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Berkshires Week

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Animagic, the Berkshire's Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art, showcases the Berkshire-based talent behind movies such as "The Matrix," "Predator," "X-Men," "Chicken Run" and others. Visitors can see the actual models from movies and TV commercials, view a real Academy Award, and learn how to create animation and special effects in the museum's studio. Located at 77 Main St. in Lee, the museum is free and open by appointment. For more information, call 243-2051.


Home of Herman Melville from 1850 to 1862, the house where "Moby-Dick" was written. The exhibit, "Melville's Multi-Racial Portrait Gallery in 'Moby-Dick,' " features artwork inspired by the novel. Headquarters of Berkshire County Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, 442-1793. The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 5 with tours beginning on the hour from 10 to 4.

Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry

The historic quarry still contains vintage tools and machinery on site, as well as hiking trails and nature walks. The quarry is open year-round, from dawn to dusk; admission is free. Quarry Road, Becket. For information or directions, call 413-623-2100 or visit


Bennington Center for the Natural and Cultural Arts

"Impressions of New England," is on biew through October 16. "Faithful Labors," a study of farm families in the Schoharie Valley by artist Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, is on display through September 18. The permanent collection includes "The Best of our Birds," "America the Beautiful," Eric Sloane paintings, Native American artifacts and Floyd Scholz carvings. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 5. 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-442-7158.

Berkshire Museum

"The Power of Place: The Berkshires," features a collection of landscapes from the 19th century through the present, including the work of many local artists from Leo Garel, John Marin and Jim Schantz to Paul Rocheleau, Clemens Kalischer and Kevin Sprague. On view through Oct. 30.

"Wit and Wine: A New Look at Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation," featuring ceramic vessels made between 5,000 B.C. and 100 B.C., will be on view through Oct. 30.

Permanent exhibits include an aquarium, animal life of the Berkshires, rocks and minerals, paintings of the Hudson River school, and more.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from noon to 5. 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

Take a 105-minute round-trip train ride from Lenox Station to Stockbridge narrated by a uniformed conductor, with a diesel locomotive and vintage standard gauge coaches from the 1920s. Trains run on weekends and holidays and leave Lenox Station at 10 and 2:15. The "Grandparent Special" leaves Lenox for Lee at 12:15 for a 45-minute round-trip ride. Caboose rides offered on Saturdays. The museum has exhibits about trains, trolleys and the mansions of the Gilded Age, open from 9:30 to 4:30. Lenox Station, 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox, 637-2210.

Bidwell House Museum

An elegant Georgian saltbox built c. 1750 as a parsonage for Adonijah Bidwell and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautifully restored house offers a collection of quality high country furnishings and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, and is surrounded by 196 acres of woods, gardens and hiking trails. Located on Art School Road, Monterey. Open Thursday through Monday, 11 to 4, 528-6888.

Chapin Library

"Herman Rosse: Designs for Theatre" will be on view at the Chapin Library of Rare Books through Sept. 16. Rosse, born in the Netherlands in 1887, won an Academy Award for art direction for the 1930 film "King of Jazz." He worked as a teacher, architect, book illustrator, stage and screen set designer and fine artist. Rosse designed the medallion for the Tony Award in 1949. The Chapin Library is located on the second floor of Stetson Hall, north of Main Street on the Williams College campus. The Library is open Monday through Friday, 10 to noon and 1 to 5. Admission is free. For more information, call 597-2462 or visit chapin.


Country estate of leading artist Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the "Abraham Lincoln" for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 122-acre historic site includes his studio filled with working models and tools, the furnished family home, museum shop, gardens and woodland trails. "Daniel Chester French: Transforming a Nation Through Sculpture," is on display in the Barn Gallery. "Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2005" is on display on the grounds through Oct. 10. Guided tours are offered throughout the day. Open daily, 10 to 5. 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. For more information, call 298-3579 or visit www.chesterwood .org.

