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Free Outdoor Concerts at the Clark in July

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2008

Bring family and friends, picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s expansive south lawn to enjoy the free summer outdoor concert series held on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm in July. The Clark’s Cafe will sell barbeque fare and the galleries will remain open until 6 pm on concert evenings. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the auditorium. Concert admission is free.

The Dixie Cats, a good old-fashioned Dixieland band rich with improvised solos, will perform traditional Fourth of July standards in their unique style on July 1 to kick off the summer series. Hear a variety of music from Dixieland favorites, blues, and jazz standards with a New Orleans feel sure to get hands clapping and toes tapping. 

On July 8, regional favorite Sky Trio will play new instrumental music that incorporates Celtic, jazz, and classical traditions. Members are Don Harris, mandolin and guitar; Suzanne Higgins, mandolin and classical guitar; and Rick Leab, guitar and mandocello.

The remaining concerts include Bernice Lewis on July 15, Wintergreen on July 22, and Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies on July 29. Williamstown Savings Bank is the media sponsor for the concert series.

On view in the Clark’s main galleries through October 19 is Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly. This exhibition features forty beautiful paintings by American artists who obscured their brush strokes creating paintings that, like the mist of breath’s condensation on a pane of glass, appear on the canvas without evidence of the artist’s hand.The exhibition Homer and Sargent from the Clark celebrates the opening of Stone Hill Center by highlighting twelve of the Clark’s masterpieces by Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, MA. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and under, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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