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Art Maker: Lilian Kravitz | Photographer

Friday, November 20, 2015

As a youth living in Brooklyn, Lilian Kravitz was encouraged to draw and paint. She studied art in high school and took weekend art classes at Brooklyn College, the Brooklyn Museum and the Pratt Institute. Kravitz, 66, received a bachelor’s degree in art, with a concentration in photography, from Brooklyn College. It was there, she says, that she learned to …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A patient sentinel

Friday, November 20, 2015

I like working as a photographer for the Gazette on Veterans Day; it’s a treat to talk to people I wouldn’t otherwise meet, and I’m reminded of events that we mustn’t forget. This year, at Bridge Street School in Northampton, I came across 8-year-old Donald Rogers of Springfield, dressed in a miniature 10th …

Family and friends remember Genevieve Mae Burnett, artist who spent time at Northampton State Hospital

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In pale shades of yellow and green, a metal bed melts into the floor — a reflection of Genevieve Mae Burnett’s time at the Northampton State Hospital. This somber aura runs through many of her paintings: sterile walls, bare lightbulbs, figures sitting alone in the dark. Others strike a more cheerful …

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‘Riff Talk’: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought celebrates 40th anniversary of Contact Quarterly

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

To Jennifer Polins, dance is not simply about performance: There is a process behind every end product, she says — a journey that should be discussed, analyzed and appreciated. To that end, Polins, the founding director of the …

Picture Book Theatre brings Carle characters to the stage

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

For the past 10 years, the arrival of November has brought with it special performances for youngsters that promote reading at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst. The shows are conducted annually by Picture …

Weekend Planner — Exhibit: ‘Farewell to Another Technology’ at Historic Northampton

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Edwin Land invented the Polaroid instant camera in 1947 but it wasn’t until the easy-to-use SX-70 folding single lens reflex model was developed in 1972 that the Polaroid became a best-selling item. That camera even acquired a cult …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Valley photos An exhibit of photographs by Jonathan Sherrill will open with a reception Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Green Earth Computers at 20 Crafts Ave. in Northampton and will remain on view through mid-December. The …

Art Maker: Ellen LaFleche | Poet

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Northampton poet Ellen LaFleche, 61, says she’s interested in creating poetry about the experiences of women and working-class people. She also writes about the body, exploring its sensual and symbolic dimensions through imagery. And, since the recent death …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Feudal effort

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumn seems to have settled in, bringing with it the low sun and faster-gliding clouds that give the light that moving-target, Jekyll-and-Hyde quality we often see this time of year. You know what I mean: When the sun …

Saturday, November 7, 2015

‘Happy Hour’: Former Florence resident transforms win in short story contest into theatrical hit

Friday, November 6, 2015

Five years ago, George Eastman had a 110-page script and a vision. Today, he is the proud author of a play that’s been selling out its debut performances at a professional theater in California. “Happy Hour,” which is …

‘Brigadoon’ springs to life in VLO production

Friday, November 6, 2015

After 40 years singing the tunes and lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan, Valley Light Opera is branching out: The company will present “Brigadoon,” a 1947 musical about two American tourists, Tommy and Jeff, who stumble into the mysterious …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Reception today at Gallery A3 and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nothing wasted “Nothing is wasted in nature or in love,” an art exhibit, will open with a reception Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Nov. 28 at Gallery A3 at 28 Amity …