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CARE SYLLABUS Project Receives Cultural Council Grant
08:06AM / Friday, April 02, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — CARE SYLLABUS, a joint project of MCLA's The Mind's Eye and MASS MoCA, has received a $3,200 grant from the Cultural Council of the Northern Berkshires.     By engaging with artists, educators, and academics, CARE SYLLABUS hopes to facilitate critical discussion and strengthen cultural relationships in Western Massachusetts and beyond. Through a combination of public digital programming and online exhibitions, CARE SYLLABUS has mimicked a classroom syllabus to create five modules, guided by guest curators, which examine the theme of care from different perspectives.     The Cultural Council grant will support the development

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Berkshire, Barrington Stage Companies Look Forward to Summer Return
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:04AM / Monday, March 29, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The past year of pandemic was a markedly difficult year for the arts, but local theaters are looking forward to COVID-19-friendly programming in the new year.   "It's been a year of trying to understand what a government's role is in taking care of us, not only in terms of our health but in terms of society, justice, and for all of these things to be happening at once," Berkshire Theatre Group's Artistic Director Kate Maguire said. "The only thing I know is that when we do start leaving our houses, we're going to be faced with different realities, and I think we should all be trying to create something really better for the

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Clark Art: Virtual Artist Conversation
12:58PM / Monday, March 22, 2021
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Artist Jennie C. Jones discusses her site-specific installation in the Clark's "Ground/work" exhibition with Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown, associate professor at Dartmouth College and author of "The Repeating Body: Slavery's Visual Resonance in the Contemporary" (Duke University Press), on Tuesday, March 23.    This free program takes place over Zoom at 6 pm.   "Ground/work," the Clark's first outdoor exhibition, consists of newly commissioned site-responsive installations by six  contemporary artists set throughout the woodland trails and open meadows of the  140-acre campus.    Working

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Berkshire Museum Temporarily Closes After Positive COVID-19 Test
12:18PM / Monday, March 15, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. The Berkshire Museum has temporarily closed  after becoming aware of a positive COVID-19 case within the building.   Museum staff made the decision to close Sunday after learning someone who had recently been on site had tested positive for the Coronavirus. All visitors with reservations during the closure will be contacted by the museum to reschedule or refund their tickets.   The Museum will reopen Thursday, March 18   Museum staff were notified the afternoon of Sunday, March 14 that an individual who had recently been on site tested positive for COVID-19. Visitors, staff, and contractors who may have interacted with the individual will be contacted

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Hancock Shaker Village New Staff Appointed
03:15PM / Friday, March 12, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hancock Shaker Village announced the appointments of Linda Johnson as Curator and Brenda Lynch as Director of Development, a newly created position.   "We are so pleased to welcome these dynamic professionals, who will help the Village advance its goals of not only preserving the legacy and material culture of the Shakers, but providing deeper connections to the museum's extraordinary content through access to its collections, exhibitions, programs, and landscape," said Jennifer Trainer Thompson, director of Hancock Shaker Village.   Johnson will oversee the 22,000 object collection, which includes the largest single collection (25) of

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EfoolsAll and FunBerkshire Comedy Event
08:02AM / Friday, March 12, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Berkshire County is collaborating with 1Berkshire for an April Fool's Comedy program to benefit the Berkshire County COVID-19 Relief Fund run by Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.   Punnily named "EfoolsAll and FunBerkshire," the event will be presented by the Laugh Dealers, recent graduates of EforAll Berkshire County's Business Accelerator program.  The show will include the duo's "digital impersonations" and four nationally-known stand-up comedians: Steven Rogers (Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Seth Brown (High Mud Comedy Fest at MassMOCA) Isabel

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Pittsfield To Host Virtual Spring Art Contest
04:25PM / Monday, March 01, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield will hold a virtual spring art contest open to city youth and adults.    The contest is being held in lieu of the city’s annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble which will not be held this year due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety protocols.   The contest features a coloring category with two separate submissions for youth in Pre-K and K-2 grades. The contest will also accept original art submissions in the following three categories: grades 3-6, teens, and adults (18 and older).    Entries for each contest will be accepted now through Sunday, March 28.   Each winner will receive a cash prize and will be

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Berkshire Arts Association To Host Virtual Real Art Party
12:39PM / Friday, February 12, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Artists from the Berkshires and beyond are contributing 10x10 inch original works of art to be given away for $25 each during the virtual 10x10 RAParty (Real Art Party) on Thursday, Feb. 18.   The art show and party will benefit Berkshire County students through BAA Fellowship scholarships, field trips to Berkshire educational art departments, free admission for students to the Berkshire Museum, art supplies for students, teachers, and more.    "It's always a fun community event that brings out the best of our local artists as well as some friendly competition from the crowd," said BAA President Mary Beth Eldridge.   A $25 ARTtix

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BART Theatre to Perform Frankenstein Radio Play
08:07AM / Thursday, January 21, 2021
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter Public School's Theatre program will host "Frankenstein," The Radio Play, by Philip Grecian at 7:30p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Information to register can be found on the @BART.Charter.Public.School Facebook page.

Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein," the BART Theatre department created this piece over Zoom, in the style of a radio play, as a part of remote learning. This play is free of charge. Please note that there are some disturbing moments; viewer discretion is advised

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BAA Fellowship Show 2021 Call For Art
12:04PM / Wednesday, January 06, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County college art majors are invited to apply for the 2021 juried Berkshire Art Association College Fellowship Show. 

$5,000 in fellowship grants will be awarded to college art majors whose work is selected. The Fellowship is open to Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as to non-residents majoring in art at a Berkshire County college – Berkshire Community College, MCLA, Williams, and Simon's Rock.    The call for art  will open on Friday, Jan. 8, and close on  Sunday, Feb. 21 , 2021 at 11:59 pm. Submission will be through

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