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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Thu August 1, 2013

"Winslow Homer: Making Art Making History" at The Clark

Winslow Homer, Perils of the Sea, 1881. Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper. The Clark, 1955.774

    The exhibition, Winslow Homer: Making Art Making History is currently on display at The Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, MA through September 8th. It features more than 200 works by Homer - spanning his career and including paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, lithographs, chromolithographs,wood engravings, photographs, correspondence, and books.

Homer began his career as an illustrator for the popular press, providing pictures of current events for newspapers in Boston and New York. Historians use these, as well as his paintings and watercolors, to illustrate mid-nineteenth-century 

  political and economic developments. Art historians, too, use the works to explore not only Homer’s life and endeavors, but also to consider broader questions such as the rise of the critical press, the quest for a national style, and the ramifications of the expanding nineteenth-century art market.

Michael Cassin - the Director for The Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts - takes us on an audio tour of the exhibition.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon July 22, 2013

20th Anniversary of Community Access to the Arts

    Community Access to the Arts is 20-years old this year. Based in Great Barrington, the non-profit was born when Sandy Newman coordinated one weaving workshop for 12 women with disabilities from The Riverbrook Residence.

Today, CATA offers over 1000 individual arts workshops annually in its Great Barrington Studio as well as in 30 different health and human service organizations. 22 local artists are employed as faculty along with 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff.

There is a lot going on at CATA this anniversary year, founder Sandy Newman is here to tell us more along with Program Coordinator Bobbie Fachini.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu July 18, 2013

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum

“Snow White Greets a Baby Bird,” Disney Studio Artist Reproduction cel setup; airbrushed post production background on paper. Courtesy Walt Disney Animation Research Library © Disney

    This summer Norman Rockwell Museum pays tribute to Walt Disney, another American icon of the 20th Century, with a special exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the acclaimed visual storyteller’s first feature-length animated film. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic” will be on view at the Museum through October 27, 2013.

The exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of this groundbreaking film.

Joining us is exhibit Curator and Creative Director of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Lella Smith who guides a staff of 24 in exhibiting, archiving, and digitizing the library’s collections. We also welcome, the Chief Curator for the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stephanie Plunkett.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Thu July 11, 2013

“Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field” at The Wellin Museum

    

  The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College presents “Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field,” the artist’s first solo museum exhibition - through July 28th.

The exhibition features new works created specifically for the Wellin, including a site-specific, 70-foot wall painting installation; a 4 x 10 foot, glass and metal mobile; and a series of large-scale paintings and drawings.

Museum director Tracy Adler curated the show and she joins us to tell us more about it and about other upcoming exhibitions at The Wellin.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon July 8, 2013

"Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at The Tang

    Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by artist and designer Corita Kent. A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and ’70s.

While several exhibitions have focused on Corita’s 1960s serigraphs, Someday is Now is the first major museum show to survey her entire career, including early abstractions and text pieces as well as the more lyrical works made in the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition includes over 200 serigraph prints, as well as rarely exhibited photographs Corita used for teaching and documentary purposes.

Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Museum, joins us in Studio A.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Creating at the Intersection of Art and Architecture with Stephen Dietemann

    Stephen Dietemann is an architect, artist, musician, and writer living in Great Barrington. He is an expert at green design and making spaces simultaneously economical and exciting. He also writes a monthly column for Architecture and Arcadia Magazine.

Arts & Culture
11:15 am
Wed June 26, 2013

"Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art" at the Zadock Pratt Museum

  Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art is the exhibition currently on display at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, New York.

The exhibit is intended to raise awareness about the importance of the Clove and the need for its preservation in the face of the environmental strain it has been under for the past several years as tourists flock to its swimming holes in the summer months, with many leaving garbage behind, polluting the creek, and even spray-painting graffiti across the cavernous rock walls.

The show is up through the summer until Columbus Day weekend and features Clove artwork by contemporary painters alongside one of the late Thomas Locker's renderings of Kaaterskill Falls.

Here now to share more are Andy Reid of the Zadock Pratt Museum and Dr. Kevin Avery, a Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Homage to Dance: Sculptures and Drawings by Andrew DeVries

    The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY is now hosting Homage to Dance: Sculptures and Drawings by Andrew DeVries.

Each season the Museum rotates in exhibits pertinent to a variety of dance related topics - including dance inspired fine art. This particular exhibition showcases a selection of Berkshires-based artist Andrew DeVries’ many bronze sculptures and pastel pieces.

The grand opening of this exhibit is this Friday, June 28 at 6pm – and at the event Andrew will unveil a brand new sculpture.

Here now to tell us more are the artist himself, Andrew DeVries, and his wife and manager – Patricia Purdy. Patricia is also the gallery director at DeVries Fine Art International in Lenox, MA.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed June 26, 2013

"Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems" at The Eric Carle Museum

    Seriously Silly: a Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems marks 10 years of the artist creating picture books. The show, at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, surveys the full range of his prolific output from the award-winning Knuffle Bunny series to Elephant and Piggie. 

Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering six Emmy Awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.

Often called “the Dr. Seuss of his generation,” Mo is among the most popular book author / illustrators of all time. He is a New York Times #1 Best Selling author and illustrator, and his work has garnered 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Theodor (Seuss) Geisel Medals, 2 Carnegie Medals, and a Geisel Honor.

The R. Michelson Galleries also have a show of Mo's work, entitled Don't Pigeonhole Me!

Arts & Culture
10:12 am
Mon June 24, 2013

The Hyde Collection - Bruce Robertson

Georgia O'Keeffe - From the Lake, No. 3, 1924, oil on canvas 36x30 in, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe for the Alfred Stieglitz Collection (1987)

    As we broadcast from the foothills of the Adirondacks, we will further examine the natural element of the region and the role it played in the art of Georgia O’Keeffe. Bruce Robertson, professor of the history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara joins us to bring it in focus.

He will give a lecture entitled "O'Keeffe: Abstraction and Nature" on Sunday, June 30 at 2pm at The Hyde Collection.

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