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CURRENT NEWS & HAPPENINGS
IN OUR GALLERY: Exhiliration is Within- Paintings by Sandra Denis Words by Emily Dickinson
(Exhilaration is deliberately misspelled because Miss Emily had it that way)
APRIL 29- MAY 31, 2013
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 1:00- 6:00 PM
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 3rd 5:30-7:30 PM
The long sigh of the Frog
Artspace Spring Student Recital, Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 p.m. at All Souls Church, Greenfield.
Participating students please arrive to All Souls Church, Main Street Greenfield no later than 1:30 p.m. to get tuned-up and set-up for the performance. This Recital is FREE and Open to the Public. Donations accepted at the door. Thank you!
SPRING 2013 CRASH COURSE IN PASTELS
Instructor: BECKY CLARK
4 THURSDAYS, 1:00-3:00 p.m. May 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th
If you're fascinated with vibrant color and line work and want to come out some time to work with a new medium, Becky will introuduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This class will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the sessions will include manipulation of pastels, exploration of surfaces, opportunities to create finished artworks, and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention.
Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color and light. In a relatively short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels. This class will also serve as a continuation of the pastel studio for those who wish to meet for a few more sessions this spring.
FOR SUMMER CLASSES AND WEEKLONG INTENSIVES FOR KIDS & ADULTS
GO TO Classes and Workshops on Upper Left Hand Side and then Click on Art and/or Music
Weeklong classes are $160. 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Monday-Friday
CALLING ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS! EXCITING NEWS FROM THE PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
As part of the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s upcoming 75th season Jubilee and with the assistance of Artspace and the Greenfield Public Schools, we are establishing a Youth Symphony Orchestra to serve the upper Pioneer Valley of Franklin and Hampshire Counties.
The establishment of a youth orchestra in the upper Pioneer Valley (Franklin and Hampshire counties) has long been a cherished dream of the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s Board of Directors and Mary Kay Hoffman, Executive Director of Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield. Most area schools offer band programs, from which competent players of wind, brass, and percussion instruments can be drawn. The principal stumbling block to implementing this idea has been the dearth of qualified young string players in the area.
Artspace‘s stringed instrument programs, together with the development of string programs in both public and private schools in Hampshire and Franklin counties, have created a pool of youngsters who are now able to fill orchestral string sections, and thus make possible the formation of a youth symphony orchestra in the area.
With so many schools cutting or entirely eliminating funds for music education from their budgets, there are few local opportunities for young musicians to play symphonic music together in high school. In addition to the joy of making music together and developing a lifelong appreciation of classical music, recent studies have shown that playing an instrument expands brain activity. The responsibilities of learning one’s part and becoming a contributing member of an orchestra also are important to a youngster’s development.
It is time to launch a Youth Orchestra that will offer the exciting new challenges that these young musicians need. The new Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra will provide that opportunity for children in the upper Pioneer Valley.
More information including upcoming audition information and requirements can be found on the PVSO website HERE
Artspace will be offering Youth Orchestra Audition Preparation Class AUGUST 19- 23. This 2 hour class is Monday- Friday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you are interested in playing in the Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra you will have to audition in the fall to be accepted. This class will prepare the student for the audition process by explaining the aspects of an orchestra, expectations of orchestra members and the aspects of how an audition is conducted.
HEARTS ON FIRE AUCTION ITEMS LEFT . . . PAY MINIMUM BID OR GIVE US AN OFFER AND ITS YOURS!
WE ARE MOTIVATED TO SELL!
YMCA, GREENFIELD SUMMER MEMBERSHIP $50 OFF Minimum Bid $25
YMCA, GREENFIELD SUMMER CAMP $50 OFF Minimum Bid $25
NETWORK CHIROPRACTIC OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREENFIELD 1 WEEK of CARE Value $100 Minimum Bid $30
GREENFIELD TAE KWON DO 1 month of free membership Value $60 Minimum Bid $30
SONIC CREATIONS, GREENFIELD $20. gift certificate Minimum Bid $10.
6 1/2 hour VOICE LESSONS BY MARGERY HEINS (GCC Instructor) Value $90 Minimum Bid $45
PIONEER VALLEY BRASS QUINTET FOR HIRE Value $1000. Minimum Bid $500.
SEE BELOW: Hunting Quails handpainted on giant fungi by Sue Chadwick, Value $25. Minimum Bid $15
ELVIS THE EMU by Edith Hunsberger Value $120. Minimum Bid $70.
ATTENTION ALL STRING PLAYERS:
Please check out this wonderful quartet project our music faculty, Cecilia Berger, is participating in with Strings for Kids Students:
Oh and "like" them on Facebook too HERE