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.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Northampton Group Sing with the the A-E-I-O-UKES

The next Group Sing is Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7:00pm at the Northampton Senior Center. The Sing Along is free and open to the public. Group Sing is entering it's 4th Year, for singers and non-singers alike. Lyrics to songs are provided.

Come Sing in the New Year with the A-E-I-O-UKES

A-E-I-O-Ukes is a group of ukulele players who get together a couple of times a month to sing and strum popular tunes, led by Downtown Sounds owner Joe Blumenthal.

Northampton Group Sing at the Northampton Senior Center is funded in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan on Tuesday, December 29th 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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

A.P.E. Microworks Alum Show Opens Dec.17

Opening this Thursday, December 17
Reception on Friday, December 18 5-8 pm

Checks and cash only and take the work with you!

Food/Drinks provided by:
Paul & Elizabeth's
Haymarket Cafe
Tart Bakery
Provisions
BLDG8 Brewery

Exhibition runs through January 4
A.P.E. Holiday Hours: CLOSED Dec. 24-26 and Jan.1

LEARN MORE



Friday, December 11, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trombonist John Fedchock and trumpeter Cicci Santucci

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trombonist John Fedchock along with trumpeter Cicci Santucci on Tuesday, December 15th 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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oxbow Gallery: 5” x 7” Holiday Show

!NOW!

TWO SHOWS : :

TIM SEGAR & CATHY OSMAN

FRONT ROOM

Back Room : :

Oxbow members and invited artists : :

5” x 7” Holiday Show:
Benefit for the Lecture Series


Small works by Oxbow members
and invited artists.
All pieces $40.

Great gift opportunity in time
for the holidays!

DECEMBER 3, 2015 - JANUARY 3, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION

DECEMBER 11, 5-8 PM


Monday, December 7, 2015

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES: The Rose Kennedy Greenway

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES

The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts

CALL TO ARTISTS: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015

For more information please visit: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/about-us/doing-business-us/publicartrfps

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NINETEEN Architects Making Art

NINETEEN
Architects Making Art

Curated by Julia Morgan-Leamon

DECEMBER 1-13, 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION:  FRIDAY, DEC. 11: 5-8 PM

"What I do as an architect is create a representation of the final object: a drawing, rendering, or model of a building, while as an artist I create the final object."
Chris Farley




First Night Northampton 2016

All Aboard for the First Night Train – Our 31st on the 31st!

Northampton, MA—On Thursday, December 31st, the public is invited to a 12-hour, family-friendly festival of the arts presented by the Northampton Center for the Arts and PeoplesBank. For the 31st time, Northampton hosts its signature New Year’s Eve event, boasting an eclectic array of entertainment at 21 terrific downtown venues.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist John Stowell

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest guitarist John Stowell on Tuesday, December 1st 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.

Northampton Jazz Workshop features baritone saxophonist Claire Daly

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest baritone saxophonist Claire Daly on Tuesday, December 8th 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.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
12/15 - John Fedchock on trombone with Cicci Santucci on trumpet
12/22 - Erena Terakubo on alto sax
12/29 - Jay Hoggard on vibes

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

For photos of past NJW shows and related news, events and buzz, please see (and Like us) on FB at: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop




Tejo Holyoke Open House Celebration!


Tuesday December 1, 5-7 PM, 207 Elm Street Holyoke, MA 01040

Monday, November 23, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist John Stowell


Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest guitarist John Stowell on Tuesday, December 1st 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.

Call to Artists: Boston Biennial 4



Boston is simply the best town ever.

LA can have the Olympics, we have something totally way cooler than that - the Boston Biennial!

Friday, November 20, 2015

FAST FORWARD FILM SERIES: Harun Farocki Still Life

Harun Farocki in Germany in April, 2014 with his 12-screen installation, "Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades." Credit: Carmen Jaspersen/European Pressephoto Agency

Sunday, December 6th, at 3 pm
Historic Northampton
This event is free and open to the public
More info: http://www.historicnorthampton.org/artifacts-of-fixation-dec.html


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Historic Northampton announces Call to Artists for Contemporary Art Program, 2016

Historic Northampton announces
Call to Artists for Contemporary Art Program, 2016.


