DAVID BOWERMAN Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures

Photo of the David Bowerman Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures Exhibition at Wistariahurst Museum by Brendon Holland & Josué Vazquez of Focus Springfield, Springfield Community Access Television.

New exhibit at Wistariahurst Museum, Arts Previews, Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 13, 2019

Holyoke Exhibits/Events: Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures, The Valley Arts Newsletter, November 5, 2019


“NOT FOR SALE” UrbanTheater Company of Chicago

Special offer for PVTN subscribers: Get $5 off your tickets for NOT FOR SALE…, Pioneer Valley Theatre Newsletter, October 17 – November 6, 2019

Stagestruck: Forced to the Border, Valley Advocate, by Chris Rohmann, Oct 1, 2019

MIFA Victory Theatre & Nueva Esperanza Present Chicago’s UrbanTheater Company in “Not For Sale”, Berkshire On Stage, October 3, 2019


Celebtate Holyoke 2019


El Puerto Rico, The Rich Port 2

El Puerto Rico, The Rich Port 2 Concert Held in Holyoke, El Sol Latino July 2019, Volume 15 No. 8, by Manuel Frau Ramos, page 4 & 5.

Holyoke Cultural Council member Mark Dunlap:

WGBY | Public Television for Western New England, Connecting Point, June 6, 2019


2019 Great Holyoke Brick Race


Around the World in 80 Days

Holyoke students offered free tickets to ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, May 2, 2019, By Dennis Hohenberger

Stagestruck: Around the World in 80 Minutes – The Valley Advocate, Apr 29, 2019, By Chris Rohmann

Photos courtesy of National Players

The National Players Return to Holyoke with “Around the World in 80 Days” – Berkshire On Stage, April 22, 2019

MIFA to presents ‘Around the World in 80 days’ – The Reminder, April 16, 2019, by Sarah Heinonen

Around the World in 80 Days Production Photo


90th Birthday Bash For Holyoke’s Own Legendary Rock Drummer Hal Blaine & Screening of American documentary film “The Wrecking Crew”

Keep In Mind, Hal Blaine, Enfield Press, & Hal Blaine, Arts Beat – The Westfield News, February 20, 2019, By Mark G. Auerbach

Drummer Hal Blaine to be celebrated at Holyoke Community College,, February 8, 2019, By Ray Kelly

Rock drummer, Hal Blaine, celebrates 90th birthday, The Holyoke Sun, February 8, 2019


Jazz Latino on Main Street in Holyoke

Connecting Point | Nov. 29, 2018


“In The Heights”

Stagestruck: Latin Roots, Valley Advocate, November 8, 2019, by Chris Rohmann

Holyoke Community College presents ‘In The Heights’, The Holyoke Sun, October 19, 2018, Arts and Entertainment section, Page 16.

El elenco de la produccion teatral de In The Hieghts en HCC. (Foto suministrada por HCC)

Tickets on sale now for HCC production of Lin-Manuel Miranda musical ‘In the Heights’, EL PUEBLO LATINO –, October 15, 2018, by El Pueblo Latino


Dancing In My Cockroach Killers

Mass Appeal, WWLP 22News, October 12, 2018 Host Danny New featuring MIFA’s Don Sanders with Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director, Rosalba Rolón.

Stagestruck: Valley Variations — Celebrating words and music, autumn and murder, Valley Advocate, by Chris Rohmann – Oct 9, 2018

Stagestruck: Valley Variations — Celebrating words and music, autumn and murder


El Puerto Rico, The Rich Port

WGBY | Public Television for Western New England, Connecting Point, June 7, 2018 Host Carrie Saldo featuring MIFA’s Don Sanders with Victory Players conductor Tian Hui Ng and flutist Giovanni Perez.

El Sol Latino,, June 2018 | 14.7  


The Great Gatsby Comes to Holyoke

Holyoke High students delve into ‘The Great Gatsby’ in advance of national theater group performance, May 2, 2018, by Carolyn Robbins, Special to The Republican,

‘Great Gatsby’ performance coming to Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke May 5, Mar 28, 2018, by Mike Plaisance,

The National Players are returning to Holyoke to bring The Great Gatsby to life, old sport, April 2, 2018, by Isabella Courchesne, Holyoke High School Herald.


