arts http://wamc.org en Paul Elisha: Teach Your Children Well http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-teach-your-children-well <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s been much angst expressed by parents of America’s children and youth, of late, about the rapid erosion of funds and services, to provide education needed to prepare them for appropriate and gainfully competitive adulthood.&nbsp; There’s also been a mounting volume of critical carping and castigation by those in government, responsible for providing the funds necessary to achieve adequate levels of education and warnings of dire consequence, from those invested with the onus to plan and produce educational services at superior levels of educational accomplishment, from the President and throughout his executive departments.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:42:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 85084 at http://wamc.org Berkshires' Taylor to Serve on President's Committee http://wamc.org/post/berkshires-taylor-serve-presidents-committee <p>President Obama has appointed a cultural figure with deep ties to the Berkshires to his <a href="http://www.pcah.gov/" target="_blank">committee on the Arts and Humanities</a>.</p><p>Albany native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor says it’s been a whirlwind since she received the call from Pennsylvania Avenue. Taylor is a Trustee of the <a href="http://www.bso.org/" target="_blank">Boston Symphony</a> who’s been with the organization for more than 30 years. She has worked with President Obama on both his campaigns, along with her husband, James, who you may have heard of.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:15:17 +0000 Jim Levulis 78295 at http://wamc.org Berkshires' Taylor to Serve on President's Committee Obama Taps Taylor for Arts Committee http://wamc.org/post/obama-taps-taylor-arts-committee <p>President Obama has appointed a cultural figure with deep ties to the Berkshires to <a href="http://www.pcah.gov/" target="_blank">his committee on the Arts and Humanities</a>.</p><p>Albany native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor is the newest member of the committee even though she will miss her first assignment; the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. She and her husband, singer James Taylor, will be attending an event in Boston marking the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Still, she says she is thrilled about the news.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:52:41 +0000 Jim Levulis 78242 at http://wamc.org Obama Taps Taylor for Arts Committee MA Gov. Patrick Announces Tripling of Funding For Cultural Facilities http://wamc.org/post/ma-gov-patrick-announces-tripling-funding-cultural-facilities <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Governor Deval Patrick</a> made stops in western Massachusetts today announcing investments in cultural facilities.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77644 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick Announces Tripling of Funding For Cultural Facilities 7/10/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/71013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, our News Man, Ray Graf, and the CEO of Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY – Philip Morris.</p><p>They discuss upstate tourism, the arts, and the impact of casino gaming in NYS.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68851 at http://wamc.org The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival http://wamc.org/post/sixth-annual-mount-tremper-summer-arts-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mounttremperarts.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Arts Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">presents adventurous artists, intimate audience experiences and unique </span>“Art-B-Qs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” - all nestled in the Catskill Mountains.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The festival features 11 weeks of programming where art can be a radical adventure and audiences, along with artists, can have a relaxing environment for nourishing their shared curiosity.</span></p><p>Here now to tell us more are Mount Tremper Arts Artistic Director Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68093 at http://wamc.org The Sixth Annual Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival Rogovoy Report for April 5, 2013 http://wamc.org/post/rogovoy-report-april-5-2013 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Berkshire Museum</strong> in Pittsfield is offering a fresh look at its diverse collection of fine artworks, historical artifacts and natural science specimens in a new exhibition called <strong>Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection</strong>. The new display includes some of the most significant and fascinating objects from the museum’s holdings. The exhibit draws from the over 50,000 objects in the museum’s possession, including its Asian art collection, twentieth-century abstract paintings, ancient Greek and Roman jewelry and glass, marble sculptures, its Egyptian mummy, and even the suit of furs worn by Matthew Henson on Admiral Richard Peary’s expedition to the North Pole. &nbsp;An opening reception will be held today from <strong>5:30 to 7:30 p.m.</strong>, and will be <strong>free</strong> and open to the public. The exhibition is part of the year-long celebration of the museum’s 110th anniversary. Two artists from the community, designer Peter Garlington and artist Leo Nash, are the guest curators; their ideas have resulted in an innovative exhibition that highlights the museum’s extensive collections in unexpected and surprising ways.&nbsp; Visitors who have been to Berkshire Museum many times over the years will enjoy seeing favorite objects and artworks in a fresh setting, from Pahat the mummy to Bouguereau’s luminous painting <em>The Shepherdess</em>. Some fine examples of paintings from the Hudson River School will be included, as will many of the natural science specimens, from a crocodile skull to delicate shells and colorful minerals.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:47:27 +0000 61555 at http://wamc.org Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill http://wamc.org/post/day-trippers-head-catskill <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p>Looking for something to do today? A Cinderella story of sorts is taking place this weekend in the Catskills.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:50:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 58978 at http://wamc.org Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill Vermont town Holds Arts-Economic Development Summit http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-holds-arts-economic-development-summit <p></p><p></p><p>The community of Bennington, Vt., is taking a closer look at using the arts as an engine for economic development.<br><br>The town wants to set up a strategic arts and culture plan. The first steps were discussed Sunday at a summit that attracted artists, entertainers, community leaders and business owners. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57606 at http://wamc.org Vermont town Holds Arts-Economic Development Summit New Advocacy Group Focuses on Arts in Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/new-advocacy-group-focuses-arts-massachusetts <p>This week, arts and cultural leaders in the Berkshires welcomed the launch of a new statewide advocacy organization that places an emphasis on arts education and arts as economic development. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>At the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield this week, supporters gathered to introduce MASSCreative. Matt Wilson, MASSCreative’s Executive Director, said that the organization is ready to send a unified political message advocating for arts education and building strong communities.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 50165 at http://wamc.org New Advocacy Group Focuses on Arts in Massachusetts