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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

Writing that’s brilliant, short

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By CAROLYN KELLOGG Los Angeles Times (TNS) “The Seven Good Years: A Memoir” by Etgar Keret; Riverhead (172 pages, $26.95) If I could get you to read one writer, it would be Etgar Keret. His impossible blend of … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Acoustic Intimacy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive artistic director. In a way, the series is experiencing something of a generational … 0

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 2015 schedule

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 26 and 27 — “Two Faces of the Violin” will bring together baroque violinist Emlyn Ngai of Adaskin and fiddling champion Liz Carroll displaying “the similarities, and differences, between early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music … 0

Club Listings: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clubs Thursday 2 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop down for the Red Sox vs. Blue Jays game at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. New July drink specials.. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 2 - 8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday 2 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Jeff Friedman and Dzvinia Orlowsky Live poetry reading. 7 p.m. Friedman’s sixth collection of poetry, “Pretenders,” was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press … 0

Exhibits: museums & galleries

Wednesday, July 1, 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

Encores & Curtain Calls: Summer music festivals

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Encores & Curtain Calls now runs every other week. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James With such a plethora of … 0

Movie Times: July 2-8

Wednesday, July 1, 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 • The Overnight. Friday through Wednesday, 4:50, … 0

Capsule reviews of feature films

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Capsule reviews of feature films The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) ALOFT. 2 stars. A bleak and mystical - and mystifying - story about a mother (Jennifer Connelly), her two boys, a tragedy and a jump-in-time to 20 years later, when one of those sons (Cillian Murphy) is being interviewed … 0

Book review: ‘As You Write it, Volume V’

Friday, June 26, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “As You Write it, Volume V’ edited by Laura Rodley. (Violet Fields, 123 pages, $12). For a number of years, a dedicated group of writers has met weekly at the Montague/Gill … 0