Sunday, September 30, 2012

Performances at the Amherst Biennial


During the Grand Opening of the 2012 Amherst Biennial, Samuel Rowlett will hike from the UMass pond at the Fine Arts Center to Amherst College with an 8' x 6' canvas on his back! He feels that the journey of explorers and artists are linked in their quests. This past summer Samuel hiked up Skinner Mountain to pay homage to Thomas Cole's paining of the Oxbow, Other extraordinary feats this year included a building a canoe at Oxbow Gallery and then paddling down the Connecticut River, exploring a buried river under Hartford. We are delighted to bring Rowlett's performance to Amherst where he will link these two colleges and engage with our downtown landscape with his performance. 

Rowlett's Performance starts at pond behind Fine Arts Center at 5 PM at UMASS through downtown to Amherst College!!!

On the following day, Sunday, Oct. 7th at noon, Amherst College will be hosting a rare performance of Karen's Domanisth, who will be an artist-in-resident at the Stearns Steeple where she will building an installation using natural materials honoring sacred texts. Her performance will be featuring an original score composed by Too Human a transplant from Hollywood who collaborated with the artist using natural sounds, instrumentals and the carillon bells to enrich her performance. 

 Dolmanisth's Performance at Quad in front of Mead Art Museum at noon Sunday, Oct. 7th (rain brings performance inside museum). Too Human created an original score for Karen's performance and Aaron Hayden (Selectboard Member) will be ringing the bells in the steeple.


Performance Collaboration and Ephemeral On-Site Sculpture Piece


Weaver of Light and Place

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Biennial Map Coming Next Week!!!

The Biennial  map will be posted on line next week as well as around the Valley. Check and this site for details. We just added two new fantastic sites - Hampshire College and a brand new storefront at 49 Boltwood, behind Judi's. This will be our pop-up gallery for the Biennial

Alix Hegeler, Amherst, artist book can be seen at Hope & Feathers during the Biennial.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Carle's Museum 10th & The Biennial

The Amherst Public Arts Commission is please to celebrate The Carle's 10th anniversary and the Biennial with two talented artists Carl Calvano & Sandy Litchfield whose work compliments the museum's collection.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be open and free to the general public while hosting a reception for the artists during Amherst ArtsWalk on November 1st, 5 - 8 PM . Come celebrate the Biennial & Carle's 10th at the same time! ( Please note the museum will not be open for the grand opening on Oct. 6 but the artwork will be installed)
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA
  (413) 658 1100