Local artists exhibit works in “Consider the Landscape”
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – Lauren Clark Fine Art presents “Consider the Landscape” from 25 June to 17 July. On Saturday there will be a free reception for the artists, June 25, from 5pm to 7pm
The exhibition includes paintings by artists Richard Britell, Ann Getsinger, Karen Iglehart and Bob Watkins. Whether traditional or abstract, monochromatic or surreal, these four artists render the intrinsic beauty and wonder of the world around us into painting.
For maximum size, the reception will take place inside the gallery and outside the gallery under a tent.
Lauren Clark Fine Art is located at 684 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA. For more information, email [email protected] or call 413-528-0432.
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Ancram Opera announces local storytellers for upcoming REAL STORIES OF REAL PEOPLE
HILLSDALE, NY – The Ancram Opera House is proud to present the summer edition of our local fiction series, REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, Saturday, June 25 at 8pm
REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES is generously sponsored by the Copake General Store. The Hierba Buena Mexican Food truck will serve dinner an hour before the show, and Copake Wine Works will sell wine all over the place.
The four local storytellers selected for this edition of the series are Mert Erogul of Ancram, NY; Vinny Granata of Poughkeepsie, NY; Sarah Katan of Claverack, New York; and Alix north of Becket, MA. Erogul is an emergency doctor in Brooklyn and part-time resident of Ancram, and will tell a story of emergency room work during the harrowing first days of the Covid pandemic. Granata, actor, singer, director, writer and recent graduate of the SUNY Purchase, will tell a story about his love for him and his passion for paleontology over the years. Katan’s story is about how her deep love for maps influenced her identity as her parent in unexpected ways. North’s story is about a life-changing experience during the height of the AIDS epidemic.
The Hilltop Barn at Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale, New York. is located at 9140 NY Route 22, Hillsdale, NY, across from the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
Tickets are $ 25 available at ancramoperahouse.org or at the door.
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Trail Sessions Excursion and concert in Olana
HUDSON, NY – ON Saturday 25 June, enjoy outdoor music during this excursion and Murmur’s performance with Mary Webster and Melanie Glenn of UPSTATE and Naomi Westwater. A guided hike into Olana’s open-air landscape will begin at 13:00, followed by an acoustic concert at the 2:30 in the afternoon
Registration is required on a $ 5-75 sliding scale. Children up to 12 are free.
A bilingual excursion in Spanish can be provided to participants upon request and changes to the excursion route can be made to meet mobility needs. Please let us know of any specific accommodations prior to the program by emailing [email protected]
The Trail Sessions are a series of guided educational hikes and concerts on public land in Colorado and New York. Each summer, Sustain Music & Nature features local and national bands in beautiful parks and landed estates, partnering with conservation groups and non-profit organizations to provide environmental education, so the public gets to know nature and music.
The Olana State Historic Site is located at 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534.
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Season opening of the Sharon Theater
SHARON, Conn. – Sharon Playhouse summer season begins June 24 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm The Season Opener, called the Red Carpet Tour, features revolving shows in three destinations on our campus. Enjoy live music, professional singers, fabulous tap dancers and young up-and-coming talent during a free-flowing event that encourages community, creation and fun!
Dress code is casual and light snacks will be served. The bar will also open for the purchase of drinks.
Tickets are $ 30 available at
The Playhouse is a non-profit regional theater that produces high-quality shows featuring the likes of Broadway and talented members of the local community. Its mission is to entertain the community in Northwest Connecticut and beyond, while also serving as an educational theater to encourage aspiring actors and other theater artists of all ages to develop their craft.
Tickets are already on sale for the Sharon Playhouse summer season. Shows include Fanny Fabulous (July 2-8); Guys and Dolls (July 29 – August 14); Shear Madness (August 27 – September 11); and A Raisin in the Sun (October 7-16). For tickets and more information:
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Chesterwood will hold Open Studio and Talk with Artist-in-Residence in the newly renovated artist’s studio
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Come to two days of Open Studio with the sculptor and artist in residence John Belardo Saturday, June 25 from 12:00 to 17:00 And Sunday 26 June from 12:00 to 16:00 Tickets cost $ 20 for adults, $ 18 for seniors, $ 15 for military, $ 10 for students, and free for children under 13 and Chesterwood members. For business cards:
A free artist interview with Chesterwood Executive Director Donna Hassler and a light reception starts at 16:00 on Sunday 26 June.
All events will be held in the newly refurbished Morris Center Artist’s Studio on the Chesterwood property. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts just off Route 183 in the Glendale section of Stockbridge.
John Belardo’s work ranges from monumental public installations to digital prototyping and design, to large-scale ceramic sculpture. Belardo studied at the New York Academy of Art and the Newington Cropsey Academy of Art and was an apprentice in Richard McDermott Miller’s studio.
Tickets for Grounds-Only or Guided Building Tour can be booked online or upon arrival. Chesterwood is open for tour Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm More information on special events can be found at www.chesterwood.org/calendar
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Cleaning the Housatonic River of the Western Branch
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – ON Saturday 25 June, from 9:00 to 13:00volunteers are invited to help clean up the western branch of the Housatonic River.
Attendees are welcome to meet at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Put on old clothes, a hat, sunscreen, old sneakers or waterproof boots / booties, a full water bottle, and sunglasses.
The cleaning crews will disperse to nearby locations, collecting various waste from the banks and the bottom of the river. The canoes will be used for the transport of waste. Cleaning will be canceled in case of heavy rain or thunder.
Cleaning makes a noticeable difference in the health of the Housatonic River and the wildlife that depends on it. Over the years, the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) have collected an astonishing array of debris, including mattresses, shopping carts, inflatable pools, bicycles, televisions, tires, building materials, barrels. of metal and all kinds of everyday garbage. Once, they even found an empty ATM. Since the start of their annual cleanups, their efforts have made a noticeable difference, with the heaps of trash getting smaller and smaller.
Register to volunteer by contacting BEAT at [email protected]