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DECEMBER  2012

 

This Month at the Bing

Minnechaug High School Madrigal SingersDecember First Friday
Minnechaug High School
Madrigal Singers

Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
This accomplished student a cappella ensemble, under the direction of Raymond Drury, will perform an eclectic and engaging program of vocal gems including madrigals, carols, and a couple of special surprises! The Bing is delighted to welcome Ray and his student singers back for the fourth consecutive year!
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Children's Theater ProjectBing Children's Theater Project presents

Once Upon a Scary Tale Forest
Friday, December 14 at 5 p.m. and
Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.

This wildly inventive original play is created, produced and performed by students in the Bing's Children's Theater Project. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see princesses, a zombie, vampire, werewolf and T-rex dragon all in the same original play!

Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for children under 12.

Inspire me! AfricaArtist's reception and movie premiere
Inspire Me! Africa
Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
Join us for an artist’s reception for Springfield resident Mark Archer, followed by a screening of the film Inspire Me! Africa. Experience the images, sights, and sounds of Africa with this mixed-media gallery event in the very place where Mark Archer was first inspired by film as a child, the Bing Theater, now the Bing Arts Center.

Elke's Bake Shop goodiesHoliday Third Thursday
Thursday, December 20, 5 - 7 p.m

Join us for our monthly open-gallery event with food and wine. This month we have a special treat planned -- desserts from Elke's Bake shop and holiday music by Joel Meginsky! For those of you who don't know, Elke's Bake Shop is a great little German bakery located at 672 Dickinson Steet in Forest Park. Joel Meginsky will perform a potpourri of holiday and festive music on Hawaiian lap steel guitar, clarinet and fiddle, along with Springfield's own Virtual Pick-up Backup Band. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holidays and view Mark Archer's Inspire Me! Africa exhibit. Bring your friends!
$5 suggested donation.

Coming in January: First Friday with Julian Baptista

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

IN THE GALLERIES
Inspire Me! Africa
Photos by Mark Archer
December 7 thru January 26, 2013
Artist's Reception and movie screening,
Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m.

Her Wings

Inspire Me! Africa is a collection of striking images compiled on photographer and videographer Mark Archer’s second journey to Tanzania. This exhibit  celebrates the release of a documentary, also named Inspire Me! Africa, which Archer filmed, produced, and edited in collaboration with others. The documentary and trip itself explore the concept of teachers participating in experiential learning projects and returning to their classrooms excited and inspired by their involvement in the adventure.

Created with the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative at the University of Colorado Denver, the film has been a three-year labor of love. Archer accompanied a group of teachers on each trip to Tanzania and documented their stories with  photos and film. The teachers experienced Africa, from the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to the unique Serengeti ecosystem, from orphanages and schools in the town of Moshi to the ancient ways of the Masai. The trips fueled inspiration in the teachers and continue to inspire students. The makers of the film hope this inspiration will reach everyone that comes in contact with it.

 
Children's Theater Project to Present Play

The students in the Children's Theater Project have been meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays since September and have prepared their first play, Once Upon a Scary Tale Forest. This original production written by the students is all about coming together. The characters are about as different as they can be, yet they find common ground and work together so they can all be happy.

The play will be presented to the public on Friday, December 14 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.

Parents interested in registering children ages 6 - 10 for the second semester of the Children's Theater Project can contact Ipsita Lizardi at Ipsita@bingartscenter.org or 413 222-7449.

Valley Gives

Valley GivesOn 12/12/12, thousands of area residents are going to demonstrate support for their favorite nonprofit during VALLEY GIVES. Valley Gives is a one-day virtual e-philanthropy event that encourages residents in Western Massachusetts to contribute to their favorite nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform; and the Bing is going to be part of it! On 12/12/12, every donation and donor we get goes further to help us claim our share of more than $150,000 in cash awards.

You can schedule your Valley Gives Day donation to the Bing Arts Center right now by clicking on this link Valleygives.razoo.com/story/Bingartscenter Also, follow us on Facebook and help build the buzz!

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     JULY  2012

 

This Month at the Bing

Rabbit Proof FenceBing World Film Series presents*
Rabbit Proof Fence

Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m.
(Australia) 2002 94 min.  Australian-born filmmaker Phillip Noyce made this remarkable adventure-drama, based on a true story. When European settlers first came to Australia, there was an almost immediate conflict between the recent arrivals and the nation’s indigenous people. By the mid-19th century, when white settlers had gained political control of the continent, many aborigines found themselves removed from their lands and their children taken from them, under the belief that the youngsters would be better off in a more “civilized” environment. In 1931, Molly (Everlyn Sampi) and her younger sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury) and cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan) were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, taught to forget their families, their culture, and to re-invent themselves as members of “white” Australian society. Gracie and Daisy cling to Molly for support, and Molly decides they need to return to their parents. Molly plans a daring escape, and the three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia.

