Quinn Sullivan 12/28/28

Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. He’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi and Joe Bonamassa, and he opened for B.B. King, who later invited him to play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States – including at storied venues like Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden – traveled overseas – performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – and played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Jimi’s original bassist Billy Cox.  He’s also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show. Continue reading

Studio to Storybook: The Art of Illustration

Studio to Storybook: The Art of Illustration is an intimate look at the process of four artists as they take the words of a writer and design a children’s book around them.

From storyboard to the finished book, the exhibit features sketches, drawings, early abandoned paintings or ideas, original watercolors, and sources of inspiration. Curated by Manette Jungels. Continue reading

Amy Helm 3/1/19

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community. Continue reading

Ruth Moody Band 5/9/19

Ruth Moody is an Australian-born, two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. Founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the popular American radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Continue reading

Patterns of Identity

The exhibition, Patterns of Identity, presents a selection of works from eight undergraduate University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth students in Woven and Complex Woven Cloth taught by Suzi Ballenger in the Fall Semester 2018.

Students used woven cloth as a metaphor to explore concepts of ethnicity, family, religious symbols and political crests. Their social fabric is a contemporary interpretation of 19th and 20th century Rhode Island weaving patterns. In the process of making, students first imitated and then re-designed the historic patterns with a modern version to create their own Pattern of Identity. Continue reading

Ryan Montbleau 2/9/19

In 2005, Ryan Montbleau and his band headed into Applehead Recording in Saugerties, New York, to cut their debut album. With nothing more than ambition and a relentless work ethic to their names, they bootstrapped the whole thing, maxing out credit cards to fund it themselves and launch their careers from the ground up. Twelve years, eleven records, thousands of shows, and 60 million Spotify streams later, Montbleau returned to the studio for a special one-night-only concert that would become the latest entry in his venerable catalog: ‘Woodstock Sessions.’ Continue reading

Los Lobos 3/26/19

“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold. Continue reading

Pousette-Dart Band 3/29/19

Jon Pousette-Dart is a vibrant American Classic and Folk Rock songwriter, musician, and performing artist. Growing up in Suffern, NY with a household of artists, including his father, grandfather, and sister, he separated himself by picking up a guitar at the age of 10 and mapping out a life in music before he ever attended a little league game. Since then it’s been a long and well-traveled road in the world of music.