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Paper Marbling Demonstration

At her eponymous gallery in Great Barrington, Lauren Clark will be demonstrating the ancient craft of Turkish Paper Marbling. A hit with adults and children alike, everyone loves to see the magic of marbling!  Lauren has been a paper marbler for over 30 years, teaching workshops at her Great Barrington studio, IS183 in Stockbridge, and Connecticut’s Brookfield Craft Center. Her work can be found at art supply and fine art paper stores, and been made into seven books by Dover Publications.  She is also a picture framer and the owner/director of Lauren Clark Fine Art, a contemporary craft and art gallery in Gt. Barrington, MA.  The event is open to all community members.


When: Apr 28, 2018 12pm in Great Barrington, MA

Dixit Dominus - The Voice of Order over Chaos

Crescendos Baroque Oratorio Concert will feature two settings of the Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110) by two of the most famous composers of that era: Handel and Vivaldi. George Frideric Handels Dixit Dominus HWV 232 is scored for five-voice chorus, soloists, and chamber orchestra. It was written in 1707 for an unknown occasion in Rome, when the composer was only 22 years old. The work shows his talent to use the music to underline the rhetorical drama, and is basically a concerto for choir and orchestra. Antonio Vivaldis Dixit Dominus RV 807 for four-voice chorus, soloists and chamber orchestra was re-discovered only in 2005; it was long misattributed to Baldassare Galuppi. This oratorio is an entirely original composition of outstanding musical quality that dates from the composers late period. It includes a majestic trumpet part alongside the string and woodwind orchestra. The program will also include a couple of vocal works of Galuppi, who featured the trumpet alongside the voices frequently: the motet Jesu Corona Virgo for chorus and chamber orchestra and Alla tromba della fama for countertenor solo, trumpet and chamber orchestra. Performers are Crescendo Chorus, and soloists Michele Kennedy soprano I, Jordan Rose Lee and Jennifer Tyo soprano II, world renowned countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, David Vanderwal tenor, and Enrico Lagasca bass-baritone from New York City, with a Period Instrument Orchestra (strings and woodwinds) and natural trumpet player Chris Belluscio from Boston, directed by Christine Gevert. The concert will be repeated on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 pm at Trinity Lime Rock, Lakeville, CT (VivaldiHandel6.bpt.me)

When: May 5, 2018 6pm to May 5, 2018 8pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: 10 - 60 USD

Artful Projections After Dark

The community is invited to join us for a special evening of Visual Wow and Dancing to Joe’s accompanying fun beats! Joe Wheaton, light show extraordinaire, will present his latest art video projections at the gallery’s outside event space.  Wheaton has been known for 30 years in the Berkshires and beyond for his graceful metal sculpture, and more recently for his energetic, “art in motion” video projections.  Meet the artist while enjoying this rare multimedia experience live in the outdoor sculpture event and seating area.  Refreshments will be served.

When: May 5, 2018 8pm in Great Barrington, MA

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About Great Barrington, MA
The Town of Great Barrington was founded in 1761 and is located in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts in Berkshire County.

Tourism is of major importance in the town which is encouraged by a combination of outdoor activities and cultural offerings as well as restaurants, B&B's and small inns. There are activities that help carry tourism though the four seasons like skiing for winter, fall foliage and summer culture along with the beauty of spring.

Residents note that Great Barrington is a wonderful community to raise a family or run a business and enjoy the pleasure of small town living.