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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

It’s Me Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents
It’s Me Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight
February 12 – June 4, 2017


Amherst, MA (December30, 2016)—Eloise has been called a force of nature: brazen, ill-mannered, and utterly appealing, the six-year-old terror of the Plaza Hotel. The girl Kay Thompson created in voice and Hilary Knight brought to life through illustration is at the heart of a new exhibition at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, It’s Me Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight, on view February 12 through June 4, 2017. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features tap dancer Lisa La Touche




Northampton Jazz Workshop features tap dancer Lisa La Touche on Tuesday February 14th, 8 to 9 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. There will also be a pre-show conversation with acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl and Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant at 7PM. Both events are free and open to all.

Monday, December 19, 2016

New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards NOMINATIONS



Celebrate The Arts!


New England Public Radio is now accepting nominations for the 2017 NEPR Arts & Humanities Awards.

Now in its ninth year, the award recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities and brings awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England.

You’re invited to nominate your favorite artist or organization using this form:

NOMINATION FORM

All nominations must be received by January 12, 2017.

Friday, December 16, 2016

2017 WGBY Masterpiece Ball


It’s a MYSTERY! Masquerade.

Dress up, dine, and dance at the 2017 WGBY Masterpiece Ball. This year, we celebrate Mystery!
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017
6–11 P.M.
THE LOG CABIN
500 EASTHAMPTON ROAD, HOLYOKE, MA

Valley Performance Playground's first ever WINTER VACATION CAMP


Registration is NOW OPEN for Valley Performance Playground's first ever WINTER VACATION CAMP

Here's the info:
WHO? Students ages 7-11

WHAT? 1-week winter performance playground featuring theater games, singing, drumming, movement, and fun times with creative friends

WHEN? Mon Feb 20- Fri Feb 24 from 9am-3pm daily

WHERE? Northampton Karate Studio, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence

COST: $250

REGISTRATION INFO:
-mail or email this form along with a deposit to secure your spot:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ihRdM7-jwqdD9fpqMtY52ur25bd6f7rH22qtsUzOVqw/edit

-you may mail a check or pay through paypal
https://www.paypal.me/valleyperformance

QUESTIONS: Email: sarahlaurenmarcus@gmail.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Driving Home/Photographs by Sarah Holbrook

Driving Home/Photographs by Sarah Holbrook
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OPENS TOMORROW, DECEMBER 13

DRIVING HOME
Sarah Holbrook Photographs

December 13 - January 4
Artist Reception this Friday, December 16 from 5 -7 pm


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Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Karrin Allyson


Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Karrin Allyson Tuesday, December 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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CALL TO ARTISTS: Display at Northampton City Hall Gallery

CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS: Display at Northampton City Hall Gallery

The Northampton Department of Arts & Culture seeks proposals to display visual artwork on the second floor gallery space in Northampton's City Hall for 2017.  

To be considered please email to arts@northamptonma.gov, decisions will be made on a rolling basis:
- One .jpeg image of proposed work
- One paragraph describing your project

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LCC Grant Award Winners


The Northampton Arts Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 27 grants totaling $11,650 in support of a variety of projects from funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC program. The caliber of applications this round was outstanding, and we were unable to fund many worthy projects. The Arts Council received 55 requests for almost $58,828 of funding. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Dance, Film/Video, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

SCDT Holiday Celebration


A new Arts Center is BORN. Bring your family and friends, invite strangers- share the dance!

Saturday Dec 10, 4-6, 25 Main St Suite 444

Dance and hang out and extend your community to the many others who share dance at 25 Main!

https://www.facebook.com/events/231857463897098/

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS


Please join for a showing of Lives Worth Living, The Great Fight for Disability Rights, a 2011 documentary film which chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / 4:00 pm
Northampton Senior Services, Great Room
67 Conz Street, Northampton, MA

LIVES WORTH LIVING: THE GREAT FIGHT FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS
Directed by Eric Neudel / Produced by Alison Gilkey
Originally broadcast by PBS through ITVS as part of the Independent Lens series.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents HATCHERY


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

presents

HATCHERY

A new pre-professional dance company is born!


Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM
SCDT Studios, 25 Main Street 4th floor, Northampton MA (across from Strong Avenue) $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors | No Reservations
www.scdtnoho.com

Northampton Jazz Workshop features alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo

Northampton Jazz Workshop features alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo Tuesday, December 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.



Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Kenny Wessel

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Kenny Wessel Tuesday, December 13th, 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.


Sarah Holbrook - DRIVING HOME at APE Gallery


Sarah Holbrook has been working 6 years on this series - DRIVING HOME - trying to capture the feeling of driving these back roads of Western Mass at night.

Come celebrate with here! DECEMBER 16TH, 126 Main St. Northampton

Thursday, December 1, 2016

4th Holiday Sing-along and Open Jam at Forbes Library

We of course will be singing at your Northampton Senior Center on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm, with Chris Haynes on the accordion and piano,

BUT there's also a sing along at the Forbes Library on Saturday Morning, December 3 at 10am
led by the Well Tempered Ukes & members of the A E I O Ukes.

The sing along is a benefit for the Interfaith Winter Shelter.

ALSO there's a free concert with the Klezamir Trio - Amy Rose, Jim Armenti and Joe Blumenthal -
at your Northampton Senior Center on Monday, December 12, at 2:00 pm.




A Josten Live! Fridays @ Five Event


A Josten Live! Fridays @ Five Event

At the Grave of Maria Callas: How Does an Aria Turn into a Poem?

Northampton poet laureate Patrick Donnelly will explore the roots of his poetry in his training as an opera singer, and especially in his 50-year admiration of the art of Maria Callas.

Donnelly will debut a new sequence of poems about Callas, and introduce historic recordings and videos of the singer that some have called the most important artist of the 20th century. As well, Donnelly will explore the attraction of gay men to opera and to Callas in particular, and seek to answer what it is about opera that is consoling and inspiring for queer people. This multi-media event will interest lovers of music, theater, poetry, design, and fashion, and especially opera, a synthesis of all the arts.

Friday February 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
Werner Josten Performing Arts Library
Mendenhall Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
413-585-2930 / 2935
campus map: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/directions/map

Josten Live! is a patron-driven performance series that celebrates the creative lives of Josten Library users and the acoustic brilliance of its Mezzanine.

Patrick Donnelly
http://www.patrickdonnellypoems.com
The Genius of Poetry must work out its own salvation in a man: It cannot be matured by law and precept, but by sensation and watchfulness in itself. —John Keats

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Master Class in Documentary Production with Award-Winning Filmmaker

Master Class in Documentary Production with Award-Winning Filmmaker Larry Hott set to launch at Northampton Community Television.




NCTV is proud to be accepting applicationsfor a multi-week workshop in documentary production taught by veteran filmmaker Larry Hott of Florentine Films/Hott Productions. The course will be limited to six filmmakers. This is an exceptional and rare opportunity, a collaboration between a multiple national award-winning filmmaker in Hott, including multiple Academy Award nominations, and a community media arts organization in NCTV that was named the best in the nation in 2016. And the class is entirely FREE.

Monday, November 28, 2016

On View at City Hall: @igers413 #CHASINGLIGHT


Opens: Arts Night Out, Friday December 9, 4:30-6:30pm.

Show Runs Dec 9-Jan 9

City Hall Gallery

212 Main Street, Second Floor Hall

Northampton, MA 01060

Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Group Sing at the Northampton Senior Center



The next Group Sing at the Northampton Senior Center is Wednesday, December 7, at 7pm. It's free and open to the entire community. Group Sing, which is entering its 6th year, is a monthly sing-along that will be led this time by Chris Haynes on the accordion and piano. Chris is Chair of the Springfield College Music Department and has served as Band Director for the Young at Heart Chorus. It's 2 hours of singing popular songs just for the joy and fun of singing with others. Everyone is welcome, singers and non-singers alike.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Click Workspace premieres Pastiche, A Makers Market


Click Workspace premieres Pastiche, A Makers Market


Click Workspace, Northampton’s coworking center at 9 ½ Market Street, will open its doors to the public to showcase a wide variety of handmade art, goods, and gifts from Pioneer Valley artists and socially-conscious local companies during Pastiche, A Makers Market, on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th.

Friday’s market will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as part of Arts Night Out Northampton. The evening will completed with refreshments, a bake sale by the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, and music by pianist Cara Hudson-Erdman. The market will continue on Saturday the 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features the Green Street Quintet

Northampton Jazz Workshop features the Green Street Quintet with Jason Robinson on sax and Don Anderson on trumpet on Tuesday, November 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.


