ArtWeek Berkshires 2021 Events

ArtWeek Berkshires 2021


2021 ArtWeek Events

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NORTH ADAMS/ADAMS/CHESHIRE ARTWEEK EVENTS

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Adams Theater OPEN HOUSE II

When: September 16-26 |  Open House by appointment.
Where: 27 Park Street, Adams
Details: Adams Theater will share design development with the community and host artist events. 

Art Vending North Adams

When: September 16 – 26 | Open 24-7 for all of ArtWeek
Where: Courtyard A, Mass MoCA, North Adams
Details: Art Vending North Adams is a vending machine filled with art by North Adams Artists on the campus of Mass MoCA. The machine is a fun way to support local artists, and bring a piece of the Northern Berkshires home! The project is funded in part by grants from the North Adams Artists Impact Coalition and the Mass Cultural Council, with additional support from Assets for Artists and Mass MoCA.

Exstellarverse

When: September 16-26
Where: Mausert Block, 25 Park St. Adams
Details: Cartoon-y, mascot-y characters from a work-in-progress named NERD Union. Digital Art illustrations made in Clip Studio.

Fabric-ations

When: September 16-26 | 10 AM
Where: Mausert Block, 25 Park St. Adams and Adams Theater, Park St. Adams
Details: Fabrications are landscape pictures of places in Adams and surrounding towns in FABRIC, rather than paint.

Sidney Russell, “I Studied Design in Grade School”

When: thru September 27
Where: Eckert Fine Art, 1315 Mass Moca Way, Building 13, N. Adams
Details: Sidney Russell is an artist based in San Francisco, California whose work reflects the Bay Area’s unique legacy through her experimentation with materials and the interplay between painting, sculpture, and large sewn pieces in fabric. Her use of humor and acute criticism of culture makes artwork which reflects the age in which we live.

Wanderlust

When: September 16 – 26
Where: The Mausert Block, 25 Park St., Adams
Details: Wanderlust: a 90’s small town paranormal adventure about self-acceptance, embracing life in the moment, and living with our inner demons. Written & drawn by Jay Miller with watercolors by Peri Pendrake. Ongoing graphic novel development.

HOSTILE TERRAIN

When: September 16 – December 10
Where: MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street, North Adams
Details: MCLA students and faculty, in partnership with Gallery 51, are honored to partake in this participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective. The G51 Hostile Terrain exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019 as well as the work of three west coast artists who were invited to broaden the many-sided conversation, representation and understanding of immigration to the US.

Plein Air Painting, Alvin Ouellet

When: September 16 ,17, 18 and 24, 25, 26 | 10 AM to 4 PM rain or shine
Where: From Park St. to E. Hoosac $ Summer St., Adams
Details: I will set up and demonstrate painting “En Plein Air” or On location outdoor painting. . I will demonstrate painting Plein Air from drawing to paint application in various locations in Adams, MA. I have painted plein air throughout New England for over 35 years. My work incorporates circumlinier perspective and color mixing which I demonstrate in real time. In addition, I will be exhibiting paintings with other local artists at North County Creates, 3 East Hoosac St., Adams MA. Throughout the ArtWeek period (Sept. 16 ,17, 18 and 24, 25, 26) I will set up and paint various perspectives of Adams. Each day (16, 17, 18 & 24, 25, 26) from 10 am to 4 pm rain or shine. I will post daily schedule and location each dat at the community Center. 

Exhibit of Paintings and Drawings by Robin Rapoza Hauser

When: September 16 – 26
Where: The Mausert Block, 25 Park St, Adams and The Adams Theater, Park St., Adams
Details: Robin Rapoza Hauser is an artist, illustrator and art instructor who works in a variety of mediums including watercolor, ink, acrylic, cut paper, and egg tempera. A life long creator with a fine arts education, Robin is constantly challenging herself to new artistic limits. Prints of many of her work are available to purchase. You can contact Robin at [email protected] for commissions or sales.

The INSTALLATION SPACE presents “OH, STONE, BE NOT SO”

When: September 17 | 4PM
Where: 49 Eagle Street, North Adams
Details: On view at the INSTALLATION SPACE is “OH, STONE, BE NOT SO”, an installation by Studio HHH. This immersive installation is inspired by Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, MA.

Joanna Klain, “Something Found”

When: September 18 | 2:30 PM
Where: Eclipse Mill Gallery, 243 Union St., North Adams
Details: Artist gallery talk by Joanna Klain for her show “Something Found” at the Eclipse Mill Gallery. Making collage and mixed media works on paper allows for the playful experimentation with color, line and the illusion of space on a flat or shallow surface. “Something Found” contains fragments of intaglio proofs, painted and stenciled paper-cuts and bits of pigment prints. “I make images on and with paper driven by a preoccupation with the mysterious, the glimpsed and the imagined.” Opening reception for the show is Sunday, Sept. 12, 2-4PM.

Misty Blues at the HiLo

When: September 18 | 8 PM
Where: HiLo 55 Union Street, North Adams
Details: An evening of live music and dancing with the 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues. The band is based out of Berkshire County, MA. The band performs original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. 

NAMA Swap-O-Rama

When: September 18 | TBD
Where: American Legion Post #12591 American Legion Drive, North Adams
Details: A free event for artists to give away or sell art materials and equipment that they no longer need. The Swap is a one-day event where fellow artists meet to give away or sell art materials and equipment that they no longer need. It’s an opportunity for artists to acquire new-to-them materials either for free or at very little cost. Think of it like a low-cost tag sale. Get new stuff! Get rid of old stuff! Avoid the landfill! Make art! Hosted by Artist Impact Coalition.

SYNERGIES @greylockWORKS

When: September 18 – 19 and September 25 – 26 | 11 AM
Where: 508 State Road, North Adams
Details: An oasis for sparking collaboration and innovation, Greylock WORKS is reviving a 240,000 SF cotton-spinning mill in the northern Berkshires. The stunning campus hosts a co-work space, artist studios, a restaurant, a Culinary LAB, Berkshire Cider Project, a craft distillery, and events. For SYNERGIES, we’ll activate our outdoor courtyard and indoor promenade to feature a handful of regional makers alongside our regular line-up of food, beverage and design awesomeness.

