Bits & Bytes: ‘Hat Tip’ at LABspace; Tap Madrus at DCSC; open ceramic studio; GBHS book sale

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By Wednesday, Jul 12 Arts & Entertainment
'Orange Center in a Field' by Nancy Shaver will be featured in the art exhibit 'Hat Tip' at LABspace in Hillsdale, New York, on Saturday, July 15. Image courtesy LABspace

+1+1 to present ‘Hat Tip’ at LABspace

Delano Dunn, 'Everyone Loves You So Don't Let Them Down,' 2016. Image courtesy LABspace

Delano Dunn, ‘Everyone Loves You So Don’t Let Them Down,’ 2016. Image courtesy LABspace

Hillsdale, N.Y. — LABspace and the New York City-based artist collective +1+1 will hold an artists’ reception for the opening of the exhibit “Hat Tip” at LABspace on Saturday, July 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Saturday, Aug. 12, and features the work of Tia Dale and Deb Todd Wheeler, Delano Dunn and Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Judith Linhares and Nicasio Fernandez, Nancy Shaver and Tracy Miller, Suzy Sureck and Amy Barkow, and Karin Waskiewicz and Christian Maychack.

“Hat Tip” is a group exhibition generated by each member of the +1+1 collective, who chose an artist whose work they admire and asked that artist to do the same. The organizing principle for the show is based on the idea that creative inspiration, provocation and catalysts occur through relationships and connections to other creative minds. Believing that artists know which work is best to show and which work best answers the call of the tipped hat of a colleague, the artists themselves have been trusted to choose what to exhibit.

For more information, contact LABspace at (646) 567-9681 or labspaceart@gmail.com.

–E.E.

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Down County Social Club to welcome Tap Madrus

Tap Madrus, left, and Sam McGarrity performing at Down County Social Club in 2016. Photo courtesy Down County Social Club

Tap Madrus, left, and Sam McGarrity performing at Down County Social Club in 2016. Photo courtesy Down County Social Club

Sheffield — Down County Social Club will present Tap Madrus on Thursday, July 13, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tap Madrus is Patrick Surdam, lead singer and guitarist of the Nice Ones, whose performances are a mixture of interpretations of covers, acoustic renditions of tunes from the Nice Ones’ catalog, and Tap Madrus’ original material. Tap Madrus has been a regular performer at DCSC for over two years and can also be found performing in local venues in Connecticut, New York City and beyond.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the artist. For more information, contact DCSC at (413) 229-2916.

–E.E.

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Open ceramic studio at IS183

An object from the 'Portraits of a Place' series by Lauren Duffy. Image courtesy Lauren Duffy

An object from the ‘Portraits of a Place’ series by Lauren Duffy. Image courtesy Lauren Duffy

Stockbridge — IS183 Art School of the Berkshires invites the public to attend open ceramic studio time on Friday, July 14, from 1pm to 4:30 p.m. for a sneak peak of IS183-themed objects created by sculptor and ceramic artist-in-residence Lauren Duffy for her “Portraits of a Place” series.

Duffy’s process began with questions for IS183 administrative staff before she arrived. She took the answers to work side by side with students and faculty in the ceramics studio, transforming the perspective of each staff member into an object. Each object created by Duffy for the show will be given to the individual it represents; left behind in exhibition in the Stairwell Gallery will be the original description, a selfie of the individual with the piece and a handwritten response.

For more information, contact IS183 at (413) 298-5252.

–E.E.

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Book sale to benefit Great Barrington Historical Society

Boxes of books await their new owners at Great Barrington Historical Society. Photo courtesy Great Barrington Historical Society

Boxes of books await their new owners at Great Barrington Historical Society. Photo courtesy Great Barrington Historical Society

Great Barrington — The Great Barrington Historical Society will host a book sale at its Wheeler Farmstead Museum on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first event to be held inside its partially restored Dutch wagon barn. The sale will feature new, used and vintage books, most of which are priced at $1. All proceeds will benefit GBHS. For more information or to volunteer, contact GBHS at (413) 591-8702 or info@gbhistory.org.

–E.E.


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