The Artful Mind - April 2010

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<ul><li><p>CAROLINA MONNERAT, Dancer PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE MCCARTHY</p><p>Berkshire Artzine</p><p>THE ARTFUL MINDAPR I L 2010</p></li><li><p>Photography for Memorable Occasions by</p><p>JJuulliiee MMccCCaarrtthhyyPPhhoottooggrraapphheerr</p><p>Please call for an appointment 413. 298.</p><p>From the series Poem Without Words</p></li><li><p>WWW.ARTFULMIND.NET APRIL 2010 ~ THEARTFULMIND 1</p><p>Lakeside Birches 40 x 40 Oil</p><p>STEPHENFILMUS413-528-1253</p><p></p></li><li><p>2 THE ARTFUL MIND APRIL 2010</p><p>SCHANTZ GALLERIESc o n t e m p o r a r y g l a s s</p><p>3 Elm Street, Stockgridge, MA 01262413-298-3044</p><p>PrestonSingletary</p><p>Eagle Warrior19 x 14 x 14</p><p>John Sideli</p><p>Altered States1 April - 31 May 2010</p><p>Artist Reception: Saturday, April 10 4 - 6pm</p><p>PARK ROW GALLERY2 Park Row, Chatham, New York 12037</p><p></p><p>Powerball, 21 x 16 x 4</p></li><li><p>MUSEUMS &amp;GALLERIES</p><p>ALBANY INTERNATIONALAIRPORTAlbany International Gallery, 3rd fl,7am-11pm daily Material Witness, thruJune 20.</p><p>BERKSHIREART GALLERY80 Railroad St, Gt Barrington, MA 528-2690www.berkshireartgallery.com19th and early 20th CenturyAmerican &amp;European art and sculpture, contempo-rary artists</p><p>BERKSHIREART KITCHENCREATIVITY / CONNECTION / CHANGE400 Main St, Gt Barrington, MA 413-717-0031www.berkshireartkitchen.comMon - Fri, 3:30-5:30, Sat 12-5, &amp; byappt.Exhibition of mail art by Karen ArpSandel and Suzi Banks Baum, Mar -April.</p><p>BERKSHIRE GOLDANDSILVERSMITHTHE GALLERY152 Main St, Gt Barrington, MA 528-5227Beverly Bourassa, watercolorist</p><p>CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY622 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-828-1915Painted Cities, group show, Mar 4 - April 11.</p><p>CARRIE HADDAD PHOTOGRAPHS318 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-828-7655IdaWeygandt &amp; Eliot Kaufman, Mar 1April 18. Polaroids: Worksby William Wegman, Mark Beard, John Dugdale, Melinda Mc-Daniel and Tanya Marcuse. April 22 - May 30. Opening receptionApril 24, 6 - 8pm.</p><p>CHURCH STREET ART GALLERY34 Church St, Lenox, MA 637-9600Significant folk art pieces. Also works by David Eddy,Paul Graubard, Paul Jarvis and Larry Zingale.(Fri-Mon, 11am-4:30pm or by appointment)</p><p>CRIMI STUDIOLocated 2 miles from theAncram/Hudson exit of the Taconic StateParkway. Viewing by appointment518-851-7904Paintings of rich color and form. Crimi studio in idyllic setting.</p><p>DONMULLER GALLERY40 Main St, Northampton, MA 586-1119Beautiful American crafts, jewelry and glass, more</p><p>FRONT STREET GALLERYFront St, Housatonic, MA</p><p>FULTON STREET GALLERY408 Fulton St, Troy, NY 518-274-8464Call for Entries: 32nd Photo Regional, Mar 26-May 22; Juror:Carrie Haddad; 150 mile radius of the capital region; up to 5 slidesubmissions. Details:</p><p>GLORIAMALCOLMARNOLD FINEARTUpstairs at 69 Church St, Lenox, MA 637-2400Realistic art that never goes out of style, artwork that evokes themood and memories of yesterday. Rotating exhibitions of scratch-board by Lois I. Ryder and oils and watercolors by Gloria MalcolmArnold. Open year round.</p><p>HOFFMAN POTTERY103 Rte 41, W. Stockbridge, MA 232-4646www.EHoffmanPottery.comPottery by by Elaine Hoffman, also Tom Lynns cast aluminum bluejays and ravens, Ted Kellers mosaic mirrors, and more.</p><p>HUDSON VALLEYARTS CENTER337 Warren St, Hudson, NY 800-456-0507Regional and nationally-known artisans</p><p>LAUREN CLARK FINEART GALLERY402 Park St, Housatonic, MA 274-1432www.LaurenClarkFineArt.comFine art and contemporary crafts and framing service.