DownStreet Art

Mission
DownStreet Art exists to build economic and social capital and encourage the dialogue between our community and the arts. DownStreet Art does this by enlivening downtown North Adams using art and cultural activities to increase visitorship and enhance resident participation.

I spent two summers working with DownStreet Art. The first in 2010 as an Associate Gallery Manager running The Artery a site specific installation by Liz Nofziger.

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I returned in the summer 2011 as the Associate Program Manager for the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center the organization that oversees DownStreet Art along with Gallery 51, MCLA Presents the Berkshire Hills Internship Program.

The 2011 DownStreet Art Season included the following Pop-Up Gallery spaces.

  • Postal Instant Press Gallery: A window installation in the former PIP printing store.
  • XMALIA – An installation and performance series by C. Ryder Cooley.
  • Maya IV – An installation by artist Jarvis Rockwell.
  • PRESS – Letterpress as a public art project. Curated by Melanie Mowinski.
  • Grass Gallery – A space for showing anti-war art, multi-media work, theatrical interventions, music, lectures and more.
  • Everything Must Go! – An exhibition to explore gift and barter economies by making and giving away electronic art.

 

 

Ensemble in Residence Program

The Ensemble in Residence Program was established by UConn’s School of Fine Arts and Department of Music with an Academic Plan Grant from the Office of the Provost. This new program will bring to UConn’s regional campuses, and the communities to which they belong, opportunities to experience the artistry and creativity of outstanding student musicians who engage with a diverse range of musical traditions in fourteen different ensembles offered by the Music Department at Storrs. Ensemble concerts will be complemented by workshops involving local K-12 schools and other related events.

Performances:

2016/2017 Season
October 16th: Symphony Orchestra, Infinity Hall – Hartford
November 2nd: Collegium & Chamber Singers, Fish Church – Stamford
November 15th: Blue Line Brass Band, Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School – Groton
November 30th: Osiris Quartet, Palace Theatre – Waterbury
February 5th: Symphony Orchestra with Philip Setzer, Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford
March 27th: Sax Quartet, Palace Theatre – Waterbury
April 16th: Collegium & Chamber Singers, Fish Church – Stamford
April 17th: Piano Project, Hartford Public Library – Hartford
April 20th: Blue Line Brass Band, Branford House – Groton

2017/2018 Season
October 24th: Symphony Orchestra, Palace Theatre – Stamford
November 1st: Collegium & Chamber Singers, UConn Avery Point – Groton
November 14th: Jazz Ensemble, UConn West Hartford Auditorium – West Hartford
March 8th: Symphony Orchestra, Ferguson Library – Stamford
March 22nd: Jazz Ensemble, UConn West Hartford Auditorium – West Hartford
April 5th: Collegium & Chamber Singers, UConn Avery Point – Groton
April 17th: Symphonic Band, Palace Theatre -Waterbury

 

ArtsEmerson

For three seasons (2014-2016) I worked at Emerson College in their Office of the Arts, this department runs the college’s public arts programing including ArtsEmerson.

Mission: ArtsEmerson is Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre. We are dedicated to engaging all communities through stories that reveal and deepen our connection to each other. By cultivating diversity in the art and in the audience, we ignite public conversation around our most vexing societal challenges as a catalyst for overcoming them.

As the Company Manager I worked directly with visiting artists arranging their travel, housing and schedule.

Notable Productions:
NO PLACE TO GO
MAN IN A CASE
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
NOT BY BREAD ALONE
LEBENSRAUM (HABITAT)
THE WHOLEHEARTED
SONTAG: REBORN
ABE LINCOLN’S PIANO
TRACES
KING LEAR
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
BREATH & IMAGINATION
GREEN PORNO
TRISTAN & YSEULT
THE MUSE AND MORROS: 30 YEARS OF REVOLUTIONARY COMEDY REMASTERED
NEEDLES AND OPIUM
ULYSSES ON BOTTLES
THE GRAND PARADE (OF THE 20TH CENTURY)
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
MR. JOY
AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
UCARMEN / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
CHOPIN WITHOUT PIANO
TWELFTH NIGHT
AN OCTOROON
THE WONG KIDS IN THE SECRET OF THE SPACE CHUPACABRA GO!
THREE SISTERS
A BECKETT TRILOGY: NOT I / FOOTFALLS / ROCKABY
HISTORIA DE AMOR
DAUGHTER OF A CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY
PREMEDITATION
CUISINE & CONFESSIONS

North Adams Open Studios

North Adams Open Studios is a yearly open studios event that invites the public to visit the studios of local artists in the North Adams area.

During  both the 2011 and 2013, I acted as the Program Coordinator for North Adams Open Studios.  My duties included, running artist registration, updating the website and social media accounts, coordinating with a graphic designer on all printed material and marketing the event through press releases, advertisements (radio, print & digital), and local news articles.

 

Solid Sound Music Festival

The Solid Sound Music Festival is a biannual music festival curated by the alternative rock band Wilco and is held on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

I  have assisted with Artist Services from the very beginning of this festival. My responsibilities have included – arranging transportation, coordinating band load-in, selling merchandise, and running artist check-in.

Notable acts include:
Wilco
Mavis Staples
The Felice Brothers
Levon Helm
Yo La Tango
Neko Case
John Hodgman
Eugene Mirman

FreshGrass Music Festival

The FreshGrass Music Festival is an annual Blues Grass Festival held on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

I  have assisted with Artist Services from the very beginning of this festival and will be returning in 2019 for their 9th year.

Notable bands include:
Del McCoury
Yonder Mountain String Band
David Grisman
Trampled by Turtles
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Sam Bush
Emmylou Harris
Alison Brown
The Ballroom Thieves
Greensky Bluegrass
Old Crow Medicine Show
Glen Hansard
Rosanne Cash
Indigo Girls
Flogging Molly