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Installation Space Hosts Immersive Video on Arctic, Climate Change

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Installation Space hosts the opening of  "all that moves," an immersive video installation by Allison Maria Rodriguez on Friday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 49 Eagle St.
According to a press release, this work bears witness to the story embedded in the landscape of of Churchill, Manitoba. From the unexpected beauty of an Arctic summer, to the life cycle of water fleas, Rodriguez seeks to celebrate the artistry of the overlooked while also testifying to the urgent necessity of looking closer. 
Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in video installation. Her work focuses on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. 
She is the recipient of an Earthwatch Communications Fellowship, a grand prize winner of the Creative Climate Awards, and was honored in 2019 by WBUR as one of The ARTery 25 (25 millennials of color impacting arts & culture in Boston). 
In addition to her practice, Rodriguez is also a curator, educator and arts organizer.
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North Adams Advises Masking Indoors Regardless of Vaccine Status

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Local public health officials are advising that all residents wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status because of the dramatic increase in COVID-19 transmission. 
The joint public health advisory was issued Monday by the North Adams Board of Health and the Office of the Mayor and is effective immediately.
"The recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the City of North Adams and other communities, including among vaccinated residents, coupled with concerns regarding new COVID-19 variants reminds us of the continuing need for caution in the face of the COVID-19 virus," the release states. "As of [Thursday, Dec. 2], transmission rates are increasing in Berkshire County and the City of North Adams has experienced an increase in cases locally in the past weeks, with further positivity rates anticipated following the Thanksgiving holiday."
North Adams registered a positivity rate of 73.2 per 100,000 people, and averaged nearly 10 new cases a day for the two weeks ending Nov. 27. The city's 14-day average positivity rate on Thursday (when the weekly numbers are posted by the state) was 6.76 percent compared to 3.6 percent for the entire state.
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