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Folk Trio Wintergreen to Perform at the Clark July 22

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2003

Folk trio Wintergreen will perform traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles in a free outdoor band concert at the Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. The concert is part of a series in honor of the current exhibition Turner: The Late Seascapes. All concerts take place Tuesdays at 6 p.m., through July 29, on the Institute's south lawn. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged. Children receive free balloons.

Based in Lanesboro, Wintergreen plays dance tunes on a wide variety of folk instruments, with three part vocal harmonies. They have performed at Troy Music Hall, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and on WNYT-TV Albany. Group members are Alice and Larry Spatz, former members of the popular folk trio October Mountain, and Jared Polens of the a capella vocal quartet Northern Spy.

The series will conclude on July 29 with music by the Bala Brass Quintet. The galleries remain open until 6:00 pm. on band concert evenings. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the auditorium.

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) was one of Britain's greatest artists. Turner: The Late Seascapes exhibition explores the defining years of his career when, at the height of his artistic powers, he painted the sea as a stage for human drama and action. The exhibition features 35 oil paintings and watercolors, including several never before seen in the United States, that represent the culmination of Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. The Clark is the only North American venue for the show.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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