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Thursday, July 29

MMF shares all-French program

MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Music Festival will perform an all French program at its July 29 concert. Featured will be late 19th Century and early 20th Century works by two well-known French composers, Ravel and Saint-Saens, along with pieces by two lesser known Frenchmen, Caplet and Cras. Bridget Kibbey, harpist, will be the special guest performer.

The Thursday night concert starts at 7:30 at the air conditioned Arkell Pavillion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at www.mmfvt.org or at 802/362-1956. Authors present ‘Pownal’ at Northshire

MANCHESTER CENTER -- Members of the Pownal Historical Society will present "Pownal," their pictorial history of the town, Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore.

Clark after-hours talk features Juan Muñoz

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Clark opens its doors for a "Cocktails with Juan Muñoz" after hours gallery talk by independent curator David Breslin. The talk is preceded by wine and cheese from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. $40 (includes all-day admission) ($25 members). RSVP online at clarkart.edu, or call 413-458-0524.

July 29-31

See ‘Harvey’ at Memorial Hall

WILMINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Players perform "Harvey," a whimsical play about an affable man, Elwood P. Dowd, whose best friend just happens to be a six-foot, three-inch tall rabbit, presumed to be imaginary by all but Elwood. Opening on Broadway in 1944, "Harvey played for 1,775 performances. Mary Chase, the author, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work in 1945. Subsequently, the play was adapted for film, and, in 1950, starred James Stewart and Josephine Hull in the format that continues to endear this play to audiences of all ages throughout the world. The Southern Vermont Players will be directed by Bob DuCharme. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Center for the Arts. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Friday, July 30

Peter Duchin Quartet plays the Arkell Pavilion

MANCHESTER -- The Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center will be the place to be on Friday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. when the Peter Duchin Quartet, featuring Roberta Fabiano, will be offering an evening for lovers of styles from jazz to show tunes, big-band to rock.

Tickets are now available by calling the box office at 802-362-2522; Cocktail table seating is $35 (members), $45 (non-members); Premium Reserved is $30 (members), $40 (non-members).

Twilight Music presents Indra Jaz Trio and Rani Arbo

BRATTLEBORO -- Twilight Music presents an evening of Danish jazz, New York soul and New England fiddle with Indra Jazz Trio and Rani Arbo on Friday, July 30 at 8 p.m. at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St. in downtown Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 general, $13 students and seniors. For ticket reservations and information, call 802-254-9276.

Spanish Masters series at Clark features ‘All About My Mother’

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "Spanish Masters of Cinema" film series screening of Pedro Almodóvar’s "All About My Mother" (1999, 106 minutes). Shown in Spanish with English subtitles at 4 p.m. in the Clark auditorium. Admission is free. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

Saturday, July 31

Salem Art Works presents its 4th annual Music festival

SALEM, N.Y. -- Returning for its 4th year, Salem Art Works presents another great line-up for its annual Music Festival, Saturday, July 31 from 6 to 11:30 p.m. This year’s line up includes Brooklyn-based band Horse’s Mouth, D.C. based Buildings, and locals The Mathematicians and Beware! The Other Head of Science. Each brings a different vibe, with styles ranging from rock to blues to electronic dance music. There is a $15 suggested donation. Camping is free, food is available for purchase, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling SAW at 518-854-7674.

Hear Moe Harrington and the White Chapel Band at Summer Sounds

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. Self-taught musician and composer Moe Harrington of Bennington has been performing bluegrass and old time country music across the country for over 60 years.

Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

Mortise Collars Tenon opens at SAW

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Mortise Collars Tenon exhibition features both established and emerging regional, as well as international artists. The exhibition will be on display in the Barn II Gallery from July 31 - Aug. 22.

The exhibition reception will be 4-9 p.m., Saturday, July 31.

Sunday, August 1

Final ‘Friday Flick’ of the season is ‘Annie’

Williamstown, Mass. -- Images Cinema will present Family Flicks Under the Stars on four consecutive Sundays at sundown. The films will be presented on Chapin Lawn of Williams College, right off Route 2, near the top of Spring Street. Admittance is free and open to all. In case of rain, the movies will screen at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St.

