Creative Film Series: Sol LeWitt

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Showing at Ramsdell on Wednesday, December 17, from 7:00-8:30pm.

In Massachusetts, an exhibition of more than a hundred of LeWitt’s wall drawings, installed in a show that will last 25 years, offers a rare opportunity to see his very early work together with the very last. In Italy we find the real genesis of his work: pencil wall drawings LeWitt made himself in a 16th century tower in the hill town of Spoleto, where he lived for several years. An old Italian carpenter tells how he made dozens of sculptures for LeWitt, showing us all the card board models he has kept over the years. Fighting back the tears he shows us his biggest treasure: a rare snap shot of him and Sol. It’s the only glimpse of LeWitt himself. Although the work of Sol is the true protagonist, the film also focuses on the origin of the lifelong relationship Sol built with Holland and some of the sources of inspiration, he found in Italy. Despite his success and being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt didn’t want to become an art personality, refused prices, didn’t want his picture to be taken and hardly ever gave interviews. The film SOL LEWITT, directed by Chris Teerink, is not a biography, the work itself is the point of departure.

What’s New at the Great Barrington Libraries

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Author Talk: Living a Passionate and Abundant Writing LifeMason Library
Tuesday, December 16, 5:30-7:00pm

An author talk with best-selling author and writing success coach Christy Heady. Please see her site at

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Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshops for Mothers & Others

Ramsdell Library
Wednesday, December 17, 6:30-7:45pm

Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops.  The series will take place at Ramsdell on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm.

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Fun with Fine Arts – Candy People

Ramsdell Library
Saturday, Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30am

What’s better than family crafts at Ramsdell? Family crafts with candy! Join us to make fun candy people – we provide the candy, you provide the creativity!