BAA FELLOWSHIP SHOW ON VIEW
The Berkshire Art Association is showcasing the work of 17 exceptional college artists at the BAA Fellowship Show on view through Saturday, April 28, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. The show was juried by a panel of art professionals, and cash awards totaling $5,000 were presented.
The annual BAA College Fellowship Show is open to college students studying art in the Berkshires, or from the Berkshires and studying elsewhere. This year's selected artists represent Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Montserrat College of Art, Bates College, Hampshire College and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Receiving Norman and Rose Avnet Fellowship awards for students from Berkshire County are: Eli Shalan of West Stockbridge, a senior at Hampshire College, $1,000; Ben Nugent of Lenox, a junior at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, $500; and Sophie Gerry of Williamstown, a sophomore at Bates College, $500. The Avnet Fellowships honor the late Dr. Norman and Rose Avnet, who established the BAA Fellowship endowment to encourage and validate the vision and creativity of Berkshire college art students.
Six other students received $500 awards. The award winners from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are: senior Halie Smith of Spencer; senior Nicole Stearns of Oxford and senior Samantha White of Plymouth. The Williams College award winners are: junior Eva Henderson of Cold Spring, N.Y.; senior Jordan Jones of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; and senior Kayley McGonagle of Natick.
Other college artists presented in the show are: Bailey Brissett of North Canaan, Conn., MCLA; Emma Ingalls of Lenox, Montserrat College of Art; Claudia Martin of Monterey, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Ellyn Pier of Freeport, Maine, Williams College; Alexandra Scarangella of Harrington Park, N.J., Williams College; Alianne Schatz of Great Barrington, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Kyle Strack of Pittsfield, Rhode Island School of Design; and Wylie Thornquist of Garrison, N.Y., Williams College. A gallery of the students' work can be found at baafellowship2018.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is open to the public at no charge Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.berkshireartassociation.org.
MET OPERA IN HD: 'LUISA MILLER'
The Clark Art Institute presents a live, high-definition screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Luisa Miller at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clark's auditorium in the Manton Research Center.
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy, the revival of Giuseppe Verdi's "Luisa Miller," not seen at the Met since 2006, stars Sonya Yoncheva in the title role opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in a story about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father's life. The cast also stars Pl cido Domingo as Luisa's father.
The opera in three acts, based on the play "Kabale und Lieb" by Friedrich von Schiller, features a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. The world premiere was performed at Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, in 1849. The run time is 3 hours, 38 minutes.
Tickets are $25 (Clark members $22; students $18). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413-458-0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable.