“A Happening” is an immersive, interactive, living art installation occuring at the Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turner Falls MA on October 22nd from 7pm to 10pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. The night of Festivities will include live painting and music, craft vendors, immersive theater and sound installations. Tickets $20.00 available at https://www.showclix.com/event/a-happening
This festival styled event brings together artists from across mediums and across the pioneer valley. Artists include: Michelangelo Wescott – Shelburne Falls MA , MA, Lori Holmes-Clark – Deerfield MA, Hannah Rosenbaum – Holyoke MA, Rosa Beryl -Northampton MA, Justin Monet – Holyoke MA, Breanna King – Chicopee MA, Chad Browne-Springer – East Hartford CT, Kat Adler- Greenfield MA, Josh Ruder -Greenfield MA, Marina Goldman -Montague MA, Samuel Perry -Turners Falls MA, Jack Golden Leyden MA and Lindel Hart Greenfield MA.
Vendors include: Blu Angel Flame Co, Arcana Leather, Esther Clark Ceramics, Sage Green Botanicals, Katie Shaw, Crvftswomxn clothing and Kaleidoscope District.
“During the shutdown last year, I created SVIP, an ambient musical endeavor with no genre boundaries, whose aim is to create an arresting atmosphere, transmute energy in a given space and transport listeners to another world. As vaccines rolled out and shows became a reality again, I had an interesting dilemma: How could I best represent my music from SVIP in a live setting?
I realized that in order to allow listeners to truly be transported in the way I wanted them to be, a simple concert would not suffice. Thus, “A Happening” was born! “A Happening” is an intersection of music, visual art, installation art, festival energy, immersive theater and multimedia experimentation. I’ve gathered artists from across mediums and across the pioneer valley to create an unforgettable, immersive Art experience unlike anything audiences have ever experienced before. Don’t miss it!” – Samuel Perry -producer/director.
A Happening is made possible with support from Cohn and Company, Deans Beans, Eggtooth Productions and a working capital grant from Valley Creates and the Community Foundation of Western Mass with additional support from Assets for Artists and Mass MOCA
* This is a walking performance and not all spaces performed in will be handicap accessible*
** Per Shea Theater regulation and to ensure performer and guest safety, all audience members must be vaccinated and will be asked to show their vaccination card upon entry to the theater. All performers and guests will also be required to wear masks**