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“The truth about brother Larry,” says Sanchez, who turns 84 on Saturday, “is that for years he’s been central to the arts in this town. He does chapbooks, conferences, contests, all sorts of innovative ideas, including the annual Celebration of Black Writing,” which Moonstone hosted for 18 years. “At his core, he loves poetry, saying poets and poetry are central to our humanity.”

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Arts & Culture Exhibits for Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, 2018





Agawam 10th Annual Open Juried Art Show: Through Nov. 30. Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam. 413-789-4814.


“Abstraction”: New collection of abstract art, including works by Caio Fonseca and Leon Polk Smith. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Alter/Altar”: Through Nov. 28. Free. UMass Herter Art Gallery, Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“The Concinnitas Portfolio”: Ten prominent mathematicians and physicists were invited to select what they considered to be “the most beautiful or elegant mathematical expression.” The equations chosen were then printed as aquatints, reminiscent of chalk on a blackboard, and are accompanied by brief essays. Through Dec. 9. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages”: Works predominantly from the Mead’s permanent collection that examine the ways in which woman have been depicted or have represented themselves. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“If Water Could Speak”: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton and Lynn Sisler reflect and respond to the current status and state of the waterways in our environment, with a focus on conservation. Includes paintings, photography and monotype printing. Through Nov. 29. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197.

“A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon”: This survey presentation includes art from the Dillons’ two Caldecott Medal books as well as numerous other picture-book titles. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300.

New Work by Keith Hollingworth and GK Khalsa: Hollingworth is exhibiting two large-scale works: “We are One Family,” which consists of a grid of more than 100 individual canvases and 40 black writers, with 40 collages on paper also arranged in a grid. Khalsa is displaying wall-mounted sculptures made from bendable wood strips and paintings in varying shades of primary color. Art forum Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 1. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst.

“Pau Atela’s (Re)Creations and Math Studio”: Through Dec. 9. Work by Pau Atela that shows how art and math can intersect. University Museum of Contemporary Art, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672.

“This Land”: Photography by Bernie Kubiak. Through Nov. 29. Burnett Gallery, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

“Timing is Everything”: Drawn from the Mead’s permanent collection, the exhibit presents artworks across centuries, continents and media that visualize concepts of time. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War”: Gallery talk with Acting Curator of Russian and European Art Galina Mardilovich on Nov. 30, noon to 1 p.m. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

“Whispers”: Work by Alice Thomas. Through Jan. 30, 2019. Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.


“Capturing Light & Life”: Work by 10 photographers. Through Nov. 25. 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, 49 Church St., Bernardston.

Brattleboro, Vt.

“Edward Kingsbury III — Zen Pen”: Rhythmic thread of unbroken pen and ink lines in large format drawings. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.

“The Right Balance”: Paintings by Guilford artist Susan McDormand. Through December. All Souls Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9377.

“If She Has a Pulse, She Has a Chance”: 32 photographic portraits of Vermonters recovering from addiction and 13 printed text panels of first-person narratives from people in recovery. Photos taken by Michael Poster. Through Jan. 7, 2019. $4 to $8; free for members and children ages 18 and under. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

“THRIVE: The Overcome Project”: Photographs by Paul Reitano. Through Dec. 2. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.

William Hays Linocut Prints: Hays, and Matt Brown, use traditional Japanese and European printing methods. Through Dec. 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4777.


“Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration”: 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Through Feb. 10, 2019. Museum admission of $18 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 5 and Deerfield residents. Flynt Center of Early New England Life, 37 Old Main St., Historic Deerfield.


“Caught in a Fantasy”: Explore the stretched boundaries of imagination as this group of artists challenges your senses. Free. LOCAL Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781.

“FIFTEEN”: Paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 206, Easthampton. 413-896-8073.

“Next to Nothing: Paintings at the Edge”: Art at the realm of non-representation, a point of focus for the silence of contemplation, subtlety of color and the elegance of form. The Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-529-9265.

“Sharing the Seasons”: Paintings by Mary Montague. Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-586-0006.


“Photographers from our Past”: Explore work and cameras used from the late 1800s to the mid-1970s. Through the end of 2019. The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner.


“inside art v”: Fifth annual exhibit of artwork and writing by people incarcerated at the Franklin County jail. Explores themes of addiction, love, justice and freedom. Through Nov. 16. Free. Artspace, 115 Mill St., Greenfield.


