Parties & Openings
Nov. 14 - Tivoli
Kaatsbaan's 25th Anniversary
Nov. 13 - Pittsfield
Westward Ho Ho Ho!
Nov. 12 - G. Barrington
The Triplex's 20th Anniversary
Art for Animals: When the Model Barks
Art lovers and other animals thronged Spencertown Academy on Sunday afternoon for a benefit to support local companion dogs. The Academy walls were rich in canine portraiture by young, not-yet-established artists from Taconic Hills Central School, as well as by an astonishing array of art stars such as Richard Serra, Laurie Anderson, Kiki Smith, Karen Halverson, Lou Reed, Bruce Weber, Sylvia Plachy, Valerie Schaff, Elliot Erwitt, the list goes on and on, who had donated portraits of their own pets. “Many of the established artists were inspired to make new pieces,” said Elizabeth Hess, Vice President of Art for Animals, “which speaks volumes about their commitment to the cause.” For the past decade, Art for Animals has donated the proceeds from art sales to rescue groups. This event was the first time student work was included. The student work was sold through a silent auction that ended on Sunday. The established artists’ work will be on sale at the Academy through November 8 and after that through Art for Animals.
John Dax, Mick Walters and Emma Walters; Frank Murphy and Deb Ferguson
Bernie Mehl & Florence Mehl; Cindy Atkins, Carl Atkins, Karen Halverson