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  • COSTUME DESIGNER, ARTHUR OLIVERPHOTOGRAPHY BY SABINE VON FALKEN

    MAY 2015 MONTHLY BERKSHIRE ARTZINE THE SOURCE FOR PROMOTING ART SINCE 1994

    THE ARTFUL MIND

  • WILD AND WONDERFUL! -Boston Globe

    May 23, 24 & 25 Memorial Day Weekend

    Handmade in AmericaCraft, Art and Sculpture by 260 Juried Exhibitors

    Furniture Jewelry Painting Ceramics Glass Wearable Art Garden Sculpture and more!Whether youre a serious collector, an imaginative shopper, or simply a lover of beautiful thLQJV\RXOOQGLWDOODWWKH)DLUHVWRIWKH)DLUV

    Under the Dining Tent...Live on the SoundstageNEW! Saturday: Juke Joint JazzNEW! Sunday: Sugar Ray & the BluetonesNEW! Memorial Day: Evelyn Harris

    Sensational CuisineCulinary masterpieces cooked up by your favorite

    local chefs! Sierra Grille Local Burger Great Wall Spoleto Mama Iguanas Pizzeria Paradiso

    Amber Waves Wine Bar India HouseBarts Homemade Ice Cream

    and more! Up in the Air!: The skys the limit! Paradise Citys artists will give you the moon and the stars in this special exhibit

    Silent Art AuctionWREHQHWWKH International Language Institute Stroll the beautiful Sculpture Garden

    Demonstrations Creative fun for kids

    NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS

    Indoors & Under Tents at the Three County Fairgrounds 54 Old Ferry Rd., at I-91 Exit 19 FREE PARKING!

    Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm Monday 10am-4pm $13 adults, $11 seniors, $8 students, 12 and under free, three-day pass $16

    show information and discount admission coupon:

    www.paradisecityarts.com

    Valentine Painting

    Paradise City Arts FestivalParadise City Arts Festival

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    Salem Furniture

    Reichert Handbags

  • CELEBRATING 10 YEARSMAY 28 - 31, 2015

    75 FILMS, PARTIES AND EVENTSGREAT BARRINGTON // PITTSFIELD

    PASSES AND TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  • 2 MaY 2015 the artfuL MInd

    Arthur oliver costume designerHarryet Candee...8

    Planet Waves MAY 2015Eric Francis.....12

    Simply Sasha recipe for MAYSasha Seymour...13

    Writer Sonia Pilcer InterviewHarryet Candee ... 15

    fIctIon: The Museum Show Part i Richard Britell 16

    Contributing Writers and Monthly Columnists Richard Britell, Eric Francis, Sasha Seymour, Amy Tanner

    Photographers Edward Acker, Barbara Docktor, Jane Feldman

    Sabine von Falken, Alison Wedd

    Publisher Harryet Candee

    Copy Editor Marguerite Bride

    Advertising and Graphic Design Harryet Candee

    Mailing Address: Box 985, Great Barrington, MA 01230

    artfulmind@yahoo.com413 854 4400

    All MATeriAl due the 10th of the month prior to publication

    FYI: Copyright laws in effect throughout The Artful Mind for logo & all graph-ics including text material. Copyright laws for photographers and writersthroughout The Artful Mind. Permission to reprint is required in all instances. Inany case the issue does not appear on the stands as planned due to unforeseeablecircumstances beyond our control, advertisers will be compensated on a one toone basis. Disclaimer rights available upon request. Serving the Art communitywith the intention of enhancing communication and sharing positive creativity inall aspects of our lives. We at The Artful Mind are not responsible for any copy-rights of the artists, we only interview them about the art they create.

