Arts Previews for July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018
Proposal deadline extended for 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 have 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. Selected artists will receive a $350 stipend each. Interested artists should visit amherstma.gov/3426/Enlivening-Public-Spaces or email electrifyamherst@amycrawley.com.

Proposals are due by Sunday, July 29 and can be sent in online or via mail. The opportunity is open to all artists; however, Amherst residents may be given preference.

A.P.E. Gallery Presents ARC.18: Activate, Research, Create

A.P.E Gallery’s summer series is titled ARC.18 and is running through August at the gallery, located at 126 Main St. in Northampton. The third of these four distinct projects, “The Space Between: Weaving and Fibrous Connection,” will be on display August 3-17, and there will be an artist reception on August 10, 5-8 p.m. during the Northampton Arts Night Out. The project displays the work of three hand-weavers, Anastatia Spicer, Claire Hawley Crews and Sarah Rose Lejeune, which includes woven sculptures and fibrous drawings. Visitors will be able to engage with the artwork by working on a loom with the artists.

The Cardboard Sea Theater Company presents an original play

The Cardboard Sea Theater Company presents “The Amendments,” an original play by Jeff Donnelly. The show will be performed three nights at Northampton’s Anchor House of Artists — August 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. — located at 518 Pleasant St. 

Premiered at the Magnetic Theater in Asheville, North Carolina, “The Amendments” is the story of Judith, who comes home a night before her father’s funeral to retrieve something, and finds her brother has already claimed it. Branching off into surrealism, the play has been adapted for the experimental space. Not recommended for children. Tickets can be bought online at brownpapertickets.com/event/3527269.