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Rikki Borge and three Generations of Borge family members all related to Victor Borge the pianist


  • THE ARTFUL MINDMonthly Berkshire Artzine Since 1994

    THREE GENERATIONS OF VICTOR BORGEFrederikke Borge, Johanne Kesten and Jazmine Bona

    Photography by Jane Feldman

    May 2012

  • SSoonnyyaa HHeeiimmaannnnHair and Make-upSonya.heimann@gmail.comSeven Salon Spa 413. 298. 0117







    Maestra Sara Jobin rehearses for an upcoming performance of Peter and the Wolf with students from Mountain Road School, NY

    Mountain Road Schoola celebration of Childhood,

    Nature and Creativity

  • Photography: Jane


    Rob MichelsUp Close/Not SoClose

    The Gallery at the Goldsmith

    152 Main Street / Great Barrington, MA 413-528-001310:30-6:00, Tuesday-Saturday throughout May

    Reception/ Saturday, 5/12 4:00-6:00 P.M.

    MICHAEL FILMUS413-528-5471

    Across the Valley, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30

  • MUSEUMS & GALLERIESA.P.E. LTD. GALLERY126 Main Street Northampton, MA 413-586-5553May 8 30, 2012: 'Scale in Contemporary Printmaking', is an ex-hibition that pushes the boundaries, materials and scale of tradi-tional printmaking. On view are 20 works by members of ZeaMays Printmaking that explore scale and format in printmaking.Reception Friday, May 11th, 5-8pm during Northamptons ArtsNight Out. (Gallery Hours are TuesdaySunday: 12-5 and Friday:12-8.)

    ART ON MAINTHE GALLERY AT BARNBROOK REALTY271 Main Street, Gt. Barrington 413-528-3623www.artonmain.blogspot.comMarch 31- May 11: Feather and Flora: Amother and son photog-raphy exhibit. Nature mandalas by Sarah Nicholson and Birdstudies by Kai Reed.

    HOUSATONIC VALLEYART LEAGUESUMMER SHOWS 2012Dewey Memorial Hall, Sheffield, Mass.Wed closed. JURIEDART SHOW, Opens July 5Reception July 6, 4:30---6:30. Closes July 29MEMBERART SHOW, Opens August 2. Reception August 3,4:30---6:30. Closes August 26. GalleryAdmission is free; public welcome! (Gallery Hours:(Mon, Tu, Th, Fr, Sat 10:00---5:00 Sun 1:00---5:00)

    BERKSHIRE ART GALLERY80 Railroad St, Gt Barrington, MA 528-2690www.berkshireartgallery.com19th and early 20th Century American & European artand sculpture, contemporary artists

    CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY622 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-828-1915Photography: New Work: April 19 May 27, 2012. April 19through May 27, 2012.

    DON MULLER GALLERY40 Main St, Northampton, MA 586-1119Beautiful American crafts, jewelry, glass and more

    ECKERT FINE ART34 Main St, Millerton, NY 518-592-1330Featuring artist Chuck Close

    FRONT STREET GALLERYFront St., Housatonic, MA 413-274-6607 / 413-528-9546, or cell at 413-429-7141Front Street Gallery will host Robert Fortes first exhibition in theBerkshires; it will run May 5 June 3, with an artist reception onSunday, May 6 from 3-6 PM.Housatonic Gallery for students andartists. Featuring watercolors by Kate Knapp (Saturday and Sun-day 12-5pm or by appointment)

    HUDSON VALLEYARTS CENTER337 Warren St, Hudson, NY 800-456-0507Regional and nationally-known artisans. Classes.

    ISABELLA FREEDMAN JEWISH RETREAT CENTERFalls Village, CT 860.824.5991Former Players, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Ambassador to Join forJudaism & Baseball Gathering. June 29-July 2, 2012, the firstever Judaism & Baseball retreat is slated to delve into suchquestions as Why ask Whos a Jew in Baseball? and The Re-sponsibility of Jews in Baseball, provide illumination on topicsranging from baseball in Israel to Jews in black baseball, as wellas include fun activities including a draft of the All-Time JewishAll-Star Team and a Yiddish version of Casey at the Bat.