    MAY 2015

    The ArTful MindArTzine

    What are the differences between the visual and performing Arts?Send in your ideas: artfulmind@yahoo.com

    ArThur oliVercostuMe desIgnerPHOTOGRAPHS BYSABINE VON FALKEN

    ...8The MuSic STore

    what better way to welcome spring than to gift yourself andthose you love with MusIc!

    the Music stores fifteenth year in business in great Barring-ton has proven many things! we enjoy helping the community,near and far to make music which has been an enjoyable and pro-ductive enterprise for us. and we look forward to continuingthis mission into the second half of our second decade. we offerwonderful musical instruments and accessories at competitivepricing. we have a good time serving our community, her musi-cians and music lovers. come see some of the fun . . .

    composite Acoustic guitars (the forever guitar!) and theirpeerless travel guitar, the cargo, a favorite of our own dr. easy,david reed, made of carbon graphite and impervious to mostchanges of temperature and humidity. You can see it often in hishands in performance locally and abroad.

    Guild Guitars - Light, powerful, affordable;ukeleles - 50+ different models: soprano, concert, tenor and

    Baritone, acoustic and acoustic/electric, six string, resonator andthe remarkable u-Bass! You might even hear dr. easy play abanuke.

    how about a cordoba cuatro?or a West African djembe with a sMashIng carry bag? oranother dr. easy favorite, the Klong Yaw!

    try Takamine for a guitar to suit almost any budget (Limitededitions and great sales, too)! dr. easy can tell you about his.

    Alvarex Guitars - celebrating their 50th year with beautiful-Limited editions; Breedlove - beautiful, american, sustainable.and so many more brands and types, including Luthier hand-made Instruments from $150-$5000; ever heard of dr. easysdrunk Bay cigar Boxes? acoustic/electric cigar box guitars,exquisitely made, which bring the past into the present with adelightful punch, acoustically and plugged in; harmonicas, in(almost) every key (try a suzuki hammond Mouth organ).Picks (exotic, too!), strings, sticks and reeds;Violins, Mandolins, dulcimers, Banjos, and Banjo ukes;handmade and international percussion instruments; dreamy native american and locally made bamboo and woodenflutes and walking stick flutes!

    and there is more to delight the eyes, intrigue the ears andbring warm joy to the heart!

    we remain your neighborhood music store, where advice andhelp are free and music is the universal language. working withlocal luthiers and repairmen we offer stringed and band instru-ment repair. and we just may have something you havent seenbefore (have you heard the electric cigar Box Guitars?). wematch (or beat) many on-line prices for the merchandise that wesell, and do so in person, for the most part cheerfully (though wereserve the right to glower a little when asked if we can do bet-ter on the price of a pick!)!

    come and see us soon and help us celebrate our 15th year!!!Your patronage helps the community and makes it a more tunefuland happy place.

    The Music Store, located at 87 Railroad Street in Great Bar-rington, is open Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appoint-ment. Call us at 413-528-2460, or visit us on line atwww.themusicstoreplus.com

    MArGueriTe BrideSPrinG-SuMMer

    ScheduleMarguerite Brides scheduled events for the next few months:

    May 23, 4-7 pm spring opening at the nuarts studios,311 north street in Pittsfield. 18 artists, many of them new tothe studios, plus new look and feel. visit Bride at studio #9 andall of the artists during their official opening!

    May 23 (2-5 pm) and 24 (10am-2pm) oLLI open house,6th annual art show, and silent auction at the welles gallery,Lenox Library. Bride will have two new pieces on display.

    May 30 Lenox Library 200th Birthday Bash one of Bridespaintings is included in the commemorative book and will beauctioned at this event as a fund raiser event to benefit libraryprograms and services. for more information contact celebra-tion@lenoxlib.org.

    July 3, 4, and 5 Berkshires arts festival at ButternutMountain in great Barrington.

    August 15 and 16 - stockbridge summer arts & craftsshow.

    while these are the confirmed events as of this date, moremay still be added; please check website for detailed informa-tion.

    always available: prints and fine art note cards of her Berk-shire images and others at red Lion Inn gift shop (stock-bridge), Lenox Print and Mercantile (Lenox), st. francisgallery (so. Lee), hancock shaker village (hancock) andBrides studio at nuarts studios. visits to Brides studio to seeoriginals are by appointment and are always welcomejust callor email.

    commissions for vacation and house portraits are welcomeat any time. Its not too soon to think about 2015 holiday giftgiving. If interested in watercolor technique lessons, contact theartist, there are some timeslots are available for private or semi-private. see website Lessons for more information.