“Through the Eyes of the Dead”: Work by local artist Celeste Sze focuses on Native American culture and history. Free. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-563-7002.

Laure Dennery: Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142.


Leslie Fisette: Through Nov. 27. Free. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett.

“Oh Beautiful Glass II”: Sally Prasch glass exhibit. Free. Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9070.


“Pushing the Boundaries”: A show of exploratory work by Tracy Vernon, Judy Cummings, Joan Levy, Chris Pellerin, Roy Mansur, Louise Minks, Patty Hayes and Kerry Stone. Through Nov. 30. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center. 413-367-2885.

North Adams

“The Lure of the Dark”: Paintings by artists who seek to capture the mood of the night. Through February 2019. Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

“Standing Rock: Honoring the Water Protectors”: Photography by John Willis. Reception Nov. 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Through Jan. 2, 2019. Cynthia-Reeves, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.


29th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration: Through Jan. 15, 2019. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964.

“Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection”: Organized into nine thematic sections, the exhibit addresses fundamental questions about women’s lives in the 18th century. Through Jan. 6, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“Envisioning A Better World: Life’s Work of Gregory Stone (1947-2016)”: Stone, a well-known artist pioneer, came to Northampton in the 1970s to make a celebrated career locally and nationally. Free. New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337.

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition: Through Nov. 17. Free. William Baczek Fine Arts, 36 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-9880.

“Lost and Found”: Ceramic murals by Judith Inglese and assemblages by Bernice Rosenthal. Reception Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m. Through Dec. 2. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553.

“Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad”: The exhibit, which includes original primary source materials from the collection of the Massachusetts Archives, tells the improbable story of Hayden’s rise from slavery to prominence in Civil War Massachusetts. Through Nov. 29. Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“The Many Faces of Womanhood in East Asia”: This selection of historical and contemporary works of art probes into the multifaceted definition of womanhood in an East Asian context. Through Dec. 9. Up to $10 museum admission. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

“No Man’s Land”: Prints from the World War II front lines made by German, American, English, Scottish and French artists. Through Feb. 17, 2019. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

“To trace for to carry”: Artworks that consider how the human body acts as a vessel for memories, languages and ghosts that link past, present and future. Through Jan. 31, 2019. Free to $5. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760.

Original Hand-Pulled Prints Exhibit and Sale: Each 8-inch by 8-inch print is $80. Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton. 413-584-1783.

“Painting the Essence”: Jonathan Wilhelm showcases his paintings that seek to capture the essence of life. Free. Mosaic Cafe, 78 Masonic St., Northampton.

“Redress”: A photographic-based installation by Amanda Russhell Wallace that questions the broad parameter of the modes and definitions of ” address” and “redress.” Through Nov. 28. Free. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 4135484128.


“Express Your Gratitude”: Contributors of all ages submitted 23 personal expressions of gratitude. Through November. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

“Season of Light”: An exhibit of art for holiday giving by more than 50 local artists including pottery, sculpture, paintings and photography. Reception Nov. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.

Shelburne Falls

“Just for Fun”: Media include painting, photography, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber and collage. Through Nov. 26. Free. Shelburne Arts Co-op, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9324.

“Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf”: Work by Amanda Quinby. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

“One Size Fits All”: Banners and cabinet cards by Amy Johnquest. Meet the artist Dec. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.

South Hadley

“Major Themes: Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching With Art”: An innovative display that brings object-based dialogues from the museum’s teaching classroom into its public galleries. Through June 21, 2020. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2245.


“Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic”: Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman and Charyl Weissbach present their paintings as an environmental call to action, offering four viewpoints on the ongoing discussion of environmental destruction and the human role in reclaiming environmental health. On display through July 2019. Community Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

“Framing the 1930s: A Decade of Architectural Photography”: Photos from the collection of Peter Gordenstein. Explores how renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and others were inspired by the formal qualities of architecture and environment. Through Jan. 13, 2019. D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards St., Springfield.

Turners Falls

Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting youth with nature through science and art. Through Dec. 22. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“Face Forward”: Paintings and works on paper featuring anonymous decorative faces as well as self-portraits, by Julianne Jones. Through Nov. 17. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-834-8800.


“Nun Isilme: Underneath the Moon”: Work by Tyler Vouros. Gallery talk Nov. 28, 3:10 to 4 p.m. Through Dec. 7. Arno Maris Gallery in the Ely Campus Center, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.


