Parties & Openings
Nov. 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Tree Fest
Nov. 17 - Lenox
Multicultural BRIDGE Awards
Nov. 15 - Torrington
NWCT Arts Council Awards
A Garden Party at Chesterwood
There is no finer spot for a garden party than Chesterwood, the National Trust Historic Site in Stockbridge, which was the country home and studio of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), the sculptor of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington, DC, and The Minute Man, Concord, MA. The evening was not just the usual cocktail chit-chat. There were insightful talks by biographer Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, who spoke on “The Depiction of Abraham Lincoln During His Lifetime,” and by Chas Fagan, a painter and sculptor who spoke on “The Iconic Representation of Abraham Lincoln After His Death.” Afterwards, several guests toured the grounds and the summer’s Space is the Place contemporary sculpture exhibition, which was curated by Denise Markonish of MASS MoCA.
Chesterwood Advisory council member Carol Bosco Baumann and artist Joe Tonetti, who lives down the road from Chesterwood, with his new baby; Rena Zurofsky and Nerissa Bardfeld Burns.
Gordon Hyatt, Dawn Zain, and Carole Hyatt.
Doug Hammond and Evelyn Trebilock, a former Chesterwood intern; Jody Seivert and Valerie Balint.
Jackie & John McNinch, who own the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox; Allyce Najimy and Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli.
Remy Kirsch, daughter of Lincoln expert Harold Holzer, and Maureen Raab, a member of the garden party committee.
Charles Garry and Lisa Reynolds; Marianna Poutasse and Mary Holt.
Anita Heller and Jean Stover; The Clark’s Michael Conforti with Harold Holzer and Chas Fagan.