $5 Children 12 & Under  

VIP Pass*: $20 Adults 17+, $16 Seniors 65+/Vets/Students (w/ID), $10 Children 12 & Under
* Good for all nine screenings (no-refunds, non-transferable)

Purchase Tickets from Academy of Music Box Office: Online, in person at 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060 Tues-Fri 3-6pm.

Screening Times:
Friday September 23rd
5:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
6:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
8:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)

Saturday September 24th
5:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
6:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
8:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)

Sunday September 25th
3:05 PM - Moonrise Kingdom (94 min)
4:55 PM - The Royal Tenenbaums (110 min)
6:55 PM - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (118 min)

ESTHER S. WHITE AND JAMIE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT TEXTILE ART AT ECA+ GALLERY

Artists Esther S. White and Jamie Williams present their textile, fiber and mixed media works in “Unbound: new work,” at the ECA+ Gallery, in a show running from Sept 6 to Sept 27. The opening reception coincides with the September Art Walk “Busking Central: Street Performers” on Sept 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

"Unbound" presents the fiber-based creations of White and Williams side-by-side. White transforms blank lengths of fabric into tangibly complex textile works. “I use printmaking and craft methods to explore themes of memory, time, and my dual identity as an Artist-Mother/Mother-Artist,” says White. Williams creates embroidered hooped canvases using a highly-focused and deliberate process, simultaneously reflecting on themes of anxiety and uncertainty. “I place a premium on my personal growth and development, and I want my artwork to reflect this internal movement,” she says.

Both artists explore pattern and abstraction, constantly pushing the boundaries between fine arts and decorative media. In her piece, [1], Williams punctuates bright and busy fields of color with areas of quietude, filling them with neatly-ordered, geometric and traditional patterns of ornamentation that suggest a blank spreadsheet or the pattern of the underlying canvas itself. In Esther’s quilts, opposing forces clash, creating beautiful secondary patterns where they intersect. In “A Measured Routine,” White joins a hand-painted motif with a screenprinted one, then irreversibly binds them to one another with a machine-stitched pattern. For White, this process mirrors her experience of motherhood – the constant need to start over, the decisions which cannot be undone – leading to the beautiful results that follow.

Esther White is an artist, curator, and community arts organizer living in Northampton, MA. She holds a BA in Art and Art History from Barnard College and has studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City. White teaches printmaking at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA, and at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA.

Jamie Williams is an emerging fiber artist based in Easthampton, MA. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in 2015, majoring in both psychology and in art. She recently left her studio in Eastworks and now works from home.

The ECA+ Gallery is located in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall at 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 PM to 6 PM during Sept. For more information, seeeasthamptoncityarts.com, or the artists' websites at www.estherswhite.net and www.jamielynnwilliamsart.com.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Good Night's Sleep August Film Event

Good Night's Sleep August Film Event
Saturday August 27th
80 Williams St.
Northampton, MA
8:00 PM

Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening of experimental film and video made by artists connected to Western Mass.

Featuring works by Sam Hadge, Lauren Cook, Tristatic Collective, and many more.

$5-7 suggested donation for the artists.


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Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trombonist Steve Davis

Trombonist Steve Davis

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trombonist Steve Davis Tuesday August 30th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Final 6 x 6 Project: Come have tea tomorrow Friday, August 19 from 5 - 6 pm in the Golden Structure by Sue Huang

Final 6 x 6 Project: Sue Huang: The Golden Structure 
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Final 6 x 6 Project:

Come have tea tomorrow Friday, August 19 from 5 - 6 pm in the 

Golden Structure by Sue Huang 

 

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Local Artist Denise Beaudet will exhibit
'What I Am' from August 26 - August 28, with a celebratory reception on Saturday, August 27 from 5-8pm. '
What I Am' contains more than 150 tiny paintings and photos that are full of narrative rememberings, and woodland critters. 

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