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Arts / Theater / Dance

KATE WAY
A couple peers out a window in Cinque Terre, Italy, in 2009.

Windows and walls: In a new exhibit, photographer Kate Way examines the physical and metaphorical impact of structures

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photographer Kate Way wants people to look beyond the ordinary structures of windows, walls and doors to realize the impact they have on our lives. In a new exhibit at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Way will feature 25 photos taken over the past six years throughout New England, the deep South and western America as well as parts of …

Collective Power: Cooperative art galleries in Northampton and Amherst open joint show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s a common question for any artist: How can I get more exposure? At the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton and Gallery A3 in Amherst, Valley artists have joined forces to tackle that issue — and to get to know one another a little better. The two cooperative galleries, which each has its own …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Memory House’ at Chester Theatre Company

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kathleen Tolan’s two-person play “Memory House” takes place in a small Manhattan apartment on New Year’s Eve where Maggie, a middle-aged office worker, has set about baking a blueberry pie while prodding her sullen daughter, Katia, to complete her college-application essay (due by midnight). Katia has long been simmering with resentments related to …

This side of the Atlantic: Springfield Museums hosts new exhibit on American impressionists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the early 1870s, a group of painters in France began bucking tradition and accepted technique to produce a new style of work: paintings done with quick but visible brushstrokes, an intense mix of colors, and often produced …

Chronicling lives and how they’re remembered: Hadley photographer depicts roadside memorials

Thursday, July 23, 2015

You might give them a glance as you’re driving by — that small cross or other marker, maybe with some flowers at its base, a name on a placard. But for one Valley photographer, roadside memorials and fatality …

Weekend planner — Kids: ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ at New Century Theatre

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In “Junie B. Jones: The Musical,” an adaptation of the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park, Junie B. sings and dances her way through first grade with her new friends Herb and José (but not that tattle-tale, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, July 23, 2015

One cool kitty PaintBox Theater’s children’s theater performances of “Puss in Boots” continue through Saturday at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. in Northampton. Puss is one cool kitty who will show audiences how to get from …

Art Maker: Betsey Garand | Printmaker

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Betsey Garand, a senior resident artist at Amherst College, divides her time between western Massachusetts and Hancock, New Hampshire, where she has a studio. She is currently working on multiple series that include prints, drawings and watercolors. Hampshire …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Gone in a flash

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you haven’t seen the wildlife, you’ve heard the stories and seen the pictures — like, the bear that strolled by Smith College Campus School near downtown Northampton in midday, or the mother bear that settled into a …

Headliners: Pauline Productions’ ‘4000 Miles’; Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Loneliness of the long-distance biker “4000 Miles,” the title of Amy Herzog’s 2012 Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, refers to the distance 21-year-old Leo has traversed on a cross-country bike trip that has brought him to Manhattan and the Greenwich Village apartment of his grandmother, where, following …

Replenishing the soul: Weekly series uses art to promote sharing, healing

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

the Haymarket Café veritably buzzed with customers during last Monday’s lunch rush: As many folks settled in to eat their meals, it wasn’t long before their cell phones came out for business. Susannah Crolius sat in the restaurant, …

PVB dancers take their moves out of the theater and into the park

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pioneer Valley Ballet will be tossing out the pointe shoes and ornate theaters in favor of sneakers and local parks (and a museum) this weekend, when it presents its inaugural summer tour of “FLUX ChoreoLab: Boundless Adventures in …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Burq Off!’ at Ko Festival in Amherst

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It’s an all-too-familiar pattern: A family emigrates from its native land to find greater freedom and opportunity in another country but brings along all of its onerous cultural baggage. In “Burq Off!,” Nadia P. Manzoor’s autobiographical one-woman show …