Clark Art Institute

"The Clark: Celebrating 50 Years of Art in Nature," features highlights of the Clark's history, recent growth and plans for the future and includes never-before-seen photographs of Sterling and Francine Clark, artifacts, letters, diaries and videos. On view through Sept. 4, 2006.

"50 Favorites" — Special labels throughout the permanent collection will indicate the "50 Favorites" as chosen by the community and will be on view through May 17, 2006.

"Little Women, Little Men: Folk Art Portraits of Children from the Fenimore Art Museum," will be on view through Oct. 15, 2005. The exhibition features 11 paintings and one sculpture, all depicting children in the folk art tradition. The pieces, on loan from the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., were originally collected by Stephen C. Clark, brother of Clark founder Sterling Clark.

The Clark's portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart will be displayed with Stuart portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in "Hail to the Chiefs," on view from Sept. 17 through summer, 2006.

The permanent collection is focused on European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative art from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.

Admission is free through May 31.

Open the public Tuesday through Sunday, 10 to 5. Further information is available at 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Contemporary Artists Center

"North Adams Center for Detourism," a group show, is on view now through Oct. 29.

The annual juried show, open through Sept. 18, features works by artists from across the U.S. working in video, painting, textiles, sound, collage, installation and more.

"Unsilently," works by a group of international sound artists, will be exhibited in darkened galleries, Sept. 10 through Oct. 29.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 to 5 and by appointment. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public. 189 Beaver St., North Adams, 663-9555 or visit

Dan Raymond House

Home of a prosperous merchant and Loyalist turned Patriot run by the Sheffield Historical Society, the museum portrays the life of our Revolutionary founders in the late 18th century. Tours of the house are available Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 4 and by appointment. 159 Main St., Sheffield, 229-2694.

Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens

The museum comprises the Dickinson Homestead, a historic house museum and the birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) and The Evergreens, the home of the poet's brother, Austin, and sister-in-law, Susan. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5, with tours beginning on the hour, last tour at 4; admission by guided tour only. 280 Main St., Amherst. For more information, call 542-8161 or visit

The Folly at Field Farm

The Folly at Field Farm, a Modern cottage designed in 1964 by Ulrich Franzen, will be open for tours on Saturdays, noon to 5 through Oct. 15. A special exhibit features paintings from the Williams College Museum of Art. The gardens have modern sculpture on view; these and the nature trails are open daylight hours. The Folly is a property of The Trustees of Reservations. Sloan Road, Williamstown, 298-8123 or visit

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

This art deco home located on a 46-acre estate bordering Tanglewood, features the European and American Cubist artwork and art collection of American abstract artists Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L.K. Morris, including Picasso, Leger & Braque. This year the museum includes "Our Nation At War: WWII Through the Eyes of an Abstract Painter," a specially mounted exhibit of WWII paintings by Morris.

Hourly guided tours are given Thursday through Sunday from 10 to 3. Group tours of 10 or more are available daily by reservation. 92 Hawthorne Street, Lenox. For more information, call 637-0166 or visit

Gateway to the Gilded Age

The Gateway to the Gilded Age, A Museum of Berkshire History, housed in a restored train car, offers exhibits on regional history and geography for all ages. Located at the Lenox Station, east end of Housatonic Street in Lenox. The museum is open weekends through October from 9:30 to 4:30. For more information, call 637-2210.

Hancock Shaker Village

Twenty historic buildings and premiere collection of Shaker artifacts located on nearly 1,200 acres of farm and woodland. Daily programs include craft demonstrations, talks, tours, hands-on activities and in-character portrayals. Herb and heirloom vegetable gardens and farm animals illustrate Shaker agricultural techniques.

"Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit," featuring more than 80 rare parade flags from the 19th and early 20th centuries, will be on display through Oct. 31.

