Education notes: Connecting science and literacy forums in Berkshires


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Artist talk: The Norman Rockwell Museum will present "My Son the Art Director, My Dad the Illustrator: A Conversation with R.O. Blechman and Nicholas Blechman," on Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., at the museum, Route 183 in Stockbridge.

Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and art director of The New York Times Book Review.

R.O. Blechman is an award-winning illustrator, animator, children's book author, graphic novelist, and editorial cartoonist. The exhibit "R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line" is on view at the museum through June 30.

Admission to Saturday's event is $10, $7 for museum members. Information: or (413) 298-4100.

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Tour guides wanted: The North Adams Office of Tourism and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce have created a new volunteer program, "Talk to a Townie" program. The program will enlist the help of local volunteers to attend events around the city and act as mobile information centers by having conversations with visitors and passing out information about area attractions and local businesses. The kickoff for this program is the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA, June 21-23.

Volunteers who are passionate and knowledgeable about North Adams are being sought. Contact Veronica Bosley at tourism@north adams-ma. gov or (413) 664-6180.

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New exhibit: Berkshire Museum's new exhibit, "PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," opens this weekend. PaperWorks features contemporary works of art by more than 30 artists, all made from paper, as well as an array of objects and artifacts that show the uses of paper in industry, science, fashion, and technology.

The opening reception for "PaperWorks" will be held on Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The museum is at 39 South St. in Pittsfield. This event is free and open to the public.

Information: or (413) 443-7171.

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World music concert: On Friday at 7 p.m., Spectrum Playhouse in Lee will present the World Music Drum & Song Concert with Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble, special guests Kim Waterman and Joanne DelCarpine from Berkshire Pulse, and students from CIP.

This concert is free for Lee and Great Barrington residents, $5 for adults, $3 children (under 5 free). The playhouse is at 20 Franklin St. Information: email or visit

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Artist talk and open studio: Chesterwood's Artist-in-the-Residence Rebecca Keller will be featured at two events this week.

On Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., Keller will join Chesterwood's Director Donna Hassler in conversation to discuss Keller's site-specific installation in the Residence at Chesterwood, as well as her work "excavating" historic sites and creating "site-complicit" installations.

On Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to interact with Keller as she works on her installation.

Both events are included with admission to Chesterwood, which is $16 for adults, $8 for members and youth ages 13 to 17; children younger than 13 are admitted free. Information: or (413) 298-3579, Ext. 25216.


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