Historic Northampton, in collaboration with The Northampton Center for the Arts and A.P.E., welcomes proposals from artists to exhibit work inspired by objects from the museum’s permanent collection. This successful program is in its third year, marking Historic Northampton as a destination for art and history lovers alike.
 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features clarinet and sax player Ted Casher

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest clarinet and sax player Ted Casher Tuesday, November 24th 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.

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Book Features the Whole Book Approach to Reading Picture Books with Children through a Focus on Artwork and Design

New Book Features the Whole Book Approach to Reading Picture Books with Children through a Focus on Artwork and Design


Last week marked the publication of Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See(Charlesbridge Publishing Inc.) by Megan Dowd Lambert, senior lecturer in Children’s Literature at Simmons College. The book shares with teachers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers the Whole Book Approach storytime model that Lambert, a former educator at The Carle, developed in the early days of the Museum. A portion of the proceeds from the book benefits the Museum, which collaborated on the publication of the book.

The Whole Book Approach, which is central to the educational mission that continues to this day at The Carle, focuses on the picture book as a visual art form and invites children to become active participants in making meaning of all they see and hear during a shared reading. The resulting discussions range from the profound to the hilarious, inspiring adults to make children’s responses to text, art, and design an integral part of their own storytimes. This critical engagement with the picture book as an art form helps educators and caregivers to create interactive storytimes that are really facilitated discussions rather than traditional read-aloud times.

In order to ground adults in the picture book as a visual art form, the book includes chapters on design elements such as trim size and orientation, jackets and covers, endpapers, typography, and more. With examples from well-known picture books, readers will discover how a picture book’s design, illustrations, and words work together to tell a story and how incorporating these elements into shared reading enhances a child’s learning and love of reading.

Lambert began laying the foundation for the Whole Book Approach while working as an educator at The Carle and earning her graduate degree in children’s literature at Simmons College. After several years—and after teaching about 25,000 students and 3,000 professionals—Lambert set out to write this book so she could share the approach with an even wider audience. "I wanted to reflect on and value specific moments of insight, delight, wonder, puzzlement, and pleasure that have arisen from the times when I’ve met children in the pages of picture books and have really listened to what they have to say about what they see and hear,” said Lambert.

Lambert will lead a Whole Book Approach storytime at The Carle on Friday November 13 at 10:30 am in the Reading Library. She will also give a talk about the new book on Saturday December 12 at 12:00 pm in the Reading Library at The Carle and explain the philosophy and practice of the Whole Book Approach and ways to implement these techniques into children’s storytime. These events are free with Museum admission. Book signings will follow the programs.

To see Lambert leading a Whole Book Approach storytime at The Carle, view this video at megandowdlambert.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Megan Dowd Lambert is a senior lecturer in children’s literature at Simmons College, where she earned her master’s degree in children’s literature (2002) after completing a B.A. at Smith College (1996). She writes for Kirkus Reviews and the Horn Book Magazine, served on the 2011 Caldecott committee, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for many years, where she led Whole Book Approach storytimes and trained others in her methods. The mother of six children, Megan lives with her family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her book, Reading Picture Books with Children is on sale November 3, 2015, with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. To receive a review copy or to arrange an interview with Megan Dowd Lambert, please contact Donna Spurlock at (617) 926-0329, ext. 122, or via email at dspurlock@charlesbridge.com. Further information can be found on Megan’s website at megandowdlambert.com and in regular updates to her blog at megandowdlambert.com/blog and on Twitter @MDowdLambert.

ABOUT CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING, INC.

Charlesbridge Publishing Inc, based out of Watertown, Massachusetts, publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Founded in 1989, their books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. They believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child's innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, they continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children's literature.

ABOUT THE CARLE


The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy. Eric Carle and the late Barbara Carle founded the Museum in November 2002. Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Since opening, the 43,000-square foot facility has served more than half a million visitors, including 30,000 schoolchildren. The Carle houses more than 13,000 objects, including 6,600 permanent collection illustrations. The Carle has three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren. Educational offerings include professional training for educators around the country and Master’s degree programs in children’s literature with Simmons College. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Open Mondays in July and August and during MA school vacation weeks. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 18, and $22.50 for a family of four. For further information and directions, call 413-658-1100 or visit the Museum’s website atwww.carlemuseum.org

Monday, November 9, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trumpeter Ambose Akinmuserie

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trumpeter Ambose Akinmuserie Tuesday, November 17th 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.

