MA – Play Ball Art Festival
Mark Chiarello, Art Director of DC Comics, opens an exhibition of his painitings on Saturday July 2nd.
Celebrate America’s favorite pastime and the art of Norman Rockwell. Bring your mitt and enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly activities, held both inside and out!
12:30 p.m.: Kori Alston presents Baseball Poetry, including Casey at the Bat and an original poem written especially for the day.
1 p.m.: Jane Shauck, photographer of the New York Mets
1:30 p.m.: Mark Chiarello, watercolor painter of Negro League players
2 p.m.: Baseball Hall of Fame educator Larry Moore presents an overview of the history of the Negro Leagues
2:30 p.m.: meet James Overmyer, author of Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles
3 to 4 p.m.: children may pick up a FREE souvenir Louisville Slugger mini-bat while supplies last. Bats donated courtesy of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville, Kentucky
ongoing: Jane Shauck and Mark Chiarello exhibitions; design your own baseball card; play catch with the Pittsfield Colonials; book signing: A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve with author Douglas Gladstone.
Program free with regular Museum admission.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262