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Arts Alive in the Hilltowns

Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington, Mass.; 413-238-0192

June 1-30: "Shedding Some Light," original watercolors and oils by artist Natalie Stafford. Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.

Artswalk

First Fridays Artswalk art shows every first Friday of the month featuring more than 20 artists in the Upstreet Cultural District. Openings 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. After-party at the Whitney Center for the Arts 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free. (42 Wendell Ave.) Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. (413)443-6501. www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Saturday May 28: Summer exhibition opening for The Fields Sculpture Park, featuring new works in The Fields Sculpture Park and Visitors Center gallery by Rob Fischer, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell, Andreas Savva and Charley Friedman. Children's crafts, tractor rides and light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public. 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturdays through June 4: Saturday Children's Workshops for ages 4 to 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. $12 per child or $20 for two. Drop off/Pick up at the Benenson Visitors Center.

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, July 24: Charley Friedman will show work in our Visitors Center Gallery with an opening reception and artist talk. Free and open to the public. Located in the Newmark Gallery

Art Omi Weekend: Open Studios

Sunday, July 10: Open studios. See the work of 30 international artists in one place. The Studio Barns. 1 - 5 p.m.

Becket Art Center

7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket. Mass. 413-623-6635.

Friday, May 27: Art exhibit opening, 2 p.m. Washington-Becket School exhibit.

Saturday, June 18: Art exhibit opening, 2 p.m. Kristin O'Neill, David Rothstein, Harold Ware and Ellen Kaiden.

Fridays, July 1 and 8: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 8: Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., at Jacob's Pillow.

Saturday, July 9: Hilltown Brouhaha, Becket-Washington town fair, 11 a.m., North Becket's historic district.

Tuesday, July 12 Lecture, "Producing a Season," Julianne Boyd, artistic director, Barrington Stage Co., 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.; Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow

Saturday, July 16: Art exhibit opening, Esther Budnick, Nina Evans and Pat Gilhooley, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 18: Start of Young People's Camp, "Exploring Nature and Me" (ages 5 to 8) , 9:30 a.m. start of Young People's Camp, Walking with Puppets" (ages 9 to 13), 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19: Lecture — "The Art of Bread Making," Richard Bourdon, head baker, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.; Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Tuesday, July 26: Lecture — "Music, Music and More Music," Boston University Tanglewood Institute students, , 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Monday, Aug. 1: Start of Young People's Camp, "Theater & Video Project" (ages 9 to 14), , 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Lecture — "Theatre at its Very Best," John Douglas Thompson, Obie Award-winning Canadian-American actor, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Monday, Aug. 8: Start of Young People's Camp, "Exploring Nature and Me" (ages 5 to 8), 9:30 a.m. Start of Young People's Camp, "Playing with the Imagination" (ages 9 to 13), 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Lecture — "Visiting India, Myanmar and Bhutan," Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, widely recognized national photographers, 7:30 p.m.

Friday. Aug. 12: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Art exhibit opening — Becket Art Center member's art, 2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow. Lecture — "Now and Zen, Chaos Theory and Art," Philip Pryjma, Saint Francis Gallery, curator, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Art exhibit opening — Mary Anne Davis, Arthur Hillman and Scott Taylor, 2 p.m.

Bennington Arts Weekend

Friday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: Downtown, program available at Better Bennington Corporation, 215 South St., Bennington, Vt. For complete list of galleries, programs visit www.betterbennington.com/BenningtonArtsWeekend, 802-442-5758

Bennington First Fridays

Fridays, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2: First Fridays 5-8 p.m. Downtown Bennington. 802-442-5758

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

June through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.

Through Wednesday, June 15: "3D Digital: Here and Now. Bennington Makes — the World Takes!" Showcasing the burgeoning use of 3D digital technology in art, design and manufacturing right here (in Bennington, Vt.), right now.

Saturday, June 11: "Music at the Museum" series — "J.S. Bach's Musical Offering." 2 p.m. Free.

Mid-June: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.

Saturday, July 2 through Nov. 6: "Milton Avery's Vermont." A focused look at the work this American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s.

Friday, July 8: Summer Party for "Milton Avery's Vermont," 5 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5: "Tattoo Two." 5 to 8 p.m. Open late for First Fridays; pay-what-you-wish admission. Second annual Living Exhibition: Tattoo Body Art, "Tattoo Two" featuring live models showing their art and sharing their stories. Models must apply in advance. Cash bar, music selected by the models, and more.

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Sunday, July 31: "It is all a mystery," works by Marcy Hermansader. A selective retrospective, featuring four distinct bodies of work dating from 1981 through 2015. While the works are all paper based, they are in actuality works with paper, drawn on, ripped and pricked, sewn, cut and glued.

Saturday, Aug. 6-Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."

