Arts previews for Aug. 11, 2017

  • The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Poetic jazz

Two pioneering women artists from across time will join forces this weekend at Amherst College for a concert featuring jazz and spoken word. Working in conjunction with the Emily Dickinson International Society and Emily Dickinson Museum, award-winning soprano saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom will present her 80-minute suite of compositions that alternate between jazz-quartet music and fragments from Dickinson’s writing.

The concert will take place tonight, August 11 at 8 p.m. at Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall located at 53 College Street. Tickets are $18 and will be available at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bradley at 413-542-2034.

All in the family

Enjoy a family-friendly comedy experience at the Eric Carle Museum courtesy of Happier Valley Comedy. The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show is an hour-long improvisational comedy show created right on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation. The show is interactive and geared towards children ages 5 to 12.

The show will take place on the third Saturday of every month beginning on August 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 125 W. Bay Road in Amherst. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for children and $10 for adults, with free admission for toddlers under five years old.

Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part 1    

Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery will host an artist reception later this month for its latest exhibit. The show features the work of Kim Carlino, an Easthampton-based artist whose work mines the space between painting and drawing in order to explore the relationships between color, geometry, line, form and design. The show is entitled “Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I,” with Part II to go up at Deerfield’s von Auersperg Gallery in November.

 The artist reception will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 at 318 Main Street in Amherst.

The exhibit will be on display through September 2. For regular gallery hours and more information, visit hopeandfeathersframing.com.