Parties & Openings
May 12 – Lenox
CATA Gala & Performance
May 10 – North Adams
Art New England Issue Launch
May 5 – Hudson
Hudson Hall Proprietors Ball
Art Opening Plus at Stonover Farm
Art insiders, the inn crowd, and even the outsider art in-crowd (you following this?) gathered on Saturday night at the fabulous barn at Stonover Farm for an opening of paintings by Curtis Ripley, pottery by Luna Garcia, and still-life photography by Dede Reed, among others. While gallerist Suky Werman, orchestrated events downstairs in the intimate Gallery at Stonover, Tom Werman, a rock ‘n’ roll producer-turned-innkeeper, got things rolling at a dance party upstairs in the vast and fabulous barn. There the rhythm extravaganza known as the Berkshire Batteria had everyone from 2 to 92 on their feet.
Photographer and marketing guru Kevin Sprague with the host Tom Werman
NYC retailer Nina Werman and screenprinter Liam McDermott; BIFF board member Gary Hill, with Buzz Gray, Berkshire branch director of U.S.Green, a Washington-based green building council, and artist Erika Brown
Portrait painter Matt Anderson, artist-designers Ruby Metzner and Sather Duke, and Matt Hill, Esq.
Outsider art dealer Denise Ulick, really good dancer Silver Turner, and costume designer Bega Metzner; Ellen Hamer and Williams College English Professor Ilona Bell
Brook Farm Inn’s Phil and Linda Halpern with Garden Gables Inn’s Cindy Kaplan
As the Wrench Turns (aka: the PBS Car Talk animated series; premieres July 9) casting director Elissa Myers and Shelly Friedman; photographer Ralph Toporoff and Leah Laiman