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"Convergence" by Alicia Hunsicker

When art and science collide in UMass exhibit

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art is not the antithesis of science — at least, not the way artist Alicia Hunsicker does it. Hunsicker, 47, uses natural fractals, patterns that repeat over and over again on all scales, from tiny particles all the way out into the cosmos, to create her artwork. “Synergy,” a new exhibit on view through June 2 at the Science and … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 11 to 17

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thursday 11 Libraries CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson at 10 a.m. Thursday through February. For more information, call 413-863-3214. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Writers’ Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free-writing time. … 0

Movie Times: Feb. 12 to 18, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Amherst Cinema 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Where to Invade Next. Friday through Thursday, 1:30 4:30, 7:20, 9:40. Saturday through Monday matinee, 11:05 a.m. • Carol. Friday through Tuesday, 4:05, 9:45. Wednesday, 4:05. Thursday, 4:05, 9:45. • 45 Years. Friday through Thursday, 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9. Saturday through Monday matinee, 11:15 a.m. • Brooklyn. Friday, 1:25, 6:50. Saturday and Sunday, 6:50. … 0

Calendar listings »

Submit listings for The Recorder calendar by 8 a.m. Thursday the week before the requested publication. They may be emailed to features@recorder.com, sent via U.S. mail to Samantha Wood, features editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302, or faxed to 413-774-5020. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Tinky Weisblat: ‘The Evening Spider’ is a gripping read

Friday, January 22, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: “The Evening Spider” by Emily Arsenault (William Morrow, 400 pages, $15.99) I am not a fan of supernatural tales — but I lived a cliché last week by finding myself unable to put “The Evening Spider” … 0

Lit Bits: Literary events in the area

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sandra Hutchison: “The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire” Saturday, Jan. 23 1:30 to 3 p.m. World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield. Hutchison will read from her second novel a story about a man and a girl who help each other survive terrible traumas, and grow up. … 0

Trish Crapo: Mahar Regional High School students memorize poetry for contest

Friday, January 22, 2016

“It’s hard. It’s not easy,” says Levi Baruc, a junior at Mahar Regional High School in Orange. “It’s definitely nerve-wracking,” Alivia Liberty, a freshman, agrees. “It’s actually one of my biggest sources of anxiety,” says Naomi Cope, a … 0

Sawmill River Arts 6x6

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sun streams through the windows of Sawmill River Arts, a member-run gallery out at the Montague Bookmill, bathing the myriad paintings, prints, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and other artwork in pale winter light. A veritable toy store for … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 21 - 27

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thursday 21 Libraries CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Music and Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson. 10 a.m. Thursdays through February. For more information call 863-3214. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Writers’ Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be … 0

Club Listings: Jan. 21 - 27

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clubs Thursday 21 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Ski Pass Promo Night. Win passes to Wachusett Mountain and get entered to win a Turbo Bud Light Sled with each Bud Light purchase. Drawing … 0

Exhibits: Jan. 21 - 27

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited” are always welcome and will be happily run, space permitting. Opening receptions, etc. ARTSPACE GALLERY, … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Poet Adam Grabowski brings density and intensity to the page and to a live audience Feb. 19 in Greenfield

Friday, January 15, 2016

Adam Grabowski, self-described “poet, social worker and father,” cups his hands around his tea and leans forward. “You have to be your honest self,” he says. “At least for me. Marriage is a total commitment. Whether it’s miserable … 0

DNA and papier mache: Science and trauma inspire Fafnir Adamites

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

On most days, fiber artist Fafnir Adamites is in her Turners Falls home-studio folding paper, cutting paper, and affixing wool and paper together. When she isn’t kneading unspun wool under hot, soapy water to make felt fabric, she … 0

Diamond’s ‘Live to Air’ a gripping read

Friday, January 15, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: “Live to Air” by Jeffrey L. Diamond (River Grove Books, 404 pages, $15.95) When the weather turns chilly I love curling up by the fire with a good mystery or thriller. “Live to Air” provided me … 0