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The artful mind july issue 2014

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Featured artist, sculptor Don Gummer...please enjoy this summer issue filled with art!

Text of The artful mind july issue 2014

  • Sculptor Don GummerPhotographed by Jane Feldman



  • Vault Gallery413.644.0221





    Pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors..abstract and represen-tational..landscapes, still lifes and portraits.a unique vari-ety of painting technique and will be transportedto another world and see things in a way you never have be-fore. join us and experience something different.

    Painting classes continue on Monday and Wednesday morn-ings 10-1:30pm at the studio and Thursday mornings out in thefield. These classes are open to all...come to one or come againif it works for you. All levels and materials welcome.

    Classes at Front Street are for those wishing to learn, thosewho just want to be involved in the pure enjoyment of art,and/or those who have some experience under their belt.

    A teacher for many years, Kate Knapp has a keen sense ofeach students artistic needs to take a step beyond. Perfect set-ting for setting up still lifes; lighting and space are excellent.

    Kate Knapps paintings are also on display at 510 WarrenSt. Gallery in Hudson, NY. Please stop by to see all the manyworks of art by exceptional artists.

    Front Street Gallery Front Street, Housatonic, MA.Gallery open by appointment or chance. 413-528-9546 or 413-429-7141 (cell).


    This August, the Berkshire Fringe moves north to theUpstreet Cultural district to kick off its 10th anniversaryseason at Shire City Sanctuary. From August 2-August 18,the Fringe will celebrate its decade milestone with over 30performances, special events, pick your own price nightsand free concerts by beloved Berkshire Fringe artists andensembles from around the world.2014 best of the fest highlights include: Retrospectacle,the 2014 Fringe kickoff party on Saturday, August 2 featureslive performances, auction, dj, dancing and special musicalguest, May V. Oskan; Brooklyns beloved Under The TableTheater Ensemble present two hilarious and poignant phys-ical comedies, The Hunchbacks of Notre Dame and Solo: ATwo Person Show; The Wardrobe Ensemble from Bristol,UK return with their award winning show RIOT and the USpremiere of 33; Fringe favorite The Pi Clowns from SanFrancisco, CA inspire audiences of all ages and award win-ning monologist Dan Bernitt from Lexington, KY deliversan encore performance of his touchingly poetic hit, Thanksfor the Scabies, Jerkface!Plus, a British themed pub quiz,Community Performance Lab, new work showcases, freeconcerts and more!

    All performances take place at Shire City Sanctuary lo-cated at 40 Melville Street in Pittsfield, MA., e-mail [email protected] or call413-320-4175.

    CATA I AM A PART OFART Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents I Am a Part of

    Art, a celebration of CATAs visual artists and writers. The month-long exhibit at Berkshire Museum features over 100 works of artcreated by artists with disabilities from Berkshire County. A poetryreading on opening night includes selected works from CATAsWriters Workshop, read by guest reader Joe Cacaci, Founding Co-Artistic Director of Berkshire Playwrights Lab and a writer himself.The opening reception, free and open to the public, is Thursday,July 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in The Crane Room.

    Faculty member Pat Hogan reflects, It is a privilege to be aCATA teacher. Our artists astonish us every day with their rare in-sight and innate ability to communicate through movement, wordsor painting.

    Work featured in the show includes a variety of media such asgraphite and charcoal, acrylic paint, chalk and oil pastel, and papermache, and includes abstract and representational paintings anddrawings as well as some sculpture. All work will be for sale, withproceeds supporting both the artists and CATA programs in the vi-sual arts.

    CATAs visual arts faculty members are artists in their own right:Jeff Gagnon, Pat Hogan, Leslie Klein, Marlene Marshall, JaniceShields, Stefanie Weber, and Michael Wolski.

    I Am a Part of Art runs through August 23 and is made pos-sible through the generosity of The Coolidge Hill Foundation, BethMaher, Frames on Wheels, and Canyon Ranch.

    Community Access to the Arts (CATA) -

    Artwork by Laurie


    museums & galleriesART ON MAINGallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Gt. Barrington, MA413- 528-2446Mia Munzer Le Comtes exhibit: Somewhere Over the Rain-bow will be on display June 28 Sep 4, reception Sat, August30, 5-7 p.m.

    CATA I AM A PART OF ARTwww.communityaccesstotheARTS.orgCelebration & opening reception, free and open to the public, isThursday, July 24 from 5- 7. The month-long exhibit at Berk-shire Museum features over 100 works of art created by artistswith disabilities from Berkshire County.