(Open Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Sun Noon-4, year-round)</p><p>MARGUERITE BRIDE STUDIOwww.margebride.comCustom House and Business Portraits, Local Color, watercolorscenes of the Berkshires, New England and Tuscany. Original wa-tercolors and Fine Art Reproductions. Visit website for exhibitschedule</p><p>OXBOWGALLERY275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MAHarriet Diamonds exhibit of sculpture and drawing The Pit, opensApril 1, reception April 9, 5-8pm. Concurrently, Gary Niswongerwill show paintings in the backroom, closing April 28, 2-5pm</p><p>PARK ROWGALLERY2 Park Row, Chatham, NY 518-392-4800John Sideli, Altered States. April 1 - May 31. Reception for artistApril 10, 4 -6pm</p><p>PASKO FRAME &amp; GIFT CENTER243 North St., Pittsfield, MAVariety of artists on display; also framing service</p><p>SCHANTZ GALLERIES3 Elm St, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-3044Over 30 years of providing representation to internationally recog-nized artists to exhibit their work and share it with the world. (Open11-5 daily.)</p><p>THE LENOX GALLERYOF FINEART69 Church St, Lenox, MA 413-637-2276Featuring artists such as Stephen Filmus along with many othersincluding Paula Stern, Sculpture</p><p>WILLIAM BACZEK FINEARTS36 Main St, Northampton, MAwmbacsek@wbfinearts.comRobert Sweeney, solo exhibition, Mar 17 thru April 17.</p><p>MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCECOLUMBIA FESTIVALORCHESTRASt. James Church, Chatham, NYIntimate Voices, a new string quartet. Fri April 23, 6:30-8pm.Haydn, Op. 76 No. 1 in G Major, Dvorak, Op. 96 in F Major(American), Vivaldi, Op. 8 No. 2, SUmmer in G Major, Allegro</p><p>CLOSE ENCOUNTERSWITHMUSICThe Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 413-528-0100 / 800-843-0778/ www.cewm.orgChopin and His Circle, Sat, Apr 24, 6pm;Prague Spring - Czech Idyll, Sat, June 5, 6@ 6pm</p><p> . emailsales@crescendoberkshires .org or call860-435-4866The concerts will be held at the First Con-gregational Church, 251 Main St., GreatBarrington, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17and at Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd.,Lakeville, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Atalk about Latin American music will beheld 30 minutes before each concert byJuliet Mattila. Tickets are $25, $10 forchildren under 18. (A group rate is avail-able for the Great Barrington concert.)</p><p>THE EGGAlbany, NYJohn Pinette, comedian, April 17</p><p>THEMUSEUMATBETHELWOODSBethel, Rte 17, Exit 104, NY bethel-woodscenter.orgThe Story of the 60s andWoodstock. Mu-seum located at the site of the 1969Wood-stock Festival.</p><p>WORKSHOPS &amp; LECTURESINKBERRYAND PAPYRI BOOKS45 Eagle St, North Adams, MA 413-664-0775Wordplay, a monthly reading series</p><p>is183ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRESStockbridge MA 413-298-5252 / www.is183.orgAweekend workshop Exploring theWorld of Colored Clay, withinstructor Naomi Lindenfeld, will be held on Saturday and Sunday,April 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p><p>A weekend workshop Venetian Lampwork Beads, with in-structor Stephanie Maddalena, will be held on Saturday and Sun-day, May 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of many fineworkshops this upcoming season.</p><p>KATE KNAPP FRONT STREET GALLERYHousatonic, MA (next to the Corner Market) 274-6607 www.kateknappartist.comThroughApril Portraits All the people I loved to paint 40 ormore paintings ,oils and watercolors, of men women and childrenfriends, family and members of the community, come see whoshere! through April; also ongoing painting classes Mon, Wed &amp;Thurs 9:30am (gallery hrs: Sat &amp; Sun 12-5, and by appt.)</p><p>SABINE VOLLMER VON FALKEN PHOTOGRAPHYWORKSHOPThe Norman Rockwell Museum, Rte. 183, Stockbridge, MAApril 17 at 10 am:Workshop to help amateurs navigate their digitalcamera to achieve better results. A talk called "Get More Out ofYour Digital Camera". A clinic will follow until 1 pm.</p><p>SPECIAL EVENTS</p><p>THE RED LION INNStockbridge, MA 413-298-5545Culinary arts program dinner, April 12, 6pm. Celebrating the greatcity of New Orleans with a cajun-style family menu, live jazz musicand raffle drawing. Prepared by students from the prominent Berk-shire Culinary Arts Program, under the fantastic direction of RedLion Inn Executive Chef Dan BrianAlberg, BRIXs Daire Rooney,and John Andrews Dan Smith.