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Each individual egg takes two to 10 hours to paint.

Guerilla Bunny Hides Eggs on Solstice Weekend

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — For the past 12 years in Stockbridge, Mass., pedestrians out for an early walk on Easter morning have found unusual, hand-painted eggs hidden around town. The delicate works of art, depicting untraditional designs in vivid colors and fine detail, are painted on empty or "blown out" whole eggshells, which are lacquered for strength. Past designs have featured dragons, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water elemental signs, Grecian Urns, Egyptian Papyrus, the Stone Age, the four seasons, plants, and flowers.

The eggs are the work of a single anonymous artist known only as the "Guerilla Bunny." Each individual egg takes two to 10 hours to paint. Once completed, their magical creator blesses them with sentience and sends them out to find their people by hiding them in public spaces. They are considered gifts of divination, magic, and inspiration for those who find them. 

Over the past 12 years, more than 1,000 of the Guerilla Bunny’s eggs have been hidden and then found in plain sight.

Due to COVID-19, the eggs were not put out on Easter this year. Instead, early on the morning of Sunday, June 21, the Guerilla Bunny's eggs were hidden in the Berkshire towns of Egremont, West Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Monterey, New Marlborough, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, Sheffield, Lee and Housatonic. In neighboring Columbia County, the eggs were hidden in Hillsdale, Ghent and Albany.

The eggs are not for sale.

The Guerilla Bunny invites finders of eggs to post their story on Facebook or Instagram. More information about the project can be found at www.guerillabunny.com.

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Neal Announces CARES Act Grants for Cultural Organizations

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Norman Rockwell Museum CEO Laurie Norton Moffat, Rep. Richard Neal and Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles pose beneath a banner with Rockwell's depiction of Rosie the Riveter.

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, visited the Norman Rockwell Museum on Friday to announce $72,500 in grants to benefit cultural institutions throughout Berkshire County.

The funds are part of $75 million in grants distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.

Neal told his audience about the expedited process that got the CARES Act enacted and predicted success for the next round of federal stimulus, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act.
 
Neal, who is facing his own primary battle on Sept. 1, dismissed the idea that time was running out to reach a compromise on a new stimulus in an election year.
 
“[The Republicans] were all in on the CARES Act; they were not all in on the HEROES Act,” said Neal, who is the chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which drafted both CARES and HEROES. “[Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell, as you know, described it as a 'wish list.' Well, that's what legislation is. It’s architecture.
 
“I think that … he has said 'No' every time, only to have the Senate pass these issues unanimously. So when reporters would say to me, 'How are you going to get past [McConnell],' I'd say, 'He always says no to start. Then he says yes to the legislation.' "
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