The Colonial Theatre: A Pittsfield Resurrection Solo Show: Photography
Friday, August 8, 6-8 p.m. - September 13, 2008
The Colonial Theatre: A Pittsfield Resurrection
A project of photographer, Nicholas Whitman with a solo show at Ferrin Gallery in conjunction with The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Whitman documents the Colonial Theatres' transformation from the Miller Supply Company into the present day gilded jewel in beautiful 144 page volume of photographic documentation and accompanying essays printed by the Studley Press, Dalton, MA. Now Available.
August - Nicholas Whitman's solo exhibition at Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA opening August 8 through September 13.
The book and show will feature several series of photographs that illustrate the dormant theatre in the days before restoration. Context is provided in essays on the theater's history by former Mayor Anne Everest Wojtkowski, on the theatre's relationship to Pittsfield's revival by Mayor James W. Ruberto, and The Colonial Theatre's current state by Executive Director David Fleming. Also included is a statement by the photographer and a revealing interview with former building owner Steve Miller, Miller Supply.
Nicholas Whitman is a photographer and occasional historian living in Williamstown. His work has appeared in museum publications including those of the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute and Fredric Edwin Church's Olana Partnership. His photographs are in private and public collections including the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Books include: A Window Back: Photography in a Whaling Port and MASS MoCA: From Mill to Museum.