Regional Artists Gallery

Through Sunday, July 10: "Out of This World," works by Sally Gil. The works in this exhibition suggest lush abstract landscapes with layers of paint and a variety of found print material.

Berkshire Arts Festival

Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 3: 15th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival. Juried show of 200 artists and artisans with works for sale. Musical performances, workshops, demonstrations, and children's activities. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $14 adults; $13 seniors; $7 students; and free for kids under 10. A weekend pass for the three-day festival is available for $16. Free parking. Ski Butternut, Rt. 23, Great Barrington, Mass. 845-355-2400. berkshiresartsfestival.com

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.

Saturday, June 4: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., try art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission.

Sunday, June 5: "Renoir: Revered and Reviled," 2 p.m., documentary film about the work of artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. $8.

Saturday, June 11: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, get creative with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground , the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration as children build and rebuild fueled by their imaginations. Included with regular museum admission.

Saturday, June 18: Makers Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., see demonstrations by some of the most innovative makers who call the Berkshires home. Included with regular museum admission.

Saturday, June 25: Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., try wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. All experiments are kid-safe. Included with regular museum admission.

Sunday, June 26: "Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse," 2 p.m., documentary film about artists and their gardens. $8.

Thursday, June 30: "Robert Hite: Imagined Histories," 5 p.m., artist Robert Hite gives an illustrated artist talk. "Living On Earth: The Work of Robert Hite" opening reception, 6 p.m. $5, free for museum members.

Saturday, July 2: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., try art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission.

Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8: Berkshire Children's Theater presents "The Wizard of Oz," 11 a.m., young performers present the musical classic. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child.

Friday, July 8: Science Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of science, invention, and fun. Free and open to the community.

Saturday, July 9: Sculpture and Photography Workshop with artist Robert Hite, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., create architectural sculptures out of found materials at the Berkshire Museum, then, proceed to Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and on-site photography of sculptures within the natural landscape. Reservations required: 413-443-7171, ext. 360. $45 per person; BM and HSV members $35; $12 optional lunch (must reserve at time of registration.) Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by paid adult.

Saturday, July 16: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, get creative with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground , the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration as children build and rebuild fueled by their imaginations. Included with regular museum admission.

Friday, July 22: D.R.E.A.M. RING, in collaboration with Jacob's Pillow. D.R.E.A.M. XPERIENCE Master Class, 1 to 3 p.m.; D.R.E.A.M. RING Dance Competition, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 30: Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., try wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. All experiments are kid safe. Included with regular museum admission.

Saturday, Aug. 6: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., try art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission.

Friday, Aug. 19: Kindergarten Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., activities and information for children about to enter kindergarten. Free and open to the community.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, get creative with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground , the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration as children build and rebuild fueled by their imaginations. Included with regular museum admission.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Pecha Kucha Night #15, 7 p.m., lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., try wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. All experiments are kid safe. Included with regular museum admission.

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17: Fine Woodworking Show and Silent Auction, featuring craftsman from the Berkshires, Columbia County and surrounding areas. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. www.berkshirewoodworkers.org. $5.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org.

Open daily May 28 to Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with interpreters in the studio and residence. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Adults, $18; seniors, $17; NTHP members, military, and children ages 13 to 17, $9; children under 13 and Friends of Chesterwood, free; grounds-only admission: adults, $10; children ages 13 to 17, $5.

Sunday, June 12: 'One of the Greatest Interests of His Life': Daniel Chester French and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Thayer Tolles, the Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss Daniel Chester French and his longtime involvement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stockbridge Library. 4 p.m. Reception follows at Chesterwood. $20 members; $25 general public. For tickets, contact lreynolds@savingplaces.org and 413-298-2034.

June 18 - Sept. 18: The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016, featuring 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti, who have incorporated glass in their outdoor sculptural work. Opening reception Friday, June 24, 4 to 7 p.m. $20 members, $25 general public

Sunday, Aug. 10: "Lincoln Speaks" narrated by Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, with readings from the writings of Abraham Lincoln in Daniel Chester French's studio. 4 p.m. Reception follows. $35 members; $40 general public.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

On exhibit

June 11-Oct.10: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado exhibition.

The Clark is the exclusive venue for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," featuring 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America.

July 4-Oct.10: "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill" exhibition. As the ground beneath our feet shifts, worlds change in unexpected ways. "Sensing Place" provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place by exploring Stone Hill, a prominent geological formation at the heart of the Clark's campus.

Lectures/readings

Wednesday, June 1: "In the Footsteps of Fra Angelico: Savonarola and the Florentine Millennial Dream," 5:30 p.m., free lecture by Francis Oakley.

Thursday, June 2: Williamstown Theatre Festival presents a reading of "The Roommate" by Jen Silverman, 2:30 p.m., free.

