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THESE   PHOTOS ARE AMONG THOSE THAT CAME OUT BLURY WHEN I PUT THEM IN THE DRAFT. UNTIL NOW ALL THE PHOTOS HAD BEEN REPRODUCING GREAT. THESE THREE SHOTS ALL LOOKED IN FOCUS ON MY PHOTO PAGE. THE PROBLEM DEVELOPED ON MY LAST POST.  FOR A CONTRAST TO THE REPRODUCTION I’M GETTING NOW, GO TO grierhorner@mac.com AND TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE ALREADY POSTED. The NEXT TWO WERE FINE
In Fields of Gold

In Fields of Gold

We drove to the Field Farm in Williamstown on Wednesday to walk the trails alongside its splendid fields of mown hay. The sun was shining (oh happy day). And we were feeling in harmony with all this open land and the woods that surround it and the mountains of purple and soft browns. Down past the modern cottage you can rent for a weekend and alongside the pond where beavers had built two lodges along the bank and overlapping the trail. We didn’t see any beaver. I think they’re pretty much nocturnal. The farm’s fields are vast and make up 80 of...
MASS MoCA Stages Monumental Show

MASS MoCA Stages Monumental Show

 You’d think that Ledelle Moe’s monumental memorial to the murdered and the slain would be a real downer. But it isn’t.  As you descend the steps onto the exhibition floor in MASS MoCA’s biggest gallery, you’re confronted by three giant concrete heads lying on the concrete floor as if they’d just fallen from the guillotine.  Their section is relatively dark, But beyond them, sun streams through the room’s countless windows and the sculptures are so remarkable they cast a metaphoric brilliance of their own. Moe started...
Jim Allen’s Monumental Protest Against War

Jim Allen’s Monumental Protest Against War

This painting by Jim Allen, heroic in scale and steeped in one of philosophy’s conundrums, packs a knockout punch at the Berkshire Museum of Art in North Adams. Called “Not Just Another Pretty Picture,” the exhibit was put together by Eric Rudd , the artist-entrepreneur who bought the church and transformed it into a showplace for his and other artists’ work. The  stone church is located across from the monument at the end of Main Street in North Adams.It  can be viewed Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 through October 13....
The Art of Eroding Memories

The Art of Eroding Memories

Here’s the portrait I didn’t see in my first visit to Installation Space in North Adams. Photo by Grier Horner. For a week I’ve been trying to come up with the best one-word description of Robert Maloney’s installation at the Installation Space in North Adams.  Brilliant. That was one of the first words I came up with. Brilliant isn’t a word to use lightly. So I went up to North Adams Saturday to take a second look at his installation at Anna Farrington’s Installation Space on Eagle Street. I wanted to make sure I could defend...