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Ellsworth Kelly leaves — Berkshire Botanical Garden

A line curves into a ripe pear, or a petal, or a stem. Walk through earth banks planted with larch, hawthorn and sporobolus grass. Pass the stone lip of fountain with a flame at the center. Enter a doorway in a living wall of cyclamen, maidenhair fern and ivy. And here, in a restored 19th-century house,…

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…

Sculpture and signal boxes

Walking around North Bennington and the North Bennington Sculpture Show on a July afternoon …

 

Robert Hite builds spirit houses

A weathered wooden smokehouse in the apple orchard, a free-standing fence enclosed in morning glories, a 20-foot tower where an invisible watcher can look out over the Round Stone Barn — new structures seem to have taken root Hancock Shaker Village this summer. And up the road at the Berkshire Museum they will appear on…

3-D Digital hub grows in Bennington

A sink carved from Vermont maple ripples in the exact topography of a valley in the Green Mountains. Karolina Kawiaka, the artist and architect who designed it, has used new technologies that have led to advances in cancer treatment, jet engines and housing on Mars. Digital design and fabrication has advanced rapidly in this century,…

Clark Art Institute’s ‘Eye for Excellence’

Daphnis and Chloe lean casually together as he speaks into her ear. Around the corner a bat-winged Spaniard rides a wildcat in the night, and beyond a traveler in Egypt stands like a fragment of shadow outside the step pyramid at Sakkarah. Six degrees from the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown can reach around the…

Chesterwood in early fall

Barn boards and harness, ruffed grouse, swallowtail butterflies — Boston Sculptors Gallery artists have come to the woods and fields around Chesterwood, Gilded-Age sculptor Daniel Chester French’s historic house and studio in Stockbridge, Mass., with site-specific shapes and forms. On an early fall morning, the sculptures brighten the grounds like ripe apples …