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GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock announces its event line-up for the month of August. All events are free and open to the public, providing Berkshire residents an opportunity to dig into affordable culture, year round. From visual and performing arts to lectures and readings, the campus moves into high gear as Berkshire cultural venues wrap up the summer season.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 – Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Berkshire Photography Group Member Exhibition

The Gallery at Liebowitz opens its fall season with an exhibition featuring the collected works of the Berkshire Photography Group. A reception will take place Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The Berkshire Photography Group includes award-winning fine art Berkshire photographers. Members include Karen Andrews, Neil Brander, Burton Elliott, Martin Greene, Arthur Hillman, John Lipkowitz, Sharon Lips, Melody Mason, Lee Rogers, H. David Stein, and Barbara Winters.

The Gallery at Liebowitz is located within Bard College at Simon’s Rock Liebowitz building, across from the College’s central campus at the intersection of Hurlburt and Alford Road. The Gallery is open from 12:00 -5:00 pm daily.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 – Friday, October 3, 2008
New Paintings and Drawings by Local Artist Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn

The Atrium Gallery at the Simon’s Rock Alumni Library will open the fall season with new paintings and drawings by local artist Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn. An artist’s talk and reception will take place Wednesday, September 10, 2008 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The Atrium Gallery is located within Bard College at Simon’s Rock Alumni Library. The gallery is open daily from 8:30 am to midnight, while the College is in session.

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 8:00 pm

Classical Pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys ’03 Performs

Simon’s Rock alumna and classical pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys ’03 will perform a solo piano recital at the College’s McConnell Theater in the Daniel Arts Center. The program will include Ravel: Miroirs (Noctuelles, Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l'ocean, Alborada del gracioso, La vallee des cloches), followed by Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor S 171, and Schumann Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22.

Hutton-DeWys has performed in concert throughout the United States and Europe to critical acclaim. Most recently she was named winner of the second annual Young Artists’ Competition in conjunction with Keys to the Future, a festival for contemporary piano music in New York City. As a two-time winner of the Bard College concerto competition, she first appeared as a soloist with the Bard College Community Orchestra and later with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra.

Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change; visit the events page for up-to-date information.