Arts Previews for June 29, 2018

  • At CLICK Workspace in downtown Northampton

Friday, June 29, 2018
Photo exhibits at CLICK Workspace

Two photography exhibitions, “Where We Are” and “True Places,” will be on display at CLICK Workspace in downtown Northampton, 9 ½ Market Street, through the end of July. The exhibits feature the work of seven photographers who were selected for their considerable social media presence. The artists are Andy Castillo, Darren Port, Dawa Drolma, Gabrielle K. Murphy, Jeff Kelley, Melissa Cooper and Pamela Cobb. Their work is a commentary on the global socio-political stage and incorporates their social media presences.  

Arts Night Out En Plein Air

Arts Night Out En Plein Air, an annual festival in downtown Northampton, will take place on Friday, July 13. Ten local artists will be painting out in the open air, at Pulaski Park, from 4-8 p.m. Onlookers will be welcome to watch these artists at work, can borrow watercolor kits to create their own en plein air paintings or paint along with demonstrations of how to use water mixable oils and watercolors. Prone to Mischief will also be performing at the festival.

Call for Proposals: Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project

Inspired by the painted utility box, “Emily’s Corner,” on the corner of Main Street/Dickinson, Electrify Amherst! is an attempt to display more public art in downtown Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District. The Amherst Public Arts Commission invites artists to submit proposals for decorating three utility boxes located on the corners of Main Street/North Pleasant Street, North Pleasant Street/Kellogg Avenue and North Pleasant Street/Cowles Street. Three artists will be selected by a committee of local business owners, artists and members of the Amherst Public Arts Commission. Interested artists should visit amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst or email electrifyamherst@amyacrawley.com.

Proposals are due by Sunday, July 15 and can be sent in online or via mail. The opportunity is open to all artists; however, Amherst residents may be given preference.