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Samuel Rowlett sets his camera up on a tripod and uses a remote trigger to capture shadows as they fall on his giant backpack mounted canvas in Williamsburg on Friday, April 11th.

Don’t blink: Artists have 20 seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WHAT can an artist do with 20 seconds and 20 photographic slides? Turns out, quite a lot In a style called Pecha Kucha, started in Japan in the early 2000s, participating artists get a limited amount of time and number of slides to present their work to an audience. Twenty seconds is all the time presenters will have to explain … 0

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

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Midnight to Midnight’ The Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center invites all Northampton residents to contribute photographs that may become a permanent part of Northampton’s historical record. In a collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and the Forbes Library, the center is planning a 48-hour photography blitz to create “Midnight to Midnight: Northampton’s … 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

Belchertown volunteers at work on mammoth spring book sale to benefit Clapp Library

Friday, February 21, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Book sales to support local libraries are a fairly common part of New England life. Events that move 50,000 books in a week are not. For years now, the Friends of Clapp Memorial Library has been … 0