Leni Fried Printmaking at The Old Stone Mill Center

When: September 18 & 19 | 11 AM – 5 PM and September 25 & 26 | 12 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Old Stone Mill Center
Details: Leni Fried’s passionate love for printmaking spans decades. Her ‘Trees of New England series of monoprints will be debuted at The Old Stone Mill Center, a former 1860 woolen’s mill. Affordable art, notecards and hand made journals will be gratefully shared. Come celebrate art. Masks may be required for entry.

Ann Scott at The Old Stone Mill Center in Adams

When: September 18 & 19 | 11 AM – 5 PM and September 25 & 26 | 12 AM – 5PM
Where: The Old Stone Mill Center, Adams
Details: I will be showing oil and watercolor paintings at The Old Stone Mill Center in Adams MA. My paintings are all focused on the beautiful Northern Berkshire area in particular on Mt. Greylock. I moved to Adams MA from Boston over 8 years ago and it was the best move ever.

The Old Stone Mill Center Bike Program

When: September 18 & 19 | 11 AM – 5 PM and September 25 & 26 | 12 AM – 5PM
Where: The Old Stone Mill Center
Details: The Old Stone Mill Center is a Zero Waste Maker Space. Come check out our bike program in the making. We have plenty of used bikes available for sale for adults and kids at reasonable prices. Masks may be required for entry.

Come View Local Arts in Adams Massachusetts

When: September 18 – 19 and September 25 – 26 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: North County Creates, 3E Hoosac St., Adams
Details: We are supporting the Artist of the area to help create a great Arts Community. We are a frame shop showing local artist in Adams Massachusetts. North County Creates has all forms of Art from woodworking, sculpture, illustration, pen & ink to oil painting.

Watercolor Painting Workshop

When: September 18 & September 25 | 2 PM
Where: Real Eyes Gallery, 71 Park St., Adams
Details: Join artist and instructor Robin Rapoza Hauser for an afternoon of watercolor painting at Real Eyes Gallery at 71 Park St., Adams, MA. Learn painting techniques such as wet on wet, salt reduction, and more. This workshop is limited to 6 people. $20.00 per person. Email [email protected] to register. These workshops are held from 2:00pm- 3:30pm.

Emily Lyons, “A Beautiful World”

When: September 21 – 26 | 9 AM
Where: Greylock Works, 508 State Road, Studio A-4, North Adams
Details: Beautiful World Paintings on Canvas for Kim Perry Insurance created by Emily Lyons, age 12. Emily lives with her family in North Adams. She will be entering 7th Grade at Drury High School in the fall. She has enjoyed the past three years exploring various forms of art media under the guidance of Melanie St. Pierre at Artsy Ave in North Adams. Emily enjoys painting without reference, mainly landscape scenes and animals. She hopes to continue improving her skills in the coming years. When she’s not painting, you can find Em on the softball field, playing Minecraft with friends, reading and snuggling her dog, Toby, and cat, Pitten.

Altered Books Workshop with Erica Manville

When: September 22 | 6 PM
Where: 74 Church St., North Adams
Details: Learn to repurpose old books to make them into glorious interactive pieces of art! With scissors, glue, and miscellaneous materials we will use creative writing prompts to inspire our altered book pieces of art. Be ready for hands-on artistic fun! Audience: Adults and teens

Outdoor Sculpture Walk at TOURISTS

When: September 23 | 5:30 PM
Where: The Tourists Trails behind The Airport Rooms. 861 State Rd., North Adams
Details: Delve deeper into the newly placed works by Steve and Dorota Coy, our sound sculptures from Airlift Collective, and the Philip Grausman heads. TOURISTS’ guide Nina Keneally will bring lively conversation to an exploration of the works. Stop by The Airport Rooms after to continue chatting and enjoy the riverside environment.

Misty Blues Duo/413 Bistro & Taproom

When: September 23 | 7 PM
Where: 413 Bistro & Taproom
Details: An evening of live music with Gina Coleman and Benny Kohn from the 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues. The group is based out of Berkshire County, MA. The duo will perform original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel.

2021 FreshGrass Festival

When: September 24 – 26
Where: MASS MoCA
Details: Featuring Dispatch (acoustic), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Watchouse, Sarah Jarosz, and many more! FreshGrass features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and platforms throughout the museum’s 16-acre campus.

MELTING POINT at Ferrin Contemporary

When: On view through September 25 | Wed – Sat. 11 AM – 5 PM
Where: Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
Details: The Melting Point is the degree when solid becomes soft, eventually becoming liquid and a boiling point is reached. Glaze melts, clay and glass soften, surface and form become pliable. This exhibition surveys work by a diverse group of 22 artists whose use of the melting point is central to their practice. Used metaphorically, as the planet warms we are finding ourselves closer to the melting point both physically and socially. In 2020, forces combined under pressure of the COVID virus, politics exploded and nature responded with melting ice, raging fires and extreme weather. Likewise, artists use the melting point as a metaphor in their work to express their political beliefs and sound the alarm using the fragile materials of glass and ceramic. The exhibition is a collaboration between Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, MA on the MASS MoCA campus and Heller Gallery, located in the Chelsea Art District of New York City. The co-curators and gallery directors are renowned specialists in their fields, Leslie Ferrin (ceramics) and Katya Heller (glass).

Don Gummer: Wall Reliefs, Drawings, and Sculpture

When: thru March 31, 2022
Where: The Artist Book Foundation: 1327 MASS MoCA Way, Building 13, 2nd Floor, North Adams
Details: In celebration of the new monograph, Don Gummer, The Artist Book Foundation (TABF) is delighted to announce the exhibition, Don Gummer: Wall Reliefs, Drawings, and Sculpture. The exhibition will reflect the artists’ unique sense of harmony through his careful juxtaposition of balance and proportion. Negative space becomes an intrinsic element in Gummer’s work, imparting a sense that his exquisite, seemingly permanent forms are ultimately as fleeting as any of nature’s own creations. Don Gummer: Wall Reliefs, Drawings, and Sculpture will open to the public August 26, 2021 – March 31, 2022. Admission to the TABF gallery is always free and all are welcome. Gallery is open 9am to 5pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays OR by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact [email protected] Gallery admission is always free and all are welcome.

