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Mass MoCA Appoints New Director
02:15PM / Thursday, September 23, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kristy Edmunds, executive and artistic director University of California, Los Angeles Center for the Art of Performance has been appointed as the new museum director.   The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) announced the appointment Thursday after a 10-month international search and a unanimous decision.   "We are thrilled to welcome Kristy to North Adams and MASS MoCA; Kristy brings an exceptional record of artistic vision, community engagement, and leadership to Mass MoCA," said Timur Galen, chair of the Mass MoCA Foundation Board of Trustees. "Among a deep and diverse pool of very

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MCLA-Pittsfield to Feature Ian Mosher as October Artist of the Month
07:59AM / Thursday, September 23, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —Recent MCLA graduate Ian Mosher will be the featured artist at MCLA-Pittsfield during October, with work on display at the College's Pittsfield location at 66 Allen Street.    Mosher's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk, sponsored by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.    Mosher, who retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army, is a professional graphic designer and photographer. He attended the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program before earning his bachelor's degree in art,

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MCLA Presents 'Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance'
11:53AM / Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The History and Political Science Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present "Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance" a virtual musical theatre event, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, via Zoom.     This event is free and open to the public. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/85908275667.    This chamber music production showcases work conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble: Ju-Young Lee, Mikael Darmani, and Michael Parola, featuring actor Draclyn Blount. It celebrates African American poets: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of painter and

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Indoors Out! Dance on North
09:29AM / Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. will present Indoors Out! Dance on North on Saturday, Sept. 25, 5-7 pm, at Persip Park, 175 North Street.   Indoors Out! Dance on North features work by RAWDance, Fiona Scruggs, Fern Katz, Danielle Galietti, and Molly Hess.      RAWDance co-artistic directors Wendy Rein and Ryan Smith will perform "A Dance on North," a duet that explores the dynamics of sharing personal space in public. RAWDance is based out of Hudson, NY and San Francisco, Calif.    Dancers of The Berkshires, a local dance collective made up of emerging choreographers and dancers, will be performing two works. The first,

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Jeff Rodgers Steps Down as Berkshire Museum Executive Director
12:00PM / Monday, September 13, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jeff Rodgers stepped down as Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum on Sept. 10, 2021, after two and a half years in the position.   "Thanks to the hard work of many, the museum has made tremendous progress. We are financially secure, deferred maintenance issues have been addressed, and we have just celebrated the re-opening of our second-floor galleries and learning spaces after extensive renovations," Rogers said. "The strength of the museum's current position makes my decision easier."   Rodgers was appointed in 2019. Prior to the appointment, Rodgers was the provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida

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Lenox Library to Host Author Hannah Wohl
10:01AM / Monday, September 13, 2021
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LENOX, Mass. — The Lenox Library welcome Lenox native Hannah Wohl on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss her new book, "Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art Is Created and Judged."   Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of The Bookstore.   According to a press release:       Hannah Wohl is assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in sociology at Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. Her research examines judgment and decision-making in creative industries, such as art, literature, technology, and academia. Her

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PCTV To Debut High School Football 'Game of the Week'
12:08PM / Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television announced the creation of the "Berkshire County High School Football Game of the Week" for the 2021 season.   Each week during the upcoming fall sports season, PCTV Sports will select one high school football game on the schedule in Berkshire County for broadcast live on Pittsfield ETV Channel 1302 in Pittsfield, the PCTV Select App, available on Roku and Apple TV, and Pittsfield Community Television's Facebook page.   "We had great success and tremendous feedback from the viewing public during last year's productions held at Berkshire Community College," said Bob Heck, Coordinator of Advancement

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Berkshire Community College to Open Art Exhibit in Koussevitzky Art Gallery
11:54AM / Tuesday, September 07, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) welcomes artist Nicole Irene for an exhibit in the Koussevitzky Art Gallery called "Endanger Your Complacency by Tempting the Lumps in the Cosmic Gravy."    The exhibit will be on view Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, October 8. Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.   On Friday, Oct. 1 from 5-7 pm, the artist will host a reception as part of Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s First Fridays Artswalk. Light refreshments will be served. The artist will be actively creating art during the reception, and limited-run prints will be available for purchase.   According to the artist, the show is a

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MCLA to Feature Sgt. Justin Biasin as Artist of the Month
04:35PM / Friday, September 03, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA Sergeant Justin Biasin will be MCLA-Pittsfield's featured Artist of the Month, with work on display at the College's Pittsfield location at 66 Allen Street.   Biasin's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk.    Biasin, a photographer, will show new work he has created over the past year.   According to a press release, Biasin's work offers a glimpse of modern-day life contrasted with the expansive serenity of the Berkshire County landscape.    In his free hours, Biasin spends his

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At Final ARPA Hearing, Cultural Organizations Ask for Monetary, Tech Assistance
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:15AM / Thursday, August 26, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Workers and supporters of cultural organizations hope that the sector crippled by COVID-19 can find some refuge with the use of Pittsfield's nearly $33 million allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

At the last of the four American Rescue Plan Act hearings — this time at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — cultural industry attendees voted the provision of monetary and technical assistance as the most urgent use of the funds.   When asked over a phone survey how the pandemic impacted their organization or workplace, a majority of people said they were "shutdown."   "Financially devastating" and

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