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Flywheel Wish List

As you know, Flywheel is supported by the generosity of our donors.  Many of the wonderful things that make up Flywheel's physical space have been donated by good people like you.

To that end, we are always looking for certain items to be donated or funds to make infastructure improvements.  Here is a current list of things that we need or want...

  • Cash Register
  • Gallery Lighting
  • LED Stage Lighting
  • Disco Ball
  • Beverage Fridge
  • Small Side Table with a Drawer
  • Bigger movie screen
We also are happy to accept monetary gifts.  Renting Flywheel for birthday parties, meetings, dinners, weddings and the like also helps us stay afloat.

 


Flywheel's 15th Anniversary and Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014!

Don't miss out on a great weekend celebrating 15 years of Flywheel's existence!

Friday, May 2, AMPERE will be playing with Sweet John Bloom, Mean Man's Dream and Worn Leather. Don't miss it!
 

 
Then on Saturday, May 2, Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2014 is happening! Organized by the Flywheel Arts Collective Zine Library Committee, this all-day event will feature over 20 zinesters and organizations from in, around, and beyond the Pioneer Valley. Zine-making and collaboration workshops will also be held. Attendance is free!


In addition, this year's Pioneer Valley Zine Fest will be a part  For more up-to-date information, visit the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest Facebook Page, or attend the event via Facebook here. 

Workshop Presenters Schedule (2pm-4pm)


Kate Sumner: Zines in the Archives (2:00pm-2:30pm)

For the past year, I've been working on a large project on the Riot Grrrl movement of the early 1990s.  Although I have approached my work from a number of angles, one of those has been academically through the Sophia Smith Collection's Girl Zine archive.  I want to talk about the joys and complications of zines in the archive, as well as look specifically at riot grrrl and question the media co-optation narrative that often gets told about it.  

Angie Toxica: Tea and Freewrite! (2:30-3:15)
this isn't a workshop but an opportunity to indulge your personal, creative side in the company of fellow zinesters -- or to experiment with perzining for the first time in a supportive space.  we'll talk about/share the zines that have most influenced us, then freewrite to prompts over tea in the flywheel cafe.  those who are moved to read their work out loud will read out loud, and materials will be provided to immortalize our writing onto zine pages.

Trevor Powers and Sylvia Kim: Photobooks, Photozines, and Self-Publishing (3:15pm-3:45pm)

The presentation will be in the form of a pop-up exhibit and discussion that will focus on photobooks, zines, artist's books, and other photo publishing formats.

Presented will be 20-30 titles by artists, photographers, and presses from around the globe - exploring various formats, styles, and production processes.  In addition, we will also look at a number of new books by contemporary photographers that push the boundaries of the format and question what a photobook can be.We will show and talk about the different titles, discussing how they were made, their form versus content, and so on.  Other topics covered will range from: print-on-demand and self-publishing services, collections and libraries specific to these types of publications, non-traditional publishing formats, and whatever else the comes up along the way. This presentation is meant to be an open discussion and exploration of photography in the book and zine format.


The Annual Flywheel Record Fair is Here!

Join us April 27 from 10AM-3PM for the Annual Flywheel Record Fair!. There will be more than 25 local vendors selling records, from LPs to 45s, CDs and tapes, plus music memorabilia. If you missed out on Record Store Day, this is a great opportunity to support a local records vendor. 

This event is also a fundraiser for the Flywheel Arts Collective. Celebrate and support Flywheel as it enters its 15th year as a non-profit organization in the Valley!  


4/18: Benefit Concert for Skill Set: A New Retreat for 20-24 year olds

 

A benefit concert to support SKILL SET: a new retreat for 20-24 year olds is happening FRIDAY, APRIL 18th // 9:30pm // $12

 Bands performing are:

WET from Brooklyn, NY

MAL DEVISA from Western Mass

WYDYDE from Western Mass

Skill Set is a new retreat for 20-24 year olds at the Rowe Center taking place between June 8th and 14th, 2014. Skill Set is a program for people in transition between adolescence and adulthood. We'll be working on personal growth and community building, emphasizing the vital skills of listening, leadership, and critical self-reflection. As we work on big questions about career, family, identity, and social change, we'll also be sharing experiences as cooks, carpenters, and wilderness explorers. Participants will gain new skills, insights about themselves, and new visions for their lives, communities, and societies.


