Laurel Park Arts

Laurel Park Arts is the cultural initiative of the Laurel Park Association, a non profit organization that offers artistic, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs to residents of Northampton and Western Massachusetts in the historic buildings and grounds of Laurel Park. A central feature of the park is its tabernacle, a beautifully restored, covered outdoor theater and music venue.

LPA runs programs in Laurel Park with the gracious cooperation of Homeowners At Laurel Park (HALP). For questions about living in Laurel Park, email laurelparkec@gmail.com

Artist-In Residence 2016: Gary Orlinsky

Sculptor Gary Orlinsky developed several site-specific sculptural works in Laurel Park and in the Nine Acre Woods. 

 

Mr. Orlinsky is a sculptor who lives and works in Leverett, Massachusetts. He is a well-known public artist, whose site-specific installations have been shown in museums, parks and gardens throughout the United States—such as the Berkshire Museum, Acton Arboretum, Boston Children’s Museum, the Atrium at Dartmouth College, the Evanston Art Center near Chicago, and Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. During the off-season he works on smaller scale assemblages and private commissions. He has led workshops at the Chautauqua Institute, for American University in Corciano, Italy, the Smith College Museum of Art, and other sites and institutions. He currently teaches sculpture at Assumption College in Worcester and in the Commonwealth College Honor’s Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

View examples of Gary Orlinsky's work here.

 

Artist-in -Residence 2015: Lenelle Moise

Lenelle is active on Facebook, and also has a website, http://www.lenellemoise.com/

During the summer of 2015, Lenelle worked on several pieces featuring poetry, music and movement. She presented a spoken piece at our Chautauqua festival, and did a final performance at the end of the summer, speaking to the experience of growing up as a Haitian immigrant. 

Tabernacle stage setting for Lenelle Moise's final performance as LPA Artist-In-Residence

Tabernacle stage setting for Lenelle Moise's final performance as LPA Artist-In-Residence

 

 

Artist-in-Residence 2014: Terre Unité Parker

Terre Unité Parker is an experimental dancer and movement educator who creates dances, videos, installations, and scores that inspire a felt sense of connection to our bodies, each other, and the earth. Terre is the artistic director of the Movement Arts Ensemble (Mae) - an interdisciplinary dance company promoting somatic and environmental awareness through place-based performance. We are an inclusive, body-positive ensemble of women ages 21-70 committed to creativity in service of the common good. Terre founded Mae and hosted the company's premiere performance - Stone Songs - during her tenure as LPA AIR.

From 2003-2010, Terre performed with Anna Halprin throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad. She has taught, performed, and screened video work nationally and internationally in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Bali, Java, and China. Terre teaches locally at Studio Helix (Northampton), area colleges, and in public schools and community settings as a Teaching Artist with Enchanted Circle Theater (Holyoke). She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude 2002) and Goddard College (MFA Interdisciplinary Arts 2012).

http://www.terreparkerdance.net

http://lpaartist.wordpress.com/

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https://www.youtube.com/user/terreunite