News - september 2009
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these hills, they are a-changin' harvest time !
Poets & artists join forces you art what you eat
attention filmmakers ! in the galleries
these hills, they are a-changin' 
Foliage Image Courtesy of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau

Experience Our True Colors...
With its misty mornings and warm, breezy afternoons, September is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Berkshires. Some trees are already displaying a riot of color, especially those in wetlands, but for the most part, we're still enjoying blue skies and green hillsides. Check out this list of locations for outdoor exploration. Plus: the word is that the apple harvest this year is going to be one of the juiciest and best ever (more on that below).

October brings sparkling days and crisp nights. Head to Porches and be at the center of cheerful autumn days - you'll be pretty chipper about the savings our monthly specials offer. Surprise your sweetie with a plane ride for two soaring above Berkshire hillsides, part of our Fly Into Fall package. Check out all our room types to see what suits your mood...

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harvest time !
Green River Farms

Pickin' and Pettin'
Take things into your own hands: Berkshire farms are bursting with apples ripe for the pickin'. You'll find a few just down the road from Porches, like our friends at Green River Farm or Whitney's Farm; don't forget to allow for some time to bond with Eeyore and Dolly and take a farm tour. Consult the Berkshire Grown Map-o-licious for farms throughout Berkshire County and plan a stop or two during your travels to and from Porches.

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no need to ponder weak and weary...
Crow Exhibition at the Clark

Poets & Artists Join Forces
What happens when poets and artists join forces? This focused exhibition at the Clark Art Institute explores two landmark publications that bring text and image together in celebration of a common subject: crows and ravens. In 1875 poet Stéphane Mallarmé and painter Édouard Manet produced Le Corbeau, a translation of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven. This rare edition includes both English and French texts, as well as five lithographs and an advertisement designed by Manet. In 1973 American artist Leonard Baskin teamed with English poet Ted Hughes on Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow, a limited-edition book that combines poems and illustrations. The exhibition features the complete set of Baskin's twelve powerful drawings for the book, never before seen in public. 

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you art what you eat
You Art What You Eat

Mouth-watering MASS MoCA Exhibition Offers Sensory Experience with Food
Gummi bears, Cheetoes, and JELL-O, but also corn, beets, and peaches, Kidspace's largest group show to date, You Art What You Eat, promises to have visitor's mouths watering as five artists whose primary art material is food take over the recently expanded second floor Kidspace gallery at MASS MoCA. Featuring Chandra Bocci, Luisa Caldwell, Saxton Freymann, Liz Hickok, and Joan Steiner, all artists who capitalize on specific properties of food and its sensory appeal, the exhibition will include sculptures, dioramas, photographs, videos, paintings, and site specific-installations.

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calling all future tarantinos !
Williamstown Film Festival

Williamstown Film Festival Seeks Entries 
This annual festival (Porches is a proud sponsor) honors America's film past, celebrates the present day through panels, seminars, and q-and-a's between audiences and the actors, writers, directors and producers of indie film, and explores the new technologies which are carrying the art of film into the 21st century. Through September 30, 2009, college students may submit films of 10 minutes or less to WFF. The winning short is guaranteed a slot in WFF's 11th season. Porches always sells out during the WFF, so don't wait to make your reservation.

Good luck to all you future Tarantinos!

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In the Galleries
Ferrin Gallery

The Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield is a great place to stop and stretch your legs on the way to North Adams and view contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings and photography - including gorgeous tableware (in need of a gift?). Make sure to mark your calendar for the next Down Street Art Thursday, September 24th, for an evening of art, music, food and shopping. Looking ahead to October, North Adams Open Studios is gearing up for a city-wide art extravaganza. Check out the link below for a list of galleries in our area...

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