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CURRENT EVENTS

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Festive Preview Party
Berkshire Museum

November 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guests at the Festive Preview Party will be among the first to see this year's chart-topping collection of more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees - each one depicting a popular song - while enjoying appetizers, beverages, and more exciting surprises.
Contact: 413.443.7171 ext. 314
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street (Route 7) Pittsfield MA 01201

Arlo Guthrie
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

November 17, 2018
8 PM

Arlo Guthrie will return to the Mahaiwe with his “Alice’s Restaurant Back by Popular Demand” show. The concert will be a celebration of the 50th anniversaries of the film, Alice’s Restaurant, as well as Woodstock and 50 years of Flower Power.
Contact: 413.644.9040
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Isabella Rossellini
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard

November 17, 2018
7:30 PM

Award-winning actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini takes inspiration from the natural world in her new theatrical lecture, addressing the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence, and emotions.
Contact: 845.758.7900
ww.fishercenter.bard.edu
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504

The Cavatina String Quartet
Sharon Playhouse

November 17, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before the performance. Enjoy light and lovely classical songs from talented young musicians.
Contact: 413.551.9901
www.hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com
Location: 49 Amenia Road Sharon CT 06069

Barbara Paul Robinson
Hickory Stick Bookshop

November 17, 2018
3 PM

Barbara will be signing copies of her latest book, Heroes in Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape. The book has vibrant stories of eighteen heroes of horticulture – institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators – who have all had a major impact on the American landscape.
Contact: 860.868.0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
Location: 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot CT 06793

Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant
The Mahawie Performing Arts Center

November 18, 2018
8 PM

Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant, originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction.
Contact: 413.644.9040
www.themahaiwe.secure.force.com
Location: 244 Main St #3 Great Barrington MA 01230

Auction for Our Environment
Husatonic Valley Association

November 18, 2018

12PM Bellini Brunch (Linda Allard’s home) hosted by Linda Allard and Christine Baranski
2PM. Music, Reception and Silent Auction
2:30PM Live Auction with Tim Luke and Greg Strahm
Contact: 860.672.6678
hvatoday.org/auction
Location: Washington Primary School 11 School Street, Washington Depot CT

Music in the Museum: Paintings in Song
Crescendo

November 24, 2018
5:30 PM

John Myers’ “Paintings in Song,” a multimedia composition of nine choral pieces based on on Norman Rockwell’s paintings, including the Four Freedoms
Contact: 860.435.4866
www.worldclassmusic.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Grateful Shaker Supper
Hancock Shaker Village

November 24, 2018
6 PM - 8 PM

The menu reflects that the harvest is in – from the garden just steps away – and autumn’s bounty is at its peak. Meet farmer, Bill Mangiardi. He’ll share his farming secrets.
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Service of Lessons & Carols
Hancock Shaker Village

November 30, 2018
6 PM

Join for eadings by noted Berkshire residents, choral music, and singing of familiar carols in the 1830 Brick Dwelling. The service, modeled on the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols first held in England in 1918, has been described as “an ambiance of mystery, splendor, hope and joy.”
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

A Holiday Festival
Warner Theatre

December 1, 2018
7:30 PM

The Torrington Symphony Orchestra, with chorus and under the direction of conductor Maurice Steinberg, will present "A Holiday Festival". The concert will feature The Hallelujah Chorus, selections from The Nutcracker, Leroy Anderson, The Transiberian Orchestra and other seasonal favorites.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.tickets.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Susan Orlean
The White Hart Speaker Series

December 6, 2018
6 PM - 8 PM

Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries. The event is a fundraiser for the Scoville Memorial Library.
Contact: 860.435.0030
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Pride & Prejudice
Shakespeare & Company

December 15, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Various

This is a custom staged reading of Pride and Prejudice, based on Jane Austen's classic romantic novel.
Contact: 413.637.3353
www.web.ovationtix.com
Location: 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240

Tingle and Mingle
Litchfield Jazz Camp

December 15, 2018
6:30 PM

The evening stars Nicki Parrott and honors the founder and director, Vita Muir. There will be cocktails, concert, dinner, and dancing
Contact: 860.361.6285
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 421 Bantam Road Litchfield CT 06759

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey: Radio Deluxe Live
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 22, 2018
8 PM

Renowned jazz musicians John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey will record their syndicated American-songbook radio program, “Radio Deluxe,” live.
Contact: 413.644.9040
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Sublime Love- The life of the Mexican nun, Sor Juana Ine?s de la Cruz in 17th century Latin American Music, Poetry and Images
Crescendo

