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Berkshire Designer Showcase now on view at Ventfort Hall

[LENOX, Mass] Sumptuous fabrics, antique furniture, glittering chandeliers, and elegant wallpapers can all be seen in the fourteen second-floor spaces and rooms at Ventfort Hall that have been imaginatively transformed by local interior designers, artists, and artisans for the Berkshire Designer Showcase, which opened last week and will be on view through next winter. For details, visit Continue reading

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Free “How to Write a Press Release” workshop offered in June

Local journalist Lesley Ann Beck will lead a free seminar in crafting effective materials for communicating with the media

PITTSFIELD, MA, May 24, 2010—“How to Write a Press Release,” a workshop led by local journalist Lesley Ann Beck, will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 2, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield. Open to the public and free of charge, the session will last 90 minutes and include time for questions. Megan Whilden, Pittsfield’s Director of Cultural Development, will be the moderator.
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NEA chairman Rocco Landesman speaks at Creative Communities Exchange in North Adams

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“Artists need to act as a constituency,” said Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) during his remarks at the Creative Communities Exchange event held last week at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.

The Creative Communities Exchange, a day-and-a-half of workshops and talks, engaged more than two hundred participants—artists and administrators representing a myriad of creative organizations—and culminated in a talk by Landesman. The conference, which was held Thursday and Friday at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, was a collaboration between New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Berkshire Creative, and attracted individuals from across New England. The event included thirty-two workshops presented by creative and cultural community leaders, designed to share successful strategies and useful tools, as well as networking opportunities.
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