2 PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES

2 PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES 
The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts 

CALL TO ARTISTS: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015

A LISTENING PARTY WITH AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE

A  LISTENING PARTY WITH AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE. Rsvp today!



A New Generation of JAZZ musicians - Watch the video! 

Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) cut his jazz teeth playing professionally while still in high school. Inspired by legendary saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and released his first album in 2007. Called “a thrilling trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing” (The New Yorker), Akinmusire has moved to the front ranks of progressive jazzmen, leading his quartet and contributing his burnished tone to projects with the OSSO String Quartet and vocalists Becca Stevens and Theo Bleckmann.
 
GET A SNEAK PEEK! 

Ambrose Akinmusire will be performing at the Northampton Jazz Workshop on Tuesday, November 17. VJN members can meet him at an exclusive LISTENING PARTY on November 17 before his appearance at the Workshop: 5:30 pm, Fairview Inn Lobby, Conz Street, Northampton, MA. Please RSVP by November 12th.
Email yvonne@admin.umass.edu or call 413.545.4161


Ambrose will perform a full concert with his quartet in Bowker Auditorium (UMASS) on November 19th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit fineartscenter.com

Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan
Plus: Chris Gonzalez
Venue: Iron Horse Music Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 ~ 7:00 PM
Price: Adv: $15.00 - Door: $18.00

Friday, November 6, 2015

Loculus Journal Release Event

A Collective Understanding of Authenticities 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6-9pm

Performances at 7:30pm

Eastworks, First Floor (next to the RMV)

116 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA 01027 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cinema Northampton: The Pink Panther (1963)


The Pink Panther (1963)
Wednesday November 25, 2015
7:00 PM 
Academy of Music Theatre
Free Admission

More info: http://www.cinemanorthampton.org/the-pink-panther/

Healing, Art & Solidarity for Syrians

Friday November 6th, 5:00PM - 9:00PM at Friends Meeting House, 43 Center St, Northampton

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/521193431368493/

A Community event to support Basmeh and Zeitooneh

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Rebecca Parris

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest vocalist Rebecca Parris Tuesday, November 10th 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Transformer Box Refresh

Local artist Peter Zierlein painted the Transformer Box on the Pleasant Street/Rail Trail intersection. Watch the video that NCTV created for more info: 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart Tuesday, November 3rd 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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poetry Reading: Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Local Poet Markie Babbott

Poetry Reading

PERUGIA PRESS PRIZE Winner, Jenifer Browne Lawrence
and Local Poet Markie Babbott

Friday, November 6th at 7:30 PM
The Poetry Center at Smith College
Wright Hall, Northampton, MA

Poems about watery landscape, father-daughter relationship, 
and how the two inform each other


Monday, October 26, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart Tuesday, November 3rd 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 Grand Parade in Springfield

The Grand Parade in Springfield

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) will be performed 
at CityStage 7:30 PM, October 29 & 30
Buy Tickets
Thursday 10/29                       Friday 10/30

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The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) presents:

RIFF TALKS_03 Writing From The Body, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Florence-based Contact Quarterly. For a weekend of performances, dancing and panel discussions, SCDT has gathered together an historic group of performance artists and writers from across the globe, including choreographer, author, dance critic and former editor of Dance magazine Wendy Perron; author, internationally renowned improvisation teacher and Chief Editor of Contact Quarterly Nancy Stark Smith; New York City artist and School of Hard Knocks-founder Yoshiko Chuma; Berlin-based artist and Professor of Dance at Kunst University Peter Pleyer; Amherst College Theater and Dance Director Wendy Woodson; author and Professor of Dance at Middlebury and visiting lecturer Smith Colleges, Andrea Olsen; and the Northampton-based performance artist Aretha Aoki.

Riff Talks- Fri Nov 13- Sun Nov 15, at 25 Main Street, 4th floor, in Northampton, MA. See scdtnoho.com for schedule details!


Friday, October 23, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Giacomo Gates

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest vocalist Giacomo Gates Tuesday, October 27th 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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stephen Petegorsky Photographs

Stephen Petegorsky Photographs
November 5-29, 2015
Reception: November 13, 5-8 PM
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060


Fundraiser for Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble

John Sheldon, long-time Serious Play! collaborator and musician/composer extraordinaire, is presenting his newest work in Northampton for the first time, as a fundraiser for Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble.

