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Clark's Summer Band Concert Series Kicks Off with Independence Day Program July 3

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2001

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (June 21, 2001) - The Clark Art Institute's annual tradition of free outdoor band concerts will kick off this summer with a program celebrating Independence Day. On Tuesday, July 3, at 6:00 p.m., the Paragon Brass Quintet will perform a program of patriotic American music on the Clark's South Lawn. The concert is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs. Children receive free balloons. The July 3 concert is the first of four offered on Tuesdays in July at 6:00 p.m.

On July 10, area favorites the Eagles Band of Pittsfield will perform. Skip Parson's Riverboat Dixieland Jazz Band will play on July 17. Local folk performer Mark Erelli and his band will conclude the series on July 24. All concerts are presented on the South Lawn. In the event of rain, the concerts will take place in the auditorium. On the evenings of the concerts, the Clark galleries, museum shop, and café are open until 6:00 p.m.

Currently on view is Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890. Tickets to Impression are $10 for adults, free for children. To order tickets, call 1-866-THE CLARK (1-866-843-2527). The Clark is the only North American site for Impression, which features 77 paintings by Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Van Gogh.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until 7 p.m.

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