The Town of Montague seeks a part-time Director to manage an established cultural economic development program in the village of Turners Falls. The Director will work with the RiverCulture steering committee to support existing cultural events and expand programming; create opportunities for local businesses to benefit from cultural activity; implement a marketing program; maintain a project website and assist with project administration. Details here. http://www.turnersfa...ems/were-hiring.html
Have a great meal donated by area restaurants, vote for and fund your favorite design for a new artistic crosswalk in the center of downtown Turners Falls! Meet area artists and listen to their proposed idea for a crosswalk design. At the end of the presentation, you have a chance to vote for your favorite submission and your full ticket price goes to fund the winning proposal. See call for proposals guidelines here. http://www.turnersfa...items/lisadavol.html
Saturday June 30, 6 pm at St Kaziemerz, 197 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
Turners Falls RiverCulture is requesting proposals from artists/designers to design a crosswalk at the main intersection in downtown Turners Falls. The crosswalk will be painted on the street using leftover paint the town cannot use in its current street sprayer. Current colors on hand are white, yellow and blue. If the artist chooses to use additional or other colors, they will have to be purchased separately by the artist using award money. There is the opportunity for the artist to sketch out the design on the street and work with RiverCulture on enlisting volunteers to help paint the design. Info details here. http://www.turnersfa...items/lisadavol.html
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
M.A.M (Montague.Art.Movement) is hosting it's 4th Annual May Day Fine Art Sale and Exhibit on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. This is a non-juried one day show. The show is open to Montague residents. We are looking for artists in any medium who create fine art. Artwork should be priced at $150 or less. The show is limited to 15 artists. Registration fee is $10.
Tonight: TF industrial history talk by Frank Abbondanzio
Frank Abbondanzio is giving a talk on early industrial development of Turners Falls tonight at 7 at Disco Center. With such vast historical knowledge, he has been the the key mover in Turners' current development. Rare opportunity to get an essential perspective on this cool village.
August 18th, 7 pm, @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Turners Falls: A Planned Industrial Community- History of its Early Development (1866-1914)
Learn about the power of the Connecticut River on the location and formation of manufacturing and milling within the community. This program is free and is adult-oriented, but families are welcome to attend.
Saturday's Feast for the Arts will feature 4 proposals received to the Producers Series for a temporary participatory public art project. Vote for your favorite and help make it happen. They are:
Doors & Windows into Turners Falls, By Daniel Hales
Pyramids of Hope, By Tony Palumbo
River of Lights by Kathryn Greenwood Swanson, Hunter Greenwood Swanson and Alexis Arcaro
River of Words Stream of Conscience, by Christine Destrempres
Do friends call you “beefy,” or “burly?” Are you the girl or guy they call when they need to move something heavy?
Are you employed in the construction industry? Or do people think you are?
Do you regularly wear hard hats? Are you told you look good in them?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then we want YOU to model in our fashion show.
A fund-raiser for RiverCulture. Featuring custom-designed wearable hard hat art from local artists.
Saturday, June 25
7pm cocktails, silent auction, fashion show, dance party
The Shea Theater
Turners Falls, MA
RiverCulture invites you to come to the Feast for the Arts to vote on submissions to our latest call for proposals to the Turners Falls Producers Series! $10 minimum ticket donation gets you dinner, live music, schmoozing and a vote for your favorite proposal! All ticket proceeds will go to fund the winning proposal. The event is May 7th at 6 pm at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls. Come blow of some steam after town meeting.
MANY Thanks to Marge Levenson, Jeff Singleton, Nina Rossi, Amy Podlenski, Friends of Gill, Montague Elks Lodge, Laura Herbert, Rob Fletcher, Caleb Wetherbee, local restaurants and the many volunteers who made this event possible. Check out the list of contributing restaurants and buy tix here http://www.shopwesternmass.com/riverculture/
We are proud to announce that RiverCulture has won the Commonwealth Award. Presented every two years, it’s the state’s highest honor in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. Join us for the award ceremony with Mad Men Star, John Slattery, on February 9, 2011 at the State House in Boston, where the Massachusetts Cultural Council will once again honor individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state. Save the date info here. http://www.masscultu...rence/comawards.html
Turners Falls Producers Series has chosen its first award recipient: Craig Colorusso and his Sun Boxes solar sound installation. Details TBA. Next submission deadline is August 30th. Submit an idea. if we like it, we'll pay you to make it happen! http://www.turnersfa...ure.org/news/55/110/