Danny Quirk debuts “The Requited” in January exhibition
The Northampton Center for the Arts presents “The Requited,” an exhibition by artist Danny Quirk on display in the East Gallery Jan 10-31. The artist hosts an opening reception during Arts Night Out on Friday, Jan 13 from 5 to 7pm.
The art of Danny Quirk takes root in classical elements but blooms surreal fruit. With a close eye for detail and dexterity with watercolors, he is able to create cutting edge work, rich in emotion and capped with a concept that surpasses the initial image.
According to Quirk, “The Requited” was vicariously conceived. “The series is like a progressive song,” he says, “a slow build up in drop-D tuning leading up to a chorus of color, and a symphony of positive imagery. The exhibition is to be viewed as one large piece or experience which follows two characters as they peregrinate the perils of rejection into the arms of another.”
Quirk is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute and aspires to become a medical illustrator. Since graduation, he has had numerous showings across the continental U.S. and has been featured in many art and fan blogs. Thanks to a recent feature on the Behance network, and publication in Juxtapoz Magazine, his work has been received international exposure as well.
Northampton (MA) Center for the Arts, 17 New South St
Patty Carpenter at The Arts Block
On Friday, Jan 13, beginning at 8pm, Patty Carpenter and band will be performing a musical gumbo of jazz, blues, rock and originals at The Arts Block Cafe, on Main Street in Greenfield, MA. The evening will also include a preview of new work with Verandah Porche, poet and spoken word artist.
The band includes Jon Weeks, percussion, sax and flute; Tony Hecht, guitar; Steve Frankel, bass; and Ben Carr, drums. Verandah Porche, who partnered with Patty on writing the 2010 CD release, Come Over, will join the group for a few numbers , including their new song, Waves in the Woods, about Hurricane Irene's devastating impact on Vermont, as well as some work in progress.
Carpenter's latest release, Come Over is a collection of connected songs covering a great amount of emotional and musical ground, this album weaves through genres and styles as deftly as it does personalities, moods, and priorities, presenting songs that carry the emotional weight of life and living. Rather than just a collection of songs, the album tells a story.
At the Coffeehouse
Marc Pinansky is a singer / songwriter currently living in Chelsea, MA. 2011 saw him embarking on a very ambitious project, releasing a new EP each month. An avid cat lover, reader, and writer, his songs tell stories of love, loss, redemption and whimsy.
Marc regularly tours the Northeast supporting popular national acts such as David Bazan, Nicole Atkins, Liam Finn and Mason Jennings. Admission is free, but please tip the musicians.
Saturday, Jan 21 at 8pm – Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, MA
Twenty years of open mic in Brattleboro, VT
The concept started at the Mole’s Eye
Café and lasted there through three different owners. In 2006
Kevin Parry moved Open Mic to Adagio on Main Street where it flourished until
the Great Fire of 2011, when Adagio was destroyed. About this
time The Marina Restaurant was getting ready to re-open after being
rebuilt after its own tragic fire. Everyone agreed that the new
Marina would be the perfect venue for Kevin and his Open Mic.
Today open mic is open to all levels of performers. Kevin provides the sound system and adjusts it for each act. Sets are 20 minutes long and performers can sign up in advance for their favorite time slot. And performers get treated to a half price meal when they play.
Thursdays from 7 to 10pm -- The Marina 28 Spring Tree Rd, Brattleboro, VT