Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Photographs by Janine Norton, Bruce Hawkins and Robert Salthouse
WHERE: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library 20 West St Northampton, MA
WHEN: March 2-30, 2017 Reception: March 4, 2-4 PM
Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Tim Armacost
WHEN: Tuesday March 7th, 7:30PM. Followed by Open Jazz Jam until 10:30 PM
WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.
Tim Armacost - www.timarmacost.com
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 and videos of past NJW shows as well as related news, events and buzz: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop
On View at City Hall: Northampton Streetscapes: Views of City Storefronts
Arts Night Out Opening Reception: March 10, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Show runs March 10 – April 11.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
|Photo by Trish Crapo|
The Northampton Arts Council is thrilled to announce the appointment of Amy Dryansky as Northampton’s poet laureate for the 2017 – 2019 term. As Northampton’s 8th laureate, Dryansky joins the illustrious ranks of poets Martin Espada, Janet Aalfs, Jack Gilbert, Lesléa Newman, Lenelle Moïse, Richard Michelson, and Patrick Donnelly.
Dryansky’s first book, How I Got Lost So Close to Home, won the New England/New York Award from Alice James Books. Her second book, Grass Whistle (Salmon Poetry, Ireland) received the 2014 Massachusetts Book Award for poetry. Dryansky’s poems have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Barrow Street, Harvard Review, New England Review, Memorious, Orion and The Women’s Review of Books. She’s received honors and awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Dryansky is also a former Associate of the Five College Women’s Studies Center, where she looked at the impact of motherhood on women poets.
Dryansky has a long history of working at and for arts and community organizations in the Valley, and is currently the assistant director of the Culture, Brain & Development Program at Hampshire College. During her tenure as poet laureate, she hopes to partner with local organizations like the Center for New Americans, the Literacy Project, Historic Northampton, David Ruggles Center and the Northampton Arts Council to highlight the diverse voices--past and present--that make up our vibrant Northampton community.
Dryansky lives in Conway, has two kids ages 15 and 18, and tries very hard to maintain a blog called Pokey Mama, about her attempts to navigate the territory of mother-writer. Her kids, despite their mother’s many accolades, remain unimpressed with the fact of her being a poet.
For more about Dryansky and her work, please visit: amydryansky.com
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents HUT VIII
An evening of contemporary music, movement and poetry
Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 8 PM
SCDT Studios, 25 Main Street 4th floor, Northampton MA (across from Strong Avenue) $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors
Reservations recommended! 413 570 4491