Keeping Tabs on the Arts
Flutist Peter H. Bloom will join Charles Neville and other local musicians at a concert to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOFT PARLOR
"Memories Corrupt," glitch photography bu Sabato Viscont, is on view through Nov. 1 at The Loft Parlor. Purchase photo reprints »
PHOTO BY RAFAELI ELDAD
Israeli performer Idan Raichel will present a concert Tuesday at UMass. Purchase photo reprints »
A happy accident
“Memories Corrupt,” an exhibit of “glitch-based” photography by Sabato Visconti, will be on view through Nov. 1 at The Loft Parlor, 180 Pleasant St. in Easthampton.
Glitch-based photography comes from Visconti’s discovery of how the technological glitches of digital photography can produce photos that are indicative of our changing relationship to images.
Visconti a Brazilian-born visual artist who is locally based, says he discovered glitch photography by accident when a compact flash memory card started corrupting his jpeg photos.
“When I opened a corrupted jpeg in a hex code editor I learned that the broken card was writing zeroes randomly throughout the file,” he writes in an artist’s statement. “That’s when I figured out I could guide this seemingly random process.”
For information, call 695-3514 or visit www.theloftparlor.com.Mister G
“Mister G’s Halloween Fiesta” will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Mister G is an English/Spanish bilingual musician and a winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. His music has been called “irresistible (People) and he was dubbed a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star (The Washington Post).
“I aspire to make music that everyone wants to listen and dance to, regardless of age,” Mister G said in a statement.
Mister G will perform songs from his newest album, “ABC Fiesta.”
A family contra dance to benefit the Northampton Community Music Center will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St. in Easthampton.
Performers will be Jim Armenti, Joe Blumenthal, Sue Burkhard and Amy Rose. David Kaynor will be the caller.
There will be a beginner’s class from 3-3:30.
Tickets cost $10; $5 for children, students, seniors.
For information, call 585-0001.
Cancer research benefit
Legendary saxophonist Charles Neville, along with local musicians Peter J. Newland and RadioXile, will perform a show of R&B, funk, jazz, blues and bebop Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Florence.
Proceeds of the concert will benefit Stand Up To Cancer, a non-profit organization working to accelerate innovative cancer research.
Joining the band as a special guest will be flutist Peter H. Bloom, a veteran of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. The Valley’s Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti and Ray Mason) will open the show. Playing with RadioXile and backing up Neville will be Mark Pappas, guitar; Chet Pasek, drums; Guy DeVito, bass; and Ralph Whittle, keyboard.
Tickets cost $12 at the door. For information, call 625-6710.
The Idan Raichel Project will perform Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
The group was recently selected to be part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, an annual event promoting “harmony and humanity” in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter and musician Daniel Pearl, who was slain in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan.
The leader of the 10 musicians, Israeli keyboardist Idan Raichel, has performed with Grammy Award-winner India Arie, and played at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony and for President Obama and his family at the Kennedy Center. His shows have sold out at Radio City Music Hall and other major venues worldwide.
In 2006, the U.S. based record label Cumbancha released a compilation of the group’s first two albums, which Billboard called “one of the most fascinating titles to emerge in world music this year ... a multi-ethnic tour de force.”
“Quarter to Six,” the Idan Raichel Project’s newest album, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes World Music Chart.
Tickets cost $35, $30 and $15; $10 for students and youth 17 and under. To reserve, call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511 or visit fineartscenter.com.
The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center has announced the winners of the “Art in the Orchard” photography contest. Best in show went to Paul Williams of Southampton while first place was awarded to Anita Licis-Ribak of Amherst. Beth Maciorowski of Northampton demonstrated the best use of the orchard by people.
Gazette photographer Jerrey Roberts judged the contest.
These and other images of “Art in the Orchard” will be on view through Thursday at the gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. Gallery hours Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m., and by appointment. For information, call 529-2635.
Call for artists
Several Easthampton gallery spaces are seeking artists to display works in exhibits in 2014 and 2015. The ECA+ Gallery, at 43 Main St., and the City Hall Gallery, at 50 Payson Ave., are seeking works for one-month-long shows, and the Chamber Gallery, at 33 Union St., are looking for pieces for a 2-month-long display. For details and to apply, visit easthamptoncityarts.com. Proposals are due Jan. 6. Collaborations between multiple artists are encouraged.