Short New Plays at Barrington StageBy: - Dec 18th, 2014
The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to downtown Pittsfield for the fourth year from February 12-22, 2014, and features music, theatre, dance, film, visual art, spoken word, comedy and more, including BSC’s 10X10 New Play Festival. Directors for the 10X10 New Play Festival are BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Artistic Associate and Director of New Play Development Stephanie Yankwitt.
Negligible Off Season Free AdmissionsBy: - Dec 18th, 2014
As of January One the Clark will no longer be free during the off season. It is offering token free days but adult admission is full freight at $20. Add another $10 to see special exhitions. Which is still more generous than Mass MoCA which has a single annual free day. It sends the wrong PR and marketing message to the local community. What price can you put on being a welcoming good neighbor?
Playwright/Actor Kuntz Disrupts Narrative ExpectationsBy: - Dec 07th, 2014
Set in a cage and creatively dramatizing different presentations forms, "Necessary Monsters" by John Kuntz is a play that tells a fragmented story. Its title figuring into at least four story lines. “Necessary Monsters” is the name of a romance novel, a horror film, a bit of film noir, and a children’s television show. This is an unusual production that is part dream sequence, part pill-induced hallucination and serial killer nightmare. It is a provocative thinking person's entertainment.
New England Conservatory Benefit an Evening in ValhallaBy: - Dec 15th, 2014
Jane Eaglen and Greer Grimsley with a student orchestra led by Robert Spano put on an incendiary performance of Act III of Wagner's "Die Walkure." The big question remains: when will Boston get a proper opera house?
School of Paris Museum and Gallery ExhibitionsBy: - Dec 17th, 2014
The School of Paris, particularly Picasso and Matisse, with sidebars on Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Leger are the heart and soul of museum and gallery exhibitions during the busy holiday season. These show provide invlauable insights to the issues of cubism and abstract art in the 20th century.
At MoMA through February 4By: - Dec 15th, 2014
During the busy holiday season The Museum of Modern Art is featuring the blockbuster exhibition of the artist’s triumphant and inventive last works Henri Matisse: The Cutouts. The exhibition drew some 500,000 visitors last summer to London’s Tate Modern.
Otto Piene – Artist and MenschBy: - Dec 17th, 2014
The Guggenheim Museum in New York will close the ZERO exhibition on January 7, 2015. It is a comprehensive survey, highlighting more than 40 artists from 10 countries in Europe, South America and Japan. They were members of major artist groups and developments post WWII during the 1950s - 1960s.The second part of this article is dedicated to Otto Piene at CAVS/ MIT - and all who came to work or knew him and The Center.
Elevator Contestant Doubles DownBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
A contestant in our Elevator Poem contest, the artist/ illustrator Robert Rendo, has his eyes on the prize. On these nights before Christmas he dreams of Burger King, Wendy's and McDonalds.
Made Readymades by Robert GoberBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
The merry Dada prankster Marcel Duchamp changed the definitions of art with his Found Objects, Ready Mades and Assisted Readymades. The Robert Gober show at MoMA requires a new category, Made Readymades.
Diamond as Big as the RitzBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Mom and Dad had different approaches to Christmas Shopping. She started in August and took months to build up a secret stash. He was strictly last minute and never could find the time. Gifts of cash and booze pre wrapped.