In the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts, a first-ever Out in the Berkshires art show will be kicking off a whole Out in the Berkshires festival. The group exhibit is followed by a gay-ified Karaoke, a dance party, brunch (of course) the next morning, and a “Rocky Horror” screening.
The local paper, the Berkshire Eagle, has a nice piece about the entire festival here. The nut graf is here:
While communities such as Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge and Williamstown have traditionally been the main cultural strongholds of the Berkshires, Pittsfield continues to build a reputation as an art-and-culture destination.
Once again, the grittiest of a group of neighboring towns is reaching out to artists, with a message of inclusiveness, to propel itself. Sound familiar?
Artists featured in the Out in the Berkshires art show at the Lichtenstein Center in Pittsfield include abstract painter and printmaker Joe Goodwin, trans artists Autumn Doyle and Justin Adkins, mixed media artists Timothy Kushi and Donald Clark, photographers Susan Mikula, Bella Vendetta, the late Vaal London-Kane and Kit Restivo, sculptor Joseph Wheaton, painter Jaysin Eli (that’s his painting “Dad” pictured left), fiber artist Nathan Hanford, cartoonist Howard Cruse & more.