Go north and enjoy Rudd's rehabbed mills

To the editor:

Last weekend a friend and I had the joy of attending the open artist studios at the Eclipse Mill in North Adams, the brainchild of Eric Rudd,

The exquisite colors and brisk Berkshire fall were rivaled only by the magic of the mill Eric has re-birthed. The old, crumbling mill has been transformed into a pulsating home of creativity that is palpable as one walks from studio to studio down pristinely restored old hallways now home to talented artists of many styles.

Additionally, Eric and his wife Barbara have rehabilitated a second mill building that would have also met with a horrible fate had he not brought his special form of magic to that building,

An old church in North Adams was also rehabbed and turned into the beautifully restored Berkshire Art Museum, a showcase for local artists to display their remarkable talents.

Eric and Barbara have committed their time, energy and passion to North County, resulting in success for all of us to enjoy. Please take advantage of their love of North County and make the trip to North Adams and show the Rudds respect for their continuing commitment to preserving historical buildings, the art community, and helping to make us a little more appreciative of how fortunate we are to live in the beautiful Berkshires!

There is a wonderful experience beyond South County just waiting for you to explore. Trust me, you won't fall off the end of the earth when you venture north!


Myla Jill Blum, Lenox, Miami