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

*World Film Series supported in part by the Springfield Cultural Council; sponsored by the Indian Orchard Mills; media sponsor: Reminder Publications.

Farewell to Factory Towns?

Farewell to Factory Towns?
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

Premiere screening of the film by Maynard Seider, edited by Zeke Meginsky, which examines whether or not MASS MoCA has been the promised economic development engine for North Adams. What is the future of former factory towns? With a focus on North Adams, Massachusetts, the documentary raises that question for similar communities throughout the United States. Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Ignite the Mic!Teatro Vida hosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, July 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.


Jacob GreenJacob Green with Seth Newton
Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m

Blues guitar troubadour from Milwaukee will visit the Bing with Noho singer/guitarist Seth Newton opening the show. From playing violin in orchestra at age 10, to playing guitar in a punk band as a freshman in high school, then producing & rapping in his own hip hop group after high school, to playing folk on the acoustic & slide guitars, and finally to playing electric guitar in different rock groups, Jacob Green knows, is, breathes, lives…music!
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.


The Blind Swordsman: ZatoichiBing World Film Series presents*

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.

(Japan) 2003 116 min. R  Beat Takeshi Kitano directs and plays the title role in this tribute to the wildly popular “blind swordsman” of Japanese cinema who was the hero of more than 20 movies and a television series from the early ‘60s to the late ‘80s. In Kitano’s version, Zatoichi wanders into a town harassed by criminal gangs, and helps two geishas take revenge on the men who murdered their parents. His mission leads him to a final, bloody confrontation with the gang’s mastermind and hired assassin (Tadanobu Asano), a swords-man with a reputation as lethal as Zatoichi.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

*World Film Series supported in part by the Springfield Cultural Council; sponsored by the Indian Orchard Mills; media sponsor: Reminder Publications.

Coming in August: First Friday with Glenwood Mills

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

IN THE GALLERIES

Wistful World,
The Work of Geoffrey Houghton
On display August 3 through October 13, 2012
Artist's Reception on Friday, August 10, 2012,
6 - 8 p.m.

Pedi-cure"Wistful World" is a representation of Geoffrey Houghton’s latest works related to outlandish characters. A self-taught artist, Geoff enjoys creating watercolor paintings in a vivid and bold way that has been referred to as a sub-genre of Steampunk with flavors of Japanese manga and pop surrealism. You'll discover his art focuses primarily on eccentric and enchanting damsels that portray a different time, technology, and fashion. His current work expresses his desire to display more "edgy" and melancholic emotions with his characters.

Geoff's work has been on display at the Suffield Library, CT; the Greater Hartford Arts Council Workplace Campaign; East Windsor Public Library; and the Somers Piedmont Art Show. Geoff's painting “Wanna ride?” was featured on the front page of Hartford Courant's I-Town section on May 18th, 2008. He also won 1st place in painting for his interpretation of Elizabeth Ihling titled "Lizzie's return to Centre County" in the 2010 Monson Art Council Show, and he landed the Shephard Family award for his painting "The New Woman" in the 2011 show. His "French Mary" painting was selected as Best Themed painting at the 2011 Open Studio Hartford event as well as selected as the cover of a poetry book via the New Britain Museum of American Art.

You can see all his work and accomplishments online at www.SteamFolk.com
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Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

A Day in the Life: The 366 Project, Self Portraits by Megan E. LaBonte has been postponed until October 20, 2012 thru January 12, 2013.

 

World Film Series
Starting Saturday July 14

The Bing Arts Center is presenting a series of world film screenings made possible by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council. The series is sponsored by the Indian Orchard Mills with Reminder Publications as media sponsor.

The films represent a broad cross-section of cultures, subject matter, and genres. The films will be shown every other Saturday at 8 p.m., July 14 thru October 20, in their original languages with sub-titles. See above for this month's titles.

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to get involved in your community? We need people to help the Bing Arts Center in a variety of ways:

- Painting and preparing the galleries for the next show;

- Staffing events -- setting up chairs, selling refreshments or working the door;

- Distributing posters and flyers.

One of the simplest ways you can support our efforts is by forwarding this email to friends who may be interested. Also, "like" us on Facebook and encourage others to do the same. And most importantly, attend our events and bring a friend!

Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call Brian at 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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MAY  2012

 

This Month at the Bing

Singer/SongwritMark Davis and Friendser Evening with
Joy Ike, J.D. Eicher, & Kurt Scobie

Tuesday, May 1 at 8 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome independent singer-songwriters JD Eicher, Joy Ike, and Kurt Scobie to the Bing Arts Center. The trio are making their way through the Northeast on their small world tour. This will be a free event for all ages, but donations will be gratefully accepted. To learn more about the artists, please visit www.joyike.com/eistour.  Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Ray MasonMay First Friday
THeCHiCKeNYaRD

Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m.
This roots-rock, blues band is heavily influenced by folk staples such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Johnny Cash with overtones of The Rolling Stones adding a modern edge and continuing the traditional acoustic feel. With yowling vocal and harmonies to match, to janglin’ rhythm guitars, floating leads and driving percussion, they’ll draw you in and soothe your mood like a ritalin-zoloft martini. Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Hell BeastRacing Heart
Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.
Don't miss Racing Heart, a Norwegian/American indie folk band based in Brooklyn. Led by songwriter Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn, who plays autoharp, guitars, keys, and percussion, he is joined by Justin Keller on woodwinds and Kendall Eddy on double-bass; all three provide vocals and harmonies. Racing Heart plays indie folk with the earnest yearnings of American golden era pop music, the earthiness of the English folk revival and the searching spirit of contemporary Scandinavian indie rock. Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Watershops Studio Recording Artists

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Eva Cappelli and Joe Carvalho of the Watershops Studio in Springfield are delighted to showcase these talented performers;
singer/songwriters Greg Silveira, Nick Brady, Hanna Holman, Kate Mitchell and storyteller and dreamweaver Mr. LD Green. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the singers and enjoy a broad range of styles and skills. Doors open at 7. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Ignite the Mic! hIgnite the Micosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, May 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists. Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming in June

First Friday with John Brandoli, Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

IN THE GALLERIES

Rules of the Game,
artwork by Terry Jenoure, Anne LaPrade Seuthe, and Shawn Farley

On display through Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Through highly personal mixed-media works, Terry Jenoure, Anne LaPrade Seuthe, and Shawn Farley mine the rugged terrain of games of chance, games of skill, and games we play. Working in three distinct sections of the gallery, the artists have created their own special game.  Agreeing only on the title Rules of the Game, they have worked independently, creating three installations that offer unique interpretations of the theme.

Terry Jenoure grew up in a family of first generation Puerto Rican and Jamaican Americans where “moving forward” was encouraged as a strategy for successful, contented living. The rules for forward motion are her focus for this installation. Using hand stitched figures and found objects, painted toy wood blocks, and the remains of old, broken stringed instruments the artist has set up six stations, sharing through vignettes, six key lessons she has learned.

Terry Jenoure is an interdisciplinary artist who has performed as a violinist and vocalist, is a published writer, and has exhibited her visual artwork internationally. She is the director of the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts.

In Anne Laprade Seuthe’s childhood home toys were passed from one sibling to another, games with missing pieces merged with each other to create hybrid games where rules were made, broken, invented and reinvented. Pennies and nickels stood in for missing checkers, cap guns satisfied the senses with their signature sound and smell, and a shoebox housed a battalion of Crayola Crayons. LaPrade Seuthe shifts these hazy recollections into the light of the present to create a multi-paneled painting titled “Out of the Box.” The painting is comprised of 64 panels of color that correspond to the 64 colors contained in the coveted box of 64 Crayolas issued in the 1960s.Laprade Seuthe -Target

Anne LaPrade Seuthe holds an
MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally.

Shawn Farley’s practice of transforming mundane objects into magical images is guided by the element of surprise inherent in play, games, and the random placement of objects. It is up to the viewer to decipher the riddle or meaning behind the work, sometime obvious, oftentimes not. Farley says, “I recycle discarded items. To me they are treasures – objects with a soul. Nothing is useless.” About the construction of her assemblages, she says, “They are like experiments or games where the next move I make either makes or breaks the piece.”

Farley - Perish the ThoughtShawn Farley earned a BFA at the University of Nebraska with a double major in Dance and Art and went on to earn a masters degree in Arts Administration from the University of Iowa. Farley’s work has been featured in solo and group shows, and is held in private collections around the world.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

 

EDUCATION
Take Better Photos,
Even with a Phone!

with Chris Marion

Tuesday, May 8
7 to 9 p.m.

Most people have a camera (at least in their phones) with them constantly. However, comparatively few have the basic knowledge and skills to get the most out of this amazing technology. That’s where Chris Marion comes in.

Chris is a Springfield based freelance photographer. He is the team photographer for the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League and frequently shoots for NBA Entertainment. Chris’ teaching style is laid back and humorous. He’s not ashamed to be a ‘new’ photographer, embracing the digital side of photography and all that goes with it.

This class will be an overview of best practices, techniques, and general insight into what photography is today. Bring your camera! Whether it’s a point and shoot, a DSLR, or your iPhone/Android (Chris LOVES to take pictures with his iPhone) we’ll talk about how to use it, when to use it, and answer questions that you have about what you’re “supposed” to do with the thing.

The goal of the evening is to have you come away with a good foundation to build on, some resources that may help, and a feeling of invigoration for taking more (and better) photos!

