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27apr(apr 27)1:00 am06may(may 6)11:59 amArtWeek! In North AdamsAPRIL 27 - MAY 6 CITYWIDE(april 27) 1:00 am - (may 6) 11:59 am

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North Adams is celebrating the first statewide ArtWeek event with plenty of official and unofficial ArtWeek events and activities from April 27 – May 6.

FRIDAY 4/27
MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way
413.662.2111
11AM – 5PM
Adults $20, Seniors / Veterans $18, Students with ID $12, Kids (6–16) $8, EBT/WIC Cardholder $2
For a full list of all current exhibits: massmoca.org
 

Outside

10 Ashland Street
[email protected]
1 – 6 PM
Free
Current exhibit: The House Your Road Ends On –Carl Siegel

“Crafternoon” Fridays at the UNO Community Center

UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
12 – 4 PM
Free
Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don’t currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or [email protected] for more information.

MCLA Presents: Into The Woods

MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
8 – 10:30 PM
$5- 15
https://mcla.ticketleap.com/into-the-woods/dates
The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem’s masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made.

SATURDAY 4/28
ArtWeek: Grand Opening of Museum of Dog

Museum Of Dog, 55 Union St.
10 AM – 7 PM
$5/person
https://www.facebook.com/events/797706803771456/
Please join me in celebrating the official grand opening of the Museum of Dog! This incredible new museum, full of hundreds of pieces of dog art (ranging from antique sculptures, to vintage dog collars, to contemporary dog artists, to found objects and original Wegman prints) is well worth the drive.
I’ve been involved in the creation of this museum for many months, and am thrilled to be the first featured contemporary dog artist in their rotating gallery. This grand opening party will be part of ArtWeek’s celebration of galleries and museums in Massachusetts, and I hope you can join us.
We’ll have food trucks, parking, book signings, private tours of the collection by our museum founder, and lots more.
BUY YOUR $5 TICKET HERE:
https://tinyurl.com/ybpmyphu

ArtWeek: Cut and Tape a Thon! A soft-boiled Zine Workshop

50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1958663860833632/
In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.
This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.
Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don’t need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email [email protected] to let us know and we’ll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).
PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour “riposo”. We’ll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.
 

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way
413.662.2111
11AM – 5PM
Adults $20, Seniors / Veterans $18, Students with ID $12, Kids (6–16) $8, EBT/WIC Cardholder $2
For a full list of all current exhibits: massmoca.org
 

Outside

10 Ashland Street
[email protected]
1 – 6 PM
Free
Current exhibit: The House Your Road Ends On –Carl Siegel

North Adams Truth Project: “What’s Your Truth?”

Kidspace @ MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
1 – 3 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/856788614510470/
North Adams Truth Project: “What’s Your Truth?”
The North Adams Truth Project is a community project investigating authority, voice, and truth organized by MASS MoCA and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC), inspired by the works of Jenny Holzer on view in MASS MoCA’s Building 6.
Community members are invited to two “What’s Your Truth?” open sessions at MASS MoCA from 1-3pm on 4/28 and 5/26 to explore what stories get told about our hometown, who has the power to tell these stories, and ways in which we can add to, complicate, or reject some of those stories. Through any process of editing, removing, and adding information to a series of documents with varying ‘truths’ about North Adams, participants will be able to offer their more personal, nuanced visions of the city. The goal, in short, is to flip the narratives from needs-based descriptions of North Adams as a struggling community to asset-based stories of triumph and more honest acknowledgments of complexity and gray areas.
The North Adams redaction stories will ultimately be printed on posters and hung around the downtown area in conjunction with DownStreet Art in Summer 2018.

MCLA Presents: Into The Woods

MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
2 – 4:30 PM & 8 – 10:30 PM
$5- 15
https://mcla.ticketleap.com/into-the-woods/dates
The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem’s masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made.

