NORTH ADAMS, MASS. –  DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), on Thursday, July 28, will welcome the creative business “Thin Walls Studio and Workshop” to 87 Main St.

This studio and workshop features the artwork of artist and visiting MCLA professor Josh Ostraff, who is working on a series of paintings and prints that examine what it means to be selfless, and to share with those around you.

Entitled “OFA ATU,” Ostraff’s art was inspired by an experience he had as a teenager while living in Tonga.

As part of the July 28 opening, he invites the public to join him in screen-printing skipjack tuna. The prints will be part of Ostraff’s upcoming show in MCLA Gallery 51, and will remain on display through January 2017. 

Those who wish to watch Ostraff’s progress with “OFA ATU” may visit the studio, which will be open to the public on Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m.

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA and greater creative communities through its cultural programming, including: MCLA Gallery 51, DownStreet Art, Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), and MCLA Presents! The BCRC promotes, facilitates and encourages a dialogue to foster a sustainable, creative community.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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