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[ Introduction ]

[ Brotherhood of the Spirit, part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ]

[ Metelica Aquarian Concept/Renaissance Community, part 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

[ 2001 Center/Renaissance Community, part 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

[ Reunions, part 2, 3 ]
Shea Theater block: Turners Fall 1972. Before renovation. (Ref. no. car45)
Shea Theater block: Turners Fall 1972. Before renovation. (Ref. no. car46)
Shea Theater block (nicknamed “The Block”). July 1973. (Ref. no. car47)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Block. Summer 1976. (Ref. no. car48)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, April 1973. Initial renovation looking towards main stage (Ref. no. car49)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, April 1973. Initial renovation looking back towards recording studio. (Ref. no. car50)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, January 1974. Completed first renovation looking towards main stage. (Ref. no. car51)
Interior of Shea Theater, November 1974. Final renovation looking towards main stage (Ref. no. car52)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Corn Records promotion billboard on roof of Honda 600 car. Honda’s first American model was a tiny vehicle with a two-cylinder engine that got nearly 50mpg. Michael bought 35 of them in September 1973. (Ref. no. car53)
Metelica Marches, Turners Falls. November 1973. (Ref. no. car54)
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. (Ref. no. car55)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. View from the balcony with Michael wearing his minister garb. (Ref. no. car56)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. View of Community members listening. (Ref. no. car57)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
“Rapunzel Hat” in newly decorated Office. 1974. (Ref. no. car58)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael’s Office newly remodeled. All the décor came from Railroad Salvage in Turners Falls. 1974. (Ref. no. car59)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Community Vehicles. One of three GMC motor-homes and Michael’s Fiat sportster. (Ref. no. car60)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Cessena Mixmaster belonging to Community. 1973 (Ref. no. car61)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Publicity shot from planned brochure showing diversity of talents and range of possessions. Turners Falls Airport, October 1974. (Ref. no. car62)
Publicity shot from planned brochure showing diversity of talents and range of possessions. Turners Falls Airport, October 1974. (Ref. no. car63)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Video studio in the Block basement, 1974. (Ref. no. car64)
Discussion group being filmed. Learning how to “project” ones self was a deliberate practice during this time. 1974. (Ref. no. car65)
Filming of the 16mm documentary. Turners Falls, April 1975. (Ref. no. car66)
Recording studio in the Theater with John, “Duck” Sullivan. September 1976. (Ref. no. car67)
Billboard advertising various Renaissance Community businesses in Turners Falls. 1975. (Ref. no. car68)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Business in Turners Falls. Dan Pritchett Audio Enterprises. The Block 1974. Dan is the tall man on the right. His wife, Dory is on the far left. (Ref. no. car69)
Record Rap which took over the same spot in the Block. 1976. Patty Smith, Robin Paris, unidentified, Chi-Chi Carson. (Ref. no. car70)
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