The photograph is Horn Man by award-winning documentary photographer Andre Lambertson.
As our season ends and we bundle up our building for the winter, we at the Sandisfield Arts Center want to give our thanks for all that you have done to make possible our programs and the continuing fulfilment of our mission to preserve our historic building. Whether by a financial donation or by volunteering your time, performing or sharing your art, or joining the audience for our events, your engagement directly fuels the vitality of the Sandisfield Arts Center.
Your contributions helped us offer many free programs this season, including “Romance in the Afternoon,” a classical music recital by Josh-Luxon Robinson (we hope to have him back next year), “Introduction to Handmade Rugs” by John Balayan, a showing of the tragic but inspiring film “Vow from Hiroshima,” an open mic to relieve the August doldrums, and a reading and conversation with Simon Winchester on his latest, very timely book, Knowing What We Know.
Terrific performances included “Evening of Song” with Linda Mironti and Brian De Lorenzo, “Zoë Lewis Returns” for the whole family, and “Ari and Mia in Concert.” Each of these was supported in part by a grant from the Sandisfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We were thrilled to have Karen Allen, star of “A Stage of Twilight,” on hand for its screening, At our Gala Annual Dinner, the showing of the PBS film “Two Gentlemen Folk” (Ben Luxon and Bill Crofut), brought the audience to their feet.
The Gallery season was a stand-out, including our second bi-annual outdoor scultpure show, a moving talk and show by the Pulitzer-winning documentary photographer Andre Lambertson, and winding up with “Connected,” an art exhibit celebrating artists with ties to South Berkshire County. As Gallery chair Jess Cofrin put it, “It feels vital, at this time, to acknowledge our profound interconnectedness as humans, with one another and with the natural world.” The winner of this year’s Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, Falcon Laina, was one of the featured artists.
Watch this site for news on our 2024 season, and if you have not recently donated, please consider making a donation online here or by check to the Sandisfield Arts Center, Box 31, Sandisfield, MA 01255.