Nominated for two Academy Awards, the timeless story of Little Orphan Annie is brought to movie musical life! "Annie" is a spunky tomboy at an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Her repeated attempts to run away are thwarted, but when the wealthy Oliver Warbucks is looking for a child to adopt, Annie is chosen. That’s just the beginning of her adventure.

Tuesday, August 3

Memorial Hall hosts pianist Benjamin Hochman

WILMINGTON -- Internationally-acclaimed pianist Benjamin Hochman, who has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in the past and who is looking forward this year to his Carnegie Hall debut, takes the Memorial Hall stage in an evening of solo piano, with selections from Mozart, Debussy, Schumann, and Chopin, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411 or visit memhall.org.

The Don’t Leave Band plays Concert on the Green

MANCHESTER -- The Don’t Leave Band will be rocking the streets of Manchester on Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the fourth in the series of Concerts on the Green.

A special performance by young performers participating in the Long Trail School Rock and Roll Camp will open up the evening at 5:30. For more information, visit the Manchester Chamber of Commerce website at www.manchestervermont.net, or call 802-362-6313. Rain location will be at MEMS.

Clark opens chamber series with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Los Angeles Piano Quartet opens the Clark’s chamber music series at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21, $18 for Clark members and students with ID, and may be purchased at clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524. A fixed-price, three-course dinner is offered at 6 p.m. Cost for dinner is $25 per person (does not include concert, beverage, tax, or gratuity). Dinner reservations are required and seating is limited. Call 413-458-0524 for reservations. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown, clarkart.edu.

Wednesday, August 4

Music from Salem offers children’s workshops

SALEM, N.Y. -- Music from Salem Children’s Workshops are an introduction to music-making and listening led by MfS artistic directors and visiting musicians. The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge.

For more information, call 518-232-2347

Thursday, August 5

Music from Salem opens rehearsals to audience

SALEM, N.Y. -- Music from Salem Open Rehearsals offer a glimpse inside the rehearsal process. Informal, free and open to the public, the Open Rehearsals feature musicians and repertory from that week’s upcoming Hubbard Hall concert. They will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays August 5 and 12 at the Brown Farm. The Brown Farm is located at 154 Priest Road in Salem. For directions: 518-854-7246

Authors share ‘The Buzz on Bees’

MANCHESTER CENTER -- Children’s authors and photo-illustrator Shelley Rotner and Anne Woodhull present "The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Disappearing?" along with a live beehive on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at Northshire Bookstore.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit www.northshire.com.

August 5-6

Auditions open for production of ‘The Lottery’

SALEM, N.Y. -- Auditions run Thursday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. each day at the Salem Courthouse Community Center for a touring production of "The Lottery," based on the short story by Shirley Jackson.

Actors are needed for 13 speaking roles, of varied age and gender. Many supporting cast members are also needed.

The Salem Courthouse Community Centeris at 58 East Broadway in Salem. For more information contact Wendy Bordwell at wbordwell@nycap.rr.com or 518-854-3682.

August 5-7

See ‘Harvey’ at Memorial Hall

WILMINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Players perform "Harvey," a whimsical play about an affable man, Elwood P. Dowd, whose best friend just happens to be a six-foot, three-inch tall rabbit, presumed to be imaginary by all but Elwood. The Southern Vermont Players will be directed by Bob DuCharme. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Center for the Arts. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Redroom returns with a look at parenting and pregnancy

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Thursday, Aug. 5, Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 7, The Redroom, Main Street Stage’s popular cabaret series, will be ending its hiatus to explore all things pregnancy and parenting. Come to 57 Main Street, North Adams, for an evening of mingling, sketching, performance and surprises. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for life drawing and light refreshment. The locally written and produced show will start at 9. A $10 charge covers an entire night’s worth of entertainment. Contact Kelli at 413-664-7745 for more information, or find us on Facebook or blog.mainstreetstage.org. All Redrooms contain mature themes and language.

Saturday, August 7

Drop in at the Clark for weekly drawing workshop

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Enliven your inner artist at the Clark’s Drop-in Drawing Workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. Accompanying the Juan Muñoz exhibition at Stone Hill Center, the workshop offers a guided drawing session geared to artists and students at all levels of experience. All materials provided.

