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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 4, 2016 - February 5, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 5, 2016 - February 6, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

    The Valley Talent Showcase

    February 5, 2016 - February 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gateway City Live
    92 Race St
    Holyoke

    Valley Talent Showcase

    Fun—Prizes—Celebrity Judges

    First Friday of Every Month 8:00pm- Starting Oct 2

    Are you a singer-songwriter or a band with creative talent? A singer with an amazing voice? A dancer that can mesmerize an audience? Or someone who has comic or some other unique entertainment talent? Then sign up and head down to The Valley Talent Showcase, a fun monthly live performance event designed to show off exciting new talent in the “Learning Corridor” (Springfield/Hartford/Pioneer Valley) area. Prizes will include awesome gift certificates ($50-$100) to local area businesses as well as cash prizes. Judges will include local area celebrities (elected officials, well known musicians, and other local figures).

    Potential performers may include anyone living in this area.   These events will not only give the public an opportunity to see the many talented local performers that we are privileged to have in our area but will also provide a platform for these performers to create a buzz that can help kick-start a performing career. Potential performers can be from any form of artistic expression and can be solo or group acts.

    While it is a “contest” with celebrity judges and cool prizes, it is presented in a low pressure non-threatening atmosphere that will make all contestants comfortable. Each performer will have a maximum of 8-10 minutes depending upon the number of contestants. Creativity and originality will receive bonus points. At each monthly event prizes will be given for the best first and second place performers. Individual scores will not be announced.

    To be a contestant send an email with your name, address, email, photo/video or audio sample (or web link) of your suggested performance to marksherry@gatewaycityarts.com. Please also note if you are 21 or older. A house sound system, guitar & bass amps and a drum set will be available for your use as necessary.

    A suggested donation of $3 at the door will go towards providing cash prizes to the winners. If you’d like to be a sponsor of these events please contact Mark Sherry at the address above.

    Gateway City Live is a new performance venue in Holyoke, Massachusetts dedicated to providing a platform for a wide variety of innovative creative performers as well as new, emerging artists.

    Gateway City Live www.gatewaycitylive.com  Holyoke, MA  

    (413) 650-2670

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 6, 2016 - February 7, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

    February 6, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Herrell’s Ice Cream
    8 Old South St.
    Amherst

    On Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9 AM -12 PM, Herrell’s Ice Cream will sponsor the second annual “National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” to benefit Whole Children. The menu will consist of Waffles and Ice Cream, Cereal Smoosh-ins®, Coffee ala Mode, Hot Cocoa, Glazed Donuts, breakfast ice cream flavors and more.

    The fun will include a meet and greet with Northampton Fire Chief Dwayne Nichols along with the Northampton Firefighters Local 108 Union President Brett Gauger. Plus, meet our “Celebrity Scooper,” Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady Book Series,” at Herrell’s during the event!

    All are welcome to attend, the more the merrier!

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    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Open House

    February 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
    127 Combs Rd.
    Easthampton

    Join staff and volunteers at the Arcadia Visitors Center to learn more about Arcadia’s work to preserve habitat for wildlife and connect children and adults to the natural world.

    Presentations by naturalists. Wildlife photography. Bird identification. Refreshments.

    Activities will include:

    • Identifying birds.
    • Watching a slideshow of wildlife photos.
    • Leaning about Arcadia’s ecological management and school vacation and summer camps
    • Joining a kid’s activity on animal tracking;
    • Watching a bird wood carving demonstration

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary’s 720 acres of diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife and a thriving population of wildflowers. We are a regional and national innovator in environmental education, the first nature preschool in Massachusetts, and a climate change education program.

    For more information contact Jonah Keane 413-584-3009 / jkeane@massaudubon.org

    Directions and additional information available at www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

     

    Mardi Gras benefit

    February 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at 118 Elliot
    118 Elliot St
    Brattleboro

    Mardi Gras Benefit for MANOS with Bayou X!

    A midwinter celebration to raise funds for local non-profit, MANOS, teaching neonatal resuscitation to Nicaraguan health care providers.

    Support MANOS’ important work while shaking off your winter blues with the Cajun heat of Bayou X! Bayou X is a southern NH/VT based band, led by Pete & Linda Simoneaux, playing a heady mix of original and traditional Louisiana Cajun/Creole dance music & music of the global Creole diaspora.

    •Live Cajun Music
    •Red Beans and Rice
    •Cash Bar
    •Raffle Prizes
    •Free mini-Dance Lesson
    •Costumes and Fancy Dress Encouraged

    Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Time: 7pm-11pm
    Location: 118 Elliot at 118 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT, 118elliot.com

    Join the MANOS nurses, have a great time, and help an excellent cause!

    Laissez les bon temps roulez!

