Parties & Openings
May 20 - New Marlborough
VIM's Annual Chefs' Dinner
May 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Wine Gala
May 18 - Sharon
13th Annual Trade Secrets Fair
Live and Let’s Give: A Shopping Party for Charley’s Fund
Benjamin & Tracy Seckler, who started Charley’s Fund to finance medical research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, have loyal, generous family and friends who were shopping for a good cause on Friday night at the Live and Let’s Give Crafts Fair (through November 8) for Charley’s Fund. Tracy’s parents, Janet and Earl Kramer (flanking her in the photo left) were part of the volunteer sales staff. Held at Pittsfield’s Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the event brought together three dozen artists and artisans and other generous souls who want to show their love for the Seckler family, who are fighting for nine-year-old Charley and the 20,000 other boys in the world who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Berkshire Museum executive director Stuart Chase, Live and Let’s Give organizer and ceramicist Michele O’ Hana, Pam Rich of Paul Rich & Sons, the furniture store that is a mainstay of Pittsfield’s downtown.
Louise Cianflone with her granddaughter Jordan Skowron of Minc House, the Pittsfield design group; ceramicist and Jiminy Peak ski instructor Lauren Mundy with photographer Jay Elling.
Artist Karen Keats and photographer John Dolan; Cultural Pittsfield’s Ryan Weightman with Vicki Bonnington and David Schecker.
Art dealer Denise Ulick, actress Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and actress/director Stephanie Hedges.
Michael Bushy, a printmaker who teaches art at Hillcrest at Highpoint, and his wife, Rebecca Bushy; Michaela Dohoney and Heather Veague.
Lisa Nappo, who owns Twigs in Lenox, with Julie Jones; part-time Columbia County residents Deena Lebow and artist Rodney Alan Greenblat.