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, August 18, 2017

Eighth Annual Chalk Art Festival Enhances Vibrancy of Downtown Northampton

“Arts Night Out” welcomes a record number of talented artists to create colorful masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of 13 (or more!) downtown sites during the eighth annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival on Friday, September 8. The competitive event kicks off a festive weekend that includes the Northampton Arts Council’s RETROFAIRE on Saturday, September 9.

Drawing takes place from 10 am until 4 pm on Friday. The public is encouraged to watch chalk art pieces develop and to view completed work in the evening while enjoying Northampton’s monthly gallery walk 5-8 pm. Cash prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be awarded by a panel of judges for the top three creations. Presentations are made by the Mayor on the steps of City Hall at 5 pm.

The public is also invited to an informal family free draw 5-7 pm. Participants will be asked to help “decorate” the RETROFAIRE site located in the area between Thornes Marketplace and the city parking garage. Plenty of sidewalk chalk will be on hand for anyone who wants to take part in the activity.

Individual chalk artists for 2017 feature former prize winners and seasoned competitors Linda Babcock, Jennifer Gutterman, Robert Markey, Chrissy Neithercott, and Sloan Tomlinson. They are joined by round-two veterans Erin Cleary, Jim DuBois, Rob Kimmel, and Sanket Sabnis. Team Bodalimadriguez, aka Stephanie Gerolimatos, Mark Bodah and Matt Rodriguez make a record-breaking 8th appearance! New to the event are artists Lauren Anderson, Corinne Cacioppo, and Nicole Singer.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Zea Mays Printmaking Residency Openings

Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr, Florence, MA

We still have some openings for Fall - Winter 2017-18 Residencies and we're expediting applications! Apply now and receive an answer within a week.

Full Residency - including private studio and on-site accommodations
December 4-17, 2017
January 2-14, 2018
January 30 - February 11, 2018
February 13 -25, 2018

Mini-Residency - 6 days in the members' studio with on-site accommodations
September 19-24, 2017
December 5-10, 2017
January 9-14, 2018
February 6-11, 2018
February 20-25, 2018

You can do a residency at Zea Mays Printmaking in two ways -

A Full residency includes a private studio with our largest press (Takach 40" x 72" etching press), access to all of our etching, photopolymer, screen printing and monotype facilities and equipment and accommodations in our lovely on-site apartment. Price is $1500 for 2 weeks.

A mini-residency brings you into our members' studio where you get two work tables and share a press with our members. Mini-residencies are 6 days long and include access to the studio and all of the facilities and equipment during open hours, plus accommodations in the on-site apartment. Price is $600 for 6 days.

Read more about both types of residencies and apply!

STUDIO4 Fall Season Announcement


STUDIO FOR movement, music, art, film, STUDIO FOR performance, STUDIO FOR you!

STUDIO4, the vibrant community arts space located in the heart of downtown Northampton is proud to announce a packed season of DANCE, MUSIC, FILM and THEATER programs for all ages. STUDIO4 Fall 2017 programming launches some new series: SATURDOOZY- a kid’s night out on the 3rd Saturday of each month starting September 16th, COLLIDER- People STUDIO4 continues with dynamic interdisciplinary performance series that include HUT- 3 artists, 3 genres, 3 short sets on Saturday Oct 7th at 8 PM, and A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP- an experimental film series on Saturday Sept 22 at 8 PM. Tickets and details at Or at 413 570 4491.

STUDIO4 is the home to THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND THOUGHT (SCDT) that offers movement classes for youth and adults, showcasing the teen dance company who recently performed at Jacob’s Pillow, HATCHERY. SCDT hosts space for local performers in WIP works in progress performance series and presents international artists for the fall season including local choreographer Michelle Marroquin, Italian vocalist and performer Massimiliano Balduzzi, and San Francisco based performance activist: Taja Will.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Transperformance 2016 Documentary

Departure Reading Series #3 at A.P.E

Departure Reading Series #3
Thursday, August 17 at 8 pm.
A.P.E. Ltd - 126 Main Street Northampton, MA

Friends! Come to APE gallery on August 17th to witness the writerly work of:
April Grayce
Nico Gomez-Horton
John Goodhue
Maggie Foley

Expect an instruction at the door. For what? You'll have to come to find out, my curious ones. We promise it to be poetic & not embarrassing, unless you want it to be.

