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Cornwall Library - BOOKS & BLOOMS

Parties & Openings

June 16 - Becket
Jacob's Pillow Opening Gala

June 14 - Lenox
Lenox Library Gala

June 9 - Hillsdale
Roe-Jan Party In The Park

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Crowds Travel To Stair Galleries For Hermes Mallea’s ‘Escape’

Lisa Green reports from Hudson. It was a perfect antidote to the weekend after the Thanksgiving snowstorm: a booksigning for Hermes Mallea’s second outrageously beautiful book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. On Saturday, November 29, the Stair Galleries enhanced its already magnificently adorned walls (filled with works from the December 6 Modern and Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts auction) with Escape and its photos of the warm-weather destinations, lavish, tropical beach parties and costume balls at fairy-tale private estates. A line of well wishers (many of them artists) waited for the author’s inscription on their copy (provided by Hudson City Books) while others enjoyed nibbles and wine. At left, Marilyn Bethany, one of Rural Intelligence’s founding editors, shares a laugh with the author. Mallea is an architect and partner of M(Group), a design firm based in New York, and has a home in Columbia County.

Marianne Thorsen with John Danzer of Munder-Skiles, which designs and produes quality garden furniture; Philip Kesinger and Katrina Stair.

Muffie Cunningham, Stair Galleries’ director, and Carey Maloney, RI‘s The Wandering Eye blogger; the artist Frank Faulkner and Hermes Mallea.

Brendan Kelly and Conrad Hanson, both of Friends of Clermont; Glenda Law, John Sare and Benjamin Krevolin.

Writer and expert craftsman Graham Blackburn and Andrea Bindereif; President and Founder Colin Stair with RI‘s owner/publisher Mark Williams.

Rural Intelligence co-founders Dan Shaw and Marilyn Bethany; Stair Galleries’ Jessanna Britton and Erika Clark, who is the event coordinator.

Photographer Shannon Greer and artist Charlotta Janssen, owners of The Hudson Milliner Guesthouse and Inn.

Lisa Thomas, Stair’s fine art specialist and Sara Griffen, president of The Olana Partnership; Nicole Keegan of Pilates Hudson, and James Corbett.

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