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  • PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3<br/>"Little Lu at Giverny," a collage by  Marianne Connolly
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF HAMPDEN GALLERY<br/>Works by Tim deChristopher are on view at Hampden Gallery.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE KRAUSS<br/>An example of the work of Anne Krauss, now on view at the Burnett Gallery.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC & DANCE<br/>The 38th annual Multiband Pops Concert takes place tonight at 8.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF HAMPDEN GALLERY<br/>"House of Observation" by Claudia and Rachel Sperry
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF GALLERY A3<br/>"Endangered" by  Keith Hollingworth

Music at UMass

The UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance presents the 38th Annual Multiband Pops Concert on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The event will showcase performances by 15 large and small wind, brass, jazz, orchestral, choral and dance ensembles.

The ensembles will perform from locations around the Concert Hall, leaving audiences to guess where the music will be coming from — the stage, the pit or the sides. The final note of the performance by one ensemble will be followed immediately by the first note of the next ensemble’s music.

Tickets cost $20; $15 for senior citizens, students and children under 18. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office, 545-2511, or online at www.umasstix.com/Music

∎ The Mass ACDA/UMass High School and Collegiate Choral Festival will be presented Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. On the program: Mozart’s Coronation Mass with soloists, 250 singers and the university’s orchestra with Tony Thornton and Stephen Paparo conducting.

Tickets cost $10; $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, senior citizens and children under 18. To purchase, call the FAC box office at 545-2511.

∎ The Jazz Lab Ensemble will perform Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Free

At Hampden Gallery

Three exhibits will open with a reception Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In the Main Gallery: Linda Griggs “I Probably Shouldn’t Be Telling You This,” three series of stories that are family histories of self-loathing, suicide and independence.

As a child visiting museums, Griggs always wanted to know the story behind the paintings. As an adult, she makes the paintings and writes the backstories for them. Griggs’ narrative art tells the unknown stories of everyday people.

In the Gallery Lobby: “Stories Set in Stone,” sculptures by Tim de Christopher. Working primarily in stone and steel, his work is rooted in the tradition of architectural stonework and sculpture.

In the Incubator Project Space: Claudia and Rachel Sperry’s “House of Observation.” What happens when two artists from two generations observe and contemplate the remnants of material culture in their own backyards and in that of their friends and associates?

The exhibits will be on view through Nov. 29. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. For information, call 545-0680.

At Augusta Savage

“FORM FOLLOWS disFUNCTION,” an exhibit of wood furniture and bowls by Richard Hardie and Keith Cox, will open with a reception Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will remain on view through Nov. 20 at the Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass.

Hardie is a founding member of Leverett Craftsmen and Artists. He is a furniture maker whose motto is to never build the same thing twice. He has built chairs and a desk for the Ninja Turtle artists and the bar top at Tabellas restaurant in Amherst.

Cox works with weathered and damaged white oak, cherry and walnut — wood stock most woodworkers would not look at twice. The event is free and open to the public.

Puppets and dolls

“Embodiments: Digital Paintings, Puppets and Dolls” by local artist, writer and psychotherapist Anne Krauss, will open with a reception Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst and will remain on view through Nov. 30.

Krauss, a longtime resident of Amherst, manages her art studio in addition to a counseling practice which specializes in work with artists, writers and musicians.

Krauss has an interest in storytelling and the ways in which personal narratives inform and shape our lives. She worked for 30 years on the staff of Jim Henson Associates in New York City.

Information about Krauss and her work can be found at www.ArtsForThePeople.com.

At Gallery A3

An exhibit of work by Marianne Connolly and Keith Hollingworth will open with a reception Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Dec. 1 at Gallery A3 in Amherst.

Connolly will show a series of small monochrome collages titled “Little Lu.” The art is fiction or a story within a story but the collage series isn’t an illustration of the story. It is the imagined art work of the story’s heroine, a 16-year-old artist recovering from Otherworld trauma and presents Connolly’s exploration of the character’s personality and artistic process.

Hollingworth combines constructions and found objects to make images for the meditative process. He uses birds, he says, because their spirit lets them move freely.

The gallery is located at 28 Amity St. For information, call 256-4250 or visit www.gallerya3.com.

Sound and vision

A solo sound/vision exhibition of work by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot will be on view through Dec. 2 at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Boursier-Mougenot is an internationally acclaimed French artist whose work merges the realms of the musical and the visual. Using various unexpected objects from which he extracts musical potential, he creates situations where sonic events take on visual form and vice versa.

“As an installation’s sound and its appearance are for me completely intertwined and interdependent, it is not a question of putting a sound object on display, but rather to show the unfolding of a whole system, without concealing its materiality,” the artist writes in a statement.

Included in the exhibit: “indexes (v.1) (2012) in which a grand piano is rigged to play in response to a live internet feed of stock market data.

Also on view: “virus,” “solidvideo” and “zombiedrones.”

The museum is located in the Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. For information, call 545-3670 or visit fac.umass.edu/umca.

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