Mill River sculptor makes W.E.B. Du Bois bust

Mill River sculptor makes W.E.B. Du Bois bust

(Photo credit: Erik Michael Callahan) By Christopher McDermott MILL RIVER — As south county continues to hold discussions and debates on how to remember W.E.B. Du Bois, a local sculptor has created a bust of Du Bois’ head and upper body, honoring the Great Barrington-born sociologist, historian and civil rights activist. Michel Richard, a retired […]

Couple seeks to create community arts hub

Couple seeks to create community arts hub

By Christopher McDermott SOUTH EGREMONT — A Newton couple has opened up a new arts center in the former Red Barn Antiques location, and they’re hoping to highlight a wide range of artists alongside artworks from husband Hank Kearsley, who has a 70-year history of teaching and telling stories through his works. “We want to […]

Intersections: The art of Leslee Carsewell

Intersections: The art of Leslee Carsewell

MONTEREY — “Intersections,” in Leslee Carsewell’s own words, is named for the intersection of art, music, line, empty space, filled space, texture, “when things come together but there are spaces in between.” “Negative space, be it dark or light, is as important as the line work,” Carsewell said. “The spaces in between inform the line […]

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has been drawn into the national spotlight in the weeks since its leadership announced a highly controversial and heavily scrutinized plan to auction 40 works of art to fund a new direction. Save the Art, a local group dedicated to halting the sale of the paintings, is urging museum director […]