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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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Art Maker: Elisa Lanzi | Paper artist, printer, painter

Friday, November 6, 2015

It was perhaps inevitable that Elisa Lanzi of Belchertown would become an artist: Her father was an artist and the family always had big sheets of paper, colored pencils, crayons around — everything, Lanzi says, that kids need …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Simply yellow

Friday, November 6, 2015

Returning from a remote corner of Southampton Tuesday morning, I had to pause to appreciate a string of 88 brightly painted concrete posts, each one unique. And yes, I did actually count them (you can take the boy …

Learning from the pros: Working artists open schools in Florence, Easthampton

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Recently, teaching artists who formerly worked alone have come together to create new schools, where they are devoting their enthusiasm and their expertise to teach a wide array of classes — from the ancient to contemporary art forms. …

Learning the classics at Cottage Street Studios

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong generation? Or maybe even the wrong century? Good news: You can now take classes in such arts as stained-glass, calligraphy, monotype printing, landscape painting and figure drawing at the …

Creating a community of artists in Florence

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

After Phoebe Helander graduated in 2011 from Hampshire College, where she studied art, she felt at loose ends; she missed the support system the arts community there had provided. In college, for example, fellow students and professors who …

A study in contrasts: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum offers diverse fall exhibits

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

With two new exhibits this fall, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum has offered quite a contrast between light and dark, large and small, colorful and somber. In adjoining galleries, no less. The large and colorful show belongs …

Weekend Planner — Theater: TheatreTruck’s ‘The Aspect of the Place’

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

If ghosts most often appear as the residue of savage emotions once experienced by living, then the Amherst dwelling known as The Evergreens — site of the tumultuously unhappy marriage of Emily Dickinson’s brother, Austin — may well …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Double Edge Theatre’s ‘Grand Parade’ and other arts happening this week in the Valley

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grounds for a parade “The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)” will be presented by Double Edge Theatre Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at CityStage, at 150 Bridge St. in Springfield. The “Parade” depicts major events of …

Art Maker: Carmine L. Angeloni | Photographer

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Photography’s unique combination of science and expression has always appealed to Carmine Angeloni. When he was a boy, his father built a makeshift darkroom in the family’s only bathroom. Later, when the Belchertown photographer received his first camera, …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Peek-a-BOO!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

While taking in the fall colors at Childs Park in Northampton last week, I was confronted by this scary face in a leaf. With its jack-o-lantern-like features carved out by nature’s decay, it’s just in time for Halloween. …