Evening of Film and Conversation, Including the Sci-Fi Classic “Starship Troopers”

Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett joins artist Lucy Raven  Raven celebrates the release of her new book on 3D cinema Troy, NY — On Thursday, July 20, at 7PM, Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, RoboCop) will join artist Lucy Raven at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an evening of conversation and…

Mahaiwe Free Fun Friday : Sing Along with The Muppet Movie

Great Barrington, Mass.— The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center presents Free Fun Friday: Sing Along with The Muppet Movie on Friday, July 7 at 11:00am, with related art activities led by IS183 Art School instructors from 9:30am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Admission is free thanks to sponsorship by the Highland Street Foundation. “We can’t wait for…

Sixteen Western Mass Non-Profits Receive Grants from Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund

CAPITAL GRANTS Berkshire Pulse, Inc., Housatonic Project: Elevator Repair for Increased Accessibility Grant: $84,000 About the Facility: Berkshire Pulse’s home in downtown Housatonic is part of the historic Monument Mills property, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The third floor of the 1866 mill building has become the ideal space for…

EMPAC Announces First-Ever Summer Season of Performances, Workshops, and Events

TROY, NY — This summer the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a special season of programming to coincide with Rensselaer’s inaugural Summer Arch semester. In addition to the production residencies and research projects that are regularly conducted at the center throughout the summer, the season will be punctuated by a number of concerts, film screenings,…

Filmmaker Mariam Ghani to Screen Rare Afghan Films at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Monday, April 24, at 7PM, artist Mariam Ghani will present a selection of rare films produced between 1978-1991 from the Afghan Film Archive at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. What We Left Unfinished is Ghani’s long-term research and film project. Working in the dual role of artist and historian, Ghani describes the project as…

PS21 in Chatham Announces 2017 Schedule of Events

Highlights: Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, The Rory Block Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend, Classical Piano Concerts, Play Readings and Films About the American Immigrant Experience, and The Chatham Dance Festival [CHATHAM, NY] – PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is happy to announce its 2017 program of music, dance, and live theater under…