Arts notebook: Nov. 18, 2021

Published: 11/17/2021 5:22:38 PM
Saturday Holiday Salons start Nov. 27

GREENFIELD — For the second year, The LAVA Center, 324 Main St. in downtown Greenfield, will host its Saturday Holiday Salon, a pop-up art salon and marketplace featuring local vendors, artisans and craftspeople selling locally made wares.

The holiday salon series will kick off on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, and run for four Saturdays: Dec. 4, 11 and 18. There will be rotating vendors, live and curated music, and other special surprises at the salon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also viewable on Saturdays is the second annual Community Art Show, which will be up on the walls through December. Come and see work by regional artists Charmae Bartlett (painting), Sophie Chambers (collage), Cara Finch (painting), Emerald Glenn (painting), Jay Goldspinner (collage), Cathe Janke (painting), Robert Markey (painting), Billie Mae (collage), Stacey Ann Pea (collage), Vanessa Query (photography), Thomas Ratté (drawing), Art Schwenger (photography), Philippe Simon (photography), Lindy Whiton (photography) and Diane Worth (printing).


Saturday: Joe Jenks in concert

LEVERETT — Joe Jencks will perform Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Toby Friends Meetinghouse.

Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Jencks delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun.

Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks “serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.” Visit his website at

Suggested donation: $15 to $30.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Seating is spaced and capacity of the room is halved to 50 attendees as a health safety measure.

Reservations are available at or by calling 413-336-2589.


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