    About MANOS

    MANOS (Maternal and Neonatal Outreach Services) is a non-profit organization that provides maternal and neonatal support services to healthcare workers in under-resourced areas. We have been working in Nicaragua since 2012.

    We are excited to return to Nicaragua this April to teach Helping Babies Breathe (HBB). Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, HBB is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. The skills covered in this curriculum are ones we have practiced regularly in our roles as obstetrical nurses at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and feel uniquely qualified to share. Almost 99% of neonatal deaths occur in resource-poor environments. As truly terrible as that statistic is, HBB can make a huge difference. Please join us in supporting this important initiative.

    Other upcoming community events to support MANOS are an Express Fluency Spanish language film series at the Latchis Theater on January 31 and March 6, and an Elliot St. Fish, Chips & More Feeding Friendzy on March 2nd.

    For more info,

    VISIT: www.manosoutreach.org
    or
    CONTACT: Leah Nussbaum
    (802) 380-4179
    manosoutreach@gmail.com
    and
    LIKE us on Facebook!

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 7, 2016 - February 8, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

    Super Bowl Sunday at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

    February 7, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
    221 Appleton Street
    Holyoke

    In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, wear your favorite team’s gear and receive a 1/2 price ride!

    The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12 to 4 PM. Regular price tickets are $2 per ride or 6 for $10. For more information visit www.holyokemerrygoround.org.

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 8, 2016 - February 9, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 9, 2016 - February 10, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

    Shubal and Ashley Kirtan

    February 9, 2016 - 12:00 am at Karuna Center for Healing Arts
    25 Main St 3rd fl
    Northampton

    Join us every Tuesday for ecstatic Chanting (Kirtan), community singing, dancing, and meeting community, donations only, if you love to sing, you will love kirtan.

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 10, 2016 - February 11, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

    Wednesday Night Open Mic

    February 10, 2016 - February 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Berkshire Pizzeria
    72 Main St
    Charlemont


    Berkshire Pizzeria is hosting another Open Mic! Every Wednesday from now until next November artists are invited to join us got a fun filled night of Original Music, Poetry, Stand Up and various Circus Performances. Show starts at 7pm and goes until 9pm, unless the place is really hopping, then we go until question mark!!

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 11, 2016 - February 12, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 13, 2016 - February 14, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West St
    Northampton

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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    Steve Davis Sextet celebrates music of J.J. Johnson

    February 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
    Vermont Jazz Center
    Brattleboro

    Steve Davis Sextet: the Music of J.J. Johnson
    -featuring Harold Mabern and Scott Mullett.

    Saturday, February 13, 2016
    8 pm

    Steve Davis, trombone
    Josh Bruneau,trumpet
    Scott Mullett, saxophone
    Harold Mabern, piano
    Nat Reeves, bass
    Joe Farnsworth, drums

    The Steve Davis Sextet highlights the music of trombonist and composer J. J. Johnson.  Featured are one of bebop’s foremost elder statesmen on piano, Harold Mabern, as well as the formidable tenor saxophonist, Scott Mullett.

    This concert was originally scheduled with saxophonist Eric Alexander who gracefully bowed out for a European tour.

    This group has performed this repertoire several times and recorded a soon-to-be released CD (with Eric Alexander) at New York’s “Smoke;” they appear at the VJC with regional saxophone star, Scott Mullett.

    The legendary pianist Harold Mabern, described in the Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as “one of the great post-bop pianists” played in Miles Davis’ sextet  in 1963 and toured or recorded with Cannonball Adderly, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, George Benson and others.

    Steve Davis celebrates one of his main influences, one of bebop’s foremost trombonists and composers, J. J. Johnson.

    Sponsored by Janet and Jeremy Birch and a friend of the VJC’s Summer Workshop.

    Thanks for ongoing support to the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, the Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW and WFCR.

    Tickets- $20-40 general admission, $15 student (contact VJC about educational discounts); at door, In the Moment in Brattleboro, online, reserved by phone.

    Please call ahead for handicap access.

    802 254 9088
    www.vtjazz.org

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    Paintings by Caren Hyde, Laura Radwell and Sandy Walsh

    February 14, 2016 - February 15, 2016 - All Day at

    Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton

    Reception: Saturday February 13, 2-4 PM

    Sandy Walsh works from both nature and imagination to create oil paintings from floral to landscape to abstract. She is a Northampton native and a lifelong artist and teacher of painting.

    Caren Hyde shows recent landscape paintings that focus on “expressing an emotional quality of landscape which lies within the realm of ambiguity and the tensions that can be created between opposites such as reality and dream, beauty and the underlying forces of darkness; between the living and the dead, the familiar and the strange.”

    Laura Radwell, a designer in many media including digital, returns to painting for these layered, textured landscapes of the imagination. “A long time ago I was a representational painter, working ‘from the outside in.’ Now I paint landscapes ‘from the inside out.’”

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