Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Performances, Workshops & Residencies; also Gregory's art of pastel workshops
Performer name: Mary Jo (and Gregory) Maichack
Phone: 413 532-3667; cell: 413-563-3950
Mailing address: 58 Longfellow Rd
Holyoke, MA 01040
E-mail address:
Website: AND for pastel painting workshops:
Performer's agent: Maichack Arts
Previous appearances at: Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA Stephanie Plunkett, Chatham NY Public Library, Monterey MA Library (Mark Makuc), Colonial Theatre Pittsfield with Cabaret to Go, Springfield Library/Jean Canosa-Albano, Diane Houle
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/31/2019

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Paint the Starry Night in Pastel History,
Visual Arts- Painting
Hands-on program in the art of pastel with Gregory Maichack, partner in Maichack Arts with Mary Jo Maichack. He teaches attendees how to handle pastel painting through lecture, demo, and hands-on practice. Beginners to adults. Focus on techniques of van Gogh--other programs feature pastel techniques of Signac, Monet, O'Keeffe's flowers and many more. Visit He also offers this workshop for older teens. Rave reviews/former faculty in pastel and portraiture, Springfield MFA, Boston MFA, more. Positive only with lots of humor.
$501- $1000
Make a Mini Moonscape Puppet Theater of Paper & Popsicle Sticks Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
I’ll bring prepared card stock, templates to color, popsicle sticks and other supplies (if you can help with scissors, crayons and glue sticks, that would be great) to make it fun and easy for your patrons to make this beautiful and clever puppet theater. Ask me to send you a photo or see it at They will also get professional tips on how to make up their own stories to use with it. (Help me celebrate 30 years as a professional storyteller this year!) Super fun and easy! What I think is really special about this-- It’s easy to do, fun to make and amazing when finished (so kids will love it) It works as a toy and puppet theater that is easy to transport, even use on a car trip (so parents will love it) It encourages kids to tell stories—to think visually, consider characters and solve problems (so librarians and story lovers will love it)
$351- $500
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