For Immediate Release
July 13, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, presents “StorySLAM: Nature” on Friday, July 28 at 7 pm. The event, free and open to the public, celebrates the Clark’s exhibition, As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings, open through September 24, 2017. The luminous, large-scale canvases in the exhibition reflect nature as the long-standing inspiration of the abstract expressionist artist.
Members of the Williamstown community and beyond are invited to hear and tell stories that center around the theme of nature. Have you ever had a profound or unexpected experience in nature?  How has the natural world opened your eyes or changed your perspective?
The event will be held on the Moltz Terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus, which offers extraordinary views of the Berkshires and the Green Mountains.
On the evening of the event, names of those interested in sharing stories are chosen at random, and those selected are invited to tell a five-minute story. A panel of judges provides feedback and prizes are awarded.
Light refreshments available for purchase.
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 daily, 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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