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Stay & PLAY !pissaro & more @ the clark !
Gallery happenings m. Ward comes to Mass moca
Memery: Internet Culture & moreArtisan Goods & food !
aStay & play in the berkshires !
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Porches celebrates 10 years & you save!
Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary with us and save! In honor of Porches opening in July of 2001, we are offering a 1-bedroom suite for $200.10 a night! Enjoy our outdoor pool and hot tub, bonfire, fitness center and Central Northern Berkshire location! Available Sunday - Thursday during the month of July and includes Porches' healthful continental breakfast - in room delivery in Porches' signature lunchboxes is available (based on availability; blackout dates apply) from $200.10 plus taxes. To reserve, please call 413.664.0400 or email us at

Museum Mania !
Here's a thrifty package for all you starving artists: Museum Mania! We provide two admissions to MASS MoCA and a voucher for two free audio tours at the Clark. The package also includes overnight accommodations and breakfast. Kick back at Porches later on by the Inn's fireplace or take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub surrounded by a radiant-heated stone patio. $155 - Sunday through Thursday / $210 Friday and Saturday. Available from $230 Sunday-Thursday May 27 through October 10, 2011.

Geocaching Escape !  

Be part of the global cybersport called geocaching with The Porches Inn's Geocaching package. Armed with a global positioning satellite (GPS), a trail map, two bottles of water and two "to-go" packages of Bola Granola, you'll take off through the hills and into the woods scavenging for hidden stashes left by other participants of this hi-tech sport. This package features overnight accommodations, our healthful continental breakfast and instruction in and use of a GPS device for the day. Available from $210 Sunday-Thursday May 27 through October 10, 2011. To reserve, please call 413.664.0400 or email us at!

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bpissaro's people & more @ the clark !
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Pissaro's People - Now until October 2 

Pissarro's People offers a fresh look at the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro by examining his portraits, harvest scenes, and market views through the lens of his personal relationships, profound social and economic concerns, and anarchist beliefs. Based on new scholarship by curator and leading Pissarro scholar Richard R. Brettell, this visually stunning exhibition brings together some of the artist's most iconic figural works with lesser-known pictures from private and public collections from around the world. Learn more about the exhibition here.  


Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer & Thomas Struth - Now until September 5

The large-scale photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth featured in this exhibition offer distinct but connected perspectives on the ways individuals interact with the spaces they inhabit. Trained together at the Kunstakademie (Arts Academy) Düsseldorf in Germany in the 1970s, Höfer and Struth have embraced photography as a medium of social, cultural, and historical purpose, choosing public spaces as their subjects.

Struth's works capture church and museum visitors engaged in the act of looking, as we, the viewers of the photographs, observe them from a physical and temporal distance. This reflexive impulse allows us to experience several historical moments at once, both inside and outside of the picture's frame. Check out the exhibition's microsite here.
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cGallery Happenings !

Unconscious Convergence: The Work of Debi Pendell @ NAACO Gallery
June 23 - July 25

NAACO Gallery (just around the corner from Porches) presents a series of new, layered, acrylic collages evolving from a spontaneous and unconscious convergence of several earlier experimental directions the artist had taken. This series is based on the artist's intrigue with how we humans "read" various symbol system and how we use our imaginations to add and/or subtract in order to make sense of what we see.


NAACO Gallery (North Adams Artists' Co-Op Gallery) is located at 33 Main Street in downtown North Adams. Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri, 11-6; Sat 10-6; Sun 10-4

The Grass is Green by Karin Stack @ MCLA Gallery 51 June 23 - July 24
Stack's artworks are investigations of landscape, using a variety of modes and methods. She has one foot in historic tradition, one in new media and another in lies and deception.
In this recent body of work, she has created a suite of images that feature mash-ups of new and old: perfected photographic landscapes using fake materials, etchings with digital overprinting, an animation she built in 3D modeling software, and collages and paintings based on that animation.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 is located at 51 Main Street in North Adams. Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 413-664-8718, or visit their website.

End of an Empire @ Grass Gallery - June 23 - Aug 21 
A juried group show of anti-war art curated by Andrew Davis and Richard Rand.
Featured artists include Andrew Davis, Rose DeSiano, Susan C. Dessel, Christina Ernst, Paula Everitt, Rosemary Eden Fitzgerald, David Gyscek, Lisa Hecht, Artemis Herber, Wayne Hopkins, Erin Ko, Daniel Monteavaro, Olivera Nabawia El-Soudani, Kevin Orlosky, Humberto Ramirez, Joy J. Rotblatt, Elizabeth White, and Cathy Wysocki. These artists respond to wars the US has prosecuted since the end of the Cold War in 1991. Grass Gallery is located 107 Main Street, Wed-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 2 pm. Check out the Grass Gallery's Facebook page here.
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djust announced: M.Ward @ Mass moca August 12


Getting his start in the Portland folk scene, M.Ward is now one of the most acclaimed American musicians of the decade. Ward's honey-soaked vocals, deft finger-picking and beguiling lyrics caught the attention of fans like Bright Eyes with whom he is currently on tour. As the enigmatic "Him" of the duo She & Him with fan-turned-friend, Zooey Deschanel, Ward acted as producer, guitarist, and arranger on their internationally acclaimed album Volume One which was inspired by the sun-soaked sounds of '60s California pop, an altogether more up-tempo sound than Ward's fans were familiar with but one which proved his adaptability and cemented his reputation as a world-class producer.The show is Friday, August 12, 2011, 8:00 pm in Courtyard C or Hunter Center, tickets are $25 advance/$29 day of show..
upcoming performances
 eMemery: Imitation, Memory & Internet Culture @ Mass moca

Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture
Apr 3, 2011, 11:00 am-Jul 31, 2011
An "Internet meme" is a form or concept that spreads via the Web, whether through email forwarding, viral videos, or blogs. Memes tend to lose our attention as quickly as they capture it. Although they may recede from view, memes never fully cease to exist, surviving in the backs of our minds and in the ever-expanding network of servers that make up the Internet. In the realm of digital memory, what seems to have disappeared may simply be lying dormant in the recesses of a hard drive.

Does the Internet only consist of ephemera, or does it contain something more permanent? What roles do time and memory play in an ever-evolving online world? What is the relationship between passing fads and enduring icons? Taking these questions as its point of departure, Memery examines the connections between memes and memory in online culture.
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fHandmade Arts & Edibles take center stage at the Eagle St market!
Eagle St Market

If you happen to be in the Berkshires:
Stop by the Eagle Street Market in downtown North Adams on Saturday, June 25th, for a once a year market of unique, quality handmade wares, curiosities, pretty things and delicious local edibles! Browse dozens of area artisans, entrepreneurs, local shops & farmers and meet creative folk with a shared love of a beautiful place, nice people, local talent and good music.
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