In June 2008 I posted a blog entry entitled, "Spray Can Alley," the topic of which was the graffiti in an alley behind some Main Street buildings in downtown Northampton. The entry contained 12 pictures. I neglected to cite the proper name of the alley which is Kirkland Avenue. The picture below to the left and the following were distributed by the Northampton Center for the Arts via their email listserv.
"Artists of various mediums are invited make and plan non-permanent work about Kirkland Ave, in Kirkland Ave.
Join us between 4-7pm on Friday, February 13, 2009
It's kind of like a jam session or open study group for creative thinkers. The Art-In is open to the public, and artists of all mediums and abilities are invited to participate. Please bring your own supplies to work with. You can come explore the alley with your eyes, ears, hands, and imagination; with your sketchpad, camera, body, or tape measure.
There will also be activities, games, nice people, and hot tea. The Art-In kicks off a larger revitalization effort and public art project in Kirkland Ave. Work generated at this event will inform future projects in the alley. The Kirkland Ave Project is presented by storefrontART, a program of Commonwealth Center for Change present in collaboration with Northampton Center for the Arts.
Check out the project blog at: http://www.kirklandave.blogspot.com
Contact: Julia Handschuh