Molly McBride's wildcrafted teas will be there, & we will be accepting donations for the Prison Birth Project.

Departure Reading Series is a monthly series curated by Nellie Prior and G.D Harkavy. Each month will find us in a new container somewhere in Western Massachusetts as we attempt to challenge accepted conventions of poetry spaces.

This event is funded by the Northampton Arts Council.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Big Dance Theater’s CAGE SHUFFLE starring Paul Lazar

Big Dance Theater’s CAGE SHUFFLE starring Paul Lazar

One Night Only!
Monday, August 14, 2017
8:00pm (running time: 50 min.)
$10.00 - No Reservations - Tickets at the Door
A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery 126 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson.
The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its startling blend of inevitable and uncanny connections between text and movement.

Local Artists Turn Downtown Utility Boxes into Artwork

Local Artists Turn Downtown Utility Boxes into Artwork

If you take a stroll down Main Street in Northampton, you may notice something a little bit different. Where there used to be four blank utility boxes, there now stand four beautiful pieces of artwork. Designed and painted by local artists, these four utility boxes are the product of the downtown art project, Paint This Box!

Paint This Box! began as a project inspired by Peter Zierlein, who had previously painted two utility boxes in Northampton. Peter saw his artwork as something that could be further replicated, so he reached out to Northampton Arts Council Director, Brian Foote, to see if they could collaborate. Brian was excited about this idea and they began to set the project in motion.

Following the success of BenchWalk, Brian contacted Jonathan Goldman who had helped lead that project. Jonathan happily joined the planning team and, within a few weeks, they had created a full plan for how to execute what was now being called, “Paint This Box!” The name was inspired by Peter who was hoping to see this project as both an opportunity for artists to be recognized and to get the Northampton community excited about public art.

Paint This Box! quickly caught on, and when the selection jury had received all of the submissions for the project, they were stuck with difficult decisions. Ultimately, the jury of Brian, Northampton Arts Council Member Joseph Pesce, and A. P. E. Associate Director Lisa Thompson decided on Mo Willems, Corinne Cascioppo, Ryan Murray, and Peter Zierlein.

On Sunday, June 11th, Mo, Corinne, Ryan, and Peter hit Main Street to paint their boxes. With great weather in the forecast, the artists were prepared to turn these seemingly boring objects into beautiful artwork. By the end of the day, when the artists hung up their brushes, they left behind four new, great additions to the expanding public art of downtown Northampton.

With Pulaski Park soon to be completed and more public art projects being thought up everyday, Paint This Box! is another step towards seeing Northampton grow as a public art community. Not only do projects like this help make our community more beautiful but they also help support the artists who call Northampton home.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project and made Paint This Box! possible. Without the generous donations from Smith College and Florence Bank, donations of supplies from Foster Farrar and Royal Talens, North America, and the generous support of the Northampton Arts Council, City of Northampton, and Massachusetts Cultural Council this project would not have been possible.

We can’t wait to see what else we can all accomplish if we work together to continue expanding Northampton as a public art community!

POZ @ Hawley Street and Bridge Street

Mo and Cher Willems @ Main Street and Pleasant Street

Brian Foote and Ryan Murray @ West Street and Main Street

Corinne Cascioppo @ South Street and Main Street

POZ @ Hawley Street and Bridge Street

POZ @ Hawley Street and Bridge Street

POZ @ Hawley Street and Bridge Street

POZ @ Hawley Street and Bridge Street

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shadow Puppetry in Pulaski Park with The Brothers Čampur

What: The Brothers Čampur: An Evening of Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater
When: Friday, September 8, 2017, 7pm
Where: Pulaski Park, Main St, Northampton, MA 01060

The Northampton Arts Council welcomes The Brothers Čampur to the stage for an evening of Wayang Kulit, in the park. Wayang Kulit is a form of traditional shadow-puppetry from Bali, Indonesia that brings together elements from the island’s rich cultural traditions: Hindu epics, complex music, leather carving, ritual, movement, and slap-stick comedy.

