BITS & BYTES: Ginnie Gardiner At Carrie Chen Gallery; EPA Housatonic River CCC Meeting; Berkshire Leadership Program; Dewey Hall Holiday Raffle, Bake Sale; Berkshire Busk! To Return In 2022

Carrie Chen Gallery presents “Ginnie Gardiner: Interlusion: Current Portray & Collage”

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Carrie Chen Gallery will host the exhibition “Ginnie Gardiner: Interlustion: Recent Painting & Collage” from December 4, 2021–January 2, 2022. The exhibition presents alternatives from Gardiner’s “Artifact Colour” collages and “Interlusion” work, and highlights her mastery of opacity and translucency. A public reception will probably be held Saturday, Dec. 4 from 3–5 p.m.

Gardiner’s “Artifact Colour” collages create an optical phenomenon the place opaque pigment is seen as clear. Gardiner explains “the colours are necessary, however not for the optical impact of phenomenal transparency to work. It’s the values which have to work.”

ginnie gardiner interlusion 21Ginnie Gardiner, “Interlusion 24.” Picture courtesy Carrie Chen Gallery

Absorbed in the method of making the phantasm of transparency in her work, Gardiner used the collection as the muse for her “Interlusion” work. She scaled-up the intimate collages into bigger oil work, and by including one other layer of semi-transparent subject material, evokes an atmospheric, surrealistic panorama.

Whereas optical phenomena play a number one function in these works, Gardiner’s light-filled, richly-pigmented shade palette units the stage. Describing her colours as deeply private, time-specific, and influenced by the seasons and native climate, she evokes moods in her shade relationships. The 14 works on show are examples of Gardiner’s painterly method to mild, mastery of phenomenal transparency, and fascinating shade.

Gardiner acquired her BFA from Cornell College in 1974. Her collages and collage-based work have been proven in quite a few exhibitions at Pavel Zoubok Gallery. In 2018, her solo exhibition, “The Colour Prophesies,” was proven at the Woodstock Artists Affiliation & Museum, and her work was featured in the exhibition “unfoldingobject” at the Harmony Middle for the Visible Arts in 2019. Upcoming exhibitions embrace “Complicated Muses” at the Artwork Complicated Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts, from Could–September 2022.


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EPA to host Housatonic River Residents Coordinating Council assembly December 8

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BERKSHIRE COUNTY — The Environmental Safety Company (EPA) will host a Citizens Coordinating Council (CCC) meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m., by way of Zoom. CCC members, alternates, and members of the general public could be part of as attendees by way of the hyperlink or dial-in numbers under the agenda.

(There will probably be devoted time for CCC dialogue and public remark after every presentation on the agenda. There will even be a public remark interval at the tip of the assembly to elevate any points not addressed in the course of the assembly.)
6:00 Introductions and agenda evaluation, tech orientation to the Zoom platform
6:10 TAG grant recipient replace (Tim Grey, HRI, or alternate)
6:20 Remainder of River − Upcoming Subject Actions (Dean Tagliaferro, EPA

  • 12 months One Baseline Monitoring Occasions
  • Topographic and Bathymetric Surveys
  • Attain 5A Sediment, Financial institution and Floodplain Sampling

6:40 Present/Upcoming Paperwork for Public Enter (Dean Tagliaferro, EPA)

  • Pre-Design Investigation Work Plan for Upland Disposal Facility: Obtained from GE on November 24, 2021
  • General Technique and Schedule Doc: Due from GE December 16, 2021
  • Baseline Restoration Evaluation Work Plan: Due from GE December 16, 2021
  • Supplemental Section 1A Cultural Sources Survey Work Plan: Due from GE January 17, 2022

7:20 Storyboard (Kelsey Dumville, EPA)
7:40 Remainder of River Allow Standing (John Kilborn, EPA)
7:45 Public remark
7:55 Subsequent steps
8:00 Adjourn

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Berkshire Leadership Program functions out there

1Berkshire logoPITTSFIELD — 1Berkshire is accepting functions for its 2022 Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP), which is now in its twenty second yr. Solely 30 candidates are chosen to take part in this system annually, and people who have an interest ought to apply by December 9, 2021.

BLP seeks, prepares, and includes people from each profession degree who’re dedicated to addressing group challenges and shifting the Berkshires ahead. There have been greater than 650 community-minded graduates of this system since its inception in 1997.

BLP brings contributors to the subsequent degree of non-public improvement and group engagement. This system kicks off with a two-day retreat, which incorporates coaching in many aspects of management, problem-solving strategies, and networking. The retreat is adopted by an financial improvement bus tour of Berkshire County and eight weekly night classes on subjects that outline a group, together with training, workforce improvement, authorities, vitality, group engagement, artistic economic system, healthcare, and management.


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Dewey Memorial Hall to host holiday cake raffle and bake sale

dewey hall bake saleSHEFFIELD — Dewey Hall will supply its first holiday cake raffle, together with a holiday cookie bake sale, on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 1–4:30 p.m.

The occasion is impressed by an Eighties strolling recreation comparable to musical chairs. The strolling raffle will probably be held contained in the corridor, with Roger the Jester serving as grasp of ceremonies and stay music by The Fortunate 3. There are three classes for which tickets can be found, and every session is restricted to 20 individuals to permit for bodily distancing. Every session could have a number of probabilities to win. You have to be current to win, or ship a good friend to take part in your home.

Muffins for the raffle are donated by native bakeries and eating places. A restricted variety of seats will probably be out there for individuals to watch the enjoyable on a primary come, first serve foundation (donation requested). This occasion is wheelchair accessible.

A cookie bake sale will probably be going down in the Dewey Hall library on the identical day. Free scorching drinks will probably be supplied beneath the portico outdoors the corridor.

This occasion is one among a number of Dewey Hall fundraisers supplied all year long in lieu of a extra formal gala. For extra info, contact [email protected] or name Beth at 413-429-1176.


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Berkshire Busk! plans 2022 competition, hires normal supervisor

carli scolforo berkshire buskCarli Scolforo. Picture courtesy Berkshire Busk!

GREAT BARRINGTON — The founder and competition director of Berkshire Busk!, Eugene Carr, just lately introduced plans for the competition to return to downtown Nice Barrington in the summer season of 2022, and the hiring of Carli Scolforo because the competition’s normal supervisor. Berkshire Busk!, a summer-long road arts and music occasion, debuted in the summer season of 2021.

Carli Scolforo served as a member of the 2021 Berkshire Busk! manufacturing group and was seen every week internet hosting livestreams on the Berkshire Busk! Instagram account. A Pittsfield native and up to date Siena School graduate, Scolforo stated she’s “thrilled to be taking over a bigger function with Berkshire Busk! After a yr of isolation, it was such a pleasure to be concerned in the group of downtown Nice Barrington and to give lots of the performers and attendees their first stay music expertise for the reason that pandemic started. Now, with a yr of expertise beneath our belt, we’re engaged on a wide range of progressive concepts to make this competition larger and higher.”

The inaugural Berkshire Busk! happened over 10 weekends in July and August, and hosted greater than 100 teams from the Berkshires and past. Performers ranged from jazz and folks musicians to dancers and acrobatics, and many in between. The occasion was supported by greater than 20 native companies and the City of Nice Barrington.

Berkshire Busk! drew an estimated 4,000 guests over the summer season, and reached greater than 150,000 viewers on social media websites. In surveying achieved by Bard School at Simon’s Rock, half of the gang in downtown stated they got here out particularly to attend the competition. Particular plans for the summer season of 2022 will probably be introduced subsequent spring.


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