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Gala & AuctionSAVE THE DATE
Oh the Things You'll See, Hear, Taste & Love
The 22nd-Annual Friends of the Fine Arts Center Gala & Auction
will be held on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, at the Hotel Northampton. The event is a Benefit for Arts in Education featuring dining, dancing, and the auction. Check here for the entertainment lineup and visit for updates.

Gift CertificatePack the Halls with Wows and Gollies: FAC Gift Certificates are a Perfect Holiday Present
Finding the right present for your friends, family, or coworkers is always a challenge, so let us help you out! With the holidays upon us, gift certificates to FAC events are a great way to invite your loved ones or colleagues to share some of the fabulous events on tap for the spring season. Pilobolus, Waiting for Godot, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and many other performances make for great gifts. Just call the box office at 545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS.

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Rima Dael offers her Reasons for Giving:

"I believe in the transformative experiences of arts education. The Fine Arts Center participates in the education of Western Mass., kids and adults... that's why I support and volunteer with this organization."

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      COMING UP:

All Is Calm: The Xmas Truce of 1914Celebrate the Holidays with a Moving Reenactment of Goodwill in the Midst of War
Exquisite singing and words from men who were there evoke a moment of peace on a stark, 80-mile-long World War I battlefield in "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914." On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 PM, the acting company Theatre Latté Da and the a capella choral group Cantus will portray the heartwarming story of the 1914 Christmas Truce on the Concert Hall stage. A perfect way to open the holidays. Veterans are entitled to a special ticket price of $15. More...

Max ArmenAugusta Savage Gallery Presents "Earth Radiance: Max Armen's Plein Air Painting"
Monday, December 6–Friday, December 17
Opening reception: Monday, December 6, 5–7 PM
Through this exhibit of exquisite images, Max Armen investigates the New Mexico landscape as a tangible living being with the ability to silently communicate. The exhibit is sponsored by the Arts International Residency (AIR) Program. More...

Nixon in ChinaNixon In China
New York Metropolitan Opera Bus Tour
Saturday, February 12, 1 PM

One of the most powerful American operas of the 20th century, "Nixon in China" has its Met premiere in a production by Peter Sellars, conducted by composer John Adams, and choreographed by Mark Morris. Tickets: $175 (includes reserved balcony seat, bus, box lunch, and gratuity). There are only a few seats left.
For reservations, call 413-577-2486. Call Now!

Victor SignoreVictor Signore Exhibit at the Hampden Gallery
Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20
Opening reception: Friday, December 3, 6–8 PM
Victor Signore's solo exhibition of new mixed-media sculpture and installation explores the creation of a liminal space where the boundaries between corporeal and immaterial states or physical and mental experience are blurred. The exhibit runs from Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20, with an opening reception on Friday, December 3 from 6 to 8 PM. More...

Michelle DicksonMichelle Dickson: "Never Arriving" at Hampden Incubator Space
Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6–8 PM

"Never Arriving" will be an installation at the Hampden Gallery Incubator Space that will focus on concepts of time and space. Dickson will create a site-responsive installation in the gallery over the course of several weeks with the installation process on view to the public. More...

Mary ShermanMary Sherman: "Mechanical Universe: Nocturne" on Exhibit at Hampden Gallery
Friday, December 3 through Monday, December 20
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3,
6–8 PM
Take a chance. Take ONE of the little collages into the world. The catch: now that you've snatched the work away from those with the wherewithal to enter a gallery, it is NOT yours to keep. Liberate Art! Leave the work behind; give it to someone else; pass it on. Come on, life's short. Recycle the love. After all, isn't that what it's all about? More...


Richard Sinkoski on Mazowsze:
"Of all the events I've seen at the FAC, this has to top the list. The 1000 costumes, the variety of folk dances from all over Poland, the traditional music and the athleticism of the dancers all came together for a stunning performance."
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