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Peter Leach uses ground penetrating radar to examine an area near the Strong House, right, which houses the Amherst History Museum, Monday on Amity Street.

Ground-penetrating radar used to prepare for archaeological dig at Amherst Historical Museum

Thursday, November 26, 2015

AMHERST — A high-altitude Peruvian rock shelter, Mayan ruins and caves in France are among the sites around the world where a three-wheeled device resembling an oversized tricycle has revealed what lurks below the ground’s surface. While the lawn of the Amherst Historical Museum on Amity Street may not be the most unusual place that Peter Leach has brought his …

Art Maker: Lilian Kravitz | Photographer

Friday, November 20, 2015

As a youth living in Brooklyn, Lilian Kravitz was encouraged to draw and paint. She studied art in high school and took weekend art classes at Brooklyn College, the Brooklyn Museum and the Pratt Institute. Kravitz, 66, received a bachelor’s degree in art, with a concentration in photography, from Brooklyn College. It was …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A patient sentinel

Friday, November 20, 2015

I like working as a photographer for the Gazette on Veterans Day; it’s a treat to talk to people I wouldn’t otherwise meet, and I’m reminded of events that we mustn’t forget. This year, at Bridge Street School in Northampton, I came across 8-year-old Donald Rogers of Springfield, dressed in a miniature 10th …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Majestic Theater

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“We’ve never done a Tennessee Williams play here at the Majestic, and ‘Streetcar’ is his finest work,” says Danny Eaton, director of The Theater Project, whose production of Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ runs …

Weekend Planner — Dance: School for Contemporary Dance & Thought performances at Arts Night Out

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Northampton Arts Night Out will be enhanced during its next three monthly sessions (Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11) by the participation of the Northampton-based School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, a collective of independent performance artists who …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

At A.P.E. “Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women,” an exhibit by Judith Inglese and Rochelle Shicoff, opens with a reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remains on view through Oct. 22 at the A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main …

Art Maker: Elizabeth Mercer | Glass mosaic artist

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Elizabeth Mercer has been making vibrant glass-on-glass mosaics for about five years. The pieces she makes at her studio at One Cottage Street in Easthampton are meant to be hung in windows so that natural light will shine …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: All in a day’s work

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sometimes my job as a news photographer makes me uncomfortable; we regularly go to house fires, accidents, trials and other events that are often a scene of tragedy. So, when I was asked to get a photo of …

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Arrested Motion: Northampton’s 2015 Biennial Exhibit at Hosmer Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A video montage of people swinging clubs, putting on lipstick and eating. Digitally altered photographs of bodies seeming to fall through space. A brooding monotype print of a stretch of urban highway. A painting that adds imagery inspired …

Weekend Planner — Dance: Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s ‘Truck’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New York-based Bridgman/Packer Dance Company’s latest dance work is called “Truck” because that’s where it’s performed — in the back of a 17-foot U-Haul box truck, with the audience watching from outside. The work integrates live performance …

Art Maker: Emery Henderson | Actor

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It’s what every actor dreams of: jobs piling up, one after the other. So, it’s probably safe to say that the last six months have been a dream-come-true for Emery Henderson of Southampton. During that time, the 16-year-old …

NHS freshman snags role in play at Majestic Theater

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

At first glance, 14-year-old Jefferson Daniel Pruett of Northampton appears to be just like most other freshman students at Northampton High School. Better known as JD, Pruett is a hard-working student and a varsity soccer player. However, Pruett …