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Paying homage: Robert Floyd gallery presents 14th annual ‘Women in History Month’ photo contest and exhibit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Every March, in honor of Women’s History Month, the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center hosts a photo contest and exhibit that pays homage to women and their achievements. The 14th annual “Women in History Month Photo Contest and Exhibit,” now on view at the Southampton gallery, features photographs taken by women who live and/or work in the Pioneer Valley. Their subjects, though, come from around the world. The theme this year is “human emotion.” The contest will culminate with an award ceremony Sunday at the gallery. “We have a whole month for women, and it is time to reflect and learn about what …

Weekend Planner — Dance: PVB’s ‘Aladdin and His Magic Lamp’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Directed and choreographed by Pioneer Valley Ballet artistic directors Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti, PVB’s “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” promises to bring the colorful Arabian Nights story to life by way of a fantastical cast of dancing bees, flowers, birds, bats, spiders, monkeys, jewels and genies, including close to 200 student and …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

All-generations dance “The Legacy Project,” a performance by the Dance Generators, will be presented Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. Members of the intergenerational troupe are Margaret Bowrys, Sarah Boy, Kathleen Gorke, Constance Leslie, JanAlicia Nettler, Robin MacRostie, Ronald …

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Mussolini’s Rome, the legacy of wartime land mines, living in the brutal Bronx: Herter Gallery at UMass features exhibits by documentary photographers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

If there’s a theme to three photo exhibits now on display at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, it might be the sense of history they evoke. But the exhibits, all at the Herter Gallery, can stand on their …

Frozen: Area artists put frigid temps to good use at fifth annual Northampton Ice Art Festival

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As officials in Northampton try to figure out how to get rid of the city’s overflowing piles of snow, many residents are looking forward to the delivery Friday of nearly five tons of ice. All that frozen water …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

At ECA+ “Myth and the Atemporal Challenge,” an exhibit of paintings by Easthampton artist Ruth Kjaer, will be on view through Feb. 24 at the in ECA+ Gallery in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall at 43 Main St. There …

Photo Gallery: Not a ripple in sight

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last Saturday, I covered the Western Massachusetts High School Swimming Championships at Springfield College. It was the first time I have ever photographed swimming. I made this image as everyone rose for the playing of a very old, …

Art Maker: furniture maker

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The furniture that Joel Liebman designs and builds in his Easthampton studio is custom-made, much of it to order. And every piece that comes out of his shop is created 100-percent by him — from purchasing the wood …

Amherst to host talk by hometown Pulitzer Prize winner and finalist

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Last April, Amherst became ground zero for the Pulitzer Prize in drama. Now, it will recap that moment. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Amherst Regional High School library, Annie Baker, the 2014 Pulitzer winner in drama, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Thursday, February 5, 2015

At CDH These exhibits are on view through Feb. 28 in the corridor galleries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St., Northampton. There will be an artist’s reception Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. In the New Gallery: …

Photo Gallery: Double take

Thursday, February 5, 2015

On my drive back from a recent portrait shoot in Amherst, my head was on a swivel as I looked for feature-photo possiblities. I did a double take when I spotted Norman Bie, 59, of Amherst. I drove …

Ellen Keiter takes over as chief curator at Amherst’s Eric Carle Museum

Saturday, January 31, 2015

AMHERST — Ellen Keiter is taking the reins as chief curator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, replacing founding director and chief curator H. Nichols B. Clark. Clark retired in December after 13 years in …

Poehler feted by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award Thursday. The actress joked at the irreverent affair that …