    LAUREN CLARK FINE ART402 Park St, Housatonic, MA 274-1432www.LaurenClarkFineArt.comLaurenLauren Clark Fine Art presents PASTELS by Helga S. Orthofer,May 24 through July 8. Reception for the artist, Saturday, May26, 4-7pm.(Business hours are Thursday-Mon, 11-5:30 and Sun-day, 12-4)

    MARGUERITE BRIDE STUDIOwww.margebride.comCustom House and Business Portraits, Local Color, watercolorscenes of the Berkshires, New England and Tuscany. Originalwatercolors and FineArt Reproductions. Visit website for exhibitschedule

    MATTATUCK MUSEUM144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT 203-753-0381Reflections and Undercurrents, Prints of Venice, 1900-1940: May11 - Aug 26

    MUSIC & MORE 2012 FESTIVALNew Marlborough, MAMeeting House Gallery: May 25: "Moments of Focus," juriedphotography show with opening reception, 5-7 p.m., MeetingHouse Gallery, Route 57. Show runs May 26-June 17; photosjudged by David LaSpina of Bard College at Simon's Rock.June22: Sculpture on the Green, opening reception 5-7 p.m., Meet-ing House Gallery, Route 57, NewMarlborough. Featuring piecesby Toby Frank, Joe Wheaton, Robin Tost, Eric Callahan, EllenMurtaugh and River Kelly. Show runs June 23-July 8.

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

    THE GALLERYAT THE GOLDSMITH152 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0013ROB MICHELS: UP CLOSE/NOT SO CLOSERob Michels will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery atthe Goldsmith in Great Barrington throughout May. A receptionwill be held on Saturday, May 12 4-6pm. (Hours: 10:30-6:00,Tuesday-Saturday)

    THE HARRISON GALLERY39 Spring Street, Williamstown, MALeslie Peck, May 5 May 3. Opening Reception with ArtistSaturday, May 5 from 5 - 7pm

    THE STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARKART INSTITUTE225 South St, Williamstown, MA 413-458-2303Clark Remix, salon style installation, with two new interactive pro-grams: uCurate, and uExplore, on view til 2013

    TK HOME AND GARDEN441 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-697-0909The Flower Show: Betzie Bendis, paintings and Barbara Leven,photography. May 5-June . Reception May 5, 5pm.

    MAY CALENDAR In and Around the Berkshires 2012

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    The Why TreePhotographs by Maurine Sutter

    1 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 860-435-9758May 1-31 Wed.-Sunday from 10 am-6 pm

    Created by a unique combination of traditional wetdarkroom techniques combined with contemporary digitalmethods, the finished prints have a timeless quality featuringdelicate color on a richly textured surface. In tracing the

    many steps which lead to a completed print, it might come asa surprise to find the original prints are black and white.


    69 Church Street, Lenox, MA 01201 (413) 637-2276over twenty-five artists on two levels open year round - call for hours

    O F F I N E A R T

    paint ings drawings watercolor sculpture mixed media works pastels portrai t commissions of the finest and most charmingprivate galleries in New England.

  • 510 WARREN ST. GALLERY510 Warren St., Hudson, NY 518-822-0510Four artists during May: Maxine Davidowitz, oils; Pat Hogan,watercolors; Elaine Radiss, photography; and H. David Stein,photography. The exhibit will run Friday, May 4, - Sunday, June3, with an artists reception Saturday, May 5, from 3-7pm. (Fri-days and Saturdays from 12 noon until 6 P.M., and Sundays from12 noon until 5 P.M., Mondays by chance)

    WILLIAM BACZEK FINE ARTS36 Main St, Northampton, MA 413-587-9880 www.wbfinearts.comSolo exhibition by Travis Louie. The exhibition is titled The Se-cret Pet Society and will consist of approximately fifteen newpaintings as well as etchings, digital prints and sculpture by therenowned New York artist.