December 29, 2018
6 PM

The program features a selection of sacred and secular cantatas from the 1600s New World Colonies (Guatemalan, Peruvian and Mexican sources), featuring vocal compositions by Toma?s de Torrejo?n y Velasco and his contemporaries.
Contact: 860.435.4866
www.worldclassmusic.org
Location: 352 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230

MOMIX
Warner Theatre

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Various

urning your world upside down! Momix is peering through the looking glass for a NEW work when the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionist troupe performs on our Main Stage.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.tickets.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Pilobolus
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

February 8, 2019 - February 9, 2019
Various

In this interactive show for young audiences, participants take a journey through nature, perceiving the sounds, shapes, colors, and movements of birds, water, trees, and the company’s namesake fungus, in new and unexpected ways
Contact: 413.644.9040
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

The Mystical 16: the 1616 Settings of Psalm 116 & contemporary version
Crescendo

April 7, 2019
4 PM

The program will feature motets from this collection by three composers as well as earlier settings of Psalm 116: Gregorian Chant, and works by Benedictus Ducis and Orlando di Lasso.
Contact: 860.435.4866
www.worldclassmusic.org
Location: 319 Main Street Lakeville CT 06039

Mamma Mia!
Warner Theatre

May 4, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Various

Enjoy the extraordinary story-telling magic of timeless songs, that propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show featuring a large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.tickets.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

A Weekend with Pema Chodron
Omega Institute

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Various

Experience the wisdom and teachings of Pema Chödrön and learn practices to incorporate into your everyday life.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Loving What Is - Byron Katie
Omega Institute

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Various

Discover The Work of Byron Katie, an astonishingly simple process that helps you identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Radical Acceptance - Tara Branch
Omega Institute

July 26, 2019 - July 29, 2019
Various

Tara Brach shows you how to discover a sanctuary of wisdom and peace in your own awakened heart in this weekend meditation retreat.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

ONGOING EVENTS
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James Turrell: Into the Light
MASS MoCA

March 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Various

Turrell began using light as a sculptural medium in 1966, painting the windows of his studio in Santa Monica to seal off the natural light and experimenting with projections. His practice has been shaped by the ongoing manipulation of architecture, framing and altering the way viewers engage with the environment.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes
Berkshire Museum

July 14, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Various

This will be a olo show of innovative works by renowned glass artist Josh Simpson. Opening Reception will be held on Saturday July 14 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley: Thumbs Up for the Mothership
MASS MoCA

August 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Various

The show features individual works as well as a collaborative installation by New Orleans conceptual artist Dawn DeDeaux and Alabamian self-taught sculptor and musician Lonnie Holley. Deeply influenced by their southern roots, both artists mine the landscapes around them and engage in dialogues around issues of ecology and social justice.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
MASS MoCA

August 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Various

Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn presents her most ambitious project to date. View the sprawling sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound, and scent stretching nearly a football field in length.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Over There and Here: Salisbury and Its People During the Great War.
The Salisbury Association

September 15, 2018 - November 30, 2018
9 AM - 1 PM

The exhibit opened with an introductory presentation at the Scoville Memorial Library on September 15. The photographs show veterans throughout history, marching and posing in front of local buildings. The event is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Contact: 860.435.0566
www.salisburyassociation.org
Location: 24 Main Street Salisbury CT 06068

Mark Seliger: Platinum Prints
KMR Arts

September 29, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Various

Mark Seliger is among the most sought after editorial, celebrity, and fashion photographers working today. The Platinum Print exhibition at KMR Arts highlights Seliger’s love of the photographic darkroom. The opening reception will be held on October 6, from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 860.868.7533
www.kmrarts.com
Location: 2 Titus Rd #1 Washington Depot CT 06794

A Sense of Place
Argazzi Art

September 30, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Various

Sense of place: a characteristic that some geographical places have and some do not. It is often used in relation to those qualities that make a place special or unique...as well as those that foster a sense of human attachment and belonging. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.435.8222
www.argazziart.com
Location: 22 Millerton Road Lakeville, CT 06039

Eric Forstmann - Pale Shirts
Eckert Fine Art

October 13, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Various

The opening reception will be held on October 13 from 3 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.592.0353
www.janeeckertfineart.com
Location: 12 Old Barn Road Unit 1 Kent CT 06757

Looking Back
Eckert Fine Art

October 13, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Various

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 3 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.592.0353
www.janeeckertfineart.com
Location: 12 Old Barn Road Unit 1 Kent CT 06757

By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War
David M. Hunt Library

October 20, 2018 - November 24, 2018
Various

This exhibit will be featuring maritime, aviation, and figurative artwork in painting, drawing, and photography by artists including Robert Andrew Parker, Pamela Berkeley, Robert Cronin, David Fertig and Lazlo Gyorsok, the exhibit also includes items from the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society and from private collections. There would be a reception with refreshments on October 20 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 860.824.7424
www.huntlibrary.org
Location: 63 Main Street Falls Village CT 06031

