West Stockbridge

BTW Berkshire artists in West Stockbridge

The painter caught my eye, standing on the grass outside the old town hall. Straw hat and smock, pallette and easil — a plein air artist made of straw. On the easil, splashes of bright color announced that the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists Guild has an exhibit running this weekend and next (Aug. 24 to 27…

Turn Park sculpture reflects with humor

I was sitting on a cliff edge in a rocking chair. Bees were moving in the meadow flowers, even in a light rain, and Don Quixote with rivets in his shoulders held a daisy in his fingers. He was looking at it round-eyed. The new Turn Park Art Space in West Stockbridge is a quizzical kind of…

Turn Park transplants sculpture

A quizzical Albert Einstein sits on a bench beside a brooding Niels Bohr, two early 20th-century physicists soaking in the sun.  They are cast in aluminum by Vladimir Lemport, a sculptor active in Russia in the 1960s, when the spirit of them — abstract, intelligent and humorous — stood in protest against the censoring government.…