MCLA, Gallery 51, Colour and Form: Beauty in Abstraction, Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, Sarah Sutro, Image: Painting by Kathline Carr.
MCLA, Gallery 51, Colour and Form: Beauty in Abstraction, Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, Sarah Sutro, Image: Painting by Kathline Carr.

No excuse to stay home this weekend!

January 31, 2019

As you head into the weekend, do not be sequestered in your house. Northern Berkshires and the Bennington, VT area are inundated with free events that include family and child friendly events. Don’t forget Project Snowshoe at the Clark Art Institute. Borrow a pair of snowshoes and investigate 140+ acres of incredible landscape on easy hiking trails behind the Clark Art Institute.

The hiking trails are free and open for exploration at the Clark Art Institute; photo by Sara Farrell Okamura.

Bennington Museum is free with family activities on Saturday, Sunday the Clark Art Institute is free and if you are fortunate to be a resident of North Adams, Mass., MASS MoCA is free to residents on Sunday as well. This is just a small sampling of happenings in our region. Stay warm, have great time, and a great weekend!

Saturday, February 2nd

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

In celebration of new exhibitions opening!
Current Exhibitions, Special Exhibition
February 1 through May 5
Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent Acquisition
Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting
The Mind’s Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz

Left Bank Gallery
5 Bank Street, North Bennington, Vt.
“Probability waves in the ocean of uncertainty,” Feynman
Henry Kleine
Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Geoffrey Young Gallery,
40 Railroad Street, 2nd floor, Great Barrington, Mass.
Guest curators: Hope Davis and Sharon Gregory, will explore the intriguing subject of ESCAPE, and its role in the work of local artists.
Opening party February 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Then the gallery will be open Thursdays through Sundays, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Join us and enjoy ESCAPIST works by old friends and new discoveries, including David Ambrose, Stephanie Anderson, Derek Buckner, Morgan Bulkeley, Tom Burckhardt, Roselle Chartock, Carol Diehl, Warner Friedman, Ann Getsinger, Michael Glier, Tom Goldenberg, Sutton Hays, Philip Knoll, Maggie Mailer, Dan Perkins, Alex Ross, Charles Schweigert, Gabriel Senza, Rosemary Starace and Linda Stillman.

Sunday, February 3rd

The Manton Research Center, The Clark Art Institute; photo by Sara Farrell Okamura

Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, Mass.

Free Day, First Sunday, Feb 3. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fresh Takes
Activities, Snowshoeing on 140+ acres, See new acquisitions of Works on Paper or meander through the halls and revisit old favorites with a “Fresh Take”.

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program, supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Free on the 3rds!
MASS MoCA is free to North Adams residents on the 3rd day of each month up until June. Just bring ID or utility bill and them roam the 19+ galleries, stop at Kidspace for child friendly activities.
Free on the 3rds is sponsored by MountainOne

Education at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation in memory of Sandy and Lynn Laitman; the Amelia Peabody Foundation; Holly Swett; the Feigenbaum Foundation; John Hancock; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the C & P Buttenwieser Foundation; the Berkshire Bank Foundation—Legacy Region; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; the Gateway Fund and the William and Margery Barrett Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Thursday, February 7th

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), at Rensselaer
On the corner of 8th Street and College Avenue, Troy, N.Y.
Chameleon, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a performance artist and poet who works with dance, media, and sound on stage and in museums. He is in residence at EMPAC to develop a new work, Chameleon, which will have its premiere at New York Live Arts in 2020.

Chameleon explores how minoritarian communities record and affirm their existence through collaborative actions and protests that archive personal freedom narratives as a way to subvert culturally charged fields of systemic oppression, loss, and erasure. The creation of media content as a part of and in response to these actions might range from documentary film, popular music and television, cell phone footage of an event captured by a witness on the street. Curated by Ashley Ferro-Murray

The work-in-progress showing for this event will include a conversation with the artist during an early-stage technical residency, so its structure and form will be determined by the artist’s creative process.

Chameleon is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Chameleon is supported in part by a commission from New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency program with additional support from the Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Council Member Corey Johnson, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and the Shubert Foundation.

Additional support provided by LAX Festival, the AIR MFA Program with UARTS Philadelphia at CCN Montpellier, Friends of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Studio 303 Montreal, and DOCH in collaboration with Within Practice – Sweden.

Ongoing Exhibits

Collar Works
621 River Street, Troy, N.Y.

Hours: Thursday/Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ever Upward, January 25 – March 16, 2019,
Recent MFA Graduates residing in New York State
Artists: Emily Furr, Aysha Hamouda, T. Eliott Mansa, Vanessa Mastronardi, Martian (Komikka Patton), Ann Moody, Gaku Tsutaja and Barrett White.
Curated by Sean Fuller and Monica Bill Hughes

MCLA, Gallery 51, Colour and Form: Beauty in Abstraction, Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, Sarah Sutro, Image: Painting by Kathline Carr.
MCLA, Gallery 51, Colour and Form: Beauty in Abstraction, Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, Sarah Sutro, Image: Painting by Kathline Carr

MCLA (Massachusetts College of Art) Gallery 51
51 Main Street, North Adams, Mass.

Colour And Form: Beauty In Abstraction
Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, and Sarah Sutro
Curated by Arthur De Bow
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Work explores the beauty, complexities, and depth of abstract art, and how it inspires our curiosity.

Outside Gallery
10 Ashland Street., North Adams

Hours: Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m. –- 6:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
You don’t have to be a hedge fund success story or a part of the 1% to buy artwork. A selection of original work by Outside’s artists thoughtfully curated, flat formated and affordably priced, Portfolio allows you to bring a piece of outside into your home. Before you go view work on their website,

The University Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, Mass.
Hours: Open: Tuesday–Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., 1st Thursday of each Month.
Closed: Mondays, Academic Breaks, State Holidays

Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions
January 31 – April 28, 2019
A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well-known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings, prints and paintings. Organized by The Drawing Center, NY, this exhibition presents an overview of Winters’s drawings from 1980 to the present, the first such exhibition in the US. Organized by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, The Drawing Center, New York.
Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions is made possible by Jack Shear; Agnes Gund; Kathy and Richard Fuld; The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation; Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka; Waqas Wajahat; and Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson.
Special thanks to Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.
The UMCA wishes to thank UMassFive College Federal Credit Union for their ongoing support of our exhibitions.

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Farrell Okamura, a resident of North Adams, is an artist, arts educator, and writer.

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