New Riders of the Purple Sage

These psychedelic space cowboys have been making great music for over 40 years. They were at the cornerstone of the country rock movement and once featured both Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead. They still put on one killer show.

The Greencards

If you’ve followed this multinational threesome over these past five years, you know the feeling. From their personal histories through the content of their work, grounded in deep musical tradition but elevated by breathtaking technique and conceptual adventurousness, there is ample reason for interest … for excitement … For Fascination. Now, with their Sugar Hill Records debut, it’s official. Fascination describes the essence of this band. It was, first of all, their fascination with American roots music ‘ bluegrass especially ‘ that drew singer/bassist Carol Young and multiple string-instrument master Kym Warner from Australia, and violinist/violist Eamon McLoughlin from the U.K., to Austin, Texas, where they began performing together, and later to their current home base in Nashville.

Vienna Teng

She shares her name with the Austrian home of Mozart and Beethoven. And she herself studied classical piano from the age of five. But there’s nothing old-world about the music of Vienna Teng, whose Zo?®/Rounder Records debut brings to mind artists as diverse as Tori Amos, Simon & Garfunkel and Radiohead. ‘People used to ask what kind of music I played and I never knew how to answer that,’ says Teng. ‘I work a lot with classically trained musicians, but most of my influences are from 1970s-era folk music. So now I call it chamber folk.’ She adds: ‘I’m always looking for the perfect pop song combined with an unexpected amount of depth’that’s my idea of great music.’

An Artistic Discovery 2009′ ‘ Third Congressional District
Art Competition
Congressman James P. McGovern

Narrows Gallery and the Narrows Center for the Arts proudly present:
‘An Artistic Discovery 2009’
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 9th ~~ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Narrows Gallery will host this annual event, which affords the opportunity for high school students to showcase their creative abilities with the community and encourages young people to pursue their own creativity through art.
‘An Artistic Discovery’ is a nationwide contest in its 28th year dedicated to promoting artistic talent in our nation’s young people. The winning entry from the Third Congressional District will be on display in the hallway that leads to United States Capitol in Washington D.C. along with the winning entries from other congressional districts from across our nation. Congressman James P. McGovern will be present to congratulate all the winners and participants.
Over 200 pieces of artwork will be on exhibition in the Narrows Gallery.
The Public is invited and Admission is Free. Refreshments will be served. Entertainment will be provided.

Richie Havens

His rich voice. His impassioned interpretations of Dylan and other songwriters. His gentle, playful stage patter. Catch him this visit.

Layered Affinities: Quilts and Hand-dyed Cloth by Elin Noble

Elin Noble plays with space. More specifically, she explores the billowing, breathing, and transformative qualities of cloth in space.

Inspiration comes from observing the world around her: shadows, clouds, plants, trees, insects, tidal pools, fog, and rock formations. She enjoys visual ambiguity, the reading of things that appear to float and defy gravity, engaging the viewer in a visual dance. Like an archeologist, Elin Noble builds layers of stratification. Her work on cloth involves layering pattern by adding and subtracting color repeatedly leaving hints and marks of what was there before.

This exhibition includes her most recent work from the Illuminated Pages, Vox Stellarum, and Windows series. Much of the work in the exhibition is Itajime, or clamp-resist dyeing. This method of dyeing allows her to juxtapose the soft and hard edges she likes. In the dyeing process, shapes and shadows are left on the fabric creating an overall pattern and symmetry.

Elin’s work has been described as being ‘almost dreamlike explorations of the blurring of edges, of the disappearance of pattern with lines fading away to create vague, uncertain space.’

Elin Noble received her BFA from the University of Washington in 1982. She studied art history in Florence, Italy and has traveled and studied extensively abroad. Travel is an important influence and she travels regularly to experience the culture and landscape, and teach dye classes. She is the author of Dyes & Paints: A Hands-on Guide to Coloring Fabric. Elin lives and works in New Bedford.

Layered Affinities: Quilts and Hand-dyed Cloth by Elin Noble will be on exhibition in the Narrows Gallery March 6 ‘ April 30, 2009
The Opening Reception was held on March 8, 2009 2-5 pm.

The Narrows Gallery is located in the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA. Gallery Hours are Wednesday ‘ Saturday, Noon ‘ 5:00 and by appointment. Admission is free during regular Gallery Hours. All concert ticket-holders are welcome to view the exhibition on performance night. For more information: Website: www.ncfta.org / Email: publicrelations@ncfta.org / Phone: 508.324.1926