Experience Art in Nature
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Now extended to August 7th! How do you satisfy an appetite for rich cultural experiences that promote social distancing without being tethered to a device? Berkshires-based artist, Stacey Silkey Schultze, says, “you experience art in nature.”
Silkey Schultze’s burgeoning arts organization, “Close to Home: Art, Nature, History” will open with an inaugural exhibition July 24-31 at Sheep Hill. Visitor admission is free, and guests are encouraged to picnic and hike throughout the property. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask while enjoying the exhibit.
“We’re in a moment of great change and there’s uncertainty about how our art institutions will function in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Silkey Schultze. She explains that the idea behind Close to Home: Art, Nature, History is to fill the void of art museum and gallery closures and to give people a safe way to view art in person. Additionally, the organization aims to create opportunities for artists that are close to their homes, in a time of recommended limits to travel and outright bans.
“We are excited to welcome Art Close to Home to Sheep Hill,” stated WRLF’s Executive Director David McGowan. “With sweeping views of Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains, our location serves as inspiration for many artists. This exhibit will seamlessly blend the artists’ creativity with the beauty of the Northern Berkshires.”
For more information about the exhibit, please visit www.artclosetohome.com or https://www.facebook.com/artclosetohome and follow @ArtCloseToHome on social media. Information about the location can be found at https://wrlf.org/sheep-hill/ or https://www.facebook.com/wrlfsheephill.