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Berkshire Residency Exchange

BRE BannerAnnouncing The Berkshire Residency Exchange (BRE)!

This summer, IS183 is excited to unveil the latest addition to our extensive programming – a collaborative venture bringing emerging contemporary visual artists from around the world to the Berkshires each summer!

2012 Artists will be in residence for four weeks from Monday, July 16 through Monday August 13, we’re proud to welcome:


Noor Al Suwaidi, painter, United Arab Emirates.

Bembol dela Cruz, painter & installation artist, Phillipines

Dina Noto, experimental animator, IS183 faculty artist


In partnership with the Omi International Arts Center, Project Art, & ArtBerkshires, the BRE pop-up studios create a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, learn about contemporary art around the world and the realities of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, IS183 Art School creates a platform for visiting artists to thrive, to engage and to foster a community that values art. Through the integration of BRE into IS183’s programs for at-risk youth, including Bridge 2o12 at Taconic High School in Pittsfield, BRE artists will function as a lens for the community to see the potential and positive contributions of our most at-risk students.

BRE Welcome & Pop-Up Studio Open House

Saturday, July 21  11:30am – 1pm

Compuworks Building

1 Fenn Street in Pittsfield

Meet the Artists, learn about their creative process, and make plans for the 2012 residency!

For more information call 413.298.5252 x104


BRE Presents BRIDGE 2o12

During the First Friday Art Walk join the BRE artists at the unveiling of work by the students in Pittsfield School District’s BRIDGE summer program!

Friday, August 3rd

6 to 8pm, Talk at 7pm

Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield



BRE Artist Talk at Soul Appetite

Sunday, July 29

11am – 12pm

Join the BRE artists for a light brunch and a look at their work and inspiration at the site of the Soul Appetite Gallery Show. One in a series of three ArtBerkshires’ I Covet gallery talks, featuring conversations by artists and gallerists on contemporary artistic practice.



Tickets are still available for the Soul Appetite Summer Soiree and Gallery Show Opening on Friday, July 13th – Get yours today!

5pm gallery opening (free and open to the public)

7pm BBQ dinner

9pm Dance party inspired by Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa”

To purchase call (413)298-5252 ext.100

BBQ Dinner and Dance tickets are $75, Dance only are $35


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