Arts and Entertainment / Features

Hidden gems: Alternative art spaces

Claire Sammut Contributing Writer There is an unexpected niche in the Pioneer Valley for the Alternative Art Space. I’ve set out to summarize three of these destinations—each an independent example of the effort to direct art towards cultural awareness and community development. 1. Flying Object Tucked behind a parking lot in the heart of Hadley, you’ll … Continue reading

Q&A: Peter Stuart of “Hamp of the Shire”

Q&A: Peter Stuart of “Hamp of the Shire”

In September of last year, Div II Peter Stuart jumpstarted his “Hamp of the Shire” Facebook page, a site dedicated to posting sightings of  Pioneer Valley natural wildlife. Stuart has come across a variety of wildlife, including jelly fungi, mophro butterflies, and poisonous jack-o’-lantern mushrooms. Stuart shares these sightings as photo status updates. “Hamp of … Continue reading