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 “I love the reflection of the light by the water,” architect Tadao Ando said of the new Clark Center. “My philosophy is to have an element of nature in all my buildings.”

Reality from vision: At long last, The Clark has reopened, unveiling its transformation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867 - 1959) On July Fourth, despite a steady downpour that threatened to transform Berkshire County into a navigable waterway, at Williamstown’s Clark Art Institute there was a brass band, a gaggle of local big wigs and fireworks, a decibel-shattering pyrotechnical display … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday 31 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 31 - Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clubs Thursday 31 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for all your games shown on 14 TVs in our Sports Bar. Enter to win one of our monthly prizes featured at the bar. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. … 0

'This is a party': Signature Sounds is gearing up to run its first Green River Festival

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The countdown is on! In less than three weeks, the Green River Festival, one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer, will take place on the weekend of July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community … 0

Arts & Entertainment calendar: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thursday 26 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pete Donnelly of the Figgs and NRBQ. Musician/songwriter. Special guest MaryLeigh Roohan. 8 p.m. $8 cover; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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

Clubs: June 26-July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Clubs Thursday 26 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. World Cup Soccer this afternoon with USA vs. Germany. Win World Cup prizes during the game. World Cup Official soccer polo grand prize. 863-2882. THE O’S, Route … 0

Two kids’ books, both worthy of your child

Friday, June 27, 2014

“The Elephant Boy’s Dilemma” by Robert Kracauer, illustrated by Rhys Davies (Lulu, 34 pages, $9.95). Elephants are known for their intelligence, their longevity and, of course, their prodigious memories. Robert Kracauer of Northampton has woven an imaginative, colorful … 0

Aritst Susan Valentine fills big works with tiny details

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Light streams through the windows of Susan Valentine’s new studio in the Leverett Crafts and Arts Center on a recent afternoon early in June, though the day is hot, the sky steamy and nondescript. Ranged on a long … 0

Susan Valentine exhibit notes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Susan Valentine is holding a gallery exhibit and open studio hours at the Leverett Crafts and Art Center, 13 Montague Road, Leverett Center, from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. This started June 19 and runs through July 3, with a “Windup Shindig” open house on Thursday, … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Mohawk Trail Concerts opens new season

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” — Reba McEntire The rich harvest of early summer is … 0

Movie Times: June 26 - July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will be happily run, space permitting. Receptions etc. SHELBURNE ARTS COOPERATIVE, … 0