    Marguerite Bride, NUarts Studios, Studio 9, 311 NorthStreet, Pittsfield, by appointment. Call 413-442-7718, or 413-841-1659 (cell); website: margebride-paintings.com email:margebride@aol.com

    MarguerIte BrIde, Language of fLowers, w/c

    IntervIew wIthWriTer

    SoniA PilcerPHOTOGRAPHY BYBARBARA DOCKTOR

    ...15

    To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as littleuse as possible of reality, because reality is

    apposed to the spiritual.

    -Piet Mondrian

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    museums & galleries510 WArren STreeT GAllerYhudson, nY 518-822-0510 / 510warrenstreetgaLLerY.coMnatalie Levy, recent work, through May 24

    ArTS Mid-hudSon 56-58 MaIn street, MILton, nYInfo@artsMIdhudson.orgsaturday, May 9, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Japanese chil-dren's day, an interactive Japanese culture pro-gram

    BerKShire MuSeuM39 south st., Pittsfield, Ma 413-443-7171hu renYI, Immortal Present: art and eastasia. represented by Brill gallery, northadams, Ma. May 23-sept, 2015; opening re-ception friday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm

    BinG ArTS cenTer716 suMMer ave, sPrIngfIeLd, Ma 413-731-9730sally curcios art exhibition competitive Land-scapes, april 3- June 13.

    fronT STreeT GAllerY129 front st., housatonIc, Ma 413-274-6607 / 413-528-9546, or ceLL at 413-429-7141housatonic gallery for students and artists. featuring watercolorsby Kate Knapp (saturday and sunday 12-5pm or by appointment)

    GAllerY AT r&f exhiBiT84 ten BroecK ave, KIngston, nY 800-206-8088encaustic/form II works by susan spencer crowe.May 2-July 24, 2015.

    Good PurPoSe GAllerY40 MaIn st., Lee, Macome and celebrate the earth with us! april 10-May 18

    lAuren clArK fine ArT25 raILroad street, great BarrIngton, Ma 413-528-0432 / www.Laurenclarkfineart.com; Lauren@Laurenclarkfineart.com2015 summer season with a Memorial day open house and re-ception for ceramic artist, Michael Boroniec, saturday, May 23from 4-7pm.

    MArGueriTe Bridenuarts studIos, studIo #9, 311 north st., PIttsfIeLd, MaMargeBrIde-PaIntIngs.coM 413-841-1659original watercolors, house portraits, commissions, lessons.May 23,2-5 pm, and 24, 10am-2pm oLLI open house, 6th an-nual art show, and silent auction at the welles gallery, LenoxLibrary; July 3, 4, and 5 Berkshires arts festival at ButternutMountain in great Barrington

    MorriSon GAllerY8 oLd Barn rd., Kent, ct 860-927-4501don gummer, works on Paper, May 16 - June 2.

    norMAn rocKWell MuSeuMrte 183, stocKBrIdge, Ma 413-298-4100J.c. Leyendecker and the saturday evening Postthru June 14.

    SchAnTz GAllerieS3 eLM st, stocKBrIdge, Ma 413-298-3044schantzgalleries.com a destination for those seeking premier artists working in glass.

    ScoTT TAYlorstatIonerY factorY, 63 fLansBurg ave. daLton Ma. 413-443-4660scotttaylorpaintings.com / scotttaylorpaintings@nycap.rr.com Into the woods, opens on May 2, artist reception 4-7 p.m.

    The eMPoriuM319 MaIn st, gt BarrIngton, Ma 413-528-1660www.emporiumgB.comeunice agar, figurative genre paintings, thru May; curated bysherry steiner

    ST. frAnciS GAllerYrte. 102, south Lee, Just 2 MI froM the red LIon Innrenewal of spring til May 25. exhibition includes art by chil-dren of dago Kogelo, Kenya. Many more artists! come andenjoy!