The Presence of the Past

When: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in September | 12 – 7 PM
Where: Real Eyes Gallery, 71 Park St., Adams
Details: Pennie Brantley’s oil paintings from travels abroad pay homage to the diversity of the world, representing spirituality and the connectedness of all people no matter where they happen to be born. Five of the paintings are part of her still-in-progress Gestapo Prison series from Terezin, Czech Republic. In her 50 year long career, her work has been exhibited in many art centers, museums and galleries.

JERUSALEM 1960 + TATTOOED LADIES

When: September – December 2021
Where: BRILL GALLERY Eclipse Mill – Studio 109 243, Union Street, North Adams
Details: Photographs of Jerusalem in the 1960s by Magnum Photographer Leonard Freed. Freed’s Photographs are in the Collections of MoMA, MET, Smithsonian, etc. TATTOOED LADIES are Photographs of Regional Ladies. For the First Time, More Women along the Mohawk Trail are Tattooed than Men! Free and Open To The Public.


WILLIAMSTOWN ARTWEEK EVENTS

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Gallery Exhibit

When: September 16 | 10 AM
Where: 71 Spring Street, Williamstown
Details: Greylock Gallery, featuring artists Tracy Helgeson, John MacDonald, and Mary Sipp Green. All artists on display, showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary art from both emerging and established artists.

Writing by Moonlight

When: September 18 | 8 PM
Where: Fernández Terrace, Clark Art Institute
Details: Set your creativity alight under the waxing moon. Settle in on the Clark’s Fernández Terrace as a facilitator guides you through moments of freewriting and quiet contemplation of the landscape at night. Open to all ages; no experience necessary. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please visit https://www.clarkart.edu/event/detail/1861-87391 to register.

Gallery Talk – Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway

When: September 19 | 2 PM
Where: Clark Center Lower Lobby, The Clark Art Institute
Details: Bid a fond farewell to the landscapes and lore of Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway in this closing-day gallery talk. Free with gallery admission. Meet in the Lower Clark Center outside the exhibition just before 2 pm. Because space is limited, advance online registration is required. Please visit https://www.clarkart.edu/event/detail/1862-87392 to register.

Art To Go: Collage Kits

When: Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Clark Art Institute
Details: Enjoy art-making at home with the Clark’s collage kits! This free kit includes everything you need to make your own unique work of art inspired by the special exhibition Dürer & After—including two pages of detail images from the exhibition to cut out and collage. On September 18 and September 19, kits will be available at Clark Center Admissions during the museum’s opening hours: while supplies last.

Summer Sundays

When: September 19 | 3 PM
Where: Spring Street, Williamstown
Details: Summer Sundays on Spring St. brings artists, performers and family activity to Spring St. and adjoining Walden St. Come see local dance, listen to local musicians, meet artists and see their creations, and participate in family activities. Art packets from The Clark, vendor booths and more will be on site. Special guest artist Katie Runde FineArt will be on site creating a massive realist chalk drawing- and everyone will get a chance to try out their own designs!

Workshop: Metalworking with Heather Beck

When: September 22 | 3:30 PM
Where: David & Joyce Milne Public Library, 1095 Main Street, Williamstown
Details: Heather Beck, a long-time metalworker, jewelry-maker and teacher, will give a workshop for teens and a workshop for adults. During both 1 1/2 hour sessions, she will demonstrate how to make a copper bookmark, and guide students as they make their own. Space is limited, so please contact the Milne Library to sign up! Note: There are two sessions for the event. The Metalworking Workshop for teens takes place between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Metalworking Workshop for adults talks place between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To sign up, email: [email protected]

Artist Talk with Christine Sun Kim

When: September 23 | 12 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
Details: Berlin-based artist Christine Sun Kim discusses her wide-ranging practice around sound and language in this virtual program to be held via Zoom. Her work reflects on her experiences as part of the Deaf community and comments on the visual representation of sound, alongside its social and political operations, using performance, video, drawing, writing and technology. This talk is presented in conjunction with the Williams College Museum of Art exhibition Sweaty Concepts, which includes work by Kim in the WCMA collection. The talk will be presented with ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation. The program is free and open to the public via Zoom.

Williamstown Theatre Festival’s COMMUNITY WORKS PROGRAM: Theatre Workshop

When: September 24 | 4:30 PM
Where: The Williamstown Council on Aging — The Harper Center, 118 Church Street, Williamstown
Details: Williamstown Theatre Festival’s COMMUNITY WORKS PROGRAM operates year-round in Berkshire County with over 10 community partner organizations offering a variety of Theatre Workshops! Please join us for a public workshop led by Associate Artistic Director Laura Savia to learn and develop artistic and theatrical skills with a specific focus on self-expression! (In the event of inclement weather, we will switch to a virtual workshop, via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88119118247)

Gallery Opening at Poker Flats

When: September 24 | 5 PM | September 25 | 10 AM – 6 PM | September 26 | 12 – 5 PM
Where: 112 Water Street, Williamstown
Details: Poker Flats’ third and final exhibition in Williamstown, “I am afraid to own a Body,” opens on September 24 in Williamstown. There will a casual opening reception from 5-7 that day with drinks and light snacks. Many of the artists will be present.

Steve Dankner’s Photography and Digital Art

When: ongoing through the month of September
Where: David & Joyce Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St, Williamstown
Details: Steve’s digital images, with the exception of several realistic photographs, are created as abstract art directly on the computer without the use of a camera. He uses Photoshop and fractal software to create and manipulate his pictures, although most are nevertheless inspired by the natural world. His work will be on display at the Milne Library throughout the month of September, so please come by to visit!

Family Art Drop-in – Recycled Art!

When: September 25 | 11 AM – Noon
Where: David & Joyce Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St, Williamstown
Details: In celebration of ArtWeek Berkshires and Climate Preparedness Week, families are welcomed to join us for a morning of creating art using recycled materials. 


PITTSFIELD/RICHMOND ARTWEEK EVENTS

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First Fridays Artswalk

When: For the duration of ArtWeek
Where: Downtown Pittsfield
Details: For the month of September, First Fridays Artswalk will encompass a variety of indoor and outdoor locations in and around the downtown Pittsfield area. Enjoy brand new indoor art shows, murals, and Artscape’s Pittsfield Paintboxes all month long. You can view all locations and events at www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com, and new this year, you can download the PocketSights app to follow a virtual walking tour on your cell phone.