Friday, June 10: Exhibition opening for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," 8:30 p.m., $30, $20 for Clark members, in advance, $40 day of event. Exhibition preview, dancing to DJ Stacks, light fare, cash bar.

Saturday, June 11: "Unveiling the Nude: The Story of 'Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado,'" 3 p.m., free lecture.

Sunday, June 12: "The Art of Flamenco," Lecture and flamenco demonstration by Belén Maya and José Luis, 3 – 4:30 p.m., $25, $22 for Clark members.

Saturday, June 18: "The Nude: Sacred and Erotic," concert by the Four Nations Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., $30 adult, $25 for Clark members, $15 student, $10 children under 10. From 6:30–7:30 p.m., ticketholders enjoy private access to Splendor, Myth, and Vision; tapas and drinks available for purchase at 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 19: "Nudity and Nakedness in Renaissance Europe," 3 p.m., free lecture.

Sunday, June 19: Father's Day BBQ, seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $32 adults, $30 for Clark members, $14 children 12 and under. Reservations required.

Monday, June 20: "Body and the Beat: Summer Solstice Gathering,: 6 – 9 p.m., free, $10 gallery admission.

Wednesday, July 22: StorySlam @ The Clark, 7 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, free.

Friday, June 24: Free Fun Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, July 1: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, July 4: Sunrise Meditation, 5 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Tuesday, July 5: Annie and the Hedonists, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 6: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, July 8: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, July 10: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1–4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Sunday, July 10: "Creating Sensing Place," 3 p.m., free lecture.

Tuesday, July 12: Across the Pond, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 13: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Thursday, July 14 – "Art, Power and, Politics: Nudes from the Prado," 7 p.m., free lecture at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, mahaiwe.org, 413 528 0100

Friday, July 15: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: Sensing Place Hike: Botanizing on Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, July 16: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, July 17: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Tuesday, July 19: The Wanda Houston Band, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 20: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, July 22: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 23: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4p.m., free.

Sunday, July 24: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Tuesday, July 26: Bernice Lewis, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 27: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, July 29: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: Sensing Place Hike: Nature Journaling on Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, July 30: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m, free.

Sunday, July 31: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, Aug. 5: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, Aug. 12: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Sensing Place Hike: Thoreau walk, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Full moon sensory hike on Stone Hill, 7 p.m., free. Meet at Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Friday, Aug. 19: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Friday, Aug. 26: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Sensing Place Hike: Landscape Histories of Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Saturday, Sept. 3: "Sense of Place through Music," 2 p.m., free concert by Leading players of The Orchestra Now and Juilliard, Spencer Terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org

Now through Wednesday, July 6: "Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age." Opening reception Friday, May 28, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Wednesday, July 13 - Wednesday, Aug. 17: "Point of Departure: Art Begets Art." Opening reception Saturday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Aug. 24 - Oct. 12: "Atmosphere." Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 27 5 to 7 p.m.

CCCA Gallery

Community Access to the Arts

July 1 to 31: "I Am a Part of Art," exhibit of painting, drawing, collage created by CATA artists with disabilities. Reception, Thursday, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-528-5485.

July 4 to Aug. 15: "I Am a Part of Art." Free. Clark Art Institute, Lunder Center, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., 413-528-5485.

DownStreet Art Thursdays

Main Street, North Adams, Mass. 413-664-8717.

June 30, July 28, Aug. 25: "Meet Your Neighbors," 5 to 7 p.m., free.

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

On view through June 5: Selected works from Peter Pincus and Steven Young Lee. Known for his meticulous and dazzling geometric high design, Peter Pincus works in colored porcelain "to create three dimensional paintings out of pots." Also, Steven Young Lee, whose work has been collected by several museums including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum and appears in many private collections.

June 18–Aug. 7: "Exposed: Heads, Busts, And Nudes," a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1950–present.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166, www.frelinghuysen.org

Season opens Thursday, June 23. Open Thursday-Sunday for hourly guided tours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. After Labor Day, Thursday-Saturday. Pre-arranged groups of six or more beginning May 1.

Friday, June 24: Painting demonstration with artist Ghetta Hirsch. 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 25: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop with Director Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission, please reserve.

Friday, July 8: Painting demonstration with artist Joanie Ciolfi. 11 a.m.

Friday, July 1: Painting demonstration with artist Morris Bennett. 11 a.m.

Friday July 15: Painting demonstration with artist Terry Wise. 11 am

Friday, July 22: Encaustic painting demonstration with artist Ali Herrmann. 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 23: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop led by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission.

Friday, July 29: Painting demonstration with artist Tony Conner. 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 30: "Architecture's Odd Couple — Frank Lloyd Wright & Philip Johnson" slide lecture by author Hugh Howard on his new book. 3 p.m. Space is limited, please reserve.

Friday, Aug. 5: Painting demonstration with artist Sean McCusker. 11 a.m.

