The Artful Mind May 2010

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Berkshires Artzine



    View from Mt. Greylock, Brilliant Sky 20 x 30 oil

    MICHAEL FILMUS413-528-5471



    "Study in Greens" a selection from the "Urban Scenes" series.

    NEW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHYOnline Galleries at

    www.myronschiffer.comCome browse the over 250 photographs

    currently for sale online.


    SCHANTZ GALLERIESc o n t e m p o r a r y g l a s s

    3 Elm Street Stockgridge,MA



    Koi Shallows 6 x 22 x 6




    Joan Ciolfi, Susan Dibble, Abby DuBow, Lorraine KlagsbrunMay 29 through July 4

    Reception for the Artists: Saturday, May 29, 5-8 pmLauren Clark Fine Art

    402 Park Street, Housatonic, MA



    SATURDAY, MAY 29 2 to 5 PM

    FRONT ST. GALLERYHousatonic, MA 413-274-6607

    Gallery Hours: Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, Sunday 12-5 pmor by appointment 413-229-0380

    Reggie Oil on Canvas 56 x 50

    ROBERT CAPUTOLandscape Oil-Painting Workshop

    Saturday & Sunday, June 5-6Sheffield, Massachusetts

    All levels welcome. Robert will focus on drawing, color, and valuewith an emphasis on capturing a sense of light and atmosphere.

    Offered by the Housatonic Valley Art League, 9-12 am, 1-4pm each day.Members $200, non-members $225. Limit 15 students.

    For more info visit or contact Leslie Watkins at860 542 3920 or

    You can see examples of Robert's paintings


    ALBANY INTERNATIONALAIRPORTAlbany International Gallery, 3rd fl, 7am-11pm daily Material Witness, thru June20.

    BERKSHIREART GALLERY80 Railroad St, Gt Barrington, MA 528-2690www.berkshireartgallery.com19th and early 20th Century American &European art and sculpture, contemporaryartists

    BERKSHIREART KITCHENCREATIVITY / CONNECTION / CHANGE400 Main St, Gt Barrington, MA 413-717-0031www.berkshireartkitchen.comMon - Fri, 3:30-5:30, Sat 12-5, & by appt.Exhibition of mail art by Karen ArpSandel and Suzi Banks Baum, Mar -April.

    BERKSHIRE GOLDANDSILVERSMITHTHE GALLERY152 Main St, Gt Barrington, MA 528-5227May artist to be announced

    CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY622 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-828-1915Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuringthe works of James OShea, Russell Smith and Sarah Berney, onview fromApril 15th through May 23rd, 2010. A reception will beheld on Saturday,April 17th from 6 to 8 pm. Members of the publicare welcome.CARRIE HADDAD PHOTOGRAPHS318 Warren St, Hudson, NY 518-828-7655IdaWeygandt & Eliot Kaufman, Mar 1April 18. Polaroids: Worksby William Wegman, Mark Beard, John Dugdale, Melinda Mc-Daniel and Tanya Marcuse. April 22 - May 30.

    DAVID DEW BRUNER DESIGN610 Warren street, Hudson, NY 914-466-4857Japanese textiles, mainly focusing on the abstract patterns. Therewill be several fireman's jacket as well as a fireman's hat. Therewill a early 19th century vermillion samurai's vest as well as a1860's cotton footman's jacket. The textiles range from a 1780'sjacket to a 1950's summer kimono in a wild blue and white wavepattern. The show will run through May14th. The gallery is openFriday through Monday 11-5 or appointment.

    FERRIN GALLERY437 North St, Pittsfield, MA 413-442-1622Paul Graubard: Stories from the Bible and Other Places a solo ex-hibition of constructed paintings through May 8th. Closing Con-versation with the artist and Ute Stebich, expert in Haitian andoutsider art, and director of the Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, 1990 2004. , 2010. Saturday, May 8th, 5:00 pm

    OLD CHATHAM COUNTRY STORE CAF GALLERYVillage Square, Old Chatham New YorkPatrick Casey, Oil Paintings.April 30 through June 2 with an open-ing reception Sunday, May 2nd from 3 p.m. 5 p.m

    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)

    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.

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

    FRONT STREET GALLERYFront St, Housatonic, MA

    THE ECLIPSE MILLGALLERY243 Union StreetNorth Adams, MA When My Soul Dances, Curated by Julie Seitel. April 16-May 16. Opening Reception: Friday, April 16, from 6 to 8 PMGallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 PM

    GALLERY AT ART ON NO.311 North Street, PittsfieldMay 15, 5-8 pm - Grand Re-Opening celebration of the UpstairsGallery at Art on No. See new art and meet the 17 artists and tourtheir studios. Music, refreshments. . Check us out at and become our fan onfacebook

    GLORIA MALCOLM ARNOLD FINE ARTUpstairs 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.