</p><p>FILMIMAGES CINEMAWilliamstown, MA 413-458-1039 www.imagescinema.orgDocumentary film series, Garbage Docs, Apr 12 - 26, 7:30pm. NoImpact Man, Gargage Worrior, Marina of the Zabbaleen, discusshow garbage impacts the world around us.</p><p>Deadline for calendar listings: April 15 for May </p><p>SPRING / APRIL.2010. / CALENDAR</p><p>JUSTIN KIM, ADAM &amp; EVE (DETAIL)APRIL 29 - MAY 30 </p><p>AT THE OXBOW GALLERY 275 PLEASANT ST, NORTHAMPTON, MA WWW.OXBOWGALLERY.COM OPENING RECEPTION MAY 1, 1 -5PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY 12 - 6PM</p><p>WWW.ARFULMIND.NET THE ARTFUL MIND APRIL 2010 3</p></li><li><p>4 THE ARTFUL MIND APRIL 2010</p><p>Carolina MonneratDance</p><p>Nanci Race10</p><p>Planet WavesAstrology</p><p>Eric Francis 12</p><p>Greater Backfish RoundupBob Balogh 18</p><p>Architecture &amp; ArcadiaStephen Dietemann 19</p><p>Altered States: An interview with John Sideli </p><p>Terri E. Sisson 21</p><p>PUBLISHER Harryet Candee COPY EDITOR Marguerite Bride</p><p>PROOFREADER: Rae A. Eastman &amp; Deborah Davis </p><p>ADVERTISING AND LAYOUT DESIGNHarryet Candee </p><p>CONTRIBUTING WRITERS AND MONTHLY COLUMNISTSBob Balogh, Harryet Candee, Stephen Gerard Dietemann, Rae Eastman, Eric Francis, Nanci Race, Kimberly Rawson</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHERSJulie McCarthy </p><p>Sabine Vollmer von Falken</p><p>DISTRIBUTIONR. Dadook, John Cardillo</p><p>120 PIXLEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230 </p><p>HARRYET@ARTFULMIND.NETWWW.ARTFULMIND.NET </p><p>413-528-5628 Deadline for the MAY issue is APRIL 15, 2010</p><p>FYI: Copyright laws in effect throughout The Artful Mind for logo &amp; all graphics including text material. Copyright laws for photographers and writersthroughout The Artful Mind. Permission to reprint is required in all instances</p><p>The Artful Mind TAM into APRIL 2010</p><p>THE ARTFUL MIND</p><p>Carolina Monnerat, Dancer / Photographer Julie McCarthy</p><p>Our Art....Our way </p><p></p><p>BEVERLY BOURASSAGALLERY AT THE BERKSHIREGOLD AND SILVERSMITH</p><p>An exhibit of watercolors by Beverly Bourassa will be on ex-hibit at the Gallery at the Berkshire Gold and Silversmith inGreat Barrington throughout the month of April. Bourassa is aself-taught artist and a true nature lover. Her exhibit includesabout 30 pieces in a variety of themes, including florals, land-scapes and seascapes.</p><p>Bourassa, a long time Pittsfield resident is a frequent ex-hibitor at Berkshire art shows, and has also exhibited in numer-ous juried shows, solo exhibits and a few national shows. Herwork is in private and corporate collections throughout theUnited States. Bourassa recently received the Award of Excel-lence from Kent Artist Association.</p><p>An active member of the Housatonic Valley Art League,Bourassa has also served as co-chair of the art leagues verysuccessful Small Works Art Show held each year in the fall atthe Welles Gallery in Lenox.I find the characteristics of watercolor to be very exciting.</p><p>It dries quickly, looks fresh, fluid and I can work with it quickly.My goal is always try to capture the essence of the place I ampainting. I do not limit myself to landscapes alone. I enjoy</p><p>painting seascapes and florals aswell.Gallery at the Berkshire Gold and</p><p>Silversmith, 152 Main St, Great Bar-rington, MA (413) 528-0013. </p><p>LILY POND, BEVERLY BOURASSA, WATERCOLOR, 2007BERKSHIRE DIGITALAs Berkshire Digital begins its fourth year of operation, it is</p><p>celebrating the gallery openings of three local artists, twopainters and one photographer, for whom it made all of the Gi-cle prints hanging in the shows. Capable of producing archival,museum quality prints on a variety of surfaces up to 42x96inches, BD also offers complete photography services to captureartwork of any medium.To further help artists, BD offers graphic design capabilities,</p><p>to create show announcements, posters and collateral materials.In addition to its printing services, Berkshire Digital also</p><p>provides Photoshop tutoring and consulting for people whowant to get a better understanding of the digital workflow fromcamera to computer to printer in their workspace as well as man-age and manipulate their own images.