$20 per person To register please call
413 731-9730 or email info@BingArtsCenter.org
 

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to get involved in your community? We need people to help the Bing Arts Center in a variety of ways:

- Painting and preparing the galleries for the next show;

- Staffing events -- setting up chairs, selling refreshments or working the door;

- Distributing posters and flyers.

One of the simplest ways you can support our efforts is by forwarding this email to friends who may be interested. Also, "like" us on Facebook and encourage others to do the same. And most importantly, attend our events and bring a friend!

Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call Brian at 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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MARCH

 
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This Month at the Bing

Jim KaminskiMarch First Friday
Jim K. & Co.

Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m.

Dynamic guitarist, accomplished song-writer, and vocalist Jim Kaminski has brought his original music, hard-edged blues-rock, soulful grooves, and beautiful acoustic tunes, to audiences all over the country. Jim will be bringing his top-notch players Rudi Weeks on bass and Dave Nelson on drums with him to the Bing. This will be a high-energy show as Jim K. & Co. play some brand new material in addition to fan favorites.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Bing Artbeat World HeshimaMusic Series 
Afro-Latin Jazz & Soul
with Heshima & Friends

Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer of international renown, Heshima will premiere “Something is Calling Me” in addition to performing music from his critically acclaimed “Awakening” and “Round and Round” CD’s. His music combines elements of traditional and afro-latin jazz, soul, and world sounds. The first 15 people to purchase tickets will receive a free CD! Refreshments available. Tickets are $7.50 each. Tickets are available at Flowers, Flowers!, at 758 Sumner Avenue in Springfield, or by phone at (413) 731-9730.
Bing Artbeat World Music Series made possible in part by Forest Park Liquors.

Eric MarcianoBing Independent Filmmakers’ Series
LeRoy Neiman’s Big Band
Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
The Big Band is a unique film that explores the connection between visual art and music. LeRoy Neiman created an extensive body of work devoted to jazz music. This film illuminates this exceptional collection. In addition, it features the music of the many performers that LeRoy illustrated including: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and Winton Marsalis. Award winning filmmaker, Eric Marciano produced, wrote, directed and edited this film which captures LeRoy’s special relationships with jazz superstars and the affect their music had on his life and work. The screening will be followed by a filmmakers’ Q & A.

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

LGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Angarita
& MC'd by Nelson Roman

Monday, March 26, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Bing continues its monthly LGBTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita and Nelson Roman. Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Ignite the Mic! hIgnite the Micosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, March 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for April's First Friday — Ray Mason

IN THE GALLERIES

Geometric Bricolage:
Found Materials Transformed,

an exhibit of work by Nancy Natale

On display through Saturday, April 7

A native of Boston who has lived in western Massachusetts for the past eleven years, Nancy Natale has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and particularly in New England.  She is the recipient of a number of grants for her work, most recently being awarded a 2011 individual grant by the Artist’s Resource Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Natale has organized award-winning shows combining art and the history of place. Her work is collected by more than 25 large public organizations, and she is represented by Arden Gallery of Newbury Street in Boston.

“I define ‘bricolage’ as collage with muscle. It is similar to collage in that it combines found or invented materials to make a work of art, but it has more dimensionality. My current work combines the sculptural qualities of wax with an accretion of mixed media elements to make semi-relief, loosely-geometric paintings that allude to the building up and wearing away of memory over time. By creating strips from materials such as parts of old books and record albums, painted paper and cardboard, recycled rubber and patinated metal, I add a wealth of texture, color, reflectivity and material associations while making a new abstract arrangement with a rich physical presence. The multitude of tacks I use add a polyrhythmic overtone to the main horizontal or vertical thrust of the strips. Then, in a final step, I paint on pigmented encaustic (wax plus a hardening resin), adding color and enriching the muscularity of the composition by building up dimension to highlight the elements and their organization.”

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

 

ARTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Drama Studio to present The Comedy of Errors
March 23 - April 1

The Comedy of Errors relies heavily on mix-ups and witty dialogue. The characters include two sets of twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, a city with a reputation for deceit and witchcraft, and are immediately mistaken for their twin brothers who live there. Confusion ensues, and everyone is sure magic or demonic possession is the cause. This is one of Shakespeare's most ridiculously funny and outrageous plays

Evening performances are Fridays (March 23 and 30) at 7:30PM, Saturdays (March 24 and 31) at 7:30PM and Sunday (April 1) at 6:30PM. One matinee performance on Sunday, March 25 at 3PM. An audience talk-back session will follow the Sunday matinee.   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Drama Studio students are always FREE! Reservations are highly recommended. Call 413.739.1983 for ticket reservations.  

 

Volunteers Needed
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FEBRUARY  2012

 

This Month at the Bing

The Three of CupsFebruary First Friday:
The Three of Cups

Friday, February 3 at 8 p.m.

