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September 2019

Fascism and Racial Laws in Mussolini’s Italy

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00 43 tickets left

In his talk and slide presentation, historian and part-time Sandisfield resident Dr. Robert A. Maryks will tell a story of the impact of the racial laws on the Jews (and those who were considered Jews) under the Mussolini regime. This story is based on 139 letters that were exchanged between the victims of those laws (and their relatives and friends) and the Jesuit priest Pietro Tacchi Venturi (1861–1956) who interceded within the Fascist government in order to circumvent or alleviate…

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Wanda Houston Band: ’40’s, ’50’s, & ’60’s R&B and Jazz

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$20.00 83 tickets left

The Wanda Houston Band features the incomparable vocalist Wanda Houston accompanied by three virtuoso and diverse musicians specializing in unique interpretations of American Music. The band’s repertoire includes selections from the great American Songbook, Jazz, Motown, R&B, and Pop from the early 20th century to modern. It’s all crystallized through a unique instrumental and vocal combination of experienced musicians. Wanda Houston has traveled the world using her vocal gifts in an amazing variety of settings and styles. Rob Kelly is…

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Today’s Poets in Conversation with the Masters

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$5.00 – $10.00 100 tickets left
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"A large number of the poems I most admire and which seem to be most original are talking back to other poets of other ages." —Richard Wilbur Join us for this unique poetry program with poems of masters such as Frost, Auden, Wilbur, Plath, Owen, Boland, Kumin, Bynner, and Yeats performed by Ben Luxon and other Sandisfield Players, in dialog with poems they have inspired by award-winning poets Hilde Weisert, Rebecca Hart Olander, Jayne Benjulian, Irene Willis, and others. James…

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October 2019

Mark Farnum and Alan Papscun — Opening Reception. Show runs through October 31

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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by Mark Farnum

Painting above is by Mark Farnum Free opening reception Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until October 31, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Mark Farnum Artist’s Statement: Mark started painting when he retired from the Army in his early sixties. He works with acrylic paints, and his subjects are landscapes, seascapes, barns, people, things — whatever inspires him on any given day. He lives in…

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Ed Arron and Jeewon Park, cello and piano

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$20.00 100 tickets left

The 2018-19 season marks Mr. Arron’s tenth anniversary season as the artistic director and host of the acclaimed Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He is also the artistic director of the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina, and is the co-artistic director with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Praised for her “deeply reflective playing” (Indianapolis Star) and “infectious exuberance” (New York Times), Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park has garnered…

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Val Coleman on “The Constitution Alive”

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00 50 tickets left

Val Coleman will argue that the American constitution is alive and well, despite the assaults on its tenets throughout the history of this country.  Val Coleman, known as the poet laureate of Sandisfield, is also a citizen-scholar. His previous presentations on the history of poetry, the rise and persistence of fascism in the 20th century, and Abraham Lincoln provided a long view on these subjects, and encouraged a vigorous discussion with members of the audience.  This subject is sure to…

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Suzanne O’Connell presents A Report from Antarctica/Postponed to 2020

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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This event has been postponed to 2020 - Please check back next spring when our 2020 schedule is posted. If you bought tickets, you'll receive a refund - sorry for the inconvenience. About the event: This lecture will focus on the results of O'Connell's research conducted in Antarctica on the continuing effects of climate change on the seventh continent. Suzanne O'Connell is a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University and researches paleoclimate. She is the recipient of…

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Hard Cider Tasting conducted by Tom Christopher with music by the Easy Ridin’ Papas

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$20.00 100 tickets left
From Yankee Magazine

Join us for an introduction to the flavors and history of New England’s traditional beverage:  hard cider. Long-time cider maker and enthusiast Tom Christopher will speak about the history of cider making in our region, and then invite the audience to taste a flight of ciders from a variety of makers, both amateur and professional. We’ll explore a range of flavors and styles of cider, from traditional New England farmhouse ciders made locally to European inspired ciders from some of…

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November 2019

Andy Holtzman — Opening Reception. Show runs through November 28

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Free opening reception Saturday, November 2nd 2:00-4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until November 28th, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist’s Statement: If I have a definable photographic style, it’s dedicated to capturing the diverse ways which natural light and saturated color play on any of my subjects. My eye is not particular to any specific subject matter. Anything and everything that’s in the way of my lens is fair…

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FREE MOVIE NIGHT FOR GROWN-UPS with Potluck Dinner

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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The James Mason/Judy Garland feature A Star is Born is this season's selection.  Bring a dish to share and the beverage of your choice.  The audience can discuss the merits of the four different versions of this story. Run time 178 minutes or just shy of 3 hours.  

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