Friday Aug. 12: Painting demonstration with artist Scott Taylor. 11 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: Painting demonstration with artist Sally Tiska Rice who will demonstrate her watercolor technique. 11 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 26: Painting demonstration, artist TBA.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop led by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission.

Gallery 51

51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320, www.mcla.edu/gallery51

Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 26: "Waiting" opening. 5-7 p.m. A camera-phone exhibition of in-between moments.

Thursday, July 28: "Wayfinding" opening. 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "Brandon Graving: PAPERworks" opening. 5 p.m.

Good Purpose Gallery

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

Saturday, June 18: "Arts Marketplace" a new and exciting fine art and artisan exhibition and sale by artists throughout the Berkshires. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin Street, Lee, Mass.

Friday, June 24-Aug. 9: "Brilliant Colors" Art by Scott Taylor and Joan Ciolfi. Opening reception, Friday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Live Music by Gary Miller Band. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass. Free.

Friday, Aug. 12-Sept. 21: "Infused with Passion" Extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by Andrew Novis. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 12, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Live Music by Sam Rosen and Vikki True. Free. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass.

Great Barrington Historical Society

Wheeler Farmstead, 817 S. Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington, Mass.

Jim Bremer's "Lost Highway" photo art exhibit, with an emphasis on scenes from western Massachusetts. See how Bremer uses the magic of Photoshop to bring vintage scenes and classic cars together in a thought-provoking and visually stimulating experience. Free The exhibit will be open every Saturday through June.

Hancock Shaker Village

Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.

Thursday, May 26: "Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite," artist reception and talk, 4 to 6 p.m. Free (no admission required). RSVP required. Artist Robert Hite will be on hand to discuss his installation of large-scale outdoor sculpture and other artwork in the Poultry House Gallery.

Friday, May 27: "Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite," exhibition, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct. 30, included in regular admission.

Friday, June 10: "Highlights from the Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection," exhibition, through Oct. 30, Brick Dwelling. From the personal quilt collection of Jane Fitzpatrick, bequeathed to the Village by the Fitzpatrick family, owners of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains. Free with admission.

Saturday, July 9: Hancock Shaker Village and Berkshire Museum (collaborative program). Sculpture & Photography with artist Robert Hite, workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the artist as he creates whimsical architectural sculptures from found materials at Berkshire Museum, then proceed to Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and on-site photography of his large-scale sculptures on exhibit in the historic Village. $45 per person. Members of Berkshire Museum and/or Hancock Shaker Village $35. Box lunch available for $12; reserve when registering. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "Demonstration Station: Artist at Work," art workshop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet artist Robert Hite as he creates whimsical architectural sculptures in the Poultry House Galley, included in regular admission.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24: 10th annual pottery tour and sale in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Featuring 21 artists at 9 locations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Visit www.hilltown6.com for downloadable map and details

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. www.hvart.com

Thursday, June 30 - Sunday, July 31: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Juried Art Show. Recent work from dozens of the areas best artists will be on exhibit and for sale. Opening reception Friday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

Thursday, Aug. 4 - Monday, Sept. 5: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Members' Art Show. Recent works by HVAL members will be on display and for sale. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822 1438

Saturday, June 4 - Monday, July 4: "Waterfront Future: Designing resilience for an epoch of rising tides." Free. Opening reception and public talk with Libby Zemaitis (Cornell Climate-Adaptive Design Studio) and Nancy Richards (Catskill Waterfront Resilience Task Force), Saturday, June 4, 4-6 p.m.

Saturday, July 9- Sunday, Aug. 14: "Tidal," exhibition of drawings and paintings of an estuary, the Hudson, "the river that flows both ways", by Patrick Madden. Free. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, July 9, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 25: "LightField: A Festival of Visual Art," exhibition of photography, film, video, virtual reality and computational art, curated by Anna van Lenten. Free. Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m.

IS183

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5252, is183.org

All classes are open to the public at all skill levels.

On display through Thursday, June 16: IS183's 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show in 2016! Work will be on display in non-traditional gallery spaces in Williamstown. Details to be determined.

Friday, June 10: Tintype Portraits!-Arts Night Out! with Bill Wright. Go on a retro trip as we travel back to photographic processes of the 19th century and make a tintype portrait or self-portrait. 7 to 9 p.m. No experience expected. BYOB, 21 and over. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge, Mass.

Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17: Intensive! Batik Art: Painting with Wax with Angel Heffernan from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Explore and play with one of the oldest textile design techniques, batik, to create unique and beautiful pieces of fabric. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Tuesday through Friday, on June 14 to 17: Intensive! Drawing the Figure with Yura Adams from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.

Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16: Intensive! Portfolio Photography: 3D Object with Wit McKay from 1 to 4 p.m. Citizen' Hall, Stockbridge.

