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Casting calls: Creative opportunities

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call (413) 772-0261, ext. 276.


ARTISTIC CROSSWALK: A committee of local citizens seeks an artist to create and execute a design for a prominent crosswalk in downtown Greenfield. The crosswalk, 36 feet across and 6 to 8 feet wide, spans Court Square at Main Street. It links the Arts Block, a performance center, with the Town Common and serves as the entrance to the Greenfield’s Farmers market. The crosswalk will be painted with highway grade paint, available in red, yellow, blue, white and black. For this collaborative project, a small group of helpers will assist the winning artist in painting the crosswalk. Artists should submit design images in jpg format to publicartgreenfield@gmail.com by midnight April 10. The committee will choose three finalists, who will then be asked to prepare a more detailed design for the final round of selection. The chosen design must be approved by Greenfield’s mayor and the Dept. of Public Works. Submissions will be kept anonymous until the completion of the decision process. While there are no restrictions on theme or subject, the winning design will reflect the spirit of the town in a lively, welcoming way. Open to anyone 16 or older who lives or works in Greenfield.

SEEKING ARTISTS: Sawmill River Arts, a collaboratively run fine arts and fine crafts gallery, located at the Montague Bookmill, is seeking new members. There will be an informational meeting for interested artists on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the gallery. For more information, contact Kerry Stone at 978-544-5463 or Jill Bromberg at 367-9959.

SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY is accepting applications from artists for rotating exhibits in the Lane Reading Room. The Lane Room offers approximately 30 linear feet of wall space and use of the adjacent open shelving. Application packets available at the library or online at: www.sunderlandpublic-library.com. 665-2642.


NASAMI FARM is trying to locate local artisans creating garden-related products to carry in its Garden Shop. Local artisans creating hand-blown hummingbird feeders and vases, hand-thrown ceramic pots and vases, hand-forged pot hangers, and other locally produced garden-related products are encouraged to contact Terry Morrow with images and pricing at tmorrow@newengland-wild.org.


GREENFIELD COMMUNITY CHORUS, under the direction of Crystalline Ruby Muse, is seeking singers for its Spring Season. The chorus’ repertoire will include songs from a wide-range of musical genres. No auditions required. Chorus rehearsals are on Tuesdays from April 9 through June 11, 7 to 9 p.m. in Greenfield. A late spring concert will take place June 15. Tuition for the season is $80 to $120 sliding scale, half price for students and seniors. For more information or to register, contact Crystalline Ruby Muse at 339-4299 or crystalline@greenfieldcommunitychorus.com, www.greenfieldcommunitychorus.com.

MAK’HELA, the Jewish Chorus of Western Mass., Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton. Choral singers for all voice parts. Mak’hela performs diverse music from Jewish heritage: classical tradition, sacred and secular music, folk and world music, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English. Rehearsal every Tuesday evening. 567-3297, www.makhela.org.


VENDORS AND CRAFTERS looking to rent a booth at the annual Gas Engine Show and Flea market in Bernardston Memorial Day weekend may call Harvey at 648-9551. Rental fees are $35 if reserved by May 1, $40 if reserved after.


LOCAL AUTHORS: Himalayan Views, The Tibetan Plaza, 265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, seeks published books written by local authors. We currently sell titles by several local authors in addition to large selection of Buddhist-related material. Email himalayanviews@gmail.com or call 665-5550.

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