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
Dancing Up (And In) A Storm at the Jacob’s Pillow Gala
As the thunder rumbled and raindrops fell, some 500 Jacob’s Pillow supporters crossed a soggy lawn from the Ted Shawn Theatre into an enormous tent with pink lights for a high-spirited dinner-dance that kicked off the festival’s season. The star of the evening seemed to be Governor Deval Patrick who’d walked in Boston’s Gay Pride Parade earlier in the day with his 18-year-old daughter, Katherine. Dressed in a white dinner jacket, the Governor cut a dashing figure and seemed to be enjoying a night of catching up with old friends.
The tent was decorated with banners featuring photos from the Jacob’s Pillow archives, which provided inspiration for guests on the dance floor including the very dapper Arthur Collins, who wore a fedora and white suit, with Pillow general manager Connie Chin.
Pine Cone Hill’s Annie Selke seemed to have stardust in her eyes when she saw her old friend Governor Deval Patrick
The Colbys’ lead singer Bev Rohlehr kept the guests on their feet between courses.
Norton Owen, Jacob’s Pillow director of preservation, and Ella Baff, the Pillow’s executive director.
Toy entrepreneur Nurit Amdur and Marcie Imberman; The Gartha Fagan Dance company’s production manager Bets Quackenbush with Norwood Pennewell, the rehearsal director for the company, which will be at The Pillow fron June 18 - 22.
Dr. Don Quinn Kelly and Sandra L. Burton, a former Pillow board member, who teaches dance at Williams College.
New York Sun society reporter Amanda Gordon with Berkshire Living editor-in-chief Seth Rogovoy; Stephanie and Thomas Hoadley.
Betty and Jack Fontaine of West Stockbridge and New York City