Monday through Friday, on June 20 to 24: Intensive! Wheelworking with Ben Evans. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discover the basics or expand your skills at the potter's wheel Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Monday through Friday, on June 20 to 24: Intensive! Watercolor: Pushing the Envelope with Mel Stabin from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Citizens Hall, Stockbridge

June 27- Aug. 19: IS183 Art School Summer Art Show & Open House. All students in the adult classes and artist working in the open studios at IS183 are invited to participate in the 2016 student show. Stairway Gallery. A reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Knox Gallery

Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey Mass.; 413-528-3795, Facebook.com/Knox Gallery, montereymasslibrary.org/knox-gallery

Friday, June 10 - Saturday, July 23: Exhibit, "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." Free.

Saturday, June 11: Opening reception for "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free. Artist's talk at 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5 - Saturday, Sept. 24: Exhibit, "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics."

Saturday, Aug. 20: Artists' Talk, 6 p.m., free. Opening reception for "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics," 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, Mass.

Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 413-499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com

Free and open to the public

May: "Art In Our Schools," featuring artwork from students in grades 6-12 at Herberg Middle School, Pittsfield High School, Reid Middle School, and Taconic High School and Hillcrest Educational Center. The exhibit runs though May 28.

Friday, June 3-25: "I Am More Than Who You Think I Am," featuring a display of photographs of more than a dozen local women facing housing instability taken on black-and-white film by Stockbridge photographer Julie McCarthy. Opening reception Friday, June 3, 5-8 p.m.

Friday, July 1-30: Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents "I Am a Part of Art," a celebration of CATA's visual artists and writers. The exhibit features more than 100 works of art created by artists with disabilities from Berkshire County. Soft opening reception on Friday, July 1, 5-8 p.m. Opening reception Thursday, July 14 5-7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5-27: Artist Marguerite Bride and photographer Lee Everett will join in curating a Jazz Art Show, which will consist of paintings, photography and sculpture. Opening reception Friday, August 5, 5-8 p.m.

Mass MoCA

Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays through June 24. Beginning June 25, galleries will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder," Members opening reception 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Twenty-three artists work in a wide range of media to explore perception, time and the cosmos to provoke viewers into their own state of wonder.

"Alex Da Corte: Free Roses," on view now. Provocative, puzzling, and visually seductive, in his first museum survey Alex Da Corte's neon-bright, exuberant works merge the languages of abstraction and modern design with banal, off-brand items, ranging from shampoo to soda to tchotchkes and household cleaning supplies.

"Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves," on view now. Crowner's exhibition at MASS MoCA — her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum — features both existing paintings and major tile works designed and fabricated for the show.

"Federico Uribe: Here Comes the Sun," opening celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free to the public. The works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals — crafted out of leather bags, bullets, shoelaces and color pencils — can raise one's spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce.

"Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground," opening celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free to the public. Cave converts the Kidspace ArtBar into a veritable Kaleidoscopic Playground — a participatory art-making lab that invites visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self.

"The Space Between," on view now. The Space Between disperses installations by seven artists in interstitial or transitional spaces throughout the campus and beyond to investigate ways to actively inhabit this state of "just passing through."

"Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," on view now. In one of his most ambitious projects to date, the artist's quietly powerful sculpture will occupy and transform MASS MoCA's Building 5, the museum's signature gallery, nearly a football field in length.

"Anselm Kiefer," on view seasonally, May through November. The long-term exhibition includes Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead.

"Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective," on view now. LeWitt — who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution — is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual Art, and is known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and architecturally scaled wall drawings.

"Franz West: Les Pmmes d'Adam," on view seasonally, May through November. A monumental outdoor sculptural ensemble on extended loan from the Hall Art Foundation that is infused with humor and a particular delight in visual and linguistic puns.

"Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska," on view now. Takenaga creates a new work for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper.

"Ran Hwang: Untethered," on view now. Using thousands upon thousands of buttons and pins, Korean artist Hwang installed "Untethered," a 140-foot-long sculpture featuring 14 birds, including six phoenixes.

"Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell," on view seasonally, May through November. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.

"Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic," on view now. In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from the earth and towards the sun.

"Don Gummer: Primary Separation," on view now. The sculpture consists of a massive granite boulder, 12 feet long by 6 feet tall, sawed in half.

"Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines," on view now. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the Mass MoCA Boiler House, Vitiello composed a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the building.

"Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project," on view now. The bells and beautiful brass clockworks share the tower with solar panels, electronic sound system, and a computer with Kubisch's unique program on its flash disc.

The Meeting House Gallery

154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Route 57), New Marlborough, Mass.; newmarlborough.org.

