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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 …

Weekend Planner — Kids: Paintbox Theatre’s ‘Santa Gets a Puppy’

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Santa travels the world handing out presents at Christmas. But does anyone ever think of giving Santa a gift? No one, apparently, except Mrs. Claus, who this year has decided to give her husband a puppy. Well, she …

Weekend Planner — Dance: East Street Ballet’s ‘Clara and the Nutcracker’

Thursday, December 17, 2015

For younger children who may have trouble sitting through a full-length performance of “The Nutcracker,” there’s “Clara and the Nutcracker,” a condensed, one-hour version of the classic set for performances by East Street Ballet Friday at 7 p.m. …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tiny art “Microworks,” an exhibit of “small works,” will open with a reception Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Jan. 4, 2016, at the A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St. in Northampton. Featured …

Art maker: Elizabeth Sylvan | Quilt artist

Friday, December 18, 2015

Elizabeth “Betzi” Sylvan, 45, of Florence creates quilted landscapes — collages assembled from layers of fabric and stitched on her small home-sewing machine. They are designed “to delight the eye and quiet the mind, while capturing that moment …

Jerrey Roberts’ photo gallery: A little mystery

Friday, December 18, 2015

I always seem to pass the A.P.E. Gallery at 126 Main St. in Northampton while there is a show being installed. I pause and peer into the window, curious about what it will be. Most of the time, …

Historic Deerfield receives grant toward conservation of Chinese export lacquerware sewing table

Friday, December 18, 2015

DEERFIELD — Historic Deerfield has received a grant toward the conservation of a Chinese export lacquerware sewing table in the museum’s collection. The grant for $22,690 is from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Furniture and …

Stone statue of soldier removed from Civil War monument on Old Deerfield common

Friday, December 11, 2015

OLD DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s sentry of a century and a half no longer holds his perch atop the Civil War monument on the Old Deerfield common. The stone statue depicting a soldier at parade rest, at risk of …

Art Maker: Paula Gottlieb | Painter

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cummington artist Paula Gottlieb, 68, is about to have her first solo show since 2007 at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton. Included will be some 20 paintings — mainly landscape paintings in oil and watercolor, although she …

Photo gallery: Stopping by the pond on a starry evening

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It was nearing the phase of the new moon and the night was crisp and clear. As I drove along Route 116 in Plainfield late in the evening, I noticed stars reflecting perfectly in the still water of …

Weekend Planner — Dance: PVB’s ‘Nutcracker’ hosts special guests

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

“It takes a big personality to fill the skirt of Mother Ginger,” says Martha Potyrala, outreach director for Pioneer Valley Ballet about the larger-than-life character whose onstage appearance is a highlight of PVB’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” …