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Chatham, N.Y.

PS21 to open new black box theater

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century will open the doors to its new state-of-the-art black box theater on April 14.

For 12 years, PS21 has presented contemporary dance, classical and roots music, and live theater throughout the summer months under a saddle span concert tent. The new facility takes the space from tent to fully equipped professional theater.

The black box portion of the theater is a flexible 40'x60' performance space that is closed in the winter and seats up to 99. In warmer months, the east wall will slide open and the black box transforms into the stage for the 14,000 square foot, 300-seat open-air pavilion theater. This seasonal portion will open for the first time on June 30.

Other features of the building include a green room, dressing rooms, a small kitchen, gift shop and ticket office, offices for staff, and an elevator. The building has been under construction for two years.

PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in the village of Chatham. For more information, visit or call 518-392-6121.


Clark names new Chief Advancement Officer

The Clark Art Institute has named Thomas H. Woodward to serve as Chief Advancement Officer, leading the Clark's philanthropy and membership programs. Woodward comes to the Clark from the Harvard Art Museums, where he currently serves as Director of Institutional Advancement. He assumes his new role on March 1.

Woodward is a seasoned fundraising professional, bringing more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and advancement for museums, higher education and the federal government.

"I am thrilled and honored at the prospect of joining the Clark Art Institute at this moment," said Woodward. "The Clark has been brilliantly reconceived to better serve visitors, scholars, and students alike. I look forward to working with the Trustees, the Institute's leadership and talented staff, and its many partners in the arts community to help sustain this dynamic institution and its exciting exhibition, education, and research programs."

The Clark is located at 225 South St., Williamstown. For more information, visit or call 413-458-2303.


Final call for ArtWeek events

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is issuing a final call for applications for its Spring 2018 festival. The final deadline to submit events is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

For the first time, ArtWeek events will be held statewide from April 27 - May 6, and applications can be found at

ArtWeek is an award-winning, 10-day innovative festival featuring unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, offering new ways to experience art and culture. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

There are more than 70 events already confirmed for ArtWeek

For more information on ArtWeek, visit


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