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Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of the finalists even used to baby-sit for the winner. On Monday, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” a play that examines the lives of … 0

Don’t blink: Artists have seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT can artists say in just seconds about their art? Turns out, quite a lot In a presentation style called Pecha Kucha, started in Japan in the early 2000s, artists show an audience 20 photographic slides that depict their work, for just 20 seconds each. That’s all the time presenters will have to … 1

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Urinetown’ at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown” made its debut in 2001, the dystopian future it posits — one in which extreme water shortages have made private toilets illegal and all waste-elimination activities must be accomplished in pay-per-use facilities controlled by a corrupt megacorporation — seems to become less and less remote with each … 0

HeadQuarters for affordable art: Duo transforms Northampton garage into DIY gallery

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

From the outside, 123 Hawley St. in Northampton looks much like any rental garage. A curved driveway leads to a gray garage door on the basement level of the building that also houses a tuxedo shop, a dog … 0

Your Time Photo Gallery: New Century Theatre acting class, Northampton

Thursday, March 13, 2014

For five years, Sam Rush, an actor, director and co-founder of New Century Theatre in Northampton, has taught acting classes in the Valley. Last week, two Gazette photographers visited the two, eight-week classes he’s been teaching in Northampton … 0

Wrangling the monster: Healing power of art uncovered in ‘War and Peace Project’ At Umass’ Hampden Gallery

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

This loose and baggy monster can fill the walls of an art gallery, teach you Russian and expose you to one of the most celebrated literary works of all time. After exhibitions in Russia, the international-in-reach and lofty-in-breadth … 0

A tip of the hat: An exhibit at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton reveals what’s been hidden behind Dr. Seuss’ secret door

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

IN the beginning, Theodor Geisel didn’t have five hundred hats. He had only one hat. But Geisel, better known as children’s book author Dr. Seuss, began to collect hats, just like the title character in his second book, … 0

Photo gallery: You can take the photographer out of Hampshire County ...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What was I doing at sunup, driving around looking for a shot of the fog and the sun rising behind a group of cattle? I felt like I was in Hampshire County looking for a feature photo. Why? … 0

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

At Gallery A3 “Un Voyage au Dollarama from Montreal and other new places,” an exhibit of photographs by Gloria Kegeles will open with a reception March 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through … 0

Photo Gallery: Frosty fender

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Though I’ve seen this kind of “fern frost” gracing car windows before, I was surprised to see it covering the entire painted surface of my car one morning. I took a crystallography course in college but never totally … 0

Amherst College, FBI reopen 1975 Mead Art Museum heist investigation

Friday, February 21, 2014

AMHERST — It was just over 39 years ago that the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College experienced what was likely its worst moment: Thieves broke in on a winter night and made off with three centuries-old paintings … 0

Can you spot the fake? Springfield Museums exhibit examines widespread problem of forged paintings, drawings

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

‘Struggling artist” might be a cliché, but it also describes a common predicament: It’s not easy to make a living out of art. Unless, perhaps, you want to try your hand at forgery. “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and … 0

‘Echoes of Industry’: Amherst photographer finds ‘human factor’ in old Holyoke mills

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Relatively new to western Massachusetts, Eric Broudy of Amherst followed a long-time love of photographing architecture to Holyoke’s waterfront factories. “As soon as I crossed the bridge leading into Holyoke,” he says, “I was struck by the array … 2