Registration not required; $5 fee per day, per person (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413 458 2303.

Enjoy mountain music at Summer Sounds

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. Dana and Susan Robinson bring to the stage an exciting blend of mountain music and songs of the American landscape.

Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

Hubbard hall Projects, Music from Salem offer ‘Ludwig meets Babar’

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Hubbard Hall Projects presents the third summer concert of the Music from Salem chamber music series, "Ludwig meets Babar," at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Admission to the August 7 concert is pay what you wish. Any and all contributions are welcome. For reservations call Hubbard Hall: 518-677-2495.

Tuesday, August 10

Experience Brazilian romance at Memorial Hall

WILMINGTON -- Sonny and Perley bring "Brazilian Romance - the Bossa Nova Phenomenon" to the Memorial Hall Center for the Arts. A captivating evening devoted to the sultry romance and mesmerizing rhythm of Bossa Nova and in tribute to the composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, with Brazilian guitarist, Jason Ennis, bassist, Lew Scott, and percussionist, Conor Mehan, and piano accompaniment, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Clark concert features the Miró String Quartet

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The second concert in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s chamber music series is Tuesday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., and features the Miró String Quartet. The program includes the Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Opus 18, No. 4, Barber Quartet Opus 11, and Dvorák’s Quartet No. 12, in F Major, Opus 96 ("American"). Tickets are $21, $18 for Clark members and students with ID, and may be purchased at clarkart.edu, by phone 413-458-0524, or in person at the museum shop. A three-course fixed-price dinner is available at 6 p.m. for $25 and includes a choice of appetizer or soup, entrée, and dessert (meal cost does not include concert, beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required for the dinner, as seating is limited. Galleries and museum shop will remain open until 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 12

Music from Salem opens rehearsals to audience

SALEM, N.Y. -- Music from Salem Open Rehearsals offer a glimpse inside the rehearsal process. Informal, free and open to the public, the Open Rehearsals feature musicians and repertory from that week’s upcoming Hubbard Hall concert. The last one will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Brown Farm. The Brown Farm is located at 154 Priest Road in Salem. For directions: 518-854-7246.

Friday, August 13

Clark screens ‘The Sea Inside’

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "Spanish Masters of Cinema" film series screening of Alejandro Amenábar’s "The Sea Inside" (2004, 126 minutes). Shown in Spanish with English subtitles at 4 p.m. in the Clark auditorium. Admission is free. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

Saturday, August 14

Drop in at the Clark for drawing workshop

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Enliven your inner artist at the Clark’s Drop-in Drawing Workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. Accompanying the Juan Muñoz exhibition at Stone Hill Center, the workshop offers a guided drawing session geared to artists and students at all levels of experience. All materials provided. Registration not required; $5 fee per day, per person (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413 458 2303.

Hear the Rachel Cuite Trio at Summer Sounds

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. The Rachel Cuite Trio formed in 2005 when Rachel and Dave Cuite moved from Brooklyn to Cambridge and hooked up with Saratoga-based guitarist Tico Vogt. This Cambridge-based trio features lively and sensitive takes on standards from the Great American Songbook. Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

Tuesday, August 17

Relive the sounds of the Mills Brothers at Memorial Hall

WILMINGTON -- As seen on PBS in 2008, John Mills, the son, grandson, and nephew of the original group’s members, together with Elmer Hopper, a 21-year veteran of the renowned Platters, recreate the inimitable sound of the The Mills Brothers in the original keys and to the original scores. "Glow Worm," "Basin Street Blues," and "Paper Doll" are a few of the timeless memories that for 75 years captivated audiences worldwide, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Saturday, August 21

’State of Craft’ sponsors folded basket workshop

BENNINGTON -- On August 21 from 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m., adults are in for a treat as the Bennington Museum presents State of Craft Folded Baskets led by Brattleboro craft artist, Jackie Abrams. She will lead the group as they work with cotton paper, weave a flat mat, and then experiment with twill weaves and color designs. Then the class will fold and shape their work to create a 3-dimensional basket. The cost for this workshop is $40 for the class and $25 for the materials. Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 adults, so early registration is suggested and can be made by calling the museum at 802-447-1571.

