Vol. IV No. 13 7/1/2023
1. Library Book Sale
Dear Carole, Will you please promote our annual book sale again in your newsletter? Here is the pertinent info:
Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives Annual Book Sale
Friday, July 7th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ($10 early bird fee 9am - noon)
Saturday, July 8th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 9th 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
There will be thousands of used books, audio books, and CDs, and we accept cash, check, and credit card. All proceeds support the library! Thank you!! Kelly Anne Secretary Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives Board of Trustees
2. Berkshire Botanical Garden
Music Monday Series
July 3 — August 29, July 3 - August 29, 5:30 — 7:30 pm Tickets are $10/members and $15/nonmembers —
3 — Ciarra Fragale (folksy soul singer/songwriter).
10 — Misty Blues (jazz-blues-funk-cajun).
17 — The O-Tones (swing, soul and blues).
24 — Brother Sal Blues Band (blues).
31 — Johnny Irion (folk-rock).
7 — Zikina (East African folk music with flavors of reggae, rock and Caribbean dance beats).
14 — Sol y Canto (Latin roots).
21 — Union Jack (featuring the sounds of the 1960s British invasion).
28 — Wanda Houston Band (40s, 50s and 60s R&B and jazz).
Berkshire Botanical Garden Fete — July 8, 5 — 8pm Starting with a country-themed menu designed exclusively for your pleasure by gourmet caterer Mezze. Enjoy a delicious selection of hot and cold passed hors-d'oeuvres, vegetarian options and a country BBQ brisket station. Plenty of good grub!
Specialty drinks include a custom-poured Cowboy Collins and Prickly Pear Margaritas, in addition to the full, open bar.
Party pleasures include a boot-stomping country fiddle band, square dancing (with instruction for city slickers), cowboy hat decorating station, a paddle raise, and other fun stuff a-plenty!
So put on your best country duds — gingham and calico, blue jeans and boots — and head to the BBG Corral! Your participation supports the Garden and all we do, so register now and invite a friend or two. They'll thank you for a rousing good, country-themed time!
3. Norman Rockwell: The Business of Illustrating the American Dream
Explores how Rockwell navigated relationships with publishers, advertising clients, and other business entities to create work that shaped and reflected American culture and influenced notions of the American Dream. Based on extensive research in the Norman Rockwell Museum archives by guest curator Deborah Hoover, the exhibition shines new light on the interplay of artistry, advertising, consumerism, business relationships, and ambitious cultural and democratic agendas that informed Rockwell's work.
This exhibition features original paintings and drawings, as well as illuminating selections from Rockwell's rarely exhibited business correspondence relating to his commissions. It is on view beginning June 23.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne