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Painter and printmaker Kathryn Fanelli at work in her studio at Eastworks in Easthampton

Art Maker: Kathryn Fanelli | painter, printmaker

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kathryn Fanelli, 48, of Amherst says she’s mainly a painter, but includes drawing, printmaking and photography in her practice. She has a studio in Eastworks in Easthampton and is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence. She also is an affiliate of the contemplative arts movement, and her work addresses methodologies for creating through meditation and unconscious perception. …

Photo gallery: Smooth sailing

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to tag along with pilot Paul Sena of Worthington Ballooning for my first experience flying in a hot air balloon. It was a relatively calm afternoon so it was smooth sailing as we traveled from Whately to Northampton. Familiar landscapes transformed and flattened out into patterns and shapes …

Windows and walls: In a new exhibit, photographer Kate Way examines the physical and metaphorical impact of structures

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photographer Kate Way wants people to look beyond the ordinary structures of windows, walls and doors to realize the impact they have on our lives. In a new exhibit at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Way will feature 25 photos taken over the past six years throughout New England, the deep South and …

Kevin Gutting’s photo gallery: Castles made of sand

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Yes, those would be my feet ... and my “jammies.” And my sidewalk. And so, by turns, my ant hills — or at least they were. Such is the ephemeral nature of nature. While waiting to send my …

Your Photos

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Full Disclosure: New theater festival aims to engage audiences

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Linda McInerny thinks a lot about the brain. “I love neurology and I love the study of the brain and consciousness, and who we are as human beings,” McInerny said recently. The Old Deerfield Productions artistic director had …

Photo gallery: Last light

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I lucked into living in a beautiful spot in the woods between Goshen and Williamsburg along the West Branch of the Mill River. Usually by the time I make it home, though, after a day of photographing for …

Headliners: ‘Seminar’ at New Century Theatre; the Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The write stuff? A tart Broadway comedy from 2011 by Teresa Rebeck, “Seminar” opens in an Upper West Side Manhattan apartment where four young writers are awaiting the arrival of Leonard, a once-celebrated novelist turned creative-writing guru who …

Pet photo series aims to counter ‘black dog’ theory

Sunday, June 14, 2015

MAYNARD — It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake off. A woman was talking about “Black Dog Syndrome” — a theory that …

Wet paint: Northampton benches get public-art makeover

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Two years ago, benches in downtown Northampton were at the center of a brief controversy when Mayor David Narkewicz had several of the structures removed in response to complaints from business owners that aggressive panhandlers were occupying some …

Leapin’ Lizards: LSSE presents ‘Annie’ — a benefit concert

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Little Orphan Annie is about to find a home. On Saturday, the Amherst Leisure Services (LSSE) Youth Performing Arts Program will present a concert version of the Tony-Award winning play “Annie,” starring local youths. The production, a benefit …

Weekend Planner — Art: ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ exhibit at Oxbow Gallery, Northampton

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pretty much unique in the history of art, the magnificent “Chamber of Giants” by the Renaissance painter and architect Giulio Romano in the Palazzo del Te in Mantua, Italy, transforms a single room of the palace into one …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

And ... action! Crowdsourced Cinema makes its debut this year, sponsored by Northampton Community Television. And so can you. NCT invites community members to join in the filmmaking project inspired by the likes of “Star Wars Uncut,” where …