News - mid-August 2009
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In this issue
TAKE TIME TO PLAY ! underground cinema at mass moca
o'keeffe/dove exhibit closing soon ! Summer stock theatre at its best
labor day is on its way... In the Galleries

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Have We Got a "Fort" for You!
Did you make "forts" as a kid? We remember the simple pleasure of draping a few blankets over chairs, the perfect hideout from chores and little brothers! We're offering a special on our one-bedroom suites that is sure to bring out the kid in you. Fill your day with fun: ride bikes (we can help with a rental), wander in the woods, swim in our heated outdoor pool, then enjoy your spacious 1-bedroom suite and a delivery of milk and freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies and cold glasses of milk to your room at your request. Don't forget to borrow a DVD from our movie collection!  $175 midweek and $220 on weekends (plus taxes, based on availability) - to reserve, please call 413.664.0400 and mention "fort special." And rest assured that you no longer have to drape blankets over a group of chairs to escape from reality for a while! To check all available rates and offers, please click here.

Geocaching Escape - A Scavenger Hunt for All Ages
Be part of the global cybersport called geocaching! Armed with a global positioning system device (GPS), a collection of cache coordinates that you find online, and a boxed lunch, you'll take off through the hills and woods scavenging for hidden stashes left by other participants of this high-tech sport. This package includes overnight accommodations, boxed lunch for two, our hearty and healthful continental breakfast, and instruction in and use of a GPS device for the day. From $229 Sunday-Thursday.

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true underground cinema at mass moca !
Found Footage Festival at MASS MoCA

Found Footage Festival
This festival showcases footage from videos found in thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country. In a playful celebration of all things found, hosts/curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher provide commentary on these video obscurities, enlivening and illuminating everything from the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie. "This is the true underground cinema - films and videos that, for the most part, are not produced for the general viewing public. If you want to see something truly different and disturbing, the Found Footage Festival has what you're looking for en masse".
- Film Threat Review.

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only a few weeks left for o'keeffe/dove exhibit !
Arthur Dove, Sunrise I

"Circles of Influence" on View Until September 7th
Georgia O'Keeffe's iconic paintings of flowers and haunting depictions of the American southwest have secured her position as the most significant American female artist of the twentieth century. O'Keeffe, often linked with her husband Alfred Stieglitz, credits the American modernist painter Arthur Dove as having the most significant role in the formation of her abstract works. Dove/O'Keeffe is the first exhibition to explore Dove's role in O'Keeffe's early artistic development as well as O'Keeffe's influence on his work. The Clark is the exclusive venue for this exhibition that features 60 major oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and pastels from 1910 to the early 1940s... catch it while you can!

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williamstown theatre festival presents...
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Quartermaine's Terms
Tony-nominated director Maria Aitken directs this charming and heart-felt 1960s comedy about an endearingly eccentric group of English teachers in Cambridge whose insatiable quest for knowledge has masked their secret longings for passion, romance, and true happiness. Show closes August 23rd -

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labor day is just a few weeks away!
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Don't Miss Out on Your Chance to Get Away
We still have availability for Labor Day Weekend! There's lots to do in the Berkshires and right here at Porches: swim in our pool, lounge in our hot tub, take a sauna, meditate in our woodland gazebo... you can even fit in a workout at our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Call 413.664.0400 or click here to check rates and availability...

In the Galleries
Be Inspired
While you're here, carve out some time to check out area galleries. Repurposed mills, storefronts and downtown spaces are the settings for a number of galleries showing a wide variety of artists and media. We hope you are inspired by what you see, whether your an artist or an art-lover. You may even find a treasure to take home with you...

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