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 and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. 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.

Artists

THE ARTISANS OF WMASS are accepting applications for its Fall Craft Show. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. In order to avoid duplication and to insure that all work is handmade, this will be a juried show. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building, 25 Greenfield Rd., South Deerfield. This will be an indoor and outdoor show and will take palce rain or shine. Artisans whose demonstrations require the use of an open flame, gas, or chemicals should select a booth space outside the Healthworks Building. Inside booth spaces will be a minimum of 8’ by 6’ and will cost $50. Outside spaces are 10’ by 10’ and will be $40. Applications must be complete and received by Aug. 1. Vendor application and guidelines are available on www.artisansofwmass.com/wp-content/uploads/1014/06/awm-fall-show2014.pdf.

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.

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-foot, and $65 for a 10-by-20-foot 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 scarecrowinthepark@gmail.com. Let us know if you would prefer to receive the application as a PDF or Word document, or if you would prefer mail delivery.

Music

WISTARIHURST MUSEUM in Holyoke hosts a weeklong immersion workshop as an engaging venue where musicians have fun while furthering their skills. Musicians learn about cultural history that is a legacy through their music, which embraces a “passing it on” tradition. Under the leadership of Music Director Deena Chappell, with the support of facilitating seasoned musicians, participants will form a band, learn a play list of music, and present performances in July. To sign up or for more information contact Jacqueline Cooper at 628-0262 or email jackiecooper@crocker.com. www.wistarihurst.org.

Singers

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.

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CHORUS: As a result of the GHS Music Alumni Reunion Concert in May 2013, interested singers ages 14 and older are invited to participate in a 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.

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