    MUSIC & THEATREASTON MAGNA40TH ANNIVERSARY GALAOzawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MASinger Deborah Rentz-Moore: Saturday, June 9th at 6 PM, whenAston Magna celebrates its 40thAnniversary with a Gala concertof Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel and Bach.

    FODfest CONCERTSFRIENDS OF DANIEL PEARL FESTIVALwww.festfest.orgLittle Theater at Torrington High School in Torrington, CT onSaturday May 12 at Dewey Hall in Sheffield, MA. If you are amusician interested in performing, please submit your request viaour website.

    IS183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRES12 Willard Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-5252The Live Music Cafe series will continue on the fourth Thursdayof every month final show is May 24. Doors will open at 6pm,music runs from 7-9pm, and beverages (wine, beer, water) andlight snacks will be available. There's a $10 suggested donation.

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSICMahaiwe PerformingArts Center, Post Office Box 34, Great Bar-rington, MA 800-843-0778 / For further infor-mation contact or 800-843-0778.THE ROARING TWENTIES: BERLIN, PARIS, NEW YORKThe program re-introduces an important but often neglected groupof diverse composers whose works were suppressed during theNazi era, along with those whose voices were silenced altogether,and places them and their works in context within 20th centurymusic.

    COLONIALTHEATREPittsfield, MA colonialtheatre.comColin Hay, May 5, 8pm; Rhythmic Circus, May 12, 8pm; DarkStar ORchestra, May 22, 7pm; Bettye LaVette, May 26, 8pm

    NATIONALTHEATRE LIVEThe Moviehouse, Main st, Millerton, NY 518-789-3408She Stoops to Conquer, Apr 22, 3pm,Apr 23, 7pm.One Man TwoGovnors, Sun May 20, 1pm, Mon, May 21, 7pm. A New Play byNick Dear Frankenstein, Sun June 3, 3pm, June 11, 7pm

    SHAKESPEARE & CO.70 Kimble St, Lenox, MA shakespeare.orgCassandra Speaks, May 26-Sept; The Tale of theAllergists Wife,June 12 - Sept 1; Parasite Drag, June 20- Sept 2, see website forcomplete schedule

    TANNERY POND CONCERT SERIESwww.tannerypondconcerts.orgFirst concert will be on Sunday, May 27 at 3pm; June 16, featur-ing The Tokyo String Quartet is a special performance at St.Peters Church in Spencertown. Paul Huang, violinist with pianistJessica Osborne, on July 14 at 8pm. August 4, the Harlem StringQuartet. Emanuel Ax, on August 11. Todd Palmer, clarinet, Eliz-abeth Futral, soprano, and Ran Dank, piano will present a uniqueconcert on Sept 1 at 8pm. Sept 22 at 6pm, the Brentano StringQuartet.

    TREMAINE GALLERYat The Hotchkiss School11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT 860-435-3663Brook Singer: Sites Unseen, May 2 - June 17, reception May 5,4-6pm

    TRI-ARTS SHARON PLAYHOUSE48 Amenia Rd, Sharon, CT 860-364-showDivas Do the Decades, June 8-10; The Best Littel Whorehouse inTexas, June 28-July 15; Altar Boyz, July 20-29; The Sounds ofMusic, Aug 9-26

    WORKSHOPS AND EVENTSBERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDENSaturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 9 am 4 pmBuild a Cob Oven: Demonstration/Hands-on WorkshopCost: Members $80; Nonmembers $90Learn the ancient art of making cob, a versatile and long-lastingbuilding material made of clay, sand, and straw. Build a cob ovenfrom the ground up at this workshop using locally sourced stone,clay, hay, sand, wood chips, and gravel. All aspects of construc-tion will be covered including siting, design, and building.Aftercuring for a month or so, the oven will be unveiled on the 9th ofJulyInstructor: Felix Lufkin

    HILL-STEAD MUSEUM35 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 860-677-4787Sunken Garden Poetry Festival 2012: Poetry reading, live music,workshops and talks. See for complete schedule.