ArtWeek: BUILDING 13 Open House

Building 13, MASS MoCA Campus
3 – 7 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/158366108163994/
Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the galleries and archive at The Artist Book Foundation. Spring Building 13 Open House on the MASS MoCA campus is a part of ArtWeek, a statewide program highlighting the importance of supporting the arts in Massachusetts. ArtWeek takes place April 27–May 6. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The Artist Book Foundation: In conjunction with the current exhibition: TOM BLACKWELL, Motorcycles and Mannequins, there will be a panel discussion on the iconic status of the motorcycle in American culture and the role Photorealism plays as a strong and appropriate genre for its representation in art. Featuring artist, Tom Blackwell, and Photorealism expert, Louis Meisel. 3:00 – 5:30 pm.
CYNTHIA-REEVES: CHINESE ABSTRACTION – an exhibition that brings together artwork in diverse media by four contemporary Chinese artists. The show features minimalist paintings by Shen Chen; monumental watercolors of the urban landscape by Paul Ching- Bor; rich abstract oil paintings by Lianghong Feng; and, work by Cui Fei, whose abstract drawings, photographs, and installations evoke Chinese calligraphy through the use of organic materials, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Ferrin Contemporary: DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov, the first exhibition in a series in which the gallery will shine focus on artists whose recent work captures a transitional moment in their creative process.The artist Sergei Isupov will demonstrate his figure-ground painting technique and discuss the new directions explored in his recent works, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
The Studios at MASS MoCA: Open Studios, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Participating Artists:
Hyun Jung Ahn, Paolo Arao, Max Colby, Simone Couto, Danielle Ezzo, David Greenwood, Alexandra Forsyth Martinez, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Hui-Ying Tsai, Jon Verney
Art in the Building 13 Common Area: Evan Hauser, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary
Yechel Gagnon – custom-made and hand carved plywood, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES
Building 13 is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way at the south end of the museum complex. The museum’s beautifully restored 19-century mill buildings featuring galleries, eateries, and a multi-venue center for the performing arts. MASS MoCA hosts a constellation of creative artists, innovative programs, cultural institutions, businesses, and lovers of great art, food, and drink, who all come together to infuse the historic factory setting with vibrant culture and commerce.
1st Floor
CYNTHIA-REEVES
Ferrin Contemporary
2nd Floor
The Artist Book Foundation
The Studios at MASS MoCA, a program by Assets for Artists

ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife

Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
11 – 4 PM
Free

Exhibition Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife


Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.
OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.

INSTALLATION SPACE Gallery Opening

49 Eagle St.
4 – 8PM
Free
Featuring:”AMERICAN GRAFFITI” Behind the scenes at Jack’s Army and Navy Store
Once the home of Jack’s Army and Navy Store, 49 Eagle Street in North Adams, Massachusetts is starting a new life as the INSTALLATION SPACE; a gallery dedicated to presenting interpretive, informative, immersive, experiential, and augmented art installations.
“American Graffiti” is gallery owner Anna Farrington’s tribute to Jack’s Army and Navy Store featuring photographs of the 1950’s era graffiti found in the store’s former stockrooms. The graffiti tell stories of love, pride, and aspiration. It’s messages are immediately relate-able to anyone who has ever been in love, hoped for the future, or left their own marks behind. Paired with “artifacts” found in the space during the building renovation, the photos pay homage to daily life in North Adams.
Fans of history, friends of art, photography buffs, graffiti enthusiasts, and most especially anyone who ever experienced Jack’s Army and Navy Store are invited to attend.

Open Studios at MASS MoCA

Assets for Artists, 1320 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 664-4481
5 – 7 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/2079647262250274/
We’re hosting an Open Studios! And this time, it’s in collaboration with other arts organizations in our building. Read more about the B13 Open House by viewing our blog page or following the event page link:
www.assetsforartists.org/blog/2018/3/18/open-studios-april-28th
www.facebook.com/events/158366108163994
We invite you to join us for our first Open Studios of the Spring season! Our new group of residents, diverse in their practices, are eager to share their work with you. From fiber-based sculptures to silkscreen prints and readings, there’s a little something for everyone at this upcoming event.
It’s free, so tell your friends — or come alone and make new friends! Refreshments are on the house.
Participating Artists: Hyun Jung Ahn www.hyunjungahn.net, Paolo Arao www.paoloarao.com, Max Colby www.maxcolby.com, Simone Couto iscp-nyc.org/resident/simone-couto , Danielle Ezzo www.danielleezzo.com, David Greenwood electricliterature.com/the-solo-show-by-david-greenwood-e8a090178677, Alexandra Forsyth Martinez www.alexandra-forsyth.com , Gamaliel Rodriguez
nathaliekarg.com/?artists=gamaliel-rodriguez, Hui-Ying Tsai www.huiytsai.com, Jon Verney www.jonverney.com
Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Sounds & Tones Presents – From Boston to Berkshires

