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Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music, and Cultures 10:00 am
Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music, and Cultures @ Unity Park
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  This free two day weekend long celebration at Unity Park in Turners Falls is sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and RiverCulture. On Saturday August 3, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., families will enjoy visiting the Northfield Mountain and Discovery Center tent at Unity Park while creating a fun make and take nature-themed craft. People have gathered at the Great Falls for thousands of years, and this event is the perfect combination of live music, drumming, dancing, storytelling, native crafts and food. Rain location for the festival is at the Great Falls Discovery Center. For more information on the entire event, please visit nolumbekaproject.org.
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Artist Reception: Cantos from the Woods 1:00 pm
Artist Reception: Cantos from the Woods @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come meet the artists! Visit with sculptor David Flood and painter Maggie Hodges in the Great Hall. Sculpture by David Flood and paintings by Maggie Hodges. David Flood’s work leads him into forests to encounter how the forces of nature act on the figure of wood. Lightning strikes a tree, wind or rain batter it, frost heaves its roots. Ice breaks limbs from trunks, legions of ants leave their calligraphic prints on the soft wood beneath the bark, man and machine wade through…all are alike leaving behind dead wood. This is the vineyard of creative destruction where, to begin, the act of seeing is a type of making. David has produced natural art from wood for over 25 years and maintains a studio in Ipswich, MA. Maggie Hodges recently discovered a passion for oil painting. She loves the ability to layer the paint and to create texture and depth while capturing the beauty of the world around her, especially the Hampshire Valley where she lives.
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