The Museum, Museum store and café are open daily from 9:30 to 5. Children under 12 are admitted free. Route 20, just west of the intersection with Route 41, Pittsfield, 443-0188.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Double Palette," a show of watercolor, portrait, landscape ad still life paintings by Caryl Lennon and Joan Bortya, will be exhibited through Sept. 24. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. For more information, call 499-9370 or visit

Mass MoCA

"Becoming Animal," curated by Nato Thompson, will run through February, featuring works from 12 artists from five countries that depict a closing gap between human and animal existence.

"Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection: will be on view through February.

"Inopportune" and "Inopportune: Stage 2," two installations by Cai Guo-Qiang, will be on view through October.

The museum is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 11 to 5. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. For more information, call 662-2111 or visit

The Mission House

Home of John Sergeant, first missionary to the Stockbridge Mohican Indians, built in 1739. A garden designed by Fletcher Steele surrounds the house. Open to visitors this weekend through Columbus Day, daily, 10 to 5. 19 Main St., Stockbridge, 298-3239.

The Mount — Home of Edith Wharton

The Mount, turn-of-the-century home of author Edith Wharton, will present "Lily's Downfall," an exhibit that will celebrate the house's centennial. The exhibit of six tableaux with period costumes will be open to Oct. 30. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett St. in Lenox. For more information, call 637-1899, or visit

Naumkeag House and Gardens

The historic 44-room summer home of Joseph Hodges Choate, an eminent New York lawyer and ambassador to Great Britain. Designed by Stanford White and built in 1886, Naumkeag is surrounded by 49 acres of gardens, greenhouses and farmland and houses premier collections of period furniture, ceramics from around the world and artwork by noted artists. Property of the Trustees of Reservations, Naumkeag's gardens are designed by Fletcher Steele.

Open to visitors daily, 10 to 5, through Columbus Day. Prospect Hill, Stockbridge, 298-3239.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Art of the New Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vanguard," features works by many of America's most notable illustators for the pages and covers of this distinctive magazine. On display through Oct. 31.

"Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers," will be on view through Nov. 13.

"Windblown" Contemporary American Weathervanes," a juried outdoor exhibition of new weathervanes created by artists and craftspeople in diverse media, on display from through Oct. 31.

Open daily from 10 to 5. Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4100.

North Adams Museum

Located in an historic railroad freightyard at Western Gateway Heritage State Park, the museum features three floors of permanent displays with more than 25 exhibit areas including history and science hands-on discovery rooms, a Fort Massachusetts barracks room, military, political, religious, immigration, ballooning, industrial, farm and railroading exhibits.

The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 to 4. Group tours are available by appointment. Building 5A, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, 664-4700.

Park-McCullough House

Historic 35-room mansion, built in 1865, housed four generations of one family, including two Vermont governors. The mansion features most of its original furnishings. The carriage barn remains unaltered. On display are 12 horse-drawn carriages, sleighs and fire equipment. Open to the public daily with tours on the hour between 10 and 3. Located off Route 67A, North Bennington, Vt., 802-442-5441.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, containing the belongings of six generations of one extended family, portrays the activities of a wealthy and productive 18th century household and its evolution into a 19th century rural retreat and mid-20th century example of historic preservation.

Open through October for guided tours Saturday through Wednesday, 1 to 4:30 and by appointment. 130 River Drive (Route 47), Hadley, 584-4699.

Quaker Meeting House

The Quaker Meeting House, was built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, who was born in Adams in 1820. The building is essentially unchanged since its construction. Free guided tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Commission and the Adams Historical Society. Maple Street Cemetery, Maple Street, Adams. For more information and hours of operation, visit

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

"Robert Frost: Poetry, Prowess and Play," will run through December. The nex exhibit explores Frost's interest in sports, especially baseball, tennis and boxing. The museum is open daily (except Monday) from10 to 5. The museum is located on 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury, Vt. For more information, call 802-447-6200.

