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"Biologique," monoprint by Linda Batchelor

Collective Power: Cooperative art galleries in Northampton and Amherst open joint show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s a common question for any artist: How can I get more exposure? At the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton and Gallery A3 in Amherst, Valley artists have joined forces to tackle that issue — and to get to know one another a little better. The two cooperative galleries, which each has its own membership, are combining their talents for the …

This side of the Atlantic: Springfield Museums hosts new exhibit on American impressionists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the early 1870s, a group of painters in France began bucking tradition and accepted technique to produce a new style of work: paintings done with quick but visible brushstrokes, an intense mix of colors, and often produced outside to capture changes in light. The goal was to depict not the details of …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Free Friday at The Carle The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will hold a “Free Fun Friday” Friday from 10 am. to 4 p.m. at the museum at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst. Free admission to the museum will include films, “tattoos” of picture-book characters, story times with local illustrator …

Movie Times

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Tues.-Wed. no 6:45 Infinitely Polar Bear (R) Daily 1:40, 7:05; Sat.-Sun. also 11:20 a.m. Jurassic Park (PG-13) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 A Lego Brickumentary (G) Daily 4:40; …

Health briefs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health briefs visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDER A free peer support group for people living with depression and bipolar disorder meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, in Amherst. New participants are welcome. For information, …

Chronicling lives and how they’re remembered: Hadley photographer depicts roadside memorials

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

You might give them a glance as you’re driving by — that small cross or other marker, maybe with some flowers at its base, a name on a placard. But for one Valley photographer, roadside memorials and fatality …

If you build it, will they come?: Making fairy houses at Stone House Farm summer camp

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Across America this summer, little girls are creating fairy houses for their gardens. Fairies have long captured the imagination of children and adults. Who can forget James M. Barrie’s evocative words in “Peter Pan”: “Do you believe in …

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PVS at PPH The Pioneer Valley Symphony Chamber Choir will perform Saturday at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum as part of the annual “Perfect Spot of Tea” series. The choir is made up of singers …

Movie times:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (NR) Daily 4:40; Sat.-Sun., Tues.-Thurs. also 7:20; …

Health briefs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health briefs visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ CAREGIVERS A support group for caregivers of seniors with dementia will meet June 25, July 9 and Aug. 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Amherst Senior Center. Offers emotional support and information on caregiver resources. Facilitated …

Kicking the lid off ‘Yidstock’: Fourth annual festival at Yiddish Book Center expands musical offerings

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

When Europe exploded into war in the middle of the last century, human life wasn’t the only loss. The systematic oppression, deportation and eventual genocide of Jewish populations saw a culture extinguished, and with it, the Yiddish language. …

Table Talk: Fruitful pairings Partner pears, peaches and berries with herbs, spices and dairy

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Though fruits and berries can star in any meal, many of them perform divinely with a partner. Think of duos such as apples with cinnamon, for example, or strawberries with the sweet buttery shortcake that highlights them so …

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: Pluto: Planet of my dreams

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

By the time I was in second grade, I knew all the planets. This is not to say that I was smart. No, I just was looking for any place, any planet, that might be more fun, more bully free, than second grade. And there they were, dreamlands …