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, […]

Marble-ous merchandise

Marble-ous merchandise

SHEFFIELD — Susan Schneider is throwin’ shade. Lampshade, that is. For more than 25 years, the Manhattan native has been creating custom lampshades. The craft, however, was something she stumbled into. In the 1990s, Schneider owned decorative arts and antiques store in Newburyport that had a large collection of vintage textiles. Oftentimes, she’d find decorative […]

Going from trash to très chic

Going from trash to très chic

Deborah Carter has an endless supply of materials that she uses to create her fashion line, Smooth Stone Clothing. Sometimes she uses linens or cotton. And sometimes, she works with a dash of trash. “Very rarely do I actually buy fabric,” said Carter, while glancing from one end of her Lenox-based studio to the other. […]

Exalting the community through art

Exalting the community through art

Jessica Garb is a fashion designer. Judy Bates is a screen printing artist. Together, the local artisans have found their happy place in the Berkshires — specifically, Great Barrington. Garb and Bates first began working together one year ago at a collaborative space in Great Barrington with other artists. There, Garb sold her Jess’ Garb […]

Bridging art and athletics

Bridging art and athletics

Despite the rising temperatures throughout the region, a cold front is gliding into town this month. This cold spell is slated to take form as an isolated force sweeping in by way of Kittery, Maine to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket on Wednesday, July 17. For the first time in the history of the Berkshires-based venue, […]

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Tanglewood, a place for community and artistic engagement, is deepening its roots. The musical resource and venue has curated generations of music with a focus on classical and orchestral ensembles for concert-goers over the last two decades. But now, that venue also has another purpose: learning. The new Linde Center for Music and Learning, the […]

Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Learning about family history and upbringing is often seen as a personal rite of passage along the road to self discovery and identity. But when your last name is Rockwell, it’s a different kind of experience. What started as an exploration into her family heritage following the release of a controversial biography has turned into […]

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Swedish folk band Jaerv has shared its music in Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and Spain. And on Thursday, June 27, the band will perform for a crowd in Sheffield. The concert, sponsored by Egremont-based wood supplier Berkshire Veneer and Berkshire Strings, a musical instruction school located in North Egremont, will provide patrons with a unique […]

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