Number One Job

When: September 17 | 7 PM
Where: UU Church, 175 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield
Details: Becoming a mother is a magical transition that transforms one in body, mind, and soul. Artists Erica Manville (painter) and Melissa Quirk (poet) explore early days of motherhood through dimensions of poetry and visual art. Refreshments will be served. Artist Receptions with Live Performance Poetry with take place on two Friday evenings — September 3rd and 17th. The show will be on display all month long in the Unitarian Church Social Hall. Melissa Quirk is a poet, mother, teacher and Associate Director of WordXWord. Erica Manville is a painter, mother, teacher and founding Chair of the Public Arts Commission in North Adams. Visitors will be deeply moved by their complimentary artistic exploration of their number one job — motherhood.

Art Chat at the Berkshire Museum

When: September 18 (Third Saturday of every month, starting September 18) | 11 AM
Where: The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
Details: Join us for the first installment of our all-new Art Chat program at the Berkshire Museum! Enjoy a closer look at the art in our galleries and engage in conversations led by a museum educator, followed by a chance to do your own drawing and sketching. All ages welcome; best enjoyed by visitors ages 6+. This program is included with regular museum admission.

History Walk On The Hancock Shaker Village “Shaker Trail”

When: September 18 | 1 PM
Where: Hancock Shaker Village – Visitor Center
Details: Hike the Shaker Trail, with Hancock Shaker Village staff, located across Rt 20 from Hancock Shaker Village, to the HSV North Family Site and to Mount Sinai, a spiritual “feast ground” for the Shaker community. Hike will include stops at remains of mill sites, of the North Family dwelling site (active from 1821-1867), and the summit of the mountain, where the Shakers held special celebratory services twice a year in the mid-19th century. Moderate to strenuous hike. NOTE: This walk does not include general admission to the Village. For a fee, admission to the Village can be arranged before the free Heritage Walk. 3 hours–2.5 miles. To register– 413-443-0188 x-0 or [email protected] Meet at the HSV Visitor Center/ticket desk, main entrance, on Rt 20 (34 Lebanon Mt. Road), Pittsfield/Hancock. From the junction of Rt 41 & Rt 20 junction–drive west on Rt 20 for 1/2 mile to the HSV entrance.

Misty Blues Duo at Balderdash

When: September 19 | 2 PM
Where: Balderdash Cellars 81 State Street, Richmond
Details: An evening of live music with Gina Coleman & Benny Kohn from the 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues. The duo is based out of Berkshire County, MA. The Misty Blues duo performs original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel. 

Tell It Slant Poetry Festival 2021

When: September 20 – 26, multiple events | 5 PM
Where: Virtual
Details: The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival is a FREE event that celebrates contemporary creativity and the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson from her Valley home. This year’s free online Festival includes a headlining reading from Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and Tiana Clark, behind-the-scenes looks at the Museum’s restoration project, diverse readings, generative workshops, a masterclass with Tess Taylor, the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, and more.

“A Crossing” at Barrington Stage Company

When: September 23 – October 17
Where: Boyd-Quinson Stage
Details: Pulsing with energy and emotional intensity, this story about a group of migrants crossing the southern border is raw, visceral and electrifying — demonstrating the personal impact of crossing an “invisible line.” The group faces many dangers, including the coyote — a human smuggler. This new dance musical ingeniously combines compelling lyrics, athletic choreography and elements of Mexican folk music to tell a remarkable tale of courage, fear and struggle. On Going from Sept 23–Oct 17. Performances are Tues–Sat with shows at 7:30PM, Sat & Sun 3PM matinees as well.

Berkshire OLLI Presents: Beyond the Three Bs (Back, Beethoven, and Brahams) presented by Ken Stark

When: September 24 | 1 PM
Where: The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
Details: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms were incredible geniuses whose works bring joy and inspire us. But wait… there’s more. There are numerous contemporaries of those three, whose compositions are so amazing that you want… no, should… hear some of them. We will explore those often neglected, or underplayed composers and listen to many of their works. You may be surprised when experiencing these astonishing masterpieces. This is the first session in a 6-week course. This course is offered in-person at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. Please note that all in-person course attendees must affirm that they have been fully vaccinated when registering and must wear masks in class at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

On the Wall Video Art Show on the Outside of the Colonial Theatre

When: Friday September 24 | 7:30 – 9 PM  Due to rain, this event is no longer part of ArtWeek; event will take place on Friday, October 1, 7:30 to 9 PM
Where: The Colonial Theatre 111 South Street, Pittsfield
Details: Come experience an unique outdoor show of video art created by 9 local artists
projected on the south wall of the Colonial Theatre. This large-scale projection show of short videos was produced by local artist and sculptor Joe Wheaton who is well -known for his projections that have been shown in many venues in the Berkshires and beyond. Family friendly. Bring a lawn chair. FREE EVENT. This show is a collaboration of Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association, Berkshire Lightscapes and Berkshire Art Association. For more information email [email protected]

2nd Annual Drive Walk Bike By Art Show

When: September 25 | 2 – 6 PM
Where: Pittsfield
Details: Let’s overload Pittsfield neighborhoods with art and celebrate the creative culture and community of our wonderful city! TO PARTICIPATE AS AN ARTIST and get your location on the map, please send your Pittsfield address to: [email protected] by September 10th. ARTISTS CAN display visual art (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashion, sidewalk art, video…) from their porches, trees, on their lawns, driveways, open their garages, project on homes, place on easels… IF YOU ARE NOT AN ARTIST but you know an artist that lives outside of Pittsfield – you are welcome to invite them to whatever space you have available. Also if you collect art by area artists you’d like to display outside, that would be great too! If you are an artist outside of Pittsfield and looking for a Pittsfield host please just email or private message me! (Rain date Sunday September 26th 2pm – 6pm). Email: [email protected]

Collaboration: A Conversation

When: September 25 | 5:30 PM
Where: The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield
Details: On Friday, September 24 at 5:30pm, The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts presents Collaboration: A Conversation with Karen and Paul moderated by Jayne Benjulian.  This event is a part of the county-wide ArtWeek Berkshires event.  It is a part of THE CHASE / GRAUBARD SHOW featuring artists Karen Chase and Paul Graubard.  Karen Chase is an abstract painter. Paul Graubard paints narrative, visionary works. Their paintings could not be more different. They are married. This show highlights a few of their collaborations, as well as their individual paintings. When they make collaborations, each is free to obliterate or change what the other has done. Chase, a writer and poet, has been painting since she was a little girl. Graubard began to paint when he was in his sixties, giving up his practice as a psychologist.  The show is up through September 25. 