    510 WARREN STREET GALLERYHudson, NY 518-822-0510 July artist Peggy Reeves, More Drama; August artist John Lip-kowitz. Paris Giverney and the Loire Valley: Personal Impres-sions. Reception Aug 9, 3-6pm

    FRONT STREET GALLERYFront St., Housatonic, MA 413-274-6607 / 413-528-9546, orcell at 413-429-7141Housatonic Gallery for students and artists. Featuring watercolorsby Kate Knapp (Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment)

    GOOD PURPOSE GALLERY40 Main St., Lee, MADuet in Color, an exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker &Linda Clayton, thru Aug 10.

    INNER VISION STUDIOFurnace Rd, corner of Cone Hill,West Stockbridge, MA413-232-4027 /"A magical place for art" Watercolor, photography, drawingOpen Sat & Sun 12-4 pm, June 21 thru Aug 31Sunday Paint-Ins at the Studio & West Stockbridge VillageCall for details

    LAUREN CLARK FINE ART25 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0432 /; [email protected] Pops Peterson, New Frontiers in Pop Art, receptionon Sat, July 12, 4-7pm

    MARGUERITE BRIDENUarts Studios, Studio #9, 311 North St., Pittsfield, 413-841-1659Original Watercolors, house portraits, commissions, lessons

    NEW MARLBOROUGH MEETING HOUSE GALLERYNew Marlborough on Rt. 57, close to the Inn on the Green Showcasing eleven artists working on a large and small scale whowill combine their exper-tise to create an exciting exhibition usingwood, metal and stone.

    THE MORRISON GALLERY208 Old Barn Road near the inters. Rts 7 & 341 in Kent, CT. 860-927-4501 / [email protected] / Featuring a new exhibition of encaustic paintings by RaphalleGoethals and sculpture by Gwynn Murrill through July. For moreinformation visit

    NO. SIX DEPOT ROASTERY AND CAF 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MAMongolia, photographic exhibit of work by Damon Vrettos, rec.Fri, July 11, 5:30-ypm.

    NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUMRte 183, Stockbridge, MA .8 413-298-4100American Masters: Rockwell and Hopper, thru September

    SANFORD SMITH FINE ART13 Railroad Street, Great Barrington MA 413-528-6777 Exhibit of new paintings by Karen LeSage, August 8 - September14. Rec. Sat, Aug 9, 4-6pm. (11 6, Fri.& Sat. til 7)

    SCHANTZ GALLERIES3 Elm St, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-3044 A destination for those seeking premier artists working in glass.(11 - 5 daily)

    SOHN FINE ART GALLERY69 Church Street, Lenox, MA and 6 Elm Street, Stockbridge 413-551-7353 / [email protected] / www.sohnfineart.comSeth Resnick exhibition, public artists presentation at The RedLion Inn, Stockbridge, MA, on July 19, 2:30pm. Reception atSohn Fine Art Gallery from 4 - 7. The exhibition features con-temporary landscapes, all photographed in 2013. Resnick willalso teach a one-day artist led workshop ("Lightroom Live") July20, 9 - 5 at Red Lion Inn.

    SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER 790 Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y518-392-3693 / www.spencertownacademy.orgKris Gali, one woman show: Dreams and Digressions, June 28 -Aug 10.

    ST. FRANCIS GALLERYRt 102, South Lee, MA (2 mi. east from the Red Lion Inn)June 20 - July 27...The Complexity of Experience Engaging Re-ality

    THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE218 Spring St., Catskill, NY 518-943-7465 / www. thomascole.orgJuly 16 - Oct. 2: Thomas Cole's Honey, an exhibition by StanleyMaltzman. Pastels, watercolors, drawings of nearly 200 year oldhoney locust tree planted by Thomas Cole after the house com-pleted in l815. Open Wed. - Sun., 10-4

    music/theatreASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVALAston Magna Music Festival announces its 2014 season of famil-iar and rarely-heard early music from the 16th-19th centuries, onfive Saturdays in Great Barrington, June 21-July 19. The pro-grams are also presented Thursdays at Slosberg Auditorium,Brandeis University, and Fri nights at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.Saturdays at 6 p.m. in Gt Barrington at the Daniel ArtsCenter, Bard College at Simons Rock, & July 12 at 8pm at theMahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    BARRINGTON STAGE CO.Box Office: 58 Union Street, Pittsfield 413-236-8888 / barringtonstageco.orgFrom Prague to Havana, Breaking the Code...see completeschedule.

    BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE - summer theatre time!!!!POINT OF VIEW PLAYERS, Director Iris SingerJuly 17, 18 & 19 @ Elks Lodge, Albany, NYEasy drive from the Berkshires - Google it!A sexy comedy about the mishaps of two women and one manwho find eachother through the most surprising circumstances.Annette Fabree and Laney Kazan were in this on Broadway andwas a major funny hit. Think your ready for some tumul and mishagas!?

    HELSINKI CAFE405 Columbia Street, Hudson, New York 12534518.828.480