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July 2019

FREE Family Movie Night

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  This month’s selection for the whole family is Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2.  Popcorn and snacks are provided. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the…

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Words Matter – Fun with Crossword Puzzles for All Ages with Michelle Arnot

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Free
Michelle Arnot

Michelle is the author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and Four Letter Words: Secrets of a Crossword Insider. She is also an official at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, CT, and a resident of Sandisfield. Michelle's crossword workshop last season drew a packed (and passionate) house, so reserve early! Late-breaking news! This event is now free. If you already purchased tickets, we'll have your refund when you come in.    

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Frederick Moyer Piano Recital

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$20.00
Frederick Moyer

We are thrilled to bring back Frederick Moyer after his wonderful recital (and the debut of our Stainway) last year. Moyer is equally at home with Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Schoenberg as well as Ellington and Peterson. His recitals are engaging and generally include time-honored favorites. His MoyerCam is a projection system that allows the audience to see his hands as he plays.  Audience members at his 2018 Arts Center recital raved about how much this brought them into the music…

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Berkshire Opera Festival

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$5.00 – $10.00
Don Pasquale

Have you ever wondered how a fully-staged opera is brought to life? Have you wondered if opera was something you'd enjoy? Berkshire Opera Festival co-founders Brian Garman and Jonathon Loy will answer all your questions through an interactive presentation on their summer 2019 production of the comic opera Don Pasquale, which will be performed at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Brian and Jonathon will introduce Donizetti's Don Pasquale, a riotous comic opera sung in Italian with projected English translation, to…

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August 2019

Marguerite “Marge” Bride — Opening Reception, Sat, Aug 3rd

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Free opening reception Saturday, August 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until August 28, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist's Statement: “Wherever I go I cannot help but see the colors and scenes around me as a painting. Watercolor always provides a fun surprise … no matter how I may initially visualize the finished painting; the medium always tells me who is really the boss here. Often…

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FREE Family Movie Night

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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It’s Friday night at the movies at the Arts Center.  This month’s selection for the whole family  is "The Empire Strikes Back" The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space-opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. The second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy, it was…

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Bill Cohn on “Combating the Enemy Within”

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00

Early in the Depression, on February 2, 1931, Silas H. Strawn, Chairman of the United States Chamber of Commerce, warned,  “in a condition of this kind, the thing to be feared most is fear itself.” In March 1933 President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt echoed this same sentiment in his inaugural address when he told the American people “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”   Even before America’s entry into World War II and then during the war,…

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Children’s Book Author Jana Laiz Reads from Recent Books and Talks about Being “A Writer with a Purpose”

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Jana Laiz, writer in residence at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, will read from and talk about recent books such as Blanket of Stars and Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville, as well as  two books in development for film, Weeping Under This Same Moon and A Free Woman on God’s Earth: The True Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, The Slave Who Won Her Freedom. A writer with a purpose, Laiz's goal is to "change the world one…

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September 2019

Claudia D’Alessandro “The Nature of Things” — Opening Reception. Show runs through September 28

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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By Claudia D'Allessandro

Free opening reception Saturday, September 7th 2:00-4:00 PM. After the opening reception, the show will run until September 28, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. Artist’s Statement: All around us, the natural world offers a distant mirror of our experiences:  in the sky and water and on the earth.  Great drama, intricate patterns, faces, shapes, and colors are all around, and sometimes, the most beautiful of these lasts only an instant. The light, patterns, colors…

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Film: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Join us for this Academy Award - winning classic (Best Foreign Language Film, 1971), setting the context for historian Robert Maryks’ talk the next day, which will include correspondence from the Finzi-Continis. Amid the ravages of WWII, the Finzi-Continis, a cultured Jewish family, live in aristocratic splendor on their Eden-like estate in Ferrara, Italy. As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to its Jewish citizens, the handsome and carefree Finzi-Contini children, Micol (Dominique Sanda) and Alberto (Helmut Berger), turn their…

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