La Gringa

Off-Broadway hit ‘La Gringa’ coming to Holyoke, Sep 15, 2017,  By Chris Dondoros, Special to The Republican

La Gringa in Holyoke The Urban Theater Company is visiting Holyoke during the weekend of September 22 to 24. As part of the celebration of The 2nd Annual Taste of South Holyoke Festival, they will present ‘La Gringa’ at El Mercado, 413 Main Street in South Holyoke.


Taste of South Holyoke

2nd Annual Taste of South Holyoke Festival set for Sept. 2 By Mike Plaisance, September 5, 2017,


Celebrate Holyoke 2017

Celebrate Holyoke 2017 lineup: FAT, The Sighs and more By Keith O’Connor, Special to The Republican, Aug 21, 2017,


413’s Finest Car Meet

Seen@ 413’s Finest Car Meet in Holyoke, August 06, 2017, photos by Leon’ Nguyen / The Republican


Grapes of Wrath 

Tomorrow @NationalPlayers return to @Holyoke_High to put on “The Grapes of Wrath” – it’s going to be a great show! — Holyoke High Herald (@hhsherald) May 8, 2017


The Wastelands 

Children of the Wild returning to Holyoke to perform walking outdoor opera ‘The Wastelands’, April 20, 2017, By Mike Plaisance,


Titicut Follies 

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Amherst Cinema to screen ‘Titicut Follies,’ host filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, March 29, 2017, By Cori Urban, Special to The Republican/

Cinemadope: Banned in the U.S., Documentary about Massachusetts prison for criminally insane turns 50, April 3, 2017, by By Jack Brown,

Stagestruck: Stage on Screen, April 6, 2017, By Chris Rohmann,


Pioneer Valley Early Music Day – Holyoke Pop-up Concert

What a treat to have MiFA here today. #pioneervalley #earlymusicday #holyokema #bnevents — Barnes & Noble (@BNHolyoke) September 24, 2016


 Kickoff Concert Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song

Arts Headliners: ‘Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song,’ September 22, 2016, by Dan DeNicola,

MIFA Victory Theatre YouTube channel: Turlough O’Carolan: A Life in Song Kickoff Concert (video 1)


Celebrate Holyoke 2016

by Ellanje Ferguson Seen@ Celebrate Holyoke 2016 in Heritage State Park, By Ellanje Ferguson, August 28, 2016 Slide the City returns to Western Massachusetts for Celebrate Holyoke 2016, By Michelle Williams, August 27, 2016


Brick III  – Third Anniversary Party

Frederick Gore Photo Seen@ Photos from the 3rd Annual Brick Coworkshop Party in Holyoke, By Frederick Gore, August 14, 2016

BUILD A PARTY, BRICK BY BRICK, Take Magazine, August 9, 2016


The 5th Annual Great Holyoke Brick Race 2016

5th Annual Great Holyoke Brick Race, WWLP 22 News, By Ashley Kohl, April 14, 2016


Amor Fati & Motion Focus Opening Reception & Concert

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Love it or leave it, June 3, 2016, By Dan DeNicola, Hampshire Life


The Wastelands Opera

Children of The Wild perform walking outdoor opera in Holyoke (photos, video), April 30, 2016, By Mike Plaisance,



An evening of classic French Theatre, March 30, 2016, By Pam Mastriano,

Répertoires by the Compagnie des Petits-Champs,

Photos by Dan Overton

actor Daniel San Pedro, actress Audrey Bonnet, actor Guillaume Ravoire

Rehearsal at Mt.Holyoke College w/ actor Daniel San Pedro, actress Audrey Bonnet,  and actor Guillaume Ravoire of Compagnie des Petits Champs

Compagnie des Petits Champs visits Holyoke & Mayor Alex Morse


Celebrate Holyoke Concert & Silent Auction Fundraiser set to help with Celebrate Holyoke 2016 costs,


Balise Toyota Partners with Red Thread Network for the Yuletree Jubilee

Yuletree Jubilee Festival underway in West Springfield, WWLP 22News, By Tashanea Whitlow, November 27, 2015


