Berkshire artist Douglass Truth featured in two new books

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Artist Douglass Truth will be featured in two new books
PITTSFIELD - Berkshire artist Douglass Truth is best known locally for his paintings featuring unorthodox perspectives and vivid colors. But two new books featuring both his visual and written work show different aspects of his work. This December Great Barrington publisher Lindisfarne Books releases “A Way of Seeing: Perception, Imagination, and Poetry,” a book that explores how imagination can be a path to real knowing by Australian poet and writer John Allison. The cover of the book features one of Truth’s early prints called “She Floats.” A luminous and subtle piece, “She Floats” was created using the doroto printmaking process that was invented by Truth and a colleague, Heinz Insu Fenkl. At the same time, Vertical Pool Publications of Berkeley, CA has just released “Towards an Archeology of the Soul: A Paratheatrical Workbook” by Antero Alli, with an afterword by Robert Anton Wilson and contributions from other writers. Truth contributed a written piece entitled “Chinese Handcuffs of the Mind.” The book details the principles, techniques and underlying ethos of a paratheatrical medium developed over twenty-six years in non-performance labs and public performance rituals based on a fusion of physical theatre, dance and standing zazen meditation techniques. An avid reader and published writer whose pieces have appeared in magazines such as bOING! bOING!, Talking Raven Quarterly, and PDXS, Truth also recently designed an installation for the storefront windows of Inkberry, a non-profit literary organization. The installation, located at 63 Main Street in North Adams, is a tribute to some of his favorite books by Philip Dick, Chogyam Trungpa, Flann O’Brien, William Burroughs, E.J. Gold, Julian Barber and others. Douglass Truth works out of the North Street Studio at 397 North Street in Pittsfield, and is a participant in the Storefront Artist Project. His studio is available for visits by chance or appointment. For more information call 413-499-3497 or visit www.douglass-truth.com . Currently he has paintings and prints on view at Uncommon Grounds Café and Woggafers Coffeehouse in Great Barrington.
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 12-18

Next Thursday, July 18 is 3rd Thursday: Food & Drink!
July's 3rd Thursday celebrates the city's cuisine, with more than a dozen food vendors popping up at the celebration, along with the two dozen brick-and-mortar restaurants that dot North Street. There will be almost 100 vendors in all! 
 
3rd Thursday's presenting sponsor, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, will be offering FREE snow cones at Palace Park. The Boy Scouts of America will be bringing its rock climbing wall, and Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness will offer FREE Zumba in Park Square. 
 
Entertainment will be provided by Berkshire Bateria, Jacob's Pillow and Music in Common, plus enjoy a sneak peak at Barrington Stage and Ragtag Theatre's  Hansel and Gretel and Berkshire Theatre Group's Shrek The Musical. 5-8 p.m.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
 
The Let's Go Pink Art Exhibition is a cancer awareness exhibit that will be on view at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield throughout October, 2019. The opening reception will be Friday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. as part of that month's First Friday Artswalk. A portion of all sales will benefit two local organizations: 20% of sales to BTG PLAYS!, 15% of sales to BMC Integrative Health Program's intuitive painting class for cancer patients, and the other 65% to the artist. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 6. All artists will be notified of acceptance on or before Sept. 9. For more information, please email the Let's Go Pink 2019 team at auntsessy1@gmail.com.
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