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Parties & Openings

April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch

April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening

April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala

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Olana’s Colorful Festival of Chinese Music, Lanterns and Dance

Inspiration for the Olana Partnership‘s Seventh Annual Summer Party came from a Chinese bed that was amongst Hudson River School painter Frederic Church’s vast collection of international treasures and still lives on Olana’s second floor, a Forbidden City all its own that we all hope will be part of the tour someday.  Four hundred guests arrived to traditional music from the land of dragons and emperors to enjoy artfully prepared Chinese cuisine and exotic cocktails while lolling on ersatz Chinese beds scattered across the lawn.

Olana board member Mark Prezorski, Chris Gilbert, Olana Partnership president Sara Griffen, Owen Davidson, Ben Veronis

      Joseph Sullivan, Stephen DelGiacco, Jane Bunker, and Mary Kay DelGiacco; Larry & Carol Biernacki

Stair Galleries’ Walter Ritchie, Ann Peconie, director of the Walter Elwood Museum in Amsterdam, NY, Olana’s party designer Michael Levinson, and Walter Elwood Museum board member Susan Wollman; architect Kate Johns, John Kingsley, and Pam Cohen

Smart Money editor-in-chief Jonathan Dahl and Angela Graham; Caryn Zeh and Midhudson Media COO Rob Johanson

                                        Donna & Doug Fisher; Monique & Dick Gershon

Alicia Toronto, David Rogers, and artist Cynthia Rogers; Olana education coordinator Cheryl O’Donnell with her husband Travis and Olana development associate Melanie Hasbrook

Midhudson Media COO Rob Johanson and Burnell Shively;  Susan & Pavel Hillel

Luci Cody, Jinx Van Steemburg, Mary Durgee, Philly Brown, and Kathleen Dwyer

Risa Dimm, Barbara & Sanford Ullman, and Lewis Dimm; Peter Kunhardt, Jr., Louise McCready, and Lewis Hart

Olana advisory board member Barry Harwood, Joseph Garry, and Martin Davidson; Carol, Tony, Valerie & Joel Spensieri
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Rural Intelligence’s good friend Bob Burns of Olana, author Hudson Talbott, graphic designer Joanna Bateman and architect William Bateman; Rick McCarthy and Jean Hamilton

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