Pittsfield: Sculptor Michael Melle to give live demonstration

Wednesday June 12, 2013

The Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, presenting a live demonstration by acclaimed sculptor Michael Melle at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road.

Melle, who uses paint, charcoal, wax, hay, and stone to craft images of humans, will assemble a scene showing Civil War recruiter Henry Jackson speaking to men enlisting in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

Jackson was a free Black man, the son of a slave father and freeborn mother. He moved from Washington, D.C., to Pittsfield in 1859.

The exhibit on the South Lawn is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: (413) 442-1793 or visit www.mobydick.org.


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