Grape hyacinth at Berkshire Botanical Garden's Bulb Show. Photo courtesy Berkshire Botanical Garden

Bits & Bytes: Virtual Bulb Show; decluttering workshop; call for sculpture

Norman Rockwell Museum seeks 3-D, life-size, weatherproof, outdoor submissions that will be juried for awards by a panel of art professionals.

Bulb Show welcomes virtual visitors

Stockbridge — Berkshire Botanical Garden has had to curtail its annual Bulb Show, which was scheduled to be on display through Sunday, March 29. Those who were not able to visit the exhibit in person before its March 13 closure may access an online collection of images prepared by BBG of a number of the show’s offerings.


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Scoville Library to host spring cleaning workshop

Kelly Kandra Hughes, Ph.D. Photo courtesy Scoville Memorial Library

Salisbury, Conn. — On Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Scoville Memorial Library will host the workshop “How to Get Rid of Your Stuff: A Practical Approach for Spring Cleaning and Beyond” with Kelly Kandra Hughes, Ph.D.

Hughes will give participants the tools they need to successfully complete a spring-cleaning decluttering or downsizing project of their choosing. Each participant will leave the workshop with a step-by-step plan suited for their own project based on psychological research and minimalism principles.

Hughes became fed up with all her stuff after moving three times in four years. Realizing she didn’t need most of what she owned, Hughes gave away, donated, sold and trashed 95% of her belongings. She has never been healthier or happier. Hughes earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her writings on minimalism have been featured on websites such as No Sidebar, Tracking Happiness, UpJourney, and the University of Surrey Centre for Environment and Sustainability.

The workshop will be offered online via Zoom. Phone participation is also available. For more information or to sign up, contact


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Norman Rockwell Museum invites sculpture submissions

Stockbridge — The Norman Rockwell Museum invites artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals for “Land of Enchantment,” a contemporary sculpture show of to be held in conjunction with its upcoming “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Art” exhibition.

NRM seeks 3-D, life-size, weatherproof, outdoor submissions that will be juried for awards by a panel of art professionals. Construction should be designed to withstand the elements. Materials must be viewer-safe and suitable for an outdoor installation. Artworks will need to be securely anchored into position.

There is an application fee of $20. The application and instructions can be found online. The application deadline is Monday, April 27. For more information, contact Thomas Mesquita at 413-931-2278 or