Indoors Out! Dance on North

When: September 25 | 5 PM
Where: Sotille Park and Persip Park
Details: Indoors Out! Dance on North at Sottile Park and Persip Park. These two downtown locations will feature free outdoor dance performances by local (and nearby) performers. Come for this FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates live performance in the Berkshires! Performances include works by RawDance, Fiona Scruggs, Fern Katz, Danielle Galietti, and Molly Hess. Performances will loop over the course of the two-hour event, so there’s time to catch the action at both locations.

Tour The Historic Colonial Theatre

When: September 25 | 10 AM
Where: Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield
Details: Enjoy a journey with Bill Munn through the history of the gilded age Colonial Theatre, owned by The Berkshire Theatre Group, as you hear the story of the 1903 world-class theatre, movie house, National Historic Treasure appointment by Hillary Clinton, restoration, and 2006 grand re-opening. 1 hour. To register– email: [email protected] or 413- 448-8084 ext. 18 Located at 111 South St., just north of the junction of Rts. 7 & 20 in the center of Pittsfield. Wear sensible walking shoes for walking through 3 floor levels. We do have elevator access.

Watercolors and Acrylics – Michael Coyne

When: September 25 | 2 PM
Where: In front of Hotel on North, 297 North St., Pittsfield
Details: I will be displaying paintings and canvas prints of my paintings-acrylics and watercolors.

The Land of the Thunder Dragon: Bhutan Through the Lens of Mead Eagle Photography

When: Ongoing through January 9, 2022
Where: Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
Details: A collection of 26 informal portraits, breathtaking landscapes, and lively scenes created by internationally-acclaimed Berkshire artists Sally Eagle and Dan Mead during several visits spanning from 1999 to 2011, combined with stories and observations from the photographers themselves, bring viewers not just to Bhutan, but to Mead and Eagle’s Bhutan – one filled with the warmth of close friendships and the generosity of strangers, exhilarating views and challenging terrain, and unforgettable moments that have become cherished memories. Ongoing through January 9, 2022. The Berkshire Museum is open daily: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

Objects and Their Stories

When: Ongoing through January 9, 2022
Where: Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
Details: Objects and Their Stories is a brand-new Berkshire Museum experience that activates the museum’s unique collection of fine art, historical artifacts, and scientific specimens to tell a never-ending series of stories about human history, exploring the ways in which humankind has shaped and been shaped by the world around it. Art Week visitors will enjoy favorite marble statues including “Veiled Rebecca” and “The Lost Pleiad”, stunning painted landscapes and impeccable portraits, American craftsmanship, unusual antiques, items from the ancient world, and much more. Ongoing through January 9, 2022. The Berkshire Museum is open daily: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.


LENOX ARTWEEK EVENTS

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Guild of Berkshire Artist’s Plein Air Program

When: September 16 (Daily in good weather depending on weather) | 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Where: Various
Details: Join our Plein Air group to paint, draw and photograph outside at different Berkshire locations each day of the week, weather and regulations permitting, 9:30-1pm free for members ($52 a year), @$10 a day nonmembers @$20 for season for affiliates who abide by our rules: [Carry in, carry out(even watercolor water). Leave the area pristine. Be friendly. Don’t work on paths or in buildings. Pay entrance fee if required.] Sign up by 6:30pm the night before and check updates at 8am at https://www.berkshireartists.org/plein-air Watch artists at work. Work till noon, then join us for lunch (each buys or brings) followed by positive critique. Bring supplies. Open to artists of all levels! See Resources at berkshireartists.org/members-area, Thursdays: The Mount; Fridays: Lenox; Saturday: West Stockbridge by Post office; Sundays: Norman Rockwell Museum grounds; Mondays: Hancock Shaker Village, Tuesdays: Lake Cheshire or Oxbow. We have been doing this for several years but this year open it to nonmembers.

Janet Pumphrey Gallery

When: September 16 | 10 AM | Open all week
Where: 17 Housatonic Street, Lenox
Details: I opened the Janet Pumphrey Gallery at 17 Housatonic Street in Lenox in June, 2020. While photography is a representational medium, I appreciate the ability to manipulate a photograph through the artistic imagery available both in-camera and in post-processing, turning what was a realistic photograph into a creative work of art. My cityscapes and landscapes are at times painterly and impressionist and at times stark, reflective, and architectural.

Virtual Collage Club with IS183 Art School

When: September 16 | 6 – 7 PM
Where: Virtual
Details: Cut, stick, and be social! Join Collage Artist Karen Arp-Sandel to play with paper, be inspired by a prompt, and enjoy the company of other creatives. All levels of experience are welcome and all prompts can be completed with a magazine, scissors, and a glue stick! Tuition is free, though you may also choose to make a $5 donation.

Misty Blues @ Firefly

When: September 17 | 7 PM
Where: Firefly Gastropub 71 Church Street, Lenox
Details: An evening of live music and dancing with the 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues. The band is based out of Berkshire County, MA. The band performs original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. 

Historic Lenox Village Walking Tour–Visualizing 250 Years Of History

When: September 18 | 10 AM
Where: Lenox
Details: Lenox Village has a history ranging from the Revolutionary era to mid-19th century shire town to the Gilded Age Cottager Era. Join Lucy Kennedy, from the Lenox Historical Society, for this walk to gain an appreciation of the breadth of the history of this little village. 1 hour–0.5 mile. Meet at the Lenox Historical Society, 65 Main St.–across from the shopping plaza & Neijaimes Liquor Store. Parking is available behind the bank next door. 

Lenox Art Walk

When: September 18 & 19 | Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM | Sun. 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Downtown Lenox
Details: Lenox Art Walk features the work of over 40 artists in small-scale art villages in downtown Lenox, plus several excellent local galleries. You’ll find paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more. There’s something for everyone! Be sure to visit our fantastic restaurants and shops while you’re in town. Hosted by Lenox Chamber of Commerce.