    HUDSON VALLEY ARTS CENTER337 Warren St, Hudson, NY 800-456-0507 Regional and nationally-known artisans

    JACOBS PILLOW DANCE FESTIVALGALLERY EXHIBITBecket, MA 413-243-0745 Lois Greenfield: Imagined Moments Blake's Barn(open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm)

    JOHN DAVIS GALLERY362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson, New York McWillie Chambers will open a solo exhibition of new paintings atthe John Davis Gallery. The work will be on display through May23rd with a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 1st from 6:00until 8:00 p.m.

    LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY402 Park St, Housatonic, MA 274-1432www.LaurenClarkFineArt.comUNWILTED, UNPROCESSED, UNCONVENTIONALFOUR NEWLY PICKED GARDEN-FRESH ARTISTSAbby DuBow, Joan Ciolfi, Lorraine Klagsbrun, Susan DibbleMay 29 through July 4. Reception for the ArtistsSaturday, May 29 5-8pmFine art and contemporary crafts and framing service.(Open Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Sun Noon-4, year-round)

    MARGUERITE BRIDE STUDIOwww.margebride.comCustom House and Business Portraits, Local Color, watercolorscenes of the Berkshires, New Eng-

    land and Tuscany. Original watercolors andFine Art Reproductions. Visit website for exhibitschedule

    PARK ROW GALLERY2 Park Row, Chatham, NY 518-392-4800John Sideli, Altered States. April 1 - May 31. Re-ception for artist April 10, 4 -6pm

    RUTH KOLBERTFRONT SREET GALLERYFront Street, Housatonic, MA. 413-229-0380Friends, Artists & Special Places will be onexhibit at Front Street Gallery May 19 throughJune 12.Gallery open Fridays 1 5 pm, Saturdayand Sunday 12 5pm, and / or by appointment.

    SCHANTZ GALLERIES3 Elm St, Stockbridge, MA 413-298-3044Inspirations and Illuminations: Survey orWorks by Dan Dailey. This exhibit runs May20 June 30.Over 30 years of providing repre-sentation to internationally recognized artists toexhibit their work and share it with the world.(Open 11-5 daily.)

    THE LENOX GALLERY OF FINE ART69 Church St, Lenox, MA 413-637-2276 Featuring artists such as Stephen Filmus alongwith many others including Paula Stern, Sculp-ture

    WILLIAM BACZEK FINE ARTS36 Main St, Northampton, MAwmbacsek@wbfinearts.comWilliam Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton,

    Mass. is pleased to announce the opening of the 2010 Annual Land-scape Exhibition. The show will be on display from Wednesday,April 21 through Saturday, June 5. The public is invited to an open-ing reception with the artists on Saturday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCEBOSSA TRIBA and the BERKSHIRE BATERIACrissey farm in Great Barrington, MA Playing bazilian Music-will be performing at a benefit for KON-BIT FOOTBALL AYITI a 501 c3 nonprofit organization - hasworked in Haiti for the past 4 years bringing Soccer, education,and food to small communities in Port au Prince. Now more thenever the need is great Together we can help feed, educate, andprovide recreation for children. Donation $25.00 Sat. May 8th atHAITI BENEFIT CONCERT 2nd Annual, from 8pm -12:00 pm

    Berkshire Bach SocietyFirst Congregational Church, Stockbridge, MA 413-528-9277Choral and Instrumental Works by Purcell and HaydnSat, May 22, 8pm

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSICThe Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 413-528-0100 / 800-843-0778 / Chopin and His Circle, Sat, Apr 24, 6pm;Prague Spring - Czech Idyll, Sat, June 5, 6 @ 6pm

    GHENT PLAYHOUSETown Hall Road, just off Route 66 in Ghent, adjacent to the GhentFirehouse. 518-392-6264For the final production of the 2009-2010 season, the Ghent Play-house will present Neil Simons wry comedy The Prisoner of Sec-ond Avenue directed by Flo Hayle. The play opens on Fridayevening, May 14 and runs through Sunday, May 30.Performancesare Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.TheGhent Playhouse is located on Performances are Fridays and Sat-urdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15each. Members price is $12.

    MICRO THEATRE413-442-2223 / 413-212-7180 microtheatre@hotmail.comLost and Found, a theatrical event of satire, farce and absurdity.Featuring Bob Balogh, Michael Hitchcock and Becky Sterpka. SunMay 9, 3pm, Dewey Hall, 91 Main st, Sheffield, MA; Thurs May13, 7pm, Mason Library, 231 Main St, Fri, May 14, 7:30pm, Rams-daell Library, 1087 Main St, Housatonic, MA

    THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODSBethel, Rte 17, Exit 104, NY bethelwoodscenter.orgThe Story of the 60s and Woodstock. Museum located at the siteof the 1969 Woodstock Festival. CONTINUED...



    Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor - second major endeavor since revamping Commonwealth Opera into a professional opera company last fall. This fully staged opera will be directed by our Artistic Director Eve Summer and conducted by our Music Director Ian Watson. With brand new sets and costumes, this period opera - known as Donizetti's most compelling

    work - will be presented at the Academy of Music Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts on Friday May7th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 9th at 2:00 pm. The opera will be sung in Italian with projected English su-pertitles.Tickets are now on sale and I encourage you to attend -- and to forward this message to your col-leagues, friends & family. Ticket prices range from $10 up to $50 and we'll be offering an$8 student rush

    prior to each performance.


    IS183Cermamist, MaryBarringerKimberly Rawson 9

    Terry Wise, Visual ArtistNanci Race 14

    Planet Waves AstrologyEric Francis 18

    Melissa Stafford, GalleristHarryet Candee


    Greater Backfish RoundupBob Balogh 24

    Architecture & ArcadiaStephen Dietemann 25

    PUBLISHER Harryet Candee COPY EDITOR Marguerite Bride

    PROOFREADER: Rae A. Eastman & Deborah Davis


    CONTRIBUTING WRITERS AND MONTHLY COLUMNISTSBob Balogh, Harryet Candee, Stephen Gerard Dietemann, Rae Eastman, Eric Francis, Nanci Race, Kimberly Rawson


    Sabine Vollmer von Falken

    DISTRIBUTIONR. Dadook, John Cardillo



    413-528-5628 Deadline for the JUNE issue is MAY 15, 2010

    FYI: Copyright laws in effect throughout The Artful Mind for logo & all graphics including text material. Copyright laws for photographers and writersthroughout The Artful Mind. Permission to reprint is required in all instances

    The Artful Mind MAY 2010


    Terry Wise, Visual Artistphotograph by Sabine Vollmer von Falken

    Our Art....Our way

    THE SPENCERTOWN ACADEMYNY Route 203 halfway between the Taconic Parkway and Route 22(5 miles east of the village of Chatham). 518-392-5743.A BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS ENSEMBLE: A performance ofMrs. Ripley's Trip and screening of Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn. When: Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.A reception with the actors willfollow the performance and screening. Tickets: $20 / $15 studentsDonations to support the production of Eugenes Ghosts will be ac-cepted at the event.

    WORKSHOPS & LECTURESINKBERRY AND PAPYRI BOOKS45 Eagle St, North Adams, MA 413-664-0775Wordplay, a monthly reading series

    is183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRESStockbridge MA 413-298-5252 /

    A weekend workshop Venetian Lampwork Beads, with in-structor Stephanie Maddalena, will be held on Saturday and Sunday,May 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of many fine workshopsthis upcoming season.

    KATE KNAPP FRONT STREET GALLERYHousatonic, MA (next to the Corner Market) 274-6607 www.kateknappartist.comalso ongoing painting classes Mon, Wed & Thurs 9:30am (galleryhrs: Sat & Sun 12-5, and by appt.)

    ROBERT CAPUTOLANDSCAPE OIL-PAINTING or contact Leslie Watkins at 860-542-3920lesliewatkins@lesliewatkins.comSaturday & Sunday, June 5-6 Sheffield, MassachusettsAll levels welcome. Robert will focus on drawing, color, and valuewith an emphasis on capturing a sense of light and atmosphere.Offered by the Housatonic Valley Art League, 9-12 am, 1-4pm eachday. Members $200, non-members $225. Limit 15 students.

    SABINE VOLLMER VON FALKEN PHOTOGRAPHYWORKSHOPS413-298-4933Sabine offers outdoor workshops for the advanced amateur photog-raphers in June. Dates are: June 6,13,20 and 27, 2010.


    LENOX ART WALKHISTORIC VILLAGE OF LENOX, MASaturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, 11 - 5pm. 15 Art Galleriesand many artist demonstrations and gallery receptions

    FILMIMAGES CINEMAWilliamstown, MA 413-458-1039 www.imagescinema.orgAlways a good flick, please call for film listings and times.

    THE BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALwill showcase the best in independent feature, documentary,short, and family films, with panel discussions, and special eventswith filmmakers, producers, and actors 6/3-6/6 in Great Barring-ton at the Triplex and Mahaiwe and 6/4-6/6 in Pittsfield at theBeacon and Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum. The openingnight film Thursday, June 3rd Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work willshow at the Mahaiwe at 7:30pm followed by a Disco InfernoDance Party in the Old Fire House on Castle Street in Great Bar-rington at 9pm with DJ BFG. Pittsfield will open on Friday, June4th at 7:30 pm with Atletu (The Althlete) at the Beacon Cinemaon North Street with an introduction from actor/co-director Ras-selas Lakew. BIFF will honor actress Patricia Clarkson this year.The tribute evening begins at 7:30pm on Friday June 4th and willinclude the New England premiere of her new film Cairo Time.

    Deadline for calendar listings: May 15 for


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

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