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

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