In July, the world lost a creative, original spirit, Daniel Jacob Manacher.
Daniel and the Manacher-Birnbaum family are longtime and beloved members of the Sandisfield and Sandisfield Arts Center community. The text below is adapted from the August 2020 Sandisfield Times. With this online [...]
In this strange, disorienting plague year of 2020, Ben Luxon gives us the consolations and constancy of love poetry, read with intelligence and heart.
In the playlist below, you will hear Ben introduce and read these poems:
Sea Fever by John Masefield
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Among the many world experts residing in Sandisfield is Michelle Arnot, the Crossword Maven, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and many other books for Acrossionados (a delightful term Michelle has coined).
If you missed her live in-person crossword puzzle workshops at the Sandisfield Arts [...]
A highlight of the Arts Center's 2019 season was the October performance by the gifted musicians Jeewon Park, pianist, and Ed Arron, cellist. One of the signature events for our 2020 25th anniversary season was to be a return performance by Ms. Park -- now postponed to our "25+1 in 2021" season. [...]
If you were one of the lucky 15 photographers to participate in Thad Kubis' live Zoom event yesterday, you're probably already seeing things with new eyes -- angles, light, aspect ratios, focus, and more -- Thad went through all the ways you can re-envision your photographs, with stunning example [...]
Master photographer Thad Kubis gave his live Zoom workshop on June 13 explaining all those mysterious and multifarious controls on your camera, whether it's a DSLR, smartphone, tablet, Apple or Android, even a regular old and beloved manual SLR.
With good questions from the participants, and a [...]
A highlight of our 25th anniversary 2020 season was to be the showing of "'Our Town' at the Minack" a film about the 2016 preparations and performance by the Sandisfield Players at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. England,
The 90-minute film will be shown next season, but in the meantime, you can [...]
For Giving Tuesday this year (May 5, 2020), we made an offer that would be meaningful to a very special type of audience, and donor -- a Sandisfield Arts Center-type audience and donor:
Donate in any amount, and mention a poem you'd like to hear Ben Luxon read. We'll draw names from a hat and [...]
As we approach Memorial Day 2020, a Memorial Day unlike any other in our country's history, it's good to remember how it originated and what it is meant to memorialize. From History.com:
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official [...]
What's a community Arts Center to do when its 25th anniversary celebration meets a global pandemic? We have canceled in person events at the Arts Center until at least September, to re-evaluate in August, but in the meantime we'll be offering a rich array of live online and recorded events and [...]