Deborah and Ann-Marie have been singing together since 1987. They will bring their camaraderie, harmonious voices, and love of storytelling to the Bing for a special Renaissance and folk music Valentine’s presentation.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Bing Independent Filmmakers’ Series presents
Collinsville Too: Axes of Evil
Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
Collinsville Too: Axes of Evil is classic horror camp. As director William Gove describes it, he set out to make a horror movie and ended up with a comedy. Studying under Vilmos Zsigmond (Academy Award winner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Gove developed a unique personal style for lighting and composition while shooting and directing hundreds of commercials. He wrote and directed his debut feature, The Apostate, a thriller starring Academy Award winner Dennis Hopper, which premiered on HBO. His ABC television film  Flip Tops won the Gold Medal at the New York City Film Awards. The screening will be followed by a filmmakers’ Q & A. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this award-winning professional filmmaker!

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Bing Artbeat World Christine Clemmons McCuneMusic Series presents
Decoding Our Past: Spirituals
and the Underground Railroad,
a cappella perform
ance and talk by
Christine Clemmons McCune

Saturday, February 25 at 2 and 7 p.m.
A native of Washington D.C., Christine Clemmons McCune is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Gratz, Austria, and earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her Master of Music from the Juilliard School in New York. She will draw upon her extensive classical training and love of traditional spirituals to present them as art songs and to teach about the code within the lyrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with our “living history” through this rich and vibrant musical heritage! Students are especially encouraged to attend the afternoon performance at 2 p.m., for which there is no charge. Refreshments available. Tickets are $7.50 each. The afternoon performance at 2 p.m. is free for students. Tickets are available at Flowers, Flowers!, at 758 Sumner Avenue in Springfield, or by phone at (413) 731-9730.
Bing Artbeat World Music Series made possible in part by Forest Park Liquors.

LGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Angarita
& MC'd by Nelson Roman

Monday, February 27, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Bing continues its monthly LGBTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita and Nelson Roman. Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Ignite the Mic! hIgnite the Micosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, February 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for March's First Friday — Jim K. & Co.

IN THE GALLERIES

Geometric Bricolage:
Found Materials Transformed,

an exhibit of work by Nancy Natale

On display Friday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, April 7
Artist’s Reception Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A native of Boston who has lived in western Massachusetts for the past eleven years, Nancy Natale has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and particularly in New England.  She is the recipient of a number of grants for her work, most recently being awarded a 2011 individual grant by the Artist’s Resource Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Natale has organized award-winning shows combining art and the history of place. Her work is collected by more than 25 large public organizations, and she is represented by Arden Gallery of Newbury Street in Boston.

“I define ‘bricolage’ as collage with muscle. It is similar to collage in that it combines found or invented materials to make a work of art, but it has more dimensionality. My current work combines the sculptural qualities of wax with an accretion of mixed media elements to make semi-relief, loosely-geometric paintings that allude to the building up and wearing away of memory over time. By creating strips from materials such as parts of old books and record albums, painted paper and cardboard, recycled rubber and patinated metal, I add a wealth of texture, color, reflectivity and material associations while making a new abstract arrangement with a rich physical presence. The multitude of tacks I use add a polyrhythmic overtone to the main horizontal or vertical thrust of the strips. Then, in a final step, I paint on pigmented encaustic (wax plus a hardening resin), adding color and enriching the muscularity of the composition by building up dimension to highlight the elements and their organization.”

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

 

WORKSHOP
Mysteries of Movie
Making Solved!
with Marty Langford

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 - 9 p.m.

“Filmmaking is a craft – the craft of storytelling. And like all other crafts, it can be learned. Whether creating an hour-long television drama, a feature length film, or an instructional video on tap dancing, the stories we create are dependent on only two things – our imaginations, and the tools we need to externalize them.”

Join us for this opportunity to learn some film theory basics with Marty Langford, principal in the local video production company, viz-bang! Great preparation for planning that music video, vacation adventure, or riveting feature! The two hour class is only $20.

To register please call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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JANUARY 2012

 

This Month at the Bing

Small Town ReunionJanuary First Friday:
Small Town Reunion

Friday, January 6 at 8 p.m.

Kick off the new year with Small Town Reunion. Members of THe CHiCKeN YaRD team up with special guests to present an exciting acoustic evening of roots Americana! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.


Pocket VinylPocket Vinyl
Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m.

Passionately energetic piano playing (some might say “slamming”) by Eric Stevenson, coupled with a live on-stage artist, Elizabeth Jancewicz, creating a painting while the music is being played. The completed painting will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Live art at the Bing with Pocket Vinyl! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Gokh-Bi SystemBing Artbeat World Music Series presents
African Rhythms with
Gokh-Bi System and Abdou Sarr

Thursday, January 19 at 8 p.m.
One of the leaders of the emerging African hip hop movement, Gokh-Bi System creates a memorable and melodic blend of singing, rapping, traditional, and contemporary beats. Combined with Abdou Sarr’s fusion of Senegalese dance styles, this promises to be a performance of unforgettable rhythmic mastery! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $7.50 at the door.
Bing Artbeat World Music Series made possible in part by Forest Park Liquors.

