Post Archives from the ‘Arts and Culture’ Category



Fun Times at Berkshire Paint and Sip

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by
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  This past week I had the chance to visit one of the newer businesses to the Berkshires,Berkshire Paint and Sip, on North Street in Pittsfield.  My night of painting coincided with Pittsfield's 3rd Thursdays, so I was able to enjoy a little bit of pre-painting fun beforehand.  It was a lively night, and North Street was buzzing with action. I lent a hand(and Continue reading the story "Fun Times at Berkshire Paint and Sip"

Culture in the Berkshires is always fabulous, and often free.

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 by
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MASS MoCA There are many things to love about the Berkshires, but one of the best assets that the Berkshires can claim is its culture.  We have everything from great museums, to extraordinary musical venues, to historical spots.  And true to the generous spirit that can be found throughout the county, many of these cultural events and Continue reading the story "Culture in the Berkshires is always fabulous, and often free."

Berkshiregirl talks with Noel Prophet, of ‘Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few’.

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by
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Starving Artist Cafe and CreperieThe other day, I was in a local coffee shop, and happened to run into Noel Prophet, a local musician and actor. We both had some free time, so I was able to sit with him over a cup of coffee, where I found out more about his new project, Soul Continue reading the story "Berkshiregirl talks with Noel Prophet, of ‘Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few’."

A night in Great Barrington …

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by
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Railroad Street, Great BarringtonThis past weekend, I spent an evening at a couple of the art galleries and restaurants, in Great Barrington, and had a splendid night.  The main reason for my being in Great Barrington that night, was to attend an artist's reception for local artist, Scott Taylor.  His opening was at Continue reading the story "A night in Great Barrington …"

Crispina’s Scrap Bag Challenge

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by
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dolphin studiosLast month, when local business woman and upcycler extraordinaire, Crispina Ffrench, sent out an open invitation for a 'Scrap Bag Challenge', I knew that I had to be in on it.  I have always loved crafting and creating, and though I am by no means a master seamstress ( or even a Continue reading the story "Crispina’s Scrap Bag Challenge"

“Our Time” cabaret night at the Whitney Center for the Arts

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by
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'Our Time' at the Whitney Center for the ArtsThis past weekend, I attended one of the Whitney Center for the Arts events, this one being a wonderful night of cabaret.  Featuring singer and pianist, Ron Ramsay and singer, Samantha Talora, "Our Time" was a fabulous night of Continue reading the story "“Our Time” cabaret night at the Whitney Center for the Arts"

Art weekend in Pittsfield

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by
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shows at the Whitney Center for the ArtsThe cold weather wasn't giving in, so I eventually had to.  This past weekend, I layered on some warm clothes, and ventured out to Pittsfield, where there were multiple art show receptions that I wanted to attend.  There were also several writer's workshops that I found my way to, so Continue reading the story "Art weekend in Pittsfield"

Visiting the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by
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berkshiregirlThis weekend, I decided to come out of my hibernation and face this never-ending winter that has everybody moaning and groaning.  I had told myself recently, that I wasn't going to go out in the elements( except when absolutely necessary), until I could go out in my flip flops and short sleeves.  I know, not a Continue reading the story "Visiting the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers"

Opening children’s eyes to the fun in reading!

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by
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Family Literacy NightEvery year, my children's elementary school holds a literacy night, inviting families to come and participate in the fun of reading.  The theme of this year's event was entitled, 'Literacy Knight', and of course centered around medieval times.  There were fantastic cardboard 'castles', set up all throughout the school.  As part of the event, Continue reading the story "Opening children’s eyes to the fun in reading!"

A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014 by
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Opera NotteLast night, I made my way to the Whitney Center for the Arts(http://www.galleryw.org/),  where they were hosting an evening of opera arias, set in a lovely informal atmosphere, such as would be found in the  olden days of Mozart. The event is known as 'Opera Notte at the Whit', and plans to be a regular affair, bringing Continue reading the story "A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts"