if you are in the Berkshires, DO. NOT. MISS. THIS.
I rarely do this, but since this is a happening that happens BEFORE our story comes out in the summer issue, I want you to know about this guy. Thanks for notes from Kristi Porter, our roving arts reporter [stepping in while Larissa is on maternity leave]...
Artist Dave Cole will be orchestrating some big moves this coming holiday weekend at Mass MoCA in the Berkshires. Imagine a guy teaching some heavy machine operators to knit. Now imagine a guy teaching some heavy machine operators to knit with two giant earthmoving machines fitted with knitting needles fashioned from utility poles. That's the Knitting Machine. July 1st through 3rd, Dave Cole and his crew will be knitting an American flag which will then be displayed at Mass MoCA with some of Dave's other artwork throughout the summer.
Many enthusiasts will be on hand camping out near the museum and sharing in the festivities with all that you'd expect from a holiday weekend cookout when the knitting's done. A cookout with live music, food, free beer and a chance to meet the artist will be happening mid-day on the 3rd.
See these sites for more details.