The Music of Erich ZannBing Independent Filmmakers’ Series presents
The Music of Erich Zann &
The Earth Rejects Him

Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m.
The Music of Erich Zann is a short horror movie of haunting beauty and terrifying poetry filmed in the style of the German Expressionist films of the 1920’s. Agawam native Jared Skolnick, created the film as his final project at Fairfield University. “Zann has allowed me to experiment with nonverbal storytelling and expressionistic cinematography in the style of the classic horror films of the silent era such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The palpable atmosphere of dread and decay are prevalent throughout the film, giving it an otherworldly yet familiar feel.” We will also show Eric's most recent short film The Earth Rejects Him. The screenings will be followed by a filmmakers’ Q & A. Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Ignite the Mic! hIgnite the Micosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, January 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Open MicLGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Angarita Horowitz & MC'd by Nelson Roman
Monday, January 30, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Bing continues its monthly LGBTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita and Nelson Roman. Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for February's First Friday — The Three of Cups

IN THE GALLERIES

Streaming Stillness, egg tempera
paintings and moist media drawings
by Michelle DeMarco

On display through January 21, 2012.

Clearly at the forefront of today’s art movement, Michelle DeMarco's work synthesizes one of the newest artistic mediums, digital photography, with egg tempera, one of the oldest. Striking fusions of re-imagined beauty, the pieces are very colorful and attractive, and quite accessible in their reference to the natural world. As an artist, DeMarco questions the lines drawn between real and imaginary to create a sense of wonder and instill a belief in the life form itself.

Michelle DeMarco received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Certificate in Studio Art from the School of the Worcester Art Museum. She has won numerous awards and exhibited frequently with the Cambridge Artist Association University Place Gallery in Harvard Square. She won first prize in the 2003 3rd Regional East Coast Women Artist Show at the prestigious Pen & Brush in New York.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Coming to the galleries in February –
Geometric Bricolage: Transforming Found Materials, by Nancy Natale.

 

WORKSHOPS
Take Better Photos,
Even with a Phone!
with Chris Marion

This workshop has been postponed until Tuesday, May 8.
Watch this space for further info.

Coming in February
Mysteries of Movie
Making Solved!
with Marty Langford

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Learn a professional approach to making a simple video. $20 per person. To register please call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help staff events and promote programming. Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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DECEMBER 2011

 

This Month at the Bing

December FirsMadrigal Singerst Friday:
Minnechaug Regional High School
Madrigal Singers

Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

This accomplished student a cappella group under the direction of Raymond Drury will perform an engaging and eclectic program of vocal gems including madrigals, carols, and a couple of special surprises! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.


Strike a ChordStrike a Chord
Friday, Dec
ember 9 at 8 p.m.

This co-ed a cappella vocal ensemble with a Springfield Colege connection will perform an eclectic program including pop, funk, showtunes, doo wop, and more! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Some Assembly RequiredBing Independent Filmmakers’ Series presents
Some Assembly Required

Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m.

Luke Bittel will bring his award winning doc to the Bing for a screening followed by a filmmaker’s Q & A. This "what not to do" is a cautionary for newbie filmmakers. "They don't teach failure at film school." Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Open MicLGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Angarita Horowitz & MC'd by Nelson Roman
Monday, December 26, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Bing will present a monthly LGBTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita and Nelson Roman. The open mics will be presented on the last monday of each month.  Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.


Teatro V!daIgnite the Mic! hosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, December 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for January's First Friday — Small Town Reunion

IN THE GALLERIES

Streaming Stillness, egg tempera
paintings and moist media drawings
by Michelle DeMarco

On display through January 21, 2012.

Clearly at the forefront of today’s art movement, Michelle DeMarco's work synthesizes one of the newest artistic mediums, digital photography, with egg tempera, one of the oldest. Striking fusions of re-imagined beauty, the pieces are very colorful and attractive, and quite accessible in their reference to the natural world. As an artist, DeMarco questions the lines drawn between real and imaginary to create a sense of wonder and instill a belief in the life form itself.

Michelle DeMarco received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Certificate in Studio Art from the School of the Worcester Art Museum. She has won numerous awards and exhibited frequently with the Cambridge Artist Association University Place Gallery in Harvard Square. She won first prize in the 2003 3rd Regional East Coast Women Artist Show at the prestigious Pen & Brush in New York.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

 

WORKSHOP
Take Better Photos,
Even with a Phone!
with Chris Marion

Tuesday, January 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
The best camera is the one you have with you. Let Chris share his tips for taking better photos using the camera you have at hand. $20 per person.
To register please call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help staff events and promote programming. Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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DECEMBER 2011

 

This Month at the Bing

December FirsMadrigal Singerst Friday:
Minnechaug Regional High School
Madrigal Singers

Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

This accomplished student a cappella group under the direction of Raymond Drury will perform an engaging and eclectic program of vocal gems including madrigals, carols, and a couple of special surprises! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.


