13th, C3 held an Art Happening inside the vacant A.P.E.'s
Window Gallery on Main St., Northampton
Art Happenings is 1 of 4 components that collectively defines
"Storefront ART", a program designed to support
raise the profile of storefronts between tenants, and give
the community a whole new reason to visit downtown!
The Hoop Master's warmed up. Aru the
celebrity Hoop Master dog worked on his tricks with owner
Joshua. Then Primate Fiasco was off and leading the parade
that would eventually lead the crowd
of followers to the Art Happening to be held inside the Windows
Gallery at 126 Main Street. They were surrounded by crowds
supporting listener's and greeted
by the television crew in place to film the events of the
night. Primate Fiasco, local artist's themselves were also
promoting their new
and first CD to be released June 27
and celebrating later with a free performance at the famous
Ironhorse located on Center St. right in the heart of downtown
Allow me to take a moment
and introduce you to the members of the Primate Fiasco group
and company as they lead off the Art Happening event. From
left to right,
not a member of the group but a Hoop
Master is Megan Labonte accompanying the band on tambourine.
Next to her, also not a member but fitting right in is Victoria.
Her friends call her "V".
Equipped with a baseball cap, drumsticks and a djembe
drum (a drum from West Africa), "V" fit right in
like she was part of the group. Next,
Chris Trevehan on what they call a
kick drum with attached cymbal. Looks like the baseball cap
might be a drummer's thing. Then Dave DeloRusso on banjo.
the banjo! Next in line is Will Choe
on tuba, or rather behind the tuba. I managed to get at least
part of his face. Steve Yabro is on the clarinet and then
on trumpet. The Primate Fiasco will
be performing at the Iron Horse Friday June 27 as they release
their new CD Geek Dreams available in stores for the first
The parade down the
sidewalks to the open door of the Window Gallery people followed
and gathered and entered to see Storefront ARTS' "Art
the show from performing artists began
people could view the works of various artists lining the
walls, mingle and meet, and get brochures to see what Storefront
is all about. Storefront ART is a
program made possible through the efforts of C3 (Commonweath
Center for Change) and has 4 components. Art Happening is
the 4 components. Tonight people got
to see an "Art Happening", and "What's an Art
Happening", well don't feel like a dummy, I didn't know
either nor did many and that's because
this program was designed and brought to life by a group of
insightful people with unique ideas and a mission to support
artists, building owners, and the community.
With everyone inside and settled down the evening begins with
announcements, camera's, and TV coverage. Below see pics of
PM Vanessa Anspaugh Dance"
PM Hoop Master Sass & The Human Centrifuge"
PM Dave Dersham Music"
PM Serrious Play! Theater"
PM FemmAesthetik Dance"
All Folks! At least for the moment. If you missed this event,
you missed a fun evening. If you like what you missed, Storefront
ART has more in store!
You can check this page regularly for future event listings
so you won't miss out next time! Remember, Storefront ART
has 4 components and Art Happenings is just one!