Bits & Bytes: Land trusts meeting; Earth Day writing workshop; wine tasting benefit; juried art exhibition; candidate meet and greet

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By Monday, Apr 17 Life In the Berkshires
Michael Bufis
'Badlands' by Michael Bufis is featured in Sohn Fine Art Gallery's sixth annual juried exhibition (see item below).

Land trusts to hold annual meeting

David Bollier.

David Bollier.

Great Barrington — The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires and its sister organization, Berkshire Community Land Trust, will welcome thinker and writer David Bollier to deliver the address at the annual meetings of the two organizations on Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Saint James Place. Bollier will speak on the topic of “Reimagining the Commons.” The meeting will include a brief activity report and election of new members to the board of trustees followed by Bollier’s talk.

Bollier is the Schumacher Center for New Economics’ “Reinventing the Commons” program director. He is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on the commons as a new paradigm for economics, politics and culture and pursues this work primarily as co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project that assists the international commons movement.

Admission is $10 or 10 BerkShares and is free to CLTSB and BCLT members. For more information, contact BCLT at office@berkshirecommunitylandtrust.org.

–E.E.

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BFWW to present Earth Day-themed writing workshop

Jana Laiz.

Jana Laiz.

Great Barrington — The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will present “So Much is in Bud: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Fear,” a program of readings and spirited writing in celebration of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the South Berkshire Friends Meeting.

Award-winning authors Jana Laiz, Ellen Meeropol, and Jennifer Browdy will share short excerpts from their environmental writing and offer lively prompts to inspire writing from a place of hope for the future. The afternoon will feature three linked workshops: “Unfurling: Reflections on the Spring-times of our Lives” with Browdy; “Writing Beyond Fact Into Fiction” with Meeropol; and “Letters to the World” with Laiz. The afternoon will conclude with guided reflections and sharing.

The fee for the program is $45. For more information or to register, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact BFWW at info@berkshirewomenwriters.org.

–E.E.

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Wine tasting to benefit Riverbrook

Lenox — Riverbrook Residence will hold a wine tasting to benefit its programs for women with intellectual disabilities at Shakespeare & Company on Friday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nejaime’s Wine Cellars will curate a selection of more than 40 wines, ciders and craft beers. The event will also feature light hors d’oeuvres, work by Riverbrook artists, and raffles and silent auctions. Tickets are $35. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar.

–E.E.

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Sohn Fine Art to host juried exhibition

Photo: Michael Ansell

Photo: Michael Ansell

Lenox — Sohn Fine Art Gallery presents its sixth annual juried exhibition featuring photography and sculpture to benefit the Norman Rockwell Museum through Sunday, May 14. A reception will take place Saturday, April 22, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition includes a wide range of photographic and sculptural genres and featured artists include Michael Ansell, Lynne Anstett, Scott Barrow, Michael Bufis, Fabian Birke, William Casper, Susan Copich, Marco Garabello, Michael Goodman, Janet Holmes, Bruce Hooke, Michael Joseph, Alan Model, George Nobechi, Susanne Roewer, Daniel Sinclair, Brad Story and Andrea Zinn. The sculptures and photographs were curated and judged by NRM director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt, NRM deputy director and chief curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, and NRM curator of exhibitions Jesse Kowalski.

Twenty percent of all sales from the exhibition will be donated to NRM. For more information, contact Sohn Fine Art at (413) 551-7353 or info@sohnfineart.com.

–E.E.

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Meet and greet with Christine Hoyt

Christine Hoyt.

Christine Hoyt.

Adams — The Committee to Elect Christine Hoyt as Adams Selectman will host a meet and greet event on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Adams Ale House. Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with Hoyt and share their ideas for enhancing the town of Adams. All are welcome.

Hoyt has a history of community and civic engagement in Adams and Berkshire County and has earned the support of various community and political leaders. She has been a member of board of the Youth Center Inc. since 2008 and is a graduate and current steering committee member of the Berkshire Leadership Program.

For more information, contact hoytforadams@gmail.com.

–E.E.


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