Thurs. April 17--HOT FROTH: A PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION

Come out for a night of great art performances! A series of performance artists will share their work.


Title: brown gyrls apogee
* A short erotic performance piece choreographed and produced by Nina Yagual & Tosca Ophelia Drum. This is about a person who falls asleep for three years and the dance monsters come out to play. Are you curious?

Title: In Fallow Hearts
*A dance poetry about one gyrls yearning for a prayer that comes from hir heart. With fallow fields ze is carried by songs through long nights. Surrounded by the voices of hir family ze destroys the king of hir torah, and writes hir own br'cha-blessing. A performance by Ally Bells

Title: Eccentric Performance with Jolti the Clown
*Presented by Dagen Julty

Features:
Alison Beth Levy will be gracing us with astrology readings!!
*handmade art and clothing for sale
* Zines 
*snacks
* live music- to be updated

A benefit show: 35% of the proceeds will go to the Flywheel arts collective and remainder will fund a trip to South America to study indigenous rights and social justice. With the intentions to provide nutritious food, computers, up to date books, clothing, etc. to under-resourced prisons in Ecuador.

Sliding scale of $5-$20 is appreciated but NOT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY 


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About Flywheel

Flywheel, a collectively run, not-for-profit space, aims to build community and give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice, and perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. Volunteer-run and governed by consensus, Flywheel believes that art and information should be equally accessible and affordable to all people. The all-ages, alcohol- and drug-free space features a cafe, zine library, performance space, and an art gallery. LEARN MORE ABOUT FLYWHEEL.

Events Calendar

Keep an eye on this space for info on upcoming meeting dates, events, and performances.

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September 29, 2014

6:30-7:30 pm FREE

NEW MEMBER OPEN HOUSE


October 3, 2014

7:30 5-10$

Major Stars

Boston psych rock masters

Landing

Ct ambient space rock

Egg,Eggs

Pioneer Valley experimental genius

Frozen Corn

W.Mass acoustc choogle

GildedAlto

Blurred bedroom psych

This show is a benefit for Karl Hendricks who has been diagnosed with oral cancer. https://www.givefoward.com/fundraiser/j805/help-karl-hendricks


October 4, 2014

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


October 8, 2014

7:00pm

Flywheel General Body Meeting

Come find out what's happening behind the scenes!


October 11, 2014

7pm TBD

KING TUFF

the kings of rock and roll are back! (sub pop)

CASSIE RAMONE

the solo project of Cassie from the vivian girls.


October 14, 2014

Ged Gengras

LA based modular synth guru. Has spent time with Sun Araw and Angels Of Light.


October 15, 2014

7pm $12

ICEAGE

on tour from Copenhagen. On Matador records.

HELM

On tour from England.

PSYCHIC BLOOD

Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 plus a .75˘ service fee below.

Tickets will not be mailed. Your name will appear at the door, the night of the show.


October 18, 2014

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Easthampton Devotional Gathering

Sponsored by the Bahá'ís of Easthampton, devotional gatherings are scheduled twice per month to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá’í writings and the scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and others. Participants are encouraged to bring their prayer books, favorite poetry or other meditative passages to share. There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. We often go out afterwards for further fellowship at a local coffee shop or bakery.


October 19, 2014

10am-3pm

Flywheel Record Fair

Come on down to Flywheel to check out a wide variety of vinyl records, cds, and other music memorabilia. There will be over 25 vendors selling lps, 45s, maybe even some 78s!

This event is a fundraiser for Flywheel Arts Collective


November 2, 2014

7pm $12

The Toasters

NYC SKA Legends

Beige

+ more TBA


November 12, 2014

7:00pm

Flywheel General Body Meeting

Come find out what's happening behind the scenes!


December 4, 2014

6:00 PM


December 6, 2014

PRINTING PRESS BENEFIT SHOW


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