Since 2012, The Brothers Čampur—puppeteers Putu Rekayasa and Panji Wilimantara, theatre artist Sam Jay Gold, and ethnomusicologist Ian Coss—have presented this dynamic art form to audiences in both Indonesia and the United States. They are thrilled to share their newest show under the stars in Downtown Northampton Pulaski Park for one night only. Witness heroes rescue loved ones, clowns fight demons, and Gods crack jokes about Twitter and Instagram — all from the shadows.

Ordinary Devotion: A photography installation by Martha Fleming-Ives

Ordinary Devotion
A photography installation by Martha Fleming-Ives
August 8 – August 26, 2017
Artist Reception: Friday, August 11 , 6 - 8 pm
A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery 126 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

​A.P.E is pleased to present Ordinary Devotion, an exhibition of new photographs by Martha Fleming-Ives. Taken during the artist’s first year of motherhood and her daughter’s infancy, Ordinary Devotion depicts her early experiences as a mother through images of her growing child, her changing body, and the domestic space immediately surrounding them. Over the past several years, Fleming-Ives’ photographic practice has focused upon unflinching portraits of members of her family, at times capturing vulnerable periods of transition and growth. Here, Fleming-Ives turns her lens to herself, identifying the mother-child relationship as a familial point of origin. Taking its title from English pediatrician and psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott’s statement that an “ordinary devoted mother”—present rather than perfect—is enough for the healthy development of a child, Fleming-Ives’ series acts as a negotiation between the seemingly opposite mundane tasks of daily life tending to an infant and the blissful, often spiritual, sensuality present in caring for a new child.

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra - Open Rehearsal

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra
Outside the Box
33 Hawley Street
Wednesday, August 9, 7:30pm

An evening with one of the Valley’s greatest musical extravaganzas

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice, practice, practice.

Founded in 2009 by musical director Peter Blanchette, HVGO is a true avant-garde orchestra, comprised of talented and enthusiastic guitarists — both acoustic and electric — from widely varied traditions. HVGO creates new and beautiful music that could only come from such an eclectic mélange, inspiring musicians to work together who might otherwise never collaborate.

This evening's open rehearsal offers an inside look — listen, more accurately — at how the collaborative creative process works. Recently returned from playing solo gigs in Europe, maestro Blanchette will lead, encourage and occasionally cajole his players through both old and new material.

This is a free event. Bring an old blanket to sit on or a low chair to lounge in. And please, take the opportunity to have a quick look inside 33 Hawley as we prepare to partially open the building this fall.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

On View at Hosmer Gallery: Works by Shannon E. Ryan, Ray Radigan and Lisa Yeisley

Half of America by Ray Radigan
'Secrets of the Sea' Underwater Photography by Shannon E. Ryan
Portraits and Drawings by Lisa Yeisley

August 2-30, 2017
Reception: Wednesday August 2, 5-7 PM
Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton MA 01060

It was on long, cross-country drives that Ray Radigan first glimpsed the American struggle between hope and despair that became the inspiration behind his paintings. His oil paintings of buildings depict this struggle: to repair or to demolish. They are not intended as commentary, only as observations. Each has its own history and tells a different story. Together, they help to exemplify a nation’s people caught between optimism and surrender.

After growing up in Pearl River, NY, Ray attended SUNY New Paltz where he studied art education. He earned his masters degree in illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since graduating in 2008, he has worked for the National Park Service and non-profit museums on illustration and design projects. In 2013, he began painting his “Half of America” series.

