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Chesterwood to present at The National Arts Club

Chesterwood, in collaboration with The National Arts Club Roundtable, will present the third annual Daniel Chester French Lecture at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City, on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.

The lecture and visual presentation, "City and Country: Daniel Chester French and Studio Life," will feature guest speaker Dr. Karen Zukowski, an independent art historian and member of the NAC. Admission is free of charge. A reception with cash bar will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Pre-register by contacting Lisa Reynolds at or 413-298-3579, x2034.

"We are delighted to present the third in our annual Daniel Chester French lecture series at The National Arts Club," said Donna Hassler, executive director of Chesterwood. "The series features distinguished scholars who have been invited to speak about French's artistic and social life, particularly as it relates to New York City, shedding new light on his prominent career as the `Dean of American Sculpture.' Every October French moved from Chesterwood, his summer home and studio in Stockbridge, to New York for six months of the year, where he was very involved in the art world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

Karen Zukowski is the editor of the HAHS website, and has been on the HAHS Advisory Council since its inception. Her PhD is on late 19th-century American artists' studios, and she was the curator of Olana, a HAHS site, and is now on its board.


Show your artwork at annual exhibit

The Lee Library Association invites local artists to display their work in CreativeLEE XVII, the annual art exhibit at the Lee Library for the month of September. Submissions may be brought to the library during regular business hours on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A maximum of two items per artist will be accepted due to space limitations. A reception will take place on Friday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery at the library.

Registration forms are available at the Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee. Call the library at 413-243-0385 or Mary Philpott, 413-243-2733 for more information.


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