Memorial Hall features August Dulcimer Daze

WILMINGTON -- August Dulcimer Daze is an MHCA favorite, featuring this traditional folk instrument with Rob Brereton, Thomasina, and The MacArthur Family of Marlboro at 8 p.m. Call Folk Craft Music (802-368-7437) for information about companion weekend workshops. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Bluegrassic Park takes the gazebo at Summer Sounds

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. BlueGrassic Park of Vermont features singer/songwriter Tim Blair, who specializes in bluegrass music, playing with a number of bands throughout the area and at festivals all over New England. Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

Tuesday, August 24

Experience a night on Broadway at Memorial Hall

WILMINGTON -- Lee Roy Reams, who was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the original production of 42nd Street in 1980, presents "Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Songs and Tales from a Life on Broadway," an evening of song and anecdote from a number of his ten Broadway shows: "Sweet Charity," "Oklahoma!," "Applause," "Hello, Dolly!," "Lorelei," "42nd Street," and more, at Memorial Hall Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Friday, August 27

See ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ at the Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "Spanish Masters of Cinema" film series screening of Guillermo del Toro’s "Pan’s Labyrinth" (2006, 112 minutes). Shown in Spanish with English subtitles at 4 p.m. in the Clark auditorium. Admission is free. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

Saturday, August 28

Memorial Hall hosts An Evening with Alki

WILMINGTON -- Alki Steriopoulos, having brought evenings in tribute to Hoagy Carmichael, Nat King Cole, and Duke Ellington to Memorial Hall Center for the Arts to most appreciative audiences in the past, presents an evening of his own, performing a potpourri of jazz, latin, standards, as well as original compositions, on the concert grand, with the artistic flair for which he is wel known, at 8 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Hear Red Haired Strangers at Summer Sounds

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. The Red Haired Strangers have been playing together for the past 15 years, forging original music that contains hints of country and delta blues influences. Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

Saturday, September 4

Memorial Hall hosts tribute to Frankie Valli

WILMINGTON -- Memorial Hall Center for the Arts hosts "RAGDOLL - A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons." A spectacular stage presence and sound aptly describes this tribute to one of the greatest groups of the ‘60s and ‘70s. "Save It For Me," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Sherry," "Let’s Hang On," "Big Man in Town," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "Candy Girl," "Walk Like a Man," "Working My Way Back to You," and many more Number-One hits. Eight men on stage with three horns, two guitars, keyboard, drums and four vocalists. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For information, call 802-464-8411, or visit memhall.org.

Reception opens art exhibit

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "El Idioma de mi Corazón" ("The Language of My Heart"), an exhibit by Bennington artist Viola Moriarty, opens with a reception at Coyote Flaco, 505 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown. The first art exhibition to be held in the restaurant, the show includes works made of local subjects, created alla prima in oil and in pen & ink. The exhibit is ongoing.

An artist’s reception opens the show Saturday, Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m., at Coyote Flaco.

Saloonatics sew up the Summer Sounds of Salem season

SALEM, N.Y. -- The Summer Sounds of Salem is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Chamber. Twelve concerts run from early June through the beginning of September. Performances are held each Saturday in the Rotary Park on Main Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., during the weekly farmers market. The Saloonatics are a three-person string band, featuring local musicians Ron Olsen and Fred Lantz, who play mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo. They cover everything from Gershwin to Hendrix. Families, friends and neighbors of Washington County are invited to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy music that is appropriate for everyone. The concert site is accessible to people with disabilities. The series is the only free musical series of its kind in the area.

September 4-5

Bennington Irish Music Festival launches

BENNINGTON -- Colgate Park will host the first Bennington Irish Music Festival to take place Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. both days. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit three area organizations: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, the Center for Communication in Medicine and Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales School.

Over the course of two days, the event will boast over 20 hours of music including internationally know acts such as Maura O’Connell, Black 47, Young Dubliners, McPeake and 10 times Irish National Fiddle Champion, Seamus Connolly.

