Celebrating Neil Simon’s comedy

Celebrating Neil Simon’s comedy

As a playwright, becoming a household name for play is a notable feat. Neil Simon had 30 plays open on Broadway, including five musicals, and had 18 of his plays adapted for film or television. The Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright has also been nominated for Oscars, Tonys and Academy Awards. And this Saturday, Nov. 9, The […]

Students use their talents to paint the town

Students use their talents to paint the town

Talented young artists from local middle and high schools once again took part in a half-century old tradition of creating large works of art with Halloween themes, which are then hung on downtown store’s front windows. From last Thursday through Monday, students from Monument Mountain Regional High School, Monument Valley Middle School and Great Barrington […]

Weaving a lifetime of artistry

Weaving a lifetime of artistry

JoAnn Kelly Catsos’ basketmaking has taken her around the world and to every corner of the country. But at home, in her studio in Ashley Falls, she still keeps the very first rattan basket she made 35 years ago to remind her of how far she’s come. At the time that she made the basket, […]

Turning the page on the past

Turning the page on the past

A Great Barrington artist is carving out space for Armenian women to contribute and evolve the practice of bookmaking. Suzi Banks Baum first travelled to Armenia on a trip with several journalists, led by award-winning National Geographic photojournalist John Stanmeyer, in March 2016. On the trip, Baum interviewed 25 women artists. “I was very curious […]

Challenging the stereotypes of Alzheimer’s

Challenging the stereotypes of Alzheimer’s

Joan Cohen had aspirations of being a writer since she was in high school. But after entering Cornell University as an English student, she was immediately intimidated by a classmate and decided to tuck that desire up on a shelf. “I convinced myself that I possessed merely skill and he possessed talent. I totally psyched […]

New Marlborough artists on exhibit

New Marlborough artists on exhibit

The perspectives of seven artists from New Marlborough have been crafted together into an invitational mixed media show that’s currently on display. Dozens flocked to the 22nd annual New Marlborough Artists Show on Friday for its opening reception at the Meeting House Gallery. The show provides a way to follow artists and their point of […]

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

GREAT BARRINGTON — For 12 years, Berkshire Playwrights Lab has offered established writers, as well as emerging ones, a creative environment to develop their work. And though this year’s season has wrapped, the nonprofit has begun fundraising to continue seeing its mission through for its 13th season. Founded in 2007 by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, […]

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