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August 2019

Marguerite “Marge” Bride — Opening Reception, Sat, Aug 3rd

August 3, 2019 @ 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, August 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until August 28, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist's Statement: “Wherever I go I cannot help but see the colors and scenes around me as a painting. Watercolor always provides a fun surprise … no matter how I may initially visualize the finished painting; the medium always tells me who is really the boss here. Often…

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FREE Family Movie Night

August 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  This month’s selection for the whole family  is "The Empire Strikes Back" The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space-opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. The second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, it was…

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Children’s Book Author Jana Laiz Reads from Recent Books and Talks about Being “A Writer with a Purpose”

August 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Jana Laiz, writer in residence at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, will read from and talk about recent books such as Blanket of Stars and Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville, as well as  two books in development for film, Weeping Under This Same Moon and A Free Woman on God’s Earth: The True Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, The Slave Who Won Her Freedom. A writer with a purpose, Laiz's goal is to "change the world one…

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September 2019

Claudia D’Alessandro “The Nature of Things” — Opening Reception. Show runs through September 28

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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By Claudia D'Allessandro

Free opening reception Saturday, September 7th 2:00-4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until September 28, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist’s Statement: All around us, the natural world offers a distant mirror of our experiences:  in the sky and water and on the earth.  Great drama, intricate patterns, faces, shapes, and colors are all around, and sometimes, the most beautiful of these lasts only an instant. The light, patterns, colors…

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Film: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Join us for this Academy Award - winning classic (Best Foreign Language Film, 1971), setting the context for historian Robert Maryks’ talk the next day, which will include correspondence from the Finzi-Continis. Amid the ravages of WWII, the Finzi-Continis, a cultured Jewish family, live in aristocratic splendor on their Eden-like estate in Ferrara, Italy. As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to its Jewish citizens, the handsome and carefree Finzi-Contini children, Micol (Dominique Sanda) and Alberto (Helmut Berger), turn their…

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October 2019

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

October 5, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Andy Holtzman — Opening Reception. Show runs through November 28

November 2, 2019 @ 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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April 2020

A Celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary – Free

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As the Arts Center celebrates its 25th anniversary, Earth Day celebrates its 50th. Our Earth Day community celebration kicks off the season and a “going green” initiative at the Arts Center. Join us for activities and fun for all ages! Help create a nature-inspired art installation. Be motivated by your neighbors’ skills as they demonstrate a wide range of homemade, earth-friendly crafts. Learn to turn trash into reusable treasures. Get information on what we can do as individuals and as a…

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May 2020

Demystifying Photography – Free Workshop

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Introduction to digital photography with Thad Kubis Bring your DSLR camera, and your questions. Thad will demystify and discuss the key elements that lead to you creating a better photograph! Explore ISO, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, composition, exposure pre-sets, filters, white balance, tricks of the trade, and much more. Class size limited to 14. Thad will conduct three additional photography workshops throughout the year: June 13, July 11, and Sept 12. Pre-registration is required.

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Gallery Opening and Reception: Stars from the Gutter – Cancelled

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peter Hason

WE REGRET THAT ALL MAY 2020 EVENTS ARE CANCELLED (some may be offered later in the season) Support our artists! Follow Peter on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/phasonation/ Photography by Peter Hason Artist’s Statement: “My photographs are typically taken from low angles so the perspective is that of looking up, which lends an air of reverence and veneration to the subject matter. As Oscar Wilde said, ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’ My work…

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