BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, November 19-26, 2014

Teresita Fernandez work

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…

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…