    KENTUCKY DERBYART SHOWAND SALEMaplebrook School, Rte 22, Amenia, NY 845-373-8557May 5: Tommy Hilfigers Private Collection of autographedworks by pop artists and icon Andy Worhol. Opening recpetionMay 5, 4-7pm

    PARADISE CITYARTS FESTIVALNorthampton 3 County Fairgrounds, Rte 9 at I-91, exit 19800-511-9725 / www.paradisecityarts.comMay 26 - 28: 260 Artists and craftspeople from over 30 states,live music, food, special exhibition of Wild Things!

    RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOLUpstairs at 33 Railroad Street in Great Barrington, MA.Please go online for Spring and Summer classes. 413-528-9600 /

    PITTSFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALKFirst Fridays Artswalk - http://firstfridaysartswalk.comStarting May 4:First FridaysArtswalk will occur in the immedi-ate downtown area of Pittsfield on each first Friday of the month

    from 5 8pm; a reception for the exhibiting artists will take placein most of the venues displaying art.

    SABINE PHOTO ART WORKSHOPPhotographic workshops are scheduled for this spring: Set out onweekends to explore the beautiful country site of the Berkshires.Zoom in on your fellow students and capture their expressions.Designed for serious amateurs who are interested in improvingtheir artistic eye. All participants are asked to bring a digital SLRcamera and a laptop with software to present their images for editand critique sessions. Event dates: May 12/13, May 26/28, andJune 9/10. For more info please contact Sabine Vollmer vonFalken Photography Studio, tel. 413 298 4933

    Artfulmind@yahoo.comDeadline for JUNE issue is MAY 10, 2012

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    Ben La Rocco: Autistic's Cardthrough May 20th

    "Many years ago, in a nurses apartment in Paris,I saw a square card with red dots on it tacked to thewall. The nurse told me that the card was used tocommunicate with autistic patients. She had put iton her wall because it seemed pretty to her. The reddots were large. I think there were around 9 of themfloating randomly around the card. There was nodiscernible order to the dots, except that they wereall the same size. Apparently, autistic people couldnevertheless read these cards to mean something.

    I dont know if what they saw was an image, aword, or a state of being. Perhaps all. I found thecard beautiful too. It had some kind of Gallery hoursare Thursday through Monday, 11:00 till 5:00 p.m.For further information about the gallery, the artistsand upcoming exhibition, visit.




    Emerging Artists and Artisans

    Offering low cost exhibition opportunitiesfor up to100 artists as well as25 full exhibition scholarships.


    July, 6,7, 8: Ski Butternut, Gt Barrington, MAAugust 24, 25, 26: Ski Butternut, Gt Barrington, MASept 28, 29, 30 ..... Shakespeare & Co., Lenox, MA

    For Arts Festival Submission Formsand further information email:

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    Exhibiting Artists Include: John Clark, Diana Felber, Joan Giummo, Iska Kenny, Kate KnappJohn Lipkowitz, Nina Lipkowitz, Eleanor Lord, Hannah Mandel, Joel Mark, Steve Porcella,

    Peggy Reeves, Jeannine Schoeffer, Doris Simon and Fine prints & Posters from Mill River Studio

    510 Warren Street, Hudson, New YorkFriday and Saturday 12 - 6, Sunday 12 - 5 or by appointment

    518-822-0510 ~

    FRONT STREET GALLERYPresents the Work of


    May 5 through June 3, 2012OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, May 5, 2012

    Front Street, downtown HOUSATONIC, MA 413 274-6607


    Lauren Clark Fine Artpresents


    Helga S. Orthofer

    architecture, cityscapes, landscapes, portraits

    May 24-July 8

    Reception for the ArtistSaturday, May 26


    402 Park Street, Housatonic, MA

    Pat Hogan Elaine Radiss David Stein Maxine DavidowitzMay 4 - June 3 Reception: May 5, 3-7 pm

    MAY A


    Elaine Radiss

    Pat Hogan

    David Stein

    Maxine Davidowitz

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