"My Journey to the Center of the Earth," a dramatic monologue with music, written and performed by John Sheldon, is coming to A.P.E. Gallery, at 126 Main Street, Northampton, in November. Three evenings at 7:30 pm: Saturday, Nov 14 / Sunday, Nov 15 / Monday, Nov 16.

Tickets are $22 reserved, $25 at the door. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended: at brownpapertickets.com or call 800.838.3006.

Join us! And contribute toward keeping the art of ensemble theatre alive in the Pioneer Valley.


Art on the Menu

This year’s show will feature 25 visual, performance and musical artists who all work in Northampton restaurants. Join us for appetizers, drinks, and announcements.

WHEN: Wednesday October 21st
6-7pm: Opening and reception &  7- 11pm: Performances and mingling

WHERE: The Parlor Room, 24 Masonic St. Northampton

You can find the FB Page here and can RSVP here. You don't need tickets in advance but it does help us know how much food and booze to get :)

This event showcases the many talents of the workers who fuel the day to day of our downtown restaurant scene. These restaurant workers are parents, immigrants, artists, musicians, students and much more. Come show your support for them and learn about ongoing ways that we can grow a just and sustainable local food system that works for everyone!
Suggested donation: $10-25—but all are welcome, and no one turned away for lack of funds


Arts Events for Mass Audubon

Drawing and Painting
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design

Adult Members: $205.00 Nonmembers: $230.00

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

Come to Arcadia for a morning of creativity and reconnection with yourself. Learn the rudiments of drawing, design, composition, and the techniques of water-based painting on gessoed paper and canvas. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations, and studio time. Cost includes all supplies and instruction for six classes. 
About the Instructor: Jan Ruby-Crystal has been an art educator for 36 years. During her long career as a University Professor she taught classes in 2-D design, painting, drawing, papermaking, printmaking, book arts, metal smithing, and digital photography and design. Her own artwork has melded into a multi-media mix of her skills with an emphasis on imagery from nature. Her work can be seen at Happy Valley in Northampton.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

Class dates and times:
·         Mon, Nov 02, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 09, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 16, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 23, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 30, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Dec 07, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Autumn Art and Nature
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd. Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design

Children (suitable for children 5 - 16 years)
Members: $55.00 Nonmembers: $68.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

Every season provides new and exciting things to see in nature and incorporate into art projects. As late fall settles in, come see what is happening in the natural world and have fun making creative art projects. Each week we will work on a different project, such as flower faces, sticks and stones, and leaf critters!

Class dates and times:

·         Mon, Nov 02, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 09, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 16, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 Instructions and Directions:
Adults are welcome, but not required. Please bring a smock and dress warmly to be outdoors for part of each class.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
Intermediate Digital Nature Photography at Arcadia
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries and Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Robert Floyd – Photojournalist

Adult Members: $150.00 Nonmembers: $180.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

This class will concentrate on the visual, intellectual, and intuitive elements, which all create a strong image. This workshop is open to anyone looking for new ways to see - to explore photographic vision in depth. You will learn to increase your visual awareness and use your camera/ lens intuitively to connect, compose, enhance, and expand your mindfulness and personal vision. Capture the essence and magic of landscapes. Experience creating a sense of place in nature with your images.
Please bring your camera and manual to each class. We will be outdoors for a portion of each class.

Class dates and times:
·         Sun, Nov 08, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Nov 22, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Dec 06, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Dec 13, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Biennial Poetry Reading at Forbes Library

The inaugural Northampton Arts Council’s Biennial Poetry Reading will take place on October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The reading will be held in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton. Northampton’s own poet laureate, Patrick Donnelly, is emceeing the event and refreshments will be served.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/487105348163289/

Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Emy Tseng

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest vocalist Emy Tseng Tuesday, October 20th 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 concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women

Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women
Judith Inglese; A Delicate Balance
Rochelle Shicoff: After All the Leaves Have Fallen

Oct. 7- Nov.1, 2015 at A.P.E. Gallery


Artist Talk: - Thursday, Oct 22: 7 pm.


