| SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION|
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
A plaque will be placed beside a freshly planted serviceberry tree at Milne Public Library to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Massachusetts’ ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The event will include musicians Deb Burns and Audrey Thier singing suffrage songs and Lara Gonzalez from Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song getting the audience making some racket as well as historian Barbara Winslow talking about suffrage history and Maddy Art from Mount Greylock Regional High School’s REV (Register, Educate, Vote) talking about its future. Massachusetts was the eighth state to ratify the 19th Amendment. It was signed into law on August 26, 1920. And on November 2, 1920, Phoebe Jordan, a farmer from New Ashford, was the first woman to vote for a U.S. president after the 19th Amendment was ratified.
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ELLEN JOFFE-HALPERN ~ “STUDIO 11: 2005-2018”
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
On Friday, June 7, 2019, during FFAW, in downtown Pittsfield, NUarts Studios and Gallery presents a retrospective exhibit by Ellen Joffe-Halpern,. Her work will be displayed alongside the open studios of NUarts artists Daniel Brody, Kathy Gideon, Caroline Kelley, Peggy Morse, Sally Tiska Rice, Ilene Richard, Joan Rooks, Marney Schorr, and our most recent addition artist Carolina Perrone in Studio19. The exhibit, “Studio 11: 2005-2018” will chronicle the fourteen years Ellen Joffe-Halpern spent in her studio at 311 North Street and represents a variety of works based on a variety of traditional artistic themes. NUarts Studios and Gallery, 311 North Street, 2nd floor, corner of North & Union Streets, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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