For Immediate Release
September 8, 2022


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, September 11, the Clark Art Institute continues its Locals at the Lunder Center series with a free concert by two-guitar duo Elkhorn, followed by local musical group Sound For. Presented in partnership with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts), the performance kicks off an upcoming series of live music events that feature new experimentations in sound, in conjunction with the changing of the seasons. The concert takes place at 4:15 pm on the Lunder Center’s Moltz Terrace. In the event of inclement weather, the event moves to the Clark’s auditorium.

Based out of Philadelphia and New York City, Elkhorn's sound traverses the plains of American Primitivism, traditional folk, and consciousness-expanding psychedelia. Guitarist Jesse Sheppard plays twelve-string acoustic and guitarist Drew Gardner plays electric; drummer Ian McColm joins Sheppard and Gardner for their performance at the Lunder Center. The band has issued several releases, including The Storm Sessions (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2020), recorded at Gardner’s Harlem home studio on a snowy evening when the duo was unable to travel to their scheduled gig, and all-acoustic sister album The Acoustic Storm Sessions (Centripetal Force / Cardinal Fuzz, 2020). Elkhorn’s performance at the Clark is the sole Massachusetts performance on their current tour.

 Tonally obscure and as melted as it is measured, Berkshire County quartet Sound For comprises local musicians Brian Kantor, Miles Lally, Wes Buckley, and John Prusinski. The group follows in the footsteps of previous open form players attempting to free instruments of their assumed roles by democratizing rhythms and harmony and creating sound for any occasion. Sound For’s recent improvisational sessions (all recorded over the last year) are pending a release on Condiment Records.

Free; no registration is required. Please bring your own snacks or beverages and seating. 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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