Art all summer long in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
Arrowhead: Plein air Painters Day Saturday, May 23, painters in house and grounds, paintings on view for the season in the red barn, and opening exhibit of photographs of homes of the Historical Society. Michael Melle straw sculptures. Pittsfield, Mass.
Artscape: Public outdoor art exhibit through downtown Pittsfield with themes from local history, current events and the natural world. New works include baseball cap, giant kinetic swing on Park Square, concrete fan and fountain powered by solar cells. Self-guided tours, info at Pittsfield Visitors Center, City Hall, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.
Artswalk: Visual arts in more than 20 venues along North and South streets, Pittsfield, Mass. Art changes on first Fridays, on view monthlong.
Becket Arts Center: Artwork of Becket Washington Elementary School May 22 to 31. Summer shows, Julio Granda's vertical dreamscapes, Karen Karlberg's wildlife photographs, Paul Smilow's sculptures, and Eric Smith's ceramics June 20 to July 12. Paintings of Nancy Freedman, Karen Jacobs and Joan Sasson July 18 to Aug. 9. BAC members' art show Aug.15 to Aug. 23. Grisel Diaz Ors and the quilts of Barbara Barron Aug. 29 to Sept. 20. Gallery hours noon to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, shop with local artists' and artisans' jewelry, cards, prints, ceramics, books, and music. Adult art workshops, children's dance classes. Route 8, Becket, Mass.
Bennington Center for the Arts: "Salmagundi Club in Vermont" show May 30 to July 26. "Art of the Animal Kingdom XX" June 6 to Aug. 2. Impressions of New England open Aug. 1. Laumeister Fine Arts Competition opens Aug. 8. Art shows, Covered Bridge Museum, American Indian art, wildlife art, bird carvings by Master Carver Floyd Scholz and a collection of Eric Sloane paintings. 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt.
Bennington Museum: "Alcohol in Vermont: Creation to Consumption, Tolerance to Temperance" through June 21. " Regional Artists Gallery "Channeling Moses: Fracking Paintings by Linda Finch," through July 26. "Inward Adorings of the Mind: Grassroots Arts" July 3 through Nov. 1, Grandma" Moses, outsider art including works by Jesse Howard, Mose Tolliver, and Joseph Yoakum, textiles, ceramics and weather vanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. Bennington, Vt.
Berkshire Botanical Garden: "Water in the Garden" exhibit opening May 28, outdoor water features, sculptures and educational displays, collection of birdbaths. Workshops in watercolor, sketching, drawing, writing and cut paper. Stockbridge, Mass.
Berkshire Carousel: Carving demonstrations 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. History of Carousels talk 10 a.m. first Tuesdays monthly. Chalk Talks and painting classes for children on Saturdays by appointment. New workshop, 1440 East St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-0457.
Berkshire Museum: "Immortal Present: Art and East Asia" May 23 to Sept. 7, historic Asian art, influential contemporary artists with ties to Asia, sponsored in part by the Taipei Cultural Center. Children's adventures 11 a.m. Fridays. Chow time at the acquarium 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Little Cinema films weekly Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, dinosaurs, local natural history, classical art, gallery of American Indian art and culture. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Chesterwood: Artist-in-Residence sculptor Roberley Bell through May 31, "object a day," in sculptor Daniel Chester French's studio, house and gardens. "Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015" May 23 to Oct. 12, contemporary sculptures by 25 sculptors, created for the site. Art tours, demonstrations and workshops with Boston Sculptors Gallery, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays June 6 to Sept. 12. Free family day Sept. 12. Chesterfest, Americana music outdoors 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays in July and August. Stockbridge, Mass.
Clark Art Institute: "Van Gogh and Nature" June 14 to Sept. 13, paintings, landscapes and seasons. "Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White" July 4 to Sept. 27 in the Stone Hill Center. Permanent collection of 19th-century Impressionists, Winslow Homer, Medieval art, silver and more. Williamstown, Mass.
Columbia County Council on the Arts: "Bodyworks: Cars, Trucks, Bikes & Tattoos" regional art show May 30 to July 25. Hudson, N.Y.
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio: Historic art deco house of '20s artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen with paintings, frescos, sculptures and Cubist collection. "See Their World" opens June 25, vintage films from the 1930s Morris took in Lenox, New York City and Europe displayed in the Studio. Paintings by Suzy Frelinghuysen. Hourly guided tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, Painting Demonstrations on the Grounds" 11 a.m. Fridays with local artists, Berkshire County residents half-price tour 10 a.m. Thursdays, beginning June 26. Lenox, Mass.
Hancock Shaker Village: "Modern Wings & Shaker Roots" contemporary sculpture exhibition May 30 to Nov. 1, four visiting sculptors use found materials to explore and re-interpret the Shaker aesthetic. Pittsfield, Mass.
Housatonic Valley Art League : Annual Members' Art Show July 1 to 19, opening July 3; uried Art Show July 22 to Aug. 16, opening July 24; Artist's Choice Show Aug. 17 to Sept. 7, opening Aug. 21. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday toThursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Searles School Gym, 79 Bridge St., Great Barrington, Mass.
IS183 Art School: Art workshops, classes and shows. Arts Night Out, 7 to 9 p.m. second Fridays monthly, all welcome for informal time in art studios, Collage Portraits with Yura Adams June 12, Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge. Mass.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival: "Blake's Barn Best" noon to 5 p.m. June 20 to Aug. 30, Annie Leibovitz, Jules Pfeiffer, Lois Greenfield, Al Hirschfield and more. "Kyle Froman: Bodies/Buildings," June 20 to Aug. 30, former New York City Ballet dancer. "Ivan Chermayeff Designs," June 20 to Aug. 30. All free. Becket, Mass.
