MA – Play Ball Art Festival

Mark Chiarello, Art Director of DC Comics, opens an exhibition of his painitings on Saturday July 2nd.

Press Release:

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

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