Parties & Openings
July 19 - North Adams
Ferrin Contemporary's Dish + Dine
July 18 - Lenox
Pleasant Valley Barn Dance
July 18 - Pittsfield
Hancock Shaker Village Benefit
July 16 - Lenox
Slideluck At Stonover Farm
Friends of the Fringe Come Together
The Berkshire Fringe Festival kicked off its fifth season on July 27 with an innovative performance at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: five different pieces of theater, film and dance all set to the same six-and-a-half minute electronic soundscape by Peter Wise, one of the Fringe’s founders and co-artistic directors. It provided plenty of food for thought as guests drank champagne and mingled until the the live and silent auctions were completed and the dancing could begin.
Fringe co-artistic director Sara Katzoff and Women’s Times publisher Eugenie Sills; Betsy & Margot Wise, whose brother Peter is a Fringe founder.
Carrie Saldo of the Berkshires Visitors Bureau with Josh Ramos, a Fringe intern-turned-volunteer; Vicki Bonnington and David Schecker
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation president Jennifer Dowley with the foundation’s communications coordinator, Emma Dweck, who performed at the gala.
George Veale and Malinda Brown; Phil Deely and his son, Pip Deely.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation director of operations Marlene Eichholz, Barrington Stage Company’s Michelle Clarkin, and Bethany Pelletier; Emily Paskus and Matt Downing
Jeweler Carolina Schulze shows off the necklace she designed and as do Hilary Somers Deely and Maisie Deely.