For Immediate Release
February 2, 2021
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute hosts two artmaking webinars on Zoom in preparation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration. The free webinars are scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 4, and Thursday, February 11 and are open to people of all ages and all skill levels.
These "craft-along" programs include tips for making and mailing artful valentines to send love and good cheer to friends, family, a special someone, or yourself. Participants can enjoy a wealth of design inspiration from the Clark's collection and discover new ways to express themselves through handmade envelope art.
In addition, the Clark website offers free downloadable valentine envelopes and stationery inspired by the Clark’s collections through February 14. Visit clarkart.edu to print, cut, fold, decorate, and send Valentine’s greetings featuring favorite images from the Clark’s permanent collection.
The valentine programs will be broadcast live and will last about thirty minutes. Online registration is required by noon the day before the event. Registrants will receive an email with a private link to the virtual program prior to the event.
ABOUT THE CLARK
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 275,000 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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. 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. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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