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‘Henry Klimowicz: Constructs’ Opens at the Berkshire Museum
There were more than few a Berkshire Museum virgins from Columbia, Dutchess and Litchfield counties who came to Pittsfield on Saturday night to celebrate the opening of Henry Klimowicz: Constructs. The exhibit got a rave review from artist and blogger Grier Horner, who was awed by the 20-foot-wide sculpture hanging from the ceiling in the Crane Room. “Henry Klimowicz has made a heroic piece of art…It is both ethereal and commanding, spiritual and perhaps slightly ominous,” Horner wroter on his blog. “Like Rumpelstiltskin who spins straw into gold in the fairy tale, Klimowicz’s alchemy is spinning cardboard into art.”
Artist Henry Klimowicz and his wife Dr. Kristie Schmidt, a physician in Millerton; Berkshire Museum executive director Stuart Chase with artist Michael Boroniec.
Sky Farm’s Chris Regan with his ex-wife Maria Mingalone, who curated the Klimowicz exhibition; artists Harriette Joffe and Gabrielle Senza with salad maven Ted Dobson of Equinox Farms.
Event planner Amy Rudnick with her daughter Maizy Hillman; Marion West with her mother, Jennifer Dowley, president of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Maya Rosenbaum with Tess Despres and her mother Connie Chin, general manager of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Bill Leicht of Urban Visions and Anne Carriere Leight; Marianne O’Hare and painter Donald Bracken
Artist James Meyer and Andrew Gates of Little Gates Wine Merchants in Millerton; graphic designer and artist Karen Skelton and author Philip Johnson, whose play The Unusual Adventures of Mr. Jib will be performed at Pittsfield’s New Stage Performing Arts Center on January 28.
Jonathan Bee & Kent Hunter of Millerton’s Hunter Bee.