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Call for Artists: Islam Contemporary Art Show

Khaled Al Saai,from the 2011 Asilah International Arts Festival, Morocco

The City of Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development is calling for submissions for a juried art show called Islam Contemporary. The show, which opens Friday, August 2 and continues through August 29, will explore Islamic cultures, history, faith, and day-to-day life through contemporary art. A curated series of performances, film screenings, readings and artist talks is also being planned as a companion to the exhibit. Continue reading

Fresh: Group Art Show to Benefit New Farmers Market

Marge Bride Marche-aux-Fleurs Fresh From Farm to Gallery Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield MA

Locally made art & locally produced food are coming together during the month of June in upstreet Pittsfield. The City of Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development and Alchemy Initiative are working together to present an invitational art exhibit entitled FRESH: Farm to Gallery, a celebration of locally-made food and art at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Ave. in Pittsfield, Mass. Thirty percent of all art sales will benefit the new Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Continue reading

Berkshire Magazine brings you Creating, Surviving, and Thriving in the Berkshires

Berkshire Magazine May 2013 Issue

Internationally acclaimed glass artist Tom Patti joins a panel of artists on Sunday, June 2, at 4pm to discuss the relationships and survival of galleries and artists in the Berkshire County. The event takes place at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave. in Pittsfield. Refreshments are served following the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Jim’s House of Pottery is back in business!

Jim Horsford Pottery Classes Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts hosts a series of pottery classes led by Jim Horsford. This six-week program will take people of any experience level through a step-by-step process on how to create pots, mugs and bowls using clay. Follow this link for a breakdown of the program. Continue reading

ATTENTION: Town Players of Pittsfield to hold auditions for comedic reading

Town Players of Pittsfield Logo

Town Players of Pittsfield will hold auditions for a group of comedic readings entitled, Other Worldly Conversations on Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5 from 6pm to 8pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield. Continue reading

Out of Studio Art Exhibit Opens at Lichtenstein

Green Vase Marion Grant Lichtenstein Center for the Arts In-House Art Exhibit

Nine local artists have worked diligently to craft artwork reflective of themselves and their environment in studio spaces within the City of Pittsfield’s Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. In a new exhibit, the Lichtenstein gallery will be transformed to present the work of these painters, sculptors and dancers in an exhibit entitled Out of the Studio on display from Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, January 19. Continue reading

Craig Childs, Author of New Book Apocalyptic Planet to Speak at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Craig Childs Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Apocalyptic Planet Pittsfield MA

Join Childs on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm as he speaks in person regarding his new book at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts located at 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, Mass. Childs will share commentary on his journey to some of the harshest environments on our planet and his discoveries of just how swiftly the earth can change. Continue reading

City of Pittsfield to receive $20,000 ArtsLink grant

ArtistLink The Boston Foundation Massachusetts Cultural Council

The City of Pittsfield is one of only seven communities statewide to receive an artist space planning grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s ArtistLink program. The grants were awarded to cities and towns that demonstrate a commitment to advance and integrate artist space planning into community-wide economic development plans and strategies. The grants help ensure that artists have access to stable and affordable work and live/work spaces in Pittsfield and elsewhere throughout Massachusetts. Continue reading

Jim’s House of Pottery is back in business!

Jim Horsford Pottery Classes Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts hosts a series of pottery classes led by Jim Horsford. This six-week program will take people of any experience level through a step-by-step process on how to create pots, mugs and bowls using clay. A breakdown of the program is as follows: Continue reading

Town Players of Pittsfield present Sorry, Wrong Number

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Town Players of Pittsfield presents “Sorry, Wrong Number” by Lucille Fletcher, the latest in its series of staged readings. The reading will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield. Admission is $5.00. Continue reading

Without a Map Art Show Opens at the Lichtenstein

Unbound Carol Beth Icard Without a Map Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA

Three women artists are featured in an insightful new exhibition entitled “Without a Map” at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Mass. Featuring work by Carol Beth Icard, Rosemary Starace and Anna Rowinski, Without a Map will be on display from October 12 through November 17, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, October 12 from 5pm-7pm. Continue reading

Crowd Scribing Bartleby the Scrivener part of Call Me Melville, First Fridays Artswalk

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Have you always wanted to write a book? Here’s your chance! Celebrate Herman Melville and his short story Bartleby the Scrivener by participating in the creation of the Call Me Melville edition of the book. The fun begins at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, located at 28 Renne Avenue, on Friday, October 5, during October’s First Friday’s Artswalk. It continues at the Berkshire Athenaeum, at 1 Wendell Avenue, until the new edition is complete. Continue reading

Jim’s House of Pottery is back open for business!

Jim Horsford Pottery Classes Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts hosts a series of pottery classes led by Jim Horsford. This six-week program will take people of any experience level through a step-by-step process on how to create pots, mugs and bowls using clay. Follow the link for a breakdown of the program! Continue reading

Berkshire Eagle: City show benefits arts walk

Sushi Mike Carty Artswalk Invitational Lichtenstein Center for the Arts First Fridays Artswalk Pittsfield, MA

Organizers of the First Fridays Artswalk have stepped up fundraising efforts to cover the costs of the increasingly popular downtown event. Today through Aug. 11, the city-owned Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature 31 local and regional artists selling their works to the public; half the proceeds will go to benefit the city’s year-round walkable gallery tour. Continue reading

Berkshire Eagle: Lichtenstein, ‘Pittsfield’s first lady of arts’ dies

Kitty Lichtenstein Pittsfield, MA Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

According to a friend, Kitty Lichtenstein lived by the old Roman saying, “Ars longa vita brevis est” — “Art is long, life is short.” Lichtenstein, who died on June 26 in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 86, was a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of the arts during her brief tenure in the city in the 1980s. Continue reading

Scoundrels, Gamblers, Mystics & Liars

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  Scoundrels, Gamblers, Mystics & Liars Herman Melville’s Last Major Novel, The Confidence-Man, Inspires Solo Art Show Carl Van Vechten called it “the great transcendental satire.” Literary scholars regard it as a prescient work of genius and the very first … Continue reading

iBerkshires: Architect Poses New Ideas for Pittsfield Preservation

Tessa Kelly Projective Preservation Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA

In an new exhibit now on display at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Tessa Kelly blurs the lines between art, architecture, and suggestions for new ways at looking at preservation in the context of further urban revitalization locally. Continue reading