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Colonial Theatre Lobby Art Gallery

111 South Street,
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Event: "Summer Dreaming" A new art exhibit in the  Colonial Theatre Lobby  by the Guild of Berkshire Artists 2023


Dates: Summer Dreaming:  July 11, 2023  through September  17, 2023..


Open Tuesdays through Sundays 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during box office hours, through early September 2023 in the beautiful Colonial Theatre Lobby.

Pittsfield, MA – The Guild of Berkshire Artists (GBA) curates a new art show “Summer Dreaming” in the lobby of Berkshire Theatre Group’s historic Colonial Theatre at 111 South Street in Pittsfield, MA. The GBA is a regional non-profit visual arts organization that supports and promotes its members through education, exhibits and community events, as well as contributing to the cultural life of the Berkshires. This showing of art from the GBA features seven artists chosen from 85 applications. The opening reception is Friday July 14, 5:45-7 pm just before the Million Dollar Quartet at the Colonial which has received rave reviews.  The Guild provides the art and installation for at least four exhibitions a year.


Event:               “Summer Dreaming,” New art show by Guild of Berkshire Artists in The Colonial Theatre Lobby

Location:          The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield MA 01201

Dates:               Opening Reception Friday July 14, 5:45-7 pm just before the show “Million Dollar Quartet”

                           Open Tuesdays through Sundays 12 pm to 5pm during box office hours until September 17 in the beautiful Colonial Theatre Lobby


The Guild of Berkshire Artists chose from over 85 submissions of artwork. Final selections consisted of ten works by seven artists. Media include oil, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, and collage, and styles range from representational  to the abstract. The lobby exhibit showcases the artistic strength and stylistic diversity of the submissions.

A portion of each sale will go to the education efforts of the Berkshire Theatre Group and The Guild of Berkshire Artists, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates members and the public about art and contributes to the quality of life in the Berkshires. For more information on the Guild and its programs, go to  GBA plans to mount its next show September 19, 2023. A call for art will come in early August.

Featured work for this exhibit includes a breath-taking landscape by Robert Horvath which reminds us all of the dream of a summer in the Berkshires. Kinney Frelinghuysen’s paintings play with color and texture of large leaves.  Jane Craker uses playful imagery to engage us in thinking of other ways to present ourselves in the freedom of summer. In stark contrast, Michele Caplan's large abstract paintings explore the use of color to create mood and space.  Marion Grant's dynamic abstract mixed media uses bright colors and shapes to engage the viewer around the artwork. Nancy Harrod uses strong shapes and colors to interact in space. Karen Kane paints with inspiration from the abundance of seasonal color on display in the Berkshires.    For additional photos, contact


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