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TOYS FOR ELEPHANTS 2020 THAILAND TRAVEL PROGRAM

for January 2 – 19, 2020 is now open for applications

This Handshouse Studio Toys for Elephants: Thailand Travel Program will focus on working at BEES Elephant Sanctuary in the Mae Chaem region, as well as visiting many historic, cultural venues, and beautiful natural sites in and around Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is an opportunity to take your creative design build skills, your interest in animal welfare and cross-cultural exchange where they are much needed.

On this 18-day travel program you will work with college students, designers, and educators from around the US to design and build objects that enhance the quality of lives of Elephants in captivity!!!! 

 
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BERKSHIRE PULSE AT CHESTERWOOD

A site-specific dance happening led by creator and performer Tom Truss with Berkshire Pulse

Rehearsals Saturdays, October 12 & 19 3:15-5:45
Performance Saturday, October 26 4:30-5:30.  
We rehearse 3:15-4:15 on the 26th and have a break before our performance at 4:30.

Calling all movers of any shape, size, age, and ability to join the Berkshire Pulse community in a dance happening outside at Chesterwood.  Inspired by the sculptures of Rick and Laura Brown that are throughout the woods and grounds of Chesterwood, these site-specific dances will be created in two Saturday afternoon rehearsals with participants on October 12th and 19th 3:15-5:45 PM followed by a performance on Saturday Oct 26, 4:30-5:30 PM.   The dance(s) will be easy to learn and will range from small group to large group pieces.  So bring your kids, your grandma, your neighbors or just yourself and be part of art making at Chesterwood.   Please call 413.274.6624 for questions and to let us know you'll be joining in!!

 
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WOVEN WORD IN THE WOODS

A creative writing workshop led by poet Lynn Bowmaster will take place on October 20 at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA. Come view the Chesterwood contemporary sculpture exhibition “One Impulse from a Vernal Wood” and then come together with other participants to reflect on the piece, the woods, and the Chesterwood home studio setting through your own words. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their work with the group in a fun supportive atmosphere. You can learn more about writing workshops led by Lynn Bowmaster at https://wovenwordyoungwriters.weebly.com/

limited participants, registration required by email to lrbowmaster@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: There are two separate session to register for

Session 1 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Session 2 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

"ONE IMPULSE FROM A VERNAL WOOD" has been created by Laura and Rick Brown for the woods of Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Stockbridge.

 

THEY SET OUT TO RECONSTRUCT A LOST SYNAGOGUE.
THEY RECOVERED A LOST WORLD.

Raise the Roof is a feature documentary by Yari & Cary Wolinsky

Available for Screening

Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit—to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec synagogue. Leading over 300 students and professionals from 16 countries, the Browns grapple not just with the echoes of World War II when these buildings were destroyed by the Nazis, but also with warped timbers, tricky paints, and period hand tools. By the end of the project, they have done more than reconstruct a lost synagogue: they have recovered a lost world. The Gwoździec roof was unveiled in 2014 as the centerpiece of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.