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June 2021

My Life in the Most Amazing Scientific Program You’ve Never Heard of: 50 Years of Scientific Ocean Drilling

June 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
OConnell on the boat

FREE online illustrated lecture by Wesleyan Professor Suzanne OConnell. Project MOHO, an ill-conceived plan of the early 1960’s to drill through the Earth’s crust, did not turn out well. But it did have the beneficial effect of spurring the development of  scientific ocean drilling. Although a rose by any name might be as sweet, the multiple names (DSDP, ODP, IODP) associated with scientific ocean drilling over the years have unfortunately lessened public awareness of this remarkable international scientific endeavor. Whatever…

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Gallery Opening, Reception and Show: Peter Hason Photography – Free

June 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - July 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Support our artists! Follow Peter on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/phasonation/ The outdoor opening and reception is from 4 to 6 PM  on June 5 (rain date June 6).  The exhibit will be on view weekends or by request to [email protected] through July 4. 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…

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Share Your Talent – Open (Zoom) Mike – Free

June 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Perform on the virtual Zoom stage of the Sandisfield Arts Center or join the audience of your friends and neighbors to see and hear the many flavors of local talent! Got talent you want to share for 3 or 3-1/2 minutes in this hosted event? Email Linda Mironti lindamiro at mac.com. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83772644770 Meeting ID: 837 7264 4770 Passcode: 973501 No need to get a ticket, if you already registered you can use the Zoom link here but…

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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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