TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Create!
Norman Rockwell Museum – Kids Create! Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 5 and up Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to explore the galleries and Museum landscape during these interactive art sessions that inspire experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques. Take one class or take them all! $7, $5 members.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 1:30 PM
Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View
Norman Rockwell Museum – Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View Wednesdays, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, September 13, 27, October 11, 25 1:30 p.m. Enjoy these informal gallery conversations with the Museum’s curators, who will discuss our current exhibitions, including "Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol;" "Uncle Andy’s and Other Stories: The Art of James Warhola;" and "Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School." Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM
Ballet Hispánico
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Ballet Hispánico | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8pm Thursday - 8pm Friday - 8pm Saturday - 2pm & 8pm Sunday - 2pm Ballet Hispánico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispánico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post). Ballet Hispánico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel. Other works include Eduardo Vilaro’s Danzón, which features a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s colorful and amusing Flabbergast. *Programming subject to change.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 8:15 PM
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8:15pm Thursday - 8:15pm Friday - 8:15pm Saturday - 2:15pm & 8:15pm Sunday - 2:15pm Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score. Other works to be announced. *Programming subject to change.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Draw In: Sketching Our World
Norman Rockwell Museum – Draw In! Sketching Our World Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 7 and up Use drawing as a tool for discovery in this lively hands on series of classes that will explore both the outdoors and the works on view in pencil, pastel, and other dry media. Children $7, $5 members.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:30 PM
Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School
Norman Rockwell Museum – Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School Thursdays, July 27, August 17, September 14, and October 19 1:30 p.m. Explore the step-by-step process to creating effective works of art as outlined by the illustrators of the Famous Artists School with artist/educator Patrick O’Donnell, who will demonstrate the techniques of Norman Rockwell, Al Parker, Al Dorne, Austin Briggs, and other noted founders of this popular mid-century correspondence course. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM
Historic Property Walks
Norman Rockwell Museum – Historic Property Walks Thursdays in July, August, September and October at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy these guided strolls on the Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. We’ll also explore the sculptural installations of Peter Rockwell, a noted stone carver and historian, and the artist’s youngest son. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 30 @ 5:00 PM
Flying Phoenix Qigong with Terence Dunn, PhD.
Eastover Estate & Retreat
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories
Norman Rockwell Museum – James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories Thursday, July 27 5:30 p.m. Award-winning illustrator James Warhola was influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. Warhola will share stories of his family visits with the legendary artist and his mother, and discuss his own journey as an illustrator of picture books, science fiction subjects, and popular periodicals, including Mad magazine. Warhola’s original artworks are on view. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Mystical Healing 101
Trinity Healing Sanctuary – Intro To Mystical Energy Healing! Are you looking for change in your life? Come experience the way energy works in your physical and emotional health. This informational 2 hour workshop will incorporate experiential and practical learning. See how energy impacts life's stress in your relationships, job and family life. Let the change begin with you and let us show you how! Call (413) 268-3181 to register. Space is limited to 10 people. Free of charge!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Katherine First and Kitchen Party on the Porch
Florence Music on the Porch Series – Band Members Katherine First, fiddle/vocals Buddy Downey, guitar/vocals/whistle Jeff Hinrichs, bodhran/djembe/percussion/vocals Allen Belkin, banjo/mandolin/vocals Traditional Celtic music, old-time and bluegrass songs and a few surprises.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Jen Tobey's Alter Ego / Pineapples / Hevvi Synthia
13th Floor Music Lounge – Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego Pineapples Hevvi Synthia
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 30 @ 4:00 PM
Nurturing Your Heart’s Vision with Linda Marks
