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Suzanne Flynt readjusts Masha Arms' Leica camera in the "At Arm's Length: Photographs by Masha Arms" exhibit currently featured at the Memorial Hall Museum. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Photographer Masha Arms remembered with exhibit, book at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — On the wall of the Flynt Gallery in the Memorial Hall Museum hangs a photograph depicting a young girl with a cloth shawl draped over her head. The image, captured in 1942, hangs among a few dozen others which were shot between the 1930s and 1990s by former Leyden and Greenfield resident and photographer Masha Arms. It is …

US returns artifacts to Peru

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DENVER — Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics. Investigators from U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security department held ceremonies in Denver, San Antonio and Boston on Wednesday to repatriate more than 40 items, …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘God Box’ — performance in Northampton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After the untimely death of her daughter Rebecca in a car accident, quintessential Jewish mother Gloria Adelman is packing up the girl’s apartment when she discovers a box labeled “God.” Finding it filled with bibles, Buddhas and other mementos of someone in search of a faith, Gloria is initially heartbroken over her daughter’s …

Friends of the Forbes Library to hold benefit wine-tasting Friday

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Supporters of the Forbes Library are hosting a wine-tasting event Friday that will raise money for the Northampton institution. The event, the fourth of its kind sponsored by the Friends of Forbes, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Tickets are $25 and can …

Art people: Jeffrey Gatrall/painter

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jeffrey Gatrall once studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and in Italy and Scotland, and considered trying for a career as an artist. It didn’t work out quite that way, though he found creative work …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Twelve lanes — no waiting

Thursday, September 25, 2014

There are indeed a dozen lanes to hit golf balls from at the Easthampton Golf driving range. But that refrain might also be heard over an in-store public address system soon when a promised 45,000-square-foot grocery and retail …

Viewing religion from the outside in: New play, ‘The Oven’ recalls shamanic, hallucinogenic ritual

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Five years ago Ilan Stavans participated in a shamanic ceremony in the South American country of Colombia that involved the use of hallucinogens. It was an experience, he says, that changed his life. Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in …

Weekend planner — Theater: Slam Up

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Billed as “a modern cabaret journey through the many shades of love, requited and unrequited, gay, straight, queer, and herpes-ridden,” Slam Up features the duo of childhood friends Cali Bulmash and Emily Lowinger, who mix comedy, poetry and …

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 …