ArtsHub Featured Articles

Welcome to the ArtsHub news and blog! Visit often to find a growing collection of feature articles written by local writers that highlight the amazing artists, creators, and innovators working in Western Massachusetts.

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Richie Richardson. PHOTO: Richie Richardson. GRAPHIC: ArtsHub of Western MA

The Delights of Richie Richardson

by Nan Parati

Richie Richardson of Turners Falls has big plans for fashion in Western Massachusetts.
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The Arts Every Tuesday - With Love From Bronwen

by Neil Serven

For fourteen years now, Bronwen Hodgkinson has been sending out The Valley Arts Newsletter to an ever growing subscription base. She also creates …
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Bruce Rosenbaum pictured with one of his creations.

The Steampunk of Everything with Bruce Rosenbaum

by Daniel Hales

A Steampunk artist based in Palmer MA has the dream of turning an old church into the Steampunk capital of America. This is his game plan...
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New era for Enchanted Circle Theater

by Neil Serven

Holyoke’s Commonwealth Award-winning Enchanted Circle Theater recently underwent a change at the top when Priscilla Kane Hellweg announced that she …
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Remembering Kent Alexander

By Fungai Tichawangana

Alexander, who was the ArtsHub Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for the Community Foundation of Western …
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“Music as a way of life”: Alice Parker | Women's History Month

By Tinky Weisblat

In recognition of Women's History Month, we featured Western Massachusetts local Alice Parker. Alice has spent her 96 years composing, conducting, …
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Artist Spotlight: Justin Beatty

By Fungai Tichawangana

How to Draw - and Heal - 50 Monsters “Art is a method of healing… of expunging things from your spirit…” Justin Beatty is a Community Liaison for the …
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The Art of Creating a Special Place: The Ethnic Study Cowork Café and Bookstore

by Nicole Young-Martin

Marryshow and Paskins have transformed their organizing and activism efforts into a brick-and-mortar space for marginalized people seeking a place to …