READ MORE

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council"


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cinema Northampton: The Witches

The Witches (1990)

The Witches (1990)
Wednesday October 28, 2015
7:00 PM 
Academy of Music Theatre
Free Admission

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Double Edge Theatre presents The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

Double Edge Theatre presents The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

At CityStage in Springfield on October 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website http://www.doubleedgetheatre.org/springfield-grand-parade.html or call the City Stage Box office at 413-628-0277. Discount tickets are available for students, families, and groups of eight or more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Grant Round Q&A

The Northampton Arts Council invites you to attend an open office session on Wednesday October 7 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at our office on 240 Main Street, Memorial Hall Room #1.

Stop by and ask questions about our Fall Grant Round application process.

Link to start Fall Grant Round app: http://application.northamptonartscouncil.org/2015F

Inaugural Poet Laureate Reading

On Sunday, November 1, at 4:00 PM, Patrick Donnelly will give the inaugural Poet Laureate reading of his term, sponsored by the Gallery of Readers Series. The reading will take place at Neilson Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College, 7 Neilson Drive, Northampton, Massachusetts. Google Maps Link

The reading will conclude with the first event of Donnelly’s Choral Poem Project, a performance of Albert Goldbarth’s poem “Library” given by a spoken-word choir comprised of a diverse group of people from the Northampton area.

The event will be free, but donations will be accepted to further the work of the Poet Laureate.

More information about Northampton's Poet Laureate here


Friday, October 2, 2015

Biennial Exhibition: Motion Emotion Reception



Motion-Emotion: A Juried Exhibition at Hosmer Gallery

October 2-30th, 2015

Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA

Hosmer Gallery Hours: Mon/Wed 9am to 9pm, Tue/Thu 1pm to 5 p.m., Fri/Sat 9am to 5pm


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

First Generation Performance

First Generation Performance
Tuesday, October 6th At 7:00 pm


Augusta Savage Gallery
103 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
180 Infirmary Way
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-5177

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Northampton Film Festival

Join us for the inaugural Northampton Film Festival, celebrating the Cinematic Arts on the weekend of October 9-11 at the Academy of Music Theatre.

Northampton Print and Book Fair

Free and open to the public, the Northampton Print & Book Fair is a one-day event that will take place at A.P.E. Gallery in downtown Northampton, MA on Sunday, October 4th from 12-6pm.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trombonist Steve Davis

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trombonist Steve Davis along with trumpeter Josh Bruneau Tuesday, October 6th 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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cinema Northampton: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Wednesday October 7, 2015
6:30 PM 
Forbes Library Lawn
Free Admission

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Northampton Community Arts Trust Celebrates at 33 Hawley Street

The Northampton Community Arts Trust will host State President Stan Rosenberg, State Representative Peter Kocot, Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, other elected officials and city department heads and members of the community at an event to celebrate the start of renovations at 33 Hawley Street on Friday, October 2nd at 12 noon. This event marks the Arts Trust’s first step in creating affordable space for the arts in the heart of Northampton. Grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and private foundations, gifts from individuals and the support of local government and civic associations have brought the Arts Trust to this transformative phase. Continued support from the State and the community will carry this project to completion and invigorate the creative life of Northampton and beyond.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Erik Lawrence

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Erik Lawrence, Tuesday September 29th 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Call for Poetry: MOTION/EMOTION

MOTION/EMOTION

Northampton Arts Council Announces a Call for Poetry 


"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

-William Faulkner

Western Massachusetts Poets are invited to submit poems that resonate with the theme Motion/ Emotion. Artwork inspired by the same theme will hang at the Northampton Arts Council's Biennial Exhibition during October in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library.

The deadline for submission is Monday, October 12. The Arts Council will announce a list of accepted poets on October 19. A jury composed of Northampton’s Poet Laureate Patrick Donnelly, Perugia Press publisher Susan Kan and poet Chris Gonzalez will make selections. Accepted poems will be posted on the Arts Council's website (www.northamptonartscouncil.org). Selected poets will be invited to present their work in the Coolidge Room adjacent to the Hosmer Gallery at a reading hosted by the Arts Council the evening of Monday, October 26.

· Poets may submit up to 3 poems.

· Previously published poems are permissible.

· Submit poems as a pdf attachment to an e-mail addressed to: biennialpoetry@gmail.com with Biennial Poetry in subject line.

· Judging will be blind. Include your name, address, e-mail address and phone contact in the body of the e-mail but not on your poems.

· Poems may be submitted up until midnight on the October 12 deadline.

· Questions? E-mail: biennialpoetry@gmail.com.


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