local Berkshire farms and merchants by shopping at Berkshire
Grown's local Farmers' Markets. The Adams
Farmers' Market, at 60 Columbia Street, is open Fridays from 12:00pm -
6:00pm, the North Adams Farmers' Market
on 77 Holden Street is open from 8:00am - 12:00pm and the Williamstown Farmers' Market on Spring Street is also open on
Saturdays form 8:00am - 12:00pm. Browse the fresh farm stands and take
home some of the Berkshire's finest goodies!
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Retro Soul Dance Party with Sweet Divines at MASS MoCA|
Retro Soul Dance Party with Sweet Divines
Sunday, August 31, 2008, 8:00 pm
Courtyard C or Hunter
$14 in advance/ $18 day of show / Members 10% discount
Sweet Divines-four female vocal powerhouses and their hard-hitting backing
band-create heavenly manna for soul purists, beat addicts, harmony lovers, and
just about anyone else with a pair of ears and/or feet. "Soul
nitroglycerine, shaken, not stirred!" says WFMU while Soul Spectrum says
"Dance-able songs, pretty faces, taboo topics, and great
performances." -- Soul Spectrum. Galleries open until 7 PM.
Nick Brooke: Time and Motion Study
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 8:00 pm
$10/ 10% member discount
In a large arena somewhere between a factory, an office, and a
Wagnerian opera, eight performers sing, lip-synch, bricklay, and
shovel, coordinating their movements precisely with a dense electronic
maquette of sound effects, song fragments, and recorded text. Composer
and artist-in-residence Nick Brooke's playful and ingenious Time and Motion Study,
co-directed by Jenny Rohn, is based on industrial efficiency studies of
the 1920s and '30s and their relation to the invention of Muzak. The
production spins a symbolic web that examines how recorded music seeped
into the psychological landscape of the U.S., influencing our daily
work rituals. Performed with Mass, a work which is half American Idol, half religious service, and combines virtuosic singing with hand-to-hand combat. Galleries open until 7:00 p.m.
LAST MONTHS TO SEE JENNY HOLZER!
Jenny Holzer: Projections
Through November 15
At MASS MoCA, Jenny Holzer presents her first interior light
projections in the United States. The projections transform the
enormous, seemingly empty gallery in Building 5 into an engaging and
provocative meeting place flooded with words, bodies, and light. Also
on view is a new series of paintings from declassified government
documents, first shown, in part, at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Holzer's
display of government documents, such as planning maps for the invasion
of Iraq, reveal the bureaucratic administration of war through the
cloud of paint and the weight of a looming installation.
1040 MASS MoCA Way
|GALLERY SCENEKolok Gallery
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1st Floor of Windsor Mill Gallery
Kolok Gallery hosts Si Dios Quiere,
photography by Katrina d' Autremont through September 30 at 121 Union
Street at the Windsor Mill. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday
from 12 - 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11 - 4.
Born in Denver to an American father and an Argentine mother, Katrina
Marcelle d'Autremont moves between two continents, locates home amid
Katrina seeks the familiar in the foreign,
the transcendent in the immanent. Family, houses, and interiority
animate her work.
Investigating the relationship between people and place,
she traces the formation and elaboration of identity.
51 Main Street
North Adams, MA
The Gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, 413-664-8718
Mapping the Invisible
through September 21, 2008
Mapping the Invisible, artists Joshua Field and Melissa Lillie are
using personal visual languages to portray dream-like worlds that seem
at once familiar and unnatural.
Field is known for narrative
paintings that use symbolic imagery to explore personal mythology.
Lillie's colorful and lyrical work draws inspiration from the natural
world, appearing simultaneously macroscopic and microscopic, internal
Born in North Adams, Field grew up in St.
Petersburg, Florida. He has exhibited nationally and internationally
and also exhibits his work at Kolok Gallery located at the Windsor Mill
in North Adams.
Born in Maryland, Lillie grew up surrounded by
the strange and wonderful world of the National Zoo, where her father
worked as a Zoo Keeper. In addition to painting, she frequently works
sculpturally, creating forms that utilize both line and color. Lillie
also exhibits her work at Kolok Gallery.