WINDOWS on MAIN reception

WINDOWS ON MAIN –Athol Bird and Nature Club President David Small announced the grand opening and dedication of the new art installation and accessible lift on Friday, June 7, at Millers River Environmental Center (MREC), 100 Main St., Athol, from 6 – 8pm.  At 7 there will be a brief dedication and introduction of the contributing artists. “A dream for over 2 years, this is a celebration event!  A celebration of accessible space and the diverse natural world of the North Quabbin Region.  “Windows On Main” was developed and funded through the cooperation of The Athol Bird & Nature Club, The Town of Athol, and Mass Development through the “Patronicity” matching grant. We want everyone to know about this special place and the quality programs right in the center of Athol.” Small continued that many volunteers have worked tirelessly toward this unique event that make it so special.   Music will be provided by local entertainers Legacy and Sweeteuphoria. This event will be held rain or shine. 

Local artists have been selected to present original works of art that reflect the diversity of our natural world, historical context of this region and our promise for the future.

The artists are Justin Beatty, Bonnie Benjamin, Kim Bolton, David Brothers, Bill Fournier, Susan Paju, Richard Salvucci, Kerry Stone, David Small, Heidi Strickland, Susan Marshall, Casey Williams, and Tom Wyatt.  

The original art work has been preserved in the original colors through a process where it is transferred to a metal surface for durability in an outdoor environment. Local business Lyman Signs has produced these panels for the ground level windows of the Millers River Environmental Center. 

Members of the Athol Bird and Nature Club have worked to prepare the window spaces, gardens, and MREC for this dedication event. 

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Speaking for ARMS LEADERSHIP CLUB

I am an Athol native and am invested in supporting the North Quabbin community in any way that I can through my art. I was asked to speak at the Athol Junior Hight School Friday June 7th to a group a students in the club. I’m nervous yet excited to speak in front of a group of young local kids who have an interest in the creative world. The club aims to teach values I strongly believe in: empathy for others, standing up to bullying, kindness, tolerance, and being helpful.

May - July 2019 NEW PAINTINGS AT Small Oven Bakery

First of all, forget about my paintings…if you haven’t visited Small Oven Bakery in Easthampton for their goodies, you need to. I’d bet my life that even the most technically snobby baked good enthusiasts couldn’t find one single flaw in anything they make here. Everything is to die for.

Back to me: I’m finishing a new series of small paintings to show and they go up the first week in May. So stop in, or come the reception at the end of the show. Details on that to come.

Small Oven

36 Union St. Easthampton, Massachusetts

Hours of Operation   Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 8am-3pm

(413) 527-1785

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ART FARM MAY 18 2019

It’s Back! Shack Attack! Artists, crafters, junkers and shackies descend upon the lawn of Captain Jacks Roadside Shack in Easthampton MA 11-5pm May 18th 2019. Vending local vintage, hand-mades, junk, gems, jewels, paintings, and other stuff!. DJ JUST JOAN plays music all day from disco-funk-soul-reggae-punk-ska-80s etc….

It’s the same date as the Easthampton town-wide Yard Sale! Double incentive to hang out in town that day, grab a clam roll shop at the Shack then go dig for deals.

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Wake up the Earth Festival

Vending at Jamaica Plain’s annual Spring event on the green corridor. I’ll be vending all my JP stuff: Maps, totes, tee’s and tanks, plus colorful peace signs, and other funky small decorative hand-mades! Price range is $2-$65.

Saturday May 4 12-5 (rain date is Sunday May 6).

Over 10,000 people, dozens of bands, food trucks, and art and craft vendors. Family / pet friendly.

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NYE DJ gig at Hope & Olive Greenfield

So excited to be a part of New Years Eve at Hope & Olive again. It’s a favorite spot of mine. The people are great. Jim, Maggie and the whole crew know how to make a good time happen, and they trust me to come in and do my thing along side them. It’s gonna be fuuuuuun!

Dinner seating ends at 9pm. I’m djing from 9:30-11:30. Band plays from 11:30-12:30. Then I close out the party!

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No More Map Commissions

Hey friends! At this time I can not take on any more map commissions. It has taken me 7 years to do the 50 towns I have in my catalog so far. That’s because I do lots of other things, and don’t focus all my time on map creation. That averages about 7 new towns a YEAR. Sometimes I can get a few done in a month. And sometimes I go months with nothing new (for maps.) But I always have a running list.

The list right now, in no particular order is: Ashfield, Colrain, Shelburne, Hatfield, Southampton, Leominster, Fitchburg, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Brookline, Somerville, Cambridge, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Becket, Great Barrington, Lenox, Tully, Westminster, 9 Lakes, 10 more Neighborhoods of Boston, Quincy, Rowe, Brattleboro, Portsmouth and 5 surrounding, Providence RI, and 5 surrounding, P-town and 3 surrounding….etc……

That’s another 50 right there, and I need to focus on those before any other projects are taken on. I hope it does not take me another 7 years to get through the above list. I plan to hire an assistant in 2019 to help speed up the process and lighten my load so more maps come out of the studio, faster. But in the meantime I want to thank every single person who has ever expressed interest in my work so far. It means the world.

Arts & Industries 26th Annual Open Studios

over 50 Artist spaces open to the public Sat Nov 10 10-5pm and Sun Nov 11 10-5pm. I’ll be in on of the common space hallways with other artists who don’t rent there but love this building and want to sell our stuff. So Come! 221 Pine Street Florence MA.

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Roslindale Open Studios Oct 20 & 21 2018

One of my favorite times of year! This village of Boston just keeps getting better and better. So much to do and see, while retaining that small neighborhood feeling. And the food…. Fornax Bakery, Sophia’s Grotto, and Delfino’s to name a few of my musts. Lots of artists to see. Home studios, and groups sites full of work and characters. I’ll be in the Congregational Church on Cummins HWY (same spots for the last several years). Lots of new stuff!

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GARLIC and ARTS FESTIVAL is here!!!!

So pumped to meet everyone at this years turbo edition of “GARLIC” because it’s the 20th year of the Festival!! I have lots of new things, new towns and new HELPERS! My dear friend Kate and her sweet Mom will be with me ready to assist you with all your local map needs! Weather look A-OK!!! So come!

10-5PM BOTH DAYS!  NO PETS, Parking in lot on Holtshire/Fariman

10-5PM BOTH DAYS! NO PETS, Parking in lot on Holtshire/Fariman

ATHOL Fall Festival

I’ll be vending on sweet little Main Street downtown. 9-4. Sat Sept 14th. After all these years I’m finally able to do it! So far the weather looks ideal!

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New maps coming.....I promise

All I have to say is the heat won ok?   It has been a brutally hot season, and I have been lazy like an old cat.  But I'm finally make headway on towns I know folks have been waiting for.  And I'm re-doing, Shelburne and Ashfield, two of the first I ever did which are very very plain and sparse. Also, Easthampton is getting a new full-color update.  Hadley, Williamsburg and Whately are being photographed Monday.  Hatfield next.  Then I'll be focusing on more of the Boston neighborhoods which I've also been saying are coming for a long time now.  Being a DJ half the time has definitely taken it's toll on the production of these maps.  I have a handful more weddings to get through.  Stay tuned!

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Boston Voyager Magazine

Keeping my eyes open for my potential feature on Boston Voyager, an online magazine. Thank you Amy Joyce for mentioning me. Thank you Kirsten Spencer Photography for photos.

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ART SHOW this weekend May 19th

https://www.saintsjamesandandrew.org/handmade-makers-market.html

Handmade Makers Market at St. James Church in Greenfield MA 9-3pm May 19 2018

I'll be inside!  Come say Hi!