Celebrate Holyoke Dance Party and Fundraiser! Celebrate Holyoke 2016 planners present dance party fundraiser


Next Stop: Holyoke 2015

Next Stop: Holyoke festival gears up with free and paid events

Saxophonist Charles Neville performs with the band Boys By the Door at last year’s Next Stop Holyoke festival at the War Memorial, 310 Appleton St. (DAVID MOLNAR / THE REPUBLICAN)


The Cubit Open House: Holyoke’s The Cubit open house to show idea of open-air market, loft spaces


Conversation with a Living Legend Archie Shepp: MIFA receives Mass Humanities grant for Education program with Archie Shepp

SCotA students w ArchieShepp

SCotA students with Jazz Legend ArchieShepp


Celebrate Holyoke 2015: Celebrate Holyoke back in saddle for 3-day ride of music, food, Slide the City

Click here for more Slide the City photos by Michelle Williams


Third Victory Theatre Photography Workshop:

Wonderful post by Victoria Hallerman about her visit to the Victory with Abandoned America and After the Final Curtain for the Third Victory Theatre Photography Workshop the was held June 27, 2015:

The Victory Theatre, Holyoke, Massachusetts by Victoria Hallerman “There is so much elegance still left in this place, the “Grand Dame of the Paper City.””


La Noche de San Juan Holyoke:

La Noche de San Juan celebra otro año con artistas locales…Full article here (La Noche de San Juan celebrates another year with local artists)

En la foto a la izquierda, Ahmed Gonzalez, atrás tocando la bateria Idalberto Perdomo, en la guitarra al frente Jose Gonzalez y tocando el bajo Juan Carlos Carpio de la banda Jose Gonzalez y Banda Criolla. (Damaris Perez-Pizarro | El Pueblo Latino) (Foto por Damaris Pérez-Pizarro | El Pueblo Latino)


Screening and Discussion: “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket”:


The award-winning film, “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket,”… Full article here – Michelle Williams,, April 29, 2015

James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket Trailer from DKDMedia on Vimeo.

Holyoke Community College will offer two free screenings of a documentary about the life of writer and civil rights activist… Full article here  –  Mike Plaisance,, February 19, 2015


National Players in “To Kill a Mockingbird”:

The National Players from Olney, Maryland, will present "To Kill a Mockingbird," a play inspired by Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, on Monday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Holyoke High School.

The National Players from Olney, Maryland, will present “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a play inspired by Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, on Monday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Holyoke High School.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to be staged Monday in Holyoke. Full article here – Cori Urban, Special to The Republican, April 28, 2015

Holyoke set for community discussion of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Full article here –  Mike Plaisance,, April 2, 2015

Short Description Of 5/4–“To Kill A Mockingbird. Full article here  –


“Landscapes: The Red Mountain Series”, Paintings by Elizabeth Solley Caine:

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Wistariahurst gallery sees ‘Red’.  Full article here – The Republican PLUS, April 29, 2015


“Cyclonic: Readings from ‘Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay”:

EvaTanguay Cyclonic

Before there was Lady Gaga.  Full article here  – Hampshire Life Magazine, April 17-23, 2015

Readings from ‘Queen of Vaudeville.   Full article here  –  The Republican, Entertainment Section, Friday, April 17. 2015


Arts Matter Day:

ArtMatter Coakley visit

“We’re excited to be here at the Victory Theater on Arts Matters Day…  Full article here – Michelle Williams,, October 24, 2014


Next Stop Holyoke:


Holyoke festival – Next Stop: Holyoke – sets citywide events in arts, food, music, sports … Full article here… – Mike Plaisance,, October 10, 2014


ERC’s “Beethoven Love Elegies”:

Beethoven in love, The show is directed by Don Sanders – known locally as artistic director of the Holyoke-based Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts – has worked with the Ensemble for he Romantic Century since 2005… Full article here…  – Dan DeNicola, Hampshire Life, July 25, 2014


“La Noche de San Juan”:

2014 Noche De San Juan Festival held at Holyoke’s Heritage State Park. See photos here…  – David Molnar, The Republican, June 21, 2014