Secrets of the Sea by Shannon Ryan: “Since I was 7 years old I have been deeply drawn to the ocean and the life it holds. As I grew older I became aware of just how vast and intricate the oceans really are, how all life is connected to the oceans, and how we as humans are treating this crucial part of our existence. My main goal in sharing my photographs is to bring both awe and knowledge to the public. I want people to be aware of the ‘Secrets of the Sea’ and understand their role in sustaining it. I am particularly drawn to preserving this invaluable resource including sharks, the planet’s most misunderstood marine animal. I am a local resident, certified as an advanced and nitrox scuba diver, and a third year student at Maharishi University of Management majoring in Sustainability.”

Lisa Yeisley is a portrait and figurative artist based in Western Massachusetts, near a lake with eagles, otters and the occasional double rainbow. She’s been drawing all her life, and after a decades-long detour into the world of graphic design, she returned to full-time art making because she was tired of keyboards and screens… and she really really missed getting her hands dirty.

Incision Objects Sound Installation by Jake Meginsky

Incision Objects Sound Installation by Jake Meginsky
July 31th- August 5th 2017
A.P.E. Ltd. 126 Main StreetNorthampton, Ma 01060

Performance event with dancers Katie Martin and Jenny Bennet
Friday Aug 4th from 6pm-8pm. Free

Regular gallery hours Aug. 1st–5th, 12-5 pm

Jake Meginsky's Sound Installation seeks to directly engage listeners with the normally unheard sonic properties of everyday structures and settings by using pure electronics and electro-magnetic transducers to set architectural spaces and materials into vibration. In this work, all musical elements of each piece—pitch, rhythm, duration and timbre—would be determined by the physical qualities of the vibrating objects and/or spaces themselves. In essence, this project exists as a dynamic intersection of music, sound and architecture.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Electric Car Expo returns to Northampton Saturday, July 29

Electric Car Expo
Northampton Radio Group, 15 Hampton Ave., Northampton, MA.
Saturday, July 29th 10:30am-3:00pm

Wondering what it’s like to own and drive an electric car? Take electric cars for a test drive Saturday from 10:30am-3pm during the free, no sales-pressure MASS DRIVE CLEAN Expo in Northampton. The event is held rain or shine in the parking lot of the Northampton Radio Group, 15 Hampton Ave., Northampton and includes test drives, informational booths, and lunch for purchase.

This educational event offers licensed drivers the chance to test out 3-5 brands of electric vehicles from Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, and more. Grab a bite from Bistro Bus, bring your driver’s license and your curiosity and leave with the knowledge and experience to see how an electric car can work for you. You’ll also learn about charging your car with your home solar panels and the up to $10,000 in incentives and rebates available from the state and federal governments – rebates that make electric vehicles as affordable as gas-fueled vehicles.

A Good Night’s Sleep screening July 29th at Studio 4

A Good Night’s Sleep Screening
July 29th at 8:00pm
Studio 4: 25 Main Street, 4th floor, Northampton.

A Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening series featuring film and video by artists connected to Western Massachusetts. Our series connects a wide variety of non commercial forms and perspectives through collaboratively and deliberately curated programs. While most works fall into the broad categories of “experimental” and “documentary,” our priority is in building thought provoking and subversive programs regardless of genre.

Our regular programs happen on the last Saturday of every month. For locations and times, check our website or contact us.

Featured Artists:

Ben Balcom was born in Massachusetts and raised in Illinois. He received his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his bachelor’s degree in Film-Video Production from Hampshire College. Ben currently teaches film production at UWM and is the technical director for the Milwaukee Film Festival. He is also a co-founder and programmer of Microlights Cinema. Since 2013, Microlights has hosted nearly 30 film and video artists from around the world. By invoking familiar forms of speech and the everyday failures of communication, Balcom’s work embraces the essential messiness of subjectivity. The films explore the material image in various forms. Although materiality doesn’t produce simple analogies, it evokes the many textures of real experience. Using visual and linguistic abstractions that point towards the slippages and incoherencies fundamental to our perceptual lives, I work through the complexity of ordinary affects. Cinema channels affect. It helps us to know ourselves by encouraging us to leave our bodies behind and then drawing us back through sensual immersions. In the curious relay of the theater we think through our bodies at a remove. My films attempt to expose the abstractions that structure our internal, virtual worlds.

