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October 2019

Val Coleman on “The Constitution Alive”

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Val Coleman will argue that the American constitution is alive and well, despite the assaults on its tenets throughout the history of this country.  Val Coleman, known as the poet laureate of Sandisfield, is also a citizen-scholar. His previous presentations on the history of poetry, the rise and persistence of fascism in the 20th century, and Abraham Lincoln provided a long view on these subjects, and encouraged a vigorous discussion with members of the audience.  This subject is sure to…

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May 2020

Demystifying Photography – Free Workshop

May 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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June 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part One: Controls – Live Zoom Workshop

June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday June 13: The workshop is full, but we will record and post, and you can still sign up for Part Two of Mastering Your Camera Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part One: Controls Spend 90-minutes online, via Zoom, and gain control over your camera. If you have a legacy camera, DSLR, or smartphone/tablet, join local photographer Thad Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) and become one with your camera system. Thad will explain the basic…

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July 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part Two: Composition – Live Zoom Event

July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part Two: Composition Join local photographer Thad Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) and move to the next stage of Mastering Your Camera – Composition. “Stop taking pictures and start creating art”, Thad will discuss and explain the main templates/formats used in photographic composition and he will discuss and illustrate the creative compositional advanced options available.  This 90-minute on-line session via Zoom will take your photography to a new and exciting…

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September 2020

Photographing Sunrises, Sunsets, and the Fall Colors of the Berkshires-Free and Live Online!

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Third in the terrific series of live online photography workshops by master photographer Thad Kubis. Space limited! What could be more timely than learning how to capture the glorious colors of Fall in the Berkshires! Sunrise, sunset - The years may fly swiftly but photographs can preserve what words cannot. As usual, Thad will have lots of examples and engage the audience in lively Q&A and discussion. Pre-registration required (no charge), up to 15 attendees. You will get a Zoom…

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

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

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

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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September 2021

Words of Our Ancestors: Revisiting IndianTown with Bonney Hartley

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

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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November 2021

POSTPONED – Simon Winchester Book Talk and Signing

November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World


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