Strike a ChordStrike a Chord
Friday, Dec
ember 9 at 8 p.m.

This co-ed a cappella vocal ensemble with a Springfield Colege connection will perform an eclectic program including pop, funk, showtunes, doo wop, and more! Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Some Assembly RequiredBing Independent Filmmakers’ Series presents
Some Assembly Required

Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m.

Luke Bittel will bring his award winning doc to the Bing for a screening followed by a filmmaker’s Q & A. This "what not to do" is a cautionary for newbie filmmakers. "They don't teach failure at film school." Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Open MicLGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Angarita Horowitz & MC'd by Nelson Roman
Monday, December 26, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Bing will present a monthly LGBTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita and Nelson Roman. The open mics will be presented on the last monday of each month.  Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.


Teatro V!daIgnite the Mic! hosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, December 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performers may sign-up beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for January's First Friday — Small Town Reunion

IN THE GALLERIES

Streaming Stillness, egg tempera
paintings and moist media drawings
by Michelle DeMarco

On display through January 21, 2012.

Clearly at the forefront of today’s art movement, Michelle DeMarco's work synthesizes one of the newest artistic mediums, digital photography, with egg tempera, one of the oldest. Striking fusions of re-imagined beauty, the pieces are very colorful and attractive, and quite accessible in their reference to the natural world. As an artist, DeMarco questions the lines drawn between real and imaginary to create a sense of wonder and instill a belief in the life form itself.

Michelle DeMarco received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Certificate in Studio Art from the School of the Worcester Art Museum. She has won numerous awards and exhibited frequently with the Cambridge Artist Association University Place Gallery in Harvard Square. She won first prize in the 2003 3rd Regional East Coast Women Artist Show at the prestigious Pen & Brush in New York.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

 

WORKSHOP
Take Better Photos,
Even with a Phone!
with Chris Marion

Tuesday, January 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
The best camera is the one you have with you. Let Chris share his tips for taking better photos using the camera you have at hand. $20 per person.
To register please call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help staff events and promote programming. Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

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OCTOBER 2011

This Month at the Bing

Eva Cappelli and the band

October First Friday: Eva Cappelli
and the Watershops Band

Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.

Join Eva Cappelli, Joe Carvalho and the band for a lively mix of

blues, folk, country, rock, "torch songs" with 1940s-50s styling,

atin/tex-mex, and a wide range of other popular and ethnic styles.

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Hall of HorrorsHall of Horrors
October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, & 30

The Bing Arts Center, will once again host “The Hall of Horrors,”

a haunted attraction, open at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 14; Sat., 10/15;

Fri., 10/21; Sat., 10/22; Fri., 10/28; Sat., 10/29; and Sun., 10/30.

Visitors will travel through a twisted indoor maze of narrow hallways,

and come face to face with their biggest fears! The Hall of Horrors is

a dark walk-through attraction full of spooky scenes and amazing

monsters. Though not for the faint of heart, it is fun for all ages!
Tickets are $5, which includes a second trip through the fearsome

labyrinth, if anyone dares!

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website,

www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding

additional programs and events.

Coming for November's First Friday — Kathy Chapman and Blue Moon

IN THE GALLERIES

Continuity, new paintings
by Philip Grant

On display through October 8, 2011.

The BridesmaidsPhilip Grant began painting at a young age and honed his representational skills and talent during his career as an industrial designer.

Grant paints traditional subject matter and especially enjoys painting people and their animals.  He uses methods he developed as a designer combined with Flemish and Renaissance techniques and color. His paintings are controlled and crafted studies in a classical format.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Coming to the gallery in November, Streaming Stillness, egg tempera paintings and moist media drawings by Michelle DeMarco.

Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help staff events and promote programming. Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

WORKSHOP
Floral Design with
Matthew Flatow of
Flowers, Flowers!

Floral Arrangement

Matthew Flatow, manager of Flowers, Flowers! will demonstrate techniques for creating autumn floral arrangements. Hands-on instruction will enable everyone in attendance to produce their own beautiful, decorative piece to take home.


The class will be offered on Tuesday, October 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. and has a limit of 20, so early registration is suggested. Cost is $25 with all materials included. For information or to register please call Matthew Flatow or Daniel Stezko at Flowers, Flowers! at 732-8813.

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SEPTEMBER 2011

   

This Month at the Bing

Julian BaptistaSeptember First Friday: Julian Baptista
Friday, September 2 at 8 p.m.

