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Arts / Theater / Dance

Weekend Planner — Dance: Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky performance at A.P.E.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The week-long residency of choreographer Katie Martin and composer Jake Meginsky at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton comes to fruition Friday and Saturday with a concert of contemporary dance and music. Martin (pictured) will present new solo and group choreographic works (assisted by dancers Joy Davis, Barbie Diewald, Maya LaLiberte, Madison Palffy and Kate Seethaler), while Meginsky will perform new electroacoustic …

Finding beauty: Amherst exhibit showcases varied photography of Robert Hallock

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Robert Hallock has had a distinguished career as a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joining the faculty in 1970 after earning a bachelor’s degree from the university in 1965 and a doctorate from Stanford University in 1969. But Hallock, 71, who lives in Leverett, has long had a deep …

‘Johnny Came Home’: Play about PTSD benefits Wounded Warrior Project

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It’s a story that’s become all too familiar for many families with members serving in the military: a son, daughter, husband or wife joins the armed forces and is deployed overseas, ready to fight and defend the nation’s interests and those they left at home. Some don’t come back. Others do, but they …

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Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In “Tea for Three,” the one-woman show written for her by Eric H. Weinberger, Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka successively inhabits the personas of former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as each is …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Atlantis, Lost!’ at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Created by the Berkshire Theatre Group, “Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends of the Strange Waves” is a collection of stories about “historical wonders and the waters of the world,” including the lost civilization of Atlantis, the life of …

Keeping tabs on the arts: Paradise City Arts Festival; ‘More Clearly in Dreams,’ dance/theater performance at Smith

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A paradise of arts and crafts The Paradise City Arts Festival is back, filling four buildings and outdoor spaces at the Three County Fairgrounds Saturday through Monday. Two-hundred and sixty artists and fine crafts makers, chosen by a …

Art Maker: William Sieruta | Painter, mixed media artist

Thursday, May 21, 2015

William Sieruta was born in 1980 and lives and works in Leverett. After receiving a master’s degree in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he worked in New York City as a studio assistant …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: It’s Greek to me

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I have often noticed the wall of this building, since it’s located on Conz Street in Northampton across from the Daily Hampshire Gazette. The rows of former windows, now filled with unpainted red brick, take on a surreal …

A glimpse of the past: Furniture gallery at Historic Deerfield offers ‘perfect marriage’ of art and history

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Christine Ritok’s eyes narrowed slightly as they fell over the legs of an intricately carved antique chair in Historic Deerfield’s “Into The Woods” furniture gallery in the Flynt Center. A sharp click, and the dull blue beam of …

Weekend Planner — Dance-Theater: ‘More Clearly in Dreams’ at Smith College

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An elaborate one-act dance-theater-video work by Smith College faculty member Rodger Blum inspired by the work of Leonardo DaVinci (particularly his famous Vitruvian Man drawing depicting human symmetry), “More Clearly in Dreams” was originally performed in 2012. This …

Art Maker: Eric Broudy | Photographer

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Photographer Eric Broudy, 74, says he wants to help build a greater art presence in his hometown of Amherst. To that end, one of his current projects is soliciting photographs from anyone who lives or works in Amherst …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Tables were turned

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Every once in a while, instead of bringing home a minor tale of woe of how I just missed a really good moment or picture — and I know that’s just part of the job — I get …

Dancing with a pro

Thursday, May 7, 2015