Celebrating “Art & Industry” in Pittsfield

“Art & Industry”, the 2014 theme of the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development will be celebrated in many ways at Arrowhead.
On Saturday, May 24th, Michael Melle will unveil his latest sculptural work, “Checking in for Work“, a frieze of life-sized straw figures. These men and women represent factory workers through the ages heading into the red barn“factory”, being logged in by an overseer. Visitors will be able to pose with the figures, and on June 21st, meet and work with Melle as he offers a workshop on his craft.


“Summer Fun at the Farm”

June brings kids, books, chickens and dirt together for “Summer Fun at the Farm”. Held each Monday at 10: 00 a.m. throughout the summer, this storytelling hour for kids 2-5 will let them explore the farm through books and hand-on activities.


“Melville, Haunted”

Join us again this Fall of 2014 for the return of “*Melville, Haunted“ for a limited run. “Melville, Haunted” is a VOICES Theatre Company production where characters, both fictitious and real, come to visit Melville at Arrowhead. The play is introduced in a scene by Billy Budd, the protagonist from Melville’s last novel and concludes with Melville in the throes of creating “Moby Dick” at Arrowhead in 1850-51. “Melville, Haunted” will be presented within the context of a candlelight tour of Arrowhead, followed by a dessert buffet. Performances will be given for three days only—October 30th, 31st and November 1st. at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $25.00 per person; due to limited space, reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations, please call 413-442-1793 × 10 or
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Poets Wanted!

J. Peter Bergman, author, poet, playwright and critic will be hosting a monthly poetry workshop at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, beginning in late November. The group will meet once a month through June, 2015 for poetry challenges. A chapbook of new poetry may result from the work. Bergman ran a similar, successful workshop for six years at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop which resulted in six books in the “zephyr” series. Public readings will follow in June.
Applicants should send three poems(no author’s names on them) for a blind selection along with a cover letter from the author. deadline for the applications is Wednesday, November 5th. Fee for the workshop is $55. All sessions will be mid-week evening gatherings. For more information contact Peter Bergman at 413.442.1793 × 14.


Celebrate National Food Day at Arrowhead

Help us to celebrate the end of our incredibly successful first year of farming at Arrowhead on National Food Day. See the farm as it is prepared for winter, take a peek at our “peeps”, now full-grown and beautiful and congratulate our hard-working farmer, Kristen Laney on her success!