Caitlin Driscoll is a future resident of Hadley MA, and a co-founder of First Born Productions, an organization committed to helping local artists, musicians, and writers turn their work into film, along with Camille Fantasia.

Lucas C. Ospina makes hypothetical films and several other types. He made films for a while at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. He was born in California.

Josh Weissbach is an experimental filammaker. He lives in a house next to an abandoned village in Moodus, Connecticut with his wife, two daughters, and three cats. His 16mm films and digital videos have been shown worldwide in such venues as Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mono No Aware, 25 FPS Festival, and Berlin International Directors Lounge. He has won jury prizes at ICDOCS, $100 Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, and Haverhill Experimental Film Festival. He is the recipient of the 2008 Cary Grant Film Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and a 2015 LEF Fellowship from the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

Sally Cruikshank is a cartoonist and animator and a graduate of Smith College. “Sally Cruikshank’s animations push beyond standard notions of how cartoons should look, move, and sound, unleashing a flock of bizarro creatures and their bold accoutrements. With her award-winning 1975 film Quasi at the Quackadero, Cruikshank created a surrealist gem of unearthly landscapes and outrageous characters. The film earned her international attention, an entry into the National Film Registry, features in books with the word “Greatest” in their title, and spots in major museum exhibits.” – Sally Cruikshank: A Career Retrospective (Lola Landekic)

Willie Gussin is a Putney, VT based experimental musician and arts organizer. He is a member of The Future Collective, an organization dedicated to supporting under-represented arts in and around Brattleboro, VT, and a board member of The Brick House, a teen center, family support organization, and community/show space in Turners Falls, MA. During the day, he works at a non-profit organization helping families with young children access local resources. He plays in a variety of noisy and improvisational ensembles based in Southeastern Vermont and Western Mass.

Treading Our Path: The 2017 Tiny Tour

July 29 - August 5, 2017
treading our path
the 2017 tiny tour

We are inviting community members to bike with us to performances.
For more information visit

The website and our FB event will be updated with any minor changes. Please confirm times and locations the week of the tour!

This year, all money collected during the tour will be donated to the Prison Birth Project. We are also collecting bicycle repair tools for the Holyoke Urban Bike School.

ARC Project #3: Sourcing the Stream by Wendy Woodson

Sourcing the stream
A video and performance residency
directed by Wendy Woodson

July 23- July 29
Free & Open to the public Monday - Friday from 2–5pm
In progress showings/performances: Friday and Saturday at 8pm

A.P.E. Ltd. 126 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

Sourcing the stream: a video and performance residency directed by Wendy Woodson. This immersive project in video, sound, and performance looks to the stream as a timely source for inspiration, solace, reflection and reaction. Each day the artists in residence will experiment with different ways to create images in different media based on streams - their motion, patterns, colors, voices and reflections. The week residency at A.P.E. will allow time to experiment in an open environment where unexpected reactions and interactions can influence the evolution of the project.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Downtown Northampton Summer Concert Series 2017

Downtown Northampton
Summer Concert Series 2017

Outdoor concerts on summer nights in downtown Northampton is a tradition that dates back to the 1970’s. Northampton has been fertile ground for producing original music, often renowned on the national level. The Northampton Arts Council is proud to continue this tradition, and presents the 2017 Downtown Northampton Summer Concert Series. The lineup for this series reflects will expose acts of varying age and style to the greater regional community.

Join us as we celebrate our local music scene with FIVE FREE LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES ON FRIDAY NIGHTS in the heart of downtown Northampton, starting July 21st and running through August 18th. All concerts start at 5:30 PM, are FREE and open to the public, and run until 7:30 PM.

