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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 …

Art Maker: Mickey Boisvert | painter

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mickey Boisvert, 57, of South Hadley works as a graphic designer and an art and antiques appraiser. Her life-long fascination with our material past, and the longevity of objects and their stories, is a thread that finds its …

Mixed nuts: UMass Dancers, Jazz Ensemble I present Ellington’s jazzy ‘Nutcracker’

Friday, December 4, 2015

Think you know “The Nutcracker”? Think again. This year’s “Nutcracker”-inspired show at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be a little different than what most audiences are used to. For starters, they’re calling it “Ellington’s Nutcracker.” And the …

UMass undergraduate designs costumes for new version of ‘The Nutcracker Suite’

Friday, December 4, 2015

The directors of Ellington’s “Nutcracker” had the idea of reaching out to the theater department to see if they had any students interested in designing costumes. Chris Hynes, a senior undergraduate enrolled in graduate-level design courses, took on …

Dr. Jack Kevorkian archive opens at The University of Michigan as physician-assisted deaths rise

Monday, November 30, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch. On a video recorded by Kevorkian in …

Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: Lost beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015

I have lived in Westhampton for 18 years. It is my home, my community. Last week, a fire resulted in a total loss of the home of Ed and Trina Parsons, an historic red house at the Mayval …

Art Maker: Edwin Lynch | Sculptor

Monday, November 30, 2015

Forty-one years ago, sculptor Edwin Lynch carried a hunk of alabaster back to his loft and began to bang away — untaught but confident, he says, that he could discover a head within. “I was happy, doing what …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Family and friends remember Genevieve Mae Burnett, artist who spent time at Northampton State Hospital

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In pale shades of yellow and green, a metal bed melts into the floor — a reflection of Genevieve Mae Burnett’s time at the Northampton State Hospital. This somber aura runs through many of her paintings: …