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Turners Falls RiverCulture (TFRC): Press Releases


Celebrate the first of many exciting exhibits in Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography’’s newly expanded gallery facilities as well as a new exhibit at the original galleries.

The new facilities reside on the first floor of the newly restored Crocker Building at the corner of Avenue A + 2nd Street and house the founder’s collecton, archive facilities, expanded galleries and more.

This Saturday’s reception includes live music and hors d’oeuvres at 85 Avenue A from 1 pm - 5 pm. Illustrated artist’s talk will take place at Hallmark Institute on Industrial Blvd. with refreshments starting at 6:45 pm.

See exhibit intros below.
Or visit the Hallmark Museum’’s website here.

HALLMARK: Susan kae Grant, Night Journeys

"Night Journeys embodies the collaboration of artistic creativity and sleep laboratory methodology in the exploration of REM sleep, memory, and the unconscious. The work is composed of a series of intriguingly haunting large-scale images that recreate the fragmented and multi sensorial experience of dreaming. The inspiration for the project came from the artists desire to conduct an inquiry into the subconscious which led to her experience sleeping as a subject in a sleep laboratory..."

New Facilities - 52/56 Avenue A
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HALLMARK: Paul Taylor, Themes and Variations

"Themes and Variations is an exhibit of work selected from several of the diverse photographic series that Mr. Taylor has executed over the past twenty years. Running Through these projects can be found a sometimes dark, foreboding and childlike visual simplicity of joyous discovery and revelation..."

Original Galleries - 85 Avenue A
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Friday morning: Exhibit Explorations - Who Lives Here?

Join Refuge staff for this tour designed for families with young children. Discover the stories behind the animals and plants you have wondered about.

January 18
11am - 12 pm FREE Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A Turners Falls Accessible Facilities Information, call 413.863.3221
Find out about the Discovery Center here.

Next Friday: Science & Nature Poetry & Prose Open Mic Night

Do you feel the words flow when you walk by the river? Does looking through a microscope bring out the poet in you? If so, join the Friends of the Discovery Center on Friday, for a Science & Nature Poetry & Prose Open Mic. Whether in the great outdoors or in the laboratory, nature and science can inspire feelings and thoughts that are best expressed in poetry or prose. If you have some writing you’d like to share, or just love language and hearing it read, come enjoy an evening of literary conviviality in a comfortable atmosphere. Bring along your own work or an old favorite by someone famous (or not) that you’’d like to share with others.

The evening will feature poets Susan Middleton and Susie Patlove, who will be reading from their new books, "Seed Case of the Heart", and "Quickening". Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Proceeds and donations are used to support the work of the Discovery Center. In case of inclement weather, please call the Discovery Center to see if the event has been moved to the snow date of the following Friday, February 1 at 7pm.

January 25
7pm - 9 pm (Doors open at 6:30) Donations suggested Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A Turners Falls wheelchair accessible Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center for info at 413.863.3221, ext. 3.
Find out more about the Discovery Center’’s programming.

Next Saturday: Revisiting Plan B in Plan B 3.0 Discussion

Join Refuge staff in this discussion of Lester Brown’’s new publication, PLAN B 3.0, that builds from our November discussion of Climate Change and Economic Sustainability in PLAN B 2.0. Both books are available for sale at the Friends of Great Falls Museum Store.

January 26
11 am - 12 pm ? FREE Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A Turners Falls Accessible Facilities Information, call 413.863.3221
Click here to see a full list of Discovery Center offerings.

At Ristorante DiPaolo

Come in for a weekly Monday jazz treat. This week - Interplay Jazz Band with John Michaels-guitar, Mark Dunlap-bass, Adam Call-sax.

Each Monday night, Ristorante DiPaolo hosts a jazz series showcasing talent from Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. Each week a soloist, duo or trio act will perform straight-ahead jazz, classic American standards, sophisticated blues, New Orleans funk, and modern Latin jazz as well as original music.

Every Monday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ristorante DiPaolo 166 Avenue A Turners Falls 413.863.4441

At the Rendezvous

Friday January 18: The Lonesome Brothers
Regional roots/country/Americana legends and 2007 Band Grand Slam winners Jim Armenti, Ray Mason, and Tom Shea.

Sunday January 20: Wood Green Empire
Gypsy Jazz
8 pm

Friday January 25: Lady Elvis

She’’s Laura Baxter Herbert with Fletcher and Manzi

Sunday January 27: Le Cabaret de Voo

Their last Sunday of the month variety show. Details of this month’’s performers to come.

The Rendezvous 78 Third Street
Turners Falls

Visit the Rendezvous for details.

Turners Falls RiverCulture Project

Turners Falls RiverCulture encourages the development of creative and cultural industries in the Turners Falls area by hosting and promoting cultural events, nurturing local artists and establishing an environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors. We believe that inviting people to experience creativity and offering access to arts and culture significantly enhances their quality of life and is a vital component to a desirable destination. By highlighting our heritage and indigenous assets as we cultivate creative endeavors, we intend to engender a strong sense of community.
Find out more about RiverCulture here

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Posted by RiverCulture - January 20, 2008