Thursday, April 13, 2017
by Pam Carter
We’re proud to celebrate CLICK's one-year anniversary at our home on Market Street by giving back to the community. Feed the Soul is a private art opening featuring original paintings by Pam Carter. Guests will savor delicious food and drink while enjoying live jazz music and taking in dozens of paintings by Ms. Carter. Guests are invited to donate the value of their favorite painting to the Northampton Survival Center, and the painting becomes theirs to keep.
For over 30 years, the Northampton Survival Center has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County by providing nutritious food and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. CLICK honored to help support their critical mission. In addition to the money raised by the artwork, the Northampton Survival Center will be on hand to accept direct donations of any amount, and CLICK will donate all of the profit from Feed the Soul ticket sales.
Tickets $35 per person
Please RSVP by making your reservation HERE
FUNDRAISING UPDATE: To date, "Feed the Soul" has raised over $8000 for the Northampton Survival Center. We can't thank you enough for your support through this truly special event! (April 24, 2017)
About the Artist
After a brief stint at teaching design at Catholic University in Washington, D. C., Pam Carter joined the prestigious firm of Michael Graves and Associates in Princeton, New Jersey as an architect. Graves, a member of the New York Five and Memphis Group, was a leading innovator in the Postmodern architecture, New Urbanism and New Classical Architecture movements.
The firm designed the Portland Building and the Denver Public Library, as well as classic domestic products, including a iconic stainless steel teakettle shaped like a bird sold by premium Italian housewares maker, Alessi.
During Carter’s tenure at the Graves’ firm, she was involved with The Newark Museum (design, development, working drawings, overseeing construction of the theater); Corporate headquarters for Michael Eisner, CEO at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California and The Whitney Museum in New York City. In an especially difficult project, she combined five apartments in New York City’s legendary Dakota Building into a single home. It was the first landmarks approval in the history of the Graves office.
Carter also worked on the Denver Public Library, the University of Cincinnati Graduate Research Facility; the L. J. Hooker Building in Atlanta (which became the corporate headquarters for Coca-Cola; NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis and the O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh. During her 15 year tenure at the firm, she also worked on a host of museum and hotel projects throughout the world.
Hundreds of Carter’s architectural drawings have been published in various formats. She created the artwork for a book from Phaidon Press in 1996 of Michael Graves’ home in the heart of Princeton, N.J. that is named The Warehouse.
After retiring from the Graves’ firm and having a son, Carter set up a foundation and is currently executive director. The foundation has funded and completed a variety of projects involving programs for children, art collaboration and musical enrichment.
Music performed by
Ted Levine, Alto Saxophone. Mr. Levine is a composer, teacher, and internationally-acclaimed saxophonist. He joined the Westfield State University faculty in 1986, where he teaches applied saxophone, and jazz combo. He also teaches at Mount Holyoke College, Western New England University, and Holyoke Community College.
In 1991, Mr. Levine toured Russia as a featured soloist with the Jeff Holmes Big Band, and was a BET Jazz Discovery in 1996. He performed with the Amherst Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony and Symphony Pops. He has performed with Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Knepper, Eliane Elias, Mario Pavone and others. His most recent recording, Night Sounds on Playscape Recordings, received rave reviews from Downbeat, Jazz Times, and Cadence, which referred to the cd as “an uplifting experience." It was awarded 4 stars from the All Music Guide. Mr. Levine has been featured with the Pittsburgh Collective, under the direction of composer David Sanford.
James Argiro, Pianist. Mr. Argiro's professional career began at age 14 and, at age 16, he led a popular R&B/Blues band providing backup for many of the top groups of the period. As Music Director and arranger, he has been associated with many celebrities such as Bernadette Peters, Carole Channing, Mickey Rooney, and Joan Rivers, and composers Nelson Riddle, Neal Hefti, Henry Mancini, and Anthony Newley. As a jazz pianist and arranger, he has performed with Mel Torme, Marlena Shaw, Lionel Hampton, "Cat" Anderson, Ernie Watts, Shelly Manne and Louis Bellson, among many others. His big band credits include Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie.
Mr. Argiro has served as arranger and Jazz/Pop pianist for the Hartford Symphony, The Hartford Symphony Classical Jazz Quartet, and Music Director/Arranger for Dave Brubeck’s The Real Ambassadors, featuring Jon Hendricks and Kurt Elling. James is currently on the music faculty at Westfield State University.