Frankie Dack: Oil paintings of outdoor scenes with people enjoying nature. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton.


Paintings of Hilltown Farms: Farm paintings by Jacqueline Brodeur. Reception Nov. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472.

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Live 765: Greater Lafayette arts & entertainment calendar for Nov. 15 to Dec. 4




Here’s a look at area arts & entertainment events over the next three weeks.

LIVE 765 is published on the first and third Thursdays of the month. To submit calendar items, email Deadline for the Dec. 6 issue is Tuesday, Nov. 27.


15 Thursday

Gabriel Royal — Singer-songwriter known as “Brooklyn’s Best Busker.” 3 p.m., common area of Purdue Memorial Union; and 7 p.m., PMU’s 1969 Taproom. Free.

Next to Normal — An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, set to a rock music score; presented by Purdue Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Purdue’s Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Through Nov. 18. $14.50-$21.50.

Cow Punk Rodeo — Featuring Wood Chickens, The Estrangers and Yesterday’s Chips. 9 p.m., Spot Tavern, 409 S. Fourth St., Lafayette. $7.

16 Friday

A Christmas Story — The delightful holiday classic about growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s. 7:30 p.m., Delphi Opera House, 109 S. Washington St., Delphi. $6-$23. Also Nov. 17 and 18.

Purdue Jazz Bands — 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Purdue Stewart Center. Free.

Next to Normal — (See Nov. 15 listing.) 7:30 p.m., Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall, Purdue.

Whistle Stop — Purdue’s annual swing dance workshop, featuring Friday night performance by Naomi and Her Handsome Devils. 8:00 p.m.-midnight, Carnahan Hall, 2200 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette. $10-$65. Also Nov. 17.

17 Saturday

A Christmas Story — (See Nov. 16 listing.) 7:30 p.m., Delphi Opera House, Delphi.

Next to Normal — (See Nov. 15 listing.) 7:30 p.m., Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall, Purdue.

Wolf Park After Dark — Stay late after Howl Night to hike a trail, chat with staff and roast a marshmallow. 7:30-11 p.m., Wolf Park, 4004 E 800 N, Battle Ground.

Whistle Stop — (See Nov. 16 listing.) 8:00 p.m.-midnight, Carnahan Hall.

18 Sunday

A Christmas Story — (See Nov. 16 listing.) 3:00 p.m., Delphi Opera House, Delphi.

Purdue Bands — Featuring Symphonic Wind Band and Wind Ensemble. 2:30 p.m., Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free.

Next to Normal — (See Nov. 15 listing.) 2:30 p.m., Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall, Purdue.

20 Tuesday

Winter Dance Recital — Featuring the Jefferson High School dance department. 7 p.m., Rohrman Performing Arts Center, Jefferson High School, 1801 S. 18th St., Lafayette. $3-$5.

21 Wednesday

Jason Wells — Midwest blues and rock. 7 p.m., Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. $10-$15.

29 Thursday

Andrew Conn Comedy — Offensive jokes mixed with southern twang. 8 p.m., Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. $15-$25; ages 18+ admitted only with parent or legal guardian.

30 Friday

Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra — 8 p.m., Rohrman Performing Arts Center, Jefferson High School, 1801 S. 18th St., Lafayette. Free.

BEST BET: Cultural Arts Festival

Join Purdue’s Black Cultural Center for the 2018 Cultural Arts Festival on Friday, Nov. 30. The annual festival features performances by the BCC Performing Arts Ensembles, which highlight dance, theater, music and creative expression while incorporating social, political and historical themes of African artistic and cultural traditions. Performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse in Purdue’s Stewart Center. Tickets are $7, $5 for Purdue students. Visit


1 Saturday

Purdue Christmas Show — Dance, glitz and toe-tapping holiday tunes. Noon, 4 and 8 p.m., Purdue’s Elliott Hall. $12-$35. Also 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

Polar Express — Free showing of the classic family movie. 1 p.m., Long Center for the Performing Arts, 11 N. Sixth St., Lafayette.

Purdue Symphony Orchestras — 8 p.m., Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free.

