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Keeping tabs on the arts

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>This painting by Hazel Adolphson is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+
    This painting by Hazel Adolphson is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>This painting by Nancy Caffall is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+
    This painting by Nancy Caffall is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>"Winter Barn" by Joanne O'Leary is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+
    "Winter Barn" by Joanne O'Leary is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>Nature photography buy Ellen Koteen is on view at the City Hall Gallery in Easthampton.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+
    Nature photography buy Ellen Koteen is on view at the City Hall Gallery in Easthampton.

  • The Madonna Pentagram

    The Madonna Pentagram

  • Photograph by  Kate Sector, 15, of Montgomery

    Photograph by Kate Sector, 15, of Montgomery

  • Photograph by Lilly Hennebery, 13, of Monson

    Photograph by Lilly Hennebery, 13, of Monson

  • Photograph by Natalie Robinson, 14, of Ware

    Photograph by Natalie Robinson, 14, of Ware

  • Wildcat O'Halloran

    Wildcat O'Halloran

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>This painting by Hazel Adolphson is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>This painting by Nancy Caffall is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>"Winter Barn" by Joanne O'Leary is among the work on view at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ECA+<br/>Nature photography buy Ellen Koteen is on view at the City Hall Gallery in Easthampton.
  • The Madonna Pentagram
  • Photograph by  Kate Sector, 15, of Montgomery
  • Photograph by Lilly Hennebery, 13, of Monson
  • Photograph by Natalie Robinson, 14, of Ware
  • Wildcat O'Halloran

Music therapy

Channa A. Seidenberg, a music therapist, musician and composer from Philmont, N.Y., will give a talk Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, about the significance of a sequence of the Raphael’s Madonna images, the “Madonna Pentagram.”

“The images invite us to look beyond their religious iconography,” Seidenberg says, “to the deeper significance of the flow of energy stimulated within us as our attention is guided through the five-pointed-starlike movement of the images in relation to one another.

After a short break, participants will view the “Madonna Series,” with Seidenberg providing lyre interpretation of each image. Seidenberg is a cofounder and faculty member of Resonare, a one-year foundation course in music out of anthroposophy, currently in its fifth year at her Harmonia Center for Vocal and Music Therapy. She is the founder and director of the Camphill Village Ensemble in Copake, N.Y. She provides music therapy for children and adults in Massachusetts as part of Collaborative Therapies of the Pioneer Valley, and is the co-founder and a board member of the Lyre Association of North America.

Tickets cost $15, available online at MadonnaSeries.BrownPaperTickets.com, or at the door. Space is limited.

ECA+ exhibits

An exhibit of works by members of the Easthampton Arts Appreciation Guild will be on view through Feb. 11, 2013 at the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery.

The guild is a diverse group of artists who meet weekly to pursue their art. Members have the opportunity to paint, draw, share and learn techniques, attend demonstrations and exhibit their work. Exhibiting members are Hazel Adolphson, Nancy Caffall, Elizabeth Chase, Terry Faivre, Nancy Nickerson, Joanne O’Leary, Nancy Perry, Mary Ann Phoenix, Betty Schaffer, Marj Tauer and Peg Wilson.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Chamber of Commerce Gallery is located at 33 Union St., Easthampton. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 527-8278 or visit EasthamptonCityArts.com.

∎ An exhibit of photographs by Ellen Koteen will be on view through March 13, 2013 at the City Hall Gallery.

Koteen is a founding member of Easthampton City Arts+. Her photographs capture the rural agricultural area in Prince Edward County, an island in Lake Ontario, Canada.

“During the process of photographing flowers and landscapes, I experience joy and a sense of peace,” Koteen writes in an artist’s statement. “Capturing their natural beauty in a photograph allows me to hold onto that joy and to share it with others. I delight and am inspired by the detail, design and colors contained within nature.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The City Hall Gallery is located in the Municipal Building, 50 Payson Ave., Easthampton. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth photography

“Places We Live, Play & Learn: Narratives of Life by Western MA Youth Photographers” will open with a reception Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and will remain on view through Jan. 31, 2013, at the Community House Gallery, 33 Main St., Cummington. The exhibit features work by 20 western Massachusetts youths, ages 10-18.

Participants were encouraged to explore, document and share their connections to their hometowns through photographic images and an accompanying narrative. The pieces reflect how the photographers view and understand local history, culture and/or community values, as well as the physical spaces surrounding them. Sponsored by Hilltown Families, an online grassroots communications network for families in western Massachusetts. The snow date for the reception is Jan. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, visit www.HilltownFamilies.org.

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