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28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
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August 2022

Jim Jasper Artist Talk

Aug 10 Wed @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
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Free

Jim Jasper Artist Talk Join artist Jim Jasper for a walk-through of drawings from his work, Moby Dick, a chapter-by-chapter reading of Melville's novel in 140 drawings. Jim will talk about the visual references in the drawings and their relationship to the chapters they represent. This event takes place at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Downtown Pittsfield in conjunction with the exhibit Moby-Dick. FREE This event is sponsored by Berkshire Bank. Image: 32. Cetology (2019), James Jasper (b.1962). Pencil, ink and watercolor on…

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Artist talk with Christopher Volpe – Loomings: Melville, Art, and the Climate Crisis

Aug 24 Wed @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
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Moving quickly past general background, process, and materials, this illustrated art talk highlights how Loomings addresses our world’s instability through the metaphors at work in Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s apocalyptic vision of the American quest. Volpe finds in Melville’s account of the doomed commercial whaling voyage of the Pequod a dark, foundational myth of American materialism (and an even darker apocalyptic prophecy of what's to come). He also finds a “terrible beauty” - and the hope that pairing tragedy and human shortcoming with beauty can redeem our faith in…

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