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This and other photographs by Lori Sheehan are on view at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dance at Smith “Hue: a continuum,” thesis choreography by Smith College MFA candidates in dance, will be presented Feb. 11-13 at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St. at Smith College in Northampton. The choreographers are Barbie Diewald, Emily Lukasewski, Bronwen MacArthur and Kate Seethaler. The performances offer a diverse spectrum …

Art Maker: Jan Ruby-Crystal |Painter

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Before she could even walk, Jan Ruby-Crystal had already started to paint. That early interest, she says, blossomed into a life-long love of painting. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, both in fine arts, then followed that with …

Carol Lollis’ photo gallery: Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl ...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

... but she didn’t have a lot to say. — Carol Lollis …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Photos from around the globe “Places Near and Far,” a photography exhibit by Tad Malek of Northampton, will be on view through Jan. 28 at Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. The 20 photographs in the exhibit …

Jerrey Roberts’ photo gallery: Classic New England weather

Thursday, January 7, 2016

With December temperatures reaching the middle-60s, it made it easy for me to put off yard work; I would check the forecast, then delay my work a few more days ... then a few more. I was still …

Art Maker: Alan Dallmann | Actor

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alan Dallmann, 48, of Amherst, is preparing to perform as one of musical theater’s most beloved characters: Bert the chimney sweep in “Mary Poppins,” presented this month by Amherst Leisure Service Community Theater. Hampshire Life: How do you …

Behind the scenes at Disney: Eric Carle Museum offers a retrospective on seminal illustrator Mary Blair

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

She might be the biggest name in animation you’ve never heard of. Mary Blair was a key figure for the Walt Disney Co. in the 1940s and 1950s, an art director and designer whose eye for bold color …

Valley Views: Backlit Grasses

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Backlit Grasses Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley Quabbin Reservoir is a treasure trove of images waiting to be captured. The late afternoon October sun shining through these feathery grasses on the …

Art Maker: Frances Kidder | Painter

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Regardless of the subjects of Williamsburg artist Frances Kidder’s paintings — which range from dogs to refugees to landscapes — one thing remains constant: She has a desire, she writes in an artist’s statement, “to make paintings in …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: In a fog

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The unseasonably warm weather we experienced recently created an unusual amount of fog. I spotted Jim Roberts of Westhampton last week as he canoed in the murk along the Connecticut River. I like the way the wake from …

Into the woods: Leverett Crafts and Arts thrives as work, gathering place for local artists

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nestled in the quiet, peaceful woodlands of Leverett, lies a hub of creative energy. In the course of its 112-year existence, this historically rich building has morphed from a box factory into a routine destination for the local …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Closing time at the (pie) bar

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last week I took some time off to cash in those last “use-‘em-or-lose-’em” vacation hours from 2015. To borrow a phrase from a friend, it was time to “eat down on the larder.” And rather than allowing my …

In celebration of the pencil: Springfield exhibit explores a basic artistic medium

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Before the typical painter ever picked up a paintbrush, he or she likely sketched something in pencil. Because it can be erased and redrawn, graphite, for centuries, has been a basic building block for artists to develop their …