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June 2020

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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Gallery Opening and Reception: Light Tells the Story – Free

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paintings by Mel Feldman Mel Feldman has been painting for about three years. He started 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 also inspired by Vermeer and his use of…

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The Green Box – Book and Film Preview with Jim Kurtz

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$20.00 100 tickets left

Jim Kurtz will read from his book The Green Box, with an accompanying slide show. The Green Box is the gripping story of an ordinary man called to war — a story rediscovered by a son through a handful of telegrams, letters, and other clues. Jim Kurtz's persistent efforts to search the archives, the memories of other airmen in WWII, and the European sites where his father fought and was imprisoned are captivating. He shows us how his father answered…

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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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Lego Competition for Kids – Free

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a project-building competition, with awards given for biggest, most creative, and most colorful. Contestants must bring their own Legos, no kits. Coaching will be allowed. Snacks, filming of the projects as works in progress, and an adult cheering section will be in place. A closing ceremony will include a photo op for the award winners. All kids ages six to thirteen years are eligible.

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Our Town, a Film: The Sandisfield Players at the Minack Theatre

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10.00 100 tickets left

Our Town by Thornton Wilder was first performed by the Sandisfield Players at the Arts Center in 2013. On a trip to Cornwall in 2014, Ben Luxon, the producer and director of the show, mentioned to his friend, Phil Jackson, the manager of the Minack Theatre, that he was directing the show in the States, and Phil asked him if he wanted to perform it there. Ben agreed, and the performance was scheduled for the summer of 2016. Inasmuch as…

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July 2020

Family Movie Night – Free

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
film night

It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center! This month’s selection for the whole family will be posted on our website and in the Sandisfield Times.

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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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Gallery Opening and Reception: Paintings by Jess Cofrin – Free

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 and unpredictability of the medium. My current work explores what it means for a body to occupy space and how the body…

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Sharpen Your Pencils for Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot – Free

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This morning of coffee and crosswords will include an overview of crossword history and a peek behind the scenes at the New York Times and the 2020 annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. There will be some brainteasers and a mini solving tournament with prizes for the fastest solvers! Bring your puzzle questions, and let’s solve together. Guaranteed to build mental muscle and increase your skills. Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and Four-Letter Words: Secrets of a Crossword Insider, serves as an…

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