Shaker Museum and Library

The museum, which holds an important collection of Shaker artifacts, presents the exhibits, "Notable Neighbors: The Shaker Legacy in Columbia County." The museum also features 24 galleries of Shaker arts, furniture and crafts. Open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 to 5. Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, N.Y., 518-794-9100.

Ventfort Hall

The Ventfort Hall Association is offering tours of the partially restored Gilded Age mansion which was featured in the film, "The Cider House Rules." Located at 104 Walker St. in Lenox, guided tours take place daily from 10 to 3, last tour begins at 2. Visits for groups of 10 or more can be arranged by appointment. For more information, call 637-3206 or visit

Vermont Covered Bridge Museum

Exhibits including "The Anatomy of the Covered Bridge," "The Artful Covered Bridge," "Covered Bridge Chronicles," "The Natural Environment of the Covered Bridge," "The Culture of the Covered Bridge" are on display. A working covered bridge railroad layout and 3-D models and dioramas are on display. A small theater runs a film documentary about covered bridges. Located on Route 9 just west of Bennington, Vt., the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 5.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Visitors can explore the story of North Adams and the building of the Hoosac Tunnel, through the innovative audio-visual programs, artifacts, photographs and murals.

Guided tours for groups are available with advance notice. Open daily from 10 to 5. The park is located on Route 8 between State and Furnace Streets in North Adams. For information call 663-6312.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Historic house museum and 195 acre property of the Trustees of Reservations and the former boyhood home and adult summer residence of 19th century poet, William Cullen Bryant. "Bryant's Farm" is an exhibit about Bryant's life and career as a poet and preservationist. Exhibit runs through October 10. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 5. Bryant Road, Cummington, 634-2244.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880-1910," will be on display through Dec. 11. The exhibition places paintings alongside early films to show the influence of new visual technology.

The Summer Regional Art Series will feature an exhibition of the work of Helen Stoller, including collages, assemblages and gouache drawings, on display through Sept. 11.

"Masterworks of Chinese Painting: In Pursuit of Mists and Clouds," featuring 60 landscapes, bird and flower paintings and figure paintings, on view Sept. 10 through Dec. 4.

The following exhibitions are on display as part of the permanent collection: "Specimens of a Higher Art: Ancient Art from the Collection," "Celebrating 75 Years — American Dreams: American Art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art,"

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 5 and Sunday, 1 to 5. Admission is free. Williams College campus, Main Street, Williamstown, 597-2429. For more information, visit


Adams Town Hall Gallery

"The Exotic Life of House Plants," an exhibition of photographs of blossoms and flowers by Florida photographer Ian Grey, will be on view through the end of September. Free and open to the public. 8 Park St., Adams. Open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. For more information, call 743-8300.

The Art of Joy

The gallery features contemporary and representational paintings by area artists Roger Mason, Bruce MacDonald, William McCarthy, Ron Gee and Lorraine Bowen. The gallery, open from 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday, is located at 52 Housatonic St. in Lenox, on the lower level of Charles Flint Antiques. For information, call 637-2240.

B.J. Faulkner Gallery

New works by artist B.J. Faulkner are on display. The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5 or by appointment. 48 Main St., Lenox, 637-2958.

Bagels Too

"Take-Away Art," paintings in pieces, oils on paper, by Charles Bonenti, will be on view through Sept. 30. Bonenti created Take-Away Art by cutting his paintings of recognizable subjects into fragments. Each fragment became an original, abstract painting signed by Bonenti. Viewers can choose a painting/fragment that appeals to them, take it off the wall and buy it for a modest price ($2.99). Open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1667 North St., Pittsfield, 499-0119.

Beaver Pond Gallery

An exhibition of watercolors and other forms of art is on display. Artist owned and operated, the gallery features landscape paintings mostly in watercolors of New England and New York. Open daily from 1 to 6 or by appointment. 2993 Hancock Road, Williamstown, 738-5895.

Berkshire Art Gallery

The gallery features 19th and early 20th century art and works by contemporary painters. The gallery is open daily from noon to 5, and by appointment. 80 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 528-2690.