Lynne M. Anstett – Photography – Lenox Art Walk

When: September 18 & 19 | Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM | Sun. 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Lenox Art Walk
Details: Photography Art Exhibit at the Lenox Art Walk

“The Farewell” With Molly Rideout & Matt Tannenbaum

When: September 19 | 4 PM
Where: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
Details: Molly Rideout, the 2021 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Resident, and Matt Tannenbaum of the Bookstore in Lenox will discuss her residency and how it led her to Augustus “Aug” Martin, an amateur photographer, barber, house-painter and all-around reveler, from the small community of Lenox Dale in the early 1900s. Her research on Martin inspired her public art installation, ‘The Farewell,” on view at The Mount and The Bookstore. This program will also celebrate the launch of her limited-edition, hand-bound artist book, which includes the full text of her essay “The Farewell.”

SculptureNow Special Artists-Guided Tour

When: September 19 | 2 – 4 PM
Where: The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox
Details: Artist-Guided tours of 30 new, juried, large-scale sculptures by nationally and internationally recognized artists September 19 and October 10, 2-4pm. Sited on the grounds of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, this is a unique interaction of art and nature. Self-guided tours thru October 13, dawn to dusk.

Misty Blues @ Firefly

When: September 24 | 7 PM
Where: Firefly Gastropub 71 Church Street
Details: An evening of live music and dancing with the 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues. The band is based out of Berkshire County, MA. The band performs original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. 

The Gibson Girl: A Gilded Age Icon

When: September 25 | 3:30 PM
Where: Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St., Lenox
Details: Program committee member Tom Hayes will give a visual presentation on “The Gibson Girl: A Gilded Age Icon,” covering the life of the famed artist, Charles Dana Gibson, his work and his wife. Gibson, the most talented and successful commercial artist between 1890 and 1920, created an ideal American woman, so lovely that she would become for all time the symbol of her own age – The Gibson Girl. Tall, elegant, independent and strong, she was competent either on a bicycle or in the ballroom. She was a national treasure, a definition of style that taught an entire generation of women how to walk, talk and dress. Hayes has lectured extensively, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning and Elder Hostel. He served as president of Edith Wharton Restoration at The Mount and is presently co-owner of Classical Excursions, a specialty tour company. Admission is $20. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206

Walking Tour Of Elegant Cliffwood Street And Yokun Avenue, Lenox

When: September 25 | 10 AM
Where: Lenox Historical Society at 65 Main St., Lenox
Details: Cliffwood Street and Yokun Avenue remain among the most elegant streets in Lenox. Join Lucy Kennedy, from the Lenox Historical Society, as she describes how these were the major areas for “summer cottagers” and other wealthy 19th century residents to build their summer homes. Hear the background on what remains, as well as what used to be. 1 hour–0.5 mile. Meet at the Lenox Historical Society at 65 Main St.–across from the shopping plaza & Neijaimes Liquor Store. Parking is available behind the next-door bank.

“BELONGING: Seeing Yourself & Others” A Lenox Student Art Show

When: September 25 – October 25 | Gallery Hours: Tues – Thurs 10 AM – 7 PM & Fri/Sat 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Welles Gallery at the Lenox Library, 18 Main Street, Lenox
Details: Over 100 artworks created by students from Lenox, grades 6-12 will be on display, in a variety of media, responding to the theme of belonging and visibility. Students were asked, “What does it mean for you to be seen, heard, and valued?
To value someone else?”

Two Perspectives on the Natural World: Paintings by Ghetta Hirsch and Carolyn Newberger

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox
Details: Experience “Two Perspectives on the Natural World: Paintings by Ghetta Hirsch and Carolyn Newberger.” Together their paintings create a visual conversation, evoking nature from alternative points of view—one vast, one intimate—a vibrant dialogue in which form, color and expressive response connect us, through these two perspectives, both near and far, to the preciousness of the natural world. The community is invited to the artists’ reception on September 25th from 4-7pm. The show will run September 18-October 31.

SculptureNow

When: Self-guided tours thru October 13 | dawn to dusk
Where: The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox
Details: Artist-Guided tours of 30 new, juried, large-scale sculptures by nationally and internationally recognized artists September 19 and October 10, 2-4pm. Sited on the grounds of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, this is a unique interaction of art and nature. A special tour on September 19 will include the presence of several exhibiting sculptors who will talk about their sculptures during the tour.


GREAT BARRINGTON/SOUTH COUNTY ARTWEEK EVENTS

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The Edge of Night: photographs by Lee Backer

When: September 16 – 26
Where: Monterey Library, Knox Gallery, 452 Main Rd., Monterey
Details: The Edge of Night, photographs by Lee Backer opens on August 27. Backer, a landscape photographer who resides in New Marlborough, MA and New York City will exhibit photographs made in urban and small-town settings at twilight, “when the sky slowly relinquishes its light to the street lamps, car lights, lighted windows, and electric signs of the night”.

Robin’s Candy Store

When: September 16 – 26
Where: 288 Main Street, Great Barrington
Details: Stop in all week for a FREE SAMPLE of the favorite candy of your favorite local artist! Each day will feature a different artist’s fav treat. Can you guess who loves Jelly Belly’s? Sea Salt Caramels? Chocolate Covered Pretzels? Come find out! During Art Week a percentage of profits will be donated to the Great Barrington Cultural District to support our local artistic community.

An Interpretive Stroll On The Housatonic River Walk – Berkshires’ National Recreation Trail

When: September 18 | 10 AM
Where: Du Bois River Garden Park, Bridge St., Great Barrington
Details: Enjoy a narrated tour offered by the Gt. Barrington Land Conservancy of this designated National Recreation Trail that follows the Housatonic River as it flows behind Main St. Incredible volunteer efforts removed 400 tons of debris from the river and developed a trail that respects nature and reveals the river’s beauty. Learn of the historic, cultural and ecological significance of the river. 1 hour–0.5 mile To register–[email protected] or 413-429-6416. “Meet at the Du Bois River Garden Park at Church St. & River St. The River Walk is in the heart of Great Barrington. Parking is located off Rt. 7, on Bridge St., behind the Searles Bryant building (across the street from Memorial Field and the Gt. Barrington Coop).

