Friday, April 23, 2010
One of my favorite haunts in North Adams is the North Adams Artists Co-op Gallery. The NAACO Gallery s an independently member-run organization of 32 active and talented, primarily regional, artists exhibiting works in the fields of fine and applied arts. I’ve often found great gifts (jewelry, scarves) in addition to the excellent affordable art on sale. The gallery is presenting its first two-member exhibition, Shifting Perspectives, featuring the work of papermaker Cynthia Lewis and ceramic artist Linda Siska. Each artist delivers a body of new work that describes her current relationship with her respective medium. Cynthia Lewis’ “pulp paintings” are abstract interpretations of a particular aspect of the natural world and the current theme is “elemental” with titles expressing water, air, earth, fire, metal, wood light, sky, etc. Linda Siska’s ceramic work uses nature to visually enhance her vessels through the firing process. To view a list of events, click here.
Friday, April 16, 2010
There’s plenty of music in the Berkshires throughout the year – even during the week. Grab a lunch and head to Williams College for their Midweek Music program. It’s free and open to the public – bring the family for a short program while you refuel for the rest of your day in the Berkshires. Wednesday, April 21st, you’ll hear a percussion ensemble and talented cellists. On April 28th at 7PM, listen to Williams senior Gary Jin perform Barber’s Excursions, opus 20 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue - top-notch entertainment and free to all.
Friday, April 9, 2010
After a great vacation, I came back to the Berkshires to eighty degree temps. It reminded me how lovely spring is here in our neck of the woods. The maple trees are in bloom, creating a haze of chartreuse green over our rolling hills. The waterfalls are gushing. If you’re coming up from the metro-New York area, take the scenic route as we outline on this page of our website, but fit a detour to Hancock Shaker Village as that site celebrates its 50th anniversary (note: the Baby Animals exhibit is open til April 25th and will melt your heart! ).