</p><p>The owner, Fred Collins, has been a photographer for 30years with studios in Boston and the metro New York area. Fif-teen years ago, he began working with Photoshop and grad-ually added extensive retouching capabilities to help with hisclients needs. His commercial work for corporations has takenhim around the world. His wife Alison owns The Iris Gallery,above Pearls, in Great Barrington. Berkshire Digital: 413-644-9663,</p><p>No art was ever lessspontaneous than mine.</p><p>What I do is the result of reflection and</p><p>study.-Edgar Degas</p></li><li><p>WWW.ARTFULMIND.NET THE ARTFUL MIND APRIL 2010 5</p><p>Unusual Instruments</p><p>Fine Instruments</p><p>Accessories</p><p>Crystal Flutes</p><p>Orchestral &amp; Band Instruments</p><p>More than 100 guitars in stockClassical, Folk, Electric, Handmade</p><p>Something for Everyone - All levels, All budgets!</p><p>All Things Musical</p><p>Open Daily Except Mondays NOW ON ~87 RAILROAD STREET, Gt Barrington 413-528-2460</p><p>The Music Store</p><p>on Railroad Street</p><p>THE VIOLIN...PLAYING TWO NOTES INA ROW...BEAUTIFULLY!</p><p>By Joseph V. Gallo</p><p>Is it a lost concept? Based upon the quality of too many mu-sical performances of the last few decades, the answer seems tobe, generally, yes. At concerts, I have seen knee-jerk stand-ing ovations for not much more than displays of technique, gri-maces and gyrations. But for too long now, Ive been askingmyself: Wheres the poetry? Wheres the magic? In ourhigh-tech, over-stimulated world, is poetic performance nowrated as too low on the decibel scale? Is it not sufficiently awe-some for audiences? The world may be changing and moving fast, but people are</p><p>still pretty much the same as they always were. All this tech-nology has opened up new possibilities, but in many ways hasleft us more isolated and wanting for someone or something totouch us. This is where music comes in. Sure, we all like tobe wowed by a brilliant Paganini caprice or a Sarasate show-piece. But I believe that what we are really looking for when</p><p>we go to a concert is for someone to reach our hearts and minds,lift us to a higher place. Thats our challenge and privilege asperformers.</p><p>What does all this have to do with playing two notes in arow beautifully? There is no shortage of technique today. Lotsof violinists are able to fly all over the violin, but when asked toplay a simple melody, many fall flat - dazzling first and thirdmovements, but second movements filled with missed opportu-nities. However, it is precisely in these slow movements andsimple, lyrical pieces, where there is no place to hide, that a per-formers basic artistry is disclosed. When you put that violinunder your chin, you must dare to wear your heart on yoursleeve! Scary, but exciting, and the reason we are musicians inthe first place.So, how to play beautiful notes one after the other? I suggest</p><p>you make a project of revisiting your slow movements and (de-ceptively simple) lyrical pieces. Dig deeper into the well ofbeauty of each note. Live there longer. Experiment. Approachand leave each note differently. Discover the after-life of eachnote and its inherent opportunities! First, you must think thesound before you can produce it. Take a piece such as Clare DeLune or any concerto slow movement. Analyze it. What does itsay? How does it start? What happens along the way and howdoes it end? What is the overall timbre? Keep the piano copyhandy. Youll want to know what the orchestra is doing sothat you can better decide upon phrasings, bowings, fingeringsand dynamics. To start, play a few bars and decide upon themust-have fingerings and bowings that will satisfy your ex-pressive goals. Then go back an...</p></li></ul>