Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 17th 3rd Thursday

Pittsfield's second to last 3rd Thursday of the year will be making a splash on North Street as we celebrating water! Events will include live music from Pittsfield natives Hector on Stilts as well as fire dancers, a Brazilian rythym group, and a jazz band called the Unfulfilled Desires. A 5:30 water balloon toss will take place at the Dunham mall while the Berkshire Museum is open late and free for Berkshire residents.
The Ferrin Gallery will be showing a preview of the abstract works of Pittsfield's own Joe Goodman and altered post cards by Lucy Feller. Jae's Spice will host Dj BFG while Club Groove will have Throwback thursday featuring an 80's and 90's inspired lineup.
All attending this month's 3rd Thursday is urged to wear a water inspired costume as there will be a Crowne-Plaza hosted costume contest!
September's 3rd Thursday will be loads of fun and promises to be enjoyable for attendees of all ages.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts hosts "Jump In!"

"Jump In!", a visual celebration of water in our landscape will open Friday, September 4th in Pittsfield's Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The event will be free of charge and will boast pieces from over 20 artists including sculptors, painters, photographers, and more. Food will be provided by the nearby Brix Wine Bar.

The show will be on display through October 31 and is a feast for the senses as the gallery will be filled with the sound of Annea Lockwood's A Sound Map of the Housatonic River. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5pm, and admission is free. The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is located at 28 Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

We encourage all attendees to create an aquatic or otherwise water related haiku as you enter the gallery as a part of a community poetry project. The opening is shaping up to be one of great beauty and is looking more spectacular as we pass through the week. We hope that many arrive on Friday night in order to view the pieces provided and enjoy an evening of sound, taste, and beauty.