Gallery hours: June 18 through Aug. 28; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sept. 1-Oct. 2, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, July 10: "Vessels" A mixed-medium invitational show. Opening reception, Friday, June 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, Aug. 28: "Wild Life" A mixed-medium invitational show. Opening reception, Friday, July 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2-Oct. 2: "The New Marlborough Artists Show," featuring eight local artists. Opening reception, Aug. 5, 5 to 7 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org

Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.

Friday, June 3: "Meet Rockwell's Models." Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free.

Friday, June 10: "Norman Rockwell in Detail." Explore Norman Rockwell's unique brand of visual storytelling during this enlightening and engaging series exploring the artist's adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Thursdays July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25: "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." Engaging series of talks and performances inspired by Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract world, and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free. Reservations are suggested.

Thursday, July 7: "Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration" with Robyn Phillips-Pendleton. 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: "American Realist: An Evening with Painter Bo Bartlett." An American realist with a modernist vision, Bo Bartlett's monumental paintings are created in the tradition of Thomas Eakins, Andrew Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell, with a compelling contemporary twist. Free with Museum admission, members free. 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15: "Drawing as a Tool for Seeing: A Week-Long Workshop" with Illustrator Patrick O'Donnell. $230; $195 members. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 14: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World" opening event. Reception for exhibit, which explores the schism between realist and abstract art, which relegated narrative painting — and especially illustration — to a lesser status in mid-20th century America. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free with museum admission, members free.

Saturday, July 16: Norman Rockwell Models Reunion Day, honoring the important role that models played in Norman Rockwell's art. 1 to 5 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursdays in July, August, September: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, July 21: "Realism and the Persistence of Memory" with Jane Eckert, Robert Cottingham, and Eric Forstmann. Join acclaimed painters Cottingham and Forstmann, and artists' representative Eckert, author, art historian, and founder of Eckert Fine Art, for an insightful conversation about art and the creative process.

Saturday, July 23: "Building Cathedral and Other Books: A Special Talk and Print Signing with David Macaulay" — an award-winning author and artist who has helped us to understand the workings of things—from simple gadgets to monumental structures. 1 to 3 p.m. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Monday, July 25: "Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism" with Helen A. Harrison. Join Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and adjunct lecturer in Stonybrook University's Department of Art, Art History and Criticism, for a fascinating look at the artists and critics who sparked new ways of seeing. 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29: "Methods of the Golden Age Masters" with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America's most prominent Golden Age illustrators. $250; $215 members and students. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Thursday, July 28: "The Wyeth Legacy: A Family of Artists" with Virginia O'Hara. Trace the artistic legacy of the Wyeth family across three generations. 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4: "Rockwell Suites" with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. Experience this special series of dances inspired by Norman Rockwell's art, which literally bring his published illustrations to life. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "Van Der Zee to Rockwell and Beyond: Art and Civil Rights." An evening with Maurice "Pops" Peterson. Explore the relationship between art and the civil rights movement with Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 5 p.m. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Panoramic drawing with John Roman. One-day workshop. Artist and educator John Roman will reveal the secrets of panoramic drawing—wide-angle images that span 180 degrees, close to the full range of human sight. $45, $35 members. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11: A Tribute to Elvis Presley and Early Rock and Roll with Elvis Impersonator Joe Borelli. 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstraction" with Erika Doss at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "The Visual Narrative: Three Perspectives" with Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff. Meet three award-winning illustrators who also create personal works that have their own story to tell. 5:30 p.m.

North Bennington Sculpture Show

Saturday, July 23-Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. Opening reception on Saturday, July 23, 4 to 8 p.m. 50 Main St. North Bennington, Vt. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802 442 3328.

Paradise City Arts Festival

Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 260 nationally juried artists and makers, food, live music, special exhibits and events and an outdoor sculpture garden. 3 County Fairgrounds, Northampton, Mass. www.paradisecityarts.com or 800-511-9725.

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, www.salemartworks.org

Workshop costs $185 and up

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26; Sat, July 9 - Sunday, July 10; Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction to Blacksmithing. Students will learn hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, tool nomenclature, simple twists, and general "white" work. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26; Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Ceramics – Anagama/Train Kiln Firing. Workshop participants with receive instruction on basic clay modeling and construction. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26; Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28; Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Introduction To Glass Blowing. Learn the basic principles of glass blowing. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26; Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28; Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Introduction To Welding. This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26; Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Stained Glass. On Saturday you will make a suncatcher that is yours to keep. 16 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10: Beginner To Intermediate Welding. This workshop will focus on in-depth welding techniques, which can be incorporated into a variety of metal projects. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian present. Introduction to Welding or comparable experience

Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10: Children's Memory Bubble Workshop. Children will pick the colors for their personalized memory bubbles and sit at the bench and assist the Alzheimer's glass blowers.

Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Beginner To Intermediate Blacksmithing – Twists. Students will learn a wide variety of twist styles that they can later incorporate into their projects. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian present. Introduction to Blacksmithing or comparable experience

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Raod, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org

Saturday, June 4: "In the Gallery," works by Trevor Hunter. Opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

Saturday, June 11: "An Appreciation of Poetry" with Val Coleman, lecture, 4 p.m., $10

Sunday, June 19: "Inside Jacob's Pillow and the World of Dance with Anna-Marie Holmes, lecture/performance, 2 p.m., $20 adults, $10 students, Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Rd, Sandisfield, 413-258-4100

Saturday, July 9: "In the Gallery" works by Carol Kiendl: Line, Shape, Color, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 16: "After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's "Adam", lecture, 4 p.m., $10

Saturday, Aug. 6: "In the Gallery" Joe Baker: Paintings and Pastels, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

Saturday, Sept. 3: "In the Gallery: Michelle Arnot: Shodou: Traveling along the Long Path of Writing: Japanese Calligraphy, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

Sculpture Now

sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111

June 1: REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass., opens. Tours offered July 10, Aug. 14.

June 12: Free tour of exhibition, guided by exhibiting artists, followed by a reception on the terrace of The Mount. State Senator Ben Downing will give opening remarks. Open to the public. 3:30 p.m.

Shire City Sanctuary

40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18: Weave a Potholder Rug. Learn everything from material selection, washing, cutting weaving and then caring for your very own Potholder Rug. $350 tuition includes the use of all tools and materials. Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 4:30 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 19 - Saturday, Aug. 20: Sweater Dress Chop Shop. Delve into 'Used Clothing Alchemy' using hand and machine sewing techniques to collage discarded wool and cashmere sweaters or sweatshirts into a versatile sweater dress/tunic to wear home. Tuition – $350 for both days. Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303

Yester House Galleries

Saturday, May 28 - July 3: Instructor Show. Free.

Saturday, July 9 - Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Now through Tuesday, July 12: Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass Exhibition.

Saturday, July 23 - Sept. 11: Creation Exhibition.

Classes

Tuesdays, ends June 7: "Spring Series: Figure Drawing" on-going seasonal program, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Members: $15, Non-members: $20. Studio I at SVAC. Register online or pay cash/check at class.

Tuesday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 18: "Dramatic Skies, Sensational Landscapes in Pastel" workshop with Robert Carsten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio II at SVAC.

Friday, May 27: "Studio Uncorked" on-going monthly program with Anharad Llewelyn, 7 - 9:00 p.m. Members: $35, Non-members: $40. Studio II at SVAC.

Saturday, May 28: "The Art of Flowers" workshop with Katsuko Lord, 10 a.m. to noon. Members: $55, Non-members: $60. Studio II at SVAC.

Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18: "Capturing People in Motion" workshop with Angie Hauch, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio II at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18: "Vivid Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil" workshop with Robert Carsten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio II at SVAC.

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24: "The Lost Art" summer camp with Heather Thomas, grades 3 - 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Members: $85, Non-members: $95. Studio II at SVAC.

Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 26: "Landscape Oil Painting" plein air workshop with Douglas David, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Members: $350, Non-members: $385. Studio I at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10: "Landscape to Abstraction" workshop with Marianne Mitchell, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $355, Non-members: $385. Studio II at SVAC.

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: "Cartoon & Illustration" summer camp with Christine Mix, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Arkell Pavilion at SVAC.

Tuesday, July 12 - Friday, July 15: "Sculptural Elements in 3-D" workshop with Elaine Witten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $355, Non-members: $385. Studio I at SVAC.

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22: "Oil Floral Still Life" workshop with Christopher Pierce, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $395, Non-members: $420. Studio II at SVAC.

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24: "Summer's Subtly: A Woodland Workshop" workshop with TJ Cunningham, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $195. Studio I at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, July 29: "Beautiful and Bold Color in pastel landscapes" workshop with Robert Carsten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $360, Non-members: $395. Studio II and grounds at SVAC.

Friday, July 29 - Saturday, July 30: "Looking Out, Looking In: Painting Windows and Doors in Watercolor " workshop with Robert O'Brien, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio I at SVAC.

Monday, Aug. 1 - Friday, Aug. 5: "Create with Clay!" summer camp with Barbara Childs, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Studio I at SVAC.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Saturday, Aug. 6: "Landscape painting in Watercolor" workshop with Robert O'Brien, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $360, Non-members: $395. Studio II at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Saturday, Aug. 6 - Sunday, Aug. 7: "Jewelry Scale Metal Casting" workshop with Joe Montroy, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Members: $130, Non-members: $145. Studio I at SVAC.

Monday, Aug. 8 - Friday, Aug. 12: "Art & Nature" summer camp with Barbara Childs, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Studio I at SVAC.

