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July 2021

Gallery Show: Light Tells the Story – Free

July 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - August 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday July 31 the artist will be at the Gallery from 2 to 4 PM. Paintings by Mel Feldman Mel Feldman began painting with watercolors and then took up acrylics, as he found acrylics are more forgiving, and it is easier to correct the work. He prefers to paint people and uses vintage photographs for inspiration, as these often tell a story. Most important to Mel is the light and the interplay with the placement of the figures. He is…

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September 2021

A Walk in the Woods – Free

September 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Town Hall Annex, 66 Sandisfield Rd
Sandisfield,
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A photo walk with Peter Baiamonte Join professional photographer Peter Baiamonte and a representative from BNRC (Berkshire Natural Resources Council) for a casual photo hike at the Clam River Reserve in Sandisfield. Peter’s gallery exhibit, “Into the Woods,” opening at 4 p.m. at the Arts Center consists of photographs all made within the Clam River Reserve. So that we can plan for the size of the group, please email [email protected] if you are planning to join the walk.  This will…

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Gallery Show: Into the Woods – Free

September 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - October 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Photographs by Peter Baiamonte Artist’s Statement: “Into the Woods” is a photographic exploration of Sandisfield’s own Clam River Reserve, a part of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s preserved lands. I started making photographs in this park in 2017 and have continued to explore it through all seasons. Primarily landscapes, this series has been an exploration of how the light moves through the trees, how to find compositions in the forest that are compelling, how the river moves through the land.…

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Words of Our Ancestors: Revisiting IndianTown with Bonney Hartley

September 25, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for this fascinating talk by Bonney Hartley, Tribal Historic Preservation Manager for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, on the ongoing efforts to protect Mohican and Munsee (Lenape) cultural sites and to repatriate cultural items. The mission of Ms. Hartley’s organization is to preserve, manage, and interpret indigenous cultural heritage.  She works from an extension office at Williams College. Sandisfield is directly connected to people who lived here long before English colonists arrived in 1750.  For centuries Mohican villagers from an…

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October 2021

Gallery Show: Paintings by Jess Cofrin – Free

October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - October 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Jess Cofrin

Opening reception 2 - 4 PM October 2. The show continues through October. Contact [email protected] if you'd like to arrange a visit. Artist Statement: “I am an oil painter and printmaker exploring the psychology and physicality of being human. I use paint as my primary medium because the saturation of color helps convey the emotional feelings I put into the work. Color has long been a driving force in my pieces, and my interest in printmaking lies in the spontaneity…

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Celebration of the LIfe and Work of Val Coleman

October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Sandisfield Arts Center community and Val's family in a celebration of his extraordinary life and work. The afternoon will include some of Val's favorite music, reminiscences and readings honoring Val -- you are invited to participate -- and video excerpts from some of his plays and other presentations on the stage of the Sandisfield Arts Center. Check out Val's talks on this website: A Story of Poetry The Enigma of Socialism A Story of Fascism Abraham Lincoln:…

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December 2021

An Afternoon of Short Stories with The Sandisfield Players – Free!

December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ben Luxon, Jean Atwater-Williams, John Funchion and Mary Anne Grammer from The Sandisfield Players will read to you poignant, funny, mystical and action-packed stories.  What could be better than being read to?  Sit back, relax and go on a journey with the Players. This event is free, though donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. For the health and safety of our audience, our performers, and our volunteers, we are now requiring that all people age 12 and over who…

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May 2022

Extended! Applications Open for Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists

May 7 - June 22
Daniel Manacher, Shwoopy Loops, 2013.

The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline June 15, 2022. Now extended to June 22! Three artists will be selected as finalists and each will receive $350 in support of their art practice, as well as a group show of their work at the Sandisfield Arts Center in August, 2022. The prize was generously created by Adam Manacher and Carol Birnbaum, the parents of Daniel Manacher in memory of their…

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June 2022

Gallery Show: “Two Candles” Paintings by Jacob Fossum

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - July 3 @ 6:00 pm

Opening reception 4 - 6 PM June 4. The show continues to July 3 and is on view before performances and other events, or by appointment. Contact [email protected] if you'd like to arrange a visit Jacob Fossum lives in Mill River and is on the faculty at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington. He holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and is one of the founding members of the Railroad Street Collective which has a…

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Postponed to July 22– Family Film Night – The Original Star Wars!

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Postponed to next month, double feature It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  Riley and Bogart Muller are showing the original Star Wars, and providing juice boxes and popcorn for family fun! First entry Lucas's Star Wars trilogy proved to be one of the biggest box-office hits of all time. A young hero, a captured princess, a hot-shot pilot, cute robots, a vile villain, and a heroic and mysterious Jedi knight blend together with marvelous special effects…

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