(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – BOTANOPHILIA, a group show curated by Cassandra Sohn, featuring contemporary photography by Bruce Checefsky, Amiel Gervers, Yvette Lucas, Mona Mark, Cassandra Sohn, and sculptures by Peter Neff, will be unveiled over a series of weeks, beginning this Friday, May 11, 2012, at Sohn Fine Art Gallery and continuing in coming weeks with openings at Naumkeag on May 28 and at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 8. The exhibition features seven artists who use unique and unconventional techniques to create images of botanicals.
There will be a special art crawl and reception for the fully unveiled, three-part exhibition at all locations on Saturday, June 9, 2 – 7pm. (Berkshire Botanical Garden: 2 – 4pm; Naumkeag: 3 – 5pm; Reception at Sohn Fine Art Gallery: 4 – 7pm)
(LENOX, Mass.) – Afghanistan To France; 6,000 Miles of Portraits, an exhibition of photographs by Molly and Aurélien de St André taken on a road trip in a vintage 1960s Volkswagen van from war-torn Central Asia to present-day France, is on display at LOCAL beginning Friday, May 19, 2012, and running through June 22. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, May 19, at 5pm at LOCAL.
Molly and Aurélien de St André are artists who own Moho Designs, a local screen printing and design company. Molly, a Berkshire native and Simon’s Rock graduate, has spent five years teaching and making art in central Asia. Aurélien, a painter and graphic designer from La Rochelle, France, who has worked in exotic places such as Kabul, Istanbul, and Reunion Island off of Madagascar, has just survived his second Berkshire winter.
(WILLIAMSTOWN and GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The ever-popular Met Live in HD broadcasts in the region turn their gaze toward Robert Lepage’s innovative, high-tech staging of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) in coming days, where the performances can be seen at The Clark in Williamstown and the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington.
The Ring Cycle encore series includes the special behind-the-scenes documentary, Wagner’s Dream (May 8 at The Clark; Fri May 11 at 8 at the Mahaiwe), and then continues with Das Rheingold (May 10 at The Clark), Die Walküre (May 15 at The Clark), Siegfried (May 17 at The Clark), and Götterdämmerung (May 18 at The Clark). For screening times at the Mahaiwe, click through to the Mahaiwe website.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Great Barrington native Galen Clark returns home with his Portland, Oregon-based electronic jazz group, Trio Subtonic, to Castle Street Café, as part of an East coast tour celebrating the release of their third recording, I’ll Meet You There Tomorrow.
Trio Subtonic evolved from a long-time collaboration between keyboardist Galen Clark and drummer Jesse Brooke. After spending the winter of 2005 abroad studying music, Clark and Brooke returned to Portland and teamed up with bassist Bill Athens. The resulting mix of groove-based improvisation, instrumental funk, and rhythm and blues began to develop as the members continued to write and freelance in projects of various genres in the Pacific Northwest and tour on both coasts.