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Arts / Theater / Dance

JERREY ROBERTS
Paul Dennis practices Friday, Oct. 3, in Totman Gym at UMass.

Art Maker: Paul Dennis | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paul Dennis, 49, is an assistant professor of dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A former member of the José Limon Dance Company in New York City, Dennis has brought many a fellow professional dancer to work with the University Dancers, which he directs. He just returned from Italy, where he was a guest performer at the White Night …

Weekend Planner — Theater: The Theater Project’s ‘The Last Romance’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Joe DiPietro’s play “The Last Romance” tells the story of a widower, Ralph Bellini, who takes a slight detour on his daily walk and encounters the elegant but distant Carol Reynolds. Ralph is emboldened to pursue her but complications ensue, developing into what Danny Eaton, director of The Theater Project’s current production at …

The rise and fall of a fast-talking dame: World premiere of commissioned screwball comedy, ‘Nobody’s Girl,’ to christen stage at renovated Academy of Music

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The term “glass ceiling” wasn’t coined until sometime in the late 1970s. But what that ceiling represented — a barrier to women reaching management positions in business, government and other fields — was well in place before then. Consider the case at Northampton’s Academy of Music, where the first woman to become manager …

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Weekend planner — Dance: ‘Stone Songs: A Dance Experiment in Listening to the Landscape’

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Celebrating the culmination of the first annual artist residency at Northampton’s Laurel Park on Saturday, Terre Unité Vandale and her Movement Arts Ensemble will present “Stone Songs: A Dance Experiment in Listening to the Landscape.” The piece will …

Still painting after all these years: Herter Gallery opens retrospective show on painter John Grillo, former UMass professor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When John Grillo arrived at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1967, he was 50 years old, and in the view of some, his art was largely passé. The abstract expressionist painter had begun making his mark in …

Maureen Shea re-joins Dance Generators in Northampton as artistic director

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seven years after departing from the local Northampton dance group Dance Generators, Maureen Shea is coming back as artistic director. Taking over the position from Kristin Horrigan, who was the artistic director from 2006 to 2014, Shea says …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Decorated by Mother Nature

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I know I’m not alone in my fondness for antique or aging farm equipment: I see tractors, plows, wheels and other items used to display merchandise, as planters, and as lawn decorations throughout the Pioneer Valley. This one, …

Art People: Deborah Foucault | gallery owner

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The inaugural exhibit of the Folcwald Gallery of Sculptural Art in Amherst represents a love story, a tale of courage and international intrigue and treasures of mid-20th-century American art. The story of the gallery’s creation by Deborah Foucault …

Nick Clark, longtime Eric Carle Museum curator, to retire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

H. Nichols “Nick” Clark, chief curator and founding director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, will step down from his post at the end of December after more than 13 years at the Amherst museum. …

Art auction will benefit Tilton Library in Deerfield

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Friends of the Tilton Library will hold a month-long art auction in the library between Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. The auction, which will feature work by local artists, kicks off with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Bids will be …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Not-so-endless summer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

About this time of year I find myself winning a battle, but not the war, with those who would say that summer is over. Yep, Labor Day and the start of school surely spell the end, but we …

Art People: Alexandra Lynch | collage artist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alexandra Lynch is a painter, a poet, a law school graduate (who got hives just thinking about practicing law, so she didn’t), a fashion impresario, a curio hunter, and, most recently, a collage artist. In her current work, …

Grand-opening celebration Saturday for South Hadley’s new $10.1 million library

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The grand-opening celebration Saturday for the new $10.1 million public library at 2 Canal St. in the Falls section of town will include tours, music and exhibits as well as talks on local history, environmental design and anti-poverty work. The South Hadley Community Band will …