The Secrets Of Muddy Pond & The Building Of The 1st U.S. Railroad Mountain Crossing: Designated A National Historic Landmark In 2020

When: September 18 | 10 AM
Where: Washington
Details: Dave Pierce, from the Chester Railway Station Museum, offers this hike to Muddy Pond, on the watershed divide of the Berkshires. You will learn of its interesting history, as this area presented unique challenges to Whistler’s father as he engineered the world’s first mountain railroad up and over the Berkshire plateau. This area is wonderfully scenic, has abundant wildlife and has an amazing history. Learn why this 5-acre Housatonic River headwaters has earned the title of “most deceptive body of water in Mass.” and the challenges it posed to the first railroad builders over the Berkshires. A level walk on the traprock on the side of the railroad tracks. You are welcome to tour the Chester Railroad Station Museum, a National Historic Landmark, afterwards. Donations welcome for the museum. Heavy rain will cancel. 2 hours–3 miles. To register– email: [email protected] or 413-354-7752. From the junction of Rt 102 & Rt 20 in Lee–Drive 7 miles east on Rt 20 to West Becket, to the junction where Rt 8 splits. Turn left onto Rt 20-east/Rt 8-north. Drive for 5 miles, and at the bottom of a long hill, take a left turn onto Rt 8-north. Drive 10 miles to the Washington Town Hall and take a right turn onto Summit Hill Rd. Shortly, you will reach a narrow bridge over the railroad tracks–park along here. OR FROM DALTON–follow Rt 8 south (approx. 9 miles) and turn left onto Summit Hill Rd. in Washington. Within a short distance, you will reach a narrow bridge over the railroad tracks-park along here. Please don’t park along Summit Hill Rd. past the bridge. GPS 42.37490, -73.11129 

Forty Years in Forty Minutes – David Ricci’s Life in Photography

When: September 18 | 4 PM
Where: Bernay Fine Art 296 Main St., Great Barrington
Details: Join artist David Ricci at Bernay Fine Art as he takes you on a whirlwind tour of his four-decade career as a fine art photographer. He will be presenting prints from several projects spanning his entire career, from early architectural pieces to his signature “Edge of Chaos” portfolios to his ambitious current project, Hunter/Gatherer. Prints from Hunter/Gatherer are included in Bernay’s exhibition “Be Still”. Ricci’s monograph “EDGE” will be published in December by Fall Line Press in Atlanta.

Historical Walking Tour Of Stockbridge, Ma

When: September 18 | 10 AM
Where: Stockbridge Congregational Church, Stockbridge
Details: Join Bess Dillman, from Berkshire Hiker, for a history tour of Stockbridge–from the first residents, to the missionary settlement, to Elizabeth Freeman, to writer Catherine Sedgwick, to Norman Rockwell and more. Stockbridge has a colorful history! We will walk along the streets and into the cemetery. 2 hours–1.5 miles. To register, as participation is limited to 15, email [email protected] Meet at the Stockbridge Congregational Church parking lot, 44 Main St., Stockbridge.

Oil Painting Demo by Artist Bob Watkins

When: September 18 | 2 PM
Where: Evergreen, 291 Main St., Great Barrington
Details: Local artist, Bob Watkins will present an oil painting demonstration. Bob is best known for his ethereal landscapes and beautiful florals. Examples of his paintings can be viewed in the window at Evergreen.

SELF-GUIDED WALK: IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK

When: September 18 | 9 AM
Where: Sheffield Town Green
Details: This self-guided walking tour can be taken at your convenience. Pick up a tour booklet on the steps of the Old Stone Store or go to. www.ifthishousecouldtalk.weebly.com for a virtual version. The tour tells the history of eleven buildings on the Sheffield Green, and the people who lived, worked & worshiped in them. Many of the buildings date to the 18th & early 19th centuries. The tour takes around 40 minutes and is around one mile in distance, most of which is on sidewalks and flat terrain. Please view the buildings from the sidewalk and public areas of the Green. Scan the QR codes in the tour booklet or follow along with the virtual version on your phone for bonus content like historic photos. Tour booklets can be picked up at Sheffield Historical Society Old Stone Store, 137 Main St./Rt.7, next to the Mobil Station. Park in the town parking lot behind the gas station. 

Music Mondays – Dance Party with DJ Gabby Squalia

When: Monday, September 20 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge
Details: Dance Party with DJ Gabby Squalia, Berkshire County’s popular DJ plays your favorite dance tunes. Don’t forget to wear your dancin’ shoes! Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

Paper Marbling Demonstration

When: Tuesday, September 21 | 12 PM
Where: Lauren Clark Fine Art, 684 Main St., Great Barrington
Details: At her eponymous gallery/studio in Gt Barrington, Lauren Clark will demonstrate the ancient craft of Turkish Paper Marbling. A hit with adults and children alike, everyone loves to see the magic of marbling! Lauren has been a paper marbler for over 30 years and has been teaching workshops for almost as many. Her work has graced the covers of many a fine bookbinder and been made into seven books by Dover Publications. Her marbled paper can be purchased at her gallery during the event. Lauren is a picture framer and the owner/director of Lauren Clark Fine Art, a contemporary craft and art gallery in Gt. Barrington, MA.

S•M•Art Kits: Where Science Meets Art

When: September 21, 2021
Where: See below
Details: Flying Cloud Institute is putting together S•M•Art Kits: Where Science Meets Art to give away to families. They will include all the materials needed to make your own invisible ink painting. Here’s a link to a video example. This is a fun and creative way to create an original painting while also learning about pH and chemistry! We will be sharing this experience in the following ways: We will offer this art project LIVE with our staff at the W.E.B. Dubois Parent Night on 9/21. We will offer this art project LIVE with our staff outdoors at the 9/25 Gt. Barrington Farmers Market and outdoors at the Festival Latino the same day. We will offer a live Zoom with Angel Heffernan, S•M•Art Educator and YWIS Director on Saturday 9/25 at 11:00 am for families to tune in and do the project with us. We will be distributing kits to the girls in our after school programs in Pittsfield public schools. Families can request a kit by completing this request form and picking one up at our Gt. Barrington office at any point during Art Week or until kits run out.

