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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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Carol Lollis’ Photo Gallery: A youthful reminder

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Every six months, the Gazette hires a new photo intern. They come from different schools, from all over the country, and often have worked at other newspapers. I enjoy the energy they bring to our newsroom. The intern …

Style Stop: Thomas Arcouette sports business casual attire, smile

Thursday, May 7, 2015

When we spotted Thomas Arcouette, 35, in downtown Northampton recently, we liked his great smile — and his snazzy business-casual outfit. We just had to style-stop him for a quick chat. nnnn HIS style: Classic. One of those …

ID: Kelly Coffey

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kelly Coffey moved to Northampton in 2000 to attend Smith College. In the 15 years since, she’s transitioned from writer to personal trainer and back, traded in her bar stool for a regular table in a cafe, bought …

Chef’s Best: Ban boring baked fish! It’s time for grilled tuna panzanella

Thursday, May 7, 2015

We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it’s good for us. What we don’t always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting. Because how many times can you …

Art Maker: Carl Clements | Musician

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Easthampton musician Carl Clements, 51, is an active performer and composer of jazz and world music. And we do mean active. In addition to being a visiting assistant music professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, he is working …

Marietta Pritchard’s Slice of Life: Getting my fix of ‘Law and Order’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One of my favorite early computer-related cartoons was this: A dog sits in front of his computer saying, “The great thing about the Internet is that no one knows you’re a dog.” One of the great things about the Internet for me is that up until now no …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: A drink named for a pro

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last month, I decided to watch the “back nine” of the Masters Golf Tournament at the Grill ’N Chill at 127 Elm St. in Hatfield. Before I headed over, I went online to see if the Masters has …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Music on Main’ performance of Faure requiem in Amherst; Wet Ink Ensemble at Smith College

Thursday, April 30, 2015

COMBINED EFFORTS “Music on Main” presents the choirs of First Congregational and South Congregational churches in Amherst in a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem in d Minor,” Sunday at 2 p.m. They will be accompanied by an orchestra of both professional musicians and young students on violin, viola, …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Cycling Craze of the 1890’s’ at Historic Northampton; reading by Ellen Meeropol, at Forbes Library

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CYCLING CRAZE Who knew the tension common between drivers of cars and people on bicycles goes back to the days of the horse-drawn carriage? I did not know that. And it makes me think the presentation by Lorenz J. Finison, “The Cycling Craze of the 1890s: A Story …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: 2 documentaries: ‘The Hand That Feeds’ at Academy of Music; ‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ at HCC

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I’M STICKING TO THE UNION We all hear about the decline of unions, whether for state employees in Wisconsin or in private business. “The Hand That Feeds,” a 2014 documentary, tells the story of undocumented sandwich shop workers in New York who band together to fight their employer’s …