The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary features Dale Monette

Dale Monette is showing his local wildlife prints at Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton from July 1st through July 31st with a reception at Arcadia on July 21st from 5 until 7 PM.

Dale Monette specializes in nature photography, wildlife, and landscapes. During the 1980s, he was involved in the successful efforts to bring back the common loons and bald eagles as nesting species to the Quabbin watershed. Through his photographs, Dale shares his unique familiarity with the land and the animals living throughout Massachusetts and the Quabbin watershed. He spent the last 30 years of his career with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation working at Quabbin as an educator and a naturalist.

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