Nerd Night: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Nerd Night: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:00 pm
Monday, October 1, 2012
Jerry’s Map @ MASS MoCA
Oct 5-14, 2012
In 1963 Jerry Gretzinger doodled a map of a small imaginary town. His sketch took on a life of its own and today comprises over 2,600 hand-crafted panels spanning a jawdropping 2,000 square feet. The world depicted evolves and shape-shifts as he works and re-works a panel every day. To guide the evolution, Jerry has devised an elaborate game of chance that features a card deck with instructions—the map’s “future predictor.” Each morning he chooses a card at random that determines his course of action for that day—one day he might add new features to a panel, while on the next he might completely void one out. This is hand-wrought Minecraft on a truly massive scale.
Read more about Jerry’s Map here: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=760
Monday, April 23, 2012
Grow your foraging green thumb and check out the Where the Wild Things Are!
On weekends during the months of April and May, Berkshire Farm & Table will presentWhere the Wild Things Are – eight wild food walks in our local landscape lead by experienced and passionate instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability.
Check out the schedule of foraging walks in short driving distance of Porches:
Monday, January 9, 2012
Clark Remix at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute (in Williamstown, MA) immerses you in a gallery filled with more than 80 paintings, nearly 20 sculptures, and more than 300 decorative arts objects from the Clark’s permanent collection. The exhibition is both a physical reality and a virtual space, featuring a dynamic salon-style installation and two new digital applications that offer exciting ways to engage with the collection.
Tuesday through Sunday, September through June,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open daily in July and August
Free admission now through May 31.
More on Clark Remix: http://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/remix/content/exhibition.cfm
Friday, October 21, 2011
We’re having fun with our Instagram account which is an application on the iPhone, snapping pics of all sorts of things on the Porches property. Read more about Instagram below:
Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
If you’re not on Instagram, follow our feed here on Gramfeed and we’ll be doing more with this images soon! Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Click here to see the full schedule, videos of the performers and more!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Things are safe and sound at Porches, but our thoughts are with our neighbors and friends in area communities that were impacted by Hurricane Irene. We wanted to inform those coming our way this weekend of road closures. Our beloved Mohawk Trail has experienced significant damage, as well areas in and around North Adams and Northern Berkshire & Franklin County and beyond. If you are interested in learning more about the local relief effort, click here.
For those traveling in Massachusetts and points North/East: please check Mass Department of Transportation website for road closures and updates. They have also created a Google Map outlining these as well.
For those coming from New York and points West/South (outside of MA) please check New York’s 511NY website. In the map legend, make sure to click on Incidents/Closures as that will show places there is road damage or closures.
Route 2 between Williamstown and Albany is not open (it was a recommended alternate route in the directions below).
Directions from both Boston and NYC: Take 90 to exit 2 in Lee, MA. From there take Route 20 West. It will join with Route 7. Continue into Pittsfield and take a right onto Route 8 North. Follow Route 8 into North Adams. You will come over a bridge that is under construction. Continue until the 3rd stop light and take a left onto River Street. We will be on the right. (From NYC take 87 or the Taconic to get to 90.)
If you have any questions, please contact us at 413-664-0400.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Porches is located right near the end of the Mohawk Trail, which was historically a Native American migratory game path, now known as Massachusetts Route 2. Not only has it been recognized as one of the best scenic routes in the country, it’s a nice way to get from A to B without going on an actual “highway.” From the famous Hairpin Turn to the rich Native American history, the Mohawk Trail makes for a great day trip! Here is a map from the Porches to Greenfield (with a couple of cool stops along the trail). Happy Trails!
Here are a few fun links if you’re planning a drive up the trail while you’re at Porches :
Monday, August 22, 2011
Art in a museum, gallery, school, even outdoor art we’ve seen before. Something we hadn’t seen before – an art gallery that is not only located outside, but is located on the exterior of the building! Ralph Brill opened Brill Gallery II this summer on the outside of the Cariddi Mill on in North Adams and we got a chance to see it. In a recent article from BerkshireOnStage.com, writer Charles Giuliano talks about Brill’s exterior gallery along with his many art projects in the area:
“In addition to the Brill Gallery in the Eclipse Mill you are using large images attached to some of the windows of the Cariddi Mill between North Adams and Williamstown. You are calling it Brill Gallery Two and it is intended to create an awareness of your gallery in the Eclipse Mill. You have mentioned drive by visibility during the season in the hundreds of thousands”
Have you seen the Brill Gallery II while you are making your way to Porches? What’s your favorite piece of outdoor art?
Brill Gallery II
Cariddi Mill Exterior
Route 2, between North Adams and Williamstown
On view 24 hours
- May / Sept “Changing Displays”
Visual art and light shows on exterior of Cariddi Mill.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Get Down! Hit the streets of North Adams on July 28, from 6 – 9.
New exibition openings, performance, live music and murals.
Restaurants, shops and bars open late.
DownStreetArt returns this Thursday with six new exhibitions including the work of renowned photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems, live performances on the street by Mark Steward, Paul Simon’s Guitarist and Bang On A Can All Stars member and his orchestra of homemade instruments and live aerial song cycles by artist C. Ryder Cooley. Now in it’s fourth year DownStreet Art celebrates the arts community of North Adams. ”It is great on the last Thursday night of every month to see hundreds of people in downtown North Adams, just like back in the day when payday was the night to go out”, says Jonathan Secor, MCLA’s Director of Special Programs. “And to have contemporary art and performance as the catalyst for those hundreds recognizes a new beginning for the City”. Read more about this Thursday’s schedule of openings, click here.