CATA Gallery

Gallery features artwork created by Community Access to the Arts participants including paintings, drawings, wood art, crafts and more. Proceeds go to CATA programs. Open Thursday through Saturday, 11 to 6, or by appointment. 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 528-5485.

Chocolate and Art

Gallery features fine imported chocolate, paintings by Linda Clayton and photographs by Charles Steinhacker. Open daily 10 to 5, afternoons Tuesday and Wednesday. 4 Housatonic St., 637-9114.

Church Street Art Gallery

The gallery specializes in self-taught, outsider and folk art. 34 Church St., Lenox,. For hours or more information, call 413-637-9600 or visit www.churchstreetart .com.

Congregation Beth Israel

"Beyond Genocide," an exhibition of illuminations by artist Amy Fagin, will be on display through Sept. 12. An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:15 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. 53 Lois St., North Adams, 663-5830.

Cormier Art Gallery

"The Pirates: Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main," wood engravings by Howard Pyle, will be on display through Oct. 15. Open Monday through Friday, 10 to 5, and Saturday from 10 to 3:30. 682 Tyler St, Pittsfield, 499-4188.

Cose d'Argilla

The gallery features one-of-a-kind traditional and contemporary Italian ceramic as well as oils, drawings and watercolors by New England artists. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 to 6, and Sunday, 11 to 5, or by appointment. 93 Church St., Lenox, 637-8886.

Darrow School

"Visions of Peace," an exhibition of photographs by photojournalist and author Jane Feldman, will be on view through Oct. 10. The show includes images of international peacemakers Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Dr. Maya Angelou, photographs from Bosnia and Croatia and pictures of local Shaker sites. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 518-794-6555. Joline Arts Center, Darrow School, Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

DeVries Fine Art

The gallery features the work of sculptor Andrew DeVries, and includes fine art bronze sculptures, original drawings, pastels and paintings. The gallery is open from Sept. 6 through 22 by appointment only. 17 Franklin St., Lenox, 637-3462.

Ferrin Gallery

"House of Wonder: Surrealism+Still Life+Objects of Curiosity" features work by 20 artists in two and three dimensions in various media. Cynthia Consentino, Warner Friedman, Nancy Hill, Miriam Kaye and Nanny Vonnegut are the regional artists represented in the show, on view through Sept. 18. The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5 (through Labor Day) 69 Church St., Lenox, 637-4414 or visit www.FerrinGallery .com.

Geoffrey Young Gallery

"Three to Get Ready," featuring the drawings and paintings of Sharon Horvath (beds and baseball fields), Cary Smith (eccentric shamrocks and doodles) and Neil Whitacre (denizens of the Everglades), will be on view through Sept. 9. In addition, the gallery will showcase several new tabletop sculptures by Theo Kamecke, who uses old painted circuit boards as siding on his geometric structures. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 to 5. 40 Railroad St., 2nd floor, Great Barrington, 528-6210.

Godwin and Lundquist Fine Art

The gallery features the works of Susan Godwin and John Lundquist, along with nationally-known artists Gregg Kreutz, Hagop Keledjian, Raphy Kerterian, Eleanor Moore, Robert Palevitz, Walter Pasko, Richard Pionk, Caleb Stone and James Sulkowski. The adjacent Oxbow Gallery exhibits paintings by local and regional artists in a variety of subjects and mediums, including oils, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media. White House Square complex at 329C Stockbridge Road (Rt. 7), Great Barrington. For hours or more information call 528-3884 or visit

Haddad Lascano Gallery

"Landscapes," featuring the work of artists Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Pamela Berkeley, Russel DeYoung, Leigh Palmer, Craig Johns and Monica Mechling — "the new Hudson River School artists" — will be exhibited through Sept. 18. The Haddad Lascano Gallery, which is open daily from 11 to 5, closed Wednesday, is located at 297 Main St. in Great Barrington, 528-0471,

The Harrison Gallery

"New Possibilities, New Work," an exhibition exploring technical advances in photography featuring the work of Paul Cary Goldberg, B.A. King, Maria Muller and Cary Wolinsky, will be on view through Sept. 29, mounted in conjunction with the Pucker Gallery of Boston. Godlberg's photos are large, still-life compositions; Wolinksky is a photojournalist; Muller adds color to black and white images by hand-painting; and King photographs the natural world.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5:30 and Sunday from noon to 5. 39 Spring St., Williamstown, 458-1700.