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents HUT VI

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
presents

HUT VI

An evening of contemporary sound, movement and performance.
3 artists – 3 disciplines- 3 short sets

Saturday Dec 3, 8PM

SCDT Studios, 25 Main Street 4th floor, Northampton MA (across from Strong Ave)

$10 - scdtnoho.com

no reservations

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"It's In My Nature" Scanographic Prints by Marty Klein

Nest in Dogwoods - “I found this sweet nest on the ground, while on a walk. It's woven with pine needles, small twigs and birch bark.The dogwoods are the Kouza variety, blooming later than our native trees.”

"It's In My Nature"

Scanographic Prints by Marty Klein
At

Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA

December 1 - December 31, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

ERIC BROUDY: "SIGNS OF THE TIMES"


ERIC BROUDY
PHOTOGRAPHER

Nolen Art Lounge Campus Center Smith College
November 7th - 18th 2016 Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 11th, 4-6 pm


SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Portraits with text in the subjects’ own words

Ben
“I'VE LIVED AROUND here my whole life. I ended up homeless about five years ago after my mother sold her house. As of November of last year I got a place at Northampton Lodging, but I still don't get any income except for whatever people give me....

Diana
“I’M ACTUALLY RUNNING. I had a house, I had everything, but I had domestic violence so I left my husband, I left my three kids because I was scared that he was gonna eventually kill me. And my kids....

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Jan Ruby-Crystal - “Shack Time”

What: “Shack Time”

Who: Artwork by Jan Ruby-Crystal, MFA

Where: Westhampton Public Library

1 North Rd, Westhampton, MA 01027

www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library

(413) 527-5386

When: November 2-November 30, 2016

Reception: Thursday, November 10, 5-8 PM

Artist Talk/Demo: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10-noon

Library Hours: Monday and Thursday 2-8 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday
9-noon, 1-5 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am.-1:00 pm.

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Jovan Alexandre


Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Jovan Alexandre Tuesday, November 22nd, 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.


Perugia Press Marks 20 Years of Publishing the Best New Women Poets

 Perugia Press Marks 20 Years 
of Publishing the Best New Women Poets

Starting Tonight!  NOVEMBER 10-15, 2016
 
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

DRIVING HOME Photographs by Sarah Holbrook

DRIVING HOME



Photographs by Sarah Holbrook



December 13 – January 4



Artist Reception: Friday, December 16: 5-7 pm

Gallery Holiday hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 12-5, Friday, 12-8



Closed: Dec. 25, 26, Jan. 1

PVWC Call for Submissions

Calling all food system workers!!! Restaurant Workers, Farm Workers, Retail Food Workers!

There are only 3 more days to submit for the show! It takes place on Dec 7th at The Parlor Room. We are planning to market the show as a place to do your holiday shopping so if you have art to sell this will be the place!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Combining PDF documents using Preview on OS X

Link here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202945

OS X: Combining PDF documents using Preview 

You can use Preview to move pages from one PDF document to another.

Moving pages between documents

Use these steps to move pages between PDF documents.
  1. Open the PDF documents that you want to combine in Preview.
  2. Select each Preview window, then choose View > Thumbnails to open the Thumbnails pane.
  3. Select the thumbnails of the pages you want to move. You can press the Shift key or the Command key while clicking each page thumbnail to select multiple pages. 
  4. Drag the thumbnails from one PDF window to the thumbnails pane of the other PDF window.
  5. Move your pointer to where you want the pages to appear in the PDF.

    Note: When dragging the thumbnail to the top or the bottom of the thumbnail pane, a divider line may appear. To ensure your pages are inserted into the current document, do not drag the thumbnail beyond the divider line.
     
  6. Release your pointer to move the pages to the location you've selected.

    moving pages between documents
To move an entire document into another PDF, you can also drag the document's icon from the Finder into the thumbnail pane of a currently open Preview window.
moving a document between Preview windows
You can also insert pages from another document using the Edit menu. Choose Edit > Insert and select an option. Choose the option "Page from File" to select an image file or another PDF you want to insert into the document. If you have a scanner connected to your Mac, choose the option "Page from scanner" to scan a page directly into the document you're viewing. 

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Erik Lawrence


Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Erik Lawrence Tuesday, November 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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Unveiling of Gregory Stone’s Sculpture “Hope”

On Friday November 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM a new sculpture titled “Hope” by late artist Greg Stone will be unveiled on the lawn outside the Hampshire County Courthouse in the center of downtown Northampton. Members of Stone’s family will be in attendance to unveil the sculpture.

