June 28, 2017 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute’s free summer concert series continues on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 pm with Samantha Farrell. The concert takes place on the Clark Center lawn; in the event of rain, it will be held in the auditorium. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic meals; light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Called “probably the best female singer-songwriter you still haven’t heard of” (NBC Los Angeles), Farrell produces an ever-evolving sound that combines jazz, folk, pop, and poetry. Her latest album September Sun (2016) showcases her unique sound and songwriting, and her live concert performances mix originals, standards, and fresh takes on popular song covers.
Samantha Farrell picked up guitar as a sophomore at Bowdoin College and immediately started performing original material for enthusiastic audiences. Upon graduation in 2005, she moved to Los Angeles, where she released her first album, Spiritus. Three songs on the album were placed on national television shows. In 2008, she caught the ear of LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist of the Dave Matthews Band, who agreed to produce and develop her next album. After Moore passed away unexpectedly, Luminous was independently released in October 2009 and reached number seven on the iTunes pop charts. She has since followed that up with two EPs, In Between Stories (2010) and Softly Swooning World (2013). Her latest album, September Sun (2016), was voted as one of WUMB Boston radio’s top 10 albums of 2016.
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, consisting of more than 270,000 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 or call 413 458 2303.
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