Admission for children 12 and under is free. Advanced sale tickets at reduced prices will be available throughout the months of June and July at the Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Parish Center Offices, Carmody’s Irish Pub, Man of Kent Tavern, Mount Anthony Country Club and online at www.BenningtonIrishMusicFestival.com. Early bird ticket and t-shirt bundles at reduced prices are available through the website only.

For information on Tickets, Sponsorship, Vending and Talent Booking, contact Laura Moore at 413-652-1369 or through the contact tab at www.BenningtonIrishMusicFestival.com.

Saturday, September 18

Woodworkers share process at museum

BENNINGTON -- On Sep. 18 at 2 p.m., join David and Michelle Holzapfel, nationally respected wood-workers, and State of Craft artists, as they give an overview of their studio history, the raw materials they use, their design making processes, along with a visual portfolio of selected work. Their daily interaction with people such as the local loggers and mill operators who work the thickly wooded mountainsides, and set aside burls expressly for the Holzapfels provides significance to their inclusion in Communities and Connections section of State of Craft Exhibit. Hear more about their story at this presentation which is free with museum admission.

Ongoing

June 13 through September 12

Clark explores Degas by way of Picasso

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, "Picasso Looks at Degas" examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this ground-breaking exhibition exploring the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation through dramatic pairings and groupings of art that have never been brought together in this ambitious way. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

June 13 through October 17

Clark exhibits works of Juan Muñoz

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "Juan Muñoz" features works by Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953-2001). This immersive exhibition explores themes of absence, memory, and paradox. The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

July 17-October 10

North Bennington Art Park celebrates ‘Lucky 13’

NORTH BENNINGTON -- It’s "Lucky Thirteen" for the North Bennington Art Park outdoor sculpture exhibition.

The popular show, which runs this year from July 17-Oct. 10, returns for its 13th season in the Art Park, this year with additional works, inside the Train Station Gallery, for the first time. The art park will be available to users all day, every day, and the gallery space will be open on weekends.

July 31-September 6

Conservancy, Center for the Arts share ‘Inspired by Nature’

BENNINGTON -- The Nature Conservancy and the Bennington Center for the Arts will be presenting "Inspired by Nature," a juried art show starting Saturday July 31 and running through Sept. 6 at the Bennington Center. There will be a free and open reception on July 31 from 3-5 p.m.

August 1-31

Moriarty shows ‘Recent works, 2010’

Bennington artist Viola Moriarty shows "Recent works, 2010," her annual exhibit of new artwork, at South Street Café, 105 South St., Bennington. The month-long show includes oil paintings of flowers from her lush garden, and figure works -- including a series of small works titled "Nudes on Guest Checks," and Moriarty’s self-proclaimed "favorite new pen and ink painting, ‘DJ.’" Artist’s reception: Friday, August 13, 5-7 p.m., South Street Café.

October 8-Nov. 14

Artist shows ‘Los Días de Los Muertos’

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bennington painter Viola Moriarty shows "Los Días de Los Muertos" ("The Days of the Dead") at Images Cinema, 50 Main Street, Williamstown, Mass. The exhibit includes 10 new skeleton and graveyard images in oil and in reed pen & ink.

Artists’ reception: Sunday, October 31, 2-4 p.m., Images Cinema. Friends, talented artists and community members help Moriarty celebrate this Mexican holiday honoring of those loved ones who are always with us. Includes: movie shorts by Pownal, Vt., artist and activist Rico Dovey that makes use of Días de Los Muertos images created by Moriarty during the past eight years; a short film by NYC stop-motion animation and puppetry artists Georgia Roxon, (a Bennington native), and Jessica Polaniecki; a short film by NYC filmmaker and mixed-media artist Katie Armstrong; and a live performance of the "Dance of the Dead," choreographed by Anna Moriarty Lev, Moriarty’s eldest daughter, now living in Brooklyn, accompanied by guitar music by Brooklyn musician and filmmaker Dylan Pasture.

October 15-16

North Adams Open Studios event

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Bennington artist Viola Moriarty is one of more than 100 featured artists in North Adams Open Studios, an annual, city-wide showcase, features works by more than 100 established, mid-career and emerging artists. Galleries, art studios and other venues are open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


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