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Most Inventive: Bethany Kravetz, Iris Wooed by Zephyrus
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Most Artistic: Kaya Deckelbaum, Zephyr - In The Wind
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People’s Choice: Sean Bixby, Fire Falls
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People’s Choice: Erik Johnsen, Galaxy Cat

NRM Announces Winners of Juried Outdoor Sculpture Show

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This outdoor installation of 23 fantastical sculptures on view across the Museum's 36-acre campus is presented in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Art."
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum (NRM) announced the winners of the juried exhibition "Land of Enchantment: A Fantastical Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition." 
 
Following a call for entries, "Land of Enchantment" opened on Saturday, July 10, with prizes for Best in Show, Most Inventive, and Most Artistic given out by illustrator Ruth Sanderson. 
 
Best in Show went to Harold Grinspoon's "Effervescent," Most Inventive to Bethany Kravetz's "Iris Wooed by Zephyrus," and Most Artistic to Kaya Deckelbaum's "Zephyr- In The Wind." 
 
The public was also invited to vote for two People's Choice awards, which went to Sean Bixby's "Fire Falls" and Erik Johnsen's "Galaxy Cat."
 
This outdoor installation of 23 fantastical sculptures on view across the Museum's 36-acre campus is presented in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Art." The artist's imaginative sculptural works are inspired by the exhibition's themes of classical and contemporary mythology, fairy tales, and fantastical heroes and villains.
 
Artists showcased in the exhibition include: Peter Barrett, Sean Bixby, Jessica Bradsher, Ursula Clark, Erika Crofut, Kaya Deckelbaum, John Elling, Laurie Goodhart, Gints Grinbergs, Harold Grinspoon, Kathie Gatto Gurney, Erik Johnsen, Stephen Klema, Betsy Koscher, Beckie Kravetz, Kent Mikalsen, Robert Markey, Angelo & Jesse Sinisi, Darla Jackson and Paul Romano, Chip and Elizabeth Sullivan, and Robin Tost.

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Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts Supports Flying Cloud Institute

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) announced funding from the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts to support its Young Women in Science program in Southern Berkshire County and Pittsfield.
 
For over twenty years, FCI has offered Young Women in Science (YWIS) programs free of charge to underserved female-identified youth in Berkshire County in the form of after school Girls Science Clubs, youth mentorship programs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer workshops, and conferences for Women in STEM. 
 
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