Stone, a prolific artist known for his unflinching urban landscapes, luminous portraits of ordinary people, and expressionist bronze sculptures, passed away September 29th of cancer after a long and public career in the Valley.

Stephen Petegorsky - "The Meadows"


Vision Quilt Workshop


Vision Quilt Workshop

December 1, 2016 5-8pm
A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St

More information at: visionquilt.org

Vision Quilt is a non-profit organization based out of southern Oregon. Cathy DeForest, the leader and creator, has devoted herself to starting a dialog about gun violence. In the past decades there has been a surge in gun related incidents, such as the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012. Vision Quilt aims to bring people together to discuss, create, and work through the complex emotions that these incidents elicit. Workshops have been held all over the country where participants are encouraged to make a panel concerning their personal views, for a virtual quilt that is hosted on the Vision Quilt website. During these workshops a safe space is provided where people with varying backgrounds and opinions are able to speak about the rising epidemic of gun violence in America. These small conversations in conjunction with the creation of the quilt panels, open up a larger, national conversation that shows us that it is possible to someday live in a world without gun violence.

A workshop will be held at A.P.E. Gallery, materials will be provided, please come with an open mind and a willingness to speak about these issues. Contact Ivy Vance at ivy.vance@gmail.com for more information about Vision Quilt or participation in the workshop.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

First Night Shines Party Lights on Downtown Northampton

On Saturday, 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 32nd time, the City of Northampton hosts its signature New Year’s Eve party, featuring a rainbow array of entertainment at 20 colorful downtown venues. More info: http://www.firstnightnorthampton.org

Monday, October 31, 2016

On View at City Hall: Neighbors - Voices & Portraits of Muslims in the Valley


Local writer and photographer feature stories from our Muslim neighbors in a new exhibition at Northampton’s City Hall Gallery

Neighbors: Voices & Portraits of Muslims in the Valley


Interviews by Jenny Bender
Portraits by Amanda Herman

Exhibit Opening Nov 11 4:30-6:30PM, as part of Arts Night Out Northampton

Northampton City Hall Gallery
Second Floor – City Hall
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Exhibit Runs from November 11 – December 2
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The 35th Annual Black Maria Film Festival Tour Returns to Northampton



Local filmmaker Luke Jaeger and the Northampton Arts Council will co-present a selection of short independent films from the 2016 Black Maria Film Festival. The film festival will be presented on Friday, November 11th in conjunction with Arts Night Out. The program starts at 7:00pm in the Community Room of First Churches, 129 Main Street in downtown Northampton. The 75-minute program is free and open to the public. These award-winning shorts, which audiences are unlikely to see anywhere else, include a mix of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trumpeter Josh Bruneau


Northampton Jazz Workshop features trumpeter Josh Bruneau Tuesday, October 25th, 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, October 20, 2016

WIP- Works in Progress at SCDT WIP #1

Photo of WIP Artists Katie Swords and Jesse Zaritt by Eric Scott 
WIP- Works in Progress at SCDT WIP #1 | October 23, 2016 at 4:30pm WIP #2 | November 20, 2016 at 4:30pm

Independent choreographers Barbara Diewald, Leah Fournier, Madison Pallfy and Jennifer Polins curate a new informal performance series presented in partnership with the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in downtown Northampton. 

Performances will take place at SCDT (The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought) at 25 Main Street in Northampton (Fourth Floor). Tickets are available at the door for $10 (General Admission), $5 (Students and Seniors), and are free for students currently enrolled in SCDT’s Youth Dance Program. Please direct all questions to Barbara Diewald at barbiescdt@gmail.com.

Picture This 2015 Traveling Exhibition

Picture This 2015 Traveling Exhibition

Mass Audubon’s Sixth Statewide Photo Contest

November - 2016 at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

127 Combs Rd., Easthampton, MA

Free Event

Monday, October 17, 2016

3rd Annual Western MA Film & Media Exchange


Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative's 3rd Annual Western MA Film & Media Exchange is happening this Wednesday, October 19 from 10am-6pm at the Sheraton in Springfield.

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A full day of workshops and speakers to help de-mystify the video production process. Non-profit and small businesses need video to stay competitive in today's marketplace whether it's to tell your story, engage donors or broaden your audience/customer base. Learn the basics of what goes into making a video and then how to use it effectively in your digital marketing, branding and social media.

Come for part or all of the day!

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