Allison was born and raised in this fine place called North Adams. As a student and a full time worker she finds art as a form of therapy and decompression. Not only does she draw, paint, write, but she has been into paper making too. She hopes her work brings you joy and laughter just as it does for her!
Ashley "Asha" Kelton
Spoken Word | Visual Arts | Photography
Human. Poet. Artist. Tea and coffee connoisseur. Folk lover. Tree hugger. Liberal pansy for life and hopeless romantic till the day I die.
Visual Arts | Publisher | Creative Placemaker
Ashley Strazzinski is a visual artist and creative placemaker. She is the founder Ashland Street Project Space and the DIY-publisher, soft-boiled, which produces a series of zines that chronicles the North Adams City Council.
“I am 14 and a freshman at Hoosac Valley High School. I have devoted a majority of my life on art. I am self taught and built my career in the arts from the ground up. I work in all branches of the fine arts from playing multiple instruments to performance art with hand sewn costumes. My presence, locally, has grown exponentially because of my costume appearances at festivals and events, winning 3rd place state wide in the Massachusetts middle school science and engineering fair with my animatronic wolf, and winning a grand prize at the Mass MoCA teen invitational for my full body suit of my lion, Lila. I hope to expand my horizon even more and learn more from others and my experiences.”
Hantman is a writer, presenter, poet, concert promoter, and performer residing in North Adams, Massachusetts. He has performed at DIY and emerging music festivals around the New England area. Has given workshops on inclusivity, toxic masculinity, and active allyship.
He has booked Grammy-nominated artists and hosted DIY concerts across north-county, Berkshires through his DIY music group Sounds & Tones.
His work includes/has appeared in - Love is the Gravel Dug Deep Into Your Palms Poetry Chapbook (2015) Wormwood Soliloquies Spoken Word CD (2013) Ruffled Feathers and Sharpened Claws Chapbook (2012) Common Folk Literary Magazine (2012) Spires Literary Magazine (2011-2014)
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Laurel Joy Graceson
Visual Arts | Theatre | Spoken Word | Literary | Musician | Photography
Dynamically reinvented writer, poet, performer, actress, singer, piano player, homesteader, healer, crafter, nurse, activist, advocate, homeschooler, Sunday School teacher, wife, and Mom.
She has lived many lives within this one... with many more to go! She receives my life from God, prayer, ocean tides, mountain solace, and collective souls around her.
She am grateful to call the mysterious, beautiful Berkshires her home while grounded here on this Terra Firma.