Eastover Estate & Retreat – A Weekend of Workshops with Linda Marks: Nurturing Your Heart’s Vision Vision lives in the heart and grows when we create a safe, silent space to listen and follow their guidance. This workshop will be an experiential journey, exploring your heart's vision and ways to move towards realizing that vision in your life. Reflect on what really matters to you - your heart's desires, and learn concrete steps you can take to make its desires come true. The Community As Healer In this workshop, we create a safe, sacred healing environment using the power of our hearts. The heart has the strongest electromagnetic field in the body, so when we bring our hearts together, we create a collective heart field. When anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn. Learn how emotional feelings and body sensations and tensions help us access our intuition, and provide information about what we really need. A knot in the stomach, a headache or tightness in the chest has important information to give us if we can learn to translate the body's language into terms we can understand. The Power Of Voice What does it mean to have a voice? How do you find your true voice? Voice originates in the spirit and soul. When we "have a voice" we have a pathway to express who we truly are, what matters to us, and to touch others in our lives. Each one of us has a unique voice, and in today's world, connecting with and then acting from what really matters is deeply needed. This workshop, which will include heart meditations and other experiential exercises, will help us explore voice as a channel for expressing our life energy, to share our internal experience and to use our heart's power in ways that are meaningful to self and others. Being able to connect to and express what is authentic and true for each of us allows us to "find our note" in the collective harmony of life. Each of us has a unique note, that no one else can express. Without your note, the collective harmony is missing something essential.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 4:15 PM
Raspberry Pi Robot Programming
Mason Library Children's Room – Join Thi Sarkis from the Rhode Island Computer Musuem for Smart Raspberry Pi Robots! Learn how to program a robot built using the Raspberry Pi computer. Make the robot talk and move in remote control or as a drone! Learn how sensors work to help the robot avoid obstacles and to run a track on its own. Complete team coding challenges and send the robot on an exploration mission to take pictures with an on-board camera! Ages 9 and up, please register ahead
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 5:00 PM
Music After Hours with Jon Suters and special guests (TBA)
The Mount – Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy delicious food from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase. SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS. Note: No outside food and drink, please. Jon Suters settled in the Berkshires (Massachusetts) in his early twenties and has made a living there as both a performer and teacher. In his late twenties and early thirties, Jon continued to study classical guitar privately with Ben Verdery, director of the guitar masters program at Yale School of Music, working on Baroque, Spanish, Brazilian, and Balkan musical styles as well as his own compositions. He is in demand in the surrounding region both as a bass player (specializing in upright, electric 6 string, and fretless) and as a guitarist (classical and jazz/world music). Some of the artists he has worked with recently include Charles Neville, Ed Mann, Eugene Friesen, and Paul Halley. Jon has appeared at some of the most famous nightclubs and venues in the northeast including the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, the Knitting Factory, The Regatta Bar, Scullers, and Johnny Dees.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Essence & Sound Meditation
Granby Yoga Studio – Join John Odlum and David Ascenza for this treat to all the senses combining pure medicinal essential oils and musical bliss throughout a guided meditation. Medicinal-grade essences from Wisdom of the Earth will be used. The combination of scent, energy and consciousness of these pure essential oils is a great aid in helping us remember our interconnectedness with all of Nature. Combine this with the power of sound...singing bowls, crystal pyramid and other healing sounds. This beautiful journey will help you access profound inner wisdom and integrate that knowledge to become more empowered and fulfilled in your life. No experience necessary...all are welcome! Friday 7/28/17 ~ 6 - 7:45 p.m. ~ $25 plus tax
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM
Mindfulness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Psychotherapy
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – When we’re in pain, what we look for in a psychotherapist, teacher, or healer isn’t just academic knowledge or training. Rather, we seek out people who are wise, compassionate, and able to supportively enter into our suffering with us. So how might we develop these qualities in ourselves? And what would psychotherapy in particular look like if wisdom, compassion, and reduced self-preoccupation were actually goals of treatment? Join Ronald D. Siegel as he teaches Mindfulness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Psychotherapy - Getting Beyond I, Me, and Mine. For psychotherapists, human-service professionals, and others interested in personal development.