Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
A Double-Header Season Opener at Ferrin Gallery
Cultural correspondent Bess Hochstein reports from Pittsfield: As if there were any question, Leslie Ferrin has proven beyond doubt that she’s the most energetic art dealer in the Berkshires. On Wednesday, April 7 she and business partner Donald Clark hosted a reception for Lenox artist Paul Graubard, whose colorful, folkloric paintings comprise his solo show, Stories from the Bible and Other Places. Three days later, she hosted the opening reception for The Things They Left Behind, a dual-artist show of ceramic sculpture by Michael Boroneic and Gerit Grimm, who shared a winter residency at Ferrin’s Project Art work/live space in Cummington, MA. What’s next? A discussion/reception on April 21 with octogenarian artist John Stritch about his show Berkshires. The Land. The Music; and one of her monthly Dish & Dine evenings on April 23 offering local fare (by chef John Dudek of Bascom Lodge) served on locally made dishes (by Mary Ann Davis) to accompany a topical discussion with multimedia artist Ven Voisey and Berkshire Museum executive director Stuart Chase (left with Ferrin) on the eve of Voisey’s becoming the second artist-in-residence at the Museum. Meanwhile, Ferrin is raising two teenagers and maintaing a hectic travel schedule: she curated The Hermaphrodites, an exceptionally well reviewed show at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia; she’s presenting at SOFA New York this week, and she’s preparing for Art Chicago .
Writer and stylist Gladys Montgomery with artist Michael McCarthy; artist Robert Henriquez with Michael Boroniec.
Artists Mara Superior and Megan Hart.
Artists Eric Drury and Stefanie Weber, who is performing at Jae’s Spice on April 17; art critic Keith Shaw and artist Michael Zelehoski.
Sandy Newman of Community Access to the Arts with Suky Werman of the Barn Gallery at Stonover Farm; painter Eamonn Barry and photographer David Ricci.
Artist and interior designer Tatyana Nagdor with Chuck Kearney.
Artists Joel Curran and Joe Sam; Brian McMahon and Dr. Henry Rose.
Dan Wojtkowski and Donald Clark; Jocelyn Lussier with her father, artist Stephen Lussier.
John Stritch and Michael Boroniec.
Najwa Drury and Susan Geller; Becca Bushy and artist/teacher Michael Bushy.
Cathy Deely and Linda Kaye-Moses; Suky Werman and Leslie Ferrin.