Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Gary Leveille swears he doesn’t live in the past, but for many residents of Southern Berkshire County, it’s elements of the past that’s attributed to him the most. Leveille, a resident of Great Barrington, has been sharing bite-sized pieces of photographic history with the community with his “Now and Then” column in the Berkshire Record […]

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 […]

Olga Dunn Dance Company performance honors local educator

Olga Dunn Dance Company performance honors local educator

GREAT BARRINGTON – An outdoor Saturday dance performance was more than just another show: That night, the Olga Dunn Dance company honored the life of Elaine Gunn, a noted educator and local historian, and announced a new scholarship in her name. Under a large, billowing performance tent, dancers from Olga Dunn’s self-named troop took to […]

New grants to Jacob’s Pillow spell increased outreach, ease of expansion

New grants to Jacob’s Pillow spell increased outreach, ease of expansion

BECKET – Jacob’s Pillow has secured two grants that aid in the furtherance of the internationally acclaimed dance site’s future. The first: a $225,000 cultural grant that will be utilized for the construction of a new year-round dance space. The second: a $10,000 grant to support Jacob’s Pillow pop-up performances during Pittsfield’s Third Thursday celebrations. […]

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

STOCKBRIDGE – The Norman Rockwell Museum has opened a new exhibit that pairs Rockwell with Andy Warhol. The exhibit, titled “Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol,” runs from June 10 until Oct. 29. It comprises more than 100 pieces, according to co-curator Jesse Kowalski, and contains several iconic pieces from both artists – two personal outfits are […]