Writing Your Pandemic Story

When: September 23 | 7 AM
Where: Virtual
Details: The “Write Your Pandemic Story” workshop helps participants document their experiences in the COVID 19 pandemic. Some people want to preserve their story for posterity; others wish to share their story with family, friends, their community, or in some form of publication. In addition to creating a kind of time capsule, writing can be a healthy way to process difficult experiences and may help people feel a sense of closure. Participants will write in response to prompts and questions about how their personal and professional lives were affected by COVID; and will be provided with editing advice and suggestions for how to complete the project, post-workshop.

25th Annual Festival Latino Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

When: September 25 | 12 PM
Where: Town Hall Park, St. James Place, Great Barrington
Details: The Festival Latino of the Berkshires is a celebration of Latin American folkloric dance companies and features live music performances, language, dance, and cultural education activities, artisans, and a variety of Latin cuisine vendors. The Festival Latino of the Berkshires has been known for its high-quality performances and community spirit. It has created a legacy with the purpose of enjoying and celebrating the diversity of Hispanic Heritage and Culture in the Berkshires. It is free of charge, alcohol-free, and open to the public. The Festival Latino invites families, students, and community members near and far to join in on this special celebration, revive our spirits, and share in this cultural experience.

Artist Gallery Talks and Artist Reception

When: September 25 | 3 PM
Where: 234 Long Pond Rd., Great Barrington
Details: At 4 pm Guest Artist Lynn Wadsworth wild give a Gallery Talk about her new book “Salvages”, collages and clay sculpture which are on exhibition. Lynn’s talk will be followed by a discussion with all four artists participating in the Open Studio. Artist reception from 3-6pm, Open Studio 12-6.

David Ricci & Shaun O’Boyle: Two Photographers / Two Paths to Photo Book Publication

When: September 25 | 7 PM
Where: Shaker Mill Books 3 Depot St., West Stockbridge
Details: Join Berkshire photographers David Ricci and Shaun O’Boyle for a discussion of their unique journeys that led to publication of their photography books. They will discuss the subjects of their books, the publishing methods they chose, and the processes they followed.  Shaun will be presenting his large format book of photographs from multiple visits to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation. Titled “Portraits of Place in Antarctica”, the book includes spectacular 24”x36” prints of Antarctic landscapes and architecture, hand-printed by the artist, and produced in a limited edition of 5 copies. David will describe his life-long journey that led to the publication of his monograph “EDGE” which includes images from several projects spanning his career. Ricci’s work is characterized by extremely complex compositions that resonate with gesture, pattern, and rhythm. His book will be published in December by Fall Line Press in Atlanta. Seating limited to 40 people.

Encountering W.E.B. Du Bois–National Historic Landmark Tour

When: September 25 | 1 PM & 2 PM
Where: Du Bois Homesite (at 612 So. Egremont Rd), located on Route 23 – 2 miles south of Gt. Barrington
Details: W.E.B. Du Bois, the great African-American author and civil rights leader, was born and raised in Great Barrington and returned frequently. Join David Glassberg, from the Univ. of Massachusetts, for an interpretive tour on a level woods trail leading to the foundation of Du Bois’ boyhood home–a National Historic Landmark and the first destination in the U.S. to tell the story of his life and legacy. 1 hour–<0.5 mile. Meet at the Du Bois Homesite (at 612 So. Egremont Rd), located 2 miles south of Gt. Barrington center. At junction where Rt 7 & Rt 23 split off, take Rt 23 and drive west for ~ 1 mile.

Explore The 1744 Historic Grounds And Farm Of April Hill

When: September 25 | 10 AM
Where: April Hill – 62 Undermountain Rd., (Rt 41) So. Egremont
Details: Join Will Conklin, from the Greenagers for an easy walking tour of the 1744 historic house and the 100-acre property of April Hill Conservation and Education Center (the former Kellogg Conservation Center). 1.5 hours– < 1 mile. To register–email: [email protected] or 413-644-9090. Meet at 62 Undermountain Rd., (Rt 41) So. Egremont, MA. From the north: while driving on Rt 23 through the center of So. Egremont, MA, at the junction of Rt 23 & 41, turn onto Rt 41 and drive 1 mile. From the south: from Salisbury, CT, drive 12 miles on Rt 41.

Touring The Neighborhoods Of West Stockbridge: The Catholic Cemetery

When: September 25 | 10:30 AM
Where: West Stockbridge: The Catholic Cemetery, on Rt 41, 1 mile north of the village center
Details: Join Bob Salerno and John Parker, from the West Stockbridge Historical Society, as they explore the town’s largest cemetery. Established in 1870, the Catholic cemetery is the final resting place of many of our area’s prominent citizens and immigrant citizens during the height of the industrial age. Reception to follow at the Old Town Hall. 1.5 hours, <0.5 mile. To register email: [email protected] Meet at the cemetery on Rt 41, 1 mile north of the village center.

8th Annual Berkshire Pottery Tour

When: September 25 & 26 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: A self-guided motor tour of 5 working pottery studios around the southern Berkshires
Details: The 8th Berkshire Pottery Tour, a self-guided motor tour of 5 working pottery studios around the southern Berkshires, is set for the weekend of Sept. 25-26, with studios open from 10-5 each day . Admission is free and families are welcome. The tour runs north-south and east-west, and can be begun at any point, from the Richmond studio of Ben Evans to Paula Shalan in Stockbridge, IS183 Art School in Stockbridge, Daniel Bellow in Great Barrington and on to Ellen Grenadier in Monterey and Linda Skipper will be online only this year.

“Re-Frame The Outdoors” Through “Kid-Tinted Glasses” At The Bidwell House Museum Grounds–A Family Hike

When: September 26 | 10 AM
Where: Bidwell House Museum, Art School Rd., Monterey
Details: Join this child-led walk at the Bidwell House Museum grounds with Taylor Staubach, from Berkshire Family Hikes, and discover how to see things through “kid-tinted glasses”. As parents, we want to help our children appreciate nature and find a connection to it. But more times than not, they don’t need our prompting. Oftentimes, it is the kids that help us connect to a part of nature that we’ve lost as we age. Kids continually surprise us where their thoughts lead. Some of these questions and our attempted answers may inevitably lead us to revisiting things we haven’t thought about in a long time. Kids reframe the world for us, because of their ability to simultaneously see things in two ways, oscillating between big picture concepts to the minute details near-at-hand. It challenges us to explain things at their level of understanding; and while we’re worrying about covering ground, they’re uncovering small wonders that we’ve overlooked. 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles


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