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"I long to meet the masses once again" (detail), inkjet print by Walid Raad, production date, 2014

Blurred lines: Walid Raad’s work, on view at UMCA, blends fact and fiction

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For Walid Raad, fact and fiction do not stand poles apart, in stark distinction. In his artwork, fact and fiction bend, blend, and blur together — with fantasy thrown in to enhance the mix. Born in Lebanon in 1967, Raad left Beirut as a teenager, when violence from civil war intensified, and even came knocking at his door as local …

Weekend Planner — Reenactors: Society of the 17th Century

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Redware pottery, spinning, lace making, herbal lore, quill pen writing, wood carving, basket making, arms and armor — the members of the Society of the 17th Century have mastered these period arts, crafts and trades and will be putting them on display on Saturday at Historic Deerfield. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

At the Hosmer Gallery Woodblock prints by Annie Bissett and etchings by Joan Dix Blair will be on view Dec. 2-29 at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St. in Northampton. There will be an artists’ reception Dec. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Northampton artist Bissett has been making woodblock …

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Art Maker: Seth Lepore | humorist, performance artist

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, Hampshire Life presents a new feature, “Art Maker,” an edited Q&A that takes a look at what area artists are up to. We hope you enjoy this peek over the shoulder of some …

Kevin Gutting’s Photo Gallery: Fit to be tied

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Yes, these are braids ... but of corn silk. On my annual trek to Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm in Sunderland, I came upon this in situ sculpture created by someone with a little time and a lot …

Structural flaws halt restoration of Civil War monument on Old Deerfield Village Common

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DEERFIELD — A project to restore the brownstone Civil War monument on the Old Deerfield Village Common has been put on hold after major structural flaws were discovered while it was being cleaned. After removing most of the …

Movie Listings

Friday, October 3, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Jimi: All is By My Side (R) Love Is Strange (R) Memphis (NR) …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo gallery: Night lights

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When the sun rises and sets each day, the low angle of its light often gives us warm colors and strong contrast. The glowing utility wires at sunset and the lights from passing cars made an interesting scene …

Art People: Don Grant | painter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Editor’s note: Today’s “Art People” marks the end of the column in Hampshire Life. Beginning next week, look for a new feature, “Art Maker.” First up will be satirist and performance artist Seth Lepore. Don Grant has scrutinized …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Philoctetes at Amherst College

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In 2005 New York writer and director Bryan Doerries began a series of readings of “Philoctetes,” Sophocles’ play dealing with the legendary Greek warrior whose presence was crucial to Greek victory in the Trojan War but who was …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At CDH The following artists will exhibit their work in October in the hall galleries at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St. in Northampton: In the Locust Gallery: “Images of Another Time” includes paintings and photography by Steve …

New conductor begins tenure at BSO

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON — Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 35-year-old Latvia-born Nelsons starts his tenure as other prominent orchestras in …

Friends of the Forbes Library to hold benefit wine-tasting Friday

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Supporters of the Forbes Library are hosting a wine-tasting event Friday that will raise money for the Northampton institution. The event, the fourth of its kind sponsored by the Friends of Forbes, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Tickets are $25 and can …