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Friday, October 14 2011

All About the Arts

This was a busy week for the arts in Greenfield, and greater Franklin County, and we were right in the thick of it.  Promoting upcoming events, assisting local organizations with their preparations, and interviewing artists was done by both staff and volunteers over the past four days.  

We produced short pieces for our homepage about both happenings taking place downtown this weekend---the 3rd annual Brick & Mortar International Video Festival and Greenfield's Annual Word Festival---as well as next weekend's art exhibition showcasing the work of the Kitchell/Kabaker family

Our Station Manager met with some folks from the Double Take Fringe Festival, a theater smorgasbord similar to the two festivals ocurring this weekend, to help them plan because we'll be a stop on their tour Veterans Day weekend.

Meanwhile, the producers of "Franklin County Art Matters", "Franklin County Matters", and "Local Bias" all sat down with area artists to discuss their work.  On Wednesday evening, Tom Roulston directed a shoot in which organizers of the MassLOCA (the Massachusetts League of Crazy Artists) show shared their inspiration and creative process.  The next night, his brother Dave spent some time with The United Arc's Pioneer Club to discuss art empowering adults with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.  Finally, Drew Hutchison spoke this afternoon with poet (and WMCB DJ host of "Speciocracy" as well as Greenfield's Precinct 1 Town Councilor) Marian Kelner about her book "As a Sailboat Seeks the Wind".   You can find out more about each of these shows when they air on Cable Channel 15 over the coming weeks.

In other news, we're continuing to improve this website.  Did you notice that our "New to VOD" block has moved and expanded?  If you're looking for something to watch, be sure to scroll down our homepage for the latest additions to our Video on Demand Player.

That's all for this week.  Enjoy the arts this weekend!