The Apprenticeship Project, a collectively-created performance installation, takes place on Wednesday in North Adams. The performance features 34 performers engaged in a variety of activities. We learn more from Arthur Levitt '52 Artist-in-Residence at Williams College, Hana van der Kolk.
Frederick Douglass’ great-great-great grandson Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., will give the keynote address at the annual John Brown Day celebration to be held on Saturday, May 5, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, NY. We welcome Kenneth to the show for a preview.
David Rees energetically eschews mechanical pencils and electric sharpeners. In his new book, How to Sharpen Pencils, he educates the reader on the satisfying process of hand-sharpening a #2 pencil. Rees presents two pencil sharpening events in the Hudson Valley this weekend - he'll be at Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon on Saturday 5/5 and at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson on Sunday 5/6.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as Golden Globe and Oscar winning writer for The Social Network is also the author of the play, The Farnsworth Invention, which details the invention of television. The Albany Civic Theatre is producing the play and we speak with director, Aaron Holbritter and by the actor playing the title character, Philo T. Farnsworth, Tom Templeton.
Three of the five members of the band, Winterpills, join us at The Linda for an interview and to play some music. Their latest album is All My Lovely Goners. Winterpills are playing with Rosary Beard at Steamer 10 Theatre on Friday, May 4 as part of Steamer 10's Eclectic Performance Series.
On Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29, nine western MA pottery studios will celebrate the potter’s art and the advent of spring by opening their doors to the public for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. Mary Barringer (Editor of The Studio Potter) tells us more.