Free Outdoor Family Concert on July 25 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2006

The popular free concert series on the inviting south lawn of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute concludes on Tuesday evening, July 25 at 6 pm with Dr. Fidgety’s exciting mixture of Dixieland, Jazz and Blues with a twist. According to this “doctor,” side effects of this performance will cause those in the audience to tap their feet to the infectious grooves and whistle to the melodies. Gather your friends and family, picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets for great summer outdoor fun. Food will be available for purchase.

Boston-based Dr. Fidgety was founded in 1995 by two friends who perform traditional jazz music, also known as Dixieland. Although Dr. Fidgety is primarily heard throughout New England at festivals, concert series, restaurants and special events, the members of up the group have performed all over the world with an incredible array of organizations. In addition to other Dixieland bands, the type of groups the members have been heard with include modern jazz groups, Klezmer bands, brass quintets, symphony orchestras, jazz orchestras, and as soloists.

Dr. Fidgety understands the importance of education and all of the shows are family oriented providing not only entertainment, but also an educational introduction to traditional jazz.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Clark’s auditorium.

On band concert evening the galleries remain open until 6 pm for those wishing to visit the permanent collection or the special blockbuster exhibition, The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. This exhibition is the first tounite the masterpieces collected by Sterling Clark—works by Renoir, Monet, Homer, Sargent, and more—alongside those collected by his brother, Stephen Clark, including paintings by Hopper, Matisse, Cézanne, Hopper, and Picasso. On view through September 4, this exhibition features over 70 paintings and explores the Clark brothers’ relationship, their rivalry, and the influential but ultimately divergent roles they came to play in the arts in the United States.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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