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
Susan Rodgers/Joe Wheaton Show Opens at Berkshire Museum
Only Stuart Chase, Berkshire Museum‘s estimable director, could get away with scheduling an opening for a Thursday night (July 1) and draw a crowd like this—a veritable who’s who of those who get things done in Berkshire County. Of course, he had plenty of help from the artists in this two-man show, Spatial Relationships. Susan Rodgers and Joe Wheaton are among the community’s leading lights, with artistic reputations that far exceed regional boundaries. The talk that night was of Art in America contributor Carol Diehl’s charming interview with the artists in the exhibition brochure. Many also remarked on how, in six years, Stuart Chase has maxed the museum’s potential by reshaping it into a hybrid—children’s museum, natural history museum, and contemporary art gallery. Also overheard: Joe Wheaton’s mother Barbara’s comment to his brother Henry, “Doesn’t Joe look nice? I’ve never seen him so dressed up.”
Stuart Chase, Susan Rodgers and Joe Wheaton
Mary Lee Johansen, Polly Porter, and Susan Rodgers; graphic designer Eileen Rosenthal and illustrator Marc Rosenthal
Allison Krol, who works for State Senator Benjamin Downing with Pittsfield City Councilor John Krol, Media Relations Manager for Berkshire Healthcare Systems and host of Good Morning, Pittsfield; Barbara Schulman and Berkshire Museum trustee Stacey Gillis Weber
Painter Suzette Alsop and composer Clint Elliot, who gave Joe Wheaton his first commission, a 24k-gold mirror; Berkshire Living‘s Mary Garnish and Roberto Flores of Good Dogs Farm.
Eliza Chase and the Clark Art Institute’s director of special projects Julie Chase; artist Rebecca Weinman and the Berkshire Eagle‘s “Serial Socializer” Paul Boulais
Joanna Roche and Isabel Roche; Berkshire Botanical Garden‘s Molly Boxer and Lou Boxer
Ellen Whitmer and the artist Julio Granda; Joe Wheaton’s brother Henry Wheaton with Lindy Smith and his and Joe’s mother Barbara Wheaton