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William Sieruta

Art Maker: William Sieruta | Painter, mixed media artist

Thursday, May 21, 2015

William Sieruta was born in 1980 and lives and works in Leverett. After receiving a master’s degree in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he worked in New York City as a studio assistant and gallery manager. Recently, though, he’s been trying to establish a sustainable art practice away from New York and the art world there. Hampshire Life: Describe the work you are doing now. William Sieruta: “Thirty Shirts and a Zebra” is a collection of paintings and a large contorted black-and-white painted steel sculpture. I use delicate washes of patterned stripes, dots, and grids to both describe form and …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Put your money where your vote is

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In a stunning announcement certain to rattle the 2016 campaign, a veteran political force has declared itself a candidate for the presidency. Mammon, the long-worshipped Biblical figure better known as Money, is now running for president. Mammon has always been in politics, especially in the last few decades when candidates and congressmen could barely open their mouths without unleashing streams of projectile currency. …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Elaine Bromka’s ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center; The Eris String Quartet in Amherst

Thursday, May 21, 2015

FLOTUS X 3 Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka (a Smith College grad, by the way) has performed her one-woman show, “Tea for Three” all across the country. You can catch it Friday at 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Bromka portrays former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as each prepares for the end of …

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Larry Parnass’ Best Bets: Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton; ‘More Clearly in Dreams’ at Smith College

Thursday, May 21, 2015

SCENES OF PARADISE Aside from cooking out and watching Indy cars, one of the best Memorial Day weekend options in Northampton is the Paradise City Arts Festival, which runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Three County Fairgrounds. Organizers pack 260 exhibitors into this fine-arts gorge. Food, too. …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Three nights of cover bands at the Iron Horse; Paradise City Arts Festival

Thursday, May 21, 2015

COVER ME In the mood for some 1970s music? For three nights starting Thursday, the Iron Horse in Northampton features bands covering some ’70s stalwarts. Thursday’s 7 p.m. show is by East Aja: A Tribute to Steely Dan, whose members are drawn from Boston and Valley bands, as …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Brian Marchese’s Sitting Next to Brian at Luthiers Co-Op

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Back in December, Northampton singer/songwriter/drummer-and-more Brian Marchese released a 12-song collection called “The Cobbler,” his fourth album under the name Sitting Next To Brian. But before he and his bandmates could give the CD a big release party, …

Your Time: Plant sale, Amherst Garden Club

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Avid gardeners arrived early last Saturday for the annual plant sale of the Garden Club of Amherst on the Town Common. They circled the tent, scoping out the plants they wanted to grab as soon as the gong …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 4:05; 9:25; Wed. no 9:25 Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Mon. also 11:10 a.m. Lambert & Stamp (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …

Book Bag: ‘Quabbin Valley: Life As It Was,’ by Elizabeth Peirce; ‘Girls Like You’ by Margot Douaihy

Thursday, May 21, 2015

QUABBIN VALLEY: LIFE AS IT WAS By Elizabeth Peirce Arcadia Publishing www.arcadiapublishing.com The Quabbin Valley, emptied of its former residents, began filling with water in the 1930s as it was transformed into the Quabbin Reservoir, Boston’s primary source …

Valley Readings

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Susan Snively reads from “The Heart Has Many Doors,” her new novel about Emily Dickinson, Thursday, 7 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 FLYING OBJECT: …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: It’s Greek to me

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I have often noticed the wall of this building, since it’s located on Conz Street in Northampton across from the Daily Hampshire Gazette. The rows of former windows, now filled with unpainted red brick, take on a surreal …

ID: Stacy Harper

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Stacy Harper arrived at Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis five years ago, she planned to work there for just one summer. But, she says, she fell in love with the area and decided she didn’t want …