Clark Art Presents Workshop on Textile Dyeing

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Clark Art Institute invites visitors to explore how sound, color, and emotions resonate in a textile dyeing demonstration and hands-on workshop. 
This free drop-in event begins at 2 pm on the Fernández Terrace.
Artists Emily Carris-Duncan, Eugene Lew, and Imani Uzuri lead a demonstration and workshop exploring how feelings, colors, water, voices, and sound resonate. Immerse textiles in indigo and goldenrod dye baths in an attempt to capture the ephemerality of emotions and concentrated vibrations. Water will be drawn from the grounds to create the dye baths shimmering in time with the subaquatic circulation of the Clark's reflecting pool. Participants' voices will arrange iron and alum salt patterns on Chladni plates to be impressed upon freshly dyed cloth. As twilight takes hold, Uzuri leads a collective song reflecting on the experience.
Free. Drop in any time until 6:30 pm. Textiles and cloth are provided. For those interested in working with dye baths, please dress accordingly. Rain moves the event to Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 pm.

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Pine Cobble School Play to Support New Animal Shelter

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Pine Cobble School students will perform the play Charlotte's Web this December and they will donate a share of proceeds to No Paws Left Behind, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to open an animal shelter in the Northern Berkshires in early 2024. 
"The play's dual themes of compassion and caring for animals humanely really resonated with the kids," said play director Cynthia Quinones. 
Pine Cobble School is an independent day school for children from early childhood through eighth grade.
The play will be performed in the Adams Memorial Theater, at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, and Thursday, December 14. Suggested donations of $10 are payable at the door. 
Bonnie Howland, president of No Paws Left Behind, spoke recently to Pine Cobble students about the nonprofit's vision to carry on the mission of the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in Pittsfield, which closed this year. 
The Nov. 27 event was part of an assembly recognizing the school's "character pillar" for December, compassion. Howland was joined by the nonprofit's executive director, Noelle Howland.
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