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"The work of the peasants reflected the seasons," van Heugten said. "The work of the peasants is also, for him, nature." 
"The Sower" (c. 17 – 28 June 1888. Oil on canvas, 64.2 x 80.3 cm. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands)

Celebration of nature: The Clark unveils unique Vincent van Gogh exhibit with rarely seen paintings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Vincent van Gogh (1853– 1890) If you’re indifferent about van Gogh’s works, or have only seen his creations in books, the Clark Art Institute’s spirited exhibit of the Dutchman’s many masterpieces may well be among your summer’s most memorable highlights. With more than 40 paintings and drawings on display — many … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 23 - 29

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thursday 23 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544. ∎ … 0

Sounds Local: Festival with a cause — The Upper Valley Music Festival returns with acts known and new to help fight cancer

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

When you’re planning a birthday celebration and you have a lot of musician friends who want to play at your party, maybe it would make sense to turn the party into a music festival. Such was the thinking of musician Tommy Byrnes and his wife Jessica when plans for Tommy’s 50th birthday party … 0

Sounds Local: Sheryl picks the standouts from this year’s Green River Festival

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Green River Festival 2015 was yet another epic event, perhaps one of the best in the festival’s 29 years of bringing great music to our area. This year’s lineup was a diverse one that ranged from the Americana … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Musical dramatization of Babar story comes to MTC Sunday

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A welcome treat awaits the young and the young of heart at the Mohawk Trail Concerts Series in Charlemont on Sunday, July 19, at 3 p.m., thanks to a visit by no less than Babar, that most gentlemanly … 0

Club Listings: July 16 - 22

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Clubs Thursday 16 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for a chance to win Kenny Chesney concert tickets and Red Sox Bud Roof Deck tickets by purchasing Corona and Budweiser beers. One chance with … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Movie Times: July 16 to 22

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Mr. Holmes. Friday through Wednesday, 1:45, 4:45, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Acclaimed poet, UMass prof. James Tate dies

Thursday, July 9, 2015

AMHERST — Acclaimed poet James Tate, a distinguished professor in the English department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died Wednesday evening after a long illness, according to a university spokesman. He was 71. Tate is the author … 0

Double Edge: 'Let's dig down deeply'

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sleight of hand, aerial routines, walking houses, fountains and waterwheels, puppets that turn into costumes and all the farm for a stage; if there’s a stop to pull out, Double Edge Theatre does. Then, it makes it dance. … 0

Green River Festival: reaching new heights

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day … 0

Poets of Franklin County: When poets come out to play

Friday, July 10, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was. Rain poured steadily as we wended our way from Leyden to Ashfield on Thursday for Lakehouse Poetry, a new open mic in the newly open Ashfield Lakehouse. … 0