Arts Previews for June 8, 2018

  • Nan Fleming is one of the featured artists in the “SHELTER” show. JOHNPOLAKPHOTOGRAPHY.COM—2013

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Forbes Library calls for logo proposals

In preparation for their 125th anniversary, Forbes Library is seeking proposals for an anniversary logo. The logo will be printed on goods, flyers and bookmarks, as well as used digitally. The anniversary activities, united under the tagline, “Forbes Library: Working for the Common Good,” will run from September 2018 through October 2019 and will celebrate the library’s past, its current role in the community and its vision going forward. The final design should be submitted in SVG format; if the design contains color, a monochromatic version should be provided as well. Proposals are due July 1 to Lisa Downing at ldowning@forbeslibrary.org and must include a sketch of your concept and your fee. The budget range for this project is $250-$500. 

Antenna Cloud Farm brings LADAMA to Gill

LADAMA — an internationally acclaimed ensemble of women musicians — will perform at Antenna Cloud Farm at 25 Green Hill Road in Gill on Friday, June 8. Back for its second year, Antenna Cloud Farm is a multi-genre music festival, retreat for artists, and outreach organization that was recently featured in The Boston Globe’s “Critic’s Picks of 10 Can’t-Miss Classical Events.” This season includes 10 weekend concerts over four months, beginning with LADAMA, whose members come from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S. and perform original compositions in Spanish, Portuguese and English. A festival opening party will be at 6 p.m., before LADAMA’s show at 7 p.m. For more information, visit antennacloudfarm.com.

A.P.E. Gallery presents ARC.18 (Activate,Research, Create)

A.P.E. Gallery’s summer series is titled ARC.18 and runs now through August. The first of four projects, “SHELTER,” will be on display until June 30, with an artist reception on Friday, June 8, 5-8 p.m. during Northampton Arts Night Out. Curated by B.Z. Reily and Nan Fleming, the installation features the work of eight women artists of the Pioneer Valley who use recycled or re-purposed materials: Pat Bennett, Harriet Diamond, Fleming, Heather Hall, Amy Johnquest, Louise Laplante, Reily, and Abby Reiser. The artists explored the idea of shelter through different media, such as metal, clay, wood, paper and fibers, and examined definitions of shelter, according to press notes: “There are many ways to think about shelter … there is protection, refuge, asylum, sanctuary and safety to consider. With the wide range of materials and techniques used by the artists, this project will be both diverse and unified by the commitment to use common, scrap or unusual objects in innovative ways.” Free and open to the public. A.P.E. Gallery is located at 126 Main St., Northampton. For more information, visit apearts.org.