WTF to host “In Solidarity: A Panel Discussion” to consider systemic racism- how arts & communities respond
On Tuesday, June 9, 4 PM, Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts In Solidarity: A Panel Discussion
Facebook Live As we (WTF) reflect on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, we ask ourselves: what role does art and community play as we process, respond, and begin to move forward? Through our work—the words of playwrights and the power of generative artists—we endeavor to manifest the power of truth and unconditional love.
Join us to engage this complex question with panelists:
– Shirley Edgerton, Berkshire County community leader and Cultural Proficiency Coach for Pittsfield Public Schools
– Mandy Greenfield, WTF Artistic Director
– LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant, PhD, WTF Trustee and Williams College Associate Professor of Africana Studies
– Harrison David Rivers, current WTF-commissioned playwright, former WTF Playwright-in-Residence, author of Where Storms are Born
– Laura Savia, WTF Associate Artistic Director
B’shire Botanical Gardens online class: Planting Design Part 1- Form & Texture, starts June 16
This online class meets four consecutive Weds, June 16 – July 7 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. To register: Berkshire Botanical Gardens
In this four-week course for the home gardener or seasoned professional, garden designer David Dew Bruner will help you develop the skills you need to create effective planting designs. Explore the use of form and texture as it applies to plant choice and design in the ornamental garden. Design concepts and presentation will be covered. Learn representative drawing techniques to use in your designs through a series of exercises. A final project will be assigned, allowing students to synthesize and apply their learning.
David Dew Bruner, A.S.L.A., is an award-winning landscape architect and fine artist with over 35 years of experience in the field. In addition to serving as Deputy Administrator of Riverside Park in New York City, his diverse background includes amusement park design, historic restoration and all scales of residential design. Originally from New Orleans, David holds a B.L.A. and a B.F.A. from LSU as well as an M.L.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Required text: Professional Planting Design by Scott Scarfone
Celebrate with Mt. Greylock Class of 2020! Watch MG Virtual Senior Night Program at 7pm, Fri, June 5 on WilliNet TV ch 1303
Click here at 7pm, Friday, June 5 to watch “MG Pre-Graduation Virtual Ceremony” Enjoy Senior Speeches, Student Academic Awards, Teacher & Staff member of the Year, Senior Class Officers, Mt. Greylock Administrators address the Class of 2020 during this virtual celebration of Mt. Greylock Seniors the night before their drive-thru graduation! Tune in to WilliNet TV channel 1303 at 7:00pm, Friday, June 5, 2020 & here on willinet.org.
Jacob’s Pillow invites you to FREE: “Dance We Must” on Sat, June 20, 7pm.
A virtual event: Dance We Must on June 20 will be an amazing hour of performances, with a special taste of the Pillow. Click to RSVP.