Saturday, Aug. 13 - Sunday, Aug. 14: "Compositions in Oil: Still Life, Portrait & Landscape" workshop with Jack "Hagop" Keledjian, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $315, Non-members: $345. Studio I at SVAC.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Friday, Aug. 19: "Introduction to Abstraction" workshop with Elizabeth Torak, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $375, Non-members: $410. Studio II at SVAC.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Friday, Aug. 26: "Watercolor Painting En Plein Air" workshop with Ned Reade, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $215, Non-members: $235. Off-campus locations.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "One Day Drawing & Perspective" workshop with Robert O'Brien, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $100, Non-members: $110. Studio II at SVAC.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "3-D Printing Design & Jewelry Assembly" workshop with Renee and Jason Fishner of FISH3D, 10 a.m. to noon. Members: $60, Non-members: $65. Studio I at SVAC.

Friday, Sept. 2 - Sunday, Sept. 4: "Alla Prima Portraits" workshop with TJ Cunningham, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $375, Non-members: $415. Studio I at SVAC. Southern Vermont Arts Center

Southern Vermont Arts and Crafts Festival

Friday, Aug 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: 150 artists, artisans, and specialty food producers will showcase their creations under enormous gleaming white Camelot tents. Camelot Village, Bennington, Vt. craftproducers.com, 802-447-3311

Vermont Arts Exchange

48 Main St., Bennington, Vt. vtartxchange.org, 802-442-5549

Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15: "Lines, Doodles and Dots" pre-school art camp led by pre-school teacher, Misti Granger. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $195

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22: "Exploring Art with the Five Senses" pre-school art camp led by pre-school teacher, Misti Granger. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $195

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24: "How To Draw Anything" with Kristen Blaker for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1: "Plethora of Printmaking" with Betsy Kane and Kristen Blaker for 6-9 year olds. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: "Go Girls" Explore artwork created by female artists. For ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22: "Make It, Race It!" camp for 6-9 year olds led by Ann Webster Lang and Arline Mayer. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29: "Fashion Camp" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, Aug. 1- Friday, Aug. 5: "Painting in Monet's Garden" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, Aug. 8 - Friday, Aug. 12: "Water Arts" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, Aug. 15 - Friday, Aug. 19: "Garden Gods and Goddesses" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, Aug. 22 - Friday, Aug. 26: "Camp Danger" with Matthew Perry and Matthew Marks for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Monday, Aug. 29 - Friday, Sept. 2: "Open Studio"for ages 6-9. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs

On exhibit

Now through Aug. 21: "Not Theories but Revelations:" The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer

Now through Sept. 25: "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh"

Now through Aug. 28: "African Art Against the State"

Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 26: "Bodies of Substance and Shadow" presents the richness of gifts to the museum from Williams College alumni celebrating their reunions this year.

Special events

Thursday, July 7: "Enlivening Texture & Textile in Art" mini course. Engage the senses in a close study of the ways costume, texture and material are rendered by artists. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 7: "The Art and Science of Beer" workshop. 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, July 14: "Museum: The Gathering" mini course. Can art be democratic? Should it be? Players will grapple with these and other questions as they craft their own aesthetic worlds in this immersive performance. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 14: "No Hook, Finger Crook: Finger Crocheting with Seth Koen" workshop 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, July 21: "Labeling: A History Lesson" mini course. Museums constantly make decisions about objects and their reception. Consider the implications of these decisions by creatively recrafting WCMA. 4 p.m., Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 21: "Food Lab" workshop. Get a taste of the role science plays in your kitchen with artist and chef Lexa Walsh. 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, July 28: "State of the Art/Art of the State" mini course. Delve into works from "African Art Against the State" and put them into conversation with politically significant American Art. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 28: "WTF + WCMA: A Guided Tour" tour. Williamstown Theatre Festival actors bring WCMA's collection to life in this trip through the galleries that makes protagonists of portrait sitters. 6 p.m. Tour starts and ends on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, Aug. 4: "After Images: Photography and Its Shifting Stories" mini course. Every photograph tells a story. How do those stories change over time and how can we account for their shifting meanings? 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 4: "Athletics & Aesthetics: Mini-Golf" Perfect your putt with the help of a pro-golfer on our artist designed mini-golf course on the patio 5 p.m. On the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Curator's Insights "'Not Theories but Revelations:' The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer" tour. 4 p.m. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Markets and Museums: The Economics of Aesthetics" mini course. Contemplate the intersections between museum and market, aesthetics and economics and contextualize these theories within WCMA's walls. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Dance Class: Salsa!" 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "The Aesthetics of Evolution: Natural and Sexual Selection in the Era of Abbott Handerson Thayer" mini course. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "WTF + WCMA: The Dinner Party" 6 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "What's in a Name?: The Politics of Identification in African Art" mini course. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "Athletics & Aethetics: Badminton" 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.


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