    TiVoli ArTiSTS GAllerY60 BroadwaY, tIvoLI, nYwww.denisebchandlerdenise B chandler, fine art Photography & olive farrell: twoviews of our world, a Photographer & a Painter, thru May 24.

    eventsPArAdiSe ciTY ArTS feSTiVAlthree countY faIrgrounds In northaMPton, Ma.www.paradisecityarts.com or 800-511-9725May 23, 24 and 25 at the three county fairgrounds in northamp-ton, Ma. one of americas top-ranked shows of fine crafts, paint-ings and sculpture, Paradise city features 260 outstanding artistsin four buildings, sensational cuisine, live music, creative activi-ties, demonstrations and an outdoor sculpture garden.

    BerKShire inTernATionAl filM feSTiVAlBIffMa.orgMaY 28-31. 75 film, parties and events in great Barring-ton, and Pittsfield, Ma

    music/theatreASTon MAGnA MuSic feSTiVAldanIeL arts center, Bard coLLege at sIMons rocKgt. BarrIngton, Ma 888-492-1283 /astonMagna.orgsaturday, June 20, Monteverdis warring Lovers, op-eratic madrigals sung by soprano dominique Labelle,and tenors frank Kelley and william hite

    MAhAiWe PerforMinG ArTS cneTer14 castLe st., gt. BarrIngton, Ma 413-528-0100The Best of Rufus Wainwright, saturday, May 9 at 8pmRosanne Cash: The River & The Thread with John Lev-enthal and Zev Katz, sunday, May 17 at 7pm; Dan ZanesBuster Keaton Steamboat Bill Jr., saturday, May 23 at3pm

    norMAn rocKWell MuSeuMrte 183, stocKBrIdge, Ma 413-298-4100

    saturday, May 9: Programs for adultsthe Jazz age: an evening of Music with John e. Myers5:30 p.m. Inspired by the stylized, art deco works by J.c. Leyen-decker

    Call for artistsoTiS ArTS feSTiVAlsaturday, July 25, 2015, indoors at the farmington river elemen-tary school, 9am to 3pm. for application, go to www.townofo-tisma.com/culturalcouncil

    Workshops/classesBerKShire feSTiVAl of WoMen WriTerSBerKshIrewoMenwrIters.org / Info@BerKshIrewoMenwrIters.orgrookwood writing retreat for women: writing the Journey ofYour Life, June 5 7, rookwood Inn, Lenox. the Butterfly ef-fect: Be the change. Live the change. Love the change. July 20 24, the Mount, Lenox.

    SABine Von fAlKenPhotograPhIc worKshoPs 413-298-4933 www.sabinephotoart.com, info@sabinephotoart.comPhotographic one on one workshops, scheduled throughout thewinter months: BehInd the caMera - sabines eye for detailprovides the students with everlasting creative tools. explore thebeauty of patterns, textures, layers, depth of detail in the real. Par-ticipants learn how natural light can create dramatic or lyrical im-ages. designed for the serious learner who is interested inimproving her/his skills. the hope is to concentrate on the artisticand critical eye. You are asked to bring a digital sLr camera.Ma1 1, 2015 sept 21, 2015

    Calendar listings no later than the 10th of the month

    read our collection of 50+ issues online at iSSuu.coM

    SPRING EXPOSURE! MAY 2015

    Rhett Miller, pop/rock soloist at Helsinki HudsonFriday May 15, 9:00 pm. Steve Forbert, May 28, 8pm;

    Martin Sexton, 9pm June 5405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 518-828-4800

    helsinkihudson.com

    Barrington Stage Company30 Union St, Pittsfield, MA

    info@barringtonstageco.org413-236-8888

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    PArAdiSe ciTY ArTS feSTiVAl

    MAY 23-25, norTh hAMPTon, MAtheres no better way to spend the long holiday weekend

    than soaking in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Paradise cityarts festival! every year a carefully selected collection of 260artists and fine craft makers descend u...