Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Spencertown Revels: A Chinese New Year Celebration
The 37th annual Spencertown Revels, a mid-winter movable feast to benefit Spencertown Academy Arts Center, celebrated the Chinese New Year 4709, the year of the rabbit, on Saturday January 29. Academy member Ektoras Binikos, one of NYC’s most in-demand mixologists, created a special cocktail for the occasion, and the Academy’s outstanding volunteer catering crew, Let’s Eat, served up an astonishing array of dim sum hors d’oeuvres, which they were making fresh with guidance from Academy member Tung Chi Lee. Before everyone dispersed to dinner parties in homes throughout the area, Tom Lee took to the stage to describe artsVoyage, now in its sixth year, the Academy’s impressive arts-in-education program in the local public schools. At right: Jack Shear presenting an outstanding service award to Claire Verenazi, a founding member who is retiring from the board after nearly forty years.
Jason Reno, Kristin Reno, principal of the Chatham Elementary School, and Jim Scheriff; Rob Whitlock and Roby Whitlock
Board members Barbara Deisroth and Jack Shear; Eve Zatt and Edouard Vavel
Artist Holly Hughes, chef Dave Wurth, soon to open a new restaurant in Hillsdale, photographer Karen Halverson, and artist Linda Horn; Steve Ledoux, Julie Ledoux, and Felicia Anzel
Judy Albert and Stair Galleries auctioneer Rupert Fennell; Sandy Myers, Tom Lee, and Paul Shipman
Carsten Otto, DeWayne Powell, Sue Neale, and Henry Neale; Debbie Lans, George Jahn, and Kate Cohen
Steve Cohen and Sharon Grubin; Roselle Chartock and WAMC chief Alan Chartock
Board member Marian Krauskopf, writer Wesley Brown and playwright Liz Diggs; author Peter Biskind and Jerry Berger of Let’s Eat!