Williams College hosts African American dance workshop
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Williams College Museum of Art and the Williams College Dance Department, in conjunction with the exhibition "African Americans and the American Scene, 1929-1945," will host the 360š Dance Company in a public dance workshop taught by the dance company at the ‘62 Center for Theater and Dance on Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. One program to be taught is Jane Dudley’s "Time is Money" (1934), a solo that explores oppression of the worker in society, performed to leftist poetry. Open to movers regardless of experience.
To register for the dance workshop, call 413-597-2425. The Williams College Museum of Art is located on Main St. Admission is free. For information call 413-597-2429 or visit wcma.williams.edu. April 13-15
Hubbard Hall hosts dance workshop with Barbara Roan
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc.’s Beacon Feed Studio will host a Kaddish Dance/Theater Workshop Intensive with Barbara Roan on April 13-15, with a showing on April 16 at 6 p.m. The workshop times will be Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. to noon and from 2-5 p.m.
The workshop is designed for adult and senior women of all levels and abilities, and incorporates simple movement. The workshops will focus on an original piece based on a Jewish prayer, The Kadish.
Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main St. The Beacon Feed Studio is behind the Hall and the parking lot. For information and to register call 518-677-2495 or visit hubbardhall.org.
SVAC offers workshops in digital photography
MANCHESTER -- The Southern Vermont Arts Center will introduce its new workshop instructor, Tim Heffernan, with two corresponding digital photography workshops -- "Intro to Digital Photography," on April 18-19, and "Intro to High Dynamic Range Imaging." on April 20- 21.
Heffernan holds a B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard, where he studied photography, music, and ecology. Heffernan is a full-time graphics and web designer, as well as an aspiring potter. He has worked with Doug Trumbull Entertainment Design Workshop and Hitachi and has specialized in digital arts since 1999.
His photos have been exhibited and published in various magazines, websites, and books. He now teaches digital photography at IS183 School of Arts, in Stockbridge, Mass.
SVAC is located off West Road at 930 SVA drive. For information or to register call 802-362-1405 Ext. 10 or visit svac.org.
Registration open for Hildene art summer camp
MANCHESTER -- Hildene is already taking reservations for its summer camp events.
Hildene education director Diane Newton, in supplied material, said she is especially excited because "This year along with perennial favorites like ‘Bug Bonanza’ and ‘Nets, Buckets and Boots,’ two new art camps led by Manchester artist, designer and educator, Stacy Gates, are available."
"Art of Hildene" is being offered for two age groups 7-8 and 9-10. Children will interpret the beauty of the Lincoln family’s estate with hands-on exploration of various media. Campers interpret the architecture, gardens, farm animals and artifacts of Hildene. Painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and historical crafts are among the week’s fun-filled art adventures. A festive showcase of the artists’ creations caps the week.
There are camps appropriate for children from kindergarten to 6th grade and explore areas as diverse as forest, field or farm, wetland, pond or river. This summer’s staff, in addition to Newton and Gates, includes Rick LaDue, forest steward of Equinox Preservation Trust; Lavinia Lowerre, art educator; and Londonderry small scale farmer Mimi Wright.
Hildene camps are limited to 12 campers and are a week long. Except for "Young at Art," all camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are held in the Lowerre Family Youth Education Building. For information or to request a brochure call 802-367-7965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp schedules, fees, and printable registration forms are online at hildene.org.
Bennington Arts Guild seeks members
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Arts Guild (BAG), a cooperative organization of professional artists from Bennington and the surrounding areas, is actively seeking new members. Juried professional artist members run the gallery two-to-three shifts each month, work on a committee, and attend four mandatory meetings each year.
The BAG Gallery at 103 South St. For more information visit benningtonartsguild.com or call 802-447-2553.
Year of ‘Dragons’ ideas, artists sought
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, the Better Bennington Corporation and local artistic leaders are planning to offer the theme "The Year of the Dragons" for all cultural and community events this year. In that spirit, the group is encouraging artists, chefs, galleries and community groups to participate in this grass roots year-long celebration.