Hoffman Pottery

Functional pottery and ceramic garden sculpture inspired by nature by Elaine Hoffman is on display. Gallery is open daily from 10 to 5, or by appointment. 103 Route 41 (2 miles south of downtown), West Stockbridge, 232-4646.

Holsten Galleries

The gallery represents fine contemporary glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, local artists Tom Patti, Christopher Ries, William Morris and others. Open daily from 11 to 5. 3 Elm Street, (next to the post office), Stockbridge, 298-3044.

Inspired Planet

Photographs, stories and art from Thailand, Bali, Java, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Tibet will be on display to Sept. 21. Open daily in the afternoon; call ahead to be sure. Brushwood Farm, Route 7, Lenox, 637-2836.

Iris Gallery

Brigitte Carnochan will show hand-colored photographs through Sept. 19. The gallery is open Friday through Monday from noon to 5:30, or by appointment. 47 Railroad St., Great Barrington. For more information, call 644-0045.

Juice & Java Coffeehouse

Marie Buffoni, Naomi Gordon, Jane Falcone, Mary Tyer Kelly, Georgia Massucco, Aurie Walsh and Bob Wellspeak, Lee artists associated with the Gloria Arnold Studio will show their art through Sept. 30. Main Street, Lee.

Kaolin Pottery

Gallery features contemporary clay art from nudes, home furnishings to abstract designs — all available with custom designing and coloring. Gallery is located at 80 Route 71, (next to the airport), Great Barrington. For more information, call 528-1531 or visit

Lenox Gallery of Fine Art

Gallery features work by more than 30 area artists. Berkshire paintings, drawings, watercolor, sculpture and fine ceramics are featured. 69 Church St., Lenox. For hours, call 637-2276.

The Loring Gallery

A group show of works by 26 artists, including photographs by Alan Muney, will be on display through Oct. 31. Oil paintings by Bonnie Steinsnyder will begin on July 2. The original prints and posters of Toulouse Lautrec and the serigraphs of Andy Worhol will also be on display. A group show of oil paintings by Terry Coyle, Daniel Maffia, Ron Schwerin and Saul White will begin Aug. 13. Open daily (except Tuesdays) from 11 to 5. Route 7, Sheffield, 229-0110.

Meeting House Gallery

The eighth annual exhibition of area artists titled "Artists at the Meetinghouse" will be on display through Sept. 11. The exhibition features a wide range of styles including abstract and figurative painting, sculpture and other media. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlboro, 229-3126.

Milne Public Library

An exhibit of pastel and oil giclee prints by Williamstown artist Joel Rudnick will be on view through the month of September. The library is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 5:30, Wednesday from 10 to 8 and Saturday from 10 to 4. 1095 Main St., Williamstown, 458-5369.

Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center

A permanent exhibition of photography by Bill Tague, featuring scenes of Mt. Greylock and state parks and recreation, is on display. The center is open daily. Rockwell Road, Lanesboro, 499-4262.

Naoussa Gallery

The Naoussa Gallery and Ruth O. Cowell sculpture garden feature contemporary art, including original prints, photography, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture (in both the gallery and in the sculpture garden). Gallery hours are 10 to 4, Friday through Monday or by appointment. 8 Main Road, Tyringham. For more information, call 243-0456.

