STOCKBRIDGE, MA—Dive into the arts at one or all of IS183’s upcoming art happenings this fall!
This October, IS183 is hosting three events in 3 days that will inspire and engage both adults and children:
Thursday, Oct 3 With A Grain of Salt, an installation by artists Cynthia Atwood and Beck Balken, opens at Citizens Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., IS183 hosts the opening of Anatemno: I Cut Up, Cut Open by artists Lucie Castaldo and Holly MacDonald at the Onota Building Storefront gallery at 74 North St., Pittsfield.
The third event is for kids of all ages – on Saturday, Oct 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., all are invited to bring cardboard and creativity to the Little Red Schoolhouse in Williamstown for the Berkshire Cardboard Challenge. Inspired by Caine’s Arcade join us for FUN on the International Day of Play!
With A Grain of Salt was made possible by IS183’s Citizens’ Hall Residency, a program that helps to raise the profile of visual arts in Berkshire County and provides community members with opportunities for cultural engagement and participation in the arts.
Both collaborators, Balken and Atwood, have produced significant bodies of work individually and exhibited widely before embarking on this project.
Atwood’s work investigates how we perceive the world beyond our immediate reality, while Balken’s artistic output is a study of persona, self and consciousness, and how spiritual emergence of the self unfolds over time – their collaborative installation explores these themes.
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires is a not-for-profit community art school based in the Interlaken village of Stockbridge, MA. Their mission is to encourage people of all ages, means and skill levels to enrich their lives through hands-on experience in the visual arts.
IS183 offers year-round programs in ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber arts, sculpture, animation, mixed media, photography, collage, jewelry and more for children, teens and adults—at locations throughout Berkshire County through collaborative partnerships with schools and other cultural organizations.
For more information, contact the Art School at 413-298-5252 ext. 100.