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Keeping tabs on the arts

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3<br/>"Unstuck" by Rebecca Muller
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3<br/>"Measures in Time" by Janet Walerstein Winston
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY HALL GALLERY<br/>Katie Richardson's "Tucket Away"

Late-night movies

Late-night programming of campy, unusual and fun movies returns to Amherst Cinema, and will run every Friday at 10 p.m., beginning this week and running through Oct. 11.

First up: “The Room,” hailed by many as “the worst movie ever made.” The movie has become an underground classic, akin to “Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Other flicks in the series are “Space Jam” (Sept. 6), a sing-along to R. Kelly’s hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet” (Sept. 13), “10 Things I Hate About You” (Sept. 20), “Men in Black” (Sept. 27), “The Warriors” (Oct. 4) and “The Big Lebowski” (Oct. 11).

Amherst Cinema is located at 28 Amity St., Amherst. For information, visit www.amherstcinema.org.

At City Hall Gallery

“Sheltered,” an exhibit of abstract sculptures by Katie Richardson, will have a closing reception Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. and will remain on display through Sept. 10 in the City Hall Gallery on the first floor of Easthampton’s Municipal Building at 50 Payson Avenue.

Richardson explores abstract images of nests, homes and other intimate spaces through the manipulation of glass and steel. Her techniques include cold forming, forging and welding. She creates her work over a stationary oxy-propane torch, allowing her to create both very intricate and detailed pieces, as well as larger forms.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in arts and music from Hampshire College in Amherst, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She lives in Hadley.

Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 527-8278 or visit www.easthamptoncityarts.com.

At Amherst Town Hall

“Where We Live,” a group exhibit by members of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists will open with a reception Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m., and will remain on view through Nov. 29 at Amherst Town Hall.

The show offers a survey of our region by photogrpahers who have exhibited locally, regionally and nationally. Working in both color and black and white, traditional print format and digitalized images, the subject matter and photographic styles represent some of the broad diversity in the Valley.

The Town Hall at 4 Boltwood Avenue, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, visit www.pvphotoartists.com.

At Gallery A3

e_SDLqALgoRhithm: Rules for a Visual Field,” an exhibit of sculptures by Rebecca Muller and prints by Janet Walerstein Winston, will open with a reception Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m., and will remain on view through Sept. 28 at Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., in Amherst.

Walerstein Winston’s monoprints continue her exploration of juxtaposing architectural forms with those created naturally in the environment. Muller’s sculptures combine eroded man-made material to form an organic geometry that reflects the impact of time on things left in a place.

For information, call 256-4250 or visit www.gallerya3.com.

Curators wanted

Easthampton City Arts+ (ECA+) is seeking entries for creative uses of the 1,700 square foot Eastworks incubator space for its Mill Art Project (MAP).

The Mill Art Project is a curatorial and educational project in collaboration with Eastworks, a revitalized mill in Easthampton. It’s meant as an opportunity to develop marketing and curating abilities for a period of one to two months.

Uses may include, but are not limited to: visual exhibition, installation, dance residency and performance, installation, writing group residency or a pop-up shop short-term sales space.

Prospective curators must provide a proposal and will be selected based on creative merit, originality, conceptual development, longevity, probability of successful execution and qualification. Anyone is invited to apply; ECA+ members will be given preference.

Selected curators will be guided through the MAP process and guidelines that include presentation of public event, informational interview with the pioneer valley’s creative leaders, collaborations with Easthampton businesses and establishing a minimum of 15 open hours a week. For more information or to apply, visit www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map.

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