Design Lab, 49 Main Street
[email protected]
6 – 10 PM
$8/person
https://www.facebook.com/events/1029714720502189/
Sounds & Tones Presents – From Boston to Berkshires, An evening with Boston-based singer-songwriters:
Mike Burito Vogt (Ex – Secret Creature, Flannel Dan and the Panhandle Band) – A former North Adams transplant and general renaissance man makes his return. At least one Ben Howard cover will be required.
Prateek – Nominated for best Boston singer-songwriter of 2017 and described by Red Line Roots as “a little bit lonesome, a little bit blue, but all heart.” http://www.prateeksongs.com/
Conor Ryan Hennessy – Also returning to perform in North Adams. Those who have seen him at the Parlor or Common Folk know how great of a songwriter he is! Folk songs about Billy Murray, Whiskey, and life. https://cottonswabcitrus.bandcamp.com/
Poor Eliza – engages audiences with her intimate vocal vibrato and dynamic songwriting. She uses her lyrics to challenge her sense of self, how she is perceived, and the disappointments surrounding identity. https://pooreliza.bandcamp.com/
Low Ceilings – Janky-freak Folk Boston transplant from CT. https://lowceilingsmusic.bandcamp.com/
$8 cash / all ages. Doors at 6. Music at 7. Follow our facebook and other social media @soundsandtones to keep up to date on new show announcements!

Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon

MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$5 STUDENTS + MEMBERS / $14 ADVANCE / $20 DAY OF / $30 PREFERRED

Ephrat Asherie Dance Odeon


Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie offers a sneak peek at her work-in-progress Odeon, a dazzling exploration of breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. Her brother Ehud, an acclaimed pianist, will perform a score by Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, a blend of early 20th century classical music with samba and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
This program is supported in part by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at MASS MoCA in association with Jacob’s Pillow Dance.

SUNDAY 4/29
ArtWeek: Cut and Tape a Thon! A soft-boiled Zine Workshop

50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1958663860833632/
In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.
This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.
Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don’t need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email [email protected] to let us know and we’ll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).
PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour “riposo”. We’ll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way
413.662.2111
11AM – 5PM
Adults $20, Seniors / Veterans $18, Students with ID $12, Kids (6–16) $8, EBT/WIC Cardholder $2
For a full list of all current exhibits: massmoca.org
 

MCLA Presents: Into The Woods

MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
2 – 4:30 PM
$5- 15
https://mcla.ticketleap.com/into-the-woods/dates
The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem’s masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made.

ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife

Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free

Exhibition Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife


Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.
OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.

Spring 2018 Fashion Show

Design Lab, 49 Main St.
7 – 8:30 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/2046529052266407/
Join us for our Spring 2018 Fashion Show! Come see over 40 looks designed and modeled by MCLA students. Admission is FREE. All are welcome.

MONDAY 4/30
ArtWeek: Cut and Tape a Thon! A soft-boiled Zine Workshop

50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1958663860833632/
In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.
This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.
Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don’t need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email [email protected] to let us know and we’ll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).
PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour “riposo”. We’ll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.

Children’s Author Visit: Sandra Magsamen

NA Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 662-3133
10:30 AM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/234558190623829/
On Monday, April 30th at 10:30 A.M. in the Youth Services Department of the North Adams Public Library, Children’s Author Sandra Magsamen will read two of her published books for children and give children and families a sneak peak at her Spring 2019 release, What If?. As a world-renowned and best selling author, artist, and designer, Sandra uses her own creativity and spirit to design gifts, books, and collections that help people express themselves and connect with one another. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife

Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free

Exhibition Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife


Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.
OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.

Figure Drawing Collective

Makers’ Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$5/members, $10/drop-in
http://northadamsmakersmill.org/
Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!

TUESDAY 5/1
ArtWeek: Cut and Tape a Thon! A soft-boiled Zine Workshop

50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1958663860833632/
In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.
This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.
Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don’t need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email [email protected] to let us know and we’ll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).
PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour “riposo”. We’ll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.

Toddler Storytime

North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free
http://www.naplibrary.com/
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife

Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free

Exhibition Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife


Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.
OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.

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April 27 (Friday) 1:00 am - May 6 (Sunday) 11:59 am

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