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Bernice Lewis to Open for Patty Larkin February 20

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2004

Folksinger Bernice Lewis of Williamstown will open for Patty Larkin at the Clark Art Institute on Friday, February 20, at 8 p.m. Lewis, who studied vocal technique with Bobby McFerrin, has been featured on National Public Radio's "Mountain Stage" program. She is a familiar favorite on the coffeehouse circuit, contemporary folk radio, and major folk festivals. Tickets to the February 20 concert are $20 ($18 for members) and are available at the Clark museum shop or by telephoning 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Lewis has released five recordings, including Religion & Release and Isle of Spirit. Her original songs include "When the River Had No Names," "Normal's Just a Setting on the Washing Machine," and "Bridges That Hold." The latter was featured in the PBS documentary, "Lifelines," starring Peter, Paul and Mary. Lewis is an adjunct member of the faculty at Williams College and also teaches songwriting, singing, and yoga at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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