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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. …

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: A.P.E. GALLERY: Poets Amy Dryansky, Carol Edelstein, Sarah Sousa and Michelle Valois will read from their work, surrounded by photographs by Kate Way, next Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 586-5553 THE BASEMENT: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors “Writers’ Night Out,” a …

Movie capsules

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a tiny super hero. Armed with suit that provides the ability to shrink in scale but …

Your Time: Classic summertime fun: Eating ice cream and shooting golf balls

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Eating ice cream any time of year is amazing, but in summer it’s a treat beyond compare. If you add outdoor seating, hot dogs, lobsters rolls and golf, you have the makings for an event. We took our …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Gone in a flash

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you haven’t seen the wildlife, you’ve heard the stories and seen the pictures — like, the bear that strolled by Smith College Campus School near downtown Northampton in midday, or the mother bear that settled into a …

ID: Elizabeth MacDuffie

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Elizabeth MacDuffie is a founding editor of Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, a two-time Annual New England Book Show-winning arts and literary journal published in western Massachusetts. With the publication of each issue of the quarterly review, …

Headliners: Pauline Productions’ ‘4000 Miles’; Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Loneliness of the long-distance biker “4000 Miles,” the title of Amy Herzog’s 2012 Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, refers to the distance 21-year-old Leo has traversed on a cross-country bike trip that has brought him to Manhattan and the Greenwich Village apartment of his grandmother, where, following …

Art Maker: Carolyn Webb | Sculptor, printmaker

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Carolyn Webb, a sculptor and printmaker, says she sees her two artistic practices as related and complementary forms. “I approach printmaking as a sculptor, always thinking in terms of making an object, not just a 2-dimensional image, says …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Pipe dreaming of Pluto

Thursday, July 16, 2015

By the time I was in second grade, I knew all the planets. This is not to say that I was smart. No, I just was looking for any place, any planet, that might be more fun, more bully free, than second grade. And there they were, dreamlands …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Producing a Passionate Presbyterian at 30 Boltwood in Amherst

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The first thing I noticed when I walked into 30 Boltwood, the bar and restaurant at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, were the leather, high backed, circular booths. They looked very cozy, in a room that oozes …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Northampton Summer Concert Series; ‘Yidstock’ at the Yiddish Book Center

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SONGS OF SUMMER I’ve had my eye on Jamie Kent since he was a fledgling musician/entrepreneur at Northampton High School. Since his graduation in 2005, Kent’s been unstoppable. One of his successes has been the Northampton Summer Concert Series, a free, outdoor festival he launched four years ago …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: “Major Crimes”; Gallery talk in North Adams

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A SUCCESSFUL SPINOFF The ensemble cast of TNT’s “Major Crimes,” the hugely successful spin-off from “The Closer” provides among the best dialogue, story lines and character building on TV today. A huge fan of “The Closer,” I’m a bigger fan of “Major Crimes,” in its fourth season. Mondays, …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: ‘The Emily Dickinson Project’; juried show at Gallery A3, both in Amherst

Thursday, July 16, 2015

IMMERSED IN EMILY Looking for a new way to consider the life and work of Amherst’s famous poet? “The Emily Dickinson Project,” a co-production of The Emily Dickinson Museum and the local theater collaborative TheatreTruck, uses actors to portray the various images of the elusive Dickinson, such as …