Art News in the Berkshires

Exhibit to open at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock, in partnership with the James Weldon Johnson Foundation, will present an exhibition of the inaugural artist-in-residence program participants. The exhibit opens tomorrow and is on view through March 9. 

Located in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center, the exhibition is open to the public daily while the college is in session. A panel discussion and reception with the artists will be announced at a later date.

Five artists selected to come to Great Barrington — Daniel Hibbert, Selwyn Garraway, Susan Powers, Meclina Priestley and Cheryl Riley — used the Berkshires as their inspiration to create new works in painting and found objects. During their residencies, which ranged from one to three weeks throughout the summer of 2017, the artists created new work in a studio space provided by Simon's Rock, and were also given access to the former home and writing cabin of James Weldon Johnson, now owned by the Johnson Foundation, located next door to the Simon's Rock campus on Alford Road. Read More