Happening this Week
This weekend we celebrate the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many events and Happenings address the social issues, present then and present now. MLK Service Days will be conducted throughout the area. It seems the perfect time to reflect on Dr King’s call “What are you doing for others?”
LIBATIONS AND LEATHER: IS 183’S ARTS NIGHT OUT
January 13, Friday 7-9PM
Instructor Angel Heffernan will teach how to craft leather jewelry using a variety of traditional and innovative techniques including stitching, stamping, staining and hardware. Create your own leather cuff bracelet, tassel earrings, a unique pendant or anything else you can think of! The event is BYOB and thus 21+. $35 ($30 for members) + $15 materials fee. Call to register.
13 Willard Hill Road. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.5252 x100
WINTER HARVEST: HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET
January 14, Saturday 10AM-2PM
Berkshire Grown hosts its off-season Farmer’s Market to keep us connected to our local growers, bakers and makers throughout the year. Don’t miss: Berkshire Mountain Bakery for a loaf of Dark Callebaut Chocolate Boule (if there’s any left); North Plain Farm’s conscientiously cared for proteins; Rolling Rock Farm’s French Grey Sea Salt for a beautiful finish to any dish and many others!
Monument Valley Middle School
313 Monument Valley Road. Great Barrington MA.
PARTICIPATORY PROVOCATIONS OPENING RECEPTION
January 14, Saturday 2-4PM
Omi International Arts Center challenged 25 young design firms to produce a single model and short text inspired by one of five thought-provoking prompts addressing issues we face in society today. These prevalent topics include: increasing income inequality; immigration; technology’s impact on our lives; surveillance and power. Architecture as a medium of communication is able to address mass audiences—Omi believes it is time for these young architects to take their seat at the discussion table.
The exhibition runs from January 14 - March 12 2017.
OMI. 1405 Country Route 22. Ghent NY. 518.392.4747
100 YEARS OF COLE PORTER:
KIDS NEED MUSIC BENEFIT CONCERT
January 15, Sunday 5PM
Pianist, recording artist and composer Lincoln Mayorga, along with his wife Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, and friends will be performing from celebrated American songwriter and composer Cole Porter’s catalog of hits. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and any additional donations are to benefit the Hudson City School District’s music program. Each year 30-40 students that would like to be a part of the orchestra cannot due to a lack of instruments. Initially organized as one performance at 2pm, tickets sold out so quickly that they added this 5PM show so don’t dilly dally! $25
Spencer town Academy. 790 Route 203. Spencertown NY. 518.392.3693. spencertownacademy.org
ART & ADVOCACY:
NORMAN ROCKWELL’S STANCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS
January 16, Monday 2PM
Much of Norman Rockwell’s legacy is grounded in his both playful and earnest storytelling of our picturesque, yet human Berkshire lifestyle. In the 1960’s however amid social upheaval and resulting turmoil, he was pulled out of this comfort zone to document these social issues and “the expression of his belief in America’s democratic ideals.” Curator of Education Tom Daly will lead in an exploration of the work Rockwell produced for the magazine Look and the readers’ responses to his visual commentary.
Norman Rockwell Museum. 9 Glendale Road/Route 183. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.4100