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The Writing on the Wall–Local Artist 5ivefingaz Creates a Movement

“Quiet people have the loudest minds,” said the late Stephen Hawking. It made me think of my friend 5ivefingaz: artist, author, activist, and a bit of an enigma. He has created a movement with one goal: to spread love. “Everyone… Read More

Gifts of the Arts–Local group helps community by selling art

For 47 years, a group of forward-thinking women at St Matthew’s Church have been running Art Show: Bedford (ASB), donating the proceeds to local charities. The show has become known for supporting local artists, showcasing female talent such as Shelley… Read More

Portrait of the Artist–A young man’s different path

When first viewing 20-year-old Jack Caserta’s abstract paintings you notice obscure words. They may seem lost in his paintings, yet they could not be more purposeful. They stir the onlooker to inspect the works more thoroughly and to stop and… Read More

Keeping Track of Judith McElhone

Those of us who have lived in many places may wonder what our lives would be like if we still lived where we were born. Perhaps instead of being transient citizens with vague recollections of towns prior and fleeting memories… Read More

Art. Word.

The Pequot Library Art Show, in its 22nd year, had over 320 submissions—a record number. Several of the submissions caught the eye of juror Lisa Cooper of Elisa Contemporary Art. The show’s theme, Art Libris, has brought in an exciting… Read More

Woodland Sculptures – An artist couple gives life to dead trees

Three days before the opening of “One Impulse From a Vernal Wood,” this year’s contemporary sculpture exhibit at Chesterwood, I stepped into the woods and followed the sounds of machines to find artists Rick and Laura Brown. They were in… Read More

Being Arty- 75 Years of Showcasing Wilton Artists

It’s the 75th Anniversary of The Wilton Library Summer Art Show, so we thought it an opportune time to take a look at the local artists who have brought color and creativity to walls of library through the years. The… Read More

Comic Book Madness – Tales of The Goon and Tank Girl keep coming

Brett Parson considers himself a comic-book artist, even though he tossed that term out when he noticed the odd looks it elicited. “Like it was a joke,” he says as he rests both his forearms on a work in progress.… Read More

Ten Minutes With Julianne Boyd – The Barrington Stage Artistic Director

Julianne Boyd is following people out of a fairytale as the fairytale changes around them. They are refugees, hiding in the trees on the edge of battle, telling stories at night, questioning the story they are living in. Witches can… Read More

Yo-Yo Ma: Crossing community and cultural boundaries

He is a part of this community’s fabric: He has a second home in the Berkshires and performs every summer at Tanglewood. For those who have connected with him at the village post office, or in a coffee shop in… Read More
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