Northampton MA, is a small community in western Massachusetts centered around five schools, Hampshire College, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke and U-Mass. While there is a variety of folks who live here, It seems mostly a community of young progressive students. And while the community here is filled with artists, receptive to public projects there seems a lack of communication between the participating parties. My comrades and I have decided to start a Northampton Chapter of the Papergirl project in a hopes to coalesce the various creative entities in this town and celebrate collective efforts to distribute art and ideas for free.
We have begun construction on a website for the project. Though it hasn't been completed yet, you can see the progress here. The deadline for work to be donated is by August 20th. The distribution and exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the monthly Northampton Arts Walk in September. We received a great response from local venues allowing us to hang the work! And we already are receiving donations! I am personally printing all of the fliers and flags for the bikes myself. Work being donated can be sent to:
103 state st. #4
If I am forgetting anything, please let us know. We will keep you posted, take care,
- Eben Kling