Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Interactive technology is changing the way patrons of a Stockbridge museum experience artwork. Since 1993, visitors of the Norman Rockwell Museum have admired the works of American illustrator and painter, Norman Rockwell, through a traditional means at the Glendale Road gallery. Oftentimes, that experience includes peering through a glass case. But through several years of […]

Kripalu chef tests his chops on TV show

Kripalu chef tests his chops on TV show

Stockbridge retreat Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health was in the national spotlight when its Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith went head-to-head against three other competitors on Food Network’s TV show, “Chopped.” Though originally slated for a Christmas Eve time slot, the Smith’s episode aired on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday morning. Hosted by […]

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most notable novelists to rise from the Victorian Era. Now more than a century later, his works continue to live on, largely due to his character development. In fact, characters like the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge are still common household names. So what would happen if the gender was […]

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, […]

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