BOOK SALE AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE BEGINS MAY 7

Includes series of author, artist talks

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2015

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute celebrates local and regional authors with a book sale and series of author and artist talks. The sale takes place Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 17 (closed Monday, May 10) from 10 am–5 pm in the Clark Center, West Pavilion. A wide selection of approximately 2,000 titles will be discounted by up to 80% off list price, including art and art-related books, illustrated books, children’s books, and books by local authors.
 
Six local artists and authors will discuss their work in a series of free public talks. All talks begin at 3 pm and are held in the Clark Center, West Pavilion.
 
May 7: Pat Musick, environmental artist and author of The Piero Affair, a pictorial tour of Tuscany inspired in part by the Clark’s Piero della Francesca painting.

May 8: Mary Sipp Green, whose work is the subject of author Beth Venn’s Every Hour of the Light: The Paintings of Mary Sipp Green, a collection of luminescent, atmospheric landscapes of the Berkshires, Martha’s Vineyard, and Tuscany.

May 12:  Anthony Gengarelly, MCLA emeritus professor and alumnus of the Clark’s graduate program as well as author of A World Transformed about artist Jessica Park.

May 13: Gillian Jones, photographer of the pictorial celebration B is for Berkshires and a Berkshire Eagle contributor.

May 14:  Kevin O'Hara, author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, a memoir of touring Ireland, and A Lucky Irish Lad, about growing up in Pittsfield.

May 15:  Russell Dunn, author of Vermont Waterfalls, Berkshire Region Waterfall Guide, Trails with Tales, and many others.
 
For more details, visit clarkart.edu/booksale.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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