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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.
CALLING FOR ARTISTS to paint bridges, sculpt bridges, make a quilt of a bridge or create bridge jewelry representing any bridge in the Pioneer Valley, a flexible 30 miles each side of the Connecticut River. The Bridge of the Pioneer Valley, a multimedia event, will take place in June at the Unitarian Church in Bernardston, and is sponsored by Deerfield Valley Art Association, Pioneer Valley Institute, and the Congregational Unitarian Society of Bernardston. Art submissions will be received May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, or by arrangement with Annette Mackin. Entry form and specific information may be found at www.deerfieldvalleyart.com and www.bernardstonunitarian.org.
WENDELL FREE LIBRARY invites artists to submit applications for two-dimensional work to exhibit in the Herrick Meeting Room Gallery. Artists and crafters are invited to submit applications for showing small work separately or in combination with flat work in the gallery. Exhibitions run for two months. Applications accepted any time. Pick up a copy of the gallery policy/application at the library or download from www.wendellmass.us/index.php/policies.html. Library hours Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
RIVERCULTURE is looking for art. Painting, video, performance, photography, sculpture, poetry, music and sound. Exhibit your current work, create new work or collaborate on a project. Spring Third Thursday Themes: Thursday, June 19, Knights Camera Action! A Medieval Festival and photo exhibition. Photographs will be hung in downtown businesses. The theme is open. Contact Suzanne LoManto with ideas. Modest money for materials available. 835-1390 or email email@example.com.
BERNARDSTON KIWANIS is seeking artists, craftspeople and food purveyors for its two-day Scarecrow in the Park event Oct. 25 and 26. In order to present an event that offers quality artwork and handcrafted items, the organizers are seeking artists in a wide variety of mediums. Booth fee for the two-day weekend is $40 per 10’ by 10’, and $65 for a 10’ by 20’ booth space. It is expected that artists will commit to the whole weekend; however, a very limited number of single day applications will be accepted at the full weekend price. If you would like to receive an application for booth space or have questions about the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you would prefer to receive the application as a PDF or Word document, or if you would prefer mail delivery.
MONTAGUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION members are invited to apply for grants to foster projects that support, promote and develop Montague’s businesses that have the potential to enrich and strenthen our community as a whole. The grants are intended to pay for supplies purchased or other expenses for a specific project or event. Applications are due June 1 and announcements will be made in July. Downloand a grant application from http: //montaguebusinessassociation.com.
OPENINGS FOR 2014-15 SEASON: The Amandla Chorus and Song Squad, founded and directed by Eveline MacDougall, host open rehearsals for prospective members Tuesday, May 20. The Song Squad portion (6:15 to 7:15 p.m.) overlap the Amandla rehearsal ( 7 to 8:30 p.m.). Song Squad is an all-ages, no auditions chorus. Amandla membership requires an audition. All welcome to attend either or both portions, at 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. www.amandlachorus.org. * Open rehearsal for prospective members of Amandla Chorus will be Tuesday, June 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Amandla membership requires an audtion but all are welcome to attend this session of song and celebration. 27 Pierce St., Greenfield.
THE BOOMERANGS is a highly informal group that meets on the third Thursday evening of each month in Greenfield area for a potluck supper and to sing “oldies” of every description. The only requirement is enthusiasm and a sense of humor; no experience (or talent) required. Potluck convenes at 5:45 with singing by 7. For more information and directions, call Marsha at 773-0201.
HILLTOWN HARMONY MULTI-GENERATIONAL CHORUS: Now in its fourth season, this chorus is open to new members ages 12 to 112 and is led by area musician, voice and theatre instructor Shelley Roberts. The chorus meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. starting March 20 in the main hall of the Senior Center, 7 Main St., Shelburne Falls. This season’s theme “Rock and Roll Oldies.” Call 625-2502 for information.
FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CHORUS: As a result of the GHS Music Alumni Reunion Concert in May, interested singers ages 14 and older are invited to participate in the newly formed chorus directed by retired GHS Music Director Paul J. Calcari. The chorus is open to all members of the Greenfield and surrounding community. Rehearsals are Sundays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The chorus will be an enjoyable, high-quality group that will sing a wide variety of music from classical to show tunes to folk music, etc.
LOOKING FOR CRAFTERS AND VENDORS interested in renting a booth at the 38th annual Gas Engine Show & Flea Market hosted by the United Church of Bernardston on Memorial Day weekend. Rental fees:$40. All interested parties should contact Harvey at 648-9551.