Lenox Library: "The Art of Karen Khan, paintings and poetry from the Khan Dynasty, July 8 to 14. Wendy A. Rabinowitz, weaving mixed-media "Yahi, or: Let There Be Light" July 17 - Aug. 13, reception July 23. Lenox, Mass.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: Grier Horner retrospective show June 5 to June 27, paintings and digital. Community Access to the Arts July 3 to July 25. "Comic and Cartoon Art Presents 'Reimagined — An International Show of Comic and Cartoon Art,'" Aug. 1 to Aug. 29. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.
Marble House Project: Workshops on painting, writing, attention, culinary arts. Artists in residence, ART-Seed weekly talk/performance series 6 p.m. Tuesday evenings, free. Dorset, Vt.
Mass Live Arts: "Eternal" July 6 to 18, Daniel Fish, video installation by director. "National Theatre of the United States of America: A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action," July 6 to 26, illustration by Jesse Hawley from the upcoming book by Normandy Raven Sherwood, based on Henry Siddons' 1822 catalog of theatrical gestures for the London stage, on stars and stalwarts of New York's experimental theater and performance scene. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, Mass.
Mass MoCA: "Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined" photography and digital, opening May 23; Liz Deschenes, medium of photography and its conditions, opening May 23, along with "Artists' Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography," Liz Deschenes' curated a group show of photographic artists; Francesco Clemente: "Encampment" opening June 13, multi-part 30,000 square foot installation of painted tent rooms in collaboration with Indian fiber artists; Ran Wang, "Untethered" bright 140-foot-long sculpture with phoenixes, opens June 20, and "Walk in My Shoes," Kidspace show on empathy. "Big Top Grand Stand" opens June 26, Seattle-based SuttonBeresCuller large migratory outdoor sculpture. Barbara Takenaga mural from "Nebraska Paintings" opens July 11. "Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts," retrospectve, Bibliothecaphilia," "Eclipse," vanishing of the Passenger Pigeon; Octagon Room, Michael Oatman. "Stasis Horror," Christopher Chiappa. Franz West, Speedway. Permanent: Anselm Kiefer gallery. Sol LeWitt Retrospective. North Adams, Mass.
MCLA Gallery 51: "Two Natures Talking" May 28 to June 21, artists and poets Wilma and Stephen Rifkin, Hellen Joffe Halprin and Annie Raskin. "Origin of Birds," Val Hird work June 25 to July 26, inspired by a 15th century Persian poem. Margaret Noel encaustic collages and Rocco Scary handmade paper, sound and sculpture, July 30 to Aug. 23. "eat me so I can see inside you," Maggie Nowinski, Alicia Renadette, Torsten Zenus Burns Aug. 27 to Oct. 25, North Adams, Mass.
The Mount: 28x26x50 exhibit opening June 13, SculptureNow show, 28 pieces by 26 artists, exhibited on 50 acres. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.
Norman Rockwell Museum: "Roz Chast — Cartoon Memoirs" opening June 6, award-winning New Yorker cartoonist whose graphic memoir "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" was a 2014 National Book Award Finalist, original drawing and paintings from New Yorker cartoons and book illustrations to hand-painted eggs, hooked rugs spanning her life. J.C. Leyendecker through June 14, illustrations and Post covers. Norman Rockwell illustrations, Saturday Evening Post covers. Art intensive workshops in July. Rockwell's studio open to October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic property walks 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Stockbridge, Mass.
North Bennington Sculpture Show: Outdoor Sculpture opens July 12 on view daily around the village of North Bennington, Vt.
Salem Art Works: "Raw Works" Craig Usher, May 30 to June 13. "Images Extracted from Nature," Ingrid Ludt and Angus Mccullough, June 20th to July 18. "Young and Emerging Artists" opens July 11. "Infinity of Layers," Roy Dawes, Terry Conrad and Mark Lorah July 25 to Aug. 22. "Salem2Salem" opens Aug. 15. Triangle show opens Sept. 5. Young and Emerging Artists" opens Sept. 9. Forge, glassworks etc., sulpture in the grounds, Salem, N.Y.
Southern Vermont Arts Center: "Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz," fabric collage and embroidery art of Holocaust survivor, through June 6. Don Idhe, Mia Schaffey and Vermont Pastel Society Juried Exhibition through June 14. Summer Solos group show June 20 to Aug. 2. Annual Summer Members Show opens Aug. 8. Sculpture Park, rotating exhibits of Vermont artists' work, trails, performances. Art classes and workshops. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Manchester, Vt.
Vermont Arts Exchange: Summer art camps and workshops at locations in North Bennington. vtartexchange.org
Whitney Center for the Arts: Monthly art exhibits and artswalk celebrations on first Fridays. Pittsfield, Mass.
Williams College Museum of Art: Work in Progress — Forming Future programs, see works of art pulled from storage, chat with staff and students, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays June 23 to Aug 14, Free."Warhol by the Book" through Aug. 16, Andy Warhol's book work, organized by Andy Warhol Museum. "The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendergast," June 20 to Aug. 30, artists blend historic and modern art, contemporary life. "Whistler: Close-Up," opens June 27, beautiful and controversial 19th-century artwork; "Three Centuries of American Art," work from the collection, Edward Hopper's "Morning in a City" and paintings by Thomas Eakins and more. "Imagining the Trojan War" opens May 30, tracing the Iliad from Greek armor to Winslow Homer. Williamstown, Mass.
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