Hampshire County Courthouse lawn (first two shows)
Pulaski Park (final three shows)

How Much:
FREE (bring cash for local vendors)

When & Who:
Friday July 21st - Courthouse Lawn - Winterpills, Midnight Snack, Nomad Vs. Settler
Friday July 28th - Courthouse Lawn - Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Eli Catlin
Friday August 4th - Pulaski Park - Rebelle, Rhythm Inc., i-ganic sound system
Friday August 11th - Pulaski Park - Beige, Lou Barlow (Sebadoh)
Downtown Northampton Summer Concert Series #5 is Cancelled
Regretfully Today’s Summer Concert Series Show featuring Workman Song show in Pulaski Park is CANCELLED due to the weather.  We have enjoyed spending Friday nights with you this summer and look forward to next year!
Please join us for some upcoming events:
  • Transperformance 27: Rock N’ Roll Heaven Revisited is this Tuesday August 22 at Pines Theater-Look Park. You can catch Workman Song playing as Nirvana Live! BENEFIT FOR THE ARTS.
  • The Brother Campur, Traditional Balinese shadow puppet show with live Gamelan Music is Friday September 8th, 7pm in Pulaski Park, Downtown Northampton. FREE FOR ALL.

Headline Sponsors:
Support Sponsors:
Stage Support: Thornes Marketplace

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stop Making Sense - Free Outdoor Movie at 33 Hawley

Stop Making Sense film screening
Wednesday, July 19th - 8:00pm (or sundown)
33 Hawley Street, Northampton
Rain Date - Friday July 21st.

The Northampton Community Arts Trust will be one of many locations throughout the country celebrating the late Jonathan Demme by screening his seminal film of the Talking Heads in concert. Shot over three performances in LA in December 1983, Demme's creative genius, wall-to-wall music, beautiful cinematography, the legendary "Big Suit" and the band's explosive energy makes this film an exhilarating and exciting event. This is definitely a film you can dance to.

“…not one of the countless concerts filmed in the years since ever captured a band's energy quite like Jonathan Demme did in this film.” – Wired

Bring a blanket to sit on or a low chair to lounge in, and take the opportunity to have a quick look inside 33 Hawley as we prepare to partially open the building this fall.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wilbraham Friends of the Library Annual Art Exhibit Call to Artists

The Wilbraham Friends of the Library Annual Art Exhibit Call to Artists

The Wilbraham Friends of the Library (WFL) will present their Annual Art Exhibit, taking place at the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Public Library from September 2 to September 29 with a reception for artists and Friends Saturday, September 16 from11:00 –1:00. Artists will be able to sell additional unframed pieces at the reception. The library is located at 25 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham.

The show is open for various art media, and Chairman Mary Bandouveres is now welcoming artist's applications. Respond early at to insure your spot. Entry deadline is August 25.

The event is free and open to the public. This show is always popular and many of the artists will have pieces for sale.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BFMC's 4th Annual Posh Picnic at Tanglewood

BFMC's 4th Annual "Posh Picnic at Tanglewood"

WHEN: Sunday, July 23rd 12:00 - 2:30pm
WHERE: Tanglewood Music Center, 97 West St, Lenox, MA 01240

*All proceeds from the Posh Picnic benefit BFMC's educational programs*
Includes a catered lunch on the lawn, VIP parking & Shed seating to the afternoon BSO Concert

Honoring Production Designer/Art Director Carl Sprague
Announcing the winners of our Screenwriting Contest!
PLUS: A fab Auction (bid on House Seats to HAMILTON!)
A Bloody Mary bar and great hats!

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Debriti Show, A Textual Experience by JonMarc Edwards at A.P.E

The Debriti Show
A Textual Experience
by JonMarc Edwards

Show Runs: July 7 -22
Artist Reception: Friday, July 14: 6-8 pm
Location: A.P.E. Ltd. 126 Main Street, Northampton, Ma 01060

"The Debriti Show,” created by JonMarc Edwards, is an interactive installation that comments on the power of language and communication. It is set in what at first appears to be an apothecary or medical marijuana dispensary, but rather than weed, it dispenses text, words and poetry. The Helvetica text is made from biodegradable materials and sold by the word, the phrase or by weight. In interaction with Debriti word tenders, attendees are encouraged to explore their relationship to language by forming a tangible relationship with text. In our current political climate and in a world where much of our communication takes place in 140 character tweets, the Debriti Show could not be more timely!