North Pointe Cultural Arts Center

An exhibition of paintings by regional artists Gary Masline and Kevin Kaszubowski will be on view through Oct. 8. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 to 4, and by appointment. Route 9, Kinderhook, N.Y., 518-758-9234.

The Oxbow Gallery

An exhibition of paintings by 24 local and regional artists in a variety of subjects and mediums, including oils, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media, is featured. The gallery is located in the White House Square complex at 329C Stockbridge Road (Rt. 7), Great Barrington, across from the KMart Plaza. Gallery hours are Friday through Monday from 1 to 5 p.m.; open Saturdays till 7 and Sundays till 4. Call the gallery for more information at 528-3884.

Park Row Gallery

"Queechy Lake Revisited," paintings by William Bond Walker, will be on display through Sept. 24. Park Row Gallery, 2 Park Row, Chatham, N.Y. For more information, call 518-392-4800.

Plum Gallery

"Contemporary art and ceramics by a number of artists, including Pamela Sienna, Malcolm Wright and Nicholas Whitman, are on display. The gallery is located at 112 Water St. in Williamstown. The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to 7:30, or by appointment. For more information, call 413-458-3389.

Red Stone Gallery

The gallery features American paintings from 1850 to 1950, including landscapes, still life and original illustrations. Coffman's Antique Market, Jennifer House Commons, Route 7, Great Barrington. For more information, call 528-9282.

Sheffield Art League

Featured artist Margaret Buchte will exhibit her oil paintings including landscapes, buildings barns, and nature scenes, from Sept. 1 through 30, during regular hours at Banknorth, 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Sienna Gallery

Gallery features fine art jewelry. Hours are Thursday through Monday from 11 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 3. 80 Main St., Lenox, 637-8386.

Simon's Rock College of Bard

Laura Gail Tyler will exhibit recent photographs, including images of the houses and housing developments that she has created with impermanent materials. The exhibit will run through October 7. For further information, call 528-7389. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

SKH Gallery of Fine Art and Craft

From Sept. 17 through Oct. 23, Daniel Kohn will have recent paintings on display. The gallery is open Monday through Friday and Sunday from 11 to 4, Saturday from 9 to 4 and by appointment. SKH is located at the Great Barrington Train Station, 46 Castle St., Great Barrington, 528-3300.

Spencertown Academy

"Flowing to the Hudson," a special collaboration of regional landscape painters James Coe, James Cramer, Harry McChesney and Leigh Ann Smith, will be on exhibit in both galleries through Sept. 25. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5. Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., 518-392-3693.

Tokonoma Gallery

Small sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts are on display. Open Thursday through Monday, 10 to 5, and Sunday, noon to 5. Call 274-1166 for more information, 402 Park St., Housatonic.

Train Station Gallery

Paintings, sculpture, monotypes, etchings, drawings and more by ongoing and ever-changing groups are on display. Through the end of May, the gallery is open Friday through Monday from 10:30 to 4:30. June, July and August, the gallery is open daily from 10:30 to 4:30. 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, 232-7930.

Tunnel City Coffee

Landscape paintings by southern Vermont artist Judy Hawkins will be on display at Tunnel City Coffee from Sept. 9 through Nov. 10, in conjunction with the Harrison Gallery. Open 7 to 6 daily. 100 Spring St., Williamstown.

The Vault Gallery

"Dialogue X 5," featuring works by Clemens Kalischer, Marilyn Kalish, Leonard Baskin, Craig Walker and Kayla Corby, will be on display Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. The gallery, which is located in the historic Mahaiwe Bank at 322 Main St. in Great Barrington, is open from 11:30 to 6 daily and by appointment. For more information, call 644-0221 or visit

Weber Fine Art

A solo exhibit of paintings and pastels by landscape artist Wolf Kahn will be exhibited through Sept. 18. Other works currently on exhibit include paintings by Bessie Boris, Mary Sipp-Green and many others. Open Friday through Sunday, from 10:30 to 5:30, and by appointment. 8 Park Row, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-5335.

