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Jane Crutchfield, a volunteer at the Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown, organizes books to be sold at the Friends of Clapp Memorial Library book sale Oct. 12 to 17.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Arrested Motion: Northampton’s 2015 Biennial Exhibit at Hosmer Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A video montage of people swinging clubs, putting on lipstick and eating. Digitally altered photographs of bodies seeming to fall through space. A brooding monotype print of a stretch of urban highway. A painting that adds imagery inspired by a famous Japanese woodblock print to an otherwise surreal tableau. They’re all part of …

Weekend Planner — Dance: Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s ‘Truck’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New York-based Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s latest dance work is called “Truck” because that’s where it’s performed — in the back of a 17-foot U-Haul box truck, with the audience watching from outside. The work integrates live performance with video imagery to create constant shifts in scale and perspective. The New Yorker calls …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Pining away

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I’m always up for a good tip, so when my friend Cindy told me to check out a crazy tree growing at the Pepin Farm in Easthampton, where she works, I got right on it. The proprietor of …

Art Maker: Matt Evald Johnson | material manipulator

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The urban/industrial environment supplies Easthampton artist Matt Evald Johnson with subjects, materials, processes and narratives for his sculpture and painting. “The subject of my work is always the assemblage and manipulation of raw material,” Johnson, 51, writes on …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Wade in the water

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, I photographed a group of Broad Brook Coalition volunteers putting in place a plan to outsmart the beavers at the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Northampton. The mud and stick constructions of the four-footed engineers …

Weekend Planner — Comedy: ‘Full-On Funny’ at Diva’s nightclub, Northampton

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happening on a (more or less) quarterly basis, the “Full-On Funny” comedy series at Diva’s nightclub in Northampton showcases local and regional comedians and is “open to all adult humans (21+) who enjoy laughter and good times.” Series …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Carts on the lam

Thursday, August 20, 2015

At first glance, this scene at Hampshire Heights in Northampton amused me; it looks like a gathering herd (flock?) of shopping carts, about to escape into the woods. Seeing objects like this, out of their expected environment, often …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Viennese music The Valtchev-Tchekoratova Violin and Piano Duo, with George Valtchev, violin, and Lora Tchekoratova, piano, will perform an all-Viennese concert Sunday at 3 p.m. in the music room of Memorial Hall, 8 Memorial St. in Old Deerfield. …

‘Art in the Orchard’: Exhibitors cultivate unusual setting

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It started in 2011 as a kind of experiment: Put some art amid the trees and pastures of a working orchard and see what happens. From that modest beginning, Easthampton’s “Art in the Orchard” exhibit has gained a …

Weekend Planner — Theater: Hampshire Shakespeare Young Company presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Among the list of “Ten Things I’ve Learned from Shakespeare” drawn up by Hampshire Shakespeare Young Company member Richard Glover, No. 3 is of particular relevance to this weekend’s show: “If you suspect your lover has committed suicide, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Water cure “Water as Cure and Transformation,” a contemporary interpretation by Katie Richardson of the Round Hill Water Cure, is inspired by documents and objects from the permanent collection at Historic Northampton. The exhibit will open with a …

Art Maker: Susan Halls | sculptor

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Susan Halls, 49, was born in Kent, England, and studied at an art school there until she was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London, from which she graduated in 1990. A residency at …