Betty Parsons - Blue Sky Very High
Omi International Arts Center

October 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Various

Betty Parsons was the founder and driving force behind the Betty Parsons Gallery, which she opened in 1946, and which played a pivotal role in the history of modernism. This exhibit collects paintings and sculpture spanning over two decades of Betty Parsons’ career, which depict her ongoing investigation of landscape as explored through a range of approaches to abstraction.
Contact: 518.392.4747
www.artomi.org
Location: 1405 County Route 22 Ghent NY 12075

Susan Hennelly
Kent Memorial Library

November 1, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Various

Local artist Susan Hennelly will have her artwork on display in an exhibit titled "The Farm." The opening reception will be held on November 17 from 2 PM to 4 PM followed by a meeting with Susan.
Contact: 860.927.3761
www.kentmemoriallibrary.org
Location: 32 North Main Street Kent CT 06757

Gloria
Albany Civic Center

November 1, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Various

Gloria is about young ambitious writers working as editorial assistants at a tony Manhattan magazine for little money and less satisfaction who are forced to come to terms with their thwarted goals. It captures these bright, young creatives at a critical juncture and forces them to ask how they can take their disappointments and make something with their lives.
Contact: 518.462.1297
www.albanycapitalcenter.com
Location: 235 Second Avenue Albany NY 12209

Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers
Hotchkiss Termaine Art Gallery

November 2, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Various

Opening reception will be held on November 1 at 7 PM. The exhibit has traveled widely throughout New England and includes the work of photographers Nadine Boughton, Blake Fitch, Nancy Grace Horton, Marky Kauffmann, Tira Khan, Rania Matar and Emily Schiffer. Rania Matar recently received a Guggenheim.

Contact: 860.435.4423
www.hotchkiss.org
Location: 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville CT 06039

Paintings
Jeffrey L. Neumann

November 2, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Various

Opening reception will be held Friday November 2 from 6 PM until 7:30 PM. This is Jeffrey Neumann's 10th solo exhibition.
Contact: 413.246.5776
www.neumannfineart.com
Location: 245 North Undermountain Road Sheffield MA 01257

Small Show of Big Drawings
Thompson Giroux Gallery

November 3, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Various

This artwork is from the collection of Jack Shear. The opening reception will be held on November 17 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Contact: 518.392.3336
www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
Location: 57 Main Street Chatham NY 12037

Winter Exhibition 2018
Millerton Moviehouse

November 3, 2018 - February 6, 2019
Various

This exhibit will feature artists of the Hudson Valley. Artists include Audrey Francis, Robert Hite, Roxie Johnson, Norm Magnusson and Nadine Robbins.
Contact: 518.789.0022
www.themoviehouse.net
Location: 48 Main Street Millerton NY 12546

Landscapes: Capturing the View
Carrie Haddad Gallery

November 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Various

This exhibit will be honoring the tradition of landscape painting in the Hudson River Valley with a group exhibit of esteemed, local landscape artists.
Contact: 518.828.1915
www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Location: 622 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

The Feast of St. Hubert
Standard Space

November 9, 2018 - December 9, 2018

This is an exhibition of new photographs by Jeff Barnett-Winsby. Acting as an observer, not a participant, he seeks to capture the emotions he felt on his first hunting trip as a teenager in rural Kansas—a feeling of both power and helplessness. The opening reception will be held on November 10 from 5:30 PM until 8 PM.
Contact: 917.627.3261
www.standardspace.net
Location: 147 Main Street Sharon CT 06069

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions
Norman Rockwell Museum

November 10, 2018 - May 27, 2019
Various

Norman Rockwell Museum explores the art of adventure through the work of celebrated illustrator Frank E. Schoonover (1877–1972). With more than 80 original works.
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Holiday Show & Sale
Five Points Gallery

November 27, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Various

The opening reception will be held on November 30 from 6 PM until 8:30 PM. The works on display and for sale include but are not limited to, sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics.
Contact: 860.618.7222
www.fivepointsgallery.org
Location: 33 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape
Clark Art Insitute

December 15, 2018 - March 10, 2019
Various

This exhibit explores the significance of human figures and the built environment in the landscape, as well as the personal significance of specific places to each artist.
Contact: 413.458.2303
www.clarkart.edu
Location: 225 South Street Williamstown MA 01267

Suffering from Realness
MASS MoCA

March 1, 2019 - June 1, 2019
Various

Suffering from Realness explores the politics of representation — and the ways in which artists use the body to grasp at and re-center the “aura of realness” in an age of uncertainty.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

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