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October & November 2008


Porches Firepit Keeps Toes Toasty Year-roundSTAY COZY AT PORCHES DURING FALL'S CHILL!

Take this time of the year to soak up some rays of brilliant sun & Vitamin D before the temps move from chilly to cold!
There are, as always, plenty of local hiking trails to get your blood flowing and don't forget about Porches' year-round heated pool and hot tub - they'll be sure to will warm your spirits just steps from your room. Check out our many getaway packages and specials we have to offer and be sure to make some time for yourself before winter settles in.
 
FLY INTO FALL
 
Take to the skies by plane and see the beauty of the Berkshires from above!  A 25-minute flight for two will take you over Williams College, Williamstown, North Adams, and Mount Greylock, the tallest in Massachusetts.  After your flight, ground yourself with a leisurely stroll among the paintings in the Clark Art Institute. Available Sunday through Thursday, the package is priced from $250 for two including the flight, 2 tickets to the Clark, overnight accommodations in a Deluxe room and our continental breakfast the next morning. Price includes tax and gratuities.

Note:  As weather conditions can change suddenly, the flight depends on a day with no fog.  If foggy conditions are present, the flight will be cancelled and the package price will be reduced accordingly.

***Available through October 31, 2008***


 
SOL LEWITT: A WALL DRAWING RETROSPECTIVE OPENS NOVEMBER 16!
Be among the first to see this groundbreaking exhibition!

In a major collaboration among three
  institutions, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective opens  at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), in North Adams, Massachusetts, on November 16, 2008. The landmark installation comprises  forty years of work by  Sol LeWitt, one of the most influential contemporary artists of the last half century.

Conceived by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, in collaboration with the artist before his death in April 2007, the project has been undertaken by the Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art. The installation will remain on view for twenty-five years, occupying a 27,000-square-foot historic mill building in the heart of MASS MoCA's campus. The three-story building has been extensively reworked for this exhibition by architects Bruner/Cott and Associates including a complex sequence of new interior walls designed in close collaboration with LeWitt himself.

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective will consist of one hundred works-covering nearly an acre of wall surface-that LeWitt created from 1968 to 2007. The works in the retrospective will be on loan from numerous private and public collections worldwide.


MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA
413.MoCA.111
Check out the exhibit-in-progress
LOCAL EVENTS

Ioka Valley Farm
(413) 738-5915
Hancock, MA
www.iokavalleyfarm.com

It's Pumpkin Picking Time!
OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY through
Oct. 26th
10am - 5:30pm (rain or shine)
Featuring New Pumpkin Racers! The Family Fun Center is open with the Pipeline Slide, Pedal Carts, and more!
* Pick-your-own Pumpkins & Indian Corn * Free Hayrides * Animal Petting Area * Pumpkin Slingshot  * Corn Walk * Homemade Baked Goods * Ioka's Own Pure Maple Syrup & Natural Beef
* Calf-A is open serving Ioka's Roast Beef & Maple BBQ Sandwiches, snacks, and much more!

The Clark Art Institute
(413) 458-2303
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
www.clarkart.edu

George Goldner Lecture
November 2, 2008
3:00 PM
George Goldner, chairman of the department of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and connoisseur of Italian drawings, will present a lively illustrated discussion of recent acquisitions of Old Master drawings at the Met.

The Red Lion Inn - Stockbridge, MAAlso check out the new Stone Hill Center, which opened on June 22, 2008. Homer and Sargent from the Clark includes twelve of the Clark's most important paintings by American artists Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent and will remain on view through November 30.
L
ocated on a wooded hillside, Stone Hill Center houses two new galleries in which the Clark will present exhibitions highlighting its collection as well as works representing periods and cultures not currently shown at the Clark. Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through November 30.



Williams College Museum Of Art
(413) 597-2429
Route 2, Williamstown, MA
www.wcma.org

Season Premiere Party
Reception
Thursday, October 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Celebrate the museum's new fall exhibitions followed by an artist's talk

Artist's Talk: Tina Barney
People, Places, and Things
Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College
In conjunction with Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community, which features selections from Barney's project, "The Europeans."

Tina Barney was born in 1945 in New York. Barney is best known for her photographs documenting the lifestyle and relationships of her family and close friends, many of whom belong to the social elite of New York and New England. She was also one of the first photographers to explore working in a "directorial" mode in the 1980s. Her photographs are often carefully constructed, from the lighting to the poses and gestures of her subjects. Barney's work can be found in the collections of the George Eastman House, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. She currently lives and works in Rhode Island.


MCLA Presents! Lecture Series
North Adams, MA
(413) 662-5204 for tickets
www.mcla.edu/presents

Class Divide with Anne Galjour
Monday, November 10, 2008; 7:30 p.m.
MCLA Gallery 51
Anne Galjour, who last captivated audiences in New England and across the country with sold-out performances of her solo play, Hurricane, will present her new work exploring class and culture throughout New England. Based on dozens of interviews and story circles held with folks throughout New England, including right here in North Adams, she explores and shares her findings on class, and social divisions in our home towns.

The Porches Inn is a proud sponsor of MCLA Presents! '08/'09 series.

 
BERKSHIRE ART GALLERY GUIDES


Are you an art buff? Check out this comprehensive site which includes Northern & Southern Berkshire Art Gallery Guides to map out your top picks before you begin your trek. The Berkshires are filled with galleries tucked into side streets and these guides makes sure that you don't miss a thing!
 

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN FUN!

Looking for something fierce & fun for Halloween night? Head to Café Latino in North Adams for their Annual Halloween Bash!  "An Enchanted Evening" begins at 9 pm and features DJ Joel Fever. Ghouls and goblins galore! Prizes for best costumes!
21+, $4 cover

Café Latino
1111 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
413 662 2004
www.mezzeinc.com


Didn't get your fill? Head to Haunted Day and Night at Houghton Mansion on November 1!

"Houghton Night with the Spirits," a paranormal event and seminar, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Masonic Temple on Church Street. Doors open at noon. Speaking program begins at 1 PM.

This day and night long event will feature a series of Lecturers, Authors, and Films all being held at the mansion. A $35.00 donation to Lafayette Greylock Lodge of Masons is being asked for the all-access admission.

Call (413) 652-7989 for information or visit the website.





The Porches Inn is a proud sponsor of the


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North Adams, Massachusetts 01247