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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Jazz, Rhythm, and Narrative​: An exhibition of student artwork from Northampton High School in partnership with Northampton Jazz Festival

WHAT: Jazz, Rhythm, and Narrative​
An exhibition of Northampton High School student artwork in partnership with the Northampton Jazz Festival
WHERE: CLICK Workspace, 9 1/2 Market St Northampton, MA
WHEN: Friday, July 14 6 to 8 PM for Arts Night Out

This spring, students in art teacher Zoe Sasson’s class learned about jazz in a number of ways: They attended a music seminar led by high school director of instrumental music Paul Kinsman, and alive performance of a professional jazz quintet in an all-school assembly. They also conducted their own research of some selected jazz musicians and visual artists whose work has been influenced by jazz.

The course assignment—to create a piece of art depicting their own interpretation of jazz—resulted in the works selected for this exhibition. The Northampton Jazz Festival will tap from this artwork to create the 2023 poster and other festival materials.

Twelve of the works will be on display at CLICK Workspace, 9 1/2 Market St. during the July 14 Arts Night Out from 6 to 8 PM. Jim Argiro, piano and Jason Schwartz, bass will play during CLICK's Artworks on Paper exhibition.

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