BEST BET: Christmas at the Canal

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at the Wabash and Erie Canal in Delphi. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, visitors will enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of an 1850s Christmas. Tour the seasonally decorated Reed House with costumed docents, purchase hand-crafted gifts in the conference center, and try one of the Canal’s famous hot apple dumplings. Canal Park is north of the Court House in downtown Delphi on Washington Street. For more information, visit

BEST BET: Lafayette Christmas Parade

The Lafayette Christmas parade is the big kick-off to the holiday season. On Saturday, Dec. 1, bands and musical acts of all types will entertain parade goers. And the lighted floats illuminate downtown, making it a magical Christmas land. As usual, the parade will usher in the arrival of Santa Claus himself. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. — line up all along Main Street from the 1000 block west in downtown Lafayette to catch a glimpse.

2 Sunday

Purdue Christmas Show — (See Dec. 1 listing.) 2 p.m., Purdue’s Elliott Hall.

Purdue Fall Concert Bands — 2:30 p.m., Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Free.

4 Tuesday

Purdue Chamber Recital I — 7 p.m., Fowler Hall, Purdue Stewart Center. Free.

Michael Jackson Tribute — 8 p.m., Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. $25-$50.


Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 102 S. 10th St., Lafayette.

► “Twinrocker: 48 Years of Hand Papermaking,” through Nov. 25

► “Legacies,” works by Bonnie Zimmer, through Nov. 25

► “Blank Slate: New Thoughts,” works by Sara Vanderkleed, through Feb. 10, 2019

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, 200 Wallace Ave., Crawfordsville.

► “Lights, Camera, Epic! Ben-Hur on Stage and Beyond,” through Dec. 14.

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, 920 E. State St., Lafayette.

► “Works From the Permanent Collection Featuring T.C. Steele,” through Nov. 21

► “Christmas at the Haan Museum,” Nov. 23-Dec. 30, $12-$15

Purdue University Galleries,  

► Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Stewart Center. “Sentinel is Watching You,” robo-kinetic sculptures by Björn Schülke, through Dec. 8.


Knickerbocker Saloon, 113 N. Fifth St., Lafayette

► Karaoke, 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 17.

► People’s Live Music Series, 9 p.m. Fridays. Gypsy Jazz Night with Bleu Django, Nov. 16, $10 in advance; Adam Lee w/ Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift, Nov 23, $7; New Trad Ramblers, Nov. 30, $7.

People’s Brewery, 2006 N. Ninth St., Lafayette

► People’s Live Music Series, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Otto and the Moaners, Nov. 20; Caleb Cook Band, Nov. 27; Wonky Tonk, Dec. 4

Professor Joe’s, 648 Main St., Lafayette.

► Free live trivia with prizes, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays

► Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, second and last Thursdays

Purdue Memorial Union, 101 Grant St., WL

► Jazz at the Union, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays;

Nine Irish Brothers,

► East: 3520 IN 38 E, Lafayette. Music starts at 8 p.m. John Byrne Band, Nov. 16; The Fifetones, Nov. 17 (7 p.m.); The Mighty McGuinnans, Nov. 23; Highland Reign, Nov. 24; Dogwood Road, Nov. 30 (7 p.m.); Bloody Tinth, Dec. 1

► West: 119 Howard Ave., WL. Music starts at 9 p.m. Highland Reign, Nov. 16; Curley & Magill, Nov. 17; Whiskey Runners, Nov. 21 (8 p.m.); Traveler’s Dream, Nov. 23; The Mighty McGuinnans, Nov. 24; Bloody Tinth, Nov. 30; The Fifetones, Dec. 1

Red Seven Bar & Grill, 200 Main St., Lafayette

► Danny Weiss Trio, live jazz, 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays.

Star City Coffee and Ale House, 201 Main St., Lafayette.

► Travis Kearney, originals and covers from the ’50s to today. 7 p.m.  Saturdays

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Guidelines on Arts Programs Facing Cuts




With many institutions cutting or considering cutting humanities and arts programs and resources, the College Art Association has released guidelines for addressing substantive changes to art, art history or design programs. The guidelines pertain to the elimination or merger of undergraduate or graduate programs and related degrees or museums, and the removal of more than 10 percent of a fine art library’s or museum’s or collection’s holdings to another, generally inaccessible location. “Faced with the possibility of a proposed change to a visual arts unit, library or discontinuance of degrees, faculty and staff should engage in focused discussion with stakeholders and institutional leadership,” such as by expertly advocating for the resources in a nonadversarial manner, the guidelines say.

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