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May 2020

Demystifying Photography – Free Workshop

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free 12 tickets left

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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Seeing Sandisfield Through the Trees – William Ouimet

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10.00 50 tickets left

Airborne laser-scanners (LiDAR) provide high-resolution, three-dimensional images of topographic and archaeological features that are hidden by the forest canopy, such as stone walls, charcoal hearths, building foundations, mill dams, and abandoned roads and pathways. This talk explores the use of LiDAR throughout southern New England as a platform for mapping and scientific investigation into the geologic history of the region, with particular focus on the extent and legacy of 300 years of changing land use in the northeastern US following…

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June 2020

Antarctic Ice Tales: Secrets from the Ocean Floor – Suzanne O’Connell

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10.00 50 tickets left

For the past fifty years, scientists have gone to the ends of the Earth on specialized ocean drilling vessels to collect cores that will allow them to understand how our planet works. Suzanne O’Connell will describe her two-month trip on the JOIDES Resolution in the spring of 2019. This took her to the Drake Passage, also known as Iceberg Alley, situated between the tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. During this expedition, marine sediment cores as old as…

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Introduction to Smartphone/Tablet Photography – Free Workshop

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free 24 tickets left

Workshop with Thad Kubis Smartphones or tablets are with you all the time, and, without the controls of a DSLR camera, they encourage impulse shooting, and editing later for composition and effects. In this class, we will begin with an overview of iPhone, Google, and Android devices, their functions, and supportive camera app features. We will review the major elements of lighting and composition and cover the use of nearly all your devices’ functions, including editing, posting, sharing, and archiving.…

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The Arts Center and Its Jewish Heritage with Lorraine German

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10.00 100 tickets left

The first Jewish families who came to Sandisfield, Massachusetts, in 1902 were part of an organized plan to settle a Jewish agricultural colony in Berkshire County. Lorraine German will explore the history of the colony as it grew from a handful of settlers into a thriving Jewish community known throughout Berkshire County for its synagogue and poultry farms. Lorraine German and her husband, Steve, have deep roots in Sandisfield's Jewish community and are proud to be third-generation landowners. Steve's grandparents,…

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July 2020

Advanced Photographic Composition – Free Workshop

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free 12 tickets left

Workshop with Thad Kubis Start creating images and stop taking photos, and join Thad for a walk in the area near the Sandisfield Art Center. Thad will introduce you to composition templates and then take you a step deeper into the world of advanced photographic composition. Smartphones, tablets, film systems, and DSLRs are all welcome. Tripods will be useful but not mandatory. Class size limited to 12. Pre-registration is required.

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September 2020

Why Film? – Free

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

A lecture with some hands-on interaction with Thad Kubis Is film dead? Has digital photography changed the landscape so much that photographic film has been forced into the dark, dust-filled bin of has-been history? Come find out!

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Poetry Pharmacy

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An afternoon of poetry with a difference! We live in a world of modern medicine where we expect and know that so many of our ailments can be successfully treated. But what about simple non-life-threatening conditions like the many forms of anxiety, worry, loneliness, grief, and a hundred other emotional upsets? Well, come to our Poetry Pharmacy and let our pharmacists try to find a poem that could be a comfort for you, a family member, or a friend. This…

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October 2020

Val Coleman on “The Big Picture”

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10.00 40 tickets left

Val says: “I want to talk, finally, about the shape my country is in . . . as the Trump catastrophe diminishes . . . God willing. I'm calling it ‘The Big Picture,’ as I sail as best I can through the twentieth century to remind us of the pain of two world wars and all of the majestic things we have put in place to survive.”

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