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June 2021

Frederick Moyer “Moonlight Sonata” Free YouTube Premiere

June 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By popular demand, world-class pianist Fred Moyer and his Moyercam returns to the Arts Center this year for a free YouTube Premiere program followed by a Zoom reception/conversation with Fred. Musical connections between the genres of classical and jazz music are often overlooked. Perhaps that’s why Fred’s classical-jazz concert program continues to be one of his most popular offerings. Both classical and jazz fans have embraced Fred’s classical-jazz concerts, and the format has been a revelation to many who would assume…

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Mastering Impressionistic Photography with your Smartphone or DSLR: A Thad Kubis Zoom Workshop – Free

June 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This event is from 10:30 AM until 12 noon. The time on the event says it goes to 11 PM that is because of a bug in the website. When we were closed for on-site events in 2020, master photographer and friend of the Arts Center, Thad Kubis, enabled us to offer 3 very well received photography workshops over Zoom. This season, while we wait for a safe return to our Arts Center building in September, Thad is again providing…

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July 2021

Sharpen Your Pencils: Crossword Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot – Free

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

One of the highlights of our 2020 online season was a crossword puzzle workshop by the Crossword Puzzle Maven Michelle Arnot, and we're delighted she returns this year for more fascinating inside information about crossword puzzles. This morning of coffee (you at your house, Michelle at hers) and crosswords will include Michelle showing you how to improve your solving time with The Berkshire Eagle puzzles. She'll also give her unique insights into how the crossword has changed since it became…

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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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