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Upcoming Events

Life Drawing for Teens with Benjamin Martins

A beginner-to-intermediate figure drawing class for middle-to-high school age artists. Students will learn from instruction and observation of a posed model, covering all aspects of the human form. In addition, students will work to incorporate the figure into their own body of work, creating pieces expressing themselves through the human body.

About the Instructor:
Benjamin Martins teaches with the Chicopee Academy and is a professional watercolor painter exhibiting in New York City. He learned to paint at the Scuola di Grafica in Venice, Italy, and how to draw at the New York Academy of Art. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before getting his MFA in New York City. He maintains a local afterschool art program, and tries to teach his arts knowledge as often as possible.

when: Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $25 per class

The class is ongoing and you may enroll anytime. To register, email:
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The HCC Players Present: Living Out, a play by Lisa Loomer

The HCC Players will present Living Out, a play by Lisa Loomer, on April 24, 25 and 26th, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Saturday, April 26th, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Leslie Phillips Theater, in HCC's Fine and Performing Arts building.

The Friday, April 25, performance will be sign language intrepreted.

The play, directed by HCC theater professor Patricia Sandoval, is set in present day Los Angeles. It tells the story of a complicated relationship between Ana, a Salvadorian nanny, and the lawyer she works for. Both women are smart, hard-working mothers. Both want better lives for their children. The play explores the shared humanity between them -- and the differences wrought by race, class and Ana's illegal status.

The play remains both funny and tragic as it looks at the prejudices and misconceptions between different cultures.

when: Thursday, April 24-Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 matinee at 2:00 pm
where: Leslie Phillips Theater
HCC's Fine and Performing Arts building
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: Tickets are $10 (general admission); $8 for students and seniors; and $5 for members of the HCC community (students, staff and faculty) with a valid I.D.

Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (413) 552-2485.
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Family Movie Night

FREE screening of a family movie (rated G or PG). Popcorn, snacks, and drinks!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

for more info: 532-1483

when: Friday, April 25, 2014
Doors open a 6: movie starts at 6:30
where: United Congregational Church of Holyoke
Corner of High and Appleton Streets
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: free
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Ask a Chamber Expert Series: How to Use MassLive to Help Your Business

when: Friday, April 25, 2014
8:30-10:00 am
where: Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room
177 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: Members $10; Non-Members $25
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Alchemy Artisan Fair - Craft, Food, Workshops and Entertainment

Hand made quality goods should be attainable to everyone. Learning how to make things, is good for everyone!

Alchemy will offer hand made goods from local makers with a majority under $75. Mini-workshops will teach people how to make new stuff either for free, or for a small fee.

Arts for everyone!

when: Saturday, April 26 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 27 11am-4pm
where: Gateway City Arts Complex
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Discover Holyoke 2012

Event spotlight

Intro to Jewelry Making with James Sutter

In this class students will learn basic tool use and simple fabrication techniques, including forging, soldering, patterning and finishing. Students will be able to take home their own jewelry projects.

This is an 8-week course.

when: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $290 (including all materials)



Funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Business and Technology/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

This project was made possible by a grant administered by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.