Arts Previews

  • Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College hosts “The Uncommon Merits & Awards Art Exhibition” in September. Image courtesy Holyoke Community College

  • Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College hosts “The Uncommon Merits & Awards Art Exhibition” in September. —Photo courtesy Holyoke Community College

Published: 9/5/2018 3:41:22 PM
The Uncommon Merits & Awards Art Exhibition

Art, like other fields, offers many prizes and awards. Now 18 regional artists are offering their take on less-common awards. In the Uncommon Merits & Awards exhibit at Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College, artists have created work in both 2-D and 3-D applications, inventing ways to give recognition for activities and behaviors that may have previously gone unnoticed.

The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 24. It is jointly curated by Amy Johnquest and Jill St.Coeur and uses paintings, fiber art, mixed media sculptures and other forms to explore the theme. An interactive part of the show invites gallery visitors to invent and display their own certificate of merit.

The Taber Art Gallery is located in HCC’s Donahue Building. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (413)552-2614 or go to:

Day of dancing for children

Great Falls Creative Movement in Turners Falls, a dance studio for children, will be offering a day of free dance classes on Saturday, Sept. 8. The studio is located in The Brick House community center, on the second floor, 24 Third St. in Turners Falls. More details about the types of dance classes and timings can be found online:

Piano recital at Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Music presents a piano faculty recital Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m. at Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert, free and open to the public, features works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy, including Mozart’s Sonata in G Major, K. 283 and Beethoven’s Sonata in A-Flat Major, Op 110.

The pianist, Chonghyo Shin, born in Seoul, South Korea, received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the New England Conservatory in Boston. As a soloist with orchestra, Mrs. Shin has performed with the Boston Pops, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Orchestra and the Windham Community Orchestra. She has also performed extensively in solo recitals and chamber music performances.

Mrs. Shin serves on the adjunct piano faculty at Amherst College and has taught in numerous other settings, including the New England Conservatory and the Music School of the Brattleboro Music Center, serving as faculty dean and head of the piano department.

For more information, contact the Amherst College Concert Office at 413/542-2195 or






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