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“Through the Lens” at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in October!
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will present “Through the Lens” for the month of October.
The exhibit will open during First Fridays Artswalk on Friday, October 6th, 5 to 8pm, and will close on Saturday, October 28th.
Berkshire Children and Families, Berkshire Museum, and Miss Hall’s School have teamed up to curate the exhibit “Through the Lens”: a story-based portrait series featuring youth in the Pittsfield community from Herberg and Reid Middle Schools and based on the “Dear World Project”. Mikala L’Hote (a Miss Hall’s senior at the time and intern at the Berkshire Museum) and Gabriela Keator (also an MHS senior at the time and an intern at Berkshire Children and Families) worked with students at Herberg and Reid, asking them the question: “What do you want your message to the world to be?” Students were then photographed, with their message painted on their arms.
Soldier On’s Veterans Community Arts Initiative at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in November!
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will present artworks by the Soldier On’s Veterans Community Arts Initiative for the month of November.
The exhibit will open during First Fridays Artswalk on Friday, November 3rd, 5 to 8 pm, and will close on November 25th.
Soldier On’s Veterans Community Arts Initiative (VCAI) in Berkshire and Hampshire counties engages homeless veterans in the arts and cultural activities to promote healing and expand veterans’ social personal networks of support. Soldier On’s mission is to end homelessness among veterans by providing permanent, sustainable, safe, and affordable housing that veterans own and operate with support services. Soldier On fosters an environment of integrity, dignity, and hope to assist veterans in regaining physical and mental stability, housing, and employment. The ultimate goal is to help veterans to regain the opportunity to become enfranchised members of their community.
Mediums include: oil paint, acrylic paint, pencil, ink, pastels, and mixed media.