The Welles Gallery

"Conversations," an exhibition of drawing, collage and painting by Susan Hartung and photography by Wendy Holmes Noyes, will be on exhibit through Sept. 21. The two artists, friends for more than 25 years, have an ongoing visual dialogue that is the focus of this show. For "Conversations," gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 to 8; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 to 5 and September 4 and 5, 2 to 5. Lenox Library annex, 18 Main St., Lenox, 637-2630, ext. 113.

The WIT Gallery

"Interactive Orbital," wood sculpture by Dennis Elliott, is on view. Elliott was the original drummer for the rock group Foreigner; he gave up his music career to pursue sculpture. As part of the 2005 "Meet the Artists" series, the Cuban Art Exhibit, featuring four Cuban artists, will be on display through October. The gallery features artwork from North and South American artists including bronze, glass and oil paintings, photography, stoned, wood, ceramics and terra cotta. The gallery is open daily at 10 a.m. 27 Church St., Lenox, 637-8808.

Sculpture Parks

Butler Sculpture Park

Sculptures by Robert Butler are on display outside his working studio and gallery. Open daily from 11 to 5 through Oct. 31, located at 481 Shunpike Road, Sheffield, 229-8924.


The annual outdoor juried sculpture exhibition "Reflections of Nature: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood," featuring 32 works displayed throughout the woodlands and pastures at Chesterwood, is on display through Oct. 11. Chesterwood is open daily from 10 to 5 and is located off Route 183 in the Glendale section of Stockbridge. For more information, call 298-3579, ext. 218.

C.W. Nelson Landscape Design & Nursery

Outdoor sculpture exhibition features landscape as a backdrop for the nearly 50 contemporary art pieces on display Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 9 to 3, Sandisfield, 258-3375.

Field Farm

Sited on landscaped grounds surrounding two historic houses are 13 sculptures by artists including Richard M. Miller, Jack Zajac, Bernard Reder and Herbert Ferber. Many on loan from the Williams College Museum of Art. A property of The Trustees of Reservations. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Sloan Road, Williamstown. Free, 298-8123 or

The Fields

"Summer Selections 2005" features the work of Carl Andre, Tony Cragg, Nancy Dwyer and Olafur Eliasson, a retrospective of painter and sculptor Stanley Boxer, installations by Steven Brower, Dewitt Godfrey, Mark Goulthorpe/dECOi/MIT, Hyungsub Shin, Bernar Venet, Bill Wilson and Nina Levy and a piece by the artist collective TODT and Magdalena Abakanowitz. ART/OMI Sculpture Park features sculpture on 50 acres of farm land at 59 Letter S Road, off Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. For more information, call 518-392-2181 or visit

North Bennington's Art Park

Salem Art Work's outdoor exhibition, "North Bennington Art Park," features large-scale sculptures and installations by more than 25 artists on the properties surrounding the North Bennington post office and train station, Route 67A, North Bennington, Vt. The exhibition runs through October 11th. Open daily until dusk.

Sculpture Now

The annual sculpture exhibition on the lawns and in the parks along Main Street in Great Barrington will be on view from Aug. 20 through Aug. 23, 2006. The 16 works on view will include two 11-foot-tall steel stallions, an optic fiber and stainless steel form, a granite and glass sculpture weighing 8,000 pounds and a two spiritual gateways in front of St. James Episcopal Church. The sculptures were created by artists from the U.S. and Europe, Peter Barrett, Carlo Bernardini, Susan Griswold, Maria Hall, Lucy Hodgson, Ann Jon, Wendy Klemperer, Wendy Lehman, Gary Orlinsky, Kim Radochia, Jon Riedeman, Christopher Spath, Robin Tost, Kris D. Waid-Jones and Glenn Zweygardt.

Maps of the sculpture walk will be available at Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Country Dining Room Antiques and Berkshire Bank.

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