Alchemy Initiative to Hold Annual Makers’ Market at BCC

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Works on Paper by Darryl Hudak on View at Valley Variety

Women Writers at November Story Slam in Red Hook

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Alchemy Initiative to Hold Annual Makers’ Market at BCC

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Alchemy Initiative’s sixth annual Handmade Holiday Festival – a curated holiday market featuring contemporary artisans, designers and food producers – takes place at the Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 10 to 5pm and Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. This year the…

HudsonValleyWeekend, November 20-25, 2014

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ROCK SINGER-SONGWRITER CHUCK PROPHET BRINGS MASTERWORKS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his group, the Mission Express, back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 22, at 9pm. Chuck Prophet writes and sings wry, trenchant rock songs that connect the dots, musical and otherwise, between Tom Petty and Warren Zevon.…

Works on Paper by Darryl Hudak on View at Valley Variety

Painting by Darryl Hudak

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works on Paper by Darryl Hudak are on view at Valley Variety now through January 12, 2015, The paintings are part of a series Hudak refers to as “Improvisational Sketch Paintings.” Hudak creates based on what he sees. His art helps him speak in a way he’s unable and be seen in…

Women Writers at November Story Slam in Red Hook

Karen Schoemer

(RED HOOK, N.Y.) – Novelist Carol Goodman, writer Karen Crumley Keats, author and performance artist Karen Schoemer, and poet and singer Judith Kerman are some of the writers, poets and performance artists taking part in the Story Slam at Taste Budds Cafe (40 Market St.) on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7pm. Karen Crumley Keats…

Contemporary String Quartet Ethel to Perform ‘Grace’ at Hudson Opera House

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Contemporary string quartet Ethel will perform “Grace,” an innovative, adventurous program featuring works by Ennio Morricone, Jeff Buckley, Vijay Iyer, Son Lux, Marcelo Zarvos, Nico Muhly and others, at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 7pm, as part of the Classics on Hudson’s inaugural season. Ethel performed the same program…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, November 19-26, 2014

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CLARK ART EXHIBIT CONSIDERS MONET’S INFLUENCE on ELLSWORTH KELLY (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Monet | Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly, opens at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, November 23. The works in the exhibition were selected by…

Chuck Prophet Brings Original Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Chuck Prophet at Helsinki Hudson (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his group, the Mission Express, back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 22, at 9pm. Chuck Prophet writes and sings wry, trenchant rock songs that connect the dots, musical and otherwise, between Tom Petty and Warren Zevon. Stylistically, Prophet embraces a host…

5-Day Exhibit Transforms Bard’s Fisher Center into Massive Art Gallery

Jack Ferver/Marc Swanson | Chambre

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The House Is Open, a temporary exhibition of performance and installation, will take over the Fisher Center at Bard College from Thursday, November 20, 2014, through Sunday, November 23, 2014. This unique event, featuring six major American artists working at the intersection of the visual and performing arts, poses the question: What…

Kinks Cofounder Dave Davies to Play the Colonial

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Guitarist Dave Davies, who with his brother, Ray Davies, cofounded the incredibly influential English rock group the Kinks, will perform at the Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 7:30pm. While Ray Davies was the group’s primary singer and songwriter, Dave Davies’s contributions, particularly to the group’s sound, as well as…

Photo-Based Art and Ceramic Installation Debut at IAP Gallery

Anne Morgan Spalter, Chandelier (detail), 2014. (Photo and video courtesy CYNTHIA-REEVES)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Modern Renaissance, Anne Spalter’s recent photo-based art installations, and artKamp: indigo mass, a collaborative contemporary ceramic installation, open at Independent Art Projects on Saturday, November 22, 2014. There will be an opening reception and artists’ talks from 5 to 7pm. artKamp: indigo mass is an exhibition of selected works created during…

Clark Art Exhibit Considers Monet’s Influence on Ellsworth Kelly

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île, 1886. Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 3/16 in. (66 x 81.8 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland, 1964.210

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Monet | Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly, opens at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, November 23, 2014. The works in the exhibition were selected by Kelly and include two paintings and eighteen unpublished…

Teresita Fernández Opens Window Into Creative Process at MASS MoCA

Teresita Fernandez work

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Artist Teresita Fernández – who is renowned for her ability to transform materials and their settings into an enveloping perceptual experience – will discuss her creative process, touching on past work as well as her current MASS MoCA exhibition, As Above So Below, in Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Thursday, November…

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter Brings Solo Tour to MASS MoCA

Josh Ritter

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Critically acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter brings his “Trying Out Some New Songs and Such” solo tour, an intimate, acoustic set emphasizing a new body of songs yet to be recorded, to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, November 22, at 8pm. The Moscow, Idaho-native has a literary disposition…

(Dance Review) Pina Bausch’s ‘Kontakthof’ at BAM

Pina Bausch’s 'Kontakthof' (photo Theatre de la Ville)

Review by Anna Rogovoy, for Dance Pulp (BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – Pina Bausch has a gift for holding up a beautiful mirror and gently showing us how ridiculous we look. In Kontakthof, scenes unfold wildly out of proportion, with hysterical shrieks meeting compulsive preening meeting a fake mouse corpse. “There are dancers onstage,” Anna Wehsarg comments…

Berkshire Grown Plans Monthly Pop-Up Markets

Berkshire Grown Market

(GREAT BARRINGTON and WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Owing to their popularity in past years, Berkshire Grown is expanding its schedule of Holiday Farmers’ Markets this fall and winter. These popular events feature locally grown and produced foods and gifts, plus live music, lunch fare, and activities for children, during months when most farmers’ markets are not…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 12-16, 2014

Aja Monet

SINGER/SLAM POET AJA MONET to PERFORM at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass,) – Singer and spoken-word artist Aja Monet, the youngest individual ever to win New York City’s famed Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion title, will perform in Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, November 15, at 8pm. READ MORE…      …

Diamond Doves Headlines Eclectic Art-Rock Triple-Bill at Helsinki Hudson

Diamond Doves

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Diamond Doves brings its unique blend of indie-rock and electronica to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, November 13, at 8pm, along with neo-folk group Last Good Tooth and art-rocker Adam Schatz. Diamond Dove’s soulful, hook-laden pop-rock has drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire, Ben Folds Five, Soul Coughing and Autumn Defense. Singers and…