For Immediate Release
August 18, 2022



Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Moltz Terrace of the Clark Art Institute’s Lunder Center is the site of new concerts presented by local musicians. Two performances in August kick off the new program. On Friday, August 19, indie pop artist Ciarra Fragale, currently based in North Adams, Massachusetts performs. On Friday, August 26, songwriter and improviser Ruth Garbus from Brattleboro, Vermont shares the stage with Vermont native Julia Tadlock. Both outdoor performances are free and begin at 6 pm.

Up-and-coming artist Ciarra Fragale blends the nostalgic traditions of songwriting with unique new-wave sensibilities, creating a refreshing sound all her own. In 2017, Fragale released her first full-length album Seasons, written and recorded entirely in her home. Fragale followed Seasons with her second full-length album, Call It What You Will, in 2019. Fragale’s newest LP, Ciarra Fragale, is her most cohesive work to date. Pounding keys, angular guitars, and steady driving beats grace these buoyant and emotive tracks, with Fragale’s vocals gliding in and out of smooth and sweet harmonies. Ruth Garbus is known for her resonant voice and rhythmic guitar. Her music’s sparse, skewed harmonies, sometimes sung by Tadlock, lilt throughout her sound. Garbus has released five solo recordings (2019’s Kleinmeister LP; 2010's Rendezvous with Rama LP; and the EP’s Ruthie's Requests, Joule EP, and Hello Everybody). Her work has been released on Orindal Records, Feeding Tube Records, Autumn Records, Burger Records, and OSR Tapes. Kleinmeister, her latest album, is infused with the green hills, grey cemeteries, and plastic detritus of her Brattleboro, Vermont home. 

Free; no registration is required for either event. Bring your own refreshments and snacks. For more information, visit

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 285,000 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 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303. 

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