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.

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

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