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The IS 183 Art School “Hair Ball” Was Over-the-Top

What do all generations have in common? They all have a love of creativity, a big dance floor, an open bar, and a good cause. Twentysomethings, thirtysomethings, fortysomethings, fiftysomethings, sixtysomethings, and seventysomethings partied together at the IS 183 Hair Ball on March 14 at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. Basically a Berkshires mardi gras, the annual party is a bright spot during mud season with all the proceeds benefiting IS 183 Art School, a not-for-profit arts center where all generations learn and create together.

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Vicki Bonnington and David Schecker hosted one of the pre-ball dinners at Haven in Lenox, but changed into new outfits for the ball; Scott Barrow and Karen Beckwith
 
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Furniture maker Peter Thorne made a wig out of poplar shavings; Bill Barong
 
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Kelley Vickery, IS 183 executive director Hope Sullivan, Elizabeth Aspenlieder
 
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The mustachioed Caitlin & Mitch NashTommy & Suky Wurman both colored their gray hair for the party—he chose brown and she chose blue.
 
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Reba Evenchik; Michelle Gillett, who made her headpiece from live ferns attached to a shower cap,  and Jamie Berg.
 
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Photographer Heather Cachat, whose pictures of the party will be sold online to benefit IS 183, and Jenn Smith.
 
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Professor emeritus Arthur Collins and Nancy Magnusson; Najwa Drury, Victoria Vining and Lauren Fitts.
 
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Bethann Shannon, who designed her hat as well as the “Got Hair?” headpiece for Williamstown carpenter Dave Deming.
 
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Volunteer bartenders Maggie Mailer and John Wendling wore salon attire.
 
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Kris Anderson had a headful of Barbies;  Nancy Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell
 
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Dan “Donald Trump” Mahoney and Sean McLaughlin;  Molly Boxer and Carolann Patterson.
 
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Volunteer bartenders Bess Hochstein in curlers with Jeff Volzer; Karen Arp-Sandel and Michelle Quigley.
 
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Vicki Bonnington and her consort , David Schecker, in their second costume change of the evening.

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