About Us

Live Art Magazine is a one-night-only live performance event. Recording, filming and photography are not allowed, as the event strives to create a unique experience that is ephemeral (and protects works-in-progress from documentation). Live Art happens once for the people in the room.

Watch and listen as local and regional artists, musicians, writers, dancers, risk-takers and other creatives reveal unseen new work and works-in-progress. The evening unfolds within the structure of a magazine. Each issue engages the audience with a selection of readings (poetry, fiction, essay), performances (music, dance, theater), photography, and film. A series of short pieces begin the evening, and set a rolling pace. Longer features follow and dig deeper. The final works bring closure and prep us to hit local establishments with fellow art community members.

Editor in Chief – Amanda Herman
Story Editor – Eliza Wilmerding
Stage Manager – Nikki Beck

Live Art Board Members
Josh Silver – Director, Represent.Us and CEO, United Republic
Mark Kramer – Writer-in-Residence, Boston University
Kate Geis – Director, tvgeis & independent documentary filmmaker
Kevin Chrobak – Principal, Juster Pope Frazier Architects                                                                                         George William Meyer – General Manager, Amherst Cinema; General Manager/Co-owner, The Quarters Donnabelle Casis – Artist and Curator

Creative Advisors

Dre Rawlings – Ashfield Lake House
Rob Stewart – Creative Director, Transit Authority Figures                                                                                       Eva Fierst – Curator of Education, University Museum of Contemporary Art, U Mass
Kiki Smith – Theatre professor, Smith College