Spot 22 Press is pleased to announce two book launches under one roof!
During Easthampton’s Book Fair and Art Walk we will be featuring brand new publications by artist Amy Johnquest and photo collector Stacy Waldman. “Dick,” photos of people places and things named Dick from the collection of Stacy Waldman and “Altered Ancestors” which features Amy Johnquest’s hand painted Victorian cabinet cards. Along with the book signing there will also be an exhibition with original “DIck” photos and “Altered Ancestors” paintings on display in the Spot 22 Gallery. Open from 5 - 8 pm, Saturday April 14th at Spot 22, 22 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA
"Grossman praised the craftsmanship of artist Amy Johnquest, "the Banner Queen of Holyoke," who hand-painted the UPS-looking vehicle with the "Holyoke Hummus Company" name in gold, red and blue amid gold swirls on a black background".
After a "blind date" with historian Betty Sharpe, Banner Queen Amy Johnquest created an art installation entitled, "In The Shadow of the Dam, The Aftermath of the Mill River Flood of 1874". To watch the conversation that inspired her work, click on the "Blind Date 6" link below the video or the link below.
Recorded March 29, 2016
This is the initial meeting between Banner Queen Amy Johnquest and historian Betty Sharpe.