A young singer/songwriter from Salem, Massachusetts performing modern folk rock – acoustic songs with an edge. Julian’s songs tell stories about justice, about love lost and gained, and about personal discovery.

Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Open MicSinger/Songwriter Acoustic Open Mic
hosted by Rick Durant

Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m.

The Bing is pleased to host a monthly Acoustic Open Mic performed by singers/songwriters and artists in recovery. Performers may sign up starting at 7 p.m. This is a sober, community event. All are welcome to bring instruments, vocals, original songs, and poems! For more information call Rick at (413) 210-1480.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.


Magdalena's BrainMagdalena’s Brain Opens Bing
Independent Filmmakers’ Series

Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

Join Warren Amerman and Marty Langford for the screening of their feature film, followed by a filmmakers' Q & A. This will be the first in the Bing Arts Center's monthly Independent Filmmakers' Series. The public will have the opportunity to view independent films, meet the filmmakers and learn about the cinematic creative process. Magdalena’s Brain is the story of Magdalena Welling (Amy Shelton-White), a brain surgeon, and her husband Arthur (Sanjiban Sellew), a quadriplegic scientist. For the past four years they have been working on artificial intelligence research in the shadowy corners of an old retrofitted factory. Joined by a former patient and Magdalena’s mysterious brother, their research leads to discoveries that will change all of their lives forever.

Doors open at 6:30. Refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Imagination ConversationImagination Conversation
Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
The Bing Arts Center will host an Imagination Conversation in association with the Lincoln Center Institute of New York. Envisioning the Integration of Imagination and Creative Thinking in Springfield’s Schools will be the topic of the panel discussion. Conversations about the importance of imagination to our future have been held across the nation for the past two years. Doug Foresta, creativity consultant, will be the moderator and panelists will include: Vera Baker, Managing Director of The Childrens’ Chorus of Springfield; Kyle Kate Dudley, Managing Director of the Drama Studio; Theresa Jenoure, Director of the Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass; Nancy Urbschat, owner of TSM Design; and Tim Allen, Principal of South End Middle School. Although the conversation will be a panel discussion format, attendees will be included and encouraged to actively participate.
Refreshments available.

Open MicGBLTQ Open Mic hosted by Diego Atariga
Monday, September 26, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Bing will present a monthly GBLTQ open mic series hosted by Diego Angarita. The open mics will be presented on the last monday of each month.  Ready to perform? Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.


Teatro V!daIgnite the Mic! hosted by Teatro V!da
Wednesday, September 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Bing is pleased to present Ignite the Mic, a monthly open mic series hosted by Teatro V!da. The performance events will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. Performer’s sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Spanish and English poetry and music improvisations will create an intimate and fun evening of voices celebrating the healing power of arts in everyday life! The mic will be open for ages 12 to 25, but we hope everyone will come out to support the young artists.
Refreshments available. Goodwill donation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website, www.BingArtsCenter.org, for current information regarding additional programs and events.

Coming for October's First Friday — Eva Cappelli and the Watershops Band

IN THE GALLERIES

Continuity, new paintings
by Philip Grant

On display through October 8, 2011.

The AgriculturistPhilip Grant began painting at a young age and honed his representational skills and talent during his career as an industrial designer.

Grant paints traditional subject matter and especially enjoys painting people and their animals.  He uses methods he developed as a designer combined with Flemish and Renaissance techniques and color. His paintings are controlled and crafted studies in a classical format.

Please join us for a reception for Phil on

Saturday, September 10, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Coming to the gallery in November, Streaming Stillness, egg tempera paintings and moist media drawings by Michelle DeMarco

Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help staff events and promote programming. Become a part of our effort to increase the neighborhood's coolness factor! Call 731-9730 or email Brian@BingArtsCenter.org.

The Start of Something Bing!

Opening Night of our Second Season

The Bing Arts Center will present The Start of Something Bing! Saturday evening, September 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is Opening Night for the Bing’s Second Season of programming and will feature Continuity, new paintings by Hampden artist Philip Grant; a special world music performance by Jo Sallins and Tony Vacca; and a silent auction including artwork, vintage movie posters and much more!

Jo SallinsTony Vacca

The Bing Arts Center has been created from the former Bing Theater to provide Springfield with an alternative visual and performing arts space and to revitalize the community through imagination and creativity. The exciting and eclectic Second Season will feature the Bing Artbeat World Music Series (made possible by support from Forest Park Liquors), Independent Filmmakers’ Series, exhibitions by local and regional artists, spoken word performances, First Fridays events, and the continuation of  Imagination Conversations in association with the Lincoln Center Institute.

Tickets are $25 per person, with all proceeds helping to fund this year’s expanded programming. Refreshments will include: appetizers, snacks,  dessert buffet, wine bar, coffee, and cold beverages. Tickets are available at Benson’s Bagels and Flowers, Flowers!, or by phone at (413) 731-9730.

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