Dogs in Water, Selections by Marion Miller at Oxbow Gallery

Dogs in Water, Selections
by Marion Miller

Show dates: June 29-July 30, 2017
Reception: Friday, July 14, 5-8 p.m.
Oxbow Gallery, 273 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA

I hope these paintings speak for themselves, as a celebration of light and space, and of course dogs.
The "Dogs in Water" series grows concurrently with my series of horse-and-rider paintings. It explores many of the same issues of light and space, both as force and agency. But instead of the dramatic figures being massive creatures in the confined space of the arena, here the figures play on a lateral field with implications of infinity and interact in the entirely unique medium of water, itself both plane and figure.

Transperformance 27: Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited

Each year in August the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and for the ArtsEZ grant program. Once again, on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 it’s time to celebrate our community and the arts with Transperformance 27: Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited, THE end-of-the-summer music festival at Pines Theater-Look Park.

The original concept for Transperformance was for local bands to take on a persona of another established nationally recognized act and perform or “Transperform” their bands’ style. The acts that are chosen are done thematically, such as Transperformance 22 “Food Groups” (Heather Maloney as Amy Winehouse) or Transperformance 24 “Off the Map” (Colorway as Boston) or Transperformance 23 “Beyond Bob” (Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan). Over the years Transperformance has evolved and tribute style performances have become acceptable if not the norm.

Back in 1994, The Northampton Arts Council presented Transperformance-Rock N Roll Heaven as the theme. After recently losing so many legendary performers and artists, Transperformance 27 will celebrate their lives with this year’s theme, “Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited!” Local acts will perform 10 minutes of material from the many legends who have passed away in the last 23 years. Legends can be anything from Chuck Berry to Johnny Cash or from Michael Jackson to Sharon Jones. Come celebrate 27 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts!
What: Transperformance 27: Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited!
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00-9:30pm
How Much:
Adults 13+ $10
Seniors 65+ & Veterans $8
Kids 12 & under $5

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State Street Fruit Store-Northampton, Cooper's Corner-Florence, AJ Hastings-Amherst

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 23 at Pines Theater, Look Park
Rain Predicated Both Days: Tuesday, August 22 at John M Green Hall, Smith College


4:05 - 4:15 Northampton Community Music Center Summer Rock Band Camp
4:20 - 4:30 Dan Daniels as Guy Clark
4:35 - 4:45 Florence Community Band as Ray Charles
4:50 - 5:00 Donut Kings as Screaming Lord Sutch
5:05 - 5:15 Jerks on the Loose as The Roches
5:20 - 5:30 Glad Machine as Stone Temple Pilots
5:35 - 5:45 Jon Carroll & BraveSoul as Robert Palmer
5:50 - 6:00 Appalachian Still as J. Geils Band
6:05 - 6:15 Tag Sale Jr. as Ramones
6:20 - 6:30 And The Neighbors with Fancy Trash as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
6:35 - 6:45 Family Davis Jr. as Amy Winehouse
6:50 - 7:00 The Mary Jane Jones as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
7:05 - 7:15 Miranda Brown as Townes Van Zandt
7:20 - 7:30 Mikey Sweet as Leonard Cohen
7:35 - 7:45 Lonesome Brothers as Merle Haggard
7:50 - 8:00 Winterpills as George Harrison
8:05 - 8:15 Zip Cody as Ronnie James Dio
8:20 - 8:30 Colorway as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
8:35 - 8:45 Soul Magnets as Earth, Wind & Fire
8:50 - 9:00 King Radio as The Zombies
9:05 - 9:15 Workman Song as Nirvana
9:20 - 9:30 Outer Stylie as Soundgarden




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