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The Clark Launches Sunsets at Stone Hill, August 19 and 26, and September 2

For Immediate Release

August 10, 2010

Digital Images available upon request

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Start your weekend early and join the fun on the Moltz Terrace at Stone Hill Center for the FREE Sunset at Stone Hill series starting at 5:00 pm on August 19 and 26 and September 2. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine, and the Clark will provide the best view in the Berkshires, accompanied by music from Samantha Farrell, The Charlie Tokarz Jazz Trio, and Meadow Street Connection. Cocktails will be available for purchase. The Stone Hill galleries, featuring the contemporary sculpture exhibition, Juan Muñoz, will remain open until 8:00 pm.

Musical performers include:

Boston-based singer-songwriter Samantha Farrell combines raw and emotional melodies with poetic lyrics. Self-taught on nine of the ten instruments she plays, Farrell creates rootsy and soulful music. She was discovered by Dave Matthews Band founding member and saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who welcomed her to join the roster at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver. Her music has been heard on several major network television shows, as well as in numerous independent movies.

Charlie Tokarz has played at the White House and on the Today Show, and has recorded David Grover’s music for HBO. He was also involved with soundtracks for John Pritchard and VyzMusic documentaries. His recent work includes performing for modern dance at the Cambridge Dance Center, Skidmore College, and Earth Dance. As a member of the pit band, he has worked at Arena Stage and Barrington Stage.

Meadow Street Connection is a Northern Berkshire-based jazz trio featuring Miguel Gomez, Jason McNair and Bill Barkin. This piano, bass and guitar ensemble serves up Jazz standards and surprising tunes with elegant and powerful workmanship.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened Stone Hill Center, designed by Tadao Ando in 2008. Located on a wooded hillside, Stone Hill Center provides the ideal setting in which to appreciate contemporary art surrounded by the rugged natural setting. The Stone Hill terrace affords magnificent views of the Taconic Range and Green Mountains, while a network of scenic trails and walking paths invites visitors to explore the Clark’s campus.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The free Sunsets at Stone Hill events are located on the Moltz Terrace at Stone Hill Center. The Clark’s galleries, currently featuring the highly acclaimed Picasso Looks at Degas exhibition are open daily in July and August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

Calendar Listing

June 13 through September 12, 2010: Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, Picasso Looks at Degas examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this groundbreaking exhibition exploring the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation with Degas through dramatic pairings and groupings of the two artists’ work. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu.

August 19: Start your weekend early and join the fun on the Moltz Terrace at Stone Hill Center for the FREE Sunset at Stone Hill series starting at 5:00 pm on August 19 and 26 and September 2. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine, and the Clark will provide the best view in the Berkshires, accompanied by music from Samantha Farrell, The Charlie Tokarz Jazz Trio, and Meadow Street Connection. Cocktails will be available for purchase. The Stone Hill galleries, featuring the contemporary sculpture exhibition, Juan Muñoz, will remain open until 8:00 pm. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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