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Jeffrey Gatrall, of Florence, speaks to the Gazette's reporter about his exhibition of paintings of Arcadia Nature Preserve at the Historic Northampton Museum in the downtown Northampton Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Gatrall has done some varied art, including photography, and has worked as an animator in Hollywood.

Art people: Jeffrey Gatrall/painter

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jeffrey Gatrall once studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and in Italy and Scotland, and considered trying for a career as an artist. It didn’t work out quite that way, though he found creative work as an animator and animation director for Warner Brothers, Disney and other companies; he even illustrated episodes of “Beavis and Butthead.” But …

First Person: Inner thoughts, interior lives

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Posted on the window of Waterstone’s Books, Trafalgar Square, London: Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically. - To tell the truth, most words cannot do justice to much of what’s going on in our inner world. Words are all right for everyday stuff. We live in the …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Before You Become Improbable’ at Dickinson Museum; UMass Multiband Pops Concert

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A WALK WITH EMILY There’s always something going at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst. It’s a fabulous resource that lends itself to musical performances, poetry readings (of course) and other events. But here’s a new one: “Before You Become Improbable,” an interactive theatrical adventure that takes audience members for a one-hour walking trip through downtown Amherst, led by Dickinson’s poetry and prose, …

Book Bag: ‘Paradise Found: A Walking and Biking Tour of Northampton’

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PARADISE FOUND: A WALKING AND BIKING TOUR OF NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH POETRY AND ART Edited by Tom Clark, Loris Desrosiers and Oonagh Doherty Levellers Press levellerspress.com Northampton has been known for its arts community for years, recognized for …

Valley Readings

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Jordi Herold reads from his new memoir, “Positively Center Street: My 25 Years at the Iron Horse Music Hall 1979-2004,” Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Ava Luna at The Platinum Pony in Easthampton and other Valley gigs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Part soul music, part panic attack — Brooklyn quintet Ava Luna makes experimental pop songs that cast a lasting spell. As the band winds up a 22-date tour, it visits the Valley and shares a bill with tourmates …

Headliners: Pink Martini at UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center; Florence Night Out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the pink A budding politician, with aspirations of running for mayor of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was dismayed by the quality of music at political fundraisers (“underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly”). So, drawing on his alternate identity …

Your Time: Iroko Nuevo’s Afro-Cuban dance party, Hadley

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Last Wednesday, a room at North Star in Hadley was transformed into an Afro-Cuban dance party by members of the Iroko Nuevo Performance Group, which holds monthly dance classes for Hadley residents. Every few months, the performers present …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 18, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) Mood Indigo (NR) My Man Godfrey (NR) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com As …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. A WALK AMONG THE …

Jerrey Roberts’ Photo Gallery: Decorated by Mother Nature

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I know I’m not alone in my fondness for antique or aging farm equipment: I see tractors, plows, wheels and other items used to display merchandise, as planters, and as lawn decorations throughout the Pioneer Valley. This one, …

ID: Rebecca Muller

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rebecca Muller worked at ServiceNet Inc. of Northampton for 15 years, leading the shelter and housing division for Hampshire and Franklin counties. She now has her own grant-writing business, specializing in non-profit organizations, and has won grants for …

Art People: Alexandra Lynch | collage artist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alexandra Lynch is a painter, a poet, a law school graduate (who got hives just thinking about practicing law, so she didn’t), a fashion impresario, a curio hunter, and, most recently, a collage artist. In her current work, …